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Ed

Portrayed by: Kel Mitchell

The naive cashier of Good Burger.

  • Catchphrase: "Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can I take your ORRRRDERRR?"
    • Also, "Uhhh...no?"
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: His head seems to be in the clouds.
  • The Ditz: His defining trait is that his brain appears to be non-functioning at times.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: He actually had a well thought-out reason for overloading Mondo Burger's meat supply with their burger-growth chemicals instead of simply stealing a can and showing it to the police. He's not as stupid as some make him out to be.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He believes that Kurt has the best of intentions, at first. It doesn't last once Kurt starts threatening to cost Ed his job.
    • The first time Kurt meets him, he loudly trash-talks Good Burger and asks "what kind of diseased maggot would eat here?" Ed responds by cheerfully greeting him in his usual way as if he didn't hear any of it.
  • Hidden Depths: He clearly has some culinary talent if his sauce is that good.
  • Idiot Hero: He may not show much in the ways of intelligence, but in the end, he certainly comes through.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: He's absolutely thrilled when Dexter calls him "buddy".
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: He's always in a good mood, never angry, and nice to everyone, even the people threatening to cost him his job.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: A huge idiot with an even huger heart.
  • Limited Wardrobe: He almost never takes his uniform off, even in the shower.
  • Literal-Minded: When Kurt tells Ed to "watch your butt," Ed nearly falls over with dizziness from trying.
    • Ed also takes the "one burger nothing on it" by giving the customer two plain buns with nothing on them!
  • Married to the Job: He even says Good Burger is his life, and apparently never takes off his uniform.
  • Nice Guy: He treats everyone, even Kurt with respect.
  • Too Dumb to Fool: Roxanne attempts to seduce him to get the secret recipe. She ends up hurting herself countless times.
  • Ultimate Job Security: Since his sauce is the only thing keeping Good Burger from going out of business.

Dexter Reed

Portrayed by: Kenan Thompson

A high school graduate forced to work at Good Burger due to financial/legal problems and the movie's main protagonist.

  • Burger Fool: Forced to become this when he becomes indebted to Mr. Wheat for car repair costs.
  • Character Development: He goes from a selfish, lazy hedonist to a genuinely kind person through the course of the movie.
  • The Hedonist: At the beginning, he plans to spend the whole summer hanging out by the pool, ordering Chinese takeout, and hitting on girls.
  • Heel Realization: Has this when Monique chews him out for cheating Ed out of money.
  • Hypocrite: He warns Ed that "Kurt doesn't like you, he's just trying to use you!" Meanwhile, he's using Ed as well to earn extra money.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At first he uses Ed for his own selfish gain, but then he considers Ed a good friend and decides to stop taking advantage of him.
  • The Lancer: He's the more down to earth sidekick to the loopy Ed.
  • Oh, Crap!: Too many moments to count. Highlights include when he totals his teacher's car, when Monique finds his "contract" with Ed, and when he's standing on top of a delivery van that's about to drive off.
  • Skewed Priorities: Apparently, getting a summer job to pay off his teacher, while still an unpleasant prospect for a teenager, is worse than the fact that he could have gone to prison for driving without a license.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: At first, he's nothing but a smug slacker annoyed that he has to get a summer job, but he gets better over the course of the movie and starts to think of others besides himself.

Mr. Bailey

Portrayed by: Dan Schneider

The owner of Good Burger.

  • Benevolent Boss: He's certainly nicer than Kurt.
  • Large Ham: When he gets excited or panics, which is quite often.
  • Momma's Boy: It's implied that his mother lives off of him, and when Mondo Burger begins stealing their business, he laments that he'll have to feed her cat food. He's also in the middle of a phone call with her when Ed's sauce attracts the attention of the whole Good Burger staff.

Monique

Portrayed by: Shar Jackson

Otis

Portrayed by: Abe Vigoda

Good Burger's elderly French Fry cook.

    Mondo Burger 

Kurt Bozwell

Portrayed by: Jan Schweiterman

The founder of Mondo Burger who is also secretly a black-market criminal.

  • Bad Boss: He runs his business like a Nazi boot camp.
  • Big Bad: The mean manager of Mondo Burger who competes with Good Burger and tries to sabotage them throughout the course of the film.
  • Bigger Is Better: His response to Good Burger's ultra-popular sauce is to make Mondo Burgers even bigger.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "You mess with Kurt, and you go into the grinder".
    • Also, "I'm aware!"
  • Control Freak: If there's one thing he can't stand in the least, it's an incompetent, bumbling, sloppy fast food employee.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's even got "friends" in high places to put away anyone trying to find out his secrets. Not only that, but he and his cohorts try to sabotage Ed's Sauce.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: "In Mondo Burger, there are no comedians."
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take much to irritate him.
  • Hitler Cam: The catwalk scene, where he lets his employees know that working at Mondo Burger is Serious Business.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His business goes belly-up in the end thanks to the illegal chemicals he used to enlarge his burgers.
  • Jerkass: He doesn't think much of his employees. And he knowingly poisons his own customers.
  • Lack of Empathy: He states that he doesn't know what side effects his burger-growth chemical Trimpathol have on customers, nor does he care.
  • Large Ham: A whole lot of yelling.
  • Mean Boss: He throws a whole lot of insults, boasts, and slam-downs to just about everyone.
  • Smug Snake: You can tell by the smug grin on his face.
  • Third-Person Person: His trademark manner of talking.
  • We Can Rule Together: He tries to get Ed to work for him by promising a higher salary.

Troy and Griffin

Portrayed by: Hamilton von Watts (Troy) and J. August Richards (Griffin)

Roxanne

Portrayed by: Carmen Electra

  • Chew Toy: Who knew that going on a date with Ed would be so hazardous to one's health?

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Mr. Wheat

Portrayed by: Sinbad

Dexter's accident-prone teacher

  • Butt-Monkey: His car and mailbox get destroyed twice, culminating in a giant burger statue from Mondo Burger's roof crushing his car.
  • Cool Teacher: He at least thinks of himself as this.
  • Disco Dan: When it comes to the 70s.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: As harsh as he comes off, he has every right to be mad at Dexter for crashing into him on his way home, especially since Dexter didn't even have a license.
  • Jive Turkey: He talks and acts like he's in the 1970's.
  • The '70s: A decade he seems stuck in.

Heather

Portrayed by: Linda Cardellini

  • I Choose to Stay: She declined to escape the mental hospital with Ed, Otis and Dexter.
  • Ship Tease: With Ed. In the novelization, they do get together at the very end.


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