Characters / Kenan & Kel

Kenan Rockmore

Kel Kimble

  • Big Eater: Kel has eaten an Thanksgiving turkey in under a minute and ordered a hamburger, onion rings, corn, macaroni & cheese, and spaghetti & meatballs, at a Chinese restaurant
  • Bilingual Bonus: Kel can speak English, French, Spanish, and Chinese (at least the Schniederverse version of Chinese)
  • Catch Phrase: "AWWWW, HERE IT GOES!"
  • Childhood Brain Damage: Kenan once implies that Kel's lack of common sense (and otherwise intelligence) was the result of him being dropped on his head as a child.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander
  • The Ditz
  • Dragged into Drag: A couple of times, Kenan's plans require a girl, which means Kel has to dress up as one. People can't seem to see through the disguise, either (even when he pretended to be pregnant!).
    • Only Chris seems to noticed.
  • G-Rated Drug: Kel's addiction to Orange Soda. There's even an episode dedicated to everyone trying to break his addiction, and he suffers from obvious withdrawals.
  • Genius Ditz: Kel scored a 98 (out of 100, on this show) on the IQ Test.
  • I Warned You: He always tells Kenan his plans won't work, but Kenan never listens and doesn't want to hear of it even when his plans do fail.
  • Large Ham: He dropped the screw in the tuna.
  • The Millstone: Many of Kenan's schemes fail due to him.
  • Sarcasm-Blind
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Kenan's Manly Man.
  • Too Dumb to Live
  • Trademark Favorite Drink: "Who loves orange soda? Kel loves orange soda! Is it truuuue? Mmmmmmhmmmm. I do I do I do I do-oo!"
    • It is implied in "The Tainting of the Screw" that his favorite food is ham.
    "I enjoy ham."
    • His female persona from "The Honeymoon's Over", Kelly, loves root beer.

Chris Potter

  • Butt Monkey: Tons of examples, including the Christmas Special where he was beat up by a robotic Santa Claus while all the customers sat back and watched not even knowing it's a robotic dummy.
  • Character Tics: His eye twitches whenever there's trouble. Though it was only shown in the pilot episode.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander
  • Momma's Boy
    • On the other hand, there's literally no proof his mother actually exists beyond things Chris says. Kenan himself states that he's never met her and Chris's house contains no photos of her, despite them living together. Almost like a lampshade, Chris's fish is called "Norman" ala a certain famous serial killer who also imagined his mother's continued life..
    • There was one episode with some proof: he puts Kenan in charge of the store because he has to take his mother to get her feet scraped. He later shows up with the bag of "foot dust."
  • Noodle Incident: He has a boatload of them, all involving his mother.
    Kenan: Lumberjack school?
  • Terrified of Germs: Shown in "The Cold War" when Kel has a cold, though justified as he runs a grocery store and that's where Kel was.
  • Token White: Ever notice he's the only white guy in the show?
    • The only white main character at least. There are plenty of white extras and minor characters on the show.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's afraid of rabbits (big ones) and sandwiches. Though he no longer fears the latter.

Roger Rockmore

Cheryl Rockmore

Kyra Rockmore

Ethel Quagmire