Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Phineas and Ferb

"There's one hundred and four days of summer vacation, and school comes along just to end it.
So the annual problem for our generation is finding a good way to spend it!"

My new favorite thing is Phineas and Ferb.
It's on Disney XD and it's fantastic. It has a formula, Phineas and Ferb decide what to do that day. Phineas says "Hey, where's Perry?" their pet Platypus Perry puts on a hat becomes a secret agent and goes to see his boss. He's told to foil the latest plan of the evil Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz.
Phineas and Ferb build something amazing while their sister Candace tells on them to their mother.
Just before the mother sees what the boys have done Perry and Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz accidentally cause the thing Phineas and Ferb made to disappear.


Well written, witty, clever. but the more you watch the better it gets, due to the formula.
One of the central tenants of comedy is repetition. You see something funny, you get to know it. See it again it's familliar. You start to know when to laugh. Then it gets even funnier when they start to depart from the formula.
The wrong character says "Hey Phineas, whatya doin?" and you're laughin'
Perry fails turn up at Dr. Doofenshmirtz House and so a plant(?) has to step in.

Every one's so likable too even the bully has his charm.

You need to see 3 episodes after that you're hooked.

In the episode in the link at the top of the post Candace nearly realises she's in an animated sitcom.


Joe said...

I couldn't agree more. It's the best kids cartoon to come along since SpongeBob jumped the shark about 6 years ago.

IBerg said...

Looks cool, I will have to record it.

On another note, who knew that Spleenal in real life looks like Tiger Woods (except without all the money, or athletic ability, or super model wife, oh never mind).

Terry said...

I bet I've seen every episode. I'd have to say the evil Dr.is my favorite character.

The previous favorite of our house was Kim Possible.

Ash Collins said...

funnily enough, my fiance was invited to attend the uk premiere of this programme or something, but we were in Bangkok at the time.
also, it is a badly designed cartoon with shit animation. fail.

Terry said...

Ash- I remember an older fella saying the same thing about the Simpsons when it came on the scene. It's either funny or not for me, regardless of the style of animation.

spleenal said...

Thanks for your opinion Ash but in my opinion you are wrong... And you're actually wrong in reality too!

Double wrong.

A "Spleenal says I'm double wrong." T-shirt is on it's way to you.

Chicks dig the double wrong T

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