Saturday, August 11, 2007

Phil of the Future

Phil of the Future is an American comedy children's television series that was produced by 2121 Productions (a part of Brookwell McNamara Entertainment). Phil of the Future's original title was The Out of Timers. It debuted on June 18, 2004 on the Disney Channel and ended on August 18, 2006. It centers around the Diffys, a family from 2121 who get stuck in the 21st century during their trip through time. The series focuses on their attempt to fit in while trying to fix their time machine and return to the year 2121.
As of January 2007, the second season of "Phil" has been nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award (Children's Series) for "Broadcast Blues," (written by David Steven Cohen) and a Directors Guild of America Award (Children's Series) for "Not-So-Great-Great Grandpa," directed by Fred Savage.
The television series ended on August 18, 2006, though Phil of the Future is still frequently shown on the Disney Channel. However, it was strange that Disney ended the show after only 2 seasons, since most Disney shows end after 3 seasons, more specifically 65 episodes. (Though lately that has been broken with shows such as That's So Raven and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody breaking the limit).

Philip "Phil" Diffy (born 2107), played by Ricky Ullman: Phil Diffy is the main character in the series. He is a 9th (Season 1) / 10th (Season 2) grader at H.G. Wells Junior/Senior High. He seems to be the most "in tune" with how things work in this century. Phil frequently has to make up excuses to hide the fact that he is from the future. He is the best friend/boyfriend of Keely Teslow, for whom he develops romantic feelings in season 2.
Pim Diffy (born 2109), played by Amy Bruckner: Pim Diffy is Phil's younger sister. She is a 7th (Season 1) / 8th (Season 2) grader at H.G. Wells Junior/Senior High. Pim is a mischievous girl who is constantly up to no good. Pim is especially known for liking to pull pranks on people, mainly on Phil, Debbie Berwick and Vice Principal Hackett. Pim tries to make Phil miserable whenever she can. She hangs out with a young boy "Li'l Danny" Dawkins. She also tries to avoid Debbie Berwick and Candida. Repeatedly in the show, she looks for ways to dominate the world, and universe. Even though Pim often causes trouble for Phil, and has a tough attitude, she also cares about her brother but keeps it hidden most of the time.
Lloyd Diffy (born 2074), played by Craig Anton: Lloyd Diffy is Phil and Pim's goofy dad, who is working on repairing the time machine. He was an engineer in 2121, and loves "older music". He is paranoid about the government (and Vice Principal Hackett) figuring out he and his family are from the future. During the Diffys' stay, Lloyd and Curtis got jobs at the Mantis hardware store.
Barbara (née Speckle) Diffy (born 2076), played by Lise Simms: Barbara Diffy is Phil and Pim's mom. She is very interested in how things work in this century. Unlike other mothers, though, Barbara seems to let her kids figure things out on their own. She loves to cook the old fashion way, however, her food usually ends up with something being wrong, because in 2121 they spray food out of a can. Before the show premiered, it was said she had an artificial body, but none of the episodes ever proved this.
Keely Teslow (born 1989), played by Alyson Michalka: Keely Teslow is Phil's best friend/girlfriend. She is the only person who knows Phil and his family are from the future. Keely Teslow is an energetic and bubbly girl who aspires to be a reporter. She starts to harbor romantic feelings for Phil during Season 2. She sometimes uses Phil's gadgets as a shortcut for schoolwork. She is notable on the show for her numerous hairstyles and colorful clothes. In the later episodes of the show, she hosts her own daily news program on the school's closed circuit broadcasting system. In the episode The Giggle, she gets to look ahead at her own future and learns that she does, in fact, become a successful news reporter.
Curtis the Caveman (born circa 30000 BC), played by J.P. Manoux: Curtis is a Caveman (Cro-Magnon, as mentioned in Dinner Time.) who stowed away in the Diffy's time machine when they went back to visit the Stone Age. The Diffys struggle to make Curtis seem like a normal person, and often pretend he is Phil's uncle. Throughout the episodes, he learns more English.
Vice Principal Neil Hackett (born 1969), played by J.P. Manoux: Vice Principal Hackett is the Vice Principal at Phil, Keely and Pim's school, H.G. Wells Junior/Senior High School. In the school, he is Phil's teacher in science and Pim's teacher in history. He is often found snooping around the Diffys' house as he tries to figure out where they are really from, though he believes that they are aliens. J.P. Manoux also plays Curtis the Caveman.

[edit] Summary

[edit] Season 1
The first season of Phil of the Future focuses around the Diffy family's attempt to fit into the society in 2004 and to repair the time machine to return to 2121. Vice Principal Neal Hackett attempts to discover that the family is from the future.

[edit] Season 2
The second season of Phil of the Future continued the scenario of the Diffy family stranded in another time zone. The season focuses more about Phil and Keely's friendship turning into something more and Pim trying to rule the world. This is the final season of the show making the episode count 43.


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