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"What Do It Do?"
Dancing with an unusual robot - 2
Phineas and Ferb dancing with the machine.
Song by Zanzibar
Released: 1982
Genre(s): New Wave
Length: 1:11
Zanzibar chronology
Previous: None
Current: "What Do It Do?"
Next: "TBA"
Phineas and Ferb - What Do It Do? (Song)01:15

Phineas and Ferb - What Do It Do? (Song)

(episode version)
Phineas and Ferb Song What Do It Do - Demo01:47

Phineas and Ferb Song What Do It Do - Demo

(demo version)

"What Do It Do?" is a song by the new wave band Zanzibar. The song, which centers around reverse engineering, was released in 1982, at the height of the genre's popularity.

It was played during the episode of the same name while Phineas and Ferb attempt to identify the function of Doofenshmirtz's machine that had crash-landed into their front yard that morning.


What you gonna does when you don't know what it do?
Do, do, do, do, do, do!

It's way too big to be a buckle, and too bland to be a belly dancer!
Or when it tries to guess your height, it's never right unless you're three-foot-two.
When you come or go, you can't tell if it waves goodbye or waves hello!
And in the library it's useless 'cause it don't care when the books are due!
Do, do, do, do, do, do, do.

It doesn't seem to understand the game is not rock-paper-scissors-spaniel!
Instead of picking up the trash it started picking Lady Liberty's nose!
It makes a lousy baseball umpire or brow-wiper for bongo players!
And when it walks a dog it never really pays attention where it goes!
Do, do, do, do, do, do, do.
Do, do, do, do, do.
What do it do?


Dog shadow puppet
The image gallery for "What Do It Do?" (song) may be viewed here.


  • At the very beginning of the song, Phineas and Ferb can be seen doing the same walking dance as in the song, "Technology vs. Nature".
  • In the scene where the machine jumps over the hurdle, Phineas and Ferb can be seen wearing their labcoats from "Let's Take a Rocket Ship to Space".


  • Isabella is hula dancing, not belly dancing.


  • Piero Piluso
  • Jon Colton Barry

BMI Work #12118528

See Also

"That's Wings, You Turkey"
Songs Next:
"Bust Em Beat Em Frenzy"
"That's Wings, You Turkey"
Songs (Season 3) Next:
"Happy Evil Love Song"

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