"Tree to Get Ready"
Treehouse Fight
Phineas and Ferb along with Candace and Stacy having a tree house fight
Season: 1
Production code: 106b
Broadcast number: 23
Story by:
Swampy Marsh
Martin Olson
Dan Povenmire
Storyboards by:
Michael Diederich
Chong Lee
Directed by:
Dan Povenmire
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
March 22, 2008
Disney XD US Premiere:
International Debut:
February 18, 2008 (Disney Channel Latin America)
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Toon Disney Premiere:
October 5, 2008
Paired with
"Get That Bigfoot Outa My Face!"
We remodeled our old tree-house. What do you think?

— Phineas Flynn

Phineas and Ferb build a tree house and remodel Candace's old one. Later, they get in a Tree House Fight against Candace and Stacy. Meanwhile, Perry tries to stop Dr. Doofenshmirtz from getting revenge on his brother Roger.

Episode Summary

Candace and Stacy playing video game

Candace and Stacy playing video games.

Linda walks into the family room and asks what Candace and Stacy are doing. Candace replies that they are playing wrestling, their favorite video game. Mom tells Candace that she's going out to run a few errands-Grocery store, florist, then car wash. Candace tells her mother that she's busy right now, trying to concentrate on her game. Linda tells her to call if there's any trouble, to which Candace replies, "With my brothers, ya' might as well call now."

Phineas and Ferb are in the backyard working on their tree house, having a conversation about an unnamed item making a sound. While doing so, Phineas realizes Perry is missing. Perry is in his Headquarters, and Major Monogram alerts Agent P that all the pigeons went missing in the Tri-State Area. He then says that the only upside was that he hasn't washed his car for weeks. He quickly gets back on topic and believes that Dr. Doofenshmirtz might be behind this case.

Phineas and Ferb have finished remodeling their old tree house. Once they're done admiring it, Isabella comes and asked them what they're doing. Phineas says that they remodeled their old tree house. Isabella is exclaiming how cool it is when Phineas takes her over to a tire as they shoot up to the entrance of the boys' tree house. He takes her through the 'main crib' which Isabella comments, "Sweet." Phineas then tells Isabella to check out the view, where they come across Candace's old tree house that she doesn't use anymore. Isabella says it's sad, to which Phineas throws out the suggestion to remodeling it, with Isabella adding it should be something more Candace. The trio quickly gets to work.


Doof singing My Goody Two-Shoes Brother.

Meanwhile, Perry arrives at Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, parallel parks in an empty space and starts to climb over the top. Once he enters, he sees Vanessa zapping some sort of ray at a bunch of pigeons and snaps a picture. Dr. Doofenshmirtz walks up sipping coffee and says, "Pretty good, don't you think, Perry the Platypus?" When Perry runs off, Doofenshmirtz realizes he was talking to Perry, spits out his coffee and commands the pigeons to stop him, as he is heading for the clearly marked exit. The pigeons corner and trap him, and Doofenshmirtz takes this time to explain his plan. Today is the day his brother, Roger Doofenshmirtz, receives the key to the city, and Heinz decides to use this day to get his revenge. He plans to use pigeons to 'rain' on his brother's parade, and does so with his new and very evil invention... The Poop-inator. It implants an image of the target into the brain of the pigeon, with the bird then pooping on its target. Doofenshmirtz then tries to demonstrate on a pigeon perched on his finger, but the Poop-inator leaves the pigeon with no feathers instead. Doofenshmirtz then replies, "Eh. It works better from a distance."

Back in the backyard, Candace has lost the wrestling game 25 times to Stacy, and throws her controller onto the ground in frustration. The girls then hear Phineas calling Candace to come outside. They do so, with Candace wondering what they did now. Phineas tells her to check out her old tree house, which is now much bigger and better. Candace is still suspicious, but Stacy doesn't hesitate, taking Candace by the arm as they take a tire to the tree house. They walk inside, and Candace is marveling about how much nicer her tree house is with a jacuzzi, entertainment center, and hundreds of bells and whistles. While they keep walking, they get a buffet of soups, sandwiches, bagels, pizzas, and stews. Candace thinks that her brothers might have been replaced by aliens, to which Stacy replies, "Yeah, now they're gonna fatten you up so they can eat ya'!" They enter an elevator, and hear Phineas over a speaker say that they may began bouncing. Candace is confused, but Stacy has already started. Candace joins her friend as they bounce higher on a series of trampolines until they reach the top. They high-five and answer the phone (tin cans attached by strings) and tell Phineas that the tree house was great, and they thought of everything. Phineas tells them to press the 'THF' button. Candace wonders what 'THF' stands for until Stacy presses the button: 'Tree House Fight!' The girls think the idea is cool until they see the boys' tree house transforming as well. The girls scream and sit down, but then realize that the controls are just like the video game they played earlier that day, and that they could easily defeat Phineas and Ferb.

Stacy exclaims for them to bring it on, and they do. It starts with them seemingly dancing, where both sides are telling each other to stop leading. They pass through a backyard, and out into the streets, where Stacy commands Candace to give the boys the twister, a move that spins the opponent around and tosses them away. The boys realize they are about to crash. Ferb hits the 'Crash' button, which encases each one in a bunch of tires to protect them as they bounce around when they hit the ground, destroying a building in the process. Their tree house stands, and Phineas and Ferb do an unseen costume change into pirates, and send hundreds of rubber balls at Candace and Stacy. They are a loss of what to do, so Candace randomly pulls a lever, which shoots a bunch of water balloons at the boys. Ferb is knocked away, while Phineas drops his binoculars and is still bombarded with balloons. The bombardment finally stops, and the boys tree house opens its mouth, releasing water and other things rush out, which grosses the girls out. Phineas exclaims, "Egad, man! It's an end run around the middle! Sound retreat!" Ferb salutes, and begins to play the bagpipes. They run away, with Candace and Stacy following. Candace then gets a call on her cell phone from her mother saying that she is at the car wash and should be home soon. Candace is shocked, until a can comes down from above and Phineas says that the last one home is 'big ol' purple pickled egg', which is followed by Ferb in a chicken costume while making a perfect clucking sound.

Back at Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc., Doofenshmirtz tells his daughter to fire the harpoon, which sends a line all the across for the pigeons to walk across, as they start to do so. He then tells Perry that he is about to witness a truly petty act of vengeance, but notices that Perry is gone. Perry escapes with the Poop-inator, and replaces the picture with one of Doofenshmirtz instead, which in turn causes the pigeons to attack Doofenshmirtz. When this happens, Vanessa turns and opens the elevator, but does not save it for her father, leaving him to be trapped in another elevator with all the pigeons.

The kids are still running, but trip over the harpoon line and tumble over each other all the way to the Flynn-Fletcher backyard, where they stand like normal trees. Their tree houses now look normal, with a bridge connecting the two. They fight over who got there first, even though it was a tie. Linda comes home and says that it seems as though they had fun, to which Phineas replies, "Well, Mom-you know what they say..." He is cut off by the girls who flung a water balloon at him, knocking him down. Ferb then finishes, "Fun never falls too far from the tree house!" He is also knocked down by a spare water balloon by the girls.


For a full transcript of "Tree to Get Ready", click here.


End Credits

A repeat chorus of "My Goody Two-Shoes Brother", cutting away to the pigeons and Doofenshmirtz emerging from the ground floor of his building covered in pigeon poop, pedestrians scattering in fear.


Tree to Get Ready title card
The image gallery for "Tree to Get Ready" may be viewed here.

Running Gags

The "Too Young" Line


Ferb's Line

Phineas: Well mom, you know what they say...

Phineas gets hit by a water balloon
Ferb: Fun never falls too far from the tree-house.

Ferb gets hit by a water balloon

What'cha doin'?

Isabella: Hey guys, What'cha doin'?

Phineas: We remodeled our old tree-house. What do you think?

Isabella: (Seeing the tree-house) Oh my gosh! Wow!

Hey, where's Perry?

Phineas: Huh. You're right, Ferb. I guess it would make a sound. Say, where's Perry?
Doofenshmirtz: Pay attention and learn something, Perry the Platypus! Wait, where's Perry the Platypus?

Oh, there you are, Perry

Major Monogram: There you are, Agent P.

Perry's entrance to his lair


Memorable Quotes

Phineas: Let's take the tube to the top!

Isabella: Tube?
Phineas: Sure. It's the fastest way up.
Isabella: Are you sure about this?
Phineas: Relax. We haven't missed yet!
Isabella: Really?
Phineas: Yeah. You're our first passenger.

Isabella: What?! (screams while flying through multiple life preservers, finally landing on the topmost level) Awesome.
Candace: Maybe my brothers have been replaced with aliens?
Stacy: Yeah, now they're gonna fatten you up so they can eat ya!
Phineas: Attention Candace! Come out to the backyard!
Candace: (walking past a wall of literal bells and whistles) Wow, look at all the bells and whistles!
Stacy and Candace: Oh, snap!
Vanessa: I like Uncle Roger.

Doofenshmirtz: Thank you, Vanessa. But I don't believe I was talking to YOU! Is your name Perry the Platypus? No, I don't think so.

Vanessa: Groan I soooo should have gone to summer school.
Doofenshmirtz: Perry the Platypus, you are no match for my pigeons.
Doofenshmirtz: (after removing the pigeon's feathers shooting it with the Poop-inator) It—it works better from a distance.
Phineas: Sound retreat!
Ferb salutes and plays the bagpipes
Phineas: The last one home is 'big ol' purple pickled egg!
Ferb makes a clucking sound

Background Information

  • In this episode, Dr. Doofenshmirtz states every single person who he hates. He even states that Perry the Platypus is not the person who he hates the most, he hates his Goody-Two-Shoes Brother, Roger Doofenshmirtz.
  • When Phineas and Ferb are first shown in the episode it's likely they were talking about the question "If a tree falls in the forest, but no one's there to hear it, does it make a sound?"
  • Before Ferb gets hit by the water balloon, Ferb's closer eye appears larger.
  • Heinz Doofenshmirtz has his first musical number.
  • This episode and "Get That Bigfoot Outa My Face!" were voted # 4 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.
  • The phrase "all the bells and whistles" means a load of fancy gadgets or upgrades.

Production Information

  • This episode marks the first appearance of Roger.
  • Heinz Doofenshmirtz's first musical number takes place in this episode.

International Premieres

  • February 15, 2008 (Disney Channel Latin America)


  • When Perry entered Doofenshmirtz's lair the roof was not there.
  • When Dr. Doofenshmirtz sings My Goody Two-Shoes Brother, he threw his hat and it landed on his head. If he had actually threw it like that, it would have landed in front of him.
  • At the end, when Stacy and Candace throw water balloons at Phineas and Ferb, Ferb's bigger eye is the one in front.
  • Phineas and Ferb's backyard has only one tree, but in this episode there are two (the ones they build the treehouses in).
  • When Candace and Stacy first enter the elevator, the floor is brown but when they are in it it's a pink trampoline.
  • Doofenshmirtz's plan was to only have his brother pooped on, but the way the pigeons were lined up, the audience would have been hit too.
  • The tree houses' designs are inconsistent throughout the episode.
  • The ropes Perry was tied up by the pigeons seems to disappear and appear throughout the episode.
  • The tree houses weren't seen before, or since this episode.



  • THX - Candace initially wonders if the THF button is some kind of sound system.
  • The Episode title is an allusion to "Three to get ready" (part of a standard count to prepare for action).
  • Avril Lavigne - Sk8er Boi can be heard in the background while Phineas, Ferb, Candace, and Stacy are rolling into their backyard.
  • Stacy's response "I want the whole thing" is the same that Bob Barker used in "Happy Gilmore".
  • Phineas said "I guess it would make a sound" may be a response to the philosophical question "If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound?"
  • Monty Python's Spamalot - Doofenshmirtz's song sounds very similar to Spamalot's "You Won't Succeed On Broadway."
  • During the tree house fight, Phineas and Ferb change costumes periodically, copying Groucho Marx from the battle scene of the Marx brothers movie Duck Soup.
  • The Living Daylights - Phineas' quote regarding that Isabella is it's first passenger is a reference to how the defector was the P.I.G.'s first passenger.
  • The scene where Isabella walks around with a sign is a reference to boxing and MMA matches where a woman walks around the arena with a sign showing the current round.
  • The Powerpuff Girls - Both the mayor and town hall resemble the ones used in this series.
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Stacy calls Candace, Candirocks, possibly a mixture of Candace Rocks and Goldilocks, the girl who tests porridge, chairs, and beds at the bears' home.
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show - Vanessa's seated chorus-line kick-step during the musical number is eerily similar to the one done by wheelchair-bound Dr. Scott during the "floor show".
  • The Italian Job - The scene were Perry parks his car in the middle of two vehicles is reminiscent of the scene where Stella Bridger parks her mini cooper in a small spot between two vehicles.
  • Psycho - When Perry is surrounded and captured by the pigeons a variant of Psycho's theme song is played.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus - During the song, Doof smashes the fake taxi driver with a 2-ton weight, a reference to this British sketch comedy show's running gag of dropping a 16-ton weight onto a character in lieu of a punchline.


  • Phineas and Ferb made quite a few costume changes in this episode.
Phineas's costumes (in order):
  • Army uniform
  • Pirate costume
  • Camouflage uniform
  • Knight's armor
  • Chicken suit
Ferb's costumes (in order):
  • Army hat
  • Sailor hat
  • Camouflage helmet
  • Scottish outfit
  • Chicken suit
  • This is the first time Adyson speaks, when the Fireside Girls are cheering, her mouth moves on the line "Way to go!".
  • Heinz Doofenshmirtz has his first musical number.
  • Doof is the first person other than Phineas to wonder where Perry is.
  • Second episode with "Ready" in the title ("Ready for the Bettys").
  • When Candace and Stacy are playing the wrestling game, their character names are "Candyrox" and "Stacilicious", respectively.
  • The cardboard cut-out of a monk Heinz Doofenshmirtz uses shows that its robe is left-side buttoned, which is one of the styles of Vajrayana monks; on the other hand, the Chinese monks often wear robe of right-side buttoning.


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