Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell Tease Potential ‘Good Burger 2’ Cameos

The Anticipated Cameos

The comedic duo Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson will be reuniting for a sequel of Good Burger, the fan-favorite 1997 Nickelodeon film. Giving high hopes to audiences, the news of Good Burger 2 was announced on a recent episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Also, during ’90s Con in Hartford, Connecticut, Thompson surprised the gathered audience by crashing the All That panel.

The Confirmed Details

The All That panel was being moderated by Breanne L. Heldman at ’90s Con when Kenan Thompson unexpectedly crashed the program and joined his former Nickelodeon costars Lori Beth Denberg, Danny Tamberelli, and of course, Kel Mitchell. Along with Mitchell, he then teased a few details about Good Burger 2 to a loudly cheering crowd. Slated to start production in May, the film is set to hit screens around Thanksgiving this year. After joking that maybe the franchise would come up with successive 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th installments, Thompson expressed his excitement about the film and its huge potential to entertain the audience.

The Probable Appearances

The Probable Appearances

After teasing that he would be preparing to put in both Denberg and Tamberelli for cameo phone calls, Kenan Thompson spilled the big name he wishes to grace a guest appearance in Good Burger 2. And it’s none other than Harry Styles! Keeping the former One Direction singing superstar at the number one position, he spoke about some other popular figures, as well as the traditional favorites. He also guaranteed that the film would make sure to get Sinbad back at any cost. After all these teasings and spillings, audiences are now pretty excited to watch Dexter Reed (Thompson) and the cashier Ed (Mitchell) again at the fast-food restaurant Good Burger with a hilarious new group of employees and several surprising guest appearances.

Why People Didn’t Talk on the Phone During the 1918 Flu

The 1918 pandemic caused by the infamous Spanish Flu brought about many changes in the way people lived and communicated. We may be spoiled by technology today as we can just pick up the phone and talk to someone across the world in an instant, but things weren’t always this easy during a health crisis. In fact, back in 1918, people didn’t even talk on the phone, and here’s why…

The Spanish Flu in the United States

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Why People Didn’t Talk on the Phone During the 1918 Flu Epidemic

The H1N1 virus infected around 500 million people all over the world with a death rate of 10%. The phone was well in use by American households by the time the flu started spreading so, the reason people didn’t talk over it wasn’t that they didn’t have a device. Around one-third of all households had a telephone. The switchboard operation system was actually to blame…

The Problem Was the System

Phones back in 1918 used an old system of switchboard operation. This means telephone communications depended on human operators who connected their calls to whoever they were calling. Before the pandemic, major companies like Bell Telephone used to promote the telephone as a great invention that allows you to keep in touch with your loved ones even if they are sick. However, their marketing message suffered the reality of the Spanish Flu.

 switchboard operators during the 1918 flu
Why People Didn’t Talk on the Phone During the 1918 Flu Epidemic

Since there were many people who worked as switchboard workers, and many of them got sick with the flu, it became impossible for companies to serve the same number of calls with a reduced workforce. That’s when they began mailing cards to customers asking them to stop using their phones. People were urged to only use the phone in cases of an emergency or for a medical follow up. People who called to ask for the time of day were strongly frowned upon.