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"Road to Danville"
Heinz and Perry lost in a desert.
Season: 3
Production code: 331b
Broadcast number: 173
Story by:
Jim Bernstein
Jon Colton Barry
Written & Storyboarded by:
Antoine Guilbaud
Directed by:
Jay Lender
"Assistant Director":
Sue Perrotto
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
October 26, 2012
Disney XD US Premiere:
November 17, 2012
International Debut:
September 27, 2012 (Disney Channel Taiwan)
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Paired with
"When Worlds Collide"
Oh great, now I'm in the middle of nowhere, now I'll never be able to take over the Tri-State Area before... the play!

— Heinz Doofenshmirtz

When one of Dr. Doofenshmirtz's "-inators" zaps him and Agent P into the middle of nowhere, they must embark on a comical journey filled with twists and turns to return home.

Episode Summary

Phineas and the gang have decided, as their big project, to make a quilt. Buford thinks they run out of ideas and Isabella tells him that he doesn't have to be with them everyday. Buford quickly objects since he doesn't want turn into a "cat-kid" and won't play alone. He then asks who can say "Where's Perry?"; Baljeet obliges.

At Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, Perry arrives and notices Doofenshmirtz finishing his newest inator. Perry realizes that there aren't any traps for him. Doofenshmirtz tells Agent P that he has no time for the traps because he has a role in a L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. play. Doofenshmirtz, then introduces his Trip-to-the-Desert-inator. He turns it on, but Agent P kicks it, causing it to turn around and face both of them, then fires.

They are transported to a desert, with Doofenshmirtz suddenly realizing that he will miss the play in time and pleads with Perry to bring him there with his jetpack adding that he might give up evil for acting.

Perry and Doofenshmirtz use the jetpack to return to Danville, but Doofenshmirtz sees they are moving slowly and wants to go faster. Doofenshmirtz activates the turbo mode, which causes the jetpack to launch out of control and eject them. Perry points at Doofenshmirtz to show that he's responsible for what happened, with Doofenshmirtz replying that he can't blame him for his habit, forcing both of them to walk. Doofenshmirtz tells Perry he should have trapped him, and will not be able to get to the theater in time, upset that his understudy will replace him, which is revealed to be Rodney, who laughs maniacally.

While walking in the desert, Doofenshmirtz comments how hot and warm the desert is and wonders why they always see a cow skull without the rest of the body. Perry continues walking since Doofenshmirtz's talking annoys him, with Doofenshmirtz telling Perry that he'll be quiet, despite talking loudly to him. They later continue walking while Doofenshmirtz is still talking about the phrase "mark my words", seeing the sun in a magnifying glass, a lady using a taxi and moving to Vegas, and about losing his arm and getting it replaced by a titanium one. He then states that Perry doesn't communicate with him, and adds that he never wants to touch an iguana again (before admitting that wasn't true).

They later reach a junkyard; Doofenshmirtz sees some parts that will help them get out from the desert, but Perry refuses to help since there is a "No Trespassing" sign. Doofenshmirtz then realizes that the reason he always fails wasn't because of his parents not showing up for his birth, or his acting as an organ grinder monkey for 8 months, or his other arm getting stuck in a boulder and also being replaced by a titanium one; he tells Perry that he is to blame for his failures. However, Perry moves his finger and points back at him, to indicate that he should blame himself for his failures. Doofenshmirtz replies that he's not to blame, and tries to prove it by going inside the junkyard without any help from Perry, who eventually lets Doofenshmirtz go through with his plan. Doofenshmirtz climbs up into the junkyard, but is electrocuted by an electric fence, trips some bear traps and is attacked by guard dogs.

As they walk down the road, Doofenshmirtz comments that he tried to make it back to Danville, but Perry wouldn't help him, or give him a glass of water. He decides to go it alone and doesn't want to see Perry anymore, covering his eyes and counting to three and wishing that he was gone. When he open his eyes, Perry was nowhere in sight, so Doof continues to walk down the road to find a bus station on his own. A few seconds later, Perry returns with a glass of water for him, only to find him gone.

Doofenshmirtz crawls in the road from exhaustion from the sun and finally sees a bus stop that goes to Danville. When the bus driver asks him where his ticket is, Doofenshmirtz tells him that he doesn't have any money and was tired and thirsty. He also admits that it was his own fault that they were in the desert and that he was a failure, then starts crying. Perry arrives and gives Doofenshmirtz two bus tickets to show that he appreciates him for what he did, despite Doof being unpleasant to him (with Doof managing to keep the tears he had previously shed). They are about to get on the bus, when the bus driver rejects Perry, since no animals are allowed. Doofenshmirtz leaves Perry at the bus station, commenting how happy he is that the bus was air-conditioned.

As Doofenshmirtz rides the bus, his conscience starts to get to him for leaving Perry behind after everything that had happened to them, and he stops the bus at the fiber-glass dinosaur figures and finds the jetpack from earlier. Perry continues to walk down the road, getting exhausted, until he sees Doofenshmirtz with the jetpack; Doofenshmirtz picks Perry up, and they head straight back to Danville.

Meanwhile, Rodney is happy that Doofenshmirtz was gone, so he can replace him in the play, which is about to begin. Doofenshmirtz and Perry finally reach Danville; Doofenshmirtz tells Perry that they're not going to make it to the play. Deciding to cut some slack for Doof, Perry straps him in with more safety belts and prepares to use the turbo mode, giving Doofenshmirtz a "trust me" gesture beforehand. As they activate the turbo mode, they quickly arrive and crash into the play, knocking Rodney and the actress off of the stage and Doofenshmirtz delivers his line: "Pizza Delivery", with the entire audience (including the other evil scientists) praising him for the spectacular entrance. Delighted that he has finally succeeded in beating Rodney in the role, Doofenshmirtz thanks Perry for helping him out, but Perry moves his finger again and points it towards him, indicating that Doofenshmirtz is the one who should be thanked for his successful entrance. This causes Doofenshmirtz to use the tear he'd saved earlier.

Back at the backyard, Buford tells them that quilt was more fun than he thought. As Buford leaves, Ferb comments that what they did wasn't exciting after all and the rest of the kids agree, vowing to never do it again.


For a full transcript of "Road to Danville", click here.


End Credits

Second verse of Heck of a Day.


Road to Danville title card
The image gallery for "Road to Danville" may be viewed here.

Running Gags

I know what we're gonna do today

Phineas: Ferb, I know what we're gonna do today!
Buford: A quilt?! No way! I mean, I know it's been a long summer and you guys are running out of ideas and—

The "Too Young" Line


Ferb's Line

Ferb: Actually, I didn't find it all that exciting.

What'cha doin'?


Hey, where's Perry?

Buford: Quick! Somebody say "Where's Perry?"

Baljeet: Where's Perry?

Buford: Ah, you were always there for me.

Oh, there you are, Perry


Perry's entrance to his lair


Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated!

Memorable Quotes

Doofenshmirtz: I guess it is summer and we're in the desert, but I feel like it's unseasonably warm out here. I feel warm. Do you feel warm? Why do we always see cow skulls in the desert? And why do you only see the skull? Did the body die somewhere else? It makes no sense. (Perry walk away) Oh, I'm sorry, am I talking too much for you? Fine. I'll be quiet. I can shut up. I don’t have to talk all the time. It's not like I have to fill the space.... If you want silence, I'll give you silence! You watch!... And it's gonna be deafening! Mark my words!

(Later, he is seen walking alongside Perry)

Why do they say "Mark my words?" I mean, they just mean listen to my words, why don't they just say "Listen to my words"?
Doofenshmirtz: (to the tune of "Perry the Platypus") Doofy Doofy Doofy

Doofy Doofy Doofy

Rodney: Pizza- (screams)

(loud crash as Agent P's jetpack crashes in the theater, sending the woman and Rodney flying off the stage)
Doofenshmirtz: Pizza delivery!

(crowd claps and cheers as the curtain closes)

Background Information

To be added.

Production Information

  • This episode was first revealed by Dan Povenmire in a June 4, 2012 Toonzone interview. (Source)
  • This episode was first aired in Latin America in October 6, 2012 in RCN.
  • This episode was aired of Disney Channel on Demand on October 19, 2012. 
  • In RCTI Indonesia, when Heinz goes to the play dramatically goes to the play is cut so people that watch this doesn't know about it.

International Premieres

  • September 27, 2012 (Disney Channel Taiwan and Hong Kong)
  • October 7, 2012 (Disney Channel Israel)
  • December 1, 2012 (Disney Channel Asia)
  • December 28, 2012 (Disney XD Canada)
  • January 25, 2013 (Family Channel)
  • February 17, 2013 (Disney XD Spain)
  • February 20, 2013 (Disney Channel Latin America)
  • March 7, 2013 (Disney XD Poland)
  • March 9, 2013 (Disney XD Latin America)
  • April 6, 2013 (Disney Channel Bulgaria, Czech, Hungary, Middle East, Poland, Romania, South Africa)
  • September 15, 2013 (RCTI Indonesia)


  • Baljeet uses a contraction when he says "Where's Perry?", but in "Monster from the Id" he is afraid of them and Phineas and Ferb didn't cure his fear. Although he may have conquered his fear in the meantime.
  • When Doof says "Where did we always see cow skulls in the desert", Agent P's hat is a shade of black and blue. In the next scene, The shade is back to normal.
  • In Spain this episode was titled "Cuando los Mundos Chocan" ("When the Worlds Collide"), for unknown reasons.
  • During the song "Heck of a Day", Doofenshmirtz tapped his right arm to show that it is titanium. However, when they were in front of the junkyard, Doofenshmirtz tapped his left arm instead to show that it is titanium.



  • "Road to.." Movies and Family Guy - The title parodies the long-running series of popular buddy comedies starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby (Road to Morocco, Road to Singapore, etc.) Coincidentally, Dan Povenmire directed the first three episodes in a series of Family Guy episodes inspired (and titled) after the series.
  • 127 Hours - Doofenshmirtz says that he got his titanium arm stuck in a boulder which is similar to how Aron Ralston got his arm caught in a boulder and got it amputated.
  • The Iceman Cometh - The name of the play that L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. is performing, The Pizza Man Cometh, is a play on the title.
  • Looney Tunes - The way the desert is illustrated looks like the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote cartoons.
  • Gone with the Wind - In a scene of the play one woman uses Scarlett O'Hara's phrase: "As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again!".



Designates a character that did not appear in this episode


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