Phineas and Ferb v. Johnny Test

Keon Abedi, Contributor

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Keon Abedi, Contributor

Phineas and Ferb and Johnny Test are both popular TV shows that have been watched and enjoyed by many members of the younger generation, and while many people and critics have debated whether the shows are good or not, another excellent question about them is: Which of these TV shows is better, Phineas and Ferb or Johnny Test? Phineas and Ferb, which is a cartoon about two brothers who build incredible inventions, while their sister tries to bust them to their mom, and their platypus fights evil. While the show may be interesting or amusing for kids, it can be too cringy for anybody older, and the show has some major flaws.

For one, the plot is repeated in practically every single episode, which can make it extremely repetitive and boring to viewers, though the small differences in each of the episodes can to slightly improve the each story. Additionally, some aspects of the show, such as how the crime fighting platypus always beats his enemy with self-destruct buttons, is just ridiculous, further adding to the show’s repetitiveness and boredom. Still, the show has some good aspects, as some characters can be amusing and interesting for viewers. An example of this is the character Dr. Doofenshmirtz, whose idiocy, mannerisms, and backstory is a source of amusement from many viewers. Phineas and Ferb is overall a good show, surprisingly enjoyed by not only children but many adults as well, and while there are a few major flaws, there are multiple good aspects as well. Meanwhile, the show Johnny Test is another popular TV show, but while many kids like the show, it is not enjoyed by as many adults as Phineas and Ferb. Johnny Test is a show about the adventures of a kid named Johnny and his talking dog named Dukey, who live with Johnny’s parents and two smart sisters. The good thing about the show is that it isn’t as terribly repetitive as Phineas and Ferb, as the plot doesn’t constantly repeat, making the show diverse. Still, the show does have some terrible aspects. Throughout the show, most characters have no development at all, and some of the characters can be unlikable(like Johnny, who constantly acts badly with little or usually no guilt.) Overall, while both TV shows have bad aspects, I believe that Phineas and Ferb is better as there is actual character development, and some characters (like Doofenshmirtz) can be likeable.

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