Darrell Hammond is no longer the creepy colonel in KFC’s commercials. I for one am pretty happy about that, nothing against Hammond (again if it was a skit on SNL I probably would’ve found it hilarious), but as advertising for the company it was just plain wrong. Now we have Norm Macdonald in the white suit. I like Norm’s version of the colonel much better, he seems more straightforward and doesn’t come off as an unsettling chicken fiend (at least I don’t think so). I’ve only seen one ad with him where he references the previous commercials saying that that guy wasn’t the colonel because he is the real Colonel Sanders. I’m not sure if there are other ones or not (I haven’t really been paying attention), but that’s the one I see the most. Read More »
Seriously WTF? I’ve seen these commercials several times at this point and I still find them weird as hell. They took Colonel Sanders and turned him into a crazy person that’s obsessed with chicken. He’s got a really creepy air about him. I like KFC and I like Darrell Hammond but I feel this portrayal of The Colonel is something you’d see in an SNL skit and not as an official ad for the company. From what I’ve read online, I’m not the only person that doesn’t like these commercials. It seems that A LOT of people don’t like them. It’s like they’re mocking him instead of honoring him. And I don’t think the real Colonel Sanders would want to put chicken in the lemonade, that just sounds disgusting. I’m sure there are people out there that do like these ads and think they’re funny but I’m one of them. I just figured I’d write what I thought of them for the hell of it. They’ve actually played a few times while I was writing this. Well there’s my two cents on the matter and that’s all I got for now. See you next time!
Check out my follow up to this post here!