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Season 01, Episode 01
Air Date July 15, 1996
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Pilot is the first episode of the first season of Kenan & Kel which was first broadcast on July 15, 1996.


Kenan wants to buy a car, but his parents don't want him to have one. However, he finally manages to buy one, despite the unknown fact that the car was stolen. Kenan then makes an agreement with the police to catch the thief, being the password: "the chipmunk has pneumonia".


  • The first appearances of Kenan, Kel, Chris, Kyra, Roger, and Sheryl.
  • One of two episodes to feature the exterior of Rigby's. The other is "Clowning Around".
  • Kenan thinks of a new idea in the tag scene for the first time.
  • Chris mentions having a uncle who's a comic book dealer.
  • This features the first appearance of Skunkator comic books.
  • Many things are different from the rest of the show. Among other differences, the stage is different; the curtain is more of a magenta color; there's no yellow trim at the bottom edge of the curtain; and the stage floor is black instead of brown. There's no wall between the living room and the kitchen. The credits also play during the end of the tag scene instead of after.
  • In the Brazilian dubbing, the Tollin/Robbins Productions logo has Kenan speaking "Por quê?" (only in the pilot), but in some episodes has the original line, silent or Kel speaking instead of Kenan.
    • the Nickelodeon Studios logo has Kenan narrating: "Kenan e Kel foi gravado na platéia ao vivo, nos estúdios da Nickelodeon em Orlando, Florida", only in the pilot. But since the second episode of first season until season 2. has a girl speaking instead of Kenan.