Lights, Candace, Action!
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Phineas and Ferb directing Candace in the film.
Seizoen: [[Seizoen 1|1]]
Productie code: 105B
Uitzend nummer: 5
Geschreven door:
Bobby Gaylor
Swampy Marsh
Martin Olson
Dan Povenmire
Script door:
Sherm Cohen
Antoine Guilbaud
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Disney Channel NL Première:
February 3, 2008
Disney XD NL Première:
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Phineas and Ferb direct a film adaption of Candace's favorite play, but they transform this beautiful play into a full-out monster movie. Meanwhile, Perry the Platypus tries to find out why Dr. Doofenshmirtz is being so quiet. Guest stars a live-action Candace, played by her voice actress, Ashley Tisdale.

Episode SummaryEdit

While Candace is quoting lines from her favorite play, "The Princess Sensibilities" in front of a mirror, Phineas and Ferb are making a monster movie in the backyard. They report that their website received 176 million hits last week. Linda came home and told Candace that a film production of "The Princess Sensibilities", was there. She becomes determined to get the part of the princess in the movie. Meanwhile, Agent P goes down into his lair and is instructed to find out why Dr. Doofenshmirtz has been so quiet lately, and to put a stop to it.

Candace gets the part in the movie quickly. She finds the producer and promises him she'll work for free. The producer uses the money he saves to hire the hottest new directors in town, Phineas and Ferb. He calls and tells them to come down. The only problem is that Candace doesn't know it yet. In the make-up chair, Candace is introduced to some of her instructors,such as her swimming instructor, her clothes designer, and even her bagel. She also gets introduced to her personal trainers, Olga and Chicago Joe (who were lice at Gunther's Goat Cheeses in Raging Bully). The producer introduces her the new directors. Phineas explains how Isabella helped them out. Candace asked if they were a little young to be big budget movie directors. Even the producer knew about Phineas and Ferb on their last movie getting 176 million hits. It turns out she has to wear a monster mask during the filming. She says that she doesn't remember any monsters being in "The Princess Sensibilities." Phineas tells her that they finished re-writing the copy of the script into "The Curse of the Princess Monster," with Candace still in the lead role. Candace complains that no none would see her face. The producer then explains that at end of the movie, the curse is lifted and this could make her a star. Afterward, while trying to walk through the door to the stage, her monster head keeps falling off.

When Agent P breaks into the Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated headquarters, no evil is going on, and Dr. Doofenshmirtz forces Perry to pay for the broken door. It turns out that the Doctor has given up evil to pursue cheese making. He is making stinky Limburger, which apparently is made by suspending a milk cow over a boiling cauldron when milking. The cheese must age for 58 1/2 years to be completely finished. To speed up the process, however, the Doctor has invented the age-accelerator-inator.

Candace - real

Ferb's edited video, featuring a live action Candace

Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb are doing some chase scenes and even though Candace's performance is horrible (due to her being pelted by plumbing supplies and spiders, among other things), Ferb cleans up Candace's performance in the editing room, replacing her with Candace's voice actor, Ashley Tisdale. "That is what they call movie magic," said Phineas. Candace is happy with how it looks.

After the movie is produced, a sneak preview is shown for kids, who are the target audience. Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz zaps his ray for an example on a kid then on the Limburger, gives the cheese to Perry, and warns that once he eats, he won't stop. When Doofenshmirtz comes back with crackers, Agent P eats the cheese in one mouthful. Doofenshmirtz becomes angry, and tries to zap Perry, who now has the body shape of a Frisbee.

While Agent P and the Doctor fight over the cheese, the sneak preview audience is accidentally hit by the age-accelerator-inator, and hates the movie because they become crotchety old people who find the movie way too loud. Then, Doofenshmirtz finally traps Agent P and turns the power knob to a dangerous level, then zaps both of them. The result is that both Perry and the Doofenshmirtz grow old. Perry rips his old skin, revealing that he wasn't growing old after all. Doofenshmirtz also tries (but just rips his clothes off).

Back with the Flynn-Fletcher gang, Candace's movie is never released, and Phineas and Ferb return home, showing Candace their internet video on the computer. In it, they feature Candace, in a slowed down version of earlier when she yelled at them saying they ruin everything, followed by a globe on a string breaking into a ton of pieces. Phineas was impress that they got some many hits and says, "Fame is fleeting", and Ferb adds, "But the Internet is forever." Then Candace faints and Phineas says "Goodnight, Candace."



End CreditsEdit

As Candace walks by in the sidewalk that many kids recognize her as "The Swamp Monster of Danville" that Phineas and Ferb viral video made recently that annoys her and stated that she rocks.


Lights, Candace, Action! title card
The image gallery for this episode may be viewed here.

Running GagsEdit

The "Too Young" LineEdit

Candace: Don't you think they're a little young to be big-budget movie directors?
Producer: With 176 million hits, they'll be in diapers for all I care.

Ferb's LineEdit

Phineas: Fame is fleeting...
Ferb: ...but the internet is forever.

Whatcha doin'?Edit


Perry's entrance to his lairEdit


Memorable QuotesEdit

Major Monogram: There's something very strange going on with Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

(picture of Dr. Doofenshmirtz pops up on screen)

He's been very quiet lately, a little too quiet! I want you to find out what's not going on and, uh.. put a... it. I suppose.

Isabella: Look. My client gets 3 percent of the gross and a piece of the back end, or he walks. Yeah, that's right. You mess with the bull, you get the horns, buddy!

Gets another call and transfers

Sid, baby! You got that third act in line yet?

Phineas: Okay Candace, this is a very important scene, it is nothing less than the emotional backbone of the whole film. Oh, and the villagers are coming at you with everything they've got.

Phineas: The space armada from the planet Plumbing Supplies!

Candace: (wearing a tropical banana hat) Wow! Am I doing some tropical dance number?

Phineas: We're trying to get some good camera angles for the chase scene, so we put the camera on a starving monkey.
(the monkey screeches and chases Candace, Candace is all bruised)
Phineas: Okay, that didn't work out. This time we will have the camera on Ferb. (shows Ferb with a camera strapped to his head) Take this sub sandwich. But be careful, Ferb hasn't eaten lunch yet.

(Ferb screeches and chases Candace, Candace is all bruised)

Phineas: All right, Candace. This is your beauty shot. The curse has been lifted, and you are no longer a monster. This scene is all about what the heart wants, but the mind can't have.

Background InformationEdit

  • 10th episode produced. 5th episode aired, first broadcast on February 3, 2008.
  • Episode description from the original Phineas and Ferb-ruary 2008 press release: [1]
In "Lights, Candace, Action," airing Sunday, Ferb-ruary 3, a British period film entitled "The Princess Sensibilities" is shooting in town, and Candace wants to be in it. She gets a part, but when the director storms off the set, Phineas and Ferb step in to direct. They change the movie from "The Princess Sensibilities" to "The Curse of the Princess Monster," and now Candace is forced to wear a monster suit and be the victim of multiple stunts. Meanwhile Dr. Doofenshmirtz is trying to age some gourmet cheese with an "age-inator."
  • Goof: Phineas says that Candace will get hit with 800 cubic ft. of rats, spiders, and snakes, but when the close up on the boxes, it shows rats, bats, and snakes
  • This is the first episode without a song in it.
  • This is the first episode where you don't see Perry entering his lair.
  • When the old audience for the movie leave after not liking it, they pass all three kids out of the theater, but Candace is the only one that gets trampled on.
  • Goof: A couple of the Fireside Girls were in the testing audience when the movie was under its screening test but weren't turned old by the blast from Doofenshmirtz's invention.


  • Dr. Doofenshmirtz's age-inator shows green on the power level when he is about to demonstrate it, but shows red when he is coming back in.
  • Dr. Doofenshmirtz's power level appears on the right of the machine when Dr. Doofenshmirtz comes back into his building after demonstrating his invention, but it is supposed to be on the left, as it is in the rest of the show.


  • Phineas reassures Candace that the snakes are rubber. This is quite like "Rollercoaster", when the snakes land on everyone ("Relax! They're just rubber!").
  • When Candace tries to run out of the trailer, the music from "Big Ginormous Airplane" is playing.
  • Coincidentally, a fireside girl is in the test audience, and when the audience is older, Eliza M. Feyersied is one of the many elders to leave. (Fireside Girl Jamboree)


  • The Princess Diaries and Sense And Sensibility: The title "The Princess Sensibilities" is probably a mash-up of these two titles.
  • Title: A parody of the common phrase, "Lights, camera, action!"
  • Spongebob Squarepants: This episode uses a bubble transition similar to the one seen frequently in Spongebob Squarepants.
  • Apple Computers: Phineas and Ferb have a computer that looks similar to an iMac.
  • Tom And Jerry: When Perry eats the cheese wheel, his body shows the shape of the cheese wheel similar to antics used to show consumption of food in numerous Tom and Jerry Episodes.


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Vorige geproduceerde aflevering:
"Raging Bully"
"Lights, Candace, Action!" Volgende geproduceerde aflevering:
"Get That Bigfoot Outa My Face!"
Vorige uitgezonden aflevering:
"The Fast and the Phineas"
Volgende uitgezonden aflevering:
"Raging Bully"

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