There are some headlines that you never think you’re going to write. Such is the case with the one you see above. We live in a world where William Shakespeare‘s “Love’s Labour’s Won,” a presumed sequel to “Love’s Labour’s Lost” may be forever lost to time and yet, we are getting a sequel to “Good Burger.” Yes, that’s right children of the 1990s, you may rejoice as Ed will once again welcome you to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger and ask, “Can I take your order?”
“Good Burger,” the 1997 theatrical spin-off of the Nickelodeon television series “All That,” was VERY much a product of its time. What movie could feature both Shaquille O’Neal and Sinbad? The stars of the film, Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, were staples of Nickelodeon programming of the time, being two of the stand-out players from “All That” and later their own program, “Kenan & Kel.” Basically, from 1994 to about 2000, you couldn’t go more than a few hours on Nickelodeon without seeing one of these two guys enacting their comedic shenanigans.
Given how powerful nostalgia is, perhaps it’s not surprising that we’d find up with “Good Burger 2″ as Paramount+ continues to try to woo viewers to their streaming service. Not only will Kenan and Kel be reprising their roles as Dexter Reed and Ed, they’ll also be reteaming with the writing team of Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert. The duo also worked with Kenan and Kel on the previous “Good Burger” film, in addition to their Nickelodeon programs. In short, the whole crew is coming back together.
Plot details are scarce at the moment, but what we know so far is that Dexter has been striking out in the field of inventing, leading him to have to come back to Good Burger. There he reunites with Ed and a new staff but Dexter still has his eyes set on something greater. Unfortunately, that plan may put the fast food restaurant and its staff in jeopardy. It actually sounds more like a “Kenan & Kel” episode given how most of them revolved around Kenan trying to plot some sort of success scheme that would ultimately collapse in on itself and land himself and Kel in hot water.
Production for the film will start in May. In the mean time, there’s one especially funny thing that resulted from the original “Good Burger” film. Because it was released in 1997, it had the luxury of being in the era of “Siskel & Ebert,” resulting in the two critics not recommending the film. However, and this is the amazing part, the review devolves into a debate over whether or not the characters are legitimately dumb or subversively dumb. It is one of their best moments, and all brought about because of “Good Burger.”
And you can catch Kenan on “Saturday Night Live,” as he is the longest running cast member in the 48 seasons of the show’s history.