Hugh Laurie and the Burger King Gold Card “Freakout”

Burger King got a deluge of publicity after an interview with “House” star Hugh Laurie, who told the Times his celebrity perks include getting good tables and his “Burger King gold card.” (I assume he was joking, and that the irony got lost somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic). There’s one hitch, however: He doesn’t actually have one…

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Now: I confess I knew naught of these cards, but some light Googling reveals that Jay Leno is also in possession of this Burger King Gold Card, and that possession of said card entitles one to an almost limitless supply of free burgers. (Ugh!)

Jay Leno recounts the reaction he received the first time he slapped his BK Gold on the counter: “So I order my food, and the guy says, ‘That’s $11.’ So I say: ‘Fine, here you go,’ and hand him the card. His reaction was amazing: ‘Whoa… where’d you get this?’ He was not impressed that I was on ‘The Tonight Show’ or even that I was driving a Porsche Carrera GT. He was more impressed with this piece of plastic.

Says the Times: “Those with a Burger King Gold Card are the new Bilderberg Group; the new illuminati… This is the pinnacle. The sesame-seed bunicle. These are the Burger King of Kings.” Somewhat purple, but maybe this serendipitous aside may do for the card what Sideways did for Pinot Noir

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