This week on Alcohollywood, dude Clint and dude Jared team up with Twin Cinema‘s very own dude Theo to talk 1997’s Nickelodeon buddy comedy Good Burger! A relic of a more innocent time when kid’s show sketches got their own movies and Nickelodeon was a major cultural force, Good Burger weirdly mixes the “Good Burger” sketch from All That and the Kenan & Kel double act from The Kenan & Kel Show to tell the tale of two fast-food employees fighting to save their underdog restaurant against the evil, pleathered corporate overlords at Mondo Burger.
Along the way, Kel nearly kills Carmen Electra, Kenan manipulates a naive lunatic into giving him most of his earnings, and veteran character actor Abe Vigoda slowly waits in the background, begging for death. It’s a strange world where “illegal food additives” make burgers explode, and lunatic asylums can be escaped with a little bit of Funkadelic and an ice cream truck. Still, we’ve got the custom cocktail and drinking rules to help you through. Take a listen!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Ed’s Sauce
Who loves orange soda? Kel loves orange soda! That’s literally the only thing we could remember about Kenan & Kel, particularly in this movie, so we used that as the basis for our burger-shop milkshake cocktail. It’s no great shakes (eh? eh?), but we liked the idea of slapdashing a Frankenstein’s monster out of a McD’s strawberry milkshake, orange soda, and a bunch of citrusy booze. It’s the cocktail this film deserves.
3 parts vodka
1 part silver tequila
Dash, cherry bitters
1 small McDonald’s strawberry milkshake
4oz orange soda
Blend all ingredients in a blender; pour into a Collins glass and garnish with a whipped cream, cherry and lime.
DRINKING RULES FOR GOOD BURGER:
- Every time Dexter (Kenan) makes one of his obnoxious whining sounds
- Anytime Ed (Kel) takes something too literally
- Whenever you see pernicious product placement
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Otis (Abe Vigoda) shouts, “I need a hot Jacuzzi!”
Join us next week as Nathan Rabin joins us once again for another ‘90s comedic flop that Clint watched too much as a child – John Leguizamo’s The Pest!