Trivia / Kim Possible

  • Actor Allusion:
  • Ascended Fanon: Quite a bit of fanon, most obviously the names of Kim's parents.
  • Banned Episode: Ron the Man, due to its content (it reveals that Ron's Jewish) is banned in MENA region and apparently for the same reason the episode cannot be dubbed into Arabic (Strangely this didn't happen to any of Christmas-themed episodes). As a side-effect of the ban the episode was kept from being premiered in Poland until at least August 2010 when Disney Channel Poland separated from the Disney Channel MEA/Greece/Turkey feed.
  • Breakaway Pop Hit: Sort of. "Call Me, Beep Me" was played in heavy rotation... on Radio Disney.
  • Contest Winner Cameo: Josh and Katlyn in Season 4.
  • The Danza: Tara, voiced by Tara Strong.
  • Defictionalization: Purely unintentional...probably, but there has been a great deal of positive response to Taco Bell's new Beefy Nacho Burrito because after ten years they finally caved and made a real life Naco.
    • The Grilled Stuffed Nacho introduced in December 2013 is perhaps even closer to the Naco.
  • Dueling Shows: Totally Spies! was another "secret agent high-school kid" show. It predated Kim Possible (which began in 2002, while Totally Spies began in 2001).
  • Executive Meddling: Both Good and Bad:
    • They requested an animal sidekick. We got Rufus.
    • In the episode "Bad Boy", Standards and Practices wouldn't allow the writers to show Drakken making coffee. They suggested chocolate milk instead, and the writers turned that into "Coco Moo", resulting in one of the series' funnier gags. (The rumor that "Coco Moo" itself resulted from S&P forbidding the phrase "chocolate milk" is unfounded, as Drakken actually does use that phrase in the episode.)
    • The "good eating" episode, mandated by execs, but what we got was....shudder
    • The original plan to make "Rappin' Drakken" a Villain Episode was vetoed.
    • Requested that the hats in "Showdown at the Crooked D" be called "Silly Hats" rather than "Stupid Hats". They even lampshaded it.
      Drakken: The Silly Hat!
      Shego: Not the name I would have chosen...
    • A scene in "Queen Bebe" explaining how the Bebes were reactivated was cut for time in order to dedicate more time to Smash Mouth.
  • Fake Brit: British-Israeli Brian George as Scottish Duff Killigan (Brian George is actually English by birth).
  • I Knew It!: Early fanfictions were writing Shego as having a brother named "Hego" who is a superhero long before the actual character appeared. Fans didn't anticipate her having multiple brothers though, and especially not her being an ex-hero.
  • Image Source:
  • Irony as She Is Cast: "Hidden Talent" reveals Kim cannot sing high notes. In fact she is truly atrocious at it. Christy Carlson Romano, her voice actress, is in fact an accomplished singer as she demonstrates at the end of the episode.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The show has never been fully released on DVD. As of October 2010, Disney has released the first two seasons in the US, but as a Disney Movie Club exclusive.
    • The entire run is on iTunes in the US.
  • Non-Singing Voice: The Oh Boyz singing voices are not the same as their acting voices.
  • The Original Darrin: Senor Senior Sr was voiced in various episodes by Earl Boen instead of Ricardo Montalban when the latter was in poor health. He returned to the role when he felt better.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Shaun Fleming voiced the Tweebs for the first three seasons all the way to So The Drama. When the series was renewed for a fourth season, Fleming was going through too much puberty to reprise. Spencer Fox was chosen to replace him.
    • Breckin Meyer, who voiced Josh Mankey in the pilot episode, was replaced by A.J. Trauth in all other appearances for unknown reasons.
  • Production Posse: Chris Bailey, Steve Loter, and Stephen Silver had all worked before this show on the short-lived Clerks: The Animated Series, also produced by Disney TV Animation (albeit under the Touchstone TV name).
  • Reality Is Unrealistic: Wade once went to Paris and then to Kim used the excuse that he was there to fix the "French Internet".note  Kim actually discovers he was lying because the Internet is one united worldwide network. But, there was a "French Internet" of sorts between 1978 and 2012, or rather a pre-WWW precursor to the Internet as we know it today, the Minitel,note  which was able to implement various functionalities we now take for granted online.
  • Shrug of God: Taken by Bob Schooley after the series' end when it comes to some (not all) questions.
  • Talking to Himself: Drakken and Motor Ed share a voice actor, and in the episode where the two team up for a scheme it turns out that they're cousins. Seriously.
  • Throw It In:
    • Shego's personality. Originally she wasn't intended to be a Deadpan Snarker who enjoyed needling her boss more than listening to him, but Nicole Sullivan's voice acting led the writers to play to her ability for that.
    • Motor Ed was created because John DiMaggio was goofing around in the break room and made up the voice for a laugh.
  • Trope Namer:
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Adrena Lynn was meant to be a recurring villain in the series, but wasn't popular enough for the audiences.
    • The original series bible has been leaked online, revealing some of McCorkle and Schooley's initial ideas for the show:
      • Steel Toe was envisioned as a member of the Rogues Gallery, rather than a law-abiding character-of-the-day (pro-wrestling is still in his backstory, though).
      • Similarly, Will Du (originally Ken Du) was meant to be much more of a recurring character, with Kim alternatively annoyed by his ego and nursing a crush on him.
      • Kim's token female friend was originally Zita - who, instead of a gamer chick, was a Soapbox Sadie that befriended Kim in an "Opposites Attract" sort of way.
      • Drakken originally wasn't an alias; his full name was meant to be Ubel Drakken.
      • Mr. and Mrs. Dr. P were originally meant to be a snack-food technologist and a senator, respectively.
    • Anneliese van der Pol was originally going to voice Kim, while Neil Patrick Harris was originally going to voice Ron.
    • Kim was originally intended to be blonde.
    • As confirmed by Friedle in his Twitter account, John Cena was considered to voice Ron, which would've caused a WTH, Casting Agency? from fans.
    • So the Drama was originally written as a live-action adaptation of the TV show, which explains the film's Broad Strokes.
  • The Wiki Rule: Has a wiki here.
  • Word of God:
  • Writer Revolt: Compelled to make a episode about dietary health, the story sees Ron hulk out due to a vat of stuff and a lot of junk food in a parody of Supersize Me. He delivers the ''wrong'' moral (don't mess with dangerous chemicals) to the camera while a growing crowd behind him wonder who he's talking to.
    • In addition to execs insisting on an animal sidekick and getting Rufus in return, Rufus' species, a naked mole rat, was deliberately chosen as Disney Channel would have no choice but to keep using the word "naked" to describe a main character throughout the series' run.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Trivia/KimPossible