August 02, 2012 6:07am PT by Jordan Zakarin
Chick-fil-A Comedy: 'Conan' and John Goodman Roast Chicken Chain (Videos)
Without taking away from the seriousness of the fight for civil rights, there is something inherently absurd about its current battleground being a regional chicken sandwich chain. This has not been lost on comedy writers.
On Wednesday night, Chaz the Intolerant Chicken -- a playful, pun-filled and hateful spin on the Jim Henson puppets that were pulled from the restaurant -- made his third appearance on Conan, offering "mouth watering hunks of meat" and yogurt parfaits.
Meanwhile, John Goodman and Funny or Die teamed up to provide a new rival to Chaz and his ilk: the gay-loving Colonel Sanders from KFC. Check out the video below the Conan spot.
The stakes were raised even higher in the Chick-fil-A gay marriage spat on Wednesday, as conservatives heeded the call of former politicians such as Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and Sarah Palin to celebrate Chick-fil-A Apprecation Day.