List of Kenan & Kel episodes

The Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel premiered on July 15, 1996 and ended with the series finale film, Two Heads Are Better Than None on July 15, 2000. With a total of 65 episodes (including a clip show) produced spanning four seasons.

Series overview

Seasons Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates) Network
Season premiere Season finale
1 14 July 15, 1996 January 18, 1997 Nickelodeon
2 13 September 6, 1997 December 27, 1997
3 22 October 10, 1998 April 24, 1999
4 13 August 7, 1999 July 15, 2000

Episode list

Season 1 (1996–97)

Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
11"Pilot"Alan RosenKim Bass and Dan SchneiderJuly 15, 1996 (1996-07-15)[1]101
Kenan wants to buy a car, but he's too young to drive. However, he finally manages to buy one, despite the unknown fact that the car was stolen. Kenan then makes an agreement with the police to catch the thief, being the password: "the chipmunk has pneumonia".
22"The Tainting of the Screw"Alan RosenDan SchneiderAugust 17, 1996 (1996-08-17)[1]102

When Kenan chokes on a screw he finds in his tuna sandwich, he launches a fullscale lawsuit against the company, Luna Tuna, for the sum of $10 million. The company offers Kenan a settlement that he refuses, prompting them to prepare for court. In the end it turns out that Kel accidentally dropped the screw in the tuna.

Note: This episode's title is a based on The Taming of the Shrew.
33"Doing Things the Hemingway"Brian RobbinsKevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertAugust 24, 1996 (1996-08-24)[1]103
After Kenan reads a book about Ernest Hemingway, it gives him the idea to create a list of life goals to help make his life more complete. Kenan devises a plan to accomplish two of his goals at once by climbing to the top of the Sears Tower, and declare his love to a girl – Brianna. This leads to Kenan and Kel walking to and being stuck at the top of the building.
44"Mental Kel-Epathy"Kim Fields FreemanKevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertOctober 5, 1996 (1996-10-05)[1]104

Everybody thinks Kel has psychic abilities and Kenan uses this to his advantage by getting him on a talk show.

Note: This is the episode in which Kel's 'Who loves orange soda?' song first appeared.
55"Duh Bomb"Kim Fields FreemanLinda M. YearwoodOctober 12, 1996 (1996-10-12)[1]105
After being teased by their friends for being too young to go to a night club, Kenan sets out to create his own nightclub called "Duh Bomb" for ages 15 and up at Rigby's. Everything appears to be working out fine until clubbers start eating the groceries and then the fire marshal appears, informing them that they are over capacity.
66"Mo' Sweater Blues"Malcolm-Jamal WarnerKevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertOctober 19, 1996 (1996-10-19)[1]106

Kenan manages to score a date with his crush Brianna. The date takes an unfortunate turn of events when Kel accidentally damages Brianna's sweater, made by her deceased grandmother. The two then attempt to repair the sweater without Brianna's knowledge.

Note: This episode's title is a based on Spike Lee's 1990 film Mo' Better Blues.
77"Diamonds Are for Roger"Malcolm-Jamal WarnerDan SchneiderOctober 26, 1996 (1996-10-26)[1]107
While watching a crime investigation show, Kenan and Kel are shocked when it appears that Roger,may be a diamond thief. In an attempt to correct the situation, the boys attempt to return what they believe are the stolen diamonds.
88"The Cold War"Brian RobbinsSharon Sussman & Burt WheelerNovember 2, 1996 (1996-11-02)[1]108
Kel comes down with a cold and Kenan inadvertently succeeds in inventing a cure for it. When Roger gets Kel's cold, they make a new batch for him to take to work at the airport, but the new batch doesn't cure the cold, it puts people to sleep.
99"In the Line of Kenan"Kim Fields FreemanPaul Dell & Steven WeissNovember 9, 1996 (1996-11-09)[1]109
The President of the United States "a Bill Clinton lookalike" makes a visit to Rigby's during a stop in Chicago. While walking through the store, he falls prey to a toppling display of orange soda cans that the boys have erected. Saved from disaster by Kenan, Bill tells him to drop by the White House as his special guest if he is ever in town. The boys take him up on his offer and wreak havoc at the White House.
1010"Dial 0 for Oops"Kim Fields FreemanKevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertDecember 7, 1996 (1996-12-07)[1]110

Kenan attempts to ask out a girl, who happens to be the daughter of his father's mean boss, Mr. Dawson, but in the process, leaves a scandalous message on their answering machine. Kenan and Kel must go to the house to swap the answering machine tape before the Dawson's come home and listen to it.

Guest star: Mona Lisa as Amy Dawson
1111"Merry Christmas, Kenan"Brian RobbinsDan SchneiderDecember 14, 1996 (1996-12-14)[1]111

Kenan has been saving up all year to buy a Christmas present for himself: the world's coolest mountain bike. To get the last few dollars he needs, he accepts a job filling in as a department store Santa after the other Santa meets with an unfortunate accident. Excited about finally being able to afford the bike, Kenan is thrown into turmoil when he meets a little boy who wants nothing for himself, just a bike for his little sister. The little boy inspires Kenan to learn the true spirit of Christmas and giving, and Kenan becomes a real llfe Santa for the kids family.

Note: In a strange twist, Kel does not yell "Aww, here it goes!" at the end of the episode; the entire cast (excluding Kenan) does.
1212"Baggin' Saggin Kel"Howard StormNeal Brennan & Ross VenokurJanuary 4, 1997 (1997-01-04)[1]112

With the 18th annual grocery bagging contest looming, Kenan and Kel's friendship is put on the line when Kel is hired by Angus' Food Barn, a rival grocery store.

Note: The title of this episode is a reference to the old All That skit "Baggin Saggin Barry" which featured Kenan.

Guest Star: Dan Schneider as Angus
1313"Safe and Sorry"Howard StormEric BowersJanuary 11, 1997 (1997-01-11)[1]113

During a spring cleaning of Rigby's basement, Kenan and Kel find a map to a secret vault.

Guest star: Robert Costanzo as Mr. Maniaci
1414"Twizzles Fizzles"Tony SingletaryDan Schneider and Kevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertJanuary 18, 1997 (1997-01-18)[1]114
Roger's pet Cockatoo named Twizzles is left in the care of Kenan and Kel, but he dies and the boys try to replace Twizzles before Roger finds out.

Season 2 (1997)

Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
151"Pair-Rental Guidance"Kim Fields FreemanKevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertSeptember 6, 1997 (1997-09-06)[1]201

Kenan panics when Principal Dimly calls the household wanting to meet him and his parents, so what does he do? Hire a new set. However, after the meeting, his "mom" invites the principal over for dinner on Saturday night.

Guest Star: Leland L. Jones as William Buckman III
162"Clowning Around"Kim Fields FreemanMagda LiolisSeptember 13, 1997 (1997-09-13)[1]202
A clown robs Rigby's, leaving Kenan and Kel shaken. Meanwhile, Kyra has a strikingly-similar clown at her birthday party.
173"The Lottery"Kim Fields FreemanDan SchneiderSeptember 20, 1997 (1997-09-20)[1]203
It is the big lottery draw and Kel has the $64,000,000-winning ticket. However, it ends up in an old lady's groceries as he and Kenan desperately attempt to retrieve it.
184"Who Loves Orange Soda?"Keith TruesdellSharon Sussman & Burt WheelerSeptember 27, 1997 (1997-09-27)[1]204
It is life or death when Kel bets Kenan that he can give up orange soda for a week. The loser has to sing the National Anthem in front of Rigby's customers while wearing a woman's nightgown. Kel gets help from a hypnotist to give up orange soda, but Kenan cheats and fixes it so that he'll win the bet. After fighting about it Chris decides that since Kenan cheated and Kel drank orange soda they both lose.
195"Haven't Got Time for the Paint"Howard StormDan Schneider and Kevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertOctober 4, 1997 (1997-10-04)[1]205
Kel reveals himself to be quite an accomplished artist, and a wealthy man offers a lot of money for his paintings.
206"A Star is Peeved"Ken CeizlerSavage Steve HollandOctober 11, 1997 (1997-10-11)[1]206
Rigby's has been chosen as the set for the new movie Supermarket Cop 3 and Kenan & Kel are offered parts as extras. All they have to do is follow the director's instructions, which should not be too difficult.
217"Ditch Day Afternoon"Kim Fields FreemanKevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertOctober 18, 1997 (1997-10-18)[1]207
Kenan and Kel ditch school and Rigby's, in order to avoid a punishment and some work. However, a bank robbery and camera crews heavily threatens them getting caught.
228"Get the Kel Outta Here"Mary SchmidDan Schneider and Kevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertOctober 25, 1997 (1997-10-25)[1]208

After Kel causes Roger one injury too many, he is banned from the Rockmore house. As a result, Kel tries to apologize to Roger who repeatedly rejects him.

Guest star: Paul Vogt as waiter
239"Foul Bull"Ken CeizlerSteve FreemanNovember 1, 1997 (1997-11-01)[1]209
The Chicago Bulls' star basketball player Ron Harper slips on some orange soda and gets injured, and all of Chicago is angry with Kenan and Kel, who try to apologize.
2410"The Crush"Kim Fields-FreemanDan SchneiderNovember 8, 1997 (1997-11-08)[1]210
Kenan, Kel, and the rest of their English classmates have a substitute teacher named Ms. Horn (played by the episode's director Kim Fields) for the next couple of weeks. However, Kel mistakenly thinks that she is become attracted to Kenan.
2511"Turkey Day"Kim Fields FreemanAlex ReidNovember 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)[1]211

It is Thanksgiving and Roger has laid on a fantastic turkey dinner. The only problem: Kel felt a bit hungry. Now, Kenan & Kel go on an all-out desperation hunt for a new turkey.

Guest star: Whitman Mayo as Uncle Raymond
2612"Bye Bye Kenan: Part 1"Brian RobbinsDan Schneider and Kevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertDecember 20, 1997 (1997-12-20)212
Roger gets a new job as a forest ranger and is required to move to Pummis, Montana, taking the whole family with him leaving Kel.
2713"Bye Bye Kenan: Part 2"Brian RobbinsDan Schneider and Kevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertDecember 27, 1997 (1997-12-27)[1]213
Life in Pummis, Montana isn't exactly sweet so Kenan sets about sabotaging his father's new job to get him fired by using a bear disguise, but things get complicated when a real Bear shows up. In the end Kenan's family return home to Chicago.

Season 3 (1998–99)

Taped in front of a live studio audience from June to December 1998.

Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
281"Fenced In"Kim Fields FreemanKevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertOctober 10, 1998 (1998-10-10)[1]301
Kenan and Kel land dates with two very attractive girls, whose only concern is that their dates must be on time, but Kenan accidentally gets his head trapped between cage bars two hours before their date, when he tries to get Kel's yo-yo.
292"Skunkator vs. Mothman"Kim Fields FreemanAlex ReidOctober 17, 1998 (1998-10-17)[1]302

Kenan goes to a Comic Book convention with Kel in an attempt to claim the rare Skunkator #6, when he should actually be at work to train Sharla Morrison (Alexis Fields), Rigby's newest employee.

Guest star: Devon Alan as the boy in the comic book convention
303"The Raffle"Kim Fields FreemanWayne ConleyOctober 24, 1998 (1998-10-24)[1]303
Chris begins setting up a raffle for a new television set, but Kel accidentally breaks it while trying to grab a balloon he got from a clown whom he traded the raffle ticket with. At the same time, Kenan's parents buy a high-quality TV for themselves, so Kenan plots to somehow replace his parents' TV with the one that Kel broke and then rig the raffle so that Kel wins.
314"The Chicago Witch Trials"Virgil L. FabianKevin Kopelow and Heath SeifertOctober 31, 1998 (1998-10-31)[1]304

Kenan suspects that the new girl in school is a witch, so he and Kel investigate the truth.

Guest stars: Linda Cardellini as Becky, Eve Plumb as Mrs. Stogie, Alexis Fields as Sharla Morrison and Biagio Messina as Marc Cram

Note: Marc Cram's first appearance. Cardellini previously co-starred with Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson in the film Good Burger.
325"To Catch a Thief"Kim Fields FreemanSavage Steve HollandNovember 7, 1998 (1998-11-07)[1]305
Kenan's new neighbor Marc Cram seems okay. He is a spelling whiz and fascinated with watches which leads Kenan to believe that he stole his watch when it goes missing.
336"Happy B-Day Marc"Kim Fields FreemanSavage Steve HollandNovember 14, 1998 (1998-11-14)[1]306

After not receiving an invitation to Marc's birthday party, Kenan suspects that he was not invited, or so he thinks. Meanwhile, everyone including Kel thinks Kenan got an ear operation.

Guest star: Nick Cannon
347"I.Q. Can Do Better"Kim Fields FreemanWayne ConleyNovember 21, 1998 (1998-11-21)[1]307
When Kenan scores incredibly low on an I.Q. test and Kel scores exceptionally high on the same test, they investigate on the hunch that the scores were a mistake, but when an offensive doodle of the school's principal drawn by Kenan is left in her office, they have to get it back before it is seen by the wrong eyes.
358"Attack of the Bug Men"Kim Fields FreemanAlex ReidNovember 28, 1998 (1998-11-28)[1]308

Roger and Sheryl take Kyra out to Pizza Farm for her academic excellence. Despite being warned by his parents to leave the front door closed, Kenan does not follow his orders and decides to continue playing Penguin Hunter with Kel. When the household gets robbed, Kenan & Kel try to keep Kenan's parents at the restaurant for as long as they can while the police tracks down the stolen property.

Guest star: Rondell Sheridan as Officer McWiggins and Kevin Shinick as The Bugman
369"Surprise, Surprise"Kim Fields FreemanDaka HermonDecember 12, 1998 (1998-12-12)[1]309
Roger is planning a surprise anniversary party for Sheryl. Too bad Kenan & Kel are in charge of picking up the cake and Sheryl's gift.
3710"You Dirty Rat"Virgil L. FabianGregory SheltonDecember 19, 1998 (1998-12-19)[1]310
A rat turns up at Rigby's, but Kel insists on saving it instead of having it exterminated, which leads him and Kenan into a mess of trouble to save Wendell, the rat.
3811"Freezer Burned"Kim Fields FreemanJerry ColkerDecember 26, 1998 (1998-12-26)[1]311

Kel accidentally switches a restroom sign at a restaurant, which leaves himself, Kenan, and quite a few others trapped in the freezer.

Guest stars;;: Dr. Joyce Brothers as Herself and Oliver Muirhead as the waiter
3912"Present Tense"Kim Fields FreemanKevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertJanuary 2, 1999 (1999-01-02)[1]312

In searching the house for his surprise birthday gift, Kenan breaks it. The race is on to replace the gift before his parents find out.

Guest star: Missy Doty as Beth
4013"Housesitter"Virgil L. FabianSavage Steve HollandJanuary 9, 1999 (1999-01-09)[1]313
Chris leaves Kenan and Kel in charge of his home for a few days, however, things start to go horribly wrong when they forget about watering the plants... or besides, when they forget about the house because Kenan and Kel accidentally damages Chris' house.
4114"I'm Gonna Get You Kenan"Virgil L. FabianWayne ConleyJanuary 16, 1999 (1999-01-16)[1]314

After catching a notorious criminal, Kel accidentally lets slip Kenan's name and address, leaving the criminal swearing vengeance.

Guest star: Joe Rose as John "The Jackhammer" Rogan
4215"The Limo"Virgil L. FabianKevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertJanuary 23, 1999 (1999-01-23)[1]315

Kenan is out to impress a rich girl by convincing her that he is also rich. However, things take a turn for the worse when Kel accidentally knocks out the limousine's driver.

Guest stars: Karan Ashley as Melissa and Allan Murray as Chauffeur
4316"The Contest"Howard StormChris Brown January 30, 1999 (1999-01-30)[1]316
With a pair of courtside tickets to the Chicago Bulls on the line, Kenan and Kel set out to win a contest by performing the wackiest stunt ever.
4417"Picture Imperfect"Kim Fields FreemanAmy Berg & Daka HermonFebruary 6, 1999 (1999-02-06)[1]317

Kel accidentally destroys his classmates' photos for the school yearbook, so Kenan attempts to get every student's picture taken with Bill Bellamy to fix the problem.

Guest star: Bill Bellamy and Nick Cannon
4518"He Got Job"Virgil L. FabianSavage Steve HollandFebruary 13, 1999 (1999-02-13)[1]318
Chris refuses to serve Kel any more orange soda unless he begins paying for it. Kel eventually gets a job at a local donut store where he invents a sensational new donut.
4619"Clothes Encounters"Virgil L. FabianAndrew HirschFebruary 20, 1999 (1999-02-20)[1]319

In trying on some new clothes, Kenan manages to get locked out of his dressing room in only his shirt and his underwear.

Guest star: Chrystee Pharris as Rudy
4720"We Are the Chimpions"Virgil L. FabianSteve FreemanFebruary 27, 1999 (1999-02-27)[1]320
Kenan and Kel adopt Charles, a chimpanzee, from the zoo, but when they find out that Charles is going to be transferred to another zoo, Kel decides to hide him at the Rockmore house, causing all kinds of monkey business.
4821"Who Loves Who-ooh?"Virgil L. FabianNick Cannon, Mason Gordon, and Kenan ThompsonApril 17, 1999 (1999-04-17)[1]321

Kenan attempts to ask Sharla out to the sweetheart's ball, but in his fear – boasts that he is taking R&B star Tamia – now all he has to do is convince her to go with him.

Guest star: Tamia & Nick Cannon
Note: In the closing scene, this is the only time where Kenan does not involve Kel in a crazy scheme; instead it was Kel's secret admirer who came up with one.
4922"Poem Sweet Poem"Kim Fields FreemanKevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertApril 24, 1999 (1999-04-24)[1]322

Phillip and Allison are always together until Kenan's poem causes them to break up. Now, it is up to Kenan and Kel to reunite the two lovebirds.

Guest star: Josh Server as Phillip

Season 4 (1999–2000)

1 In episode 62, it includes clips of Kyra from other episodes.
2 Due to her major absence record, Vanessa was only credited in the episodes she was in.

Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
501"Corporate Kenan"Virgil L. FabianSavage Steve HollandJuly 31, 1999 (1999-07-31)[1]401
Kenan and Kel mix up their resumes at a corporation and now Kenan is stuck as vice president with no idea of what the company even does where they come across a fellow by the name of Brian who overtakes the two.
512"The Honeymoon's Over"Kim Fields FreemanWayne ConleyAugust 7, 1999 (1999-08-07)[1]402
Kenan wants to get a place of his own in order to get some privacy, and there is a game show on TV called The Honeymoon is Over that gives couples a chance to win a house. However, the catch is that the couples have to be married, so Kel dresses up as a woman so that he can win.
Guest star: Bob Eubanks as Himself
523"Girl-Watchers"Kim Fields FreemanSteve HollandAugust 14, 1999 (1999-08-14)[1]403
Eric leaves Kenan and Kel in charge of his girlfriend, who has come to visit when mayhem breaks loose as bad things keep happening to her.
534"Car Trouble"Virgil L. FabianKevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertAugust 21, 1999 (1999-08-21)[1]404
Kenan attempts to get his driver's license against his parents' wishes. However, his science project is due on the same day.
545"Three Girls, a Guy, and a Cineplex"Virgil L. FabianAmy BergAugust 28, 1999 (1999-08-28)[1]405
Kenan winds up with three dates for the same night and tries to keep them from discovering each other.
Guest star: The Lady of Rage as Yovanda
556"Natural Born Kenan"Linda MendozaKevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert and Sal ManiaciSeptember 11, 1999 (1999-09-11)[1]406
After hearing that his baby photos were ruined by a flood in the basement, Kenan thinks that he has been adopted so he sets himself on the mission to find his "true" parents.
567"The Graduates"Ken WhittinghamJonathan Green & Gabe MillerSeptember 18, 1999 (1999-09-18)[1]407

Kenan is banned from the graduation ceremony after filling Principal Horn's office with chocolate pudding. With his entire family coming to the ceremony, can he get in without the principal knowing?

Guest star: Johnny Brown as Uncle Lewie
57-588-9"Aw, Here It Goes To Hollywoo: Part 1 /
Aw, Here It Goes To Hollywood: Part 2"
Virgil L. FabianKevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertSeptember 25, 1999 (1999-09-25)[1]408-409

Kel wins a trip to the Orange Soda Festival in a radio contest. However, after accidentally taking the wrong plane, he and Kenan end up in Hollywood. After finding out the flight time to the Orange Soda Festival, the duo decide to explore Hollywood.

Guest stars: Britney Spears, David Alan Grier, Bill Bellamy and Downtown Julie Brown
5910"Oh, Brother"Kim Fields FreemanWayne ConleyOctober 9, 1999 (1999-10-09)[1]410
Chris' rich brother Rick comes to Chicago and takes over his life, including Rigby's. Can Kenan's family make the brother leave town so that Chris will stop living with them?
6011"Futurama"Kim Fields FreemanJonathan Green & Gabe MillerDecember 31, 1999 (1999-12-31)[1]411
In the year 3000, Kel accidentally makes Roger invisible using a gadget that usually makes garbage vanish.
6112"The April Fools"Virgil L. FabianErica RothschildApril 1, 2000 (2000-04-01)[1]412

It is April 1st and Kenan and Kel set up some pranks on various people. However, it all horribly backfires when the jokes get everyone arrested.
Note: Final appearance of Sharla and Marc

Guest Star: Paul Parducci as The Guard
6213"Tales from the Clip"Kim Fields FreemanKevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertMay 3, 2000 (2000-05-03)[1]413

While viewing clips from the show over four years (and in the process completely breaking the fourth wall) Kenan and Kel get into a fight.

Notes: Final appearance of Chris. Also, at the start of the episode, Kenan yells Kel's catchphrase, "Awww, here it goes!", as Kel has already left the stage before Kenan.
63-64-6514-15-16"Two Heads Are Better Than None: Part 1 /
Two Heads Are Better Than None: Part 2 /
Two Heads Are Better Than None: Part 3
Michael GrossmanKevin Kopelow & Heath SeifertJuly 15, 2000 (2000-07-15)414-416

Kenan's family, the Rockmores, decide to drive across the country. Kenan's parents don't want to bring Kel, but Kenan and Kyra manage to sneak him into the car, and he is discovered too late in the trip for the Rockmores to return him home. The Rockmores spend their first night away from home camping. At the camp grounds they meet an odd couple who share the name Shelly and are obsessed with ketchup. Kenan is sent off in search of firewood after being scared by a ghost story told by his father. Out in the woods he is attacked by a being known as the Headless Knight. The next day, the Rockmores and Kel stop at a roadside freak show, where they again meet Shelly and Shelly. Before leaving, Kenan is shocked to discover an exhibit about the Headless Knight who cuts off people's heads to wear as his own, and discovers that the Knight had been recently seen in a town called Rockville. After their car breaks down, Kenan and Kel go off in search of help, coming across a castle. The castle's owner, Arthur, offers to let Kenan and Kel stay in his home for the night. At the mansion Kenan and Kel meet Shelly and Shelly, and a couple vacationing with their grandfather. Unbeknownst to them, Arthur is in fact the Headless Knight. Kenan and Kel run to the house's "dungeon" where they find the disembodied heads of the couple and the grandfather. They also find Shelly and Shelly, who had been captured and free them. The Shellys, Kenan and Kel reach the gate which they find locked. The group drives off and are reunited with the Rockmores. Kenan tells Roger their story and he once again does not believe them until finding Arthur's disembodied head on the ground. The family drives home as Kel sings "1,000,000 bottles of orange soda on the wall".

Note: This is the only Kenan and Kel episode not to be taped in front of a live audience.

Guest star: Michael Berryman as Chives the butler and Milton Berle as Grandpa Leo, Berle's final acting role before his death in 2002.


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