I’ll see you on the Flip Side…


By Shawn Robare

So like one of my guilty pleasures as a kid was the live action/cartoon show Kidd Video.  I can remember hunkering down on Saturday mornings and tuning in to see what had become of Kidd (real life), Carla (real life), Whiz (real life), Ash (real life) and Glitter, and whether or not they had managed to escape the Flipside (the cartoon world that the real band was sucked into) back into the “real” world.  They had a kickass ship and each episode was another excuse for a music video, much like on the Monkees TV show.  Their nemesis was Master Blaster and his henchmen the Copy Cats.

Pretty much everything you need to know about the show can be found at kvflipside.org though it hasn’t been updated in like 5 years.  There are some great treasures still available for the show there including Real format downloads of segments from the show, including the entire first episode.  And what’s probably the greatest treasure is the the full Kidd Video Album, which was only released in Israel in 1986.  Here is the full album and cover art.

So if manufactured cartoon bands like the Gorillaz, Josie and the Pussycats, or the Archies is your thing, check out some sweet Kidd Video.

  • Dubstronaut

    Nowadays you can see many more episodes than just the first one! The user named “”Toolbot”" on Youtube has been uploading episodes, and there are a good handful to watch/download. Here’s a link to toolbots page: http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=toolbot There’s also a fan site on myspace now for Kidd Video! I’m actually the one who made the profile! Here’s a link: http://www.myspace.com/kiddvideogroup Take it easy, cya on the Flipside!!