Recap / Phineas And Ferb Summer Belongs To You

For the longest day of Summer, Phineas and Ferb decide to travel around the world in a specially-made rocket ship following the sun to make an almost 24-hour long day. Meanwhile, Doofenschmirtz travels to Tokyo along with his daughter Vanessa and a kidnapped Major Monogram to sabotage the "Annual Good Guy Convention" being held there.

Tropes:

  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Done by Candace to Ferb in the final song sequence. And considering it's pretty much the only time so far that she's shown physical affection to her little stepbrother, it's nothing short of adorable.
  • Animesque: Parodied during the most terrifying Caramelldansen Vid ever created, performed by Stacy's relatives in Tokyo. Isabella was holding a leek during the dance as well.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Buford suddenly begins to doubt that Phineas and Ferb could follow the sun around the world, thus experiencing a 40 hour day, despite spending the whole summer with them and seeing all the incredible things they've done. Buford even lampshades this.
    Buford: There's nothing I've ever seen that would make me believe that you could pull this off...Except for that time machine thing and oh, and that roller coaster, and other than that, nothing. Oh, and that time you played that song and the platypus came back. Man, nature just bends to your will, doesn't it?
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    Linda: It sure would be helpful if they could just make the days a little longer.
    [A "ding" noise signaling an idea is heard as the bottom half of the screen is covered with an "advertisement" reading "You're Watching Television!"]
    Phineas: Hey! Do you mind? We've kinda got a visual gag going on here!
    [Advertisement disappears, revealing the "ding" was actually from Ferb with a triangle.]
    Phineas: Thank you!
  • Caramelldansen Vid: For this they saved you the trouble of animating one yourself. No, really.
  • Characterization Marches On: While in the second season a lot of the characters have undergone a fair personality development, but it's this episode that really skyrocketed with deepening the characters' individualities. Phineas showing that he's not completely resourceful, getting frantic once he's realized his perplexity and showing anger and impatience for once, Candace gaining belief in herself and things seemingly impossible, Vanessa accepting her father's quirks and peculiarity, Jeremy earning the ability to tell Candace about her annoying obsessive behaviour (which further led them to become an Official Couple), Isabella crossing the edge of her endurance to Phineas' ignorance towards her and revealing to be the only one able to encourage him into not giving up. Even Buford gets some screen time showing that he is fluent in French and can quote Voltaire from heart. Only Baljeet remained unaltered by the episode.
  • Chekhov's Gun: This episode has a series of Chekhov's Guns in near-succession: Doofenshmirtz's giant water balloon, Ferb's map, the road construction, and finally Buford's stolen bikes.
  • Continuity Nod: In "Swiss Family Phineas", Candace questioned how come Phineas and Ferb didn't make something to get them off the island and even suggests how they should have done it, including using a giant slingshot to launch them off the island. Guess how they got a deserted island in this episode? Using a slingshot to launch a giant paper plane.
  • Orbital Shot: Isabella has a brief one during City of Love.
  • Whole Plot Reference: This episode is an updated and modified version of Around the World in 80 Days, with a wager to travel around the world, numerous unexpected setbacks, and finally coming down to the last tick of the clock.

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