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The, uh, Bi-state area should be united with that adjacent area right over there.

— John P. Tristate's "Immortal words"

Phineas and Ferb decide to spice up the yearly "Tri-State Area Unification Day" parade by rallying all of the neighborhood kids to build their own customized floats. Unfortunately, Buford's family grudge against the parade causes him to throw the day's festivities off course. Meanwhile, Candace finds it difficult to enjoy a relaxing mother-daughter day with Mom because of the boys' antics taking place all around her, and Dr. Doofenshmirtz plans to create traffic jams with his Duplic-8-inator.

Episode Summary

Phineas and Ferb have already started their project for the day when Baljeet, dressed as a vegetable samosa, comes over. After his outfit is questioned by Phineas, he answers being dressed that way to celebrate the Tri-State Area Unification Day, the day when the Bi-State area had joined with the Adjacent Area, to become the Tri-State Area it was now. Buford, also dressed as a vegetable samosa, comes over and gets angry at Baljeet for dressing up as a samosa, then explains that he is descended from Otto H. Adjacent, founder of the Adjacent Area and did not want to merge into the Tri-State Area. He storms off angrily, vowing to find another nerd.

Before Linda and Candace leave to have a fun "Girl's Day Out", Candace checks on the boys, who were at the moment aligning kiddy wagons in the backyard which she is unaware would be the base of their parade floats. As her daughter returns to the car, Linda makes Candace swear not to obsess over the boys today or suffer the Pharaoh's curse.

Down in Perry's hideout, Monogram had forgotten that today was Passive-Aggressive Relationship day, which Carl aptly demonstrates on him. Monogram further explains that Doofenshmirtz has rented a tow truck and may plan to do evil with it.

Upon arriving at Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, Perry is trapped in a door-themed trap, while Doofenshmirtz explains his latest invention, the Duplic-8-Inator. It multiplies whatever it hits by eight. He plans on using it to multiply the traffic and make money by towing all the excess cars. As usual, he finds out that he hasn't fully thought out this plan.

Meanwhile, Buford has found a new kid to bully, and will use him to stop the Tri-State Area parade. Buford asks the kid to speak in an Indian accent, but the best he can do is an English accent. Their first attempt to divert the parade is flooding the path, but Ferb digs a tunnel under the hazard so the parade can proceed. The new nerd, now speaking in an Italian accent, suggests that Buford dresses like a police officer to divert the parade. Following this advice, Buford directs the parade through the junkyard, but the boys are able to navigate through it with little hazard to themselves, further frustrating him.

Candace and Mom are relaxing in the salon, Candace, trying to relax, watches the parade until she sees Phineas leading it. However, she simply ignores it.

Doofenshmirtz mentions that one of the buttons on the machine would make it fire in random places, but can't remember which one. Perry, seeing an opportunity, uses his tail to knock on the door. Doofenshmirtz, thinking someone is knocking on the other side, opens half of it and accidentally allows him to escape. Perry kicks Doofenshmirtz and he stumbles into the Duplic-8-Inator, pushing the said button and making it fire in random places.

Candace and Linda are now having lunch in a restaurant, but Candace sees the boys and the parade out the window behind her; Candace then thinks of a loophole for the Pharaoh's curse that it won't count if Linda sees it herself. Candace tries to get Linda to discreetly turn around in various ways, but she doesn't do so and by the time she finally turns around, the parade has gone.

The flyby

As Buford loses hope to divert the parade, the nerd, this time in a German accent, asks what his next plan is. This angers Buford, calling it offensive, and leaps onto one of the floats, which has a platypus-shaped balloon from its top. One of the rays from the Duplic-8-Inator hits the balloons attached to the floats. The resulting mass of balloons lifts the parade floats into the sky. Buford untied one of the duplicated balloons, and flies off on a separate path.

After Doofenshmirtz is knocked off his building by Perry, he lands on the same balloon and obviously shares it with Buford until the balloon bursts open. Baljeet, upon seeing Buford fall from the balloon takes action and requests for a balloon salesman in the park to release his balloons. The salesman complies and Buford catches a large group of the stray balloons by the string. While floating above the city, Buford realizes that the Tri-State Area is a single region without distinct borders and unknowingly attracts the attention of three fighter pilots, giving them to execute a memorable flyby over downtown Danville to close the Unification Day celebration.

In a shoe shop, Candace, not able to resist the urge any more, forces Mom to see the boys in the parade.

Phineas and Isabella remark at the show's glory and thank Buford for contributing to it. Buford is unhappy that he has committed a generous act and smashes Baljeet's jelly doughnuts, feeling it had to be done for the universe to "be balanced".


Read the transcript of Hip Hip Parade.


End Credits

As Candace shows her mom the parade, they see Phineas and Ferb along with Isabella, the Fireside Girls and Irving rolling wagons. They greet her and Irving takes a picture of her. Linda remarks how adorable they are, until a man wearing a pharaoh costume asks if Candace is Candace Gertrude Flynn. When she says yes, he curses her. As the guy leaves, Linda tells her that she tried to warn her about how she could be cursed by trying to get her brothers in trouble.


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Running Gags

The "Too Young" Line


Ferb's Line

Buford: Missed you, Baljeet.

Baljeet: Right back at you, buddy.

Ferb: And thus, the universe is balanced.

What'cha doin'?

Isabella: Hey guys, what'cha doin'?
Phineas: Today, were gonna fuse with our nervous systems with our dad's laptop and surf the web using only our cerebral cortexes.

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

Phineas: Ferb, I know what we're going to do instead! We're gonna... Hey, where's Perry?

Oh, there you are, Perry

Major Monogram: Ah, there you are, Agent P. Well, let's get down to brass tacks... What's this? "Happy passive-agressive relationship day"? Oh, is that today?

Perry's entrance to his lair

He just fell to his chair in his lair.

Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated!


Doofenshmirtz: A platypus balloon? A PERRY THE PLATYPUS BALLOON?!

Memorable Quotes

Phineas: I know what we're going to do instead!
Buford: The blood of Otto H. Adjacent runs through these veins, and blood is thicker than water.

Baljeet: Well mango chutney is thicker than blood.

Farmer's Wife: I can't believe you started a monkey basketball team, and only bought one monkey.

Doofenshmirtz hits the monkey with the duplic-8-inator

Farmer's Wife: Great, now three of them are going to have to sit on the bench.
Doofenshmirtz falls on the Perry balloon of the parade

Doofenshmirtz: A platypus balloon?
The balloon hits a sign and the fedora from the sign falls on the balloon's head

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: A Perry the Platypus balloon?!
Dr. Doofenshmritz: You know this balloon is actually- The balloon deflates Ahhhh! CURSE YOU PERRY THE PLATYPUS BALLOON!
Baljeet: Thank you!
Balloon Man: No. Thank YOU, vegetable samosa.
Pharaoh Guy: Excuse me, are you Candace Gertrude Flynn?

Candace: Yes.
Pharaoh Guy: Curse you. (walks away)

Linda: I tried to warn you, honey.

Background Information

  • The Tri-State Area was founded by John P. Tristate, and is also named after him.
  • It is revealed that Buford is descended from Otto H. Adjacent.
  • Buford's nerd says "Das ist nicht gut.", which is German for "That is not good".
  • The background music during the scene at Bobbi's Hair Salon is an instrumental version of "Fabulous".
  • Irving makes an appearance near the end of the episode and at the credits.
  • Buford impersonates a police officer, which, in real life, is not allowed.

Production Information

  • This episode first aired on Latin American Disney Channel on January 29, 2010 during the Phineas and Ferb Memorial Day marathon.
  • This episode, along with "Undercover Carl", is the first to use the new bland font in the closing credits.

International Premieres

  • January 29, 2010 (Disney Channel Latin America)
  • April 11, 2010 (Disney Channel Brazil)
  • April 17, 2010 (Disney XD Spain)
  • May 20, 2010 (Disney XD Netherlands)
  • June 3, 2010 (Disney XD Scandinavia)


  • If an object is duplicated 8 times, it is actually being multiplied by, not 8 times like Doofenshmirtz said. Therefore, it would have been 256x the stuff. He should have said "It clones anything eight times.". In the Spanish version, this is corrected.
  • When Ferb drills into the road, he uses a saw blade, but when he emerges, he uses a drill.
    • Also, his hair turns slightly brown during that moment.
  • The doorknob from Perry's trap switches sides when Doofenshmirtz goes to answer it.
  • During the song Tri-State Area Unification Day, no one is seen playing guitar though two are heard. The background could be a bass but there still is a main guitar heard.
  • If you look closely at the title card, there are no quotation marks.
  • When Candace goes to check that Phineas and Ferb are doing nothing, she closes the glass door, but when they zoom back to the backyard, the glass door is open.
  • When Candace is trying to get Linda to look behind at the restaurant, there is a transparent man in the back.
  • When the parade is turning into the junkyard, the John P. Trystate float is second, Isabella third, and Phineas & Ferb fourth, but when they are walking through it, Phineas & Ferb are second, John P. Trystate is third, and Isabella is last.
  • When Linda calls Candace, she has a shoulder bag, but when they get in the car, her shoulder bag disappears until the end credits scene. Also, during the credits scene, Candace suddenly gains a shoulder bag out of nowhere despite not wearing one throughout the episode.
  • When Baljeet told the man to let go of the balloons, he should've floated up in the air with all of the balloons he was holding or he was just heavy.
  • During the restaurant scene, the Phineas and Ferb float can be seen going past Linda repeatedly between scenes, probably because the animation was repeated.
    • Judging by the animation of the floats outside before Candace tells Linda to turn around, the floats should have already passed the diner before Candace asked her.
  • When Candace is trying to get Linda to discreetly see the parade herself, she should have asked her to see the parade behind her without mentioning the boys.



  • The episode's title is a parody of the phrase "hip hip hooray".
  • Macy Thanksgiving Day's Parade - The Unification Day parade itself.
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Buford's attempts to derail the Unification Day parade parallels the Grinch's attempts to destroy Christmas and in the end, they realized that there's a lot more to the meaning.
  • The Italian Job - "Last night, Mister Governor, my toilet was broken into." is a direct quote from this film.
  • The song "99 Luftballoons" by Nena is referenced near the end, when the fighter pilots take note of the large amount of balloons in the sky.
  • The Muppet Movie - Buford's balloon stunt is similar how Gonzo holds a bunch of balloons in the County Fair scene and during the finale.
  • Scooby Doo - During the parade, a dog can be seen in the background and it's coloration and collar resemble the famous dog.
  • Gears of War series - Buford stomping on Baljeet's jelly donuts with a crub stomp with the jelly landing on Phineas, Ferb, and Isabella is like the blood-spraying effect when an execution is performed.


  • First time Candace can't hold her urge to bust.
  • Love Händel makes another appearance.
  • Bobbi's Hair Salon makes a reappearance.
  • The tow truck Dr. Doofenshmirtz bought is very similar to one that towed away both his Anti Gravity Evil-Launchinator and Norm ("Undercover Carl").
  • When Buford and the other nerd are on the rooftop the music during the scene where the pigeons are getting ready to poop on Mayor Doofenshmirtz (Roger) plays. ("Tree to Get Ready")
  • This is the second time Baljeet saves Buford's life. ("The Bully Code").
  • This is the second time someone says "You're dead to me!" The first being Doofenshmirtz in "It's About Time!"
  • Fourth time Candace spends the whole episode with her mom. ("Hail Doofania!", "Bubble Boys", "Isabella and the Temple of Sap")
  • The attendent from "Are You My Mummy?" reappears.
  • Tri-State Area Unification Day is July 15 as shown by Baljeet's calendar.


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