May 25, 2013

Hope for humanity

There are good cartoons again.  Good cartoons.  Pre-eminent among them:  Phineas and Ferb, which is...

  • So dense in allusion and getting crap past the radar, even TVTropes can barely keep up with it;
  • The longest-running Disney Channel Original Series;
  • The only show I have ever seen with a "B" plot that never fails, thanks to Perry the Platypus;
  • The only show with a Super-Villain who has his own jingle and a lot of backstories.
The episode that took it 11, however, was "The Chronicles of Meap", which is, probably not for long, partially viewable on The Internet:
  • Part 1
  • Part 2 has already been shut down by Disney
Anyway, it goes to 12 with the astonishing "Meapless in Seattle", the unblocked trailer for which is here.

The movie, Phineas and Ferb Across the Second Dimension is very good, too, with a counter-Doofenshmirtz that bears more than a passing resemblance to The Sum of All Monkeys.

It's all on Netflix, and will not waste a second of your time.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Sum of All Monkeys said...

This, along with the terrific Avatar The Last Airbender (just pulled from Netflix, I'm afraid) are the only bright spots in the otherwise horrible sea of kid's cartoons.

If anyone's got a line on how to get access to the really good shit, drop me a line as I'd like to make F&F one of three cartoons I'll watch with them.

May 26, 2013 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger First Sea Lord said...

Recommended: a new show, Adventure Time, a show with a much less frenetic style- and a truly imaginative, surreal mood.

May 28, 2013 at 9:40 AM  

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