Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Burger King Commercial Strains the limits of Suspended Disbelief

Guy is sitting on his living room couch with a hot girl when suddenly the Burger King mascot beams in with two flunkies. The two newcomers appear to be disguised as some kind of space aliens- and any mystery as to who they are supposed to be is quickly revealed by the guy, who gasps "Klingons!"

Burger King mascot takes the guy's Special Edition Burger King/Star Trek Collectors glasses. Guy responds, "oh great, why don't you just take my girlfriend?" Hot girl displays stunned, disgusted look- and is quickly beamed away along with Burger King mascot and "klingon" flunkies.

Distraught guy looks at his dog and snarks "thanks a lot, Tiberius."

So what's not to believe? That this guy is a Star Trek fan? No. That this guy eats at Burger King often enough to collect all of the available Star Trek Collection glasses? No, I'll buy that, too. That this guy is such a big Star Trek fan that he named his dog "Tiberius?" No- I'll even concede that.

But don't tell me that a guy who treasures his Burger King/Star Trek Collection glasses and is such a big Star Trek fan that he named his dog after Captain Kirk and doesn't blink an eye when "Klingons" beam into his living room has a hot girlfriend. Or any girlfriend at all.

I mean, come on. There's only so much fantasy that you can fit into a 30-second spot.


  1. Shatner sets "trekkers" right:

    "I mean, how old are you people? What have you done with yourselves? You, you must be almost 30... have you ever kissed a girl?"

  2. One of the best SNL skits ever; thanks!

    Tim Allen does a great job skewering Sci-Fi nerds in "Galaxy Quest," too : )

  3. A slight correction, the aliens are actually referred to as "Kingons".

    But you're right, even if that guy could somehow lure a hot girl to his apartment in his parents basement, I think she's leaving as soon as he busts out the BK collectible glasses to try and impress her.