The Creepy Mascot That Might Give Kids (And Adults) Nightmares

He looks like the most fun character ever! (Not.)

Don't miss the next big kid's show with its lovable mascot "Mr. Measles."

They cancelled him once before, but they brought him back.

This time he brought along Mr. Fever And Mr. Rashy Rash.

Okay, so it's not a real show, but it IS a pretty funny video spoof that makes a great point.

The recent measles outbreak has brought the childhood vaccination debate once again to the forefront. Some parents are worried there might be a link between vaccines and autism, and, as a result, are endangering their children and other children with their refusal to vaccinate.

"The MMR vaccine does not cause autism. There is NO scientific evidence to support the theory of a link," writes the Canadian Pediatric Society of the vaccine against measles, noting that the 1998 study on the topic most cited by anti-vaxxers has been widely discredited.


The CDC recommends giving babies their first MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) dose between 12 to 15 months old and their second dose between 4 to 6 years of age. 

Adults who have never been vaccinated can also get the shot. 

It would be great to get rid of the measles, but can we keep the mascot? He's delightfully creepy.

If you like the video, check out Rick Mercer for more antics on his show.