Phineas and Ferb, S1E4: Are You My Mummy?/Flop Starz
Hello, and welcome to the Watchathon, a blog where I watch an episode of TV every weekday, with a blog post where I write down my thoughts afterwards.
And now, here’s my thoughts on Season 1, Episode 4 of Phineas and Ferb: Are You My Mummy?/Flop Starz!
Are You My Mummy?
This episode is a take on the formula where Phineas and Ferb don’t actually accomplish their goal. Instead, the story is about their search for a mummy, and Candace trying to bust them.
It’s unique since the usual thing that we would expect the episode to center around is the antics that Phineas, Ferb and friends get into while they’re having fun with whatever big thing the boys have created for the episode. But in this case, Phineas and Ferb are searching for something rather than creating something, and their plotline centers around that search.
Which leads to a lot of unique jokes, like Phineas and Ferb thinking that the runaway gumball machine is a booby trap (or, for that matter, thinking the movie theater has booby traps), or the chase once Candace encounters her brothers while she’s wrapped up in bandages with her mouth full of sticky expired bubble gum, giving her the appearance of a mummy.
On a side note, there were a lot of clips from this episode that I recognized from the music video for “We’re Back!” from Candace Against The Universe. And oddly, now that I rewatch that video, they’re all in quick succession. Candace running from the gumball machine (0:29), Candace poking her head through the theater door (0:33), Candace spying on her brothers through the bush in the movie theater’s lobby (0:36), and the zoom in on Candace in the backseat of Lawrence’s car (0:38). Weird, innit?
And lastly, the elevator music in the scene where Candace gets on the elevator is significant due to how it’s foreshadowing for the very next segment (heck yeah, perfect segue!):
Ah, the episode which prompted Disney to demand that every episode have its own musical number, one of the few times that executive meddling has resulted in something being good.
And I can see why the songwriting on show here caught Disney’s interest. Despite the intentionally-meaningless lyrics, Gitchee Gitchee Goo is an incredibly catchy song with a good tune behind it. Not to mention, Vincent Martella (Phineas), Ashley Tisdale (Candace) and Olivia Olson (Linda’s singing voice and the voice actor for Vanessa) have great singing voices that are shown off here.
And as we’ve seen in a few of the episodes so far, and we will see many times in the future, these songwriters are also very much capable of pulling off songs with lyrics that are actually meaningful and relevant to the story.
Lastly, to explain what I said previously about how the elevator music was foreshadowing, that elevator music in Are You My Mummy? was “I’m Lindana and I Wanna Have Fun” by Phineas and Ferb’s mom back when she was herself a one-hit wonder. It’s her explanation of what a one-hit wonder is that inspires Phineas and Ferb’s big project, and one of the things she mentions is that “before you know it, their song ends up as elevator music.”
...Not that she would know anything about that.
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Aahh!!! I'm so pleased you also love The Mummy 1999!!!! One of my comfort movies. it has so much great moments! The Mummy returns as well (I don't acknowledge any other Mummy movies). Your blog is great for my interests because there's always something new and shiny to catch my attention, whether a fandom that I'll follow you into, or just see you enjoy a new fandom, or any of the other things you post. So just thank you (Sorry for not messaging, I think tumblr is not notifying me for messages)
the Mummy is one of my all-time favourite movies <33333 it's just got everything? snark and banter, perfectly-paced romance, casual theft and delightful drunkeness from the bookish character upending dull stereotypes, shenanigans, "looks like you're on the wrong side of the river", healthy and hilarious sibling relationships, competent comic relief character instead of useless and vexing, magic spells and ancient curses, the world's most sexy mysterious and flawless character Ardeth Bay, and a villain who's motives i can get behind, dude just really wants to resurrect the woman he fell in love with and died for (with maybe some horrific revenge thrown in nbd), bc tbh if Anck-su-namun made heart-eyes at me i would also die for her and possibly unleash several plagues to resurrect her as my queen.
god that movie was formative i love it so so much
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What's your top five movies with wlw?
Omg this is like my worlds combining thank you so much
I’m so sorry for how long this is
So to start of with being basic
1. Carol - Gorgeous it had Rooney Mara absolute beauty. And as well Cate blanchett another beauty. Beside it being wlw in a film sense it’s a gorgeous movie the editing and cinematography just works.
2. Controversial but The Favourite - a gay periodic film which is both confusing, sad (I found it sad for the main character) and (I guess) funny? (Also pretty sure it’s based on a royal somewhere in the world)
It’s an odd one but it is the first wlw film I saw in cinema. And like before this film is gorgeous and I love every aspect about the makings of this film...beside the odd relationship between the three characters.
3. I care a lot - finally a gay film where we aren’t discriminated and being weak. Yo Eiza González and Rosmand Pike aren’t playing. Low-key only know this cause trixie and Katy’s did an episode on it for netflix. Be gay do crime is basically what I’m gonna say.
4. Ammonite - okay I’ll admit I haven’t seen this cause I wanted to watch it in cinema but it came out in lockdown and I didn’t know. BUT that being said it looks interesting and beautiful. Plus Kate Winslet is gorgeous and I would let her be my sugar mummy any day.
5. The half of it- okay the only reason this is below ammonite is because I’m pissed at the name. I know it’s stereotypical to be ‘bi people are 50/50’ BUT THEY HAD THE PERFECT CHANCE WITH IT BEING CALLED THE HALF OF IT TO MAKE THE CHARACTER BI!!!
(Plus there’s not many positive bi characters in teen films outside of the bi villain/psychopath characters, but that essay is for another time)
Anyway it’s still good and although I don’t vibe with Netflix originals it’s still good.
This is so long I’m sooooo sorry
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My earlier post and that post about Tobirama having no concept of personal space is giving me,,,,,,, thots.
Like what if Tobirama is just as unbearably physically affectionate as Hashirama is (in fanon). Except his hugs and excessive handholding and casual arm-around-the-shoulder as you walk together is never paired with a big smile and sunny demeanor so everyone outside his clan is terrified of him even when he's smiling and joking around.
Like they make peace and Izuna holds his hand out to shake on it and Tobirama, dead-faced, envelops him in a big hug and Izuna is like "well it's been a good life. i mean no it hasn't lmao but close enough i guess if you really squint. farewell big brother for i am to be dead shortly."
He slings an arm around Madara's shoulders as they walk somewhere and Madara's legs jellify because he's convinced Tobirama is about to snap his neck.
The only one who doesn't question it is Kagami who eagerly tucks himself under Tobirama's arm at every opportunity (like a little birdie 😭😭🐣)
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✍ + sunrise
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She's seen the sunrise over the Giza Pyramids many times throughout her life, but somehow the view has never been as captivating as it is now, standing hand-in-hand with Rick O'Connell on the balcony of her parents' house in Zamalek. Her head droops lazily against his shoulder, and they watch as the sun completes its climb above the splendidly painted horizon and bathes the three stone giants in golden daylight. Neither speaks, both of them content with the silence, until Evy turns to Rick and asks, "Do you know how the sunrise was represented in Egyptian mythology?"
To her delight, Rick shakes his head, and she tells him enthusiastically about the god Khepri and how he supposedly rolled the sun across the sky the way a beetle rolls a ball of dung. When she finishes, Rick only blinks and repeats the last word, and Evy worries for a moment that she's ruined the romance. But he laughs, kisses her forehead, and says, "Are you kidding? I've never seen anyone look so beautiful while talking about shit."
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