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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Golf with Phineas and Ferb

Well, it's time for one of my occasionally bizarre breaks from normal golf. Today we focus on the putting game with Phineas and Ferb... and a cool rap song from another P&F show.

For those of you unfamiliar with the show, here's your 30-second orientation:

Phineas and Ferb is a Disney show about two step-brothers who are obsessed with getting the most fun possible out of each day of summer vacation. (Phineas is the triangle-headed one.) Their big sister Candace spends all her time trying to bust them, but somehow Mom never gets to see what happened. And what happens is usually BIG -- like the day they added Candace's face to Mt. Rushmore for her birthday, or the day they built the biggest roller coaster on the face of the planet, or the day they became "one-hit wonders", or the day they built several Phinedroids and Ferbots so they could accomplish more of their plans. Oh yeah... their pet platypus, Perry, is actually "Agent P," a secret agent with OWCA (the Organization Without a Cool Acronym) who routinely thwarts the plans of the evil Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz.

Believe it or not, the cartoon is actually aimed at an older audience, not unlike the old Warner Brothers cartoons. A classic example: Candace ends up starting a breakdancing craze in the park when a bratty kid puts squirrels in her pants. This is from the episode "Comet Kermillian", where Phineas and Ferb were planning to use a laser to carve their faces in a comet as it passed by Earth. Here's the music video:

Don't you wish you could hit a golf ball as accurately as little Suzy hits that acorn?

Ironically, YouTube won't let me embed the golf cartoon. But here's the link to Phineas and Ferb's classic "Put That Putter Away." I wish we had a miniature golf course like that around here! (The air golf hole is especially cool!)

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