Colonel Chester…

The iconic KFC founder and spokesman Colonel Sanders has enjoyed a lively if bizarre post-mortem career, melding into Robocop, being portrayed by Reba McEntire, and even tripping the light fantastic with Mrs.Butterworth.  Now the Colonel has morphed once again to be portrayed by Chester Cheetah, retaining the original’s trademark white suit, beard, and tie.  Frankly, this spokes-cat wears the garb well!

And so it comes to pass that Cheetos mascot Chester Cheetah becomes Colonel Chester to mark the launch of a new Cheetos Sandwich, even skateboarding in his commercial outing.  The popular anthropomorphic mascot is but the latest in a kind of rotating spokesperson concept for the franchise.  Time will tell if he continues to be “dangerously cheesy…

  

 

 

 

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9 Comments on “Colonel Chester…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    For some reason, the KFC/Cheetos commercial reminds of “Cool Cat.” The latter, a sort of beatnik-talking tiger version of the Pink Panther voiced by Larry Storch (who also did the voice of the British trophy hunter always out to bag him). And done for Warner Brothers by Depatie-Freleng during the last days of the theatrically released Silver Age Looney Tunes.

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    • vulpesffb Says:

      Wasn’t Larry Storch in “F-Troop?” I remember jokes about the Larry Storch school of acting…and I’m ready for a re-make or revival of “Cool Cat!”

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      • carycomic Says:

        Yep! He was. Later on, during the mmid-1970’s, he and ex-co-star Forrest Tucker starred in a live-action Saturday morning series on CBS. It was basically a supernatural sit-com from Filmation called….GHOST BUSTERS!

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        • carycomic Says:

          Their characters were also known as “Spencer, Tracy, and Kong.”
          With Kong played by Tucker, Spencer played by Storch, and Tracy (a gorilla somewhat smarter than the other two) “trained” by Bob Burns.

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        • vulpesffb Says:

          Oh my! Anything to pay the bills, I suppose. “F-Troop,” while politically incorrect, had its moments. The theme appears on some lists as among the twenty best for tv sitcoms of that time.

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          • carycomic Says:

            True! And the Filmation series must’ve been enough of a cult classic, by 1984, that it was used as the title for the Murray/Akroyd flick!

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            • carycomic Says:

              Speaking of old jokes: I sincerely hope that the “Finding Bigfoot” team someday officially discover the Missouri Monster. If only so I can hear Ranae Holland point to her hulking teammate, James Fay, and say:

              “Momo? Bobo. Bobo? Momo.”

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  2. carycomic Says:

    Seriously, though: I understand a certain ex-NBA superstar is going to be doing promos for Discovery Channel’s upcoming 30th annual observance of Shark Week.

    “Shark-Eel” O’Neal.*

    * I am SO shameless!

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