cartoons: I’m fabulous!

In deference to my nerdy roots, I am rarely ever ashamed to say that I still love cartoons.* For the most part, I’ve given up on a lot of modern cartoons, especially since the ones that seem cool never last long.** And my biggest split with cartoons was when they attempted to market a Transformers franchise that was just another blend of Pokémon. Watching enough of them–and the ads run during them–it made me wonder if Madison Avenue really thinks kids are stupid and their parents will buy any stupid ol’ thing advertised during a kids’ show.

Phineas and Ferb

Even so, some do make the grade and right now I’m into Phineas and Ferb. As it comes on Disney XD, I really did wonder if I was reverting into immaturity, but then I watched the episode, “Dude, We’re Getting the Band Back Together.” The premise being the boys trying to get their parents’ favorite band to reunite for their anniversary–without their mother knowing. While their attempt to get the lead singer takes place in a music store very reminiscent of a scene from The Blues Brothers, asking the bass player to return is nothing less than fabulous***:

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And then I realize… I’m watching a TV show that is extremely appropriate for me.**** Ferb’s facial expressions and rare breaks in his silence slay me.

Since my usual daily animated dose is of The Simpsons, it’s nice to have something else to watch when I get home. And who wouldn’t be interested in a pair of boy genius step-brothers who build fantastical gadgets while their older sister constantly tries to expose their plans to their mother? Oh, and their pet platypus is also a secret agent.

* Ok, maybe I won’t mention it on a first date, but once a guy sees the programs saved on my TiVo, the jig is up.

** Yes, I’m still bitter over the cancellation of Justice League/Unlimited, what of it?

*** To clarify, the former bass player, now hairdresser’s name is Bobbi Fabulous.

**** I still may be reverting into immaturity, but not from watching this show.

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5 Responses

  1. Kyle says:

    Fun! I’ve been known to watch an episode of Phineas and Ferb, as well as The Clone Wars, Ben 10, and 6Teen.
    .-= latest entry: sitting in the waiting room =-.

  2. Fredo says:

    You are the third adult I know that admits to watching Phineas and Ferb. I’ve not seen the show myself, but I may have to give in to this one.

    As for myself, I still watch plenty of cartoons: Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends; Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy; Batman Beyond; and of course several classic items: Animaniacs; Voltron (Lion Force, not Vehicle Force); and Bugs Bunny ’toons.
    .-= latest entry: Legos Gone Wild =-.

  3. Esprix says:

    You ARE fabulous! 🙂

    I’ve been thinking of adding Ph&F to TiVo, but as it is I’m watching Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, 6teen, The Venture Bros.*, Robot Chicken, Tim & Eric, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Futurama, and Look Around You, not to mention the aforementioned Simpsons and Family Guy.

    *OK, these three I watch for the slash, but still…
    .-= latest entry: The week in review =-.

  4. Esprix says:

    Oh, and The Secret Show looked kind of funny, and now they’re adding a 6teen-style show called Stoked, which, again, you know, slash… 🙂
    .-= latest entry: The week in review =-.

  5. brian says:

    @Kyle: Only Ben 10 on that list for me, and I’m not sure if its been renewed. My only complaint was that the story elements were too easy to assimilate and I don’t even enjoy watching the reruns, aside from the most recent 2-part finale.

    @Fredo: All good ones, but how many are currently running new episodes? I won’t even go into how many cartoons I have on DVD or on my media center that I can (and d0) whip out at a moment’s notice. 🙂

    @Esprix: Oooooh, you ain’t right, slash-boy.

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