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California-based poultry company Foster Farms has made multiple commercials centering on the Foster Imposters: two saltwater-injected chickens who spend their screen time claiming to be Foster Farms chickens (or try to become so). They've been around since 1993, but Foster Farms still actively makes commercials about them. Their goal is to become some human, ''any'' human's dinner - which usually involves (but not always) lying about being or trying to become Foster Farms chickens. By far, they are the best known poultry plant mascots in the United States.

Rather than being just two guys inside chicken costumes, they're actually man-sized puppets controlled by people outside the suits before being digitally erased. Merchandise of the Imposters exist in the form of plush toys, golf club covers, bobbleheads, clothes.

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  • A Weighty Aesop: Foster Farms is always promoting the "Imposters" to point out how healthy, fresh and natural their chicken is:
    • Foster Farms chicken is never frozen.
    • Foster Farms chicken is corn-fed.
    • Foster Farms chicken is saltwater-free. (Say no to plumping!)
  • Alien Abduction: In one commercial, an alien kidnaps the Imposters by beaming them up into her UFO, until her UFO computer tells her that they have too much saltwater injected in them, and so she throws them back.
  • The Alleged Car: The Imposters drive a blue 1967 Plymouth Belvedere. It broke down in at least two commercials.
  • All for Nothing: The Imposters are originally from Arkansas, and at one point they went on a long road trip to deliver themselves to a random house in California, only for the woman and her daughter to reject them and shut the door for not being from Foster Farms.
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  • Babies Make Everything Better: In many commercials, the Imposters are subject to rejection from mothers who are grocery shopping, and those mothers often have babies or children with them, some of those kids even joining their mothers in rejecting the Imposters.
  • Bad Liar: The Imposters, whenever they try to tell humans they're from Foster Farms.
  • Big Eater: The Imposters are always chowing on pizza, hot dogs, mustard (even chugging it down at a convenience store), cheeseburgers, fries, donuts, onion rings, candy corn and guzzling down soda. It's a mystery how the Imposters didn't get fat even before they were injected with saltwater if all they eat is junk.
  • Clucking Funny: The Imposters, due to their stupidity.
  • Didn't Think This Through: The Imposters' goal to get eaten has so much wrong in it because:
    • They try to market themselves to humans without even getting de-feathered first.
    • They apparently anticipate getting killed and cooked, but thoroughly enjoy life itself mainly through eating junk food and sipping on sodas.
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  • The Ditz: The chicken with the higher-pitch voice is the dumber one of the pair. But that's not saying the other chicken with a lower (deeper) voice is a genius himself.
  • Drugs Are Bad: The Imposters' commercials renounce antibiotics, saltwater injecting and hormone adding onto chickens.
  • Eat Me: While most chickens don't want to get eaten, the Imposters spend all their time trying to become someone's dinner.
  • Fat and Proud: The Imposters after getting bloated. They were only proud of it as long as they believed that people love plump, saltwater-injected chicken but off-screen they had it removed for the newer commercials.
  • Mama Bear: In one commercial, the dumber of the pair was allowed by a mother to look after her baby. Cut to a video showing that chicken squirting whipped cream into the baby's mouth, prompting the mother to strangle the chicken for ruining her baby's underdeveloped teeth.
  • Mascot: The Imposters are this to Foster Farms.
  • Never Given a Name: The Imposters don't have names (and Foster Farms admitted on their website they're not going to bother giving them any). You can only tell them apart by how their voices sound different.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: In one of their first commercials back from the early 90s, the Imposters pick up one who was hitchhiking, but then they toss him out when he offered them carrot sticks.
  • The Pig Pen: They're dirty all the time, primarily because they eat junk food without any table manners and they don't bathe. One tattoo artist complains they smell foul too.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: In "48 Hours or Less", the Imposters boarded a plane that they thought would take them to Washington. Instead, the plane dumped them on Antarctica.
  • Sucks at Dancing: The Imposters after getting heavily bloated with saltwater. They barely can move with all that saltwater, so take a guess how their dance performances were.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: The Imposters for the "Say No to Plumping" campaign sized up through saltwater injections because of a shady doctor who told them that people would love them if they were all plump and juiced with saltwater. In real life, they're actually more famous in their extreme plumped up bodies than their usual bodies.
  • Toxic, Inc.: Many commercials point out that several poultry plants, except for Foster Farms, inject their chickens with saltwater in order to force consumers to pay more for heavier chicken.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: The Imposters seem to be fond of pizza the most.
  • Villain Protagonist: The Imposters themselves, seeing that they're trying to get humans to eat saltwater-injected chicken that weigh more so they'll pay more. Not to mention, the Imposters can be callous and shallow towards people, even towards each other.
  • Visual Pun: They are foul fowl.

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