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Doing Things the Hemingway
Season 01, Episode 03
Air Date August 31, 1996
Previous The Tainting of the Screw
Next Mental Kel-Epathy

"Doing Things the Hemingway" is the third episode of the first season of Kenan & Kel which was first broadcast on August 31, 1996.


After Kenan reads a book about Ernest Hemingway, it gives him the idea to create a list of life goals to help make his life more complete.

Kenan devises a plan to accomplish two of his goals at once by climbing to the top of the Sears Tower, and declaring his love to a girl - Brianna - by hanging up a sign that says, "Kenan Loves Brianna". This leads to Kenan and Kel walking to and getting stuck at the top of the building, accidentally ripping the sign in the process and causing it to say, "Kenan Loves Brian".


  • Kyra is not seen in this episode.
  • Some of the things Kel wanted to accomplish were - meeting an Eskimo (a running gag throughout the episode), riding a bike naked, looking inside a videotape (which he's already done), stuffing 50 grapes in his mouth (soon changed to 33 instead), and getting rid of his rash (Kenan kept telling him to use ointment).
  • Kel brings a lot of useless things to the Sears Tower, including dog food, weights, and a juicer (to juice the fruits he had in his backpack).
  • Roger and Sheryl were watching Casablanca, a famous 1940s movie, at home when Kenan and Kel came in. It was also the tape Kel tried to look inside.