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The Official Phineas and Ferb Fanon Newsletter Reboot, Issue 9, 1 May, 2012
Remembering a P&F Classic
By J. Severe Another beginning of the month, another issue of the Danville Times, another article by me. But you see, faithful reader, today, May 1, isn’t any ordinary day in which the Danville Times comes out. Why, it’s a day of many things. It’s my birthday, it’s the day a trailer for the next Call of Duty game is set to premiere on TNT, and it’s a few days before the highly anticipated Avengers movie hits theaters (in the US, don’t gloat UK users!) However, none of that stuff matters, in comparison to something that happened three years ago on this date. Yes, you got it right. “Attack of the 50 Foot Sister” aired on Disney Channel on May 1, 2009, so I will take time to reflect on this episode and how much it has impacted the Phineas and Ferb fanbase. Plus, you know it’s one of your favorite episodes; don’t try to hide it. I can see inside your mind.
Now, think back to a time long, long ago. Back when P&F eps aired on Disney XD first before Disney Channel. Brings back memories, it does. Of course, this practice was later abandoned, perhaps for the better, starting in later season 2. Nevertheless, it still serves as a piece of nostalgia for me. Mostly because I’m 73 today, and I can hardly remember anything over the past couple of years in pristine detail. I’m pretty sure that my writing of a summarized memoir of my life that was posted in an earlier ediion of this newsletter needed so much remembering that it weakened my ability to remember.
Anyone, this episode begins with a song. Yep, no better way to check off an ep than with a song. However, this is no ordinary song, why – this is a song sung by Danny Jacob! Or at least, that’s who the Canon Wiki says it’s most likely sung by. I’m sure Kuzlalala would’ve loved that… if she was still here. *sniff* Hold on I need a moment… Ahem. So, yeah, it’s not enough that the song is sung by such talent, BUT – at certain points – it even changes its aspect ratio! Yes, that’s only done three times during the length of the song, and during other times it’s just the regular aspect ratio, but it’s still cool. It gives the scene this movie-ish feeling – even though, it’s just a commercial in-show. But it’s a darn fine one at that.
How many commercials do you see daily that change their aspect ratio? NONE, that’s how many! Commercials nowadays are so inferior to the ones they had back in my day. Even though old age has taken its toll on me, I can still remember the brilliance of the great commercials of my early adult life. Granted, they were in black and white, but they were short and to the point. Not just that, but they were pretty convincing. They hyped you up for the product, made you think, “Wow, if the product has a commercial this wonderful, then it must be a pretty darn good product.”
Today, all the commercials just feature abnormally beautiful women with puffy lips and such, advertising something completely random – like toothpaste. Seriously, what do hot chicks have to do with toothpaste. Nothing that’s what.
Unless you have a hot chick brushing your teeth for you. In which case… well, disregard everything I’ve said.
Back to the episode, it has a pretty good message. Looking good ISN’T what matters in life. Being able to bust your brother is what’s up.
Hold on a second… hot chicks in toothpaste commercials… looks not being such a big deal a message in the ep… there’s a connection here. Coincidence? I’m starting to think that this episode’s sole purpose was to create this link. Why, I’m willing to bet that the folks over at Disney can see into the future. And they foresaw this article in the newsletter, and thus demanded that the ep, while still being made years ago, had the plot and message it does today so that this uncanny connection could be made, and thus the space-time continuum would remain undisrupted.
Could this mean… Disney knows when the world is going to end?
I must know the answer. I’m booking the nearest flight to Burbank, breaking into the Disney headquarters, and checking out what’s going in there. Oh, and if I find any stuff on the theatrical P&F movie to be released next year, I’ll make sure to leak it online. Promise. And if I do succeed in doing so and don’t get booted out by the authorities, you never read I did it.
Speaking of movies, this ep was also included on the DVD for the Across the 2nd Dimension TV movie, which I still believe should be put on Blu-ray Disc, and can give an infallible list on why it should be. But I’ll leave that for next issue.
J. Severe is out, pe—nah, never mind, that quote’s too overused anyway.
Hold on a bit – Just remembered, I never did say how this ep impacted the Phineas and Ferb fanbase, did I? Well, I’m just human – I can’t keep all my promises. I’d probably make a good politician someday though.
The Gurgy Hour
MY 2ND WIKI ANIVERSARY!
Yes, I’ve been on the both wikis for exactly two years! That makes me older than most of you! It’s awesome I’ve been here for that long. I’m like one of them main people now. I have extenvise history with most of you. We’ve been through ups and downs, but mostly downs. But through all that, I’m still here.
So I would give a history of how I ended up here…but…
I just googled Phineas and ferb. That’s it. Not much else to it
So instead, I’ll pay my,….respects to every user on here I can say stuff about. If I leave you out, sorry, it’s not you, it’s me….okay it’s you. But whatever!
Here we go!
In no order..
AGENT GOLDFISH: You are the admin, and overall leader,. But when I got here, that was Fadhil, so you were just…a admin. You crazy, and funny. You are the only person whose jokes about me I ALWAYS laugh at, no matter what. Sure, you always get hung up over SIMPLE TYPOS, and no I seem like an idiot who can’t spell, but it’s quite funny. Don’t listen to tdr, you are not evil, or a jerk. I respect you because I personally find you funny. Plus you’re a good artist too! I am not afraid of you…since you always joke and aren’t scary. You write good songs, and make funny stories. So yea, you rock.
FADHIL: you may not go on here not much anymore, but I talk to you on twitter all the time. You are the first Indonesian I ever met, and that’s awesome. Your Phineas love was…weird. But hey, someone needs to be all over him! Back when you were ruler, you were great. You also did some decent stories, and I even didn’t mind your self-insert! You are pretty cool.
POPTART PLUS: I am the reason your even here, and I take pride in that. I first met you on tv tropes, and on fan fiction.net. we talked so much, and of course I didn’t see how snarky and “make fun of gurgy”-ish you would be, you are such a good artist (not cuz you draw stacy cute…) and writer as well. You may act jerk-ish….but it’s a funny kind of jerk. You’re still cool and funny, even if the ratluck thing is creepy…I didn’t say that
TEAM DOOFENSHMITZ: my, our relationship was interesting. It grew into internet dating. And well, I thought it was love but it was really just excitement blah blah. But love you are not, you are still awesome and funny. I do truly appreciate you. The whole dating thing was odd in hindsight, but it was fun. You may not go on here much, but I hope your life outside fanon is going well. You rock
MADDYFAE: much like TDr, I used to hate you. Looking back…it was kind of stupid. This is my official way of congratulating on adminship. You certainly deserve it more than…a lot of people on here, actually. You are actually quite nice, and not “conceited” or “egocentric”, you’re alright.
MOVIEREVIEWS98: you are quite new, but you are cool. Though your opioids need…fixing of course. But you are 13 and can critique movies better than most adults. That is amazing. Still can’t believe your younger than me…that hunger games thing is amazing (stacy better win/..and now she won’t cuz I said that). For being smart than you look, you are cool
NAN THE COWDOG: while your grammer, spelling, drawning, and stories aren’t too good,…where was I going with this? Oh yeah, you’re fairly cool. You like hugner games, which is fairly awesome. Like most people here, you are nice, and that’s all I need to like someone. …yea, that’s all I got.
J. SEVRE: you can sometimes be cool, especially recently. You can write and draw well, you are a better friend than I thought you’d be, and you can just be very amusing sometimes. You’re pretty cool. …that’s about it
RAGING BLAST: you are insanely snark, very smart, funny, and just awesome. You helped me argue with TDR back in the day. You’re awesome
FOSSISLS DADADA: you are insanely nice, funny, great writer/artist, helpful, and an epic person overall
I left out some people (Isabella fanatic, cupcakey) but I didn’t have too much time. Your all good people, and great friends. If I left you out, it’s only cuz I simply couldn’t think of witty things to say . I like you!
Here’s to a great two years, and another…bunch!
By Anybody Who Submitted One
Announcer: but be careful what you wish for…or you might get Irwin!
Irwin: oh come on!
Announcer: Irwin discovers irving for the first time, and he ends up on an epic shrinking adventure
Thaddeus: about as epic as a toothache
Announcer: meanwhile, albert has to go through the most dreaded torture ever…
Irving’s Mom: Bonding time!
Announcer: can he survive it?
Albert: …maybe. Maybe I can
Announcer: oh, and Irwin has a pet porcupine!
Irwin: he’s my prickly little friend!
Wexler: seriously, those pricks hurt. I hate pricks!
Announcer: …that’s what she said? Anyway, shrinking, bonding, and pricks! To see all this and more, tune in to “How the rest began!”. We promise Irwin will be funny Thor: …he’s got me there
Announcer: The Adventure of irving and friends! Coming this may…hopefully
NARRATOR: When Ferb gets captured by evil scientists....
-Ferb whimpers quietly in a dark room, chains holding him to the wall.-
NARRATOR: Jules, Isabella, and Phineas embark upon a quest to save him.
-Jules, Isabella, and Phineas run through a scientists’ lab together.-
NARRATOR: But when Jules gets infected by a poisonous fluid...
-Jules falls into a vat of strange blue liquid.-
NARRATOR: Phineas and Isabella have to work together to save both of their friends before they destroy themselves.
-Phineas grasps Isabella’s hand tightly, breathing heavily.-
NARRATOR: Will they succeed?
EVIL VOICE: No, no they won’t.
NARRATOR: You haven’t even read-
EVIL VOICE: Be quiet, I’m smarter than you.
NARRATOR: -sigh- Coming to you May 7th from Isabella Fanatic.