Saturday, November 7, 2009

What'cha doin'?

And for today's post, I will discuss something rather debatable. From the hit Disney television show Phineas and Ferb are the characters Phineas Flynn and Isabella Garcia-Shapiro. For those who are new to the show, it's basically about two stepbrothers, Phineas and Ferb, who attempt to make every day of summer vacation worthwhile by doing stuff that's normally nigh impossible for kids their age. But it's a cartoon, so anything is possible in that case! Anyways, up for discussion is the relationship between Phineas and his next-door neighbor, Isabella. When viewers were introduced to Isabella for the first time, she came into Phineas's backyard with hearts in her eyes and said her catchphrase "What'cha doin'?" in a rather flirtatious manner. This, at most obvious, meant that Isabella has a huge crush on Phineas, but he seems to be ignorant towards this. That's too bad, because she can get disappointed if she fails to catch his attention and even angry if Phineas gives someone or something a little more attention.

But I'm gonna assume that Isabella does care for Phineas. In the episode "One Good Scare Oughta Do It!", she gets the hiccups and Phineas builds a haunted house to scare them out. It doesn't work, probably because Phineas accompanies her the whole way through and gives her unwavering attention. But when Phineas nearly falls to his death, Isabella's hiccups are instantly gone and for this, it is believed that her deepest, darkest fear is losing Phineas, either if he dies or is simply not a part of her life. Imagine that as a girl's worst fear! Not spiders, not snakes, not any creepy creatures or anything that looks scary, but something that IS scary (note the fine line between the two).

However, in the episode "The Chronicles of Meap", Phineas built a device to detect cuteness to search for a lost alien. Despite Isabella's insistence, Phineas assures her that she wasn't causing an interference with the device because he had set it up to exclude her, apparently knowing she was too cute for it to handle. To prove it, he sets the device to normal and it gets short-circuited. You could say this is the biggest hint of them all that Phineas either indeed does notice Isabella or has a crush on her and seems to pretend that he likes Isabella only as a friend. In the episode "That Sinking Feeling", he invites her on a romantic cruise, but it turns out it was Baljeet and his childhood friend Mishti who were getting the romantic treatment instead. But when the ship sinks, the passengers board life preservers going down a water slide and Phineas offers Isabella a seat next to him and they both ride down together. Personally, I'm not sure that Phineas is fully understanding of what the term "romance" actually means. I think that Phineas would never do one single thing without his stepbrother and best friend Ferb. So dating Isabella would not likely be probable. But then again, we never know, do we? Let's just wait and see!

See? Look how happy they are!

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