We have had a lot of great days. But we only have one Perry.
shows you should be watching | phineas and ferb
What It’s About: The show follows two stepbrothers, Phineas and Ferb, who try to make the most of every day of summer vacation, which for them usually means achieving impossible things—building rollercoasters, fixing time machines, or averting intergalactic crises. Their older sister, Candace, alarmed by all the incredibly dangerous schemes they get away with, tries to bust them but inevitably fails to get her mother to see what they’re doing. Meanwhile, their pet platypus Perry doubles as a secret agent for OWCA, an organization of animals-pretending-to-be-pets who fight to keep evil scientists in check. Perry’s nemesis is Dr. Doofenshmirtz, whose ultimate goal in life is to take over the Tri-State Area. At the end of each episode, all three storylines (the kids, Candace, and Perry vs. Dr. D) tie together and resolve one another, restoring the status quo.
Why It’s Awesome: The humor on the show is fucking sophisticated, I really don’t know how else to put it. It’s adult humor only in the sense that it’s smart—in any given episode you’ll find lines referencing Nostradamus, Stanley Kubrick, or existentialist philosophers. It’s incredibly meta, and the show constantly references other episodes and ends up parodying itself by making fun of its own formula. (The humor really makes me think of Community, which establishes its set-up and then spins out into endlessly inventive genre parodies. I couldn’t even begin to count all the different ones Phineas and Ferb has done.) As science fiction, it’s incredible—there have been about four different kinds of time travel featured on the show, all of them clever and inventive, and clones, robots, alternate dimensions, and aliens populate the show on a regular basis. It’s also set squarely in a rich musical tradition; every episode features a new song, ranging in genre from ABBA spoofs to Broadway showstoppers to 1940s a capella. Beyond that, though, it’s really a show that is only capable of producing pure joy. It’s never cynical, even in times of intense emotional drama, and the show so perfectly encapsulates its message of pure, unbridled enthusiasm and imagination that it will latch onto your heart and never let you go. Just don’t ever make the mistake of thinking it’s a trite, simplistic show for young kids, because it is the furthest thing from that.
When It Airs: Like most Disney Channel shows, the schedule can be a bit wonky sometimes, but if there’s a new episode, it will usually air on Fridays at 9:00 PM.
Getting Caught Up: All three seasons are currently on Netflix and are updated pretty frequently, and a majority of the episodes are available on YouTube.
Summer (Where Do We Begin?) - Vincent Martella (Phineas and Ferb)
Today is Phineas and Ferb’s 5th Anniversary.
5 years ago today, Rollercoaster, the first PnF episode aired and was a big success.
Phineas and Ferb has been around for 5 years and running.
Congrats to Dan, Swampy and the entire Phineas and Ferb teamfor making a great show with great characters. Also congrats for reaching 100 episodes. Keep up the great work guys.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY PHINEAS AND FERB!
Will someone please tell me why this makes so much sense.
My drawing tablet finally came in the mail. This was the first thing that I drew. I have no regrets.
My sister drew this and it is adorable
What I won’t tell you is that last weekend we painstakingly casted all the P+F characters to fit Peter Pan thus:
Peter - Phineas
Tinkerbell - Candace (“YOU ARE SO DUSTED. WHEN I SAY YOU’RE GOING DOWN I MEAN IT”)
Wendy - Isabella
John - Ferb
Michael - Baljeet
Lost Boys - Buford / Fireside girls?
Captain Hook - Doof
Smee - Norm
Crocodile - Perry the Platydile
Mermaid - Vanessa
Indian Chief - Major Monogram
Princess Tigerlily - Carl
Like she said: NO REGRETS