The comic misadventures of teenagers Kenan and his dimwitted buddy Kel.
The show was set in Chicago, Illinois and centered around the antics of two infamous and mischievous teenagers, Kenan Rockmore and Kel Kimble. Kenan is a high school student with a job at the grocery store, while Kel is his clumsy, orange soda loving friend. Introduced to the show in 1996 were Sharla and Marc, both of whom had their own quirky characteristics.
Episodes of the series always opened and closed with Kenan and Kel breaking the fourth wall (while still in character) and interacting with the studio audience and each other while standing in front of a red curtain that is placed in front of the main set. 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 assorted, various items and meet him somewhere. Frazzled, Kel would exclaim, "Aw, here it goes!"
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