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Phineas and Ferb along with their friends spread the word of aglet in the mall
Seizoen: [[Seizoen 1|1]]
Productie code: 202B
Uitzend nummer: 53
Geschreven door:
David Shane
Geschreven & script door:
Jon Colton Barry
Piero Piluso
Uitzend informatie
Disney Channel NL Première:
May 8, 2008
Disney XD NL Première:
Februrary 20, 2009
Internationale Première:

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Jetix Première:
January 23-24, 2009
Uitgezonden met
"Interview With a Platypus"

"You're going to waste an entire day raising awareness for aglets?"
-Baljeet[src]


The boys decide to spread the word about the tip of the shoelace, called the "aglet." Doofenshmirtz is featured in the newest viral video to hit the internet. (Unofficial season 2 premiere)

Episode SummaryEdit

Lawrence is sitting at the breakfast table surrounded by his family, doing his morning crossword puzzle. The puzzle's theme is "Tip of the Day." After Linda answers the first two questions, the family gets stumped by the third clue, "The tip of a shoelace." Candace gets annoyed and very loudly and condescendingly suggests they use the computer to solve the puzzle. Phineas then wonders since no one of them know what it is.

Candace starts to use the computer to look up the answer, but gets sidetracked when she finds that 20 of her friends sent her the same video. She starts watching the hilarious video about Doofenshmirtz saying he is a superstar, and refuses to let Phineas and Ferb find the information Lawrence is looking for. But then the internet crashes, so they decide to check with Baljeet instead.

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At Baljeet's house, they look up the answer in Volume 8 of A Child's Guide to Useless Shoelace Facts. Baljeet reads that it is called an aglet, one of the most useful, yet most overlooked inventions in history. Phineas thinks it is a great injustice that no one knows what an aglet is called, but decides to head home without doing anything.

Once home, the boys tell their dad the answer and he fills in the crossword puzzle. When Linda walks in, they tell her, too, but she mistakes it for something completely different. She replies to him saying, "Aglet you too, Phineas." Phineas once again muses about why no one knows what an aglet is. At this point, Candace rushes in and tells them it is because it doesn't matter. This convinces Phineas that they must make the world aware of aglets. He knows what they're going to do today!

Meanwhile, Perry drops into his lair and Major Monogram proceeds to brief him on Heinz Doofenshmirtz viral video that's taking over the whole world wide internet. Major Monogram believes that all of Doofenshmirtz's previous schemes have been distractions leading up to taking over the world with this newest plot to infect the world with his video. The video is of Doofenshmirtz rollerskating into a toilet with his underwear as a teenager. Perry watches the video and also finds it funny, then Major Monogram says that this no laughing matter and gives Perry a remote that is programmed with a button and the words "Universal Delete Button" so he can delete the video from every computer on earth. Meanwhile Carl is laughing at the video but Major Monogram tells him that there is nothing funny about a man in his underwear skating into a toilet. Carl then agrees with him, and Major Monogram says that limericks are funny.

Phineas calls and asks his friend to spread the word of the aglet. Isabella asks what it is and Ferb enlightens them. Phineas tells them to spread to the word by giving them a shoelace and ties it into a ribbon with a motto "never forget the aglet". Baljeet is annoyed by wasting the whole day promoting aglet, and he agrees when Buford threatens him for dissing aglets. In the mall, they started to spread word by giving out shoelaces. They meet up with Candace and tell her that remembering would make her life better, but she thinks it still doesn't matter. When spreading the aglet to the mall, Phineas decided to take it to the next level. Candace and Stacy talk about the Doofenshirtz's viral videos and talking about being a instant star, until Stacy talks about the aglet, and then Jeremy ask them if they want to go to the big aglet concert. Candace freaks out and runs away.

Perry jumps out the plane and cuts off Major Monogram for talking while he's falling. Upon arriving at the Doofenshmirtz's building, he sees Doofenshmirtz feeling depressed about his video that he released and stated that he should have thrown it away and always look in the box. At home, Candace tells her mom about the aglet that she still doesn't remember, and freaks out again when her is also aware of the aglets. She then hide in her room when Phineas invites her to the big aglet concert that could make her an instant star. Candace agrees but the aglet still doesn't matter.

Back at Dr. Doofenshmirtz's building, he tells Perry that his viral video was ruining his life even when he goes out to his own kitchen, everyone laughs at him as the guy who thinks he is a superstar rollerskating into the toilet. Perry then gives him the Universal Delete Button, but Doofenshmuirtz quickly restrain and tells him that he already created a helmet that will delete the video from everyone's minds instead of from just the internet and attaching the Universal Delete Button to make it work.

Phineas and Ferb host a concert, launching the song A-G-L-E-T to tell the world about aglets. Everyone sings along. When Candace guest-sings, she tells them that it doesn't even matter. However, Doofenshmirtz further explains what he is going to do and tells Perry that people who aren't aware of what he is thinking are unaffected by his helmet. As he turns around, he trips over his shoelace and realizes he needs to replace his aglets, automatically he thinks of an aglet. He presses the delete button on his helmet, deleting the word aglet from every mind in the Tri-state area. When Candace tells everyone that they're hanging out in a stadium to know what is the tip of a shoelace called, Phineas tells Candace that she is the only one that cares about the aglet, leaving Candace dumbfounded.

Doofenshmirtz thinks that everyone has forgotten about his video that he quickly destroys the helmet along with the remote and releases Perry. He ran out happily until everyone laughs at him again. He returns and stated he was hurt from the inside.

SongsEdit

End CreditsEdit

Phineas and the audience sing the last verse of A-G-L-E-T. During the end logos, Candace is heard saying "It doesn't matter!"

GalleryEdit

Tip of the Day title card
The image gallery for this episode may be viewed here.

Running GagsEdit

The "Too Young" LineEdit

  • None

Ferb's LineEdit

  • None, but does make a hissing sound as if Phineas is on fire when he asks Candace if she found the answer on the computer.
  • Appears to say the word "L" in the song.

Whatcha doin'?Edit

  • Not said: Isabella is already with Phineas and Ferb.

Perry's Entrance to His LairEdit

None, but revealed when Lawrence reads the crossword 27 across "5 letters, where's ....." (Perry).

Memorable QuotesEdit

Phineas: But isn't it weird that none of us know its name?

Candace: No... That why they make smart word box for tell monkey hard brain hurty things.

Phineas: Removing prepositions makes it more condescending.

Doofenshmirtz: Well, that kind of killed the moment.

Major Monogram: Carl I told you, There's nothing funny about a man in his underwear skating into a toilet.

Major Monogram: Keep falling, and keep being a platypus.

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Look in the box, Perry the Platypus. Always. Look. In. The box.

Candace: ...whatsits!

Phineas: (whispering) Aglets.
Man: Excuse me, what did you say?
Phineas: Aglets!
Man: Aglet?
Woman: Aglet? Oh, I will marry you!
Man: Aglet!
Boss: The promotion is yours!
Man: Aglet! (hair suddenly grows from his head) My hair's grown back!
Apparently Blind Man: Whoa, what's going on here?
Man: Aglet!

Apparently Blind Man: I can hear!

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: I have an ouchie... (points to his heart) in here.

Background InformationEdit

  • The episode started as a joke in the writing room by Dan Povenmire, though Swampy took it seriously.[1]
  • This episode was still being worked on as of 1/8/2009. [2]
  • This is the third episode with the song continued in the end credits.
  • This is one of the few episodes where Linda sees (and participates) in Phineas and Ferb's plan.
  • This is the only episode to not have the "Too Young" line, Ferb's Line, Whatcha doin'? line and Perry's lair entrance.
  • Goof: When Phineas walks past the Fireside Girls explaining his aglet mission, Holly's skirt is colored like the grass.
  • Episode description from a 2009 Disney XD Phineas and Ferb press release: [3]
Phineas and Ferb produce a huge concert event, Aglet Aid, to raise awareness for the "aglet" (the plastic doohickey at the end of shoe laces), while Candace thinks it doesn't matter. Meanwhile, a humiliating video of Dr. Doofenshmirtz has been leaked on the internet so he creates a memory eraser; Candace finally makes her mom realize that Phineas and Ferb are out of control with their projects, until her memory, and everyone else's, is accidentally wiped clean by Doofenshmirtz's machine.
  • Doofenshmirtz mentioned that the whole tri-state area would forget everything but at the end when he breaks the memory eraser he says the the whole world forgot about the video of him.

Continuity Edit

ReceptionEdit


The popular Doofenshmirtz video.

Used as a preview for Season 2, Tip of the Day received mixed reviews, though most of them were bad. Several fans found the episode odd and out of character, and most users in the TV.com forums found the episode was very different and that the writers were running out of ideas. When asked about the episode, Dan Povenmire stated:

We thought "Tip of the Day" was just a great fun departure from the norm. We try to let the characters develope and we also try to give our writers/board artists a good deal of freedom to try new things. We just do our best to make sure that the characters remain true.


Though several fans did find that the episode was a creative new idea, and most enjoyed the Doofenshmirtz rollerblading plot, finding it extremely humorous. [4]

AllusionsEdit

  • Band Aid concerts: The "Aglet-Aid" concert bears similarities to the old Band Aid concerts.
  • "Aglet awareness" laces similar to "Breast Cancer awareness" ribbons.
  • Tying a shoelace, or any other string, around a finger is a common way to remember things. This seems a fitting way to remember aglets.

CastEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dan Povenmire Q&A
  2. TV.com forum message by "Strudelcutie427" (message no longer available on the TV.com forums)
  3. Phineas and Ferb press release: http://www.disneyxdmedianet.com/assets/pr%5Chtml/PAF_020209.html
  4. reviews of the episode on TV.com (no longer available on the TV.com website)


Vorige geproduceerde aflevering:
"Interview With a Platypus"
"Punt van de Dag" Volgende geproduceerde aflevering:
"Attack of the 50 Foot Sister"
Vorige uitgezonden aflevering:
"Out to Launch"
Volgende uitgezonden aflevering:
"Attack of the 50 Foot Sister"


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