There are some exhibits which might be capable of completely straddle the road between being entertaining for youths and being entertaining for adults. It’s undoubtedly a candy spot for exhibits to attempt to hit — not solely will mother and father not complain when their children ask to look at one other episode, however there’s a very good probability these children will develop up and need to share it with their children too. Subsequent factor you understand, you’ve acquired 30+ seasons of a present that everybody appears to get pleasure from (lookin’ at you The Simpsons).
What occurred to Phineas’ dad in ‘Phineas and Ferb’?
In the event you’re not already conscious, Phineas and Ferb follows the summer time trip adventures of two younger boys named (you guessed it) Phineas and Ferb. Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher aren’t simply greatest pals — they’re additionally step-brothers. Phineas’ mother (Linda) married Ferb’s dad (Lawrence). Collectively, they’re elevating Phineas, Ferb, and Phineas’ older sister Candace.
Nevertheless, all through the present’s 4 seasons, the characters by no means point out Phineas’ dad or what occurred to him. Because it seems, this was really by design. When requested about Linda’s and Lawrence’s former companions, present creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh declined to supply any details about them.
“It is a query we do not really feel compelled to reply,” Jeff stated. “It is not vital to the child’s lives. They’re a terrific blended household and that is all we have to know.” Dan expanded on this a bit, saying: “Suffice it to say that the unique mother and father have been out of the image for the reason that boys had been very younger and they’re now merely a household.”
Dan and Jeff had been additionally very intentional about deciding to make the Flynn-Fletcher household a blended one proper from the leap. “I grew up in a VERY different household construction and by no means felt that the media portrayed that sort of household sufficient for it to really feel ‘’regular’’ although a minimum of half of my pals we’re from divorced households and blended households,” Jeff stated. “We simply felt that blended households had been underrepresented in cartoons and thought it might be a pleasant change.”
It’s completely true! Although hundreds of thousands of youngsters develop up in blended households, it’s not one thing they see as usually in tv exhibits. As a substitute, the default is a conventional household with a mother and pa who’ve been collectively eternally and their children, with possibly a grandparent or two thrown in each every now and then.
Though we’re nonetheless undoubtedly inquisitive about Phineas’ dad, we’ve no downside letting the present’s creators make this artistic name and telling audiences that, really, we don’t must know each single element about each single character’s again story. The present gives loads of leisure as-is and there’s little doubt that the household on the middle of it’s full and entire.