As the title says, I'm looking at the recent end of 'Phineas and Ferb' like the end of an NHL team.
If you still don't get it, I'm comparing the end of 'Phineas and Ferb' to a National Hockey League team either closing up shop or moving to another city.
NHL teams either fold or move when factors that sustain them are no longer there. 'Phineas and Ferb' ended because the main factors that sustained the show - co-creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh - wanted to work on their upcoming show, 'Milo Murphy's Law', which is perfectly understandable.
Now, let's take a look at what might lead to a possible return of Danville's most inventive brothers.
I recently looked at a Rogers Sportsnet (A Canadian sports network) interview featuring NHL commissioner Gary Bettman heralding the return of the Winnipeg Jets (which occured in 2011). Bettman said that the NHL has a history of returning to places that they left when the factors that caused them to leave are changed (Example: Colorado left in 1978, returned in 1996; Minnesota left the league in 1991, returned in 2000 and more recently, the Winnipeg Jets returned in 2011 after a 15 year absence). I encourage you to look up that interview on YouTube when you get the chance.
Now, Dan and Swampy have gone on record saying that they want to bring 'Phineas and Ferb' back in the future. So, here's what we need to do to change the factors that caused 'Phineas and Ferb' to leave us:
First, we need to make sure the upcoming standalone special, 'The OWCA Files', gets a good enough reception.
Secondly, we must make sure 'Milo Murphy's Law' succeeds when it debuts either late next year or early 2017. If 'Murphy's Law' is a success, it may warrant a crossover with 'Phineas and Ferb' before the decade draws to a close.
When we do get that crossover, we need to watch it, flood social media, get it trending on all platforms.
Then, when we create a fanbase for 'Phineas and Ferb' like it used to be, maybe Dan and Swampy will take notice and say 'What about Phineas and Ferb's next summer?' once they finish up 'Murphy's Law' or whatever else they decide to do.
It's not gonna happen overnight. We have a lot of work to do over the next few years. Dan and Swampy made it happen one time.....and I believe they can make it happen again.
But it will not be possible without us supporting their new show.