Anyone else creeped out by the king?

United States
April 15, 2008 7:10pm CST
I have never been much of a fan of the Burger King ads with the king in them (standing outside peoples windows, waking up with him in bed beside you and the whole time with that creepy grin), but they have really taken it to a new level with the ad for their new breakfast item. It's set in the future and the king is a riobot who makes the sandwich for some dud whose wife exclaims, rather breathily,"he's great with his fingers"......gross, he just made a sandwich with those fingers. Antone else creeped out by the king?
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I haven't seen this particular commercial, but I have seen others. I think their "King" is the most disgusting unappealing mascot a chain could have. I mean what were they thinking and how has it lasted this long? He would give little kids nightmares. Now have you seen the Jack in the Box commercials. I don't mind Jack nearly as much - weird humor that I occasionally think is funny.
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
9 May 08
Haha, you never gave someone a "kudo" haha! Or am I thinking of "kujo". I have a silly sense of humor in the morning.
@eden32 (3975)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I'm with you. I actually prefer burger king to mcdonalds, but those commercials annoy & creep me out. Have you seen the one that's a spin on morning wood? I think it was "morning tongue" or something equally disturbing. The guy is walking around with his tongue sticking out, under a turtle neck because he needs hash browns or something. Do we really want to equate breakfast with that???
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@eden32 (3975)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I think I saw it during Adult Swim's late night line-up.
@34momma (13891)
• United States
16 Apr 08
you know i really never thought of it, but that sh*t is kind of creepy, he never talks just kind of stares at you and stuff. thanks for pointing that out inked, now i am totally creeped out
@toe_ster (771)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I agree. I have always been kinda creeped out fromthose commercials. Some are kind of funny, but in general just a bit much.
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@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
16 Apr 08
Yes, my roomie and I are both disgusted by what is going on with the current commercials. Cheetos, Twix, Skittles and such. The activities and hidden motives behind this subliminal messaging not only to us but to our children. Glad you noticed it too. Aingealicia
• United States
24 Apr 08
Correction eden32: That wasn't a Cheetos commercial you saw, that was an episode of Family Guy. I saw the episode with the Cheetos Cheeta snorting lines of Cheetos a couple days ago...
• United States
25 Apr 08
Thank you both, they are getting insane on the commercials. From Axe to Cheetos, I have stopped buying any thing from Cheetos, do not patron Burger King or any other product that I find can and will cause issues for people. Ainge
• United States
25 Jun 08
Yes!!!!!!!! I think it's the creepiest thing they have EVER done! He's like a perve or something! Like, murdering clowns!!! This was probably the WORST thing Burger King could have done. By the way, I haven't eaten there since!
• United States
27 Jun 08
P.S. Oh, forgot to mention...Have you seen the B.K. commercial where several ladies are out driving around in a car looking for the KING??? And when they find him they run up and start hitting and kicking him when he's is down??????? ABSOLUTELY HISTERICAL!!!!!! Seriously folks, it's the best...
@coffeebreak (17815)
• United States
15 Jul 08
Burger King's Whopper is the best burger out there! But I have not seen these commercials. I don't watch much tv and when I do I mute the commercials anyway!
• United States
13 Jul 08
LOL Inked! Yea that dude is super creepy. I could just imagine waking up with that guy standing beside my bed, I would not even care about the food, I would freak out.
@halynn (1809)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Ewww..i've actually not seen that new commercial but i too have been grossed out by their other commercials. The king is made out to be a stalker & a perv if u ask me. I think they are ignorant commercials.
@irishidid (8716)
• United States
9 Jul 08
It is pretty creepy.
• United States
8 Jul 08
I am super creeped out by the king! The worst commercial of him was when he was as big as Godzilla and was staring into an apartment window.
• United States
8 Jul 08
I never really thought about it actually until I stumbled upon this discussion. I don't know the commercial your referring to about the robot but I've seen the ones where they wake up with him in bed, it would be freaky to have that happen for sure.
@fluffysue (1461)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I hate the king, and this is one more reason to eat at McDonald's instead. I have not seen that commercial, but I remember reading about it. I believe they may not be showing it anymore, though I don't watch much TV, so I might just have missed it.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Yep! I have been creeped out by him ever since I saw the first commercial with him in it. I don't like him standing far away, then suddenly his in your face! Or when he's standing outside the window looking in. Personally, I would never take anything he handed me... let alone EAT it!!!
@surveygrrl (1270)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I totally agree. That king is the weirdest thing since some of the charaters from McDonald's a long time ago, like Grinace. I wouldn't want to be caught on a dark street with that king. I can almost imagine his bad side.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
20 Jun 08
very much so. It is creepy that he wakes people up and they dont scream and run! I think it is very creepy. I agree!!
• United States
24 May 08
Hahahahaha i guess i never looked at it that way. and yes now that i have EWWW! But i love burger kings bk joe yuummmmm. t hat and a sausage egg and cheese. i work right next door so its either eat what we serve or there... i havent seen a bk commercial in forever!.lol
@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
11 May 08
Those commercials have always bothered me. I havent seen the one you are referring to yet...now i know of it I'm kind of hoping not to see it.
@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
9 May 08
Oy! I thought I was the only one! LOL! I've never understood, either, why they fixed up a silly STATUE, when a real person dressed as the King could've played the part much better, oh, & Heaven FORBID some bit-playing actor would be able to make a living, right? As for showing up in strange places, that's SOP for commercials *Check your baCK -- mR. cLEAN MAY BE STANDING THERE....lol!). But I'm more creeped out by the weird way that woman (in the futuristic one) says, in a sly & sultry way, "He's _very_ good with his fingers." And I'm left to try to erase an unbidden image of this huge clockwork man USING his fingers in such a way as to elicit such behaviour on her part! Euuuw??? Just my tuppence. Maggiepie
@Breath (1297)
• United States
26 Apr 08
LOL..I had to laugh because I have thought the same thing...He is just creepy and I don't know why that women would want his wierd hands anywhere near her..Always smiling so creepy and lurking around...What does all this have to do with making good sandwiches....Yes it turned me off about he is good with his fingers after handing her husband a sandwich...lol..No thank you Burger King!