Burger King Is The KFG (King Of Flame-Grilling)

Well, well, well. Burger King is making quite the advertising push of late. Here, the King dresses up like Colonel Sanders to promote Burger King’s Grilled Chicken Sandwich. “The King always outranks the Colonel” is quite the commercial zinger (pun sort of intended).

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Burger King And “All By Myself”

Burger King’s Warhol ad was one of the most polarizing Super Bowl commercials in recent memory. It became known as “advertising for advertising people”…somehow being named #2 on Adweek’s best list, while also finishing dead last in USA Today’s Ad Meter. But now Burger King has a new spot that seems destined to be more well-liked by everyone. Eric Carmen’s overwrought “All By Myself” plays as the King dejectedly sulks along. He see-saws alone (is there anything sadder?). A dog won’t even play fetch with him. Riding a tandem bike solo predictably leads to a fall. The King finally rides a bus all by himself to a Burger King. There he gets a $6 King Box and reunites with his old friend Subservient Chicken. Nice to see those two back together again.

Burger King’s Return Of The Mac N’ Cheetos

I love the ’90s. ’90s music in particular. Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack” was a huge hit in 1997, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. But it’s a song that I don’t remember, and only know at all from being on “Best of the ’90s” playlists and compilations. Burger King’s celebrates the return of Mac n’ Cheetos in its new commercial that puts The King and Chester Cheetah’s heads on Mark Morrison and another…uhh guy…from the original music video. It’s funny, for sure, though it would be a lot funnier if I remembered the original. But based on the fact that that top YouTube comments are “The greatest commercial I’ve ever seen…” and “Whoever made this needs several promotions and a fat raise”, Burger King’s ad, created by DAVID Miami, is a big hit.

Filching Food, As Advocated By Burger King

I have a recurring fantasy of strolling by a sidewalk cafe, swooping in, swiping someone’s food, and sprinting down the street while stuffing myself with pilfered calories. You know, the good ol’ stroll, swoop, swipe, sprint, and stuff routine. So I can relate to Burger King’s less socially deviant example.

Bonus video: The King plays football!

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