The riff: Mumbled by Tom as a goofy-looking Moon Man fumbles with a ray gun that looks a lot like a hair dryer.
The explanation: Willard Scott was a radio personality, entertainer and weatherman who was best known as the weather personality for “The Today Show” in the 1980s and 1990s. Before this though, he played Bozo the Clown for a stretch on TV and was also the first person to ever play the “hamburger-happy” Ronald McDonald in a televised ad, which I presume is the source for this riff. He claims to have invented the character of Ronald McDonald, something the burger giant unsurprisingly disputes to this day.
Novelty factor: I’ve never even heard of the guy. When they first said the name, Wilford Brimley popped into my head, so that’s how close I was.