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YMMV / Kids Incorporated

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  • Ear Worm: "We're Kids In-corporated, K-I-D-S Yeah!"
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Many people who watch the episodes on YouTube nowadays usually watch it for either a young Fergie; Jennifer Love Hewitt or to a lesser degree Eric Balfour.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • A certain cover song was made more humorous with Rickrolling.
    • Stacy taking an active role in helping set up the New Year's concert for the "Rock in the New Year" special becomes this considering Fergie has served as a co-host for New Year's Rockin' Eve since 2005.
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    • In "School's For Fools", The Kid is brushing off his studies because he plans to be a rock star and doesn't care about school. Instead of studying for finals, he plans to go to a rock concert. Why is this funny? One of the things he's supposed to be studying is the difference between East and West Germany. And the rock star he's going to see? David Hasselhoff.
    • "The Boy Who Cried Gorilla" includes a cover of "In Too Deep" by Genesis that is performed by the Kid, with main character Richie being the only other character on screen. The funny part is that the song, despite the efforts of Kids Inc. brass to turn the song in question (originally a romantic song) into a friendship one by changing the word "love" to "like". Didn't work. Made even funnier because Rahsaan Patterson ("Kid") is out of the closet now.
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    • The episode "Video Madness" (focusing on Richie attempting to put together a video project of the kids) has a brief scene where Riley (played by Moosie Drier) gives Richie some advice on directing. The following year, Drier would make his directorial debut in 1988's "Kahuna Kids"; and most of Drier's work since Kids Inc. has been as either a director or voice actor.
    • In season 6note  episode “Career Jeers” Stacy fears after not doing well on a career aptitude test that she’ll never have a successful career. Well we know how that turned out for her...
  • Retroactive Recognition:
  • The Scrappy: Many fans' opinion of Haylie Johnson, who joined in 1991 and stayed for the remainder of the show's run.
  • Seasonal Rot: There's a bit of a Broken Base here, but most consider the show to have jumped the shark by the time the series ended in 1993. Part of the shows charm was that it was bright, sparkly, and colorful, basically the Eighties personified. By the final season in 1993, things had gotten a lot more subdued. You can't fault them for changing with the times (at that point, the Glam of the Eighties had given way to the Grit of the Nineties,) but it was just... weird.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The theme song is a lot like "Kids in America" (which they have done a cover of).

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