Posts Tagged 'Phineas and Ferb'

Phineas and Ferb Friday #5

I wish I could put more effort into my last Phineas and Ferb Friday, but I am super sick today.  You know when you can’t even enjoy being at home because you feel so miserable???  That is me today.

So in honor of the Royal Wedding that happened earlier, here is one of my favorite episodes, “Candace’s Big Day.”  The Doofenshmirtz plot is not that great, but I adore everything else that happens.

It has two of my favorite moments ever including Candace’s line, “Look at this cake!  It has a chicken in it!  And my hair!  I think it may also have a chicken in it.”

The other moment that I love is when Phineas points out that Candace is a great wedding planner and Phineas says he wants her to plan his wedding.  He says, “Ferb make a note.”  And then Isabella chimes in from off screen saying “I got it!”  This really only makes sense if you know that Isabella is in LOVE with Phineas.

So, without further ado, here is “Candace’s Big Day.”

Jen

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Phineas and Ferb Friday #4

Since it is already kind of late and I am so exhausted from working 9 hours and doing a huge program for the kiddos, today’s post is going to be short.

I already have a Phineas and Ferb t-shirt (which I wear all the time!) but I have discovered several other clothing items that I would love to have.

I love this shirt, because no one would really know that it is from a sign that was featured in “Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror” unless they were scary obsessed like me.

I also love this shirt because it features fat baby Perry!!

And finally, I could wear this around and people would say, “Hey look, it’s Ferb!  Oh wait, it’s only Jen.”

One thing that makes me sad when searching for P&F clothes, is that they all seem to be for boys.  What’s up with that??  I bet tons of little girls love the show too and want to own a sweet pair of Perry pajamas.  Maybe I am just not looking hard enough, but I was a little disappointed in Disney for not including the ladies in their marketing plans.

Happy Friday everyone!!

Jen

Phineas and Ferb Friday #2

My favorite character on Phineas and Ferb (besides Perry the Platypus) is Ferb.  Ferb has been described many times on the show as a man of few words.  He usually has around one line per episode.  Sometimes they really go crazy and give him two, and at least once he had a speech!  Ferb is sort of a man of mystery, but we do know that he is a phenomenal dancer, knows people all over the world, has a crush on Vanessa Doofenshmirtz, and is most definitely not an alien (no matter what Candace says).

Here is a video that throws together some of Ferb’s best lines.  It’s a little rough, but it does have some great things in it.  My personal favorite is at the 1:00 minute mark when Ferb takes out Buford and says “Well, he was all up in my face.”  Heeheee

Ferb is voiced by Thomas Sangster.  He is a fantastic British actor who you might know from Love Actually, or Nanny McPhee, or in Lindsay’s case, Dr. Who.  He very recently played Paul McCartney in Nowhere BoyNowhere Boy should ring a bell for the Nerdgirls because that movie stars none other than the Sex God himself, Aaron Johnson.  He is also sometimes known as Kick Ass.

So if you are not a big fan of Phineas and Ferb, you can at least check out the movie Nowhere Boy, which looks amazing!  I haven’t seen it yet because my library copy is always checked out (I’m so happy that my small town library patrons have such highbrow taste in independent films!).  Here is the wonderful trailer, and make sure to keep your eyes open for Thomas!

Happy Friday everyone!  I am off to Chicago to hang with my fellow Nerdgirls!

Jen

P.S.  I am a little nervous to watch Nowhere Boy because the whole time I will be thinking, “this is the movie where Aaron Johnson fell in love with the old lady.”  Eugh.

Phineas and Ferb Friday~~Clip Shows

Tonight there is a new episode of Phineas and Ferb on the Disney Channel!  Yippee!!  It is called “Phineas’ Birthday Clip-o-Rama.”  So, in other words, it’s a clip show.

Some people really hate clip shows.  They see it as a way to repackage old stuff and try to pass it off as a new episode.  I tend to be a glass-is-half-full type of gal when it comes to clip shows.  I like to think of it as a way to revisit some of my favorite moments from a show all at once without having to juggle a million dvds.

So in honor of Phineas’ Birthday Clip Show, here a few of my favorite clip shows off the top of my head.

*SNL Best of Clip Shows–I am not a big fan of watching entire episodes of Saturday Night Live.  First of all, because live television scares me and makes me too nervous to watch (I’m so scared they will mess up!).  Also, because the sketches are usually so hit and miss.  But when I sit down and watch a “Best of…” clip show and I am always guaranteed genuine laughs.  My favorites would have to be Will Ferrell, Chris Farley, and Jimmy Fallon (cuz he’s so pretty).

*The Carol Burnett Show–They used to show these on tv every once in a while, and I would watch them and roll on the floor with laughter.  I have never watched an actual episode of The Carol Burnett Show, but the clip shows combining all the best stuff are amazing!  Carol Burnett as Scarlett O’Hara!  Tim Conway making Harvey Korman laugh!  The original Mama’s Family!  All priceless.

*Friends: The One With the Invitation–This is the clip show that aired right before Ross and Emily’s wedding.  It shows every great Ross and Rachel moment from the first four seasons of the show.  For Ross and Rachel fans, this is the perfect way to see their whole relationship play out over twenty-some minutes.

*Seinfeld: The Chronicle–The clip show that aired right before the last episode of Seinfeld is the best clip show I have ever seen.  I LOVE the fact that they still show it in syndication, so I get to catch it every once in a while.  This hour-long episode has the perfect mixture of clips, musical montages, and bloopers.  Seinfeld is not my favorite show, actually it doesn’t even crack the top ten, but I could watch this episode over and over.  The ending montage set to “Good Riddance” by Green Day makes me a little teary each time I see it.  I think it is that picture of Julia Louis-Dreyfus at 0:51 looking so distraught that gets me.

So, are you a fan of clip shows, or do you roll your eyes in disgust when your favorite show tries to pull a fast one on you?

Jen

P.S.  I refuse to acknowledge that it is April Fool’s Day, since as a very gullible person, it is my least favorite day of the year.

It’s Phineas and Ferb Friday!

Whilst preparing for BEDA, I’ve been coming up with weekly topics that I can post about.  My first idea was Documentary Monday, which I think is going to be really fun.  My next idea is to to Phineas and Ferb Fridays!

As most of you know, I am a huge groupie of Phineas and Ferb.  I love the show and try to catch it whenever it’s on.*  So I thought I would take some time each week to celebrate this little show that I love.  I will do different things in these posts, like post videos of my favorite episodes, songs, and in-depth character studies.  I will also post tidbits about the actors who do the voices on the show, just to give the people who might not like the show something to read every once in a while.

I thought I would start off this first Friday post with one of my very favorite musical montages.  One thing that you have to know about Phineas and Ferb is that songs and music are a HUGE part of the show.  Each 11 minute episode usually has at least one original song in it, sometimes more.

The following song is from the episode “Nerds of a Feather” which takes place at a sci-fi/fantasy convention (it is also the episode that totally got my dad hooked on the show).  Candace goes to the convention dressed as her favorite character Ducky Momo, only to find out that Ducky Momo is a big joke to all the hardcore sci-fi/fantasy geeks.

I love this song because it has a really beautiful melody that I couldn’t get out of my head all day.  I’m pretty sure people thought I was crazy at work as I was muttering “Ducky Momo is my friend” under my breath while the kids did their storytime craft.  Also, the video has Toddler Candace in it!!!  I always get super excited when young versions of the characters show up because they are so freakin’ adorable!!!

Look at how cute she is!!!!

We all have a Ducky Momo that we hide from everyone else.  Mine would be my baby beluga whale stuffed animal that I’ve slept with every night for years.  Yes, I am a 29 year-old woman who sleeps with a stuffed animal……and proud of it!

So if you are not a fan of Phineas and Ferb (or if you are like my sister and absolutely loathe the show) feel free to ignore these posts.  If you love the show like me, then there will be more coming in the future!

Jen

*Btw Disney Channel, you are on my list!  I am not impressed with how you seem to randomly schedule this show to air whenever the hell you feel like it.  One week it is on every night at 10:00, then the next week it’s every night at 9:00, and then the next week it is only on at 2:00 in the morning!  Not cool, Disney Channel, not cool.  You better get your act together for people like me who don’t have DVRs.

I Want Phineas and Ferb To Be My Little Brothers!

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.

Jen

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!!!!