Kenan & Kel Reunite in ‘Good Burger’ Bit on ‘The Tonight Show’

     September 24, 2015


Those of you who long for the halcyon days of the mid-1990s, and specifically for the slate of Nickelodeon television from this time period, will be happy to hear that Kenan and Kel were reunited last night on The Tonight Show. Kenan Thompson, who has been appearing on Saturday Night Live for over 10 years now, joined up with former sitcom co-star Kel Mitchell (Kenan & Kel) to re-enact a famous sketch from their All That days that was adapted into a feature length film by Paramount in 1997.

The sketch about two teenagers working at the titular fast food restaurant featured a few changes, however, with host Jimmy Fallon getting in on the act and Thompson not playing Dexter Reed to Mitchell’s Ed, but rather a “hangry” construction worker named Lester Oats. You can check out the bit for yourself below, along with a bonus behind-the-scenes clip.

Watch the Good Burger bit below:

And now for fun, here’s Paramount’s trailer for the 1997 Good Burger movie. (Warning: It’s a mess):

Here’s the Good Burger synopsis, in case you feel the need to revisit it:

Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, stars of the popular Nickelodeon series All That, confront the ogre of faceless corporate tyranny and have fun doing it in this comedy for young people. Ed (Mitchell) is a teenager who lives for his job at Good Burger, a small but friendly neighborhood hamburger stand, while his buddy Dexter (Thompson) also works there, but lack Ed’s single-minded devotion to his job – he’s there because he accidentally destroyed the car of his teacher Mr. Wheat (Sinbad) and has to raise money to pay the damages. When Mondo Burger, a mammoth fast-foot chain, opens across the street, it looks like Good Burger is history, until Ed formulates a secret sauce that brings hundreds of new customers to their door. However, the monomaniacal manager of Mondo Burger, Kurt (Jan Schweiterman), is determined to get his hands on the sauce and put Good Burger out of business. Meanwhile, Ed and Dexter must rescue Otis (Abe Vigoda), the world’s oldest fast food employee, from the Demented Hills Asylum, and Ed might just find love with Monique (Shar Jackson) if he could take his mind off the burgers long enough to pay attention to her. Good Burger also features basketball star Shaquille O’Neal as himself and George Clinton as one of the Demented Hills inmates.