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Recap / Phineas And Ferb One Good Scare Ought To Do It

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Phineas discovers Isabella has the hiccups and decides to help cure her by building a haunted house.

Meanwhile, Candace goes to visit Jeremy but Suzy makes her visit a nightmare.

During the events above, Dr. Doofenshmirtz tries to destroy his mentor's hideout because the mentor asked him to do it.


  • 555: The Johnsons' number is 555-0105.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
    Doofenshmirtz: Perry The Platypus!? (Scare Chord) The Disintevaporator!? (Scare Chord) My golf clubs!? I don't even play golf!
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  • The B Grade: Phineas tells Baljeet and Buford to dress up as their greatest fear. Baljeet's fear? A failed math test.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Candace after she changes outfits before visiting Jeremy.
  • Droste Image: Doofenshmirtz shows Perry a series of images showing how Doof was able to predict Perry's actions and trap him; it ends with Doofenshmirtz pointing at his own chart, which shows another Doofenshmirtz pointing at another chart, which shows yet another Doofenshmirtz pointing at the chart, etc.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Doofenshmirtz, who indulges in Poke the Poodle villain type plots exclusively, thinks his mentor’s grand plan to “set fire to the sun” was too much.
  • Fireman's Safety Net: When Phineas falls out of the haunted house, Isabella and the Fireside Girls improvise a safety net out of their sashes to catch him.
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  • Halloween Episode: Even though this doesn't take place around Halloween, it first aired around that time.
  • Haunted House: Phineas and Ferb made one to try and scare Isabella's hiccups away.
  • Hiccup Hijinks: Isabella’s problem for the episode is a bad case of hiccups.
  • Noodle Incident: The fact that Buford is terrified of Suzy Johnson suggests he had a run-in that revealed her true nature, but we never learn why exactly he's scared of her.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Every time Candace tries to show Linda the haunted house, it's gone and only Baljeet is there, making Linda think Candace is insulting him.
  • Psycho Poodle: Suzy has trained her poodle to bite, attack, and urinate on Candace at her command.
  • A Rare Sentence: "I'm calling Mom! And I am not using the banana this time!" Lampshaded by Phineas.
    • Also, "Definitely the Giant Floating Baby Head."
  • Reactive Continuous Scream: When Candace runs into Buford in his Suzy Johnson costume, the two end up screaming back and forth at each other.
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  • Scooby-Dooby Doors: Happens in one of the hallways in the haunted house as Candace gets chased by the monsters (and the Giant Floating Baby Head).

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