There are a few cartoons that my kids love that I can actually stand watching. Genghis is in a Scooby-Doo stage lately and I HATE it.
But the one thing we can agree on is Phineas and Ferb.
Phineas and Ferb is actually three separate storylines in one episode. The two title characters are brothers whose one goal is to find something to do everyday during summer vacation. Like giving a monkey a shower. But really, there was a Inner Space nod recently where they built a submarine, shrunk it down and then sat in a grilled cheese sandwich so they could go into a dogs stomach. Of course their sister ate them instead…
The second story line is always about Candace, the boys’ older sister, who’s obsessed with trying to get her brothers in trouble by showing her mom what they’re up to. But they never get caught, because their project always disappears right before Candace can bust them.
All while these great inventions are being created and Candace is trying her hardest to ‘bust’ them, Perry the Platypus is the family pet. Perry is also a secret agent engaged in a daily battle against the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz, a crazy inventor who wants to take over the city. Their wacky fights always have the side effect of making Phineas and Ferb’s projects vanish.
One of my most favorite parts is that it is a great cartoon for Genghis but so funny and witty that I love it. It reminds me a lot of Animaniacs.
Little gems like this clip is why I love it. There are lots of little things like this that I just love and even though Genghis doesn’t get the reference, he still enjoys it.
What cartoons do you love to watch with your kids?