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Removing the part in question would cause the machine to emit a ray that turns a human into a fly.

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Fly On the Wall” is the first half of the 1st episode of the 4th season of the American television series Phineas and Ferb. It originally aired on Disney Channel in the United States on  ()January 11, 2013. The episode was story by Jim Bernstein, directed by Sue Perrotto, and Russell Calabrese is an assistant director.

Buford removes a part from a tire swing the boys are building and it accidentally shoots a ray that turns Candace into a fly. Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz is suffering from evil scientist’s block.

Plot summary

While Candace (Ashley Tisdale) tries to get Stacy’s (Kelly Hu) help to figure out what to wear for her surprise date with Jeremy (Mitchel Musso), Phineas (Vincent Martella) and Ferb (Thomas Sangster) are trying to figure out what they’re going to do after their daily projects parts didn’t arrive. Buford (Bobby Gaylor) and Isabella (Alyson Stoner) suggest to modify some of their old inventions, but Baljeet (Maulik Pancholy) refutes them. Phineas decides to build something new and simple, in the spirit of summer. While the kids all try to remember how they know the song Summer (Where Do We Begin?), Buford inspires Phineas to build a tire swing. Phineas suddenly wonders where Perry went.

Perry (Dee Bradley Baker) enters his lair and is told by Major Monogram (Jeff “Swampy” Marsh) that Dr. Doofenshmirtz (Dan Povenmire) is “at the shark”; Carl (Tyler Alexander Mann) quickly corrects this to “at the park.” Monogram sends Perry to deal with the problem, as it is much less heebie-jeebie than he thought.

While the kids are building their giant jet-powered tire swing, Phineas walks away to confirm calculations with Baljeet. Buford fiddles with the controls so as to look busy, and removes a doohickey causing the controls to emit a glowing ray. He quickly replaces the doohickey and asks Phineas what removing that doohickey would do; Phineas figures out it would cause the controls to fire a ray turning a person into a fly, pointing out that removing a different part could turn the controls into a sorbet machine.

Meanwhile, Candace realizes that Stacy’s suggestion of a hair bow doesn’t look good on her, and goes to remove it, but realizes that she’s been turned into a fly. She tries to get Linda’s (Caroline Rhea) attention, but her mother just shoos her away, thinking she’s just a fly. Candace persistently follows Linda and accidentally gets into the car with her, hitting the back windshield as the car pulls away.

At Danville Park, Perry comes across Doofenshmirtz having a picnic. Doofenshmirtz invites Perry to join him, but the cloth gives way and traps Perry in a hole. Doofenshmirtz then reveals his latest -inator: the Feed-the-Pigeons-inator. Perry is unimpressed, but Doofenshmirtz tries to rationalize it by pointing out that feeding the pigeons is prohibited in the park, and is therefore illegal. He then sighs and tells Perry that he’s suffering from evil scientist’s block, having hit a dry spell during a summer that feels like it’s been going on for four years. He asks for Perry’s help, and the platypus immediately hops out of the trap and walks away with Doofenshmirtz.

After finishing the tire swing, the kids all test it out. After the initial test with the kids inside the tire, Phineas pushes a button that dangles each of them in individual tires, hanging from the one large tire. Everyone enjoys it. Perry puts Doofenshmirtz through a series of exercises and paintings in order to help him break out of his block, culminating in a successful -inator.

Candace is still trying to get Linda’s attention in the car, so Linda rolls down the window, causing Candace to fly out of the car. She then flies throughout Danville, eventually ending up in Jeremy’s room. Listening in on his phone conversation with Coltrane (Corbin Bleu), she hears him say that he’s taking her to the rodeo. Candace is thrilled because she now knows what to wear, but has to leave after Jeremy tries to swat her. She immediately is forced to flee again, this time from some of the Fireside Girls trying to trap her in a jar, and succeeds, coming across another fly with a human head in the process.

The tire swing ride has ended, and Isabella proclaims it “the most fun ever.” They prepare to set up for another ride when Baljeet notices “a fly with orange hair.” Phineas looks and realizes that it is Candace, and that Buford had removed the doohickey. Buford messes with the machine again and is able to eventually get Candace back to normal, who threatens to bust them, but thanks them as well. Buford then notices a “FLY” button on the controls and pushes it, causing the tire swing to fly into the air and its supporting pole to end up in outer space. Isabella is disappointed that the fun is over, but Phineas turns the machine into a sorbet maker and offers sorbet to his friends.

Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz is thrilled that he has created his best -inator ever, and gloats to Perry that since it has no self-destruct feature, there is nothing stopping him from taking over the Tri-State Area. However, before he can finish gloating, the giant tire crushes his -inator. While the kids are eating sorbet, Jeremy arrives in a suit, looking for Candace. She emerges dressed as a cowboy, having planned for the rodeo, but they are instead going to a restaurant pronounced “Ro-DAY-oh” Candace laments that it must not be “dress like a cowboy and get your dinner free night,” and the waiter confirms: those are Tuesdays.

Gallery

Songs

End credits

First verse of Fly on the Wall (during the end credits when broadcast by itself)

Running Gags

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

Phineas: Ferb, I know what we’re gonna do today!

Buford: Uh, catch mosquitos?

Phineas: No. Hey, where’s Perry?

The “Too Young” Line

None.

Ferb’s Line

Buford: I don’t get why this stuff is called sorbet. Ain’t it just a fancy-people word for ice cream?

Ferb: While ice cream is made from dairy products and turned vigorously with air, sorbet is made entirely out of fancy people.
Buford: Really?

Ferb: No, not really.

Whatcha doin’?

None.

Perry’s entrance to his lair

Perry goes down the basement staircase, stopping at the landing next to the Panic Room, opens the bottom stair, stops himself halfway down the slide after forgetting his hat, retrieves it from the stairs, and goes back down into his lair.

Memorable Quotes

Isabella: We did a portal to Mars. How about a....portal to Venus?
Baljeet: Only if they make SPF 12 million.
Phineas: Actually, instead of improving one of our old inventions, we should make something brand new! Something simple.

Isabella: How do you mean?
Phineas: Well, what is summer all about?
Buford, Baljeet, Isabella: (singing “Summer (Where Do We Begin?)”) Summer is running through the sprinklers in your T-shirt, shoes, and...

Phineas: Yeah, we all know the song. (beat) But I’m not exactly sure how....
Major Monogram: So Agent P, change of plans. Head over to the park and stop Doof from doing the doings that Doof does...do.
Carl: You have a heebie-jeebie scale, sir?
Major Monogram: Yeah. You’re on it.
Doofenshmirtz: This is great! The best inator I’ve ever made! And you know what, Perry the Platypus? There’s no self-destruct button on this, so there’s no way you can stop me from taking over the entire Tri-State— (the giant tire swing lands on his inator before he finishes his statement) Huh. Well, like my Uncle Boris used to say, “When life’s goin’ well, a giant tire comes along and smashes your inator.” We all thought he was crazy at the time, but now it seems rather prophetic.
Phineas: Did someone take the doohickey thing out of the thingamawhatsit? Buford?
Buford: Uh...oh no! If I catch the mug what did this... Yeah, I’m on it.
Guy in Shuttle: (Upon seeing the giant tire swing holder) Woah, that is so weird! We’re in a space shuttle and the shuttle program ended years ago!
Candace: (as a fly) Phineas and Ferb, you are so buzzzzzted!
Waiter: May I take your order, “partner?”

Candace: (sighs) I don’t suppose it’s "Dress Like a Cowboy and Get Your Dinner Free" Night?

Waiter: No, madame. That is Tuesdays.


Background Information

  • The kids unintentionally reference the events from "Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension" when Buford, Baljeet, and Isabella start singing Summer (Where Do We Begin?). Phineas then says “We all know this song... I just don’t know how...”, confirming that they didn’t have their memory of the events of that day back. Oddly enough, they sing a verse that was cut from the movie.
  • Doofenshmirtz breaks the fourth wall in this episode, by saying that he feels as if he and Perry had been battling each other for four years, a nod to the fact that this was the first episode produced for Season 4, as well as the length of the series’ run.
  • This episode reveals that Bobbi Fabulous wears a wig.
  • It is revealed that Dr. Doofenshmirtz has an uncle named Boris.
  • The house that appears at the beginning of the song belongs to Buford.
  • Isabella suggests building a portal to Venus. Interestingly, after the portal to Mars broke, Phineas, Ferb and Baljeet briefly reconfigured it to go to Venus.

Production Information

International Premieres

  • March 2, 2013 (Disney XD Canada)
  • April 5, 2013 (Disney Channel Israel)
  • April 12, 2013 (Disney Channel Scandinavia)
  • April 17, 2013 (Disney XD UK)
  • April 18, 2013 (Disney XD Poland)
  • April 28, 2013 (Disney XD Spain)
  • May 4, 2013 (Disney Channel Portugal)
  • May 22, 2013 (Disney Channel Brazil and Latin America)
  • May 25, 2013 (Disney Channel Bulgaria, Czech, Greece, Hungary, Middle East, Poland, South Africa, Romana)
  • June 3, 2013 (Disney Channel Asia)
  • June 16, 2013 (Disney XD Latin America)

Errors

  • In the song, a scene pops up of a calender on June. It folds back a month, but shows a July calendar, when it should have shown May.
  • Also during the song, when Candace enters Bobbi’s bathroom his legs are missing and only he is inclined, while the bathroom behind him is on the right position.
  • Everything should have been in slow-motion to Candace while she was a fly.
  • It’s unknown how Buford, Baljeet, and Isabella know the song, “Summer (Where Do We Begin?)”, because they were not even in the same dimension as Phineas and Ferb when they were singing that song, although this could be explained if Phineas and Ferb had told them about it the same day.

Continuity

Allusions

  • The Fly - Candace gets turned into a fly much like what happens to the main character in the story. The line "Help me" from the 1958 film adaptation is also used.
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back - Dr. Doofenshmirtz talks about getting his "Groove" back and getting his life in back in order which was a common phrase refering to this movie.
  • The Son of Man - Doofenshmirtz's painting is inspired by this 1964 self-portrait by René Magritte, depicting the artist with an apple obscuring his head.

Cast

- Did not appear in this episode.

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Entertainment: Phineas and Ferb's Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party
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Characters
Major Characters: Phineas FlynnFerb FletcherCandace FlynnPerryMajor Francis MonogramHeinz DoofenshmirtzLinda FlynnLawrence Fletcher

Secondary Characters: Isabella Garcia-ShapiroBaljeet TjinderBuford Van StommJeremy JohnsonCarl KarlStacy HiranoGinger HiranoMillyKatieHollyAdyson SweetwaterGretchen
Recurring characters: Giant Floating Baby HeadDjango BrownColtraneCharlene DoofenshmirtzVanessa DoofenshmirtzRoger DoofenshmirtzVivian Garcia-ShapiroIrvingJenny BrownSuzy JohnsonDannyBobbi FabulousShermanMeapMitchNormClyde FlynnBetty Jo FlynnPinkyAlbertPeterKlimpaloonTalking ZebraMonty MonogramHildegard JohnsonReginald FletcherWinifred FletcherAloyse von Roddenstein
Minor Characters: JerryKhaka Peu PeuThe RegurgitatorBob WebberPrincess BaldegundeMelissaUnnamed Fireside GirlsAgent EBrobotsDrill SergeantBuck BuckersonTiana WebberJack JohnsonMrs. JohnsonWendyEliza FletcherNicoletteMandyThaddeus and ThorMindyAmandaLucy FletcherAdrian FletcherBeppo BrownDr. HiranoAnnabelle JohnsonSaraBrigitte, Josette, and ColletteMishti PatelLiam McCrackenRodrigoMorgGlenda WilkinsDr. GevaarlijkHeinz Doofenshmirtz's motherBlanca DishonProfessor PoofenplotzLyla LolliberryBalloony
Guest Characters: Santa ClausKim Possible PinocchioBaby BaboonThor OdinsonSpider-ManHulkIron ManRed SkullNick FuryVenomWhiplashMODOK

Episodes
Season One: "Rollercoaster" • "Candace Loses Her Head" • "The Fast and the Phineas" • "Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror" • "The Magnificent Few" • "S'Winter" • "Are You My Mummy?" • "Flop Starz" • "Raging Bully" • "Lights, Candace, Action!" • "Get That Bigfoot Outta My Face!" • "Tree to Get Ready" • "It's About Time!" • "Jerk De Soleil" • "Toy to the World" • "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!" • "A Hard Day's Knight" • "I, Brobot" • "Mom's Birthday" • "Journey to the Center of Candace" • "Run Away Runway" • "I Scream, You Scream" • "It's a Mud, Mud, Mud, Mud World" • "The Ballad of Badbeard" • "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together" • "Ready for the Bettys" • "The Flying Fishmonger" • "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!" • "Greece Lightning" • "Leave the Busting to Us!" • "Crack That Whip" • "The Best Lazy Day Ever" • "Boyfriend From 27,000 B.C." • "Voyage to the Bottom of Buford" • "Put That Putter Away" • "Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?" • "Traffic Cam Caper" • "Bowl-R-Ama Drama" • "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein" • "Oil on Candace" • "Unfair Science Fair" • "Unfair Science Fair Redux (Another Story)" • "Out to Launch" • "Got Game?" • "Comet Kermillian" • "Out of Toon" • "Hail Doofania!"

Season Two: "The Lake Nose Monster" • "Interview With a Platypus" • "Tip of the Day" • "Attack of the 50 Foot Sister" • "Backyard Aquarium" • "Day of the Living Gelatin" • "Elementary My Dear Stacy" • "Don't Even Blink" • "Chez Platypus" • "Perry Lays an Egg" • "Gaming the System" • "The Chronicles of Meap" • "Thaddeus and Thor" • "De Plane! De Plane!" • "Let's Take a Quiz" • "At the Car Wash" • "Oh, There You Are, Perry" • "Swiss Family Phineas" • "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown" • "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo" • "Hide and Seek" • "That Sinking Feeling" • "The Baljeatles" • "Vanessassary Roughness" • "No More Bunny Business" • "Spa Day" • "Bubble Boys" • "Isabella and the Temple of Sap" • "Cheer Up Candace" • "Fireside Girl Jamboree" • "The Bully Code" • "Finding Mary McGuffin" • "What Do It Do?" • "Atlantis" • "Picture This" • "Nerdy Dancin'" • "I Was a Middle Aged Robot" • "Suddenly Suzy" • "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!" • "Undercover Carl" • "Hip Hip Parade" • "Just Passing Through" • "Candace's Big Day" • "Invasion of the Ferb Snatchers" • "Ain't No Kiddie Ride" • "Wizard of Odd" • "The Beak" • "Not Phineas and Ferb" • "Phineas and Ferb-Busters!" • "The Lizard Whisperer" • "Robot Rodeo" • "The Secret of Success" • "The Doof Side of the Moon" • "She's the Mayor" • "The Lemonade Stand" • "We Call it Maze" • "Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Max Modem!" • "Nerds of a Feather" • "Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation" • "Split Personality" • "Brain Drain" • "Make Play" • "Candace Gets Busted" • "Summer Belongs to You!" • "Rollercoaster: The Musical!"
Season Three: "Run, Candace, Run" • "Last Train to Bustville" • "The Great Indoors" • "Canderemy" • "The Belly of the Beast" • "Moon Farm" • "Phineas' Birthday Clip-O-Rama!" • "Ask a Foolish Question" • "Misperceived Monotreme" • "Candace Disconnected" • "Magic Carpet Ride" • "Bad Hair Day" • "Meatloaf Surprise" • "Tri-Stone Area" • "Doof Dynasty" • "Phineas and Ferb Interrupted" • "A Real Boy" • "Mommy Can You Hear Me?" • "Road Trip" • "Skiddley Whiffers" • "Tour de Ferb" • "My Fair Goalie" • "Perry the Actorpus" • "Bullseye!" • "That's the Spirit" • "The Curse of Candace" • "Escape from Phineas Tower" • "The Remains of the Platypus" • "Ferb Latin" • "Lotsa Latkes" • "A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas" • "What a Croc!" • "Ferb TV" • "Mom's in the House" • "Minor Monogram" • "Excaliferb" • "Monster from the Id" • "Gi-Ants" • "Agent Doof" • "Phineas and Ferb and the Temple of Juatchadoon" • "Delivery of Destiny" • "Let's Bounce" • "Quietest Day Ever" • "Bully Bromance Break Up" • "Doonkleberry Imperative" • "Buford Confidential" • "Sleepwalk Surprise" • "Sci-Fi Pie Fly" • "Meapless in Seattle" • "The Mom Attractor" • "Cranius Maximus" • "Sipping with the Enemy" • "Tri-State Treasure: Boot of Secrets" • "Doofapus" • "Norm Unleashed" • "When Worlds Collide" • "Road to Danville" • "Where's Perry?" • "Blackout!" • "What'd I Miss?" • "This is Your Backstory"
Season Four: "Fly On the Wall" • "My Sweet Ride" • "For Your Ice Only " • "Happy New Year!" • "Bully Bust" • "Backyard Hodge Podge" • "Der Kinderlumper" • "Just Desserts" • "Bee Day" • "Bee Story" • "Sidetracked" • "Knot My Problem" • "Mind Share" • "Primal Perry" • "La Candace-Cabra" • "Happy Birthday, Isabella" • "Great Balls of Water" • "Where's Pinky?" • "Mission Marvel" • "Thanks But No Thanks" • "Troy Story" • "Love at First Byte" • "One Good Turn" • "Cheers for Fears" • "Just Our Luck" • "Return Policy" • "Imperfect Storm" • "Steampunx" • "It's No Picnic" • "Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror" • "Druselsteinoween" • "Face Your Fear" • "The Klimpaloon Ultimatum" • "Doof 101" • "Father's Day" • "Operation Crumb Cake" • "Mandace" • "Tales from the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension" • "The Return of the Rogue Rabbit" • "Live and Let Drive" • "Lost in Danville" • "The Inator Method" • "Act Your Age" • "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer" • "Night of the Living Pharmacists" • "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars" • "Last Day of Summer" • "O.W.C.A. Files"

Locations
Locations at or near Danville: DanvilleMr. Slushy FranchiseDoofenshmirtz Evil IncorporatedFlynn-Fletcher HouseAtlantisGoogolplex MallOld Abandoned Amusement Park

Other Locations: AfricaEnglandNew YorkBig BenMarsTokyoLondonChinaIndiaCanadaChileHawaii

Selected Songs
Today is Gonna Be a Great DaySummer Belongs to YouCity of LoveJump Right InLet it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it SnowPerry the Platypus ThemeGitchee Gitchee GooWhere Did We Go Wrong?BustedLittle BrothersWhat'cha Doin?Carpe DiemS.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants)I'm MeRollercoasterThe Ballad of KlimpaloonEvil for Extra CreditBackyard BeachHappy New YearGreat to Be a BabySerious FunCurtain Call/Time Spent Together

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