I can’t say this about many of my favorite childhood shows, but I actually remember the very first time that I watched Kim Possible. I was in 6th grade, I recently graduated from elementary school and I had an entire summer of watching this new Disney Channel show about a teen girl who dabbled in a little bit of international crime fighting as a side gig.
You know, nothing too out of the ordinary. I, too, fight crime when I’m not when I’m not blogging and stuffing my face with food.
Anyway, Kim Possible was pretty formative for me because it was one of the few shows that actually had a female lead that wasn’t totally one dimensional. She was tough and girly, strong and sensitive and she managed to feel like a real girl despite the fact that she was beating up bad guys between classes.
If you also watched a ton of Kim Possible back in the day, check out this roundup of 10 KP memorable moments!
KP Broke A Ton Of Gender BarriersKim was a cheerleader and a crime fighter and constantly saved her male BFF's life. She was brave and fearless but she also had a vulnerable side and succumbed to everyday teen girl drama. I'm so glad that this show emphasized that being a badass didn't mean that you have to stop having petty feelings and worries and--heaven forbid--emotions. Source: Kim Possible/Disney Channel
Shego Being Rad As HellWho didn't love Shego? Seriously, if you did then let me remind you that Shego is by far one of the coolest female cartoon villains ever. She had attitude, she kicked butt and she looked good in green. What more can anyone ask for, honestly. Basically, I'm saying that the haters better recognize and bow down. Source: Kim Possible/Disney Channel
Despising Those TwinsOkay, I can't be the only person who thought these two were beyond annoying. They were just constantly doing something ridiculous or destroying things. Ain't nobody got time for that. Source: Kim Possible/Disney Channel
Realizing That Naked Mole Rats Are Not As Cue As RufusHave any of you ever see an actual naked mole rat? Take a look and prepare to be disappointed. Source: Kim Possible/Disney Channel
Kim's Crush On Josh MankeyNothing says hottie like frosted tips and baggy jeans. Well, at least this was definitely the case in the early '00s. This guy seemed pretty sweet, though. I wanted to die along with Kim whenever she made an ass out of herself in front of him. We've all been there, girl! Source: Kim Possible/Disney Channel
The Funny Signs Outside Of The SchoolDid any of you pay attention to the signs outside of Middleton High? They were actually legitimately clever. Source: Kim Possible/Disney Channel
Appreciating My Lower LipNone of the women on this show seemed to have a lower lip. I feel sorry for them. Eating must be difficult. Source: Kim Possible/Disney Channel
That Senor Senior Junior DudeThis dude is probably my second favorite of the villains. I mean, this guy was a total diva. Sure, he's a thief but at least he'd be fun to go shopping with. Source: Kim Possible/Disney Channel
The KimmunicatorFact: My cell phone makes the Kimmunicator beep whenever I get a text message. Fact: It is the best thing I've ever done to my phone. Source: Kim Possible/Disney Channel
Having Mixed Feelings About Kim And Ron Getting TogetherEh, I saw it coming a mile away and I still didn't really warm up to it. I don't know, it just felt a little too...cliche. Everything else on the show seemed to defy a lot of stereotypes, so them getting together felt a bit forced. Ah well, could be worse I guess. Source: Kim Possible/Disney Channel
Okay, who was your favorite character on Kim Possible? What did you love or hate about the show? Tell us in the comments!