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Kid History is a Web Video Series on YouTube created by various members of the Roberts family — most notably, the children. In each episode, the kids tell their own Very Loosely Based on a True Story version of something that happened in the lives of the adults. While their narration and dialogue plays, the adults then act out whatever their children said happened, usually playing their younger selves, and matching their actions and dialog with the kid's version. Hilarity Ensues.


Another series hosted on their YouTube channel called Kid Snippets features a similar premise where a couple of the kids act out a purely fictional story based on a prompt, again with the adults acting out the result.

Kid History contains examples of:

  • Gender Bender: The kids accidentally mentioned Kyle's dad instead of Kyle's mom, both who ended up being played by Brett.
  • Hey, That's My Line!: In Episode #8, one of the kids is supposed to be the manager and the other one keeps thinking he is.
  • Horrible Camping Trip: Averted in Episode #5 where the camping conditions are just fine — they just decide to sneak out and play with fireworks.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Girls are mermaids. Some boys are mermaids too. Mermaids can walk on their tails.
  • Overly Long Gag: The completos salesman in Episode #3.
    "But! If you buy 14 completos, it's only 14 dollars! But! If you buy 15 completos, it's only 15 dollars! But!"
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  • The Password Is Always "Swordfish": Subverted in Kid Snippets "Salesman" where they try a password, are unsuccessful, and promptly give up.
  • Retcon: Several times when a child has to correct himself or herself, the visual is often updated to reflect that.
  • Separated at Birth: Implied in "Accident," when the guy finds somebody who looks exactly like him lying on the road and assumes it's his previously unknown twin brother.


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