Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Tuesday Tune , vol 42 - Phineas and Ferb

By now, I'm sure you have all figured out that I'm one of those over-achiever types.  You know the type, right?  The type with 18 honorary degrees from 5 colleges and truckloads of kiddies that excel at everything.  The type in the which you want to poketh the eyeseth ofeth.

I'm an over-achiever. Yes-sir-ee.

Let me tell you about my over-achieving summer.  My plan for this summer - my only plan for this summer - is to watch every last episode of Phineas and Ferb.  I'm not trying to catch up on the current Phineas and Ferb year.  I'm going above and beyond.  I'm going to watch every last one of those episodes.  All 102 of 'em.


Do you know of this Phineas and Ferb?  No?  Well, let me enlighten you!  Phineas and Ferb are step brothers and it's summer vacation.  Each episode begins with Phineas and Ferb deciding what they plan to do that day.  The plans of P&F are not as ordinary as going to the pool or riding their bikes for a snow cone.  They build stuff.   Like golf courses, animal translator machines, or their very own love boat (that turns into the Titanic.)  Candace, their boy-crazy and simpleton sister, cannot stand their antics.  She drives herself bonkers in several ill-fated attempts to bust the brothers in their current scheme du grandeur.

The side-show for these Phineas and Ferb episodes is Perry, their pet platypus.  (Did you see that alliteration?  Do you see why I have the sweets for this show?)  Perry is a secret agent, complete with hidden secret agent headquarters, who has been sent to fight evil.  Specifically, Perry has been sent to stop the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz from ruining the tri-state area with whatever "ator" device Dr. Doofenshmirtz has fabricated.

This Phineas and Ferb show is cranial, creative and clever.  I'm a big fan.

Now on to the tune.  In episode 68, "The Baljeatles," Phineas and Ferb save their friend Baljeet from the impending doom.  See, Blajeet, an Indian transport, loves school - especially math.  Baljeet signed up for a "rock" class thinking it was something to do with geology, only to discover that it was a class about rock music.  This "rock" class didn't issue a grade.  Baljeet wanted a grade.  And that is our Tuesday Tune:

Somebody Give Me A Grade - The Baljeatles.

If you want the entire eposide, you can get it here:

Part 1 of The Baljeatles

Part 2 of The Baljeatles


Now.  Being the overachiever 'n all, you'd know that I would create a blog post to keep track of my Phineas and Ferb progress.  Here's that post.

Also note that a full-length Phineas and Ferb flick is due out summer of 2011.  Can't wait!

* Special thanks goes to The Winder for exposing us to Phineas and Ferb!  Thanks Winder!


megan said...

my kids would love YOU and your house! I think I've seen that beach one a few too many times :)

{Erica} said...

Don't know who loves this show more...the husband and I or the kids.

Winder said...

Maybe we can have Phineas and Ferb day?

Thanks for being an overachiever and finding my favorite episode and song.

"Up with the establishment!"

Megan and Keli'i said...

I love "Phineas and Ferb." Those episodes always make me laugh out loud, and I really am not a huge cartoon fan...

On the subject of great cartoons, though, you should check out "Avatar: The Last Airbender." Your Yahoos would love it...if they don't already...it's really, really good.

rabidrunner said...

Agreed, agreed! Love the show.

So Megan, maybe you should send your kids up for a bit, huh? And Megan (and Keli'i), the Airbender has been a big hit at our house for a while. We've got opening night tickets to the movie, that's due out in July. We'll see if real people (instead of cartoons) still does the trick.

Incidentally, I call myself an airbender when I'm out running...

Megan and Keli'i said...

Yes, we've been Airbenders around these parts for about three or four years, I guess.

I am anxious to see if the movie is as good as the cartoon.

I think we could be friends, you and I, if we lived closer...running, "Lost", "Phineas and Ferb", lots of sarcasm and laughs. Yes, we'd have a good time, I think.