Adventures of a Modern Day, Middle-Aged Hero, on the Glory Road(to family security)


You might not be watching the funniest show on T.V....

Unless you are a parent, you might have heard of the show Phineas and Ferb.  If not...I feel badly for you, for your life does not have as much humor in it as it could.

As a show on Nickelodeon, I didn't really pay a lot of attention to Phineas and Ferb when my kids first started watching it, other to make sure it didn't fall into 'Sponge Bob' territory(True digression here...we don't let our kids watch Sponge Bob.  Today, the girls had their check-ups at the doctors, and I guess 'Sponge Bob' was on the T.V...out youngest asked my wife if it was okay if they stayed in the same waiting room while 'Sponge Bob' was on...I love my kids.).  After a few months though, I actually started paying attention, and found out the show was quiet entertaining.

The title characters, Phineas and Ferb are genius step-brothers, just trying to find out something cool to do each day on their summer vacation.  That something to do usually involves building some gadget or invention with their friends.  Candace is the older sister who lives to see the boys 'busted'.  Phineas also has a pet platypus, Perry, who is actually an undercover super-agent, who spends each episode locked in combat with his 'evil' nemesis, Heinz Doofenshmirtz, who much like the boys, creates some new 'inator' each show to assist him in some plot to menace the Tri-State Area.

Got it?  Hey...it's a Nickelodeon cartoon...play along.

I love it...and luckily my girls do to...so, it's not like I usually need to force them to watch it, although it is my default if the girls can not agree on something to watch on netflix on their own.  The show gets positive reviews, and the creators must know it is not just children watching it.  Dr. Doofenshmirtz's plot usually involve a look into his backstory and childhood, and the humor there is well beyond my children. 

Last week, the boys engaged in a bicycle race with bikes they had created.  One of the charecters was dealing with confidence issues, so bring in special guest Greg LeMond, former Tour de France winner.  After a pep-talk, Greg LeMond points out he's won the Tour de France THREE times, so he knows what he talking about.  Baljeet, the nervous little Indian boy, looks up and him and quips 'So, like recently?'  Greg's answer of 'that's not the point' is the point.  My kids(and the target audience you would expect to find for a Nickelodeon Cartoon, has ZERO idea who Greg LeMond is...he is their purely for that joke so the parents can giggle along).

Anyway...if you have never seen any Phineas and Ferb, I HIGHLY recommend you check it out on netflix...it's Funny Funny stuff.


  1. I absolutely LOVED the first few seasons of SpongeBob - Squidward was my hero! Never watched Phineas and Ferb, but yeah, it looks good.

  2. Ooo....that's one we might just have to agree to disagree on. I wouldn't care so much that it was mind-rottingly stupid, IF I thought it was also funny...