Sunday, 18 March 2012

Oh, no! Not ANOTHER Platy-post?!

Scott's clear on this one. So is Julie.
This one is ALL Sharron.

Having previously posted about my father's input to the Great Platypus Debate, one of our long-time followers (and, indeed, contributors) to Julie's Gems commented on the aforementioned post's link on the Gems Facebook Page* with a video reference to a popular Disney cartoon called Phineas and Ferb. Apparently, it's a multi-award winning show, but that's not important. What IS important is Perry the Platypus. Perry is a family pet, a rather dim-witted platypus. Amiable enough, but (apparently) dumber than a sack of spanners. Except that Perry also goes by the name of Agent P and is a secret agent for the wonderfully named O.W.C.A. (Organisation Without a Cool Acronym - how refreshingly honest, wot?)

Original source, Crystallinepeace on deviantArt.
Before we go any further, and to prevent any possible confusion, NO, platypuses are NOT turquoise. Nor are they anthropomorphic secret agents. It's not real.
Here, have a tissue.

Ok, then, getting back to it, it seems there was a specific episode that Sharron had in mind, one called 'Brain Drain'. In this, Agent P's nemesis, the nefarious Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, was not only getting on the platypus's bad side, but also his teenage daughter's. Cutting a long story short, following a tussle between the two enemies, the bad doctor ends up crashing his daughter's party. If you check out the title of this clip, then you'll see just why Sharron chose this clip. And yes, she does have children, so she has an excuse for watching cartoons. Unlike you or me...

No, it's not a Gem, but I like it, and it was kinda cool to carry on the theme.
Will there be any more Platy-posts?
Only the gods know, and they ain't telling.

 *why aren't you a fan? Go and do it now!