"Life without a phone for Candace Flynn"? But... but, that's me!

Candace Flynn

"Candace Disconnected" is a Season 3 episode of Phineas and Ferb.


Candace has no choice but to go to her brothers for help after she loses her phone for the fifth time. Unbeknownst to her, the phone that they invent for her has a voice activated phone transfer app that sends her to Easter Island. Meanwhile, back at Evil Inc., Dr. Doofenshmirtz invents a "Pick 'Em Up-inator" to pick Vanessa up from class, as well as finding Sarcastic Norm Head, the Norm head prototype that has an affinity for sarcasm, and later watching an exercise show with Perry.

Episode Summary

Phineas and Ferb are out in the backyard, planning the most interesting, tallest, and heaviest thing they've ever built, as Ferb says. In Candace's room, she is "talking" to Stacy (with just her hand). Linda walks in and Candace runs over to get her new phone. But she is disappointed to find out it only makes phone calls. But since she lost 4 phones in 4 months, Linda got her the cheapest one she could find. If it was lost it would be "life without a phone for Candace Flynn."

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Candace, Phineas and Ferb sees her new cellphone broken to pieces.

Eventually, when Candace decides she's going to go see what Phineas and Ferb are doing in the backyard, Candace accidentally slips on her rug and loses her phone. It somehow safely lands in a pile of leaves. That's until a contractor comes in on a forklift, dropping a heavy box which breaks the phone. He then drives over it again and again, only making it worse. Candace comes down and sees if it still works by talking and Phineas, as a joke, says "I can hear you Candace!" even though he's standing about two feet away from her. And since it doesn't work, Candace asks Phineas and Ferb if they could fix the phone. And Phineas asks her to give them thirty-eight minutes and wonders where Perry is.

In Perry's lair, Major Monogram tells Carl that he received a cellphone message from a hacker with the Initials "TTYL", but Carl tells him it means "Talk To You Later" and that he sent the message to him. As Perry arrives, Major Monogram briefs him about Doofenshmitz being "ROTFL"; Carl tries to tell him what it means but Monogram cuts him off. As Perry leaves, Major Monogram sees his cellphone showing a line of Qs but Carl says that his thumb is just on the Q button. At Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, Doofenshmirtz gets a call from Charlene that he should pick up Vanessa from school, as she is having knee surgery. Doofenshmitz says he will do it but he can't go since he is waiting for his exercise show to start so he decides to build an inator to pick up Vanessa instead of him.

Back at the Flynn-Fletcher garage, Phineas and Ferb introduces their best cellphone ever that they made for Candace. They added applications in the cell phone including a rimshot app, and their favorite, the voice activation transportation system that Phineas demonstrates by teleporting to Isabella out in the driveway and back to the garage. As Candace arrives, she quickly take the new cell phone and ignores her brothers about the tutorial for using the cellphone since she's a teenager. Phineas and Ferb along with their friends go back to what they were doing before.

Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz goes to his basement to pick up some parts to build his inator and uncovers Norm's old prototype head. As he reactivates the prototype head, it gives some sarcastic remarks about Doofenshmirtz. Doofenshmirtz picks it up along with the other parts since it was down in the basement for so long. Candace uses her new cellphone to talk with Stacy who is watching a documentary on Easter Island and wants to go there, Candace asks why she would want go to Easter Island, and the cellphone automatically transports Candace to Easter Island.

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Doofenshmirtz arguing with Norm's prototype head.

Doofenshmirtz finally finishes building his inator and calls it the Pick'em up-inator, and explains to the prototype that by simply entering the coordinates in the remote, the Pick'em up-inator will go pick up Vanessa and fly her home. The prototype gave Doofenshmirtz another sarcastic remark and Doofenshmritz remembers why he put the old head in storage in the first place. As Perry arrives by wrecking the door with a battering-ram, Doofenshmirtz explains he just built an inator to pick up Vanessa and invites Perry to join him for his exercise program.

At Easter Island, Candace tries to use her new cell phone to go back home, but a bird takes the cellphone and places it in its nest. Doofenshmirtz explains to Perry that while doing the exercise, he decided to mass-produce the Pick'em up-inator to make people do what he tells them to, and wonders what the contents are of his energy drink.

As Candace climbs down a cliff and tries to get the new cell phone, a sea turtle passing by sees Candace dangling from a branch, and hides behind a rock revealing himself as Agent T to contact Carl about Candace and Carl informs Perry immediately. Perry gets the message about Candace, he uses his tail to lift a dumbbell to hit Doofenshmirtz's foot and quickly unties himself. He then uses Pick'em up-inator to pick up Candace and send her back home, but the prototype asks Perry to leave the remote to him since he wants to do something to it. Doofenshmirtz recovers from the pain and comments that Perry just thwart him and ran. He curses Perry, and gets a call from Vanessa about the inator that picked her up.

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Norm's old head at Easter Island where "a head can be a head."

Candace tries to get the cellphone from the bird, but the branch breaks and she falls off the cliff. The Pick'em up-inator manages to catch her, then gets her across the sea and sends her home. Phineas and Ferb remark that their most interesting, tallest, and heaviest thing they ever built that they gave to a man from the museum fit in his truck. Candace arrives and hears Linda coming. She freaks out about how her cellphone is gone again, and she says that her life is ruined. Phineas and Ferb then reveal they made another one for her just in case, and Candace stated that she is still going to bust them for making her go to Timbuktu. The cellphone activates and sends her to Timbuktu, and Phineas remarks how she is going to miss pie. The prototype head uses the Pick'em up inator to go to Easter Island where "a head can be a head."


Running Gags

I know what we're gonna do today

Phineas: Ferb, I know what we're gonna do today before we do the other thing that we were gonna do today! Hey, where's Perry?

The "Too Young" Line


Ferb's Line

Phineas: You know what, Ferb? This is gonna be the most interesting thing we've ever built.

Ferb: And the tallest.
Phineas: Yes, and the tallest.
Ferb: And the heaviest.

Phineas: Wow, we're chatty today, aren't we?

Phineas: Well, you were right, Ferb. The most interesting thing we ever built was very tall and very heavy, and the guy from the museum was very appreciative.
Ferb: I still can't believe it fit in his truck.

What'cha doin'?

Isabella: Hey Phineas, what'cha doin'?
Phineas: We made Candace the best phone ever.

Phineas is teleported to Isabella at a range where their noses appear to be touching.

Isabella: Hey Phineas, what'cha doin'?
Phineas: I'm transporting! Go to garage.
Cellphone: Garage located.
Phineas teleports back to the garage.

Isabella: Dang it!

Hey, where's Perry?

Phineas: Ferb, I know what we're gonna do today before we do the other thing that we were gonna do today! Hey, where's Perry?

Perry's entrance to his lair

While Major Monogram and Carl are discussing about the text message on his cell phone, Perry lands in his chair.

Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated! and Doofenshmirtz's- (deep monotone voice cuts jingle off) basement.

Memorable Quotes

Candace: Hey! Wait a minute! All this phone does is ... Make phone calls!

Linda: Sorry Candace. You lost four phones in four months. I got you the cheapest replacement I could find. If you lose this one, it's life without a phone for Candace Flynn.

Candace: Life without a phone for Candace Flynn? But, but that's me!

Candace: (runs to the broken cell phone) Oh no, Phonesy! What have they done to you? (Grabs some pieces of the cell phone) Hello? Hello? Can anyone hear me?

Phineas: (gets close to Candace) I can hear you, Candace.

Candace: Oh great! It still works! Yeah, Phineas, I was just telling you that ... (realizes Phineas and Ferb on her side)

Major Monogram: Oh no! Carl, now it just says qqqqqqq.

Carl: It means your thumb is on the Q-key, sir.

Major Monogram: (takes off thumb)

Candace: (To Phineas) I'm a teenage girl! No one needs to tell me how to use a cell phone.

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: (after turning on the light) Hey! It's Norm's old head, the original prototype. I wonder if it still works. (turns the head on)

Norm head prototype: Oh, great! Look who's here, it's Doctor-Doof-degree-purchased-on-the-internet-with-my-wife's-money-enshmirtz!

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Well, I must say it's good to hear your voice again too after so long.

Vanessa: Ugh, I should've known Dad would be late.

The Pick'em up-inator attaches to Vanessa's head
Ugh, what is this? Curse you, unknown rocket helmet transportation thing!
Vanessa is dropped at her front door.

Oh, sweet! I'm home. Never mind, unknown rocket helmet transportation thing!

Candace: (hanging off of a cliff) Talk about a cliffhanger. (Phone makes a "rim shot" sound)

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: I have to hand it to myself, Norm's old head, I am a genius!

Norm head prototype: Oh, that's what you see? 'Cause all I'm looking at is a lab coat filled with doonkelberries on the top of which someone has strategically placed a cabbage.
Dr. Doofenshmritz: This is my new inator. I call it my 'Pick-em-up-inator'. (Starts pressing buttons)

Norm head prototype: Mmm-hmm. So what does this one do, and where can I hide when it doesn't do it and blows up?

Candace: (climbing down the cliff) Okay, bird! You'd better give me my phone or I'm gonna rock you to sleep, with a real rock! (Phone makes a "rim shot" sound)

Norm head prototype: That's great. We can spend the rest of the day working on your personality. Hey, this time, let's try and bump it up to a C minus.
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: You know, I'm starting to remember why I replaced you and put you in storage.

Dr. Doofenshmirtz: (to Perry the Platypus) CURSE YOU, PERRY THE-- (phone rings; Doof picks up; normal voice) Hello? Oh, hi, Vanessa. Yes that was my -inator. Listen honey, I'm in the middle of something, hold on one second. (yells) --PLATYPUS! (normal voice) So, how was class?

Norm head prototype: Finally, a place where a head can be a head. Hey, when does the bunny get here with all the eggs? Huh? Yeah? Easter Island? Huh? Huh? Aw, man, where's the bird with the rim-shot app when you need him?

Background Information

Production Information

International Premieres

  • June 25, 2011 (Disney XD Canada)
  • July 15, 2011 (Family Channel)
  • July 27, 2011 (Disney Channel Latin America and Brazil)
  • October 4, 2011 (Disney XD UK)
  • October 7, 2011 (Disney Channel Asia)
  • October 23, 2011 (Disney XD Spain)
  • October 24, 2011 (Disney XD Germany)
  • November 19, 2011 (Disney Channel Portugal)
  • December 8, 2011 (Disney Channel Scandinavia)
  • June 9, 2012 (Disney Channel Bulgaria)


  • When the cell phone falls, it lands on a pile of leaves. However, when Candace sits next to it, the leaves are gone.
Agen T

Agent T's hat error

  • Agent T puts on her black fedora. However, when we see Agent T again, her fedora has turned the normal fedora shade of brown used by the other O.W.C.A. Agents.
  • When Heinz is walking up the board onto his ship it zooms in and he isn't going up, nor is he on his ship.
  • Heinz's shirt wasn't striped, but after he took off his lab coat, his black shirt was striped.
  • When Isabella says "ready spaghetti" she is far out in the driveway, but when Phineas transports to her she is closer to the garage in the same background.
ERROR Loop is skin colored

The loop closest to Perry's bill is the color of his fur.

  • One scene while Perry was tied up with the jump rope, the loop closest to his bill was the color of Perry himself, not white.
  • When Phineas is close to Isabella, his shoes are different and the lines on Isabella's shoes are blue. Also, Phineas is wearing socks when he wasn't before.
  • At the lyrics "Wave your arms in the air!", the lower half of Perry's body disappears for a split second on his first waving.
  • During the lyrics "Wave your feet", Doof's foot sweat band disappears for one frame
  • When Perry is first tied up, there is nothing behind him. When he gets the message about Candace, though, there are two barbells and a green ball behind him.
  • In the scene where Carl sees Candace hanging from the branch, there is a leaf at the end. In the previous scene, there is no leaf.
  • When Monogram says the message was a bunch of multiple Qs, the screen should show the Q morphing into Q-R-S-T-Q and so on, unless the phone is a BlackBerry.



  • Girl, Interrupted - The title may be a play on the 1999 hit.
  • CandaceSully
    Monsters, Inc.
    - When Candace is watching her cellphone being destroyed, she reacts in a similar way that Sully does when he thinks Boo is in the garbage compactor—a scene that, in turn, was inspired from a Warner Bros. cartoon-short, Feed the Kitty.
  • When Norm's prototype head remarks that Easter Island is where "a head can be a head", it makes a reference to the Chuck E. Cheese's catchphrase, "Where a kid can be a kid".
  • Apollo XVII mission - As Candace is transported from Easter Island, she is seen receding from Earth. The view of Earth is that taken by the Apollo XVII crew in 1972 on their way to the final lunar mission.
  • Blackberry Mobile Phones - Candace's phone closely resembles the BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone.


  • When Doofenshmirtz and Perry are watching the exercise program, at the start they do a movement very similar to the Caramelldansen, which was also done in "Phineas and Ferb Summer Belongs to You!".
  • This episode includes the first time Perry was seen smiling since Season 2, implying that he actually enjoys doing Doofenshmirtz's exercise show.
  • This is the second time Perry refuses to defeat Doofenshmirtz (because the Pick'Em Up-Inator isn't considered evil). The first time was in Perry Lays an Egg.
  • This is the fifth episode in which Doofenshmirtz succeeds on his scheme (creating the Pick'Em Up-Inator to transport Vanessa from her school to her home in a couple of seconds).


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