“A New Hope”: Retold and reFERBished? PHINEAS and FERB take on STAR WARS!

I have to admit, when I heard that the Disney cartoon show “Phineas and Ferb” was going to give its own take on “Star Wars: A New Hope”, the first thing that crossed my mind was “didn’t Family Guy already cover that?”

(Geek confession: I often annoy friends when I declare that I don’t find “Spaceballs” all that funny since I read essentially the same jokes in “MAD” and “Cracked” magazines.)

So, you could imagine my delight when the episode finally aired and made me laugh in ways I didn’t expect.

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What I didn’t take into account was that the humor of the “Family Guy” specials skewed towards adults, while the fun that Phineas and Ferb have with the Star Wars mythos is more family friendly. (Which is not to say that there wasn’t any black humor in the episode. I mean the line “And you thought we would die in space” straight up made me laugh out loud. For realz.)

Anyway, I really enjoyed it, and since a special edition DVD of the episode just hit shelves this week I’ve got a “Phineas and Ferb/Star Wars” prize pack to give away!

How can you win this ginchy gift? I’ll tell you how after the jump!

To qualify to win a “Phineas and Ferb” prize pack all you have to do is watch the following clip and tell me according to Candace what benefits come from joining the Empire?

Everyone who answers correctly will be entered into a random drawing for a prize pack that includes a Phineas and Ferb DVD and the following:

Send me your answers, name and address via e-mail by Monday, November 17th, 2014 to qualify! One entry per person, per household please. No P.O. Boxes, please. (Sorry, U.S. residents only.) Winner to be notified via e-mail.

And here are the details on the DVD release from Disney Home Video:

PHINEAS AND FERB: STAR WARS

Releases On DVD November 11, 2014

DVD Includes Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars Full-Length Adventure Plus Five Additional Episodes (Over Two Hours of Content) And A Complimentary Collectible Perry-In-Carbonite Keychain!

About The Release: Bring home the ultimate intergalactic adventure when the plans for the Death Star accidentally fall into the hands of Phineas and Ferb who (along with Agent P, of course) become thrust into a crisis to stop the evil Darthenshmirtz. The epic battle to restore balance to the universe includes the full-length adventure, Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars and 5 additional episodes. Plus FREE inside every DVD is a collectible Perry-In-Carbonite keychain!

Synopsis:A couple summers ago in a galaxy far, far away, Phineas and Ferb are happily basking in the glow of Tatooine’s twin suns – until plans for the Death Star accidentally fall into their hands, thrusting them (and Agent P) into a galactic rebellion and an epic struggle of good versus evil in Phineas And Ferb: Star WarsTM.

Will Phineas and Ferb be able to resist the Dark Side? Will Stormtrooper Candace finally bust a Rebel? Can Agent P stop Darthenshmirtz from using his Force-powered “Sith-Inator”?

Featuring 5 additional episodes for over 2 hours of action-packed fun, this mind-blowing, intergalactic adventure is a blast for all ages! May the Ferb be with you…always.

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