Burger King’s new cheesy tots have been deemed pretty dang good by Napoleon Dynamite.
Jon Heder, who played the quirky character in 2004 hit indie comedy of the same name, reunited with actor Efren Ramirez, who played his faithful sidekick Pedro, to shoot a commercial for the fast food chain.
“Dang it, these are good,” Heder says after yanking his friend’s entire order of tots.
12 years ago, Pedro and Napoleon were part of a similar scene: The two buds sat in the cafeteria while Pedro was eating tots, and Napoleon asked whether Pedro was going to eat his tots. Sadly, the commercial leaves out the part where Napoleon stuffs tots into his pocket to eat later in class, only to have them crushed by a bully jealous of Napoleon’s snack.
“Napoleon Dynamite” was directed by Jared Hess, who went on to direct Jack Black in “Nacho Libre” and most recently directed “Masterminds,” starring Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis. The Relativity release bombed with critics earlier this year, and only grossed $17.3 million worldwide at the box office.
But “Napoleon Dynamite,” a Fox Searchlight release that racked up over $46 million in theaters on a mere $400,000 budget, lives on as a cult classic that has become synonymous with tater tots and the word “gosh.”
Another memorable line that could easily inspire another Burger King commercial? “Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!”
The commercial was directed by Lucas Spaulding, who partnered with production company Honor Society.
Watch the commercial above.