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Burger King Creeps Me Out, Man!
Burger King | 10/25/05 | ltn72

Posted on 10/25/2005 11:19:54 AM PDT by pabianice

Has anybody else been, like, totally creeped-out by the recent Burger King ad series?

I mean, like, there's this guy waking up and standing silently next to him is as scary a sight as one is likely to encounter: a hulking Burger King with a frozen face, mouth open (to take a big bite?), staring silently at the poor guy. Ewww!

It's just one of a series of totally bizarre ads all featuring the sudden appearance of the Burger King right in, like, someone's face, like, out of nowhere.

I guess the idea is that when you are, like, hungry, you'll think of grabbing a burger from BK. But really, man. Who thought this series up? I mean, like, if I woke up and saw this thing standing next to my bed, my only throught would be to get my .357 out as fast as I could and, like, blow this ugly mofo back to the Ring of Hell from which it emerged.

Maybe these ads will spur gun sales. That would be way cool!


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1 posted on 10/25/2005 11:19:54 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

...can't be doing a whole lot of good for kids either.


Doogle


2 posted on 10/25/2005 11:21:42 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF...7thAF ..4077th TFW...408th MMS..Ubon Thailand.."69",,Night Line Delivery..AMMO)
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To: pabianice

hmm


3 posted on 10/25/2005 11:22:02 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (3-7-77 (No that's not a Date))
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To: pabianice

He does give me the creeps.


4 posted on 10/25/2005 11:22:06 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: pabianice

Flippin' sweet, dude.


5 posted on 10/25/2005 11:22:12 AM PDT by Bulldaddy ("Vote for me and all your wildest dreams will come true" - Pedro Sanchez)
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To: pabianice

I just hope it doesn't come trick-or-treating at my house. {{Shiver}}


6 posted on 10/25/2005 11:22:20 AM PDT by Millee (As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!)
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To: pabianice

Gag me with a spoon. Like, totally.

Man.


7 posted on 10/25/2005 11:22:21 AM PDT by kidd
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To: pabianice

That is the gayest damn commercial, ever.


8 posted on 10/25/2005 11:22:31 AM PDT by Spruce (Keep your mitts off my wallet)
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To: pabianice
Yeah, they're definitely creepy. Some people like the new ones that are made to look like an NFL Films documentary.
9 posted on 10/25/2005 11:22:56 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: pabianice

These adds totally creep me out. Its funny that you mention this. He's so weird looking.


10 posted on 10/25/2005 11:23:02 AM PDT by electroclash
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To: pabianice

11 posted on 10/25/2005 11:23:03 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (The best stuff happens just before the thread snaps.)
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To: pabianice

They creek out my wife too.

The new football ones dont though so I guess they've lost their edge with the easily creeped.


12 posted on 10/25/2005 11:23:08 AM PDT by funkywbr
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To: pabianice
LOL!

I'm not sure its worth its own thread..but YES!! They totally creep me out too..no better word..creepy.

I cant imagine it making them any money on burgers..they should seriously consider firing their ad guy..

13 posted on 10/25/2005 11:23:27 AM PDT by Iron Matron
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To: pabianice

The Burger King guy is freaky no matter where he is or what he is doing. They need a NEW king.


14 posted on 10/25/2005 11:23:27 AM PDT by nralife
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To: pabianice

Like, u must really like the word "like" like a lot.


15 posted on 10/25/2005 11:24:11 AM PDT by Mathews (Shot... Splash... Out!)
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To: pabianice

I love them!

The lumberjack confronting that freaky face as the tree falls is a hoot..

In real life, the king's head would've rolled...


16 posted on 10/25/2005 11:24:13 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Vegetarian, permaculturalist, cloth wearing, green, peak oil believing Trad Catholic Indie.)
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To: funkywbr

It freaks me out too !

But I liked the one that they did with the King and Darth Vader where they just stare each other down.


17 posted on 10/25/2005 11:24:23 AM PDT by BRITinUSA
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To: pabianice

It'll be interesting to see how this campaign has affected sales. It has kept me away like the Plague (not that I ever went there much before).


18 posted on 10/25/2005 11:24:26 AM PDT by brewcrew
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To: pabianice
The Quizno's rodent was so gross, I've yet to buy a sandwich from them.


19 posted on 10/25/2005 11:24:54 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Ham & Eggs: A day's work for a hen, A lifetime commitment for a pig.)
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To: Spruce
I'm waiting for an SNL spoof. Something like, a guy opens the window, the Burger King is standing right there, and the guy screams and punches BK in the face.

Maybe it's just too obvious.

20 posted on 10/25/2005 11:25:01 AM PDT by wbill
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To: pabianice

I believe that's the point of the commercials. They're playing with the mild shock/creep value to make the commercials memorable. It worked too, didn't it. :-)


21 posted on 10/25/2005 11:25:02 AM PDT by TChris ("The central issue is America's credibility and will to prevail" - Goh Chok Tong)
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To: pabianice

Another reason why we never go to the fast food(?) joints.


22 posted on 10/25/2005 11:25:11 AM PDT by Cobra64
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To: pabianice

You're not alone...but then again I don't like clowns, or anything sneaking up on me. I would have to beat him relentlessly. Way too creepy...


23 posted on 10/25/2005 11:25:16 AM PDT by EX52D
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To: pabianice

You're looking way too much into this!


24 posted on 10/25/2005 11:25:21 AM PDT by RockinRight (I am beginning to think conservatism is buried somewhere under New Orleans' mud...)
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To: pabianice
I mean, like, if I woke up and saw this thing standing next to my bed, my only throught would be to get my .357 out as fast as I could and, like, blow this ugly mofo back to the Ring of Hell from which it emerged.

LOL
25 posted on 10/25/2005 11:25:23 AM PDT by Termite_Commander (Warning: Cynical Right-winger Ahead)
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To: pabianice
He is a messenger of Satan, no doubt.

He is a lot better than their last character.

26 posted on 10/25/2005 11:25:25 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Iron Matron
I'm not sure its worth its own thread...

Are you kidding? I predict this will be a Freeper Classic.

27 posted on 10/25/2005 11:25:41 AM PDT by Jalapeno
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To: pabianice

It's disturbing. Not quite Steven King novel disturbing but close


28 posted on 10/25/2005 11:25:47 AM PDT by Horatio Gates (Stop the MSM...do it bloggie style.)
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To: pabianice

Okay. I get it. Just checked out your bio. Being funny, aye!


29 posted on 10/25/2005 11:25:55 AM PDT by Mathews (Shot... Splash... Out!)
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To: HEY4QDEMS
The Quizno's rodent was so gross, I've yet to buy a sandwich from them.

IIRC, the guys who did the Quizno's ad are the same ones who created the original viking kitties.

30 posted on 10/25/2005 11:25:58 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (The best stuff happens just before the thread snaps.)
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Wow, I think they're pretty hilarious, personally. The one with the iron worker cracks me up!


31 posted on 10/25/2005 11:26:00 AM PDT by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: pabianice
There is a school of thought in the marketing industry that the only important thing about an ad is that you remember it.

By that standard, it is a good ad campaign.

Corollary: There is no such thing as bad publicity.

32 posted on 10/25/2005 11:26:03 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: pabianice

The commercials that bother me are the BP ads with the unstaged, impromptu (ha!) environmentally correct comments made by self-righteous supposedly everyday citizens.


33 posted on 10/25/2005 11:26:05 AM PDT by Buck W. (Yesterday's Intelligentsia are today's Irrelevantsia.)
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To: pabianice

Yeah, that was my reaction, too.
Why would the ad agency think that creepy king would make you want to go to BK and buy anything?
Are we supposed to think, "Yeah, he's creepy. MMMM, burgers!"?


34 posted on 10/25/2005 11:26:12 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: pabianice; HairOfTheDog

I really really hate these commercials. A lot. Almost as much as Ditech, Geico, and Vehix!

I like Burger King, but I refuse to eat there till that seriously creepy ~thing~ goes away.


35 posted on 10/25/2005 11:26:24 AM PDT by ecurbh (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: pabianice
And how about the one where the guy opens the blinds & thereis the Buger King just standing there.

I vote creepy.

36 posted on 10/25/2005 11:26:31 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: pabianice

He is gay.


37 posted on 10/25/2005 11:26:48 AM PDT by TommyDale (I'm not schizophrenic, and neither am I...)
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To: pabianice

Better than having Scott Ritter in their ads.


38 posted on 10/25/2005 11:26:57 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
There is a school of thought in the marketing industry that the only important thing about an ad is that you remember it.

This is true, if you don't make an impression, you have done nothing.

39 posted on 10/25/2005 11:26:59 AM PDT by Jalapeno
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To: pabianice
He fits right in.

They wanted a mascot that sucked as badly as their french fries.

40 posted on 10/25/2005 11:27:01 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: Mathews

LOL !


41 posted on 10/25/2005 11:27:03 AM PDT by Mears (The Killer Queen)
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To: pabianice

Yep. I said to my son the first time I saw the ads that I found them disturbing.


42 posted on 10/25/2005 11:27:12 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: pabianice

First to predict this thread hits 100 replies?  Nothing get's the FReepers to come runnin' like a fast food thread.

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,
it was probably sarcasm)

43 posted on 10/25/2005 11:27:39 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: armymarinemom
I don't know. Marge Simpson sort of got a kick out of the PLOW KING showing up at her bedside.

But yeah, this was just a really WEIRD advertisement.

44 posted on 10/25/2005 11:27:45 AM PDT by Experiment 6-2-6 (Admn Mods: tiny, malicious things that glare and gibber from dark corners.They have pins and dolls..)
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"....totally creeped-out by the recent Burger King ad series...."

I agree! These ads are disturbing (in a way that detracts from the message, which is to sell hamburgs).

45 posted on 10/25/2005 11:27:45 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth-Estate is a Fifth-Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: pabianice

This one is creepy: it's a scene of a man just after he woke up, and he's standing near a window - he's either at the kitchen sink or the bathroom sink - and he sees the Burger King's head peeping over his neighbor's hedge. He looks away, and the next think he sees is the silent, freakishly cheerful Burger King right at his window.

I would totally flip out and kick him in the face.


46 posted on 10/25/2005 11:27:48 AM PDT by AirForceBrat23
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To: pabianice

All they cared about was being memorable. And they succeeded.


47 posted on 10/25/2005 11:28:10 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: pabianice
These ads sure beat the hell out of those obnoxious Coq Roq ads. Man I hated those.
48 posted on 10/25/2005 11:28:16 AM PDT by T.Smith
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To: pabianice
I don't know what's stupider, the commercials where the costumed character butts in to NFL games, or the "Pepsi Machine" commercial with the Patriots.

In either case, it's disturbing that grownups who are presumably allowed to vote came up with this clinton.

-Eric

49 posted on 10/25/2005 11:28:34 AM PDT by E Rocc
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To: pabianice

I love the new BK ad campaigns, it's always nice to see some creativity and a warped sense of humor in advertising.


50 posted on 10/25/2005 11:28:35 AM PDT by rattrap
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