Kenan & Kel

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Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel intertitle.jpg
FormatTeen sitcom/ Comedy
Created byKim Bass
StarringKenan Thompson
Kel Mitchell
Ken Foree
Vanessa Baden
Teal Marchande
Dan Frischman
Theme music composerVictor Concepcion
Opening theme"Aw, Here It Goes"
by Coolio
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes65 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Kim Bass
Dan Schneider
(seasons 1-2)
Mike Tollin
Brian Robbins
Producer(s)Kevin Kopelow
Heath Seifert
Location(s)Nickelodeon Studios
Orlando, Florida (1996-1997)
Nickelodeon On Sunset
Hollywood, California (1998-2000)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Tollin/Robbins Productions
Bass Entertainment
Nickelodeon Productions
Broadcast
Original channelNickelodeon
Picture formatSD: 480i
Audio formatDolby Surround
Original runJuly 15, 1996 (1996-07-15) – July 15, 2000 (2000-07-15)
Chronology
Related showsAll That, Drake & Josh, The Amanda Show
 
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Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel intertitle.jpg
FormatTeen sitcom/ Comedy
Created byKim Bass
StarringKenan Thompson
Kel Mitchell
Ken Foree
Vanessa Baden
Teal Marchande
Dan Frischman
Theme music composerVictor Concepcion
Opening theme"Aw, Here It Goes"
by Coolio
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes65 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Kim Bass
Dan Schneider
(seasons 1-2)
Mike Tollin
Brian Robbins
Producer(s)Kevin Kopelow
Heath Seifert
Location(s)Nickelodeon Studios
Orlando, Florida (1996-1997)
Nickelodeon On Sunset
Hollywood, California (1998-2000)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Tollin/Robbins Productions
Bass Entertainment
Nickelodeon Productions
Broadcast
Original channelNickelodeon
Picture formatSD: 480i
Audio formatDolby Surround
Original runJuly 15, 1996 (1996-07-15) – July 15, 2000 (2000-07-15)
Chronology
Related showsAll That, Drake & Josh, The Amanda Show

Kenan & Kel is an American teen comedy sitcom produced by David Boyd that originally aired on Nickelodeon from July 1996 to July 2000. The show starred friends and then-All That cast members Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell.[1] Sixty-five episodes and a made-for-TV movie were produced over four seasons. The first two seasons were filmed at Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, Florida, and the remaining two were filmed at the Nick On Sunset theater in Hollywood. Thompson and Mitchell were ranked No. 40 and No. 39., respectively, on Vh1's 100 Greatest Kid Stars.

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Premise

The show was set in Chicago, Illinois, and centered on the antics of two mischievous teenagers, Kenan Rockmore (Thompson) and Kel Kimble (Mitchell). Kenan is a high school student with a job at a local grocery store, while Kel is his clumsy, orange soda-loving best friend.

Episodes of the series always opened and closed with Kenan and Kel breaking the fourth wall by interacting with the studio audience, standing in front of a red curtain that is placed in front of the main set, while still in character. A frequent running gag of the openings would be Kel never knowing what the night's episode would be about and Kenan refusing to tell him. The closings would frequently feature Kenan coming up with a new scheme – often asking Kel to get various assorted items and meet him somewhere. Frazzled, Kel would exclaim his catchphrase, "Aww, here it goes!"

Theme song

The theme song entitled "Aw, Here It Goes" is performed by rapper Coolio. He is featured in the opening credits of the show along with Kenan & Kel. The lyrics describe the format of the show and give references to other famous duos such as Abbott & Costello, Penn & Teller, and former Los Angeles Lakers teammates Magic Johnson & Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Magic & Kareem), as well as references to Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys.

Production

The series was created by Kim Bass (who also co-created the teen sitcom Sister, Sister). It was reminiscent of the classic comedic duo stylings of Laurel and Hardy, Martin and Lewis or Abbott and Costello (who were actually mentioned in the theme song), with Kenan being the straight man and Kel his comedic foil.[2] The show was taped in front of a live-studio audience and ran from July 15, 1996, to May 3, 2000, totaling 62 episodes. One full-length TV movie was created, titled Two Heads Are Better Than None, which aired on July 22, 2000, thus ending the series serving as its finale.

Characters

Syndication

After having not aired on Nickelodeon since 2004, it started airing on the sister network TeenNick on October 13, 2007 until July 6, 2009. Than to TeenNick on August 2, 2009. The show aired on CBS as part of the Nick on CBS block from September 18, 2004 until September 17, 2005 Kenan & Kel returned to TeenNick from July 25, 2011 to February 3, 2013 as part of its The '90s Are All That programming block.

It returned again on May 16, 2011 this time on Nicktoons every night at 9:30pm. Starting July 11, 2011, on Nicktoons it only shows weekends at 9:00pm. Starting July 2, 2011, it returned on Nickelodeon UK showing weekends at 9:30pm and 10:00pm. Reruns still air as part of Nick@Nite in the United States as part of Nick@Nite on Nickelodeon in Latin America, and as part of The '90s Are All That block on TeenNick in the United States. The show will return to Nickelodeon UK on weekends from January 7, 2012. The show reruns in France every Sunday since November 2012.

Currently there are no DVD releases of Kenan & Kel despite a large number of fans requesting it.

Nickelodeon Canada began airing the series on September 5, 2011 along with The Amanda Show.

iTunes

On July 28, 2011, the first season of Kenan & Kel was released on the iTunes digital music store.[3] On November 29, 2011, the second season of Kenan & Kel was released on the iTunes digital music store. On Feb 13, 2012 the third season of Kenan & Kel was released on the iTunes digital music store. On August 13, 2012 the fourth season of Kenan & Kel was released on iTunes[4]

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