Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The "Colonel" is spinning in his bucket.....
I have nothing against Darrell Hammond- though I will say that his Bill Clinton impersonation paled in comparison to Phil Hartman's- and I'm glad he's picking up a paycheck here, but that doesn't mean this isn't seriously creepy.
After all, this character comes right out and says that he IS Colonel Sanders- not an actor playing him. Harlan Sanders has been dead for 35 years. And even when he was alive, I don't recall ever seeing him act like this- what's with the creepy giggle?
It seems to me that if you are going to have an actor impersonate a dead person, that actor is kind of required to have some respect for the character and stay within the actual parameters of the character's actual personality. Hey, KFC- I'd much rather see old commercials featuring the actual guy, but barring that, at least spare us this Circus Clown Pretending To Be The Long-Dead Face of the Franchise bit, ok? Because jeeesh, this is tacky.