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We're here because kids all over the world logged on to vote for their favorite Phineas and Ferb music videos.

— Francis Monogram

Major Monogram and Heinz Doofenshmirtz host a viewer's choice top 10 musical countdown from season 1 of Phineas and Ferb, while Doofenshmirtz disguises his Musical-Video-Mind-Control-Inator as a Musical-Videoclip-Inator.

Episode Summary

Act I

The episode starts with Heinz Doofenshmirtz and Major Monogram clapping at each other. Monogram greets Danville, Heinz then says that they were taking break from their normal jobs and asks Monogram if his first name was Francis, to which Monogram said it was spelled with an "I". Monogram explains that they are here to show the viewers about voting for their favorite Phineas and Ferb music videos, by showing number 10 - "Ready for the Bettys".

Heinz argues with Monogram about kids wanting to listen to rock and roll, and laments Monogram trying to speak street and shows number 9 - "Queen of Mars".

Monogram introduces Cindy, one of the audience until Irving pushes her out of the way and shouts "Phineas and Ferb rock! Woo!" and Doofenshmirtz wonders why Agent M is using a typewriter since most kids haven't seen it before and Monogram cuts their conversation to show number 8 - "Ain't Got Rhythm".

Doofenshmirtz introduced to the audience to his Music Video Clip-inator and explains when he was a child that his parents won't let him watch music videos. Monogram then cuts him off since they don't have time for an emotionally scarring back-story. Heinz tells him he should give him an emotionally scarring front-story, but it doesn't matter since he has a monster truck. Monogram was about to show number 7 until Doofenshmirtz cuts him off and runs over his foot - "I Love You Mom".

Doofenshmirtz laughs maniacally stating that his Music Video Clip-inator is actually a Music Video Mind Control-inator and quickly changes the subject to the audience that he's talking about mimes and introduces number 6 - "E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S.".

Monogram says he plans to save the song as a ringtone, and introduce a special guest and having his own theme song that is Perry the Platypus. Phineas wonders where Perry is that Ferb tells him that he's a special guest in a music video clip show. Monogram asks Perry about his thoughts about the videos for the show, to which Perry just chatters at him and leaves. Monogram then introduces the audience number 5 - an extended version of "S.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants)".

Doofenshmirtz tells the audience for the final four songs, a special video that will enslave the Tri-State Area will play, he then quickly changes the subject by telling them that he has a pie plate carrier that he got from a divorce.

Act II

Doofenshmirtz argues that Monogram is getting paid for the show while all he gets is 200 community service hours, but Monogram tells him that the show is 30 minutes and reveals number 4 - "Little Brothers".

Monogram praises the last song, saying that if he was wearing socks it would have come off. Doofenshmirtz questions him really not wearing socks, Monogram states only for a moment and asks Carl about his socks. Then Monogram shows number 3 - an extended "Busted".

Monogram asks what Doofenshmirtz is doing, he tells him it's his doom and drops a cage on top of him. Monogram tells Carl to call Perry, and then shows number 2 - "Backyard Beach".

Doofenshmirtz laughs maniacally that he has triumphed and he's about to show the audience a video he scientifically created that will get stuck in their head. He plays "My Name is Doof". The song started to hypnotize the audience, but Perry arrives and stops the video by pressing the eject button. Doofenshmirtz tries to play the song again, but Perry intervenes. Yet the audience has been fully hypnotized by Doofenshmirtz's song and start singing "His Name is Doof". Monogram then asks Perry if there is something strong to counteract the song. Perry opens a curtain to reveal the number 1 song of the show: an extended version of "Gitchee Gitchee Goo".

As the song goes, the audience is un-hypnotized and Perry knocks Doofenshmirtz out, frees Monogram from the cage and puts Doofenshmirtz inside it. Monogram thanks Perry for stopping Doofenshmirtz and saving the Tri-State Area. He then finishes the music video countdown and asks Doofenshmirtz to say goodbye, which he states that he will get out from the cage but his name will still be Francis.


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Additional Songs


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End Credits

Last verse of the extended "S.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants)".

Running Gags

The "Too Young" Line


Hey, where's Perry?/Ferb's Line

Phineas: Hey, where's Perry?
Ferb: He's doing a special appearance on a musical clip show.
Phineas: Hmm... Well, good for him.

What'cha doin'?

Major Monogram: Doofenshmirtz, what'cha working on over here?
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Your doom.
Suddenly a cage drops and traps Major Monogram.

Oh, there you are, Perry


Perry's entrance to his lair

Perry enters the stage through a screen. Perry later bursts through a wall segment.

Memorable Quotes

Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Hold on, I gotta go back a bit— your name is Francis?
Major Monogram: Yes, spelled with an I.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Spelled with an I? Wouldn't that be Frincis?
Major Monogram: No, it's F-R-A-N-C-I-S. It's the masculine spelling.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Fran, Franny... yes, very macho.
Major Monogram: See, this is why I just go by Major!
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: When I was a boy, my parents would never let me watch music videos.
Needle scratching
Major Monogram: No, no! We don't have time for an emotionally scarring back story.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Well maybe I should give you an emotionally scarring FRONT story!
Heinz walks out of scene.
Major Monogram: Okay, that doesn't even make any sense.
Zooms out to show Heinz in a monster truck.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: It doesn't have to, I've got a monster truck!
Shouts in joy and rides off.
Major Monogram: Video number—
Is cut off by Heinz, who zooms by with monster truck.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Number 7!
Heinz rides off.
Major Monogram: (wincing in pain) That was my foot.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Wait, you're getting paid for this? I have to do this for community service! I gotta do like, 200 hours!
Major Monogram: This show is only half an hour long.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: I have to do this 400 times?
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Don't go away, folks. When we come back we'll have the FINAL FOUR!
Pauses and holds up three fingers. Realizes his mistake and holds up four. Crowd laughs.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Plus a special music video that will ENSLAVE THE TRI-STATE AREA! I mean... engrave my... pie plate carrier.
Pauses. Picks up pie plate carrier. Crowd laughs.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Look, it's silver! It was a wedding gift. I got it in the divorce! That's right ladies, I'm available!
Major Monogram: Say good night, Doofenshmirtz!
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: You know, some day I will get out of this cage but your name will still be Francis.

Background Information

  • When Doofenshmirtz holds up his hand to indicate the "final four", his hand is initially up with all of his fingers but his thumb. When he looks at his hand, he realizes that he's only holding up three fingers, so he adds his thumb. This is lamp shading the fact that characters in this show only have three fingers and a thumb on each hand.

Production Information

  • Show description:
Millions of fans from around the world are invited to vote for their favorite musical numbers from television's #1 animated series for Kids age 6-14 and Boys 6-11, Disney's "Phineas and Ferb," and the results will be showcased in a new viewer-generated extravaganza, "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown." The episode will air MONDAY, October 12 (8:00 p.m. ET on Disney XD with a encore Friday, October 16 (9:00 p.m. ET) on Disney Channel. Global voting begins today at and
  • The songs were voted by users on and, starting on September 1, 2009.
    • More than 28 million votes were cast worldwide.[2]
  • All of the songs shown (except for "My Name is Doof" and "His Name is Doof") are on the Phineas and Ferb soundtrack, which premiered on the 2009 Radio Disney premiere almost a month prior.
  • The logo being used is a modified version of the logo used for the Spot the Diff and Phineas and Ferb's Memorial Day Marathon.
  • The week leading up to the premiere was titled "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown Week".
  • For the Disney Channel US premiere, subtitles were shown so that the audience could sing along. This was also done during the voting period, with each song choice being shown as a separate commercial. For the Disney XD US premiere, no subtitles were displayed. A later rebroadcast on Disney Channel US did not include subtitles. Also, the iTunes and Netflix releases have no subtitles as well.
  • It is likely that the creators knew that Gitchee Gitchee Goo would win (or were expecting it would), since its position as the winning song is semi-crucial to the episode's plot. It is also possible that the writers were planning for or expecting "Truck Drivin' Girl" and/or the "Perry the Platypus" to be in the top 10, since these songs were remotely referenced by the characters. It should be noted, however, that outside of Perry and Monogram doing the dance moves from "Gitchee Gitchee Goo" and the mind controlled audience appearing with floating hearts from the same song, none of the songs are referenced directly during the non-clip scenes. This was most likely the result of the creators animating these sequences first then spoiling the music videos in later, and for the dubbing in foreign countries to be compatible with any outcome.
  • In some countries like Spain, this episode was broadcast regularly, as any other one in the series (Only the first time it was shown had subtitles).
  • The new verses of "Gitchee Gitchee Goo" were recorded after the original episode aired since Vincent Martella's voice during the verses is more mature than when he originally recorded it.
  • This episode was taken off the air in the US because of the Bettys song in the episode, which was deemed plagiarism by a real-life band called the Bettys.
    • The episode, with "Ready for the Bettys" in its original spot of number 10, was finally aired again in the US on April 13, 2015.

Votable Songs

Cliptastic Countdown voting machine

International Premieres

  • November 27, 2009 (Disney XD Spain)
  • December 1, 2009 (Disney Channel Portugal)
  • December 4, 2009 (Disney Channel Brazil and Latin America)
  • December 10, 2009 (Disney XD Italy)
  • December 13, 2009 (Disney Channel Spain)
  • December 31, 2009 (Disney XD Germany)
  • February 14, 2010 (Disney Channel Poland)
  • March 6, 2010 (Disney XD Poland)
  • March 28, 2010 (Disney XD Netherlands)
  • May 24, 2010 (Disney Channel Netherlands)
  • May 29, 2010 (Disney Channel Russia)


  • For the premiere with subtitles, the song that won eighth place, "Ain't Got Rhythm", has a spelling mistake: The first "you're" in Phineas's subtitle "You're kidding me, right? You're—you're kidding me!" is misspelled as "your", making it "Your kidding me, right? You're—you're kidding me!"
  • In "Gitchee Gitchee Goo", after Dr. Doofenshmirtz says " "No! Not the number one requested Phineas and Ferb song! New extended version, never before seen... NOT THAT!", The Ferbettes are in this order: (from left to right) Adyson, Gretchen, Milly, and Isabella. However, after that, they are in reversed order, except for their line: "Gitchee Gitchee Goo you too", during which they are in this order: Isabella, Milly, Gretchen, Adyson, (from left to right). It changes back and forth, and the number 1 didn't appear in the beginning of the music video.
    • The same error is noticeable as well in "Flop Starz", as the Ferbettes are repeatedly changing positions.
  • When the line "When I say I love you" is said, Adyson has only one eyelash instead of two and part of her beret is the same color as her hair.
  • Just as in "Flop Starz", Isabella's bow is colored to look like her regular bow when the lights are shining on her. Also, when she is wearing her normal dress in the last chorus, her dress has her Fireside uniform's color scheme. Isabella's clothing changes several times throughout the song, including her bow changing to a beret.
  • Also in the aforementioned song, Ferb's keyboard's orientation of keys changes several times throughout the song, including the gain and loss of keys.
  • When Dr. Doofenshmirtz drives the monster truck off stage and over Major Monogram's foot, Monogram's eyes, monobrow and mustache can be seen floating in the air just to the right of him.
  • In the song "S.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants)", shortly before the end of the song, Candace's belly button is on her back for a second.
  • When Phineas and The Ferbtones perform, they do not see Perry, Monogram, or Doofenshmirtz.
  • When the first person is hypnotized by Doofenshmirtz, a differently colored kid of the Irving lookalike without glasses can be seen next to him. However, when Perry breaks through the wall, the same kid can be seen.



  • The introduction at the start of the show is similar to variety shows in the 70's and 80's.
  • Agent M on a typewriter refers to a famous expression, "A thousand monkeys typing on a thousand typewriters will eventually create Shakespeare."
  • "Say goodnight, Doofenshmirtz" is a tribute to George Burns and Gracie Allie's classic sign-off.
  • Times Square - The background in the beginning resembles Times Square in New York City.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus - Doofenshmirtz's line, "Fran, Franny... yes, very macho" recalls a sketch where an interviewer (John Cleese) annoys Sir Edward Ross (Graham Chapman), first by calling him "Eddy-baby" and then by deciding that he'd rather call him "Frank... Fran... Franny... Little Franny-poo..."


  • First episode where Phineas and Ferb haven't been shown full on screen (although the two make a speaking cameo appearance and seen through the videos).
  • The introduction reveals Major Monogram's first name: Francis.
  • Candace appears in the videos of all the top 10 songs except for "Ain't Got Rhythm". Her voice appears in eight of the ten, the other two being "Ain't Got Rhythm" and "Little Brothers".
  • If one doesn't count the music clips, this is the first episode that Candace does not appear in.
  • Isabella's outfit keeps switching from her normal outfit to her Fireside Girls uniform during the extended "Gitchee Gitchee Goo". This is probably due to the fact that parts of the old video for the song were re-used in this extended version. Also, the background changes from "Phineas and the Ferb-Tones Reunion Concert" to "PFT".
  • Linda neither appears nor is mentioned in this entire episode. Though, she briefly appears in "I Love You Mom" and "Little Brothers".
  • Perry isn't in any of the clips (excluding Gitchee Gitchee Goo).
  • Second instance of Major Monogram and Dr. Doofenshmirtz working together in some fashion. The first was during the Radio Disney Planet Premiere to promote the release of the Phineas and Ferb soundtrack.
  • Doofenshmirtz says "It's working, it's working!" exactly the same way he said it in "At the Car Wash".
  • Monogram says "googly moogly" again ("Ready for the Bettys").
  • This is the very first Phineas and Ferb clip-show.
  • Irving makes a brief cameo in the in-between segments.


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Season 1
"Rollercoaster" | "Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror" | "Flop Starz" | "The Fast and the Phineas"
"Lights, Candace, Action!" | "Raging Bully" | "Candace Loses Her Head" | "I, Brobot"
"Run Away Runway" | "The Magnificent Few" | "S'Winter" | "Jerk De Soleil" | "Are You My Mummy?"
"Ready for the Bettys" | "I Scream, You Scream" | "Toy to the World"
"Get That Bigfoot Outa My Face!" | "It's a Mud, Mud, Mud, Mud World" | "Mom's Birthday"
"Journey to the Center of Candace" | "It's About Time!"
"Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together" | "Tree to Get Ready" | "The Ballad of Badbeard"
"Greece Lightning" | "Leave the Busting to Us!" | "Crack That Whip" | "The Best Lazy Day Ever"
"Boyfriend From 27,000 B.C." | "Voyage to the Bottom of Buford" | "A Hard Day's Knight"
"Traffic Cam Caper" | "Bowl-R-Ama Drama" | "Got Game?" | "Comet Kermillian"
"Put That Putter Away" | "Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?" | "The Flying Fishmonger"
"One Good Scare Ought to Do It!" | "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein" | "Oil on Candace"
"Out of Toon" | "Hail Doofania!" | "Out to Launch" | "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!"
"Unfair Science Fair" | "Unfair Science Fair Redux (Another Story)"
Season 2
"The Lake Nose Monster" | "Interview With a Platypus" | "Tip of the Day"
"Attack of the 50 Foot Sister" | "Backyard Aquarium" | "Day of the Living Gelatin"
"Elementary My Dear Stacy" | "Don't Even Blink" | "Chez Platypus" | "Perry Lays an Egg"
"Gaming the System" | "The Chronicles of Meap" | "Thaddeus and Thor" | "De Plane! De Plane!"
"Let's Take a Quiz" | "At the Car Wash" | "Oh, There You Are, Perry" | "Swiss Family Phineas"
"Hide and Seek" | "That Sinking Feeling" | "The Baljeatles" | "Vanessassary Roughness"
"No More Bunny Business" | "Spa Day" | "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo"
"Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown" | "Bubble Boys" | "Isabella and the Temple of Sap"
"Cheer Up Candace" | "Fireside Girl Jamboree" |"The Bully Code" | "Finding Mary McGuffin" | "Picture This"
"Nerdy Dancin'" | "What Do It Do?" | "Atlantis" | "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!"
"Just Passing Through" | "Candace's Big Day" | "I Was a Middle Aged Robot" | "Suddenly Suzy"
"Undercover Carl" | "Hip Hip Parade" | "Invasion of the Ferb Snatchers" | "Ain't No Kiddie Ride"
"Not Phineas and Ferb" | "Phineas and Ferb-Busters!" | "The Lizard Whisperer" | "Robot Rodeo" | "The Beak"
"She's the Mayor" | "The Lemonade Stand" | "Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation" | "Nerds of a Feather"
"Wizard of Odd" | "We Call it Maze" | "Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Max Modem!" | "The Secret of Success"
"The Doof Side of the Moon" | "Split Personality" | "Brain Drain" | "Rollercoaster: The Musical!"
"Make Play" | "Candace Gets Busted"
Season 3
"The Great Indoors" | "Canderemy" | "Run, Candace, Run" | "Last Train to Bustville"
"Phineas' Birthday Clip-O-Rama!" | "The Belly of the Beast" | "Moon Farm"
"Ask a Foolish Question" | "Misperceived Monotreme" | "Candace Disconnected"
"Magic Carpet Ride" | "Bad Hair Day" | "Meatloaf Surprise" | "Phineas and Ferb Interrupted"
"A Real Boy" | "Mommy Can You Hear Me?" | "Road Trip" | "Tour de Ferb" | "Skiddley Whiffers"
"My Fair Goalie" | "Bullseye!" | "That's the Spirit" | "The Curse of Candace"
"Escape from Phineas Tower" | "Lotsa Latkes" | "Ferb Latin"
"A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas" | "Tri-Stone Area" | "Doof Dynasty" |"Excaliferb"
"Phineas and Ferb and the Temple of Juatchadoon" | "Monster from the Id" | "Gi-Ants"
"The Remains of the Platypus" | "Mom's in the House" | "Perry The Actorpus" | "Let's Bounce"
"Bully Bromance Breakup" | "Quietest Day Ever" | "The Doonkelberry Imperative‎‎"
"Meapless in Seattle" | "Delivery of Destiny" | "Buford Confidential" | "The Mom Attractor"
"Cranius Maximus" | "Agent Doof" | "Minor Monogram" | "What A Croc!" | "Sleepwalk Surprise"
"Sci-Fi Pie Fly" | "Sipping with the Enemy" | "Tri-State Treasure: Boot of Secrets" | "Doofapus"
"Norm Unleashed" | "Where's Perry?" | "Where's Perry? (Part Two)" |"Ferb TV"
"When Worlds Collide" | "What'd I Miss?" | "Road to Danville"
"This Is Your Backstory" | "Blackout!"
Season 4
"For Your Ice Only" | "Happy New Year!" | "Fly On the Wall" | "Bully Bust" | "My Sweet Ride"
"Der Kinderlumper" | "Sidetracked" | "Primal Perry" | "Mind Share" | "Backyard Hodge Podge"
"Bee Day" | "Bee Story" | "Great Balls Of Water" | "Where's Pinky?"
"Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown Hosted by Kelly Osbourne"
"Knot My Problem" | "Just Desserts" | "La Candace-Cabra" | "Happy Birthday, Isabella"
"Love at First Byte" | "One Good Turn" | "Thanks But No Thanks" | "Troy Story"
"Druselsteinoween" | "Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror" | "Face Your Fear" | "Cheers for Fears"
"Steampunx" | "Just Our Luck" | "Return Policy" | "Live and Let Drive" | "Father's Day"
"Imperfect Storm" | "The Return of the Rogue Rabbit" | "It's No Picnic" | "The Klimpaloon Ultimatum"
"Operation Crumb Cake" | "Mandace" | "Lost in Danville" | "The Inator Method"
"Tales from the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension" | "Doof 101" | "Act Your Age"
Season 5
"Summer Block Buster" | "Cloudy with a Chance of Mom" | "Appetite for Adventure" | "License to Bust"
"Dry Another Day" | "Deconstructing Doof" | "Tropey McTropeface" | "Biblio-Blast!" | "A Chip to the Vet"
"More Than an Intern" | "The Aurora Perry-Alis" | "Agent T (For Teen)" | "The Haberdasher"
"The Candace Suit" | "Out of Character" | "Meap Me in St. Louis"
"Phineas and Ferb: Summer Belongs to You!" | "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer"
"Night of the Living Pharmacists" | "Last Day of Summer" | "O.W.C.A. Files"
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe
"Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel" | "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars" | "The Phineas and Ferb Effect"