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"Skiddley Whiffers"
Presenting SW
Phineas and Ferb presenting Skiddley Whiffers
Season: 3
Production code: 311a
Broadcast number: 132
Story by:
Jim Bernstein
Written & Storyboarded by:
Chong Suk Lee
Tom Minton
Directed by:
Jay Lender
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
August 26, 2011
Disney XD US Premiere:
October 22, 2011
International Debut:
September 30, 2011 (Family Channel)
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Paired with
"Tour de Ferb"
Skiddley Whiffers is too easy, I need to move on to a bigger challenge.

— Candace Flynn

Phineas, Ferb and the gang build a giant version of a childhood game, using Danville as the central location. Meanwhile, Candace, torn between busting her brothers and playing the fun game, ends up playing along with them so that she can carry on her title of "Skiddley Whiffers Queen." On the other side of town, Dr. Doofenshmirtz is trying to deal with Vanessa growing up and wanting to be a typical teenager. He drops her off on a camping trip with her friends, but can't cope with leaving her alone, so he disguises himself as a fellow camper, and along with Agent P's help, tries to protect her.

Episode Summary

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Phineas, Ferb and Candace playing Skiddley Whiffers.

Candace and the boys take a particular interest in "Skiddley Whiffers", a childhood game something like a cross between "Monopoly" and "Mousetrap." Candace boasts of her constant winning with her brothers and asks for a greater challenge, to which Phineas replies "Ferb, I know what we're gonna do today".

In the meantime, Major Monogram and Carl celebrate Perry's 999th entry into the lair. He even gets an occasional shirt, made by Carl. Monogram informs Perry that Heinz Doofenshmirtz went to Danville National Park. Doofenshmirtz is revealed to have taken his daughter and her friends camping in the forest. He is not, however, very keen on leaving his little girl alone, even though Vanessa keeps telling him that she is 16, which is almost adult. Eventually, he complies and leaves.

Phineas presents the gang with the brothers' newest Big Idea: giant Skiddley Whiffers pieces that are to be used by everybody to move around Danville; the distance to be measured on the basis of the results of rolling an electronic dice. Candace decides to join them in playing, even though at first she traditionally wants to bust them.

At the same time, an expert on survival in the wild (Doofenshmirtz looking like a hippie) comes to the youngsters' camp. He gets on to reviewing the camp's safety conditions, finding fault with the tent's distance from the cliff or the fact that the food lies on a table rather than hangs from a tree, packed in a sack for fear of bears. He goes back to his minivan for some life vests.

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Doofenshmirtz promising not to overprotect Vanessa

The gang keeps moving around Danville, enjoying all the attractions the game provides.

Perry the Platypus finds Dr. Doofenshmirtz who explains to him that he has not prepared any scheme for today because he needs to "overprotect" his daughter. He remembers himself being chased by a swarm of bees while camping, back in Gimmelshtump, due to which he rolls down a cliff and a hydrant gets inside his leg (he was unable to have it operated because of the hydrant's closeness to an artery). He stresses his anxiety when Candace's sneaker piece accidentally steps on his van, partially crushing it. Eventually, Perry agrees to help him. Doofenshmirtz returns to the camp and continues protecting his daughter and her friends from all imaginable threats. After a while, Perry comes out of the woods, disguised as a bear. Vanessa is disappointed in Perry for participating in her father's idea. She is angry at her father (whom she has already recognized) for not trusting her. Heinz admits his over-cautiousness and leaves with Perry, to whom he says that he is through with ruling his daughter's life. The almanac he throws away while saying this, however, hits a hive that hangs from a tree and causes it to collapse, thus unleashing a swarm of angry bees.

The gang is at the closing stage of the game, Candace is, however, left behind. She decides not to give up and demands that she be given the dice. When she rolls it, she is declared the winner.

Back at the camp, Dr. Doofenshmirtz confides his parental problems in Perry when he hears Vanessa scream. Her three friends and she are afraid and they all admit they are allergic to bees. Heinz rushes to save them by pouring all the honey from the hive onto him and jumping into the lake, thus distracting the bees' attention from the teens. Johnny, Vanessa's boyfriend, says that her father is totally psychotic, to which she replies "Yes. Yes he is" with a faint smile on her face.

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Candace admitting she had fun playing.

Candace boasts of her victory and rushes to Linda to bust her brothers. She, however, trips over a "victory bell" and accidentally sets the electronic dice on "All move", thus making all the game pieces leave the backyard. Linda asks Phineas what they were up to all day, to which he replies that they were playing "Skiddley Whiffers" with Candace and when Linda asks her daughter whether she enjoyed it, Candace eventually admits that she actually did.

The last scene takes place at the camp again, with Doofenshmirtz having being stung by the bees all over his body and forced to borrow the Carl shirt from Perry the Platypus, despite the fact that it is far too small for an adult human.

Transcript

For a full transcript of "Skiddley Whiffers", click here.

Songs

Gallery

Skiddley Whiffers title card
The image gallery for "Skiddley Whiffers" may be viewed here.

Running Gags

I Know What We're Gonna do Today/Hey, where's Perry?

Phineas: A bigger challenge? Ferb, I know what we're gonna do today! Hey, Where's Perry?

The "Too Young" Line

Johnny: Uh, he's a little excitable, isn't he?
Vanessa: Yes. Yes, he is.
Johnny: Wow. Your dad is totally psychotic.
Vanessa: Yes. Yes, he is.
Linda: Candace, did you have fun with your brothers today?
Candace: Yes. Yes, I did.

Ferb's Line

Phineas: (about Candace winning) Wow! Twice in one day!
Ferb: Skiddley Whiffers is a cruel mistress; cold and unforgiving.

What'cha doin'?

Isabella catches the dice, which lands on "Share a Turn". She flies with some balloons to Phineas.

Isabella: Hey Phineas. What'cha doin'?
Buford: Hey guys, how much longer do I wear the beard?
Phineas: Until you roll a "shave".
Buford: Awesome.
Phineas: But, what's with the monocle?

Buford: It's an affectation, leave it alone.

Oh, there you are, Perry

None.

Perry's entrance to his lair

Perry walks into a music room. He plays a few notes of his theme song on a bass, opening a hatch under an amplifier. Perry falls through the hatch into a decorated lair, celebrating his 999th lair entrance, then Carl gives him a t-shirt with his face on it, Monogram tells to Perry to wear it because it is good for Carl's self-esteem.

Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz's mini bus camping van!

Mistaking Doofenshmirtz for a pharmacist

Johnny: (to Vanessa) Wait, I thought your dad was a pharmacist.

Memorable Quotes

Phineas: I suppose you're wondering why I called all of you here today.

Buford: Yeah, actually, we were.
Phineas: Ferb!
Ferb unveils a mechanical nose, fedora, hairdryer, shoe, truck, and unicorn
Phineas: Ta-Da!
Buford: That's not clearing anything up for me.

Isabella: I don't care what it is, the hairdryer is mine.
Phineas: I claim the fedora, and Ferb picks the nose! (rim-shot)

Baljeet sits angrily on the yellow unicorn

Baljeet: You know, real unicorns are pink. I am just saying.
Doofenshmirtz: You know, fire is the leading cause of fire.
Vanessa: Anybody else allergic to bees?

Lacie: Me.
Unnamed goth boy: I am.
Johnny: All of us?! What are the odds?
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: (to bees) YOU LEAVE MY BABY GIRL ALONE!
Vanessa: Dad?! What are you doing here? It's dangerous!

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: (sarcastically) Really? I hadn't noticed!
Candace: Now toss me that dice.

Baljeet: (angrily) The singular is die!
Bajeet throws the die to Candace

Buford: Wow, that was uncalled for.
Candace: Mom, mom, mom! Here, look what Phineas and Ferb built!
Linda: You're right, Candace. Call the authorities, it's a cube.
Doofenshmirtz: (Walking away sad with Perry) C'mon Perry the Platypus. Maybe there's still time for a scheme. I won't even trap you. You can just start punching me up right away.
Johnny: Wait! I thought your dad was a pharmacist.
Vanessa: seeing through Doofenshmirtz's obvious disguise Uh, hey there, strange man I've never met. What brings you to this campsite? And how soon can you leave?

Background Information

  • The pieces that the characters are in are: Phineas in a fedora, Ferb on a nose, Isabella in a hairdryer, Baljeet on a unicorn, Buford in a truck, and Candace in a sneaker.
  • This episode reveals that Vanessa and her friends are all allergic to bee stings.
  • Candace is a fan of Skiddley Whiffers and is very good at it too.
  • Phineas's third favorite number is five.
  • This episode reveals that Ferb has lived with Phineas and Candace for at least 6 years, because Candace says they played it for 6 years.
  • Agent P has entered his lair 999 times.
  • Johnny, Lacie, and Danville's goth re-appear.
  • Dr. Doofenshmirtz has a fire hydrant stuck in his leg.
  • It is revealed that Doofenshmirtz always sees Vanessa as a child.
  • When Candace went to get Linda, she was seen washing a human skull in the kitchen.
  • This episode reveals that the Tri State Area has an almanac that was released in 1972.

Production Information

  • This episode aired on Disney Channel on Demand Friday, August 19, 2011.

International Premieres

  • September 30, 2011 (Family Channel)
  • October 13, 2011 (Disney XD, UK)
  • November 3, 2011 (Disney XD Germany)
  • November 14, 2011 (Disney Channel Latin America)
  • December 14, 2011 (Disney Channel Scandinavia)
  • February 5, 2012 (Disney Channel Asia)
  • February 12, 2012 (Disney XD Netherlands)
  • March 31, 2012 (Disney XD Spain)
  • April 5, 2012 (Disney Channel Portugal and Spain)

Errors

  • When the game started, Candace went before Baljeet. But when Candace got the winning turn, she was after Baljeet. (although it is shown that Skiddley Whiffers does have very strange rules so the turns could have gotten rearranged).
  • As the beehive fell, it breaks in half, but when Doofenshmirtz takes the beehive to save Vanessa it is not broken.
  • When Candace wins again, she said she won 19 out of 24. But she only lost 1 to Phineas and 1 to Ferb. It's possible however that she's played and lost against Stacy or one of Phineas and Ferb's friends.
  • The T-shirts commemorate Perry's 999th lair entrance. However in "Misperceived Monotreme", he has his 100th battle with Dr.Doofenshmirtz. Since these battles occur essentially after each time he goes to the lair, the numbers are badly off—even if "entrance" counts both for getting assignments and debriefing afterward.
  • After Candace says "Yes, yes I did" a dark mark appears on the sky right next to her head.
  • Before Candace receives the die after Baljeet throws it to her madly, Candace appears in front of a hose. However, before she was thrown the die, she was seen on the corner of the sidewalk.
  • When Candace show the scoreboard she says that she had won the last 12 games in a row, but there are more than 12 check marks in a row on her column.
  • Just before Doofenshmirtz throws the almanac, there's a frame where a tree in the background phases in front of his mouth.
  • Johnny's guitar orientation switches from right handed to left handed several times.
  • When Linda was in the kitchen, she should have seen the game pieces out the window.
  • Linda should also have seen the game map, which somewhat didn't disappear.
  • Candace drags Linda out the large living room door to exit and accidently trips over the victory bell, when they could have easily just exited out the kitchen door.
  • When Candace enters the kitchen she runs from the right, but the kitchen entrance is on the left.

Continuity

Allusions

  • The game Skiddley Whiffers may be named after the Danish game Bezzerwizzer. Besides the similarity of the name, Bezzerwizzer involves tactics and out-of-sequence moves around the board.
  • Monopoly - The game pieces used for the game Skiddley Whiffers are an allusion to the ones used Monopoly which include a racecar, a shoe, and a hat.
  • The name Whiff-O, the company that makes Skiddley Whiffers, bears a strong resemblance to Wham-O, the real-life company which makes such classic toys as the Frisbee and Hula Hoop.
  • The animation for the Skiddley Whiffers commercial looks strikingly like the fake commercials on the Ren and Stimpy show.
  • Candace jumps around in a giant shoe, similar to Kuribo's shoe found in World 5-3 of Super Mario Bros 3.
  • Frosted Mini-Wheats commercials - Vanessa turning into a little girl mid-sentence is like the cereal commercials where the adult liked the wheat, but "the kid in me" liked the frosting.
  • Mouse Trap - The game board is very similar to that of the game Mouse Trap.

Trivia

Cast

References

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"Tour de Ferb"
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"My Fair Goalie"

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