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"Attack of the 50 Foot Sister"
Can't you make up some kind of reducing cream?
Phineas and Ferb seeing Candace after the effects of the growth elixir
Season: 2
Production code: 203a
Broadcast number: 51
Story by:
Bill Motz
Bob Roth
Written & Storyboarded by:
Jon Colton Barry
Piero Piluso
Directed by:
Zac Moncrief
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
May 1, 2009
Disney XD US Premiere:
February 21, 2009
International Debut:
April 1, 2009 (Disney Channel Brazil)
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Paired with
"Backyard Aquarium"
DVD Releases:
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (DVD)
Oh that's our sister. Our...hee hee... big sister.

— Phineas Flynn

Phineas and Ferb help Baljeet with his Festival entry for the biggest watermelon using a growth elixir which Candace uses in order to increase her height in order to be the next Flawless Girl. Elsewhere, Dr. Doofenshmirtz plans to cover the Festival with the "worst smell in the history of mankind".

Episode Summary

Baljeet Signal

"It's the Baljeet signal!"

Candace and Stacy are watching television in Candace's room. Stacy reads from a Flawless Girl magazine that the Flawless Girl founder, Blanca Dishon, will be at the Midsummer's Festival later on today to search for the next Flawless Girl. Candace feels confident that she might have a shot at being the next Flawless Girl, so she decides to head to the festival and try out for herself. Outside in their backyard, Phineas and Ferb get a signal from Baljeet. He asks them to help him grow his shrunken watermelon at the Midsummer's Festival since they helped him build his portal to Mars. Phineas agrees to help him and tells Ferb that they're going to the festival.

Perry enters his lair through a koi pond along with three other fish, whom Major Monogram hires as secret agents. He tells Perry to go see Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb meet Baljeet at the Midsummer's Festival. Ferb takes out his chemistry set and Phineas and Ferb create a growth elixir to help grow Baljeet's watermelon. But when they put a few drops on Baljeet's watermelon, it only grows a few inches. Candace arrives at the festival and meets P. P. Otter, but tells him that she doesn't need his help. She heads off to the Flawless Girl booth, where Blanca sits. Blanca tells Candace to stand over by a measuring post and tells her that she is two inches too short to be the next Flawless Girl. Candace walks away with her new Flawless Girl products and sees Phineas and Ferb with their growth elixir. She pours some on herself and it makes her taller by two inches. Candace runs back to the Flawless Girl booth and is told that she is in the running to be the next Flawless Girl.

Bobblehead Candace

"I've turned into Bobblehead Candace!"

Baljeet's watermelon grows to be the biggest watermelon at the festival. At the same time it grew, Candace begins growing taller as well. Soon enough, she becomes a 50-foot tall giant. She runs into a tent to hide and asks Phineas to make a shrinking antidote. Phineas tells her that they'll get on it. P.P. Otter walks over and gives Candace his card, after seeing her with a giant head. He walks away and Candace begins to cry, saying that she will never be a Flawless Girl. She decides to go to P.P. Otter and his oddball show.

Perry enters Doofenshmirtz's building, interrupting The Slacks singing his evil jingle. Doofenshmirtz traps him in a baby toy, telling him about the baby shower he went to the other day. He says that he has created a device that will cover the entire Tri-state area with the smell of dirty diapers, as he is annoyed by the noise of the Mid-Summer's Festival.

P.P. Otter tells Candace to climb a skyscraper carrying him dressed in a gorilla suit (in a reversed twist of King Kong). Candace climbs the Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated building.

Inside, Doofenshmirtz shows Perry his Smell-inator. When Candace reaches the top of the building, Blanca spots her and decides that Candace is the next Flawless Girl, then she takes the elevator up to top of D.E.Inc. and tells Candace that she's the next Flawless Girl. But Candace can't hear her. So she picks Blanca up in her hand.

Blanca says that girls will never be able to live up to Candace's expectations, and P.P. Otter argues with her. However, Candace realizes that both of them make money off of people to make people feel worse about themselves. She leaves Blanca and P.P. Otter on top of the building and climbs down to bust Phineas and Ferb.

Candace leaves her growth elixir on top of the building and P.P. Otter grabs it to make money. However, when Blanca wrestles it out of his hands, it falls into place of Doofenshmirtz's invention, replacing the flask that smells like dirty diapers with the growth elixir. Right when Candace is about to show her mom that Phineas and Ferb had made her into a giant, Doofenshmirtz activates the invention, causing the entire universe to grow bigger, making it look like nothing ever happened. Perry escapes and covers the Doofenshmirtz building with his dirty diaper smell. And because of this Baljeet loses the contest and goes home to put up the shame curtains.


For a full transcript of "Attack of the 50 Foot Sister", click here.


End Credits

A repeat of Flawless Girl (when watching the episode on the DVD)


Attack of the 50 Foot Sister title card
The image gallery for "Attack of the 50 Foot Sister" may be viewed here.

Running Gags

I know what we're gonna do today!


The "Too Young" Line

Blanca: Aren't you a little short to be the next Flawless Girl?

Candace: Uh...

Blanca: Yes. Yes you are.

Ferb's Line

Phineas: So the watermelon shrank?
Ferb: Well, either that or everything else in the entire universe just got bigger.

What'cha doin'?


Hey, where's Perry?

Phineas: Ferb, grab that Junior Chemistry Set you got for Bastille Day. We're going to the festival. Hey, where's Perry?

Oh, there you are, Perry


Perry's entrance to his lair

His entrance is off-screen, but he enters through the neighbors' koi pond

Evil Jingle/A platypus? PERRY THE PLATYPUS!

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated!

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: What the...? Oh, the festival is so loud I can't even hear my own evil jingle! Okay, guys, take it from the top, louder!
Singer 1: A 1, 2...
The Slacks: Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorp- (Perry busts in, interrupting the singers).
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Oh, what now?
(Perry staggers in, playing a banjo off-key)
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: A banjo-playing platypus?
(Perry puts on his secret agent fedora)

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Perry the Banjo-Playing Platypus?!

Out, Peace!

Candace: Giant Candace is Out, Peace!

Memorable Quotes

Stacy: It says here Flawless Girl founder Blanca Dishon will be at the midsummer festival in search of the next Flawless Girl!

Candace: Then maybe I should sign up! By the way, when is the midsummer festival?
Stacy: Probably in the middle of summer. Which is about now. (Music from the trucks plays indicating the start of the middle of summer.)

Phineas: Well, what do you know? Must be the middle of summer.
Major Monogram: Oh, for crying out loud! Who put a secret entrance at the bottom of the neighbors' koi pond? Well, we'll stick some hats on them and make them agents to avoid a lawsuit.
Baljeet: Could I borrow Ferb sometime?
Candace What are you guys up to?

Phineas: Hey, Candace. We're helping Baljeet win the biggest watermelon contest.
Candace: What's that, a cantaloupe?

Baljeet: (facepalm) Aww!
Baljeet: I will call my family and tell them to start putting up the shame curtains.

Phineas: It hasn't taken full effect yet. You'll see.

Baljeet: Not through the shame curtains, I won't.
Baljeet: So, are there Fireside Boys, too?
Baljeet: I am going to need a crane! And a new pair of pants.
Stacy: Hey, is there something different about you?

Candace: Who knows? Maybe I've grown out of my awkward phase!
(Candace's nose expands)

Stacy: Looks like you're growing into another one.
Phineas: That's our sister. Our—(snickers)— big sister.
The Slacks: Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporate—

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Oh, what now?
(Perry staggers in, playing a banjo off-key)
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: A banjo-playing platypus?
(Perry puts on his secret agent fedora)

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Perry the Banjo-Playing Platypus?!
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: It's a cute little trap isn't it? I got the idea at my cousin Gertrude's baby shower. (Perry looks at him disappointed about the idea) Don't judge me! Men go to baby showers these days! It was fun. Presents, blindfolded diapering...I'm sorry. I'm off topic, aren't I?
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: How do you like me now, Perry the judgapus?!
Candace: I'm back to normal!
Linda: Normal being a relative term.
Baljeet: Oh well, c'est la vie. Shame curtains aren't going to hang themselves.

Background Information

  • This episode, as well as two commentaries for it, are available on the Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension DVD. One is done by the show's creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff Marsh. The other is done by the characters they voice, Doctor Doofenshmirtz and Major Monogram, respectively.
  • In the character commentary, Monogram mentions he dated Blanca Dishon once when he was an exchange student in France. However, it seems like he did not enjoy it.
  • Also, during above commentary, when Candace climbs Doofenshmirtz' building as he passes with Perry, Doof comments on how he did not even notice her, wondering how he did not feel the vibration from her. He also discovers how his plan failed after watching the boy's growth formula winding up in his hands, shouting frantically at his episode version not to put it in as Monogram laughs both times.
  • And in the creators commentary one of the ideas for the smell Doofenshmirtz was going to spread on the festival was the scent of his uncle Justin.
  • After the blue potion went all over Doof's building, he was taking baths in tomato juice for a week.[1]

Production Information

  • Episode description from a 2009 Disney XD Phineas and Ferb press release:[2]
When Baljeet enters a vegetable growing contest at the local fair, Phineas and Ferb create the PhineasandFerbalizer to speed up the growing process. Meanwhile, Candace is attempting to make her way in the modeling business, but is told she's too short. Phineas and Ferb use their newest invention to help her grow, but she doesn't stop growing.
  • In iTunes, the episode is described as "Attack of the 50 Foot Candace" and for On Demand versions of the episode such as Netflix, Kids On Demand, iTunes, etc, in the episode's description, the growth elixir is referred to as "Phineasandferbalizer".

International Premieres

  • April 1, 2009 (Disney Channel Brazil)
  • July 23, 2009 (Disney Channel Latin America)
  • June 2, 2011 (Disney XD Canada)


  • It is bizarre that Doofenshmirtz had a banjo, because in the episode with "Mom's Birthday", he said he hated musical instruments that start with the letter "B".
  • Technically, when Dr. Doofenshmirtz puts the growth elixir into the Smellinator, the universe should've grown slightly and then after an unknown period of time grow 10 times its original mass. Instead it grows entirely at once. Being used in a machine may have accelerated the process, though.

Linda with a transparent neck

  • Linda has a transparent neck the second time she appears when she is talking on the phone with Candace. It is also oddly positioned.
  • When Candace put on the growth elixir she wouldn't have grown at the same time as the watermelon.
  • When Candace says " show people oddballs so people will feel better about themselves...", her left hand is smaller than her right one (viewer's left).
  • When Candace runs out of the house of mirrors, her tongue is enlarged then her head but it shouldn't because when Candace turned into Bobblehead Candace, her tongue was normal. It could also be that her tongue was in the full phase before the rest of her body.
  • When the Flawless Girl uses her mascara in close up, her eye is a different shape and is much smaller than usual.
  • Near the end of the episode when Doofenshmirtz is wondering why the Smell-inator didn't have any effect, he is standing near the beaker of the liquid dirty diaper smell. Agent P kicks him over and past the cart that the beaker was sitting on and he lands next to the cart again.
  • When Stacy and Candace are in front of the mirror, Stacy's and Candace's heads are littler than the reality, but the mirror isn't made for that, because of his shape.
  • One of the lines in the Flawless Girl song is "She's at the forefront of every trend" but when Blanca shows Candace the lyric sheet for the same song, the line is listed as "At the forefront of every trend".
  • The notes in the lyric sheet for the Flawless Girl song are different than the notes heard during the actual song.


  • Phineas asks Ferb to get out his chemistry set he got from Bastille Day. Ferb also received a camera on Bastille Day in "The Lake Nose Monster".
  • The episode takes place a few days after "Unfair Science Fair" as Baljeet says: "A few days ago, you helped me build a portal to Mars.." If the episodes had been ran correctly, it would have been about 4 days, going by the episode number for that one and this one.


  • Attack of the 50 Foot Woman - The title of the episode is likely a parody of the 1958 film and its 1993 remake.
  • Batman - When Baljeet calls Phineas and Ferb on their holographic device, Phineas exclaims "It's the Baljeet Signal!", a reference to Batman.
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - Baljeet's message, particularly the "Help me, Phineas and Ferb! You are my only hope!", is a near copy of Princess Leia's plea to General Kenobi. Baljeet also uses a hologram, and even mirror's Leia's actions at the end (looking over his shoulder and kneeling down to turn off the recorder). The background music during this scene is also similar. In the character commentary on the Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the Second Dimension, Doof points out that this is a Star Wars reference.
  • King Kong - When Candace grows to be 50 feet tall, she climbs the Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated building, holding P.P. Otter, who is wearing a gorilla suit. In his own words, this is a "reversal of a familiar theme".
  • Beakman's World - When Phineas and Ferb are making the potion, Phineas says "Bada-Beem, Bada-Boom" (catchphrase of Beakman).
  • P.P. Otter's name is most likely a parody of P.T. Barnum, of "Barnum and Bailey's" fame. As well as a urine joke. His surname might be a reference to an alleged joke played by Barnum: visitors to his show saw a sign pointing to the Water Otter exhibit - which turned out to be a kettle.
  • The Karate Kid - Perry is standing in the "Crane Position" while Doofenshmirtz is wondering what happened to the Smellinator and delivers the kick after he finds the dirty diaper beaker.


  • This episode occurs "days ago", after the Portal to Mars was built. ("Unfair Science Fair" and "Unfair Science Fair Redux (Another Story)")
  • Three new agents appear in this episode, which are all fish. They are given hats and made agents to avoid a lawsuit.
  • This is the first time the Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated jingle singers appear, presumably in a recording studio located in the Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated building.
  • Candace is 5' 8".
  • Assuming that Candace grew to exactly 50 feet tall as a result of exposure to the growth elixir, she became 8.824 times as tall as she was when the day began. Likewise, the Earth and the rest of the objects in the universe are now also 8.824 times larger than they were. Nobody notices because all measuring devices have grown by the same amount - as Einstein pointed out, everything is relative.
  • This is one of few episodes where Stacy appears in person but her name is not spoken once.
  • Dr. Doofenshmirtz tells Perry that he went to his cousin Gertrude's baby shower. Gertrude is also Candace's middle name. ("Fireside Girl Jamboree", "Hip Hip Parade")
  • This is one of the rare times Phineas and Ferb are seen laughing at Candace (or at least trying not to).
  • Phineas says the growth elixir only works once, which explains why Candace stayed the same size while the rest of the universe grew. Although it doesn't explain why the rest of the universe didn't continue to grow, and Candace, and the watermelon continue to appear to shrink.
  • This is the first episode of Season 2 that Baljeet appears without Buford.
  • In "Out of Toon", the Control Freak (a.k.a Candace) grew 50 feet tall to destroy Team Improbable.
  • The two boys from the Flawless Girl commercial are the two boys from Candace sees in One Good Scare Ought to Do It!
  • While on top of the Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated building, Candace says, "Giant Candace is out, peace!" In "Unfair Science Fair Redux (Another Story)", she says, "Queen Candace is out, peace!
  • As the carnival trucks pass the Flynn-Fletcher house, the melody they are playing resembles the section of the Phineas and Ferb Theme right after "Like maybe..."
  • Second time the "Evil Jingle" is referred to by name. ("I Scream, You Scream")
  • Isabella does not make any appearances in either this episode or "Backyard Aquarium" .



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