Thursday, January 14, 2021

'Good Burger' Has Topped Netflix's Charts for Over a Week

Step aside, action-thrillers. There's a new kind of movie topping Netflix's most-watched list, and it's a '90s classic that will definitely feed your hunger for nostalgia!

If you grew up on Nickelodeon shows like All That and Kenan & Kel, then you're probably familiar with Good Burger, which was added to the streaming platform in 2014. But now, the comedy film has landed the second spot on Netflix's most-watched movies list, bumping ahead of titles like Pieces of a Woman, Unknown and 17 Again.

The comedy film centers on Dexter Reed and Ed, two dim-witted teenage employees at a fast-food restaurant called Good Burger. But when an even bigger fast-food franchise, Mondo Burger, moves into the neighborhood, the teens realize they have to fight to keep the restaurant from going under.

As some fans may already know, the movie was inspired by a popular sketch that was originally featured in All That. It included the same two main actors and centered on Ed as the funny, absent-minded employee.

The movie stars Kenan Thompson (from Saturday Night Live) and Kel Mitchell, who actually serve as an executive producers on Nickelodeon's All That reboot. Other cast members include Sinbad, Abe Vigoda and Jan Schweiterman, with appearances from stars like Carmen Electra and Shaquille O'Neal. Brian Robbins, the current president of Nickelodeon, directed the film and produced it with Mike Tollin. The script was also written by Dan Schneider, Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert.

Although the film was met with mixed reviews from critics during its theatrical release in 1997, it was a major box office success in the U.S., and it's still considered a cult classic to loyal Nickelodeon fans. And according to Ken Fox from TV Guide, it's "a fresh, funny, super-sized kid's comedy that may even have a few grown-ups cracking smiles."

And if you're wondering where to find the Burger Mobile, a fan has lovingly restored it, and the car is now on display at Hi-Pointe Drive-In in St. Louis!

Nickelodeon with a side of '90s nostalgia? Sign me up!

Hopefully the renewed interest in Good Burger helps bring the movie's planned sequel to fruition.

Original source: PureWow.

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