Phineas and Ferb is my new favorite can’t-miss-it tv show. It has been on the Disney Channel (which is my the channel I watch more than any other) for a few years now, but I have always ignored it. I think it was because it was an animated show, so it did not fit in with the other Disney Channel shows. Also, I felt like it was ALWAYS on tv, so I would be flipping through the channels hoping to find Hannah Montana or an awesome DCOM and I would think, “Man! Phineas and Ferb is on again!! Blerg!!” Now, I curse myself for ever thinking that.
Let me state this for all of you who don’t know it: “PHINEAS AND FERB IS AMAZING!” It is hilarious and it gets even funnier with every episode that you see because there are so many in-jokes and references to previous episodes.
The basic premise of every episode (which are each about 11 minutes long) is Phineas and Ferb build some outrageously awesome invention in their backyard. Their sister Candace spends all her time trying to “bust them.” In other words, she tries to get their mom to realize what they are up to. While all this is going on, their pet platypus Perry (who is a secret agent) goes off and tries to stop Dr. Doofenschmirtz from carrying out his evil plans.
Perry the Platypus in secret agent mode
My favorite characters are Ferb (who almost never speaks, but when he does it is Thomas Sangster doing the voice who was the little boy in Love Actually!!), Perry the Platypus (who has the best facial expressions EVER–trust me, he does), the Mom (how she puts up with Candace I will never know!), and Baljeet (I’m a huge groupie of The Baljeatles).
Baljeet and his friend Buford the bully (can you guess which is which?)
If any of that sounds confusing, don’t worry, it is pretty easy to pick up on. Some of my favorite episodes in case you want to start watching (most of them can be found on YouTube) are “Vanessassary Roughness,” “Oh There You Are Perry,” “Greece Lightning,” “Hail Doofania,” “Swiss Family Phineas,” “Isabella and the Temple of Sap,” “Finding Mary McGuffin,” and “The Chronicles of Meap.”
Most of the episodes have songs and several of them are very catchy. I adore the Evil Love song from “Chez Platypus.” If you can get past Dr. Doofenschmirtz’s terrible voice, the song itself is really pretty. I also love Come Home Perry from “Oh There You Are Perry.”
Here is one episode to get you addicted to the show. It doesn’t really follow the regular premise, but I LOVE it!!! I think my favorite part is when Candace says “Am I sweating milk?” heeheeheeeeee
So if you’ve never given this show a chance, you should at least check out a few episodes. Right now it seems to be on from 8-10 in the morning central time so you could watch it while you get ready for work. I know I’m not the only adult who loves this show (I have an inkling that over half the fan base is parents who watch it with their kids), so don’t be embarrassed.
P.S. One of my favorite things about this show is that Ferb has a crush on Dr. Doofenschmirtz’z daughter Vanessa who is played by Olivia Olson who was Joanna in Love Actually. That means the two little kids who were in love in that movie are crushing on each other again in this show!!!!