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Kenan & Kel 

Kenan and Kel: two best friends who live in Chicago are always dragged down by Kenan's get rich quick schemes while orange soda-loving buddy Kel is dragged along but tends to mess things up.


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Series cast summary:
Kenan Thompson ...  Kenan Rockmore 62 episodes, 1996-2000
Kel Mitchell ...  Kel Kimble 62 episodes, 1996-2000
Ken Foree ...  Roger Rockmore 62 episodes, 1996-2000
Teal Marchande ...  Sheryl Rockmore 62 episodes, 1996-2000
Dan Frischman ...  Chris Potter / ... 62 episodes, 1996-2000
Vanessa Baden ...  Kyra Rockmore 62 episodes, 1996-2000


Kenan and Kel: two best friends who live in Chicago are always dragged down by Kenan's get rich quick schemes while orange soda-loving buddy Kel is dragged along but tends to mess things up.

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Comedy | Family


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Dan Schneider has been one of the most prolific and successful children's television producers of the last three decades. He began his career as an actor, playing Dennis on the 1980s ABC sitcom "Head of the Class." There he began writing with another actor on the show, Brian Robbins, who went on to found AwesomenessTV and is now a top executive at Paramount. Together, Schneider and Robbins created the Nickelodeon series "All That." Over the nearly 25 years since "All That" debuted, Schneider has produced more than a dozen youth-skewing series, including "Kenan & Kel," "The Amanda Show," "What I Like About You," "Drake & Josh," "Zoey 101," "iCarly," "Victorious," and "Sam & Cat" - most of them for Nickelodeon. In the process, he helped launch the careers of Kenan Thompson, Amanda Bynes, Josh Peck, Victoria Justice, and Ariana Grande. A 2007 New York Times article about "iCarly" billed Schneider as "The Norman Lear of children's television." In 2014, Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards gave Schneider a lifetime achievement award. Peck, Justice, and Grande were among the stars on hand to pay tribute to Schneider at the show. See more »


The characters frequently refer to the carbonated beverage "soda", but the television show takes place in the Midwest. Midwesterners call it "pop" and do not ever use the word "soda" to describe it. See more »


Chris Potter: Shiny cow. Shiny cow. Mooo.
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Crazy Credits

Kenan's catchphrase "Why!" can be heard when the TRP logo appears. See more »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ariana Grande (2016) See more »


Aw, Here It Goes
Performed by Coolio
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That Ole Slapstick Does It Every Time
8 August 2000 | by paul sloanSee all my reviews

This show is genuinely funny.There are a whole load of similar American kids TV shows but where this one scores is that it goes for laughs all the time. Other shows sometimes have serious episodes and moralise from time to time but Kenan & Kel go for laughs from start to finish in each episode.The character of Kel is probably the most dumb in TV history but he is the constant source of laughs in this show.Kenan is his long-suffering friend who usually tries to clear up the messes that Kel creates.However,Kenan usually makes things worse etc.Basically, the show appeals to kids but Kenan & Kel is good fun TV for folks of all ages.

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17 August 1996 (USA) See more »

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