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"The Curse of Candace"
Candace acting as a vampire
Candace as a vampire.
Season: 3
Production code: 314b
Broadcast number: 136
Story by:
Martin Olson
Written & Storyboarded by:
J.G. Orrantia
Directed by:
Robert F. Hughes
Jay Lender
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
October 7, 2011
Disney XD US Premiere:
October 24, 2011
International Debut:
October 14, 2011 (Family Channel)
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Paired with
"That's the Spirit"
Is it possible? Am I a vampire?

— Candace Flynn

Candace is bitten by a bat after watching a popular vampire movie with Stacy and worries that she is becoming a vampire. Phineas and Ferb's latest gadgets lead Candace to believe that she has indeed made the change from teenager to teen vampire. Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz plans to change the Tri-State Area into a carbon copy of Gimmelshtump so that it will be easier to take over.

Episode Summary

Candace and Stacy at the cinema

Candace and Stacy at the theater.

A werewolf and a girl chase after a bat, which happens to be a vampire. Candace and Stacy are at the theater watching a new teen-vampire film. As the film progresses Candace is impressed by the abilities vampires have. The movie finishes having the vampire becoming dust due to exposure to sunlight.

As they are leaving the theater, Candace accidentally knocks over a cage containing a bat, similar to the vampire bat in the movie, causing the bat to attack her. An employee from the theater tells Candace not to harm the bat as it is a rental, to which Stacy replies that is paying off, as Candace is screaming and running in circles.

Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb question each other on what their project for today is. When Isabella visits Phineas and Ferb, she shows them her wilted bamboo plant. Phineas tells her the plant is not getting enough sunlight, and he suggests he help her with it. Buford, Baljeet, and Irving wonder why Isabella gets a special favor, and they ask for their own. Phineas responds by saying that today they're taking requests from everyone.

When Perry gets to his lair, he is informed by Major Monogram that Doofenshmirtz sent a scented letter via regular mail to the O.W.C.A. explaining that he no longer desired to conquer the Tri-State Area. Major Monogram send Perry to investigate Doofenshmirtz at Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated anyway.

On Candace's way home from the movie theater, Stacy states that Candace is lucky to have not been bitten by the bat because the bat may have been a vampire bat, which would have caused Candace to turn into a vampire herself. At first Candace thinks the idea is ridiculous, but upon entering the backyard, which Phineas and Ferb had already left, she finds the boys' latest creations.

Since the boys decided to take their friends' requests, Phineas and Ferb had fashioned for Baljeet a gravity defying barbell (which makes Candace believe she has gained super strength), for Buford an invisible anti-gravity field (which makes Candace believe she can fly), for Irving a mirror that does not show one's reflection (which makes Candace think her reflection doesn't show up in mirrors anymore), and for Isabella a lamp that shines a super-bright light for her bamboo (which makes Candace hiss in 'pain' and mimic the vampire from the film). These inventions lead Candace to believe that she has indeed made the change from teenager to teen vampire.

Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz traps Agent P with the world's stickiest substance, which happens to be a tile from the floor of the movie theater that Candace and Stacy visited earlier in the day. Dr. Doofenshmirtz tells Perry that he believes that the Tri-State Area would be easier to take over if the it were a backward land with superstitious residents instead of a modern city. He explains that that is why he plans to recreate the Tri-State Area into a village similar to the backward and superstitious land he grew up in, using his latest invention: the Gimmelshtumpinator.


A lonely vampire.

As Jeremy arrives to the Flynn-Fletcher home to return Candace her MP3 player, she evades him fearing that she might be a threat to him, she covers herself with a black cape and red sunglasses and runs away through the backyard, hoping to find Phineas and Ferb to be turned back to "normal".

As she searches throughout the city for Phineas and Ferb, she visits the town's Goth store, hoping to find apparel that will protect her better from the sunlight. As she runs through Danville, her red sunglasses also have the side effect of making red items be more notorious.

When Perry starts to fight Doofenshmirtz inside the Gimmelshtumpinator, they by accident cause the machine to start firing at random places throughout Danville, making them to become old fashioned Gimmelshtump buildings or objects.

Candace turns into dust

"We're gonna need a dustpan and some glue."

Later on, Candace, still scared that she is now a vampire, visits Jeremy at the Slushy Dawg shop where he works and asks if she knew where her brothers were, possibly hoping that they could turn her back to normal. But while she is there, the Slushy Dawg gets changed into an old world bratwurst house by Doofenshmirtz's Gimmelshtumpinator. Candace then flees the bratwurst house only to be chased by villagers (really marathoners affected by the Gimmelshtumpinator).

She hurries home, but by then Agent P has managed to destroy the Gimmelshtumpinator, changing the villagers back to marathoners and everything else.

Candace then tells Phineas and Ferb that she thinks she is a vampire, Phineas asks her where she found this out. She replies, "The backyard," and he tells her that it was their inventions that caused her so-called vampire symptoms.

He then proceeds to take off her glasses and cloak. At first Candace is relieved that she is not, in fact, a vampire. Then, she turns into dust and is blown away by the wind. Phineas then remarks, "Ferb - we're gonna need a dustpan and some glue."


For a full transcript of "The Curse of Candace", click here.


End Credits

A repeat of Vampire Song but missing the first and second line.


The Curse of Candace title card
The image gallery for "The Curse of Candace" may be viewed here.

Running Gags

The "Too Young" Line

Jared: But Kristen, we were both moody outcasts. We- we loved each other.
Kristen: Yes. Yes we did.

Ferb's Line

Candace: Well, I can lift heavy objects, and I can levitate, and...and I can't see my reflection in the mirror.

Ferb: It sounds like a vampire to me.
Ferb backs up into the doorway, shielding his face.

Phineas: Woah, woah, woah, woah. Come here, Ferb, come here.

What'cha doin'?

Isabella: Hey, Phineas. What'cha doin'?

Phineas: Trying to pick something to do today. What's that?
Isabella: This is Bambina, my bamboo. Only she's not doing so well. (Bamboo coughs) She needs help.
Phineas: The poor girl probably needs some sunlight. Ferb and I can rig a super grow lamp in no time.

Isabella: You'll do that for me?

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

Phineas: Sure. Ferb, I know what we're...

Buford: Hey, how come you guys are making something special for her? What about me?
Baljeet: And me!
Buford: It's a nerd carrier. I had a heck of a time getting him in. Scratched me all up!
Irving: I'd like something, too.
Buford: How long have you been there?
Irving: I'm not sure. What's today?

Phineas: Ferb I know what we're doing today. Taking requests. Hey, where's Perry?

Oh, there you are, Perry


Perry's entrance to his lair

Perry was already in his lair and sees Major Monogram playing "Jump and Duck".

Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated!

Memorable Quotes

Candace: Oh, look! He has no reflection in that mirror!
Jared: I can't see my hair!
Candace: Look, Stacy. He's cornered. Now he's really stuck.
Stacy: (referring to the purple goop her shoes are stuck in) Speaking of stuck, what's up with this floor?
Jared: We did and-- Wait a minute. Wasn't he just wearing a shirt?

Michael: You no longer drink the blood for those you love.
Jared: Wait, those drapes were a gift from my- AH! The hideous light of the day star! (Turns to dust and is blown away by a gust of wind) Ah...
Kristen: Where did that wind come from?

Michael: Oops, sorry. I opened the window, it was getting stuffy in here.
Lawrence watching television
Lawrence: Well, this isn't much of a horror movie. Where are the rock and roll musical numbers?
Major Monogram: (Playing Jump and Duck) Oh, Agent P, how long have you been sitting there? (chuckles) I guess I better get started. We've received a weird message from Dr. Doofenshmirtz this morning claiming that he will no longer seek to take over the Tri-State area. And he used a very unusual method for conveying his message. Carl?

Carl: He wrote a letter by hand, then put it in an envelope. And sent it through the regular mail, with a stamp and everything! Who does that? And it's scented. (sniffs) Mmm, Milbank Nights. One of the better perfumes to come out of South Dakota.

Major Monogram: When an evil scientist sends fragrant letters, wrongdoing can't be far behind. Dismissed, Agent P. Carl, let me, uh, smell that letter again, would you?
Phineas: I know what you mean Ferb. It does seem like more than one hundred and four days.
Stacy: Did Candace just jump over that fence?
Jeremy: You had to take her to the vampire movie, didn't you?
Beside expensive-looking sports car parked by the curb

Teenager 1: Yeah, my dad said I could drive it, just as long as I don't get a scratch on it.
A ray from the Gimmelshtumpinator hits the car, transforming it into a donkey.
Teenager 1: Oh, My dad's gonna kill me!

Teenager 2: Why dude? It's not scratched!
Jeremy (With a Drusselstienian accent): Vat about your music box mitt ze tiny cowboy?
The car had been transformed back from a donkey right as it had thrown its front legs in the air, and flips over. The roof is smashed.
Teenager 2: Well, now it's scratched.
Phineas: Why would marathoners chase anyone? Except you know, three runners from Kenya.
Phineas: Ferb, we're gonna need a dustpan and some glue.
Doofenshmirtz: Curse you Perry the plat... (Gimmelshtump-inator reverses his bathroom from the lightbulb and bucket back to reality) Ohh, never mind!

Background Information

  • Phineas says "Who would marathoners be following anyway? Except, you know, three guys from Kenya," which is a nod to the fact that Kenyan runners are usually very fast.

Production Information

  • This episode was aired on Disney Channel On Demand on September 30, 2011.
  • This episode was first revealed on Netflix.

International Premieres

  • October 14, 2011 (Family Channel)
  • October 15, 2011 (Disney XD Canada)
  • October 27, 2011 (Disney Channel Latin America and Brazil)
  • October 29, 2011 (Disney Channel Spain and Portugal)
  • October 30, 2011 (Disney XD Spain)
  • October 31, 2011 (Disney Channel Scandinavia)
  • October 1, 2012 (Disney XD UK)
  • October 9, 2012 (Disney XD Germany)
  • October 19, 2012 (Disney Channel Asia)
  • October 21, 2012 (Disney Channel Russia)
  • October 23, 2012 (Disney XD Poland)


Stacy nose

Stacy with Candace's nose

  • When Stacy says "Speaking of 'stuck', what's up with this floor?", her nose looks like Candace's, and not hers.
  • Carl is able to smell the perfume on the letter, despite not having nostrils nor a sense of smell ("Ain't No Kiddie Ride"). The same error was also made in the episode "Brain Drain".
  • While Perry is approaching DEI, the door on the balcony is colored in, so that it looks like a wall.
  • During one scene, a trap in which Perry is in is not visible.
  • The rims of the sports car changed after it was transformed into a donkey and changed back into a car.
  • When Jeremy knocks on the door he than opens it when does not have a key to it. However the door may have already been unlocked.
  • In the scene where Candace avoids sunlight during the song, Candace is hiding behind the fire hydrant and the moment before she stands up, she disappears completely only to reappear in the next frame.
  • Candace is freaked out about her being a vampire, and a title card comes up that says 'Two minutes earlier'. It then shows Phineas and Ferb introducing their friends to the inventions. The title card says 'Two and a half minutes later'. But since approximately 30 seconds have elapsed when they were telling their friends the invention, so to get to the point where Candace was at the moment, the title card should have said 'One and a half minutes later'. The only other explanation is that Candace would have just been standing there for one full minute after realizing she's a vampire, although that is unlikely.
  • This error happens when Phineas and Ferb are explaining their inventions to their friends. After explaining Bambina's light and walk over to Baljeet they seem to throw their sunglasses on the ground, but the glasses disappear before they hit the ground.



  • Twilight - The vampire movie, Early Evening, parodies the popular supernatural romance franchise Twilight. The actors who voice the characters in the movie play or have played similar roles to their casting in the Twilight spoof: Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin play a vampire and his lover respectively on True Blood (and are married in real life), while Michael J. Fox played a werewolf in the original Teen Wolf movie. It is also noted that one of the characters was called Kristin. In Twilight the woman that plays the lead, Bella is Kristen (Stewart).
  • Phineas and Ferb Theme - When Phineas and Ferb first appear, Phineas says to Ferb "I know what you mean Ferb, it does seem like more than 104 days".
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Lawrence laments the lack of rock-and-roll musical numbers in the horror film he's watching, referencing the 1975 cult classic inspired by the similarly named musical. Richard O'Brien, who voices Lawrence, wrote Rocky Horror and played Riff Raff in both the stage and film versions.
  • The Three Stooges - When Candace gets attacked by the bat and she drops to the floor and screams "get it off me", she spins around on the floor running like Curly from The Three Stooges (a scene also parodied by Homer in The Simpsons episode "Last Exit to Springfield").
  • Jumper - When Candace is getting attacked by the bat, there are some posters in the background one of them is for "Leap". Which parodies the title and cover art of the film "Jumper".
  • Australia - When Candace is getting attacked by the bat, there are some posters in the background. One of them announce a movie named "New Zealand", which parodies the title and cover art of the film "Australia".
  • The Big Bang Theory - Candace knocks the door in the same way as Sheldon Cooper does, knocking and saying the name of the person who is inside.



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