Voyage to the Bottom of Buford
[[File:Phineas, Ferb, and Isabella inside the sub.|200px]]
Isabella, Phineas and Ferb are happy to see Buford's attitude back after saving Biff
Seizoen: [[Seizoen 1|1]]
Productie code: 119B
Uitzend nummer: 30
Geschreven door:
Bobby Gaylor
Martin Olson
Geschreven & script door:
Antoine Guilbaud
Chong Lee
Uitzend informatie
Disney Channel NL Première:
June 7, 2008
Disney XD NL Première:
June 7, 2009
Internationale Première:

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Jetix Première:
June 24, 2008
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Boyfriend From 27,000 B.C.

After Buford loses his goldfish, Phineas and Ferb help him search for it. An accidental good deed causes Dr. Doofenshmirtz endless trouble.

Episode SummaryEdit

Phineas and Ferb have finished building a giant sand Eiffel Tower, but then Phineas hears someone crying. He discovers that it is Buford who is crying. Buford tells them that he has lost his beloved goldfish Biff while swimming in the ocean. Buford them he used to be a "wimp" like Phineas and Ferb. Then one day was drawn to this game at the carnival and he won a goldfish which he named Biff after his mother. He loved Biff and did everything with Biff at his side. Then one day the local bully stole Biff and was about to eat him, the attacked the bully and got Biff back, thus becoming the bully himself, growing to fear nothing but Giant squids because there all "suctioncuppy and beaky". Phineas, desperate to stop Buford's crying, decides to help Buford find his goldfish and so he and Ferb build a submarine to start searching.

Candace and Stacey are shopping for sunglasses nearby when Candace sees the boys and decides to bust them. She purchases a camera at a store and sneaks into the submersible.

Meanwhile, Perry enters his lair and finds out that Dr. Doofenshmirtz just saved a falling kitten and has defected to the good side. Major Monogram tells Perry to deliver a Standard Welcome Package to him. When Perry arrives at the building, he finds out that Doofenshmirtz accidentally saved the kitten. He tells Perry that he tripped and the kitten fell into his bag, but everyone thought he has purposely saved the kitten, and this will ruin his evil name, and evil scientist community will "cut his benefits". He the shows perry the Media Erase-inator a device the can delete any bit of media, like the news cast of him saving the kitten. Perry then knocks Doof into the machine and this makes it fire willy nilly.

Phineas and Ferb are well on there way to find Biff, thanks to Ferbs ability to talk to dolphins. The dolphins quickly find Biff in an underwater cavern. Phineas, Ferb and Buford head out to get Biff. In the cavern Biff is just floating there alone when Buford carries him back into the submarine. After Biff is on board the submarine heads back to the surface. Then a two giant tentacles emerge and grab Phineas and Ferb. Then the Giant squid itself surfaces. Buford runs from the giant squid and heads inside the sub, getting both Isabella and Baljeet kidnapped. Finally, Biff gets grabbed and Buford decides to face his fear. He challenges the squid head on and saves Biff (and the other kids) with one good punch.

Meanwhile, Candace has been catching everything on camera, but as she tries to get back inside the door is locked and she is trapped out of the submarine as it sinks. She swims to land and then get on a bike. She then returns and pays for it.

Soon, the Media Erase-inator is shooting all over town erasing every media image it hits. Then it hits a detour sign and then a truck hits a water tower and knocks it over. Then as soon as Candace returns home to show Mom, the camera gets ruined as Candace gets hit from the water of the destroyed tower. Perry soon leaves as Doofenshmirtz is defeated. Then out of nowhere a falls out of the sky and lands in the doctors hands, and all he can do is exclaim "Oh come on". As Linda Flynn is vacuuming the floor, Candace opens the door, and then Linda asks why she she is all wet. As Candace stammers out the events of the day, Linda assumes she is just over dramatic and walks off. Phineas and Ferb then return home and Candace growls.


End CredtisEdit

The last verse of Fish Out of Water


Voyage to the Bottom of Buford title card
The image gallery for this episode may be viewed here.

Running GagsEdit

The "Too Young" LineEdit


Ferb's LineEdit

Phineas: I still can't believe we built that submarine quicker than usual!
Ferb: Yes, it usually takes us at least a montage.

Whatcha doin'?Edit


Perry's entrance to his lairEdit

Perry surfs on a surfboard into a tube.

Evil JingleEdit

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated!

Memorable QuotesEdit

Buford: I'm not crying! I'm sweating through my eyes.

In reaction to Buford crying
Phineas: Wow, this is more annoying than when he was bullying us.

Buford: Really? You guys would do that? How 'bout a hug!

Phineas: Maybe later.
Buford: Let Buford hug you!
Phineas: Hey, where's Perry?

Buford: Come here!

Candace: ...right after I pay for it.

Doofenshmirtz: Oh, how sweet of you! What's this note attatched? 'Congratulations, Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, on defecting to the good side—' oh, no, not you too!

Doofenshmirtz: First, I'm not defecting to the good side. Second, I'm keeping this gift basket.

Isabella: Hey, Buford... are you sweating out of your eyes?

Buford: No! I'm just cryin'!
(Ferb lands on top of him while climbing into the submarine)

Buford: Thanks. I needed that.

Phineas: Don't worry, Ferb can communicate with dolphins.

Phineas: We've gotta find that fish. Soon.

Doofenshmirtz: Perry the Platypus, allow me to introduce the Media Erase-inator. Patent pending, Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated.

Buford (referring to a giant squid): It's all suction cuppy! And beaky!

Phineas: Hmm, a giant squid. What of the odd?

Baljeet: My money is on the squid.

Isabella: Cut me off a slice of THAT action!

Phineas: Hey Buford, you were really brave out there.

Buford: What's that supposed to mean?(grabs Phineas by shirt collar)You think I was a wimp before?
Baljeet: No, not really, but you were a lot more sensitive.
Buford: What did you say?!(drops Phineas, goes over to Baljeet, and gives him a Wet Willie)

Phineas: Yeah, Buford is back!

Candace: ...Save the camera, save the camera... save the camera...

Background InformationEdit

  • 34th episode produced. 30th episode aired, first broadcast on June 7, 2008.
  • For unknown reasons, Phineas and Ferb are left with their friends at the beach.
  • Ferb broke the fourth wall saying "Yes, it usually takes us at least a montage."
  • In one of the last scenes in Buford and Biff's montage, it shows Buford and Biff sleeping. Biff's eyes are closed, which is incorrect because fish do not have the ability to close their eyes.


  • A billboard with the Love Händel logo is erased when Doofenshmirtz's machine goes willy-nilly.
  • Biff must be some sort of super goldfish, as he seems to be at home in both fresh and sea water. And the only non-goldfish behavior he exhibits (instead of just blankly swimming around) is when he "sleeps" with Buford in his bed.
  • In the first scene when Stacy is shopping with Candace, Stacy doesn't have her bracelets on her arm. In the next scene, after she spots Phineas and Ferb and their submarine, bracelets appear.


  • The title of the episode is a spoof of the old sci-fi/fantasy movie/tv series, "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea." Coincidentally, it also is structurally similar to "Journey to the Center of Candace," which was based on Journey to the Center of the Earth.
  • The name of the goldfish "Biff" was also the name of the Biff Tannen, the main antagonist from Back to the Future. (Note that Buford shares his name with Buford Tannen, the antagonist of Back to the Future III.)
  • The giant squid is an allusion to the giant squid in the old Disney film, "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea."
  • During Buford's flashbacks you see them playing a game system which looks like a SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System).


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Vorige geproduceerde aflevering:
"Boyfriend From 27,000 B.C."
"Voyage to the Bottom of Buford" Volgende geproduceerde aflevering:
"Put That Putter Away"
Vorige uitgezonden aflevering:
"Boyfriend From 27,000 B.C."
Volgende uitgezonden aflevering:
"A Hard Day's Knight"

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