Rob Lowe Is the #Blessed Holder of a McDonald’s Gold Card: ‘I Know Powerful People’ (Video)

11/12/2015 at 02:25 PM ET

There are some serious perks that come with being a celebrity but this is just not fair.

Rob Lowe revealed on Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! that he is the holder of a McDonald’s McGold Card. The gilded discount card entitles him to free food for one year at any of the golden arches’ Santa Barbara or Goleta, California locations.

But Lowe didn’t get his hands on the card with just his humor and charming good looks—he knows “powerful people.”

“The way I got this is my buddy in Santa Barbara’s dad is one of the original McDonald’s franchisees and he invented the Egg McMuffin,” he says. “Which to me, is like the greatest human achievement.”

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And his six-degrees of McDonald’s separation doesn’t stop there.

“How about this, he invented Ronald McDonald,” he continues. “He’s the guy who said to Ray Kroc, ‘You should have like a pedophile-looking creepy clown. I think that’d be good. Nothing sells burgers quite like that.'”

Though he hasn’t had a chance to test it out yet, Lowe says he has plans to cash in come Thanksgiving. But Kimmel is a bit skeptical the actor will ever get his free all-day breakfast or McDonald’s latest menu addition, mozzarella sticks.

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“You know what’s going to happen when you try to use this thing?” says Kimmel. “They’re never going to have seen it before. The employees are going to be like, ‘What in the hell is this?’ And then they’ll all gather around and then you’ll finally go like, ‘Oh, forget it. Here’s the 3 dollars and 40 cents.'”

We’d surely give it a try anyway…

—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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jlo27916 on

I LOVE Rob Lowe (And The Grinder- LOL Soooo funny), but why are celebrities getting free food? Can’t they afford a simple meal at McDonalds? This should go to someone who NEEDS it.

Aj on

So homeless people are starving and millionaires have free food cards?

Charlie Waffles on

Do the right thing, Youngblood. Give the card to the hungry so they can get a decent meal.

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