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"Delivery of Destiny"
Serenade
Paul the Delivery Guy and Love Händel
Season: 3
Production code: 323a
Broadcast number: 155
Story by:
Scott Peterson
Written & Storyboarded by:
Kaz
Kim Roberson
Directed by:
Robert F. Hughes
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
April 27, 2012
Disney XD US Premiere:
July 7, 2012
International Debut:
April 30, 2012 (Disney Channel Latin America)
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Paired with
"Let's Bounce"
I found how I can contribute to the world, by being a mobile logistics technician.

— Paul the Delivery Guy

Paul the Delivery Guy discovers his job has a higher calling to save Danville as he makes stops at Phineas and Ferb's house, Doofenshmirtz Evil, Inc., Danville City Hall and the OWCA, in a special episode seen through his eyes. The rock band, Love Händel, returns for some musical accompaniment. Meanwhile, at Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc., Perry has lost the tools in his hat.

Episode Summary

In the backyard, Phineas and Ferb are discussing their latest idea: a city-wide amusement park on a single track. Paul the Delivery Guy arrives and asks Phineas to sign the delivery note for the 20 tons of building material they ordered. Phineas signs the notice with the pen Paul had left in their backyard on the previous day, and assures him that the pen would not be lost again as he and Ferb had installed a clip on it for him.

On the road in the Hightail Delivery truck, Paul talks on a headset with his father, who works in the same company, confirming that he had accidentally left the boys the blue slip rather than the pink one as he was supposed to. His father tells him that he should be taking his job more seriously, but Paul explains how he is unsure if he wants to be a delivery guy. Paul turns on the radio and listens as the radio host informs listeners to keep an eye out for the WJOP party van in the streets, as the first listener to spot it and say the key phrase “the phrase that pays” receives a prize. Paul then arrives at his next stop, Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated.

As the elevator of the Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc. building is out of order, Paul has to carry the large package all the way up the flight of stairs. At the top, he enters Doofenshmirtz's apartment and is immediately trapped in a tiny cage. Doofenshmirtz releases him and apologizes, explaining that the cage was intended for someone else. Paul brushes it off, and Doofenshmirtz tells him his evil scheme of how he plans to shoot City Hall with his latest -inator and turn it into juice to humiliate his brother Roger so he can take over. In turn, Paul tells Doofenshmirtz about how he feels unfulfilled at his own job, and Doofenshmirtz offers him a job as a minion, but Paul declines. As he leaves, Doofenshmirtz notices that he left the blue slip instead of the pink one.

Back on the road, Paul drives by Phineas and Ferb, who are now on their completed one-track ride across the city. Suddenly, the WJOP party van crashes into the back of his truck, and Paul steps out to check the damage. Accidentally stating the key phrase, Paul realizes that he won Love Händel as his personal musicians for the day. To his annoyance, they follow him around and turn everything he does into a tune.

After delivering Mayor Roger the empty box he ordered for his cat to play in at City Hall, Paul tells Love Händel his dilemma, but they just turn his words into a melody. They pass Phineas and Ferb’s track once again, and they greet the kids as they pass by. Love Händel then sings to Paul about wanting food, so they head to Mr. Slushy Burger for lunch where Candace is explaining her latest busting endeavors to Jeremy. There, Paul’s father calls and informs him that there is another package at Hightail headquarters to be delivered to Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc.

As Paul delivers the last part of Doofenshmirtz’s Juice-inator, he notices Perry, whose emergency spy tools are missing from their usual place in his fedora, struggling in the cage. Doofenshmirtz tells Paul that Perry likes the cage and shoos him out of the apartment.

Paul and Love Händel arrive at their last stop of the day, the O.W.C.A. headquarters, where they learn that Carl removed Perry’s tools to clean and repair. Paul then has a realization of how important his job can be, and agrees to deliver Perry’s tools, finally leaving the pink copy and taking the blue one. After being stuck in traffic, Paul and Love Händel hitch a ride on Phineas and Ferb’s track to the Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc. building, where Paul delivers the tools. However, as soon as Perry is free Doofenshmirtz traps him again in a pit in the floor. As the -inator is ready to fire, Paul ties it up and takes off with Perry on his paraglider. Doofenshmirtz curses both Perry the Platypus and Paul the Delivery Guy as the -inator explodes, destroying the top of the Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc. building as well as Phineas and Ferb's track and spilling pineapple juice everywhere. As they fly off, Paul states that he’d rather be called a mobile logistics technician than a delivery guy.

The children, Candace and Linda stand around in confusion at the juice puddles on the ground. At the O.W.C.A., Major Monogram offers Paul a job, but he declines, stating that being a mobile logistics technician is his calling. As he leaves, Perry notices that he forgot his pen.

Transcript

For a full transcript of "Delivery of Destiny", click here.

Songs

End Credits

First verse of Paul's Revelation Operetta. (when broadcast by itself)

Gallery

Delivery of Destiny title card
The image gallery for "Delivery of Destiny" may be viewed here.

Running Gags

The "Too Young" Line

Paul: (Talking by intercommunicator) Hi Dad, yes I just delivered to Phineas and Ferb. (His father tells him something) Yes, yes they are.
Roger: Are they with you?
Paul: Yes, yes they are.

Ferb's Line

Talking about Paul's pen he forgot.

Phineas: No problem, I'll just use the pen you left here yesterday. Ferb and I modified it so you won't lose it again.
Paul: What did you guys do? Install a homing sensor?

Ferb: Actually, we just put a clip on it.

What'cha doin'?

None.

I know what we're gonna do today!

None.

Hey, where's Perry?

None.

Oh, there you are, Perry

None.

Perry's entrance to his lair

None.

Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated! (slightly sped up)

Memorable Quotes

Paul: Oh, here's my next delivery.
(Evil Jingle plays.) What a weird looking building.
Paul: I think your little—what is that, a Dachshund?

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Platypus.
Paul: Looks like he doesn't want to be in that cage.

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Oh, him? No, no, he likes it.
Paul: I mean, just look at those kids!

Love Händel: Look at those kids!
Danny: Hey, we know them! Hey, Phineas! Hey, Ferb!

Phineas: Hi, guys!
Paul: I mean, what is it that you guys really want?

Love Händel: We're hungry and we wanna eat!

Paul: Alright, fine.
Jeremy: Candace, I'd really like to help you with your latest busting endeavor, but I have customers waiting.
Love Händel: We're hungry and we want to eat!
(Paul is tired from climbing up the many flights of stairs in Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated)
Woman: (coming out of elevator, then sees Paul on the floor) You know, they fixed the elevator.
(Love Händel comes up the stairs)

Paul: Hey, why don't you just take the elevator? (he walks into the said elevator) Got a song for that? (the elevator closes)
Danny: Actually, we do!

Love Händel: We just climbed up 65 flights!
Carl: (with high-pitched voice) Uh, I'm gonna go sign for the package.

Major Mongram: Carl, your voice just got squeaky! I know that squeaking!
Carl: Where do I sign?
Major Monogram: CARL, WHAT ARE YOU NOT TELLING ME?!
Carl: (with normal voice) Sir, Agent P doesn't have his tools. I took them out to clean and repair them.

Major Monogram: Something inside me just... broke.
Bobbi: Hey guys! We're covered in juice and packing tape! What does that remind you of?
Swampy: Detroit, 1984!
Major Monogram: Excellent work, young man, excellent. You know it's unprecedented you being human, but I would like to offer you a job with the agency. What do you say, son? You want to fight evil?

Paul: Thanks, but no thanks. I found how I can contribute to the world, by being a mobile logistics technician.
Carl: That's a delivery guy, sir.

Major Monogram: I know what it is. (Perry picks up the pen.) Huh, nice pen.

Background Information

  • It is revealed that Carl has a high and squeaky voice when he's hiding something.
  • This episode reveals that Roger Doofenshmirtz has a cat.
  • The labels on Doofenshmirtz's first package said "Dr. Heihz Dootfenachmirtz DEI Enter Prites DEI Pisze Danrille", another on the same package said "Dr. Heinz... DEI Enter PR... DEI Pisze Danriue".
  • Irving makes a speaking cameo in this episode.
  • When shown in Britain most episodes have slightly higher-pitched soundtracks than in the U.S., due to being screened at 25 frames per second instead of 24. "Delivery of Destiny" and "Let's Bounce" stand out because their soundtracks are digitally adjusted to the original pitch. This is especially noticeable when they are shown in an hour or two-hour block.
  • This is the 10-minute episode with most songs (10)

Production Information

  • This episode was paired with "Buford Confidential" when it originally aired on Disney Channel US.

International Premieres

  • April 30, 2012 (Disney Channel Brazil and Disney Channel Latin America)
  • May 18, 2012 (Family Channel)
  • June 1, 2012 (Disney Channel Asia)
  • August 10, 2012 (Disney Channel Israel)
  • August 29, 2012 (Disney Channel France)[1]
  • September 1, 2012 (Disney Channel Australia)
  • October 7, 2012 (Disney XD Spain)
  • October 13, 2012 (Disney Channel Portugal)
  • December 16, 2012 (Disney XD Latin America)

Errors

  • Love Händel never entered Doofenshmirtz's apartment (at least not during the second time Paul was there, when they accompanied him there for the first time) as they were still climbing the stairs by the time Paul had completed the delivery; though they figured out faster than Paul did that the platypus Major Monogram was talking about was the same platypus he saw in the apartment trapped in the cage. However, their previous memories of Perry may not have been erased. (Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension)
  • When Love Händel is sliding down the tube in O.W.C.A., Swampy's tie is going through his arm.
  • The package that Paul has to deliver to Dr. Doofenshmirtz is mis-labeled:
    Dr Heinz Dooferschirtz
    DEi Entey prites
    DEI Pisze
    Dannlle
    • When Paul finally gets the package up the stairs, the label changes:
      Dr.Heinz Dootfenachmirtz
      DEI Enter Prites
      DEI Pisze
    • The package has two labels on it. With this change, the city on the two labels also change to different misspellings. One reads "Danrille" and the other reads "Danriue".
  • In the 1960s the major manufacturers standardized putting Neutral between Reverse and Drive on the automatic transmission selector. The gear pattern on the Hightail Delivery van is PNRDTURBO, for Park-Neutral-Reverse-Drive (and Turbo!) meaning that Paul might accidentally slip into reverse on his way to Drive if he is distracted or the selector mechanism is worn.
  • When Paul makes the emergency delivery to Agent P and engages the Turbo gear on his van, he passes the same two cars on the same street in the same manner as he did before.
  • When Paul asks Major Monogram to fill out the 237 form, he says, "You keep the pink copy, the blue copy's mine!" This is intended to underscore his own maturity since the beginning of the episode, where he forgets which color copy of the form he should keep, and which copy belongs to the Phineas and Ferb. Unfortunately, the color copy that Major Monogram would receive, should be neither pink nor blue, since pink would be for Agent P (the recipient of the package) and blue would only be left after he completed the delivery.
  • During "Kitty in a Box" when they sing kitty in a box, the lyrics read "almost as fun as a genie in a box" while the closed captions read "almost as fun as a kitty in socks".

Continuity

Allusions

  • Date With Destiny - The title is a reference to the phrase.
  • Flatiron Building - In the final delivery scene, Paul drives by a brief shot of a building that bears a strong resemblance to the Flatiron Building in New York.

Trivia

Cast

Additional voices: Daran Norris, Grey DeLisle, Mat Horner
designates a character that did not appear in this episode

References

Previous:
"Meapless in Seattle"
Episodes Next:
"Buford Confidential"

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