Because I Know More of You Enjoy Phineas and Ferb Than Will Admit in Mixed Company

The extended version of their theme song, which is actually a fun summer song. AND SUMMER IS COMING. Plan now!

45 Comments on “Because I Know More of You Enjoy Phineas and Ferb Than Will Admit in Mixed Company”

  1. My favorite is still the song sung by Lovel Handel in the episode about getting the band back together for their parent’s anniversary.

    “Like a ninja of love
    repelling down from above,
    You snuck your way right into my heart”

    Actually, all the songs on that episode are fun.

  2. My 5 1/2 year old daughter and I love to watch P&F! Great soundtrack and the writing rocks.

  3. I admit it! I admit it! And I have no kids to excuse me. :-D I also enjoy “The Backyardigans” from time to time. Don’t judge me.

  4. P&F is one of the more tolerable ‘toons, even though my kids watch it but rarely (we seem to be an “all-Nick-all-the-time” household these days). I feel no shame in admitting that I have enjoyed the episodes I’ve watched, and maybe even laughed aloud a time or two.

    Then again, I have been known to watch Sponegbob Squarepants or The Fairly Odd Parents entirely on my own, with no kids present, so that may give you a fair inkling as to my maturity level.

  5. Ian – Dallas, Texas – I'm a freelance writer and editor in Dallas, Texas. I focus my writing mainly on speculative fiction, but I edit just about anything. You can find my CV at http://www.visualcv.com/isbspup.
    Ian

    I’ve seen Bowling for Soup a lot of times live (they’re local to Dallas, so they play a lot of shows here), and they’re always delivering great songs.

    Fun fact: the four band members make an animated cameo at 1:01 in the video.

  6. Ian – Dallas, Texas – I'm a freelance writer and editor in Dallas, Texas. I focus my writing mainly on speculative fiction, but I edit just about anything. You can find my CV at http://www.visualcv.com/isbspup.
    Ian

    …and now I’ve finished watching the video, and the band members are all over it, and I look like an idiot for thinking I was dishing out a secret.

    *sigh*

  7. I am planning for summer, and I have a pimp thread on this blog to thank for it.

    So thank you, pimp thread, for you have given my life direction. Or at least six weeks of this summer.

  8. I’ll freely admit that my wife and I watch P&F on a regular basis. You know… we just have to watch it to make sure that our 4 year old will like it. yeah that’s it, we’re being good parents and reviewing it before letting him watch it, that’s a good story.

  9. This could possibly be the best day ever!

    I’m not afraid to admit it: I love Phineas and Ferb. And I’m a single male who has no reason to.

    My friends (many of whom have kid siblings, which is how they got introduced) had been working on me for a while. We now sing the songs to each other frequently. I’m now trying to hook my parents and siblings.

    I have been seduced by the coolness.

  10. I love the show. I was introduced to it by my 4 year old nephew and now I’m hooked. how can you not love a show that has a musical number every episode, a platypus secret agent and a villain who has incorporated as Doofenschmertz Evil Inc. (complete with its own jingle).

  11. Thank you for the video. I will be sure to implement it within the P&F-theme-inator-inator I plan to build this summer.

  12. Phineus and Ferb totally rock. A great cartoon. Not quite Spongebob level, but great fun.
    And, they’re from Danville! How cool is that?

  13. I will proudly say that I love Phineas and Ferb – at which point the adults in the room all say “Cool!” and the kids all say “Huh?” It’s a cartoon that, like many of the greats, is so wasted on kids…

    Thanks!

  14. Maia Rose – A queer FilAm SFF, hockey, food and beer loving geeky Chicago denizen who spends too much time on the internets. Good thing none of you can judge. On twitter as semirose spouting nonsense 20/7
    Maia

    Psh I feel no shame at admitting my love for Phineas and Ferb and I have at times blasted the theme song while driving.

    Hey, where’s Perry?

  15. One of the best “kids'” shows out there, period.

    But I’ve said that before.

    “Perry the Platypus! How unexpected! And by ‘unexpected’ I mean… unexpected. What are you doing here? This is my week off!”

  16. I knew that I liked you, Mr. Scalzi! This just confirms it. P&F is the funniest cartoon on T.V. right now, bar none.

    Doof.: I gave you an invisible tin cup for your invisible cell so that you wouldn’t get bored.

    Perry: [clank clank clank]

    Doof: Oh yes, fun with sounds.

  17. My son and I love that show, oddly my wife can’t stand it. She’s married to me so I guess her taste is suspect…

  18. @#20 – Yes, yes we are. :)

    I love Phineas and Ferb, and I live in fear of the day when my kids decide they’ve outgrown it. We even bought the soundtrack album, and it is just the greatest music in the world to crank up to 11 when nobody else is home.

    It doesn’t have “Impress My Professor,” though, so I suppose I’ll have to buy Volume 2 when it comes out.

  19. My kids got me into it; but I was an easy convert, because I’d overheard detached lines like “in the terracotta army room”. We particularly liked the double length time travel episode, especially the ending.

  20. Somebodies daughter told me there was an extended version and tried to sing it to me, but couldn’t remember all the words.

    I’ve gotta get this soundtrack.

    For the kids in my p.e. classes to work out to – not for rocking out to in the car or anything.

  21. To feebeeglee@20:

    Yes. Yes we are.

    I’m 32 and make no excuses about watching this show (with or without my kids around). Funny is funny, whether it’s made for kids or not.

  22. We had to unblock the Disney Channel JUST for this cartoon. It’s darn funny, and a nice relief from my son’s Spongebob-mania I’ve been living for going on 7 years now…ah, my 13 year old daughter was watching The Sponge even before that. I still find Spongebob funny (except for the two or so years it was produced by the guy who created Ren & Stimpy)

  23. @20# feebeeglee – I LOL’d.

    I’m old enough to have The Answer and I watch this show with my girlfriend. And feebeeglee, yes, yes we are.

  24. Bob Portnell – Sparks, NV USA – In no particular order: Husband, parent, child of God, technical writer, stargazer, gamer, and in no particular order.
    Bob Portnell

    Why, yes. Yes I do.

  25. @25: There’s a CD…with the songs?!?!?!?!?!

    OK, that is yet another reason to ask for a gift certificate to B&N this birthday. Between that and the new Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes book coming out, birthday should be fun!

    And yes, yes we are a little old to be watching P&F…but we like it! ;)

  26. @iain #9

    But even better: I’m a Supergirl (Buttercup) by Shonen Knife for the cartoon Powerpuff Girls ;)

    And yes, P&F rocks – my 4-yr old daughter and I love it :)

  27. The truly great children’s shows are the ones that entertain both children and adults in different ways (I’m looking at you, Animaniacs). Let’s not forget the scathing satire that coexisted with cute goofiness on Rocky & Bullwinkle.

    Even in college (early 90s) I wasn’t ashamed to admit my addiction to Batman: the Animated Series because although I wasn’t the biggest fan of the simplified figures and heavy line quality of the animation the writing was just THAT GOOD.

    Another hallmark of a great series is a refusal to condescend or pander. If major network sitcoms were written half as well as Phineas and Ferb people might actually watch enthusiastically them too.

  28. I love, love love Phineas and Ferb. I watch it, the toddler watches it and the pre-teen watches it. The fact that I can get the two kids to both enjoy watching the same show is a certifiable miracle.

  29. #36 — Actually, college was when I learned to appreciate these kinds of cartoons properly. As a sprout, I didn’t like them. My parents, sadly, raised me snobby. Looks like it backfired. :-)

    I remember turning to my roommate my freshman year after the episode “Fire from Olympus” and saying (in tones of actual betrayal), “That was DEEP! That wasn’t supposed to be DEEP!”

  30. Maturity is just another way of saying “emotionaly dead”, so yeah, I´m in college and love Phineas and Ferb. Episodes, characters, humor and writing are all great, and I´m not afraid to admit it.

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