Recap / Phineas And Ferb Its About Time

The Flynn-Fletcher family goes for a trip to the local museum, and while the parents are enamored by the dinosaur exhibit, Phineas and Ferb find themselves excited by the “Gadgets Through the Ages” section. Finding an old time-machine, the boys decide to repair it; but everything goes wrong when they get themselves and Candace trapped in the Cretaceous Period. Somehow, they need to get a message back to the present, so Isabella and the Fireside girls can come rescue them!

Perry, meanwhile, is dealing with a personal crisis… coming into Doofenshmirtz’s lair that day, he hears the incriminating sound of fighting, and a paw print on his cheek. It turns out that the doctor has been fighting another nemesis, Peter the Panda, behind Perry’s back! Deeply hurt, Agent P discovers that without someone to stop, his life just isn’t quite the same- and even Doof finds himself missing his monotreme.


  • Anachronism Stew: The characters encounter a T. rex and other dinosaurs in what is claimed to be 300 million years ago. In reality, this is long before the first dinosaurs even evolved.
  • Batman Gambit: Doofenshmirtz was only pretending to dump Perry, to ultimately get as many secret agents together as he could, to take them all out.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Perry getting replaced as Doofenshmirtz's nemesis is played like a breakup, and Peter getting treated like a homewrecker. They even got on a talk show with Peter getting booed by the audience.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs
  • Foreshadowing: A museum guide tells the visitors that, had Xavier Onassis finished building his time machine, he'd able to be among them. A later episode reveals that he did build a full functioning time machine and used it to go to a future when Candace has kids of her own.
  • Get Back to the Future: After their time machine is broken.
  • Lost Love Montage: Perry, thinking of the times he fought Doofenshmirtz.
  • Panda-ing to the Audience: Perry's apparent replacement is a panda.
  • Rewind, Replay, Repeat:
    Lawrence: [and narrator] FOSSILS! Dun dun dun!
  • Ripple Effect Indicator: Mud fossils keep getting changed as the mud in the past is altered.
  • Skewed Priorities: Screaming inside the museum is considered worse than stealing a pterodactyl fossil. The boy expelled for doing the latter still has it to show Candace.
  • Taken for Granite: Doofenschmirtz's Freeze-Inator temporarily petrifies Major Monogram, so Carl has to give Agent P his assignment. Later on it manages to freeze a tyrannosaurus that our heroes have accidentally brought back from the past, naturally a split-second before it would have eaten them (and Mom would have seen it). Conveniently, it happens to be in the local museum, so everybody assumes it's just a statue.
  • Time Machine: That looks just like the device in The Time Machine.
  • Tyrannosaurus rex
  • Write Back to the Future: Only Phineas misspells "time" as "tie", causing the Fireside girls to make the wrong machine at first.