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The Fast and the Phineas160 Hmm. I suppose I should've seen that coming.

This episode and/or song has so far been released only on Watch Disney Channel and Disney XD On Demand. This episode will premiere on July 26, 2014.

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"Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars"
Phineas, Ferb, and Blatto in Mos Eisley viewing the first Death Star's schematics.
Season: 4
Production code: 435/436
Broadcast number: 216
Story by:
Dani Vetere
Jim Bernstein
Martin Olson
Scott Peterson
Written & Storyboarded by:
Kyle Menke
John Mathot
Mike Bell
Michael Diederich
Michael B. Singleton
Edward Rivera
Patrick O'Connor
J.G. Orrantia
Eddie Pittman
Directed by:
Robert F. Hughes
Sue Perrotto
"Assistant Director":
Russell Calabrese
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
July 26, 2014
Disney XD US Premiere:
August 4, 2014
International Debut:
August 3, 2014 (Disney Channel Brazil)[1]
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DVD Releases:
Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars
Episode IVa

On the Desert planet of Tatooine
lived two happy young moisture
farmers, who had absolutely
no plans of leaving or getting
involved in any kind of
intergalactic shenanigans.

Unbeknownst to them the Galactic
Empire had recently finished
constructing its ultimate weapon,

Meanwhile, having learned the
whereabouts of the Death Star's
plans, the rebels send their best
platypus agent to obtain them, in
hopes of finding a weakness.

And none of this is canon, so just relax.

— Opening crawl

Phineas and Ferb are living just one moisture farm over from Luke Skywalker on the planet of Tatooine when R2-D2 and the Death Star plans inadvertently fall into their speeder. With the fate of the galaxy thrust upon their shoulders, they hire pilot Isabella, Han Solo's rival, to help them return the plans to the Rebel Alliance. Complicating matters, low-ranking Stormtrooper Candace is intent on busting the Rebels and chases them across the galaxy in hopes of retrieving the Death Star plans.

Meanwhile, intergalactic chaos erupts on the Death Star when Perry the Rebelpus is trapped in carbonite while trying to stop Darthenshmirtz from using his new "Sith-inator." The saga takes a turn for the worse when Ferb is accidentally caught in the crossfire of the "Sith-inator," changing him into a full-fledged Sith and leading to a first-time battle between the brothers.

Episode Summary

Doomed We are doooomed!!

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End Credits

The song Rebel, Let's Go continues. In the end, Porkins, who was presumably killed by TIE fighters earlier, parachutes in, but crashes. Gretchen scolds him for ruining the moment.


216 Phineas and Ferb Star Wars
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Running Gags

Memorable Quotes

Main article: Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars/Memorable Quotes

Background Information

  • This episode is a parallel story to the original 1977 movie, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
  • A majority of the music for this special is John Williams' original score Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, as well as "The Imperial March" from The Empire Strikes Back.
    • The music, which was recorded at Capitol Records studios in Hollywood, is also made to sound less synthesized to match the original Williams orchestral score.
  • Phineas and Ferb fight against each other.
  • The Dan and Swampy lookalikes appear as Imperial officers.
  • At one point, the Centennial Chihuahua takes on the form of the inexplicable Giant Floating Baby Head.
  • This is episode is explicitly stated to be non-canon, although it is vague whether it is referring to the canon of the show or the movies, though it most likely means that it is canon to neither.
  • Phineas and Ferb's speeder's horn plays the theme song, specifically the "Building a rocket, or fighting a mummy" part.
  • Linda mentions "giving a bantha a shower" on the list of things Phineas and Ferb have to do. This is a reference to the line "giving a monkey a shower" in Phineas and Ferb Theme.
  • The subject of Linda's first marriage is brought up, but the Death Star explodes before Phineas can tell the story.
  • Phineas mentions being betrayed and hurt by finding out Perry was an agent. This is very similar to how Danville's Phineas found out in Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension.
  • The schematics of the Death Star have three "details" written in Aurebesh. When translated, these read (in order of appearance on-screen) "YOU GOT A JOKE NO ONE ELSE DID.", "IF YOU HAVE PAUSED THIS AND TRANSLATED THIS INTO ENGLISH, CONGRATULATIONS.", and "NOW, GO IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS!"
  • Darthenshmirtz breaks the fourth wall twice. Once after his musical number telling his backup dancers that if all goes well, there will be a victory number in act IV and once at the end, when he escapes, he claims that he was able to live long enough to fight in the sequel. Whether or not there will be a sequel is yet to be determined.
  • The poncho and fisherman's hat that Luke wears at the beginning are based on a deleted scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
  • This version of Phineas shows that he might return this version of Isabella's feelings for him.

Production Information

  • This special was first teased by Dan Povenmire in an interview with in promotion of "Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel". On October 30, 2012, The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm Limited, LLC for US $4.05 billion in cash and stock. Povenmire said, "When I saw that news [of Disney purchasing Lucasfilm] break, I drew a picture of Doofenshmirtz as Darth Vader and texted it to the head of Disney TV animation and wrote, 'I smell crossover!'"[2]
  • This episode was announced a few days before the Star Wars Takeover event began on Disney's online game, Club Penguin. Club Penguin also had Marvel-themed events in June 2012 and April 2013.
  • Press release from[3]
The adventuring stars of Disney's hit animated series Phineas and Ferb are heading to a galaxy far, far away: A special Star Wars-themed episode of the musical-comedy series is currently in production, announced July 19, 2013 by show creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The one hour event episode will premiere next year on Disney Channel and Disney XD, placing the characters of Phineas and Ferb in the same space and time as the world of Star Wars.
Povenmire said, "May The 'Ferb' Be With You and with all of us who for decades have dreamt of a chance to work with the great characters and stories of Star Wars."
The episode's story begins a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away -- in summer. Phineas and Ferb are living happily on Tatooine, just one moisture farm over from Luke Skywalker. They love simply hanging out and creating new adventures under the twin suns, however, they find themselves thrust into a global rebellion when the plans for blowing up the Death Star accidentally fall into their hands.
Now that fate has suddenly pulled them into the fight for freedom, they must go in search of a pilot who can take them to the Rebels so they can hand over the plans. Complicating matters, Candace -- the boys' sister -- has a Stormtrooper-like intent on "busting rebels" who chase Phineas and Ferb across the galaxy in hopes of retrieving the Death Star plans.
Meanwhile, back on the Death Star, Dr. Darth Enshmirtz [sic], a low level Darth, has created a Force-powered "Sith-inator" that he plans to use against the Rebel Alliance. Agent P, working undercover for the Rebellion, is dispatched to stop him, but quickly gets trapped in carbonite. Then, things take a startling turn when Ferb is accidentally hit by the full blast of Dr. Darth Enschmirtz's [sic] "inator" and evil Sith.
Stay tuned to for more on this Force-filled episode of Phineas and Ferb.[3]
  • In an interview, Dan and Swampy revealed that neither Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher nor Harrison Ford would be reprising their roles, but they might get some cameos.[4]
  • On August 31, 2013, Robert Hughes confirmed that there would be at least five songs in the special.
  • On March 3, 2014, Robert Hughes revealed that Vanessa will appear and that the Fireside Girls will appear as the Fire Star Girls.[5]
  • A sneak peek was unveiled during Star Wars Weekends on May 16, 2014 at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
  • The first images were shown in the promo for Disney XD's All Weekend Long XD-Athon.
  • Most of the songs in this special were recorded with live horns, something unheard of in animated shows not airing on Fox such as The Simpsons or any Seth MacFarlane-created show.[6]
  • This episode became available on the Watch Disney Channel app and on Disney XD On Demand starting July 19, 2014.[7]
  • The premiere on Disney Channel is exactly two years after the premiere of "Where's Perry?".
  • This episode will air as part of Disney Channel's "Out of This World" programming gimmick.[8]
  • Unlike other episodes, the opening credits are shown at the end, instead of at the beginning. Also, the final song continues into the credits, where the credits scroll instead of being shown individually. The credits also have a unique font for the episode.
  • In the original press release, it said that Carl would appear as Carl2-D2, but he may have ultimately been cut from the special.
  • This episode will be the second to premiere on a Saturday night in this Season, the other being "Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror", which aired on October 5, 2013.
  • In the concept art of the Cantina, Meap was shown as one of the customers. He ended up not appearing in this special.
  • Many of the scenes from the original film were rotoscoped from the live-action.

International Premieres

  • August 2014 (Disney Channel Asia)
  • August 3, 2014 (Disney Channel Brazil & Latin America)[9]
  • August 4, 2014 (Disney Channel & Disney XD Australia)
  • August 10, 2014 (Disney XD Brazil)[10]


  • In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the Imperial Officer on the other end of the com-link said, "We're sending a squad up." Here he says, "We're sending a squad in."
  • On the closed captioning, Jawas are credited with the screen with the scream during the "Sith Roast Decaf" bumper, not R2-D2 as originally heard.
    • It happens again when Norm-3PO screams like R2-D2, but the captions says "Ewoks screaming".
  • Darthenshmirtz must have lost track of time, because he was already singing in the fourth act even though he told the chorus girls there would be a victory number by then.
  • When Ferb turns into a Sith his eyes turn yellow, but in promotional images his eyes are red.





This special received positive reviews from critics. Most reviews so far have complimented the show for not simply reenacting the entire film as most parodies tend to do. Nerdist's Amy Ratcliffe stated "The mix proves to be an amusing one, and you don’t have to be familiar with Phineas and Ferb to enjoy the mash-up."[12] Matt Blum from called it "one of the best Star Wars cartoons ever, and a terrific episode of Phineas and Ferb as well."[13] said the special "plays less like a promotional stunt and more like what the film might have looked like if it had been originally produced by Disney as an animated film" and then later stated at the end of the article that "it would probably be even more fun to watch in a movie theater."[14]



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