Thursday, November 29, 2012

Interesting Advertising Choices

So my husband and I were watching The Walking Dead the other day, when a commercial break about halfway through the episode cracked me up so hard that I just had to share.

*What follows contains minor plot information, but nothing really critical. I don't think a "spoiler alert" is really warranted, but I figured I'd still give it a mention, 'cause you just never know.*

Anyway...

The heroes, having gotten themselves trapped in a building with a throng of zombies outside, just happen to have a recently murdered corpse on their hands. The logical thing to do, of course, is to feed the dead guy to the zombies, thus buying themselves time to make a stealthy escape. Which is what they did. (I mean, wouldn't you?)

The zombies feast, and the good guys make their getaway. And the scene ends (for some reason) with a close-up shot of bloody hands grabbing at their food. It was a little over-the-top, which made it mildly amusing in itself. But the true hilarity ensued when they cut away for the sponsor's message.


And the voice-over says: "Brought to you by KFC. Come in today and taste why fresh is better."

I'm sorry, but did you seriously just linger over a shot of zombies eating a fresh corpse and then tell us to "taste why fresh is better"? Really?!

Great choice in advertising placement, KFC. If your goal was to make me laugh so hard that I couldn't catch my breath, you completely succeeded. If your goal was to sell me some chicken? ... Yeah, I'll probably still eat your chicken. You win.

4 comments:

  1. Hilarious! :)
    How many people actually paid attention well enough to make that connection?

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    1. I hope there were other people who appreciated it too. I would hate for something that brilliant to be wasted. :)

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  2. Hi Melissa, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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    1. Thanks Chris! (Sorry, didn't mean to ignore you - I've been away for a while.) I appreciate the follow, though. I'll hop over and check out your blog. :)

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