On any good television show, there’s always that one character we all hoped we could be.
We love to think we are shows coolest characters. You’re lying to yourself if you weren’t convinced you were the much loved protagonist of your favourite childhood show. Looking back now, you were probably their slightly less competent and a whole lot dopier sidekick.
Lets be honest: while we all thought we were Kim Possible, we were probably Wade. We are probably still Wade. You should stop denying this hard truth of life if you’re have more than two social media accounts. Got you there.
Take a look back at some of our favourite television shows to see what characters we wished we were and what characters we probably were in real life.
1) Kim Possible
WE WISH WE WERE: Kim
We all wanted to be a crime fighting cheerleader, but realistically, we were as agile as an elephant. We believed nothing was impossible for the Possible, and probably started giving our younger siblings unflattering nicknames like Kim who dubbed her young brothers, “the Tweebs.”
WHO WE WERE: Wade
Chances are we were more destined to live behind our computers than fight crime. Be honest, would you rather take on Shego, or hack into a system in the privacy of your own room? Wade is equipped with awesome tech gadgets, lives in his room, helps Kim save the world, and hacks into systems with no time at all. Maybe its not so bad being Wade after all. Also, I wouldn’t mind always knowing what the sitch is.
2) Suit Life of Zach and Cody
WHO WE WISH WE WERE: Maddie
Who wouldn’t want to be the smart blonde who was the apple of all boys’ eyes? She was one of the few people Mr. Mosby liked and we all wanted her wardrobe and sass.
WHO WE WERE: Cody
We were probably Cody, the nice twin who always got pushed behind his difficult brother Zach. Cody always helped everyone out but rarely got recognition in return. But it wasn’t that bad for Cody; he ended up nabbing a few girlfriends, and got into a good university. That’s a pretty sweet life right there.
3) Proud Family
WHO WE WISH WE WERE: Penny
Penny was pretty, had a dysfunctional but loving family, and had a core group of friends who had her back. The awesome theme song only helped fuel our desire to be Penny Proud
WHO WE WERE: Zoe
We had glasses and braces, and was the very last member to be accepted into the group. She even had to endure Laseanaga hard love. But Zoe was never as nerdy as she looked. She was sweet, never treated her friends like they were anything less and was always the one person who we could count on to do the right thing. Being Zoe isn’t too shabby.
4) Phineas & Ferb
WHO WE WISH WE WERE: Ferb
We all want to be the strong silent type who never spoke but when we did, we say earth shattering things.
WHO WE WERE: Phineas
Like Phineas, we all talk to much, get in over our heads, and are probably blind to people who want our attention (poor Isabella). Even with his oblivious nature, Phineas is actually a super cool character. Phineas is nothing short of a super genius, so we really shouldn’t complain about being able to relate to that brain of his.
WHO WE WISH WE WERE: TJ Detweiler
Who didn’t want to be T.J.? He was Third Street Elementary school’s fearless leader. Sure, he got into trouble
sometimes a lot, but the things he did were never that bad. Principal Prickly and Miss Finster just didn’t really like him (or they tried really hard to hide it). Still, we admired TJ for his spunk, and always wished we were as tough as him.
WHO WERE WERE: Mikey
We probably weren’t tough at all. In fact, we were probably just as sweet and innocent as Mikey. We’d sing to make the bad things go away, and probably tried to stop our friends from doing anything remotely risky. Mikey had a heart of gold and he always tried to be the voice of reason during their crazy schemes. While a total softie, Mikey became a total badass when his friends needed him the most.
6) Phil Of The Future
WHO WE WISH WE WERE: Phil
Obviously we all wished we were from the future and could wow people with our cool gadgets. The whole “keeping it a secret” thing? The coolest thing of all. It totally gave Phil an undercover spy vibe.
WHO WE WERE: Pim
If we were from the future, we would never conceal it as well as Phil. Chances are we would be like Pim and want to take over the world.
7) That’s So Raven
WHO WE WISH WERE WERE: Raven
Who wouldn’t want to see into the future? I definitely thought I was Raven as a kid. I just had to yell, “I’M OKAY!” and instantly, I would have the theme song stuck in my head all day.
WHO WE WERE: Chelsea
Realistically, we were not as cool as Raven. If we were anyone we would be her ginger sidekick.
8) Lizzie Mcguire
WHO WE WISH WE WERE: Lizzie
Who didn’t Lizzie McGuire’s life? She had the greatest friends, kissed Aaron Carter and dated Frankie Muniz. Enough said.
WHO WERE WERE: Matt
If we were anyone, we were her less cool little brother who was always causing problems. Although, some of his pranks were pretty great. Maybe being Matt isn’t the worst case scenario.
9) Disney’s Filmore
WHO WE WISH WE WERE: Filmore
Solving harmless crimes and saving the student body, Filmore did it all. Why wouldn’t we want to be a hero? Filmore was once a little rough around the edges, but he turned his life around, got a sidekick, and became a respected figure.
WHO WE WERE: Horatio Vallejo
So sure, we help the student body, but we don’t get to do the fun stuff. Horatio is the one who gives Flmore his assignments. So we solve crime by extension, but don’t get to go on chases. Realistically, we can’t run that fast, so we are better off just helping Filmore.
10) Hannah Montana
WHO WE WISH WERE WERE: Hannah
Yes, we all wanted to be the famous Hannah even with the whole “no one can know who you are” thing. We wanted her clothes, we wanted her voice, we wanted her family, and most of all we wanted Jake Ryan.
WHO WE WERE: Jackson
Realistically, we were Hannah’s less famous brother Jackson. We ate our feelings, had problems gettings dates, and all together had the least exciting life. But we have to admit that he did have some charm which won him a few cute girlfriends. He was also really good at getting back at his pre-pubescent boss Rico.