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WHOPPER VIRGINS (THE NON-PORN VERSION)

By / 12.12.08

By now you’ve probably seen that “Whopper Virgins” Burger King commercial about traveling to remote places (Thailand, Greenland, and Romania, to be specific) to do a Whopper vs. Big Mac taste test among people who’ve never eaten burgers.  The resulting documentary (watch the whole thing below) was actually directed by Stacey Peralta, previously of Dogtown and the Z-Boys and Riding Giants (as well as the planned director for the adaptation of Allan Weisbecker’s book, In Search of Captain Zero).

It’s entertaining, if not necessarily effective as a commercial, considering some of the people choose Big Mac, and the guy above says he prefers seal meat (so does Heidi Klum – Heyo!).  I think a pretty funny joke would’ve been to have the people take a bite of the burger and then tell them, “You have three minutes to live.  We’re taking your soul back to America in our cameras.”  Or travel to India and not tell the people what they’re eating, and then after they take a bite say, “See?  They’re not just sacred, they’re delicious!” and have that guy in the king mask come out and start breakdancing.

Another problem with the documentary as an effective commercial: They explain what great pains they took to bring an authentic Burger King flamebroiler with them, but they never say what steps they took to make an authentic Big Mac. Was the thing sitting under a heat lamp all the way from L.A. to Greenland? Or did they just try to reverse engineer a Big Mac when they got there? Either way, I want one of those hair jackets.

[Popcandy via /Film]


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