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"Father's Day"
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Lawrence, Reginald, Phineas and Ferb riding in the biplane.
Season: 4
Production code: 421b
Broadcast number: 209
Story by:
Scott Peterson
Written & Storyboarded by:
Edward Rivera
Patrick O'Connor
Directed by:
Sue Perrotto
"Assistant Director":
Derek Thompson
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
August 22, 2014
Disney XD US Premiere:
June 10, 2014
International Debut:
May 15, 2014 (PlusPlus, Ukraine)
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Paired with
"Doof 101"
Merchandise
DVD Releases:
Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars (DVD)
An exact replica of Grandpa's old biplane! Dad's gonna love this!

— Phineas

With Perry’s help, a distraught Doof tracks down the precious lawn gnome that was repossessed many years ago from his father in an effort to heal old wounds. Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb build an antique biplane to fulfill their dad’s dream for Father’s Day.

Episode Summary

Breakfast for dad

Phineas and Ferb make breakfast for their dad.

Phineas and Ferb make a special breakfast for Lawrence for Father's Day. Meanwhile, Lawrence is playing an aircraft simulator game with Grandpa Fletcher on the computer. Phineas gets an idea while hearing his father talk to his grandfather online. Phineas and Ferb give Lawrence his Father's Day breakfast, pancakes shaped like themselves. Linda comes in to wish her husband and father-in-law a happy Father's Day and Candace comes in to do the same. Reg then wonders where Perry is.

Perry takes off on the backyard slide and gets his intel from Major Monogram, who got a tie for Father's Day from Carl even though he's not his son. He finds out that Doofenshmirtz is planning on covering the entire Tri-State Area in chewing gum. When he gets to Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, Doofenshmirtz tells his plan, but it backfires as always. Doofenshmirtz then reveals that Father's Day makes him depressed since he was closed off from his own father ever since his favorite lawn gnome was repossessed and he made his son stand in for it. While Doofenshmirtz continues to recount this, he mentions that his his father didn't just make him stand in for the lawn gnome, but that 'exact' gnome right down to it's serial number which he has long since memorized. Perry types the number in online to find where the gnome may be located. Perry finds the gnome to be still in Drusselstein. This makes Doofenshmirtz happy.

In the backyard, Phineas and Ferb put the finishing touches on a replica of Grandpa Reg's old biplane. They take it out for a test flight.

Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz invites Perry to travel with him by human cannonball to Gimmelshtump. Just as he leaves, Vanessa comes by to give her father his gift and wish him a happy Father's Day, only to find him gone. Doofenshmirtz explains to Perry he set up a worldwide network of cannons. However, they miss their target when they get to a cannon on an island.

Phineas and Ferb land the plane and Phineas leads his dad to the backyard to surprise him. Lawrence is very happy to see the plane, and gets even more surprised to find Reg in the plane as well. Reg and Lawrence decide to take a Father's Day flight on the biplane, and even invite Phineas and Ferb to run along. With this, the Fletcher Family Flying Circus takes flight.

Perry and Doof finally arrive in Gimmelshtump, Drusselstein. They approach the pawn shop that the gnome tracker said the lawn gnome was located. At first, he believes he found the gnome, but it is only the owner, who is dressed up like a gnome. Doofenshmirtz tells the owner he is looking for the serial number DAEHM23, which the owner gives him. He arrives at the Doofenshmirtz family home; unfortunately, as soon as he walks through the door, he slips on the mat and the gnome shatters to pieces. His father greets him, assuming that his son gave him only bits of pottery, but then he figures it is the thought that counts. He tells his son that Roger sent him a bigger lawn gnome that even makes espresso coffee. Doofenshmirtz wishes his father a happy Father's Day and walks out disappointed. Just as he leaves, Doofenshmirtz's father recognizes the serial number of the broken gnome. Perry comforts his dejected nemesis, who thanks him for coming along. They cannonball back to Danville.

The Fletcher Family Flying Circus returns to the backyard. Lawrence hugs his sons and thanks them for the plane. Lawrence suggests that Reg take the plane back to England with him since there is no room in the garage. Linda and Candace return home and Lawrence tells his wife about his flight. Linda assumes he was referring to the online simulator. Candace then gives her and Linda's Father's Day gift, a miniature replica of the Fletcher Family Flying Circus. Lawrence hugs Candace and is joined in by the rest of the family.

Transcript

For a full transcript of "Father's Day", click here.

Songs

End Credits

After returning back to his place, Doofenshmirtz spots Vanessa's gift, which is a basket of switches and self-destruct buttons, one of which Doofenshmirtz presses. Delighted by this, a soot-covered Doofenshmirtz happily replies, "That's my girl!" Back in Gimmelshtump, Doofenshmirtz's father is seen glueing his lawn gnome back together, then, in a reference to Doof's backstory, tells it to not move.

Gallery

REAL Father's Day title card in HD
The image gallery for "Father's Day" may be viewed here.

Running Gags

I know what we're gonna do today

Phineas: Whoa, Ferb, I know what else we're gonna do today!

The "Too Young" Line/Ferb's line

Ferb: Tada!
Phineas and Ferb: Happy Father's Day!
Lawrence: Yes. Yes it is.

What'cha doin'?

None.

Hey, where's Perry?

Reg: 'Ey, where's Perry?

Oh, there you are, Perry

None.

Perry's entrance to his lair

Perry takes off on the playground slide.

Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated! (also heard during the end credits)

Memorable Quotes

Major Monogram: Morning, Agent P. I see you're trying out the new SFU 2000. It's a lot of fun, but don't let your duties slide.
Doofenshmirtz: Sorry for the lack of inflight meals or entertainment, Perry the Platypus, but one cannon can only go so far, so I set up a worldwide network.
Lawrence: (voice breaking in tears) Thank you so much, boys! I can't think of a better Father's Day gift!

Phineas: Actually, there's a hidden feature you might wanna check out.
Reginald: (emerging from the passenger seat) 'Ello, son!
Lawrence: D-Dad?! B-B-B-But...
Reginald: C'mon! Give us a hug!
Lawrence: (hugging his father) Oh, happy Father's Day!
Reginald: What do you say we go on our traditional Father's Day flight?
Lawrence: Race you to the cockpit!
Phineas: Have fun!
Lawrence: What are you two standing there for? You're part of the tradition now! Come on!
Phineas: Cool!
Reginald: Right then! Engine...contact...

Lawrence: Here we go!
Doofenshmirtz: Okay, so the gnome tracker located my father's long lost lawn gnome to this location. (He opens the door and gasps.) There it is! (He picks up a lawn gnome, but it talks.)

Gnome: Hey, put me down!
Doofenshmirtz: Ah! I thought you were my father's lawn gnome.

Gnome: No worries. I get that all the time. Probably due to my height combined with my eccentric fashion choices.
Doofenshmirtz: (knocks and opens the door) Hello? Father? You're never going to guess what I brought y— (He trips on the floor mat and the gnome shatters to pieces.)

Doofenshmirtz's Dad: Oh, hello, Heinz.
Doofenshmirtz: (sadly) Hello, Father.
Doofenshmirtz's Dad: I see you've brought me assorted broken bits of pottery for Father's Day. Well, I suppose it's the thought that, um...counts. Your brother, Roger, remembered how much I loved that old lawn gnome, so he sent me this. (walks up to a giant lawn gnome) Look, it also makes espresso. (The gnome opens a compartment door and an espresso spout pours some into a mug, which Doofenshmirtz's dad takes out and sips.) Delicious. But, you know, rubble is...a nice gift, too.
Doofenshmirtz: (voice breaking in tears) Alright...um...Happy Father's Day. And...okay, bye-bye. (leaves)

Doofenshmirtz's Dad: All zis way just to give me broken shards of potter— (gasps and sees the serial number) DAEHM23?!
Doofenshmirtz: (to Perry) You are my rock. And by that, I mean you're there for me, you're not made out of rock. You're actually made out of...well, platypus, probably.
Lawrence: Well, that was the best Father's Day flight yet! It brought back some some wonderful old memories and created a lot of new ones. Thank you, boys, for making this possible!
Linda: Hi, honey! Hi, boys! So how was your day?

Lawrence: Oh, the boys and I spent a wonderful day flying with Father!
Linda: Ah, the internet is a wonderful thing.

Lawrence: Well, yes, I...pfft...s'pose it is.
Linda: Well, here's something special from Candace and me.

Candace: (giving her father a gift box) Here you go!
Lawrence: (opening the box) Oh, my! An exact replica of Father's biplane! Oh, it's perfect! (giving his daughter a hug) Thank you so much, sweetheart!
Candace: Happy Father's Day, Dad!

(The rest of the family join the hug.)
Doofenshmirtz: (reading) "To the most evil dad in the whole world, Happy Father's Day. Love, Vanessa." Aw, a gift basket of switches and self-destruct buttons. (pushes a self-destruct button) That's my girl!

Background Information

  • Several aerial maneuvers (Immelman, English bunt) are mentioned in the song
  • Despite this episode being episode nº209, This episode takes place on Father's day (the third Sunday of June)

Production Information

  • This episode was confirmed by Disney Channel Poland.
  • When this episode premiered and aired on Disney XD, this was shown along with "Magic Carpet Ride", which also focuses on Lawrence. Since the release of the Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars DVD, on November 11, 2014, the episode was paired with Doof 101.

International Premieres

  • May 15, 2014 (PlusPlus Ukraine)
  • June 13, 2014 (Family Channel Canada)
  • June 15, 2014 (Disney XD UK & Disney Channel Latin America)
  • July 5, 2014 (Disney XD Poland)
  • July 28, 2014 (Disney XD Germany)
  • August 10, 2014 (Disney Channel Brazil)
  • November 19, 2014 (Spain. On DVD)
  • February 9, 2015 (RCTI Indonesia)
  • March 19, 2015 (Disney Channel Spain and Disney Channel Portugal)
  • June 21, 2015 (Disney Channel Asia)
  • July 18, 2015 (Disney XD Latin America)
  • August 5, 2015 (Disney XD Australia)
  • April 22, 2016 (Disney Cahnnel Poland)

Errors

Continuity

  • Doof once again mentions the Lawn Gnome story, and even recites the same narration from "Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror". He also mentions that he told it to Perry more than twice (at first in "Got Game?" he didn't realise that he was telling to Perry, and he also re-told it in "This Is Your Backstory")
  • Carl mentions again that he wanted to be Monogram's son. ("Minor Monogram", "Thanks But No Thanks")
  • Isabella,Buford and Baljeet did not appear in this episode.

Allusions

  • North by Northwest - The scene in which Reg and Lawrence go in the plane and leave a man without his suit is an homage to this 1959 Alfred Hitchcock film.
  • Get Smart - Doof says, "Missed it by that much," which was the catchphrase of Maxwell Smart in this 1960s TV series.
  • Pee-Wee's Big Adventure - How Phineas and Ferb make breakfast for Lawrence is similar to how Pee-Wee Herman prepares his breakfast.

Trivia

Cast

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