Mom's Birthday
[[File:Happy Birthday, Mom!|200px]]
Phineas and Ferb made a multimedia presentation for their Mom's Birthday
Seizoen: [[Seizoen 1|1]]
Productie code: 111A
Uitzend nummer: 19
Geschreven door:
Swampy Marsh
Martin Olson
Dan Povenmire
Script door:
Kent Osbourne
Aliki Theofilopoulos
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Disney Channel NL Première:
February 29, 2008
Disney XD NL Première:
Internationale Première:

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"Journey to the Center of Candace"

Today is Linda's birthday and Candace tries to make it the best birthday ever. But every time she does, Phineas and Ferb beat her to it. Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz tries to shrink everything that he hates so he never has to see them.

Episode SummaryEdit

It's Mom's birthday. Phineas and Ferb have forgotten until they wake up and hear Candace reciting a birthday song. Quickly, the boys come up with a string of plans to create Mom's perfect day. Knowingly or not, they are brutally outdoing Candace, who tries time and time again to give Mom something the boys can't give her.


Dr. Doofenshmirtz's "Shrinkspheria", one of only a few of his inventions to not end in "-inator."

Meanwhile, Perry is summoned to an old abandoned castle where Dr. Doofenshmirtz is perfecting his Shrinkspheria to shrink things he hates, like pelicans, ear hair, blinking detour signs, and musical instruments that begin with the letter 'B', to nanoscopic size so that they will basically disappear. His trap for Perry is robotic wax statues of Lincoln and Washington from 'a wax museum that was going out of business'. They are programmed to catch and restrain Perry. He succeeds in extinguishing blinking detour signs (causing a moth circus truck to hit a pothole and spill moths out that eat Candace's cute little sundress for Mom) and instruments that begin with the letter 'B' (all the ones Candace plays). Perry stops him by first dropping a chandelier and melting the wax robots, and then by turning off the Shrinkspheria. Then the robot skeletons step on the Shrinkspheria and break it, sending all flying.

In the end, a very dejected Candace enters the yard where Mom, the boys, and several neighbors are watching the boys' multimedia presentation on Mom. Little does she know that for part of it, they taped her! Candace gets onstage with the boys and the Fireside Girls and sings I Love You Mom with her recorded self. Mom loves it! All in all, it was a very good day for Mom, the boys, and for once, Candace.



Mom's Birthday title card
The image gallery for this episode may be viewed here.

Running GagsEdit

The "Too Young" LineEdit


Ferb's LineEdit

Phineas: Glad you like the card mom.
Ferb: It's a simple, post-modern fusion of origami and pop-up.

Ferb: Shooby-doo, shooby-doo
Line in song

Ferb: You're the one who stays calm
Line in song

Whatcha doin'?Edit


Perry's entrance to his lairEdit

Perry spins a photo of himself on the wall to go through a secret small door behind it to his lair.

Memorable QuotesEdit

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Behold, Perry the Platypus, Shrinkspheria! You like it. I was going to call it a Shrinkinator, but I've done that whole -inator thing before, it's just been done to death.

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Pelicans. Terrible creatures. What are you— a bird or a garbage disposal?

Phineas: Ferb, are you hearing what I'm hearing? Candace singing! Early in the morning!

Candace: (singing a capella) Mom, it's your birthday, thanks for all the care and love you give. Yeah, yeah, that's alright! I like that! (continues singing)
Phineas: (gasps) It's Mom's birthday! How could we forget Mom's birthday? Where have all the days gone?
Flashback Phineas riding a Rollercoaster: We can't forget Mom's birthday.
Flashback Phineas in search of a mummy: We can't forget Mom's birthday!
Flashback Phineas herding cattle: We can't forget Mom's birthday.
Flashback Phineas surfing: We can't forget Mom's birthday.
Flashback Phineas singing: We can't forget Mom's birthday.

Flashback Phineas being chased by a dinosaur: Isn't there something I'm supposed to remember?

Candace: (singing to self) Eggs and bacon, oh yeah...

Wax George Washington Robot: I can not tell a lie. I am melting.

Candace: Wait a minute! I can still give Mom the one thing the boys can't! The gift of music! Played on my good friend: the bass. (begins to play bass, but disappears because of Shrinkspheria) Huh. Oh well, it's a good thing I play the banjo! (banjo shrinks) It's a good thing I play the bassoon! (bassoon shrinks) It's a good thing I play the bugle! (bugle shrinks) It's a good thing I play the bongos! (bongos shrink)

Announcer: Five minutes later...

Candace: (frantic) It's a good thing I play the balalailaka! (balalailaka shrinks) It's a good thing I play the bagpipes! (bagpipes shrink) I should have manned the omelette station! (throughout this she talks with increasing desperation)

Wax Abraham Lincoln Robot: We can't seem to get a break.
Wax George Washington Robot: Your breath smells like candles.

Phineas: (referring to his mother's breakfast) Made with love.

Buford: And sweat.
Linda: And by sweat, you mean hard work, right?

Buford: Ehh... sure.

Doofenshmirtz: (referring to blinking traffic arrows) ...stop blinking, telling me where to go! Point. Point. Point. Point. Oh, I hate you!

Background InformationEdit

  • 19th episode produced. 19th episode aired, first broadcast on February 29, 2008.
  • Isabella appears in the episode, but we do not actually get to hear her speak.
  • Candace can play the bass, banjo, Bassoon, bagpipes, bongos, balalaika and coincidentally almost every instrument that starts with B.
  • This episode was set to re-air May 10th, 2009, for Mother's Day.
  • For some reason, on some DVR and other digital info for this episode, it says "Mom's Birthday Episode", while it calls "Journey to the Center of Candace" just "Journey".
  • Some time in the 1990's, Linda Flynn is seen with a guy, rumored to be her first husband.
  • In the backyard beach flashback, Phineas and Ferb are wearing sunglasses and sandals (which Phineas removes before he goes in the water). In the episode itself, Ferb stays on dry land.
  • Episode description from the third Phineas and Ferb press release: [1]
Enterprising stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb set out to make the best birthday gift ever for their mom, but their sister, Candace, gets competitive, in an all-new episode of the hit animated comedy series "Phineas and Ferb," premiering SATURDAY, MAY 10 (8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. An original song performed by Ashley Tisdale ("High School Musical") is featured.
In "Mom's Birthday Episode," Phineas and Ferb want to give their mom the best birthday ever with a gourmet breakfast in bed, live musicians and a fashion show to rival Paris runways. Candace feels overshadowed when she thinks the special song she has been preparing for her mom doesn't measure up to the big bash her brothers are preparing. But the tables turn when the boys reveal their grand finale. Meanwhile Perry the Platypus works to thwart Dr. Doofenshmirtz's plot to use his De-Hatinator device to rid the world of all the things he hates.
  • Because of Linda's birthday being important, this is one of the few times Candace doesn't try to bust Phineas and Ferb. Mom is also aware of every one of the boys' 'big ideas'.
    • But strangely, Linda does not question how Phineas and Ferb are able to make all of this possible. This is strange when comparing to all the times Linda doesn't believe Candace about all the crazy plans the boys come up with, considering that she is actually the focus of the boys' project.


  • In the multiple flashbacks Phineas has about remembering his mother's birthday, one flashback is from It's About Time!. This could possibly be an airing mistake, as "It's About Time" was aired a day after this episode. (Dan Povenmire has also stated that they must be careful for what they put in the episodes, because silly things such as this or E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S., which named events that happened after the episode aired, will happen because Disney has their own reasons for airing episodes at different times.)
  • During the Rollercoaster flashback scene, Isabella is no longer behind Phineas, and instead is replace by a random girl.
  • Isabella was shown on the stage performing, but she was also in the audience at the same time.
  • When Phineas is handing Mom the magazines, he hands her "Mom Biweekly" when he says "Mom Weekly" and "Mom sub-Weekly".
  • When Candace tries to play the bongos, it shrinks and Candace is okay, even though there was a rope around her neck. It should have choked her instead.



  • The Horse Whisperer: There is a DVD in Doofenshmirtz' lair titled The Unicorn Whisperer, parodying the 1998 film The Horse Whisperer.


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Vorige geproduceerde aflevering:
"I, Brobot"
"Mom's Birthday" Volgende geproduceerde aflevering:
"Journey to the Center of Candace"
Vorige uitgezonden aflevering:
"It's a Mud, Mud, Mud, Mud World"
Volgende uitgezonden aflevering:
"Journey to the Center of Candace"

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