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"Leave the Busting to Us!"
Lulu introducing herself to Candace
Candace meeting with Lulu and Fifi in the Bust'em van.
Season: 1
Production code: 117b
Broadcast number: 26
Story by:
Bobby Gaylor
Martin Olson
Storyboards by:
Sherm Cohen
Antoine Guilbaud
Directed by:
Zac Moncrief
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
April 19, 2008
Disney XD US Premiere:
International Debut:

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Toon Disney Premiere:
April 4, 2008
Paired with
"Greece Lightning"
DVD Releases:
The Daze of Summer
I think we finally have our very special episode!

— Lulu Jones

Upset that her brothers always get off scot-free, Candace finds a show called "Bust Em'!" that goes around filming little brothers to get them in trouble. Meanwhile, Heinz Doofenshmirtz recalls his failed magic career and decides to create a new ice age.

Episode Summary

Candace yells to her Mom that Phineas and Ferb build a giant Ferris wheel in the backyard, but Linda said that she needs to drop the groceries first. At the backyard, Isabella remarks it was the best, two astronauts stated it was a great ride and needs to send them to the moon along with the alien. As Agent P flies and evades a laser that destroys its foundation causes the giant Ferris wheel to roll away.

As Candace tells her mom that there's a giant Ferris wheel in the backyard, but Linda claims that she doesn't see it. Candace mimicked them: "Why don't you come in for some snacks", "Oh, there you are Perry", and "Ferb says that "Gladiators were Roman not Greek".

Candace feels annoyed that always the same thing and it's like her life is a bad sitcom she walks across the living room, and sees an ad for a show called Bust Em!, which is a show that gets little brothers busted for the things they do. Candace calls the show to come to her house that she has a show for them.

The next day, Phineas feels it a hot day and knows what to do today. Linda tells Candace that she off to her cooking class. As she left, a truck came by to drop Phineas and Ferb's stuff off, and Candace asks that was quick and see the Bust Em! Van and tells her brother that they should do what their doing. Phineas states that was out of character of her and asks: "Where's Perry?"

Agent P enters the bathtub and enters to his lair. Major Monogram brief him about a beautiful day that Doofenshmirtz will do something bad and their communication was starting to breaking up that he calls him through a land-line a re-brief about his mission.

Lulu and her assistant Fifi tell Candace to come inside the van and they introduce themselves. Candace asks if they can help her bust her brothers, and Lulu they can since they planted cameras in their backyard and tells her that she feels her pain. Candace ask if their show is popular, but Lulu says that it maybe canceled if they don't have anything great to show and ask to do the Bust Em! motto. Candace shows them what Phineas and Ferb were doing since it was almost done, and they are shocked about it. Lulu claims that this will be their special episode. Phineas asks what do they think about their water slide.

At Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, Agent P swing to Doofenshmirtz but it was a fake picture of him and a concrete wall that Doofenshmirtz finds it funny that he fell for the fake window trick. Then suddenly the real Agent P swings in and hits him, Doofenshmirtz wonders how that happened and sees that the first one is a dummy. Doofenshmirtz gives him points for what he did, and shows why he's wearing a magician hat. He was a very unsuccessful magician when he was younger, since he always drew a skunk instead of a rabbit. He tricks Agent P into thinking that his shoe is untied and traps him in a box. He reveals his Gloom-inator 3000-inator that tells that he will launch weather pellets in the atmosphere to turn the Tri-State Area into a new ice age. Doofenshmirtz then tries a magic trick to make Agent P and the box disappear. He impresses with himself and he states that he should have been doing magic.

Phineas invites Candace to ride in the water slide with them, but Candace says she will not go. Lulu told her that she needs to if she wants to bust her brothers. She puts a helmet with a camera inside it on Candace, which allowed them to record it. Phineas tells about the safety features and wearing life jackets. He removes the camera out of Candace's helmet and started the water slide ride. After a long fun ride, Phineas asks if anyone wants to do it again and Candace says that they're crazy, but is cut off by Lulu who says that she'd love to. She gives Candace a cowboy hat with a camera inside it, and she goes for another ride in the water slide.

Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz flies out in a hot air balloon with the Gloom-inator 3000-inator and gives it a test run that fired some weather pellets that turned into a tornado. He stated that it worked perfectly that puts many weather pellets into the Gloom-inator 3000-inator. He was unaware that Agent P pulled out of his magician hat and fires a bunny at him. Doofenshmirtz claimed that it's the bunny that he hadn't seen since the 7th grade, but Agent P fires more bunnies from of the hat at him and quickly descends on the ground.

On the ground, the farmer's wife nagged her husband that he spent all their life savings to make a bunny farm without buying any bunnies. The basket of bunnies fall from the sky on top of her. The husband claimed that she owed him an apology and she agrees. Doofenshmirtz escapes out of the bunnies and Agent P goes after him.

At the Bust Em! van, Candace asks if they got everything that they needed and Lulu shows that they got it, She tells Candace to call her mom for the big confrontation scene while she calls the station manager. Candace calls Linda who asks what took her so long and Candace says that she has to come home now and it's gonna be different this time, while Lulu calls the station manager that stating that this will be their best show they have.

Doofenshmirtz steals a boy's bike to run away while Agent P gives a girl 20 bucks for her skateboard and chases him.

Lulu feels that they are gonna have a second season for this until Doofenshmirtz and Agent P pass them. She and Candace wonders what it was and turn their head when the tornado comes and destroys the water slide.

When Linda and the station manager arrives at the house, Linda wonders who the people are. Candace told her that they're gonna be on TV and finally have proof while Lulu tells her manager that they have ratings dynamite, then shows him the backyard. The manager only saw Phineas and Ferb sitting in a tree. Lulu was shocked and can't believe that it disappeared and Candace tells her welcome to her world. Lulu remembers that they still had the recording in the van. She and Candace do the Bus Em! motto. The station manager asks Linda if that she experienced this and Linda told him that this happens almost everyday.

While Candace and Lulu run to the van, the station manager told Linda that he would not be getting use to that. She told him he will soon, however Lulu and Candace were both shocked that the Bust Em! van is gone.

Doofenshmirtz stole the van and is happy that someone left the keys inside. As Agent P chased after him, he stopped at the traffic light turned red and left Doofenshmirtz escape. Doofenshmirtz tells him that what he gets for being a good guy that he's unaware that he heading toward the tornado that he created and curses Agent P for this.

Linda asks the boys that they keeping cool, and Candace mimicked them again: "Hi, Mom", "Oh, There you are Perry", and 'Ferb says' "That's why I will never wear suspenders in public." Candace said: "Why don't you come in for some snacks" then her mom offered some pie. Candace tells Lulu that see feels her pain now and offers her some pie.


For a full transcript of "Leave the Busting to Us!", click here.


End Credits

Doofenshmirtz is still inside the Bust 'Em! van in the tornado, then decides to turn into a skid but falls over the farmer's wife while she's scolding him for selling their bunny farm, buying a van rental place and not buying a single van. Then Doofenshmirtz in the van is about to fall on the wife. After the wife says "Not one word," the screen goes black and a crash is heard.


Leave the Busting to Us! title card
The image gallery for "Leave the Busting to Us!" may be viewed here.

Running Gags

I know what we're gonna do today!

Phineas: Bright, sunny and clear. Yep, it's gonna be a hot one. Ferb, I know what we're gonna do today.

The "Too Young" Line


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

Candace: "Why don't you come in for snacks?"

Linda: Why don't you come in for some snacks?
Candace: "Oh, there you are, Perry."
Phineas: Oh, there you are, Perry.
Candace: And Ferb says:
Ferb: You know, gladiators were Roman, not Greek.

(as a reference to the previous episode)
Candace: "Hi, Mom."

Phineas: Hi, Mom!
Candace: "Oh, there you are, Perry."
Phineas: Oh, there you, Perry.
Candace: And Ferb says:

Ferb: And that is why I will never wear suspenders in public.

What'cha doin'?


Hey, where's Perry?

Phineas: Oh, good. Our stuff is here.

Candace: Already?
The Bust 'Em truck arrives in the background
Candace: Yeah, well... OK, OK. You guys keep doing whatever it is you guys do.

Phineas: That seemed oddly out of character. Hey, where's Perry?

Perry's entrance to his lair

Perry jumps into the bathtub, turning on the shower and appearing in his lair in through a bat of steam wearing a towel.

Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated!

Memorable Quotes

Major Monogram: Sky— weather— rain— Doofenshmirtz— we're breaking up, let me call you on a landline. (phone beside Perry rings; he picks up) So, just to recap: Sky. Weather. Rain. Doofenshmirtz.
Candace: Yeah, well... Bust 'Em van arrives Okay, okay. You guys just... keep doing whatever it is that you do.
Phineas: Huh. That seemed oddly out of character.
Lulu:(To Candace) Let me tell you a story. The story of "bust" and "them." "Bust" fights "them", but "them" fights right back. It's the age-old struggle, but in the end "them" always wins. No, I'm sorry. Wait, "bust" - ha-ha – "Bust" always wins. That's it. Yes, bust them.
Lulu: Mom never believed they were the ones breaking the plates or scratching the records.
Candace: Um, my brothers don't break plates or scratch records.
Lulu (to Candace): Our crew has planted cameras covering every square inch of your backyard, basically, if a squirrel breaks wind, we'll have it on tape. Fifi, none of these cameras seem to be working.

Fifi: Uh, actually, I think camera #8 is working fine.

(Camera #8 catches a squirrel in the act of breaking wind.)
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: But I guess my dreams faded into sepia-tone somewhere along the way.
Phineas: In case we capsize, your seat cushions can function as a headstone.
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Bobo the Rabbit? Did you know I've been looking for you since the seventh grade?
Farmer's Wife: I can't believe you spent our entire life savings on a bunny farm and forgot to buy any bunnies.

Farmer: But dear, I—
Farmer's Wife: I mean, what did you think rabbits we're just gonna fall out of the sky?
Three rabbits fall into the Farmer's Wife's hands. Then, a basket full of rabbits crash onto her.
Farmer: Looks like somebody owes me an apology.

Farmer's Wife: Touché.
Boy: Hey! That evil scientist just stole my bike!
Girl: Hey, that nice duck just gave me $20 for my skateboard.
Doofenshmirtz: (Drives into tornado): Oh no! W-what is this? CURSE YOU PERRY THE PLATYPUS!
Candace: Now you understand my pain. Want some pie?

Background Information

  • One of the aliens says "erimnevop yelsgnik nad", which is "Dan Kingsley Povenmire", Dan Povenmire's full name, spelled backwards, while leaving the Ferris wheel. The aliens in "Unfair Science Fair Redux (Another Story)" also use the "alien word", "erimnevop" (which is actually "Povenmire" spelled backwards).
  • Isabella does not appear to laugh when Candace asks if the ride is over.
  • Sassy Miss K appears in the song Leave the Busting to Us! but has no lines.
  • This episode and Greece Lightning were voted # 7 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.
  • Lulu Jones states that she can smell a second season pickup for the Bust 'em Show. This episode appeared shortly after Disney announced a second season pickup for the show.
  • Sassy Miss K's brother and the Unnamed Pinhead Pierre actress makes an appearance in this episode.

Production Information

  • This is the first episode to actually show or even mention someone swearing, seen in the "Leave the Busting to Us!" song where it says, "...don't swear or cuss..." and showing a teen girl with a "censored" block in front of her mouth.


  • When Phineas says "Oh there you are Perry." the first time, Perry's back feet changed colors as he was walking inside.
  • Ferb mentions that "that is why I will never wear suspenders in public". Since he is British, he should have called suspenders "braces." However, this may have been left out purposely to cause less confusion.
  • After Perry swings in to Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc. the window he just swung through is covered in glass.
  • Doofenshmirtz removes the paper to reveal a brick wall, but when it's shown inside, there is a small window right where the wall was. It could be a mirror.
  • And when he removed it, the impression changes.
  • After the water slide is discovered missing and everyone is in the driveway in front of the house, Phineas says "Oh, there you are Perry" even though he appears to walk up holding him.
  • When Candace and Lulu run to the van, for a brief moment Candace's shoes are red and her socks are white. One second later, Candace's shoes quickly change back to their regular color scheme.
  • When Phineas said "That was oddly out of character. Hey, where's Perry?" his eyebrows were black while when the few times they are shown they are red.
  • When Phineas says "Make sure your life vests are securely fastened In case we capsize, your seat cushions can function as a headstone.", Ferb's eyes are far from his hair, but later they are close.
  • When Perry walks inside the house his feet turn green for a second, then turn back to normal again.
  • Both the Ferris wheel and the water slide can be easily seen from the front yard; therefore Linda should've seen them.
  • At the end of the advertisement for the show bust em, the mother is wearing a green shirt and points at her child, the camera changes and the mothers sleeve is now purple.
  • The video footage shown in the van is not shown from the perspective of the disguised camera Candace wore on the ride. However, it is possible that Lulu and/or Fifi recorded it from outside the ride.
  • In a few scenes, Lulu's pantyhose would disappear and reappear. Before she turned her chain while talking to Candace, she was wearing pantyhose, but she turned back to Candace they disappeared. When Candace asked Lulu if they got enough footage, her pantyhose reappeared. When Candace and Lulu fist bumping "Bust 'em! Bust 'em! Bust 'em!" her pantyhose disappeared again, but reappeared again when they run to the van. At the end of the episode where Candace and Lulu wear at the front porch with pie, her pantyhose disappeared again.


  • Ferb's line regarding gladiators ties into the previously aired and produced episode, "Greece Lightning".


  • Greyhound Bus Lines - The title is play on the bus company's motto "Take Greyhound and leave the driving to us".
  • The TV show Bust 'Em is a likely parody of MTV's Busted.
  • Night of the Hunter - Lulu's knuckle tattoos "bust" and "them" struggling against each other are a reference to this movie where the antagonist, a corrupt preacher, does the same thing with tattoos of the words love and hate.
  • Teen Titans - Perry shooting numerous bunny rabbits at Doofenshmirtz can be similar to Mumbo firing rabbits at Raven in the episode "Sum Of His Parts".
  • Very Special Episode - advertising term: Lulu says that "I think we finally have our very special episode!"
  • Total Drama - When Linda said that she didn't see a giant ferris wheel in the backyard, music from the show played.
  • Sesame Street - Agent P swing and crashing to a fake picture of Doofenshmirtz is similar to Super Grover appears flying and crashing to the bottom of the "Sesame Street" lamppost from Sesame Street Theme.
  • The Simpsons - The hat with spy camera is similar to one used by Homer in the episode "Homer and Apu".
  • Harry Houdini - Doofenshmirtz's magician stage name, the Improbable Doofini, could be a reference to "The Great Houdini".



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