Sidekick is a Canadian animated television comedy series created by Todd Kauffman (former co-director of Total Drama, and later co-creator of Grojband and Looped) and Joey So. The series first aired in Canada on September 3, 2010 on YTV. In the United States, the series premiered on Cartoon Network alongside Almost Naked Animals on June 13, 2011 and also premiered in the UK and Ireland on CBBC on September 2014. The series is based on the original shorts originally titled The Not-So-Superheroic Adventures of Sidekick aired as part of the 2005 TV series, Funpak. The series ended on September 14, 2013.
Most kids dream of being superheroes. Not Eric Needles. Eric dreams of being a sidekick. So you can imagine his elation when his favorite superhero, Maxum Man, selects Eric to be his sidekick. But things take a weird turn when, on the day that Eric is scheduled to start being a full-time sidekick, Maxum Man vanishes. The superhero's disappearance leaves Eric responsible to convince the world that Maxum Man is still on the job, doing what a superhero does. Eric's peers include Kitty Ko, a boy-crazy heroine who serves up stellar advice.
Why is it Disappointing
- The brutality of the two main characters (Eric and Kitty).
- Gross humor which makes The Final Sacrifice look like a comedy film.
- The controversial ending to the show.
- The characters off-screen even felt bad for themselves after filming the show.
- Unsolved things (e.g. the reason of Maxum Man's disappearance).
- No mentions of Japanese superheroes.
- Like the movie The Interview, people give this show a 1 rating on IMDB or any other sites without actually watching the show.
Things that are Meh
- Depending on your view, Vana Glama and Trevor Troublemeyer.
- The jokes that aren't gross.
- The theme song.
- The characters (some of them are good, some of them are bad).
- The storyline.
- Relationships between the characters.
- Voice acting.
- The script
- Eric Needles, Kitty Ko and Mandy Struction.
- Decent animation.
- Character designs.
- Background designs.
- Not a clone of any other superhero shows.
- Recently had gained a cult following and a growing fanbase.
- Todd Kauffman
- The whole cast.
- Superhero motif.
- References to Pop Culture.
- Based on two Funpak shorts (the shorts with the same name and The Manly Bee).
- Has heartwarming moments.
- The dark backstories behind the two of the four main characters (Eric and Kitty).
- One of the shows that predicted Grojband.
- Spiritual follow-up to the shorts.