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.

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Burger King’s Bizarrely Hilarious Artificial Intelligence Commercials

Artificial intelligence has come a long way. But one area that AI still clearly lags behind humans is in creativity. These Burger King ads, perhaps inspired by this viral tweet, weren’t actually created by AI. They were made by ad agency David Miami. But they’re still pretty damn funny. We get wonderful quotes such as “flame-grilled just like you”, “tastes like bird”, and “eat the math.” It makes me wonder what ads would turn out like if they really did come from AI.

 

Burger King Explains Net Neutrality With The Whopper

The end of net neutrality made major headlines last month, but it hasn’t really been discussed since. A lot of people don’t even know what net neutrality is. It’s probably because of the crazy current American news cycle, but it’s still an important issue. And now, Burger King of all companies has made a video showing the real-life implications with “Whopper Neutrality.” Want that Whopper quicker? Try paying $26. It’s a fascinating and unlikely ad, created by David Miami.

Burger King Visits Death Row In This Whopper Of An Ad From France

If you’re on death row and ask for a particular item to be in your last meal, it’s a weirdly powerful statement. You’re basically saying “I’m about to leave this world and want the happiness and comfort of this food I like before I go.” I always thought having a particular restaurant featured in a last meal would make for an intriguing advertisement. Of course, due to the seriousness of capital punishment, food brands have strayed away from this topic. But in this new spot from Buzzman Paris, we see a condemned prisoner about to chow down on his last meal: a Whopper and fries. There’s a twist though…it’s completely ridiculous, but nonetheless entertaining.

Burger King’s Whopperrito Is Here: What A Time To Be Alive!

Burger King’s Whopperrito is now available nationally. While there’s nothing particularly novel about a burger wrap (McDonald’s has had a Bic Mac wrap for years), this is more along the lines of the burger/burrito hybrid with Tex-Mex spices and Queso sauce complementing the standard Whopper ingredients. I bet someone from the Burger King marketing team got major props upon naming the Whopperrito.

Burger King’s Angriest Whopper Has A Bright Red, Hot Sauce Infused Bun

The Angriest Whopper from Burger King is apparently quite spicy, and the commercial emphasizes that by showing an erupting volcano and lava. But that red bun with hot sauce baked in…I’m thinking blood red poop will result. Remember last year’s Halloween Whopper? Just brilliant, BK. Here’s a review from GrubGrade.

Tuesday Throwback: That Time Burger King Stopped Selling The Whopper And People Freaked Out

The Whopper is Burger King’s signature sandwich. So what would happen if it stopped being sold? Spoiler alert: people were upset. This was the opening spot of Burger King’s aptly named “Whopper Freakout” campaign. I’ve also included a longer, behind the scenes look. In subsequent ads, customers got a Big Mac or a Wendy’s Single instead of a Whopper, and were similarly pissed and confused. Fun, award-winning work.

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