Placeholder Episode
Car Trouble
Production Number: 213
Season: 2
Executive Producer(s): Unknown
Writer(s): Bill Motz
Bob Roth
Art Director(s): Unknown
Dialogue Director(s): Unknown
Broadcast Information
US Broadcast Number:
Disney Channel US Premiere:
August 15, 2003
ABC Kids Premiere:
August 16, 2003
Toon Disney Premiere:
April, 2005
DVD Releases:
Kim Possible: The Complete Second Season
iTunes Releases:

Characters (in order of appearance)

Plot Summary


Personal Storyline



Main article: Car Trouble/Transcript

Memorable Quotes


Team Possible's Clothes



Misc Images From Episode

Supplementary Information

Middleton High School Reader Board

Team Possible's Transportation




Behind the Scenes

Cast & Crew

  • Executive Producers
  • Story Editor
  • Writers
  • Art Director
  • Line Producer
  • Storyboard Supervisor
  • Voice Talent
    • See Character List Above
  • Dialogue Directors
  • Voice Casting
  • Storyboard
  • Timing Directors
  • Lead Character Design
  • Character Design
  • Character Clean-Up
  • Location Design
  • Prop Design
  • Background Paint
  • Color Stylists
  • Main Title Design By
  • Production Manager
  • Overseas Animation Supervisor
  • Technical Director
  • Storyboard Revisions
  • Continuity Coordinator
  • BG Key Color Correction
  • Animation Production by
  • Film Editor
  • Assistant Film Editor
  • Pre-Production Track Editor
  • Animatic Editor
  • Scanners
  • Track Reading
  • Supervising Sound Editor
  • Sound Editor
  • Foley Mixer
  • Foley Artist
  • Re-Recording Mixers
  • On-line Editor
  • Original Dialogue Recording
  • Assistant Dialogue Engineer
  • Manager of Music Production
  • Post Production Manager
  • Post Production Supervisor
  • Audio Supervisor
  • Post Production Coordinator
  • Production Coordinators
  • Production Associate
  • Production Secretary
  • Production Control
  • Casting Manager
  • Script Coordinator
  • Produced by
    • Walt Disney Television Animation


  • Score by
    • Adam Berry
  • "Call Me, Beep Me! The Kim Possible Song"
    • Written and Produced by
      • Cory Lerios
      • George Gabriel
    • Performed by
      • Christina Milian


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Kim chokes when she takes Mr. Barkin's Driver's Ed test.

Mission Briefing

  • Villain: Dr. Drakken and Shego
  • Evil plot: Build a working army of robots
  • Kim's transportation: SADI, the self-automated car, which drives itself and talks.

Episode Description


Main article: Car Trouble/Transcript

Running Gags

Middleton High School readerboard

  • GYM Closed For Repairs
  • KIM POSSIBLE Student Driver Of The Year

Memorable Quotes

  • Ron: So, as you can see from this very conclusive demonstration, it's not so much that I lost control of the car, as it is they built the gym too close to the parking lot.
  • Kim: I never choke. Ever. Check the motto. I can do anything.
  • Ron: Right, you can do anything, including fail. See the logic?

  • Kim: Any clue who did it?
  • SADI: Clueless, but the blender might know something.
  • Ron: Did you say blender?
  • Blender: I-I-It was all so chaotic.
  • Ron: Yep, that's a talking blender, alright.

  • Kim: Later, Dad.
  • Kim's Dad: Need a ride to school?
  • Kim: Already got one.
  • Kim's Dad: With a boy?
  • Kim: No, a self-driving computerized sport utility vehicle.
  • Kim's Dad: Okey-dokey. As long as it's not a boy.

  • Freeman: SADI, you came! It was quite exciting! Dr. Drakken had a programming glitch in his Destructobots that he was sure I couldn't fix. Well, I showed him.
  • Kim: Hi. Kim Possible. Came to save you. Did you just say you fixed Drakken's Destructobots?
  • Freeman: Yes! They work perfectly now... which might not be a good thing.


  • 33rd episode in chronological order.
    • Car Trouble is the 34th episode of Kim Possible in production order.
  • At one point, Ron says "You know what they say, any crash you can walk away from..." This is a reference to one of the earliest Disney cartoons, Duck Tales. A secondary character in the show, Launchpad McQuack, often told Scrooge McDuck, "Any crash you can walk away from is a good crash."
    • Both references what Pilots have been saying since WWI: "Any Landing you can walk away from is a good landing."
  • This foreshadows Kim having a car in "Car Alarm".

Production Information


  • After Ron had jumped the second fence without ripping his pants at all. There might be a meter between Ron and the hedges on his right and left side, but he was nowhere around any hedges. As soon as he ripped his pants, some hedges moved over to his location, where they were not a second ago.
  • When Kim starts driving SADI for the driver's ed test, she is wearing a white shirt. A few seconds into the test, she is shown from the side wearing the green shirt from earlier in the episode.
  • SADI was blasted by Shego's ray and destroyed her automatic driving guide but after escaping Drakken's lair SADI could drive herself torwards Kim after saying she couldn't.
    • SADI said her automated guidance system was fried. This likely meant that she couldn't drive herself a considerable distance, or escape a highly dangerous situation, without error or mishap, not that she couldn't go forward three feet, which is roughly what she did later with Kim.



Full Credits

Main article: Car Trouble/Full Credits

External links

#212: "Queen Bebe"
Mission Next:
#214: "Go Team Go"