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TV Series Review

Animated (in more ways than one) stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb are whiling away what may be the longest summer vacation ever. But their elaborate, reality-twisting plans are constantly under assault by their tattling older sister, Candace—who goes so far as to snitch on the boys for "making a title sequence" at the beginning of every show.

While the boys enjoy their seemingly endless summer break, their pet platypus, Perry, never takes a day off: Serving as a secret agent for the OWCA ("Organization Without a Cool Acronym"), Perry sneaks off to wage war against his nemesis, Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. The resourceful platypus knows that eeeeviill never takes a coffee break, so neither can he.

Co-creators Dan Povenmire (formerly a writer for Fox's Family Guy) and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, unsuccessfully pitched the concept of Phineas and Ferb for 16 years before Disney finally took a chance on the show in 2007. Povenmire has described it as a cross between SpongeBob SquarePants and Family Guy—a kids' show that adults can enjoy, too, with a slew of hip cultural references and a catchy song each episode to keep things interesting.

"I think it's great that the characters are cool, edgy and clever without the humor being mean-spirited," Marsh told Animation World Network. "It was important to us that they never did anything with any animosity."

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Voices of Vincent Martella as Phineas; Thomas Sangster, as Ferb; Ashley Tisdale as Candace; Dan Povenmire as Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz; Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh as Major Monogram; Caroline Rhea as Mom; Richard O'Brien as Dad; Mitchel Musso as Jeremy






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