Is anyone else freaked out by the commercial for the BK Chicken Wopper?

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  1. Don Black

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    I'm sorry but when those chickens started to march and sing I felt a knot in my stomach.... =)
     
  2. John Thomas

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    ...the other one is what gets me.
    BK AND BB....AAAAA
    with BB King's face surrounded by the sunburst. It reminded me of the baby on the Teletubbies...uh, I mean that someone said that..it did.
     
  3. Matt Stone

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    The Chicken one does kinda frighten me.
     
  4. Deane Johnson

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    Since they changed my medication, I'm able to handle these things as fantasy.

    Deane
     
  5. Brett_H

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    Are those chickens drawn by anyone well known? The style looks like some short features from a while back, I think they were called "Plimptoons", by George (??) Plimpton?

    -Brett.
     
  6. SteveA

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    Man, I'm pissed! I got a Chicken Whopper the other day (which is just a BK Broiler with a new name) and didn't know that if I had clucked like a chicken, I would have gotten 50-cents off!
     
  7. TonyD

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    yes that commercial freaks me out. i just mentioned to my wife that it reminds me of the cartoon movie THE POINT. ABOUT a land were people had points or arrows on their heads. look here that cartoon scared the crap outta me. i first saw it when i was about 6 years old on tv.
     
  8. Leila Dougan

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    That commercial IS scary. How on earth did it get approved to be aired? And something about the name. . Chicken Whopper. . .it just doesn't seem right.
     
  9. Zen Butler

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    I actually laughed at this commercial(the first time), after repeat viewings, yes it is very strange.
     
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    The marching chickens remind me of the marching hammers in Pink Floyd's "The Wall". So, yes, it was funny at first, but now I find it more scary.
    There's also the dark irony of chickens marching and celebrating about their impending doom... [​IMG]
     
  11. Wayne Bundrick

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    Unlike Chick-Fil-A's ad campaign, in which cows encourage people to eet mor chiken.

    "Mama had a chicken. Mama had a cow. Daddy was so proud, he didn't care how."
     
  12. Craig Robertson

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    whenever he see's the commercial, my six year old son laughs like he's wearing feather underwear.[​IMG]
     
  13. Kirk Gunn

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    You guys have watched "Chicken Run" one too many times...

    Confession: I have not seen this ad, but feel drawn to it like a moth to a flame... Anyone got a link ?
     
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    SNL parody commercial - Clucky the Chicken, or something like that. It was a fake restaurant that had a chicken's severed head for a spokesperson, profusely dripping blood of course, and he had this energetic, excited clown voice. Man, that was hilarious. [​IMG]
    And The Point kicks ass. Can't wait for the remastered cd later this year, and hopefully a dvd release sometime with all four versions;
    narration by...
    Dustin Hoffman
    Ringo Starr
    Alan Thicke
    some other schmoe who I forgot :b
     
  15. Ryan Wright

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    BK's horrible new commercial notwithstanding, I refuse to eat there anymore.

    A year ago I could get a whooper with cheese, fries, & a water for $3.80 something.

    Some time after that, the bastards quit giving you water. You can have a kid size water (one gulp for me) for free, but not any other sizes. They won't even let you buy a cup to fill with water unless you pay for a whole soda. They WILL, however, sell you bottled water for something like a buck fifty, a complete ripoff in my opinion.

    That in itself forced me to a different restaurant. I went to BK only when I had to go right back to work, since we had plenty of water there. On the days that I ate in my car at the park (almost every day), I went elsewhere.

    Two weeks ago I decided to try BK again. My whopper with cheese, fries, and free kid water came to over $5. Bastards raised their prices significantly.

    Never again. Why should I pay $5 for something I can get anywhere else for under $4? And other restaurants will sell or give me water...

    I'm tempted to go in there and demand 8 waters with my meal. But I don't want to give those dirty, sleazy, money hungry, small membered Burger King executives the satisfaction...
     
  16. Tom Rags

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    BOK-BOK-BOK-BOK-BOK-BOK-BOK........

    Man, that commercial is like a train wreck! I can't turn away, it is mesmerizing.
     
  17. Don Black

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    Ah, 400+ page views. I've struck a chord! [​IMG]
     
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    Has anyone actually clucked for the 50 cents off? [​IMG]
    ~T
     
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    I actually found myself singing along to this on the car radio this AM. Buk buk buuuk, buk buk buuuuuk, buk buk buk buk buk buuuuuuuuk! It's insidious!
     

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