On my way to work this morning, I heard a clip of Mario Lopez on Ellen Degeneres’ talk show. He shared with Ellen and her audience that his first kiss happened when he was 10 years old and an actor on the show, Kids Incorporated.
I knew he was on that show – I watched it faithfully during a “we have cable” phase of my childhood. What I didn’t know is that Kids Inc. featured several other now-famous entertainers, including the Black Eyed Peas’ own Fergie – also known as Stacy, Mario’s first kiss.
Did you watch this show? I loved it for the singing and dancing, and if I remember correctly (and Mario’s interview says I do), there was even a little pre-teen romance going on. You know I loved that. Some things just don’t change.
In addition to Mario Lopez (who, you have to admit, is easy on the eyes, even if he is a jerkface) and Fergie (who, thanks to her annoying songs as a soloist, really gets on my nerves), Kids Inc. also starred Martika (of Toy Soldiers fame) and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
What lost or forgotten shows did you watch as a kid? (Popular and well-remembered shows like Diff’rent Strokes and Punky Brewster don’t count here!) Did any of them star actors that are now better known for other shows, movies or musical performances?
I LOVED Kids Incorporated! My brother & some neighborhood friends and I used to pretend we were them. (Didn't this come up before on another blog and I had to embarrass myself then?;) So cool! :)
Sing it with me!! Kids Incorporated…K-I-D-S! Woah…looks like we've maaaaade it…we're kids incorporaaaated. :)
I was also a HUGE fan of the New Mickey Mouse Club. BEFORE Britney & Justin & Christina. HUGE. Fan-mail writing huge.
OH, and I never missed an episode of 21 Jumpstreet, starring Johnny the brilliant. I claim Johnny Depp fandom from the beginning. I had posters of Johnny on my wall 15 years before anyone had ever heard of Jack Sparrow.
And Shannen Doherty was on Little House. :)
Kids Incororated was good.
I remeber Leonardo DiCaprio was on Growing Pains for a little while before he became a big star!
yeah, i loved him as luke :D
Fan mail, huh?
Tommy pretended to be in Kids Incorporate?
Here’s my memory – I kind of remember watching a show called Swan’s Crossing – and it had Sarah Michelle Gellar in it. Anyone else watch that show?
ooh, i do remember that! but i didn't watch it regularly, just a little bit… there was a boy in it who ended up being kind of famous too, right? or another girl? ah, i can't remember… but didn't one of the girls have an annoyingly girly/lavish room or something?
(and yes, tommy did that, but remember he was very young, & i probably made him;)
i love that picture of tommy :)
amy, i was going to say 21 jump street. yes, i, too, had a crush on johnny depp before anyone knew who he was :)