I don’t care how old you are, the fact is we all watch Phineas and Ferb (don’t you dare lie to yourself). It’s possibly the funniest and wackiest cartoon on Disney right now, and your lying if you say you wouldn’t sit down and watch a marathon on a Sunday morning (Editor’s note: I did. It was a Saturday).
Your television guide would tell you that Phineas and Ferb is about two stepbrothers and their adventures in creating unrealistically advanced machinery during their summer vacation. I, however, beg to differ as the best parts of the cartoon lies in the B-plot where the boys’ pet/secret agent, Perry the Platypus must stop his arch nemesis Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s latest evil scheme.
Doofenshmirtz reminds me a lot of Kim Possible’s Dr. Dracken. His evil schemes are always ridiculous and never works out.
For a kids show, Phineas and Ferb is pretty dark, and this is obvious when you think of Doofenshmirtz’s back story. Maybe I am reading a little too much into it, but Doofenshmirtz’s childhood is very dark and depressing, as is his life. There are many reasons to pity this doctor instead of fear him. Really, this poor guy is forever alone.
Read the 17 reasons why we should feel bad for Dr. Doofenshmirtz below
1) Because Youtube’s subtitles can’t understand his accent
2) His dreams are always crushed
3) He was neglected and abused as a child
4) He is forever alone
5) He suffers from seriously low self esteem
6) His best frienemy is a platypus
7) He was raised by wild animals
8) He is constantly being ignored and interrupted
9) He’s clumsy
10) He doesn’t have his own day
11) His day always gets worse
12) He was forced to be his family’s garden gnome after their gnome was repossessed
13) He has multiple personalities (apparently he’s Loki from the Avengers)
14) His daughter hates him
15) He’s done time in jail
16) His summer is never-ending
17) There is a Facebook group dedicated to feeling bad for him