I’ve had a little song stuck in my head for the last few weeks and although it’s catchy I’m beginning to get annoyed. I wish I could say that it was by one of my favorite artists but the truth is that’s it’s from a kids TV show. One of our families new favorites is Phineas and Ferb. It’s cute, clever, and secretly written for adults.
The song is from an episode where a cute alien named Meap and Phineas, Ferb, and their friends have to defeat Big Mitch, another alien from the same planet. On this planet cuteness is what counts, the cutest has all the power. Everything on this planet is rainbows, fluffy clouds, and adorable big-headed aliens.
This is where our theme comes in, here on a cute planet they have to rally the troops and go to war. Normally cute and war would never really work but somehow in this scenario it does. The two ideas forced together create a bizarre balance that strikes a chord with the audience. Not only is it entertaining, it’s hard to forget.
Here’s the writing exercise – First, think of two ideas that would normally never be together. Then, create a scenario however far-fetched where the two ideas have to exist and somehow make sense.
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Need some inspiration? Here’s the little song that’s been stuck in my head: