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"Ferbenstein" jypped of Emmy

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Zac Moncrief

Zac Moncrief, director of "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein."
Source: Loren Javier

A sad day for Phineas and Ferb fans. Months ago it was announced that the episode "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein" was nominated for the Emmy award for "Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Animated Programs." It's sole competition was the Spongebob episode "Dear Vikings," increasing a hostility between online fanatics of each show. This was the third Emmy nomination the series received, the former being for the songs "Ain't Got Rhythm" and "Today is Gonna Be a Great Day."

However, when the Emmy awards were announced, neither Phineas and Ferb nor Spongebob were announced as winners. "We were kind of in a shock," explained the episode's director and longtime crew member, Zac Moncrief, who showed up at the Nokia Theater with his wife for the ceremony. After the ceremony ended, Moncrief met up with the Spongebob crew to see if they had any idea why the award was not given out.

As it turns out, Moncrief explained in an article for the California Chronicle, the Academy was not going to present the prestigious (and rather new) award to either of the animated nominees. RRabbit42, who I'm sure you all know is an administrator of this wiki, sent an e-mail to Dan Povenmire, co-creator of Phineas and Ferb, asking him about this further. According to Dan, there was a specific number of votes needed for to decide the recipient, which neither of the nominees received.

But don't worry, Phineas and Ferb fans - we'll get 'em next time.

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