Monday, January 16, 2012

Who cares what stupid animals think?

This is another episode that I don't particularly like. Infact, it just might be my least favorite episode of all.

Story by Jon Colton Barry
Written and Storyboarded by Antoine Guilbaud and Kim Roberson
Director Zac Moncrief

This time, Phineas and Ferb build a machine that translates animal speak. They wanted to use it on Perry, to find out what his prolific 'GGLGHGGKK' sound means in english. According to thier mom, it means "You guys are the gratest". Of course, the formula requires Perry to fuck off before they can accomlish this, leaving them to use the machine on other animals. Thats when things get bad.
There is NOTHING interesting or clever about the animals, they sound EXACTALLY the way you think they should. For me, that is a complete let down; Phineas and Ferb is usually much more ambitious in handling my expectations.
This provides an oppritunity for some guest stars, though. Tara Strong plays a bird that sounds just like Timmy Turner, and Tom Kenny is a squirrel who wants the kids to "Nut" him.
Meanwhile, Perry has to stop Doofenshmirtz from flooding town, in attempt to capitalize on "BO-ATs". It's mostly just Doof and Perry meessing around in the woods, a couple acronym gags, and a shot at Venice California. I've noticed in this period of the show that Kim and Antoine sure like to set Doofenshmirtz subplots in heavily forrested settings. Whats up with that? It's not a bad thing, just a weird coincidence.

The rest of the episode, including the musical number, is just Candace getting chased by the animals after she insults them. It's not very funny. They get Candace to scream "Animals hate me!", which is sorta funny. When the song comes up, they play the "Lyrics dissonance" card, and make things ironic. Antoine Guilbad draws some funny facial exporessions in here though, so I guess it's not a total loss.
At the end of the episode, Mom shows up, and isn't the least bit shocked or surprised that there is a large piece of recording equipment in the yard. As for Candace, she enjoys a "Fairytale ending". No sir, I didn't like it.

You can check it out if you want, I won't stop you; and you might like it, too, this is only my opinion.

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