Madame Tussauds Immortalizes the Burger King, For a Limited Time

Burger King

Somewhere, Mayor McCheese is plotting an assassination.Photo: Melissa Hom

It doesn’t take much to become immortalized in Madame Tussauds these days: The wax museum, where Napoleon Bonaparte twice sat for his likeness, now has the copies of RuPaul, Freddie Krueger, and George Pataki occupying its not-so-hallowed halls. Still, we were taken aback when we heard that the Burger King and his progeny, the Whopper, were about to be enshrined. (Burger King, which came up with the idea, also paid for it.)

Power 105's Ed Lover introduced the King with a very New York panegyric, a parody of Run-DMC’s “King of Rock”

He’s the king of burgers! There is none higher!
Even McDonald’s must call him sire!
Flame-broiled goodness beats a fryer!
He’ll keep cooking, and not ever retire!

The King, for his part, has a head even larger than you'd expect, and is something like twelve feet tall. Creating a wax figure of a wax figure was too uncanny a project for us to sort through this early in the day, but making matters worse was the presence of a second King, there to introduce his immobile twin. All in all, it's a good reason to avoid Times Square, but should you need to see your burger sovereign, he will be at Madame Tussauds through February. But if he starts moving, run.

Of King and Cutlets

Who's happier?Photo: Melissa Hom