A family from 2121 is stuck in 2004, trying desperately to fit in.
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Series cast summary:
 Phil Diffy (43 episodes, 2004-2006)
 Pim Diffy (43 episodes, 2004-2006)
 Lloyd Diffy (43 episodes, 2004-2006)
 Barbara Diffy / ... (43 episodes, 2004-2006)
 Keely Teslow (43 episodes, 2004-2006)
 Curtis / ... (30 episodes, 2004-2006)


Phil Diffy is the oldest child in a normal family. His sister, Pim is an often devious girl with an unusual vocal talent, his mother has a robotic body, and his father spends all of his time working on their broken time machine. Okay, so Phil would be normal he were in his own time. Until then, the Diffys are stuck in the early 21st Century (what they consider the past) and trying to fit in. Only one person knows their secret, Phil's new best friend bubbly and popular Keely Teslow. But with this new life and the misadventures that come with it become the norm, when the time comes will Phil want to return to the future? Written by Max Vaughn

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A Comedy That's Ahead of Its Time

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18 June 2004 (USA)  »

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The Out of Timers  »

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The high school that Phil attends is H.G. Wells High School, a reference to the famous author of, among several other works, "The Time Machine". See more »


When Phil becomes a statue, his arms move slightly. See more »


Keely Teslow: I can't stand her! I wish a building would fall on her! I wish she'd get stung by a fifty-pound bee!
Keely Teslow: [switching to Phil's bedroom, Phil playing drums] I wish a dog would mistake her for a fire hydrant! I wish the US Women's Soccer team would use her as a football!
Phil Diffy: Hey, how about being run over by a steam roller?
Keely Teslow: [giving him a look] Phil, grow up!
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i love the show
10 August 2004 | by (Alta,iowa) – See all my reviews

I love the show it is really great and whoever doesn't like it should just keep it to themselves because it is one of the best shows to be on the Disney channel in quite a while also i really like the performance that amy bruckner and kay panabaker show on the show they are amazing actresses also ricky ullman really fits the part as the older brother he does a fantastic job on the show i hope that this show is on the Disney channel for several more years highlighting the rest of high school for phil and keely then show them graduating and that being the final episode of phil of the future. Also i hope that in future episodes they bring in some talented guest stars that would be very nice to see thank you

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