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If you think you're extraordinary
A cut above the best that there is
If your cranial capacity is something scary
Let's take a quiz!
―Danny Jacob in theme song

"Let's Take a Quiz" is an episode of Phineas and Ferb.

When Candace learns that Jeremy will star in a TV commercial, she worries that, with his new-found celebrity, he will forget about her. So, as Phineas and Ferb produce their own TV game show, Candace uses the opportunity to get herself on the airwaves. Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz tries to erase all infomercials in the Tri-State Area.

Episode Summary

Candace tells Stacy that Jeremy was on a television commercial. Candace thinks that Jeremy will be totally out of her league, and Stacy tells her about celebrity relationships that Candace realizes that if she gets on TV, she'll be in the same level as Jeremy again. Stacy tells her it's not easy to get on TV and forgot the "insignificant detail". Candace figure out that Phineas and Ferb are helping Isabella and the Fireside Girls to get their broadcasting patches by making a game show, with Baljeet and Buford as the contestants, that will broadcast all over the Tri-State Area. Candace tells Phineas that she will be the star of the game show and asks one of them to get off, with Baljeet pushed off by Buford. Phineas suggests that Perry should be given a cameo and wonders where he is.

Perry tries enters his lair through the television set but learns that he's using the wrong remote. As he entered, he sees Major Monogram on screen giving Carl a massage. He then tells Perry that he lost a bet with Carl, and then Carl gets up and moves Monogram's mouth while giving Perry his mission in a high pitched voice. Halfway through Monogram stops Carl and tells Perry that this was also part of the bet, Carl finishes giving Perry his mission and gets back on the massage chair. Monogram walks off-screen then comes back in a clown suit to finish Carl's massage and Major Monogram tells Perry that this was not part of the bet, and Perry leaves his lair with a concerned look on his face.

At the backyard, Baljeet asking now as a make-up artist and Buford tells him to be careful with his face. Candace calls Stacy and tells her that her brothers are putting on a game show. Stacy tells her that it's a good idea, but Jeremy is getting even popular by the minute. This worries Candace until Phineas greets his contestants and warns them about the physical challenge can be rigorous. Candace states that she can handle it and Buford joins in as well. Candace ask for a make up that Gretchen that give her a one.

As Perry arrives in Doofenshmirtz's Evil Incorporated, he was trapped by nemesis-catch-o-mac. Doofenshmirtz tells him that he develop an addiction on buying some infomercials products, and plans to get rid of it since it's taking his time away from doing something evil that build the scorch-inator to melt all the infomercial tower to eliminate the infomercials.

Let's Take a Quiz

Candace and Buford are contestants on the game show.

Phineas opens the game show called "Let's Take a Quiz", and introduce Candace and Buford to the audience. The game starts at Round One of the show, Phineas asks a questions and Buford tries to guess the answer. Candace is left without anything to say, while Buford continues guessing, Stacy calls her and answers, "Like what?" which is actually the correct answer. Candace then begins to get the game as they say random words.

Dr. Doofenshmirtz tells Perry that he will be doing good by destroying the infomercials. Perry escapes the trap by using the easy-automatic-trap-escaper that Doofenshmirtz bought and attacks him and the two of them begin to battle with some of the products Doofenshmirtz bought from infomercials.

Candace and Buford continues battle in the game, and Phineas announces that it's a physical challenge. After being pied and bagged in the face, Candace replies by saying, "This doesn't even make any sense!" which earns her a couple of hundred more points, which gets her on fire. Phineas asks Candace if she wants another minus 2000 points, or if she wants another physical challenge. Jeremy and his friend, Coltrane, sees his commercial and later they saw Candace in the game show getting pied in her face. Jeremy becomes impressed and thinks of her as a television star.

Perry and Doofenshmirtz still fighting with some products from the infomercials, and Perry uses a vacuum on Doofenshmirtz face and continues to smash his face to the Shrink-inator button that Doofenshmirtz forgot to unplug it and sees a lot of notes to remind him of it.

Phineas tells Buford and Candace that there is a final question at winner takes all, Candace quickly answers "Teddy bear stuffing" and saying herself "Be a star, Candace" that Buford sees just some issues. At Phineas was about to say something, the Shrink-inator ray hits and shrinks down the game show set leaving the show inconclusive. Perry then using the Shrink-inator to shrink Doofenshmirtz except for his right hand that crushes him and curses Perry.

Phineas sees that the show was miniaturized that Ferb called it a home version. Candace is left wondering who won, and Jeremy comes over sees her looking awful. He congratulates her and tells her that she's on a whole new level. Candace finds out that Jeremy was only a model for a foot commercial, and the two laugh it out.

Songs

Running Gags

The "Too Young" Line

None.

Ferb's Line

Phineas: Hey look, our game show set instantly miniaturized itself!
Ferb: Well, I suppose we could call that the home version.


What'cha doin'?

Isabella: Hey Candace, what'cha doin?

Candace: Freaking out. What are you guys doing?
Phineas: We're helping the Fireside Girls.

Isabella: Yeah, we're working on our Broadcasting Patches.


Perry's entrance to his lair

After repeatedly pressing a button on one remote, he realizes he has the wrong remote, grabs the right one, presses a button and the screen of a television swings open on hinges and Perry jumps through to be next seen jumping through a tunnel behind his lair's television.

Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated! (An instrumental version is played in the Icelandic version)

Memorable Quotes

Candace: Oh my gosh, Stacy, have you heard? ... "About what"?! About Jeremy! He's on a TV commercial.

Stacy: Yeah I know! I heard it from Christina, who heard it from Jenny, who heard it from Jessie, who heard it from you.

Candace: Well, it's totally true!


Stacy: I guess you forgot about that insignificant little detail.

Candace: Heh-heh, insignificant little detail, insignificant little... Phineas and Ferb! Stacy, you a genius!

Stacy: Would you call my mom and tell her that?


Buford: My face is my fortune.
Baljeet: Of... course it is... ha ha ha, ha, ha.


Buford: Y Not.

Phineas: Y Not?

Buford: Yeah! TONY backwards!


Phineas: I just wanted to remind everyone that the physical challenges are a little rigorous, but the rewards are inconsequential.


Phineas: If you need anything, don't bother to speak up.


Television Announcer: Buy now for only five-ninety-nine and get— (Doofenshmirtz shuts off TV, picks up phone)
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: I'll take two.


Dr. Doofenshmirtz: It all started with the Fruit Dehydrator. I've been eating hydrated fruit like a sucker my whole life!


Phineas: Let's meet our contestants. She's allergic to parsnips and dairy, say hello to my sister... Candace Flynn!

Candace: Oh. Uh... Hi. (waves)
The audience cheers loudly.
Phineas: He's a bully by vocation, but has a soft spot for goldfish. Say hello to Buford Van Stomm.
The audience boos loudly.

Phineas: I see we have no clear fan favorite tonight.


Buford: Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh. Bunions!


Candace: Wait a minute, why does he lose five—
Phineas: I'm sorry, all questions must be phrased in the form of an answer.


Stacy: You're losing right now, and losers don't have star quality. Say something.

Candace: Like what?
Bells chime.

Phineas: Forty-five points for Candace! Good one, Candace.


Phineas: Wow, a hundred points. Candace is on fire!

Candace: (muffled by bag) Woo-hoo. I'm not... really on fire, am I?

Buford: No, you're good.


Phineas: What is...?

Candace: Teddy Bear Stuffing! (covers her mouth) Be a star... be a star Candace, c'mon be a star...

Buford: Wow, somebody's got issues.


Dr. Doofenshmirtz: (After being hit with Shrink-inator) Curse you-- Hey! Hey, you missed my hand. Oh, now not only am I shrunken, but I'm freakishly shrunken. Curse you Perry the Platy-- (his hand falls on him) Aw, this is kind of heavy.


Background Information

  • In Jeremy's house, there is a picture of Suzy up on the wall.
  • Phineas and Ferb dubbed their station KP&F, as indicated on their broadcast tower. In the United States, call signs beginning with K are assigned to stations located west of the Mississippi River; however, an ampersand (&) would not be permitted in an actual call sign. Later on, however, an actual station in town is revealed as WJOP. ("Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!") [1]
  • Phineas says, "I just wanted to remind everyone that the physical challenges are a little rigorous, but the rewards are inconsequential". This means that the challenges are hard and there's either no reward, or it is something small and insignificant, a reversal of advice traditionally given on game shows.
  • Linda does not appear in this episode.
  • The Kronk for Hire cue plays as Doofenshmirtz explains his his infomercial-related plan in the style of an infomercial.
  • Ironically, despite being a project mainly for the Fireside Girls, they don't seem to appear much in this episode. None of them (not even Isabella) in fact show up after the game begins.
  • When the episode aired in Iceland, the voice from the Evil Jingle was not heard at all when the Evil Jingle played. Watch the scene here.
  • When Candace told Stacy that she's a genius, Stacy said, "Will you call my mom and tell her that?" ("Don't Even Blink")
  • When Perry shrinks Doofenshmirtz, his hand is left huge in comparison, sort of making him like Huge Hands Hans. ("Out to Launch")
  • The man who delivers the infomercial product to Doofenshmirtz is the same man as seen in "Out of Toon".
  • This is the first time Major Monogram's mouth is being controlled by another person, the second being "Phineas and Ferb Summer Belongs to You!".
  • Candace tries to be a star again. ("Lights, Candace, Action!")
  • During the program, Ferb wears 4 costumes different from his normal clothes.

Production Information

Errors

  • When Perry picks up the remote to enter his lair, he opens the secret door on the TV, puts the remote down, and climbs into the entrance. However, when he lands in his chair he has the remote in his hands and uses it to turn on the TV so that Major Monogram can give him his mission.
  • Doofensmirtz calls on the phone without dialing. However, it's possible that he could have been on hold.
  • When the crowd is booing Buford, one of Phineas' eyes is transparent.
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    Phineas the cyclops?

  • When Candace shouts "This doesn't even make any sense!", the letter board that repeats her outburst says "This doesn't even make sense!"
  • When Candace is saying "Be a star, Candace. Be a star.", her hair is covering her shirt in a layering error.
    Candacehairerror

    Candace's hair is covering her shirt.

Continuity

Allusions

FINE TRALFAZZ

Ferb dressed like a woman?

  • Jeopardy! - Let's Take a Quiz has a rule where all questions must be phrased in the form of an answer, this was taken from Jeopardy where all answers must be phrased in the form of a question.
  • Wheel of Fortune - Ferb is dressed up like woman and standing beside a game board with letters is an obvious parody of this game show. Also Ferb changing outfits in every appearance next to the board is a further reference to Vanna White, who is most noted for her dresses.
  • Double Dare - "Physical challenge" is an obvious reference to this game show.
  • That Mitchell and Webb Look and All That - Let's Take a Quiz's first round, known as the "Quizzed-off Round", spoofs a segment of the BBC comedy series That Mitchell and Webb Look called "Numberwang". The series starred the very same David Mitchell who voices Meap's outer space nemesis Mitch. Also, the questions and answers making no sense or irrelevant is similar to the All That segment "You Can't Win". Also, the physical challenges made no sense in both "You Can't Win" and "Let's Take a Quiz".
  • Tralfaz - Tralfaz was the original name given to The Jetsons' dog Astro by his original owner, J.P. Gottrockets. (In the Latin American Spanish language version, "Tralfaz" is translated to "Astro"). The actual word "tralfaz" was traced back to the 1940s radio show "Burns and Allen" where a female character was named Elsie Tralfaz.[2]
  • Doofenshmirtz's Boxing Glove-in-Hammer device (the Swamp-a-tron 9000) works the same way as seen in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The name of course is yet another reference to co-creator Jeff "Swampy" Marsh.
  • Passamaquoddy - One of the answers is "Passamaquoddy," the name of a Native American tribe indigenous to Québec, New Brunswick, and Maine. It is also the name of a bay in the Gulf of Maine and a fictional city in the film Pete's Dragon.
  • Milton Berle - One of Berle's running gags on his own show and during guest appearances was yelling, "Make up!" and getting hit with a large powder puff.[3]

Cast

References

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Albums: Phineas and FerbPhineas and Ferb Holiday FavoritesPhineas and Ferb: Across the 1st and 2nd DimensionsPhineas and Ferb: Star Wars soundtrack

Disney Parks
Agent P's World Showcase Adventure

Entertainment: Phineas and Ferb's Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party
Firework: Celebrate the Magic

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