12 December 2007

Burger King is weird

This new ad campaign Burger King has launched is pretty funny. They set up a "Whopper-Free" restaurant and filmed customer reactions to the news that they could no longer get their favorite semi-okay hamburger.

While this is kind of odd, Burger King advertisements have been insane for quite some time now. In BK-Advertising Land, there are rivers of bacon-ranch dressing,

people who can unhinge their jaws like snakes,

and burgers that give you an instant mustache, even if you're a woman.

I believe all of this insanity began sometime in the late 90's after BK fired everyone in their ad department and hired monkeys to bang on typewriters to generate commercial ideas.

But the pinnacle of Burger King weirdness in advertising has to the "Wake up to the King" campaign.

The freaky masked-king character is scary enough, but if I woke up and saw that thing in my bed I'd have a heart attack.

Come to think of it, Burger King food causes that in people anyway, without the home invasion.

Does Burger King have a secret agenda to kill us all through heart attacks, one way or another?

You decide.


Jimmy said...

The Tender Crisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch commercial is easily the greatest commercial ever. The overload of innuendo and weirdness is profound.

Steven said...

Oh, I want a Burger King monkey.

Aliese Fry said...

I couldn't agree more. But, I will probably still eat the food when I'm hungry and it's convenient.

The Village of Randomity said...

Burger King is scary. 'Nuff said. And that Tender Crisp bacon cheddar ranch one was kinda catchy