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-->"Listen up. I'm an animation fan; I've seen all sorts of animation in my lifetime. I've watched countless cartoons from every decade, good and bad. The statement I'm about to make....might sound hyperbolic but it's true:
-->"Believe me when I say Kidd Video ''is bar none, the absolute craziest, strangest, chaotic cartoon I have '''ever''' seen''. You know [[RaggedyAnnAndAndyAMusicalAdventure that Raggedy Ann movie]]? ''This is '''[[UpToEleven weirder]]'''''!"
-->-- [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kidzone/comingtodvdnever.html Platypus Comics]]

This cult favorite originally ran from 1984-85 on Creator/{{NBC}} and produced by Creator/DiCEntertainment and Creator/SabanEntertainment. It involved a GarageBand who were brought to a [[CloudCuckooland very strange magical land]] called the Flip Side by the evil [[WesternAnimation/PerfectHairForever controller of cats]], [[BigBad Master Blaster]]. Master Blaster wishes to kidnap all the musicians from our world (it's never really explained ''why''; perhaps he had hit upon the idea of using ThePowerOfRock for evil). The band escapes with the help of the [[FairyCompanion good Fairy]], Glitter, and the rest of the series involves them getting into [[AdventureTowns adventures in every city]] and battling Master Blaster and his Copy Cats.

As with the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' series, they're also [[TrappedInAnotherWorld ostensibly looking for a way to get back to the real world]]... but not really. The fact that '''everyone''' in the Flip Side loves their music relieves the sting of FailureIsTheOnlyOption.

Much, much more importantly, this series is remembered for being a truly ''glorious'' perfect storm of RuleOfCool, DerangedAnimation, and TheEighties. ''Mass quantities'' of TheEighties.

The show was canceled for being too costly for [=NBC=] to produce.

Compare ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''. An extensive website, with episode guides, is maintained by [[http://www.kvflipside.org/ Toolbot,]] who has also been kind enough to upload [[http://www.youtube.com/user/toolbot several episodes]] to Website/YouTube. Which is good, because trying to describe the show is nothing compared to actually watching it.[[note]]That, and until [[ScrewedByTheLawyers the problem with the music]] is resolved, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes there may not be a home video release for quite a while]]...[[/note]]
!!Tropes appearing in ''Kidd Video'' include:

* AdventureTowns: A different week, a different town.
* ArtEvolution: Season 1 -> Season 2, as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQKhL1jE5yw demonstrated here.]] Also counts as an ArtShift.
* BigBad: Master Blaster, although he's [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption rather incompetent]].
%%* BigEater: Fat Cat. Duh.
* BandToon: While not based on a real band, it otherwise fits the description to a "t".
* CaptainObvious
-->'''Master Blaster''': They're getting away!
-->'''Copycat''': Thanks for the news flash, Your Obviousness.
* CatsAreMean: Actually, the Copy Cats are just {{Punch Clock Villain}}s. Master Blaster is the real meanie.
%%* CloudCuckooland: The Flipside.
* CoolCar: The bizarre tour bus that must have been designed as a tribute to ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine''. Somehow created out of a Subaru Brat.
* CuteBruiser: Glitter gains super-strength (enough to ''toss buildings around''), and other magical powers any time she sneezes.
* DerangedAnimation: See page quote. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v4_EazSgKE Any questions?]]
%%* DisneyAcidSequence: The whole series, really.
%%* DoAnythingRobot: Toolbot
* DownTheRabbitHole: As explained in the opening sequence, they were rehearsing in a storage room, when Master Blaster suddenly appears and brings them to the flipside, likely through the mirror that he appeared on.
* TheEighties: Oh God yes. Did we mention Glitter wears ''legwarmers''?
%%* EightiesHair: Carla
* ExpositoryThemeTune: Complete with live action footage of the origin story.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Both ways. The gang can't get home, nor can the Master Blaster capture them, or we have no more show.
* FairyCompanion: Glitter, who guides them throughout the Flipside, and helps them (or tries to) with her powers.
* FakeBand: Inverted. The four main actors who played the heroes also sang ''and played'' the band's songs.
%%* FatAndSkinny: Fat Cat and Kool Kitty.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: The two male Copycats, only wearing jackets. (She-Lion is a FullyDressedCartoonAnimal, with a unitard, jacket, and sandals)
* InkSuitActor: Besides doing their own singing and playing their own instruments, the cast members also voice their animated versions.
* MeaningfulName: Kidd Video, Whiz, Master Blaster, She-Lion, Kool Kitty. And those are just the recurring characters.
* NonHumanSidekick: {{Inverted}}. The pirate captain is a parrot who carries a miniature human on his shoulder.
* OminousFloatingCastle: The Master Blaster's lair is a cross between this and AirBorneAircraftCarrier.
* ThePowerOfRock: The Flipside is basically an entire universe that runs on rock music.
* ThePsychoRangers: The Copy Cats, the enemy band to the Good Guys' band. Part GoldfishPoopGang.
* {{Punch Clock Villain}}s: The Copy Cats are only following Master Blaster's orders. Otherwise, they're not really evil.
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: Using popular radio hits of the day, sometimes including the music videos.
* RuleOfCool: The only excuse for the show's premise.
%%* TerribleTrio: The Copy Cats.
* TitleThemeTune: One of the few western productions to play with this trope. The chorus has the line "from my '''video''' to my radio", while the second verse (which only appears in the full version of the song) has the line "this '''kidd''' is up a tree", but it never actually gives the full name of the show.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: The Flipside. They're trapped in it.
* WalkingTheEarth: Okay, they ride a bus-car-submarine-thing, and it's [[CloudCuckooland not the Earth,]] exactly, but the trope still applies.