For those of you who grew up in the 2000s and watched Disney Channel, you might remember the show, Kim Possible. It centered around a teenage girl who has to fight against trouble when needed.
I loved this show as a child, particularly when I was in 5th grade. Years later, I discovered certain facts that surprised me and scenes that stood out to me.
Below are the moments:
When Ron’s parents adopted a baby girl and didn’t tell him about it
In the episode, “Oh No! Yono!”, Ron discovers that his parents have adopted a baby girl, whom they named “Hanna.” He reacted by saying, “Why didn’t you tell me?”
I would have reacted the same way if my parents did that. After all, parents should let their kids know about adopting other children.
I don’t think they could hide something like that, anyway. The adoption process can take a while, depending on various factors. It can range from a few months, such as adopting an infant from a local foster home to a few years, like if the parents choose to adopt a child from another country.
When Draken wouldn’t believe Ron about “Possible” being a common name
In the episode, “Attack of the Killer Bebes,” Ron meets with Drakken, who states that Possible is a common name. And Ron says that it’s pretty unique.
I believe him, because I have never met anyone with that surname.
Wade is only 10 years old
When I first learned this fact, I reacted by saying, “What? He looks really old for a 10-year-old.” I had thought he was Kim’s age–or maybe a little younger.
It’s not just his physical appearance that makes him seem older, but also his maturity level.
Kim’s brothers, Jim and Tim, are 12 years old
I would never have imagined that they were that young–particularly not younger than Wade. As far as I recall, they aren’t as mature as him.
The creators could have either made Jim and Tim younger than Wade or made Wade older. I guess it’s a form of cartoon logic.
How Kim’s school allows crop tops
When I watched this show as a kid, I had assumed that high schools would allow shirts that show bellies. But they don’t. Showing that can mislead younger children.
In real life, the school would have had a dress code that forbade crop tops. I’ve sometimes wondered if Kim’s school had no dress code. It’s probably another aspect of cartoon logic.
Hopefully, kids have learned the truth about no school allows belly shirts, not even high schools.
Despite my interest in this show when I was a kid, I really have no plans to revisit it as an adult. However, if someone shows it at their house, I could end up enjoying it again.
So, what do you think of these details? Do you have any other observations you’ve noticed or facts that surprised you? Let me know in the comments if you wish.