Code and Theory Reunites Napoleon Dynamite Stars to Promote Burger King’s Cheesy Tots

By Erik Oster 

Code and Theory launched a new spot for Burger King, promoting the chain’s limited-time offering of Cheesy Tots by reuniting Napolean Dynamite stars Jon Heder (Napolean) and Efren Ramirez (Pedro).

That movie’s “Give Me Some Of Your Tots” scene is probably the most memorable tater tot-referencing moment in pop culture (actually, it might be the only one we can remember) so the connection makes sense. If you’re familiar with Napolean Dynamite’s brand of humor, you know that “cheesy” is another appropriate connection.

That brand of goofy charm is on display in the ad and fans of the movie will likely be stoked to see the pair make a return and the Cheesy Tots are apparently a limited time menu offering Burger Kings fans have been clamoring for.


Sadly, not a single llama makes an appearance.

“Fans have been craving the return of Cheesy Tots for some time now,” Burger King president, North America Alex Macedo said in a statement. “So we wanted to give loyalists a holiday surprise after we heard so many of their requests. Now they’ll be able to warm up to these cozy cheese and potato bites this holiday season.”

Now can we stop for a minute and thank the quirky movie gods that never planned a Napoleon Dynamite sequel?

Client: Burger King
Head of Marketing: Ricardo Azevedo
Media, Advertising and Communications: Adam Gagliardo
Media: Diego Suarez
Integrated Marketing: Dylan Stopper
Agency Partners:Code and Theory
Alison Brod Marketing + Communications
Agency: Code and Theory
Group Creative Director: Brad Dixon
Creative Director: Gino Carolini
Associate Creative Director: Mike Latshaw
Senior Copywriter: Conor Champley
Senior Art Director: Jeremy Stein
Art Director: Dan Nosonowitz
Visual Designer: Riley Walker
Photographer: Stas May
Associate Strategy Director: Kelly Meyers
Senior Social Strategist: Jessie Blalock
Junior Community Manager: Hallie Martin
Group Account Director: Jill Bernstein
Executive Content Producer: Jeremy Fox
Senior Producer: Remya Rajagopalan
Partner: Steve Baer
Partner, Director of Client Services: Dotty Giordano
Production Company: Honor Society
Director: Lucas Spaulding
Executive Producer, Managing Partner: Megan Kelly
Producer: Shanah Blevins
Director of Photography: Kris Kachikis
Editing Company: No6
Editor: Lucas Spaulding
Assistant Editor: Brian Meagher
Producer: Yole Barrera
Audio: Mr. Bronx
Mixer: David Wolfe
Producer: Claudia Gaspar