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KFC rolls out weirdest (but also weirdly greatest) prom corsage, ever

KFC rolls out weirdest (but also weirdly greatest) prom corsage, ever

Where was this when I was in high school?

KFC released a new ad campaign this week, just in time for prom. The video features a young man showing up to go through the awkward pre-dance ritual with his date. You know, trading flowers and pat compliments. But then — then! — the fellow opens a box and reveals to his date the ultimate corsage: Baby's breath and a drumstick.

"I know how much you like Original Recipe," he says.

So smooth.

It's not just a commercial, either. Gutsy high schoolers can actually buy a chicken corsage with which to either impress or terrify their date.

Fair warning, though: If the recipient is particularly fond of KFC, dates may find themselves getting a new kind of cold shoulder, just like the guy in the ad, below. --Sarah Eberspacher