I am an 18 year old high school grad (as of one hour ago. WAHOO!) and I will sit in my living room and watch Phineas and Ferb by myself.
Because the show and it’s creators are the only original writers left in Disney Channel’s employ!
They are amazing!
Dan Pavenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh understand the beauty of creation, and the freedom of writers.
Phineas and Ferb is a Disney cartoon about two step brothers who are amatuer/epert inventors who build stuff in their backyard with their friends. They have an older sister, Candace, who’s quest in life is to be Jeremy Johnson’s boyfriend and bust her brother, not necessarily in that order. There is also a side plot involving their pet platypus (because a pet platypus is not already a side plot of its own) who’s actually a secret agent assigned to keep the tri-state area safe from Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
The theme song itself describes the show, with an original theme song for most of their holiday specials, and maybe the crossovers… I forget.
I mean, what haven’t they done with this show? It beats all others for originality!
They’ve done crossovers (Star wars and Avengers), holiday specials, episodes that take place in the future, episodes in outer space, a full length film, and no less then 4 alternate universe stories.
I can only name one other series where there is a canon AU (Hatchet Series, or Brian Books, by Gary Paulsen. A must read)!
They even put the characters of Phineas and Ferb in other time periods. One of my favorites is Tri-Stone Area/Doof Dynasty. In this episode the cast is first in the Stone age as cave man and the entire first halve of the episode is in cave man grunt-ish, and in the second half, Doof Dynsaty, everyone is in 16th Century China!
In the full length movie they see an Alternate universe where Dr D has taken over and they find out Perry’s secret life… but no, I won’t spoil what happens. However, later in the following season the creators return to the 2nd Dimension, as the AU is called, and follows that cast through an episode of their own that takes place post-movie.
My all time favorite most perfect episode is when the creators decided to skip ahead ten years into the future to the summer of the gang’s graduation that answered every fan’s question, what happen to Phineas and Isabella? Well, they answered a thousand more as well.. it was so amazing.
This episode was the second to last, the last one is happening tonight.
I, however, am at my graduation tonight, and won’t be able to see it for a couple weeks.
Oh the agony! The only thing I know is that Candace meets DR. D, uses his inator to re-do the last day of summer, and then Phineas and Ferb never exist! It sounds crazy… and I am heartbroken that this show is ending.
So many of the classic Disney show that were so great have ended, and some on a not so great note (Wizards finale? Pretty lame. The special they did following it did a pretty good job of making up for it though.).
I can’t/can wait to see how Phineas and Ferb rank on the scale of finales.
Right now Suite Life on Deck holds the record for most heartbreaking finale of all time.