Dan Schneider’s perpetual list of Nickelodeon programs and spin-offs (also known as the Schneider-verse) has molded kids’ senses of humor for more than 20 years. Schneider began teaching kids around the world that they could be just as funny as adults with All That in 1994, and the ball’s still rolling today with new shows.
Nick Cannon, Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, and Ariana Grande are some of the many actors who were catapulted to new levels of respective fame after making their way through the Dan-iverse (I’m experimenting here, okay?). But none made an impact on the world that could match that of Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell.
Their chemistry was such a catalyst for humor that they often stole the show on All That and literally did so when they got their own sitcom called Kenan and Kel in 1996. Then, one of their most noteworthy sketches about a gullible fast food employee and his interactions with customers was made into a feature film called Good Burger in 1997.
But for years, fans have had to deal with a rift between the two while waiting for a reunion that almost never happened. At least until Thompson and Mitchell got together on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night and took everyone back to the Good Burger for some more laughs.
So, to celebrate the long-awaited event and aid the nostalgia trip everyone is currently riding, here’s a list of the best quotes from Good Burger.
“Welcome to Good Burger, home of the good burger. Can I take your order?” – Ed
If you’ve ever worked in retail, you know that it doesn’t take long to get tired of going through the same script everyday. But Ed found a way to take something he probably said 1,000 times a day and turn it into a beloved catchphrase. Kids all across the U.S. were trying to adjust their voices to imitate his off-brand California accent and ended up sounding more like Woody the woodpecker when they got to the “ooooorder?” part.
“But you said you wanted nothing on it…” – Ed
When Ed wasn’t taking a dip in the milkshake machine for his daily strawberry Jacuzzi, he was the designated cashier for Good Burger. He was pretty capable at his job, but he admittedly took things a bit too literally. So, when a customer asked for a good burger “with nothing on it,” Ed didn’t see anything wrong with just giving him an empty bun.
But this raises the question, is it the meat that makes the burger or the bun? We may never know.