We've been pokin fun at Mickey D's bringing back the Hamburglar as a middle-aged dad with skinny jeans...wonder how we'll accept this comeback?

Starting Monday, you'll see Colonel Sanders in KFC commercials, in honor of their 75th anniversary!

Now, the original colonel wasn't a colonel at all...he was a real businessman named Harland Sanders.  He passed away in 1980.  This new incarnation will be played by Darrell Hammond from SNL!  (He now serves as SNL's announcer since the death of Don Pardo.)

In the new rounds, they're more spoofing Colonel Sanders...clearly going for the nostalgia angle.  They'll also release an 8-bit, Atari-style online game called ColonelQuest.

Here's the NEW Colonel:

 

 

And for fun, how about some outtakes from the original?  Sanders was botching some voiceovers and they're pretty funny....he can't quite nail the "finger lickin good" line....

 

 

Here's one of the original commercials from 1969...

 

 

Ok, and I'd be remiss if I didn't share one of my favorite clips from "So I Married An Axe Murderer"...