|“||So, what do you think of "Ferb TV"?||”|
— Phineas Flynn
Phineas and Ferb create their own TV shows and commercials that include Baljeet starring as a ninja doctor, a variety show featuring the Giant Floating Baby Head and Klimpaloon, as well as Buford as a temperamental celebrity chef, and much more.
- 1 Episode Summary
- 2 Transcript
- 3 Songs
- 4 End Credits
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Running Gags
- 7 Memorable Quotes
- 8 Background Information
- 9 Production Information
- 10 Errors
- 11 Continuity
- 12 Allusions
- 13 Trivia
- 14 Cast
- 15 References
The scene changes to Channel 2, with a woman on a beach pleading for help. Baljeet then comes over and tells her that he is a doctor and that he's single. He kneels by her and asks her what is the problem, she replied that she had sprained her ankle. When Baljeet asked her if she wanted him to have a look at it, she and all the other people on the beach turned into 'alien zombies' and they wanted his brain. He told them that he is using his brain and lifts one of the nearby 'alien zombies', throws it across the beach at four others. He tells the aliens that he is also a ninja, then starts cartwheeling around the beach. The title then shows Doctor ninja Baljeet in color.
Channel 3 shows the premiere of The Klimpaloon and Giant floating baby head Hour with special guests: Dave, Jim and the Tri-State weensy jugglers, Dexter Thompson with his chocolate harmonica, the musical band of Bicentennial Crab and (featuring) 6 of 8 original Klimpaloon and Giant floating baby head dancers. The purple curtains then open to reveal a giant cake, which then opens to reveal the Klimpaloon and Giant floating baby head.
On Channel 4, a title sequence shows Suzy having a tea party with her toys. Suddenly, a giant robot flies from the sky, which Suzy kicks. Suddenly, the robot's armor comes off to reveal Norm, who starts hopping because of the knock which Suzy gave him. The song then goes on to reveal the title of the show, That's the Norm. The episode shows Suzy telling Norm that if he's going to live with her, he can't wander into Jeremy's room, because he may be sent back to space by Jeremy. Norm then tells Suzy that space is cold and unforgiving, like his father. As Jeremy knocks on the door, Suzy tells Norm to hide. Jeremy opens the door and Suzy peers through, saying she is making his a surprise. He asks what the surprise is, and she shows him a huge Norm shaped hole in the wall, saying that she made him a new entrance. He then tells her that she is a handful. She winks at the camera.
On Channel 5, a narrator tells the viewers some cooking facts about Buford Van Stomm. When the camera gets too close to Buford, he tells the cameraman to get the camera out of his face. The narrator then tells the viewers that Buford is "kinda mean." The show is called Your Cooking STINKS & so do YOU! His guest is André Guilbaud. While the narrator notes some facts about him, André tried some soup, then shouted at a cat.
On Channel 6, the show's title is Katt Karr, "the Inexplicable story of a man whose car, for some reason, looks a lot like a cat." The main character is Roger Doofenshmirtz, a politician of above average attractiveness. He is hunting down a villain who is dressed like a mouse: Professor Nibbles. The last thing you hear before the channel changes is "Katt Karr, it's driving away from us," while the car is driving away from the camera.
On Channel 7, Ducky Momo begins. The narrator tells the children that Ducky Momo is lost and needs to cross the Dumbledown River. He asks the kids of they would help Ducky Momo find the Butter-Berry Bridge. The kids tell Ducky Momo that the bridge is behind him several times and starting to get annoyed, yet he won't turn around.
Back on Channel 2, Dr. Baljeet, along with a woman, is riding on a motorcycle away from a truck of thugs. A drawbridge in front of them suddenly rises, and they go riding up into the air. The thugs then come up to the drawbridge and go riding over the hole, landing on the other side. One of them tells the driver that he is lucky, who replies that he's "gotta slow down." You then see Baljeet and the woman hanging from a helicopter. Baljeet tells the woman that he's called Doctor Ninja Baljeet, after she gets it wrong. The helicopter then flies away as Baljeet states that he did not spend 6 years in ninja training school to be called Dr. Baljeet.
Back on Channel 3, The Klimpaloon and Giant floating baby head Hour shows guests Dave and Jim having a random conversation, while the Tri-State weensy jugglers juggle over them.
Back on Channel 4, Suzy gives Norm a make-up and comments that he's much more fun than her other doll. Norm was honored. Jeremy knocks on the door, and Suzy tells him to wait a second. She quickly tells Norm to hide, then goes to open the door. Jeremy asks Suzy if she's seen his lucky baseball bat, and she tells him that there is nothing in her room, moving in front of Norm, who is pretending to be a lamp. Jeremy asks is she's hiding anything, as she is acting suspicious. She replies with 'no,' there is a short pause, then she said 'get outta my room.' Jeremy tells Suzy that she's a handful, leaves and Norm takes the lamp shade off. He tells Suzy that he's the light at the party, who then gets annoyed with him.
Back on Channel 3, special guest Dave has been knocked out and everyone else on stage is looking down at him, concerned.
Back on Channel 5, André Guilbaud tells the viewers that he's ready for anything against Buford's criticism. A scene then shows Buford shouting at him about putting tofu on a lasagna and Guilbaud explains that he's upping it, but Buford just kicks the lasagna off the table. Guilbaud tells the viewers that he had lots to learn, then starts to cry.
Back on Channel 6, Roger is talking to his car, telling it that they've looked all over Metroberg, but there is still no sign of Professor Nibbles. He then asks it if it has any ideas. Katt Karr meows at him. Roger then asks how a saucer of milk is going to work, but agrees because "you're the car."
Back on Channel 4, Jeremy asks Suzy why she's outside with a lumpy table. (The table looks a lot like Norm.) She tells Jeremy that it's a lemonade stand, which just confuses Jeremy further. "Lemonade stand? Where's the lemonade?" he asked. She said that she drank all of it. Jeremy tells Suzy, again, that she is a handful, and walks away. Norm then comes over holding some lemonade, and Suzy complains that they just lost a customer. She then demands that Norm helps her fix the lumpy table.
Back on Channel 5, Buford tells the audience that some people think he's too harsh sometimes, but here's how he sees it:
- Utter garbage
- Raw sewage on a plate
Each of these points are done in a different scene. He then tells the audience that he's just trying to improve their talent. He then walks up to one of Guilbaud's olive and hits it with a spatula.
Back on Channel 6, Roger tells Katt Karr that they had almost caught Professor Nibbles. Professor Nibbles then throws a ball of yarn down another street and Katt Karr chases it. Roger gets annoyed about this.
Back on Channel 3, special guest Dexter Thompson is playing on his chocolate harmonica, then eats it.
Back on Channel 7, Ducky Momo is still lost and can't find the bridge, despite the kids saying that the bridge is behind him. The kids are growing tired with frustration.
Back on Channel 2, the commercials are on. There are two hungry kids sitting at a table. Suddenly, Meap flies down in a UFO. The girl asks if he's got them something fun to eat, and he replies with "Meap! Meap!" Two bowls of 'Meap's Carbonated Goulash' then flies down from the UFO, and they start eating happily. They thank Meap, who then flies up off the screen. They both start laughing out foam.
Back on Channel 5, there is a commercial about the Fireside Girls, showing them doing some cool stuff on a ship. Katie manages to beat a fully grown man in an arm wrestling contest. It goes on to ask you to join, then Isabella tells you that they also have sleepovers.
Back again to Channel 2, it shows as Baljeet rides away from a yacht in a speedboat. Baljeet tells her that there is nothing to be afraid of, then the yacht explodes.
Back again on Channel 3, the musical band, Bicentennial Crab, play their number as Klimpaloon and Giant floating baby head dance, enjoying the music.
Back again on Channel 4, Jeremy and Suzy are looking up into the sky, after Norm has gone back into space. Jeremy tells Suzy that he's really gone, but he was a lot of trouble. He then tells her that, deep down, he's "gonna miss that big guy," and Suzy tells him that she's going to stay outside for a minute. When Jeremy's gone, Suzy tells Norm that he can come out now, and Norm pops up over the wall. He then tells Suzy that he's got fireworks, which he probably used to pretend he flew up into space. Suzy then tells Norm that he's a handful.
Back again on Channel 5, André Guilbaud understands what Buford was trying to teach him. He said that he had used his teachings. The camera then turns to show Buford under a pot of spaghetti. He tells the audience that he couldn't be prouder.
On Channel 13, there is a news report about a giant meteor which will hit the Earth at 9:00pm. It then goes on to ask why a horse is stuck in a bookcase, and that the news story would be broadcasted at 10:00pm.
Back again on Channel 6, Roger finally captured Professor Nibbles for his crimes. He has trouble making up another metaphor, so just said "Thanks for the help, Katt Karr." They both then look towards Katt Karr, who spits out a hairball. Rodger then tells Professor Nibbles to pretend that they didn't see that.
Back on Channel 7, Ducky Momo is looking at a candy wrapper and thinks it's the bridge. The kids are getting really angry because Ducky Momo still hasn't found the bridge. Ducky Momo walks on the wrapper thinking it's the bridge and goes off-screen. One of the kids wonders how he's survived so long.
Back again on Channel 2, Baljeet is talking with, yet, another woman. He tells her that the invasion turned out to just be a big misunderstanding. The woman then asks if that means they're safe now, and Baljeet replies with "That depends. Do you want more Carbonated Goulash?" They both laugh, and foam comes out of their mouths. The woman then says "I don't get it."
As Ferb turns off the TV, Phineas asks what Candace thinks of Ferb TV. Candace, looking bored, quickly goes to get Mom. Phineas tells Ferb that he thinks she liked it, unaware that it was getting zapped by a ray of light, which obliterated it. Candace comes back with Mom, saying it's on top of the TV. Mom asks what she was supposed to be looking at. Perry then comes into the room and Phineas remarks that Perry is a handful.
Read the transcript of Ferb TV.
- "That's the Norm"
- "Ducky Momo Theme Song"
- "Doof 'N' Puss Theme" (Instrumental)
- "Kronk for Hire" (instrumental)
- "Bicentennial Crab"
During a long commercial of Meap's Carbonated Goulash, Dr. Doofenshmirtz suddenly enters the studio room, asking if it is Studio A. The narrator realizes that Doofenshmirtz is doing this just because he didn't appear in the show. The latter tries to deny that he wants to be in the commercial, so the narrator orders him out. After he was told to leave for the second time, he does so. The narrator says that batteries are not included. Doofenshmirtz repeats this, causing the narrator to become annoyed and send him out a third time.
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I know what we're gonna do today
The "Too Young" Line
Hey, where's Perry?
Oh, there you are, Perry
Phineas: Oh, there you are, Perry! Holy guacamole! You sure are a handful!
Perry's entrance to his lair
Man: Ducky Momo needs to get to the other side of the Dumbledown River. Can you help him find the Butter-Berry Bridge?
Kids: It's behind you, Ducky Momo! Behind you! Yes, right there! It's right there, Ducky Momo! Right behind you! No, over there! Look the other way! OH, FOR PETE'S SAKE!
Girl 3: Uh-oh, Dr. Baljeet! Who are they?
Baljeet: Just some old friends. In post-apocalyptic battle gear. Okay, maybe "friends" is stretching it a bit.
Man: Poor Ducky Momo. He still can't find the bridge. Can you help him find the bridge?
Ducky Momo: (quacks)
Jeremy: Hey, Suzy. What are you doing out here, and what's with the lumpy table?
Suzy: Oh, uh, it's my lemonade stand.
Roger: Thanks for your help, Katt Karr!
Katt Karr: (meows and releases a hairball)
Kids: What are you looking at?! That's not a bridge! What is that? That's a candy wrapper, not a bridge! Look at him! Now, where's he going?! Where's he going?! Where did he go? Where did he go? How has he survived this long?!
Doofenshmirtz: Oh, I'm sorry. Is this Studio A?
Narrator: No, this is Studio--Hey, wait a second. You just wanted to get into this episode, didn't you?
- Heinz Doofenshmirtz breaks the fourth wall by attempting to get on screen during the credits.
- It is revealed that Isabella wears her pink bow under her Fireside beret.
- Ferb TV channels:
- Channel 2: Dr. Ninja Baljeet
- Channel 3: The Klimpaloon and Giant Floating Baby Head Hour
- Ferb TV commercials
- A running gag in this episode is that someone is a handful.
- The music that "Bicentennial Crab" plays is called "Bicentennial Crab" and was composed by Danny Jacob.
- This is officially the final episode to end with the "Walt Disney Television Animation" logo. Episodes produced after "Minor Monogram" will have the logo "Disney Television Animation". The episode airs with the latter production studio in countries excluding the United States.
- Along with "What A Croc!", this is the fifth-longest an episode has its segments air separately.
- Sabrina Carpenter (who currently portrays Melissa Chase on Milo Murphy's Law) did additional voices in this episode.
- Final episode where Chong Lee and Mike Milo made contributions.
- February 10, 2012 (Disney Channel Asia)
- September 14, 2012 (Disney XD Canada)
- November 8, 2012 (Disney XD UK, Disney Channel Russia)
- November 9, 2012 (Disney Channel Latin America and Brazil)
- December 1, 2012 (Disney XD Netherlands)
- December 8, 2012 (Disney XD Latin America & Brazil)
- December 16, 2012 (Disney XD Spain)
- January 9, 2013 (Disney Channel Portugal)
- January 10, 2013 (Disney XD Poland)
- January 18, 2013 (Family Channel)
- January 27, 2013 (Disney Channel Bulgaria, Czech, Hungary, Middle East, Poland, Romania, South Africa)
- In the close-up of Isabella putting her beret on, her red hair bow is much smaller in size.
- The Narrator from Dancing with the Bears said that Sherman is from an 80's band but in reality he's from a 90's band. However, Love Händel did start out in the 80s, with their earliest known concert being Detroit 1984.
- Just before the Fireside Girls starts to do sky diving, the space between Milly's legs is white.
- When the camera pans across the Fireside Girls saluting, all of the Fireside Girls' collars (except Isabella, Gretchen, and Adyson) are the same color as their shirts.
- In the last shot of the episode, Ferb's belt is brown.
- When Buford smashes the olive with a toothpick inside, the tooth pick disappears.
- When Ducky Momo walks offscreen he appears to be walking on the stream.
- On "That's The Norm" theme song, when Suzy breaks her teapot, it disappears.
- Isabella's sash has an "I Just Saw A Cute Boy" patch, referring to Phineas. ("Isabella and the Temple of Sap")
- Norm mentions that his father is also cold and unforgiving, thus making this a possible third time Norm says that Doofenshmirtz is his father, the first two being "A Real Boy" and "Norm Unleashed".
- Austin Powers - International Man of Mystery - When Baljeet says, "I did not go through 6 years of ninja school just to be called Dr. Baljeet. It is Dr. Ninja Baljeet, okay?", this is similar to when Dr. Evil says "Doctor Evil! I didn't spend six years in evil medical school to be called 'mister'."
- Dancing with the Stars - Dancing with the Bears is a spoof title of the popular dance show.
- Kitchen Nightmares - Buford's show, Your Cooking Stinks and So Do You, as well as the personality he displays, alludes to Gordon Ramsay, a famous chef known for his harsh methods.
- Reality Shows - When Guilbaud and Buford talks to the camera is similar to the ones as seen in reality shows.
- The Adventures of Dr. McNinja/Doctor Who/Ninja Turtles - Baljeet's show has elements from these shows.
- ALF - That's the Norm, a sitcom about an alien robot, seems to be a parody of this show about a wisecracking, troublesome extraterrestrial visitor whose presence has to be kept a secret from people.
- Classic sitcoms - That's the Norm is also a parody of famous classic television sitcoms, that are known for using laugh tracks and catch phrases.
- Mad Max (particularly with Mad Max 2/The Road Warrior) - The people in the semi-truck chasing Baljeet in his "Doctor Ninja" show are a reference to these post-apocalyptic sci-fi action franchise.
- Knight Rider - The "Katt Karr" is a reference to the talking automobile K.I.T.T. The name even references K.A.R.R., the "evil twin" counterpart of K.I.T.T.
- US Marines - The Fireside Girls commercial, "The few. The relentless. The Fireside Girls." is a reference to the US Marines commercial, with its saying, "The few. The proud. The Marines."
- "Who's on First?" routine - The concept of unusual nicknames of sports players is the setup to this famous vaudeville routine, made famous by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.
- The Candymakers - The chocolate harmonica that Dexter Thompson plays is featured in the novel by author Wendy Mass.
- Dora the Explorer - Ducky Momo get lost and confused to find where the bridge is, despite the kids on the background already telling the directions and becomes frustrated.
- Happy Days/"Jumping the Shark" - During the opening credits for "Katt Karr", Katt Karr can be seen jumping over a shark tank similar to The Fonz jumping over a shark and coining the phrase for the moment when a show has met its highest point and is now on the decline of quality.
- S.W.A.T. - Kat Karr's theme song parodies the theme song to this show.
- U.S.S. Missouri/Pearl Harbor - During the commercial of the Fireside Girls. A scene where the battleship of the Fireside Girls, looks similar to the American Battleship during World War II. The background also looks like the Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
- Amazon Women in the Moon - the idea of the episode is based on the same of that movie (sketches that parody popular films).
- Puss In Boots - When the narrator says "Roger Doofenshirmtz , a politician of above-average attractiveness. On a never-ending crusade against the sinister, evil, cheesy smelling, and for some reason, dressed like a mouse, Professor Nibbles.", Roger Doofenshirmtz pushes a button labelled 'Puss N' Boost' during the "attractiveness. On a never" part of the above line. This may be a reference to the film Puss In Boots.
- 2nd Dimension Baljeet was Dr. Baljeet ("Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension"), whereas in Ferb TV, 1st Dimension Baljeet is Dr. Ninja Baljeet.
- This is Meap's fourth and final appearance in Season 3.
- This is the first time that Roger appears without Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
- First time that Norm appears without Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
- This is one of the few episodes with the least running gags.
- This is the fifth episode with only Ferb's name. Others were "Invasion of the Ferb Snatchers", "Tour de Ferb", "Ferb Latin", and "Excaliferb". All except "Invasion of the Ferb Snatchers" have been in the third season.
- Baljeet was called "Dr. Baljeet" (Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension).
- Klimpaloon appears again. ("Phineas and Ferb: Summer Belongs to You!", "Bullseye!")
- The theme song and narrator in Katt Karr is similar to the Doof 'N' Puss theme song.
- The Giant floating baby head makes another appearance.
- Ducky Momo makes its eleventh appearance of the series in this episode as well as its theme song being heard for the second time. ("Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation", "Nerds of a Feather", "Tour de Ferb", "My Fair Goalie", "Run, Candace, Run", "Mommy Can You Hear Me?", "Monster from the Id", "Let's Bounce", "Tri-State Treasure: Boot of Secrets", "Where's Perry? (Part Two)")
- Second time someone questions the use of a lumpy table. ("Canderemy")
- Two of the kids from the Skiddley Whiffers commercial made another appearance at the Meap Carbonated Goulash commercial.
- Vance Ward, Bob Webber and Sherman (Swampy) from Love Händel made an appearance in the "Dancing With the Bears" commercial.
- The phrase "Holy Guacamole" was said again. ("A Real Boy")
- The Horse in the Bookscase from "What A Croc!" made an appearance in a news report.
- This is the fourth episode where neither Perry nor Pinky do not have a subplot outside of the main characters. ("Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!"), ("Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo"), ("Wizard of Odd"). Perry and Doofenshmirtz share the same plot as Candace in the last one.
- This is the second episode that Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Major Monogram do not appear in respectively. ("Isabella and the Temple of Sap") Also, the sixth episode overall that Major Monogram does not appear in. ("Isabella and the Temple of Sap", "Canderemy", "Phineas and Ferb Interrupted", "Monster from the Id", "What A Croc!")
- This the second time Baljeet is seen wearing a ninja suit. ("Quietest Day Ever")
- Chef Gillaud seems to be Linda's cooking class instructor, making this episode his third overall appearance in the series, and his second onscreen appearance. The first two were in "I Scream, You Scream" and "It's a Mud, Mud, Mud, Mud World".
- Second time something is said to be cold and unforgiving. ("Skiddley Whiffers")
- Third creation that starts with "Ferb". ("Got Game?","Ferb Latin")
- Heinz Doofenshmirtz is absent in this episode, but his voice is heard during the credits.
- Another voice that sounds like Francis Monogram is also heard announcing K.A.T.T. K.A.R.R.
- The 80s rock music from "Bubble Boys" plays when Baljeet first appears.
- Final speaking appearance of Suzy Johnson.
- Stacy may have de-hypnotized Candace after the events of "A Real Boy" (another earlier episode focusing on Norm) because Candace still wants to show Mom the Ferb TV after hearing the phrase "Holy Guacamole" 4 times from That's the Norm, when Stacy's hypnosis made Candace not want to bust the boys when she heard the phrase "Holy Guacamole".
- First and only episode where Perry never appears in 2-legged agent mode.
- Even though it is implied that Dr. Doofenshmirtz did not appear in this episode, Proffesor Nibbles bears a slight resemblence to him.
- Vincent Martella as Phineas
- Ashley Tisdale as Candace
- Thomas Sangster as Ferb
- Alyson Stoner as Isabella
- Maulik Pancholy as Baljeet
- Bobby Gaylor as Buford
- Mitchel Musso as Jeremy
- Dan Povenmire as Dr. Doofenshmirtz (Voice only in credits), Klimpaloon, Various Announcers
- Jeff "Swampy" Marsh as Gordon Gutsofanemu, Various Announcers, Additional Voices
- Caroline Rhea as Mom
- Dee Bradley Baker as Perry, Ducky Momo, André Guilbaud, Giant Floating Baby Head, Additional Voices
- Kari Wahlgren as Suzy, Additional Voices
- John Viener as Norm
- John O'Hurley as Roger
- Lorenzo Lamas as Meap
- Additional voices: Sabrina Carpenter, Dilshed Vadsaria, Corey Burton, Jennifer Grey, Patrick J. Rafferty, Danny Jacob, Django Marsh, Jennifer Hughes
"Where's Perry? (Part Two)"
"When Worlds Collide"