That KFC 'meal' looks like a poultry abortion
Actually, what I was going to write was just about the ludicrousness of the commercial itself. You all know exactly which commercial we're talking about. However, now I feel obliged to write about the product advertised as well. Here's a cruddy copy of that commercial, which I snagged from youtube for your viewing pleasure. Below the clip will be my thoughts.
Right from the beginning, this commercial is a mess. Nobody walks into a KFC and says "What's good here?". Unless you've been living in a cave for the last 70 years, you pretty much know what you're getting yourself into when you walk through those doors. To borrow and modify a line from the fantastic film Glengarry Glen Ross, "A man don't walk in the store lest he wants to buy chicken." That's point number one.
Point B is the cashier. If someone asks a dipshit question like that, chances are they wouldn't get the answer he got. They'd get a very terse, sharply worded response like "Chicken". Her answer started off innocently enough, but by the time she got to "should I top it off with gravy and a three cheese blend?", she had skipped right past the mildly flirtatious stage straight to the point where she's practically taking her shirt off. And that dude's a married man, for cryin' out loud!
Then there's the meal itself. It might be tasty. Certainly I'm a fan of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy and cheese, but I'm not sure that I want them all mixed together like that. However, it is our uniquely American mentality to take any two or five items that are good, and put them together as one item. Or put them in a drinkable format. In this case, they made no effort to make the thing look appealing. I guess they're relying on our fascination with the combination of things, or the comfort of eating out of a bowl. Or our misguided hope that we, too, will be greeted by an attractive and flirtatious cashier.
This whole campaign, from the meal itself to the commercial, is a complete mess. As annoyed as I am by this commercial, I'd still rather watch it ten times than watch that horrifyingly annoying "BEEP BEEP" commercial once. I don't even want to talk about that one.