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Kidd Video and Kids Incorporated

Filed under: Personal History — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

Wiped from my memory. Seriously. I don’t know how I blocked it so thoroughly.

If you had asked me a couple of days ago about Kidd Video, I would have shrugged my shoulders and shook my head. Kidd Video? What’s that? A video by Kid Rock, maybe?

Then you would have shown me this video on YouTube and all the memories would have come flooding back to me:

That crush I had on the lead singer? Yeah, it all came back full force.

“One sneeze and I’ll save you!”

My pre-teen mind never questioned the idea of a fairy dressed up as Olivia Newton-John with sneezing superpowers. I never gave it a second thought.

Kidd Video was a COOL show when I was in junior high. I liked it almost as much as Kids Incorporated, which I very vividly remember, no memory blocking there.

I SO wanted to be in a band and be cool like the kids from Kids Incorporated. I LOVED that show. Where are those kids now?

  • Marta Marrerro went on to become Martika in the late eighties.
  • Stacy Ferguson became Fergie from The Black Eyed Peas.
  • It looks like Rahsaan Patterson is still in the business as well.
  • Renee Sands provided the singing voice for Princess Fiona in the Shrek movies.
  • Jerry Sharell is managing American Idol artists now.

I’ve just spent a half hour looking at all the videos on YouTube from Kids Incorporated and I’m truly surprised how BAD they are. I LOVED that show and now I can barely watch it without cringing. How did my tastes change so much? I guess I’m glad that I’ve grown up, but I’m surprised that I ever liked that show at all. I feel almost betrayed by how cringe-worthy it is. In twenty years, will I feel the same about all the things I love right now?



  1. Wow, throw in “Jem and the Holograms” and “Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats” and you’ve taken me back to a great deal of my childhood, too.

    And yes, Kidd was totally crush-worthy.

    Comment by Jere — 5/28/2008 @ 10:28 am

  2. “I LOVED that show and now I can barely watch it without cringing.” You were 13. All 13 year olds are retarded, Stephen Hawking proved it I think. Fortunately we don’t stay 13. Steve

    Comment by Steve — 5/28/2008 @ 10:59 am

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