|“||Oh, looks like little Crikey grew up.||”|
— Ferb Fletcher
When the boys learn that the famous Crikey the Crocodile has gone missing, they set out to find and return him to his home at the Danville Nature Preserve. Meanwhile, to Candace's amazement, Irving reveals his digital scrapbook compilation of all of Phineas and Ferb's wild creations, and guest star Ray Liotta fills in for Major Monogram to give Perry his mission. Also, Dr. Doofenshmirtz plans to embarrass his brother by using his 'Chicken-Replace-inator' to replace Roger's mayoral award with the nearest chicken.
Linda goes to the zoo for some volunteer work and puts Candace in charge. Lawrence, Phineas and Ferb are watching a show called A Horse in a Bookcase. Irving comes to Phineas and Ferb's house and introduces to Candace an iPad-like gadget that he called the Ultimate Phineas And Ferb Digital Scrapbook (or "UPAFDS" for short) that contains all of Phineas and Ferb's creations throughout the summer. Candace tries to borrow it but Irving refuses, and says it will not leave his person. Phineas and Ferb watch the show until they see the breaking news of missing Crikey the Crocodile. Phineas, Irving, and Candace know what to do and they wonder where Perry is.
As Perry enters his lair, instead of meeting Major Monogram, he was briefed by actor Ray Liotta. Ray mentions that Monogram was during some manscaping and a favor for during the day in "The Academy". He then briefs Perry about Doofenshmirtz checking on websites and blogs about chicken and chicken-related jokes and tell him to stop him. After Perry leaves, Ray tells Carl that it was very fun and exciting what he did. When asked why he quit "The Academy" than doing his acting career that Carl tells that he was paid more than "The Academy".
In the sewer, Phineas, Ferb, Irving and Candace ride on an Air-boat to find little Crikey with their Croco-locator and find his location. Candace tries to borrow Irving's "UPAFDS" but he refuses again since it's very personal to him that Candace tells him that she'll just show it to her mom that Irving agrees but he prefer the "UPAFDS" as a girl. Candace tells Phineas and Ferb to hurry up so that she can show the "UPAFDS" as evidence to her mom.
At Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, Doofenshmirtz answers his intercom and hears Perry chatter that he tells him to come in and hides behind the couch. As Perry enters, Doofenshmitz jumps out and presses the button to trap Perry but the trap drops a net on him instead of Perry. Doofenshmirtz gives Perry a newspaper that tells that Roger was awarded for Danville Mayor of the Year for the second straight year and was only a Mayor for one year. He tells Perry while still wearing the net that everyone laughs at him not his brother, so he creates the Chicken Replace-inator to zap the award and replace it with the nearest chicken in the area, since people always laugh at a chicken. He then throws the net around him to Perry that he feels comfortable to move.
At the sewer, Phineas and Ferb tells that little Crikey is close by and needs to find another way to find him. Candace tells them she's only thing they need since she wrestled an alligator before and handling a small crocodile would be easy but shock to see Crikey and Ferb states that Crikey has grown. Candace quickly runs to the Air-boat and drives away but hits Crikey that rode along with Candace. Phineas calls Isabella for plan-B that she and the Fireside Girls along with Buford and Baljeet on jet-skis and pick up the boys and chase Candace and Cricky throughout the sewers and canals in Danville.
Doofenshmirtz observes the award ceremony and sees Roger accepting the award that he's ready to fire his Chicken Replace-inator that Perry stops him by throwing a net at him and wrecking the monopod that holds the inator and Doofenshmirtz catches it and tries to blast Perry with it that hits random objects throughout Danville that everyone laughs when they see a chicken.
Meanwhile, Phineas tells Candace to aim her Air-boat to the middle of tube that she, Crikey and the rest of the kids fly over and landed at the Danville Natural Reserve and the Air-boat was suddenly turns into a chicken due to the Chicken Replace-inator. At the same time, Doofenshmirtz carrying his Chicken Replace-inator tries to find Perry in his apartment that Perry quickly stuffs the inator with a rubber chicken and escapes via parachute when it explodes.
The Farmer's wife comes by and sees her husband that their chicken farm was suddenly changed into a scrapyard only for fifteen minutes, and shows the farmer what she brought and she replies lasagna for dinner and for his sister and her husband but tell him not to change subject. Back at Doofenshmirtz's, he sees his lair is full of chickens and finds it not very funny at all.
Phineas congratulate Candace for bringing Crikey at Danville Natural Reserve. Linda comes by and sees Crikey there thinking that he was brought there while she was having lunch and asks Candace why she's sitting on a chicken, which Phineas finds kind of funny. Candace rushes to Irving and tries to get the "UPAFDS" but Irving refuses, saying that it must not leave his person. As they struggle, they accidentally throw the "UPAFDS" at Crikey, who swallows it whole. Candace can't believe it's gone, and Irving tries to comfort her saying that they just need to wait a few hours, at which point Candace cuts him off, saying that's disgusting. Irving said that he was going to wait for his brother to come with a replacement "UPAFDS", but then realizes what Candace meant and also thinks it's disgusting.
For a full transcript of "What A Croc!", click here.
First verse of "Subterranean Crocodile Apprehension Expedition" (during the end credits when broadcast by itself)
|The image gallery for "What A Croc!" may be viewed here.|
I know what we're gonna do today/Hey, where's Perry?
Phineas: Tiny Crickey needs our help. Ferb, I know what we're gonna do today.
Irving: Ferb, I know what I'm gonna do today too.
The "Too Young" Line
Ray Liotta: Good morning Agent P, and I know what you are thinking. Aren't you Hollywood's Ray Liotta? The answer is yes, yes I am.
Carl: Well to be fair sir, you do get to paid more than we do.
Ray Liotta: Yes, yes I do.
Phineas: I don't know mom, it's actually kinda funny.
Linda: Yes, yes it is.
Ferb: Oh, looks like little Crikey grew up.
Oh, there you are, Perry
Candace: You ate my evidence, you overgrown lizard!
Phineas: There you are, Perry!
Perry's entrance to his lair
Perry opens the bathroom door that falls to the floor. Then he opens it again and it has a staircase that leads to his lair and the door automatically returns to the bathroom.
Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated!
Irving: Hello Candace, are Phineas and Ferb here?
Candace: Yes. (Candace closes the door and Irving knocks) Yes?
Irving: Yes, Candace. After we have found the crocodile, I would be delighted to show her to your mother.
Candace: So, we'll show her to--Wait a minute, did you just call it a her?
Doofenshmirtz: Can you believe it? My goodie-two-shoes brother is about to be voted Mayor of the Year! For the second year in a row! And he's only been mayor for one year!
Doofenshmirtz: Things are about to change, thanks to my brand new Chicken Replace-inator!
♪Buck buck bawwwwwk! ♪
Doofenshmirtz: I hope you're noticing this, Perry the Platypus. Chicken, laugh! Chicken, laugh! See, I told you.
(Baljeet and Buford stop with a hotdog vendor)
Baljeet: Come on! She's getting away!
Doofenshmirtz: A rubber chicken? What are you gonna do with that?
(Perry shoves the rubber chicken up the Chicken-inator)Actually, that's kinda funny. No matter! Prepare to make your chicken!
Farmer's Wife: I can't believe it. I go to the store for 15 minutes and when I get back, I find you've turned our nearest chicken farm into a swap meet.
Farmer: What did you buy, dear?
Candace: You ate my evidence, you overgrown lizard!
Phineas: There you are, Perry!
- It is said that Roger has been mayor for a year. Since he was just elected mayor before "Hail Doofania!" in a special election, this could indicate that this episode occurred in another year and "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!" happens between both episodes in different summers.
- Actor Ray Liotta appeared as a special guest in this episode.
- The title and a plot were revealed on November 18, 2011 on Time Warner Cable.
- This is Django's only appearance in Season 3. He appears outside the museum.
- For reasons unknown, this episode was temporarily paired with "Agent Doof".
- February 10, 2012 (Disney Channel Asia)
- March 10, 2012 (Canal 13 Chile)
- April 26, 2012 (Disney Channel Israel)
- May 5, 2012 (Unitel Bolivia)
- June 27, 2012 (Disney XD Netherlands)
- August 6, 2012 (Disney Channel India)
- August 9, 2012 (Disney XD Canada)
- August 15, 2012 (Disney Channel Latin America and Brazil)
- November 8, 2012 (Disney XD UK)
- December 8, 2012 (Disney XD Latin America and Brazil)
- December 16, 2012 (Disney XD Spain)
- January 9, 2013 (Disney Channel Portugal)
- January 15, 2013 (Family Channel)
- January 31, 2013 (Disney XD Germany)
- During the song, the color of the jet-skis changes from green/yellow to orange/red and vice-versa throughout the chase.
- When Candace is sitting on the chicken, her life vest is gone, but when she runs to get Irving's UPAFDS, she is seen wearing her life vest.
- After Perry closes the door, the door gets back to its original spot by itself.
- During the chase scene in the canal, after Phineas and Irving change places, Milly can be seen briefly with Phineas instead of Holly.
- The song stated a crocodile's eyes are black, but Crikey's are red.
- Sometimes Irving's eyebrows are black, but other times they are orange.
- The pictures of Phineas and Ferb's creation on Irving's "UPAFDS", in order: "Rollercoaster", "Candace Loses Her Head", "The Magnificent Few", "Tree to Get Ready", and "Out to Launch".
- Candace mentioned that she wrestled an alligator before. ("Fireside Girl Jamboree")
- During the song, at the museum, a picture of Candace in a Picasso parody saying "Mom!" can be seen also a picture of a red Chinese temple. ("Phineas' Birthday Clip-O-Rama!", "Monster from the Id", "Doof Dynasty").
- A snippet of this episode is seen in the "Phinabella" montage in "Last Day of Summer".
- Steve Irwin - Steve's famous catchphrase "Crikey!" is also the name of the crocodile celebrity. It also fits in with The Crocodile Hunter, the TV series that was hosted by Steve.
- Jaws - In this episode when Candace hits Crikey, Irving says "We're going to need another boat," as a reference to the line in the movie "you're going to need a bigger boat". This line was also cribbed twice in "The Belly of the Beast".
- iPad - The UPAFDS resembles the iPad and has a similar control scheme.
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - The UPAFDS has an odd, complex acronym, similar to the FLDSMDFR in this film.
- Top Gun - The shot of Phineas and Isabella on the jet ski at the beginning of the song is reminiscent of the movie publicity still with Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis on the motorcycle.
- Buford is revealed to like hot dogs (he is seen with one as Baljeet angrily waits for him to finish). He will later eat during Phineas and Ferb's big ideas in "Sleepwalk Surprise".
- The phrase "Swampy Marsh" was mentioned again. ("Excaliferb")
- Fifth time Major Monogram did not appear in an episode. ("Isabella and the Temple of Sap", "Canderemy", "Phineas and Ferb Interrupted", "Monster from the Id")
- Candace says "You are going down, down, down!" ("Rollercoaster", "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!", "Rollercoaster: The Musical!")
- The Farmer and Farmer's Wife appears again. ("Leave the Busting to Us!", "Suddenly Suzy")
- The crossing guard that turns into a chicken (thanks to the Chicken-Replace-Inator) may be the same crossing guard for the Fourth Street and Main Street interchange from "The Beak".
- Second time than Candace closes the door at Irving ("Moon Farm").
- The picture near the bathroom with Phineas and Ferb holding Perry and young Candace is seen again. ("Nerds of a Feather", "Mom's in the House", "Quietest Day Ever")
- "The Academy" was mentioned again. ("Get That Bigfoot Outa My Face!", "Gi-Ants")
- Vincent Martella as Phineas
- Ashley Tisdale as Candace
- Thomas Sangster as Ferb
- Caroline Rhea as Mom
- Richard O'Brien as Dad
- Dan Povenmire as Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Hobo Dan
- Jeff "Swampy" Marsh as Major Monogram (voice only)
- Tyler Alexander Mann as Carl
- Dee Bradley Baker as Perry, Crikey the Crocodile
- Maulik Pancholy as Baljeet
- Bobby Gaylor as Buford
- Alyson Stoner as Isabella
- Kelly Hu as Stacy
- Jack McBrayer as Irving
- Ray Liotta as Himself
- Corey Burton as Farmer
- Jennifer L. Hughes as Farmer's Wife