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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.77
http://www.eater.com/2015/8/17/9164615/kfc-colonel-norm-macdonald-darrell-hammond

So was this their plan all along? Or were they not happy with Hammond's portrayal?









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Huh. I guess one of those ads came on a little while ago. I was on the computer with a Simpsons rerun playing in the other room. And I recognized McDonald's voice, and I was thinking, I thought it was the OTHER guy from SNL. So they actually changed it. Weird.

I'm not sure why you want a recognizable guy playing your already-well-established mascot character to begin with....
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I really hope these commercials are just Norm McDonald, in full Colonel Sanders garb, just being Norm. "Hey, eh... buy some chicken. Its fried! In Kentucky, or ehh, somethin'."

I thought Hammond was perfectly serviceable. Now, I kinda want to see all the SNL alums get a turn.


Edit: Now that I've written that out, that's Norm doing Letterman, isn't it? I'd be fine with Norm just doing different impressions while dressed as the Colonel.

(edited by EddieBurkett on 17.8.15 2252)


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my son and I were positing that they will change Colonels every quarter or so and go through the SNL Alum and perhaps other Celebs. My son waits for Will Farrell (but also hopes for Jimmy Fallon) while I hope for Adam Sandler. But I am also hoping for Kristen Wiig and Keanan Thompson. (and off choices such as Hulk Hogan or Keith Richards - hey, they have been on SNL)

But who is the final Colonel?

Possible finals: Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase - all older guys who aren't otherwise busy



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Read it and weep, fella


    Originally posted by AWArulz
    my son and I were positing that they will change Colonels every quarter or so and go through the SNL Alum and perhaps other Celebs.

This was also my guess. Also makes me feel less sorry for Darrell Hammond for doing KFC commercials dressed up as the Colonel.

SIDE NOTE: This post is easily the first time I have had to worry about the spelling of "Colonel" since at least the 1990's. I wonder how many more decades I can go without having to type it again?



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.82
When they finally do the long awaited Hogan's Heroes movie



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Colonel DeBeers is giving you the stink eye.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.82
    Originally posted by JimBob Skeeter
    Colonel DeBeers is giving you the stink eye.


There was your reference from the 80s



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
    Originally posted by AWArulz
    my son and I were positing that they will change Colonels every quarter or so and go through the SNL Alum and perhaps other Celebs. My son waits for Will Farrell (but also hopes for Jimmy Fallon) while I hope for Adam Sandler. But I am also hoping for Kristen Wiig and Keanan Thompson. (and off choices such as Hulk Hogan or Keith Richards - hey, they have been on SNL)

    But who is the final Colonel?

    Possible finals: Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase - all older guys who aren't otherwise busy


Such a shame that Charles Rocket is no longer alive to do it. Just offhandedly refer to "Kentucky Fuckin' Chicken", and the Colonel is never heard from again....

Love the idea of having increasingly un-Colonel-like SNL alums do it.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.33
Why bother getting names like that if they are unrecognizable in all the makeup?
It's like paying Tom Cruise to play Santa Claus.

I thought Darrell Hammond was fine. My son even played him on the WAZE app. saying "turn right" and "Hazard ahead - a least it's not a giant robot chicken."
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.87
    Originally posted by dwaters
    Why bother getting names like that if they are unrecognizable in all the makeup?
    It's like paying Tom Cruise to play Santa Claus.

    I thought Darrell Hammond was fine. My son even played him on the WAZE app. saying "turn right" and "Hazard ahead - a least it's not a giant robot chicken."


I dunno about you, but within five seconds of the new commercial coming on I said "Hey, that's Norm MacDonald -- I wonder what happened to Darrell Hammond?" I thought both were recognizable.

At the least, I bet people will say "Hey, where do I know that voice from?" and Google it, which provides even more exposure for KFC when they read an article about the commercials and the brand.
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He kinda vocally transforms from Norm into the Colonel here:


Then there's this:


I'm not a big fan of super self-awareness in commercials, but KFC has had about a decade of the most godawful ads (AND SO MANY OF THEM SO MANY TIMES) on the sportscasts I enjoy live that these are almost bearable by comparison. I haven't been to a KFC since my experimental purchase of a Double Down but I'm ALMOST ready to hit their lunch buffet... right after I'm tired of losing weight. But... I may never get tired of losing weight, so it's a tough call.

I also think there's probably a larger plan at work here and all will become clear by, say, the Super Bowl.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.11
Kevin Spacey would kill it as The Colonel. I know he isn't a SNL alum. Is #notmycolonel catching on?

(edited by texasranger9 on 19.8.15 2245)
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.82
    Originally posted by texasranger9
    Kevin Spacey would kill it as The Colonel. I know he isn't a SNL alum. Is #notmycolonel catching on?

    (edited by texasranger9 on 19.8.15 2245)


He's hosted though. I think that qualifies. Is a Stefon/Col Sanders mashup too much to ask for?



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.76
How long has the fully spelled-out "Kentucky Fried Chicken" name been back? Did that happen starting with the Hammond campaign?

Also there's this: http://www.colonelsanders.com/



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.57


I checked that out. The second guy from the left kinda creeped me out when his midsection opened up to a game.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.18
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    How long has the fully spelled-out "Kentucky Fried Chicken" name been back?
Snopes says 2006 (snopes.com).



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