Whopperettes Create Human Burger King Whopper

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OK, we were already to hate the Burger King Brooke Burke Whopperettes commercial until all those Whopperettes started flying through the air, dressed like burger ingredients, and landing face first, one on top of each other, until they formed a Whopper presented by Burke all while that really freaky looking Burger King dude looked on. From Crispin and we like it. See the ad here. And thank you Crispin for making it so easy for us ad types that obsess over this stuff to actually find and view the ad. Much appreciated.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (12)     File: Commercials, Good, Super Bowl 2006, Television     Feb- 5-06  
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Comments

Website is crap tho.

Posted by: bleh on February 5, 2006 06:50 PM

Gives new meaning to "hold the onions".

Posted by: Jim on February 5, 2006 07:10 PM

I liked it, but then again I'm bias on this stuff.

Posted by: daniel on February 6, 2006 12:01 AM

Forgive me my ignorance (I'm Australian), but what's going on with their "Have It Your Way" tagline?

I can understand a build-your-own fast food outlets like Subway using that line, but surely a Whopper is a Whopper; either "Like It Our Way" or don't like it at all?

Posted by: Kit on February 6, 2006 01:17 AM

Burger King allows you to customize any of their burgers. Always has. The original words were something like:

"Hold the pickles, Hold the lettuce
Special Orders don't upset us.
Have it your way, at Burger Ki...ing!"

I can still sing it, even though I don't think they have used this version for 15 years.

A little Googling tells me they started this campaign in 1973, which surprises me ... I would have guessed 1969.

Posted by: KW Williams on February 6, 2006 08:11 AM

love it..one of the best throughout the night

Posted by: Cas on February 6, 2006 09:12 AM

the website is silly, but funny. i tried stacking tons of meat. he yelled out my name too

Posted by: alex bogusky on February 6, 2006 09:31 AM

An overproduced bore. It didn't even make the Top 10 in USA Today's survey, coming in somewhere around the middle of the pack. The folks at Burger King's corporate headquarters can't be too thrilled with such an anemic showing, especially considering that: A) most of the commercials this year were lame in the extrme, and B) they must have spent at least $6,000,000 on production and media buy. Nice.

Jesus, Steve, you really are in the tank for Crispin, aren't you?

Posted by: Satan on February 6, 2006 09:41 AM

Kit, they used that phrase it seems forever back in the day.

""Hold the pickles, Hold the lettuce
Special Orders don't upset us.

And the missing catchy call-to-action: "All we ask is that you let us serve it your way."

Have it your way, at Burger Ki...ing!"
(
It was back in the Land that Time Forgot of Jingo World. Dovetailed nicely with McD's version:

"Two all beef patties special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame-seed bun."

Shite, I remembered it. I guess advertising works.)

Posted by: makethelogobigger [TypeKey Profile Page] on February 6, 2006 10:39 AM

LAME! the beef patty looked gross, and i think the whole idea was stupid

Posted by: consumer on February 6, 2006 08:13 PM

Really weird, Brooke Burke has been replaced in the extended version of the commercial.... WTF?

Posted by: adam on February 14, 2006 02:55 PM

Yo, anything with girls dancing around in food costumes is all right

Posted by: gerlzinfudekostooms on September 18, 2006 02:35 PM

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