These days being retro is super cool with all of the fashion and movies that became popular in the 90’s and early 2000’s making a massive comeback in terms of popular culture. It’s for this reason that the marketing team from Burger King have decided to resurrect two of the main characters from the cult classic, Napoleon Dynamite for their brand new ad, more than 12 years after the movie was originally released.
The new ad for Burger King’s Tator Tots features none other than Napoleon Dynamite himself and the infamous Pedro, discussing just how freaking stoked they are that their absolute favourite cheesy tater tots were back on the menu for the first time since 2009. Leading on from the famous tator tots scene in the original movie the two bring back a ton of memories and lay out a performance that only Napoleon and Pedro are capable of:
I’m a huge fan of the original, but I can’t help but notice that Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) now looks considerably older, which takes away from some of the character teenage likability. There hasn’t really been a movie since this and Hotrod, that has got us laughing quite as much, so there is a bit of room for a budding filmmaker to offer up something fresh.