As a kid, I thought some things in KND were true. Boy, was I wrong.
-I though acne was just a disease and it'll go away once you're an adult. WRONG. I'm in college and I still have acne despite having to change eating habits.
-I thought there was this battle between kids and adults in real life. No kidding, I actually thought this as a tiny boy. And I used to think teens were hiding something. Again, this was incorrect..... maybe.
-I thought broccoli was the worst thing in the world because of OP I.T. I would never eat broccoli because I thought it was gross, even though I actually never tried it. Now, I eat it all the time. But there are some vegetables I still don't like to this day.
-Decommissioning was real. Yea, I actually thought this. Even though everyone forgets parts of their childhood, my 10 year old self was convinced that this was true. Turns out it wasn't true, or is it? *dun dun dun*
So as a kid, what did you guys used to believe in after watching KND?
You aren't that far off with your second theory. In the comic strip "Dilbert" by Scott Adams, he kept getting letters from employees who said that "the pointy-haired boss is just like my boss!!!" So he made that character even MORE weird and obnoxious, but he then he got even MORE letters saying that he resembled actual CEO's, and it hasn't stopped.
I was between the ages of 8 and 10 when I thought that if someone really tried, they could make actual 2x4 technology like in KND. G.U.M.Z.O.O.K.A.s, S.P.L.A.N.K.E.R.s, giant treehouses, and everything.
Codename: Kids Next Door wasn't like Dexter's Laboratory with all the sci-fi stuff and shiny lasers -- the futuristic tech that Dexter was always building couldn't possibly be real...
KND on the other hand, used everyday objects like mustard or refrigerators and made them into things like vehicles, weapons, and armor. Doing the same thing in real life seemed quite plausible in my mind when I was younger. I thought that if you took some tools, some spare wood, some duct tape, and the objects you saw incorporated within the KND's 2x4 tech, you could build your own versions right at home. I had a lot of fun trying to identify every individual part of the bamboo technology used in each episode, just for that childish hope of making it myself.
Of course I know now that you can't make a S.C.A.M.P.E.R. in your backyard or get some help from your friends to construct a Moonbase, but there are things that still seem quite doable -- a G.U.M.Z.O.O.K.A. could easily be a retrofitted paintball gun, and a S.P.L.A.N.K.E.R. seems something a person could build with a bit of metal, some wood, a good spring, a hinge, and an electromagnet. And don't forget the duct tape!
Post by Argentine Swordman's Mate on Aug 16, 2016 17:37:02 GMT
You should have named this thread "Things in KND you thought were true when you were younger" because some of us were in our teens when the show first came out.
More things that I kind of believed thanks to the show is that adults were control freaks (not complete control freaks, but still) and that kids from different national backgrounds could get along instantly.