Hello, Spongey here.
So after a long time of the creators/writers pretty much lying about which episode was the season 3 finale, we finally got to see the season end. it was a great season, and it is honestly the best overall. though 2 was better in other areas, hence why it dominated my last list
Season 4 is also getting off to a good start, but I’ll wait for to more out to put those in my next list
but now, i will list the best episodes from Season 3 of Phineas and Ferb. if you know nothing about the show…screw you, go away
This, is the Top 11 Season 3 Phineas and Ferb episodes
11. Candace Disconnected
(Writers: Aliki Grafft and Antoine Guilbaud)
This was in my first list. But I’ll copy/past what I wrote before
“Candace loses her 4th cell phone in 4 months, so Phineas and Ferb make a new one with cool apps…one of which accidentally brings her to Easter island. Thanks to Stacy. *Sigh* Stacy…
Er, what? Oh, yeah. The list…
Meanwhile, Doof makes an inator to pick up Vanessa, and finds the very first version of Norm. Voiced by Joel Mchale. Yes, him. And he is the best part of this episode! He keeps firing line after line, and it never fails to crack me up.
The main plot has seen funny stuff, like the joke about the phone’s rimshot app. And the fact that we never find out what phineas and ferb really build. At all. Watch it, it’s funny But, the crowning moment of funny, comes in the form of… a song!
Doof finishes picking up Vanessa and Perry shows up, and since he has no evil…he invites perry to join in his evil exercise show.
Yes…then a song. Full of crazy lyrics, freaky music, and all around random stuff. It comes right out of nowhere, has nothing to do with the plot, and after it happens, no one ever mentions it again..
BIG LIPPED ALLIGATOR MOMENT!
Yes, this is a very funny episode with a weird song, i dig it. Next!”
…This blog has come a long way
10. The Curse of Candace
(Writers: J.G. Orrantia and Kaz)
This was paired with the official Halloween episode…but I like this one more.
Candace is bitten by a bat after watching a popular vampire movie with Stacy and worries that she is becoming a vampire. Phineas and Ferb’s latest gadgets lead Candace to believe that she has indeed made the change from teenager to teen vampire. Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz plans to change the Tri-State Area into a carbon copy of Gimmelshtump so that it will be easier to take over.
Okay, first I must mention that the opening was so good that it alone landed it a spot on this list. It opens with a bit from the vampire movie. A werwolf named Micheal (voiced by Micheal j fox. Yes.) is with a girl named Kristen (voiced by Anna paquin) chasing a vampire voiced by Stephen Moyer. They exchange funny talks and this happens.
“We loved each other.”
“Yes. Yes we did”
“We did-wait a minute, wasn’t he just wearing a shirt?”
Gee, what could they be spoofing? But really, this is by far the funniest twilight spoof you’ll ever see.
Oh, and the movie here is called “Early evening”. Subtle. I do love how some of the voices of these guys were on vampire stuff. And the chick’s named is /kirsten/? Nice.
oh, and I think it’s no coincidence that the name “Stephen moyer” is close to Stephanie myer…
Anyway, the ep moves on and becomes just as good as before. Seeing Candace run around, thinking she’s a vampire is very funny, as is the reasons she thinks so. For example, Phineas and ferb built stuff for there friends that lead Candace to think she’s a vampire.
A trick mirror makes her look invisible, an anti gravity field makes her fly, and a light barbell makes her “strong”. That’s kind of cool, And really, putting Candace in any situation equels hilarity
Put her on a boat. On a train. In a moat. Hilarity! The doof plot is also good, as we learn a tad more about drusselstien. Plus, the way it goes into Candace’s part is great. The best part is when it hits Jeremy, making him…well…
“What about your music box with the tiny cowboy?”
imagine that in a funny voice. Boom. Amazing.
On top of that, there are just some really good lines
“You’re right, it has been more than 104 days”
LAWRENCE: Well, this isn’t much of a horror movie. Where are the rock and roll musical numbers?
Yeah. This episode isn’t too complex, but it has funny moment after funny moment. Plus a really great song where Candace tries to avoid the vampire stuff and we get a spooky and some really good animation!
It’s just a lot of fun. Then…there’s the ending. Oh god. The ending.
At the end, Candace comes home and phineas tells her about their inventions, and says she’s not really a vampire. To prove it, he takes off her cloak and exposes her to the sun.
Then…she turns into dust
“ Ferb, we’re gonna need a dustpan and some glue.”
Then it ends.
Yes, it ends with Candace DYING. That is fucking hardcore!
Think about it! We have a kid’s show with an episode that ends with a character dying on screen! Sure, it’s not gruesome…but still. And just that it’s the ending is great!
They pretty much pulled the rug out from under us, And that is HILARIOUS! If the ending and opening didn’t happen, this wouldn’t be on the list.
But they are so amazing, that it’s on here.. add that to an interesting plot, great lines, and fun factor, you get a good episode.
The Curse of Candace definably doesn’t….suck.
Sorry, I had to.
9. Phineas’ Birthday Clip o Rama
(Writers: Chong Suk Lee and Bernie Petterson)
Every show needs a clip show episode, every show. Ever.
And Phineas and ferb decided to do it the only they can: by making fun of clip shows!
It’s Phineas’ birthday and for the special occasion, Ferb puts together a clip show of the gang’s favorite moments. Candace wants to use discs with the clips to bust the boys.
Meanwhile, Doof realizes why he fails….he puts inator in all his invention names. So he makes the non-inator. The non means it’s not an inator. Yeah. He uses it to pre-empt his brother’s biography from appearing on television.
Before we talk about the clip show parts, let’s talk about everything else.
The Candace plot has the best resolution ever. Once she actually gets the disk, the universe decides to throw tons of shit at Candace. More-so than usual.
So, . She decides to for once really fight against her Cosmic Play Thing fate and performs quite the impressive stunts to preserve the DVD that contains all the proof she will ever need for all of P&F’s projects. I mean, we even have a kid asking her for an autograph after all of that. Hot damn.
But that’s the end of it.
She gets the disc home just in time for mom to see it. However, first Phineas makes a speech…
“I just have to say, I’m a lucky guy. I mean, so far this has been a rockin’ great summer. I’ve sure had a lot of fun. But it’s not about satisfying your personal desires. It’s about all of you. Being surrounded by the best family and the best friends anyone could hope to have. All the people I love, and who love me right back. Today was a great day; the best day ever.”
(When he says love me right back, Irving sighs…just as izzy did when he said people I love. Yeah)
Candace sobs out that she simply can’t bust them, not on Phineas’ birthday, and smashes the DVD. But that’s not all.
As it turns out, the wrench she smashed the DVD with is exactly what Phineas wanted for a birthday present. The heartwarming piles on and on.
It’s simply great to see this. And you know what makes it funny?
If Candace had not wanted to bust them, the disc would stay .and the video would have been played for Linda, and they would be busted.
So if Candace didn’t want to bust them in the first place, they would have been busted. But her wanting to bust them lead to her NOT wanting to due to her change of heart. Ugh my brain hurts.
Now for the clip show aspect.
The clip parts are more like clip montages. For example, someone comments Phineas is too young to do something. Thus we get a montage of times he’s been asked about it.
And on top of that, when a clip montage starts someone says something like “If I have a nickel for every time I heard that.” And aeach clip has a nickel counter, and counts up all the total money.
What that gag amounts to, I shall not spoil.
The way they play with the clip show format is insanely funny. Phineas even comment no one can see the clips besides the viewer. It’s that kind of Meta that makes me love this show.
Oh the montages sometimes have clips from episodes that don’t exist. These clips are so random that no episode could be built around theme. Go watch the episode to see what I mean.
This shows the writers amazing ability to not only twist the formula, but also twist as many tropes as possible. It’s not only funny, but legitimately well written.
The only drawback is that it’s the only half hour episode with no song. Why no song? I have no freaking clue.
But besides that, this episode is funny, heartwarming, a great show of how the strong the writing is. Why if I had a nickel for every time the writing was this strong…
Well maybe I could buy a candy bar.
8. Minor Monogram
(Writers: Jon Colton Barry and Kyle Menke
Oh boy, now we’re digging into the GOOOOD stuff
Dr. Doofenshmirtz is mentoring Rodrigo, a budding student of evil. Unfortunately, Rodrigo truly is evil, and when he captures Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Agent P, it’s up to Major Monogram’s son, Monty, to save the day. Meanwhile, With Fall around the corner, Phineas and Ferb decide to invent “S’Fall,” a colorful world full of giant leaf piles and gourds.
Now, the reason this one is great is simply: Monty Monogram, voiced by Seth green. He could have easily simply been a son guy who just does hero stuff. But no! He’s actually an interesting character!
Now you all know that cliché where a father wants his son to follow in his footsteps and the son doesn’t like that? Well here they subvert it!
Monty WANTS to fight evil! Not only that, but Monogram …actually doesn’t approve! See Major here s always wanted to be an acrobat, but his dad made him fight evil. So thus, he wants Monty to be one, as he assumed monty was doing the cliché thing. He thought monty to escape the legacy.
He ended up pushing Monty to become an acrobat instead, making it an example of “Follow In The Footsteps I Wanted To Leave”
It’s that kind of writing that makes this show great. So of course, the two aren’t happy. But moving on, the doof plot is good, even before monty shows up. Doof trying to train this guy is really funny, and seeing a competent evil guy again is great
Plus, doof thinking he’s evil next to a really evil guy? It leads to some amazing jokes. Like when he makes a trap out of Vanessa’s boot, and she asks if he has a left boot trap, and he finds the idea insane.
Tthen later, when Rodrigo says he wants to take over the world…
“That’s crazy! That’s almost left-boot-trap crazy!”
‘”Oh, would you get off that? Making matching boots is normal! You with the one boot, that’s what’s crazy!”
Yes. Also, Vanessa’s style, according to doof, is vampire pilgrim scuba diver. ..Well he has the vampire part right
Oh, and the paf plot is good, though not amazing. It has it’s funny lines, and a decent song.
“I like to think each individual’s gourd helmet captures their unique essence in some way, you know, in gourd.”
“Exactly how does this capture my essence?”
“Like that’s not obvious!”
I also like how Candy thinks that the giant leaves are blocking their real thing, so the busting is even funnier here.
Yeah, this is all very interesting. Later, when Rodrigo really starts his plan, Monty sees a red alert and goes out and uses his learn acrobat skills to kick ass!
Yes, he combined those two skills to please Francis . Awesome. Perry uses his video watch thingy to have monogram see it
“Combining fighting evil with acrobatics? Of course! It was right in front of my face the whole time. That’s my boy!”
So Monty goes full circle. It’s great. But okay, let’s address the very large elephant in the room.
Now, in the episode “Dude We’re getting the band back together” we were introduced to Vanessa’s goth boyfriend Johnny, who was cool and they had a sweet moment. Then…he vanished until “Brain drain” where they hung out even more, and we finally saw how they really are together.
Then, not too many eps later, In “Skiddely Wiffers” they are together again, this proving that the writers were FINALLY keeping him around.
…Then when we first see Vanessa in this..she is talking on the phone…
“A video game is more important than me? That’s it! I’m done! We are so over, Johnny!”
They dump him like old cheese. However, I think it’s done well and when we get into it, it all makes sense. Vanessa tells doof about this and he says this..
“You always go for the wrong type of guy, these bad-boy types.”
Vanessa actually thinks about this, and later on, she sees, from Rodrigo, that bad guys really aren’t that cool. She wonders if she really should be chasing after bad guys. After all, they all seem to be jerks to her.
then, after all is said and done,. Monty jetpacks off. And..
“: Eh, I’m over it. I think it’s time I tried a. good guy.”
DUN DUN DUN!
And thus, Montessa was born. They took two very developed characters and put them together in a way that makes sense.
Plus, cliffhanger. Also, pPrry’s reaction is PRICELESS.
And yes, they go on with this. “Sipping with the enemy” is all about the two getting together at a coffee shop, and pPrry trying to stop doof from seeing them. I won’t spoil it, but how they manage the ending is beyond funny.
And hell, it went in the recent “My sweet ride” but i’m going on.
So we have good jokes, complex character, and the start of a lovely relationship.
There’s nothing minor about how great Minor Monogram is
7. Bully Bromance Break up
(Writers: John Mathot and Mike Milo)
Okay, Paranorman gave us our first kid’s cartoon gay character.
But this show beat it to the punch, as far as I’m concerned. Seriously, before this episode, Buford and Baljeet had tons of ho yay, with so many hints that this bully/nerd was something more.
Then comes this episode, which cemented how gay they are. I mean, just look at the title!
After Baljeet announces that he is no longer Buford’s nerd, a heartbroken Buford accepts Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s proposal to help win over the Tri-State Area. The new partnership causes a problem for Perry since he can’t reveal himself as Agent P to Doofenshmirtz without Buford seeing him. Meanwhile, over at the Flynn-Fletcher house, Baljeet is thrilled with the freedom to live his own life. With all his new-found energy, he enlists the boys to help him climb Danville Mountain.
Okay, first thing’s first, I love the opening. Why does Baljeet dump buford? HE CHOSE PLASTIC OVER PAPER. Tthat is hilarious. This leads to not only good jokes, but also good character stuff. I just like the stuff that goes with both characters, mostly Baljeet. After getting rid of his bully, he tries to be free and do whatever he wants. So he does dangerous stuff…and survives. Yeah, he is able to climb that mountain all by himself.
Awesome. But he realizes that he is truly alone without Buford. Buford realizes that too, as he is hanging with Doof.
“It’s lonely at the top. But it’s the top, so it dulls the ache”
Speaking off, we get some really good jokes, as per usual. For example, the Monogram/Carl bit..
“I put in a request for muscle. Got carl”
“And how many attacks since I came on board?”
“Well, none, but come on, you could at least look the part. You look like a kindergarten crossing guard.”
It really is a laugh a minute, but it doesn’t detract from the emotional stuff going on here. Also, doof/buford is great. Seeing them work off each other is very cool and leads to some great jokes.
Plus, the way buford and ballet act is sweet. Seeing them try to go on without the other is good enough, but as they slowly realize how much they need each other, I got really invested in the episode.
You almost forget that it’s a bully/nerd thing and not a gay thing! See what I mean? I joke but it’s done with great emotion and it’s not just a dumb joke.
And what do they do when they both realize how lonely they are? They sing about having a hole in their heart.
Subtle. Seriously they sing a break up song!
Oh, and that song is a tearjerker. It’s really sad and only the subject is funny. It’s all serious! They took a dumb joke and turned it into serious, great character development!
Oh, and check this out
“There comes a time where you don’t wanna bully everyone. You just wanna bully someone you love”
…Wow. The only way this could get gayer is he just stuck his dick up baljeet’s ass on screen.
Anyway.. this stuff is great, and how they both get together is great, and how it all resolves is great. It’s not just a gay joke. It’s a complex relationship that works…
And now for the other aspect. See, Baljeet FORBIDS phineas and ferb from building anything to help. And…he goes nuts. Imagine a drug addict going into relapse. It’s like that. Oh yeah. Phineas NEEDS to build and as the episode goes on he gets crazier.
I always joke that Phineas only develops in half hour episodes, but here, in a normal episodes, we find out new info, and he actually becomes funnier and more interesting. Bonus points!
No, it’s not OOC. At all. It’s just funny. Though I can come up with a couple eps where he isn’t building and he’s fine, but to be honest, if that means he gets more interesting, I’m all for it.
Great jokes, great song, great developing of two supporting characters and great emotional payoff. What more could you want?
Bully Bromance break up made me gay while watching it
6.. My Fair Goalie
(Writers: Jon Colton Barry and Mike Milo)
When Ferb’s cousins visit from England and challenge him to a soccer match, he and Phineas warp the walls of physics and build a high tech 3D stadium. Meanwhile, convinced that her relationship with Jeremy depends on her being more proper, Candace enlists the help of Ferb’s British cousin, Eliza, to teach her the rules of etiquette. Back at Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc., Dr. Doofenshmirtz is sick in bed but forces himself to set off his “If-A-Tree-Fell-in-the-Forest-Inator”, which causes any tree that falls to say his name.
The first great thing about this episode, is that it is a Ferb episode. We’ve had like…two of those? Maybe? So it’s nice that Ferb gets a spotlight.
Also, there are many crowning moments, and I will point the ones I love the most. See, there’s another minor subplot, with Lawrence and Ferb’s…uncle…dude…or something.
They have little “I bet I can do this better than you!” matches, and it leads to some amusing moments. But that uncle dude’s wife rubs the dude’s epic-ness in Linda’s face, so Linda keeps telling Lawrence to step his game up. Eventually, it turns out Lawrence let the dude win out of kindness. Linda tells him to cut that bullshit, and Lawrence kicks his ass at a game. Hell yes!
Lawrence is awesome. He’s Richard o brain, has a great voice, and in another episode, his nemesis is tim cury. Oh yeah.
Back on subject, there are a lot of minor things in this that really come together wonderfully.
You see, it turns out Ferb isn’t fond of playing soccer, because he was on a team, who got a curse. What curse? The one where if an ostrich carries off your assistant coach, you’re doomed to never win a game again
This show has a secret agent platypus, so this isn’t too weird.
So yeah, Ferb thinks this curse is true ,and ditches them in their time of need. But, riving shows up with Ferb, who has changed his mind. Now, they; don’t explain how IRVING got him. That’d make a good fic! I’ll go wri-
Anyway, the only way to break the curse is have a boy sing a certain note while In a frilly hat. Neat. How does this event happen?
Well, that brings me to Candace’s plot. She become fancy-ish and has a dinner with Jeremy quite close to Football X7. Candace pulls off fancy well, and Jeremy is impressed…and then he fools her into thinking her prefers this way and not her normal way, making her ditch the fancy crud to be herself.
Jeremy just did something awesome. Never thought I’d say those words!
So she throws her hat off, and it lands on baljeet as he gets hit in the groin, thus having him make that sound, thus breaking the curse. I love this show.
So yeah, then Ferb makes the final shot…and It misses and they lose, but P&F don’t care as they had fun, and even make amends with Ferb’s cousins.
Wow. They actually lose, and it’s still a happy ending. They defied every cliché in the book to great effect.. I love that. It’s so refreshing! And what does ferb say?
“I’m not a bit or a yank. I’m just Ferb”
This is why you’re awesome,. Ferb. Even if your creators can’t decide on your age. There’s plenty more to the episode, like nostrils, palindromes, and cute British cousins, but I think you get it now.
This is a rare case where explaining everything would spoil the fun of it. It just comes together in a great package.
My Fair Goalie is very funny, and clever. It shows just how hard the writers work to make every piece come together in the end. It feels so perfect, and I bet it took awhile to get it this way.
My Fair Goalie is…pretty cool
5. A Real Boy
(Writers: Aliki Grafft and Antoine Guilbaud)
If I could use any character to represent the show, it would be norm. yes, really. Allow me to explain.
In his first episode, Norm was a simple, fun character. He was built to represent the average man, cuz the enemy of the platypus is man. Thus, he only spouted typical “husband” phrases, and that’s it. He was amusing, but that’s it. We never expected him to fully grow and get into our hearts.
Then the episodes went on and he popped up more. He became doof’s real assistant. He got a real personality, as he snarked at doof a lot and was even shown to be really clumsy.
Hell, one ep had doof ditching norm and norm saving him from the wrath of the new guy! Yeah, by this time, we knew norm was great.
Same goes for the show. It started as simply funny but as it went on, it got complex and we grew attached to it. Makes sense now, doesn’t it?
Anyway, this episode was Norm’s shining moment. Everything was leading to this..
When Heinz thinks Vanessa overhears him say he would rather have a son to do his evil bidding, he feels terrible so he intends to zap her with the “Forget-about-it-Inator.” Meanwhile, Norm shares his feelings of wanting to be a real boy with Doofenshmirtz and decides to play up the “son” role. Back at the Flynn-Fletcher household, Candace has Stacy hypnotize her into ignoring the need to bust her brothers so that she can spend the entire afternoon relaxing with Jeremy, but unfortunately the hypnosis trigger words end up playing right into her date with Jeremy.
This is a case where literally every plot line, and moment is gold. Not only does it have funny moments, but it flows really well and no plot seems to be killing another. Sure, doof’s thing is the main plot, but it goes into the rest rather well.
I’ll dress the subplots first. I always love when they can take can dace’s plot in a creative way instead of rehashing the same thing. It’s interesting to this hypnotism thing happen and it even leads to good jokes, with the codewords.
Oh, and the boy’s invention is one of those…thingys where you push it down and you never knew where it’s gonna spring. They make a big one and it’s cool. But let’s get down to the nitty gritty..
At the end, Linda…sees the invention. You read that right. That happens!
And…doof’s invention makes her forget it. Then she sees it again. And forgets it. Yeah that happens. It’s hilarious! It’s also such a lazy way to have her not see the invention..and I love it! I mean, it’s funny~!
This episode also provides some /really/ funny moments.
“This is like one of those sitcoms where somebody says something that’s misconstrued and the snoopy next door neighbor got the wrong package delivered after his in-laws come to visit, somebody has two dates at one night and they have to paint white lines on the middle of the room, but this isn’t a sitcom, Perry the Platypus, this is real life”
But let’s get to my main point: Norm. you feel so BAD for him in this. From the start, we know that he wishes to be doof’s “son” but doof refuses to acknowledge this
“If only I were a real boy”
And of course he…raps about it. Yes, really. Complete with background singers. And it’s amazing. It’s both sweet and funny. And also better than real rap music!
Anyway, at one point, Doof finds out that Nessa didn’t hear him cuz she had headphones on, so he won’t need the inator…then norm uses it on doof and makes him think he is his son
Awesome. Norm, just became an awesome woobie. Sadly it only lasts a bit as the inator explodes, returning things to normal.
But wait…there’s more. Doof rejects him outright, leaving norm alone. In a cute moment, Vanessa gives norm her earbuds so that he can cancel out stuff.
Nw for the ending. Doof visits norm and…well…]
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: You know Norm it occurs to me that though I’ve never had a son, there is someone I can always count on to be there, someone I’ve begun to think of as family.
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: And that someone is Perry the Platypus. See ya ’round Junkpile!
Norm: Apology accepted, Dad.
It ends right there. DAMN
Norm is such a woobie in this, I can’t even believe it. He went from joke machine to a full character with goals, and a song. You feel so bad for him, and that’s part of why I love this episode.
Plus, the way norm reacts just makes you want to hug his…cold metal body. Add on some great jokes and you got a great episode.
A real boy is a real good episode.
(Writers: Aliki T Grafft and J.G. Orrantia )
This is my fave of the timeshift episodes. If you don’t know what I mean, in January of 2012, they did 4 episodes taking place in different time periods or universe using different versions of the main cast.
They are all great, but this one stands out the must. For one, it’s a half hour. Plus, it has a wrap around!
Monogram is sick, so Carl visits him at home and tells him a fantasy story where Phineas and Ferbalot go on a quest to stop the evil Malifishmirtz.
It may seem odd that this is so high on the list, since it doesn’t have any of the emotional stuff the last few have ad. Well sometimes just being funny means more.
That’s why it’s on here. This episodes makes every joke they can with this premise, and then some.
I mostly love how the other characters end up in here. Vanessa is the lady of puddle, norm is a wood man thingy, isabella is a wood sprite, and even one timer poofenplotz is a troll!
On top of that, the fantasy references are great. We got neverending story references….
“This must be the Swamp of Spit-Poor Attitudes”
And tons of other stuff, like how Baljeet is a dead ringer of Legolas, and how doof’s name is a reference to maleficent.
It’s a great fantasy story and it has a lot of jokes. Seriously, every second is gold with either good lines or just good images.
Or hell, the doof jingle!
“Malifishmirtz Evil Incorporated, but not really a corporation because corporations haven’t been invented yet so it’s more like a guild or a tradesman association! “
Oh, and yes, perry is in it, as a dragonpus who is with doof, while phin is just going to him and getting some sword. Plus, candace ends up drinking some potion that changes her and she ends up changing a lot as she goes up to find the boys. I won’t spoil the punchline to that joke…but it’s amazing.
There are so many good lines in here, that I don’t know where to start.
“He’s a shepherd spy. They’re the worst kind”
“Logic? How come I’ve never heard of this?” “Because it is the Middle Ages. “
“Mother always told me that if all the other kids were jumping off a cliff, I should, too.” “your mother told you that?” “She was not a nurturer”
Really, it all comes down to humor. Sure, it has epic moments, but it’s mostly on this list due to how funny it is, and all the great jokes they have.
OP top of that ,we get an epic monster battle song where this happens..
But the other guy gets up again!
No, no, wait, I was wrong.
♪ He’s up again! ♪
I feel reasonably sure it’s over this time. What do you guys think? Oh, wait,
♪ He’s up again! ♪
Awesome. The other timeshift episodes have great jokes relating to their premises, but this one really takes advantage of it’s setting. Though since it’s a half hour, it has the unfair advantage.
You may think it’s both under and overstating this, as I am praising it so much but not going into huge detail. Well, like I said, it’s mostly funny so there’s not much to say.
You can tell that they had fun with this one. They really wanted to pay homage to, and make fun of fantasy and it comes across in this great episode.
It has swords, fights, comedy and-
Short one, but all I can say is Excaliferb is hilarious fun
3. The Remains of the the platypus
(Writers: Zac Moncrief and John mathot)
Okay, to explain this one, I must tell you how it opens:
Doof in his underwear Perry is a Butler spinning a giant hamster wheel, Carl is locked up in a cage and dressed as a squirrel, a bunch of Buckingham guards and a midget dressed up as an alien is dancing to techno music, Monogram is bloating, and and Linda is delivering Perry’s hat to Doof’s apartment
This is some weird shirt. So how is this going on? Well this explain this to us…sort of. They go BACKWARDS. Yes, the story moves a bit differently. It goes to a few minutes ago to show us one bit explained. Then a but further to explain another. And it keeps going until it gets to the start, and once it’s all explained, it goes back to the present.
So it’s like memento, but not..
but what’s the story?
Phineas and Ferb create Cheesetopia, Doofenshmirtz makes Perry his butler with his Butler-inator, and Carl is trapped by Doof while in a squirrel costume.
…That’s about it. Well, there’s more, but those are the basics.
This is a prime of example of humor making the episode. They pretty much pulled out all the stops here.
Most of the humor comes from how odd it is. Yes, the show is normally this odd but here they took already things and took out the context, making it even funnier. And yet, it all makes perfect sense!
…Except for the break dancing midgets. They never make sense.
Anyway, I just like how they were able to do this in a way that make sense. And it also gets the humor across. Aside from the general comedy of these out of context things happening, we have lines like this:
“Well now, it appears that fate has dumped our mysterious guest like an immense pile of assorted “cheeses” onto the “lawn” of my evil lab. Yeah, I know it’s a strange metaphor, but I stand by it.”
“Just dump it there like a caged guy in a squirrel costume! What? I stand by that metaphor.”
Yep. Oh, and why is Carl in a squirrel costume? He was at a Squirrel con
“With everyone in costume there won’t be any baleful looks of judgment”
…Insert furry joke. Anyway, mMnogram leaves to go to cheesetopia, so carl has to do some stuff on his own. Like when perry’s hat floats by him, he goes to save him
yeah, Carl is awesome.
Oh, and as a quick aside, there’s a song about perry’s hat floating in the wind.
Yes, it’s awesome. But they say this..
is this herring red
or a plot point
and when carl eventually gets it and puts on perry…nothing. The song was right!
Oh, and buford makes cheese puns
“Sounds Gouda to me!”
“What, am I provolone on this?”
“it couldn’t get any cheddar than this”
It may seem odd that it’s so high on the list, but I just love how they told story in an odd way that makes sense. It really makes the humor even better, and I think it’s a good experiment. They even leave room for good stuff!
Seeing perry get turned into doof’s slave right there is pretty freaky, especially when carl is trying to get him to change back.
But at the end, perry goes to wash his tux and sees words on his chest. We flash back to when he first made a slave, and he wrote a message on his chest saying I FIGHT EVIL so that when he saw it, he’d snap out of it.
Damn. That’s really awesome
this could have a dumb joke episode, but they actually told a good story using the usual humor, showing this episode had actual meaning to it. Oh, and yes Candace is in it, but in a very minor role, but she’s there busting, so it’s okay.
What this episode lacks in a big plot, it makes up for with clever story that has good jokes and an interesting plot-line.
It has comedy, plot, fun, and cheese puns. Do you need a deeper explanation than that? It’s simply a fun experiment.
The Remains of the platypus, is very Gouda.
2. Meapless in Seattle
(Writers: Derek Thomson, John colton barry, and kyle menke)
This is the long awaited sequel to The chronicles of Meap. Don’t remember it? Well see, a cute alien named meap landed in phineas and ferb’s backyard, and they tried to fix his ship. When they did, meap’s nemesis mitch (voiced by David mitchell) came and kidnapped them and it became a whole adventure.
In the end, mitch was captured, and as it turns, out meap uses a mustache translator, cuz all he says is meap. Also he’s Lorezno lamas…yeah
Then, in the credits, we saw a fake trailer for the next episode of the chronicles of meap, which had out of context clips. People wanted it to be real so much, that they made it.
And…look at the opening.
“A long time ago in a studio in Burbank, California, a ragtag group of animators made a fake trailer for a Meap sequel they never intended to make. Unfortunately, everyone wanted to see that episode so the animators were forced to write it and incorporate all these seemingly unrelated scenes. I guess the joke was on them. We now present…. Meapless in Seattle. “
They were self aware. On top of that, those scenes…yeah they put in a different light and it’s great. For example, in one clip, monogram asks perry for his hat, and perry throws his chair at monogram’s screen.
in the episode, Major Monogram tells Perry to spray his hat with a waterproofing covering, and also tells Perry that his big screen’s glass is now indestructible. Perry is instructed to throw the chair at the screen to test the screen’s indestructibility, thus breaking the chair in the process.
See? It’s amazingly self aware. But now for the plot.
Meap returns to save Phineas and Ferb from his nemesis Mitch, whose real mission is to take control of all of alien-kind, putting Meap’s world in danger. The boys’ “cute-tracker” leads the gang to Seattle and an adventure to save the universe. Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz decides to revisit his former nemesis, Peter the Panda, but when Agent P shows up, Dr. Doofenshmirtz finds that he has some explaining to do.
The story to this episode is amazing. It has twists and turns and great character stuff. Unlike others, humor isn’t a huge factor which is why this is hard to explaining.
Now, the first <eap was already one of the most popular episodes. Yet, they managed to make it's long awaited sequel even BETTER! That's hard to do.
The main plot is exciting, even before we get to the heavy stuff. Mitch gets even more evil. How?
Well, on meap's planet, cuteness is a valued a lot. Infact, a guy found vein of pure cutonium, an element that is a physical form of cuteness, and used it to make himself the cutest thing in the universe, thus gaining power over all. But since absolute cuteness corrupts absolutely, he became an evil dictator and was defeated after a long war, and was drained all of his cuteness. The cutonium, due to it being too dangerous to use, was put in a capsule and launched into space. A trail emitting from the cutonium leading to Earth was discovered, thus mitch wants it to take over the world.
The cute thing ended up in seattle, where doof drinks it by mistake and then he is captured by mitch to extract the cuteness and perry and peter have to rescue him while the boys simply must stop mitch from taking over
This episode has a lot to it, and I love that. There's no formula, it's simply a interesting plot with twist, and turns that keep you interested. I also like that mitch is still funny, while also being one of the more evil villains in the show. Plus, the banter he has with doof is great.
“ Seriously? Y-you have an entire chamber reserved just for extracting things? That, that really comes up that often in your life? The extraction of things from other things.”
“I don't have to justify my life choices to you!”
But I do wonder why they never fully explain why doof was out with perry. Peter enters the plot but I don't know why doof wanted to hang with him. It's never explained.
Either way, Peter and perry teaming up was great
anyway, the story is fun and it manages to use the trailer bits (the non-joke ones) very well and it feels like a real episode instead of a joke made real.
It seems like, or at least most popular episodes, are ones with a real plot you can get invested one, rather than just the normal formula. Sure, that works really well, but it's nice to have a great plot.
And as you can tell, the humor is top notch.
“My word, we've been falling a long time” “Oh, a joke about the commercial break, yeah, that's how I want to spend my last few seconds.
Plus, we get a part where Meap uses a new mustache,…and he turns into jeff foxworthy. Yeah.
Now, I hate to spoil but I must address two things. First…well…
Okay, I have to backtrack for this one.
As a kid, doof got a Balloon, whom he drew on and named Baloon-y. He was creepy looking but doof liked him anyway. However, one day he floated away and it was all sad. Later in the first meap ep, he found him…in the hands of mitch. He found him and named him colin. Doof asked “colin” to come…but he's a fucking balloon, so he did nothing
Doof took this to heart, and told him to go away and that was the end of that. Kind of funny, but sweet since we knew baloon-y was his only friend.
…Then in this ep, he finds him, but in a big battle suit. And…Baloon-y attacks him. He's…somehow alive. Maybe it's the suit working on it's own? I don't know.
Mitch's robots attack doof and..
“Oh, don't let me go like I did with you!”
then…BBloon-y kicks the robots asses. AWESOME. Heartwarming too. Oh man this is-
then one of the robots shoots Baloony. He dies.
“No. Balloony. Stay with me, I- '“
And get this? THIS IS SAD AS FUCK.
THEY MADE ME CRY OVER A BALOON-Y
THOSE FUCKERS ARE GENIUS
Seriously, this is the saddest thing ever. You feel so bad for doof, and despite how creepy balloon-y is, you cry over his death. The fact that someone dies on a kid's show, even if it's a balloon is insane.
“I can fell my heart…popping”
OH COME ON.
Sigh…it looks like he's dead.
BALLOON-Y WILL LIVE.
…Ooh yeah. I forgot to mention…Perry fixes him. That is sweet as hell! And it sticks. Hell, that's how the episode ends!
But wait! …in “This is your backstory” Norm brings out Balloon-y..and he pops!
“don't worry. The real Balloon-y popped 3 weeks ago!”
…Uh, wasn't he FIXED?!
And doof cries and they move on. They RUINED one of the best moments in the show with that. Wway to go.
Let's get back to this one. Near the end, Mitch gets the cute power, so now they need something even cuter to fight him
“ He's only cute on the outside, but your cuteness goes right to your core.” “ It's a scientific fact.I had to put an 8000 Ohm resistor in the cute-tracker just to keep you from burning it out.”
So…Isabella is now literally the cutest thing in the universe…sue much? Okay forgetting that, she ends up kicking ass and it's really cool.
Yeah, this episode also has some good character stuff like with doof, and hell even cCndy has her moments that I won't spoil. This episode is jam packed with story, action and humor.
Oh, and the credits has another trailer, this time for “Meap me in St Louis”. It's…weird, but funny.
I hope they never make that one, it wouldn't be as good.
Anyway, it's action packed, funny and sweet. What more could you ask for?
Meapless in Seattle…is quite good.
And the number one Season 3 Phineas and Ferb episode is..l..
1. Where’s perry?
(Part 1 Writers: Bernie Petterson, J.G. Orrantia, Kaz, and Kim Roberson)
(Part 2 Writers: Aliki Theofilopoulos Grafft, Derek Thompson, Edgar Karapetyan, John Mathot, Jon Colton Barry. And Kyle Menke
Every season has that one big episode with humor, heart, And character stuff. In season one it was Phineas and Ferb get busted. In season 2 it was summer belongs to you. In season 3 it was this.
Now, there is a lot to talk about it, so I’ll be spiting this section up. First, we’ll cover part one’s plot on it’s one, Then part two
The Flynn-Fletchers are off on an African safari, leaving Perry at home to deal with Doofenshmirtz and his most evil plot yet: to take over the O.W.C.A. But when Doofenshmirtz accidentally zaps Carl the intern with his Ultimate-Evil-Inator ray, Carl takes over the O.W.C.A. (Organization Without a Cool Acronym) and imprisons Doof and Monogram. Agent P steps in but gets zapped with Doof’s many rays[ and in the cliffhanger of all cliffhangers, disappears
Okay, to avoid getting talky about both parts,Ii’ll sum up the best part in one word: CARL
My god, carl. Okay, let’s take a look. He is OWCA’s little unpaid intern. He was mostly played for laughs as a butt money, but as the show went on, you learned more and his bits with monogram became better
Of course has also went into action, such as in Swiss family phineas, undercover, and the previously listed remains of the platypus. And yet we still felt bad for him, as he was unpaid and put up with all this shit.
In Minor monogram. This is said with monogram and carl.
“Did I ever tell you you’re like the son that I never had?”
“Yes. It’s because you’re so unlike the son that I did have!”
DAMN.. even better, when monty backs out of being an acrobat…
“Sir, I’ll become an acrobat if it’ll make you proud of me!”
So yeah, part of this season was actually building up Carl to this point. Great writing.
Here, he is turned evil, and now all his pent up rage comes forth. He’s sick of being an unpaid intern. Oh, and check this moment with monogram and doof.
“You don’t pay him?”
“He gets college credit”
“Are you sure you’re not evil?
DAMN DAMN DAMN
okay, calm down. But how about when doof joins carl as an intern?
“No, that’s not how we do things around here/’
WAIT THERE’S MORE
“I’ll have a vast army of interns..each one of them paid!”
Yeah, carl becomes a woobie here, and his character stuff is very well written, and it helps make him…the most complex villain in the series
But of course, that’s not all part 1 has to offer. We have tons of great jokes in africa, and even in the main plot
“You have a book on monotone manners?” “you don’t know everything about me”
“ You know, you can not solve every problem with your muscles, sometimes you need brains.” “Yeah, like for dinner. Little bit of garlic, a little bit of butter, brains are delicious.”
This is a time where most of it has great humor even if it’s not a full joke. They pulled out all the stops. Even part 2,with it’s story has some great lines.
“How did you get the sunglasses to go on one side of your face? Who made these, M.C. Escher?” “He was a family friend!”
“I assure you, for the rest of my life, every time I look back on this I will personally drive over to your house and smack you.”
This is also a case where everyone is given something to do. Lawrence and Linda deal with a restaurant reservation, Candace deals with Jeremy, isabella tries to eat a grub (don’t ask) and buford and baljeet argue other what you need more: Brains or brawns.
To skip all the great stuff, they learn that you need both. Nice
Oh, i’ll explain candace fully in a bit. Anyway, they also have 3 great songs. One about a odd vehicle the boys make, a great circle of life parody…and of course, carl’s villain song.
CAN HE GET ANY BETTER?!
Here he SINGS about how ignored he is, and how he’s finally going to get his revenge. I love this show
anyway, let’s get to that cliffhanger:
Jeremy called candace, but she couldn’t talk to him due to various things, finally, she found spotty cell service…where he says they are breaking up.
Phineas and ferb build a Vesicle with animal powers to jump a gorge…and fall into it.
All of doof’s inators zap perry, making him vanish
And worse of all….LAWRENCE AND LINDA DON’T HAVE THEIR DINNER RESERVATION.
Yeah, what a way to end it. Thankfully, part 2 ended up being great too as it built on all of this.
Bbut, they built up perry’s location, and everyone asked where he is. And…he’s in africa
how..anti climatic. This pissed me off at first, mostly cuz Dan povenmrie said on twitter that he went to place we’ve never seen
we saw it dung a song in SBTY….weird
but yeah, people did start to like it. Why? They explain it well.
See, once the boys end up in the gorge safely, phineas swears he sees perry. Despite being at home. So he and his friends trek off to find him, despite the friends objections
“And stop looking for Perry? Are you kidding? He’s our pet! He’s more than our pet. He’s our friend. And, I know he’s out there”
Nice. Oh, I FORGOT, that in part 1, they were REALLY sad that perry couldn’t come due to faking sick to stop doof (when really it wasn’t a big matter, but it turned big later) to the point where they ASK TO STAY HOME
Even worse, perry feels bad about not being with them. Draw,. So when phineas sees perry, he really wants to find him. Perry wants to see him too, but he doesn’t want to blow his cover. God, I can go on on and on about this…
Anyway, the inator that hit perry was the go-home inator. When all is said and done, carl asks how he got to Africa due to that inator
“They were here in Africa. Home is where the heart is, Carl.”
…WREGVRRGRFER MY EVERYTHING
So thus, it makes sense, let’s move on.
Here’s part 2’s full plot:
Agent P’s fate is finally revealed in the action-packed finale of the two-part television special that left Phineas, Ferb and the gang literally hanging off an uncharted gorge and Candace frantic over a phone call with Jeremy that left their relationship status in limbo. Now, with Agent P nowhere in sight, Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Major Monogram square off against evil Carl who controls a set of familiar-looking robots to take over the OWCA, in one of the biggest battles yet.
Oh, and don’t worry, Linda and Lawrence got their reservations. THANK GOD NOW I CAN SLEEP
Anyway, Carl plans to use this machine to stop all traffic signals and do other stuff that brings the tri state area to it’s knees. However, perry locks it and it needs his print to let him in. So carl needs to find him.
“You fool! Without Agent P’s paw print, I can’t unlock the computer. And without the computer, I can’t take over the Tri-State Area.”
So when he finds him in Africa, he gets his evil robot versions of characters (THERE’S EVEN A ROBOT IRVING) and heads to Africa.
Oh, and when he gets to him, and sees his little owners, what does he do? HE TRIES TO HURT THEM TO GET HIS ATTENTION
Damn, carl! So yeah, carl is evil, let’s move on.
anyway, now…for Candace. Okay, this is big here. After Jeremy breaks up with her, she feels no need to go on
. Of course he broke up with me. I mean look at me, I’m a bundle of unbridled neuroses! I’m in Africa, surrounded by natural wonders. And all I can think about is finding a cell phone.”
So, she heads into the jungle, and sings a really sad song about how Society pressures you, and how hard it is, and how life sucks. And…how she will live with monkeys
First, I cry over a Balloon, now monkeys. I LOVE THIS SHOW
Yeah, it’s really well done. We get to dive into candace again and she shines, and we feel bad for her. BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE
Earlier, carl assumes perry is home, so he takes his robots there. And then Candace robot looks in Candy’s room, and finds out about Jeremy, and even Jeremy’s call on the answer machine
Here we can tell she actually seems to be okay with candace cuz of Jeremy. But wait..
in Africa, Candace has gone wild. Robot Candace finds her, and appeals to her through Jeremy. But then, during the ROBOT RIOOOOOT , robot phineas comes in to kill Candace…then Robot Candace dives in and takes the hit for her.
Damn. BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE
“You saved me. Why did you sacrifice yourself?”
“No Jeremy robot for me”
DAMN. They took a normal robot and made it very deep and sad, and even built into Candace. Seriously the writing Is amazing.
Robot candace shows her his call, and boom she gets normal. Okay, that’s all done.
Oh, and during the big robot battle..MONOGRAM KICKS ROBOT ASS. Even MONOGRAM is awesome
Anyways, later, they make a re-good inator and long, heartwarming story short, he becomes normal. Monogram asks carl to clean up..and
“Uh, recent events, have brought it to my attention that you’re a great help to me. And, uh, not quite sure what I’d do without you in fact.”
“ Yes, and… and as of this moment, I am officially promoting you to the title of “Paid Intern.”
“Th-Th-Thank you sir.”
EEGVERFR YES YES YES
Yes, this all comes together in one heartwarming finale. It’s sweet, it’s complex, and it’s just amazing
“You understand we won’t actually be paying you, it’s just a title.”
“of course sir. WOO HOO/”
Eh, carl thinks it’s good enough. So do I. So there you go, they all get together, and it’s a happy ending.
Wow, that was short and long. I gave away so much, but it was worth
At this point, what else should I explain? It’s great. It’s funny, has a good plot, has a complex story, great character writing, build up, songs, good jokes, and makes everything from the show pay officially.
It’s all this and more that makes it the best Season 3 episode.
Where’s a good episode? Right here
So there you go, my top 11 season 3 episodes. Will a do top list for the season ½ eps I left out? Sure, I may even use the season 3 runner ups!
This was the best season thanks to great characters jokes and writing. Season 4 is decent so far. Too early to judge, but I approve so far
What else is coming up? A new Halloween episode, a new 2nd dimension, an episode with Canada in it, and A CROSSOVER WITH MARVEL
But you may have one question….What about Across the Second Dimension?
Well….next time gadget, next time.