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You've heard of Boot Camp? Well, ladies, welcome to Bust Camp!

— Candace Flynn

Candace enlists her friends Stacy and Jenny to help her bust her brothers, so they run trial busting events in the backyard to prep for the real thing. Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb create an unlimited power supply to propel a group of cyclone-like vehicles known as "Spinning Tops of Doom." Over at Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc., a new replacement robot for Norm has been called into action but when struck by the surge of power going through Danville, the robot turns on Dr. Doofenshmirtz and makes him the target.

Episode Summary

Candace, yet again having failed to bust her brothers, is inspired to get some assistance after Isabella comments that anything is possible with teamwork. As part of "Nerd Awareness Week", Baljeet chooses the day's activity, called Spinning Tops. Buford thinks that it's lame, but agrees to give it a shot after Baljeet adds "Of Doom" to the name. It turns out to be a board game, which gets boring very fast, and Phineas decides that it needs more "oomph". Baljeet is happy about this, but is interrupted as he's about to ask where Perry is.

Monogram sends Perry out on his mission, and he uses a magic wand to make an exit, which astounds Monogram, though it was just a trick by Perry.

Candace has enlisted Stacy and Jenny in the day's attempt to stop the boys, but Stacy shakes her confidence when asks if she can get her bodysuit in pink. Jenny suggests that if they help Candace, she'll get over her busting issues, and the three begin their "busting" training in a montage.

At Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, Norm accidentally spills coffee on Doofenshmirtz's lap, naturally causing him pain and irritation. A package arrives for him, and he's excited about receiving a new "nemesis toy". Perry had hidden himself in the box, and kicks Doof in the face after wondering if the "toy" lays eggs. Doof restrains Perry with a Straightjacket-inator, and shows him a new robot that is much smaller, sleeker and more efficient than Norm. Norm overhears Doof's put-downs, and becomes broken-hearted.

Candace runs through the final gameplay with Stacy and Jenny, setting up their positions and assigning them roles for maximum swiftness and efficiency at busting Phineas and Ferb. They successfully perform a drill and get back to scouting for Linda.

After creating large mechanized Spinning Tops, the kids (with the exception of Buford) each climb into their own Top and proceed to start bumping into each other, laughing playfully. Buford still thinks the game is lame, and tries to liven things up by increasing the Tops' radiant power source, thereby causing them to spin wildly out of control. The radiant power sends powerful energy waves across Danville, causing problems to citizens, as well as shorting out both Jenny and Stacy's headsets, making them unable to communicate with Candace.

Doofenshmirtz's little robot is also affected by the radiant power, causing it to evolve into a large mecha that threatens to destroy him. Perry attempts to stop the rampage and save Doofenshmirtz, but he's catapulted out of the building. Monogram contacts him, ordering him to seek out the source of the sudden power wave and put a stop to it. Doof, meanwhile, falls to the mercy of his decontrolled robot, and Norm "intentionally" spills coffee onto it, causing it to short circuit and collapse. Doofenshmirtz happily thanks Norm for coming to his aid. It is also revealed that Norm runs on squirrel power, which is why he wasn't affected by the power surge. Doof then contemplates reading Norm's operation manual.

Linda arrives home, and Candace is quick to drag her to the backyard gate. She waits in vain for her friends' signal, but their headsets are broken and they must dodge the Spinning Tops to avoid grievous bodily harm. The kids, now uncomfortable with spinning wildly out of control, eject from their machines, and the Tops are sent flying into the sky. Perry arrives, rips off the power button of the radiant power machine, and dashes off in the blink of an eye. Linda enters the backyard and sees the kids playing with the board game. Stacy and Jenny ramble to her about the mechanized tops, and Candace tells them to knock it off. Linda offers them pie, and everyone is happy to accept, except Candace, who accepts in sadness.


Read the transcript of Phineas and Ferb-Busters!.


End Credits

A repeat of Bust Your Brothers.


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Running Gags

The "Too Young" Line


Ferb's Line

Linda: Who wants pie?

Jenny: Me.
Stacy: Me.
Candace: Me...

Phineas, Baljeet, Isabella, and Ferb: Us!

What'cha doin'?


I know what we're gonna do today

Candace: Stacy, I know what we're gonna do today.

Hey, where's Perry?/Oh, there you are, Perry

Phineas: Anybody else notice a distinct lack of egg-laying mammals around here? Baljeet, would you do the honors?

Baljeet: Boy howdy! Clears throat Ah-
Cut to Perry's Lair

Major Monogram: Where's Perry? Oh, there you are. Didn't, uh... see you... sitting there...
Phineas: Oh, there you are, Perry.

Perry's entrance to his lair

Not shown; Major Monogram asks, "Where's Perry?" but he is already in front of him.

Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated!

Memorable Quotes

As he walks by a dismayed Candace

Buford: You've inspired me: I'm growing out my bangs.
As he too walks by

Baljeet: Namaste, compadres.
Isabella: Do you know how I earned this mountain-moving patch?

Candace: By mindlessly repeating a flawed busting strategy?

Isabella: No, through teamwork. See that mountain over there? It used to be over there. With a little teamwork, you can do anything.
Baljeet: It is called "spinning tops."

Buford: LAME!
Baljeet: Of DOOM!

Buford: Alright I'll give it a shot.
In reference to his newest machine.

Doofenshmirtz: It may be small, but it's stronger and smarter than Norm, and it's so much more efficient!

Norm: (in the bathroom, using a bubble-blower to blow single bubbles) Eight-hundred forty-seven... eight-hundred forty-eight...
Candace drags a Linda-dummy into the yard

Candace: Mom, mom! Phineas and Ferb have built outer space in our backyard!
A cardboard cutout of Ferb topples over
Phineas: Hey Candace. Nice "us"-es. When'd you make those?

Candace: (turning away with the dummy) Pay no attention to them, mom.
Norm: Now I know I have a heart, because it's breaking.
Linda: Well, I've got a few seconds to kill before my bladder bursts like a water balloon.
Doofenshmirtz's Mecha: Doofenshmirtz. Your pathetic schemes have always failed. Now, step aside and let the true master take over.

Doofenshmirtz: *gasp* He CAN Talk!
The Mecha blasts him

Doofenshmirtz: And shoot too. AH! Save me! Save me, Perry the Platypus!
Doofenshmirtz's Mecha: Prepare to meet your maker, Maker!

Doofenshmirtz: (as the Mecha shoots at him) I'm feeling such an odd mixture of pride and mortal terror.
The Mecha extends his blender attachment as a weapon

Doofenshmirtz: Mostly terror! MOSTLY TERROR!
Norm: Don't you remember? I run on squirrel power!

Norm reveals a squirrel on his insides that is powering him.

Doofenshmirtz: Wow. I should really read your operation manual.
Jenny: I lied about the persimmon.
Linda: Oh.

Stacy and Jenny try to continue to explain to Linda at the same time, but struggle to do so
Stacy and Jenny: Giant spinning tops of doom!

Buford:off-screen LAME!

Background Information

  • When Buford turns the power up on the battery device and everything goes crazy, a faster variation of the theme song can be heard.
  • Dr. Doofenshmirtz mentions Manny the Mongoose, who is an agent for the O.W.C.A.
  • Baljeet greets Candace saying "Namastē" (Hello in Hindi).
  • Baljeet says "Boy howdy!" ("The Magnificent Few")
  • Candace could've just busted Phineas and Ferb if she hadn't waited for the signal. She also could've checked on the backyard herself.
  • The mecha somehow gained parts that never existed on it before the power wave.

Production Information

International Premieres

  • February 20, 2010 (Disney Channel Brazil)
  • March 24, 2010 (Disney Channel Italy)
  • May 22, 2010 (Disney XD Spain)
  • June 20, 2010 (Disney Channel Spain)
  • July 13, 2010 (Disney Channel Latin America)
  • September 11, 2010 (Disney Channel Scandinavia)


  • Norm says that he runs on squirrel power, but in other episodes he has been shown with different power sources: oil, batteries, and an on/off switch. ("Traffic Cam Caper", "At the Car Wash", and "Greece Lightning", respectively.)
  • Related to this is that when Norm stated that he ran on squirrel power, he opened up his chest cavity to reveal a squirrel running on a squirrel wheel. However, Agent P was able fit into a miniature control room in Norm's chest area. Both the squirrel wheel and the control room could not have fit in there ("Traffic Cam Caper").
  • When Baljeet ejects from his top you can see that his top has two buttons while everyone else tops only have one eject button.
  • When the Spinning tops flew away, the spinning top of Isabella is violet instead of pink.
  • Linda said she was gonna check on her roast even though that was right when she got home.
  • When the robot reveals its face, for the first time, the sleeves on Perry's straitjacket are missing thus revealing his arms.
  • When Isabella showed her sash to Candace, the diamond-shaped patch under the Mountain Moving patch was orange. Usually, the diamond patch is teal.
  • When Candace, Stacy and Jenny are talking to Linda, Jenny's belt buckle changes color.
  • Stacy and Jenny's headsets get affected by the radiation, but for some reason Candace's does not, despite being nearby when Buford turned up the battery device.



  • The title is a parody of the movie Ghostbusters. A parody of the franchise's familiar logo is also seen.
  • Scarface - Doofenshmirtz says "Say hello to my little friend" as he shoots Agent P with a straightjacket gun.
  • Candace, Stacy, and Jenny strike a dramatic pose with an explosion in the background, mimicking the opening credits to the 1970s crime series Charlie's Angels.
  • Jenny appears out of a secret tunnel like the one in the 1960s World War II comedy Hogan's Heroes.
  • Norm saying "Now I know I have a heart ... because it's breaking" is a line from the film The Wizard of Oz; the line is spoken by the Tin Woodman.
  • The name "Spinning Tops of Doom" is an allusion to the Disney Channel series Kim Possible.
  • Throughout most of the episode, Candace, Stacy, and Jenny wear catsuits and gogo boots that bear resemblance to that of Daphne Blake's from Scooby-Doo.
  • The similarly colored catsuits that Candace, Stacy, and Jenny wear are similar to the style that Sam, Alex, and Clover (The spies) wear from Totally Spies!.



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