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Princess Baldegunde

"Make Play" is an episode of Phineas and Ferb.

Candace switches places with a princess who looks just like her, but the ongoing antics of Phineas and Ferb prevent her from enjoying the royal luxuries, even for a day. Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb enlist the princess to help them build a giant jukebox filled with live bands, and Dr. Doofenshmirtz plans on using his Claw-inator to ruin his brother’s dedication of the new Danville Opera House.

Episode Summary

After Lawrence shows off his antique jukebox to Phineas and Ferb, the boys decide to build one for themselves.

Perry uses the car jack in the garage to go down to his hideout where Major Monogram gives Perry his mission. Today Princess Baldegunde of Drusselstein is in town to give Mayor Roger Doofenshmirtz the "Drusselsteinian Favorite Son" award at the unveiling of the new Danville Opera House. Major Monogram thinks Doofenshmirtz will try and disrupt the ceremony, plus Doofenshmirtz has been buying up all the claw-machines in the Tri-State area. Perry's task is to stop Doofenshmirtz and keep Princess Baldegunde safe. Coincidentally, she looks just like Candace Flynn.

Princess Baldegunde is in her royal carriage and is being briefed of her busy schedule by her royal attendant. She wishes to go shopping at an American Mall, so they decide to squeeze in 6 minutes of shopping.

Double Candace

Candace and Princess Baldegunde looking at each other.

Meanwhile at the mall, Candace is talking to Stacy on her cell phone complaining about running errands for her mom and expressing her frustration by how she has to do everything in her life. In a store with a back-to-school sale, she meets Princess Baldegunde, her doppelgänger. After making sure the fabric of space-time did not rip apart, Princess Baldegunde wants to hang out and freak unsuspecting passersby, however Candace has to finish shopping and bust her brothers. Princess Baldegunde is impressed with her fabulous lifestyle, and she wishes to escape her life where everything is done for her on clap of hand and she is on a regimented schedule. She wants to be able to act on her own. They agree to switch lives.

Candace is told that to be a princess she just has to wear the crown and clap when she wants something; everything else is done for her. Candace experiments with her new identity, and finds it's really true and fun!

Having-fun

Back at the Flynn-Fletcher home, Princess Baldegunde is excited to work with Phineas and Ferb on their construction of the giant jukebox. She exclaims that giant construction project is her favorite game. When Isabella, Baljeet and Buford come over, Baldegunde excitedly describes that they’re going to "make play" and be "constructor persons" for building the giant jukebox. Her new accent and speech pattern scares Buford off.

Up in his dirigible, also known as a blimp, Heinz Doofenshmirtz captures Perry using a claw machine game. In fact, he has used all of the claw machine games to build a giant claw machine for his blimp. He reminisces how his fascination for these games started when he was a boy. While a boy in Gimmelshtump, he was walking through the "claw machine district" when he found a claw machine with a teddy bear inside instead of the usual rocks. He used his entire year's worth of allowance (a 3 cent coin) and won the bear. He gave it to his mother as a trophy, who immediately gave it to his brother Roger. Roger took a big red marker and wrote his name on the bear and his mother's blouse, effectively claiming both as his own and shutting Heinz out of the family dynamic. In revenge, he is going to use his giant claw machine to take away Roger's new Opera House.

Candace is enjoying her new power by running through piles of gold coins barefoot at the Opera House. Princess Baldegunde is enjoying her new freedom, and is ecstatic when Baljeet will not get her a hammer because she can do it herself. She excitedly proclaims her joy to Phineas and Ferb, who both notice that she's acquired an upper class Drusselsteinian speech pattern and they decide to just go with it.

Meanwhile, Perry escapes his claw machine by reaching threw the prize slot and making the blimp climb steeply, knocking Doofenshmirtz backward and flipping the claw machine. Perry and Doofenshmirtz fight for the controls to the giant claw.

The giant jukebox is completed and Phineas and Ferb start loading bands in, including Love Händel and Jeremy and the Incidentals. Princess Baldegunde finds Jeremy to be very attractive.

Candace is already bored with her royal life and gets a call from Princess Baldegunde. She wants to know how to pronounce Jeremy’s name, to which Candace tells her to stay away from him. She decides she wants her old life back and sheds the royal ball gown and rushes back home.

Candace arrives home to see the giant jukebox and runs to tell Linda. Princess Baldegunde is taken away by her advisers and attendants just as Doofenshmirtz grabs the giant jukebox. Candace returns to find both her doppelgänger and the jukebox gone.

Jeremy and his band

Back at the Opera House, Princess Baldegunde is about ready to give her speech when Doofenshmirtz drops the jukebox on top of the Opera House. Doofenshmirtz is very happy, because he thinks he has disrupted the ceremony, even if he didn’t take the Opera House itself.

However, Princess Baldegunde realizes it’s their jukebox and cancels her speech so that she can play the song with the “cute blonde boy with the Guitar”. Jeremy and his band start playing “Do Nothing Day” and a larger crowd assembles to listen and dance to the music. Heinz is crushed that he ended up making everyone happy, including his brother Roger.

Perry lands back in the Flynn-Fletcher backyard where Phineas greets him and wonders where the jukebox went.

Songs

Running Gags

The "Too Young" Line

None.

Ferb's Line

Phineas sees Candace acting differently.

Phineas: Wow, Candace really seems to be enjoying herself today!
Ferb: And she seems to have acquired an upper class Drusselsteinian speech pattern.

Phineas: Yeah... Let's just go with it.


What'cha doin'?

Isabella: Hey Phineas, what'cha doin'?

Princess Baldegunde: (as Candace) Today we shall make play here in the backyard as constructor persons and we shall make a giant size jukebox. It is most joyful way for all of us to make play, is it not?

Buford: I'm outta here.


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

Phineas: All your favorites bands playing all their greatest hits any time you want. Ferb, I know what we're gonna do today. Hey, where's Perry?


Perry's entrance to his lair

Perry uses a jack to go down to his lair.

Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz in a blimp again!

Memorable Quotes

Major Monogram: Morning Agent P, we have a situation here, the royal Princess Baldegunde from Drusselstein is in town. She's here to give the “Drusselsteinian Favorite Son” Award to Mayor Roger Doofenshmirtz during the unveiling of the new Danville Opera House. We assume Dr. Doofenshmirtz will do something to disrupt the ceremony. He's been buying up all the claw machines in the Tri-state Area. We don´t know exactly what his plan is, but do the math: Princess, Opera house, claw machines, stuffed animal. You put that together and you get a Claw-Princess-Animal, uh, Stuffed-Claw-House

Carl interrupts him
Carl: Or a...or a, Singing Animal-Claw-Opera House, Stuffy Stuffness
Major Monogram: It's terrifying, you must stop Doofenshmirtz and make sure the princess is safe. We don’t actually have a photo of her, but whatever, she’s a 15 year-old girl, they all pretty much look alike... Carl, put up a picture of a 15 year-old girl! Carl puts on screen a picture of Candace and now put a crown on her. There! There's your princess.
Carl: Oh wait sir, I found a picture of the actual princess.
Major Monogram: All right, put it up there. Carl puts on screen a picture of Princess Baldegunde, who is identical to Candace
Major Monogram: Oh, wow, what are the odds?
Carl: Well, it is a cartoon, sir.
Major Monogram: What did I tell you about breaking the fourth wall, Carl?

Carl: Sorry sir.
Princess Baldegunde: See? I never get to do anything for myself.

Candace: And I have to do everything for myself.
Both: I got it!
Candace: Let's go to the laundrymat and fill the dryers with cheese!

Princess Baldegunde: What? No, let us trade lives! I thought for sure on same page we were.
Candace: Wow, I've been given all this power and how I've chosen to use it is to run through gold coins barefoot? I'm a genius!
The Princess is putting together a few tables

Princess Baldegunde: Ok now, I hammer. Claps at Baljeet Hammer! Hammer?
Baljeet: Your legs do not appear to be broken!

Princess Baldegunde: You are right! Broken they are not. I can be fetching hammer for myself, can I not? Here I go!
Princess Baldegunde: (as Candace) Hello cute blond boy with guitar!
Jeremy: Hey cute redhead... talking funny? See you after the set.
Candace: Wow..., absolute power bores absolutely...

Princess calls Candace
Candace: Hello?
Princess Baldegunde: Candace, I need to ask you question, how is pronounced the name of cute blonde boy with guitar?
Candace: What cute blonde boy?
Princess Baldegunde: The one with band! Is it Jerr-emy or Jer-mee?
Candace: It’s pronounced "stay away from him'"!

Princess Baldegunde hangs up
Candace: (approaching her mother) Mom! Mom! Giant jukebox! Come on! Come on! (Candace runs outside to see the blimp take the jukebox. Linda follows.) You missed it. Giant jukebox, doppelganger, everything, all gone.
Linda: Cool.


Background Information

Production Information

International Premieres

  • November 27, 2010 (Disney Channel Brazil)
  • December 10, 2010 (Disney XD Germany)
  • January 23, 2011 (Channel STS, Russia)
  • January 28, 2011 (Disney Channel Hong Kong)
  • February 15, 2011 (Disney XD UK)
  • March 23, 2011 (Disney Channel Asia)
  • April 30, 2011 (Disney XD Spain)
  • May 7, 2011 (Disney Channel Spain)
  • June 8, 2011 (Disney XD Scandinavia)
  • June 11, 2011 (Disney XD Turkey)
  • July 8, 2011 (Disney Channel Bulgaria)
  • August 20, 2011 (Disney Channel Poland)

Errors

  • When Doofenshmirtz is mentioning the claw machines to Perry, the things in the claw machine Perry was stuck in had rocks in it. When Perry escapes, stuffed animals pour out.
  • Lawrence recalls putting nickels in the jukebox slots of his youth. He may not want to confuse the kids with talk of sixpences and other antiquated English specie.
  • When everyone notices Jeremy and the Incidentals playing, there was a woman driving on the left side of the road.
  • Heinz could not have been shut out of the family dynamic in this backstory because his mother's love was always inexplicably linked to kickball and since he was bad at it, he should have already been out.

Continuity

  • Doofenshmirtz sings the parody of the song "My Name Is Doof".("Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown"). His belief that "everything works with the woots" may be the reason he included "woot woot" in the mind-control song.

Allusions

  • The Prince and the Pauper - The concept of a commoner and royalty switching places comes from Mark Twain's story The Prince and the Pauper.
  • Lord Acton - Candace parodies the famous expression, "Absolute power corrupts absolutely".
  • Dave the Barbarian - Princess Baldegunde's dress looks similar to Princess Candy's dress from Dave the Barbarian.

Trivia

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

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Selected Songs
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