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The Official Phineas and Ferb Fanon Newsletter Reboot, Issue 10, 16 May, 2012
Minor Monogram Episode Review
By Isabella Fanatic
Being a kid, I loved the giant leaf pile. It was whimsical, colorful, and fun-looking. I know I wasn't the only one who wanted to jump into it (right?). How they built it seemed kind of odd, wouldn't it take a long time to build that big of a pile with a plant that spits out just 20-ish leaves a second? They're Phineas and Ferb, you'd think they'd do something more efficient. But I loved the woodsy magicalness of it all, so it gets a 7/10.
2. THE CHARACTERS
I'm gonna focus on both the new characters here, both in the Perry/Doof plot of the show. First is Monty Monogram. He's a laid-back, cool teen who likes to fight evil (but is pushed towards being an acrobat by his father). Monty is likable but not totally interesting. Just your typical good guy for the most part. Still, it was cool to see MM's son. I'd like to see him again.
Secondly, we have Rodrigo. Rodrigo is an evil guy being mentored by Dr. D. He almost seems like a double crosser to me, the way he started out innocent and then tried to take over everything. I thought Rodrigo was awesome. He was actually kind of scary, I almost thought he was choking Perry O_o But yeah, Rodrigo was cool.
The other characters were pretty normal, but Monogram, Carl, Buford, Vanessa, and Doof all had good moments. Characters get a 7.5/10.
3. THE SHIPS
The ships in this episode were pretty much Vanessa ships, which is cool because I love those. Vanessa breaks up with Johnny on the phone near the beginning of the episode. This is good because it sets up the whole romance aspect of the episode, Vanessa wanting another guy. Rodrigo immediately starts hitting on her. If they were really together I think it'd be weird, but it would most likely grow on me like Ferbella did. I like the romance between them that actually happens in the episode, however. Rodrigo comforting Vanessa after the breakup was really sweet.
And at the very end of the episode, Monty flies off and Vanessa says she might try a good guy.
But I like it. Really. Why? First, it would cause major OWCA conflict. Also, Dr. Doof and Monogram's reactions would be hilarious. So I wish they would go on a date, even just for an episode to see the conflict it caused. This would be a really interesting ship.
Oh yeah. There was some slight Phinabella during the song. The ships get a 8/10.
4. THE SONG
This episode's song was S'Fall. I predicted a parody of S'Winter, and I'm glad it wasn't. It was just a short song with not much to it. The lyrics weren't funny or witty, they just described S'Fall. It was a nice little song with a relaxed feel, though, so it gets a 5.5/10.
5. DOOF'S SCHEME
Okay, so Doof's initial scheme is to raise the Tri-State Area into the air and not let it down until he's made leader. This gets a 5/10, mainly because.... it didn't have a backstory.... Right after he was all "Backstory, backstory, backstory!" to Rodrigo, too... So, yeah, just a 5/10. Passable, but boring because of the lack of backstory.
6. CANDACE'S BUSTING
Well, first of all, Candace did not bust the boys (again). But who's surprised at that?
And now we can focus on what she did do... which is minimal. There were just a few lines, actually. And what was there was pretty average. It was kind of funny when she dug through the leaf pile in the beginning, and "Come help me dig through the leaf pile for a few hours to find the invention!" was decent. But it just gets a 6/10.
This episode had some good humor, like Carl's jealousy of Monty and Monogram's relationship. I found the acrobatic routine /hilarious/ XD Other good moments were Isabella doubting how her gourd helmet captured her essence, Doof thinking his trap was a robot hug for a job well done, the small development in Vanessa and Doof's relationship, and Doof's villain lessons to Rodrigo, among some others. The humor gets a 7/10.
So overall, I give this episode a 7.5 out of 10. And... that's it.
PRODUCER: Huh. I need to talk to her about her exits.
The Gurgy Hour
Hey, kids, do you know what time it is? …no, it’s not potty time. You can hold it.
It’s EPISODE REVIEW TIME!
I didn’t review the last few eps, since I had little to say, but the two new ones had a lot for me to say, so let’s get into it!
Well, fine, I’ll quickly grade the last few:
Let's Bounce : B+,. This episode sucked…LIES!
Bully Bromance Breakup: A. Canon gay love ftw. Quietest Day Ever: B+. Handsome doof is best pony
The Doonkelberry Imperative: A. Drusselstien driving test waltz Is amazing Meapless in Seattle : A+. my gurgy hour from awhile back has all the details Delivery of Destiny: A. Paul is amazing
Buford Confidential : B+. BUFORD CHEATED ON BAJEET, NOOOOO
The Mom Attractor: A. STACY VOICE CAMEO YAY
Cranius Maximus: A-. EVIL BALJEET FTW!
Now for the NEW episodes!
Oh, and this is only for ONE of the two episodes aired. Minor Monogram has a review right up there. You just read it. Don’t tell me you forgot already!
AGENT DOOF: PLOT: Candace's plans to watch over Phineas and Ferb backfire when Dr. Doofenshmirtz's "Babe-inator" turns her brothers into babies. After having an epiphany, Dr. Doofenshmirtz shows up at the OWCA to give up his evil ways. Agent P has no choice but to show Dr. Doofenshmirtz the ropes of the trade, but things quickly sour between the two after Dr. Doofenshmirtz accidentally exposes the identity of a fellow animal agent.
SONG: “Great to be a baby”.it’s a VERY catchy/fun song that I will be humming a lot. Good song!
This episode had me laughing hard, which is like saying the sun rose today. It just happens a lot, with this show. But this episode was also fascinating from a conunity/world building point of view. For one thing, we finally get to see the liar of another evil scientist. For the entire series, we’ve only seen DEI and how doof deals with his nemesis. Episodes like “Bullseye” opened up this world a bit and showed us more villains and what they do. And we’ve even seen other agents with their superiors (Pinky for example). So the whole perry subplot has helped open up a world for this show like no other. And in this episode we finally see how another evil scientist deals with his personal nemesis. In this case, it’s Dr dimu-…dimiut-…the short guy with the napoleon complex. We also find out that he builds “Erator”’s, sort of like how Rodney builds inizers. Oh, and his nemesis is Newton The Gnu, aka Agent Silent G. never heard of that animal either, but I like silent letters! So yeah, I just found it really cool we get to see more of OWCA and the evil guys. That stuff just fascinates me. Speaking of OWCA, we see more of it In this. We see the general work place where Monogram hangs out when he’s not behind the camera. We also see more of Monogram and Carl’s strained relationship, as Carl does a bunch of stuff for him and we get this amazing line when carl is told to wax his car.
“You know, a little wax on, wax off. It’ll teach you karate!” “No it won’t”
Gotta love their banter.
Anyway, the inner OWCA leads to endless amounts of hilarity with doof. I like the duck joke gag (watch it, I won’t spoil that joke) and other little stuff in there Oh, the P&F plot is funny too. There isn’t as much focus on it as usual, since this is a Perry/Doof episode, but it’s still funny. The whole baby thing leads to some great gags and yes, baby Phineas is creepy as hell. A fave joke of mine is when Baby P&F take some parts of a bike…owned by a robber, and he says “oh, look the cops. I can report this vandi-…oh yeah”. I don’t know why, but that makes me laugh every freaking time,. Of course the ending is simply amazing. It lampshades a trope that needed lamp shading and it is amazing. Oddly, a friend of mine expected the writers to have P&F still in their state and fixing it there, since he holds them to that standard. Yea, cuz it’s not like they SAID they;d be back to normal and that would be too confusing to do with airing order and all that. Then again, this is the same guy who says at2d’s ending sucks so… I won’t spoil it fully, as the ending rocks. Best ending since “curse of Candace”
So yeah…I think that’s all I got. Fun P&F plot, good continuity. , nice world building, and an ending that is amazing. GRADE: A
If you want my quick thoughts on Minor Monogram, I thought it critically better, as it was not only funny, but had great character devolpment and I liked how it subverted a certain Father/kid cliché. Also the ending? AMAZING. You know what it is, and I love it. Watch as Ferbness shippers squirm! Yes shippers, cry! DANCE PUPPETS, DANCE! YES! …
Yeah that’s what I meant.
I give Minor Monogram a A as well.
So yeah,. That’s all for now. Oh, and this is the final gurgy hour of the school year! Yep, the next one will be…ON MY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!
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