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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Kentucky Fried Chicken has yet another new face donning the iconic persona of Colonel Sanders. This time, the restaurant chain is using country music star Reba McEntire. She will be the first female to take the revolving role, CBS News reported. In the new ad, McEntire also has a cameo as herself after teasing that there's no resemblance to a famous singer before finally singing "I swear I'm not a famous woman." McEntire is being used to promote KFC's new Smoky Mountain BBQ fried chicken. She is following in the footsteps of Rob Lowe, George Hamilton, Darrell Hammond and Jim Gaffigan who have also helped introduce new types of chicken, Entertainment Weekly reported. "We picked Reba McEntire because she is a perfect fit for KFC and Smoky Mountain BBQ. She embodies the qualities of the colonel with her showmanship and entrepreneurial spirit," KFC Chief Marketing Officer Andrea Zahumensky told USAToday.

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Oh puhlease not her. I LOVE her to death. She's way too classy for KFC.

#1 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-26 04:08 PM | Reply

Yeah, sure. The "Colonel" is now a female. That's believable. lol

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-26 04:10 PM | Reply

The Colonel is really a Colonel. That's believable.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-26 04:23 PM | Reply

Reba should be Wendy.

The Colonel was a slave owner. We should definitely be outraged about this. Spread the word.

#4 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-01-26 04:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Is she going to dress up like a confederate colonel and wear a mustache and goatee?

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-26 05:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The thought of Reba McEntire getting tapped with juicy legs, thighs, breasts, covered in cream gravy [...]

#6 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-01-26 05:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The Colonel is really a Colonel. That's believable.

#3 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2018-01-26 04:23 PM

Actually, he is a Kentucky Colonel, along with other luminaries such as Muhammad Ali, Jim Beam, Fred Astaire, Betty White, and Winston Churchill. He was named a Kentucky Colonel in 1935 by Kentucky Gov. Ruby Laffon and was referred to as Colonel Sanders ever since. So now you know.

WAS COLONEL SANDERS ACTUALLY A COLONEL?

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-26 05:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

This might be the best example yet of post-modern corporate advertising, mocking your own history and icons as if to say "we are really a hip corporation," despite being purveyors of cheap fast food for the masses.

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-26 05:31 PM | Reply

The thought of Reba McEntire getting tapped with juicy legs, thighs, breasts, covered in cream gravy [...]

#6 | POSTED BY MADSCIENTIST

;) I agree what a thought..............

#9 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2018-01-26 05:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This might be the best example yet of post-modern corporate advertising, mocking your own history and icons as if to say "we are really a hip corporation," despite being purveyors of cheap fast food for the masses.

It isn't about being hip, it's about selling more chicken. And it's working.

"KFC had a roughly two-decade track record of decline and from 2007 to 2013 it lost about 40 percent of its business via same-store sales declines and closing stores. After implementing the W+K campaign KFC has seen '12 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth and we're on track for 13 and 14th,' Kevin Hochman, president and chief concept officer for KFC in the U.S., told the audience at the ANA's Masters of Marketing conference in Orlando, Fla."

www.adweek.com

#11 | Posted by rcade at 2018-01-27 03:00 PM | Reply

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Reba should be Wendy.

The Colonel was a slave owner. We should definitely be outraged about this. Spread the word.

#4 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-01-26 04:59 PM | Reply | Flag:
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Harland Sanders was from Southern Indifreakinana. A Hoosier! What sorcery is this?

Yes, he was named a Kentucky Colonel at some point after he moved across the Ohio River, but the whole string tie/white suit/accent thing is just costume.

For what it's worth, I'm a Kentucky Colonel. Not even kidding. I have the framed certificate. That and $4 gets me a tall latte, hold the cream, in fact, make it just a goddam coffee, you Commie Yankee bastards.

#12 | Posted by cbob at 2018-01-27 08:09 PM | Reply

FWIW, part 2: This ad campaign with the rotating colonels is ridiculous, stupid, lame and terrible. And awesome.

#13 | Posted by cbob at 2018-01-27 08:12 PM | Reply

...me and Rebar have a love/hate relationship.

#14 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-27 09:33 PM | Reply

If you eat a bucket a day you can have a Manhattan-sized FUPA just like BLOTUS.

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#15 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-01-28 01:23 AM | Reply

She used to be mildly attractive, now she's just old and desperate.

The height of desperation is seeking a job Norm McDonald no longer wants.

#16 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-01-28 07:57 AM | Reply

Way to institutionalize White Privilege. They made sure to point out that there's no way the cops are going to bust a good-ol-white-boy chicken dance. Now if it had been Countess Vaughn up on stage.
And why are they eating KFC in a bar?

#17 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-01-29 08:35 AM | Reply

"She used to be mildly attractive, now she's just old and desperate."

Reba rocks, always has and she ages better than anyone else I can think of. I am truly jealous of her, love her personality and she sings fantastic. This latest thing she is doing with KFC is hilarious.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-29 09:58 AM | Reply

Yeah, sure. The "Colonel" is now a female. That's believable. lol

#2 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

I know you are fairly dense so let us help explain it to you like you are five... You know, same thing we do on every thread...

Col. Sanders is dead. In the last several years, there's a new Col. Sanders every commercial. KFC even makes fun of it. That's the joke.

You post this stuff and everyone here thinks you are an idiot. You do realize this right?

#19 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-29 10:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yeah, sure. The "Colonel" is now a female. That's believable. lol

#2 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

I know!

Who ever heard of a female Colonel. That is just completely ridiculous.

#20 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-29 05:13 PM | Reply

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