Recap / Phineas And Ferb Lawn Gnome Beach Party Of Terror

It’s a hot, hot, hot day in Danville, and the brothers know what they’re gonna do: build a beach in their backyard! As they create a magnificent coast, filled with hula-dancers, surfing competitions and impromptu musical numbers, Candace once again tries to inform her mom, but finds herself enjoying the beach despite herself. But how long can their fun last when the evil Doctor Doofensmirtz has set out to steal every single lawn gnome in the Tri-State Area?


  • Big "NO!":
    • By Doofenshmirtz when he unwittingly opens Perry's trap.
    • Parodied when a DJ lets out one of these... that turns out to be him shouting "Gnoooooomes!"
  • Big "WHAT?!": Candace lets one out when Linda announces her imminent arrival back home, snapping her out.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Mr. Doofenshmirtz repeatedly says "Bewege dich nicht!" which is German for "Don't move".
  • Can't You Read the Sign?: When Buford attempts to torment Phineas, he points out a sign that says "No Bullying, No Yodeling"
    Yodeler: (To Buford) “I don't like this any more than you do.”
  • Description Cut: When Buford reads a sign reading "No Bullying No Yodeling", it zooms out to show a yodeler next to him.
  • Freudian Excuse: This is the episode that began the tradition of Doofenshmirtz using these to justify his plans.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Candace and the boys.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: As with Freudian Excuse above, this is the episode that introduced us to Doofenshmirtz's.
  • Hold Up Your Score: Seen with the judges during the surfing contest.
  • I Can See My House from Here: Parodied with Phineas parasailing in the backyard beach.
  • Magic Countdown: Linda says she's two minutes away from arriving back home, yet only eight seconds lapse from when she ends her call and when she actually arrives.
  • Mood Whiplash: Candace is lovingly telling Mom about what is happening, but Mom isn't fooled and announces her arrival, which snaps Candace out.
  • Motor Mouth: When Linda demands the truth from Candace, she begins blurting out the whole story at rapid fire.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Linda becomes worried when Candace doesn't interrupt her spa day with a hysterical phone call about the boy's latest project.
  • Readings Are Off the Scale: Phineas's surfing was so awesome, it caused one of the judges to rethink Einstein's theory of relativity.
    Announcer: Cowabunga, laws of nature!
  • Record Needle Scratch: Plays when Linda announces her imminent arrival home.
  • Rummage Fail: Doofenshmirtz's remotes.
  • Second Episode Introduction: A number of major characters and themes are introduced here, notably Stacy (mentioned before, but seen for the first time) and Buford. It also provides Doofenshmirtz's first backstory, the first instance of Doof not being able to recognize Perry without his hat, and one of the first major musical numbers.
  • Snap Back: The beach still remains by the end of the episode, yet it's gone by the next.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Candace felt this way when the beach disappeared.