Guilty Pleasures – Good Burger

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Unlike certain, out of stock fast food suppliers, our weird Wednesday feature won’t cost you R10, or require you to wait in a massive queue, as we examine the mind-numbing stupid, yet somehow still  easy to watch, Good Burger.

Maybe I’ve taken too many knocks to the head. Maybe I should not have drank strange liquids as a child during episodes of Kenan and Kal. Maybe my CIA handlers should not have made my Manchurian kill-code “Orange Juice”, I don’t know. I honestly have no good reason to say why I like this film.

Dexter Reed, a high-schooler is forced to get a summer job at a fast food restaurant called Good Burger after causing a car wreck by his school teacher Mr. Wheat. So Dexter must pay off his teacher’s car by working very hard at Good Burger.

Meanwhile things turned worse when Mondo Burger, a mammoth fast-food chain opens across the street, it looks like Good Burger is soon going to be history for good!

Now it is up to Dexter and his new friend Ed the not-so bright cashier to save the day, as they develop a delicious special secret sauce that Ed created brings hundreds of new customers to their door and makes their new competition desperate to steal the recipe and all of their customers.

But for some reason, while everyone else was bleeding from the eyes and throwing flaming chairs at the projectionist booth while this was showing, I was actually having a stupidly good time.

Heck, I was chortling, giggling, sniggering and laughing out loud at the obvious jokes, gags and tropes prevalent in this film. t’s essentially Kenan and Kal, reprising their same roles and characters from other shows, but with the retard level dialled to full. But it’s the fact that the duo are trying so hard, that they’re putting in the extra effort, that makes Good Burger so cringe-inducingly wonderful.

I honestly can’t add anymore to this, aside from the fact that ladies in mental institutions are brilliant when it comes to organizing impromptu dance routines to cover escapes.

Good Burger is beyond stupid, clichéd and cheesy. But sometimes, that can actually be a good thing.

Last Updated: June 13, 2012

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