“Secret’s out, Chicken Man” is a line in the trailer for Lifetime’s upcoming romantic thriller about KFC’s Colonel Sanders. (And yes, despite all the adversities and a better judgment, this is a completely factual statement.) Broadcast on Sunday, December 13th, A recipe for seduction is of course a 15 minute short film sponsored by the fast food chain. Amazingly, however, they managed to win Mario Lopez as chef Harland Sanders, who (presumably) woos an heiress with his dashing looks and the recipe for fried chicken.
The very effective marketing stunt has caused quite a stir on social media since the trailer was released on Monday. A tweet noted the “ghost of 30 skirt“was alive and well in the short, while another, who has over 1,500 likes at the time of going to press, simply exclaimed,” I will never recover. “I won’t do it either … but not before I tune in to see if Harland and Jessica end up dating.