34. Good Burger
Release Year: 1997
Directed By: Brian Robbins
Starring: Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Abe Vigoda, Jan Schweiterman, Sinbad, Shar Jackson, Dan Schneider, Ron Lester, Lori Beth Denberg, Josh Server, Ginny Schreiber, Linda Cardellini, Shaquille O’Neal, George Clinton, Robert Wuhl, Carmen Electra, Marques Houston, J. August Richards
Release Date: Tuesday, Oct. 1
Perhaps you’re not a fan of the fall season and the chilling programming often associated with the month of October. Luckily, there’s plenty of new counter-programming coming to Netflix this month, including an impressive collection of nostalgic throwback favorites. All That fans, new and old, will love reconnecting with or discovering for the first time Good Burger, a cheesy sketch and film that millennials haven’t stopped quoting. The Nickelodeon films return to Netflix this month, and it’s among the best new release movies streaming in October.
Based on the sketch of the same name from All That, Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell star in Good Burger as a pair of dimwitted burger joint employees trying to survive summer. When Dexter (Kenan Thompson) must repay his debts for crashing his mother’s car, he takes a job at Good Burger, which is in direct competition with the bigger and fancier Mondo Burger. However, Good Burger has something the competition doesn’t Ed’s (Kel Mitchell) secret sauce. The film follows the pair’s wild twist and turns to keeping their restaurant afloat and staying out of trouble.
Good Burger comes from director Brian Robbins, who produced a number of popular television series and also directed such films as Varsity Blues, Hardball, The Perfect Score and Norbit. The film hit theaters in July 1997 and opened at No. 5 at the box office with receipts of $7.1 million. Good Burger wound up making $23.7 million worldwide against $8.5 million budget, which isn’t too bad for an adaptation of a sketch on a children’s SNL. There’s been chatter of a sequel in this age of reboots and revivals, but nothing’s official yet. Relive the original when it streams this month.