Christy Carlson Romano Recreated The "We Went To The Moon" Video From 'Even Stevens'
A lot of things happened in 1969. Woodstock brought hippies together for three days of peace and music. The Stonewall Riots pushed forward the modern LGBTQ rights movement. It's also the year the United States went to the moon, a fact diehard Disney fans have cemented in their brains thanks to an unlikely source. In 2002, the Disney Channel original series Even Stevens famously aired a musical episode, during which the catchy song-and-dance number, "We Went to the Moon in 1969," was born. Now, 17 years later, the truly iconic song is making a comeback. Even Stevens star Christy Carlson Romano recreated the "We Went To The Moon" video for her YouTube channel, and it'll make your inner child want to join in.
Romano is perhaps best known for playing Ren, the smart and responsible sister of the Stevens clan, on Even Stevens. She recently started a YouTube series called Christy's Kitchen Throwback, which features interviews, challenges, and more with stars from the 1990s and 2000s. In her most recent episode, she welcomed some old costars from Even Stevens to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with another rendition of "We Went to the Moon in 1969."
The song first appeared in the Even Stevens Season 2 episode "Influenza: The Musical." In the episode, Ren, a star student with perfect attendance, was extremely stressed over the possibility of missing school after coming down with a bad case of the flu. Her worry resulted in a musical fever dream, which included numbers such as "What's the Matter With Ren," "Ren Got an F," and of course the masterpiece that is the educational space-exploration song she recently recreated.
In the Christy's Throwback Kitchen video, Romano is joined by a few of her Even Stevens co-stars. Lauren Frost, who played Ren's best friend Ruby, and George Anthony Bell, who played Principal Wexler, sing along with Romano. Meanwhile, a group of teenagers help to build out the classroom set that magically appears in Romano's living room. To put the cherry on top of this nostalgia sundae, Romano even does the original choreography for the song.
Romano's time on the Disney Channel was a big part of her career, and she's still celebrating it today. In addition to starring on Even Stevens, Romano provided the voice for the crime-fighting cartoon character Kim Possible. She recently had a cameo role in Disney Channel's movie remake Kim Possible, which returned her to the world of the iconic character she helped create. Romano previously spoke with Elite Daily about her tenure on the Disney Channel and what a large impact she felt by playing strong, intelligent young women. Romano said, "I was very blessed to be the voice of a movement in Disney Channel’s history."
At the end of the new "We Went to the Moon" video, Romano wakes up in her kitchen, realizing it was all a dream. But the good news is that the video wasn't a dream for fans, and you can watch it (and sing along) as much as you like.