Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Review-inator...

Raise your hand if you are a fan of Disney's Phineas and Ferb?  Me, me, me! 

Residents of the Little Pink House LOVE Phineas & Ferb.  Actually, Diva loves Phineas & Ferb, Engineer really likes Dr. Doofenshmirtz, and which character is my favorite?  Why, Perry the Platypus of course!  (His name is Perry; he really couldn't go wrong with a name like that, right?)

One of my favorite things about blogging is the chance to try out stuff.  And when I get the chance to be the coolest wife & Momma on the planet when I tell my peeps that we will be receiving a kit full of Phineas and Fern stuff* to get us in the mood for the upcoming movie, well sister, I'm going to take that chance-inator.

If you haven't heard of Phineas & Ferb, where have you been?  They have been the number #1 animated show among kids since it first aired in 2008.  What's that you say?  No kiddos in your household?  No problem.  There is no shame in you enjoying this animated series (shh...come a little closer) without kids. 

I know what you're thinking, if it is enjoyable for adults, then it must be at least somewhat unsuitable for children.  Not so.  Unlike many other animated movies and TV shows over the past decade, the writers of P&F do not think in order to entice adults to watch they must put in innuendo or inappropriate dialogue.  The script is witty and clever and most of all, hysterically funny.

There are several major plot lines that I will break down for you:

1.  Phineas & Ferb make the most of every single day of their 104 days of summer vacation by doing something outlandish.
2.  Their sister Candace tries to bust them for whatever unbelievable feat they have done but it never works out for her.
3.  Candace is in love with Jeremy.
4.  They have a pet platypus named Perry who gurgles and discretely doubles as Secret Agent P.
5.  Perry has a squeaky voiced arch-nemesis named Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
6.  Doofenshmirtz is the head of Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated and always builds a something-inator in order to take over the tri-state area.

There you have it.  Every episode will have those plot lines running with an over arcing storyline.  Oh, and a song.  They almost always have a song.  A Phineas & Ferb soundtrack was in the kit and Diva has listened to it non-stop since it arrived in the mail.

The songs are short and catchy and I tell you what, once you hear "S.I.M.P.  Squirrels in My Pants" or "Phine-droids & Ferb-bots" you will be singing and giggling about them for days - consider yourself warned.

As part of the Phineas and Ferb kit, we were sent a DVD of episodes of the show.  We know too many folks who are almost as big of fans as we are so we couldn't keep it to ourselves.  We had some friends over last week to have a Phineas and Ferb-a-thon-inator.  Adults and kids all laughed and had a great time.

There aren't many shows, sadly even on the Disney channel, where I feel totally comfortable letting Diva watch them without supervision.  Phineas and Ferb however, is on the approved viewing list.  There is little violence and what is there is clearly cartoony.  There is no sassiness toward the parents which I find on other kid shows (uh hem, Miss Montana) and as I said before, the language used is not offensive. What is there is a sense of imagination and creativity.  The writers are amazing.

Knowing now that we are huge P&F fans it is no surprise that we are basically in countdown mode for the airing of the new Disney Channel Original Movie "Phineas and Ferb:  Across the 2nd Dimension."  It will show on the Disney Channel August 5th at 8pm (ET/PT) and on Disney XD August 13th at 10:00am (ET/PT).

In the movie, the boys will travel to an alternate universe where they must work with Perry & Candace to defeat Doofenshmirtz and his hold on the tri-state area.   Oooohhhh the inator possibilities....

This is the coolest part of the whole deal:  there is a Perry the Platy-BUS tour!  You can check out the route to see if it will be rolling through your town.

Go to www.DisneyChannel.com/2D for more information about the movie.

Now if only I could talk someone into actually building me a cookieandcoffee-inator...

*I received a kit of all sorts of cool Phineas and Ferb stuff from Child's Play Communications so that I could get all pumped up about the upcoming movie and tell you all about it.  The awesome swag did not influence my review, but it would be rude to look a gift horse in the mouth.  Thanks Child's Play Communication!

2 comments:

  1. I love this post. I have tried to convince my wife to let me watch it with our turkey. The only thing that I would add to your great post is that Dr. Doofenshmirtz isn't really evil. He tries really hard to be evil but is rather inept.

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  2. You are absolutely right Mr. TTP. In fact, the episode that we watched today actually had Dr. D. inviting Secret Agent P to help him with his scheme preparations since he was a little behind. At one point Dr. Doofenshmitz actually said, "Let me get my coupons and we will shop for supplies." I love it! Thanks for stopping by!

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