Phineas helps Isabella to scare away her hiccups from inside the haunted house
Seizoen: 1
Productie code: 109
Uitzend nummer: 39
Geschreven door:
Bobby Gaylor
Martin Olson
Script door:
Jon Barry
Chris Headrick
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Disney Channel NL Première:
October 3, 2008
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Isabella is cursed with a bad case of the hiccups. Phineas decides to build her a super haunted house to scare 'em out of her. Meanwhile, Perry stops Dr. Doofenshmirtz from destroying his old mentor's hideout, and Candace tries to go to Jeremy's house, but his evil sister Suzy stops her.

Episode SummaryEdit

The episode starts of with Candace talking into a banana, pretending it's a telephone and it's Jeremy on the other end. Linda Flynn walks by, telling her she's going out and asks if she's going to be talking into that banana all day.

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Mariachi tree

Introducing the amazing Mariachi Tree!

In the backyard, Phineas and Ferb are using a "mariachi tree" to entertain themselves, as Isabella walks in, trying to say her catch phrase, but is cut off by her hiccups. Phineas tells her that's one bad case of hiccups and tells her they need to scare them out of her, and asks her what she's afraid of. She tells him that she was afraid of a haunted house at the fair once, and Phineas decides to build a super one.

Meanwhile, Perry enters his lair (through the trash can; first the wrong one, though) and is informed that Doofenshmirtz has disappeared. He gives him two reasons: Magic elves transporting him to an angry corn land, or being at an island with a giant "D" on it at the exact coordinates they lost his trace at. He then tells Perry to forget the first one, and to get onto it. Perry runs off to his ship, and an extended version of his song plays.

That's the idea

"That's the idea."

Candace walks into the backyard as Phineas and Ferb are still planning. She calls them freaks and is told of their plans. She then goes into the house to call their mom, and the number she calls is Jeremy's! She does the "breaking up" bit where she crumples paper and then screams silently.

Perry arrives at Doofenshmirtz's lair, where he is trapped by arm, tail, and leg restraints. Doofensmirtz goes over what he knows Perry did, then reveals that it belonged to his mentor, Professor Destructicon. (Kevin to his friends.) He then reveals that he was asked to destroy the hideout, which he would do with a disintivaporator.

Candace calms down and calls the Johnson's again. The one who picks up is Suzy. She claims that Candace called for Jeremy, then crinkles paper. before Suzy hangs up, Candace admits that she wanted to speak to Jeremy, who invites her over. She covers the phone with her hand and screams. Phineas hears the scream and says to Ferb that he really should save them for the haunted house. Phineas calls all of his friends and informs them of Isabella's hiccups and how the haunted house operates. He tells them to find what they're most scared of.

Back to Candace, she arrives to Jeremy's house. Just as her near the door,Suzy throws her poodle onto Candace. It bites her. Suzy then open the sprinklers and spray on Candace, which makes her fall down to the mud. Suzy then controls the RC truck to shot mud on her, just as Jeremy walks out. She leaves, but Jeremy has no clue why she leaves.

To Doofenshmirtz, he is ready to lift off. But he can't find his key to the escape plane. Perry, noticing the key is near him, hides it under his foot. He then makes Doofenshmirtz stall for time by making him do anything to get the key.

The face of evil

"Behold; the face of evil!"

Isabella then walks in the backyard then spots the house. Phineas appears behind her with a monster costume to scare her, but didn't work out. Phineas leads her into the house, and held her hand all the way and sings. On the way, they met two very non-scary things: Baljeet as a failed math test, and Buford as Suzy Johnson.

Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz finds out that Perry is willing to give him the keys if he sets him free. He than accepts than flies the plane away, followed by Perry. Once Doofenshmirtz sees Perry in the back and wondering why he has a golf clubs since he doesn't play golf, the two begin to fight.

Isabella's hiccups are still not cured so Phineas decides to use static electricity. By this time, Candace returns and sees the haunted house, but when she goes inside, she gets locked in and easily gets scared by everything inside. By the time she finally gets to Phineas, she decides to bust them and exits through an elevator, and Linda arrives after she exits. But during Perry's battle he accidentally lifts the haunted house. Everyone evacuates, but Phineas gets stuck in the house as it begins to fly away. He falls out, but is saved at the last second by a makeshift trampoline Isabella and her Fireside Girls make from sashes. Phineas then lands in Isabella's arms, and Isabella claims that her hiccups are cured because she was scared for Phineas. Perry escapes, but Doofenshmirtz throws the disinitivaporator at him, and it crashes into the haunted house, making it disappear.

As usual, Linda doesn't believe her since the house has now disappeared. Isabella tells Candace about her hiccups, so she pretends to have a heavy one to get Jeremy's attention, when Candace walks by Suzy she gives her a mean hiss, prompting Suzy to ask Buford (Who is still dressed up as Suzy) what she did. Buford then begins to stutter and quickly walks away, leaving a confused Suzy. Phineas and Ferb relaxing in the tree and thinking about what the most scariest thing they did, and Ferb stated was the Giant Floating Baby Head. They both suddenly wonders that where did it come from anyway.


End CreditsEdit

The last verse of One Good Scare. During the end logos, Ferb is heard laughing evilly and Isabella hiccuping and saying "Darn."


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Running GagsEdit

The "Too Young" LineEdit


Ferb's LinesEdit

Ferb: "Mwahahahahahahahahahaha!" (Line in One Good Scare)

Phineas: That was a great day, Ferb. What did you think the scariest thing was?

Ferb: Definitely the giant floating baby head.

Phineas: Yeah... Yeah, where did that come from, hmm?

Whatcha doin'?Edit

Isabella: Hi Phineas.

Phineas: Oh, Hi Isabella.
Isabella: Whatcha do-hic!
Phineas: Are you okay?
Isabella: Yeah, I just came by to see whatcha do-hic-in'?

Phineas: Wow, that's a bad case of the hiccups you got there.

Isabella: Hi Phineas, whatcha do... Ph-Phineas? hic!

Perry's entrance to his lairEdit

Perry enters a trash can, to find it is the wrong one and is full of garbage, he then jumps into the one next to it, which this one leads him to his lair.

Evil JinglesEdit

Doofenshmirtz Hideout-Shaped Island! and Doofenshmirtz's Mentor's Hideout!

Memorable QuotesEdit

Major Monogram: Good morning, Agent P. Dr. Doofenshmirtz is on the move. We tracked him to these coordinates when we suddenly lost his signal. We have two scenarios to explain his disappearance. First, that magical elves have caused Dr. Doofenshmirtz to vanish to the land of angry corn people. The second is that he may be on this secret hideout-shaped island with the initial "D" carved into it, that satellites found at the exact... spot... where... he... vanished... uh. You know what, uh, forget the magical elves thing, way off base with that. Anyway, on your way, Agent P.

Candace: That's it, you little psycho, I'm calling Mom! (door slams) And I am not using the banana this time! (door slams again)
Phineas: ... You guys heard that, right? It wasn't just me?

Candace: Hello, this is an emergency. I would like to speak to Linda Flynn. To whom am I currently speaking?

Jeremy: Uh...Jeremy. That's whom.
(Candace starts stuttering)
Candace: J-J-J-Jeremy? Um, Jeremy who?
Jeremy: Jeremy Johnson.
Candace: Uhhhhhh...
Jeremy: Who is this?
(Candace starts crinkling paper next to the phone)
Candace: We seem to be breaking up. Uh, I'm going into a tunnel! Sunspots! I...NO HABLO ESPAÑOL!

(Candace hangs up feeling embarrassed)

Heinz Doofenshmirtz: But before they locked him away, Kevin asked a favor of me: To prevent them from discovering his hidden lair and all its secrets, would I please set fire to the sun! I was like, dude, you really got to let that one go, it's a ball of fire! It makes no sense.

Candace: Hey, boys. I'm off to the Johnson's' book club. Jeremy invited me over.

Phineas: Um, when you see Mom, can you tell her some snakes got lost in the house?
(Candace pauses for a moment, looking as if to say something mean; face immediately brightens up)

Candace: Okay! You boys have fun. See ya!

Phineas: Buford, I know this is cutting into your canasta game.

Buford: This better be good, Pointy!
Phineas: Oh, it is. Isabella has been cursed!
(all gasp)
Phineas: ... with the hiccups.

(all moan)

Heinz Doofenshmirtz: (to Agent P) Am I getting warmer? Hmm? (Perry doesn't answer) Ah-ha! The sofa! My keys fell between the cushions, right?(Still no respond from Perry) Ah... no. Oh, come on! I defeated you fair and square, Perry the platypus. Why can't you accept your death with dignity and maturity and play "You're Getting Hot or Cold" with me? (Perry scowls) Fine, be that way. I'll find my keys myself and teach you the meaning of grace under fire. (the Disintivaporator beeps for a second later, Dr. Doofenshmirtz gets on his knees and pleads to Perry) Please, I'll do anything! Oh, for the love of great Ceaser's ghost, what would you have me do?

Baljeet: You can run, but it won't be to the college of your choice, I tell you!

Phineas: Buford?

Buford: Behold... the face of evil!
Phineas: Are you supposed to be Jeremy's little sister? You said you were going to be something scary!
Buford: She is scary, man. She gives me the willies!
Phineas: Little Suzy Johnson gives you the willies.
Buford: You don't know, man, you don't know!
Phineas: Uhhhm... we'll catch up with you later, ok?

Buford: (washing his hands) Wash away the horror... wash away the horror...

Doofenshmirtz: So what you're saying is if I let you go, you'll tell me where my keys are? (Perry nods) Oh, for Pete's sake, why didn't you say that like an hour ago? (presses button; restraints that held Perry disappear and Perry lifts up his foot)

Doofenshmirtz: Oh, look, they were under your cute little platypus foot the whole time.

Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Okay, let's make sure I didn't forget anything in my haste. Let's see, I've got my old basketball, the lamp, the Christmas lights, the umbrella, Perry the Platypus, the Disintivaporator, my golf clubs— Perry the Platypus? (dramatic shock sound plays) The Disintivaporator? (dramatic shock sound plays again) My golf clubs? I don't even play golf!

Vampire: (to Candace) Good evening— it is evil, isn't it?

(A string of Christmas lights hanging from Dr. D's rocket get tied up on the lightning rod at the tip of the haunted house, which carries it away)

Candace: See? Absolute terror! These little creeps destroyed our backyard leaving this ugly mess in its place!
(Baljeet, smiling and waving, is shown in the middle of their empty yard)
Linda: Hi, Baljeet. That wasn't very nice, Candace.
(Shows Perry on the haunted house, which is being carried by Dr. D's rocket)
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Here you go, Perry the Platypus, enjoy your disentivaporation!
(Dr. D throws disentivaporator on the the haunted house, and the force of the invention hitting the house is enough to break the string of Christmas lights, thus freeing the haunted house, which lands in the backyard.)
Candace: Ee-ee-ee-ee... Mom, It's back! It's back!
(Timer on disentivaporator goes off, and the machine destroys the haunted house)
Candace: It's back! I told you! It's returned!
(Baljeet, holding his backpack, is shown in the middle of their empty yard again.)
Baljeet: Oh, excuse me, I forget my satchel.

Linda: (flatly) Goodbye, Candace.

Background InformationEdit

  • 16th episode produced. 39th episode aired, first broadcast on October 3, 2008.
  • This episode appeared on the US DVD Phineas and Ferb: The Fast and the Phineas as a "never before seen" episode.
  • In the song, One Good Scare Ought to Do You Some Good, Phineas holds Isabella's hand almost the entire time.
  • The theme song for Perry the Platypus is extended.
  • When we see Candace in the elevator leaving the haunted house, a much lighter, upbeat version of One Good Scare Ought to Do You Some Good can be heard.
  • For the first time, Lawrence Fletcher does not appear in a half-hour length episode.
  • This episode reveals that Isabella's deepest fear is losing Phineas.
  • This episode reveals that Dr. Doofenshmirtz doesn't play golf.
  • This is the first episode where Perry has failed to defeat Dr. Doofenshmirtz. He later fails in ("That Sinking Feeling.")
  • When the mariachi band plays, the theme sounds similar to the one that plays when Pinky appears.("Day of the Living Gelatin", "Isabella and the Temple of Sap")
  • In many Latin American countries and Spain, the episode aired as "Un Buen Susto Puede Bastar", or in English that is "A Good Scare Can Be Enough".
  • Episode description from 2008 Phineas and Ferbruary press release: [1]
In "One Good Scare Ought to Do It," when Isabella gets the hiccups, Phineas and Ferb build a haunted house to scare them out of her. Meanwhile, Candace gets distracted from tattling on her brothers when she is invited over to Jeremy's house and meets his terrifying little sister, Suzy.

Is Ginger smiling at her crush?

  • When Buford, Baljeet, and the Fireside Girls show up, Ginger appears to be looking at Baljeet. Her crush on Baljeet is more noticed in Isabella and the Temple of Sap.
  • This is the first episode were the thing that Phineas and Ferb build reappears, but disappears again.


  • Django suddenly appears when the haunted house is being blown away.
  • Isabella's Fireside Girls sash suddenly appears on her body when the house lifts off.
  • Buford is wearing his normal clothes when the house is lifted into the air, but he has on his Suzy costume when Suzy appears wondering why Candace gave her that face.


  • Chronologically and in production order, this is Suzy's first appearance.
  • The Giant Floating Baby Head makes several appearances in the course of the series. This episode marks the first instance where the main characters interact with it.
  • When Candace tells Phineas and Ferb about what happens when Mom gets home, she says, "You are going down, down, down, down, down," which she says in Rollercoaster.


  • The Haunted Mansion: As Candace is running through the hallways of the haunted house, she is chased into the vampire's room by a floating candelabra. This is a reference to the Disneyland attraction, in which a candelabra is seen in the endless hallway.
  • Beetlejuice: The song One Good Scare, as well as the rollercoaster ride at the end is reminiscent of the 1990's cartoon series, Beetlejuice. The song itself is very remniscent of Danny Elfman (who composed the theme for the Beetlejuice movie as well as films like The Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands)'s style.
  • Star Wars: When Candace says "Over my dead body" and Phineas says "That's the idea" is a reference to what Han Solo and Greedo said on Episode 4.
  • Silence of the Lambs: When Candace rides to the Johnson's on her bike, Suzy holds her dog in front of the shades. Then she closes them. This is what Hannibal does in the film Silence of the Lambs
  • Macbeth: When Buford washes his hands, saying "Wash away the horror," this is a reference to Act V of Shakespeare's Macbeth, where a sleepwalking Lady Macbeth desperately washes her hands, trying to rid herself of Duncan's blood.
  • Can of Worms: The last creature on the roller coaster ride is similar to an alien from the movie.
  • Rugrats: The plot of this episode is similar to that of Rugrats episode "Hip-ups", particularly the scene where the hiccups are cured.



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