“Good Burger 2” would be the launch pad for a brand new period of collaboration between Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, in keeping with the 2 actors.
In an interview with Selection, Thompson says he and Mitchell will “a million %” preserve working collectively after the debut of the long-awaited sequel to their cult basic Nickelodeon movie on Paramount+.
“It will be solely proper for us to proceed to go discover what Kenan and Kel might have been after we had been in our 20s after we left Nickelodeon and determined to attempt to determine it out, as an alternative of simply mechanically doing the Abbott and Costello factor,” Thompson says. “Now that we’re older and sharper and wiser and this that and the opposite, we will do it at such a excessive stage on so many alternative shops or no matter. We all know a lot now. There’s so many alternative components to the enterprise. There’s so many alternative alternatives and we’re simply able to deal with all of that. So it’s very thrilling, I believe, particularly after we’ll be capable of personal it.”
Thompson and Mitchell first met once they had been each solid members on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy collection “All That,” from which “Good Burger” originated. Together with the success of the primary movie, the duo labored collectively for 4 seasons on their very own Nickelodeon collection “Kenan & Kel.” As soon as the present ended, they “had been exploring life as people for some time,” Thompson stated, earlier than coming again collectively when the celebs aligned for “Good Burger 2.”
The pair have an plain comedian chemistry, one thing they seen as quickly as they first met on the set of “All That.”
“As quickly as I met him, laughter, jokes, the entire total time,” Mitchell stated. “I used to be like, ‘Oh, I’m gonna hang around with this child, man.’ Then our households are comparable. Our mothers are nonetheless greatest mates. I imply, it’s simply been nice, man. And to do one thing that you simply love, you already know, it’s probably not work. We’re simply having enjoyable.”
Within the new movie, Dexter (Thompson) is pressured to return to Good Burger after his newest invention goes awry. He’s welcomed again with open arms by his greatest good friend Ed (Mitchell), who now owns the lone Good Burger location. However the evil Mega Corp. is set to amass the shop from Ed in order that they’ll franchise it and create a series of areas staffed solely by robotic employees.
“We wished to be with the instances, with the the robotic discipline and AI, all these various things,” Mitchell stated. “That’s one thing that may be a menace to the quick meals business and also you get to see that in ‘Good Burger,’ which is fairly cool. And we wished some motion in there and we would like some depth. That was a factor with the characters. You see some emotional components within the film as nicely.”
That emotional depth contains Ed having a spouse and a complete brood of youngsters. In reality, two of Mitchell’s precise youngsters, Honor and Knowledge, seem within the movie as Ed’s youngsters. That, together with a storyline about Dexter’s relationship along with his niece and sister, makes household a central a part of the movie.
In response to Mitchell, that was very a lot by design. “That’s what it’s all about,” he stated. “We would like households to come back collectively on Thanksgiving, and simply take pleasure in [the movie].”
“Good Burger 2” streams on Paramount+ beginning Nov. 22