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The Burger King is a Stalker

Sunday, April 17th 2005

(13 comments)

This has been bothering me for some time, but I haven't posted about it until now. Have you ever seen the commercial where the guy opens his windowshades in the morning and finds this bigass plasticheaded Burger King standing right there in his face? How could any person in their right mind not scream and run? And then, to top it off, the freak hands him food. Now, taking food from a stranger is bad enough, but you should never take food from a freaky-headed bigass BurgerHeadMan! Eeuugh!

It seems that I'm not the only one to notice this either.

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Comment Monday, April 18th 2005 by tagger
That's a pretty bizarre piece of advertising, all right, but the "Singing Cowboy" is the one that got to me. That ad certainly wasn't aimed at the 9 to 12 year-old age group, I think.

Still - I'm thinking of giving Sally shooting lessons just in case.
 
Comment Wednesday, April 27th 2005 by pmd
I'm surprised you've made no mention of the commercial where the guy wakes up to discover he's been sharing his bed with the Burger King.
 
Comment Thursday, April 28th 2005 by Greg
I actually haven't seen that one.
 
Comment Thursday, May 5th 2005 by random person
Hi there. You obviously have absolutely NO idea what advertising is about. What Burger King has done, is take to their target demographic and find out what they think is funny. Sex still sells, but humour still sells better. It's ignorant people like you, who these type of adds abounce off of and the company gets negative feedback to something that's great. I've said it a few times already, but you, sir, are an idiot. Try going to a college with professors that knows what the hell they're talking about before you start trying to make your opinions so noted. Good Day.

Addendum: By the way, whoever else reads this, you're probably an idiot too. However, if you really WANT to make a difference, go to burgerking.com - I'm certain the people who are making millions of dollars would LOVE to hear about how you think their add is creepy and then laugh at you while they toast to your stupidity. Try to understand the humour before posting on public forums. It really is quite annoying.
 
Comment Tuesday, May 10th 2005 by tagger
Well. "Random Person" is obviously an "intellectual." That is, someone who's been educated (well) beyond his intelligence.

He probably doesn't realize that Sales and Marketing people are generally too stupid to get real jobs - that's why they're in Sales and Marketing.

The ad is stupid. Most ads are, which may just be the point.

And finally, Mr/Ms Smart Person, try to remember: Cogitationis poenam nemo meretur!


 
Comment Wednesday, June 8th 2005 by starboy100o
flashboss.com/flash/wake_up.php

Go there its funny
 
Comment Sunday, September 18th 2005 by mr x
i want that costume does anyone know where i can get it
 
Comment Friday, September 23rd 2005 by Mike
I've a got friend that's in China. He found a place that's making these. I told him to bring me one back.
 
Comment Monday, September 26th 2005 by Greg
Haha - excellent! Sell those things on EBay - I'll bet you could get a TON for them.
 
Comment Monday, October 3rd 2005 by DaveJ
Yeah I 'd love that costume
 
Comment Tuesday, October 4th 2005 by L. Ron Hubbard
Probably some of the best commercials out right now. You go king.
 
Comment Friday, October 14th 2005 by darian
hey do u guys have a link where i can fund all of the commercials
 
Comment Friday, October 21st 2005 by angelo
im sorry, but my opinion is that the burger king commercials are great, i have been trying to cut down on fast food, but i think about eating at burger king everytime i think of that commercial

i just bought the mask in the village(uhh 4th ave near greenwich village(thats nyc in case ur out of state)...nearthe movie theatre and navada smith(a bar)) and i have been freaking people out all day since.
i love it..and i love the commercials

i know this is random text and i wasnt trying to go with good grammer so just read this and if u agree or not.. thats fine
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