Professor Elemental – everyone’s favourite eccentric adventurer and (I’m proud to say) friend of mine – has made a wonderful appearance on Phineas and Ferb. If you don’t have children around 5-10 years old, you may not have been subject to the crazy inventions of the kids on this Disney cartoon. It’s a madcap programme with two step-brothers (one English, the other American) and their pet Duck Billed Platypus called Perry (who is also a secret agent). It documents the adventures they have during the school holidays.
Whereas kids will normally go camping, fishing or have trips to the beach, these boys build huge robots, flying machines or super computers. The programme charts their endeavours while their sister tries to “bust” them by getting their mother to see what they’ve built in the back garden. She never does because the project is destroyed.
Usually this is done by a nefarious machine invented by arch villain Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. As he battles with Agent P (the aforementioned Platypus), the machine is inadvertently fired at that episode’s contraption.
It looks as though all the good Professor’s time spent in America and playing with popular automaton steampunk group Steam Powered Giraffe has paid off. It seems to have caught the attention of Disney who make the kids cartoon. Good show, Professor!
A small trailer of the song that the Professor performs can be viewed on his website by clicking the link here: Professor Elemental on Phineas and Ferb
You can read about the full steampunk episode of Phineas & Ferb on the Wiki by following this link here: Phineas & Ferb wiki “steampunx” synopsis