Now there's an image I didn't need. Apple pie scene with a big-mac.
Yeah, that's what I got, too.
If ever we needed proof of the adage 'ignorance is bliss'...
Good gods. He could've at least combed his hair and shaved.
I know. I can almost smell his rancid breath and body odor. [shudder]
To me, it looks like he's supposed to evoke a Survivor contestant.
The Florida Lottery's got a guy pitching their stuff, the character is apparently an addled old man who thinks his stuffed dog is still alive and hangs out in the back of his truck in front of convenience stores and hooks people's Lotto tickets on a line and tries to reel them in. Yeah, Florida Lotto, the contest of choice for weird old creepy men. I'm so there. Not.
I was wondering about that too. Buy lottery and be attacked by crazies everywhere!!
Ew! I saw that too, and felt the same way.
Blech. But their food has been blech worthy for years.
in the last few years or so, i have noticed they're trying for a more "urban" appeal and feel to their commercials. their previous ads seemed predominantly cutesey white (or token race) nuclear families enjoying their happy meals together while the mom ate salad and diet coke. i think they're trying to branch out to appeal to more demographics, especially since they're not the number one fast food chain any longer.
however, based on your description, perhaps they're branching a bit too far.
"Chicken" is a slang term for "prostitute".. (I thought so, and confirmed it through Google). I haven't been able to see the ad - I'm not sure I want to. From your description, it makes me wonder what their target audience is. It sure as hell can't be the happy suburbanites adorning the front of their webpage.
That protion of the ad seems to have disappeared - public outcry?
if you go in looking homeless, they'll give you free food*?
This, this is a good thing for society, sounds like an excellent idea.
*or free sex, which is not as good... as it'll cause a huge upswing in homeless male teens
I wrote them an email at the form part of their site about the I"d hit it thing. I got back a form email saying thanks, we value our customers opinions blah blah.
My original letter basically was "You need to get a slang dictionary for marketing or are you actually advocating sex weith cheeseburgewrs?"
Ew, just watched it and he is creepy, and doing a weird tongue thing too. How weird, if you read the fine print it's 1 strip per person.
McDonalds crossed the line for me when they bought and hostedhttp://i-am-asian.com
The adcopy has changed a little bit (some people took offense at it, imagine that), but it's still a bit overt.
yow. Couldn't look at that at work - we don't have flash on our computers. I'm pretty much speechless.
Mc Donald's food sucks and is very unhealthy to boot. Sorta like "hitting" a skank ho'. Something I just wouldn't do. Then again the older I get the less fast food I can stand.