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Old 09-29-2008, 02:23 PM   #1
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Phineas and Ferb: How have I missed this show until now?

I caught Phineas and Ferb for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Somehow I had never even heard of it before--the DVR happened to be on Disney when I turned the TV on, and the image of a duck billed platapus hanging over a pit of lava got me instantly hooked.

Any other fans?
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:26 PM   #2
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I've not watched it, but my daughters love it. In fact, yesterday the older one asked me if we could kill the SP for Dora and add one for this show. Since I've never seen it, I didn't commit yet. Is there anything objectionable for an 8 and 5 year old?
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:57 PM   #3
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I've not watched it, but my daughters love it. In fact, yesterday the older one asked me if we could kill the SP for Dora and add one for this show. Since I've never seen it, I didn't commit yet. Is there anything objectionable for an 8 and 5 year old?
I let my two year old watch it.

Nothing that I've seen. It's outrageous, with some action, but nothing that I'd be concerned about. But to be sure, record an episode or two and watch it. Every almost every episode follows the exact same format.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:04 PM   #4
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Is there anything educational about it, or does it just tell a story?
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:19 PM   #5
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Absolutely nothing educational.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:46 PM   #6
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Its a great tune. P & F find something to do every day of thier summer vaction and have a pet platapus that is also a sercet agent .

Everything they built gets knocked down and swept away by the evil villian but not on purpose.

My fav line is when they get asked if they are a bit younge to be doing something and they say " yes yes we are "

The show I like best is a toss up between when they decide to be a one hit wonder or when they make a beach in the backyard
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:17 PM   #7
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I love watching this show with my 6 year old. It's kind of like a kinder and gentler version of Pinky & The Brain. My son loves the way Dr. Doofenshmirtz says Perry the Platypus. We repeat it a lot. Perry the Platypus.

The mom is an American, the Dad is British, which helps to explain the odd names. Even odder is that Phineas speaks like a kid from California and his brother Ferb has an English accent.

One of the cool things is that Richard O'Brien voices the father. O'Brien wrote The Rocky Horror Picture Show, including most of the music, and played Riff Raff in the movie.

Let's do the time warp again...& again
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:12 PM   #8
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My 4 year old LOVES this show. He likes singing ... doooby dooby doowah, doooby dooby doowah, A-gent P!!

True there's no e/i content in this show, it's just raw fun from a couple of Simpsons/Family Guy/Spongebob Alums. There's nothing raunchy about it, but quite a bit of Tex Avery blank stares and sight gags. Lots for the adults to enjoy too.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:33 PM   #9
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Our 4 y/o watches this when it's on sometimes. She got me hooked, too.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:53 AM   #10
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It's my favorite show. And I don't have kids. But then, I never grew up.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:57 AM   #11
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Doofenshmirtz evil incorporated....

Yeah I'm a fan. I love that Ferb has one line in the show. He's like an animated, clean silent bob.

Oh there you are Perry.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:22 AM   #12
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Yeah I too enjoy this cartoon...funny stuff.

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Old 05-13-2009, 07:38 PM   #13
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Candace and Phineas are Mom's, and Ferb is Dad's child. They haven't explained much more of the back story.

It's my 5 year old's favorite, and it's the only kid's show that I can sit through for the entire episode.

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The mom is an American, the Dad is British, which helps to explain the odd names. Even odder is that Phineas speaks like a kid from California and his brother Ferb has an English accent.

One of the cool things is that Richard O'Brien voices the father. O'Brien wrote The Rocky Horror Picture Show, including most of the music, and played Riff Raff in the movie.

Let's do the time warp again...& again

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My 3.5 year old has discovered Phineas & Ferb, and thanks to Netflix streaming, it is on nearly constantly at our house. I adore this show as well, so I'm glad to see I'm not alone. We also like the feature length movie!
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:18 PM   #15
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Love, love, love this show. We found it on a recommendation from a friend whose kids are a bit older than ours. We've watched all of them, and rewatch often as well. "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together" is one of my personal favorites.

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Old 03-08-2012, 01:49 PM   #16
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Yes, great show. The recent movie was very good. All of the episodes are funny and very clever. One of the few shows in our house that everyone (3, 6, 8, 12, mom, and me) all enjoy watching. The time travel episodes are great ("It's About Time," "Quantum Boogaloo," and "Quantum Boogaloo II"). And recently there was an episode where the entire thing was done in caveman-speak. As long as you've seen enough episodes, you could tell what the characters were grunting and then, from there, figure out the other parts. By the end of the episode you understood caveman-speak. It was genius. You really have to watch the show regularly for that particular episode to work best, but the show runners did appear as themselves with storyboards from time to time to help confused viewers along, breaking the fourth-wall in stop-motion real video.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:52 PM   #17
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My 12 year old daughter loves this show. She even has a tshirt
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My son just looked at me and said "Oh. There you are platymommy."


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Yes, great show. The recent movie was very good. All of the episodes are funny and very clever. One of the few shows in our house that everyone (3, 6, 8, 12, mom, and me) all enjoy watching. The time travel episodes are great. And recently I saw an episode (not sure if it was new or a repeat) where the entire thing was done in caveman-speak. As long as you've seen enough episodes, you could tell what the characters were grunting and then, from there, figure out the other parts. By the end of the episode you understood caveman-speak. It was genius. You really have to watch the show regularly for that particular episode to work, though.
So then, it IS educational!!
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The first season, and a movie are on Netflix.....
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Actually, the first three seasons are on Netflix!
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I first saw this last spring in NY after a red eye. I thought it was awesome..

The theme song reminds me of something Weird Al would do or something....
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Oh, there you are, Perry.
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The theme song reminds me of something Weird Al would do or something....
The theme song is sung by Bowling for Soup.
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Its a great tune. P & F find something to do every day of thier summer vaction and have a pet platapus that is also a sercet agent .

Everything they built gets knocked down and swept away by the evil villian but not on purpose.

My fav line is when they get asked if they are a bit younge to be doing something and they say " yes yes we are "

The show I like best is a toss up between when they decide to be a one hit wonder or when they make a beach in the backyard
also, their sister candace is always trying to bust them... it's her mission in life to bust them... but because everything they build gets knocked down and swept away , always right before the parents get there... she always fails.

this show is really good. it's like spongebob, in the sense that the kids love it, but most of the jokes go over their head. so the adults get way more amusement out of the humor.

i know the whole theme song....
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My 12 year old daughter loves this show. She even has a tshirt
I have 2.
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Drewster? Yeah, he doesn't do much.


A few weeks ago, we took my 4 year old to Orlando for many days of decadence.

This remains his favorite moment of the entire trip:


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I'm sooooooo jeleous...

He probably had the best day ever!
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BEST SHOW EVER!

Glad I have kids or I'd have never found this masterpiece of a show.

PS - it was brought up earlier about their complicated family structure. Ferb is the step brother - Ferb Fletcher. Candice and Phineas are bother and sister last named Flynn. The Mom is Linda Flynn-Fletcher. I don't think they ever get into the exact details.
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Waldorf - Phineas looks a little scary in that photo...
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