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2009-04-30 3:58 PM
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Looks like I may need to do a rewrite for this summer:

Warning, goofy pastor singing at this link
2009-04-30 4:00 PM
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lisac957 - 2009-04-30 3:52 PM
AddysDaddy - 2009-04-30 3:44 PM
lisac957 - 2009-04-30 3:03 PM
StMaas - 2009-04-30 2:51 PM

A clearly targeted market demographic...



Who are they targeting?
It can't be the children, they don't know that song from Barney.
It can't be the people who remember the song as "cool" but now have kids... they all think it's sick and wrong.
It can't be the people who remember the song as "cool" but DON'T have kids... they are marketing kids meals.
It can't be the people who are too old to remember that "cool" song, they have no idea what that song is.



Worked, you know who they are and what they are selling....


Not quite. I don't have kids and if I did, I wouldn't buy them this kids meal probably solely because of this commerical.
It only "works" if you buy what they are selling.


You might after you watched hours and hours of Sponge Bob...
2009-04-30 10:11 PM
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lisac957 - 2009-04-30 12:17 PM First time I saw this commercial I could NOT believe my eyes/ears. Seriously, Burger King? You're trying to sell kids meals by altering a music video whose original lyrics are:

That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
And a round thing in your face
You get sprung


But that butt you got
Make Me so horney

She's Sweat,Wet, got it goin like a turbo vette

I wanna get you home
And UH, double up UH UH


Jeez, girl... you make it sound so... CHEAP. lol
That song always makes me laugh. I don't have cable, so I've only seen the commercial once, and was less than impressed. 
2009-05-01 7:44 AM
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rghbsn - 2009-04-30 11:11 PM
lisac957 - 2009-04-30 12:17 PM First time I saw this commercial I could NOT believe my eyes/ears. Seriously, Burger King? You're trying to sell kids meals by altering a music video whose original lyrics are:

That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
And a round thing in your face
You get sprung


But that butt you got
Make Me so horney

She's Sweat,Wet, got it goin like a turbo vette

I wanna get you home
And UH, double up UH UH


Jeez, girl... you make it sound so... CHEAP. lol
That song always makes me laugh. I don't have cable, so I've only seen the commercial once, and was less than impressed. 

she forgot the best part of the whole lyrics:

my anaconda don't want none, unless you got buns, hon!

haha, funny song, creepy commercial

BTW, here are the full lyrics:

================================================
"Baby Got Back"

[Intro]
Oh, my, god. Becky, look at her butt.
It is so big. *scoff* She looks like,
one of those rap guys' girlfriends.
But, you know, who understands those rap guys? *scoff*
They only talk to her, because,
she looks like a total prostitute, 'kay?
I mean, her butt, is just so big.
I can't believe it's just so round, it's like,
out there, I mean - gross. Look!
She's just so ... black!

[Sir Mix-a-Lot]
I like big butts and I can not lie
You other brothers can't deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
And a round thing in your face
You get sprung, wanna pull out your tough
'Cause you notice that butt was stuffed
Deep in the jeans she's wearing
I'm hooked and I can't stop staring
Oh baby, I wanna get with you
And take your picture
My homeboys tried to warn me
But that butt you got makes me so horny
Ooh, Rump-o'-smooth-skin
You say you wanna get in my Benz?
Well, use me, use me
'Cause you ain't that average groupie
I've seen them dancin'
To hell with romancin'
She's sweat, wet,
Got it goin' like a turbo 'Vette
I'm tired of magazines
Sayin' flat butts are the thing
Take the average black man and ask him that
She gotta pack much back
So, fellas! (Yeah!) Fellas! (Yeah!)
Has your girlfriend got the butt? (Hell yeah!)
Tell 'em to shake it! (Shake it!) Shake it! (Shake it!)
Shake that healthy butt!
Baby got back!

(LA face with Oakland booty)
Baby got back!

[Sir Mix-a-Lot]
I like 'em round, and big
And when I'm throwin' a gig
I just can't help myself, I'm actin' like an animal
Now here's my scandal
I wanna get you home
And ugh, double-up, ugh, ugh
I ain't talkin' bout Playboy
'Cause silicone parts are made for toys
I want 'em real thick and juicy
So find that juicy double
Mix-a-Lot's in trouble
Beggin' for a piece of that bubble
So I'm lookin' at rock videos
Knock-kneeded bimbos walkin' like hoes
You can have them bimbos
I'll keep my women like Flo Jo
A word to the thick soul sisters, I wanna get with ya
I won't cuss or hit ya
But I gotta be straight when I say I wanna **
Till the break of dawn
Baby got it goin' on
A lot of simps won't like this song
'Cause them punks like to hit it and quit it
And I'd rather stay and play
'Cause I'm long, and I'm strong
And I'm down to get the friction on
So, ladies! {Yeah!} Ladies! {Yeah}
If you wanna roll in my Mercedes {Yeah!}
Then turn around! Stick it out!
Even white boys got to shout
Baby got back!

Baby got back!
Yeah, baby ... when it comes to females, Cosmo ain't got nothin'
to do with my selection. 36-24-36? Ha ha, only if she's 5'3".

[Sir Mix-a-Lot]
So your girlfriend rolls a Honda, playin' workout tapes by Fonda
But Fonda ain't got a motor in the back of her Honda
My anaconda don't want none
Unless you've got buns, hun
You can do side bends or sit-ups,
But please don't lose that butt
Some brothers wanna play that "hard" role
And tell you that the butt ain't gold
So they toss it and leave it
And I pull up quick to retrieve it
So Cosmo says you're fat
Well I ain't down with that!
'Cause your waist is small and your curves are kickin'
And I'm thinkin' bout stickin'
To the beanpole dames in the magazines:
You ain't it, Miss Thing!
Give me a sister, I can't resist her
Red beans and rice didn't miss her
Some knucklehead tried to dis
'Cause his girls are on my list
He had game but he chose to hit 'em
And I pull up quick to get wit 'em
So ladies, if the butt is round,
And you want a triple X throw down,
Dial 1-900-MIXALOT
And kick them nasty thoughts
Baby got back!

(Little in the middle but she got much back) [4x]


2009-05-01 10:56 AM
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Subject: RE: I like "square" butts, and I cannot lie
It is obviously working, look at all the free publicity that people who dislike the commercial are giving them...


2009-05-01 11:50 AM
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Subject: RE: I like "square" butts, and I cannot lie
lisac957 - 2009-04-30 4:03 PM
Who are they targeting?
It can't be the children, they don't know that song from Barney.
It can't be the people who remember the song as "cool" but now have kids... they all think it's sick and wrong.
It can't be the people who remember the song as "cool" but DON'T have kids... they are marketing kids meals.
It can't be the people who are too old to remember that "cool" song, they have no idea what that song is.


Now there is some serious gross over-generalization.

You're welcome to your (uber-conservative) opinion, but try not to put everyone else into that mold.  There are plenty of people who see it for what it is, a way to get noticed and market things.  And funny to boot.  It is marketed at the parents, not he kids.  In fact, the only time I've even seen it is in prime time and later - when my kids are already in bed.

Best way to do it?  Of course not.  But like some other ad campaign that you don't like, it certainly got everyone talking about it .......
2009-05-01 1:13 PM
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Daremo - 2009-05-01 11:50 AM
lisac957 - 2009-04-30 4:03 PM
Who are they targeting?
It can't be the children, they don't know that song from Barney.
It can't be the people who remember the song as "cool" but now have kids... they all think it's sick and wrong.
It can't be the people who remember the song as "cool" but DON'T have kids... they are marketing kids meals.
It can't be the people who are too old to remember that "cool" song, they have no idea what that song is.


Now there is some serious gross over-generalization.

You're welcome to your (uber-conservative) opinion, but try not to put everyone else into that mold.  There are plenty of people who see it for what it is, a way to get noticed and market things.  And funny to boot.  It is marketed at the parents, not he kids.  In fact, the only time I've even seen it is in prime time and later - when my kids are already in bed.

Best way to do it?  Of course not.  But like some other ad campaign that you don't like, it certainly got everyone talking about it .......

 

In my uber conservative opinion , I think you left out an important piece of this post. That being the post she was responding to, which stated this was a "clearly targeted demographic". If you had added the previous post to her post, I think you would understand her point. I personally do not see who it is clearly targeted at!

Clearly I think it was stupid and sad to use Mix A Lot to sell (out) kids meals and saying "booty is booty"; however, that is only my opinion

 

edited becasue I think my keyboard is broken!



Edited by jford2309 2009-05-01 1:14 PM
2009-05-01 1:13 PM
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I wonder why they don't just use a peppy little ditty like say.... Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special orders don't up set us, Have it your way, have it your way.....

Maybe I'm just a bit too old!

2009-05-01 1:17 PM
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I understand what she is asking and the post it was based on.  It is her inference that all the bolded statements are accurate that got my attention.
2009-05-01 1:30 PM
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Irregardless of the King being creepy, or anything else, dont take this so seriously.  Maybe the clearly targeted demographic for the Kids Meal they are selling are Kids.  You know, kids who think that body noises are funny, butts are the pinnacle of high humor to them.  Throw in a Square Panted cartoon character and you get something that kids recognize. 

As far as the Booty is Booty, some of you are taking that way too far also.  Look at it from a kids point of view, if you take out the adult knowledge of what a booty call is, what is so bad about it.  When telling my kids to hurry up, "Shake your booty, buddy, we have to go!" is a pretty common phrase.

 

Just take a deep breath and relax, folks...



2009-05-01 1:33 PM
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jford2309 - 2009-05-01 1:13 PM

Daremo - 2009-05-01 11:50 AM
lisac957 - 2009-04-30 4:03 PM
Who are they targeting?
It can't be the children, they don't know that song from Barney.
It can't be the people who remember the song as "cool" but now have kids... they all think it's sick and wrong.
It can't be the people who remember the song as "cool" but DON'T have kids... they are marketing kids meals.
It can't be the people who are too old to remember that "cool" song, they have no idea what that song is.


Now there is some serious gross over-generalization.

You're welcome to your (uber-conservative) opinion, but try not to put everyone else into that mold.  There are plenty of people who see it for what it is, a way to get noticed and market things.  And funny to boot.  It is marketed at the parents, not he kids.  In fact, the only time I've even seen it is in prime time and later - when my kids are already in bed.

Best way to do it?  Of course not.  But like some other ad campaign that you don't like, it certainly got everyone talking about it .......

 

In my uber conservative opinion , I think you left out an important piece of this post. That being the post she was responding to, which stated this was a "clearly targeted demographic". If you had added the previous post to her post, I think you would understand her point. I personally do not see who it is clearly targeted at!

Clearly I think it was stupid and sad to use Mix A Lot to sell (out) kids meals and saying "booty is booty"; however, that is only my opinion

 

edited becasue I think my keyboard is broken!



I guess we can say that it wasn't targeted at Uber-Conservatives.

Buy or Don't buy whatever...I think it worked because of the amount of views this thread has generated...it was funny, I will say it again, I do not want my kids to watch it.  ButI was watching spongebob with the kids and SB, and patrick were Naked, Showed their butts, etc.  maybe a little lightening up may be in order...
2009-05-01 1:39 PM
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AddysDaddy - 2009-05-01 2:33 PM

Buy or Don't buy whatever...I think it worked because of the amount of views this thread has generated...it was funny, I will say it again, I do not want my kids to watch it. 


Pretty much my philosophy on it as well.  And as I first posted - it made me laugh .... but I don't eat there to begin with so it doesn't sway my purchasing power in the least.

It's an ad for goodness sake, I DO have kids, and I'm not bothered by it at all (aside from the general creepiness of the King to begin with).
2009-05-01 1:45 PM
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tri_d00d - 2009-05-01 8:44 AM

BTW, here are the full lyrics:

================================================
"Baby Got Back"

[Intro]
Oh, my, god. Becky, look at her butt.
It is so big. *scoff* She looks like,
one of those rap guys' girlfriends.
But, you know, who understands those rap guys? *scoff*
They only talk to her, because,
she looks like a total prostitute, 'kay?
I mean, her butt, is just so big.
I can't believe it's just so round, it's like,
out there, I mean - gross. Look!
She's just so ... black!

[Sir Mix-a-Lot]
I like big butts and I can not lie
You other brothers can't deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
And a round thing in your face
You get sprung, wanna pull out your tough
'Cause you notice that butt was stuffed
Deep in the jeans she's wearing
I'm hooked and I can't stop staring
Oh baby, I wanna get with you
And take your picture
My homeboys tried to warn me
But that butt you got makes me so horny
Ooh, Rump-o'-smooth-skin
You say you wanna get in my Benz?
Well, use me, use me
'Cause you ain't that average groupie
I've seen them dancin'
To hell with romancin'
She's sweat, wet,
Got it goin' like a turbo 'Vette
I'm tired of magazines
Sayin' flat butts are the thing
Take the average black man and ask him that
She gotta pack much back
So, fellas! (Yeah!) Fellas! (Yeah!)
Has your girlfriend got the butt? (Hell yeah!)
Tell 'em to shake it! (Shake it!) Shake it! (Shake it!)
Shake that healthy butt!
Baby got back!

(LA face with Oakland booty)
Baby got back!

[Sir Mix-a-Lot]
I like 'em round, and big
And when I'm throwin' a gig
I just can't help myself, I'm actin' like an animal
Now here's my scandal
I wanna get you home
And ugh, double-up, ugh, ugh
I ain't talkin' bout Playboy
'Cause silicone parts are made for toys
I want 'em real thick and juicy
So find that juicy double
Mix-a-Lot's in trouble
Beggin' for a piece of that bubble
So I'm lookin' at rock videos
Knock-kneeded bimbos walkin' like hoes
You can have them bimbos
I'll keep my women like Flo Jo
A word to the thick soul sisters, I wanna get with ya
I won't cuss or hit ya
But I gotta be straight when I say I wanna **
Till the break of dawn
Baby got it goin' on
A lot of simps won't like this song
'Cause them punks like to hit it and quit it
And I'd rather stay and play
'Cause I'm long, and I'm strong
And I'm down to get the friction on
So, ladies! {Yeah!} Ladies! {Yeah}
If you wanna roll in my Mercedes {Yeah!}
Then turn around! Stick it out!
Even white boys got to shout
Baby got back!

Baby got back!
Yeah, baby ... when it comes to females, Cosmo ain't got nothin'
to do with my selection. 36-24-36? Ha ha, only if she's 5'3".

[Sir Mix-a-Lot]
So your girlfriend rolls a Honda, playin' workout tapes by Fonda
But Fonda ain't got a motor in the back of her Honda
My anaconda don't want none
Unless you've got buns, hun
You can do side bends or sit-ups,
But please don't lose that butt
Some brothers wanna play that "hard" role
And tell you that the butt ain't gold
So they toss it and leave it
And I pull up quick to retrieve it
So Cosmo says you're fat
Well I ain't down with that!
'Cause your waist is small and your curves are kickin'
And I'm thinkin' bout stickin'
To the beanpole dames in the magazines:
You ain't it, Miss Thing!
Give me a sister, I can't resist her
Red beans and rice didn't miss her
Some knucklehead tried to dis
'Cause his girls are on my list
He had game but he chose to hit 'em
And I pull up quick to get wit 'em
So ladies, if the butt is round,
And you want a triple X throw down,
Dial 1-900-MIXALOT
And kick them nasty thoughts
Baby got back!

(Little in the middle but she got much back) [4x]


Best. Party. Song. Ever.

And yes, I am proud to say that I know all of the lyrics It seems to impress the boyz.

2009-05-01 2:32 PM
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Daremo - 2009-05-01 2:39 PM
AddysDaddy - 2009-05-01 2:33 PM

Buy or Don't buy whatever...I think it worked because of the amount of views this thread has generated...it was funny, I will say it again, I do not want my kids to watch it. 


Pretty much my philosophy on it as well.  And as I first posted - it made me laugh .... but I don't eat there to begin with so it doesn't sway my purchasing power in the least.

It's an ad for goodness sake, I DO have kids, and I'm not bothered by it at all (aside from the general creepiness of the King to begin with).


X2.  I think it just falls under the category of dumb, not really offensive.  My kids have seen it, they don't get it at all.  All they know is it's (a) spongebob and (b) silly, which makes sense because that's all spongebob is.  Butts are funny to kids no matter what; the Sir Mixalot ref is completely lost on them.  That part goes ZZZZING right over their heads.  Now the King...he's creeps me out.  *shudders*
2009-05-02 12:53 PM
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wurkit_gurl - 2009-05-01 2:45 PM

tri_d00d - 2009-05-01 8:44 AM

BTW, here are the full lyrics:

================================================
"Baby Got Back"

[Intro]
Oh, my, god. Becky, look at her butt.
It is so big. *scoff* She looks like,
one of those rap guys' girlfriends.
But, you know, who understands those rap guys? *scoff*
They only talk to her, because,
she looks like a total prostitute, 'kay?
I mean, her butt, is just so big.
I can't believe it's just so round, it's like,
out there, I mean - gross. Look!
She's just so ... black!

[Sir Mix-a-Lot]
I like big butts and I can not lie
You other brothers can't deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
And a round thing in your face
You get sprung, wanna pull out your tough
'Cause you notice that butt was stuffed
Deep in the jeans she's wearing
I'm hooked and I can't stop staring
Oh baby, I wanna get with you
And take your picture
My homeboys tried to warn me
But that butt you got makes me so horny
Ooh, Rump-o'-smooth-skin
You say you wanna get in my Benz?
Well, use me, use me
'Cause you ain't that average groupie
I've seen them dancin'
To hell with romancin'
She's sweat, wet,
Got it goin' like a turbo 'Vette
I'm tired of magazines
Sayin' flat butts are the thing
Take the average black man and ask him that
She gotta pack much back
So, fellas! (Yeah!) Fellas! (Yeah!)
Has your girlfriend got the butt? (Hell yeah!)
Tell 'em to shake it! (Shake it!) Shake it! (Shake it!)
Shake that healthy butt!
Baby got back!

(LA face with Oakland booty)
Baby got back!

[Sir Mix-a-Lot]
I like 'em round, and big
And when I'm throwin' a gig
I just can't help myself, I'm actin' like an animal
Now here's my scandal
I wanna get you home
And ugh, double-up, ugh, ugh
I ain't talkin' bout Playboy
'Cause silicone parts are made for toys
I want 'em real thick and juicy
So find that juicy double
Mix-a-Lot's in trouble
Beggin' for a piece of that bubble
So I'm lookin' at rock videos
Knock-kneeded bimbos walkin' like hoes
You can have them bimbos
I'll keep my women like Flo Jo
A word to the thick soul sisters, I wanna get with ya
I won't cuss or hit ya
But I gotta be straight when I say I wanna **
Till the break of dawn
Baby got it goin' on
A lot of simps won't like this song
'Cause them punks like to hit it and quit it
And I'd rather stay and play
'Cause I'm long, and I'm strong
And I'm down to get the friction on
So, ladies! {Yeah!} Ladies! {Yeah}
If you wanna roll in my Mercedes {Yeah!}
Then turn around! Stick it out!
Even white boys got to shout
Baby got back!

Baby got back!
Yeah, baby ... when it comes to females, Cosmo ain't got nothin'
to do with my selection. 36-24-36? Ha ha, only if she's 5'3".

[Sir Mix-a-Lot]
So your girlfriend rolls a Honda, playin' workout tapes by Fonda
But Fonda ain't got a motor in the back of her Honda
My anaconda don't want none
Unless you've got buns, hun
You can do side bends or sit-ups,
But please don't lose that butt
Some brothers wanna play that "hard" role
And tell you that the butt ain't gold
So they toss it and leave it
And I pull up quick to retrieve it
So Cosmo says you're fat
Well I ain't down with that!
'Cause your waist is small and your curves are kickin'
And I'm thinkin' bout stickin'
To the beanpole dames in the magazines:
You ain't it, Miss Thing!
Give me a sister, I can't resist her
Red beans and rice didn't miss her
Some knucklehead tried to dis
'Cause his girls are on my list
He had game but he chose to hit 'em
And I pull up quick to get wit 'em
So ladies, if the butt is round,
And you want a triple X throw down,
Dial 1-900-MIXALOT
And kick them nasty thoughts
Baby got back!

(Little in the middle but she got much back) [4x]


Best. Party. Song. Ever.

And yes, I am proud to say that I know all of the lyrics It seems to impress the boyz.

but you're, OMG, white, kay?



2009-05-02 4:12 PM
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maybe it's just me, but... those butts weren't square... they were rectangular.

 

Teaching all those kids poor geometry.... THAT's what's upsetting...  

 

2009-05-02 5:09 PM
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I keep watching it, looking for the part that has anything to do with Burger King's food, the restaurant????  I am baffled as to why they would go to such lengths to damage their already shakey reputation without even seeming to have a message. 
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katherinel - 2009-05-02 6:09 PM I keep watching it, looking for the part that has anything to do with Burger King's food, the restaurant????  I am baffled as to why they would go to such lengths to damage their already shakey reputation without even seeming to have a message. 

It doesnt have to. The idea for the commercial is to enhance the brand awareness through that increase sales. The commercial is good (funny) and has generated a ton of additional press for the company.

2009-05-03 10:37 AM
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I know that a lot of folks do not have Carl's Jr. in their area, but they have a long history of successful use of commercials that many find offensive.

BK might be trying to ride those coat tails.
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