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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

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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