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Shout Out: Phineas and Ferb
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    Season One 
Rollercoaster
  • 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
  • The boys' race car from "The Fast and the Phineas" is numbered with 42.
  • Just as the Doofenshmirtz blimp crashes into the broadcasting tower at the racetrack, the announcer gets cut off as he starts saying (presumably) "Oh, the humanity!", Ó la the Hindenburg disaster.[1]

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

S'Winter

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

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 Outa My Face!

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

Mom's Birthday

Journey to the Center of Candace

It's About Time!

Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together

Tree to Get Ready

The Ballad of Badbeard

Greece Lightning

Leave the Busting to Us!

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.

Comet Kermillian

Put That Putter Away

Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?

The Flying Fishmonger

One Good Scare Ought to Do It!

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 Star Wars soundtrack called "The Asteroid Field".
  • Doof's robot is takes some cues from Gigantor.

Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!

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 PlatypusTip 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
  • 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?

Atlantis
  • 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 1970s.

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 Mc Garland is voiced by Seth Mc Farlane the creator of Family Guy.

Wizard of Odd

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 speil 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.
  • Isabella recites a Fireside Girls version of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl".

Canderemy

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

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 coincedentally, 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 Disney/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 Doofensmirtz are fighting in the cab of Doofenzsmirtz'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

Skiddley Whiffers

My Fair Goalie

Bullseye!
  • 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 Russel'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. Probably isn't.

The Curse of Candace

Escape from Phineas TowerThe tower after being shot by the rude-inator starts acting like Hal 9000 from Twoand Thousand One A Space Odyssey.

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

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

Excaliferb
  • 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 Lord of the Rings, The NeverEnding Story, and The Princess Bride.
  • Malefishmirtz's name 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 JuatchadoonThe episode takes many homages from the Indiana Jones movies, including the title referencing the temple of doom movie, Isabella betraying Phineas and Ferb like how Elsa betrayed Indy in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Doof lampshading when the temple is crumbling that his face will probably melt off.

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.

Gi-Ants

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.

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

Tri-State Treasure: Boot of Secrets

Doofapus

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

Blackout!

    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

Bully Bust

My Sweet Ride

Der Kinderlumper
  • Doofenschmirtz'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.

Sidetracked

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!

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.
    • 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?

Knot My Problem

Just Desserts

La Candace-Cabra

Happy Birthday, Isabella

Love at First Byte

One Good Turn

Thanks But No Thanks

Troy Story

Druselsteinoween

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 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".

Steampunx

    Specials 

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.

From Summer Belongs To You
Isabella: "No... you're not gonna sit here and watch this beautiful sunset!"

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 TheIncredibleHulk.
  • As the heroes get their powers back and prepare for battle, the camera does the 360-degree turnaround shot from TheAvengers, 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.
  • 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


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