"Cheer Up Candace"
Jeremy cancels their date
Candace shocked due to Jeremy cancelling their date.
Season: 2
Production code: 217a
Broadcast number: 76
Story by:
May Chan
Written & Storyboarded by:
Michael Diederich
Perry Zombolas
Directed by:
Robert F. Hughes
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
November 13, 2009
Disney XD US Premiere:
October 24, 2009
International Debut:
October 10, 2009 (Disney XD UK)
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Paired with
"Fireside Girl Jamboree"
DVD Releases:
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Sounds like Candace is in a serious funk.

— Phineas Flynn

Candace feels depressed when Jeremy cancels their date, and Phineas and Ferb try to cheer her up. Meanwhile, Perry is accused of committing bad deeds and must attempt to clear his name.

Episode Summary

The boys are building The Temple of Angkor Wat out of playing cards while Isabella tries to take a photo. Candace is in her room reading from her Quazmo magazine when Jeremy calls her. He says he has to cancel their date and hangs up after she freezes like a statue and doesn't talk. Candace screams so loudly that it scares some animals away and the tower Phineas and Ferb were building collapses. They then go and see what's wrong with Candace, she says she's going through a teenage dilemma. Phineas asks Isabella how to cheer Candace up and she takes out her pre-teen magazine. It states there are three stages to cheer up a friend: the first one is give her a makeover. Phineas and Ferb immediately start off to find someone good with makeup, causing Isabella to sarcastically state that she'll just stay there with her expert makeover patch. She then notices Perry's absence, and wonders where he is.

Meanwhile, Perry enters his lair, sits down and suddenly a bulldog and an eagle agent comes behind him. Monogram is upset and cries because he is apparently stealing money, running from police officers, and littering. Monogram then tells Perry he is discharged and Carl says why did he do it, but then Perry escapes and Monogram contacted the other agents to capture him.

In Candace's room, Candace calls Stacy that Jeremy has broken up with her and says she'll be right over. A clown knocks on the door and enters, giving Candace a makeover. Unfortunately, her makeover makes her look like a clown. Stacy arrives saying they should go out somewhere to make her feel better, but Candace sees herself as a clown and screams loudly again.

Phineas say goodbye to Shlocko and comment a clown probably shouldn't have done the make-over. Isabella agrees, and tells them that in her pre-teen magazine: the second one is to make her laugh. Phineas and Ferb arrange a comedy show for Candace and Stacy, they arrive and watch the show. Baljeet has a puppet, and then Buford rummages through his box of things and tries to make a joke about some of the items. Lastly, Ferb gives it a try by saying "How about that airline food?" and everyone burst out laughing but Candace says that this doesn't make her feel better. Phineas ask what the 3rd thing to cheer up a friend is, which turns out to be to introduce her to someone new.

Perry arrives near Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated and sees a doppelgänger of himself entering the building with a sack. Perry enters and finds a whole army of platypuses like Perry, only with different names. Dr. Doofenshmirtz claims that to defeat someone you need to fight fire with fire; in this case, Perry with Perry which gave him the idea when he was on fire. So he created some doppelgängers to discredit and destroy his reputation, and orders all of the lookalikes attack Perry, but he fends them off.

Stacy tells Candace that they should had some ice-cream to make her feel better, then Baljeet gives them an invitation to the "Mix and Mingle Machine". Stacy tells her to tries it and Candace meets lots of new people from around Danville. Meanwhile, Perry fights off his doppelgängers and then presses a button from the machine that created his doppelgänger to suck all of them including Doofenshmirtz which starts overloading the machine and explodes sending Perry flying and well some of the debris. Some of the debris hits the "Mix 'n' Mingle" machine that causes it to spin very fast, which is starting to fly off. Phineas activates an emergency ejection to everyone in the "Mix 'n' Mingle", which releases them with their seats with parachutes before it flies away. Perry uses his parachute and sees Monogram crying happily via wrist communicator saying that is proud of him, since he knew it wasn't really him causing all the trouble, and that he's reinstated back in the Agency.

In the park, Stacy suggests they go and get some ice cream. Candace is surprised to see Jeremy is at the stall giving out ice cream, and Jeremy tell her that he wanted to earn some extra money for their date. Candace and Jeremy then get into an opened carriage and ride around the park while Jeremy explains he wanted money for his date. He hoped Candace wasn't one of those girls who take it very seriously about someone canceling a date, then she throws her Quazmo magazine over her shoulder and laughs nervously.


For a full transcript of "Cheer Up Candace", click here.



Cheer Up Candace title card
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Running Gags

The "Too Young" Line


Ferb's Line

Ferb: (clears throat) So, how about that airline food?

What'cha doin'?


Hey, where's Perry?

Phineas: We're almost finished with our exact replica of the Temple of Angkor Wat, constructed entirely out of playing cards. Hey, where's Candace? I bet she'd love to see this.
Isabella: Well, I'll just stand here with my expert makeover patch, and hey where's Perry?

Oh, there you are, Perry


Perry's entrance to his lair.

While a dog is sleeping in a dog house, Perry opens the dog house's front, showing the audience that the "dog" doesn't have a bottom. He goes through the doghouse, while the door closes by itself. The dog wakes up and realizes what happened.

Memorable Quotes

Ferb: So, how about that airline food?
Candace: He just broke our date AND hung up on me. Oh, it's probably not as bad as I think. Let's see what Quazmo has to say about it. (looks at the magazine and finds something shocking and starts whimpering)

Phineas: The last card. You do the honors, Ferb.
(Candace screams at the top of her lungs and causes a riot of causing Phineas and Ferb's house of cards crumble down, scaring a flock of birds, making dogs bark at each other, causing seals to dive into the ocean, having monkeys jump around and wail and Tarzan shout his trademark cry; the monkeys look at Tarzan angrily)

Tarzan: What?
Major Monogram: (while clips of bad deeds done by Agent P are shown) Agent P, um.. well, due to your reprehensible behavior over the past few days, which I still barely believe is even possible from an agent of your caliber, who's been nothing but the best in his field, (shows clip of Agent P eating cereal) I... actually don't know what was particularly bad about this clip here, but we have no choice but—

Carl: Why, why'd you do it?
Major Monogram: Not yet Carl, wait until I'm done here. You are officially discharged. Okay, now Carl.
Carl: Why, why'd you do it?
Major Monogram: Cuff him, boys.
(Perry pulls hands back, presses a button, and then flies to the back of his lair.)
Major Monogram: Red alert! Red alert! Renegade agent on the run!

(Agents chase Perry, a duck carries a chair with him.

Candace: Now don't try anything funny!
Phineas: Candace has a great sense of humor. Remember the time she got her face caught in the sink?
Baljeet: So, little Jeet, I hear you went to New Delhi. And did you try the chicken club?

Baljeet's Dummy: Wow. That's really what you're going with? You know, just do the water drinking bit.
Baljeet: Okay. The pythagorean theorem... (drinks water)
Baljeet's Dummy: Is the square of the hypotenuse of a right tri-
(Baljeet chokes on the water)

Phineas: Let's hear it for the dummy! And that puppet wasn't bad either.
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: You see it occurred to me that what I really should be doing is fighting fire with fire. And by fire, I mean Perry the Platypus, and by fire, I ALSO mean Perry the Platypus. It occurred to me while I was on fire.
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: ...and say aloha to Jerry the Platypus... (shows distorted Perry lookalike) Yeah, he was the first one out of the batch, but you know, he was so cute, I couldn't bear to- (Jerry hits Doofenshmirtz with the pipe he was drooling on) Ow! Ow! No, no Jerry you cannot hit people, you do not- (Jerry hits him again) No, use your words Jerry!
Buford: (as Broccoli Top) I'm gonna do some prop comedy for you, and you're gonna like it! Okay, what have we got? (reaches into the box and gets a house) Here's's a house! For, uh...I don't know. A mouse or something. (drops and breaks house; gets a book from his box) Here's a book! Hey, what am I...what am I supposed to do? Read? (throws book) Next! All right, let's see what else we've got! Um, and here's, uh, um... (gets out an oyster shell) An oyster shell! Look! mom went to a seafood restaurant...I don't have's me, it's just interesting. I'll put that one back in the box. (puts shell back in box) What else we got? Oh here we go! Look! (pulls out Baljeet) A nerd to go with the book!

Baljeet: I am in both acts!
Buford: (throws Baljeet off stage and onto Ferb's drum set) Thank you! Buford's still in the building!
Candace: This isn't making me feel any better.

Buford: What? You wanna wrestle?
Candace: Say, aren't you the dummy from the club?

Baljeet and his dummy look at each other.

Baljeet's Dummy : She's talking to you.
Candace: Oh, would you look at this? If I wasn't so depressed, my brothers would be so busted!

Background Information

  • It is shown in this episode that Perry is a very important and reliable agent in the agency and is loved by Major Monogram and Carl.
  • Isabella pulls out Tween Bleep magazine, and in the United States an average age of a tween is 9-12, so Phineas and Ferb and their friends may be between 10–12 years of age.
  • Isabella breaks a fourth wall by looking at the camera when Phineas says Candace has a great sense of humor and remembers the time Candace got her face stuck in the sink.

Production Information

  • The standard TV broadcast (4:3 ratio) episode shows a grid of 12 people during the Mix and Mingle Machine choruses (4 across, 3 down); the HD broadcast (16:9 ratio - wide-screen) shows a grid of 18 (6 across, 3 down).

International Premieres

  • October 10, 2009 (Disney XD UK)
  • January 12, 2010 (Disney Channel Latin America)
  • January 14, 2010 (Disney Channel Brazil)
  • January 30, 2010 (Disney XD Spain)
  • February 20, 2010 (Disney Channel Spain)
  • March 20, 2010 (Disney XD Scandinavia)


  • Though Candace agrees with Stacy to order ice cream, "Candace Loses Her Head", "Oh, There You Are, Perry" and "Let's Take a Quiz" reveal she is allergic to dairy.
  • However, in Comet Kermillian, she also orders ice cream.
  • When Agent P grabs the ledge from Doofenshmirtz's building, he does so with both hands, even though climbed a rope up.
  • First Agent P escape from Agent E and Agent B and puts them together, but when Monogram asks for help the bulldog can be seen running among other agents.
  • Before the Mix and Mingle Machine started, Phineas said that the machine changes every two seconds. However, in the song's lyrics, it said: "You've only got a second to make a good impression". Nevertheless, many people in the machine appeared longer than others (but it could be a hyperbole)
  • In one scene, Milly is colored for black hair. Her hair color is brown.
  • The machine Candace rides is called the "Mix 'n' Mingler" but earlier it's called the "Mixer Mingler".
  • The Perry the Platypus clones' eyes are normal just like Perry's, but after the Plata-Proliferator-inator is introduced, the platypus that rolls out of the machine has red eyes. Suddently all of the platypus clones' eyes are red, but after Jerry the Platypus is introduced, all of their eyes are normal. However, after the Mix and Mingle Machine song, when Perry is fighting the clones, their eyes are red again.




  • 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.



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