"Bee Day"
Bee Day-Mud Pool
Phineas, Ferb, Baljeet and Buford in the wading pool.
Season: 4
Production code: 405a
Broadcast number: 186
Story by:
Dani Vetere
Written & Storyboarded by:
Antoine Guilbaud
Directed by:
Sue Perrotto
"Assistant Director":
Russell Calabrese
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
April 26, 2013
Disney XD US Premiere:
July 6, 2013
International Debut:
May 24, 2013 (Disney XD Spain)
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Paired with
"Bee Story"
Story arc(s)
"Bee Story"
We're making the ultimate inflatable wading pool for Mom.

— Phineas Flynn

The boys make a giant inflatable wading pool for Mom. Meanwhile, Candace reveals her "Emo" side, and Doofenshmirtz attempts to become ruler of all bees.

Episode Summary

After the Bee Day Festival opening ceremonies, Linda is driving the family home. While the family is making bee-related puns, she sees some children playing in a wading pool, reminding her of when she used to do the same with a young Candace. Phineas immediately knows what he and Ferb are going to do today: build a giant wading pool.

Perry enters his lair still wearing his bee headband from the festival. He gets his mission from Major Monogram (who has pollen allergies): Dr. Doofenshmirtz has acquired high amounts of bee pheromones, and it is unknown what he plans to use them for. Perry leaves on a bee-themed jetpack designed by Carl.

Back home, Candace is just finishing a "teen identity" test in Heather Magazine while talking to Stacy on the phone about it. Candace screams to her that according to the test, her true identity is an emo teen. Stacy quickly researches the characteristics of an emo teen, and heads over to the Flynn-Fletcher house to help Candace with her new look.

In the backyard, Ferb has finished inflating the giant pool when Isabella comes over, asking for Phineas' help; the Fireside Girls are trying to earn their beekeeping patches. Isabella gets lost in Phineasland again after he agrees to help; Ginger shakes her out of it.

Perry flies over to Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, where he is trapped by a giant flyswatter. Doofenshmirtz expounds about the bee hierarchy; while there is a queen bee, there is no king bee, a power vacancy which Doofenshmirtz intends to fill. His plan is to use his Arom-inator to spray himself with bee pheromones, thus making all the bees attracted to him; once he has been crowned king bee, he can quickly jump to ruling the entire Tri-State Area.

Stacy is helping Candace sort out her wardrobe in order to embrace her emo identity, and Candace quickly emerges with a new emo look. Stacy puts her through one final emo test; she has to resist the urge to bust her brothers and settle into ennui. After a push from Stacy, Candace quickly accepts the inevitability of her failure, saying that "No one understands me anyway".

Isabella leaves the Flynn-Fletcher backyard with the sorbet machine, repurposed to turn people into bees. Phineas invites her and the Fireside Girls to come back after their patch ceremony and play in their wading pool.

Meanwhile, Baljeet has been talking to Ginger about bee dancing, and Ginger asks him to tell her more. However, Phineas calls him over for some help, and before he can continue talking to Ginger, she is gone.

Linda spots Candace passing through the kitchen, and points out that she went through a similar phase as a teen. She suggests that Candace write poetry.

At D.E.I., having attracted the bees to the balcony, Doofenshmirtz captures them with a vacuum cleaner, but almost activates its self-destruct button. In demonstrating that he puts self-destruct buttons on everything, Doofenshmirtz accidentally self-destructs his underwear.

Back at the giant wading pool, Buford has joined Phineas, Ferb, and Baljeet, and suggests they get started. Phineas points out that he said he'd wait for Isabella, to which Buford by mocking Phineas' voice. After the others point out how accurate the impression was, Phineas decides that they can all test the pool to make sure it's up to their usual standards, which they do.

On Doofenshmirtz's balcony, the evil scientist decides to test out the sprayer, and blasts himself in the face with the bee pheromones. Charlene stops by to pick up Vanessa's headphones, and comments on how the pheromones do make Heinz more attractive. She leaves after he reminds her of what caused them to break up: a tomato hand puppet.

At the same time, the four kids finish testing out the wading pool, which ends in Candace's old wading pool. Watching them from under the tree, Candace writes some emo poetry, which Phineas calls "pithy".

Back at D.E.I., as Doofenshmirtz sprays himself with the pheromones again, Perry uses his hat to set the vacuum cleaner on reverse, ejecting the bees, which completely cover Doofenshmirtz. Perry uses his tail to saw himself out of the trap, and activates the Arom-inator, spraying the rest of the pheromones, causing the bees to go after them instead. Doofenshmirtz thanks Perry for saving him, but Perry immediately self-destructs the Arom-inator after Doofenshmirtz is stung on the tongue. Doofenshmirtz tries to say "Curse you, Perry the Platypus!", but is muffled by his swollen tongue, and points out that Perry should know what he's saying from the context.

The pheromones end up landing on the giant wading pool, and the swarm of bees, attracted to the pheromones, lift the whole thing into the air. The bees pop the pool, causing water to drench Candace, as Candace's old wading pool, the only part unaffected, lands safely in the backyard and is refilled by some of the water. Linda emerges with iced tea and points out how sweet it is that Phineas found Candace's old pool. Isabella and the Fireside Girls arrive, and start wading with Linda.

Meanwhile, Stacy comes out, having re-checked Candace's test results. She reveals that Candace added up her score wrong, and that her true identity is "the busting and crush-obsessed older sister type, who can't do math". Candace immediately starts "but-but-but"ing, but now fully in tune with her identity as an Emo, she resigns herself with a single "Whatever".


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Bee Day title card
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Running Gags

I know what we're gonna do today

Phineas: Ferb, I know what we're going to do today... and I'll tell you after the wipe.

The "Too Young" Line


Ferb's Line

Buford: (Mocking Phineas' voice) "Ooh, I promised Isabella."

Phineas: Is that how I sound?
Ferb: He really nailed you.

Baljeet: It is uncanny.

Sings in Bee Song

What'cha doin'?

Isabella: Hi Phineas, what'cha doin?

Phineas: Ferb and I are building a super inflatable wading pool. Wanna help?
Isabella: I'd love to, but actually, I need your help.
Phineas: Anything for you, Isabella.
Isabella: (romantically) Really?

Phineas: Sure. (passionately) Your word is my humble command. I would travel the four corners of the globe - which I have actually done - but this time, it would be for you. (Scene changes to a beach, with Phineas rising on a rock in a white shirt and black pants with long red hair) All for you!

Hey, where's Perry?

Phineas: We're making the ultimate inflatable wading pool for Mom. Hey, where's Perry?

Oh, there you are, Perry

  • By Doofenshmirtz:
Doofenshmirtz: Oh, there you are Perry the Platypus - Hey, great costume, that's the bee's knees or you know, wings in this case.
  • By Phineas:
Linda: Hey, kids! Anyone up for some iced tea?
Phineas: Sure! Thanks, Mom! (at Perry) Oh, there you are, Perry!

Perry's entrance to his lair

Perry takes the elevator while wearing his bee antennae. The background singers sing  Agent Bee!  and he switches them for his fedora.  P!  

Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated!

Memorable Quotes

Jimmy: Why do we always end on that weird Bb with an F# bass?

Jimmy's Mom: It's tradition, Jimmy. We don't question it.

Jimmy: I mean it's not even in the key.
Linda: So, did you all have fun at the Bee Day Festival's Opening Ceremony?

Lawrence: It was bee-wildering.
Phineas: Bee-utiful.
Lawrence: Bee-dazzling.
Phineas: Bee-yond.
Lawrence: Bee-guiling.
Candace: (stops reading a magazine) Ugghh!! Just bee quiet!

Linda: Oh Candace, bee-have. (giggles)
(Perry enters the lair still wearing his bee antennae)

Singers: Agent Bee...
One of the singers: Ahem.
(Perry looks up, realizes what he's wearing and takes it off and replaces it with his fedora)

Singers: P!
Stacy: Emos believe everyone's against them.

Candace: How can you say that to me?
Stacy: They are highly sensitive and drama queens.

Candace: (dramatically) No, I'm not!!!
Ginger: (fake coughs) You were lost in Phineasland again.

Isabella: (snaps back to reality) Oh right! (chuckles) Right! The Fireside Girls are going for our Beekeeping patch, and we need to borrow something.
Phineas: Of course, but you're going to bring some collateral if you wanna borrow Ferb.
Isabella: Oh Phineas! (laughs)
Ginger: It's not that funny.

Isabella: Stand down, Fireside Girl.
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Oh, there you are Perry the Platypus - Hey, great costume, that's the bee's knees or you know, wings in this case. (A giant yellow fly swatter appears behind Perry and swats him) Ha! Swat's happening, Perry the Platypus. Swat's up! Swat's goin- (Perry punches him in the chin) Oof! Puh, hey, swat's your problem? (Perry punches him again)
Ginger: This is fascinating! Tell me more about bee dancing!

Baljeet: Really? Because usually people are either gone or fall asleep by the time I get to this part of the sentence.
Phineas: Hey, Baljeet, mind giving me a hand with these pools?

Baljeet: In a minute! So, to continue, the figure eight (she's gone) Awwww. And we are back.
Linda: Hi, honey, love the new look.
Candace: You obviously don't know me. Nobody does. And if somebody did, I'd just deny it.
Linda: Sweetie, I went through a similar phase when I was your age. Try writing some poems.

Candace: Whatever.
I don't care.
No one gets me...
Except my hair.

Linda: That's my girl.
Charlene: Are you more attractive all of a sudden?

Doofenshmirtz: Oh, why, thank you, I have been trying to—Oh, wait, no, it's just the pheromones.
Charlene: Wow! Well, it's really working because I can't remember why we broke up.
Doofenshmirtz: You said you hated Mr. Tomato.
(Doofenshmirtz takes out a badly made tomato puppet)
Mr. Tomato: Hello, Charlene.
Charlene: Oh, hello, Mr. Tomato. (to Doofenshmirtz) Thanks for the reminder. (leaves) I'm outta here.
Mr. Tomato: Y'know, it wasn't me she didn't like.

Doofenshmirtz: Shut up!
Candace: Sibling unit,

Wading, wading.
I sit here
Not relating.

Phineas: Wow, pithy.
Doofenshmirtz: Thank you for saving me, Perry the Platypus! And on the bright side, with all those bees, not one sting! Ow! (spits out a bee and sticks out his swollen tongue) Oh, man! I thould've ekthpected thith. At leatht my inator ith intact. (Perry pushes the self-destruct button on the remote control) Ah, thhoot! Curth you, Perry the Platyputh! (beat) Curth you! I thaid, "Curth you, Perry the Platyputh!" Yeah, well, thee, you thould be able to get it in contektht.

Background Information

Production Information

  • This episode was aired on Disney Channel on Demand on April 19, 2013.
  • This is Charlene's final speaking role in the series (not counting her second dimension counterpart).

International Premieres

  • May 9, 2013 (Disney XD UK)
  • May 24, 2013 (Disney XD Spain)
  • May 30, 2013 (Disney Channel Brazil and Latin America)
  • June 14, 2013 (Family Channel, Canada)
  • June 15, 2013 (Disney Channel Portugal)
  • June 30, 2013 (Disney XD Latin America)
  • July 6, 2013 (Disney Channel Asia)
  • July 21, 2013 (Disney XD Poland)
  • July 22, 2013 (Disney XD Canada)
  • September 9, 2013 (Disney Channel Russia)
  • September 21, 2013 (Disney Channel Scandinavia)
  • October 4, 2013 (Disney XD Germany)
  • October 27, 2013 (Disney Channel Hungary)
  • November 4, 2013 (Disney XD Italy)
  • September 14, 2014 (RCTI Indonesia)


  • The first time Candace says "Whatever" her mouth disappears during one frame and her hair is semi transparent, as part of it can be seen passing through her arm.
  • In this episode Francis Monogram's neck part of the uniform is light green instead of dark green.
  • When Phineas and Lawrence where making words with bee, Candace got angry and crumpled the magazine; then, 2-4 seconds the magazine was not crumpled anymore.
  • When camera zooms out to show Phineas as he answers from Isabella's perspective, Isabella is lit like she's on the beach she imagines later long before it.
  • In the final shot of the Bee Song, some citizens appear twice.
  • When Doof takes out Mr. Tomato, the puppet is in front of the doorknob, but when it gets to closeup, the puppet is above the doorknob.



  • Fabio - When Isabella is in Phineasland, she envisions him like one of Fabio's romantic novel covers.
  • Bee Day is a reference to National Honey Bee Day, a celebration held on the third Saturday in August for awareness in the bee industry.



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