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Sunday, February 27, 2021

big-rock candyin'
I figured things like naked pictures of big-breasted babes were the only sure-fire way to goose blogsite traffic.

What a fool I was. All you need is some musing on Darius Rucker, aka Hootie, doing a fanciful Burger King commercial. The hits are blowin’ up all over around here, and that’s a welcomed thing.

Of course, there may be something to that breast connection.

Anyhow, be sure to check the comments on my previous post for speculation on a “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” lineage, and whether or not Paris Hilton might be spotted in the background.

I’ve watched the commercial a few more times since then, and I like it even more now. There seems to be two versions of it, a long and a short. The longer one has a cameo by Subservient Chicken, further underscoring the Crispin Porter + Bogusky involvement. Plus, the long version clips out the “Come and get it!” closing line by Brooke Burke (although she’s still swinging toward the screen with Tendercrisp sandwich in hand). Pity — it was easily her finest acting performance.

UPDATE: Yup, “Hootie and the BK”‘s pimp hand is most strong. Just before midnight Sunday, my hit counter has ticked up close to 1,250 visitors. That shatters my previous one-day record.

This isn’t meant to be bragging, just a record of a noteworthy milestone for me. And, perhaps, something to present to Burger King and/or CP+B, in hopes of getting some nice swag for helping to spread word about the spot. :)

by Costa Tsiokos, Sun 02/27/2005 04:25pm
Category: Advert./Mktg., Pop Culture
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  1. [...] ng, but now, I’ve discovered another way to juice your blog traffic: A Hootielanch. As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been getting beaucoup hits [...]

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  3. This commercial is making me want to commit murder. It was cute the first time, irritating the second and third times, and now its forcing me to consider homicide.

    Its not making me want to eat chicken sandwiches though.

    Comment by The Belt — 02/28/2005 @ 8:14 PM

  4. You are the first thing that pops up when you post HOOTIE+Burger King into Google. I ALMOST hotlinked your picture, which no doubt other people are doing and that would explain some of the spike. Great screenshot! hahahahaa.. This is great stuff.

    Comment by DJ — 03/02/2021 @ 1:16 AM

  5. There’s no hotlinking going on, because I’ve blocked that (no way am I going to let some parasites leech my bandwith). Feel free to save a copy of the photo, of course.

    I realize it’s more of a Google-lanch. But why me, of all people? Things like this that make me scoff at search “relevance”…

    Comment by CT — 03/02/2021 @ 8:39 AM

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