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If by "okay", you mean that my life is a meaningless, black cauldron of swirling failure, then yes, everything is groovy.

— Baljeet

Phineas and Ferb help Baljeet at a summer rock camp. Meanwhile after finding out that Stacy feels like a third wheel around her, Candace sets her up with Coltrane and the two start to get along. Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz attempts to create a baby army.

Episode Summary

Baljeet singing Gimme a Grade.

Phineas and Ferb are sitting in their backyard listening to an ear-piercing noise. A frustrated Phineas stands up and tells Ferb what they're not going to do today. They're not going to find out what they are going to do today as long as the noise continues.

The two walk out of the yard just as Candace shakes her fist out the window, telling them to be quiet or she's going to bust her empty backyard. Her friend Stacy closes the window, telling her to stop trying to bust her backyard. Candace's phone rings and she quickly answers it, when she finds out it's Jeremy inviting her and Stacy to his friend's concert. All of a sudden, Candace realizes that Jeremy has never given her a nickname.

Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb follow the ear-piercing sound and arrive at Baljeet's house. There, they find out that Baljeet signed up for a class called "Summer Rocks", which he thought was a geology class, but it turned out to be a rock and roll camp and is scared he'll fail the class. Phineas notes that he was making an interesting sound with his guitar, but finds out it was actually the "Fail Wail" coming from Baljeet himself. Phineas and Ferb then offer to teach him how to rock.

Meanwhile, Perry the Platypus is being told by Major Monogram that Dr. Doofenshmirtz has been buying baby supplies all over town. He has to find out what he's up to and stop it.

Back at Baljeet's house, Phineas is trying to explain to Baljeet that rock and roll isn't about books and studying, it's about expressing his feeling through music. He asks Baljeet what he does when he's angry and sad, but it turns out he just always does math and the feelings "come and go."

In the meantime, Candace and Stacy arrive at the concert where Jeremy and Coltrane are. When Stacy comments that Coltrane is kinda cute, Candace begins to wonder if she has a crush on him and frantically tries to decide what to do. Stacy interrupts her and the two walk over to the boys where Candace tries to get Jeremy to nickname her and is annoyed by his lack of response.

At the Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated building, Perry sneaks in from inside a teddy bear but is caught by Doofenshmirtz's Nanny-Inator diapered and put in a large playpen. Doofenshmirtz approaches him and explains that he plans on forming an army of babies by projecting the sound of his heartbeat throughout the city and attracting them to him.

Phineas and Ferb are still trying to make Baljeet understand the connection of feeling to rock and roll. Baljeet strings an A-chord because he feels like he wants an A. Phineas realizes this is going to be harder than he thought.

At the Summer Rocks concert, things are going well for Stacy and Coltrane until Candace tries (and fails) to call Stacy over to her inconspicuously. Candace tells Stacy she still isn't able to get Jeremy to nickname her and is told that maybe Jeremy isn't the type of person to nickname people. This is quickly proven wrong as Jeremy walks over, calling out nicknames to everyone except Candace.

Shortly afterwards, Phineas, Ferb, Baljeet, and Buford arrive at the Summer Rocks concert in a white limo.

Doofenshmirtz connects a monitor that takes his pulse and transmits it to the Bum-Bum-Inator, broadcasting it to all the babies.

Meanwhile, Baljeet's band, The Baljeatles, go onstage. However, Baljeet stays behind the curtains since he doesn't know how to rock and is scared of getting a bad grade. Coltrane walks up to him and tells him that there are no grades and the concert was just for fun. Baljeet is immediately angered by this and decides to express his feeling through music to his like-minded peer group. He performs the song, "Gimme a Grade", while Doofenshmirtz is trying to relax so his heartbeat won't go too fast and short out the Bum-Bum-Inator. Perry escapes the giant playpen (by pouring water from his baby bottle into his diaper making the Nanny-inator change him) and chases him, causing the Bum-Bum-Inator to pop and shoot into the sky, taking Doofenshmirtz with it.

As the Baljeatles' performance ends, Candace trips and falls on Jeremy while dancing, accidentally giving herself a nickname. When she tells Jeremy he was supposed to come up with a nickname, and not herself, he tells her he didn't give her one because he likes her name, Candace.

Phineas and Ferb confront Baljeet and Phineas tells him that, if it means anything, he gives him an A+ in rock. Baljeet replies with, "No, that means almost nothing."


Read the transcript of The Baljeatles.



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Running Gags

I know what we're gonna do today

Phineas: Okay, what the heck is that sound?! Come on, Ferb. I know what we're not gonna do today. We're not gonna figure out what we are gonna do today as long as that noise keeps up!

The "Too Young" Line


Ferb's Line

Sings in Gimme a Grade.

What'cha doin'?


Hey, where's Perry?

Phineas: Hey, I think the Fail Wail scared Perry off!

Oh, there you are, Perry


Perry's entrance to his lair

Not shown where he enters, but the lair is made to look similar to a theater.

Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated!

Memorable Quotes

At the beginning while Baljeet is wailing loudly

Phineas: (starts to get angry) Okay, what the heck IS that sound?! Come on, Ferb. I know what we're not gonna do today. We're not gonna figure out what we are gonna do today as long as that noise keeps up!
Candace: If you don't stop that racket, I am so going to bust you... empty backyard?

Stacy: Candace, stop trying to bust your backyard!
Stacy: I dunno. Lately I've been feeling like a third wheel around you guys...
Candace: What? No! I always thought more like Jeremy and I were two wheels, and you were separate, on a unicycle, all doot doot doodle doodle oot... (carnival music, Candace mimes juggling on a unicycle)
Candace: Wait a minute! I just thought of something! Jeremy's never given me a nickname! (rummages under bed) I refer you to the chart.

Stacy: Oh, goody. The chart.

Candace: You see, Jeremy only ever calls me Candace, and nothing else. When a guy makes you his girlfriend, he gives you a nickname for you. A pet name like Baby, Honey, Peg-Leg Pete, his own personal stamp!
Phineas: Baljeet's house? For such a mild mannered kid, we sure wind up here for a lot of weird reasons...
Phineas: Is everything okay?

Baljeet: If by okay, you mean that my life is a meaningless, black cauldron of swirling failure, then yes, (Ferb puts earplugs back in) everything is groovy.

Phineas: That's not at all what I meant by okay!
Baljeet: I could actually get an ehh... an ehh... an— oh, I cannot even say that terrible letter! Ineas! Erb! What am I going to do?

Phineas: Well, that was an interesting sound you were getting out of your guitar. I think you'll do just fine.
Baljeet: (solemnly) That was not my guitar. That was me. I call it the "Fail Wail." (demonstrates wail)
Phineas: Baljeet. Baljeet! Whoa! Hey! Thank you. We can show you how to rock.
Baljeet: Really?

Phineas: Absolutely. Hey, I think the Fail Wail scared Perry off!
Major Monogram: Evil... wait... you... await... evil awaits!

Carl: Cut, cut!

Major Monogram: Oh, come on!
Phineas: Rock and roll isn't about books! It's about letting go and having fun! Rock and roll is a way for you to tell the world how you feel.

Baljeet: Feel about what?
Phineas: Expressing yourself. What do you do when you're angry?
Baljeet: Math.
Phineas: Okay. How about sad?
Baljeet: Math.
Phineas: Happy?
Baljeet: Math!
Phineas: So every feeling you have makes you want to do math?

Baljeet: I do not know if is so much cause and effect; I do a lot of math. The feelings come and go.
Stacy: That's Coltrane? He's really cute!

Candace: Hmm, I guess he is. Hey, wait a minute... You like Coltrane!
Stacy: Well, I've never actually talked to him before, but...
Candace: Quick, what should we do? Hide? No, wait, pretend you're a talent scout. Ooh, here! I think I have a fake mustache on me!
Stacy: Let's just go over and say hi.

Jeremy: (to Coltrane) What do you think it means when a girl leaves a fake mustache at your house?
Candace: How's it going with you and Coltrane?

Stacy: I think it's going well. He asked me to save him a dance.
Candace: He did? What do you think he meant by that?
Stacy: I think he meant he wants to dance with me.

Candace: Hmm. Men and their impossible, endless riddles.
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Curse you, Perry the— wait, is that The Baljeatles?
Candace: Just call me "Can't-Dance Flynn."

Jeremy: (laughs) Okay, that's your new nickname.
Candace: Wait, what? No! I'm not supposed to nickname myself! You're supposed to come up with it! (starts crying) You don't even care enough to try!
Jeremy: Hey, wait a second! I call you Candace, but not because I don't care enough to come up with a cute nickname for you! I call you Candace 'cause... I happen to really like that name.
Candace: You do?

Jeremy: Of course I do! 'Cause it's your name. (they hug)
Phineas: Well, Baljeet, if it means anything, I give you an A plus in rock.
Baljeet: No, that means almost nothing.

Background Information

Production Information


International Premieres

  • December 26, 2009 (Disney XD Spain)
  • January 6, 2010 (Disney Channel Portugal)
  • January 9, 2010 (Disney Channel Spain)


  • When Candace is on the phone with Jeremy, she is shown between the mattress and footboard of her bed.
  • When we first see the clock in Perry's screen it has 3 hands, but after we see the clock from the bottom perspective, we see only 2 hands.
  • When Phineas steps out of the limo, he doesn't have the black streaks on his face. In the next scene, and in every scene after, he is seen wearing them.
  • When Dr. Doofenshmirtz is pulled through the ceiling by the Bum-Bum-Inator, he gets pulled around the playpen in the same direction as he was running. It should have been the opposite way.
  • When the Nanny-inator diapers Perry, it uses enough baby powder to make a small cloud, but when the Nanny-inator starts to put the diaper under Perry's butt, the powder is not visible on Perry's fur.
  • When Phineas and Ferb sang in a part, Phineas had a golden chain on his neck along with his jacket (which looked like Ferb's) but it was not seen before they entered the stage.
  • Towards the end of Gimme a Grade, closed captioning shows "Gimme an grade!"
  • Ferb uses ear plugs to stop hearing Baljeet's Fail Wail, but earlier upon arriving at Baljeet's house, Ferb has his ears plugged and no earplugs are seen.
  • At one point when Phineas and Baljeet sing "Can I get a syllabus, a little discipline?" part of Phineas' head becomes duplicated.
  • In the song, Baljeet sings the contraction "ain't," but in a later episode, "Monster from the Id", it is revealed he has a phobia of contractions, especially "ain't" since it is also grammatically incorrect.
    • However, this may not be an error; since studies have shown that strong emotions of anger can override fear, it may be that Baljeet's anger of the fact that Summer Rocks has no grades temporarily overrode his phobia at the moment.
  • The lines where Baljeet's shirt is torn during his performance change position many times.




  • The entire episode may be a homage to rock music - even alluding numerous rock bands/artists who are mostly British in origin. (The Beatles, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, etc.)
  • The episode title is a reference to The Beatles. But their music is based on heavy metal bands such as Linkin Park and Evanescence.
  • Candace mentions Mickey Mouse's legendary nemesis throughout numerous works featuring him, Peg-Leg Pete.
  • The opening intro to Give Me a Grade has a striking resemblance to AC/DC's mega hit "Back In Black". Throughout the song, there are further references to heavy metal, rock, and alternative songs.
  • Doofenshmirtz gives a reference to The Pied Piper of Hamelin, when he used his pipe to get the children to follow him.
  • The Fail Wail may be a reference to Twitter's downtime message, which incorporates a Fail Whale.
  • The last two girls in Jeremy's string of nicknamed people are "Momo" and "Binkie". Minky Momo is a Japanese magical girl anime that spawned into a franchise during the 1980s.
  • Baljeet throws his guitar to the ground in the same manner as bands in the 60's and 70's destroyed their instruments after the concert, especially The Who's Pete Townsend, except that Baljeet placed it carefully in its case.
  • Ferb's Union Jack t-shirt during the performance is in homage to his British origins. It may also be an homage to Def Leppard singer, Joe Elliot's customary Union Jack tank top. It may also be a reference to the shirt which Paul Cook, drummer of The Sex Pistols, wore during the filming of "God Save The Queen".
  • Ferb is seen twice when the limo pulls in. Once when guiding it, and then stepping out of it. He looks to (where the guide Ferb was) his right, as if he noticed this. This gag is common in older theatrical and television cartoons.
  • One of the symbols, other than spirals, projected behind the Baljeatles as they play is the traditional anarchy sign (capital A within a circle), with a plus sign next to it, to make it a hardcore grade.
  • When Baljeet is talking to Coltrane, there is a box that says "GUI", which is the acronym for the Graphical User Interface.
  • When they arrive at the Summer Rocks concert, Django was playing a tune that is similar to the Nirvana track "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
  • Baljeet's dance moves are similar to those of Mick Jagger.
  • At the beginning of the episode, Candace imitates the opening of "Entrance of the Gladiators", the traditional entrance music for circus clowns.


  • Linda, Lawrence, and Isabella all do not appear in this episode.
  • Candace doesn't try to bust her brothers because Stacy tells her to stop in this episode. Or because they didn't do anything actually bust-able here.
  • Django makes a cameo in this episode.
  • This is one of the few times Phineas gets annoyed.
  • Phineas and Ferb do not build anything spectacular, however they do use 2 handheld earplugs which they presumably made.
  • This is Coltrane's third appearance, and his first by name.
  • Even after Baljeet puts his guitar back in his case, it still appears to the right of him when Phineas gives him an A+ at rock.
  • Even though Baljeet says he can't say "F", he almost immediately says "Fail Wail". But this is probably because when he tried to say "F", he had it in mind that it was a bad grade. But when he says "Fail Wail", he had it in mind that it was a song.
  • Baljeet DID play an A chord when Phineas said it near the beginning.
  • Perry never takes off his diaper, even though it's soaked with milk from his bottle.
  • First time the "Oh, there you are, Perry" line isn't said.
  • First time Perry is seen in a diaper.
  • Django is seen wearing a kilt, which means that he could be part Scottish.
  • Third time Perry is trapped in something baby-related.
  • Doofenshmirtz forms an army of babies, similar as he did with the army of pigeons and the army of robot penguins. ("Tree to Get Ready", "Bowl-R-Ama Drama")
  • When Doofenshmirtz is flying over the concert he says "Wait, is that the Baljeatles?", and the invention he happens to be strapped to also explodes into heart-shaped fireworks, just like what happens at the Love Händel Reunion Concert. ("Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together")
  • Stacy and Coltrane's apparent dating relationship is part of the girls' subplot. ("The Best Lazy Day Ever")
  • The girl that appeared in the song "Leave the Busting to us" could be seen in the concert of the Baljeatles. ("Leave the Busting to Us!") Her nickname was also revealed as Sassy Miss K.
  • One of the kids watching the mime Candace ran over is in the front row during the song Gimme a Grade. Also, one of the 2 Guyz N the Parque members appear in a cameo while the Baljeatles sing Gimme a Grade. ("Comet Kermillian")
  • One of the singers that sang Perfect Day and My Nemesis can be seen when Candace and Stacy are walking to Jeremy and Coltrane. ("Interview With a Platypus, It's About Time!")
  • As Major Monogram is acting for Carl, at the start, the tune of the piano from Doofenshmirtz's trap is played, except faster. ("S'Winter").
  • Jeremy calls Stacy "Stacy-Ru", It could be an allusion to Bango-Ru Toys ("The Chronicles of Meap").
  • Second time Doofenshmirtz's explanation catches up to real time ("One Good Scare Ought to Do It!").
  • When the nanny-inator is powdering Perry, the powder is in the shape of a heart.


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