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What you need is an award winning meatloaf. This is Nigel and Adrian, they're this year's Meatloaf Kings.

— Linda Flynn-Fletcher

Linda joins Jamie Oliver as one of the judges for Danville's Meatloaf Festival Cook-off, as he stresses healthy eating and fresh ingredients. Meanwhile, Candace puts a bid on a prized souvenir resembling band members Nigel and Adrian from her favorite band, Tiny Cowboy, at the Rock and Roll Memorabilia Auction, but gets distracted when her brothers build a bounce house in their backyard. On the other side of town, Dr. Doofenshmirtz has plans to enter his family meatloaf recipe into the competition using "hate" as the special ingredient.

Episode Summary

Phineas' speech

At the Flynn-Fletcher house, Linda tells Candace that she's going to the Meatloaf Festival as the meatloaf queen and one of the judges, since she won last year's Meatloaf competition while Candace was at camp. Candace is going to an auction to get a Tiny Cowboy bobble-head-- the lefty one.

Phineas and Ferb are relaxing under their tree until Buford, holding Baljeet, runs into the backyard panting. Phineas asks what's wrong, and Buford tells them, while gasping for air, that he was at the Meatloaf Festival having fun playing in a bounce house, until the force of his jump was so strong that he accidentally destroyed it. He ran quickly as some kids chased after him. Baljeet, while studying a flower, gets grabbed by Buford and taken with him. When Buford is done telling his story, he states that he wishes the bounce house was still there. Phineas then makes an inspirational speech about how a bounce house could be made for slightly bigger kids.

Major Monogram quickly briefs Perry about his mission: Dr. Doofenshmirtz was buying fresh produce at the supermarket, which gives him two options of what he might be doing: either he is planning to cook something that is evil related or he is making dinner for a date. Major Monogram says that it is obviously the first choice and tells him good luck on his mission. Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb put finishing touches on the bounce house, which Baljeet finds very impressive.

At the Meatloaf festival, Linda is excited to have Jamie Oliver as one of the judges in the competition and Jamie finds it an honor to be there. Linda tells him that the festival has been expanded by adding a variety of food, ice cream and rides, all meatloaf-themed. Jamie wonders what meatloaf is, and Linda tells him that it's meat, and it's in the shape of a loaf of bread.

Meanwhile, Perry sees a silhouette of Doofenshmirtz in a tent and quickly bursts in, but only to reveal that it's just a bird that bears a resemblance to the doctor. Doofenshmirtz then reveals himself and traps Perry in a biodegradable box. Then he explains the history of his family's meatloaf recipe, which was the best because it was passed down from his great-grandmother Gretel Doofenshmirtz to his grandfather José Doofenshmirtz, then to his mother, and finally to Roger, whom he stole the recipe from. He learned that the secret ingredient was 'hate' and he would use it to win the competition.

Back at the backyard, the boys go inside their bounce house. Phineas adds helium to it so it can float in the air. Baljeet teases Buford and tells him that they are going to float like little woodland pixies. Then the boys start bouncing in different rooms inside the bounce house.

At the auction, Candace, along with Stacy, is waiting for the Tiny Cowboy bobble-head to be auctioned off, when Candace sees the boys' floating bounce house by borrowing an old lady's opera glasses. She tells Stacy that she's going to bust her brothers and gives her seventy dollars and an auction paddle.

She chases the floating bounce house and grabs the rope dangling from it, all while trying to avoid traffic and a bridge. She calls Stacy with her cell phone and asks about the bobble head, but Stacy tells her that because seventy dollars was all the money she got, she set that as her final bid but then she got outbid by five dollars. Candace then gets dragged in a water fountain, grabs a handful of coins at the bottom and tells Stacy to raise the bid, but not before the phone gets shorted out by the water.

Perry quickly opens his case of grappling hooks and takes out the smallest one, which gets thrown through one of the air-holes of the box and wrapped around a beam. Doofenshmirtz sees that the judges are coming, so he uses the Rotten-inator to blast the meatloaf across from him, but Perry lands in front of it just in time and gets zapped, melting the biodegradable box. Doofenshmirtz tries to blast Perry with the Rotten-inator but ends up hitting a cucumber stand, a man reading a novel and a milkman's fresh milk, making them all rotten.

The bounce house then floats over the Meatloaf Festival, and one of the rays hits the rope that Candace is holding, causing it to break and her to fall toward a couple of chefs that wonder what to add to their bowl of meatloaf.

Buford decides to land the bounce house at the Meatloaf Festival by sliding down on the rope and weighing it down. When they land, Phineas and Ferb go get some meatloaf-on-a-stick while Buford says there is something he needs to do first. He and Baljeet approach the kids who were playing in the bounce house that Buford had destroyed.

Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz still tries to hit Perry with the Rotten-inator, but he accidentally hits his own meatloaf, causing it to rot. Then Perry grabs the inator and destroys it by throwing it in a blender. Doofenshmirtz curses Perry as the platypus escapes. Linda and Jamie come over to Doofenshmirtz's booth, only to see his rotten meatloaf, which they quickly disqualify. As they leave, Doofenshmirtz wonders if it really is that bad, tastes it, and says that someone should probably call the paramedics.

Baljeet notices Buford giving the bounce house to the kids and says he's very proud of him, until Buford pops the bounce house once again, with a pin. Buford quickly grabs Baljeet and runs away as the kids chase him again.

Candace, covered in sauce, tells her mom how she was dragged all over town by Phineas and Ferb's bounce house, which her mom didn't even notice, but worst of all, she didn't win the Tiny Cowboy bobble head at the auction. Linda cheers her up by giving her the award-winning meatloaf and introduces her to Nigel and Adrian, the Meatloaf Kings, both of whom Candace immediately recognizes as members of Tiny Cowboy.

Nigel and Adrian then sing a song about the joys of meatloaf, letting Candace and Stacy dance and sing along with them. During the song, the kids keep an eye on Buford as he repairs the new bounce house that he destroyed. Doofenshmirtz is carried away by the paramedics in an ambulance and says that he probably shouldn't have eaten the rotten meatloaf, but not before recognizing Tiny Cowboy.


Read the transcript of Meatloaf Surprise.


End Credits

Last verse of "Meatloaf".


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Running Gags

The "Too Young" Line


Ferb's Line

Phineas: Buford's pulling us down.

Baljeet: How is that possible? He weighs no more down there than he did up here!

Ferb: It's probably best not to question.

What'cha doin'?


Perry's entrance to his lair


Evil Jingle


I know what we're gonna do today!/Where's Perry?

Phineas: What if bounce houses were made for bigger kids?

Buford: Hey!
Phineas: Slightly bigger kids. And what if they just happened to be totally amazing? I stand before you today and I hereby declare that...that, uh, little help, Ferb?
(Ferb puts on a fan to make Phineas's speech more dramatic)
Phineas: That nobody has yet done justice to the bounce house concept, and that it is up to us to show the world what a bounce house can truly be. For if not us...then, who? If not now...when? And if not when, then...something else! Gentlemen, I know what we are going to do today! But first answer me this: Where's Perry?
(Inspirational music and fan shut down abruptly)

Phineas: No, seriously, where is he? I don't... I haven't seen him.

Oh, there you are, Perry


The Bird that runs into Phineas and Ferb's Invention

During Phineas' speech, the bird can be seen flying towards the fan but being blown away.

Memorable Quotes

Major Monogram: Morning Agent P. We've recently found surveillance footage of Doofenshmirtz buying fresh produce. We've concluded that there are two possibilities: either he's up to something sinister that is food-related or his cooking dinner because he's got a beautiful woman coming over and he wants to imp- Never mind, it's obviously the first thing.
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Welcome, Perry the Platypus! I never thought you'd fall for the 'Distract Perry the Platypus With a Weird Bird' trap! I gotta say, though, it's,'s quite an ugly bird.
Candace: Seriously? Who brings opera glasses to an auction?
Posh Woman: I'm at an auction?!
Baljeet: Hey Buford! We are going to be floating like little woodland pixies!
Buford: You're never gonna let me live that down, are you?
Linda: OK, how about this booth?

(Both referring to Doofenshmirtz's meatloaf)
Jamie Oliver: Ugh!
Linda: Ew! This is rancid.
Jamie Oliver: I can't believe I'm saying this, but some preservatives in this meatloaf would've been a blessing.
(Linda places a "disqualified" sign on the meatloaf)

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Wait, what? Disqualified? Uh! It can't possibly be that bad, let me try it? (eats meatloaf) Yes, someone's gonna have to call the paramedics, I think.
Doofenshmirtz taken away by the paramedics
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Ugh, I knew I shouldn't eaten that- Wait, is that Tiny Cowboy?

Background Information


Production Information

  • This episode was originally listed under the title "Phineas and Ferb's Mega-Awesome Super-Bounce Palace".
    • The respective translations of this title are also used in other dubs.
  • This is Davy Jones' last acting appearance before his death on February 29, 2012.

International Premieres

  • August 5, 2011 (Family Channel)
  • August 11, 2011 (Disney Channel Latin America and Brazil)
  • August 20, 2011 (Disney XD Canada)
  • October 6, 2011 (Disney XD UK)
  • October 27. 2011 (Disney XD Germany)
  • October 29, 2011 (Disney Channel Asia)
  • November 6, 2011 (Disney XD Spain)
  • November 26, 2011 (Disney Channel Portugal)
  • December 9, 2011 (Disney Channel Scandinavia)


  • When Buford jumps out of the bounce house over the meatloaf festival, Ferb's big eye is closer to the viewer instead of being on the other side.

A picture showing an extra appearing twice in the space of seconds

Extras appearing twice, shown with black circles.

  • When Linda is walking along with Jamie Oliver and explaining what is at the meatloaf festival, a little girl with two curly pigtails is seen behind them at a meatloaf stall, then again seconds later at the meatloaf ice cream stall. There are a lot of doubles in the episode too.
  • Doofenshmirtz puts a garnish on his meatloaf, but when he turns to zap the other guy's meatloaf, the garnish is gone.
  • On Candace's door, for a second, it says "Cadace".
  • When Phineas has his speech, a leaf flies right through his eye.
  • When Adrian sings "I don't know what that aroma's doing in my head", Nigel's microphone is gone. Also, in the line "Meatloaf, I'm a meatloaf lover", Nigel's microphone is gone.
  • The shaved head guitar player's guitar changes color and style during the performance.
  • When Nigel is inviting Candace to come up on stage, Adrian's guitar pickup is missing.
  • When Buford says "Way ahead of ya!", the captions list it as "Whee!".


  • Baljeet alludes to Buford wanting to float around like a woodland pixie ("Bubble Boys").


  • Tiny Cowboy seems to be an allusion to the British band Oasis and their song "Meatloaf" is a parody of "Wonderwall".
  • The Archie Show - The psychedelic backgrounds, silhouette shots of the band, and the girls' dance moves during "Meatloaf" look strikingly like those from the Archies musical numbers.
  • The first line of the chorus of Tiny Cowboy's song, "so you think you know Meatloaf?", is a reference to an actual Meat Loaf tribute competition that was held in Grossglockner, Austria.


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The lady seen in Milo Murphy's Law


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