Recap / Phineas And Ferb Flop Starz
Having heard the phrase "One Hit Wonder", Phineas and Ferb ask their mom what it means. She tells them that it's someone who comes to the top of the charts with a catchy, meaningless song, is famous for five minutes, before fading into obscurity, the song only ever used again as elevator music…not that she'd know anything about that.
The boys decide that this sounds like great fun, and recruit the Fireside Girls to create the band “Phineas and the Ferb-Tones”.
Candace meanwhile is lining up to try and audition for a famous talent-scouting show. Her crush Jeremy says that the 100th person in line gets to sing with some new hit band! Imagine her dismay, then, when it turns out her brothers are that band, now famous for their meaning-less (but insanely catchy
) song "Gitchee Gitchee Goo"? Can she choose between telling her mom and just having a good time?
But what does this have to do with Perry's ongoing attempts to stop Doofenshmirtz to spread terror all across the Tri-State Area? (Actually, it turns out, very little.)
- Artistic License – Music: Generally the premise of a "one-hit wonder" that Linda describes. Most one-hit wonders make more than one song, instead of just making one song and becoming famous for just a few minutes. Phineas and Ferb manage to pull this off in one straight day. Probably justified, as her description is based solely on her own experience of being one.
- By the Lights of Their Eyes: Candace at the very end when the mall is closed.
- Call-Back: Linda says her song was reduced to elevator music; if you listen closely in the previous episode, you can hear it playing when Candace plays the elevator.
- Fanservice: Lindana, Linda as an 80's singer with a One-Hit Wonder definitely counts with her outfit. Candace is even seen wearing her mom's singing clothes at one point when she looked in her closet.
- It Wasn't Easy: How Phineas explains his and his friends' sudden popularity. Apparently it took most of the morning and half a dozen phone calls.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Phineas says he's not to young to be a pop star; this is actually true in real life.
- Nerd Glasses: Candace has these briefly after her eye exam.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Doofenshmirtz proves completely unable to see through Perry's disguise (one of those pairs of novelty glasses with the nose attached). And that's despite Perry wearing his iconic hat.
- Sudden Downer Ending: After Candace sings onstage at the reunion concert, the band announces their immediate retirement and she's disappointed.
- The Television Talks Back: Happens with Candace.
- Truth in Television: When Phineas is asked, "Aren't you too young to be pop stars?", his reply is simply, "No...". He's actually right, as there are many child pop stars in real life.
- The Unreveal: It's unknown who the "baby" in "Gitchee Gitchee Goo" is.
- Word Salad Lyrics: "Gitchee Gitchee Goo".