What’s the best show on TV that I’m just now discovering? Mad Men? Well, yes, but I’m almost caught up on that one and it’s not really a kid’s show, is it? Today I watched a couple episodes of Phineas and Ferb. It is hilarious. There’s nothing not to love about this show. Great characters, great music, great action, great comedy. I just called my 7-year-old niece, and of course she watches it. Turns out her dad is a big fan, too.
Phineas and Ferb are stepbrothers who fill their time constructing amazing, elaborate things in the backyard like an elevator to the moon and a monster truck rally. Their teenage sister, Candace, is outraged that their mom doesn’t believe any of these things are more than the boys’ active imaginations and is determined to gather evidence to bust them. The boys are so good natured, though, and they do all kinds of things to make Candace happy. It’s quite sweet.
Inexplicably they have a pet platypus named Perry. More inexplicably, Perry is really Agent P, a secret agent battling his arch-nemesis Dr. Heinz Doffenshmirtz. These subplots are some of the funniest stuff on TV. Dr. Doffenshmirtz is a riot.
This clip will give you a taste of what the show has to offer. Wait til you see the awesomeness that is “THF”!
I also checked out the Phineas and Ferb website where there is much more fun to be had. Check out Game Smash where you can build your own roller coaster. There are unexpected physics involved that give this game a nice twist.