KFC: The New Colonel Sanders Is…RoboCop

In the last number of years, KFC has had so many actors playing Colonel Sanders in its commercials that its not even worth mentioning. But here’s a notable new Colonel: RoboCop. If he told someone the secret recipe, he’d have to kill them. It’s just a ha ha ha funny joke though…right? According to this longer video, set up as a faux-news story, the Secret Recipe was transferred by RoboCop to the Bahnhof Underground Data Center in Stockholm, Sweden (once home to WikiLeaks). There it lies in a nuclear bomb shelter 100 feet under a Stockholm mountain, built to survive armageddon. Very safe!

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Have The Time Of Your Life With KFC’s New Chicken & Waffles

Chicken and waffles…delicious. KFC has finally got on the chicken and waffles train with a new limited-time offering. And to promote it, they’re going a bit retro. The Colonel (played by Craig Fleming) and Mrs. Butterworth reenact the classic Dirty Dancing scene set to “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” That iconic dance scene has become advertising gold in the last few years.  In another spot, KFC gives its Chicken & Waffles the Celine Dion treatment. Haha.

 

 

 

 

KFC South Africa Features A Wildly Flopping Soccer Player

Here’s an amusing KFC ad, created by Ogilvy South Africa. A footballer named Herbz (as in herbs and spices) is playing at Cape Town’s Athlone Stadium when he gets tripped up. It’s pretty obviously a flop, but he persists in dramatically rolling about. And then it gets crazy. He ends up rolling out of the stadium and takes a rolling odyssey all around the sprawling city. People are following him and taking pictures. Herbz finally stops rolling when he reaches a KFC, which was his plan all along. And in a final clever touch, Herbz wears number 11. Here’s more from Adweek.

 

KFC: Why Not Get Married On Your Lunch Break?

So if you went out on your lunch and sat down next to a woman who was eating the same KFC meal and reading the same book as you, you’d be intrigued, right? In this KFC ad from the UK, created by BBH London, a young couple meets and gets to know each other, culminating in a whirlwind wedding. And all before lunch is over, which fits the premise of “do more with your lunch.” The song is “Where I Fell In Love” by The Capris.

KFC Sides Are Worth Fighting Over

Some of us are very passionate about side dishes. And when others around us want something else, it can cause major conflicts…even family fights. So I find this commercial funny and only slightly over-the-top. Fortunately, KFC has an offer where you can get 2 additional large sides with the purchase of any 10 piece meal or larger. I have to side (pun somewhat intended) with the kid on this one. Mac & cheese is great, and while I love GOOD mashed potatoes, I’m not crazy about the mediocre instant type that KFC has.

KFC Does Hyperbole

I’m not arguing the potential tastiness of KFC’s Famous Bowls, especially while intoxicated. And bacon DOES make everything better. But is the KFC Famous Bowl “the world’s best tasting full meal”? No, KFC, no. That’s just some Kentucky fried hyperbole there.

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