Iceland releases hilarious spoof of the Crown’s opening credit starring The Turkey

Iceland releases hilarious spoof of the Crown’s opening credit starring The Turkey

Iceland releases hilarious spoof of The Crown’s opening credits starring ‘The Turkey’, with close-ups of a roasting bird and golden gravy ‘inspired by the real-life events’

  • Iceland has released a spoof version of the Netflix show’s opening credits
  • Titled ‘The Turkey Crown,’ shows close-up snaps of the roasted bird from brand
  • ‘Mum,’ ‘dad’ and ‘the dog’ are credited as the team behind the festive dinner 

Hopping on the popularity of The Crown’s fifth series, which was released last week, Iceland have released a hilarious spoof of the show’s opening credits. 

Titled ‘The Turkey Crown,’  the clip imitates the solemn style of the Netflix show’s opening, replacing the close-up shot of a crown with similar shots of a roasted bird.

The clip also credits ‘baster: mum,’ ‘cooker: dad’ and ‘security: the dog,’ in the same style as Imelda Staunton, Dominic West or Elizabeth Debicki are credited in the  opening titles. 

The supermarket released the tongue-in-cheek clip, which is set to a solemn piece of music today, ahead of the festive season. 

The clip also credits ‘baster: mum,’ ‘cooker: dad’ and ‘executive producer: gran’ in the same style as Imelda Staunton, Dominic West or Elizabeth Debicki are credited in the current opening for The Crown

The short advert shares tantalising shots of an Iceland Turkey fresh from the oven and glazed with gravy. 

In a hint to the blockbuster royal drama, all the members of the family are listed in the clip, including the grandma as an ‘executive producer,’ and even the oven mitts as ‘chief gripper.’ 

Eventually the clip ends with a rotating shot of the turkey and all the trimmings on a serving plate as the title ‘The Turkey Crown’ appears. 

The advert of course aims to promote the supermarket’s frozen turkey, which cost £20.  

Hopping on the popularity of The Crown's fifth series, which was released last week, Iceland have released a hilarious spoof of the show's opening credits

Hopping on the popularity of The Crown’s fifth series, which was released last week, Iceland have released a hilarious spoof of the show’s opening credits

The supermarket released the tongue-in-cheek clip, which is set to a solemn piece of music, just like the real The Crown credit today ahead of the festive season

The supermarket released the tongue-in-cheek clip, which is set to a solemn piece of music, just like the real The Crown credit today ahead of the festive season

The clip goes on to list the family's dog as 'security,' suggesting yours pets will keep a close eye on your Christmas dinner

The clip goes on to list the family’s dog as ‘security,’ suggesting yours pets will keep a close eye on your Christmas dinner 

Caspar Nelson, Marketing Director at Iceland Foods joked: ‘We bow down to Netflix’s family orientated drama and pay homage to the fictional dramatisation in our version of The Crown.

‘We do want to point out the differences though. Our version is inspired by the real-life events of a frozen turkey and the political and personal events that shape a delicious Christmas dinner,’ he added, in a reference to the controversy surrounding Peter Morgan’s show. 

Netflix recently discreetly added a disclaimer before its trailer for The Crown’s series five after a number public figures, including Dame Judi Dench, called on them to make it clear their historical drama was fiction. 

Meanwhile, royal author Andrew Morton revealed earlier this week that Elizabeth Debicki‘s ‘uncanny’ performance as Princess Diana in The Crown left him ‘shaking’.

Even oven gloves get a shout out in the inventive advert for Iceland's £20 frozen Turkey and gravy

Even oven gloves get a shout out in the inventive advert for Iceland’s £20 frozen Turkey and gravy 

As the clip goes on, more of the roasted turkey and its trimmings are revealed by the camera's shots

As the clip goes on, more of the roasted turkey and its trimmings are revealed by the camera’s shots 

'Mum' is also credited as the turkey's 'baster' in the short clip, which Iceland joked is 'inspired by real-life events'

‘Mum’ is also credited as the turkey’s ‘baster’ in the short clip, which Iceland joked is ‘inspired by real-life events’ 

The writing of Morton’s infamous biography Diana: Her True Story features heavily in episode two of the latest season of the hit Netflix drama.

The former royal correspondent relied on Diana’s close friend James Colthurst to sneak the Princess’ audio recordings out of Kensington Palace when he was writing the biography.

This arrangement allowed the mother-of-two to deny ever being interviewed face-to-face for the book, which became an instant best-seller when it hit shelves in 1992.

Speaking to the Today Show, the author – who has now penned the biography The Queen: Her Life – opened up about what it was like to see the dramastised events unfold on screen.

Describing his initial reaction to the episode, Andrew explained: ‘I’m not joking, I was shaking watching [the episode] because it was like being taken back 30 years to when I was interviewing her for my book.’

What’s more, the biographer was full of praise for how Elizabeth Debicki has portrayed Diana.

He continued: ‘Her mannerisms, her speech patterns were identical to the late Princess. 

‘And for me, having worked so closely with [Diana], it was like seeing a ghost. It really was uncanny.’

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Claire Toureille

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