If you thought there was no way to top a Paris Hilton-Hannah Ferguson slow-motion car-washing, sex-eating burger-palooza, you'd be wrong, Carl's Jr. wants to tell bros.
Supermodels and celebutantes don't have the market cornered, after all, on using their scantily clad bums, stripper moves and garden hoses to hawk fast food. Along comes Aqua Teen Hunger Force's Carl Brutananadilewski, a husky, hirsute late-night star, to show everybody how it's done.
Just don't eat that burger before you see the new commercial, airing online and during Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, where Aqua Teen Hunger Force anchors the block and Carl regularly heckles his neighbors Meatwad, Master Shake and Frylock.
Though lacking in the bronzed beauty and sex appeal of the burger joint's former brand ambassadors—Padma Lakshmi, Heidi Klum and Kate Upton among them—Carl "brings a certain willingness to the role and a unique interpretation of fresh baked buns," said Steve Lemley, svp of field marketing and media at Carl's Jr. and sister chain Hardee's.
The animated character is willing to wear a physique-inappropriate banana hammock, in other words, and writhe around on a Dodge Spyder while chomping a burger and slapping his ass.
The spot, written and produced by Aqua Teen Hunger Force creators with assists from 72andSunny and Initiative, promotes the chain's bread, baked fresh in stores, which makes its buns "denser and a little sweeter" than competitors' products, according to the press release.
Make that connection between the food and Carl's lumpy posterior at your own risk.