KFC: The (Unofficial) Sponsor of Free-Range Kids


Of course, I’d love an official sponsor, too. But in the meantime, I’m licking…er…liking this KFC ad a lot!



KFC for FRK?

KFC for FRK?


19 Responses to KFC: The (Unofficial) Sponsor of Free-Range Kids

  1. That_Susan April 20, 2015 at 11:28 am #

    I love it! Now if KFC would just let their chickens free-range, that would be awesome! If they’ve started being more humanitarian in this area, someone please let me know!

  2. Becks April 20, 2015 at 11:53 am #

    Ahhhh that’s great. If only these subtle messages would filter through to society.

  3. Eric S April 20, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    This totally feels like a commercial from back in the 70s and 80s.

  4. Gina April 20, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

    Wow…I saw this ad last night and was going to send it to you! 🙂

  5. Linda April 20, 2015 at 12:59 pm #

    I saw this yesterday and thought the same thing! It made me smile.

  6. Nadine April 20, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

    Commercials use what sells. So the idea of a world like this is attractive to most of their target audience. Now how to use images like that to explain that society is something we make together and that if we apply ourselves it’s not just some imaginary world where no chicken were hurt for their KFC but a real possibility. but it takes new rules, different additudes and a big upgrade of infrastructure in most towns.

  7. Kathy April 20, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

    Great ad!!!

  8. Maggie in VA April 20, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

    OK, I just want to see the SLN send-up in which the adorable kids are all apprehended by the police and taken into custody by CPS, and then their parents are arrested.

  9. SanityAnyone? April 20, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    I don’t even see one of those bulky kid’s wristwatch phones / GPS tracking devices on their arms! Stomach growling for fried chicken, now.

  10. Ken Picard April 20, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

    Except for the part when the kids pull up to the drive-up window and the ad flashes the warning: “Do not attempt.”

  11. Papilio April 20, 2015 at 4:48 pm #

    Haha. Kids & bikes 🙂
    Kinda reminds me of this commercial, about a girl who must really LOVE soccer, because otherwise… Well:


    (Dialogue: “Lost?” “Cancelled.”)

  12. Havva April 20, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    @ Ken Picard,
    As someone who has had multiple friends attempt the drive through on bike. I have been warned not to do that. Not even a dozen teens jumping on it will trigger the sensor, so you can’t place your order.

  13. Liz April 20, 2015 at 6:49 pm #

    This is my favorite “free-range” commercial. It is the 2015 GoRVing “Bring Back Wildhood” commercial.

  14. Keith April 20, 2015 at 10:52 pm #

    “Do not attempt” flashes on the screen as the child in a helmet is riding through the drive thru……how free range indeed

  15. sexhysteria April 21, 2015 at 3:15 am #

    Great video! Leave comments on YouTube.

  16. hineata April 21, 2015 at 6:40 am #

    @Papilio – damn, now I want more cake! 😊. That square -jawed chap wasn’t bad, either….

    I have the worst imagination, too, because I was waiting for the SUV to back over the kids on it’s way to the road!😀

  17. Papilio April 21, 2015 at 7:35 am #

    @Hineata: yes, those things are tall…! Made me wonder if parents there also mount one of those little flags on their young kids’ bikes, to make them more visible, but seeing the amount of pictures of cycling kids with not just a flag but also a helmet tells me they do…

  18. MichaelF April 21, 2015 at 8:19 am #

    Tried this once in high school at the drive in with a friend and we never were able to get the speaker to activate, some person in the car behind us said to wait and he drove up so it would register then we got to place our order.

    No idea who it was, but with a wave and a thank you we got our food!

  19. dancing on thin ice April 22, 2015 at 4:08 am #

    For those wondering about bikes using the drive thru, the sensor probably is the type of metal detector for traffic lights.

    I’ve read a hack of super magnets on the bottom of a bike might trigger the device.
    Super magnets weren’t around when I was a kid, they are what make it possible for modern headphones to be so tiny.
    I encourage any Free Range Kids to experiment with this idea.
    Preferably try it at a slow time to not hold up the line if it doesn’t work right away.