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Watch My Show: Phineas and Ferb's Dan Povenmire, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh Answer Showrunner Survey

Dan Povenmire and Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh | Photo Credits: Paul Warner/Getty Images

There are 104 days of summer vacation, but Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb has already been on many more adventures than that — nearly 175, and counting. The hit animated series’ latest episode (“This is Your Backstory”), which premieres this Friday at 9/8c, explores the life of evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz via an odd reality show hosted by his giant human robot, Norm.

Phineas and Ferb has become a major franchise for Disney, spawning merchandise, theme park attractions, a TV-movie, soundtracks and soon (in 2014), a feature film. The brainchild of Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, Phineas and Ferb balances the story of two young stepbrothers who go on adventures via their fantastical inventions with the tale of their pet platypus Perry, a secret agent who fights the bumbling Doofenshmirtz. The show’s rich backstory, pop culture parodies and recurring irreverent gags have made Phineas and Ferb a hit with adults as well as kids. Povenmire and Marsh filled out our TV Guide Magazine showrunner survey to explain why watching Phineas and Ferb should be what we do today.

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