Phineas and Ferb

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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age 5+

Duo's over-the-top schemes are fun for kids.

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age 5+

Based on 127 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 382 reviews

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age 10+

Horrendous stereotyping

Horrible language, the big kid is a bully, the one brown kid is tiny with a thick accent, the sister is a teenage ditz and is always the antagonist. The mom is barely paying attention to anything. Our kids behavior is always worse after watching this show. Yes, it has a few great moments where the brothers are inventing things etc, but it teaches us that girls are dumb, big kids are bullies, Asian immigrants are weak nerds. Not great lessons.
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age 6+

Fun & Misogyny

The girls in this show are stereotyped negatively. The older sister is just a nag, concerned about her status, and a do-nothing. The two boys do everything and ignore the girls. Why are the girls just distractions who ask why the boys are doing? Bizarre for a 2008 show.
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