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Kids Incorporated
Kids Incorporated Logo.png
Synth-Pop: The Series
Genre: Overall:
Sketch comedy

Songs (Including Kids Incorporated Originals):
Soft rock
Arena rock
Contemporary R&B

Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: September 1, 1984–February 9, 1994
Distributed by: MGM Enterprises
Starring: Renee Sands
Stacy Ferguson
Mario Lopez
Eric Balfour
Ryan Lambert
Haylie Johnson
Brian Friedman
Seasons: 9
Episodes: 149

Kids Incorporated (stylized as KIDS Incorporated) is an American children's television program that started production in the mid-1980s and continued to be produced well into the early 90s. It was largely a youth-oriented program with musical performances as an integral part of every episode. The pilot episode was shot on September 1, 1983, and the series aired in syndication from September 1, 1984 to May 25, 1986, and on the Disney Channel from November 3, 1986 to February 9, 1994. Reruns aired on the Disney Channel until May 30, 1996.

Why It Can't Sing

  1. Quantity Over Quality: It spawned nine seasons with over 145 episodes and ran for 10 years. The show would often jump the shark because of this. Not to mention, the show had long passed its peak by 1990.
  2. Much like Kidd Video, it cashes in on then-current fashion and music trends. With the kids covering songs by various artists who were relevant at the time (Planet P Project, Diana Ross, Van Halen, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Cyndi Lauper, Lionel Richie, Scandal, Berlin, Michael Jackson, Glenn Frey, The Ramones, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Hooters, El DeBarge, Heart, The Pointer Sisters, Culture Club, Phil Collins, etc.), the show also seems to exist just to shamelessly promote them and nothing more.
  3. Most of the songs, including the original songs by Kids Incorporated themselves, are horrible and generic. The kids can't even sing, which is extra awful because music is one of the main elements of the show.
  4. The musical sequences take up way too much time.
  5. Awful, corny acting.
  6. The humor and jokes are laughable and insufferable.
  7. Weird and awkward editing.
  8. Cheesy transitions that are typical of the '80s.
  9. The characters are stereotypical as heck. One of them, for instance, is a valley girl.
  10. Gambling in a kids' show. We're not kidding.
  11. Overuse of the infamous Yamaha DX7 synthesizer.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The concept of a group of kids forming a band and covering pop songs is neat, but it's executed poorly.
  2. It launched the careers of many of the cast members, dancers, and musicians.



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