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Kids Incorporated

Updated on October 19, 2014

Kids Incorporated ...K I D S YEAH!

Kids Incorporated was a kid's TV show that ran from 1984 to 1996. The first two seasons were on NBC and the remaining seasons aired on the Disney Channel.

The main characters of the show ranged in age from 8 through mid teens. The show revolved around their band, named Kids Incorporated, which performed regularly at a local hangout called The P*lace. They played PG rated versions of pop music of the time. The songs usually had some connection to the plot of the episode.


I was a child of the 80s.

This was one show I could not miss when I was a kid. Singing and dancing and cute boys...what else could I ask for? When I was in 3rd grade I wanted to be Stacy's best friend and I may or may not have had a dream involving a fort made from tumble mats with Mickey inside it. LOL Gloria, Renee, The Kid...I loved all of them and wished I could go to The P*lace to meet 'em.

I watched every year until their hiatus in 1990. By then the cast had changed completely and I was getting too old for it. It's fun to remember now though. :)


Lyrics to the Theme Song

Everybody look around hear the sound,
Something special's going to come your way

We got something that is new that is true,
We got something just for you today

All around the nation, whoa oh, we're the new sensation
Have you heard, have you heard, have you heard

We're Kids Incorporated K I D S
Yeah Kids Incorporated K I D S

Whoa oh looks like we made it, we're kids incorporated

K I D S Kids Incorporated, we're gonna have fun
K I D S Kids Incorporated for everyone

We're Kids Incorporated K I D S
Yeah Kids Incorporated K I D S

Whoa oh looks like we made it, we're kids incorporated

K I D S YEAH!

Original Opening to the Show - 1984 Theme Song

Casts During the 1980s

First 6 Seasons

Season 1 1984
Jerry Sharell – Mickey
Marta Marrero – Gloria
Renee Sands – Renee
Rahsaan Patterson – The Kid
Stacy Ferguson – Stacy

Season 2 1985
Marta Marrero – Gloria
Renee Sands – Renee
Rahsaan Patterson – The Kid
Stacy Ferguson – Stacy
Ryan Lambert – Ryan

Season 3 1986
Marta Marrero – Gloria
Renee Sands – Renee
Rahsaan Patterson – The Kid
Stacy Ferguson – Stacy
Ryan Lambert – Ryan

Season 4 1987
Renee Sands – Renee
Rahsaan Patterson – The Kid
Stacy Ferguson – Stacy
Ryan Lambert – Ryan
Richard Shoff – Richie
Connie Lew – Connie

Season 5 1988
Stacy Ferguson – Stacy
Ryan Lambert – Ryan
Richard Shoff – Richie
Connie Lew – Connie
Devyn Puett – Devyn
Kenny Ford – Kenny

Season 6 1989
Stacy Ferguson – Stacy
Richard Shoff – Richie
Devyn Puett – Devyn
Kenny Ford – Kenny
Jennifer Love Hewitt – Robin


Kids Incorporated LP

Stacy Ferguson Then - as Stacy

Fergie Now

Love Hewitt Then - as Robin

Jennifer Love Hewitt Now

A Jennifer Love Hewitt Album

Rahsaan Patterson Then - as "The Kid"

Rahsaan Patterson Now

A Rahsaan Patterson Album

Marta Marrero Then - as Gloria

Martika Now - (Well not quite "now" but after Kids Inc.)

An Oppera Album

In 2003 Martika and her husband Michael Mozart formed a band called Oppera. They put out two CDs, the first in 2004, and the next in 2005.


Jerry Sharell as Mickey

Renee Sands as Renee

Ryan Lambert as Ryan

Kids Incorporated - The Beginning

Kids Incorporated - The Beginning
Kids Incorporated - The Beginning

VHS Tape

Run Time: 57 minutes

 

Did You Know?

Stacy Ferguson and Renee Sands were in a band together in the 90's called Wild Orchid.

A Wild Orchid Album

Casts During the 1990s

Last 3 Seasons

1990 on hiatus

Season 7 1991
Kenny Ford – Kenny
Jennifer Love Hewitt – Robin
Eric Balfour – Eric
Anastasia Horne – Ana
Haylie Johnson – Haylie

Season 8 1992
Kenny Ford – Kenny
Anastasia Horne – Ana
Haylie Johnson – Haylie
Jared Delgin – Jared
Nicole Brown – Nicole

Season 9 1993
Anastasia Horne – Ana
Haylie Johnson – Haylie
Nicole Brown – Nicole
Anthony Harell – Anthony
Charlie Brady – Charlie

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hey I have kids inc seasons 1-7 on dvd email me at incorporated67@gmail.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I have seasons 1-7 on dvd if your interested email me at incorporated67@gmail.com.Thanks

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I saw it before, it seems like an interesting show

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i am looking forward in the future they will do dvd's in all seasons let me know

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great page, I like how you show the cast Then and Now. Thank you for taking the time to put it together.

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      shawn19763 5 years ago

      once your Kids Inc. you'll always be a kids inc. it's in your blood cause it's a lot of memories with that show.my favorite one was stacey fergie ,Devyn Puett and connie and renee and haylee couple others not gloria and jerry never liked them liked the rest of them

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm watching the Fresh Beat Band right now with my daughter. I tried to show her the videos you so lovingly provided and she just shrugged and went back to her show. Children now just have no respect for the awesome shows we all grew up with. I can still sing the theme song to Kids Incorporated. I never knew about Fergie, though. That one threw me and I remember Wild Orchid too. How far we've come since the days of Saved By The Bell reruns and Kids Incorporated...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes i sure was a true fan this was my show I remember it like it was yesterday running in the living rm to hear the famous kids inc song didn't even know some of these stars made something of themselves after the show pretty impressive

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I absolutely LOVED this show growing up!!! Everyday, I would rush home from school, just so that I could watch it!! I kind of started losing interest whenever they changed the cast, and it just didn't seem the same anymore. I never thought about this being on DVD.Can't wait to get it soon!! wow didn't know there were still so many other fans out there!!!

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      kab 5 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I totally forgot about this show!

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      Christene-S 5 years ago

      @anonymous: That's her. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      THAT was Fergie!?!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I just wish that the cast from all season of kids Inc.should reunited and put on a awesome tv concert and call it kids Inc 2 that would be awesome

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      lisaliggons 6 years ago

      @anonymous: i am interested in the dvds but will you do any trading for others seasons or movies?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: WHERE DID YOU FIND THE SHOWS ON DVD, IM LOOKING FOR THEM

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I WAS A BIG KIDS INC FAN GROWING UP - DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE WEB SITE TILL NOW - WOW - I WAS IN LOVE WITH JERRY SHRELL - HE WAS SOO CUTE ..... I RECORDED THE SHOWS AND STILL HAVE IT - HAVEN'T SEEN IT BUT MAN I MISS IT

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love Kids Inc so much they are so amazing and their songs are outta this world. If anyone has Renee Sands fan mail address please let me know because I am planning to write to the cast of Kids Inc. it's a shame they don't sell Kids Inc goodies on Amazon UK. Stacy Ferguson is so pretty and so talanted they all are. I am Kids Inc number one fan in Hull England UK. I hope they put this show back on soon. if it does come back on Disney Channel I will get my friend to tape it so we can watch it at her house.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: i am interested i am from southern california

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i am looking for the dvds everywere i can't find it can you help me i am 38 i am looking for very single seasons

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: scott if u find out how to buy KIDS incorporated any way E-Mail me please and let me know and ill do the same.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: I am to because that show was innicent and the shows today are not.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i want to know how to purches KIDS incorporated for my children i loved it as a kid and i know they will to.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      yes always but now im a ghost whisperer fan

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i was always a Kids Inc fan

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      Scorpio57 6 years ago

      This was one of my favorite shows when we first got the Disney Channel added to our Cable System in the '80's. Ryan and Ritchie were my favorites. Never cared much for Jerry or Gloria.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Loved this show!!! My favorites were Haylie and Stephanie

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: hi i have kids inc on dvd seasons the begining 1983 to season 7 1991 each season is 20 dollars plus s&h 5:00 please email incorporated67@gmail.com if interested thanks

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      The clown in season 3 is named Henry Holden. He is shown with Fergie in the song Say you. You can get more info on him on his website henryhold.com

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      Christene-S 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Didn't know that. Thanks. Trying to find a video I also found out Ryan's now in a band called Kill Moi.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I was a huge fan of the show then and am getting back into it now. I've gotten my young nephew hooked on it. You could add a video of Elephone to show what Ryan Lambert's up to now. His group is awesome!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i love the tv show of kids incorporated and my kids would like it too how to get vhs or dvds of the shows my name is scott that show was the best we would love to see it back on tv

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      endofforever69 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Mine was stacy and renee too I watched kids Inc and my mom bought me tape and ehrn I was alil girl I use to go outside and sing with there tape and my mom heard me and wanted me to be one of them but I didnt get too she said they was doing auditions or something but at the time we didnt have the money to get there every since I was a kid Ive always wanted to name my daughter stacy renee but I ended up having a boy and now Im and 10 years later I finally had a girl and my husband didnt wanna name her that so he named her nevaeh but If we have another girl I will name her that

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I Love this show very much it was my Favortie Show when I was little girl. Sometimes I pretend I was one of them. My favortie Kids Incorporated singers in 1983 & 1986 are Renee Sandstorm,and her sister Stacy Ferugson.And in 1987 my favortie Kids Incorporated singers are Renee Sandstorm,Stacy Feruson,Connie Lewis.And in 1988 & 1989 my favortie singers are Stacy Ferugson,Connie Lewis,Devyn Puett.And be nice if they were stil on T.V. I would really like that because it's been my favortie show for along time.

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      Cynthia Arre 8 years ago from Quezon City

      I loved this show in the 80s, thank you for the memories! Will lensroll on to my Wonder Years lens. (:

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I LOVE KIDS INC.-I think it is one of the best shows ever made!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      The reason why Jerry Sharrell left after the 1984-1985 season is because he had creative differences with the showrunners. He thought "it was going to be about a band trying to make it big". Which the show wasn't as they, from my understanding, were less than fortunate kids (Richie and Connie) or came from broken homes (Anastasia).

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Yes indeed. This show was way better than the crap thats on Disney now. Excluding, Jett Jackson and Even Stevens. This is when they also had mad talen to back up their vocal skills. Well, most of them.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      To me, Kids Incorporated is the greatest kids television show that ever aired in the 1980's. It launched a few great careers. There will never be another show like it. They tried it with a newer version of the Mickey Mouse Club, which essentially piggy-backed off of Kids Inc. for 7 years. Tom Lynch was a television genius when he started the show and I always have great memories of the first few years. The later 1990's shows didn't really impress me too much, but hey those are still a part of the history. The best members of the group will always be Stacy Ferguson, Jerry Sharell, Martika, Ryan Lambert, Rahsaan Patterson and my personal favorite, Renee Sandstrom. Plus, Moosie Drier was the best as soda jerk when he played "Riley". To this day, I will always hold Kids Incorporated in high regard. There will never be another Kids Inc., even if I brought it back, which wouldn't be the same.

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      JenOfChicago LM 8 years ago

      I loved this show! I was just thinking about it the other day, this lens is great!

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      Christene-S 8 years ago

      [in reply to Bones] I'm not sure if you can find all of the episodes online, but I just added a few to the lens. :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      OO man, i LOVED Kids Inc. I wanted to marry Ryan Lambert, he was a hotty. What ever happened to him? Fergie, I remember her being on there as well. Is there anyplace to go and watch old episodes? Maybe you tube??

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      Sami4u LM 8 years ago

      Rated 5 Stars Good Lens :)

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      BeccaB LM 8 years ago

      Oh wow, I LOVED this show...totally forgot about it until I saw your lens. Now I can't get that theme song out of my head! Wonderful lens, thanks for bringing back memories :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I wish i could have met the cast from KIDS INCORATED and singing JAILHOUSE with the group.THAT would be cool to be on stage with them.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I too loved the show. Every once in a while I think about that show and wonder about the cast. When I was little and watching it I wondered why Jerry Sharell left after the first season. I really didn't care for Ryan. I hate when there are "new comers". I still watched it though even though Jerry left. I think there should be a reunion on TV about shows like Kids Inc. Even the new Mickey Mouse Club that came on in the late 80's I think it was. When that group "Black Eyed Peas" came out some years back, I had no idea that was Stacy Ferguson! I was shocked to learn that! Time sure does fly! Everyone in that cast looks so different now!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I loved the show growing up. I didn't like it after Martika left it though.Also, I wish they had given the background dancers more attention.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Anthony H from season 9 is in the group brutha (brothers to brutha on bet at 10:30). they are very talented.

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      OldGrampa 9 years ago

      Hello! Your lens has been accepted into the Classic Children's TV group.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      OMG! I used to luv luv luv this show! I used to record them all on VHS! LOL Looking at this Im gonna have to go dig them out so I can watch them again. I remembered I used to want to be on this show and loved Stacy she was my fave, her hair was always perfect with all her ringlets!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      i love the show kids incorporated and i wish it was on dvd for my kids they would like the show but i cant find it on dvd at all

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Hi Christene,Thanks for joining Parenting On Squidoo, I have just featured you as our weekly featured lensmaster. Congrats!AshleyExquisite Beautiful Jewelry, Handmade Locally

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I love Ana She Rocks My World

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I loved Kid's Inc. I wouldn't miss it on Sat. mornings. And looking now at the clothes and hair, OMG we really dressed like that! I keep looking for DVD's for my daughter and niece to watch.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I use to love this show.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I love kids inc. even tough im 10 but the new version of kids inc sucked!!!!!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I am truly from the 80's and always proud of this show. Great lens!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I remember watching Kids Inc. when it was on Saturday mornings but I didn't become addicted to it until 1988 when I was 11. It was on the Disney channel at that time. I still have my VHS tapes of it(I only recorded the singing parts though). I never had the heart to get rid of them. I watch them when I am feeling nostalgic. My favorite years were the beginning(1984-1989). After Stacy left it wasn't the same. It's great that they haven't been forgotten-I recently watched the DVD of The Monster Squad and saw Ryan Lambert on the extra footage. He looked the same-he hadn't aged a bit. Those were fun years and even though it may be a joke to some-Kids Inc. was truly a big part of my childhood. I hope the actors that were on the show appreciate it too. That show made me fall in love with dancing and I haven't stopped. Great memories!!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      i watch kids incorporated in the internet because i´m only 14 years old i can´t watched it! i love fergie so much (stacy) she´s amazing! i met her when she came to here, Argentina and that was the best day in all my life! i hope that fergie comes to argentina again!!! i love u fergie and thanks to you Christene for love to fergie! you´re amazing!!! me Lucia

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Jared is So Cute

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      VictoriaNeely1 9 years ago

      I remember nothing about the kids or the episodes themselves, but I sure do remember the theme song!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Yes, yes, yes I was a HUGE Kid's Inc fan. And I would absolutely LOVE their DVDs... anyone know where I can get them?

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      Teacher Adez7 9 years ago

      Hi Christine, I love this lens. 5*'s from me for a job well done.

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      chloecavanaugh 9 years ago

      Oh the memories! Really enjoyed this. Took me back a few years, watching with the kids.*****Chloe

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I didn't want to be Stacy's best friend - I wanted to BE Stacy! My favorite was when she sang Gloria. My dream was to be on Kids, Inc!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      I was a Kids Incorporated Fan in 1991 and 1996 I Loved them so Much They Mean alot to Me I like Stacy Jared Ana Nichole Gloria Ryan Mickey Richie Connie Devon Hayile. I love them So Much they are Nice and Aswome They are Better Then anyother Band I see