Disney Channel is launching a month-long Phineas and Ferb event leading up to its annual National Platypus Day celebration on Saturday, March 2 — in honor of the show's resident platypus, Perry.
This year, they've enlisted some unusual help: Good Morning America anchors George Stephanopoulos, Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer and Sam Champion can be seen in one spot dancing along to "O.W.C.A." (a riff, of course, on the Village People's "Y.M.C.A."). Phineas and Ferb fans know that "O.W.C.A." stands for Organization Without a Cool Acronym, the evil-fighting group where Perry the Platypus serves as his alterego Agent P.
The "O.W.C.A" song premieres on Radio Disney on Friday, the same day Disney Channel introduces the music video (which also includes a wide variety of Disney Channel stars dancing along).
The flagship episode ("Sidetracked") for this year's Phineas and Ferb "Platypus Day" will air Friday, March 1 at 9/8c. In the episode, Agent P teams up with his former partner, the human agent Lyla (voice of The Daily Show's Samantha Bee) to stop a hijacked train. On March 2, Disney Channel will air multiple episodes, while boy tween-centric Disney XD will run a five-hour marathon, starting with the new episode "Primal Perry," starting at 8 a.m./7c.
Thursday's vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan generated more than 4 million tweets, according to official statistics from Twitter. And, needless to say, several of those comments came from celebrities weighing in on the election.
Here's a roundup of some of the best reactions:
Sesame Street's upcoming 42nd season promises a gaggle of celebrity guests who'll frolic with children and puppets — as well as some skits based on pop-culture references.
Speaking of those, Glee (in a skit called "G"), Deadliest Catch ("The Heaviest Catch"), the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark ("SpiderMonster the Musical") and cooking competitions...
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has become quite the launching pad for comedy careers in Hollywood.
Following in the footsteps of former Daily Show correspondents Steve Carell, Rob Corddry and Steven Colbert, married couple Jason Jones and Samantha Bee have signed on to create and write a sitcom script for themselves at CBS, Variety reports.
Jones and Bee will also star in the untitled comedy, which follows a celebrity chef (Jones) and the two women who actually run the show (one of which Bee will play).
Get more details after the jump.
If bantering comes naturally to Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, correspondents for Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (weeknights at 11 pm/ET), it probably has to do with being happily married comedians. The couple, who welcomed daughter Piper in January, took time from filing their offbeat reports to trade quips with TV Guide about flak jackets, rival journalists and their marriage.
TV Guide: Do you ever compete for stories?Jason Jones: The only competition we ever have for stories is not to do one. Samantha Bee: We try to dump them off on each other.
TV Guide: Who are some of your journalistic heroes?