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Nice work guys, we'll have no trouble beating the heat with the world's largest drop of water.

— Phineas Flynn

When Candace thinks Jeremy is bored with their usual hangouts, she sets out to find something unique to do with him. Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb power through town surfing on a giant ball of water and Doofenshmirtz plans to use his Double-Negative-Inator to confuse his local eatery into giving him a wintery drink that is usually not served during summer.

Episode Summary

On the hottest day of the year, Phineas, Ferb, Isabella and Buford are under the tree when Baljeet comes back from physics camp and explains the surface tension of water droplets, which gives Phineas the idea of what to do today. Buford doesn't want to join them as he'd rather spend time with Biff, his goldfish, instead. After he leaves, Isabella wonders where Perry is.

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Meanwhile, Perry learns from Monogram, who has jury duty, that he won't be briefing him, but Director Dipthong from accounting will be. Director Dipthong informs Agent P that Doofenshmirtz is "buying an exorbitant amount of negative ion generators and negative power cable", and is positive that it can't be good. He signs off by sinking himself. Carl is surprised, and Dipthong says it's his signature sign-off called "Descending Dipthong". Carl would, however, prefer that he stick with accounting.

Candace is on the phone with Jeremy, complaining about how hot it is, and decides to go to the mall with him. This surprises Jeremy, as he thinks they could go to the mall again. Candace's mind, talking about going to the mall again, proves this. Candace then tells him to forget the mall and think of something cool and different. Just as Linda walks in, she tells Candace it will be the usual: she goes out, Candace tells her Phineas and Ferb are doing something, and when they get there they're ordinary. This leads Candace to break her shelf and skip out crazily.

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At Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, Doofenshmirtz is complaining about the hot weather when Perry arrives. He shows Perry his newest invention, the Double Negative-inator, which takes any negative statement and turns it into a double negative. He made it because the Minty Wink Eggnog he wanted from Beverly's Lunch only is made in winter, so he made the -inator to zap Beverly so she can make it for him.

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Back in the backyard, Phineas and Ferb have managed to create an enormous water droplet . Phineas knows they'll have no trouble beating the heat with it, and everyone jumps into it and goes swimming, surfing and water-skiing all over it. Buford, however, is getting Biff ready for the Danville Fish Show by training it to do tricks such as jumping through a small hoop.

Candace, on the phone, tells Stacy that she's trying to find something interesting, but all she can think of is the mall. Stacy tells her that there are other interesting things to do (like what her mom says) and Candace asks her to help her, but she's sticking to the mall. Candace begins wondering what to do with Jeremy as she walks through town.

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On the water ball, Baljeet, Django, and Holly surf spherical laps, causing the water ball to roll out of the backyard and onto the street. They decide to take their pool party on the road and steer the water ball by paddling opposite of the rolling.

Back at D.E.I., Doofenshmirtz is making the final changes to the Double Negative-inator when Perry attacks him. They begin to run into each other but Doofenshmirtz lands on the controls which activates Random Fire Mode. As a result, the inator fires repeatedly. One ray hits Balthazar, who is playing tag, causing him to call out that he is "not not it" as the kids chase him. Monogram also gets zapped, and finds the defendant "not not guilty". A guard gets zapped as well, making the street he's guarding "not not a through" street.

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Candace, wearing a fruit costume similar to Carmen Miranda, begins throwing it away, deeming it not extraordinary, but embarrassing. She suddenly takes notice of the water ball, and notices Phineas and Ferb on it. This reverts her to her busting self and, just as Linda predicted earlier, she immediately runs up to Linda, just who notices her fruit hat. Candace ignores her and begins following the water ball, dragging Linda with her.

At the Danville Fish Show, Rodney and his piranha, Fluffy, perform their hoop trick. Buford and Biff are next, and just as Biff jumps jumping through the hoop, the water ball rolls over everyone, taking them into it. Then, it approaches a relocated public art structure and pops, causing all the water to spill into an empty lake.

"We're teenagers. It's what we do."

After the judges get out of the water, they give perfect tens, and Buford and Biff win the Fish Show. Just then, Candace brings Linda over to bust the boys but unfortunately, it's too late. Phineas invites Linda to come in, and Jeremy walks up to Candace, stating that a party in the lake is the best idea Candace came up with, and decides to go to the mall tomorrow. Candace is surprised that he really wants to go again, and Jeremy states: "We're teenagers. It's what we do."

As for Doofenshmirtz and Perry's fight, Perry presses a button causing an explosion, and flies off. Doofenshmirtz knows that was not not the self-destruct button, but the whole place is now trashed. He begins cleaning up the place, and begins a long commentary to himself about messes left behind after Perry wins. Doof is surprised, however, that Vanessa has been watching him long enough to overhear him.


Read the transcript of Great Balls Of Water.


End Credits

Last verse of "Extraordinary" (when the episode is paired with Cheers for Fears and during standalone broadcasts)


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Running Gags

I know what we're gonna do today!/Hey, where's Perry?

Phineas: Ferb, I know what we're gonna do today!

Buford: (watch beeps) Not me.
Baljeet: Really? And what are you doing today?
Buford: With the hurly-burly of my busy social calendar, I often forget to have quality time with my pet goldfish, Biff. (bows) So I shall later.
Baljeet: Wow, "Smell you later" sounds a lot more formal when you bow.
Phineas: Well, Ferb, I know what the rest of us are gonna do today.

Isabella: Speaking of pets, where's Perry?

The "Too Young" Line


Ferb's Line


What'cha doin'?


Oh, there you are, Perry


Perry's entrance to his lair

Perry rolls back some grass and enters into a tunnel.

Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated!

Out, Peace!

Candace: I gotta be my unpredictable self, so Candace is out, peace! Uh, y'know what? That's so overused. Candace is out. (daffily) Tra la la la la la la la la

Memorable Quotes

Director Dipthong: Go find out what Doofenshmirtz is up to and put a stop to it. Descending Dipthong! (He sinks down from the screen)

Carl: What are you doing?
Director Dipthong: (going back up) It's my signature sign-off. What do you think? "Descending Dipthong." (sinks down from the screen again)

Carl: I'd stick with accounting.
Candace: Can you believe how hot it is today, Jeremy? Even my dollies are sweatin'! Not that I play with dolls. I just happen to have a couple on my shelf next to my unicorn. Heh. (slaps her forehead in realization of what she just said)
Jeremy: So what do you wanna do today?

Candace: I don't know. I thought maybe we could head to the mall.
Jeremy: I suppose we could go to the mall again.
Zoom in on Candace's brain as the words "the mall again" echo
Candace's Brain #1: Really? The mall again? Wow, you are so predictable! So ordinary!
Candace's Brain #2: Predictable? Ordinary? I mean, come on! I play 20 instruments!
Candace's Brain #1: Yeah, that all start with the letter "B", as in boring.
Candace's Brain #3: (skipping daffily) Tra la la la la la la la la la la la la la la...
Candace's Brain #2: Who's that?

Candace's Brain #1: Just pretend she's not there. That's what I do.
Linda: Candace, I'm on my way to...You know, this feels awfully familiar: I tell you I'm going out, later you'll tell me Phineas and Ferb are up to something, but there's nothing there to see, so we all have pie. Just another ordinary day.

Candace: Ordinary?! Do I ordinarily do this? (She pushes her dollies off the shelf and laughs while ripping the sheets off her bed and goes cuckoo again) ♪ Tra la la la la la la la la la la la la la la, Tra la la la la la LA!!!!! ♪

Linda: Like I said, just another ordinary day.
Doofenshmirtz: Aw, man, why did I save all the manual labor on my newest inator for the hottest day of the year? I might as well be doing hot yoga up in this piece! Can I get a "what-what?" (no response) Norm, where's my "what-what?"

Norm: I'm sorry, sir. People do not say that anymore.

Doofenshmirtz: How do you stay so current?
Doofenshmirtz: (after Perry hits the self-destruct button on the inator and escapes) Ugh! Well, oh, man, once again, the place is trashed! You just take off, leaving me here to clean it all up. (putting on an apron and getting a broom and dustpan) Does it ever occur to you, Perry the Platypus, how much of a mess is left after one of our little tete-a-tetes? I betcha it never even occurred to you that I keep talking to you for a while after you've gone! I mean, it's probably a sad commentary on my life that I'm wearing an apron and talking to a platypus that's no longer...How long have you been standing there, Vanessa?
Vanessa: Long enough, Dad.

Background Information

  • Aliki Theofilopoulos Grafft's lookalike appears.
  • The mirror from "She's the Mayor" reappears.

Production Information

  • This episode was aired on May 31, 2013 on Disney Channel on Demand.
  • This episode aired exactly five years after "Boyfriend From 27,000 B.C." and "Voyage to the Bottom of Buford".

International Premieres

  • July 26, 2013 (Disney Channel Brazil and Latin America)
  • July 28, 2013 (Disney XD Poland)
  • August 16, 2013 (Family Channel, Canada)
  • September 23, 2013 (Disney Channel Russia)
  • October 14, 2013 (Disney XD Germany)
  • November 3, 2013 (Disney XD Spain)
  • November 25, 2013 (Disney XD Italy)
  • December 15, 2013 (Disney Channel Hungary)
  • January 13, 2014 (Disney Channel Portugal)
  • February 8, 2014 (Disney Channel Asia)
  • November 16, 2014 (RCTI Indonesia)


  • After Buford leaves, Baljeet's shoes are black instead of blue.
  • Director Dipthong's last name is misspelled, per the end credits. The proper spelling is "Diphthong".
  • While Candace was cooking vegetarian foods her eyes were black instead of blue.
  • Candace mentioned clogging but neither she nor the two other dancers were wearing clogs. They were also not clog dancing, they're technically tap dancing.
  • Ferb switches from using a jet ski and a surfboard back and fourth throughout the episode.
  • Melissa was briefly seen before everyone jumps into the water ball, but she wasn't seen on it.
  • Fluffy bites off Rodney's right hand. However when he is holding the fake hand after it is of his left hand.
  • When the water ball is in the backyard, the backyard is much larger than usual.
  • In the song, Candace can be seen walking and unicycling on a tightrope, standing on an aeroplane and pyramid of girls, and dancing on top of an elephant, despite the fact she has a fear of heights. Maybe she must have conquered her fear of heights from previous episodes.
  • When we see the grid of Candace's activities at the end of Extraordinary, after the line "I'll be a brand-new me" the lower right box disappears for a single second.
  • Despite this is the first episode to permanently shows Candace has a smartphone, in the episodes where take place outside of the summer (e.g. "Happy New Year!"), it is shown that she is still using her flip phone.


  • Candace mentioned playing instruments that starts with B. ("Mom's Birthday")
  • Phineas, Ferb and Isabella are seen on actual size versions of the tiny surfboards made by Phineas in "What'd I Miss?".
  • The public art from "Bubble Boys" is seen again, and Isabella mentions that it must be being moved.


  • Great Balls of Fire - The episode title is a reference to the song made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • McDonald's - Doofenshmirtz's subplot of trying to get an out-of-season drink from a fast food restaurant is a reference to McDonald's practice of selling such popular items as the Shamrock Shake and the McRib for a limited time. Doofenshmirtz previously referenced the Shamrock Shake in Doofenshmirtz's Daily Dirt.
  • Saturday Night Fever - At the beginning of the song, Candace struts down the street similar to the opening song Stayin' Alive at the beginning of the movie.
  • The Simpsons/Pokémon - When Buford leaves he uses Nelson Muntz's and Gary Oak's "Smell you later" departure line.
  • Lady Gaga - Candace sits near a girl that is a parody of her.
  • San Francisco - The streets Phineas and Ferb travel on (i.e Zigzag Street's decline down) echo some of San Francisco's incredibly steep roads, most notably, Lombard Street.
  • The Simpsons/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - When Phineas and Isabella start surfing on the giant ball of water, he yells "Cowabunga", a catchphrase that Bart Simpsons and Michelangelo (TMNT) use it.



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