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KFC Has Revived Colonel Sanders

The Colonel is back, and he's being played by Darell Hammond.

by Drew Millard
May 19 2015, 7:25pm

Today, KFC posted three new videos to its YouTube channel, featuring former Saturday Night Live actor Darrell Hammond playing the iconic Colonel Sanders, founder of the chicken chain. The company has also launched a new Colonel Sanders site, featuring "The Hall of Colonels," which Hammond-as-Sanders describes as "A totally accurate internet representation of my life." The site features a video game called Colonel Quest with five different levels where the Colonel drops out of school in the 6th grade, catches babies on a small trampoline, gets in a Punch-Out!!-style brawl in a courtroom, has a shootout at a gas station, and finally makes a bunch of fried chicken, respectively.

In the introductory video, called "The State of Kentucky Fried Chicken," Sanders marvels at the developments of the modern world (The International Space Station! Double-sided tape! Cargo pants!) and reminds us all that KFC still exists. The videos have subtle notes of a Kentucky fried take on Phil Hartman's Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer SNL character.

Watch the two other videos below.

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