Phil of the Future

Disney Channel (ended 2006)



User Score: 361

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Show Summary

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Disney Channel's hit series, Phil of the Future, tells the story of the Diffy family, a futuristic family from the year 2121. When the eccentric dad, Lloyd, rents a time machine for their family vacation, everyone is excited. But then something goes wrong. Their time machine malfunctions and they are thrown out of the space/time continuim in the year 2004. The time machine has broken, and Lloyd is having trouble fixing it, so he, his part-robotic wife Barbara, and his kids: fifteen-year-old Phil Diffy (Ricky Ullman) and his thirteen-year-old daughter Pim, the little menace of the family, are forced to live in the past and pretend to be a normal family in the suburban town of Pickford. The only person who knows their secret is Keely Teslow, Phil's best friend. Together they deal with the things that every teenager in 2004 must deal with: school, bullies, significant others, crushes, homework...and then add the Diffys' habit of getting into trouble by using their futuristic gadgets, such as the Wizrd, the Insta-Morph, Skyaks, the DNA Scramber, and much more.

Phil of the Future has quickly become one of Disney Channel's most popular new shows, and is quickly following in the footsteps of their hit shows Lizzie McGuire and That's So Raven. As of October 2004, the show was #1 in its slot among tweens and kids, with roughly four million viewers total per episode.

Ricky Ullman, (Pixel Perfect) Plays Phil Diffy, And Amy Bruckner, (American Dragon: Jake Long) Plays Pim Diffy. Douglas Tuber (Lizzie McGuire) is creator and executive producer of the series. Tom Burkhard and Matt Dearborn (Even Stevens) and Tim O'Donnell (Clueless) are executive producers.

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Fan Reviews (308)

  • Great show.

    I loved this show and I always thought that Alison Michalka was hot, I still. Anyways, a great show, that ended early.
  • Ended too Soon

    This show must have been too funny for the Disney Channel. I only wish they would release it to DVD.
  • OK at first i didn't get this show but after i got it I think its awesome! but why did it end so early.

    OK at first i didn't get this show but after i got it I think its awesome! but why did it end so early. This show is great and the story lines are awesome and origiginal. And i think it was a good idea to have Ricky Ullman as the star of this show. You would have to be dumb to hate this show its awesome. I think its cute that Phil and Keeley have some "chemstry" together. Phil's sister is hilarious!!! Overall 10/10.moreless
  • Should've lasted way longer!

    This show couldn't stop being so funny. Ricky Ullman was perfect for the role of Phil! Along with every single actor, especially Amy Bruckner and Alyson Michalka. The plots were always so zany and funny. And they weren't cheesy, either, they never had an episode that was a failure. It was really too bad for the show as it didn't even last that long. I could see a whole bunch of more episodes that could've been planned. Unfortunately, no more episodes were planned after the episode: Back to the Future (Not the Movie). This show was one of the best.moreless
  • Ah, Phil of the Future...

    Ah, this will probably be the last of my Disney Channel reviews for a while. Anyway, while a score of 5.8 may seem low seeing as it is a Disney Channel show that's actually quite a high rating for me. Anyway, I gave this show a 5.8 as while it did have some problems and was sometimes a bit too corny it came pretty close to being a good show. By problems I mean that it was still a teen show as the humour and characters were easily trying to appeal to a teenage audience. And yes, I am quite easily annoyed by teen shows. Either way this is one of the more favourable Disney shows, although now sadly I think it is over.moreless

More Info About This Show


Comedy, Kids, Science Fiction


Tweens, life in a new city, child stars, fresh faced teens, cool gadgets