This KFC Christmas 2018 ad set in a snowy wilderness features a Chicken and a Turkey embarking on a ‘Western’ style standoff. Both birds stare each other out until suddenly the Turkey bails out and runs away. This is followed by the tagline “Turkey comes and goes, but chicken’s here to stay.” This intentionally comical advert is likely to be received with hilarity from some and mixed reaction from others. Comical genius or festive distastefulness… you decide.
The music in the advert
Music: The Ecstasy of Gold | Artist: Ennio Morricone
The music in the advert is the 1966 musical composition called The Ecstasy of Gold (or L’estasi dell’oro in Italian) by Ennio Morricone. It was recorded for the Sergio Leone film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and is one of the most well known Morricone themes. It’s a fitting piece of music for the standoff moment in the ad..