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"Minor Monogram"
319b - Crazy Major
Major and Monty Monogram
Season: 3
Production code: 319b
Broadcast number: 160
Story by:
Jim Bernstein
Written & Storyboarded by:
Jon Colton Barry
Kyle Menke
Directed by:
Dan Povenmire
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
May 11, 2012
Disney XD US Premiere:
June 30, 2012
International Debut:
March 10, 2012 (Canal 13 Chile)
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Paired with
"Mom's in the House"
Story arc(s)
"Sipping with the Enemy"
Yes, and I hope to follow my father's footsteps and join you on the battle against evil.

— Monty Monogram

With Fall around the corner, Phineas and Ferb decide to invent "S'Fall," a colorful world full of giant leaf piles and gourds. Meanwhile, over at Evil Inc., Dr. Doofenshmirtz is mentoring Rodrigo, a budding student of evil. Unfortunately, Rodrigo truly is evil, and when he captures Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Agent P, it's up to Major Monogram's son, Monty, to save the day.

Episode Summary

Phineas says that summer seems to be going very fast, and Isabella states that fall starts shortly. Baljeet cheers because of school arriving, but realizes quickly that the others were commenting negatively. Phineas thinks that fall has good qualities and knows what they are going to do today. Phineas remembers when they made S'Winter, so they start making S'Fall and then asked where Perry is.

In Perry's lair, Major Monogram tells Carl that he was the son he never had. Carl happily questions him and Monogram says that it's because Carl is nothing like the son he's already had. Then Monty Monogram enters the screen and salutes Agent P, who he had already met off-screen. Monogram proudly says his son has graduated from the High School Without a Cool Acronym, and Monty waits to fight evil like his father, although Monogram explains to him that he always wanted to be an acrobat. Carl says he'd be willing to be an acrobat to impress Monogram. As they walk off screen, Monogram tells Agent P to go stop Doofenshmirtz.

At Doofenshmirtz Evil, Inc., Vanessa finishes a fight with her boyfriend Johnny over the phone, and sees her father with Rodrigo, a student at evil science school whom Doof is mentoring in the art of evil. Immediately after being introduced to Vanessa, Rodrigo begins flirting with her, to which Vanessa responds positively to. Doof, noticing something wrong with his daughter, asks what's wrong with her. After Vanessa explains her break-up, Doof remarks that she must stop going for the bad boy types. A touched Vanessa responds by saying that Doof is evil himself, though Doof explains that there is good evil and bad evil. Rodrigo cheers Vanessa up by making a face at her while she is hugging her father.

Back at Phineas and Ferb's backyard, Baljeet wonders how they're supposed to get the leaves down. Buford hands him one handle of a two-man saw, and tells Baljeet to cut down the tree in the yard. Isabella stops them from doing it, because the tree had been the starting point of all their adventures that summer. Phineas takes the opportunity to showcase their newest invention, a rapid leaf production accelerator. The accelerator is a device that ages the leaves on a sapling tree so that they change color and fall off, making way for new leaves, all in a few seconds. Ferb lets the machine go wild, filling the yard with leaves within minutes. Meanwhile, Candace is talking to Stacy on the phone, when she sees the leaves pressing up to the sliding door. Thinking that Phineas and Ferb had covered the door in leaves to prevent her from seeing what they were building, she tears the door open, only to see that the leaves are forming a wall against the door. She digs her way into the giant leaf pile, which we see is many times the size of the house.

Doofenshmirtz is giving a lecture to Rodrigo on the value of a villain's backstory, breaking off and throwing his pointing rod in the process. Vanessa asks to have the roof of the building put down, to which Doof obliges. While Vanessa rains compliments on her father, Doof interrupts to say that she will not be getting a tattoo, which was what Vanessa was working up to. As soon as the roof is retracted, Agent P para-glides in, only to be trapped inside a boot that Doof says he modeled off of Vanessa's "vampire pilgrim scuba-diver" fashion. Rodrigo protests that Agent P would easily escape from the trap, though Doof protests that the trap only needs to hold Agent P until the end of his monologue. Willing to prove himself, Rodrigo volunteers to demonstrate his own trap-making abilities. While he constructs a new trap, Rodrigo reveals to Perry that he plans on getting rid of both Agent P and Dr. Doofenshmirtz, much to Agent P's shock.

In a balloon rising over the leaf pile, Phineas explains that the sweet spot for jumping in the pile is right at the top, and Buford passes out his hand-made gourd helmets, which he says captures the person's essence. The kids then jump into the leaf pile, which actually seems to be hollow on the inside, and has a giant slide. Candace digs out to the other side, and wonders what the boys are doing today, convinced that they're hiding their project inside the leaf pile.

With Agent P's new trap constructed, Doof asks how he feels, and seems to respond to Agent P's miming and chatters, though it turns out that Perry is actually trying to warn Doofenshmirtz about what Rodrigo is going to do. Rodrigo asks if Doof can actually understand Agent P, but Doof says he just pretends Perry's talking about movies he has previously watched. As Vanessa tries on the boot trap, she asks if Doof made a left boot-trap, and he responds that doing so would be silly, as Agent P presses an emergency alert button on his watch. At O.W.C.A. Headquarters, Monty sees the emergency alert, but his father and Carl are too busy doing acrobatics to notice, so Monty takes matters into his own hands, and runs over to Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated.

Doofenshmirtz unveils his new plan, to use two gigantic propellers to lift the Tri-State Area into the air, and hold it ransom until he is made leader (after running some errands). After the propellers are activated, Rodrigo reveals his true colors and uses a special hidden trap inside Agent P's to bind Doof's legs, pulling Doof away from the controls and trapping him next to Agent P. Vanessa attempts to help her father, but discovers her right boot-trap is secured to the floor. Rodrigo explains that his plan is to use Doof's propellers to tear the Tri-State Area apart. When Doof asks what Rodrigo is going to accomplish if he destroys the Tri-State Area, Rodrigo announces his intention to rule the world. Doof angrily responds by saying that ruling the world is just as crazy as making a left boot-trap. When Vanessa reminds her father that making matching boots is normal, Rodrigo asks Vanessa to rule the world at his side, but she angrily refuses, calling Rodrigo a dweeb for betraying her father. Unperturbed, Rodrigo proceeds with his plan to destroy the Tri-State Area, only to be tackled to the ground by a jet pack-wearing Monty. Monty then uses Doof's pointing rod and some spare rope to make a trapeze over the propeller control tower, easily knocking Rodrigo around. Agent P uses his communication watch to show Major Monogram how his son uses acrobatics to fight evil, and Vanessa frees Agent P from the trap.

Phineas, Ferb, Isabella, Baljeet, and Buford are sitting in the leaf pile, eating candy apples, when Candace slides down towards them screaming. As she passes Buford, he gives her a gourd helmet. Candace announces that she's busted them for sure this time, but realizes that sitting down eating candy apples isn't something she can bust them for, and Phineas offers her one.

While Monty defeats Rodrigo, Doof frees himself from his own trap and proceeds to carry out his own plan, carrying the Tri-State Area up, but Agent P swiftly thwarts him, and the Tri-State Area slams down to the ground, causing the kids' leaf pile to spread out among the neighborhood, though the leaves can still be seen. When Candace goes inside to get Linda to look outside, one of the propellers falls over, fanning the leaves away. When Linda gets outside, she notices that the kids already have their own snacks, and says that her work there is done. Ferb asks everyone if they're ready for "sprummer".

Monty finishes tying up Rodrigo, and tells Agent P that he can take it from there, as Agent P finishes restraining Doofenshmirtz. Rodrigo tells Vanessa that he thought she liked "bad boys", but Vanessa, taking her father's advice earlier to stop going for the bad boys, says that she wants to try a good guy, as she stares at Monty flying away on his jet pack. Agent P walks up and notices her looking at Monty, and is shocked.

Transcript

For a full transcript of "Minor Monogram", click here.

Songs

End Credits

A repeat of S'Fall.

Gallery

Minor Monogram title card
The image gallery for "Minor Monogram" may be viewed here.

Running Gags

The "Too Young" Line

None.

Ferb's Line

Ferb: Well, who's up for sprummer?

What'cha Doin'?

None.

I know what we're gonna do today!/Hey, where's Perry?

Phineas: I know what we're gonna do today! Remember how we made S'Winter? Let's make S'Fall! Hey, where's S'Perry?

Oh, there you are, Perry

None.

Perry's entrance to his lair

None.

Memorable Quotes

Phineas: Boy, it seems like summer flies by so fast sometimes.

Isabella: Yeah, before we know it, it'll be autumn.

Baljeet: YES! BACK TO SCHOOL, BABY! (everyone stares) Oh, you meant that as a bad thing.
Vanessa: A video game is more important than me? That's it! I'm done! We are so over, Johnny!
Vanessa: Hey, guys, it's such a beautiful day. I thought maybe we could put the top down?

Doofenshmirtz: Oh, okay.
Vanessa: See, you are the best--
Doofenshmirtz: No tattoo!

Vanessa: Shoot.
Doofenshmirtz: How does it feel, Perry the Platypus? (Perry chattering while making hand gestures) Yeah, I thought so.

Rodrigo: Wait, you can understand him?

Doofenshmirtz: Oh, heck no! I just like to think he's talking about recent movies I've seen.
Phineas: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to S'Fall!
Monty: Uh, Dad? This looks pretty serious.

(Major Monogram and Carl are doing acrobatics. Both of them do not notice the alarm and are too focused on doing acrobatics.)
Major Monogram: Nonsense! The Zoondilini under swing is child's play.

Carl: Uh, should both my shoulders be dislocated from their sockets, sir?
Doofenshmirtz: Hmm. Well, that went well.

Rodrigo: Extremely well. (He pushes a button that activates a hidden trap that immobilizes Dr. Doofenshmirtz.)
Doofenshmirtz: Is this like a robot hug for a job well done?

Rodrigo: No, it's a trap! What does that even mean, a robot hug for a job well... Who would even consider that a possibility? I'm taking over your evil scheme, you fool!
Vanessa: Dad, look out! (She tries to help Dr. Doofenshmirtz but couldn't because she is wearing Perry's initial trap, which is the boot-like trap.) Oh, you have got to be kidding me!

Rodrigo: (Explains his plan using the blackboard that Dr. Doofenshmirtz used earlier.) You see, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, I'm going to manipulate your propellers at precise angles and literally tear the Tri-State Area apart!
Doofenshmirtz: But, hey, dummy, if you destroy the Tri-State Area, what will you have left to take over? Hmm?
Rodrigo: The world.
Doofenshmirtz: (gasps) Take over the world?! That's crazy! That's almost left-boot-trap crazy!
Vanessa: Oh, would you get off that? Making matching boots is normal! You with the one boot, that's what's crazy!
Rodrigo: Join me, Vanessa, and together we will take over the world. I'll let you get a tattoo. I think boots should come in pairs, like people.
Vanessa: Join you? I don't work for him. That's my father, you dweeb!
(awkward pause)
Rodrigo: Well, yeah, I just thought we had a moment.
Vanessa: (scoffs) A moment?
(Perry chatters)

Vanessa: Yeah, I know. What a dip, right?

Background Information

  • Vanessa and Johnny break up because Johnny thinks video games are more important than Vanessa.
  • Ferb asks if somebody wants to do a combination of Spring and Summer (Sprummer).
  • Vanessa likes Monty Monogram, which could cause problems for Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Major Monogram in later episodes.
  • Phineas and Isabella exhibit significant hand-holding, especially during the song.
  • The big tree in Phineas and Ferb's backyard was almost cut down by Buford in this episode.

Production Information

  • This episode was paired with "Agent Doof " when it premiered on Disney Channel USA.
  • When it originally aired on Disney Channel USA, the credits state that the episode, along with "Agent Doof" were copyrighted in 2012, but the end logo was identified as "Walt Disney Television Animation". This is mainly because this episode is to be paired with "Mom's in the House". In production order, this would be the last episode to have it, as "Excaliferb" has the "Disney Television Animation" at the end.
  • As of 2014, this is the last episode to be directed by Dan Povenmire.

International Premieres

  • March 10, 2012 (Canal 13 Chile)
  • May 12, 2012 (Disney Channel Japan)
  • May 22, 2012 (Disney XD UK)
  • June 8, 2012 (Disney Channel Asia)
  • August 14, 2012 (Disney Channel Latin American and Brazil)
  • September 16, 2012 (Disney XD Poland)
  • September 22, 2012 (Disney Channel Portugal)
  • September 23, 2012 (Disney XD Spain)
  • December 9, 2012 (Disney XD Latin America)
  • January 1, 2013 (Disney XD Canada)
  • January 6, 2013 (Disney Channel Poland)

Errors

  • When they are clapping when the growth accelerator, Buford's skull on his shirt is missing.
  • When Major Monogram is about to tell Monty something, Carl can be seen walking up on the right of the screen. He disappears in the next shot.
  • 640px-547267 421189221250248 1683353262 n

    Shoe Sole Disappeared

    While the gang is eating candy apples inside the giant pile of leaves, Phineas and Ferb's shoe soles disappeared.
  • When the Tri-State Area is placed back into its spot in the ground, Isabella's hair is out of the gourd hat. When Linda arrives, her hair is back in the gourd hat.
Vanessa with 5 fingers

Vanessa has 5 fingers when she should have 4

  • At the end when Perry is about to stare in shock due to Vanessa starting to like Monty, Vanessa's right hand noticablly has five fingers when she should actually have four, like every character on the show.
  • When Candace slides through the leaves, she is screaming, but she's smiling.
  • Candace drags Mom to the kitchen door, but when they get to the backyard they exit through the large living room door. Though this could possibly mean Candace is used to taking that door, it's also possible this took place between the time the leaves blew away.
  • Linda should've seen the leaves outside the kitchen window.

Continuity

  • S'Winter was mentioned in this episode.

Allusions

  • The Empire Strikes Back / Attack of the Clones - Rodrigo approaches Vanessa saying, "Join me, Vanessa, and together we will take over the world. I'll let you get a tattoo! I think boots should come in pairs... like people!" before offering his hand as a gesture of alliance, similar to how Darth Vader and Count Dooku (also both evil apprentices) asked Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, respectively, to join them in overthrowing their masters in evil conquest.

Trivia

Cast

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