“Forgotten Hollywood”- Col. Reba Sanders…

Posted on January 25, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 

“`Col. Harland Sanders, who died 36 years ago,  first started selling fried chicken from a single restaurant in 1930.  KFC, now owned by Louisville, Kentucky-based Yum Brands Inc., resurrected the Colonel for its ads in 2015 after a nearly 20 year absence, hiring Rob Lowe, Ray Liotta, Darrell Hammond, and other famous men for the role.

“`Their next Colonel Sanders is giving the character a bit of country music flair. KFC has just selected singer Reba McEntire to portray the founder of the fried chicken chain.  KFC has picked McEntire because of her Southern roots, and to help promote their new Smoky Mountain BBQ. McEntire says she has eaten at KFC all her life, since her days growing up in Oklahoma.

“`In commercials starting next week, McEntire dons the Colonel’s famous white suit and black tie, but with a twist:  McEntire’s outfit has fringe on the back. McEntire croons on stage as the Colonel, with a white wig and white facial hair.

“`A rotating cast of famous names have portrayed the Colonel. However, McEntire is the first famous female, and the initial musician. She may also be the first woman in KFC’s nearly 90 year history to depict the Colonel.  The company says the best historical minds at KFC could not remember a woman having stepped into the role.

“`In light of today’s atmosphere of female empowerment, and the necessary backlash against harassment, the company may want to drop their slogan, Finger Lickin Good.

“`Just sayin’

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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