Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Getting Schooled: The Kids in Room 402 (1999)

The Fox Family Channel (now ABC Family)'s lineup of children's programs was a mixed bag. There were some clunkers in the group, but this wasn't one of them.

The Kids in Room 402, a collaboration between CineGroup and Saban, was meant to be the network's answer to Disney's popular Recess, which was airing on Disney Channel & ABC at the time. However, it aired during the week, not on Saturdays, and lasted only one season. In doing research, I am discovering that this was the series that launched actress Mindy Cohn's new career as a voice artist, three years before being cast in What's New Scooby-Doo. The former Facts of Life co-star has certainly made the most out of her new career since then.

Anyway, here's the episode, "Is Your Refrigerator Running?":



It's just too bad this show now has been buried in the vaults somewhere when, assuming Disney bought the series in the course of acquiring the network, it could've been coupled with Recess on Disney Channel in later years.

Rating: B.

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