What is the problem ? If you’re pumped for the 20th anniversary of the Disney Channel series “Kim Possible,” then maybe it’s time for some eye cream.
Stars Christy Carlson Romano and Will Friedle continued the celebration of the Emmy-nominated animated series’ two-decade milestone on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday. There they remembered a time when beeps and custom ringtones were a thing and Christina Milian’s theme song reigned supreme among kids of a certain age.
“You know what’s so funny? Is this the first, ‘doo, doo, doo’ [from the theme song]everyone, everyone, all ages – whether they were parents when their children were watching it or if they are adults now – know that this is an iconic moment, ”said Romano, 38, who has voiced series titular crime-fighter heroine Kim Possible.
“You think someone texted you. That’s what I always think [when I hear it] because everyone had it as a text ringtone. So you would always hear that and hear it at an airport or something and you thought, ‘What’s going on?’ added Friedle, 45, who voiced Kim’s sidekick Ron Stoppable and worked regularly as a voice actor.
“Kim Possible” first aired on the Disney Channel between 2002 and 2007 and has survived in reruns. Actors Jean Smart, Gary Cole, Elliott Gould, Nestor Carbonell, Andrea Martin, and Raven-Symoné also starred on the show. All four seasons are available to stream on Disney+.
When Romano and Friedle received gifted action figures of their characters on “GMA”, Friedle said it marked the “collectible stage” of their careers and later lamented that it was just part of his “Will’s Old Tower”. That’s because he also starred in the beloved ABC sitcom “Boy Meets World,” which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. (He shared that the pilot was originally shot with another actor as awkward older brother Eric Matthews, but Friedle later got the part because that actor was deemed too short.)
Romano, who starred alongside Shia LaBeouf in the Disney Channel Original Series “Even Stevens” around the same time, also weighed in on his early career highlights.
“It’s a legacy for me. I have two daughters [ages] 5 and 3, and my avatar on Disney+ is Kim Possible,” Romano said. “So that’s my big flex mom that I love having with my girls.”
The co-stars even campaigned for an on-air reboot of the series.
“Everyone wants a reboot. TikTok loves us. Like, we’re down,” Romano said.
The show has already been rebooted as live tv movie which aired on the cable channel in 2019, but Romano only made one appearance.
Meanwhile, the couple’s animation-focused podcast “I Hear Voices” coordinated a separate “Kim Possible” meeting with some of their co-stars, as well as series creators Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley. It features Kim and Ron and recurring villains Shego (Nicole Sullivan) and Dr. Drakken (John DiMaggio).
“New ‘Kim Possible’ content for the first time in 15 years is up on our podcast,” Friedle said. “It’s really cool. We have a brand new scene written by the creators of the show. So Kim and Ron are together again. It’s really cool.”
The episode, which also aired on Tuesday, is why the podcast exists, Friedle said. Watch the chat below and hit the 49-minute mark for the new “radio-play podcast”: