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"Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?"
Perry as Candace and Candace as Perry
Candace and Perry in each others' bodies.
Season: 1
Production code: 120b
Broadcast number: 37
Story by:
Martin Olson
Bobby Gaylor
Written & Storyboarded by:
Douglas McCarthy
Piero Piluso
Directed by:
Dan Povenmire
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
August 10, 2008
Disney XD US Premiere:
International Debut:

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Toon Disney Premiere:
June 5, 2008
Paired with
"Put That Putter Away"
I'm an ugly, smelly platypus!

— Candace Flynn

After watching an old sci-fi movie, Phineas and Ferb are inspired to create a teleportation device which causes Candace and Perry to switch bodies. Meanwhile Dr. Doofenshmirtz has a grudge against a company mascot.

Episode Summary

Phineas and Ferb are watching an old sci-fi movie about a man who created a teleport device. One of the characters threatens to remove the tongue of another character, so when Phineas says what they're going to do today, Ferb immediately covers his mouth. Phineas quickly reassures him that he was talking about creating their very own teleport device, not removing anybody’s tongue.

Teleporters

Just then, Linda crawls in and asks the boys if they have seen her earrings. Phineas asks her which ones they were (dangly, smoky topaz or the hoops) and Linda says she lost her hoops, which Phineas instantly interprets to mean that she’s wearing "the blue dress." Phineas tells her that they'll keep an eye out for it and once she has crawled away, the boys run out to the garage and start building their teleport device.

Ferb does most of the building, while Phineas handles ordering the supplies and materials, and soon the teleportation devices are complete. Phineas wipes the sweat off of his brow and asks where Perry is.

Candace wakes up and sees Perry sleeping on her bed. She strongly rejects, saying, "Eww, you're not supposed to be here!", picks Perry up, and storms out to the garage to tell Phineas and Ferb to keep Perry out of her room.

On her way, she stops by the kitchen to tell her mom that Jeremy is coming over and to try not to embarrass her again. Linda asks what she means, and Candace reminds her of an incident at her 5th grade graduation that involved something inflatable.

Phineas and Ferb are about to take a picture of the completed teleportation devices when Candace jumps in front of the shot asking them how many times she's asked them to keep Perry out of her room. She then takes notice of the teleporters, but just as she's racing inside to tell Linda, Candace trips on a wire in the garage and falls into the one of the teleportation devices with Perry.

Candace the Platypus

Left

She emerges out of the other one sprawled on the garage floor. Phineas asks her if she's okay, but it turns out that this caused them to switch brains, which distresses Candace because Jeremy will be there any second. Candace sees her platypus self in the mirror and shrieks in horror. Phineas tells Candace not to worry, because they can switch them back in no time, but when they turn around, Perry in Candace's body has gone off to his lair.

Perry is trying to go off to his lair, anyway. He uses the side-of-the-house entrance, which is a tight squeeze, considering that the door he's using is platypus sized. The door has only just managed to close when Phineas, Ferb, and Candace in Perry's body come into the backyard. Isabella comes in too, and once they've explained the situation to her, Phineas, Ferb, and Candace in Perry's body recruit Isabella for help.

When Perry manages to squeeze through the pipes and arrive at his lair, we can hear Major Monogram yelling at Carl. When Major Monogram sees Candace's body, he thinks that there has been a breach in security, because instead of Agent P he sees Candace. Carl gets excited because he thinks it's a real teenage girl, but after donning the fedora, Major Monogram and Carl assume that Perry has disguised himself as a teenage girl, causing Carl to walk off screen, complaining that he thought it was a real girl. Perry takes a good look at himself and realizes that he and Candace must have switched brains. Perry then receives his mission. Apparently Slushy the Clown statues have been disappearing all over the Tri-State Area, and lunchtime just isn't fun anymore without those clowns. Major Monogram and Carl are especially heartbroken about the loss of the clowns, for they eat lunch there every day.

Perry then sets off on a little scooter, but on his way, he has an encounter with Stacy and her mom. They stop at the same stoplight as Perry, and Stacy tries to call out to him. Perry in Candace's body somehow avoids talking to them, even as Stacy compliments his scooter and invites him to lunch at the Slushy Burger, thinking it’s Candace. Then the light turns green and he zooms off with relief, leaving Stacy and her mom wondering about his/her behavior and complimenting his/her hat.

Lost Platypus

"Lost Platypus, looks like a girl!"

Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb decide to put up flyers to help them find Perry in Candace's body. Candace is devastated when she sees the picture that the boys decided to use (which was the one they took this morning of Candace holding Perry and yelling at them) but it was the only picture they had. Phineas then compliments Isabella on her blimp with an enlarged version of the photo, and Candace, of course, is even more dismayed, because now everyone she knows (including Jeremy) will have seen the rather unfortunate photo.

Over at Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, we can see Doofenshmirtz ripping the cassette tapes out of the Slushy the Clown statues. Perry in Candace's body then bursts through a wall, causing Doofenshmirtz to be confused; he says, "A teenaged girl?", and when Perry dons his hat once more, he shrieks, "Perry the Teenaged Girl?!". He then traps Perry in a rather small cage, (apologizing for the tight fit because he didn't know that Perry was going to be a teenage girl) then explains his evil scheme. He's sick and tired of hearing the Slushy the Clown jingle and having it stuck in his head, so now he's going to replace it with his own evil jingle, but he's having a hard time finding a rhyme for "evil."

After the boys are finished posting the flyers, a police officer comes over and asks about all the flyers. Phineas explains that they're looking for a platypus that looks like a girl, so the officer calls in the report and says the city's finest will be on the case after a nice lunch at the Slushy Burger. Phineas also asks him for help finding Linda's earrings, which are still missing. Somehow, the officer knows of Linda's earrings as well. The flyers attract people from all over town, who wonder how they’re supposed to know it's a girl.

Inside the Flynn-Fletcher house, Candace is trying to tell her mom that she's been turned into a platypus, but her mother is looking through the cabinets and doesn't look up until after Candace has run off to hide herself because the doorbell rang, heralding Jeremy's arrival. She asks Linda to tell him that she's getting ready.

Linda answers the door and invites Jeremy in, then goes off into the kitchen to make him a snack. Jeremy then looks under the couch and sees Candace in Perry's body. He pulls her up next to him and starts scratching her head, causing Candace to giggle. She quickly corrects herself, doing a poor imitation of Perry's chirping sound. Linda then walks in with some sandwiches, and then turns on some embarrassing baby movies of Candace. Horrified, Candace runs into the kitchen to remind Linda about the fifth grade graduation. Linda still doesn't get it, so Candace asks her to just turn off the home videos.

Doofenshmirtz after being hit by Perry-Candace's purse

Doofenshmirtz is still trying to find rhymes for evil. Perry finds a bobby pin in Candace's hair and uses it to escape the cage he’s in. Just as Doofenshmirtz is complaining about how everything rhymes with "fun", Perry jumps out and knocks him over. He then attempts to attack Doofenshmirtz with his tail, but since he no longer has a tail, the attack fails. Doofenshmirtz points this out, saying "Now you are no match for me!" Then he stops himself, saying he can't hit a girl, when Perry attacks him with a purse. Doofenshmirtz is puzzled, as he didn't remember Perry/Candace coming in with the purse. Perry swings the purse around as though they were a pair of nun-chucks, so Doofenshmirtz decides it's a good time to try to escape. However, he doesn't go anywhere, leaving him wondering what happened.

Back at the Flynn-Fletcher house, Jeremy is feeding Candace platypus food, and Linda is looking for her earrings again. Linda accidentally lets something embarrassing about Candace slip and thanks Jeremy for feeding Perry. Jeremy asks what's in the platypus food. Linda says that it's mostly worms and insect larvae, causing Candace to barf all over the carpets. Linda puts her outside, complaining about having to get the carpet cleaned again. Linda then realizes that she could have lost her earrings when she was doing the laundry and asked Jeremy to help. Candace wants to be let back in, and as she is knocking on the glass, she realizes she is sweating milk and complains about the grossness of this latest development.

Doofenshmirtz is explaining to Perry that he can't fight Perry when he's dressed as a girl, because "it's just so... como ce dice ... awkward." Doofenshmirtz then exclaims "Look! Shoes on sale!" causing Perry in Candace's body to look, letting Doofenshmirtz escape. But Perry quickly pulls out Candace's iPod and ties up Doofenshmirtz, leaving him shouting, "Curse you, Perry the Teenager!" Perry then returns all of the Slushy the Clown statues to their restaurants before returning home himself. The citizens of Danville recognize him as the girl missing her platypus.

Perry arrives back just as Candace is complaining to Phineas and Ferb that Linda is ruining her love life. They immediately rush to their garage, where Candace in Perry's body holds Perry in Candace's body, and after hearing Candace complain that Perry was a lot heavier now; Phineas pushes a button causing Perry and Candace to switch back into their own bodies. Candace, instead of thinking about Jeremy, immediately reverts to busting mode and runs off to get Linda. Ferb suggests she should bathe first, but she ignores him.

Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz is trying to get out of the iPod's earphone wires, but since he cannot move, he has to navigate himself by jumping. He loses his balance and hits his Shrink-inator causing it to fire, stating that he should have unplugged it before turning it into a planter.

Linda thinking the teleporters are earrings

The Shrink-inator's ray hits the teleporting device and shrinks it -- unnoticed by Candace who tries to show them to Linda. Linda arrives in the garage, now wearing the blue dress as mentioned earlier, and sees the shrunken teleporters, believing that Phineas and Ferb built her earrings and thanks them. As she's trying them on, a fly goes into one earring and out the other. As she walks up to Candace, she closes her mouth, stating that she'll catch flies, and she walks out of the garage as Candace scowls angrily.

Transcript

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Songs

End Credits

"Perry the Teenage Girl"

Gallery

Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat? title card
The image gallery for "Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?" may be viewed here.

Running Gags

The "Too Young" Line

None.

Ferb's Line

When Candace got her body back.

Candace: You guys are so busted, I'm telling mom.

Ferb: You might consider bathing first.

What'cha doin'?

Isabella: What'cha doin'?

Phineas: Hey Isabella, we built a teleportation device and accidentally switched Candace and Perry's brains.

Isabella: Really? That's so cool!

Perry's entrance to his lair

Perry, in Candace's body, squeezes into the hidden door on the side of the house.

I know what we're gonna do today

Mad scientist: You know what we're gonna do today, Talbo? It's time to test the teleports!
Mad scientist: You want me to remove your tongue again, Talbo?

Phineas: Cool. I know what we're gonna do today!
Ferb puts his hand over his mouth

Phineas: No. Not the tongue thing, the teleporter.

Hey, where's Perry?

Phineas: Teleport's completed. Hey, where's Perry?

Perry is laying on Candace's bed. Candace smells him and wakes up

Candace: Ew, you're not supposed to be here.
Phineas: Hey, where's Perry? I mean, Candace? I mean, Perry in Candace's body?

Oh, there you are, Perry

Candace/Perry: This is horrible! Mom is inside, ruining my love life!

(Perry/Candace chatters)
Phineas: Oh, there you are, Perry.

Candace/Perry: Great. Change me back now!

Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated!

A platypus? PERRY THE PLATYPUS?!

Doofenshmirtz: A teenage girl? PERRY THE TEENAGE GIRL?!

Memorable Quotes

Candace: How did you guys get so big? And why is my hand green?

(Candace looks in the mirror and screams)

Candace: I'm an ugly, smelly platypus!
Major Monogram: There's a teenage girl in here.

Carl: A teenage girl?
(Dons the fedora)
Major Monogram: Agent P, brilliant disguise!

Carl: Man! I thought it was a real girl.
Stacy: (Thinking Perry is Candace) Hey, Candace! Awesome scooter! Hey, do you wanna come to Slushy Burger with my mom and me?

(Perry in Candace's body tips his hat off to Stacy and gives a thumbs up at a green light before driving away)
Stacy: Was that a yes or a no?
Dr. Hirano: I don't know. But I like the hat.

Stacy: Yeah, it's a good look for her.
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: A teenage girl?

(Dons the fedora)

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Perry the Teenage Girl!
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Sorry about the tight fit, but you know, if I had known you were going to disguise yourself as a teenage girl, I would have set a bigger trap.
Linda: Oh, hey, I've got some great baby movies of Candace. (turns on the TV) Oh, there she is in the bathtub. Whoops, little bubbles.

Candace in Perry's body: (walks out of sight) Mom! Remember what we talked about? My fifth-grade graduation? (walks onto couch) Linda: Fifth-grade graduation? What is she talking about?

Candace in Perry's body: (walks out of sight)(groan) Just turn off the home movies! (walks onto couch)
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Meevil...Steevil...Keevil...Heevil...

Perry the Teenage Girl unlocks the trap with a bobby pin...

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: As soon as I get this done, lunchtime will never again be fun. Oh, great, there's a rhyme! There's a rhyme, but sure, everything rhymes with "fun"!
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Well, I'm out of here.

(He seemingly zips out of the frame leaving behind a smoky form of himself, but when the smoke disappears, he's still there.)

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: What just happened?
Candace: Am I sweating milk?! Being a platypus is so gross!

Background Information

  • On the credits, it is shown that when in Candace's body, Perry's parachute changed from green and white to a picture of Jeremy with hearts around him.
  • There are actually several words that rhyme with "Evil". Examples: weevil, retrieval, upheaval, primeval, medieval.
  • Both main plot and sub-plot interact a lot with each other, due to Candace and Perry switching bodies.

Production Information

  • This episode was the "never before seen" episode that could be unlocked on the Disney Channel website if enough questions were answered correctly in their first Spot the Diff contest.

Errors

  • Candace (In Perry's body) should not be able to sweat milk because it is a feature of female platypuses due to their mammary glands, although it's possible that Perry's body changed to a female platypus body. Additonally, Candace has eyelashes when she is in Perry's body.
  • The teleports are silver, but before taking pictures, the teleporters are colored brown, but when Candace showed up, they are silver again.
  • When Doofensmirtz says "wait wait," and when the scene shifts to Perry in Candace's body, the space around Slushy's eyes are the same color as his arms. When the scene shifts so that both Doofensmirtz and Perry (in Candace's body) are seen, the space is white again.
  • While Jeremy is feeding Candace (in Perry's body), the spoon is shown to be holding the platypus food, even though he had already fed her a spoonful. In the next shot of Candace (in Perry's body), the spoon is empty again.
  • Major Monogram and Carl don't recognized Candace (as Perry) calling her as a "teenage girl" and told him it was a brilliant disguise, but in "Candace Disconnected", Carl recognized her as Candace. (Though since "Candace Disconnected" happens after this episode, Carl could have easily learned who Candace was afterwards.)
  • In the photo of Candace holding Perry, we should be able to see the top of Phineas's head and the garage (they were both behind her when Ferb took the picture). However, the background has no Phineas and the fence can be seen.
    • It's possible Ferb edited the photo.
  • If Linda wore the teleporters as earrings while they were turned on, as seen by the teleporting fly, part of her ears should have teleported.
Candace shocked while Jeremy appeared out of nowhere

How did Jeremy appeared in the garage when he shouldn't be there

  • When Linda leaves the garage, Jeremy is suddenly there despite that he and Candace did not interact in the episode.
  • Linda was coming just as the ray from the Shrink-inator was hitting the teleporter. Therefore, Candace should've seen the teleporters shrink.
  • When Candace wakes up to see Perry on her bed, her pajama top is red.
  • When Candace blocks Phineas out of the photo, Perry's eyes are blue.
  • When Jeremy greets Linda, he addresses her as "Mrs. Flynn". He should've addressed her as "Mrs. Flynn-Fletcher", her full name.
  • After the teleports shrink, the wires linking it as well as the small remote unit on the floor disappears.
  • The teleports were hit by Doofenshmirtz's Shrinkinator but the small computer cart as well as the wires and remote unit were never shrunk, therefor Linda should've seen them.
  • The number wires connected to the teleports appear to increase and decrease several times, and the remote unit sometimes hooks up to one teleport, and sometimes it hooks up to both.
  • When Perry was in Candace's body, he still had his hat with him.

Continuity

  • Doofenshmirtz refers to his old "Shrink-inator", but the invention he activated actually most resembled the ray to destroy the Moon in the episode "Oil on Candace"; his invention to shrink things was called Shrinkspheria. He says he should have unplugged it, since he turned it into a planter, yet forgets as we see in "Let's Take a Quiz".

Allusions

  • Title - A notorious "trick question", "Does this dress make me look fat?"
  • Ronald McDonald and Big Boy - The look of Slushy the Clown is a combination of Ronald McDonald and Big Boy, the famous mascots for their respective restaurants.
  • The Simpsons - The Slushy the Clown also looks like the Krusty the Clown seen on The Simpsons episode "Day of the Jackanapes".
    Krusty-Slushy

    Slushy the Clown and Krusty

  • Road Runner - When Doofenshmirtz attempts to run away in a cloud of smoke and fails, it resembled how Roadrunner makes its getaways.
  • Wrongfully Accused - Ferb gets tangled in the wires much like the main character of this movie.
  • The Fly - The fly that went through the earrings and the last line may be referring to the 1958 version of this movie, which also centered around teleporters. Also, some of the plot of the episode is similar to the plot this movie.
  • The Emperor's New Groove - Candace's line "I'm an ugly, smelly platypus!" is similar to the line "I'm an ugly, stinky llama!" from this movie.
  • Manos: Hands of Fate - The assistant in the science fiction movie Phineas and Ferb are watching is named Torbo, which is a reference to Torgo in the B-movie Manos: Hands of Fate.
  • The Six Million Dollar Man - The sound heard as Perry (in Candace's body) attempts a slow-motion tail-slap was also used during bionic man, Steve Austin's slow-motion sequences.
  • Freaky Friday- The scene where Candace realizes that she is inside Perry's body, parallels a similar scene in that movie.
  • The Flintstones - After Candace the platypus throws up, the way Linda carries her out, drops her and her end posture is similar to the way Fred takes out the cat during the end credits.

Trivia

  • The "I know what we're gonna do today!" line is for the first time said by someone else, by the mad scientist on the TV.
  • This is the fifth episode with a song in the end credits that wasn't featured in the episode.
  • This is one of the episodes where Doofenshmirtz uses a different language saying, "Wait, wait, I can't fight you when you're dressed as a girl! It's so, como se dice?... awkward..." Translated from Spanish is saying: "as stated" or "how is it said"
  • This episode and "Put That Putter Away" were voted # 1 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 scene at the stop light is like the one in "Flop Starz".
  • This is the second time Linda tells Candace to close her mouth. ("The Fast and the Phineas")
  • This is the first time that a character turned into a platypus.
  • Third episode title with a question mark ("Are You My Mummy?", "Got Game?")
  • Candace doesn't say anything after the invention's disappearance ("The Fast and the Phineas", "I, Brobot", "Run Away Runway", "S'Winter", "I Scream, You Scream", "Comet Kermillian"). She also doesn't stutter again.
  • Fourth time Candace wasn't shown telling her mom. ("Run Away Runway", "I Scream, You Scream", "Crack That Whip")
  • Second time Candace inadvertantly points out what the boys did after the disappearance which makes Linda love it, the first was in "The Fast and the Phineas".

Cast

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References

Previous:
"Put That Putter Away"
Episodes Next:
"The Flying Fishmonger"

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