Phil of the Future

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  • TV-G
  • 2004
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.0  (7,915)

Phil of the Future was a popular sitcom on Disney Channel that aired from 2004 to 2006. The show followed the adventures of Phil Diffy, a high school student from the year 2121 who traveled with his family back in time to the year 2004. Phil's family was stranded in the 21st century and had to adjust to life in a completely different time period.

Phil was played by Raviv Ullman, who perfectly captured the awkwardness of a teen boy trying to navigate life in a different time period. Phil was an intelligent and resourceful character, always trying to come up with ways to fix the time machine and get his family back to their own time. He was often joined in his adventures by his best friend, Keely Teslow, played by Amy Bruckner. Keely was a spunky and independent girl who was always up for anything Phil had in store.

Craig Anton played Phil's father, Lloyd, who was a brilliant inventor and the creator of the time machine. Despite his intelligence, Lloyd often struggled to fit in with the 21st-century lifestyle and was always causing accidental mishaps. Phil's mother, Barbara, was played by Lise Simms, and she was the glue that held the family together. She was always working hard to make sure her family was happy and healthy in their new surroundings.

One of the unique aspects of Phil of the Future was its use of futuristic technology. Phil would often use gadgets from the year 2121 to solve problems or make life easier for his family. For example, he had a Pimmer, which was a device that could create any object he wanted out of thin air. He also had a Holo-Orange, which was a holographic personal assistant that could help him with anything he needed.

The show often explored the differences between life in the 21st century and life in the year 2121. Phil's family was amazed by the simple things we take for granted, like cars and televisions. At the same time, they were often baffled by modern technology, like cell phones and the internet. This contrast led to many humorous moments throughout the show.

Phil of the Future was also known for its strong messages about family and friendship. Despite the challenges they faced, Phil's family always worked together to overcome their obstacles. Phil and Keely's friendship was also a major theme of the show. They were always there for each other, no matter what. Their friendship was the heart of the show and one of the main reasons it was so beloved by fans.

Overall, Phil of the Future was a funny and heartfelt sitcom that appealed to audiences of all ages. Its unique premise, engaging characters, and positive messages made it a hit with Disney Channel viewers. The show may have only lasted for two seasons, but its impact continues to be felt by those who grew up watching it.

Phil of the Future is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (43 episodes). The series first aired on August 13, 2004.

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Back to the Future (Not the Movie)
22. Back to the Future (Not the Movie)
August 19, 2006
Phil and Keely finally become a couple. Though Lloyd has all of a sudden fixed the time machine, now it's time for the Diffys to head back home. It's Keely's worst nightmare when she realizes Phil is leaving for real.
Not-So-Great Great Great Grandpa
21. Not-So-Great Great Great Grandpa
August 11, 2006
Phil unwittingly prevents his great great grandfather from meeting his great great grandmother, thus causing a chain reaction in which he and his family are erased from existence.
Where's the Wizard?
20. Where's the Wizard?
July 7, 2006
Phil loses the wizard and to his suprise he finds that Mr. Hackett has it. Now Phil is on a mission to get the wizard back. Will Mr. Hackett find out Phil is from the future?
Ill of the Future
19. Ill of the Future
June 24, 2006
The Diffy's catch a futuristic disease called greenemia which causes them to turn green and act completely opposite to how they usually act.
Happy Nird-Day
18. Happy Nird-Day
March 31, 2006
It's Keely's birthday and Phil wants to give her the best birthday she has ever had. Last year he had forgotten her birthday so he wanted to go all out with her present this year. Phil's plans for the perfect outing are crushed when Lloyd takes out all the batteries to the future gadgets because it will get him "one step closer to fixing the time machine". Meanwhile Pim meets a fellow prankster and even has a crush on him.
Broadcast Blues
17. Broadcast Blues
March 24, 2006
When no one watches Keely's investigative reports show Pim comes to the resuce by offering to help make her popular amongst her viewers again but Keely realizes that Pim is just abusing her to make money and goes back to making "real news" with Phil.
Stuck in the Meddle with You
16. Stuck in the Meddle with You
January 6, 2006
Keely tries to get together two people and it backfires on Phil. Pim becomes a "psychic" and fools Mr. Hackett.
Christmas Break
15. Christmas Break
December 2, 2005
When Christmas Eve rolls around, Phil tells the story of when his family first came to Pickford and how he met Keely. Lloyd also decides to tell the story of how they got the house.
It's a Wonder-Phil Life
14. It's a Wonder-Phil Life
November 27, 2005
Phil makes a fool out of himself when he gets a question wrong in history and everyone laughs at him. It seems in the future they cloned Abraham Lincoln and Phil forgetting that he was in the present answered that Lincoln went down known as Stinkin Lincoln. Phil is angered by coming up with another excuse for why he said what he said. He feels like he is going to burst so he tells everyone his secret.
Phil of the Garage
13. Phil of the Garage
November 11, 2005
Phil is growing tired of everyone going into his room without his permission. He wants privacy and he isn't getting that from his room. When Lloyd stores tools from the Time Machine in Phil's room that shouldn't be next to each other, it ends up blowing the floor out and Phil has to live somewhere else. He chooses the garage and shares it with Curtis. But when Curtis is sick of Phil he decides to fix Phil's room and live there instead.
12. Pim-Cipal
October 21, 2005
Pim abuses her power when she becomes principal for the day.
Good Phil Hunting
11. Good Phil Hunting
September 30, 2005
Phil uses future knowledge to solve one of Mr. Hackett's seemingly impossible math problems, but Keely inadvertently blurts out the answer and is promptly upgraded to advanced math class. Rather than have Mr. Hackett even more suspicious of his family, Phil helps Keely continue to look smart among the other genius students - while Keely teaches her new classmates to navigate the shopping mall. After Candida pulls a static electricity trick on her, Pim shuffles her way to find the best method for acquiring energy.
10. Maybe-Sitting
September 23, 2005
When Phil & Keely baby-sit Nathan, the trouble-making nephew of Mr. Messerschmitt, they get more than they bargained for, so they use the New-Ager, a device that changes one's behavior. But things go hay-wire, leaving Nathan to act like an old man, while Phil is acting like a little boy. Now it's up to Keely to solve the problem before Mr. Messerschmitt and Phil's dad get home. But her only salvation, Pim, is too busy using the Wizrd to create and then sell the latest school project.
Mummy's Boy
9. Mummy's Boy
September 9, 2005
Phil replaces Curtis as field trip chaperone when Mr. Hackett is too ill to escort their class to the museum. Phil locates a part from the time machine during a class trip to the museum.
Time Release Capsule
8. Time Release Capsule
August 27, 2005
Lloyd realizes that Pickford High School's time capsule is the key to returning the Diffy's to the future, he tells Phil to warn them from taking their time travel vaction in the year 2121.
Phil Without a Future
7. Phil Without a Future
August 21, 2005
Mr. Messerschmitt insists his students take the Career Placement Test. However, Phil doesn't know what he wants to do and doesn't want to be trapped in a job for which is not suited.
Get Ready To Go-Go
6. Get Ready To Go-Go
August 5, 2005
Keely finally gets the courage to ask Phil to the dance. Phil agrees to go and Keely walks away as students file past. The students clear and both Keely and Phil see the other doing a happy dance. Later, Phil's dad, Lloyd, tells the family that he has fixed the time machine and they are leaving the next day. Phil has to break his date to a crushed Keely. After Phil tells Keely he is leaving Lloyd breaks the time machine. Phil tells Keely he can now go to the dance with her but she already has another date, Owen. Phil is crushed and asks Via to the dance. At the dance Via and Owen help get Phil and Keely together.
Tia, Via,  or Me...Uh
5. Tia, Via, or Me...Uh
August 5, 2005
When Tia moves away, Keely gets Phil into doing everything that she would normally do. So Phil hooks Keely up with the new girl.
Dinner Time
4. Dinner Time
July 24, 2005
Mr. Hackett moves in next door and the Diffys invite him for dinner. Pim tries to sell the house.
The Giggle
3. The Giggle
July 9, 2005
Phil and Keely have a huge test in Mr. Messerschmitt's class, but take advantage of The Giggle. Phil and Keely, then, both fail the test. So Phil tries to make it up to Keely. Meanwhile, Pim goes to an R-rated movie and brings curtis as her parent.
2. Virtu-Date
June 26, 2005
Phil and Keely are on a virtu-date and the robot waiter starts flirting with Keely and Phil is jealous.
Versa Day
1. Versa Day
June 25, 2005
Phil and Pim have been fighting all week. Lloyd and Barbara couldn't take it any longer so he called for a Versa Day. For one school day Phil and Pim have to switch lives. Meanwhile Lloyd wants to get Curtis a job....if only he could find a place that will hire him.
Where to Watch Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future is available for streaming on the Disney Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Phil of the Future on demand at Disney+.
  • Premiere Date
    August 13, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (7,915)