Four years ago we took a vacation to Orlando, and one of the things you should know about me is that I have a passion for discount t-shirts.
That doesn’t seem to tie in to Phineas & Ferb, and, true, the two halves of that sentence don’t seem to relate to each other, but bear with me.
On that trip, we happened across a sale rack of t-shirts at a store and I was glancing through them to find a shirt for Mr F or Mr Bunches, and I happened across one that had this guy:
on it. I didn’t know who this guy:
The shirt also said “Agent P.” I didn’t know what that meant, either. But the shirt was two bucks, so I bought it and for a while, Mr Bunches was “Agent P” even though I had no idea what that might mean; I’d put the shirt on him and then call him “Agent P” and not think anything of it.
I remember how I happened across Agent P but not how I first found out that Agent P is “Perry the Platypus,” the pet/secret agent of two little boys, Phineas & Ferb, who spend every day of their summer vacation creating wild inventions and getting into weird mischief.
The show in a nutshell: Two kids spend each summer day revamping kids’ rides to make them more exciting, or finding a lake monster, or building an actual pioneer town, or something, while their pet platypus sneaks off to his second job as a secret agent fighting the Evil Doctor Doofenshmirtz, who runs Doofenshmirtz Evil, Incorporated, the only evil organization I can think of that has a jingle.
The show has puns, great songs, catch phrases, and a secret agent who is also a platypus. This is one of my top ten favorite shows of all time. It’s totally wasted on the kids. Adults will love it.