A Hard Day's Knight
Grandpa Reg shows the boys the Black Knight's statue.
Seizoen: [[Seizoen 1|1]]
Productie code: 110A
Uitzend nummer: 31
Geschreven door:
Bobby Gaylor
Martin Olson
Script door:
Jon Barry
Mike Roth
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Disney Channel NL Première:
June 14, 2008
Disney XD NL Première:
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The Flynn-Fletchers are in England visiting Lawrence's parents, Reginald and Winifred. During their trip, Phineas and Ferb decide to hold a medieval tournament after hearing their grandfather's story about the Black Knight of Worcestershire. Candace also participates in the festivities only to impress a british boy. Agent P infiltrates EvilCon to see what Dr. Doofenshmirtz is up to.

Episode SummaryEdit

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The Flynn-Fletcher Household has arrived in England, and drive up to the Fletcher cottage for their yearly visitation to Lawrence's parents. On the way, they pass by a few landmarks of England. Phineas says that either he has grown a lot, or England has gotten smaller. Right next door to the Fletcher cottage, there is a large castle structure belonging to the neighbors. But, Grandpa Reg notes, "It used to belong to the Black Knight." The boys inquire and hear about the famous Black Knight of Worcestershire, who went to chase a dragon with disastrous results, and is said to still be in search of the dragon until this day. Phineas is instantly inspired. He and Ferb decide to host a medieval-style tournament, complete with jousting, armor, catapults and suckling pigs.

Having been left with her British grandparents, Candace is thoroughly bored. Until she notices Charles, the handsome, Jeremy-esque son of the rich family next door. Charles decides to participate in the joust, and so Candace, who is still too taken by Charles, agrees to take part too. She allows herself to be locked in a tower as a damsel in distress, waiting to be rescued by Charles. She tries to talk to Charles from the top of the tower, but realises that he can't hear her. While trying to leave the tower, Candace breaks off the door handle. She screams for help, but everybody thinks she is rehearsing for the tournament. She breaks down the door using a spear attached to the Black Knight armor, but ends up in the Black Knight armor after falling down a flight of stairs.

Meanwhile, The O.W.C.A. has kidnapped Dr. Wexler, an evil scientist, so that Perry could dress as the scientist, infiltrate EvilCon and find out what Doofenshmirtz is up to. While there, Doofenshmirtz sees Perry in disguise, but thinks he is Dr. Wexler and leads him around the convention.

While putting on armor for the joust, Charles remarks that Phineas and Ferb can fit into one armor, and so Ferb takes the bottom half of an armor while Phineas takes the top half. Charles walks away to get his own armor.

Candace, trapped in the Black Knight armor, cannot speak and has trouble moving. She stumbles to Phineas and Ferb just as Charles leaves, and Phineas and Ferb believe she is Charles and proceed to joust against her. Having no control, Candace is flung from the horse straight into the tower window, then falls down the staircase, only to wind up on the horse again. After this is repeated a second time, the horse rides off through the town. Charles shows up, and Phineas wonders who they just jousted. Grandpa Fletcher says that could have been the ghost of the black knight. Candace, out of control, gets splashed by gravy through an overturned tanker, then gets chased by a pack of stray dogs, who were really following the smell of the gravy.

Doofenshmirtz insists that "Dr. Wexler" reads from his book, but since Perry can't talk, he hesitates. After a moment, Perry decides to pretend to read while playing the book-on-tape. The tape gets stuck, though, and Doof gets suspicious. Perry removes his disguise, and the two rush into giant robots nearby. Originally, Perry took the giant dragon robot while Doofenshmirtz was in the giant Queen Elizabeth I robot. Doofenshmirtz asks for a switch, but regrets when Perry easily manages a several smashes on the dragon robot, commenting that "That Queen Elizabeth is a really tough old bird !".

Phineas and Ferb try to joust against Charles, but accidentally put the armor on sideways. The three of them crash seconds after the joust begins and Grandpa Fletcher declares it a draw. Candace starts to ride back towards the fest. Dr. Doofenshmirtz, after randomly hitting buttons, defeats himself, crashes in the jousting lane and accidentally hits the self-destruct button. The robot explodes, knocking Candace free of her armor (and once more down the tower) and landing in Charles' arms. Mom and Dad return home with an antique barometer and ask what they missed. Ferbs replies, saying he heard there's a new version of "Jane Eyre" in the offing.



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Running GagsEdit

The "Too Young" LineEdit


Ferb's LineEdit

Ferb: I heard there's a new version of "Jane Eyre" in the offing.

Whatcha doin'?Edit

Candace: What do you think you are doing?!
Phineas: I think I'm building a horse.

Perry's entrance to his lairEdit

Perry is on an ordinary double-decker bus. He uses a jet pack to fly to a lamp post, in which he opens and squeezes his way down.

Memorable QuotesEdit

while dressed as a king's fool
Phineas: What do I look like, a fool?

Candace: What do you think you are doing?!
Phineas: I think I'm building a horse.

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Ha ha ha, Perry the Platypus! Your giant robot dragon is no match for my giant robot... Queen Elizabeth I.

While Dr. Doofenshmirtz is sitting in the pilot seat located in the mouth of a dragon
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Well, yours may have laser eyes, but mine BREATHES FIR—AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! That was a stupid design.

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: (Perry rips off his disguise.) Dr. Wexler, you're a platypus. (Perry, looking annoyed, puts his hat on. Doofenshmirtz gasps.) PERRY THE PLATYPUS!

(Charles is playing tennis with his butler)

Stubbings: Yes, delightful, Master Charles. Clearly, you have mastered the rules of tennis. I believe it's (opens up a platter with a tennis ball) my serve. Oh dear. I have punned.

Charles: (laughs)

Perry (disguised as Dr. Wexler): Upon an evil winter's heart, the heavy hand of regret infrequently alights. The malevolent part is one charm without the cumbersome shackles are sentimental intro— SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC SPEC (Perry whacks his CD player with his book)
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Hmm, that's funny. I don't remember you saying "spec" so many times.

Lawrence: Oh, merry old England. How I love our yearly holiday to my parents' home. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, oh, the White Cliffs of Dover, Stonehenge!
Phineas: Either I've grown a lot in the past year, or England's getting smaller. (shows aforementioned attractions all clumped together, not to scale)

Reginald: Here, immortalized in bronze, is the Black Knight himself and his Hounds of Heck on their final charge to vanquish the dragon. (turns to another bronze statue, depicting a dragon roasting the Black Knight on a spit) And here... is the disastrous result.

Phineas: (inside a suit of armor realistically designed so that Phineas and Ferb do not fit correctly inside) There's something almost disturbing about this.

Television Announcer: This just in: A giant mechanical Queen Elizabeth I and a dragon are rampaging through the country, engaged in an apparent duel to the death. (pauses) And, in other news, a new version of Jane Eyre is in the offing.

Doofenshmirtz: Perry the Platypus? I want to say I knew it was you, but I can't, because I didn't.

Candace: (using a fake British accent) As the fair princess, I declare Sir Charles the winner of the-(stops and thinks using her normal voice) Wait a minute. Could this be one of those things that backfires horribly on me? (pause) Nah!

Background InformationEdit

  • 17th episode produced. 31st episode aired, first broadcast on June 14, 2008.
  • This is one of few episodes which don't feature any of Phineas and Ferb's friends (Isabella, Baljeet and Buford).
  • This is the first episode we meet the Fletchers, Lawrence's parents
  • First episode that doesn't take place in Danville.



  • "A Hard Day's Night": The title comes from this song by the Beatles, which served as the theme song of their 1964 feature film of the same name.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus: Deadpan television announcer.
  • Sherlock Holmes ("The Hound of the Baskervilles"): The moment when the Knight is followed by the hounds is similar to the moment when Sir Hugo Baskerville is followed by the enormous dog.


designates a character that did not appear in this episode

Vorige geproduceerde aflevering:
"One Good Scare Ought to Do It!"
"A Hard Day's Knight" Volgende geproduceerde aflevering:
"I, Brobot"
Vorige uitgezonden aflevering:
"Voyage to the Bottom of Buford"
Volgende uitgezonden aflevering:
"Traffic Cam Caper"

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