You have 30 seconds until I destroy you, along with the rest of Danville.


"Norm Unleashed" is a Season 3 episode of Phineas and Ferb.


Candace finds it difficult to bust Phineas and Ferb when her brothers build nanobots that can assemble into any object they can imagine. Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz has jury duty, so Norm takes over the day’s evil scheme—to destroy Danville by using weapons.

Episode Summary

Phineas and Ferb are in their garage as Isabella, Buford and Baljeet come by to see what they are doing. Phineas replies that they are making nanobots and Buford asks them to impress the latter. Phineas then uses he controls to have the nanobots form the word "hello" as Buford mentions the main title. The friends start putting in requests (i.e. giant birthday paddle, telescope, giant birthday paddle with regular-sized cheese grater, scratching post for Perry, who is gone).

Perry enters the Best Noodle House in Shanghai, via tube and meets Major Monogram, who explains that he wanted to tell Perry about what Doofenshmirtz up to, but Major Monogram was not allowed to use his phone for the 17-hour flight and that he didn't have international coverage. He then tells Perry to go back to Danville and check on Doofenshmirtz.

Back at the Flynn-Fletcher House, the kids ask the boys to make a car. Candace enters the room to see what the boys are making. They made a car, followed by a working helicopter. Buford suggests that the enlarge the helicopter, but Phineas and Ferb have to make more nanobots in order to do so. Candace goes to Linda Flynn, who is reading. The former tries to tell the latter about the helicopter, but the latter thinks that they are just making models and that Candace is not even trying.

Over at Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, Norm offers Perry a muffin and gets a message from Doofenshmirtz, who is away at jury duty. The latter plans to get out of it, by using a "get out of jury duty free card". He then asks Norm to show initiative and to not be a complete disappointment. Norm traps Perry with the muffin and apologizes for the inconvenience. He then discovers that Doofenshmirtz's schemes always fail because he is using -Inators instead of weapons. He leaves to make some.

By the kitchen's door to the garage, Candace tries to identify the project by commencing Operation: Find Out What The Heck Is Going On. The boys then start creating random objects such as a faucet, a gingerbread man, and a pig face. Candace goes back to the living room, where Linda is given "stories with holes" by Candace. Linda tries to mirror Candace's tattling by imitating one of her failed busting attempts (in this case, bringing Genghis Khan back from the dead and having him teach the neighbors how to swatchback horses), to which Candace utterly mumbles that it will someday happen.

Back at DEI, Norm shows Perry his weapon: himself. He then leaves, leaving his blow torch in Perry's reach, which he uses to escape. At court, Doofenshmirtz is asked about his current occupation. The judge is very confused to find out that Doofenshmirtz is a mad scientist, much to Doofenshmirtz's anger. He explains that he is not angry (upon assuming that the judge meant a literal mad scientest) before the judge introduces Dr. Diminutive to the stand. He reveals that he has "borrowed" Doofenshmirtz's Shmaultz-inator. Doofenshmirtz says that he has never met Diminutive in his live, then the latter explains that he has proof of himself and the former being friends, using a picture from the 2007 L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. Pudding revue. Doofenshmirtz begins to ask the jury why Diminutive keeps the picture in his wallet, as the judge demands order.

Phineas and Ferb have now created full sized cars. Candace is still trying to identify what they are doing. She sees the cars, which later turn into planes, a helicopter and a spaceship, much to Candace's horror. Norm starts attacking Danville, singing Weaponry while doing so. Then he tells the people of the Tri-State Area that they have two minutes to surrender. Doofenshmirtz, now in prison with Dr. Diminutive, overhears this and is annoyed at Norm.

Meanwhile, Perry lands in the garage, takes the controls for the nanobots and flies to Norm's location. Once there, he uses the nanobots to make a horse's hind legs and kicks Norm, creates a giant tube of macaroni to reflect a bomb and uses an unusually large bat to send another bomb into space before it explodes. Norm gets another message from Doofenshmirtz, who tells Norm off for making weapons. Norm believes that Doofenshmirtz loves him, but hides the emotion. Finally, Perry creates a giant acorn to attract the squirrel powering Norm, as the latter falls to his possible destruction (death). Then Perry returns to the Flynn-Fletcher house, dropping the nanobot controller.

Candace finally gets her one story when the kids cannot find the controls for the nanobots and go inside for snacks. Candace goes to bust the boys, as the squirrel who was powering Norm steps on the controller, turning the cars back into nanobots. Linda tells the kids that the pie is on the counter, then turns to see the nanobots, thinking they are an unusually large pile of dust, with Candace saying that it looks crazy. Linda then goes inside to offer the kids some ice cream (with the pie). Back at jail, Doofenshmirtz expects something to explode, in order for him to go home, along with Diminutive, who is playing his harmonica, much to Doofenshmirtz's annoyance.


End Credits

Second verse of Weaponry


Running Gags

I know what we're gonna do today


The "Too Young" Line


Ferb's Line


Whatcha doin'?

Isabella: Hi, Phineas. Whatcha makin'?

Buford: Uh, sawdust machine?

Phineas: Nope. Take a look.

Hey, where's Perry?

Isabella: Or a scratching post for... Hey!
Phineas: I'm way ahead of you Isabella. (The nanobots make the words "WHERE'S PERRY?")

Perry's entrance to his lair

Perry goes through the gate door. He then enters the underground chute in the back lawn, possibly sending him through the Earth's core as he wipes sweat from his face as the ground around him heats up shortly, which leads him to the best Noodle House in Shanghai.

Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated!

Memorable Quotes

Heinz Doofenshmirtz: I've never seen him before in my life.
Diminutive: He lies!
Doofenshmirtz: Try not to be a complete disappointment.
Doofenshmirtz: I mean, you destroy the Tri-State Area and what are you ruler of? Rubble. And where's the panache? The je ne sais quoi?

Dr. Diminutive: He's an amateur.

Doofenshmirtz: I'm not talking to you!
Candace: Mom! Mom! Phineas and Ferb are making a giant tape dispenser, but it's also a rowboat, and a baseball hat, and a light bulb, and a gingerbread-man with a fist for head, and a pig face, and...

Linda Flynn: Stop! Okay, your stories are always full of holes, but it usually just one story.Here, let me demonstrate - I'll be the Candace and you be the beautiful mother. (clears throat) "Mom, Phineas and Ferb are bringing back Genghis Khan and is teaching the neighbors how to throw hatchets from horseback!" You see, one story.

Candace: They'll probably do that, you know.
Judge: Jury number 9 state your occupation.

Jury 9: I'm between jobs at the moment.
Doofenshmirtz: Ha! you'll never get out of jury duty with that story!
Judge: Dismissed.

Jury 9:(sad) Aww I could use this on my resume.
Doofenshmirtz: You know, in a few seconds, something should blow up on me, and then we can go home. (Dr. Diminutive playing harmonica) Yep. Any second now. (angrily) Would you quit it with the harmonica?!

Background Information

  • First time Perry's chatter is understandable.
  • The use of the nanobots corresponds with a line in the theme song, "Creating nanobots".
  • This is the first time Norm does the evil plan without Doofenshmirtz.
  • Dr. Diminutive is seen again.
  • This is the first time Doctor Doofenshmirtz is seen in prison.
  • It is revealed harmonicas are annoying to Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
  • After Perry frees the squirrel in Norm's chest, he falls down towards Danville where he seems to explode before reaching the ground. Its unknown if Norm has been destroyed or if he survived the fall. However in the next episode, he is in perfect conditions. It is also possible that, at the speed he was falling, he hit the ground before being completely out of sight.
  • Schmaltz is Yiddish for rendered poultry fat.
  • It is unknown how Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Dr. Diminutive were sent to prison. They probably got arrested for contempt of court or for making the Schmaltz-inator.
  • First episode using Norm's name.

Production Information

  • This episode was aired on Disney Channel on Demand on July 10, 2012.

International Premieres

  • September 3, 2012 (Family Channel)
  • November 8, 2012 (Disney Channel Latin America and Brazil)
  • November 29, 2012 (Disney Channel Asia)
  • March 3, 2013 (Disney XD Latin America)


  • The giant acorn Perry makes is bigger than him, but in the next scene it is smaller.
  • As Perry falls through the chute, his tail disappears until he lands at the Noodle House.
  • While Phineas turning the nanobots in different shape Phineas's hand is in wrong position.
  • While in jail, Doofenshmirtz goes from wearing black slippers to his normal dress shoes.



  • The title may be an allusion to the racing game NASCAR Unleashed, the Multiplatform 3D platformer Sonic Unleashed, or Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (video game) - When Norm spreads all his weapons, this is reference from the game when Optimus Prime transformed into Ultimate mode, who spreads all the weapons to battle Shockwave. Also, when Norm's elastic chainsaw is on his left hand is a reference to when Optimus replaced his right hand to a giant chainsaw.
  • Monopoly - Doofenshmirtz mentions a "Get out of Jury Duty Free" card, like the "Get out of Jail Free" card in the board game.
  • The Iron Giant - Norm's spread of weapons is also an imitation of the weapons the titular giant deploys when angry in the film, including the emergence of shoulder-mounted weapon pods on tentacles, the transformation of his hands into guns, and the opening of his chest to reveal yet another weapon. (The tentacles themselves were inspired, in turn, by the 1953 version of the film The War of the Worlds).
  • Mortal Kombat - At the song, Norm mentions fatalities. Also, his rocket chest is similar to Sektor's rocket chest.
  • Green Lantern - The way Perry uses the nanobots to create various objects and fight Norm is similar to how the characters in this series use their rings to create objects and fight evil.
  • L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. Pudding Revue - The reference to the annual show is likened to annual shows that are put on by Ivy League schools like Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club and the University of Pennsylvania's Mask and Wig Club with all-male casts including dressing up in drag as female characters.
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