The office coworkers series of Burger King commercials stand as some of the best ads I've ever seen. Here is the commercial that started it all:
That never gets old. And who would have thought that Joel McHale would go on to future glory as the host of The Soup, the reincarnated version of Talk Soup, originally hosted bt Greg Kinnear? He's a funny, funny individual.
Anyway, my point is that Burger King stopped making the office series (ending on the "episode" where the "I'm Spicy" guy gets fired because he guessed the wrong number in Joel's head) and they have not produced a good alternative since then. The ads with The King are unsettling at best, and the new line of annoying "Whopper Freakout" ads can't even make their point correctly. Naturally, if a person goes to BK and asks for a Whopper, suggesting that the person already enjoys Whoppers, of course they're going to be put out when told that the Whopper has been discontinued. Duh. It's not as if they were stopping people in the street who then freaked out, they targeted existing BK customers. I still don't like Whoppers, but more power to those folks who throw a hissy-fit when they can't get one.
Why can't BK bring back the good commercials? Why did it end the office ads? They won't make me eat at BK, but at least I'll be entertained during a commercial break.