Thursday, August 2, 2012

John Goodman channels Col. Sanders in anti-Chick-Fil-A parody video

When you think chicken, do you think Chick-Fil-A or do you think KFC?  Movie and television star John Goodman took on the persona of KFC's Colonel Sanders to skewer its so-called "gay-hating" rival.

Goodman, as the founder of KFC, said the following in a Funny or Die video (embedded):

“It don’t take a bonified Einstein genius to know that I’m an old-fashioned sort. But when it comes to marriage rights, why I reckon I’m a bit more progressive than my pals down at Chick-fil-A. Yep, let it be known that Colonel Sanders loves the gays. Hell, I might even be gay.”

Yep, the Colonel might even be gay, as demonstrated by the very next scene, when the video cuts to a man calling out to him, “Hey, Colonel, dinner’s almost ready.” Goodman then says, "See?" with a twinkle in his eye.

He further goes on to note that KFC is open on Sunday. The only church the Colonel attends on Sunday is the Church of Chicken, which is not to be confused with rival Church's Chicken.

Of course, as Goodman as Sanders adds, "We all know when it comes to the chicken of America, I prefer the white meat to the dark. But never in my 140 years on this Earth have I ever harmed a gay.

"Hell, I prefer to see the world the way my hormone-bloated, antibiotically-engineered chickens do: without gender, or beaks, or a butthole."

This Chick-Fil-A bruhaha began when Chick-Fil-A's chief executive publicly reiterated his opposition to same-sex marriage. Quickly, the Muppets divested themselves of any association with Chick-Fil-A, and many cried out for a boycott.

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Right-wingers and the GOP fell in line with strong support for the chain, which culminated on Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day on Wednesday.

However, on Friday, gay rights supporters are planning a "National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A." Couples, same-sex or not, are encouraged to go one of the chicken restaurant's locations and take a photo or video of themselves kissing.

On the Bill Press show on Thursday, it was suggested that those bombarded with Chick-Fil-A gift cards by their GOP friends should simply discard them. suggestions have included going to the drive-thru, ordering $50 worth of food, and then driving off - which we don't encourage.

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