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I do all the work at the agency, but he doesn't even acknowledge me. That's all I want, a simple thank you. Is that too much to ask?

— Carl Karl

After learning about Monty and Vanessa's secret relationship, Carl bribes Monty into helping him get some much needed acknowledgement from Monogram, while Dr. Doofenshmirtz creates his "Inflator-inator" to try to silence his neighbor who plays the bagpipes every day. Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb introduces pyramid-related sports to be played with their friends. Meanwhile, Candace is ecstatic when she discovers that her neighbor Peggy McGee has witnessed all of Phineas and Ferb's summer antics and is happy to tell Mom about them, but every time she tries to do so, she's gone.

Episode Summary

Vanessa and Monty are on a date. Monty invites Vanessa to a "Love Sändel" concert, which is a band that plays covers of Love Händel songs. Vanessa denies, but they still briefly kiss. Carl then reveals himself; he had been spying on them during their date. Seeing this as an opportunity, Carl asks Monty to take a walk with him. Carl then asks Monty to simply ask his father, Major Monogram, to say "thank you" to Carl, in exchange of Carl not telling Major Monogram about Monty and Vanessa dating.

At the Flynn-Fletcher residence, Phineas and Ferb talk about how human pyramids make every sport better. As Candace walks to them, Phineas pulls down a boxing microphone from the tree, and yells into it, making Candace experience a ringing in her ears. As the boys walk away, a next-door neighbor calls out to Candace, and reveals that she's seen everything Phineas and Ferb have built during the summer. After talking about it for a while, Candace asks the neighbor to come to the house to tell Linda about everything she's seen. Unfortunately for Candace, the neighbor says that she isn't up to leaving the house. Candace runs inside the house to get Linda.

Back at the O.W.C.A., Major Monogram is getting ready for his briefing with Perry as Monty and Carl walk in. As usual, Major Monogram takes everything Carl does for granted. Monty attempts to ask his father about the deal Monty and Carl made, but is cut off every time. Eventually, Monty points out that Perry is waiting for Major Monogram, and Major Monogram goes to talk to Perry to order him to check out Doofenshmirtz.

At the park, Phineas and the gang play all sorts of Pyramid Sports.

At Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, Doofenshmirtz is found to be targeting an Inflate-inator at his neighbor who keeps playing bagpipes all day, in an attempt to make the bagpipes explode.

Back at the house, Candace finds Linda and brings her outside. However, the neighbor is no longer there, and Linda goes back inside the house. As she reenters the house, the neighbor reappears.

The Chef (voiced by Gordon Ramsay) talking to Major Monogram.

At the same time, Major Monogram, Monty, and Carl are at a restaurant, Alfonso's, in an attempt to get Major Monogram to say "thank you" to Carl. He appears to thank Carl for inviting him here, but instead thanks the chef for the meal. Carl starts to get impatient, but Monty comes up with another idea.

Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz and Perry are accidentally both hit by the Inflate-inator. Their bodies become inflated, while their limbs hang off the inflated mass. They then fight on a helipad, having what appears to be an inflatable sumo wrestling fight.

Candace, at the house, calls Linda back over to go talk to the neighbor, but once again, the neighbor is nowhere to be seen. As Linda walks back, the neighbor reappears.

Perry and Doofenshmirtz fighting while inflated due to them being hit by the inflate-inator.

Still having their fight, Perry uses a pressure-release valve in his hat to get rid of the air caused by the Inflate-inator. He releases gas from his insides, which, according to Doofenshmirtz, smells awful. He then throws the -inator over the side, with Doofenshmirtz watching helplessly. With his plan failed, Doofenshmirtz is about to give up, when Perry simply looks over the side, and makes a "shhhh" noise to the bagpipe player, who apologizes for making the noise, and moves somewhere else. Doofenshmirtz then accidentally falls over the edge, and bounces around Danville.

Back at the restaurant, Monty and Carl are ready with a plan that they are sure to make Major Monogram tell Carl "thank you". Monty tells Carl that he hung a grand piano above their table. Monty tells Carl that he'll drop the piano, and Carl should push Major Monogram out of the way, which should be a sure way to make Major Monogram tell "thank you" to Carl. The plan works, and Monty tries to hint at Major Monogram to say "thank you", but Major Monogram is disappointed that Carl didn't save the table as well. Monty then directly asks Major Monogram to say thank you to Carl, but he still doesn't get the tip. Finally, after a third try, Major Monogram thanks Carl, causing Carl to faint.

The neighbor being led out after being caught for her "pyramid scheme".

At the house, Candace finally convinces Linda to come to the neighbor's front door to meet her. Just as the door opens, the neighbor walks out, having been arrested for a "pyramid scheme": selling perspective-painted flat triangles to look like pyramids, which is considered fraud. The police reveal her name as Peggy "The Pyramid" McGee and take her away. While Linda talks to Candace, neither of them see the boys and their pyramid pass by on a bike behind them.

At the Love Sändel concert, Vanessa comes in to hang out with Monty. Dr. Doofenshmirtz bounces into the club and starts bouncing all over the audience.


Read the transcript of Thanks But No Thanks.


End Credits

Reprise of the second verse of "Pyramid Sports". (standalone broadcast)


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Running Gags

I know what we're gonna do today

Phineas: Hey, I bet pyramids can improve any kind of sport, Ferb!

(A microphone falls from the backyard tree, Phineas grabs it.)
Candace: What do you think you're—
Phineas:(using the mic) I KNOW WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO TODAY!!

Candace: —doing?

The "Too Young" Line

Monty: I gonna see Love Sändel, it's a Love Händel cover band that's a... that plays in sandals. My cousin plays bass, and he can get us backstage. It'll be fun. You wanna come?
Vanessa: Uh no, no I don't. I'll catch you later.

Ferb's Line


What'cha doin'?


Hey, where's Perry?

Peggy McGee: Hey, by the way...

Candace: What?

Peggy McGee: Where's Perry?

Oh, there you are, Perry


Perry's entrance to his lair

Perry was already in his lair while waiting for Major Monogram.

Evil Jingle


Memorable Quotes

Carl: Monty and Vanessa, sittin' in a tree...

Monty: Carl...
Carl: Let me finish. K-I-S-S-I-N-G!
Monty: Go ahead.

Carl: You mean there's more?
Monty: Alright, Carl, I get it, what do you want?

Carl: I want your father to disown you, and adopt me.

Monty: Okay, what do you want within reason?
Doofenshmirtz: Wow, so that's what the inside of a platypus smells like? Could've gone my whole life without knowing that.
Monty: Don't worry, Carl. Once you save my father's life, there's no way even he could avoid thanking you for it.

Carl: I hope for your sake that you're right. (The camera zooms out to show a piano hanging above the table Carl and Monty are sitting at)
Carl: You know it's funny how no one's noticed a grand piano dangling precariously over our table.

Monty: Well, I also tied up a couple of violins over there so it would look like a theme.
Major Monogram: (after Carl saves his life)Oh, that was a close one! Carl, it's a shame you couldn't save the table.
Peggy McGee: I'll be out before the time her mom serves pie!

Background Information

  • Ferb, Isabella, Buford and Irving all don't talk in this episode.
  • Major Monogram is shown to not be thankful of Carl.
  • Peggy being in a pyramid scheme is foreshadowed earlier in the episode when she tells Candace she's not up for leaving the house, as if she's trying to conceal her identity to the public.

Production Information

  • This episode was scheduled to air on July 5, 2013, but it was moved. It was later scheduled to air on July 27, 2013 on Disney XD, but was moved again.
  • This is Goldie Hawn's first credited acting role in 11 years. Her last project was The Banger Sisters in 2002, and her last television appearance was on Laugh-In.
  • Disney's newest animated series, Wander Over Yonder, had its official premiere immediately after this episode on Disney Channel in the US.
  • Olivia Olson tweeted on August 1, 2012 that she was recording another episode with Seth Green the following day, with the comment of "vanessa & monty goin strong lol". This likely refers to the date the two go on in this episode.[1]
  • This episode was nominated for a 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program.[2] It lost to Mickey Mouse for the episode "O Sole Minnie".[3]

International Premieres

  • August 13, 2013 (Disney Channel Latin America)
  • August 18, 2013 (Disney Channel Brazil)
  • September 28, 2013 (Disney XD Latin America)
  • September 30, 2013 (Disney Channel Russia)
  • October 18, 2013 (Disney XD Germany)
  • October 22, 2013 (Disney Channel Australia)
  • October 25, 2013 (Family Channel, Canada)
  • December 16, 2013 (Disney XD Italy)
  • January 11, 2014 (Disney XD Poland)
  • February 16, 2014 (Disney Channel Asia)
  • May 3, 2014 (Disney Channel Spain and Portugal)
  • October 5, 2014 (Disney XD Spain)
  • April 12, 2016 (Disney Channel Poland)


  • At one point in the song, the Fireside Girls were seen wearing cheerleader uniforms, but in the next shot, they switch to their regular uniforms. Milly also disappears.
  • When Carl picks up the stack of reports (see top image) his left arm is coming out of his chest.
  • When Carl and Monty are walking down the street and Carl said that "I want your father to dis-own you and adopt me!", Carl's freckles change position, but later came back to its original position.
  • Adyson's nose is missing

    When Adyson is hanging from the tree, her nose is missing.
  • When the kids pass by Candace and Linda, Milly is missing.
  • The tree is apparently farther from Peggy's house when Candace is about to introduce Peggy to Linda, while in the scene where she was first seen, the tree is exactly behind her house.



  • Scotland the Brave - The music that Doofenshmirtz's neighbor plays on the bagpipes is this song, often labelled the unofficial anthem of Scotland.
  • Wonder Woman (1970's TV series) - Agent P does a spin turn and his jetpack is suddenly on his back, similar to how Lynda Carter's Diana Prince did her transformation into Wonder Woman in the 1970s television series.



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