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Phineas and Ferb references pop culture several times throughout the series. Please note the list is for those referenced more than once.

Star Wars

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Star Trek

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Indiana Jones Movies

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Frankenstein

Reference Quote or Context Episode(s)
The Book "Have we learned nothing from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?"
Phineas says this to Ferb about the robots they created.
"I, Brobot"
The Monster
  • Ferb dresses as Frankenstein's Monster at the haunted house he and his stepbrother build for Isabella Garcia-Shapiro.  He repeats this for Halloween to go trick-or-treating.
  • At the moment you hear "or locating Frankenstein's brain" and you see Phineas and Ferb in the lab of Dr. Victor Frankenstein with the monster on a table.
  • Baljeet said that contractions are the Frankenstein of grammar.

"One Good Scare Ought to Do It!"; "That's the Spirit"


Phineas and Ferb Theme


"Monster from the Id"

The Tale Dr. Phineastein makes a Platypus monster like Frankenstein. He also wears what Dr. Victor Frankenstein wears, and has an assistant wearing Igor clothes, bearing a hump. "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein"

The Lord of The Rings (films and books)

Main article: List of references to pop culture/The Lord of The Rings (films and books)

James Bond

Main article: List of references to pop culture/James Bond

SpongeBob SquarePants

Main article: List of references to pop culture/SpongeBob SquarePants

Sesame Street

Reference Quote or Context Episode(s)
Super Grover Agent P swinging and crashing to a fake picture of him is similar to Super Grover appears flying and crashing to the bottom of the "Sesame Street" lamppost from Sesame Street Theme. "Leave the Busting to Us!"
Oscar the Grouch When Perry through the trash can is similar to Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street through the trash can. "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!"; "Where's My Perry?"
A Cookie is a Sometime Food Linda repeats a mantra of "Cake is a sometimes food", a parody of a song sung by Hoots the Owl to Cookie Monster, A Cookie is a Sometime Food. "Robot Rodeo"

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Reference Quote or Context Episode(s)
The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything Phineas and Ferb's racecar was numbered 42. "The Fast and the Phineas"
With Phineas and Ferb's animal translator, Isabella said that they had 42 requests for belly rubs. "Interview With a Platypus"
As Candace calls Jeremy to trick him into telling her what he wants for Christmas, his alarm clock turns to 6:42. "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!"
When Jared reverts back to his human form, he is wearing a football jersey with the number 42 on it. "The Curse of Candace"
One of Isabella's relatives (can be seen behind Ferb) is wearing a shirt with the number 42 on it. "A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas"
In Doofenshmirtz's "want" list is 42 items. "Face Your Fear"
Zaphod Beeblebrox's stolen Spaceship The Heart of Gold and its engine, the Infinite Improbability Drive Doofenshmirtz recalls to Norm "it involved a spaceship, and... the whole thing was very improbable really". "This Is Your Backstory"

The Wizard of Oz (movie)

Main article: List of references to pop culture/The Wizard of Oz (movie)

Pac-Man

Reference Quote or Context Episode(s)

The Game Over Sound Effect

When Perry busts Doofenshmirtz, his computer plays this sound Disney Channel identity card
The ghosts' eyes The sound effect when the ghosts' eyes float when Pac-Man eats them plays when Candace zaps the enemies with her hair blower in the video game. "Gaming the System"

Eating the Pac-Dots

When Phineas sprays cheese in the air, Ferb eats it just like Pac-Man eats the Pac-Dots.

"Undercover Carl"

My Fair Lady

Reference Quote or Context Episode(s)
"By Jove, I think she's got it!" Phineas says this to Candace during Summer Belongs to You and later to Isabella on how quickly she catches on Ferb Latin. "Phineas and Ferb Summer Belongs to You!"; "Ferb Latin"
My Fair Goalie The episode title parodies My Fair Lady, the Lerner and Loewe stage and movie musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. "My Fair Goalie"

The Little Mermaid

Reference Quote or Context Episode(s)
Under the Sea The music heard during the beach party sounds similar to the song. Also when Perry destroy Doofenshmirtz's ray the music is similar to it. Also, A-Prime Calypso is a pastiche of the calypso-style "Under the Sea," sung by Sebastian the Crab. "Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror",
"Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation",
"Out of Toon"
Doofenshmirtz becoming human under the sea and swam to the surface This is like when Princess Ariel was naked, while Doofenshmirtz is wearing underwear and socks. "Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation"
Candace and Jeremy's ride down the river At one scene, where the raft is enclosed with weeping willows branches that look like hearts along with dancing fishes and turtles resemble the scene during which "Kiss the Girl" is played. "The Great Indoors"

Scooby-Doo

Reference Quote or Context Episode(s)
Chase scenes The monster chase and the A-Prime scenes are reminiscent of Scooby-Doo monster chases, including the dance sequence with the monster. Also, Candace, Isabella and Melissa run through a maze in a hallway that is similar to a Scooby-Doo-style chase. Candace also runs though doors in the haunted house. "Day of the Living Gelatin",
"Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation",
"We Call it Maze",
"One Good Scare Ought to Do It!"
"Jinkies!" Grethen says this line, which is Velma Dinkley's catchphrase. "Isabella and the Temple of Sap"
Unmasking The end credit scene of "Mission Marvel" parodies the typical "unmasking" scene at the end of every episode. "Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel"

E.T.

Reference Quote or Context Episode(s)
Bicycle Scene

Meap sits in the front basket while Candace rides the bicycle through the air, just like in the movie E.T.

Phineas, Ferb, and their friends go up a ramp and appear to fly on bikes, a reference to the famous scene in E.T.

"The Chronicles of Meap",
"Phineas and Ferb Summer Belongs to You!"
"Tour de Ferb"

Dirty Dancing

Reference Quote or Context Episode(s)
Episode Title Nerdy Dancin' is a spoof of the 1987 movie title Dirty Dancing. "Nerdy Dancin'"
Jennifer Grey Played Frances "Baby" Houseman in the movie and voices many roles on Phineas and Ferb. Various episodes

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Reference Quote or Context Episode(s)
Jennifer Grey Played Jeanie Bueller, the sister of the titular character (played by Matthew Brodwick) who was the inspiration for the character of Candace. Various episodes

Monty Python and the Holy Grail / Spamalot

Main article: List of references to pop culture/Monty Python and the Holy Grail / Spamalot

Doctor Who

Main article: List of references to pop culture/Doctor Who

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Main article: List of references to pop culture/The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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