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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 [[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'') 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.
* 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.