"One Good Scare Ought to Do It!"
Scary faces look at Phineas and Isabella
Phineas trying to help Isabella scare away her hiccups by exploring the haunted house.
Season: 1
Production code: 109
Broadcast number: 39
Story by:
Bobby Gaylor
Martin Olson
Storyboards by:
Jon Barry
Chris Headrick
Directed by:
Dan Povenmire
Zac Moncrief
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
October 3, 2008
Disney XD US Premiere:
International Debut:
October 31, 2008 (Disney Channel Latin America)
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Toon Disney Premiere:
October 26, 2008
Book Adaptations:
DVD Releases:
The Fast and the Phineas
Okay, Isabella. The best way to cure the hiccups is to scare them away. So what scares you?

— Phineas Flynn

One Scare Ought to Do It! is an episode of the Phineas and Ferb series. When she is cursed with a bad case of the hiccups, Phineas decides to build Isabella a super haunted house to scare 'em out of her. Meanwhile, Perry stops Dr. Doofenshmirtz from destroying his old mentor's hideout, and Candace tries to go to Jeremy's house, but his evil sister Suzy stops her.

Episode Summary

Candace is talking into a banana, pretending it's a telephone and is practicing talking to Jeremy on the other end using a notebook with information about making some calls. Linda walks by, telling her she's going out and asks if she's going to be talking into that banana all afternoon.

Mariachi tree

Introducing the amazing Mariachi Tree!

Isabella hiccups

Isabella hiccups.

In the backyard, Phineas and Ferb are using a "Mariachi tree" to entertain themselves but Ferb accidentally falls to the band. As the band leaves, Isabella walks in and tries to say her catch phrase, but is cut off by her hiccups. Phineas tells her that's one bad case of hiccups that he will help her cure it and wonders where's Perry.

Meanwhile, Perry enters his lair (through the trash can; first the wrong one, though) and is informed that Doofenshmirtz has disappeared. He gives him two reasons: Magic elves transporting him to an angry corn land, or being at an island with a giant "D" on it at the exact coordinates they lost trace of him. He then tells Perry to forget the first one, and to get onto it. Perry runs off to his ship, and an extended version of his song plays.

That's the idea

"That's the idea."

Phineas tells Isabella they need to scare the hiccups out of her, and asks her what she's afraid of. She tells him that she was afraid of a haunted house at the state fair once, and Phineas decides to build a scariest haunted house ever. Candace walks into the backyard tells Phineas that only ways they can build a haunted house is over her dead body. When Phineas agrees her statement, she calls him psycho and says she going to call her mom and not going to use the banana. Candace then goes into the house to call their mom, and the number she calls is Jeremy's house and learned that his mother was hosting the book club. She does the "breaking up" bit where she crumples paper and then quickly cover her mouth.

Perry arrives at the island, where he was trapped by arm, tail, and leg restraints for a crate. Doofenshmirtz goes over what he knows would Perry did, then reveals that the island belonged to his mentor, Professor Destructicon ( also Kevin to his friends). He then reveals that he was asked to destroy the hideout, which he would do with his Disintivaporator (after declining to continue Kevin's original plan of setting fire to the sun) and decided to leave with it.

Candace calms down and calls the Johnson's again. The one who picks up is Suzy, and claims that Candace called only for Jeremy, then crinkles paper that Candace was aware of that trick. Before Suzy hangs up, Candace admits that she wanted to speak to Jeremy, and Suzy secretly tells her that "she is Jeremy's favorite girl" before giving the phone to Jeremy. Jeremy learned that Candace was on the phone and invites her to come over. She covers the phone with her hand and screams. Phineas hears the scream and says to Ferb that he really should save them for the haunted house. Jeremy tells her that they will see each other in twenty minutes and after he hangs up, Candace fainted.

Back at Doofenshmirtz, he was starting to load some stuff in the escape plane but can't find his key to the escape plane in his coat. Perry, noticing the keys is near him, hides it under his foot. Doofenshmirtz asked Perry if he saw his keys; Perry nodded, but he won't tell Doofenshmirtz where they are.

As Phineas and Ferb starts working on the haunted house, Candace was excited to go to Jeremy's house and that her looks should be a "girl next door who's a pop diva by day and a Hollywood bad girl by night crossed with an old school glamour goddess". Candace goes out and tells the boys that she's going to Jeremy's and Phineas tells that some snakes got loose in the house that she quickly accepts it and leaves. Phineas calls Buford, Baljeet and Fireside Girls to inform them of Isabella's hiccups and he tells them to find what they're most scared of and explains how the haunted house operates.

Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz still trying to find the key and checks the sofa and argues at Perry that he defeated him fair and square that he should show him where the keys are. Doofenshmirtz then tells him he will find the keys by himself, but a second later that he begs for Perry by making him do anything to get the key.

Back to Candace, she arrives at Jeremy's house. Just as her near the door, Suzy throws her poodle onto Candace. It bites her in the butt. Suzy then open the sprinklers and spray on Candace, which makes her fall down in the mud. Suzy then controls the RC truck to shot mud on her, just as Jeremy walks out. Candace tries to tell Jeremy that Suzy is evil, but he doesn't believe her. She leaves for Jeremy not believing her, but Jeremy ask her to come back.

The face of evil

"Behold; the face of evil!"

Isabella then walks in the backyard then spots the haunted house. Phineas appears behind her with a monster costume to scare her, but didn't work out. Phineas leads her into the house, and held her hand all the way and sings. On the way, they met two very non-scary things: Baljeet as a failed math test, and Buford as Suzy Johnson, whom he claims 'gives him the willies'. Phineas later take Isabella to a ride with some scary monsters and Ferb as Frankenstein doing an evil laugh but it doesn't work either. Candace sadly arrives back at home, and shocked to see the haunted house in the backyard.

Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz finds out that Perry is willing to give him the keys if he sets him free. He then accepts and Perry shows that it was under his foot the whole time. Doofenshmirtz quickly gets the keys to opens the door and hastily stacks the items inside and flies the plane away. After flying away, he checks again and is horrified to see that Perry has board in the ship with the Disinitivaporator and wondering why he has golf clubs since he doesn't play golf. Without hesitation, Perry starts to beat up Doofenshmirtz, who then retaliates by throwing Perry down and entangling him up with his Christmas lights. After Perry accidently gets the hatch open, Doofenshmirtz shakes him off the plane, though the Christmas lights are still tied to it.

Isabella's hiccups are still not cured so Phineas decides to use static electricity to increase the scare in the haunted house. By this time, Candace returns and goes inside, she gets locked in and easily gets scared by everything inside, especially Buford whom she mistakes as Suzy because of his Suzy disguise. By the time she finally gets to Phineas, she decides to bust them and wonder about a "Giant Floating Baby Head" and exits through an elevator. Phineas then ask Isabella if they scare her hiccups that she replies by hiccuping.

Candace sees Linda arrives in the garage, but Perry's battle with Doofenshmirtz accidentally lifts the haunted house with the Christmas lights. Everyone evacuates, but Phineas gets stuck in the house as it begins to fly away. He falls out, Isabella and her Fireside Girls quickly makes a makeshift trampoline with their sashes to save him. Phineas then lands in Isabella's arms, and Isabella claims that was scared for Phineas and her hiccups are gone. Candace tells her mom that the boys destroys their backyard and leaving an ugly mess, but only to see Baljeet. Linda, thinking the "ugly mess" meant by Candace was Baljeet, finds it very rude for Candace and goes inside the house. Candace stares in shock, presumably she busted herself.

Spotting Perry on top of the haunted house, Doofenshmirtz throws the Disinitivaporator at him, and it crashes into the haunted house, causing the Christmas lights to break off and the haunted house to land at the backyard. This finally allowed Doofenshmirtz to escape away in his plane, and Perry is forced to let him go while pulling a parachute to safety, angry that he has failed (for the first time) to defeat Doofenshmirtz. Candace was excited to see the haunted house returned and runs inside to get Linda, but the Disinitivaporator's timer goes off, making it disappear. Candace missed this, and comes out with Linda who only sees Baljeet again who forgot his satchel. Candace is shocked, and Linda flatly leaves her.

Isabella asks Candace what wrong, that she blames her brothers for being unable to spend time with Jeremy. Isabella tells Candace about her hiccups and that Phineas spended more of the time her. When Jeremy comes to see Candace, she pretends to have the hiccups to get Jeremy's attention. When Candace walks by Suzy, she gives her a mean hiss to taunt her, prompting Suzy to ask Buford who is still dressed up as Suzy what she did. Buford then begins to stutter and quickly walks away, leaving a confused Suzy.

Phineas and Ferb relax in the tree and think about what the scariest thing they did was, and Ferb stated that it was the Giant floating baby head. They both suddenly wonder where it came from anyway.


For a full transcript of "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!", click here.


End Credits

The last verse of "One Good Scare". During the end logos, Ferb is heard laughing evilly and Isabella hiccuping and saying "Darn".


One Good Scare Ought to Do It! title card
The image gallery for "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!" may be viewed here.

Running Gags

Ferb's Lines

Ferb: "Mwahahahahahahahahahaha!" (Line in One Good Scare)
Phineas: That was a great day, Ferb. What did you think the scariest thing was?

Ferb: Definitely the Giant floating baby head.

Phineas: Yeah... Yeah, where did that come from, hmm?

What'cha doin'?

Isabella: Hi Phineas.

Phineas: Oh, Hi Isabella.
Isabella: What'cha do-hic! (covers her mouth)
Phineas: Are you okay?
Isabella: Yeah, I just came by to see what'cha do-hic-in'?

Phineas: Wow, that's a bad case of the hiccups you got there.
Isabella: Hi Phineas, what'cha do... Ph-Phineas? hic!

Hey, where's Perry?

Phineas: Not to fear, Isabella. Ferb and I will help you cure your hiccups. Hey, where's Perry?

Oh, there you are, Perry

Phineas: Oh, there you are, Ferb. Okay, people, let's get our scare on.

Perry's entrance to his lair

Perry enters a trash can, to find it is the wrong one and is full of garbage, he then jumps into the one next to it, which this one leads him to his lair.

Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz Hideout-Shaped Island! and Doofenshmirtz's Mentor's Hideout!

Memorable Quotes

Major Monogram: Good morning, Agent P. Dr. Doofenshmirtz is on the move. We tracked him to these coordinates when we suddenly lost his signal. We have two scenarios to explain his disappearance. First, that magical elves have caused Dr. Doofenshmirtz to vanish to the land of angry corn people. The second is that he may be on this secret hideout-shaped island with the initial "D" carved into it, that satellites found at the exact... spot... where... he... vanished... uh. You know what, uh, forget the magical elves thing, way off base with that. Anyway, on your way, Agent P.
Candace: Phineas! The only way you're building a haunted house in the backyard is over my dead body.

Phineas: (Transylvanian accent) That's the idea. Bla!
Candace: That's it, you little psycho, I'm calling Mom! (door slams) And I am not using the banana this time! (door slams again)

Phineas: ... You guys heard that, right? It wasn't just me?
Candace: Hello, this is an emergency. I would like to speak to Linda Flynn. To whom am I currently speaking?

Jeremy: Uh...Jeremy. That's whom.
(Candace starts stuttering)
Candace: J-J-J-Jeremy? Um, Jeremy who?
Jeremy: Jeremy Johnson. My mother is hosting a book club, who is this?
Candace starts crinkling paper next to the phone
Candace: We seem to be breaking up. Uh, I'm going into a tunnel! Sunspots! I...¡NO HABLO ESPAÑOL!

Candace hangs up feeling embarrassed
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Perry the Platypus? HERE? How could this be? I'm shocked. (walks over to a map of the ocean with his hideout on it) I mean, it would have taken a total evil mastermind to have guessed that you'd track me to this point, find the secret hide-out, glide in under the radar and infiltrate through this access vent, make your way over to this crate, activating my automatic arm and leg restraints. Right here? This is the part where I get all sarcastic and pretend you surprise me. "OH, PERRY THE PLATYPUS?!? HOW? WHAT THE? WHO THE? WHY THE..." Oh! ...Finally ending here, where I finish showing you my brilliant plan. You see Perry the Platypus, this secret hideout doesn't actually belong to me. It belonged to my mentor, Professor Destructocon, Kevin, to his friends. Sadly, he was just captured in the midst of his latest plan to set fire to the sun! Redundant, perhaps. But before they locked him away, Kevin asked a favor of me: To prevent them from discovering his hidden lair and all its secrets, would I please SET FIRE TO THE SUN! I was like, dude, you really got to let that one go, it's a ball of fire! It makes no sense.
Candace: Hey, boys. I'm off to the Johnson's' book club. Jeremy invited me over.

Phineas: Um, when you see Mom, can you tell her some snakes got lost in the house?
(Candace pauses for a moment, looking as if to say something mean; face immediately brightens up)

Candace: Okay! You boys have fun. See ya!
Phineas: Buford, I know this is cutting into your canasta game.

Buford: This better be good, Pointy!
Phineas: Oh, it is. Isabella has been cursed!
(all gasp)
Phineas: ... with the hiccups.

(all moan)
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: (to Agent P) Am I getting warmer? Hmm? (Perry doesn't answer) Ah-ha! The sofa! My keys fell between the cushions, right?(Still no respond from Perry) Ah... no. Oh, come on! I defeated you fair and square, Perry the platypus. Why can't you accept your death with dignity and maturity and play "You're Getting Hot or Cold" with me? (Perry scowls) Fine, be that way. I'll find my keys myself and teach you the meaning of grace under fire. (the Disintivaporator beeps for a second later, Dr. Doofenshmirtz gets on his knees and pleads to Perry) Please, I'll do anything! Oh, for the love of great Caeser's ghost, what would you have me do?
Isabella: Hic! Darn. It didn't work, Phineas. (Phineas takes off the monster suit) What else you got?

Phineas: Oh, we've got plenty if your up to it.

Isabella: I-hic! G-g-g-guess so.
Baljeet: You can run, but it won't be to the college of your choice, I tell you!
Phineas: Buford?

Buford: Behold... the face of evil!
Phineas: Are you supposed to be Jeremy's little sister? You said you were going to be something scary!
Buford: She is scary, man. She gives me the willies!
Phineas: Little Suzy Johnson gives you the willies.
Buford: You don't know, man, you don't know!
Phineas: Uhhhm... we'll catch up with you later, okay?

Buford: (washing his hands) Wash away the horror... wash away the horror...
Vampire: (to Candace) Good evening— it is evening, isn't it?
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: So what you're saying is if I let you go, you'll tell me where my keys are? (Perry nods) Oh, for Pete's sake, why didn't you say that like an hour ago?

(presses button; restraints that held Perry disappear and Perry lifts up his foot)

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Oh, look, they were under your cute little platypus foot the whole time.
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Now, let's make sure I didn't forget anything in my haste. Let's see, I've got my old basketball, the lamp, the Christmas lights, the umbrella, Perry the Platypus, the Disintivaporator, my golf— PERRY THE PLATYPUS? (dramatic shock sound plays) THE DISINTIVAPORATOR?! (dramatic shock sound plays again) MY GOLF CLUBS?!? I don't even play golf!
(A string of Christmas lights hanging from Dr. D's rocket get tied up on the lightning rod at the tip of the haunted house, which carries it away)

Candace: See? Absolute terror! These little creeps destroyed our backyard leaving this ugly mess in its place!
(Horror music, Baljeet, smiling and waving, is shown in the middle of their empty yard)
Linda: Hi, Baljeet. That wasn't very nice, Candace.
(Shows Perry on the haunted house, which is being carried by Dr. D's rocket)
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Here you go, Perry the Platypus, enjoy your Disintivaporation!
(Dr. D throws Disintivaporator on the the haunted house, and the force of the invention hitting the house is enough to break the string of Christmas lights, thus freeing the haunted house, which lands in the backyard. This also allowed Doofenshmirtz to escape in his rocket while Perry pulls up a parachute to safety, forcing himself to let Doof go)
Candace: Ee-ee-ee-ee...It's back! Mom, it's back!
(Timer on Disintivaporator goes off, and the machine destroys the haunted house)
Candace: It's back! I told you! It's returned.
(Baljeet, holding his backpack, is shown in the middle of their empty yard again.)
Baljeet: Oh, excuse me, I forget my satchel.

Linda: (Flatly) Goodbye, Candace...

Background Information

  • In the song "One Good Scare", Phineas holds Isabella's hand almost the entire time.
  • The song "Perry the Platypus" is extended.
  • GingerLookAtBaljeet

    Is Ginger smiling at her crush?

    When Buford, Baljeet, and the Fireside Girls show up, Ginger appears to be looking at Baljeet. Her crush on Baljeet is more obvious in "Isabella and the Temple of Sap".
  • When Candace leaves the haunted house using the elevator, a much lighter, upbeat version of "One Good Scare" can be heard.
  • This episode was voted # 9 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.
  • "(Yo) No hablo español" means "I don't speak Spanish".
  • Django Brown makes a cameo in this episode.
  • When Candace tells Phineas and Ferb about what happens when Mom gets home, she says, "You are going down, down, down, down, down," which she says in "Rollercoaster".
  • The large blue robot in the haunted house appears to return in Phineas's over-romanticized memory in "Ain't No Kiddie Ride".
  • When the mariachi band plays, the theme sounds similar to the one that plays when Pinky appears in "Day of the Living Gelatin" and "Isabella and the Temple of Sap".
  • There is no real cure for the hiccups except patience.

Production Information

  • Episode description from 2008 Phineas and Ferbruary press release:[1]
In "One Good Scare Ought to Do It," when Isabella gets the hiccups, Phineas and Ferb build a haunted house to scare them out of her. Meanwhile, Candace gets distracted from tattling on her brothers when she is invited over to Jeremy's house and meets his terrifying little sister, Suzy.
  • In many Latin American countries and Spain, the episode aired as "Un Buen Susto Puede Bastar", or in English that is "A Good Scare Can Be Enough".
  • This episode appeared on the The Fast and the Phineas DVD as a "never before seen" episode.


  • Phineas was wearing a hat but when the people from the tree fell, The hat that Phineas was wearing is gone.
  • When Candace is trying to find an outfit to go over to Jeremy's, her bedroom is seen to be on the bottom floor. Usually, her bedroom is on the second floor.
  • Isabella's Fireside Girls sash suddenly appears on her body when the house lifts off. When Phineas begins to fall, we see a close-up of Isabella, but without the sash. Then, when she turns to the Fireside Girls, the sash reappears.
  • Buford is wearing his normal clothes when the house is lifted into the air, but he has on his Suzy costume when Suzy appears wondering why Candace gave her that face.
  • When Perry agrees to give Doofenshmirtz the keys, he asks why he didn't do it an hour ago. However, when Perry arrives, the countdown timer on the Disintevaporator is at twenty-five minutes. This could be, however, because Doofenshmirtz has a bad sense of time or he was exaggerating. Also, it suddenly goes from 5 seconds to 2 seconds in only 1 second.
  • When the Fireside Girls throw their sashes to save Phineas, they reuse the animation for Milly and Ginger throwing their sashes and catching them but flipped horizontally.
  • After Candace falls in the mud and gets up, her helmet can be seen behind for a few feet down the sidewalk. But when she leaves, she pulls the helmet up from in front of her.
  • When Phineas is falling from the house, a behind shot of him smiling can be seen, just before he screams. At the same time, the space between Isabella's legs are white.
  • Candace's white shirt is in the mud after she slips, which should had meant that it got dirty, but when she gets up, the shirt is clean with no mud on it.
  • When the haunted house is being lifted up into the air, one can see Django, but later when Phineas is falling and you can see the whole yard, Django is not shown. Buford and Baljeet are also not shown.
  • Since Doofenshmirtz's plane is moving when it lifts up the haunted house, the house would land at least a little up the street instead of the same spot.
  • During the Perry the Platypus theme song, during the "he's a furry little flatfoot who will never flinch from a fray" line, the second time Perry hits the button, he doesn't hit it at all.
  • When Candace goes to the Johnsons', she wears a belt, but when Suzy's poodle bites her pants, and Candace struggles to get her off, the belt is gone.
  • When Doofenshmirtz begs Perry to tell him where the keys are, the metal around Perry's tail is as green as Perry's fur, instead of being gray, like metal.
  • When Suzy saw Candace through one of the Johnsons' house's window, her eyes were dark blue, and her skin was pale instead of her eyes being light blue, and her normal skin color. Her eyes were also dark blue, and her skin was pale when she turned on beside the sprinkler and when she laughed while holding the toy car remote control.
Candace sees the haunted house up close

Candace's hair is normal instead of wavy

  • When Candace is looking up at the boys' haunted house in the backyard, her hair is shown in its normal style, but when we see her face, it is long and wavy again.
  • While she is running through the haunted house, Candace's hair appears to switch between being pointed on the top, like her normal hairstyle, and flat.
  • While Isabella and Phineas are riding the rollercoaster in the haunted house, when they ride past the blue horned monster heads, Isabella is smiling. She looks frightened again in the next shot.
  • There are several errors during the group shots of the gang during the Big Idea explanation:
    • The Fireside Girls are wearing their sashes on their right shoulders instead of their left. This stays until the camera pans across the group upon thinking what scares them.
    • GingerLookAtBaljeet

      Katie's head is oval shaped and in the wrong place.

      Katie and Milly are much taller than normal when Ginger is looking at Baljeet and seem to have wrongly shaped heads at the same time. Also, their bodies are in the wrong place for their heads. Milly's skirt is also orange and their berets are flat. In addition, this occurs again while Phineas is explaining the plan, and Holly appears to have Milly's error as well.
    • Adyson's hairband is the same color as her hair. This stays until the gang gasps upon Isabella is "cursed". Her hair is also outlined too dark.
    • When Phineas shows the organ, Katie's eyes are blue and Gretchen is taller than usual.
    • When Buford says "This better be good, pointy" Baljeet's collar is different and a line is seen striking through the split collar on Adyson's neck.
    • When the gang arrives, Milly is behind Buford and Holly is next to Ginger, but after the pan shot of everyone scared, Milly and Holly have swapped places.
    • Katie also has socks, which are futhermore transparent.
    • The yellow bands on Katie's shoes are red.
    • The diamond on Milly's beret has disappeared.
  • When the camera pans on the group when horrified, Ginger's hair is cut short, just as in "The Fast and the Phineas".
  • When Candace is showing Linda what the boys did, Linda has two bags of groceries, although she went to a book club.
  • During the song, when Phineas starts to sing "That is quite right, I would delight...", his mouth isn't moving.
  • Outside the haunted house when it's being picked up, Buford has his regular clothes on, but at the end of the episode, he's dressed as Suzy again.
  • When Candace is standing in the haunted house's hallway with the portraits on the wall all of the portraits are blank. When it's a close-up of Candace the portrait behind her has it's person back in it.
  • When Candace is telling Jeremy that Suzy is evil, the poodle is gone. However, when Candace puts her helmet on, the poodle is on it.
  • When Buford and Suzy are standing next to each other, Buford's feet are smaller than they should be.
  • The haunted house can be easilly seen from far away, so Linda should've seen it.
  • When Candace sees the haunted house it is larger than the Flynn-Fletcher home but when it is lifted out of the backyard, it is smaller than the house. 
  • When Candace goes into the house through the small door, the room in it has the walls of the music room  and later on the living room when it should be the kitchen.
  • When Candace complains about the haunted house, the pleats on Isabella's dress are gone.
  • When Doofenshmirtz starts to say "Finally ending here..." the tip of his pointer cuts off into the last picture.
  • When Isabella catches Phineas, you can't see Candace and Linda in the background but a few seconds later they are there.
  • When Suzy yells "upsies!", Jeremy's shirt is green, rather than brown.
  • When the haunted house begins to tear away, Holly's shirt has a red flower on it, but later on it disappears. Also, Gretchen has no teeth and her sash had no patches.
  • When Phineas says "You said you were gonna be something scary" Isabella's eyes are black instead of blue.
  • When Candace asks to speak to Linda over the phone, she addresses her as "Linda Flynn" when it should be "Linda Flynn-Fletcher".
  • Up close the dog bone on the haunted house says "Fido", but zoomed out it's wordless.
  • When Isabella is yelling to Phineas, Katie and Isabella's sashes have no patches.

    If you look closely, Phineas has five fingers instead of four.

  • At some points during the song, Phineas has five fingers.
  • When Candace is darting from room to room at one point she is chased by a dragon that is operated by four fireside girls, none of the shoes seen correspond to any known fireside girl and the girl in the tail has a rad dress.


  • When Doofenshmirtz is loading the things that his mentor let him "store here", the picture of him from "It's About Time!" is briefly shown.
  • A snippet of this episode is seen in the "Phinabella" montage in "Last Day of Summer".


  • Alien - The monster of the Fireside Girls, whose got a tongue-head is a reference to the alien of this film.
  • Banana Phone - Candace talking to the banana like a phone in the beginning of the episode may be a reference to this popular YouTube song originally made famous by children's entertainer Raffi.
  • The Haunted Mansion - As Candace is running through the hallways of the haunted house, she is chased into the vampire's room by a floating candelabra. This is a reference to the Disney Park attraction, "The Haunted Mansion", in which a candelabra is seen in the endless hallway.
  • Beetlejuice - The song One Good Scare, as well as the rollercoaster ride at the end is reminiscent of the 1990s cartoon series, Beetlejuice. The song itself is very reminiscent of Danny Elfman (who composed the theme for the Beetlejuice movie as well as films like The Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands)'s style.
  • Star Wars - When Candace says "Over my dead body" and Phineas says "That's the idea" is a reference to what Han Solo and Greedo said on Episode 4.
  • The Skeleton Dance - A group of skeletons are seen dancing in the hallways of the haunted house before the Giant floating baby head runs over them.
  • Silence of the Lambs - When Candace rides to the Johnson's on her bike, Suzy holds her dog in front of the shades. Then she closes them. This is what Buffalo Bill does in the 1991 thriller film.
  • Macbeth - When Buford washes his hands, saying "Wash away the horror," this is a reference to Act V of Shakespeare's Macbeth, where a sleepwalking Lady Macbeth desperately washes her hands, trying to rid herself of Duncan's blood.
  • Phantom of the Paradise - The use of a pipe organ to control parts of the haunted house is much like the lair from this movie.
  • Can of Worms - The last creature on the roller coaster ride is similar to an alien from the movie.
  • Marvel Comics/Kim Possible - Professor Destructicon's look is slightly reminiscent of both Marvel Comics character Forbush Man, Dr. Doom, and Kim Possible villain Professor Dementor.
  • The Ring - The girls that chase Phineas and Isabella and then are electrocuted all look similar to the girl from the movie.
  • Superman - Doofenshmirtz says "Great Caesar's Ghost!" the catchphrase of Perry White, Editor in Chief of the Daily Planet, the newspaper where Superman's alter-ego Clark Kent works.
  • Halloween - In the scene were Phineas urges the group to find out what scares them the most, the music that plays in the background is very similar to the main theme of the Halloween film series.
  • Scooby-Doo - When Candace running through doors in a hallway is similar to a Scooby Doo-style chase.
  • Sesame Street - When Perry threw the trash can is similar to when Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street threw a trash can. Also, Candace using a banana as a phone is similar to what Ernie did a couple of times.
  • Figment - A horned purple dragon's head in the roller coaster section resembles Figment, a dragon featured in a ride named "Journey into imagination" at Epcot.

Recognize the background?

  • If you went to Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland in October 2011, or Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in 2012, the background of the haunted house from this episode was used for photo ops with the Phineas, Ferb and Agent P costumed characters.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas - Many of the lines before the "One good scare ought to do it" line in "One Good Scare" sounded similar to the rhythm of This is Halloween.


  • For the first time, Lawrence Fletcher does not appear in a half-hour length episode.
  • Phineas slightly resembles Professor Bannister.
  • This episode reveals that Dr. Doofenshmirtz doesn't play golf despite owning golf clubs.
  • In "It's Candace", Candace breaks the Fourth wall by looking and frowning at the screen during a long line.
  • The Giant floating baby head makes several appearances in the course of the series. This episode marks the first instance where the main characters interact with it.
  • In production order, this is Suzy's first appearance.
  • When the camera pans on the above group, Gretchen's scleras are visible (the whites of her eyes). In production order this is the fifth occurrence. Those preceding were, "Candace Loses Her Head", "Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror", "It's About Time!" and "Lights, Candace, Action!".
  • Agent P is wrapped in Christmas lights by Dr. Doofenshmirtz again in "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!".
  • This is the first episode were the thing that Phineas and Ferb build reappears, but disappears again. The second would be in "Don't Even Blink".
  • This is the first episode where Perry has failed to defeat Dr. Doofenshmirtz. He later fails in "That Sinking Feeling". But on both of those, either the machine destroyed the wrong thing or the plan backfires to Doofenshmirtz, making them not count.
  • Second time Linda uses the phrase "That wasn't very nice". ("It's About Time!")
  • This is one of the times where Candace busts herself.
  • This is the second time Linda's name was mentioned ("Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together"). It's also the first time Candace calls Linda by name instead of "Mom" or "Mother".
  • In production order, this is the first appearance of the Giant Floating Baby Head.
  • Third episode to finish with the ending of the theme song ("Rollercoaster", "The Fast and the Phineas").
  • Third time the Big Idea reappears after Linda leaves ("The Fast and the Phineas", "Candace Loses Her Head").
  • Isabella hiccups excactly 11 times in the episode, while Candace hiccups twice.



"The Flying Fishmonger"
Episodes Next:
"The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein"
Halloween Episodes Next:
"The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein"