Episode IVa MAY THE FERB BE WITH YOUOn the Desert planet of Tatooine lived two happy young moisture farmers, who had absolutely no plans of leaving or getting involved in any kind of intergalactic shenanigans.Unbeknownst to them the Galactic Empire had recently finished constructing its ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR.Meanwhile, having learned the whereabouts of the Death Star's plans, the rebels send their best platypus agent to obtain them, in hopes of finding a weakness.And none of this is canon, so just relax.A special crossover episode of Phineas and Ferb in its fourth season with the Star Wars universe. It first aired on Disney Channel on July 25, 2014, having premiered on the Watch Disney Channel online service and Disney XD On Demand on July 19, 2014.The special is set a few summers ago in a galaxy far, far away, and a series of events leads Phineas and Ferb, cast here as two moisture farmers on Tatooine who are neighbors with Luke Skywalker, with the responsibility of saving the galaxy. It incorporates the plot from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope with the characters from the film interacting with the show's characters at certain points.
"Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars" has the following tropes:
After Darthenshmirtz escapes, he boasts that he can appear in the sequel. Previously, at the end of his musical number, he tells his Stormtrooper backup dancers to stay on their comms for a potential victory song in Act IV.
Call Back: Phineas references the (forgotten) events of the movie; Perry the Rebelpus apparently had a dual identity just like canon Perry, and was similarly exposed. Unlike in the movie, Phineas and Ferb did not end up having their minds wiped, and Perry evidently no longer lives with them.
Chekhov's Gun: Candace uses the socks she got for Darth Vader as weapons to distract Darth Ferb.
Child Soldiers: The Firestar Girls are allowed to fly out into the Death Star during the Battle of Yavin. That's how desperate the situation is for the Rebel Alliance. On the Empire side, Candace, Buford and Bajeet are fully armed Stormtroopers.
Creator Cameo: In addition to their regular characters in the series, Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh play several voices in the episode, including two imperial officers who look like them, and themselves directing Jim Cummings reading the opening crawl.
Darker and Edgier: By the usual standards of Phineas and Ferb. With the upgraded TV-G rating, this special had darker humor, got more crap past the radar than usual, had a noticeably high Fanservice curve, and is the first ever Phineas and Ferb episode to have a body count.
Fetch Quest: Candace, Buford and Baljeet spend the first half of the special in a search for new socks for Darth Vader.
Hero of Another Story: The special take place co-current with the original Star Wars (or Episode IV if you want to be technical) movie and has the P & F cast running across characters from the film while having their own little adventure.
Heel-Face Turn: Candace, Baljeet, and Buford join the rebels at the end.
Heel Realization: Candace, after being rescued by Phineas (remember that the two did not know they were brother and sister), realizes that she, Buford and Baljeet are not the "good guys" as they believed it to be. The destruction of Alderaan confirms this.
Long-Lost Relative: Before the Death Star explodes, Phineas regrets not being reunited with his big sister who had left Tatooine when he was a baby. Only then Candace realizes that the young rebel is her brother, Phineas, and they embrace each other.
Race Lift: Fantasic version. Vanessa showed up as a Twi'lek.
Self-Destruct Mechanism: The Death Star's reactor core trench is suggested as one, given that Darthenshmirtz built the initial prototype as a nutcracker. Appropriately, the Sithinator has a self-destruct trench.
Shown Their Work: The scenes featuring the events of A New Hope are exactly like the ones in the movie. They were apparently rotoscoped.