KFC Is Bringing Back Colonel Sanders For Ads And These Are 1 BILLION Times Better Than That Fuck Boy Hamburglar
Uproxx – Best known for his Bill Clinton impersonation, Darrell Hammond is both the oldest ever Saturday Night Live cast member, as well as longest tenured, having left the show in 2011 before returning as an announcer in 2014 shortly after Don Pardo passed away. Hammond has never had much luck outside of SNL, which is why it’s probably a big deal that KFC has cast him as Colonel Sanders!
KFC will start running the ads nationwide on May 25, but they’ve already released them online, so you can check out Darrell Hammond in what’s almost definitely the role of a lifetime for him.
Now this is what I’m talking about if you’re going to reinvent a mascot. As with anyone who grew up watching a lot of SNL, I have a soft spot for Darrell Hammond — especially since, like many comics he’s like the druggiest of druggies and probably should be dead by now — but this kind of character is one he was born to play. If you’re going to dig a mascot out of the dust, make it funny, make it weird, make it probably a little less likely to own a plantation full of human beings. Do what KFC did. Not that fuck boy Hamburglar McDonald’s is trying to shove down our throats now.
Ever since I blogged about that handsome hamburger thieving cuntface I’ve been getting promoted tweets for Hamburglar things nonstop. Drives me INSANE.
Just awful on top of awful. Bottom line: McDonald’s has not only ruined one of my favorite food mascots but also made me side with a character based on a guy who 100% has dressed up like a shitty Halloween costume ghost once or twice in his post-Emancipation Proclamation life. Good job by KFC’s marketing team but McDonald’s, you’ve made a not very powerful enemy today my friends.