Where will “Good Burger 2” take Ed and Dexter? Even though there was a sequel in the form of a book, here’s the completely different logline that was revealed by Variety:
Dexter Reed (Thompson) is down on his luck after another one of his inventions fails. Ed (Mitchell) welcomes Dex back to Good Burger with open arms and gives him his old job back. With a new crew working at Good Burger, Dex devises a plan to get back on his feet but unfortunately puts the fate of Good Burger at risk once again.
Wait a second, Dexter is an inventor now? Are they confusing “Good Burger” with “Dexter’s Laboratory” somehow? That seems like a strange decision for Thompson’s character, since he showed absolutely no aptitude for inventing, well, anything. Though I suppose it stands to reason that high school kids go on to do a variety of unexpected things in their adult years, this seems like a perplexing development for the character. Meanwhile, it makes perfect sense that Ed would still be working at Good Burger after 25 years, so no arguments there.
As for the rest of the original “Good Burger” cast, the logline does mention a new crew working at Good Burger. That also makes sense, considering both Abe Vigoda and Ron Lester unfortunately passed away in 2016. As for Shar Jackson and Josh Server, there’s always a chance they could make a cameo, but it would be strange if there were any other Good Burger employees still working there after all this time. Fast food jobs are notorious for having a lot of turnover, and it’s rare that employees make a full fledged career out of it, unless they go on to be management. When it comes to Dan Schneider, I wouldn’t expect him to be back, but that’s for entirely different reasons.
For what it’s worth, Thompson is hoping to have cameos from some famous faces, including extending an offer for Jimmy Fallon to make an appearance