It’s been a long time coming for “Good Burger” fans and the film’s stars — Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell — when it comes to the potential of a sequel for the iconic 1997 Nickelodeon flick. For years, both Thompson and Mitchell have reprised their Dexter Reed and Ed roles for unique comedy sketches and different matters. And they have even spoken publicly about trying to do every other “Good Burger” before in the past. But sadly, nothing’s ever come of it.
“Yeah, you know, we are gonna let [Nickelodeon] work it out,” Mitchell told TMZ in 2018. “But all you want to realize is that Kenan and I are down.”
The Brian Robbins-directed “Good Burger,” for people who never noticed it, was primarily based totally off an “All That” comedy sketch of the same call starring Thompson and Mitchell. It centered around a fast-food conflict among the old-school Good Burger restaurant and a brand new-wave corporate juggernaut referred to as Mondo Burger, which was known for its gargantuan patties. Calls for a sequel have never stopped mounting because the movie’s release, and with “Good Burger” celebrating its 25th anniversary this year it is a wonderful time for Thompson and Mitchell to make their toughest push but for every other run at the huge screen — which, according to a new interview featuring Thompson, is exactly what the comedy duo is doing.
‘We are working harder on it than ever’
Appearing on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Kenan Thompson pointed out how he and Kel Mitchell had been pushing tougher than ever for a “Good Burger” sequel. And in the event that they do get one, he is were given the perfect idea for it.
“We are working harder on it than ever,” Thompson told Fallon. “So it is about meeting the numbers and letting the numbers match up because I need them numbers,” the SNL star joked, earlier than diving into his “Good Burger 2” plan. “I feel like Kel must have 1,000,000 children…after which I’m coming out of jail for something he put me in jail for.”
If Nickelodeon have been to actually deliver Thompson and Mitchell the green light on a “Good Burger” sequel, numerous matters might likely have to alternate about the characters and general schtick of Dexter and Ed to be geared in the direction of an older audience and to cope with the Dan Schneider controversy. The ’90s children flick was originally panned by critics and wasn’t embraced till years later by now-grown millennials, who’ve reportedly confirmed to be a strong enough marketplace to preserve Nickelodeon invested (thru Marketing Dive). GQ magazine cited in 2017 how “Good Burger” was ultimately a film that could never be released in today’s social climate, calling it “a stoner movie for youngsters.” But now that the ones youngsters have grown up, there could not be a higher time to try to get the ball rolling on a sequel. “I would like it to [happen],” Thompson told Fallon.