|Show Name:||Phil of the Future|
|Executive Producer:||Tim Maile|
Roger S.H. Shulman
J. P. Manoux
|Network:||Disney Channel, Disney XD|
|First Aired:||June 18, 2004|
|Last Aired:||August 19, 2006|
|List Episodes:||List of Phil of the Future episodes|
Phil of the Future ended its run on television on September 8, 2008 in the USA since Disney Channel removed this show from the line-up. Disney Channel has also removed the Phil of the Future website, video section, and related items on DisneyChannel.com. However, the series returned to television in February 2009 but it is on Disney Channel's sister station Disney XD.
The show centers around the Diffys, a family from 2121 who get stuck in 2004 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.
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 Neil Hackett attempts to discover that the family is from the future.
The second season of Phil of the Future continued the scenario of the Diffy family stranded in another time period. The season focuses more about Phil and Keely's friendship turning into something more and Pim trying to rule the world.
Phil of the Futures working title was The Out of Timers, and was originally intended to star Wilder Shaw. It debuted on June 18, 2004 on the Disney Channel and last aired on August 19, 2006. The title theme song for Phil of the Future was written by John Adair and Steve Hampton. It was sung by Loren Ellis and The Drew Davis Band http://drewdavisband.com, who also sang the theme song of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. The series has now ended, and was aired on the Disney Channel close to midnight, usually around 12:30. It was taken off of Disney Channel on September 8, 2008, being replaced by Cory In The House. Disney Channel President Gary Marsh was quoted as saying this "was one of the biggest mistakes the channel's ever made." Old episodes of Phil Of The Future can still be seen on Disney Channel UK, Monday-Friday at 12.45pm and 1.10pm, and, since February 2009, on Disney XD at various times during the week.
See main article: List of Phil of the Future episodes.
|Season||Ep #||First Airdate||Last Airdate|
|Season 1||21||June 18, 2004||May 27, 2005|
|Season 2||22||June 25, 2005||August 19, 2006|
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 School. 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's the best friend of Keely Teslow and eventually becomes her boyfriend. Phil is two years older than Pim.
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 and is even prone to megalomania. 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. Pim is two years younger than Phil.
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. Lloyd is two years older than Barb.
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. She forced Pim to be friends with Debbie even though Pim hated Debbie. Her maiden name is revealed in "Not So Great-Great-Grandpa". Barb is two years younger than Lloyd.
Keely Teslow is Phil's best friend and eventually his 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. It is also noted that she is wearing a wedding ring, but refuses to see who it is. In the final episode she and Phil finally reveal their feelings for each other and start dating after being voted Cutest Couple.
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 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.
Debbie is the complete opposite of Pim and she has a very happy attitude towards life. She hardly ever gets mad and is very nice. Debbie also considers Pim to be her best friend. Because of this Pim likes to take advantage of Debbie's good-natured personality. She doesn't like raisins or chihuahuas or naughty nibblers. She lives with her grandma and her curfew is 6:00 pm. Debbie also teaches a yoga class. Her other friends are Neckbrace Lana and Silent Maya. Debbie used to date Bradley until Pim broke them up by changing Debbie's personality but Debbie went back to normal. Debbie enjoys singing and is in the school band. It was revealed that she can hold a note for a very long time. She is written out of the show in season 2. It was revealed in the Halloween special that she was an evil "happy" cyborg from the future that could only do good and was always happy, who was later destroyed by Phil. She melted.
Keely's best friend friend during the Season 1. She is pretty, popular and friendly. She is friendly and described as the girl next door by Phil. She moved away in season 2 and was replaced by Via.
Via is a girl from England, transferred because her father's in the military. She became friends with Keely after Tia moved. In the episode "Get Ready to Go-Go," Phil went to a Sadie Hawkins dance with her, after a near-miss in returning to the future ruined his plans to go with Keely. Her name is short for Olivia.
Phil's friend in Season 2. He replaced Seth. He is not that smart and is laid-back, also constantly trying to hit on girls (though he never succeeds).
Pim's teacher in Season 2 although she was a 2nd grade teacher in Season 1.
Pim's rival of season 1. He is made fun of his short height (constantly being called a munchkin by Pim). He dated Debbie but Pim broke them up and he became infatuated with Pim.
He has a crush on Pim in season 2 and always gets involved with her antics. Pim does not seem to show affection for him, with the exception of when they danced at the dance in the episode Get Ready To Go-Go.
The "mean" girl in season 2 that excludes Pim and insults her. She is referred to as one of the "fashion zombies" by Pim.
A crush of Keely's in the episode "Your Cheatin' Heart" and was in the show most of season 1. Phil seems to dislikes him and sometimes cracks jokes about him.
Phil has a new adventure in his video game Phil of the Future, which is marketed by Buena Vista Games. Pim uses a cloning machine to create Blahs, mischievous and trouble-making pets from the future, and it is up to Phil to prevent the attacks. Players must overcome numerous obstacles and challenges to help Phil capture the Blahs and save the day. Players can play as Phil, Curtis, or Keely.