June 4, 2006
I’ve been enjoying a new KFC menu item: the potato bowl.
The first time I heard the commercial, I was convinced it was an SNL skit, and sat waiting for the punchline. The customer asks for potatoes, corn and popcorn chicken in a bowl. And the cashier asks him if he’d like them to cover that with gravy and cheese…
which should be followed by a snide remark, I think. “Would you like some gravy on that?” she should say, with a voice dripping with sarcasm and an implied ‘you pig?’ But no. They are dead serious.
I tried one. They are pretty damn tasty, if you can get over the feeling that you should be eating one while standing over your sink (perhaps in the kitchenette of a trailer).
But they need a better advertising slogan. How about:
Potato bowls: When you just don’t give a damn.
Potato bowls. In your face, Atkins!
Potato bowls: Because it’s all going to the same place.
Or, from #1 son,
Potato bowls: Where’s the cole slaw?