Burger King Reunites 'Napoleon Dynamite' Stars in Ad for Cheesy Tots
Snack Was a Favorite in 2004 Movie
Nov 30, 2016
Actors Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez, who starred in cult movie "Napoleon Dynamite," reunite to recreate their characters from the 2004 film in a new spot for Burger King.
The spot, promoting the relaunch of Burger King's Cheesy Tots, sees the pair, who played high school misfits in the movie, sharing the bite-sized potato and cheese snack. Fans of the movie will recall that it was Napoleon's favorite snack. True to character, Heder, who played Napoleon, asks if he can have one before grabbing a whole handful from his friend Pedro. The ad was created by Code and Theory and directed by Lucas Spaulding at Honor Society.
Burger King is bringing back Cheesy Tots for a limited time in participating restaurants, after noting fans' comments about them on social media. The brand also brought back original Chicken Fries in summer of 2014 as a limited time item and subsequently made them a permanent menu item spring of 2015 due to popular demand.