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My wife and I are having an on going argument about this. Is the guy who is singning the campy country song about the Wedny's bacon cheddar burger Hootie (from Hootie and the Blowfish)? I say no way but my wife is positive it is him. Although no money is riding on this, a great big "I told you so" is.

Anyone know for sure?



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It's him. The newest issue of Entertainment Weekly has a little piece on it.

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EDIT: Here's a link:
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It is Darius Rucker, and the little ditty in question is for Burger King, not Wendys. This song about a chicken burger is actually better than most of Hootie And The Blowfish's last "new" album.

I almost feel like buying that sandwich just to support the great commercial.



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Since: 21.11.02
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Thanks for the confirmation. I will keep it to myself.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.97
As I said in the RAW thread, that is a VERY catchy tune.



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Since: 18.3.02
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.80

It's a parody of "Big Rock Candy Mountain". You can find that on the O' Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack.








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It always reminded me of one of those ditty's from "A Mighty Wind". Let us not forget the hottness of Brooke Burke in the commercial and even a small appearance by Vida Guerra (ironically, she's one of the girls on the caboose), a.k.a. the hot girl I had as my avatar about a year or so ago. not to be confused with the current girl in my avatar, my girlfriend (oh and my ugly mug. hah)



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I don't think Vida's appearance on the caboose was at all ironic, especially when the key shot is of *her* caboose.

That commercial is so deliciously random, that the first time I saw it, I was compelled to promptly drive to BK to get one. Alas, there's not one anywhere near my house. I don't even think there's THAT many in Seattle, unfortunately.



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    Originally posted by Battlezone
    I don't think Vida's appearance on the caboose was at all ironic, especially when the key shot is of *her* caboose.

    That commercial is so deliciously random, that the first time I saw it, I was compelled to promptly drive to BK to get one. Alas, there's not one anywhere near my house. I don't even think there's THAT many in Seattle, unfortunately.


Most of the Seattle area BK's closed down about 2 years ago. The only I can think of that still exists is the capitol hill BK on Broadway and Pike.



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    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    It is Darius Rucker, and the little ditty in question is for Burger King, not Wendys. This song about a chicken burger is actually better than most of Hootie And The Blowfish's last "new" album.

    I almost feel like buying that sandwich just to support the great commercial.


Amen to that; it's so surreal and out of the box that it completely dwarves the "I'm Lovin' It" campaign in one commercial. The stupid chicken fight aside, BK completely has the viral marketing down pat.

One of my friends said that Jenna Jameson's the blonde on the ladder. Meat packing, indeed. :P



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    Originally posted by krakken2000
    Most of the Seattle area BK's closed down about 2 years ago. The only I can think of that still exists is the capitol hill BK on Broadway and Pike.


There are a couple in the North End. I think one's at about 135th & Aurora.

Of course, anyone who would go to BK instead of, say, Dick's, should be slapped. That's the only cruddy thing about moving out of the city.



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Don't forget about the BK in the Seattle Airport.

That BK truly does need to be closed down due to the employees carelessness.
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
    Originally posted by Teppan-Yaki
      Originally posted by Torchslasher
      It is Darius Rucker, and the little ditty in question is for Burger King, not Wendys. This song about a chicken burger is actually better than most of Hootie And The Blowfish's last "new" album.

      I almost feel like buying that sandwich just to support the great commercial.


    Amen to that; it's so surreal and out of the box that it completely dwarves the "I'm Lovin' It" campaign in one commercial. The stupid chicken fight aside, BK completely has the viral marketing down pat.

    One of my friends said that Jenna Jameson's the blonde on the ladder. Meat packing, indeed. :P


Yeah, it's amazing how much better BK's commercials are than McDonalds' commercials. The office commercials featuring Joel McHale from "The Soup" are usually a riot.

Oh, and I thought for a minute that the girl on the ladder was a dolled up Christina Aguilera, but I'm sure that I'm wrong (although I don't think it is Jenna Jameson either).



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I totally agree about the Office setting BK commericals. I love those. But is it too late for BK? I mena even though their ads are better, McDonald's ads are not that awful that it would drive peopel away from McDonlad's to BK. Their "I'm Lovin' It" is catchy enough that my kids sing it (5 and 6) and go ba-da-ba-ba-baaa I'm Lovin' It! Every time we pass one. I can not see any kids singing the Bacon Cheddar Song.

The biggest problem I have with McDonald'a advertising is how steroetypical they are that if I were black or hispanic, I would by highly insulted.



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    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    Oh, and I thought for a minute that the girl on the ladder was a dolled up Christina Aguilera, but I'm sure that I'm wrong (although I don't think it is Jenna Jameson either).
I'm with you; I think it's X-tina. Why not? She loves Burger King (if my ability to learn gossip by osmosis is still working) and it'd be a pretty easy payday.



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    Originally posted by Wpob
    I totally agree about the Office setting BK commericals. I love those. But is it too late for BK? I mena even though their ads are better, McDonald's ads are not that awful that it would drive peopel away from McDonlad's to BK. Their "I'm Lovin' It" is catchy enough that my kids sing it (5 and 6) and go ba-da-ba-ba-baaa I'm Lovin' It! Every time we pass one. I can not see any kids singing the Bacon Cheddar Song.

    The biggest problem I have with McDonald'a advertising is how steroetypical they are that if I were black or hispanic, I would by highly insulted.


I've always been of the opinion that Burger King ads by and large suck. I hate the office commercials (I just want the employees to rise up and beat the hell out of that smug boss and his slut girlfriend that they are all always drooling over). Don't forget they also have that creepy guy in a King suit riding in taxis with people and waking up in bed with them. This commercial with Hootie isn't half bad, but I really only enjoy it for the caboose entendre. The angry chicken website was cool, but I still don't remember how it explicitly pushed Burger King in anyway shape or form.

The thing is though, that while I don't like these commercials, I like Burger King better than McDonald's, and all things being equal, I will probably hit BK first despite their advertising. However, things are not always equal, and since McDonald's is usually cheaper than BK, I do tend to frequent them more often.



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    Originally posted by Wpob
    The biggest problem I have with McDonald's advertising is how stereotypical they are that if I were black or hispanic, I would by highly insulted.


The worst offender of those commercials is the ad from a few years back where Johnny gets a job at McD's, and he's walking through the hood to work, and everyone's all patting him on the back and proud, as if Johnny slinging fries is their ticket out of the ghetto.

But I have less of a problem with that than I do the fact that they're clearly trying to sponge off hip-hop culture in the most absurd way possible. Witness, for example, the "Double Cheeseburger? I'D HIT IT." Flash ads running around. I'm somewhat convinced that there's some intern in charge of their marketing. I would not be surprised if their next Flash ad said something like, "McDonald's Fish Sandwiches? Once you get a whiff of this trim, you'll be hooked!"



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.09
    Originally posted by Battlezone
    But I have less of a problem with that than I do the fact that they're clearly trying to sponge off hip-hop culture in the most absurd way possible. Witness, for example, the "Double Cheeseburger? I'D HIT IT." Flash ads running around. I'm somewhat convinced that there's some intern in charge of their marketing. I would not be surprised if their next Flash ad said something like, "McDonald's Fish Sandwiches? Once you get a whiff of this trim, you'll be hooked!"


Oh, but it's the unintentional comedy that redeems those ads. It doesn't bother me that they're trying to sponge off of it, so long as they remain delightfully clueless.

(Either that or they're shooting for a viral sort of campaign with everyone carrying on about how dumb their ad wizards are.)



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    Originally posted by EddieBurkett
    Don't forget they also have that creepy guy in a King suit riding in taxis with people and waking up in bed with them.


I actually enjoy the King character, since it's a throwback to the ads of the 70's. The commercial where the guy wakes up next to the King handing him a double bacon/egg/sausage/cheese sandwich is awesome. He just smiles and hands the sandwich to him like, "Yeah, I know it's Monday. Maybe double-bacon will make it better."



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I haven't seen the "I'd hit it" ads, but is that really sponging off of hip-hop culture? The net adopted that phrase a few years ago and it's pretty prevalent on message boards and such. If you were going to aim ads at a certain net demographic, I think "I'd hit it!" was a pretty good shot. I still don't understand how the ad agencies missed out on "All your Burgers are belong to us" a few years ago. Probably really hard to explain to the older people in the company.

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