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Elvis Presley (People)

"Pork chops."
"Country, old school."
"Unless it's fried, then it's Elvis, the early years."

An icon of American rock and roll, Elvis Presley, or simply "The King," needs hardly any introduction. There are pros and cons for "early" (or "skinny") Elvis and "late" (or "fat") Elvis. The former is admired for his hip swivel, his military service, and his catchy but simplistic rock-and-roll ditties; the latter is appreciated for his impressive comeback and his penchant for fried peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches, but frowned upon for expiring on a toilet. Ironically, Keith associates the greasy, high-caloric hot mess of fried pork chops with the leaner version of Presley. A nationwide poll asking which Elvis incarnation would appear on a 1993 postage stamp proved once and for all that the svelte Elvis is the public's King of choice.

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