Allusions (references) to other popular culture made on Phineas and Ferb during Season 2.

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The Lake Nose Monster

  • The Legend of Nessie - The "Lake Nose Monster" is similar to the legendary Nessie, an elusive, mythical plesiosaur-like creature said to be in Scotland's Loch Ness also called the "Loch Ness Monster".
  • Venturing - In Boy Scouts, the Venturing Crew uniforms look like the lifeguard outfits that Candace and Jeremy wear.
  • Citizen Kane - In the classic 1941 movie, newspaper publisher Charles Foster Kane's final dying word is, "Rosebud," which he says as he drops a snow globe which shatters on the ground.
  • Star Trek - Nosebud's research sub, the Marco Shnozolo, bears a slight resemblance to the USS Enterprise of Star Trek fame.
  • Red Herring - A red herring is an element in a story used by an author to distract the audience from the main plot point in order to develop a plot twist.
  • Popeye - When Phineas rubs sunblock on Nosey's head, it gets a burst of energy, similar to Popeye.
  • Most animatronic rides - During Mission, animatronic animals sing around Perry, like most animatronic rides in the world. (The ride is especially like Splash Mountain and the end of the ride has foreign goodbyes like in It's a Small World).
  • Finding Nemo - Bob Webber denied the title "Mr. Webber" saying that that was his father, similar to the way Crush the Turtle says that "Mr. Turtle" is his father.
  • All You Need Is Love - While telling Phineas and Ferb about his fishing stories, Lawrence relates a story about how he told a man named John, referencing John Lennon, that "All you need is a Philip's head screwdriver" doesn't ring true for a song, suggesting that Lawrence claims to be the idea behind "All You Need Is Love."
  • Sealab 2020/Sealab 2021 - Phineas's and Ferb's underwater lab resembles the Sealab because of the designs and it has TVs and a pool in the lab
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - As Perry enters his lair, just before Mission, the glowing trees are similar to when Snow White was trapped in the woods.
  • Baywatch - Candace's fantasy is a rather dated reference to a cancelled syndicated TV show.
  • Jaws - When she thinks she's spotted the Lake Nose Monster in the lake, Candace panics and orders everyone out of the water in the same way Sheriff Brody orders swimmers out of the water in Jaws.
    • Baljeet and Buford getting caught pranking swimmers by wearing the fake upper half of the Lake Nose Monster and swimming just beneath the water's surface mirrors the same scene in Jaws when two boys are caught wearing a fake shark fin to scare swimmers.

Interview With a Platypus

  • Interview With the Vampire - The title of the episode is an allusion to Anne Rice's popular first book in the Vampire Chronicles.
  • Noah's Ark - The angry animals that were chasing Candace got on Dr. Doofenshmirtz's BO-AT (Buoyancy Operated Aquatic Transport) making it look like Noah's Ark and travel the city in which appears to be just like the city of Venice, Italy.
  • The bird going and telling all the animals about the invention may be a reference to the common phrase "A little birdie told me that..."
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - The bird going and telling all the animals may be a reference to the songbirds gathering all the animals together to warn the dwarfs about Snow White's poisoning.
  • Veggietales - The squirrel sounds like Larry the Cucumber from VeggieTales.
  • Wasp/Waspinator - The squirrel is also similar to Wasp/Waspinator from Transformers who is also voiced by Tom Kenny.
  • Garfield - While Phineas and Ferb are interviewing animals using the animal translator, a cat they interview looks very similar to Garfield, and also has the same demand of his owners: more food.
  • Enchanted - While Jeremy is putting Candace's shoe on her foot, fantasy music is heard; the first two notes sound like the first two notes from the chorus to the Enchanted song True Love's Kiss. After Candace swoons to the ground, Jeremy asks her if she's okay. She responds, "Enchanted."
  • Cinderella - At the end, the way Jeremy puts Candace's shoe on her foot the same way as Cinderella tries on the glass slipper.
  • The Benny Hill Show - The animals then show up and chase them off as Candace run for their lives through the city is similar to a Benny Hill-style chase.
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot - When Phineas told Perry "Hit me with your (Perry's chatter) shot," it may be a reference of the song "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar.
  • Mississippi River – Gulf Outlet Canal - The Mississippi River – Gulf Outlet Canal is known as Mr. Go by the locals from New Orleans, as the abbreviation is MRGO, similar to Danville's MOAT.
  • Titanic (1997) - Dr Doofenshmirtz does the King of the world scene when he's on the BO-AT.
  • My Friends Tigger and Pooh - This episode makes an homage to the "My Friends Tigger and Pooh" episode "Buster's Ruff Day", in which the main characters try to teach their pet to talk using their animal translator. Coincidentally, Buster and Perry are both voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.
  • When Doofenshmirtz says he'll make the Tri-State Area like Venice, Italy, or to a lesser extent Venice Beach, California. Venice Beach, California is where Jeff "Swampy" Marsh lives.
  • Scooby-Doo, Where are You! - The chase scene is reminiscent of the chase scenes seen on Scooby-Doo, as both were accompanied by songs that had nothing to do with what was happening on screen.
  • Family Matters - When Candace knocks on Jeremy's front door seconds after being seen in her room may be a reference to Steve Urkel rushing to the Winslow house in the same manner

Tip of the Day

  • Band Aid concerts - The "Aglet-Aid" concert bears similarities to the old Band Aid concerts.
  • Awareness ribbons - "Aglet awareness" laces are similar to, e. g., "Breast Cancer awareness" ribbons.
  • Memory aids - Tying a string around a finger is a common way to remember things. Tying a shoelace around a finger seems an especially fitting way to remember aglets.
  • Helen Keller - A guy with dark sunglasses and a guide-dog -implicating blindness- starts dancing after hearing "aglet" screaming "I can hear again!" implying he was both blind & deaf like Helen Keller.
  • Wizard of Oz-When Perry The Platypus is falling, he forms a giant bubble around himself, similar to Glinda the Good Witch of the South.

Attack of the 50 Foot Sister

  • Attack of the 50 Foot Woman - The title of the episode is likely a parody of the 1958 film and its 1993 remake.
  • Batman - When Baljeet calls Phineas and Ferb on their holographic device, Phineas exclaims "It's the Baljeet Signal!", a reference to Batman.
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - Baljeet's message, particularly the "Help me, Phineas and Ferb! You are my only hope!", is a near copy of Princess Leia's plea to General Kenobi. Baljeet also uses a hologram, and even mirror's Leia's actions at the end (looking over his shoulder and kneeling down to turn off the recorder). The background music during this scene is also similar. In the character commentary on the Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the Second Dimension, Doof points out that this is a Star Wars reference.
  • King Kong - When Candace grows to become 50 feet tall, she climbs the Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated building, holding P.P. Otter, who is wearing a gorilla suit. In his own words, this is a "reversal of a familiar theme".
  • Beakman's World - When Phineas and Ferb are developing the potion, Phineas says "Bada-Beem, Bada-Boom" (catchphrase of Beakman).
  • P.P. Otter's name is most likely a parody of P.T. Barnum, of "Barnum and Bailey's" fame. As well as a urine joke. His surname might be a reference to an alleged joke played by Barnum: visitors to his show saw a sign pointing to the Water Otter exhibit - which turned out it was a kettle.
  • The Karate Kid - Perry is standing in the "Crane Position" while Doofenshmirtz is wondering what happened to the Smellinator and delivers the kick after he finds the dirty diaper beaker.

Backyard Aquarium

  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - The battle between Perry and Doofenshmirtz mimics the battle between Yoda and Count Dooku at the end of the film, including sound effects and the background music. Doofenshmirtz makes a gesture toward a fixture on a ceiling, imitating the usage of the Force.
  • Mickey Mouse - Before Doofenshmirtz is swept away by the bratwursts, he says "Well, hot diggety dog", a common line Mickey Mouse says in all Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes.
  • The Perfect Storm - The boys go out on a fishing boat in rough seas as in the movie.
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective - Phineas corrects Candace that a whale is a mammal in the same way that Ace Ventura has to correct people that the missing dolphin is a mammal and not a fish.
  • Finding Nemo - The music while Goldie is in the ocean is similar to Thomas Newman's score from the Disney/Pixar film.

Day of the Living Gelatin

  • Night of the Living Dead - The title is reminiscent of this classic monster movie.
  • Scooby Doo - The monster chase scene is reminiscent of Scooby Doo monster chases, including the dance sequence with the monster.
  • Star Trek - The way the boys molecular-transport themselves in done is exactly the same way, visual and sound-wise, as someone getting "beamed up" throughout the series.
  • Ghostbusters - The Gelatin Monster climbing up Doofenshmirtz Evil inc. is very similar to Stay Puft climbing up the Empire State Building.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy - The pool being filled with gelatin is very reminiscent of the beginning of this show's episode "Knock Knock Who's Ed?"
  • It - When the gelatin monster disappears down the drain it looks like Pennywise the Dancing Clown doing the same thing in the mini-series. Pennywise was played by Tim Curry a guest voice in A Hard Day's Knight.
  • The song played while Jenny is showcasing her gelatin dove sounds similar to the opening riff of The Beatles song, "Dear Prudence".
  • Hercules - Candace says "two words: gela-tin" in the same way as Phil says his "two words" sentences in the Disney movie.
  • Super Mario Sunshine - The part where water splits the purple gelatin monster into smaller ones may be a reference to the manta ray boss in Sirena Beach in Super Mario Sunshine.

Elementary My Dear Stacy

  • During the sunrise scene, if you listen closely, you can hear the opening music of Peggle.
  • Shortly after Stacy returns from a quick shopping trip, when 2 brief scenes of Big Ben is shown, part of the British patriotic song "Rule, Britannia!" is played.

Sherlock Holmes

  • Candace imitates the great detective quite a bit during this episode, including wearing the clothing most commonly associated with Sherlock Holmes: the deerstalker hat and cape featured in Sydney Paget's illustrations for Strand Magazine.
  • Candace designates Stacy as Watson, Sherlock Holmes' most trusted companion. which has helped him in all of his most fascinating cases.
  • "Elementary, my dear Watson" The episode title comes from the famous phrase which was not actually said by Sherlock Holmes in any of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle works. The line "Elementary, my dear Watson" was either first said in the 1929 movie The Return of Sherlock Holmes or in the 1899 stage production Sherlock Holmes.[1]
  • Someone dressed as Dr. Watson is seen going up an escalator.

James Bond

  • Agent Double 0-0 is a very direct parody of James Bond.
  • Inspector Initials is a parody of Bond's boss, M. At the time the episode was made, the character was portrayed by Dame Judi Dench.
  • Double 0-0's laser watch is similar to many gadgets that Bond has been equipped with over the years, most directly the laser watch featured in 1995's Goldeneye.
  • The ejection seat on Double 0-0's Aston Martin is borrowed from Goldfinger. However, it was the passenger seat that had the ejection seat, not the driver. As Perry is sitting in the passenger seat, he should have been the one ejected, not Double 0-0. It's possible this was a deliberate goof.
  • When Perry and Agent Double 0-0 are captured by Dr. Doofenshmirtz, they are under the ejection port of the Big Ben rocket, just like James Bond and Dr. Holly Goodhead were in Moonraker.

Don't Even Blink

  • Carly Simon - "Watching and Waiting" has a similar music style and opening to "You're So Vain", one of Simon's biggest hits.
  • Doctor Who - The name "Don't Even Blink" may be a reference to the Doctor Who episode "Blink" in which The Doctor says "Don't even blink." Said episode also relies heavily on the concept of Quantumn Theory, and the concept that observing something changes the outcome.
  • The Buzz on Maggie - The music which plays when the Casino-themed box-elevator appears, is identical to the tune which plays at the beginning of The Buzz on Maggie episode "Those Pesky Roaches".
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show - When everyone is saying "It's back!/It's gone!" Candace appears to be doing the "Pelvic Thrust" from the song "Time Warp".
  • The Fireside Girls Cupcakes are a parody of the Girl Scout Cookies as both make people guilty (Of the Girls looking Cute and Innocent) and buy Cupcakes (Or Cookies).
  • Star Wars - Major Monogram said "May luck be with you" parodies "May The Force Be With you", the famous catchphrase of the movie.

Chez Platypus

  • Robin Hood - The principle of Happy Evil Love Song is very reminiscent of a song from this movie.

Perry Lays an Egg

  • Animal Planet - The Channel Candace watches sounds awfully similar to Animal Planet and slightly PBS's Animal Programming.
  • Star Wars - During Technology vs. Nature, Phineas and Ferb ride a landspeeder to carry all of the baby items. Landspeeders are a mobile vehicle throughout the movies.
  • Ridge Racer 4 - The landspeeder was red and has white racing stripes, this paintjob is used in the Assulotto Vulcano.
  • The Terminator - The Platadroid may be a loose reference to the iconic robots of the movie series. Also, when the Platadroid first appears, music similar to that from the movie's theme song plays.
  • The Beatles - The song Technology vs. Nature is a play on Mother Nature's Son.
  • Family Guy - When Doofenshmirtz says "whale," he gives more emphasis on the h than needed, saying "hwhale" instead of "whale", a reference to the way Stewie does it in Family Guy, a show that Dan Povenmire was a director on before Phineas and Ferb, as well as in a commercial that aired during Super Bowl XLVI for Wheat Thins.
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home - When Dr. McCoy says "who would send a probe hundreds of light years to talk to a whale", he also uses the "hwhale" pronunciation.
  • The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack - At the end when Doofenshmirtz sees his girlfriend is living inside of a whale, it may be a reference to how Flapjack and K'nuckles also live inside a whale.
  • Finding Nemo - Doofernshmirtz talking to the whale is almost certainly a reference to the well-known scene when Dory "speaks whale".
  • Donkey Kong (Arcade) King King Kong - During "Technology vs. Nature" Candace, Phineas, and Ferb stack Stuffed Animals onto a pile. Later it zooms to a bird eye view of the pile (an above view of the pile) you see an ape stuffed animal which looks similar to King Kong and Donkey Kong on the old arcade promotional art.
  • Apple - During Technology vs. Nature one of the settings was a Mac keyboard. It had the command key.

Gaming the System

  • Super Mario Bros. - The coin-grab sound effect plays when the characters generate in the video game, and the clothes the character wears in the normal version of jump and duck looks just like Mario's clothes (save for the lack of overall straps).

    The Game Character's clothes (on the left) and Mario's Clothes (on the Right)

  • Virtual Boy - The new-improved version of Jump and Duck is similar to the Nintendo Virtual Boy.
  • Nintendo DSi - At the very beginning Buford has a video game that allows him to take his picture and insert it into the game. Timely, as the Nintendo DSi just released in North America on April 5, its biggest new capability being an added built-in camera.
  • Beauty and the Beast - When Perry gets zapped by the Ballgowninator, the music that briefly plays sounds like the opening notes to the lyric, "Tale as old as time" from that film's title song, but with the first two notes switched around. It plays again when Doofenshmirtz gets zapped by the ray, and then again when Perry's ballgown lands on Candace.
  • MC Escher's Relativity - The structure in the video game visited by Candace, Phineas and Ferb during the song Let's Go Digital is similar to this painting.
  • Jack and the Giant Beanstalk - Candace jumps on top of a pineapple and it grows into a giant beanstalk.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - The visor Baljeet wears during the song is very similar to Geordi La Forge's.
  • Tron - Candace is "digitized" into the game world kind of like Kevin Flynn was digitized. (And they also have the same last name)
  • Devo - Let's Go Digital is similar to some of Devo's electronic musical styles; Baljeet's sunglasses are similar to those worn by the band in early days; Devo was an early adopter of new types of instruments such as Isabella's keyboard and Buford's electronic drums. Devo front-man Mark Mothersbaugh has done the music for Rugrats, the 1987 Hawaiian Punch commercial, and the movie, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.
  • Pac-Man - The sound effect when the ghosts eyes float when Pac-Man eats them plays when Candace zaps the bad guys with her hair blower in the video game.
  • World of Warcraft - The flying snakes from the last verse of Let's Go Digital closely resemble the Wind Serpents from this popular MMORPG.
  • Yoshi's Island - The birds that Candace rides on to reach the top of a cliff can be compared to the Storks from Yoshi's Island that can be ridden on.
  • The Simpsons - When Candace beats Buford with her life bar, it is reminiscent of the episode "Marge Gamer" with an online game where a Moe-trol l states that the Shadow Knight once beat [him] to death with his own life bar.
  • The Fairly OddParents - The plot of the episode is a bit similar to "Power Mad!".
  • Kung Fu Panda - When Doofenshmirtz crashes into the Summer Cotillion it is similar to the scene where Po crashes in front of Master Shifu, becoming the Dragon Warrior by accident.
  • Nintendo Entertainment System - The scene where Buford is showing Phineas, Ferb, and Baljeet a picture of his head in a pixel body, and the video game world is based off the NES graphics. Also, the code Buford puts in to show Phineas' head in the videogame might be a reference to the overly long passwords or cheat codes (like the Konami Code) in some NES games.

The Chronicles of Meap

  • Star Wars:
    • Mitch tells Meap "I am not your father," referencing the iconic line "I am your father," from The Empire Strikes Back.
    • As Phineas, Ferb, and Isabella are approaching Mitch's ship, Phineas thinks it's a cloud. Ferb says, "That's no cloud. That's a space station," which is similar to what Obi-Wan says while approaching the Death Star in A New Hope, after when Han Solo thinks it's a moon. Phineas replies "I've got a good feeling about this," which is the opposite of what Luke Skywalker said.
    • When Mitch threatens Phineas, Ferb, Candance, Isabella and Meap, he says "Foolish children! Only now do you understand your grave situation.", it's very similar to Emperor Palpatine's "Young fool... only now, at the end, do you understand."
    • When Ferb is test-driving Meap's ship, Mitch says, "I have you now", the same line Darth Vader says at the end of A New Hope. The line is said in a similar delivery as Darth Vader's, and Mitch's ship is sent spinning off into the distance, which also happened to Darth Vader.
    • When Phineas, Ferb, and Isabella are in Meap's spaceship, they get caught in a tractor beam, alluding to the Millennium Falcon's getting caught in a tractor beam in A New Hope. Phineas shouts, "We're caught in a tractor beam!" which is what Han Solo says on board the Falcon.
    • When Phineas is testing the cute meter, Isabella remarks after believing that her cuteness has thrown off the meter's readings: "I'm endangering the mission, I shouldn't have come." which is Luke Skywalker's line from Return of the Jedi.
  • United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart - Phineas' reply to Isabella's query, "What does that mean anyway, cute?" is a variation of the often misquoted, "I can't define obscenity, but I know it when I see it."
    • The actual quote is, "I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description, and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that."
  • Star Trek: Voyager - The first tones of the opening music are the same as the ones of the theme of the science-fiction series.
  • Aliens - Ripley's famous line is spoofed in this episode.
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway? - When Monogram is talking while Carl performs hand gestures, which is a recurring sketch in the show called "Helping Hands".
  • Seinfeld - When Carl shakes his finger and Monogram says "He's a bad, bad man", it refers to Babu who performed the same gesture with a slightly modified line.
  • ET: The Extra Terrestrial - Candace flies in the sky on her bicycle with Meap in the basket, referencing the famous scene from ET.
  • The Wizard of Oz - When Candace first shows up on her bicycle, the music playing is very similar to the music that played when Miss Almira Gulch rides her bicycle in this film.
  • Sleepless in Seattle - The next episode of The Chronicles of Meap is entitled "Meapless in Seattle," a parody of the romantic comedy.
  • Transformers - "More than Meaps the Eye" is a play on of "More than Meets the Eye", the tagline to the media franchise and a motto often said by Optimus Prime. This is also the name of the first 3 episodes of the original Generation One Transformers cartoon.
  • Bendaroos - Candace and Stacy's toy Bango-Ru may be a play on the name Bendaroos.
  • Littlest Pet Shop - The Bango-Ru dolls bear a striking resemblance to the Littlest Pet Shop toys.
  • The Wuzzles - The Bango-Ru characters possessing characteristics from two different animals is similar to the concept used for The Wuzzles cartoon series.
  • Moonwalk - After Doofenshmirtz puts on the Socky-Shocky Suity and starts to charge static electricity, he does the moonwalk.
  • Donkey Kong Country - The part where Phineas, Ferb and Isabella ride creatures such as caterpillars, and flying creatures resemble the Zingers and Rambi the Rhino Donkey Kong and Diddy can ride in the cool collection Mitch keeps.
  • The Red Balloon - In the short film of the Red Balloon a boy finds a balloon and becomes attached to it .It follows him around but one day he loses it, in the end the boy is carried off into the sky holding onto a bunch of balloons. This is similar to the story line of Doofenshmirtz with his balloon.
  • Keroro Gunsou - Meap's physical appearance is similar to that of the frog space aliens in Keroro Gunsou, also known as "Sgt. Frog." In addition, Meap is named after the sound he makes, similar to how the character that makes the "Kero" noise is named Keroro. Also, this episode has a narrator that sounds similar to the narrator of Keroro Gunsou.
  • Armageddon - During My Ride From Outer Space the line "Slingshot around the sun" appears. This term has been used in the film when they would "slingshot" around the moon to use its gravitational force to help propel the ship to the asteroid.
    • This may also be a reference to Star Trek, both the original series and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, where gravitational slingshots around the sun (or another star) send spacecraft back or forward in time.

Thaddeus and Thor

  • That '70s Show - Thaddeus Looks like Steven Hyde from That '70s Show.
  • Terracotta Army - In Phineas and Ferb's fort, they have a terracotta army room.
  • The Italian Job - "L-O-S-E-R..." has the rhythm of the "Bridger" chant.
  • Peanuts - Doofenshmirtz's inability to kick a kickball that's standing still is similar to Charlie Brown's inability to kick a football.
  • Star Wars - Doofenshmirtz "detected a disturbance in the cup-stacking universe", while Jedi and Sith frequently "detect a disturbance in the Force".
  • Bambi Meets Godzilla - A giant foot stomps on Heinz Doofenshmirtz like in the short film Bambi Meets Godzilla. This also happens to him in "Flop Starz".
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus - It might also be a reference to the last shot of the theme for this British sketch comedy series.
  • The expansion of the fort is like the opening animation for Disney's One Saturday Morning.
  • The Simpsons - Candace says "Excellent" similarly to C. Montgomery Burns.
  • Friends - The way Mandy says "Oh, my gosh!" (the rhythm and the hand movement) is similar to the way the character Janice does on Friends.
  • Portal (video game) - Doofenshmirtz's kicking machine is like the leg braces on Chell .
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus - It might also be a reference to the last shot of the theme for this British sketch comedy series.
  • Thor (Marvel Comics) - Thor has the same name as the super hero Thor.

De Plane! De Plane!

  • The comics that Buford holds have a fish in them, which is a possible reference to Dan Povenmire's comics "Life is a Fish".
  • Fantasy Island - The episode's name is a probable reference to Tattoo's ubiquitous quote.
  • The television show, "Wacky Millionaires Throughout History" may be an allusion to the Joan Rivers show, "How'd You Get So Rich?".
  • Howard Hughes - His plane the Spruce Goose, is both mentioned and surpassed by the kids.
  • "Big Ginormous Airplane" is similar to the song heard in The Magic Kingdom's former If You Had Wings attraction that operated from 1972 to Eastern Airlines' bankruptcy in 1987.
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - The flower pot that appeared during Perry's flip through the floor to escape Dr. Doofenshmirtz's trap may be a reference to the Infinite Improbability Drive in Douglas Adams's "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Doofenshmirtz later said that Perry's judo moves were "improbable".

Let's Take a Quiz


Ferb dressed like a woman?

  • Jeopardy! - Let's Take a Quiz has a rule where all questions must be phrased in the form of an answer, this was taken from Jeopardy where all answers must be phrased in the form of a question.
  • Wheel of Fortune - Ferb is dressed up like woman and standing beside a game board with letters is a parody of this game show. Also Ferb changing outfits in every appearance next to the board is a further reference to Vanna White, who is most noted for her dresses.
  • Double Dare - "Physical challenge" is a reference to this game show.
  • That Mitchell and Webb Look and All That - Let's Take a Quiz's first round, known as the "Quizzed-off Round", spoofs a segment of the BBC comedy series That Mitchell and Webb Look called "Numberwang". The series starred the very same David Mitchell who voices Meap's outer space nemesis Mitch. Also, the questions and answers making no sense or irrelevant is similar to the All That segment "You Can't Win". Also, the physical challenges made no sense in both "You Can't Win" and "Let's Take a Quiz".
  • Tralfaz - Tralfaz was the original name given to The Jetson's dog Astro by his original owner, J.P. Gottrockets. (In the Latin American Spanish language version, "Tralfaz" is translated to "Astro"). The actual word "tralfaz" was traced back to the 1940s radio show "Burns and Allen" where a female character was named Elsie Tralfaz.[2]
  • Doofenshmirtz's Boxing Glove-in-Hammer device (the Swamp-a-tron 9000) works the same way as seen in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The name of course is yet another reference to co-creator Jeff "Swampy" Marsh.
  • Passamaquoddy - One of the answers is "Passamaquoddy," the name of a Native American tribe indigenous to Québec, New Brunswick, and Maine. It is also the name of a bay in the Gulf of Maine and a fictional city in the film Pete's Dragon.
  • Milton Berle - One of Berle's running gags on his own show and during guest appearances was yelling, "Make up!" and getting hit with a large powder puff.[3]
  • Ron Popeil - Doof does Popeil's "But wait! There's more!" shtick.
  • Hollywood Squares - "Bob and Merrill's Theme", the theme song to The Hollywood Squares, is heard at one point during the game.
  • Password - In response to Buford's answer "nonchalant", Phineas says, "Form of the word", a la Password.
  • Billy Mays - Doofenshmirtz says "But wait, there's more!" just like Mays did in most of his commercials.
  • Let's Make a Deal! - The title of Phineas and Ferb's game show, "Let's Take a Quiz", is similar to "Let's Make a Deal!".

At the Car Wash

  • Car Wash - The title of the episode is a reference to the song Car Wash by Rose Royce.
  • Lolcats - Doofenshmirtz references lolcats he finds on the Internet. He mentions the famous "Invisible Cheeseburger" picture.
  • Star Wars - When Candace gets scrubbed with some brushes, she gets Princess Leia's hairstyle from A New Hope.
    • During the song when Phineas says "We're even on your TV," there is an AT-AT in the background.
  • Pocahontas - Perry jumps out of the building as it was about to explode in the same jump from Pocahontas.
Super Saiyan Jeremy

Super Saiyan?

  • Dragon Ball Z - After Candace stopped screaming through Jeremy's cellphone, his hair resembled that of a Super Saiyan. Candace's hair after landing on Jeremy's windshield might be like that of a Super Saiyan 3, but orange.
  • Time Bandits - When the mole walks away into the sea with the car wash on his head resembles the giant walking out of the sea with the boat on his head in Time Bandits.
  • Godzilla - When the mole walks out to sea is like when Godzilla walks out to sea at the end of some movies.
  • James Bond/Mortal Kombat - Perry tosses his hat to cut through some support cables, à la Oddjob's throwing bowler hat from Goldfinger (or Kung Lao's razor-edged hat).
  • The Fairly OddParents - Doofenshmirtz makes a Crocker compilation when he gets zapped by electrocutes.
  • Spider-Man 2 - When Doofenshmirtz introduces his invention and gets it to work, it resembles that of the machine Dr. Octopus invented to create energy through tritium.
  • The B-52's - The song "Phintastic, Ferbulous Carwash" gets done in the style of this art-rock band from Athens, Georgia. Phineas even sings it in a Fred Schneider-type vocal style.
  • Men in Black - Buford quotes Agent Jay: "I make this look good."

Oh, There You Are, Perry

  • Lassie Come Home - The story is similar to Lassie's story. Also, the song "Come Home Perry" as a similar name of this story.
  • Snoopy - There are two references in this episode that may be from this Peanuts film:
    • Perry takes his supper dish with him, possibly referencing when Snoopy did.
    • When the song Come Home Perry ends, Phineas and his friends see him, run up to him and hug him the very same fashion as the ending of Snoopy, Come Home.
  • Heavy Metal - The Regurgitator has a scary resemblance to Hanover Fiste from the "Captain Sternn" segment.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - The theme of the episode and the name of the song bear a very slight resemblance to the episode "Have You Seen This Snail?".
  • The Beatles - The song takes place on a rooftop, much like the Beatles' last concert in 1969, even the guitar that Phineas uses is the same as the Epiphone Casino that John Lennon used in this concert. However none of the other instruments are the same.
  • U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name - The rooftop concert is similar to the video by U2. The song styles are also musically similar.
  • Frankie Valli - The melody of Come Home, Perry sounds very similar to the Four Seasons' 1962 hit Sherry (Can You Come Out Tonight?), especially the chorus.
  • Pachelbel's Canon - The bass line of "Come Home Perry" is based on Johan Pachelbel's Canon and Gigue for 3 violins and basso continuo.
  • Dora the Explorer - At the end, when Doofenshmirtz is yelling, “We did it! We did it! Lo Hicimos we did it!” he says lo hicimos, and that is a reference to the end song of Dora the Explorer (We did it! We did it! Yeah, lo hicimos, we did it!)

Swiss Family Phineas

  • The Swiss Family Robinson - The episode and the title is based on Swiss Family Robinson.
  • Three hour tour - The family goes on a three hour tour just like on Gilligan's Island. Candace's repetition of the phrase "a three-hour tour" mimics the theme song. This also foreshadows the shipwreck later in the episode.
  • Great white whale - Phineas asks Ferb if he has seen any sign of the great white whale, which is referencing the novel Moby Dick.
  • Titanic - Phineas can be seen doing a famous pose from the movie, Titanic, where Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) stands on the bow of the ship and shouts "I'm the king of the world, woohoo!" While Phineas imitates the pose, the background music from that scene in the film briefly plays. Also once the ship is repaired, Dad says, "Women and children first", the same thing Captain Smith said in the movie and during the real disaster. ("Women and children first" is a tradition maritime emergencies.)
  • Charles Ponzi - One of the three majors offered by the Doofenshmirtz Institute of Evilology is Ponzi schemes; one of the most infamous in recent history was perpetrated by Bernard Madoff. (The other two are mayhem and larceny.)
  • The "warm and cozy family room" has a bird perched on a circular swing that looks like the perches from the Enchanted Tiki Room.
  • Ronald McDonald Video Series - Lawrence said control in the whirlpool the same way the famous mascot said in one of his videos in his video series ( the video when they went out to sea for treasure).
  • Pinky and the Brain - also attempted to create a giant laundry operation on a tropical island, although in their case, the goal was to create a world-wide case of static cling.
  • The Flintstones - When the gang was building the tree house they used a pelican's mouth as a trash can just like the Flintstones.
  • Ape Escape- Dr. Doofenshmirtz have to capture monkeys that are controlled by control helmets.
  • Cast Away - The family wake up and found themselves stranded on an island is similar to what Chuck Noland did.
  • The Abominable Snow Rabbit - Buford's treatment of Perry, telling him he will "hug him and squeeze him and never let him go" is similar to how Hugo the Abominable Snowman treats Bugs and Daffy in this cartoon short. This is also the catchphrase of Elmyra Duff in the Warner Bros. cartoon Tiny Toon Adventures.
  • Tarzan- The place where Phineas, Ferb, and Isabella build the dream house is very similar to the location of where Tarzan's parents built their shelter when they were shipwrecked.

Hide and Seek

  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids - When Candace was in the grass, she experiences similar hardships and attacks that the children did in the film Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Later, they fly on a bee, like in the movie.
  • Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift's eighteenth century story of an ordinary man visiting an island of tiny inhabitants is the inspiration for most tiny people stories. Lemuel Gulliver is captured by threads in the same way as the kids restrain Doofenshmirtz's spider camera.
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back - Baljeet survives frigid conditions by cutting open a fly and stashing away inside of it, the way that Luke Skywalker did in the film inside a tauntaun on Hoth. Also, the kids conquer Doofeshmirtz's robot by harpooning string around it, the same way Imperial AT-AT Walkers were destroyed by the rebel forces.
  • Romeo and Juliet- The line "Wherefore art thou, Perry?" is an allusion to the famous Romeo and Juliet balcony scene.
  • Moby Dick - During the song "When You're Small" one line says that when you're small "your goldfish is a great orange whale." The "Great White Whale" was the name used for the whale in Moby Dick. Also, while this line is sung, Ferb is shown dressed as Captain Ahab.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean - The music that plays while the gang are tying down the robot bug is reminiscent of the main theme from the movie ("He's a Pirate").
  • Indiana Jones - Phineas saves Isabella swinging on a "whip", with similar music.
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey -  The glowing red eye in a black orb resembles HAL from the sci-fi thriller.
  • Starship Troopers -  Buford utters to the "fanboy" (Irving) as they prepare to battle the robot bug, "Come on, fanboy! You wanna live forever?" an almost direct quote of a battle cry from the leader(s) of The Roughnecks. This in turn, is a reference to Daniel Daly's battle cry, which originally came from Frederick the Great.
  • Community - Irving describes himself as have been always there but never noticed for being a background type, the same happens with Buddy Austin (Jack Black) in Community who has, in theory, been in the same class as the main characters since episode one but didn't appear until episode 15, and explains that he has never been noticed for been a "background type", then its shown flashbacks from previous episodes prooving that he "has always been" in the show. This episode and the Phineas and Ferb one are both from 2009 so it may be only a coincidence.

That Sinking Feeling

  • Titanic - Multiple references: design of the ship, Mishti and Baljeet at the bow for the "king of the world" scene, music, checklist of major events and the ship's stern raising into the air as it sank (although everyone survived), and Candace and Jeremy at the end of the episode with hairstyles resembling Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, the main stars of the movie. Phineas also states that he and Ferb had watched a movie about romance on a boat, and accoring to what Phineas said and what was on his checklist, they had most likely had watched the Titanic.
  • Rock Band - Major Monogram and Carl are seen playing a video game similar to this.
  • The Love Boat - The Boat of Romance theme is derived from the 1970s hit television series, The Love Boat. The title sequence for the song mimics the title sequence of the series. Jack Jones, who sang the theme song, also sings the "Boat of Romance" theme.
  • What Are Little Boys Made Of? and The Powerpuff Girls - The conversation between Phineas and Baljeet regarding what girls are like references the nursery rhyme and the animated television series.
  • Romeo and Juliet - Candace says she wishes Jeremy was "Romeo and Juliet" romantic, but without all the dying.
  • Beauty and the Beast - The candelabra at Baljeet and Mishti's table bears a resemblance to Lumiere.
  • Le nozze di Figaro - The classical music that plays during Baljeet and Mishti's romantic dinner, and later at Candace and Jeremy's dinner, is the overture to the Mozart opera The Marriage of Figaro.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - When everyone comes back to shore after the sinking of the ship, a music cue that was used in the series is heard.
  • Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines - The theme that pays in the background when the ships chase the lighthouse around Danville Harbor is almost identical to that of 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon.

The Baljeatles

  • The entire episode may be a homage to rock music - even alluding numerous rock bands/artists which are mostly British in origins (The Beatles, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, etc.).
  • The episode title is a reference to The Beatles. But their music is based on heavy metal bands such as Linkin Park and Evanescence .
  • Candace mentions Mickey Mouse's legendary nemesis throughout numerous works featuring him, Peg-Leg Pete.
  • The opening intro to Give Me a Grade has a striking resemblance to AC/DC's mega hit Back In Black. Throughout the song, there are further references to heavy metal, rock, and alternative songs.
  • Doofenshmirtz gives a reference to The Pied Piper of Hamelin when he used his pipe to get the children to follow him.
  • The Fail Wail may be a reference to Twitter's downtime message, which incorporates a Fail Whale.
  • The last two girls in Jeremy's string of nicknamed people are "Momo" and "Binkie." Minky Momo is a Japanese magical girl anime that spawned into a franchise from the 1980s.
  • Baljeet throws his guitar to the ground in the same manner as bands in the 60's and 70's destroyed their instruments after the concert, especially The Who's Pete Townsend, except that Baljeet placed it carefully in its case.
  • Ferb's Union Jack t-shirt during the performance is in homage to his British origins. It may also be an homage to Def Leppard singer, Joe Elliot's customary Union Jack tank top. It may also be a reference to the shirt which Paul Cook, drummer of The Sex Pistols, wore during the filming of "God Save The Queen ".
  • Ferb is seen twice when the limo pulls in. Once when guiding it, and then stepping out of it. He looks to (where the guide Ferb was) his right, as if he noticed this. This gag is common in older theatrical and television cartoons.
  • One of the symbols, other than spirals, projected behind the Baljeatles as they play is the traditional anarchy sign (capital A within a circle), with a plus sign next to it, to make it a hardcore grade.
  • When Baljeet is talking to Coltrane, there is a box that says "GUI", which is the acronym for the Graphical User Interface.
  • When they arrive at the Summer Rocks concert, Django was playing a tune that is similar to the band Nirvana's song, Smells Like Teen Spirit.
  • Baljeet's dance moves are similar to those of Mick Jagger.
  • At the beginning of the episode, Candace imitates the opening of "Entrance of the Gladiators", the traditional entrance music for circus clowns.

Vanessassary Roughness

  • Unnecessary Roughness - The episode title is a play on the American football penalty covering excessive violence beyond the game's normal blocking and tackling.
    • The episode is also a play on the USA Network series, Necessary Roughness.
  • Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark) - Ferb wears an Indy-esque fedora and swings into action with a fishing rod, much like Indiana Jones using his whip. After Ferb saves Vanessa, she says, "Well Ferb, you certainly know how to show a girl a good time," which is an allusion to the line "Well Jones, looks like you haven't forgotten to show a lady a good time!" in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  • Final Destination - Vanessa nearly getting killed with the lawn mower until Ferb intervened like the series (in book, comic, and movie)
  • Love Actually - Sam, portrayed by Thomas Sangster, the voice actor for Ferb, has a crush on Joanna, portrayed by Olivia Olson, the voice actress for Vanessa.  In addition, a kissing scene between the two during the credits is a spoof of a scene between the two in said movie.
  • William Tell - Stacy says, "Take that apple on kid's head" after saying about buying an bow for Jeremy. This is a reference to William Tell who shot an apple on his son's head.
  • Magic Eye - Doof looks at a Mystic Eye, which is a parody of the Magic Eye series of books which had distorted images that produced 3-D images when one stares long enough at it.
  • The Pizzazium is a pun on "pizzazz" and "plutonium".

No More Bunny Business

  • The title is a play on the phrase "No more funny business".
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - One portion of the duel between Perry and Dennis mimics the battle between Yoda and Dooku at the end of the film, when Perry and Dennis wield barbecue utensils against one another. In addition, similar music plays during the scene.The exact allusion also appeared in "Backyard Aquarium", in the bratwurst vs. hot dog batlle.
    Dennis as a biker
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! - One of Dennis's outfits the artist the Agency hired drew was similar to Bandit Keith's outfit
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - At the beginning of the episode, when Phineas pops out of the mailbox and scares the mailman, it could be a possible reference to SpongeBob whenever he camps in the mailbox waiting for the mail. Or, more specifically, the episode "Chocolate with Nuts".
    Putting glasses in oven
  • Ballpit Kid's Scene is similar to ballpit scene of The Pacifier.
  • Isabella's "Quicky Bake Oven" is most likely based off the Easy Bake Oven.
  • Superman - Right after X-Ray Eyes, when Ferb is crossing off what the glasses can do, the last item on the list appears to be "Can the glasses see through lead?", although it is cut off. Lead is the one thing that Superman's X-Ray vision cannot see through.
  • Blue's Clues - The episode title is a reference from 3x05 Animal Behavior when Mailbox said, "No More Monkey Business".

Spa Day

  • The Simpsons - When Doofenshmirtz is painted he looks like Krusty the Clown.
  • Pinocchio/Pluto's Judgement Day - Mr. Fluffypants parallels resemblances to Figaro from the movie (the bottom "pants") and the kitten from the cartoon short (the top).
  • Thomas and Friends - In the song "Spa Day" the whistling kettle when "hot water" is said, has the same tone as Thomas the Tank Engine's whistle sound.
  • "Dog ate/tore up my homework" excuse - Mr. Fluffypants tears up Dr. Doofenshmirtz's blueprints, much like the real-life excuse when a student forgets his/her homework.
  • 101 Dalmatians: The Series - Mr. Fluffypants slightly resembles Two-Tone from the TV series, with his front half of his body being white and the bottom half being black.
  • After School Special - Candace makes a seemingly sincere apology to Stacy in a rather dramatic fashion. Stacy stops her because she starts to sound like "one of those TV shows we like to make fun of". This is a parody of the After School Specials that aired in the '90s that dealt with serious issues.
  • Toy Story - Doofenshmirtz is painting a picture of Mr. Potato-Head until it is ruined by Mr. Fluffypants.
  • Kid vs. Kat-The cat is similarly named "Mr. Cat". Also, when the cat makes a mess in D.E.I, Perry believes it is caused by Doofenshmirtz. In Kid vs. Kat, Burt Burtonburger believes that Coop does something wrong, when really Mr. Kat did it.

Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo

  • The title is a play on the oft-parodied sequel title Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. It has been confirmed by Jeff "Swampy" Marsh that the episode's title was originally a more direct reference: "Time Machine 2: Quantum Boogaloo."
  • Back to the Future Part II - The whole plot is a reference to Back to the Future Part II, both Candace and Marty McFly do something to disrupt the space-time continuum and it leads to their town becoming a polluted and corrupt place.
  • At the end of the archival footage as Emperor Doofenshmirtz's image is shown, he sings the opening notes of Also sprach Zarathustra, made famous by the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • It's a Wonderful Life - In the movie George Bailey learns that had he not been born, pleasant Bedford Falls would become a sin-city under the thumb of Henry F. Potter. Candace learns that had she succeeded in a single bust, Danville would become a toxic wasteland in the thrall of Emperor Doofenshmirtz.
  • In the dystopian future, Doofenshmirtz already had everyone forced in an oath of obedience to him, similar to the Oath of Allegiance by Hitler to the army and civil servants.

Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown

  • The introduction at the start of the show is similar to variety shows in the 70's and 80's.
  • Agent M on a typewriter refers to a famous expression, "A thousand monkeys typing on a thousand typewriters will eventually create Shakespeare."
  • "Say goodnight, Doofenshmirtz" is a tribute to George Burns and Gracie Allie's classic sign-off.
  • Times Square - The background in the beginning resembles Times Square in New York City.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus - Doofenshmirtz's line, "Fran, Franny... yes, very macho" recalls a sketch where an interviewer (John Cleese) annoys Sir Edward Ross (Graham Chapman), first by calling him "Eddy-baby" and then by deciding that he'd rather call him "Frank... Fran... Franny... Little Franny-poo..."

Bubble Boys

  • Bubble boy is a term used to describe a person who must live in a sterile environment for medical reasons.
  • Pinky and the Brain - once tried to attach a hypnotic section to a country western song to enslave the world - with similar results.
  • Home on the Range - Alameda Slim's hypnotic yodel sounds similar to Doofenshmirtz's.
  • The Blues Brothers - The theme of mixing "Country" and "Western" music styles may refer to the time Jake and Elwood Blues are to perform at Bob's Country Bunker. Elwood asks the barmaid the type of music played there: "Oh, we got both kinds: Country and Western." The scene of the Bluesmobile at the drawbridge is also recreated.
  • The Wizard of Oz - When the bubble the kids are in floats it sounds like when Glinda's floats in The Wizard of Oz (1939).
  • Red Vs Blue - When the guy breaks his teeth after hearing Doofenshmirtz sing he says "It wasn't worth it." In Red Vs Blue, whenever red team makes a plan that fails but hurts Grif, Sarge Says "It was worth it." Also both the man and Sarge have a southern accent.
  • Indiana Jones - the scene in which Gretchen says "we're gonna crash" is from that movie.
  • The Simpsons - Doofenshmirtz uses a voice-enhancing machine to sing better, which is the main plot of the Simpsons episode where Bart, Nelson, Ralph and Milhouse use a machine with a similar purpose.

Isabella and the Temple of Sap

  • The title is based upon Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
  • When the girls first see the Flower Power van (A 1961-64 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier), they use 1970's slang, including "Dy-no-mite!" (often said by Jimmie Walker in the series Good Times) and "Jinkies" (catchphrase of Velma from the Scooby-Doo animated series and movies.)
  • The mirror above Isabella's bed is in a Star of David frame, a common symbol for Judaism.
  • All the maracanut trees being cut down to make hairspray may be an allusion to The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, where trees are cut down for commercial uses.
  • The guru's shades are reminiscent of John Lennon of Beatles fame.
  • Poofenplotz's building looks similar to the Sega Saturn logo.
  • When the Fireside Girls look at the Chevrolet, a riff similar to the intro to Castles Made of Sand by Jimi Hendrix plays.

Cheer Up Candace

  • Cosmopolitan - Quazmo magazine is a parody of Cosmopolitan magazine, often shortened to Cosmo.
  • Carrot Top - Broccoli Top is a parody of Carrot Top, a comedian with red hair who specializes in prop comedy.
  • The HaHaHut is similar to other well-known comedy clubs with alliterative names, like the Comedy Club.
  • Tarzan - The man with the monkeys is similar to Tarzan.
  • Shlocko pointing to the pie and looking at the audience before hitting Candace in the face is a common setup of old slapstick comedy.
  • Seinfeld - When Ferb steps up to the mic, the music is reminiscent of Seinfeld, as is the joke he says.
  • Wii - The name "Mix 'n Mingle" is a reference to Wii's "Meet 'n Mingle" option (or just Mingle on the Wii).
  • Angkor Wat - The opening scene has them constructing Angkor Wat, found in Cambodia.
  • The Simpsons - The song "Mix 'n Mingle" has the same tune as The Simpsons's song "Monorail" from the episode "Marge vs. the Monorail".
  • The Matrix: Reloaded - The fight scene between Perry and his look-a-likes is reminiscent of the fight scene between Neo and the Agent Smiths in the movie "The Matrix: Reloaded".
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - The episode's title is an allusion to the song "Cheer Up Charlie" sung in the 1971 film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, as well as the musical based on the film.
I'm tom, i'm keith, i'm sven, i'm rex

I'm Rex

  • Crash Bandicoot (video game series) - The character "Rex" that appears in the song have a similar appearance to Pinstripe Potoroo.
  • Old Cartoons - Broccoli Top wears a t-shirt with a picture of a screw and a ball. In "Duck Amuck" Daffy's strange creature had a flag on its tail with the same picture, although it may not be limited to that, but rather to its use in general in old cartoons, especially the Looney Tunes, as this was used releatively often.
  • S'phere - Doofenshmirtz saying "Use your words Jerry" is a reference to the movie S'phere.
  • Victorious- Baljeet having a sarcastic dummy is a possible reference to Robbie Shapiro and Rex, characters from the hit Nickelodeon show Victorious.

Fireside Girl Jamboree

  • Shave and a Haircut - The keyboard keys fly off Candace's face, they do so in a digital version of "Shave and a Haircut."
  • Pamplona Running of the Bulls - The "Running with the Bulls" and the "Running with the Bullies" patches are a parody of the famous Pamplona Running of the Bulls.
  • The Paisley Sideburn Brothers are a parody of many teen heartthrob bands. They may have been modeled at least in part off the Jonas Brothers, who gained fame partially through Disney.
  • Jeopardy! - While Phineas is explaining to Candace how she has to help the senior citizens cross the street, an adaptation of the Jeopardy! think music can be heard in the background.
  • Most scouting organizations run organization-wide events called Jamborees. The 21st World Scout Jamboree was held in the United Kingdom in 2007 and celebrated Scouting's 100th Anniversary.
  • Jonas Brothers - The music playing at the Paisley Sideburn Brothers concert sounds similar to "Play My Music" from Camp Rock played by the Jonas Brothers.
  • The teleportation sequence with Perry is a vague, hard-to-catch reference to Half-Life 2. In Half-Life 2, Dr. Kleiner had invented a teleporter that, before the game's events, was tested with a cat, much like how Perry was forced to test it. Major Monogram and Dr. Kleiner have a similar line: "Fire it up, Carl!" and "Barney, if you'd be so kind..." respectively. Both lines show similarities on where they tell an assistant to turn on the teleporter. The final reference is the easiest to catch. Perry's teleporting to random places, ultimately teleporting just off of solid land in the final teleport, just like Gordon Freeman when he teleports into the water.

The Bully Code

  • Pig Latin - "Et-gay the one-phay" is Pig Latin for "get the phone".
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - Stacy says, "You know I don't speak Spanish." This is a direct line from the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
  • Toontown Online - Phineas and Ferb discuss about a monetary system of jellybeans, much like the ones used in Toontown Online.
  • Garfield - When Doofenshmirtz is describing his "Retire-Inator", he mentions that part of it includes a big orange fat housecat. It could be a reference to Garfield.
  • The Brady Bunch - The episode where Peter becomes Bobby's slave for life after saving his life. The song He'll Do Anything But Go Away also make reference to it with the 70's sitcom cliche line.

Finding Mary McGuffin

  • Dragnet - When Phineas tells Charlene Doofenshmirtz that "If it's all the same to you, ma'am, we'll ask the questions.", this would be considered a tribute to Jack Webb's Sgt. Joe Friday character in the TV series and movie Dragnet where he portrayed a no-nonsense cop, usually adding that he wanted "just the facts, ma'am." The role was inherited to Dan Ackroyd in a 1988 movie remake, and then to Ed O'Neill in a 2000s TV series revival.
  • During the montage of Charitable Charities interviews, Phineas and Ferb are seen dressed respectively as David Starsky and Kenneth Hutchinson (Starsky and Hutch), James "Sonny" Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs (Miami Vice), and Horatio Caine and Erik Delko (CSI: Miami).
    • Starsky and Hutch - Though the car driven by Detectives Ken Hutchinson and Dave Starsky was a 1974 Ford Gran Torino, the one driven by Phineas and Ferb was an AMC Javelin.
    • CSI: Miami - Phineas did Horatio Caine's sunglasses gag and the screaming where the boys are traveling on the air-boat is the same as the start of its theme tune, Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who.
  • The title and doll refers to a MacGuffin, a term coined by Alfred Hitchcock to describe a common item whose single, sole purpose is to drive the plot of the episode forward, either directly or indirectly. The Macguffin Doll would be a good example of said object.
  • Cherry Merry Muffin - "Mary MacGuffin" doll may be in reference to the popular "Cherry Merry Muffin" dolls of the 80's.
  • Cabbage Patch Kids, Jingle All The Way and Tickle Me Elmo - The scarcity of the Mary McGuffin doll is like that of the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls of the early 1980s. The manufacturer was not prepared for the overnight popularity of the doll, so store riots broke out as parents fought over the small supply of that year's must-have Christmas gift. This would be spoofed in the 1996 movie Jingle All the Way starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad. A similar craze in 1996 involving another toy - in this case, Tickle Me Elmo - led to similar results.
  • Family Guy - The lost doll plot is similar to Family Guy episode "Road to Rupert", which Dan Povenmire directed.
  • Rugrats: All Grown Up - The Plot is also similar to an episode of the Nickelodeon show Rugrats: All Grown Up, in which Angelica Pickles loses her Cynthia doll after her mom sells it, as well as an episode of Disney Channel's Even Stevens called "Where in the World is Pookie Stevens?" in which Ren's Pookie doll accidentally drops into a box that is taken down to their family's yard sale and prompts her younger brother to search for it.
  • The title is similar to Disney/Pixar's hit Finding Nemo.
  • Finding Mary March - The title is similar to this minor 1988 movie. Mary March seems to have started the title trend of: Finding + someone.
  • When Vanessa recalls her dad going "out of [his] way to catch that foul ball," they are shown in the first row along the left field side at a baseball game, robbing a player in white with a blue hat and sleeves from making a catch in foul ground. This is a clear reference to the Bartman play in Game 6 of the Cubs/Marlins 2003 NLCS series.
  • The music when Phineas and Ferb visited the first Charitable Charities location, the music sounded familiar to the song Racetrack 3000 by The Swivelheadz.

Picture This

  • Chicken Little - The conversation between Candace and the guy with the camera is very similar to the scene of this movie, when Chicken Little tells his plan about how to stop the aliens from attacking the city to his dad.
  • Maulik Pancholy - Baljeet has an Uncle Maulik named after his voice actor Maulik Pancholy.
  • Picture This was also the title of a 2008 ABC Family movie starring Ashley Tisdale, the voice of Candace.
  • The Raven - When Doofenshmirtz hears Perry tapping on his window, he asks if it's "that pesky raven again". He even paraphrases one of the classic Edgar Allen Poe poem's lines, "Tap tap tapping at my chamber door."
  • The Fly - When Buford is photographed next to a fly and then transported, he is blended with the fly similar to the movie The Fly. Phineas's "fly filter" is a similar reference to this, preventing those types of accidents.
  • Combined Words - Two Mexican interjections are combined with the Jewish interjection "Oy vey" to create Jewish-Mexican interjections. One character combines it with "Olé!" to make "Oy-lé!" and another character combines it with "Ay caramba!" to make "Oy caramba!" Another blend is "bubelita" (bubeleh + senorita) other combinations can be found in dreidel-racas and the matzah burrito.
  • Shrek - Buford says, "I'm complex, really. I'm like an onion." Shrek tells Donkey that ogres are like onions; they have many layers (aka complex). Both characters have rough exteriors but have been shown to be sensitive at times.
  • Vicente Fox- During the song, the middle of the three guys who sang in front of the camera looks like Vicente Fox Quesada, Mexico's ex-president.
  • Yogi Bear - Buford called his bear Teddy Boo-Boo, it is the parody of Boo Boo Bear.
  • The Great Escape - One of the mimes is seen bouncing a ball against the wall of his invisible box, like in the movie The Great Escape.
  • William Tell - Buford mentions the famous archer and the scene of the apple on the kid's head.
  • Fiddler on the Roof - The bottle dance from Fiddler is parodied.

Nerdy Dancin'

  • This title is a parody of the 1980s film, Dirty Dancing starring the late Patrick Swayze and Phineas and Ferb guest star Jennifer Grey.
  • The judges on Let's All Dance Until We're Sick are like the ones on American Idol; especially the one on the far left, who looks like Randy Jackson.
  • Ferb's dance control outfit looks similar to the clothing the programs wore in Tron.
  • Goldfinger - Dr. Doofenshmirtz traps Perry on a slate and uses a laser to try to cut him in half. He later also states he saw got the idea from a film.
  • The show Let's All Dance Until We're Sick is a parody of the show So You Think You Can Dance, including a blonde host with a British accent.
  • Nikki Stars' face always being practically cut off by the top of the screen. However, it's more likely a small jab at So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley's height: she is notoriously tall and is usually a full head above many of the contestants.
  • One of the dancers appearing on Let's All Dance Until We're Sick strongly resembles Michael Jackson. Also, Ferb did the moonwalk up the tree in the backyard towards the beginning of the episode, and again on a wall towards the end of the episode.
  • The Producers - Rodney's middle name is Elizabeth which is a reference to Adolf Elizabeth Hitler and Roger Elizabeth DeBris.
  • When Jeremy pulls the Groove-a-tron out of his clothes, the musical "sting" from Psycho is heard.
  • The reveal of Ferb as the man behind the curtain with all the moves is very reminiscent of Singin' in the Rain when it's revealed that Lina Lamont is being dubbed by Kathy Seldon.

What Do It Do?

  • Feeding Frenzy - As Candace dances, she sings "It's a Busting Feeding Frenzy; Stay outta the water!" referencing the game.
  • Julius Caesar (the play by William Shakespeare)- Phineas addresses Isabella, Buford, Baljeet, and Irving as "Friends, Bullies, Irving" similar to "Friends, Romans, Countrymen" from Mark Antony's speech.
  • Lawrence's tale about Whiskershire mirrors the story of The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
  • Towards the beginning of the episode, Phineas and Ferb are seen watching The Uncovery Channel, which seems similar to the Discovery Channel, including the title.
  • Zanzibar is an island off the coast of Africa which is part of the United Republic of Tanzania. Billy Joel also has a track called "Zanzibar" on his 1978 album 52nd Street. However, it's the story of a bar named Zanzibar, not reverse engineering. Zanzibar was also mentioned in "Muppet Treasure Island".
  • American Cinemas - The Drive-in's screen during the Flashback has Dancing Food on it like in the typical American cinemas.
  • The song has a beat that sounds like the hit song from Tommy Tutone's 1981 song 867-5309/Jenny.
  • Friends - Heinz Doofenshmirtz's hair when he was young is similar to the hair that Chandler Bing had in a Friends episode, could both be an allusion to 80s-Techno hairstyles.
  • Hey Arnold! - Candace calls Phineas "Bucko", much like Helga Pataki calls the ones she is bullying.


  • Atlantis is a mythical city from Greek mythology.
  • Baljeet's pose on the clam shell is the same as the painting The Birth of Venus.
  • Irving's ability to take pictures with the mind by saying "click" is like that of Cam Jansen.
  • You can briefly hear the Titanic theme as Phineas, Ferb, Isabella, Buford, and Baljeet enter the water, the movie Titanic also appears to get a recurring theme in the show.
  • "Four corners of Atlantis" may refer to the saying "four corners of the world".
  • The musician said "Thank you. Thank you very much" in the style of Elvis.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants- During the song Atlantis, Ferb got shown drinking tea from his helmet, like SpongeBob and Patrick do in the episode "Tea at the Treedome".
  • Frank Lloyd Wright was a famous architect. Candace's comment that she was "Frank Lloyd Wrong" is a pun on his name.
  • Samurai Jack - Agent P's chainsaw battle against the mutated plants mimics the cinimatic style seen commonly in this show.

Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!

Dancing, Peanuts style

The kids mimicking the dancing scene from A Charlie Brown Christmas.

  • We Are the World - Danville for Niceness a direct parody of the video for We Are the World by USA for Africa. (also the other title Santa, What Gives? could be a parody of Band Aid's song Do They Know it's Christmas?).
  • The Shroud of Turin - When Phineas and Ferb are showing Candace proof of Santa's existence they mention the "Santa-cloth" which is an image of Santa's body on a cloth, it is likely that this is an allusion to the Shroud of Turin which is believed to be the shroud in which Jesus was wrapped in and has his image miraculously imprinted on it.
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas - The scene where the kids are dancing to Ferb's piano playing is an homage to the gang of Peanuts dancing to Schroeder's piano playing, with Ferb in place of Schroeder, Candace in place of Pigpen, Phineas in place of Snoopy, and Buford, Baljeet, Isabella and the Fireside Girls in place of Linus, Sally and the rest.
  • "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" - In the beginning of the episode, when Candace realizes the boys are too quiet and decides to check their room, the way she walks is similar to Grinch's.
  • O Come All Ye Faithful - During a commercial for the this special, an electric guitar version of O Come All Ye Faithful can be heard.
  • Frosty the Snowman - When Perry puts a hat on a snowman, it comes to life and walks in a random direction. This is what happens in the song and TV Special.
  • Spider-Man - In the song That Christmas Feeling, Ferb shoots out strings of Christmas lights and swings from them in the same manner that Spider-Man does with his webs.
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas - A group of carolers sing this song to Doofenshmirtz. They are later seen sharing a large tub of figgy pudding. This song is also on the Sal Tuscany CD.
  • The entire plot of this episode is remarkably similar to that of an old animated Christmas special titled "'Twas the Night Before Christmas". In this film, an entire city was deemed "naughty" by a single, selfish act, resulting in everyone's letters to Santa being returned with stamps on them. The characters in this film also used music to get Santa's attention.
  • Gift of the Magi - Candace and Jeremy both sold personal possessions to get a perfect gift for the other. However, unlike the story, the personal items were to be converted into the gifts, instead of complements to them. Candace sold her necklace which would have been complemented by the "perfect" earrings in order to buy the silver guitar Jeremy wanted and would have traded his guitar for but instead traded them for Candace's earrings.
  • It's a Wonderful Life - When Phineas is trying to "wake up" out of the Christmas situation, he makes a remark about how different things would be had he never woken up that morning. This is similar to the fate-altering wish in this film.
  • Candace constantly calls Jeremy nicknames inspired by Christmas carols.
  • When Phineas shows proof of Santa to Candace, one is similar to the Patterson-Gimlin Film, possibly the most famous pieces of evidence regarding Bigfoot's existence. Another is similar to the Surgeon's Photograph, a famous (but hoaxed) picture of the Loch Ness Monster, and the third is based on the Shroud of Turin, an ancient cloth believed to have the face of Christ imprinted on it.
  • ICQ - When Monogram got a message or calls Perry it's preceded by an "uh-oh".
  • Barneo - The package that is sent to Doofenshmirtz is from Camp Barneo, an ice-floe base from the North Pole, but Doofenshmirtz believes it's from his "Uncle Justin hiding in Borneo" (also called Kalimantan), an island in Indonesia.
  • The Polar Express - The music played when the lights come on sounds similar to "Suite from The Polar Express" by Alan Silvestri.
    • The music is also similar a song in the movie Elf.
  • The Rockettes - The girls dancing in the background of Doofenshmirtz's song I Really Don't Hate Christmas are similar to the Rockettes, including the kick-line.
  • When Buford rides through the city, yelling, "Christmas is coming," it's similar to Paul Revere's legendary ride shouting that the British were coming, including a hand bell.
  • This title is a parody of the 1989 film, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation .
  • A Christmas Carol - When Carl got angry with Major Monogram, Monogram called Carl, "Scrooge".
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - In the title sequence, the yeti putting the star on top of the tree is taken from the scene in Rudolph when the Abominable Snow Monster of the North puts the star on the tree.
  • The Breakfast Club - During the song "Christmas is Starting Now," the kids are dancing on the ledge of the sleigh in a manner similar to how the Breakfast Club kids dance along a railing during the dance scene in the library.
  • Twas The Night Before Christmas - Candace calling Jeremy "my little bowl full of jelly" alludes to this story, where Santa's laughing belly is compared to that. Furthermore, the concept of the whole town of Danville on Santa's naughty list and the town none too happy about it and attempting to appease Santa with a song seems to allude to the animated TV special based on the story.
  • Ferb points out the "Local Boy Gets a Harmonica" article to Phineas, which almost certainly is probably a reference to the plot of "A Chipmunk Christmas".
  • Psycho - After Candace says "What'cha doin'" and we see Isabella, a version of the famous "musical sting" can be heard.
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - When Phineas says "I'll call in the troops, you wonder where Perry is" it is similar to the line said by Luke Skywalker in the attack on the Death Star; "You worry about those fighters, I'll worry about the tower".
  • The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle and Friends - During the song Danville for Niceness, the sign says "Danville for Niceness or: Santa, What Gives?", which is similar to the end of each Rocky and Bullwinkle show where two titles for the next show would be announced, usually puns of each other.
  • An All Dogs' Chirstmas Carol- During the What Does He Want? sequence Candace uses a disk as a tutu which is similar to the pie tutu worn by Killer in the I Always Get Emotional at Christmas song.
  • The Colossus at Rhodes - During the title theme they wish to build a snowman the size of Colossus. The Colossus was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and most drawings show it standing straddling the harbour city of Rhodes, Greece much like how the snowman was standing.
  • Gordon Gutsofanemu - The newscaster's name is in honor of KNBC-TV reporter Gordon Tokumatsu who is friends with Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, the show's co-creators.
  • Dr. Strangelove - The launcher jams and Baljeet ride the present down much like Major Kong rides the bomb.
  • Big Mouth Billy Bass - When Candace is wondering what to give Jeremy she wonders if he wants a singing trout.

Just Passing Through

  • The Capitol - The building in the background of the ceremony looks like the US Capitol in Washington DC.
  • The Phase-Distorting Orb - It looks just like the Ray-sphere from the video game "inFAMOUS"
  • The Wilkins Brothers are named after Orville and Wilbur Wright, the first men to successfully fly an airplane.

Candace's Big Day

  • Indiana Jones - During the song Wedding Adventure, Milly wears an outfit that looks like Indiana Jones' outfit.
  • Geico - Candace states that she doesn't want to save money on car insurance, a reference to a series of commercials in which a person receives a phone call about saving money on car insurance.
  • Vogue - Aunt Tiana shows Candace a Vague magazine, a reference to Vogue.
  • The Buzz on Maggie - Candace's hairdo and dress are similar to Maggie's look in "Bugtillion".
  • Harry Houdini - The way Perry escapes from his trap is similar to a Harry Houdini trick.
  • Audrey II - In the beginning of the episode, the two are seen running through a jungle of Venus Fly-Traps looking plants. These plants look like Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors.
  • The Simpsons - The way Perry presses all the elevator buttons and leave Doofenshmirtz going floor to floor is similar to a prank Bart did when the family went to Washington D.C. in the episode "Mr. Lisa goes to Washington".
  • Apocalypse Now - This is the second time Candace says, "The horror!" after "Comet Kermillian".

I Was a Middle Aged Robot

  • I Was a Teenage Werewolf and I Was a Teenage Frankenstein - The episode title is likely an allusion to the pair of "I Was a Teenage..." movies released in 1957.
  • Jack Palance - At one point, Candace does a one-handed pushup like Jack Palance at the 1992 Acadamy Awards.
  • Sabre Dance - The music during the pie-eating contest is a parody of Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian, which is often popularly used for plate-spinning and acrobatic acts and comical depictions of said acts in fiction.
  • Alice in Wonderland - Lawrence says, "How peculiar" before falling down the secret entrance. This scene parallels Alice falling down the rabbit hole.
  • Armed Forces - Ferb blows a bosun's whistle and wears a naval uniform while doing so.
  • Motorsports - When Isabella says "Fireside Girls, start your pedaling!", it is an allusion to the famous saying "(Ladies and) Gentlemen, start your engines" which is a line spoken before a motorsport event.
  • Sosumi - The noise the Lawrence robot makes when starting up resembles the Apple Macintosh start-up noise, "Sosumi" (so named as a tongue-in-cheek reference to various music-related litigations between Apple and the similarly-named record company founded by The Beatles).

Suddenly Suzy

  • The title may be a parody of the song Suddenly Seymour from Little Shop of Horrors. A more direct allusion may be the 1990s sitcom Suddenly Susan, staring Brooke Shields.
  • Carbon paper is a type of paper (which, as Dr. Doofenshmirtz points out, is no longer used that much) which is placed in between two sheets of paper to create a copy of the original document as it is being written, from which the term "carbon copy" originates. This was eventually phased out in favor of Xerox machines. Doofenshmirtz is taking literally the phrase "carbon footprint," which actually represents the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by a household or corporation. Reducing carbon footprints is a major part of the environmental movement popularized by Albert Gore and others in the late 2000s.
  • Niagara Falls is a large waterfall stationed between two towns sharing that name in New York and Ontario, Canada. Jumping Niagara Falls- especially in a barrel- is a popular stunt both in reality and fiction.
  • The mudflaps on Perry's truck mimic a popular mudflap design depicting the Warner Bros. character Yosemite Sam brandishing two guns with the inscription "Back Off!"
  • "Tuff Gum" may reference the popular sports gum "Quech Gum."
  • Hancock - The manner by which the brute stopped the commuter train with his thumb in the Tuff Gum ad was reminiscent to how John Hancock halted a freight train in the film.
  • When Carl is making music by plucking the hair on his face, it may be a reference to the film adaptation of The Cat in the Hat, where, in one scene, the Cat plays a tune on his whiskers.
  • The "Mr. Banana" company was based on the same company in Kim Possible, where Monique works.
  • Caterpillar, Incorporated - Perry's trucker cap says, "PLAT." The color scheme of the logo and style of the letters resembles the classic CAT trucker cap.
  • The song Alabama Bound may be a parody of the song East Bound and Down from the movie Smokey and the Bandit.

Undercover Carl

  • I Dream of Jeannie/Village People - Carl wears the 6 costumes of the Village People in sequence and Barbara Eden's costume in the I Dream of Jeannie TV series.
  • Transformers - When Norm transforms into a truck it is an allusion to the commonly known Hasbro Transformers franchise.
  • Facebook/Twitter - Carl is updating his status like many people do on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Isaac Newton - When apple falls onto Phineas and Ferb, it makes them wonder them about gravity.
  • The Tonight Show - The talk show in Burbank, California is similar to the style of The Tonight Show.
  • Club Penguin - The "missing agent," Gary the Gander, has the same name as a main character penguin, Gary the Gadget Guy, who also works with an elite spy organization, where he is also known as Agent G.
  • Casino Royale - Agent P's stop at Monte Carlo features a game of Baccarat and background music in the style of the James Bond movies.
  • Pac-Man - When Phineas sprays cheese in the air, Ferb eats it just like Pac-Man eats the Pac-Dots.
  • American Dad! - When Carl dressed in a different disguise in song is very similar to Roger's disguises from American Dad!
  • Frankenstein - Norm's unfinished popsicle stick girlfriend could possibly be a reference to Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein; in the book, the wretch requests that Victor Frankenstein builds him a wife.
  • Apollo XVII - Monogram uses the famous shot of earth taken during the 1972 final manned lunar mission as a possible place to look for Agent G.

Hip Hip Parade

  • Macy Thanksgiving Day's Parade - The Unification Day parade itself.
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Buford's attempts to derail the Unification Day parade parallels the Grinch's attempts to destroy Christmas and in the end, they realized that there's a lot more to the meaning.
  • The Italian Job - "Last night, Mister Governor, my toilet was broken into." is a direct quote from this film.
  • The song "99 Luftballoons" by Nena is referenced near the end, when the fighter pilots take note of the large amount of balloons in the sky.
  • The Muppet Movie - Buford's balloon stunt is similar how Gonzo holds a bunch of balloons in the County Fair scene and during the finale.
  • Scooby Doo - During the parade a dog can be seen in the background and it's coloration and collar resemble the famous dog.
  • Gears of War series - Buford stomping on Baljeet's jelly donuts a crub stomp and the jelly landing on Phineas, Ferb and Isabella is like the blood spraying when the execution is performed.

Invasion of the Ferb Snatchers

  • The "The End?" at the end of the episode is in the same font as the words on the box art from Super Mario Bros. 2.
  • The title of this episode is an allusion to the science fiction/horror movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The movie they were watching is also reminiscent, particularly the "The End?" at the ending.
  • Recess - At the end of the movie, the building in the background looks like Third Street School.
  • Men in Black - When the robot Linda opens its face, it shows an alien operating it, a reference to the Arquillians, an race of small aliens in Men in Black movies and television series who ride in robotic human suits.
  • Dave the Barbarian - When Candace fetches the robot Linda, the robot yells out that Candace scared the "Bejabbers" out of her. This is a reference to the Dave the Barbarian and his usual exclamation when surprised.
  • Mork and Mindy - Robot Linda's attempt to set "free" the cooked chicken is reminiscent of Mork's famous, "Fly, be free!" exhortation to an egg.
  • Saturday Night Live - When robot Linda is referred to as a "parental unit", that term is also used in the Coneheads sketches, when Connie refers to her parents that way.

Ain't No Kiddie Ride

  • Buford and Baljeet are playing a Dance Dance Revolution-style game.
  • Nostradamus, the famous astrologer predicting the future, got mentioned twice in the episode.
  • Indiana Jones - When Perry chases Doofenshmirtz with his Giant Mechanical Hand, Perry throws his hat over the hand, slides under and then catches it on the other side.

Not Phineas and Ferb

  • Doofenshmirtz's line "Oh hey there, is that the Doofenshmirtz Choo-Choo? No, it's not!" mimics the opening line of the popular song Chattanooga Choo-Choo: "Pardon me, boys, is that the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?"
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - The 'mechanical birds' on the poster in Irving's room looks like the flying chicken ships in the movie of Jimmy Neutron that abducted the parents of all the children in Retroville.
  • Carmen Sandiego - Doofenshmirtz stealing world landmarks is similar to what Carmen Sandiego's henchpeople do, especially on the game show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego.
  • Invader Zim - Buford and Bajeet's amateurish disguises fooled Albert much like how Zim's paper-thin disguises fool everyone on Earth.
  • Waffle House - At a diner, Monogram calls for "Adam and Eve on a Wrap, rack 'em!" This is similar to the lingo used for Waffle House.

Phineas and Ferb-Busters!

  • The title is a parody of the movie Ghostbusters. A parody of the franchise's familiar logo is also seen.
  • Scarface - Doofenshmirtz says "Say hello to my little friend" as he shoots Agent P with a straightjacket gun.
  • Candace, Stacy, and Jenny strike a dramatic pose with an explosion in the background, mimicking the opening credits to the 1970s crime series Charlie's Angels.
  • Jenny appears out of a secret tunnel like the one in the 1960s World War II comedy Hogan's Heroes.
  • Isabella mentions being able to move mountains, a common expression of doing the impossible.
  • Norm saying "Now I know I have a heart ... because it's breaking" is a line from the film The Wizard of Oz; the line is spoken by the Tin Woodman.
  • The name "Spinning Tops of Doom" is an allusion to the Disney Channel series Kim Possible.
  • Throughout most of the episode, Candace, Stacy, and Jenny wear catsuits and gogo boots that bear resemblance to that of Daphne Blake's from Scooby-Doo.

The Lizard Whisperer

  • The title of this episode is most likely a reference to the movie The Horse Whisperer, though it could also be an allusion to the TV shows Ghost Whisperer or Dog Whisperer.
  • Right after Steve grows, Phineas mentions that they have mushrooms for him. This is likely a reference to the Mario Bros video games, in which mushrooms cause the characters to grow.
  • Jurassic Park - Candace looks at the "dinosaur" in the side-view mirror of the car just like the first movie. Her glass of water also shakes like in the movie.
  • Ferb's rousing speech contains references to the speech Aragorn gives to the men of Rohan and Gondor right before the final battle of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Winston Churchill's famous speech "We Shall Fight on the Beaches", and the famous speech from Shakespeare's Henry V. It also contains a self-referential joke relating to the fact that almost every Phineas and Ferb cartoon is about 11 minutes long.
  • The convention of Steves is a possible joke derived from the "One Steve Limit" trope on, which states that important characters may not share a name, in this case "Steve".
  • The Egyptian Song that Dr. Doofenshmirtz plays is similar to the song from Fiddler on the Roof known as Tradition.
  • Phineas saying, "I don't think you're the Steve we're looking for," is a slight reference to the Star Wars line, "These aren't the droids you're looking for."
  • Steve Allen Show: One of the Steves says "Hi-Ho, Steverino", which is the greeting of the Gordon Hathaway recurring character on the Steve Allen Show.

Robot Rodeo

  • Quality INN - The inator creator convention is held at the Quantity Inn, a parody of the hotel chain.
  • The host of the inator creator convention looks similar to Hans Gruber from Die Hard.
  • Sesame Street - Linda repeats a mantra of "Cake is a sometimes food", a parody of a song sung by Hoots the Owl to Cookie Monster, A Cookie is a Sometime Food.
    • Linda's scene with the cake may also be a reference to her voice actress's time as the host of The Biggest Loser.
  • The Great Escape - Perry bounces a baseball against the wall of the containment trap, just like in the movie.
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - The cows poop nuts and bolts, like Goddard and there are similar robotic bulls in the episode "Fowl Bull".
  • Ferb saying "Try the veal" is a stereotypical sign-off of comics in Las Vegas.
  • The grand prize for the Inator Creator contest is a golden belt, similar to those handed out by boxing, mixed martial arts and professional wrestling organizations for their champions.
  • The judge's voice is an imitation of talk show host Ed Sullivan.

The Beak

  • The Beak combines elements of various superheroes: Iron Man's exoskeletal suit, Superman's relationship with a newspaper reporter, his first public act being to save a falling person, Batman's cave, and Spider-Man's theme song.
    • Also the lines said by Candace and K.P about "getting to [the Beak] through what's important to him" are extremely similar to a line said by Superman's father when he's telling him why he should be careful about what he does as a superhero.
  • Citizen Kane - Dr. Doofenshmirtz is seen in front of a large poster of himself a la Charles Foster Kane.

    scene of the episode (left) and scene from the movie (right)

  • Happy Days - One of the stunts performed on the skate track of doom is jumping over a shark, a reference to an infamous episode of this series in which the Fonz jumps over a shark on water skis while on vacation. The moment a television series is believed to have declined in quality for the worse is often referred to as the moment it "jumped the shark" in reference to this.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger - While wearing sunglasses, Linda imitates Schwarzenegger's Austrian accent and signature line, "I'll be back" (first spoken in The Terminator).
  • The Tick - Phineas says that the life of a superhero is a lonely one. This is a direct quote from The Tick, which is another superhero satire.
  • A root canal (officially endodontic therapy) is a type of dental surgery which is often used as a metaphor when doing something unpleasant, for example, "I'd rather have a root canal." It is generally considered to be a painful procedure. The humor comes in the fact that Linda finds it less irritating than Candace. This was also in the Disney-Pixar film Finding Nemo.
  • "...And I approve this message" is a phrase used in American political advertisements to differentiate a candidate's own advertising (where the phrase is required) from that of a third party.
  • Astro Boy - The Beak's surprised when his jet pack comes out of his rear, like when Astro Boy is surprised about the guns he finds in his rear, from the "Astro Boy" movie.
  • Star Wars - The Beak's use of its grappling hook to tie up the legs of Khaka Peü Peü's walker was a technique first employed against Imperial AT-AT walkers in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Dangiraffe is a parody of Agent Secret in other series such as DangerMouse.
Busy Busy Busy

"Busy, busy, busy!"

  • Frosty the Snowman - When Phineas says "Busy, busy, busy", this is a line by Professor Hinkle in the special.
  • The Simpsons - A Danville citizen says "Her name's funny, but not haha funny" similar to Ralph Wiggum's quote "He's still funny, but not ha-ha funny" from the season 4 episode "Kamp Krusty." Also, Heinz says to Perry when he gets trapped "Ha! Ha! Made you carry your own trap" like Nelson does.
  • Spider-Man - When Khaka Peü Peü gives the Beak the choice of saving Isabella from falling or to save the people from the falling billboard, it is a parody of the first Spider-Man movie when the Green Goblin gives Spider-Man the choice of saving Mary Jane from falling off the bridge or saving the kids inside the gondola with the broken cable.
  • That's So Raven - When Doofenshmirtz walks into the mayor's office he says "Hey,check this place out! Swanky!". This is similar to what Raven says when she walks into the Boston Tipton Hotel in the crossover episode (with The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) "Checkin' Out".
  • Iron Man - The first time the boys suit up in The Beak armor is a reference to a similar scene in the 2008 Iron Man film, complete with a similar guitar riff in the background music.
  • The Fireside Girls Gazette is a possible parody of The Girl Scouts newsletter.
    Where Are You Phineas

    "Phineas, where are you?"

  • Candace's supervillain giraffe suit might be a self-referential joke on how long her neck is.
  • Scooby-Doo - When Isabella cries out: "Phineas, where are you?", it is a play on the famous line that one of the Mystery Gang always cries out-- "Scooby-Doo, where are you?"
  • Bango Ru's on Ice is a parody of Disney on Ice.
  • Super Mario Brothers- At the end when everyone is congratulating Phineas and not Ferb may be a reference on how whenever Mario and Luigi defeat Bowser, Mario gets all the credit and glory where Luigi is never recognized.

She's the Mayor


The Audacity of Candace

  • Hope - Candace's campaign logo parodies "Hope," a now famous-poster of President Barack Obama created by artist Shepherd Fairey in 2008.
  • The Shining - "They" resemble the Grady twins from The Shining.
  • Beethoven - Stacy hums the first four notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
  • She's the Sheriff and She's the Man - The title of this short is a likely parody of the syndicated series She's the Sheriff (1987–89) which starred Suzanne Somers. It's title can also be a parody of the movie She's the Man (2006), featuring Amanda Bynes
  • Hidden Mickey - A small Hidden mickey is seen side-way in the nose of the Crazy Old Coot.
  • Caddyshack - Heinz Doofenshmirtz's golf bag -inator may be a nod to Al Czervik's (Rodney Dangerfield) fully accessorized golf bag.
  • Katy Perry - Roger's caddie is named Katy, and Heinz's is Agent P, making the caddies named Katy and Perry, though this was probably not intentional.

The Lemonade Stand

  • Building and maintaining a lemonade stand is a long-standing summertime tradition for young kids, not unlike the one that Phineas and Ferb have made. Theirs, however, is the first one that develops into an actual franchise (or at least the first one known in Danville).
  • The music that plays as Jenny speaks parodies the Beatles song Dear Prudence from the White Album. Similar music was also heard in "Day of the Living Gelatin".
  • The building where Candace meets Linda strongly resembles the Flatiron Building in New York City.
  • The Fairly OddParents - The episode is a bit similar to "Nectar of the Odds", but without secret ingredients.

Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation

  • This title is a parody of the 1980s film, National Lampoon's Vacation. It may also refer to The Brady Bunch's Hawaiian Vacation.
  • Pele's Curse - Candace getting a curse from the necklace she found that causing her to have bad luck. The idol is also a reference to the Brady Bunch's Hawaiian Vacation (right down to the identical "theme music") where Bobby finds an idol that brings him bad luck, but he initially thinks it's a good luck charm.
  • Peter Pan - When Doofenshmirtz is explaining to Perry why he was on Pink Unicorn Island, he says, "I wanted Skull Island right over there, but it was already booked ...." This is a reference to the island of the same name.
  • The Suite Life of Zack and Cody - Phill Lewis guest voiced as the Hotel Manager trying to stop Phineas and Ferb, the same way as Moseby, the character he plays in that series, trying to stop Zack and Cody.  Ashley Tisdale and Caroline Rhea have also appeared in both series.
  • Castaway - Doofenshmirtz being stranded in the island, losing his body weight and having a coconut friend. This also happens in the Lilo and Stitch episode Splodyhead.
  • The Lord of the Rings - Candace must take the cursed Charm and destroy it in the Wa Ta Lot Ta Hoie volcano, just as Frodo must destroy the One Ring in Mount Doom, as it must be "destroyed in the fires from which it was formed". This line, spoken by Candace, is also taken directly from the books.
  • Aqua Primates are a parody of Sea-Monkeys, a well-known novelty "pet"-raising activity/toy. (In reality, Sea-Monkeys are a species of brine shrimp.)
  • Scooby-Doo - Phineas and Ferb chase the Aqua Primates through multiple doors, parodying a motif often used in chase sequences on the series (complete with similar '70s-style music).
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey - The crabs worshiping the De-Evolution-Inator resembles the opening scene of this film, in which apes worship a mysterious monolith. Doofenshmirtz points out the "Kubricky" resemblance, in reference to the film's director Stanley Kubrick.
  • Finding Nemo - "Mount Wa Ta Lot Ta Hoie" is similar to "Mount Wannahockaloogie" from the Disney/Pixar film. (The name itself is meant to sound like "What a lot of hooie.")
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks - Once zapped into human form, the female child of the A-Primes is wearing the same dress as Brittany of The Chipettes.
  • Linda and Lawrence's dialog on the surfboard parodies beach movies popular in the 1960s.
  • The Little Mermaid- Doofenshmirtz becomes human under the sea and swims to the surface. The difference is that, while Princess Ariel was naked, Doofenshmirtz is wearing underwear and socks, and he comments on this. Also, "Prime Calypso" is a pastiche of the calypso-style "Under the Sea," sung by Sebastian the Crab.
  • Pippi Longstocking - A girl resembling Pippi is in the group of humans during A-Prime Calypso. The only difference is she's wearing a green bathing-suit.
  • The yoga instructor strongly resembles Jillian Michaels.
  • The crabs worshiping the De-Evolution-Inator might be a reference to a 2007 Super Bowl commercial in which crabs were worshiping a cooler filled with Budweiser.
  • Lilo and Stitch - The guy who lays on Candace when she's on the beach chair looks like the guy who drops his ice cream in Lilo and Stitch. The man has the same shades, and swim suit as him. Also, Candace's Hawaiian outfit looks similar to one of Lilo's dresses. Lilo and Stitch also live in Hawaii.
  • Madagascar - There are two references to this movie in the episode:
    • When Doofenshmirtz builds a terrible little home and finds out that Perry's home is a paradise, is like when Alex finds that Marty's home is a little paradise.
    • Also Dr. Doofenshmirtz makes a line in the sand, and when he notices that Perry has refreshments, he erases it with his foot.
  • Pinocchio - The scene at the end of Part II Doofenshmirtz is in Agent W's body is similar to Geppetto being trapped inside Monstro.
  • Dr. Doofenshmirtz commenting on Perry's lack of swim trunks being a European thing where he builds the Sandinator is a joke at the nude beaches in Europe.
  • Mortal Kombat - When the coconut and tray falls on Candace in the hot tub, she somewhat resembles Kung Lao.
  • Charles Darwin - After explaining his De-evolution-inator, Doof says, "Isn't that just Darwin?", a reference to this British scientist who made his claim to fame in studying the theory of evolution.
  • South Park - Phineas and Ferb being disappointed that the sea monkeys are not as cool as they were advertised is similar to what happened to Eric Cartman in the episode "The Simpsons Already Did It".

Phineas and Ferb Summer Belongs to You!

  • Around the World in Eighty Days - Buford bets that Phineas and Ferb can't fly around the entire world in just 40 hours. As Phineas suggests that Buford return everybody's bikes if he wins, a gent in Victorian garb, possibly Fogg, describes an antique bike, called a penny-farthing, with "an unusually large front wheel". It should be noted that Phineas was named after Phileas.
  • Measure of a Man - During "I Believe We Can", one of Clay Aiken's lines is " ... and that's the measure, the measure of a man!" This is a reference to his own album, Measure of a Man.
  • E.T. - Phineas, Ferb, and their friends go up a ramp and appear to fly on bikes, a reference to the famous scene in E.T.
  • Descartes - The jump-roping robot's statements "I jump, therefore I am" and "I dangle, therefore I am" parody René Descartes's famous philosophical statement, "Cogito, ergo sum" (I think, therefore I am).
  • A sight gag early in the episode parodies on-screen graphics or "bugs" which frequently appear on television stations to identify the network or show being watched or to advertise upcoming programs, a process often considered by viewers to be annoying and pointless.
  • The anime-inspired dance sequence in Tokyo parodies a popular internet meme turned music video, "Caramelldansen". The final scene of the sequence, where Isabella is shaking a leek, parodies "Loituma Girl" (aka "Leekspin"). Both scenes involved an anime character looped to a music clip.
  • The revelation tarps resemble famous statues. The one hiding the plane is the Statue of Liberty, and the one hiding the diorama is Discobolus.
  • Lady and the Tramp - Baljeet and Buford share the same strand of spaghetti and nearly kiss, parodying an iconic scene in the Disney feature Lady and the Tramp.
  • Casablanca - Isabella's line "We'll always have giant plastic baguettes" parodies "We'll always have Paris," a famous line from the classic film Casablanca.
  • The Blues Brothers - Before he launches the boat from Paris, Phineas lists their situation like a well known quote from "The Blues Brothers".
  • Karen Johnson - One of the sailors finds the kids' "baguette boat" reminiscent of Karen Johnson, perhaps a reference to the sailing champion from Canada.
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    SpongeBob SquarePants - While stranded on a desert island, Phineas finds a square yellow kitchen sponge and a pink starfish, and says "Look! A sponge and a starfish! There's gotta be something we can make out of this! No, that's ridiculous." which is most likely a friendly jab/reference to the Nickelodeon animated series. Dan Povenmire worked on the show before developing Phineas and Ferb.
  • Peter Pan - When Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Isabella, Buford, and Baljeet say "I believe!", the tone they say it in is similar to the characters yelling "I believe in fairies!" to revive Tinkerbell in the original Peter Pan play.
  • American Express commercials - Doofenshmirtz's line to Vanessa "You have all the traveler's checks!" is a parody of the famous American Express traveler's checks commercials starring Karl Malden.
  • The Red Balloon - A mime can be seen in two scenes releasing a red balloon into the air, paying homage to the popular French short film, Le Ballon Rouge (English: The Red Balloon).
  • My Fair Lady - During the song "Summer Belongs to You," Phineas says to Candace, "By Jove, I think she's got it!" This is an exact quote from the famous musical.
  • Hairspray - "Summer Belongs to You" is in the tune of "You Can't Stop the Beat" from the musical and its remade movie.
  • Hamlet - "Ah, there's the rub" is a famous line from the Shakespeare's classic, specifically the "To Be or Not To Be" speech.
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark - When Candace and Vanessa are running to the plane with a huge snowball chasing them they are yelling "Start the Plane! Start the Plane!" Exactly the same as when Indiana Jones was being chased to the plane at the beginning of Raiders of Lost Ark.
  • LEGO - The line "Yes we can dream it, do it, build it, make it (Summer Belongs to You) " is similiar to Lego Digital Designer Catchphrase "Dream it, Build it, Buy it".
  • The Simpsons Movie - The disclaimer appearing at the bottom of the screen, which happened early in the episode, also happened in "The Simpsons Movie"
  • Zoolander- When making the origami airplane Candace asks if she's been taking crazy pills, like Will Ferrel's character from the movie.
  • Flushed Away - The scene where Phineas and the gang speed away from Paris in the baguette boat is somewhat similar to the ending scene from "Flushed Away".

Nerds of a Feather

  • The title of this episode is a reference to the common saying, "Birds of a Feather".
  • Stumbleberry Finkbat parodies the popularThe Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter franchises, and Space Adventure is a general parody of the Star Wars and Star Trek franchises. Both Harry Potter and Star Wars featured special effects by Industrial Light and Magic, one of California's most famous special effects studios.
  • Jeff McGarland, a television executive, is a parody of Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy. Seth is portraying the character and is a television executive himself. Dan Povenmire worked with Seth on Family Guy before moving to create Phineas and Ferb.
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    The Tri-State Area's annual sci-fi/comic book convention is a parody of various fan conventions which are held in various locales, the largest and most famous of which is Comic-Con International, an annual convention that used to only apply to comic book fans but now applies to more fans of other obsessions, including Phineas and Ferb (and where footage from this episode was first shown to the public).
  • Doof 'n' Puss parodies various crime/action series from the '70s and '80s, in particular The A-Team (an escaped fugitive "framed for a crime they didn't commit"), Kung Fu (a martial arts master), and Knight Rider (a talking vehicle, or parodying the name: Puss in Boots from the old folk tale).
  • Airplane! - Doofenshmirtz's line of picking the wrong day to quit carrying garlic-scented throwing stars parodies an oft-repeated line from the 1980 Airport parody by Lloyd Bridges "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking/drinking/amphetamines/sniffing glue." The title of the "Doof 'n Puss" episode, "Ham on Rye, Hold the Mayor" is similar to another line from Airplane! "Alright, give me Hamm on five, hold the Mayo."
  • "What I really want to do is direct" is a common expression among people in Hollywood, trying to get their big break.
  • Albert makes a reference to the quality of the even-numbered Space Adventure films, referring to an old adage that the even-numbered Star Trek films are usually better than the odd-numbered ones.
  • Rolling non-traditionally-sided dice and points advantages are aspects of the well-known tabletop role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons.
  • Doof 'n' Puss announced as being '''[[[IN SOUND]]]''' is a parody of various television shows which announced they were "in stereo" or "in color" during their opening credits.
  • The Alien Nest attraction is like part of the movie ride in the Disney Studio theme park.
  • When Candace had a dream and saw a Talking Zebra, the Talking Zebra is holding a poster of Candace, similar to Shepard Fairey's "Hope" poster with the face of Barack Obama.
  • Star Wars - There were many references to the Star Wars series throughout the episode;
    • Similar to R2-D2, the character that Irving dressed up as can project video messages. The specific scene where Irving is sent in to see Buford in order to deliver a message of peace is a direct parody of R2-D2 and C3PO's visit to Jabba the Hut at the beginning of Return of the Jedi.
    • The disturbance in the universe that Baljeet senses is a reference to the Force.
    • Phineas's statement to Ferb, "May the luck of slufbom be with you", and Ferb's response, "Always," is a parody of the line "May the Force be with you, always" from Star Wars: Episode IV.
  • One Space Adventure fan says that Ferb is wearing a cape of invisibility, like the one Harry Potter owns. They also mention an "elven cloak of invisibility", which originates from The Lord of the Rings.
  • Speckies is a parody of Trekkies, whom are fans of Star Trek.
  • When Candace is walking through the Ducky Momo merchandise a hat that looks like Sorcerer Mickey's hat, and the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter can be seen in the background.
  • One of the Finkies during the battle scene is wearing the same outfit as Wade in the "Vir-Tu-Ron" episode of Kim Possible.
  • When Candace is walking through the Ducky Momo convention during Ducky Momo is My Friend, a statue of Ducky Momo can be seen dressed up as the Statue of Liberty.
  • "Glorf" may be a reference to "Smeg" from the British comedy series Red Dwarf.
  • Doofenshmirtz's character in Doof 'n' Puss may be a reference to the character Karate from the 60s cartoon Batfink.
  • Robot Chicken - The plot of this episode is similar to the Robot Chicken episode "A Piece of the Action". In that episode, Fantasy fans and sci-fi geeks collide when a sci-fi convention erupts into war is similar to a Sci-Fi Convention War in the aforementioned episode.
  • Happy Days - The "Speckies'" headquarters in the restroom may refer to Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli's similar "office" in Arnold's Restaurant.
  • Burning Man - Clive Addison makes a brief reference to this annual event.
  • Doofenshmirtz pitching a TV series and having it accepted only if he makes one small change, which causes him to go on a rant and taking his business elsewhere. The scene was a reference to an scene from Family Guy. In which Peter pitches a cartoon then becomes offended and leaves when the producer requests a tiny change. To pretty much confirm the connection, the producer Jeff McGarland is voiced by Seth McFarlane the creator of Family Guy.

Wizard of Odd

  • The Wizard of Oz (1939 film) - The whole episode. Certain parodies within include:
    • The red rubber boots on Candace, taken from Little Witch Suzy's feet reference how Dorothy gets the red ruby slippers from the Wicked Witch of the East. Also, Doofenwitchwarlock wants the boots similarly to how the Wicked Witch of the West wanted the ruby slippers.
    • Isabella arriving by eyeball is like how Glinda arrived by bubble.
    • The famous oil can scene with the tin lumberjack is referenced.
    • Buford is a mixture of a lion, tiger, and a bear, a reference to the famous saying in the film, "Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my!".
      • Also, when Buford introduces himself, the rest of the gang says, "Oh my!".
    • Doofenwitchwarlock commands flying squirrels instead of flying monkeys, although the spider-monkey may also reference the flying monkeys.
    • Candace says "Perry, I don't think we're in Danville anymore," instead of the famous "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
    • The Patchkins reference the Munchkins.
    • Doofenwitchwarlock says "I'll get you, and your little platypus, too!" a reference to when the witch from the original film says, "I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog, too!".
    • Jeremy and the unnamed tree in the forest reference the talking trees.
    • The Yellow Sidewalk references the iconic Yellow Brick Road.
    • The Sea of Razor Sharp Rock Spires references the poppy field.
    • Doofenwitchwarlock says "I'll get you my pretty!" as he crashes through the ceiling.
    • During "Tree Related Wish" one can see something in the background when it zooms out. This could be a reference to the famous "Munchkin suicide" urban legend that is actually a bird in the film.
    • Candace tries to melt Doofenwitchwarlock using a bucket of water.
    • Doofenwitchwarlock getting burnt in his attempt to exit in a burst of smoke, may have been a reference to actress Margaret Hamilton, the original Wicked Witch of the West, who was severely burnt during the filming of the scene of the Witch's exit in a smoke burst.
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - The original book had animals called kalidahs which were part tiger and part bear.
    • Jeremy is a tree, this could be a callback to the book's writer, L. Frank Baum, as Baum means tree in German.
  • The Wiz - This episode also contains references to the Broadway musical and movie retelling of the story of The Wizard of Oz set in African-American culture:
    • The Nerdcrow sings with crows.
    • The commercials on Disney Channel advertising the episode include the phrase "ease on down the road", which is a song from the musical and movie.
    • One line in "The Guards' Wishes" is "We haven't had a chance to dance since we were on Broadway!", possibly referencing this.
  • Charmin, What does a bear do in the woods? - During the "Tree Related Wish" song, a bear can be seen sitting next to a tree and reading a newspaper. The bear is seen again during the end credits after "Rusted", saying, "Yes. Yes, I do." The two appearances are a combination allusion to the "Charmin Bears" series of commercials for Charmin toilet paper and to the sarcastic and rhetorical question about what bears do in the woods.
  • At the end of the episode, Isabella instructs Abraham Lincoln, Santa Claus, an astronaut and Pinocchio to follow the Yellow Sidewalk, among others.
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day - In the German version of this episode, when Baljeet puts on the sunglasses, he says "Hasta la Vista, baby" like Arnold Schwarzenegger famously does in the film. However he doesn't say this in the English version.
  • Star Wars - Candace asking Perry, "Hey, weren't you taller?" when he comes to rescue her from the spider web is possibly an allusion to Princess Leia asking Luke, "Aren't you a little short for a storm trooper?". Luke and Perry both remove their headgear before continuing.
  • Monty Python - The guards' musical number is very similar to the Knights of the Round Table song from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and its Brodway musical production successor Spamalot.
  • The Emperor's New Groove - Doofenwitchwarlock insisting that his outfit is not a dress but, in fact, a robe, is very similar to something Kronk's shoulder angel said in a discussion with Kronk's shoulder devil.
  • Sesame Street - The scene where Candace climbs up the stairs while her friends take the tube may be similar to a skit where Kermit and Grover demonstrate up and down by having Grover exhaustedly climb up the stairs while Kermit takes the elevator.
  • Aladdin - The way Phineas and Ferb broke the fourth wall by lifting it at the end is similar to the end of Aladdin where Genie does the same thing.
  • The planes where been used by Squirrel Squadron are quite similar to the planes in World War II.
  • Doctor Who - The Beastbog and one of the Patchins spits as a greeting. In the Doctor Who episode The End of the World, the Moxx of Balhoon also spits as a gift and greeting.

We Call it Maze

  • The title is a parody of a famous Mazola Margarine commercial in which a Native American states, "You call it corn, we call it maize."
  • Indiana Jones - When Ferb switches the key with a bag of sand, it is similar to the famous scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Also, when Candace, Isabella, and Melissa are swinging by the shoelace, the music is based on the Raiders march.
  • Star Wars - Candace, Isabella, and Melissa swinging from one platform to another is similar to the scene where Luke and Princess Leia swing across a pit in the Death Star.
  • The Legend of Zelda - When Baljeet is talking right before the "Not Knowing Where You're Going" starts, the triangle behind him looks very similar to the Triforce in the Legend of Zelda series, which is usually maze or puzzle themed.
  • Seinfeld - Doofenshmirtz claims that the people at the Leaning Tower of Pisa were adamant about saying "No Pizza For You." This is very similar to a line frequently spoken by the "Soup Nazi" from Seinfeld.
  • Scooby Doo - When Candace, Isabella and Melissa running through maze in a hallway, it is similar to a Scooby Doo-style chase.
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Ferb winning at chess in order to progress is similar to one of the task Harry Potter and his friends must pass to find the Philosopher's Stone.
  • Banjo-Kazooie - When the boys make a door out of puzzle pieces, it is similar to how jigsaw puzzle pieces are used to unlock new levels in Banjo-Kazooie.
  • Girl Guides of Canada - The Girl Guides' (similar to the Girl Scouts of America) youngest level, which is comprised of girls ages 5 and 6, is called the Sparks.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Max Modem!

  • The Jetsons - Lawrence's suit and the ring on the top of his hair is similar to this cartoon.
  • Space Invaders - The holographic aliens descend from the sky in rows, just like they do in the game Space Invaders. This is also alluded to by Doofenshmirtz shouting "You're being invaded! From Space! By invaders! From space!".
  • Playback rate - There are a lot of allusions to the urban legend about performers on stage only miming in the performance while a recorder plays back their song.
  • Max Headroom - The name and looks of Max Modem is obviously a parody of the famous Max Headroom from the famous Coke ads and TV show of the 80s.
  • Daft Punk - Phineas and Ferb's robot musician suits may be an allusion to the duo Daft Punk, who dress as robots when performing.
  • Hidden Mickey - The hidden Mickey is seen in a green inverted Mickey style logo in her left collar of Linda's jacket during at the end of the episode.
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Lawrence's "Max Modem" suit design and hairstyle are similar to Riff Raff's Space Commander suit in the climactic scenes of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Lawrence's voice actor, Richard O'Brien actually created the play, helped write the screenplay and played Riff Raff in the film. Lawrence's line "You know, I feel strangely comfortable like this" may be an allusion to this earlier role.
  • Vinyl Records - When Max Modem first enters the convention center, one of the crowd mentions having his 45. This refers to a format of vinyl records popular before cassette tapes were used. The number refers to the number or rotations per minute.
  • Concerts - During the song Alien Heart, a woman throws her legwarmers on stage. This alludes to the practice of people throwing various garments, commonly underwear, on stage of famous performers.
  • Songs from the 70s/80s - Lindana's lyrics ("I'm not Roxanne, I'm not Eileen, I'm not Sharona") reference three songs from the late 70s/early 80s: "Roxanne" by The Police, "Come on Eileen" by Dexys Midnight Runners, and "My Sharona" by The Knack.
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey - The alieninator's voice is similar to HAL 9000 from the movie.

The Secret of Success

  • This title seems to be a reference to self-help books, with titles such as "The Secret of Success", and to a lesser extent, the 1987 Michael J. Fox movie The Secret of My Success.
  • Thomas and Friends - During the song All Terrain Vehicle, Ferb, Phineas and Isabella faces are seen part of the vehicle as a Submarine, an Airplane and a Train respectively.
  • Flubber - "F.R.E.E.P.O." may be homage to Weebo's name.
  • Tedd Shaw - His name and the fact that he led a seminar may be an allusion to the TED Conference.
  • Pinky and The Brain - B.L.A.R.F. and N.A.R.G may be allusions to Pinky and The Brain, where Pinky often spouts nonsense words such as "narf" and "zort" while The Brain has a tendency for creating crazy acronyms.
  • James Bond - Perry uses metal teeth to escape the trap, like the James Bond villain Jaws.

The Doof Side of the Moon

  • The title is a parody of the phrase "The Dark Side of the Moon," referring to the side of the Moon that is never seen from Earth (as well as a famous 1973 album by Pink Floyd). The episode also originally aired just 2 weeks after Wizard of Odd, which may be a reference to how many people believe that that Pink Floyd album complements the movie "The Wizard of Oz" when played together.
  • Neil Armstrong - Phineas says a line based on "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind," the first words spoken on the Moon by Neil Armstrong.
  • The statue that appears as part of the construction resembles a more modestly-dressed version of Sandro Botticelli's painting The Birth of Venus
  • Irving said that Albert has "only two (nerd words) left". This refers to some magic creatures, like Aladdin's genie, whom has the powers to grant wishes but limited to only three.
  • Dumbo - The elephants seen setting up during the construction of the building may refer to the elephants who assisted in the construction of the circus in this Disney movie.
  • The way the building is constructed may be a reference to a series of Grow tower games.
  • M.C. Escher - Phineas states having an M.C. Escher floor in the building.
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - Linda tells Phineas and Ferb that they make Danville more interesting place "just by being you", which is something Mister Rogers often said on his television show.

Split Personality

  • "You got peanut butter in my chocolate" is a famous line from a series of commercials for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers - Busting Candace points and screams just as Donald Sutherland's character does at the end of the 1978 version of this film.
  • Bride Wars - Candace screams angrily just like Emma Allan.
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  • Mork & Mindy - Linda tries on Mork's (Robin Williams) trademark rainbow-striped suspenders. Along with the suspenders, Mork's outfits often had unmatched sleeve colors and sometimes included khaki pants as does Linda's ensemble.
  • Star Trek - A person being split into two opposing personalities, neither of which can function without the other, is reminiscent of the plot of the episode "The Enemy Within," in which a transporter accident splits Captain Kirk into an ineffectual sensitive side and an overly aggressive side.
  • Darkwing Duck - The splitting of someone into two personalities is very similar to the episode "Negaduck" (though for Darkwing he was split into Good and Evil). The Molecular Divider also looks very similar to the "Tron Splitter" that Megavolt invented in the episode.
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - The two Candaces are very similar to the split personality of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
  • Charmed - Clones with different aspects of the original's personality was also a key feature of the Charmed episode "Which Prue is it anyway?" in which one of the main characters casts a spell that makes an overly jolly and overly laid-back version of her appear.
  • Zits - When Ferb is dressed up as Jeremy, he looks identical to the main character from the comic strip except for the color scheme of his clothes. Oddly enough, the main character's name is also Jeremy.
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Major Monogram's other half who wanted to sing is similar to Prince Herbert.
  • Terminator 2 - Busting Candace chases Romantic Candace and her Mom as they drive in their car, in the same manner as the liquid metal Terminator chases the Terminator, Sarah Connor, and her son.
  • Grey's Anatomy - The Surgeons on the episode looks like Meredith and Derek from Grey's Anatomy.

Brain Drain

  • Sega Dreamcast - The controllers Phineas, Ferb and friends play video games with look like the controllers for said real life games console.
  • Mortal Kombat/Final Fight - The game-play and the background of the stages of the video-game look similar to this fighting / beat'em up game, but the best allusion is when Baljeet is fighting Ferb and Ferb is losing focus and starts swinging from side to side is usually when the announcer say "Finish Him!" and the attacker is doing a fatality as well as when they are controlling Perry, and Buford grabs an umbrella, and everyone thinks that he is going to defeat Doofenshmirtz.
  • Super Smash Bros. Series - The game Phineas and Ferb are playing is very similar to the Super Smash Bros. fighting series, specially the announcer, and the 2D stages. A stronger reference is Isabella's Patch Sash being referred to as a "Smack attack." In Super Smash Bros. characters can use "Smash attacks."
  • Bed Bath and Beyond - The place Brain Bath and Beyond is an allusion to the store Bed Bath and Beyond
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - When Vanessa kisses Dr. Doofenshmirtz, he responds, "She thinks I'm cool!", a reference to the line "She thinks I'm cute!" when Clarice kisses Rudolph.
  • Great Wolf Lodge - Dr. Doofenshmirtz and one of Vanessa's friends mentions a place called Caribou Lodge where parties can be hosted.
  • Red Dwarf - When Doofenshmirtz makes Perry slap his face and nearly consume gum off the pavement by way of his "-inator" in this episode could be an allusion to the Red Dwarf episode "Demons & Angels" where Lister is made to eat a tarantula and, at the end, repeatedly slap his own face.
  • The Chronicles Of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites - Where Doofenshmirtz is playing the records, there is a "punk" with a shirt bearing the symbol of Vladimir Tod, the vampire smiley face in red.

Rollercoaster: The Musical!

  • During Hey Ferb, Phineas and Ferb are seen in scenes that parody many famous musicals, including Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma!, Singin' in the Rain, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, The Music Man, Les Misérables, The King and I, Chicago and Cabaret.
  • During You're Going Down, Candace is seen dressed as a superhero resembling Batman, including the classic Bat-signal, as well as a radio announcer next to an exploding blimp, referencing Herbert Morrison's coverage of the Hindenburg disaster which included the now-famous line "oh, the humanity."
  • During Rollercoaster, one of Phineas' lyrics was "Can't tell a verb from a noun." This is also lyric from a song from another musical called Hairspray.
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Kenny Ortega teaching some dance steps.

  • During Carpe Diem, they pull out a big dance number for a finale just like High School Musical. They also have Kenny Ortega as the choreographer and they have a large backdrop that says "Rollercoaster: The Musical!". The backdrop has the same design like the backdrop in High School Musical. Candace appears in the same location as her voice actress Ashley Tisdale does in the group image for High School Musical 2.

Make Play

  • The Prince and the Pauper - The concept of a commoner and royalty switching places comes from Mark Twain's story The Prince and the Pauper.
  • Lord Acton - Candace parodies the famous expression, "Absolute power corrupts absolutely".

Candace Gets Busted

  • Phineas and Ferb Get Busted! - The title of this episode is a possible reference to the Season 1 episode.
  • Risky Business - Shortly before the beginning of the song, Candace takes a glass egg out of the hands of a partier (Vanessa's boyfriend Johnny) and places it on a shelf. This is a reference to the Tom Cruise movie, Risky Business, in fact, the whole part of the episode centered in Candace is a parody of that movie.
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway? - Doofenshmirtz ad-libbing his own movie dialogue may be a nod to the Whose Line Is It Anyway? game "Film Dub", where the performers are tasked with making up lines for old foreign films.
  • The Party in Your Pants Tour - The fact that the party ends up in Doofenshmirtz's pants is an allusion to the Bowling For Soup tour concert.
  • The characters are similar in the situation of Are We There Yet? titled 'The Get Together Episode', due to Suzanne telling everyone to leave the party, but they correct her by saying that it is a get together, not a party. She also lists various things that the people have done in her house, similar to Candace.


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