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Word of God has said: "The truth is, we make this cartoon for ourselves,". . How can Phineas and Ferb be such geniuses and still not realize that Perry . He knows she holds the power in the relationship, being an ex-pop star and all that. How Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Perry the Platypus from "Phineas and The citizens of Uruk, smarting under Gilgamesh's oppression, cry to the gods for aid. The relationship of Gilgamesh and Enkidu is very much a bromance. first pic is based of my favorite perryshmirtz fanfiction: 8 A 8 wahhhhh GOD they are so cute muuurrrr. #Phineas and . GIF. "At least there's one relationship in my life that's worked out pretty well." Phineas and Ferb December Challenge.
In the ancient poem, Gilgamesh is the despotic ruler of the Mesopotamian city of Uruk, who spends his days abusing his subjects and arrogantly strutting the ramparts of the city. The gods create Enkidu, a counterpart to Gilgamesh, who will be able to tame him. Enkidu lives the beginning of his life as a wild man among wild creatures, little more than an animal himself. He is not turned into a human until his encounter with the priestess Shamhat, who makes a man of him, both sexually and by introducing him to bread and clothing.
Perry begins each episode as an unassuming platypus, the pet of Phineas and Ferb. Like Enkidu, Perry the Platypus transforms from an animal to a person, if not a human, with the addition of clothing though without any sexual encounters that we know of. With such set-ups, one might expect these pairs of opposites to be enemies. But in the end, the relationship is one of deep friendship, because just as Enkidu was made for Gilgamesh, Agent P was made for Doof.
I used to sit alone doing evil all day. The Nemesis relationship, illustrated. But this friendship is not free of tragedy. Gilgamesh is nearly destroyed by his loss, driven by grief to seek the undying Utnapishtim and the secret to immortality. Gresseth argues convincingly that the Babylonian version of Gilgamesh in which Gilgamesh and Enkidu are best friends rather than servant and master, as in the earlier Sumerian versions was crafted by its author to support a decidedly humanist point of view.
For this reason, that Babylonian author removed, dialed down, or simply had his characters fight against, the supernatural elements of the story. Instead of being semi-divine heroes, they were simply human beings, behaving and reacting as humans do, and ultimately seeking only human kinds of happiness and fulfillment. Gilgamesh does not become immortal, but he returns to his city and makes his immortal name as a just king.
This humanism is perhaps hard to see in the story of Doofenshmirtz and Perry, but if we widen our gaze to Phineas and Ferb as a whole, it becomes inescapable.
In general, shows for children often strive to be inoffensive. From that desire springs an attempt to teach moral behavior, while at the same time an avoidance of anything religious. A humanist subtext would seem to be inevitable and is sometimes quite marked.
Doofenshmirtz as Gilgamesh: Mythic Bromance and the Humanist Ethic of “Phineas and Ferb”
I refer the reader to an excellent piece by Chris Sims, in which he explores the secular humanist underpinnings of Scooby-Doo.
So what makes Phineas and Ferb so specifically humanist?
It stands for the building of a more humane society through an ethic based on human and other natural values in the spirit of reason and free inquiry through human capabilities. It was the green haired one- Ferb. The boy's eyes widened as he choked out, "Perry? Both boys huddled around the platypus, stroking his back and murmuring softly.
He let out a chatter, and Doof was shocked to hear it was not the usual angry growl.
Doofenshmirtz and Perry's relationship
Rather, it was soft and reassuring. The boys simultaneously let out relieved breaths. Finally he sighed and said, "My name is Heinz Doofenshmirtz and… It's my fault Perry the platypus is thistle way. I-I… I accidentally hit him with my car. I took him to the vet and then I found his collar and… I'm sorry.
The brothers glanced at each other, then at him. And Doofenshmirtz was shocked by the look in their eyes.
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There was no anger. These boys were completely uncorrupted, untouched by the evils of the world. Heinz hesitated before awkwardly patting him on the back.
The moment his hand made contact, Phineas glanced up at him with teary eyes. Then he nodded and walked into the house. The boys lead him to the living room and sat down. For several moments, they sat in silence. Though it wasn't awkward. Rather, they seemed quite comfortable to just sit and think. Phineas and Ferb were still stroking the platypus's fur. After a moment, he realized the redhead's lips were moving. The softest of smiles was on his bill, going unnoticed by the boys.
He trailed off after a moment. As though realizing he was being watched, Phineas glanced up.
Then he gestured to his brother. Perry disappeared once last month and he likes music So we wrote him a song. I think he likes it. He was still guilty with the knowledge that this was his fault.
And he shouldn't even be here.Doofenshmirtz and Perry the Platypus Breakup - Milo Murphy's Law
This was Perry's family, not his. He was intruding on the peaceful life they no doubt held here. Crossing the thin line of trust that had been built between villain and agent.
They did not bother each other outside of work. It was like a taboo. Admittedly, they had helped each other repeatedly while off the clock, but that was only briefly and only between them. No others were involved. He remembered all the times Perry had come to him.
To build the Dynamic-inator. Was it possible those events had been related to his family? Why is Perry wearing a hat? Doofenshmirtz blinked at him before nervously replying, "Do you boys know where Perry the platypus disappears to each day?
He stared at the scientist in horror. He didn't make a sound, but the pleading was clear in his eyes.