Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell Have Surprise Reunion at the Emmys

ytsfreeSeptember 13, 2022

Aw, here it goes! At the Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony on Monday night, former child star and lifelong comedian Kenan Thompson served as the host. It’s the latest milestone for the actor since his days at Nickelodeon alongside Kel Mitchell appearing in shows like All That and Kenan & Kel. Fans of the duo will also remember when they co-starred in the 1997 comedy Good Burger.

During the Emmys, Thompson could be seen at the bar that’s being tended to by Kumail Nanjiani. Thompson encourages him to take the order of a nearby customer who has his head down on the counter. After Thompson nudges the man, it is revealed to be Mitchell, and the two act very giddy to see each other once again.


“Can we get you a drink or something?” Thompson asked.

“You know what, can I get a Good Burger?” Mitchell responded.

“Make it two Good Burgers,” Thompson added before the two then broke out into their kung fu moves together.

Kenan & Kel aired for four seasons on Nickelodeon from 1996 to 2000. Starring Thompson and Mitchell as two best friends in Chicago, the series was won the “Favorite TV Show” award at the Kids’ Choice Awards in 1998. The duo’s collaborations also extended to the big screen with the Good Burger movie in 1997, featuring Mitchell reprising the role of Ed that he played in Good Burger sketches on the sketch comedy show All That.

Related: Exclusive: Kel Mitchell Talks Good Burger, Says He’d ‘Of Course’ do a Sequel

Good Burger 2 Talks Have Been Heating Up

It’s possible that we could see Mitchell and Thompson doing another Good Burger movie. Previously, the two had reunited for a Good Burger sketch featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2015. Ever since, many fans have been calling for a full-length sequel to be made, but that has not materialized. In an interview with MovieWeb in July, Mitchell said that he’s still up for doing another film.

“It’s been awesome that people love Good Burger after all these years, even Jimmy Fallon,” Mitchell told us. “When he asked us to do that, we were like, ‘Yeah, let’s do it,’ and to see the standing ovation in the audience and everyone going crazy… it was the gift that just keeps giving.”

He added, “You never know what can happen… the fans really want a sequel… would I do a sequel? Yeah, of course. We love Good Burger.


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