Shout Out / Phineas and Ferb

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    Season One 
  • A paraphrase of Winston Churchill:
    Phineas: ...and boredom is something up with which I will not put.

Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror

Flop Starz

The Fast and the Phineas

Lights, Candace, Action!

Raging Bully
  • It's possible that the A plot's resolution was a shout out to Lilo & Stitch. To recap, Doof is holding an ice cream cone, Perry uses a whale whistle to summon a whale, which somehow leaps up into the air, over the two. The most notable thing that the whale hits is the top of the ice cream cone that Doofenshmirtz was holding, which falls through the air and, eventually, lands on Phineas's head. There's a recurring character in Lilo & Stitch who always loses his ice cream in a similar manner— once even having it knocked down by the tip of a spaceship's wing, which is the most like this scenario.
  • In fact, the title of the episode is a reference to the movie Raging Bull, which is about a boxer. The fact that the climactic battle is a thumb war that takes place in mini boxing ring is a testament to this.

Candace Loses Her Head

I, Brobot

Run Away Runway
  • The Triforce can be spotted in Doof's lair

The Magnificent Few


Jerk De Soleil

Are You My Mummy?
  • The titles "Are You My Mummy?" could possibly be a shout-out to the Doctor Who episodes "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances"

Ready for the Bettys

I Scream, You Scream
  • Title is a reference to a well-known slogan of a certain ice cream brand.

Toy to the World
  • During one of the board meetings, there's a blink (or... stop-listening) and you'll miss it reference to The Fast Show when one of the execs says "suit you, sir!"
    • The name is also a shout out to a famous Christmas carol.

Get That Bigfoot Outta My Face!

It's a Mud, Mud, Mud, Mud World

Mom's Birthday

Journey to the Center of Candace

It's About Time!
  • This being an episode with dinosaurs, there are several Jurassic Park references. For example, when the kids first encounter the Tyrannosaurus rex, Phineas promptly tells everyone to stand still so the dinosaur won't notice them. Later on, they all encounter a group of sauropods in a swamp as a theme vaguely reminiscent of the film's main title plays in the background. Lastly, a non-Jp reference happens at the end, when Candace is chased by the Rex in the museum, the Leitmotif of Grumpy the Tyrannosaurus from the original Land of the Lost is heard.
  • When Perry is replaced by a panda named Peter the Panda, there's a song called "Missing My Nemesis" that sounds and has similar clips to "And She Loved Me" from Toy Story 2.

Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together

Tree to Get Ready

The Ballad of Badbeard

Greece Lightning

Leave the Busting to Us!
  • The tattoos on the TV show lady's hands, and her monologue with them, is very reminiscent of a scene in The Night of the Hunter.

Crack That Whip

The Best Lazy Day Ever

Boyfriend From 27,000 B.C.

Voyage to the Bottom of Buford

A Hard Day's Knight

Traffic Cam Caper

Bowl-R-Ama Drama

Got Game?
  • Doof is trying to adopt a dog and Perry disguises himself as a dog to foil his plans. The pet shop owner tells him "I'm not even sure that's [Perry] a dog." It's entirely possible that this is a Shout-Out to Lilo & Stitch, where the woman in charge of the kennel Lilo is trying to adopt a dog from says pretty much the same thing about Stitch.
  • Isabella's "I'm going to take that ball and shoot it into that goal" speech is based on Billy Jack's famous Badass Boast, right down to her assuring him "and there's nothing you're gonna be able to do about it."

Comet Kermillian

Put That Putter Away

Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?

The Flying Fishmonger

One Good Scare Ought to Do It!
  • The haunted house shows a reference to The Haunted Mansion and Disney's Silly Symphony "The Skeleton Dance".
  • The end of the song shows the rollercoaster in a fashion very similar to the opening credits of Beetlejuice. The melody is also reminiscent of that show's theme song.

The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein

Oil on Candace

Out of Toon

Hail Doofania!

Out to Launch
  • This episode's chock full of them. Most notably when Phineas quotes Luke Skywalker.
  • The music that plays during the trip through the asteroid field bears a striking resemblance to a song from the The Empire Strikes Back soundtrack called "The Asteroid Field".
  • Doof's robot is takes some cues from Gigantor.

Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!
  • The brainwashing sequence might look eerily familiar to older fans.
    • This was lampshaded:
    Baljeet:The book was so much better.
    • Assuming it's not referencing the movie they're watching in context, this opens a bit of Fridge Horror since the book version is rather notorious for its ending in which Alex becoming more civil, pretty much ruining what the book stood for.
  • And the Sergeant has stepped right out of Full Metal Jacket.
  • The TV interviewer greatly resembles Geraldo Rivera.
  • The song that plays when Candace and Jeremy try to fly the Flying Car of the Future (Today) to the reform school sounds a bit like the theme from Back to the Future.
  • When the boys are snapped out of their trance, light shines down on them on the cliffside.

Unfair Science Fair

Unfair Science Fair Redux (Another Story)

    Season Two 
The Lake Nose Monster
  • There's a boat named Nosebud and even has somebody drop a snowglobe towards the end of the episode.

Interview With a Platypus

Tip of the Day

Attack of the 50 Foot Sister

Backyard Aquarium
  • Doofenshmirtz and Perry's fight is very reminiscent of the battle between Yoda and Dooku in Star Wars Episode 2. Doofenshmirtz even pantomimes an attempt to Force Pull a nearby wall fixture.

Day of the Living Gelatin

Elementary My Dear Stacy

Don't Even Blink
  • The title "Don't Even Blink" could possibly be shout-outs to the Doctor Who episode "Blink". Of course, minus the creepy parts.

Chez Platypus
  • The heart-shaped moon in "Evil Love" could be a Kingdom Hearts shout out... or even an explanation. (Phineas and Ferb in ''Kingdom Hearts? Yes please!)

Perry Lays an Egg
  • The episode is full of references to Finding Nemo, specifically baby sea turtles, krill, and speaking whale language.

Gaming the System
  • When Doofenshmirtz traps Perry in the ball gown, the first few notes of the theme of Beauty and the Beast (notes of the line "Tale as old as time") plays.
    • The digitizing ray is an obvious reference to TRON, but it's probably just a coincidence that their last name is "Flynn". The game that Buford has is also similar to a Nintendo DSi. Additionally, one of the sounds in Jump & Duck is the sound that plays in Super Mario Bros. when the player gets a coin.

The Chronicles of Meap

Thaddeus and Thor
  • There's a Pythonesque-style giant cartoon foot stomping down.

De Plane! De Plane!
  • The title is a reference to Tattoo's catchphrase from Fantasy Island.

Let's Take a Quiz

At the Car Wash

Oh, There You Are, Perry
  • Doofenshmirtz exclaims "We did it! We did it! Lo hicimos! We did it!" This bit is very similar to the "We Did It" song from Dora the Explorer (minus one "We did it").

Swiss Family Phineas

Hide and Seek

That Sinking Feeling

The Baljeatles
  • When Candace is listing examples of nicknames boyfriends give their girlfriends, she caps it off with "Peg Leg Pete."
  • Baljeet remarks that his life is a "Black cauldron of swirling failure,'' which is possibly a reference to one of Disney's most infamous failures.
  • Baljeet begins his song "Somebody Give Me a Grade" by shouting "I have got something to say!" Someone on the writing staff is clearly a Def Leppard fan.

Vanessassary Roughness

No More Bunny Business

Spa Day

Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo

Bubble Boys

Isabella and the Temple of Sap

Cheer Up Candace
  • Perry's fight with his evil robot duplicates referenced the "Burly Brawl" sequence from The Matrix Reloaded.

Fireside Girl Jamboree

The Bully Code

Finding Mary McGuffin

Picture This
Doofenshmirtz: (sticks his head out the window) Who's tap-tap-tapping? Is it that pesky raven again?
  • Also, when the boys try to teleport Buford and a housefly using their transporter machine, they accidentally briefly end up with a Buford-fly hybrid.

Nerdy Dancin'

What Do It Do?

  • When Irving's camera is stolen by an eel, Phineas suggests that he can take pictures in his mind and store them in his memory. Irving does this (or tries) by saying "Click!", like Cam Jansen of the titular children's detective book series.

Just Passing Through

Candace's Big Day
  • When Ginger whip-cracking in the song "Wedding Adventures", she's wearing Indiana Jones's clothes.
    • There is another one in "Wedding Adventures" right before the whip-cracking scene. Milly is doing the idol scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

I Was a Middle Aged Robot
  • The title is an allusion to the I Was a Teenage... series released in the 1950s.

Suddenly Suzy

Undercover Carl
  • The episode begins with Phineas saying "Ha ha, gravity." This is the exact same line that Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender makes in one episode. Just a few seconds later he says they're busy 'defying gravity', possibly a reference to the Wicked song.

Hip Hip Parade

Invasion of the Ferb Snatchers

Ain't No Kiddie Ride

Not Phineas and Ferb

Phineas and Ferb-Busters!

The Lizard Whisperer
  • During Ferb's speech alludes to the famous "We Shall Fight on the Beaches" speech. It's not just Winston Churchill, though — it starts like Aragorn's speech at the black gates and ends with "we band of brothers."

Robot Rodeo

The Beak

She's the Mayor

The Lemonade Stand

Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation
  • The episodes featured many shout outs to Lilo & Stitch, including a cameo by the Fat Tourist and Candace wearing Lilo's signature outfit.
  • Candace has to get rid of a cursed Tiki charm, similar to the plot of The Brady Bunch's Tiki curse problem when they were in Hawaii.
  • Doofenshmirtz points out the crabs on the beach worshipping the Evolutionator, saying it was "Looking Kubricky".

Nerds of a Feather
  • In Candace's dream, the zebra holds a poster, with a poster of her and the words "Yes We Can".
  • The fandoms in the convention alludes to Star Trek, specifically the whole "even numbered movies are the only good ones" part. The Lord of the Rings is also shown.
  • Unsure if this one is intentional or not, Buford's reaction to a holographic Phineas showing up is 'What trickery is this!?". Samurai Jack said the exact same line before he was flung into the future.
  • Doofensmirtz pitching the idea for a TV show, only to rage quit after the producer asks for one small change, despite already approving of the show, has been done before in Family Guy. Almost word for word. To further elaborate, Jeff McGarland is voiced by Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy.
  • Buford references a "Hyborian Age", the place where Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian stories take place.

Wizard of Odd
  • The episode's name, as well as most of the plot, is a direct allusion to The Wizard of Oz.

We Call it Maze

Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Max Modem!

The Secret of Success
  • A motivational speaker asks a girl if she knows what it takes to be president. She says "Yes. Yes. I. Can."

The Doof Side of the Moon

Split Personality
  • Candace is cloned and runs around trying to find her clone. At one point when told that her clone has gone off with her mother, she does, of all things, an imitation of Donald Sutherland's famous howl from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
    • Another from this episode is the outfit Linda is trying on in the dressing room is clearly the outfit Jesus wore in the GodSpell movie.

Brain Drain
  • The video game Phineas, Ferb, Baljeet, Buford, and Isabella are playing greatly resembles M.U.G.E.N.

Rollercoaster: The Musical!
  • There was a pile of these right in the first song including: Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma!, Singin' in the Rain, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, The Music Man, Les MisÚrables, The King and I, and Chicago. All in less than about three minutes.
    • "Permanecer sentados por favor" (Spanish for "Please remain in your seats") from the "Rollercoaster" song is a shout-out to the safety spiel at the end of the Matterhorn Bobsleds in Disneyland.
    • At the end of the episode, they mention the phrase "Carpe Diem", which means "Seize the Day". Then they go into the last song, "Carpe Diem", choreographed by Kenny Ortega, who was the director and choreographer for the musical film Newsies, which had a song called "Seize the Day". What's more is that the set for "Carpe Diem" is reminiscent of High School Musical, another Kenny Ortega musical film.

Make Play

Candace Gets Busted

    Season Three 

The Great Indoors
  • When Phineas and Ferb are showing off their biosphere to the Fireside girls, Phineas asks, "Can we cook, or can't we?", a Shout Out to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, were Dr. Carol Marcus asks "Can I cook or can't I?" when showing Kirk the Genesis Cave.


Run, Candace, Run

Last Train to Bustville
  • Candace's reaction to the train making it to the top of the mountain is to paraphrase The Little Engine That Could. ("I knew we could, I knew we could, I knew we could!")
    • Meanwhile, the episode's title references The Monkees song "Last Train to Clarksville".

Phineas' Birthday Clip-O-Rama!

The Belly of the Beast
  • The episode eventually morphs into a Moby-Dick reference, guess which character channels Ahab and which two titular characters become the white whale. Also, the boat chasing the shark is named "Pea-quad" (the Pequod).
  • This episode also features a few references to Jaws, the most obvious one being when Phineas says, "we're going to need a bigger shark!" (Candace also uses the same line).

Moon Farm
  • During the song, streaks of light go past Isabella's helmet in the same way 2001: A Space Odyssey ended.

Ask a Foolish Question

Misperceived Monotreme
  • Major Monogram has security footage of Dr. Doofenshmirtz singing a song about Shangri-La, which may be a reference to Xanadu (which featured a song of the same name sung by Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra—the latter of whom, likely coincidentally, has a song called "Shangri-La").

Candace Disconnected

Magic Carpet Ride
  • The song "Aerial Area Rug" is an obvious affectionate parody of the song "A Whole New World" from Aladdin

Bad Hair Day

Meatloaf Surprise

Phineas and Ferb Interrupted

A Real Boy
  • The plot involves Norm wanting to becoming a real boy a la Pinocchio.

Mommy Can You Hear Me?
  • The 2001: A Space Odyssey references are taken up to eleven:
    • The transition from a bone tossed in the air to a space station.
    • The use of "The Blue Danube" as background music.
    • The wormhole sequence.
    • And of course the entire ending scene with the creepy Ferb fetus.
  • The episode's name is almost undoubtedly a shoutout to the Yentl song, "Papa, Can You Hear Me?"
    • It could also be a reference to The Who song "Tommy, Can You Hear Me?"

Road Trip
  • When Perry and Doofenshmirtz are fighting in the cab of Doofenzshmirtz's truck, the fight choreography is directly taken from Indy's fight with the driver of the German truck in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Tour de Ferb
  • The title references the famous annual bike race, the Tour de France.

Skiddley Whiffers
  • The titular board game is an amalgam of various board games, most notably Monopoly.

My Fair Goalie
  • Candace's plot line, as well as the episode's title, is a reference to My Fair Lady.
    • To drive this point home, Ferb's cousin (who isn't named after David Beckham), is named "Eliza".

  • The preview for the episode features the return of "Doofenshmirtz is a Superstar", which includes Heinz running headfirst into a toilet. His cry of "It won't stop flushing!" might be a reference to the Super Toilet/"So much clogging!" gag from The Fairly OddParents!.
  • There's also a literal shout out, right in line with the one from The Secret of Success. In the middle of the musical number, the L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N singers belt out "YES! WE! CAN!"

That's the Spirit
  • You can hear a voice say, "I'm incorporeal. Isn't that scary?" in the haunted house. He's speaking in an impression of Vincent Price's narration of the Thriller music video.
    • As is Russell's dad, Waylon's voice.
  • Baljeet's costume looks an awful lot like the creature that Daffy Duck is turned into in one of the No Fourth Wall episodes of Looney Tunes ("Duck Amuck"). In the preview Buford even calls his costume a daffodil, despite looking nothing like one. Could be coincidence.

The Curse of Candace

Escape from Phineas Tower

Lotsa Latkes
  • Buford has a sock puppet, saying, "Hey! Who turned out the lights?" in exactly the same inflection as Proper Dave in "Forest of the Dead".

Ferb Latin
  • The most basic formula of Ferb Latin is identical to "pig latin".

Tri-Stone Area
  • Many of the characters come off this way, being cavepeople, but Buford in particular looks like he walked right off the set of The Flintstones.
    • Easily missed among the cave talk, Doofendung refers to prehistoric Perry as "Bunka da bunkakwunk." In the TV special, The Cat in the Hat claims that he's "a bunka in a bunkakwunk, in Eskimo."

Doof Dynasty
  • The training montage song "Way of the Platypus" contains multiple nods to Mulan, and has this lyric:
    • There's also a brief nod to Wax On, Wax Off (which Buford, of course, fails to grasp), and the giant terracotta warrior's opening move against Doofus Khan is the Crane Stance, also from The Karate Kid.
  • The giant robots are a shout out to Japan's love of giant mech series. This is lampshaded by Regent Monogram. It might be taken a step further, with Doof's dragon referencing Godzilla, or Kaiju in general, and the terracotta warrior referencing Super Sentai (five pilots controlling a single humanoid robot) or Ultraman (a humanoid robot who fights kaiju) but it's hard to say.

  • The title and the mystical sword are references to the Arthurian legend Excalibur. T He quest is given to them by the Lady of the Puddle, who mentioned the Lady of the Lake (the one who gave Arthur Excalibur) is her mother. Cuts to the Lady of the Lake who is in the middle of giving King Arthur Excaliber.
  • There is a swamp in The Neverending Story. In order to cross it, you must not think unhappy thoughts. "This swamp was made for me, Ferb!"
  • Among the ten thousand monsters gathered by Phineas and Ferb is a Gargoyle resembling a green Goliath.
  • The episode is loaded with nods to fantasy stories like The Lord of the Rings, The NeverEnding Story, and The Princess Bride.
  • Malefishmirtz's name and outfit is a nod to Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty.
  • Strangely enough, the "Epic Monster Battle" song sounds a lot like Christian musician Carmen's "The Champion".

Phineas and Ferb and the Temple of Juatchadoon

Monster from the Id
  • The title is a nod to Forbidden Planet. The opening of the episode has the kids sharing their minds; besides the obvious Star Trek mindmeld shoutout, the set-up also calls to mind Inception's dreamsharing. Near the end of that adventure, while inside Candace's mind, all the kids have to give Baljeet a 'kick', by shocking him with grammatically incorrect contractions. It also appears that Buford remained behind with Candace's primal self, in her mind's limbo. The music during this segment also bears strong similarities to Hans Zimmer's score for Inception, particularly the use of electric guitar.


The Remains of the Platypus

Mom's in the House

Perry The Actorpus

Let's Bounce
  • The B-plot involves a mad scientist using an experiment designed to cause chaos by exposing people's little white lies, which sounds suspiciously like the "Fibber" episode of Lilo & Stitch: The Series, another Disney cartoon.

Bully Bromance Breakup

Quietest Day Ever

The Doonkelberry Imperative

Meapless in Seattle
  • For another absolutely epic Star Wars reference, we are given the opening credits.
    • In another Star Wars reference, Mitch's pod walker looks similar to an AT-ST, and is taken out by wrapping its legs, like an AT-AT in the Battle of Hoth.
  • Also, in a very generous piece of Parental Bonus, we get Candace referencing The Blair Witch Project when she leaves the last message to mom on her phone.

Delivery of Destiny
  • Paul the delivery guy shifts his truck to "turbo," causing it to jump down the street like KITT's turbo boosts in Knight Rider.

Buford Confidential

The Mom Attractor

Cranius Maximus

Agent Doof

Minor Monogram

What A Croc!

Sleepwalk Surprise

Sci-Fi Pie Fly

Sipping with the Enemy
  • The title is a reference to "Sleeping With the Enemy"

Tri-State Treasure: Boot of Secrets


Norm Unleashed

Ferb TV

When Worlds Collide

What'd I Miss?
  • When Buford is questioned regarding him teaching squirrels to dance, he responds that "He's like an onion."
    Baljeet: Because you have layers?
    Buford: That too!

Road to Danville

This Is Your Backstory
  • The title, as well as the format of Doofenshmirtz's plot, refers to the old TV series This Is Your Life.


    Season Four 

For Your Ice Only

Happy New Year!
  • About 40 seconds into the New Years song we cut to Phineas and Ferb doing the Gangnam Style dance.

Fly On the Wall
  • When Fly!Candace is caught in her mother's car, she smacks against the back window wailing "Help Meeee!"

Bully Bust

My Sweet Ride

Der Kinderlumper
  • Doofenshmirtz's musical number has him in a white tux accompanied by a jazz band dancing in a way remarkably similar to Cab Calloway. Heck, the song might even be considered a reference to 'The Old Man of The Mountain", famously used in a Betty Boop cartoon of the same name.


Primal Perry
  • This has a clever Army of Darkness reference.
    • May or may not be intentional, but the situation Perry and Doofenshmirtz get into (being handcuffed to each other and chased by a hunter) is extremely similar to the plot of one Danny Phantom episode. The hunter even mentions hanging them in his trophy room!
  • While Perry and Doof are preparing to confront Liam, the music imitates the Predator theme.

Mind Share
  • The episodes includes several references to The Shawshank Redemption, including the drainpipe escape and the prison including an inmate named Red who knows how to get things, with his narration done in the stye of Alice's Restaurant ..
    • The basic plot is that the heroes are given the chance to vacation on an alien planet by swapping minds with its inhabitants, only to discover once the swap has taken place that they've been conned. This is very similar to the opening chapters of Robert Sheckley's 1966 novel Mindswap. In fact the phrase "mind swap" actually occurs in the episode.

Backyard Hodge Podge

Bee Day

Bee Story

Great Balls Of Water

Where's Pinky?
  • Doofenshmirtz uses the password "reindeer flotilla" to get to the deed to the tri-state area.
  • In the 'History of the Tri-State Area' song, the guide speaks of the Tri-State capital building being carried on the backs of giant sea-turtles, likely referencing Discworld.
  • When Perry and Pinky catch up to Dr. Doof, Doof: " Perry the Platypus!?"And your little dog, too?!"
Knot My Problem

Just Desserts
  • After the kids finish climbing their climbing-wall and are surrounded by stars and "getting light-headed".
    Buford: Oh I Get it. We are in space. AAAHAAAHAAAHAAA! I heard that.

La Candace-Cabra

Happy Birthday, Isabella

Love at First Byte

One Good Turn

Thanks But No Thanks

Troy Story

  • Inside joke on Vanessa as a vampire queen for the Halloween party. Her voice actress, Olivia Olsen, plays Marceline the Vampire Queen on Adventure Time''.
  • The "Vampire Queen and Scarlet Pimpernel" song is a play on the song Beauty and the Beast, including the line "tale as old as time".

Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror

Face Your Fear

Cheers for Fears
  • Monogram mentions that he and his friends have an event called "Horrific Movie Night", where they watch and mock bad movies. Funny thing is that one of thr storyboard artists for the episode, John Mathot, has a similar thing called "Horrible Movie Night".
  • The title is a reference to Tears for Fears.


Live and Let Drive
  • With a title that's a reference to Live and Let Die, it's no surprise that the first half of the story seems to be an exercise in "how many James Bond references can we squeeze in 5 minutes": Perry drives an Olson Martin 1963, accompanied by a Suspiciously Similar Substitute of the Dr. No opening theme; Doofenshmirtz plays cards in a casino and tells a player who walked away in disgust at losing to never say never; a casino official who looks suspisciously like Oddjob tells Doof that no pets are allowed (Doof was holding a white cat); Norm found metal teeth in the lair Doof is currently staying where there's also still standing a rocket; and Doofenshmirtz' new jingle is a straight-up Bond Theme (with strong influences of the Goldfinger theme).

Lost in Danville
  • The episode was written by Damien Lindelof, a co-creator of Lost, and features Terry O'Quinn as the voice of Professor Mystery and a polar bear that turns out to be Lawrence from another dimension.

The Inator Method

Tales From the Resistance
  • When the giant mechanical ants are destroyed, they make the same screaming sound that the ants in Them! made when they were killed.


Spot the Diff

Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown
  • Major Monogram shouts "Great googly moogly!" Does that make him a Frank Zappa fan? (Who in turn took it from a doo-wop single, "Stranded In The Jungle" by The Vibrations.)

Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!
  • During the opening for "Phineas and Ferb's Christmas Vacation", you can see the kids getting a yeti to decorate a Christmas tree, a likely reference to the ending of the classic Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
    • Near the beginning, when Phineas is defending the existence of Santa, his evidence references in turn the Patterson Bigfoot footage, the Loch Ness "surgeon's photo", and the Shroud of Turin.
    • During the montage of everyone decorating the town, Ferb is seen imitating a certain web-slinger while stringing up lights.
    • During the credits, a blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene shows everyone recreating the dancing scene from the A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Phineas and Ferb: Summer Belongs To You!

A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas

Where's Perry?

Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown Hosted by Kelly Osbourne

Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel
  • Ferb refers to the S.H.E.D. (a shed that's bigger on the inside) as using "a little British Science Fiction technology."
  • When Dr. Doofenschmirtz meets the Red Skull, he asks him if his head bursts into flame or is he thinking of that other guy.
  • Spider-Man and Hulk both confuse Perry with Howard the Duck.
  • When Candace is expelled from S.H.E.D., Buford says you shouldn't get Phineas angry, "you wouldn't like him when he's angry," as she slowly walks away to a soundalike of the music from The Incredible Hulk.
  • As the heroes get their powers back and prepare for battle, the camera does the 360-degree turnaround shot from The Avengers, with Spider-Man and Perry the Platypus standing in for Hawkyeye and Captain America.
    • Hulkjeet saves Iron Man from a fall to his death in a moment reminiscent of that same film, after which Iron Man paraphrases one of his famous lines from the movie as, "We've got a Baljeet."
  • Stan Lee, granddaddy of the Marvel Universe and a frequent The Cameo in movies starring Marvel characters, voices an Ink-Suit Actor version of himself as a hot dog vendor just like in the X-Men movie.
  • The final shot, as the gang walks away from a trash can where Perry has discarded his superhero disguise, is a copy of a famous image from Amazing Spider-Man #50, in which the wallcrawler did the same thing.

Phineas and Ferb Save Summer

Phineas and Ferb Star Wars

Night of the Living Pharmacists
  • Plays off the title of George A. Romero's famous 1968 zombie film Night of the Living Dead for laughs.
    • Even better, Romero voices the reporter on the street, Don Adaded (which sounds like 1978's Dawn of the Dead).
  • Simon Pegg and Nick Frost do their Shaun of the Dead characters Shaun and Ed in this episode.
  • A callback to The Rocky Horror Picture Show in one scene where Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Isabella and Vanessa do the Janet-Dr. Scott-Janet-Brad-Rocky gag. Small wonder Richard O'Brien, who created the film (and stage show) is Lawrence's voice actor.
  • A reference to Sir Francis Bacon when both Buford and Doof make comments to "shaking bacon". Bacon died studying how meat would be in a frozen state.
    • Another callback to Die Hard when both Buford and Doof yell "Yippie-Ki-Yay!" to taunt the "mindless repulsive pharmacists". Each time, Doof says in a Take That! moment that it's a callback to something he didn't even hear.
  • Buford makes a couple to Aliens, doing his best Corporal Hudson impression, such as "Game over, man! Game over!" And later, ranting about "They're gonna come in here, they're gonna come in here!"
  • Isabella rattling the trap door to the Fireside Girl's cabin is a reference to the original The Evil Dead.
  • Candace says that she's gotten all the Cardio she needs for a lifetime.
  • Ferb quotes Egon Spengler when he says that he's "terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought."
  • The ending in which Danville is enclosed by a large wall that keeps the Doofenshmirtz zombies out is a clear reference to Attack on Titan.
    • Alternately it might be a shout out to Land of the Dead, which is about a walled city to keep the zombies out.
  • At one point Carl refers to Perry as the Omega Platypus, a reference to the 1971 film adaptation of I Am Legend, The Omega Man.
  • When a random citizen says 'Are you insinuating that my clothes are alive' it may be a reference to Kill la Kill.
  • C'mon! Isn't anybody going to point out the truckload of World War Z shout-outs?!!

The End of Summer
  • One of the sneak peeks released shows the gang and Candace in a washed-out and empty city with time-holes opening up. Dialogue indicates that they have to get back into the flow of time; this is reminiscent of the Stephen King novel The Langoliers.
  • The effect of the Do-Over-Inator bears a striking resemblance to the 12th Doctor's new title sequence for Doctor Who.
    • The holes in space/time that cause people to forget the people or things sucked through are similar to an overarching story arch for the Eleventh Doctor.
      • Although that plot line has also been done in Star Trek and in Eureka, so it's hard to know which one they are making a shout out too.
  • One of the things to be sucked through the holes in time during the "Groundhog Day" Loop are the groundhogs.

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