Kenan & Kel

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Kenan & Kel
Premiere July 15, 1996
Finale May 3, 2000
Creator Kim Bass
Network/Provider Nickelodeon
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Tollin/Robbins Productions
Seasons 4
Episodes 62 + TV Movie
Origin USA

Kenan & Kel is a sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon.

The show was set in Chicago, Illinois, and centered on the antics of two mischievous teenagers, Kenan Rockmore and Kel Kimble. Kenan is a high school student with a job at a local grocery store, while Kel is his clumsy, orange soda-loving best friend.

Episodes of the series always opened and closed with Kenan and Kel breaking the fourth wall by interacting with the studio audience; standing in front of a red curtain that is placed in front of the main set, while still in character. A frequent running gag of the openings would be Kel never knowing what the night's episode would be about and Kenan refusing to tell him. The closings would frequently feature Kenan coming up with a new scheme–often asking Kel to get various assorted items and meet him somewhere. Frazzled, Kel would exclaim his catchphrase, "Aww, here it goes!"



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Kenan Thompson Kenan Rockmore 1 2 3 4
Kel Mitchell Kel Kimbell 1 2 3 4
Ken Foree Roger Rockmore 1 2 3 4
Teal Marchande Sheryl Rockmore 1 2 3 4
Vanessa Baden Kyra Rockmore 1 2 3 4


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One July 15, 1996 January 17, 1997 14
Season Two September 6, 1997 January 3, 1998 13
Season Three October 10, 1998 April 24, 1999 22
Season Four August 7, 1999 May 3, 2000 13


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Best of Seasons 1 & 2 May 13, 2014 3


The Best of Seasons 3 & 4 November 4, 2014 4


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