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By Izza Sofia
‘Hodor’s’ death in last season’s Game of Thrones was really heartbreaking, and now KFC has made us relive that grief all over again with its new ad.
The fast food chain has conveniently jumped on the Thrones bandwagon ahead of season seven’s launch next week, with an appearance by ‘Hodor’ himself.
Actor Kristian Nairn plays an employee at KFC who is overwhelmed with requests for ‘chicken with fries’ from impatient customers. Like his character, who could famously only say his name ‘Hodor’ on the show, Kristian can seemingly only say ‘chicken with fries’—the most popular order at this KFC outlet.
He watches the clock in panic as it hits 12pm and a mass of serious-faced hungry customers marches through the door. He then repeats everyone’s order of ‘chicken with fries’ over and over again, as more and more people order the popular meal.
He gets more agitated—until his words start morphing into ‘chicken with rice’ instead. The tongue-in-cheek spoof is promoting KFC’s Ricebox, which contain the chain’s famous Original Recipe chicken with rice instead of chips.