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Young lady, you are so busted!

— Linda Flynn-Fletcher

When Linda and Lawrence take a trip, they entrust Candace to be in charge of the house. Candace calls some of her friends over for a small get-together, but when throngs of uninvited guests start to participate and it isn't long before it swells into a wild party. Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz is intending to get rid of the condominiums blocking his view from the local drive-in.

Episode Summary

It's nighttime at the Flynn-Fletcher house, and Linda and Lawrence are about to leave the house to go on a trip to an antique convention. They tell Candace that she is in charge, and Candace asks if she can have her friends come over. Though her parents agree, they warn her that she cannot throw a party. After the parents leave, Candace calls Stacy and invites her and Jenny to the house. She then warns Phineas and Ferb to stay out of the way.

Meanwhile, Perry has already left for his mission, and Major Monogram warns him that the transport tubes may take him off-course and he might end up anywhere. As it turns out, Perry lands right in Dr. Doofenshmirtz's lair. After trapping Perry, Doofenshmirtz argues with Monogram over who gets to brief Perry.

Stacy and Jenny arrive with DVDs for what Candace insists is just an "intimate get-together". Jenny then introduces her cousin Sara to Candace and asks if she can stay. Candace accepts, thinking one more person won't be a problem. Stacy then gets a call from Coltrane, who asks Candace if Jeremy and the Incidentals can come over since their show got canceled. Candace reluctantly agrees.

Dr. Doofenshmirtz explains to Perry that he used to be able to watch the nearby drive-in movie theater for free through his window, though he had to make up his own dialogue since he gets no sound. However, he is furious that a tall condo building is blocking his view, so he has created the Go-Away-Inator to remove the tall building and send it "someplace awful", based on a series of selections written on a color wheel. He stated he could actually see the drive-in movie theater screen through another window, but Doofenshmirtz doesn't want to move his stuff there because of an electric outlet next to the window he wants to see through, so he feels that moving the building will be much easier.

Jeremy and his band come over to the house to play a new song. Soon after that, many teenagers from Danville arrive thinking that Phineas and Ferb are hosting a party, and the "intimate get-together" quickly becomes a party. Candace tries to convince everyone that this is an intimate get-together to no avail. As Candace tries to cut the music, the boys come down and she tells them to sit on the couch and do nothing.

Dr. Doofenshmirtz prepares to fire his Go-Away-Inator. Meanwhile at the Flynn-Fletcher house, everybody is cheering Phineas and Ferb as they're sitting around eating chips, thinking that they're the ones who threw the party. Furious, Candace declares that it's actually her party, and everybody begins cheering on Candace. At the airport, Linda calls home to check up on everyone, but Phineas can't hear her due to the party-goers and hands the phone to Candace. When Candace finds out that her mom is calling her, she tries not to panic and tells them that everything is okay, but Linda hears noise in the background and suspects that something is going on at the house, so she and Lawrence cancel the flight and return home.

As Dr. Doofenshmirtz is about to fire his Go-Away-Inator, Perry escapes and begins to fight him. Back at the house, Candace pushes everyone outside, but they begin having the party outside in the backyard just as Linda and Lawrence arrive home. Just as Dr. Doofenshmirtz fires his Go-Away-Inator, Perry pulls off the carpet, causing the Go-Away-Inator to fire into the backyard and sending the party away. Candace happily cheers at how the same divine intervention that Phineas and Ferb gets worked for her. Phineas and Ferb wonders where they went and hopefully somewhere pleasant.

Dr. Doofenshmirtz finds out where the party-goers ended up... in his pants, something which he finds to be unexpected, even Perry is confused by this. It was then Doofenshmirtz realized that he mixed up with his dry cleaning wheel with the one for the weapon and wonders why he had a dry cleaning wheel in the first place. Deciding to send the partygoers back where they came from, Doofenshmirtz reveals that he has implanted a reverse button on the Go-Away-Inator and asks Perry to push it for him. Perry does so, sending the partygoers back to the backyard.

Linda and Lawrence arrive at the house and are angry at Candace for throwing a party and Candace tries to act innocent, but the party reappears behind her and Candace is punished. The party's over, and Linda, without so much as giving Candace a chance to explain, tells Candace that she's grounded for a week and tells her to go straight to her room. Phineas tries to cheer her up by claiming that she inadvertently hosted the greatest party of the summer, and Candace thanks them for the compliment as she heads upstairs, sadly. As Perry comes back, Phineas tells Perry that he missed the party, but Ferb states that having a platypus at the party would be too much.

Back with Doofenshmirtz, Vanessa arrives to find her father tied up in his own pants, but comments that she is not the least bit surprised to see this, much to Doofenshmirtz's annoyance.


Read the transcript of Candace Gets Busted.


End Credits

First verse of Candace Party.


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Running Gags

The "Too Young" Line

Lawrence: Would you like to yank my chain?

Linda: Yes, yes I would.

Linda pulls the cord of the shower-hat of Lawrence

Ferb's Line/Oh, there you are, Perry

Seeing everyone enjoying the party.

Phineas: Hey...

Ferb: When we get our own place, it'll be like this everyday.
When the party is teleported to Doofenshmirtz apartment

Candace: The entire party has disappeared. Of course, the same divine intervention that takes things away from you guys, took the party away from me. I'm saved!
Phineas: I wonder where the party went?

Ferb: Some place nice, I hope.
Phineas: Oh, there you are, Perry. You missed Candace's party.

Ferb: Totally, a platypus would have put it over the edge.

Perry chatters

What'cha doin'?


Hey, where's Perry?

Phineas: Okay. Hey, Where's Perry?

Perry's entrance to his lair

Perry enters in the kitchen drawer then slides into a tube. Major Monogram warns Perry that the agency's tubes got mixed with the city's air ducts, so Perry's entrance reroutes directly to Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc.

Evil Jingle


Memorable Quotes

Lawrence comes down the stairs wearing a hat with a shower head attached to it.

Linda: Lawrence, you're not wearing that on the plane.

Lawrence: I’m not on the plane yet.
Candace is calling Jenny and Stacy, but Phineas interrupts her

Phineas: Do you need help with entertaining or snacks?
Candace: Listen, under no circumstances do I want you to do anything crazy. Or anything at all, for that matter. Just go to your room and get out of my hair. Vamoose.
Phineas: Are you sure? We can make a nacho launcher, or a dip fountain!
Candace: No.
Phineas: How about a wasabi slide?
Candace: No. Sorry about that, Stace. Come over around... Oh wait, I have another call. Hello?
Candace answers, but it's Phineas who's calling.
Phineas: How about a mustard-go-round?
Candace: Phineas!

Phineas: Okay. Hey, Where's Perry?
Major Monogram: So, get him, Agent P, and good luck.

Doofenshmirtz: Thank you.
Major Monogram: Not you.

Doofenshmirtz: Too late, I'm lucky now.
Stacy: So my mom told me to clean up my room and I didn't have any shoes on, so I started picking stuff up with my feet, and I turned it into a game with myself, like, "Can I Clean Up My Whole Room With My Feet?" And I did.
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: So, tell me tell you my evil scheme. Not too long ago, I used to sit down right over there to watch free movies on the drive-in movie screen across the street. Of course, I didn't get the sound, so I made up my own dialogue. It was fun!

changes his tone of voice to sound gruff and deeper Sheila, I love you, but now I have to defuse this bomb.
in normal voice See, good stuff! Gripping. points out the window But now look, they built a giant condominium blocking my view. I tried to make a dialogue for it,
in gruff movie voice I'm a condominium, I'm just standing here.

normal voice See, where's the fun in that? It's always the same. "I'm a building." There's no story. I know what you're thinking, why don't I move my armchair over to that window with the unblocked view? Well, I would also need to move this little table and the lamp, and this is the only electrical outlet. It seems easier to get rid of the building.
Candace is trying to unplug the amplifier, but Phineas and Ferb interrupt her

Phineas: Hi Candace, cool party.
Candace: It's not a party. It's an intimate get together.
Jeremy interrupts her
Jeremy: Hey, Candace? Thanks so much for hosting this.
Candace: Oh, sure. Rock on... Jeremy leaves What are you looking at?! If you want to stay down here, sit over there and stay out of the way.
Phineas: (leaving) Okay.
someone throws a bag of Pork Rinds snacks
Guy: Pork Rinds, coming your way!
Candace: Uh, snacks should not be airborne!

Snatches it from him but the bag tears and the chips fall to the ground.
Candace is trying to prevent everyone from destroying everything, when she finds a mature man.

Candace: What is my Science Teacher doing here?

Teacher: I never miss a Phineas and Ferb Party!
Phineas: (on phone) Hi, Mom? What, what? I'm sorry, I can't hear you over Candace's intimate get together.
Phineas and Ferb are leading a Conga line

Phineas: It's for you!
Candace: Wait a minute, where are you going?
Phineas: To the kitchen!
Party members: Candace party! Candace party!
Candace: Hello?
Linda: Candace?
Candace: Mom?!
Linda: Candace, is that you? I can barely hear you! What's all that noise? Candace, are you having a party?!
Candace: No, no, no, Mom. It's not a party, It's an intimate get together!
Party members: Candace party! Candace party!
Candace: SHUT UP!
Linda: (talking to Lawrence in the airport) Lawrence, there's something weird going on at home. I'm afraid we're gonna have to cancel our trip and head right back. (sighs)
Lawrence: Oh, would you like to yank my chain?
Linda: Yes, yes I would.

Linda pulls the cord of the shower-hat of Lawrence
The sides of Doofenshmirtz's pants appear to have all the party members in them.

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Well, obviously, something's amiss. Ugh, let's review: The Goaway-Inator which missed the condo, should've zapped whatever it hit to an undesirable location. Let me check my undesirable location wheel. (grabs out binoculars) Stonehenge, Burbank (looks where spinner stopped) pants?! Why would I even write that there? Oh, I see, I got it confused with my dry-cleaning wheel. Oh, okay, but... why do I have a dry-cleaning wheel?
in gruff movie voice I am a dry-cleaning wheel. Why do I exist?

normal voice Perry the Platypus, be a mensch and push the reverse button, would you?
Candace: Hello, mother, father. What are you doing back so soon? I hope everything's okay. pause There's a party behind me, isn't there?

Linda: Candace, I trusted you! I can't believe you threw a party!
Candace: I didn't throw a party!
Linda: Well, then, whose party is it?
Party members: Candace party! Candace party!
Linda: Young lady, you are so busted! Tell your friends to go straight home and go straight up to your room!
Party member #1: Oh, man! Hey, everybody, the Candace party is over.
Party members: Awwww!
Candace sadly walks upstairs. Phineas and Ferb watch her.
Phineas: Candace, if it makes you feel any better, you accidentally threw the most outrageous party of the summer!

Candace: Thanks, guys. I'll see you in a week.
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Oh, Vanessa! Thank goodness you're here! A platypus has tied me up in my own pants!

Vanessa: How did my life get to the point where that is not a strange sentence to me?

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: in gruff movie voice I'm your daughter. I will stop being sarcastic and untie you.

Background Information

  • This episode takes place entirely during the night.
  • The list of "horrible" places written in the roulette in Doofenshmirtz's inator are: Burbank, Stonehenge, Under the rug, Over there, 3rd and Main, Albuquerque, Montvale, and My pants. At least two of these places have a connection to Phineas and Ferb: Burbank, California is home to the Walt Disney Studios, and Montvale, New Jersey is the hometown of Zac Moncrief.
  • The episode name spoils the ending. Also, the advertisements for the episode has Linda saying "Young lady, you are so busted!" to Candace.
  • Doofenshmirtz says to Perry, "Perry the Platypus, be a mensch and push the reverse button." 'Mensch' is the German word for 'man', again showing Doofenshmirtz's bilingual (or possibly multilingual) ability. 'Mensch' also is Yiddish, where its connotation of someone with compassion is stronger than in German.
  • This episode and "Make Play" were voted # 5 by viewers for the Top 10 episodes in the "Fan Picked Phineas and Ferb Week" that aired on the Disney Channel during the week of the premiere of Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension.
  • According to the dialogue in the episode, Phineas and Ferb have thrown big parties before (e.g. "Phineas and Ferb: Summer Belongs to You!").
  • Candace believes that divine intervention is what caused the party and all of Phineas and Ferb's inventions to disappear. But it's really Doofenshmirtz's inventions that do that. (It is the second time she does so, the first being "At Last/Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!". She will do that again in Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension).

Production information

  • This episode aired on Disney Channel on Demand February 10, 2011.
  • This episode was aired in Latin America on December 6, 2010 as Candace's Party (La Fiesta de Candace). It aired as "Candace é Flagrada" ("Candace is Busted") in Brazilian Portuguese.
  • This episode along with "Make Play" are the last episodes aired for Season 2.

International Premieres

  • December 6, 2010 (Disney Channel Latin America)
  • December 7, 2010 (Disney Channel Brazil)
  • December 10, 2010 Unitel Bolivia (in Latin America)
  • January 23, 2011 (Channel STS, Russia)
  • January 28, 2011 (Disney Channel Hong Kong)
  • February 16, 2011 (Disney XD UK)
  • March 24, 2011 (Disney Channel Asia)
  • May 1, 2011 (Disney XD Spain)
  • June 1, 2011 (Disney XD Poland)
  • June 8, 2011 (Disney XD Scandinavia)
  • June 10, 2011 (Disney Channel Spain)
  • June 11, 2011 (Disney XD Turkey)
  • July 3, 2011 (Disney XD Germany)
  • August 20, 2011 (Disney Channel Poland)


  • When Monogram is wishing Perry good luck, Perry's tail is gone.
  • When Phineas gives Candace the phone, he just stretches his hand and it reappears in Candace's hand.
  • The microphone which Candace uses to rap is missing when Phineas is about to hand the phone to Candace.
  • Sassy Miss K and several others already at the party are seen standing in line outside in a later scene.

    Phineas has orange hair, which is unnatural. Also, Candace's socks are pass-through.

  • Right after Jeremy walks out the door, Phineas's hair is the same color as Candace's while Candace's socks are transparent.
  • A yellow stripe on Phineas's sleeves is missing when Candace realizes their parents are home.
  • When Linda and Lawrence were going with airport they used a taxi cab, but when they went back to the house they used their own car. Also, when the car arrived, Lawrence wasn't inside the car.
  • When Jeremy complements Candace about the party being out in the backyard, Candace's right eye flashes bigger for a second.
  • Albuquerque is misspelled as "Albequerque" in the Go-Away-Inator's wheel.
    At one point in the song Candace Party, the contours of Jenny are duplicated and appear behind her.
  • When Candace is singing on the stage, one of the girls standing at the front in the first crowd shot had a lazy eye; this issue was later corrected in the second crowd shot.
  • In a few scenes, the house is decorated for a party; throughout most of the episode it is not.
  • Right before Candace Party is performed, Candace points to Phineas and Ferb. But during Candace Party, in a v of the whole kitchen, Phineas and Ferb disappear.
  • In the end credits, for one frame, they disappear before going to the produced by Walt Disney credit.


  • When Doofenshmirtz tried to use his -Inator, and was kicked by Perry, a sign of Lake Nose can be seen ("The Lake Nose Monster").


  • 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 around 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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