Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Phineas and Ferb Factor

Today on our TV show review, it's that wacky Disney ratings monster entitled... *drum roll*... Phineas and Ferb!
WTH!  This show has kids (and adults with a good sense of humor) eating out of its cartoon hands!  And why?  They've covered just about everything in kiddie programming.

It's all about action-packed sibling mischief and getting in trouble.  What kid doesn't want that, huh?  Miro and Kenji can totally relate to Phineas' and Ferb's ridiculously wild imagination.  The way they want to invent things for the ...well, my boys would invent for the greater bad than the greater good, but that's beside the point.

It's got a super spy in the guise of a platypus.  What can be more poetic than that?  And, of course, kids love spies and living double lives.  Plus, we as a family believe Perry can pin the dorkiness that is Agent Oso to the ground in one effortless sweep.

It has an evil genius!  Kids love evil geniuses.  I love evil geniuses!  Doctor Doofenshmirtz adds more relish to the stereotype though by being a bumbling idiot at the same time.  But he is hilarious!  He's our favorite, in fact.  As my kids say, he's the Rockinator!

It has Candace... bust-you-to-hell sister.  She may sound like a cliche bully to you, but she's not.  She's a regular teenager who falls in love and falls into the grip of madness when on the verge of exposing her brothers' over-the-top backyard inventions.  We love her for her issues, and her insanity is very charming.

The mastermind is in the characterization.  Each has a fun, quirky personality that's just impossible not to love.  Kinda like seeing a cute little puppy at the pet store window.  There's a connection.  Even the show's minor players have amazing personality depths.  Balijeet, the boys' nerdy, frequently bullied friend, never fails to give us gas.

And the music!  Wow.  Just wow.  They always have brilliantly crafted songs in the show which my boys bug me to download.  There should really be a website for that.  

Obviously, this show caught my giddybug parenting thumbs-up because I can't stop blabbering again.
To close, just allow me to offer one interesting bit of trivia.
Due to the show's popularity and recurring airtime, the opening theme line 'There's a hundred and four days of summer vacation' is no longer true.  As Miro pointed out, "Heeey... Phineas and Ferb have a longer summer vacation than we do!  That's so unfair!"

Yes, my son.  Yes, it is.


    1. I browse to your posts but I cannot find anything related to your husband ;)

    2. Hi Daniel! It's a parenting blog. But I do have a relationship blog solely for him. Lol! But he's here, too. Try looking again. :)