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Emotional ‘Last Day of Summer’ Finale of Phineas and Ferb

We attended as a guest of Disney

Photo courtesy of Disney XD/Valerie Macon

Photo courtesy of Disney XD/Valerie Macon

My children have grown-up watching Phineas and Ferb.

They were a part of their childhood. A part of who they are today.

Tomorrow, we will go on our last adventure with Phineas, Ferb, Agent “P,” and Heinz Doofenshmirtz.

Over the weekend, I had a special opportunity to preview the finale along with the Executive Producers of the show, Dan Povenmire, and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh. I couldn’t make it through the finale of the show that I have spent countless afternoons watching on the couch cuddling with my kids without tears rolling down my cheeks. The music, the story, and the ending was perfectly executed that children will not feel so much like its an ending but part of a journey.

Photo courtesy of Disney XD/Valerie Macon

Photo courtesy of Disney XD/Valerie Macon

Once we were done previewing the finale, we sat down to talk with the creators of the show, Dan and Swampy. The inspiration for the show came from both of their childhoods. “Swampy and I were both sort of creative kids, and we had creative parents that would allow us to do ridiculous things. We were always building tree houses, and I was the king of my neighborhood,” said Dan.

“A lot of it started with us putting ourselves back as a 10 to a 12-year-old boy, and thinking you could do anything. That’s pretty easy for us to do.” Swampy

When watching the finale, it was the ending song that I couldn’t hold back the tears, and neither could Dan and Swampy. “The song is one of my favorites,” said Dan. Then Swampy continued to say, “It really says a lot about the series.”

Photo courtesy of Disney XD/Valerie Macon

Photo courtesy of Disney XD/Valerie Macon

“I literally can’t watch it without tearing up. When it was playing I actually purposely took my phone out and answered emails so that I wouldn’t be so red eyed.” Dan Povenmire

The big question that many parents (and children) have is why are they ending a series that everyone loves so much? Dan shared by saying, “Well we’ve been doing this for a decade and we felt like this was a good time. I’m really proud of most of the 4th season as much as I am of the first ones, and I felt like let’s go out before we start feeling like ‘tired and uh.'”

After we finished the finale and shared tears with Dan and Swampy, we all came together to celebrate our love for the series at an outdoor barbecue. Together, we shared our favorite Phineas and Ferb memories, showed each other pictures of our kids on our phones, enjoyed delicious food, and took memorable photos that will last a lifetime.

Photo courtesy of Disney XD/Valerie Macon

Photo courtesy of Disney XD/Valerie Macon

“This is not a good-bye…but an I will see you soon.”

Don’t miss sharing the finale of Phineas and Ferb, “Last Day of Summer” with your children tomorrow, June 12th at 9pm/10pm (ET/PT) on the Disney XD.

Photo courtesy of Disney XD/Valerie Macon

Photo courtesy of Disney XD/Valerie Macon

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8 Comments

  1. What an incredible time this was. IT was great getting to know Dan and Swampy. I feel like I am going to cry even harder watching the finale tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. I can’t wait to share the finale with my kids today but also to let them know just how much the creators think of all of their fans.

  3. I’ve had the 73 hour marathon this whole time and it keeps making me want to cry! I am so thrilled we will be seeing more of Dan and Swampy’s work though!

    • Awwww! Yes..they will forever be a part of our kids lives

  4. how could they do a series finale without jeremy? he was in the first episode, felt a little robbed that he wasn’t included.

    • I am so sorry you felt that way…I hope you liked every other part of the finale.

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