Today I watched a couple of episodes of Phineas and Ferb and, as always, I have some comments. Let’s start from the beginning, shall we?
Actually, let’s not start at the beginning. Let’s start where I want to start. Perry the Platypus is shockingly a lot like James Bond. Not in the super spy way, although that is true too, but in the remind every villain that this secret organization is real and should be hated way.
He shows up, totally expected, and ends up trashing Phineas and Ferb’s super awesome roller coaster (or whatever else they built) in a very public manner. Other than the fact that he wears that clever disguise and Doofenshmirtz lives down town (the boys clearly live in the suburbs) I don’t know how that family does not know that their pet is a spy.
Clearly it is not just the mother who is oblivious.
On that note let’s discuss how the only member of that family who is not super oblivious is Candace and she’s a basket case.
I think that is a commentary on society. People like Candace and Monk, who know what is really going on in the world are basket cases. They fear everything. Or yell about everything. You see Candace has seen behind the curtain (and is no longer blissfully ignorant about what the government really does) and that is why she freaks out and wants the boys to be caught.
I’m just kidding, Candace is in no way a commentary on the government or germs or anything like that. What is probably really going on is that all those children (Phineas, Ferb, and Candace) are all genius’s. How else do they build flying cars?
“Ferb I know what we’re going to do today!” How does that boy do that? He just comes up with something to do? When I can’t decide what way I want to turn when on an adventure I flip a coin. I’m terrible at coming up with things to do and when I decide to create a beach in my backyard it tends to be more like an inflatable pool that doesn’t even get filled. I’m impressed. I don’t know what else to say about those poor boys.
Now comes my final and most important comment on Phineas and Ferb, which was probably the last good show Disney had,
That boy needs to deal with his perpetual full body sun burn. Seriously.