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This picspam is super image-heavy!!!




So, uh, I've been sort of flapping my arms about this show to my flist and Tumblr peeps for the past few weeks or so. I'd only initially watched one or two episodes and hadn't been interested in it but a few of my younger family members insisted on marathoning episodes on my laptop some time back and I realized it was a great show. Since Avatar: the Last Airbender ended, I've felt an emptiness in my cartoon-loving soul that none of the current generation of shows seemed to fill but this show gives me so much hope! It's sort of like what you get when you mix the lulzy scientific experiments of Dexter's Laboratory with the bad puns of SpongeBob Squarepants but then gave the show the heart and soul of Hey Arnold!. It has a lovely mix of everything! The makers worked on Rocko's Modern World and Family Guy and they've gone out of their way to add in things that would go over kids' heads but would make adults crack up. I figured I'd make Reasons to.. picspam for it because more people should be aware of the comedy gold here! :D

1. Phineas' Imaginative Plans
"Ferb, I know what we're gonna do today!"

Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher are step-brothers living in suburban Danville who have nothing to do during their summer vacation but they're not quite content to just laze around so they build a rollercoaster in their backyard. Or put together the greatest miniature golf course ever, engrave their faces onto a passing comet with a laser, set up a chariot race across town, build robots of themselves to tackle multiple projects at once, get hired to direct a film in Danville, open a circus starring their friends, build the biggest lawn bowling/pinball game ever, and repair the unfinished time machine in local museum. As you see from this limited sample, they've got a lot of choices in ways to spend the best summer days ever but when it comes to picking the rights things, Phineas is your guy! He'll figure out the perfect solution to any problem they face and, with Ferb's mechanical genius, they manage to get everything they want by the end of the day and entertain all of their friends and family in the process.



2. Ferb's Lines

Oh Ferb. He's the laconic, British, technological genius half of our duo but that doesn't mean that he's shy or unpopular or awkward at all. He's just a man of action! However, since he usually averages about one or two lines per episode, his quotes tend to be poignant, random, hilarious, or all of the above and the effect would be totally lost if any other character had said the same thing instead. It's a bit hard to demonstrate Ferb's hilarity here when much of what he says tends to be context-driven in any particular episode but I hope these selected quotes give you an idea of Ferb Fletcher.

"Lights, Candace, Action!" (1x05)

Phineas: Enjoy it while you can, Candace. Fame is fleeting.
Ferb: But the Internet is forever.

"Journey to the Center of Candace" (1x20)

Phineas: Yeah, we're inside Candace's stomach.
Ferb: That's creepy on so many levels.

"Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together" (1x22)


Ferb: Well, don't just stand there, kiss her!

"Voyage to the Bottom of Buford" (1x30)

Phineas: I still can't believe we built that submarine quicker than usual!
Ferb: Yes, it usually takes us at least a montage.

"Thaddeus and Thor" (2x15)

Phineas: Candace, we don't do this to compete. We do it for fun.
Ferb: And for the ladies. Rrrow!

3. Candace's Spazzing
"Oh, I'm gonna go get Mom, and when she sees what you're doing, you are going down. Down, down down! D-O-W-N, down!"

Candace Flynn is the authoritative older sister to Phineas and Ferb and, haha, I love her a lot, okay? For one, she's voiced by Ashley Tisdale, who is perfect for this role. And, for another, I think the way that she's presented makes her different from other cartoon sisters and teenagers I've seen. Even though she can be OTT and spazzy, she never goes into Vicky The Babysitter territory and, when her brothers go through hijinks to help her out, it really makes for sweet moments in this show. Also, she has the greatest biffle in Stacy Hirano and her crush on one Jeremy Johnson never ceases to be adorable.



4. Perry vs. Dr. Doofenshmirtz
"Ah, Perry the Platypus. Your timing is impeccable. And by "impeccable," I mean completely peccable!"

At the Flynn-Fletcher residence, Perry the Platypus is the quiet, unobtrusive household pet who doesn't really do much... but it's really his cover for being the perpetually deadpanning Agent P, sworn nemesis of one evil Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. Agent P is responsible for checking out Doofenshmirtz's activities and keeping the Doof from succeeding at his evil machinations. If you think that this sideplot is totally random, let me assure you that it's better than it sounds! The Doofenshmirtz side-plot usually ends up converging with the Phineas-Ferb plotline to give us lulzy conclusions to episodes and I have grown to love it.



5. The Songs OMG THE SONGS

What can I say? Most episodes have at least one of these musical moments. They are catchy and awesome and will get stuck in your head when you least expect it! Here are some of my personal favorites.


Gitchee Gitchee Goo - "Flop Starz" (1x03)

Bow, Chicka, Bow-Wow!
That's what my baby says!
Mow-mow-mow!
And my heart starts pumping!
Chicka-Chicka, Choo Wap!
Never gonna stop!
Gitchee Gitchee Goo means that I love you!





Lyrics | Extended Version | Multilanguage

Busted - "I Scream, You Scream" (1x15)

I don't wanna put the hurt on you
But you better believe me
When I tell you that I finally got the dirt on you,
You're busted.
(Busted!)





Lyrics | Multilanguage

S.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants) - "Comet Kermillian" (1x30)

Tell me what's making you jump like that!
S-I-M-P, Squirrels in my pants!
Ain't got no chickens,
Ain't got no rats.....
S-I-M-P
Squirrels in my pants!
S to the I to the M to the P,
Then maybe you can be moving like me...





Lyrics | Multilanguage

Evil Love - "Chez Platypus" (2x12)

It's the age-old story:
How an evil boy meets an evil girl.
We got a love strong enough to rule the whole wide world.
We both maniacally laugh at all the same stuff.
I found my other half, yes,
I got an evil love!





Lyrics

Somebody Give Me A Grade - "The Baljeetles" (2x24)

Can I get a syllabus, a little discipline? Judge me on a scale from A to F!
You wasted all my time learning how to rhyme, then left me hangin' from a treble clef!
Somebody give me a grade!
(Somebody give me a grade, somebody give me a grade!)
I need the man keeping me down!
Somebody give me a grade!
(Somebody give me a grade, somebody give me a grade!)
Is there a red pen in this town?






Lyrics

6. The Ships

Are you looking for a new adorable/awesome/heartwarming/diabetes-causing OTP? Phineas and Ferb gives you so many choices!



So, if you are interested in checking out this show but don't have Disney Channel/a TV/the time, you should know that you can watch pretty much every episode online (the majority in lovely HD quality) at a certain hella popular video website. Each episode is about 10 minutes. IT'S ADDICTING.

Also, please do not use these images for graphic-making. Any images I did not screencap myself can be found at the the Phineas and Ferb Wiki image gallery.
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Date: 2010-04-23 06:10 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] oh-mcgee.livejournal.com
I was so pleased and surprised to see Phineas and Ferb pop up on my flist tonight. This is BRILLIANT. :D

Date: 2010-04-23 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crazy-in-lost.livejournal.com
&hearts Phineas and Ferb is probably the most intelligent children's tv show on the air these days, and I love watching it.

Date: 2010-04-23 06:11 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] linguology.livejournal.com
I'm so excited to see this picspam! I love the hell out of this show, I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Date: 2010-04-23 06:17 am (UTC)
ext_423816: (alice; down the rabbit hole)
From: [identity profile] underdelusions.livejournal.com
A fantastic job well done <3

Date: 2010-04-23 06:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] communion.livejournal.com
I LOVE THIS.

This being my favorite:

Date: 2010-04-23 06:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chiroro.livejournal.com
I LOVE THIS SHOW SO MUCH. It's so completely different from kid cartoons out there right now. All my friends mock this show but that's just cause they haven't seen it yet :)

Fantastic picspam. And might I just say, I love Ferb :)

Date: 2010-04-23 07:08 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-04-23 07:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] p-drunkwriting.livejournal.com
Phineas And Ferb <3
one of the few children's tv shows woth watching these days.

I miss the days where you could watch cartoons without being ashamed because they were actually good.

I kept singing "Gitchee Gitchee Goo means that I love you!" the first time I heard it and my friends were ready to kill me. But it's so addictive, and "Watchaaa doing?". I love them ALL.

I loved the creativity of your picspam and the reasons are more than enough. I don't watch it too much now but you reminded me why I used to watch it. Ferbs owns my heart <3

Date: 2010-04-23 08:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marbles-chan.livejournal.com
I scared my sister when I squee'd, at seeing you've done a picspam of what, I believe, has saved this generation's cartoon series...es. XD I mean, apart from Avatar, I thought that most cartoons on TV now just seem to pale in comparison to the good old days. And then Disney comes up with a show that isn't a live action sitcom that tries too hard to be funny.

I really love this show - the songs are kid-friendly and fantastic at the same time and the humour, good gravy, the jokes are the best part.

Also, my OTP:
Image

They're the best. 8Db

[eta] Derp, I meant to put their parents there :|a I didn't think it would link the whole picture. but seeing as I ship them all anyway, I don't mind keeping that there :D
Edited Date: 2010-04-23 08:18 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-04-23 10:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nayika.livejournal.com
Love love love this picspam! I started watching Phineas and Ferb with my nieces and nephew and now I love it even more than they do :P

Date: 2010-04-23 11:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] applepips
Me and my brother have a grown disillusioned with the world of cartoons. Seriously, no one makes them like how they used too. But god Phineas and Ferb saved us. It's point blank one of the best cartoons on right now and SO MUCH FUN. I love practically everything about it and at any given time, can quote a dialogues from it, such is my love (I last remember obsessive love like this for KND. I was sixteen then.)

I love how you pointed out all the important aspects of the show - like their improbable plots, Ferb's one liners (I live for them), Candace wanting to bust them and her love for Jeremy.

AND THE SONGS. I LOVE THE SONGS AND I KNOW MOST OF THEM.

I already watch it religiously but I'm glad to know I'm not the only older person who do.

Most glorious picspam ever. :)

Date: 2010-04-23 12:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 4thandcrazy.livejournal.com
TOTALLY agree with you here. >< i'm 22 this year and watch it all the time

Date: 2010-04-23 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tingthepro.livejournal.com
I hardly watch Phineas and Ferb, but I watched two episodes once at camp and I LOVED IT! I love Busted too hahahah it's so made of win!

Date: 2010-04-23 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] author-abz.livejournal.com
I'm surprised there're only six reasons!! This show is positively amazing. It's one of the smartest kids' show out there, AND it's a cartoon. I just love it to bits.

I remember what the tip of my shoelace is called thanks to this show! And knowing what an aglet is makes me happy. :)

But this picspam is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Date: 2010-04-23 02:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pada-something.livejournal.com
this picspam is so convincing.
and your icon is lovely.

Date: 2010-04-23 04:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dustbunny105.livejournal.com
My day has been made ♥

Date: 2010-04-23 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] revertigo.livejournal.com
GLITCHiE GLITCHIE GOO THIS PICSPAM.

Date: 2010-04-23 05:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smirk-dog.livejournal.com
I was so shocked/happy to see this. You win for the day.

Date: 2010-04-23 06:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] almostgaby.livejournal.com
HAHA i love love phineas & ferb LOL LoVE THIS!

Date: 2010-04-23 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosegilmore.livejournal.com
awesome picspam!! :)
phineas and ferb rock! :)

Date: 2010-04-23 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 365daysafter.livejournal.com
<33

Seriously, Phineas & Ferb is the only good cartoon around these days :V

Date: 2010-04-23 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dolface546.livejournal.com
My husband and I love that show! We have seen every episode and have most of the songs on our MP3 player. My favorite song is the Queen of Mars one :)

Date: 2010-04-24 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] megaminerva.livejournal.com
Awesome picspam, this show is hilarious especially the songs, haha.
SIMP is so hilarious, but then again so is the whole episode :D

Date: 2010-04-24 12:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erinlin.livejournal.com
...why am I not watching this show?!
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