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    The Missing Possible Relatives....

    Today at work, I got to thinking again about something that's puzzled me on "Kim Possible": There are some characters' relatives we just haven't seen, and I'm wondering: why not?
    For example, we've met Bonnie's mother in "Downhill," and her two older sisters, Connie and Loni (sp?), in "Bonding," but what about her father? Is there a Mr. Rockwaller? Is Bonnie's mom widowed or divorced? Or was he simply not introduced in the series because his character had no role to play in any of the scripts?
    Neither have we seen Cousin Joss's mom. When Ron and the Possibles went out to the Lazy C Ranch that time in "Showdown at the Crooked D," we only saw Joss and Uncle Slim there. Surely, Joss's mother would be on hand to welcome Kim and her family to the ranch, making sure that everybody got settled in before helping Slim prepare dinner that evening. Yet she's nowhere to be seen. Are we to infer that she's no longer with us? Like Mrs. Rockwaller, is Uncle Slim a widower or a divorcee?
    Same goes for Cousin Larry's father - he's yet another KP relative who's "missing in action." Aunt June seems to be the only parent Larry has, since Kim's dad never mentioned Larry's dad coming to visit for the family game night in "Monkey Fist Strikes." Nor did Larry's dad show up to help prepare for the surprise party in "Larry's Birthday." One would think any good father would want to help celebrate his only child's birthday.
    I'm going to go out on a limb here and theorize that Uncle Slim and Aunt June are widowed. Their spouses died some time ago; and rather than wasting time trying to find a new lover, Slim and June each decided to make raising their children their top priority. That's why we see only Uncle Slim in the kitchen, cooking up his famous five-alarm chili (not to mention the fact that Slim came by himself to attend Kim's graduation); and why Aunt June is such an overprotective mother to Larry, even though he's nineteen years old.
    Another question: Which side of the Possible family is Aunt June from - Kim's mom's, or her dad's? Considering how Kim's dad is the one spending all the time with Aunt June - especially after Larry gets kidnapped by Dementor, and June decides to put up the "Missing Larry" bulletins - I'd say she's Mr. Dr. P's and Uncle Slim's sister. Otherwise, it'd be Kim's mom accompanying June on the "Larry hunt," and to Dementor's timeshare lair after everyone's been captured. Adult siblings tend to escort each other around town during family get-togethers instead of letting their spouses do it, according to my own real-world experience.
    So what do you guys think? Do my theories make sense? Or are there flaws in my logic?
    The floor's now open for discussion.

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    In my fan fiction, Bonnie's parents are divorced. This is part of the reason her sisters are so mean to her: since Dad left soon after she arrived, she got the blame.

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    It's the black helicopters, the Grays are behind the whole thing.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunchmeat View Post
    It's the black helicopters, the Grays are behind the whole thing.....

    Yeah, it's that nasty old "shadow government" at work again....:P

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    Obviously, the creators left all these quest9ions open on purpose for several reasons, mainly to provide for possible story extensions (which never developed) and to save on character development which was not needed. My impression is that Slim is widowed. The entire "Showdown" episode just seemed to have that flavor to me. I think Bonnie's family is still intact and that her father is still there, but just was never mentioned in any way. I think the relationships in the Rockwaller family are just dysfunctional, which accounts for the attitudes of her sisters towards Bonnie. Aunt June, I think, is divorced, mainly because she comes across as so neurotic that nobody would put up with her, and which also may account for the extreme nerdiness of her son. But it also makes sense that she is more likely Mr. Dr. P's sister rather than Mrs. Dr. P.
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    Aunt June, I think, is divorced, mainly because she comes across as so neurotic that nobody would put up with her, and which also may account for the extreme nerdiness of her son.

    That line just made me bust out in laughter - very good, jeriddian!
    I think Bonnie's family is still intact and that her father is still there, but just was never mentioned in any way.
    But wouldn't Bonnie's father have come with Mrs. R. to the ski lodge to help chaperone, then? Or could he be a traveling salesman/corporate geek who's away from home on business an awful lot? Maybe that would explain his absence, and possibly the rest of the family's dysfunctional nature, as well....
    I'm sure you're right as to why the show's creators left these characters out; but I still wish we could ask someone from the KP Krew - like Steve Loter - about them. Maybe they have a back story for each family for the writers to use as a guide in creating episodes?

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    Of course never mentioned are the third and fourth Possible brothers: Phillippe, imprisoned in the Bastille and forced to wear an iron mask and Beau, who ran away to the French Foreign Legion years ago and serves at Fort Zinderneuf.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunchmeat View Post
    Of course never mentioned are the third and fourth Possible brothers: Phillippe, imprisoned in the Bastille and forced to wear an iron mask and Beau, who ran away to the French Foreign Legion years ago and serves at Fort Zinderneuf.........


    Been watching the classic movie channels again, have we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransWarpDrive View Post
    Aunt June, I think, is divorced, mainly because she comes across as so neurotic that nobody would put up with her, and which also may account for the extreme nerdiness of her son.

    That line just made me bust out in laughter - very good, jeriddian!
    I think Bonnie's family is still intact and that her father is still there, but just was never mentioned in any way.
    But wouldn't Bonnie's father have come with Mrs. R. to the ski lodge to help chaperone, then? Or could he be a traveling salesman/corporate geek who's away from home on business an awful lot? Maybe that would explain his absence, and possibly the rest of the family's dysfunctional nature....
    I'm sure you're right as to why the show's creators left these characters out; but I still wish we could ask someone from the KP Krew - like Steve Loter - about them. Maybe they have a back story for each family for the writers to use as a guide in creating episodes?
    that's one thing that seems to be missing form the series. It does not appear that the writers, directors or producers developed anything remotely like the concordances that some shows, such as Star Trek, had. I derive this, in part, from a remark one of the writers made that gave the impression that they were far more interested in getting a joke off than continuity. Just from the way they phrased some things I have a thesis that the whole "Ron and Kim were always meant to be together" thing was more fan service after being pestered on the message boards and chat rooms so much. It struck me as more exasperation than conviction (I imagine that the Roswell deal got going the same way: after being bugged by the press after a long day and late night dealing with balloon wreckage, plus trying to keep the lid on a highly classified reconnaissance project, the base commander finally just snapped and said "tell them it's a flying saucer").

    Been watching the classic movie channels again, have we?
    Reading, actually.
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    Just from the way they phrased some things I have a thesis that the whole "Ron and Kim were always meant to be together" thing was more fan service after being pestered on the message boards and chat rooms so much. It struck me as more exasperation than conviction....
    I don't agree with that; there were a bunch of DC series on before Kim Possible premiered, that featured a boy/girl best-friend duo as their main characters who ended up falling in love by the time each series ended. It seems to me as though the KP Krew were following a story-arc precedent those other shows had already set.

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