Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell looks as if they've barely aged as they wave to fans while filming Good Burger 2... 26 years after the original
Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell were pictured waving to fans while filming Good Burger 2 in Providence, Rhode Island, on Tuesday. The pair — who starred in the original 1996 movie and earlier sketches on Nickelodeon's All That— appear to have barely aged in the 26 years since making the film. The duo got back into character as Kel, 44, wore his cashier uniform while Thompson, 45, walked around in casual attire. A glimpse of the set was also revealed as the Good Burger car was parked beside the fast-food dive. Even though it received lackluster reviews from critics, the original 1997 film was commercially successful at the box office and went on to develop a strong cult following. The teen comedy grossed $23.7 million against a budget of $8.5 million and became popular with millennials who grew up with Good Burger and the All That sketches that introduced the fictional fast food restaurant. Mitchell originally played the role of Ed, the teenage cashier at Good Burger, while Thompson left audiences laughing as Dexter Reed, a 16-year-old high school student. For the sequel, the story follows Dexter and Ed (Thompson and Mitchell) as they reunite in the present day at the fast-food restaurant Good Burger with a new group of employees. This go-around sees Phil Traill (The Middle, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Single Drunk Female) at the helm as director, with Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert (All That and Good Burger) serving as writers and executive producers. First-look photos from last week revealed a similar version of the baby blue Good Burger convertible, though that version of the car had several cartoonish additions, including a large French fries container on the trunk, a comically large burger covering the hood and grill, and a crinkle-cut French fry in place of a rear bumper. Thompson's Hollywood resume is filled with roles in comedies dating back to his debut in the sports comedy-drama movie D2: The Mighty Ducks. However, the comedian is best known to most fans for being part of the Saturday Night Live cast. After joining SNL in 2003, he now has the distinction of being the longest-running castmate in the show's history. The original Good Burger film was based on the comedy sketch of the same name on the Nickelodeon series All That. Mitchell and Thompson were original cast member of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy All That for its five-season run from 1994 to 1999. During the series, they were often paired together, most notably in the recurring sketch Mavis and Clavis, along with their Good Burger sketches. The duo also starred in the popular Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel, which aired on the network almost concurrently with All That from 1996 to 2000. The Good Burger sequel is set to have a streaming release on Paramount+ later this year.
Via: Daily Mail