Give me some of your tots! Cheesy tots, that is. Yep, two actors from the cult classic ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ have reunited for a new Burger King commercial, and it will make you seriously nostalgic. WATCH here!
Jon Heder, AKA Napoleon Dynamite, and Efren Ramirez, AKA Pedro, brought us back to 2004 with this new commercial for the return of Burger King’s equally clasic cheesy tots, via TMZ. It comes from production company Honor Society and director Lucas Spaulding. Watch above!
“Whoa. Are those cheesy tots?” Jon asks in the ad.
“Are they good?”
“Can I have one?”
Efren shrugs. “Sure.”
Jon then proceeds to take the entire handful of tots off the tray, including one right out of his hands. “Dangit, these are good,” he growls. It’s all very in-character, if you recall the film.
Of course, as the famous scene in Napoleon Dynamite goes, Napoleon has secret stash of tater tots in his pants pocket, which he unzips during class to have a snack. It’s simultaneously gross and entertaining. “Napoleon, give me some of your Tots,” one classmate whispers after noticing what he’s doing. “No, go find your own,” he replies. The bully then kicks him in the pocket, smashing the tots. So tragic.
Anyway, fans are super pumped that cheesy tots are back. “@BurgerKing has Cheesy Tots back! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!” one user tweeted about the coveted menu item, which was discontinued in 2009 and brought back briefly in 2013. “BK’s Cheesy Tots taste like mini cheese-filled croquettes. They’re so good,” another wrote.
“Fans have been craving the return of Cheesy Tots for some time now,” Burger King North America President Alex Macedo told Business Insider. “So we wanted to give loyalists a holiday surprise after we heard so many of their requests.”
Yeah, we want these.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of this Burger King commercial? Do you love the reference to Napoleon Dynamite?