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Milo Murphy's Law: The Phineas and Ferb Effect

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Fun crossover tale brings together fan-favorite characters.

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Educational value
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Since Milo Murphy's Law popped up in Danville after Phineas and Ferb stopped production, fans have been anticipating the requisite crossover episode. The good news? It was worth the wait. Everything viewers love about perpetually optimistic Milo and supremely lucky Phineas and Ferb is on full display here, and the intermixing of the two character pools really is a lot of fun. With Dr. Doofenshmirtz a common factor in both shows, there's consistency and rapport on either side of the series divide, and the writers clearly had much fun intermingling the characters while poking fun at the fact that they haven't met in their shared hometown before now.

Milo's propensity for calamities continues to plague him in small ways (a white board spontaneously combusts in front of him) and big (duct work falls from the ceiling and crushes one of Dr. Doofenshmirtz's inventions), but it never tarnishes his optimism or his determination to be ready for anything life throws at him. His new friends, like his old ones, embrace him not in spite of this seeming dark cloud but because of the resourcefulness it has bred in him, making him a valued member of the team. Pair that with Phineas and Ferb's inexplicable knack for making things work (and, of course, Perry's silent contributions), and this crossover is all kinds of fun. That said, it can be a challenge for viewers who haven't seen either series (or both) to identify the characters and follow their interactions, given that Milo Murphy's Law: The Phineas and Ferb Effect jumps right into the story without offering any background or introductions.

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