Man, it must be Portly Person Post Day here at the Sportress. First, it was that reporter guy from Tampa crushing the skateboarder, (then JaMarcus Russell). Next I made fun of Prince Fielder’s weight, now we have John Kruk’s appearance in a Denny’s commercial. With talking chickens.
Really, there isn’t much to add other than the fact that Kruk really shows off his acting chops when he responds to the chickens’ questions regarding their fantasy baseball lineups, which of course are entirely comprised of baseball players with bird-related names (e.g. Paul Byrd). One thing I would have suggested is the chickens should have asked Kruk about his one-time All-Star Game nemesis, Randy Johnson, who looks like the offspring of James Hetfield and the Chicken Lady from Kids in the Hall.
But more than anything, the commercial is saved by the impeccable acting by Kruk. The perceived annoyance by the ESPN analyst regarding the inane questions from the chickens is certainly palatable. My guess is Kruk imagined how he would feel after eating one of Denny’s $2, $4, $6, $8 menu items. Not because Denny’s food is crappy – which it is – but that the Krukster would not nearly be satisfied after only one. My guess is when Kruk goes to Denny’s, he has to get two tables – one for him and one for his order.