Do you find the King creepy?

United States
June 28, 2007 7:10pm CST
Watching Burger King commericals, I have came to the conclusion that the King ("Burger King") is the creepiest advertising icon on TV today. I, for one, do not want to wake up to the King. Nor do I want to open my shades and find him standing there. I especially do not want to be attacked by his ballet dancers. I am ok with him playing football and riding mini-bikes, and his dancing does not blind me; but I don't want a handle bar mustache. Anyway, I found myself wondering if I am the only one that finds this corporate icon creepy. How about you--is the King creepy?
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15 responses
@Kythe42 (1413)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Yes I completely agree! I hate those commercials and that character is very creepy. If I had never been to Burger King before, those commercials wouldn't do a very good job at getting me to try it.
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• United States
29 Jun 07
I used to work at Burger King years and years ago. And I am so glad that I don't work there now. I would hate to be associated with that character in any shape or form.
• United States
1 Jul 07
absolutely!! i would freak out if he was sitting in my bed in the morning..or looking through the window..free hamburger or not LOL i spit up my coffee when that dancing commercial came on the first time..it was like "what is that?" :)=)
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• United States
2 Jul 07
I refer to the dancing ballerinas as the "When Ballet attacks" commerical.
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• United States
3 Jul 07
oh ok.they have one now where..it's supposed to be for a western burger,but it looks like he's trying to dance a jig.scary :)
• United States
3 Jul 07
With the big scary handlebar mustaches. If that is what eating the food does to you, I think we should all skip eating there. And the way he dances, if you can call that dancing, is just alarming. Of course, it is probably hard to dance in that mask, so that may be the closest he can get to dancing. In some ways, it reminds me of the Six Flags commerical that was being ran a couple of years ago--now there was some creepy dancing.
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@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
29 Jun 07
Yes!Yes!Yes! I do! I think he is very creepy! That greart big smile, always there where every you go, in bed with you!! Keep that one far from me! I think I would rather not have anything to do with the"king'! We don't even xall it burger King, we call it Burger Queen! I hate that big head and fake smile! Ewwww!
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@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
5 Aug 07
LOL I think of you every time I see a "king" commercial now!!LOL I also hate the Quaker Oat guy. I mean he is always smiling and around our kids. Didn't they teach those kids better than to take food from strange looking guys in a costume! I mean come on! lol
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• United States
9 Aug 07
Now that you mention it, yes, he is creepy too. I wonder if he is registered. LOL.
• United States
29 Jun 07
I'm sure glad I'm not the only one! Creepy is a good word for that character. I always thought the guy in the boat in the toilet a little more than creepy too, the Tidy Bowl man, always made me want to lift my tank lid to see if anyone was watching me in the bathroom!
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• United States
29 Jun 07
There is a job you don't want to have--sailing a boat in a toilet. And you hate one of my biggest problem with the King--he might be watching you. LOL. I wonder if he is registered as, well, you know.
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• United States
29 Jun 07
LOL, yep anyone who smiles that much is 3 fries short of a Happy Meal... oh wait that's Mickey D's.. I always wondered about Ronald too!
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• United States
29 Jun 07
In recent years, MacDonalds has downplayed Ronald. Instead they play up their dollar menu which indicates, to me at least, that they know how little money is in my wallet. Now here is a thought to think about, Ronald's smile combined with his friends--Mayor MacCheese, the purple guy, and the rest of them. Could Ronald's smile be the result of something that he is smoking?
@socorban (651)
• United States
9 Aug 07
You mean the peeping tom? I remember the one commercial were the guy wakes up and looks out his window to see him standing there just staring at him. In real life i would have been reaching for my baseball bat! Yea i agree in this, the burger king icon is one creepy s.o.b. Always sneaking up on people with that sadistic grin on his face, make me wonder what he really puts in those burgers.
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@socorban (651)
• United States
9 Aug 07
Well thats odd, i erased that whole thing and somehow it poasted anyway.... hmmm. Disregard that, the revised one below is much better said.
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@wiccania (3362)
• United States
6 Aug 07
YES! Oh my god I think he's so creepy!!! Every time I see one of those commercials I can't help but think, "I'm sorry, but I would NOT accept food from anyone that creepy." The commercials are so disturbing. I think the worst one is the one where a guy wakes up and 'the king' is in bed with him. Um, if I woke up next to something that creepy I would run for my life.
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• United States
9 Aug 07
You have to ask yourself why these men are not disturbed about recieving gifts of food, or waking up in bed with him. I would vacate that bed so fast, yelling and screaming all the way. And I would want someone to test the food for poison.
@creematee (2810)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I Hated the king back in the 70/80's when they first came out with him. It was a human character but with the same funky head. I think I was 8 or so when he first came out. Gave me nightmares. So, now, when I see him, it brings back all those hidden feelings. (OK, it's not THAT bad!) I guess it's better than the talking Hardee's star. (THAT's scary!) LOL
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• United States
9 Aug 07
The bad flashback for me would be if they brought back the nerd from the "Where is Herb" promotion. I had just been working there for a little while when they came out with that promotion. At the time, I was more nerdy looking than I am now. A lot of "look there is Herb" jokes were hurled in my general direction. *shudders*
• United States
4 Aug 07
Oh he is VERY creepy. But you know what I found ultra creepy were those "spongemokeys" of Quiznos. **shuddering** eeewwwww
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• United States
9 Aug 07
I am so glad that the spongemonkeys were discontinued. Oven roasted monkey, anyone?
• United States
1 Jul 07
I agree, anyone who would sit in a booth and treat a hamburger as something sexy, hang out around people's windows, ugh, creepy. And that phony, insincere smile. Yucky
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• United States
2 Jul 07
That smile reminds me of the Batman villian--the Joker.
@seabeauty (1481)
• United States
11 Sep 07
Hey, I like the BK guy hehe. I find him silly, he makes me laugh although I would be frightened if I did find him at my bedside.
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• United States
21 Aug 07
Yes, he is VERY VERY creepy Working at Burger King was my first job when I was a teenager. My oldest daughther worked there too one day when i went to pick her up (she didn't have her license) i was waiting for her i turned around and there someone was dressed up in the costume to stand outside Nevertheless it scared me crapless LOL
• United States
12 Aug 07
I love the King! I want to be him for halloween that's how creepy he is hee hee...
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@sunshinecup (7882)
11 Aug 07
ROFLMAO!! You are so right! I think he looks kind of like this sweaty pervert. My youngest was freaked out with the one commercial where the guy rolled over and the “King” was in bed with him. She started double checking her windows were locked before bed, LOL.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
5 Aug 07
O yes, more than creepy; ugly, tasteless... I don't eat in Burger King and I will never it there anyway, but company makes fortune and can afford something better....
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@Geminigirl (1909)
• United States
15 Jul 07
It is creepy! But I have to admit that the few of those commercials that I have seen, have made me laugh out loud! They are just so silly!
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