How Does Phineas And Ferb Influence

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There is no doubt that within the late 2000s cultural milieu Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb was a major influence on childhood and early adolescence. It first premiered in February 2007 to an audience of 10.8 million viewers. For that year, in fact, Phineas and Ferb’a premier was the most-watched animated TV show amongst tweens. For the first quarter of 2008, it was also the top-rated animated TV show for children between the ages of 6-11 and tweens between the ages of 9-14—making it the third most watched TV show amongst kids ages 6-11. In 2009, Phineas and Ferb was the number one most watched show at prime time for children ages 6-10 and 9-14. Thus, looking purely at the number of viewers and who was watching, it should be clear that Phineas and Ferb, a show about two brothers going on wacky adventures and their sister …show more content…

...they are “ghosts,” unable to corporeally occupy who they may later find themselves to be. Unable to occupy the reproductive trajectories that are held up as the norm even for young children: “The child who by reigning cultural definitions can’t ‘grow up’ grows to the side of cultural ideals. Both episodes of Phineas and Ferb reconstruct this particular spectralization of queer children. If queer children can never approximate the cisheterosexual fantasy well-enough then it will create a sense of self-hatred that is particularly dangerous. Phineas and Ferb operates within a particular construct of masculinity and femininity that must exclude queerness and, respectively, queer time from its universe. Queerness is antithetical to the child proper and, as such, cannot be represented upon the screen. Instead, a normative narrative of masculinity and femininity must take its

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