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April 16th, 2001

Kidd Video

I’m taking you to the flipside!

I’m very much on a tangent of "Old TV Shows That Were Rather Forgettable" and thus, I present to you Kidd Video. Say you’re just cruisin’ in California on your scooter, heading over to the abandoned storage place to rehearse some cool new 80s pop synth tunes with your band… when suddenly, the mirror you’re looking into becomes a portal to a cartoon dimension!

There, you’re doomed to be the musical slaves of Master Blaster forever – unless you can find a way to avoid and thwart him, thanks to the help of Glitter, a strange Tinkerbell-meets-Olivia-Newton-John poseur. In the meantime, Master Blaster keeps kidnapping the hottest artists around: Lionel Richie, Rockwell, and Phil Collins! Only by helping save the residents of Neon City can you put an end to this insanity. And, of course, a little bit o’music in the Kiddmobile doesn’t hurt!

This show is pretty old – it was broadcast from 84-86, and it’s kind of scary that I remember it (basically only the theme song). The animation was reminiscent of Inspector Gadget‘s style. And it was oddly popular in Israel. But here’s a trivia nugget for you: one of the main characters, Whiz, was played by Robbie Rist. Robbie Rist is slightly more "popular" for playing Cousin Oliver on The Brady Bunch!

The only Kidd Video site you really need is Kidd Video Flipside. You can even download some complete episodes here – they’re around 20-30MB each. Time to go – Cool Kitty and the Copycats are on to me! -pm

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Monday April 16, 2001 -- 1:20:29AM
Matt Wilson once e-mailed me to tell me that I looked like a kid from Kidd Video. Better than a "constipated Bill Gates," I guess.



FROM: Patrick
DATE: Monday April 16, 2001 -- 8:09:06AM
I can't believe this was one of my favorite shows when I was a kid. This explains a lot...



FROM: Tina
DATE: Monday April 16, 2001 -- 8:33:10AM
It's all coming back to me now.... Glitter sounds like something from The Bugaloos. Now, THERE was a great show! Of course, anything Sid and Marty Krofft made was pure genius.



FROM: Matt
DATE: Monday April 16, 2001 -- 10:15:05AM
Just admit it Ryan, you have a guitar/keyboard somewhere at home...



FROM: Robert
DATE: Monday April 16, 2001 -- 10:24:38AM
Whoa, Ryan, I didn't know you could shred on a double guitar. You were a regular Steve Vai Jr.



FROM: Sylvia G.
DATE: Monday February 24, 2003 -- 5:59:51 pm
Is there a way I can download the actual video for "Video to Radio" I tried the website http://www.kvflipside.org/ but it required Real Player do you have it in Windows Media Player?? Please....thank you



FROM: sacha
DATE: Tuesday March 18, 2003 -- 11:15:15 am
Wow! I can't beleive there are others out there like me who remember this unique show. This was a staple of my childhood, every saturday morning. Ah! the memories



FROM: Mark\"the walrus\" Warren
DATE: Monday December 22, 2003 -- 10:31:42 am
I loved this show when I was like 9 or 10. I've seen a couple episodes recently and I can see that it was not as cool as I thought it was back then. It was fun to remenisce tho.



FROM: TJ
DATE: Sunday December 28, 2003 -- 9:39:31 pm
I thought the show rocked and Carla was a fox! Robbie Rist also played Ted Baxter's adopted son on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.



FROM: CM
DATE: Thursday January 15, 2004 -- 9:12:07 pm
I've gotta admit that this was my favorite to! Where can I find at-least one episode, if for no other reason than to remenisce?



FROM: CM
DATE: Thursday January 15, 2004 -- 9:17:47 pm
Nevermind, I found one. Thanks for helping me feel a little spurr of youth.



FROM: Drae
DATE: Thursday February 19, 2004 -- 10:22:22 am
This was one of my favorites and brings back many childhood memories, they just don't make cartoons like this anymore.



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DATE: Saturday January 1, 2005 -- 3:17:10 pm



FROM: william
DATE: Tuesday September 6, 2005 -- 9:26:50 am
hi, this was a great show, was wondering if someone could send me a site where I can download some of the music or some of the shows, thanks later



Kidd Video June 4, 2007, 3:02 am

If you want to see some episodes (I think 9 of them have been uploaded) then go to this page on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=toolbot

Enjoy!

Eric March 6, 2009, 2:52 pm

I don’t know about anyone else but, I loved this show and still do to this day. Too bad it was pre-empted for sports nearly every Saturday. I’m still just a big kid at heart and would really like this show to get a DVD compilation with cast and crew bios. That would be so cool. Maybe I’m the only one who thinks Jem and the Holograms should continue on DVD and get a movie release. (It was actually about to get produced by Steven Spielberg, I think. I not sure what happened.) This show has a very positive message for not only girls but, boys too. If only Kid Rhino and similar media companies would acquire the rights to more 80s cartoons they would make a lot of money. Beverly Hills Teens is another cartoon I would love to have on DVD. And, yes, it did preceed Beverly Hills 90210. If you grew up during the 80s and saw this cartoon and would like to relive those bygone years here’s a link you may want to bookmark. http://www.kewlcartoons.com/show/watch/BeverlyHillsTeens I’m glad Transformers, GI Joe, and Thundercats are still popular. If only Micheal Bay or David Fincher would direct a movie based on The Mighty Orbots that would be icing on the cake. The Wachowski Bros. had written a script for the Plastic Man movie but, it wasn’t made or may have been shelved. I don’t which. Maybe if we were organized and vocal enough we would see all our 80s cartoons on DVD.

Tim Carrie May 7, 2009, 4:52 pm

One of my favorite cartoons! I have been looking forever to find tapes to order the two seasons to no avail…anyone no were I might find them?

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