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Francis Monogram

Major Monogram and Heinz Doofenshmirtz host a viewer's choice top 10 musical countdown from season 1 of Phineas and Ferb, while Doofenshmirtz disguises his Musical-Video-Mind-Control-Inator as a Musical-Videoclip-Inator.

Episode Summary

The episode starts with Heinz Doofenshmirtz and Major Monogram clapping at each other. Monogram greets Danville, Heinz then says says that they were taking break from their normal jobs and asks Monogram if his first name was Francis, to which Monogram said it was spelled with an "I". Monogram explains that they are here to show the viewers about voting for their favorite Phineas and Ferb music videos, by showing number 10 - Ready for the Bettys.

Heinz argues with Monogram about kids wanting to listen to rock and roll, and laments Monogram trying to speak street and shows number 9 - Queen of Mars. Monogram introduces Cindy, one of the audience until Irving Du Bois pushes her out of the way and shouts "Phineas and Ferb rock! Woo!" and Doofenshmirtz wonders why Agent M is using a typewriter since most kids haven't seen it before and Monogram cuts their conversation to show number 8 - Ain't Got Rhythm.

Doofenshmirtz introduced to the audience to his Music Video Clip-inator and explains when he was a child that his parents won't let him watch music videos. Monogram then cuts him off since they don't have time for an emotionally scarring back-story. Heinz tells him he should give him an emotionally scarring front-story, but it doesn't matter since he has a monster truck. Monogram was about to show number 7 until Doofenshmirtz cuts him off and runs over his foot - I Love You Mom.

Doofenshmirtz laughs maniacally stating that his Music Video Clip-inator is actually a Music Video Mind Control-inator and quickly changes the subject to the audience that he's talking about mimes and introduces number 6 - E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S.. Monogram says he plans to save the song as a ringtone, and introduce a special guest and having his own theme song that is Perry the Platypus. Phineas wonders where Perry is that Ferb tells him that he's a special guest in a music video clip show. Monogram asks Perry about his thoughts about the videos for the show, to which Perry just chatters at him and leaves. Monogram then introduces the audience number 5 - an extended version of S.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants).

Doofenshmirtz tells the audience for the final four songs, a special video that will enslave the Tri-State Area will play, he then quickly changes the subject by telling them that he has a pie plate carrier that he got from a divorce. Doofenshmirtz argues that Monogram is getting paid for the show while all he gets is 200 community service hours, but Monogram tells him that the show is 30 minutes and reveals number 4 - Little Brothers.

Monogram praises the last song, saying that if he was wearing socks it would have come off. Doofenshmirtz questions him really not wearing socks, Monogram states only for a moment and asks Carl about his socks. Then Monogram shows number 3 - an extended Busted. Monogram asks what Doofenshmirtz is doing, he tells him it's his doom and drops a cage on top of him. Monogram tells Carl to call Perry, and then shows number 2 - Backyard Beach.

Doofenshmirtz laughs maniacally that he has triumphed and he's about to show the audience a video he scientifically created that will get stuck in their head. He plays My Name is Doof. The song started to hypnotize the audience, but Perry arrives and stops the video by pressing the eject button. Doofenshmirtz tries to play the song again, but Perry intervenes. Yet the audience has been fully hypnotized by Doofenshmirtz's song. Monogram then asks Perry if there is something strong to counteract the song. Perry opens a curtain to reveal the number 1 song of the show: an extended Gitchee Gitchee Goo.

As the song goes, the audience is un-hypnotized and Perry knocks Doofenshmirtz out, frees Monogram from the cage and puts Doofenshmirtz inside it. Monogram thanks Perry for stopping Doofenshmirtz and saving the Tri-State Area. He then finishes the music video countdown and asks Doofenshmirtz to say goodbye, which he states that he will get out from the cage but his name will still be Francis.


Votable Songs


  1. Gitchee Gitchee Goo (Extended Version)
  2. Backyard Beach
  3. Busted (Extended Version)
  4. Little Brothers
  5. S.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants) (Extended Version)
  6. E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S.
  7. I Love You Mom
  8. Ain't Got Rhythm
  9. Queen of Mars
  10. Ready for the Bettys

1 ½. My Name is Doof

  • Also performed: a bit of Perry the Platypus.

End Credits

Last verse of S.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants) (extended version).

Running Gags

The "Too Young" Line


Ferb's Line

Phineas: Hey, where's Perry?

Ferb: He's doing a special appearance on a musical clip show.

Phineas: Hmm... Well, good for him.

What'cha doin'?

Major Monogram: Doofenshmirtz, what'cha working on over here?

Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Your doom.

Suddenly a cage drops and traps Major Monogram.

Perry's entrance to his lair

Perry enters the stage through a screen. Perry later bursts through a wall segment.

Memorable Quotes

Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Hold on, I gotta go back a bit— your name is Francis?

Major Monogram: Yes, spelled with an I.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Spelled with an I? Wouldn't that be Frincis?
Major Monogram: No, it's F-R-A-N-C-I-S. It's the masculine spelling.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Fran, Franny... yes, very macho.

Major Monogram: See, this is why I just go by Major!
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: When I was a boy, my parents would never let me watch music videos.

Needle scratching
Major Monogram: No, no! We don't have time for an emotionally scarring back story.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Well maybe I should give you an emotionally scarring FRONT story!
Heinz walks out of scene.
Major Monogram: Okay, that didn't make any sense.
Zooms out to show Heinz in a monster truck.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: It doesn't have to, I have a monster truck!
Shouts in joy and rides off.
Major Monogram: Video number—
Is cut off by Heinz, who zooms by with monster truck.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Number 7!
Heinz rides off.

Major Monogram: (wincing in pain) That was my foot.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Wait, you're getting paid for this? I have to do this for community service! I gotta do like, 200 hours!

Major Monogram: This show is only half an hour long.

Heinz Doofenshmirtz: I have to do this 400 times?
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Don't go away, folks. When we come back we'll have the FINAL FOUR!

Pauses and holds up three fingers. Realizes his mistake and holds up four. Crowd laughs.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Plus a special music video that will ENSLAVE THE TRI-STATE AREA! I mean... engrave my... pie plate carrier.
Pauses. Picks up pie plate carrier. Crowd laughs.

Heinz Doofenshmirtz: Look, it's silver! It was a wedding gift. I got it in the divorce! That's right ladies, I'm available!
Major Monogram: Say good night, Doofenshmirtz!
Heinz Doofenshmirtz: You know, some day I will get out of this cage but your name will still be Francis.

Background Information

  • First episode where Phineas and Ferb haven't been shown full on screen (although make a speaking cameo appearance and seen through the videos).
  • The introduction reveals Major Monogram's first name: Francis.
  • Candace appears in the videos of all the top 10 songs except for Ain't Got Rhythm. Her voice appears in eight of the ten, the other two being Ain't Got Rhythm and Little Brothers.
  • If you don't count the music clips, this is the first episode that Candace does not appear in.
  • Isabella's outfit keeps switching from her normal outfit to her Fireside Girls uniform during the Gitchee Gitchee Goo extended video. This is probably due to the fact that parts of the old video for the song was re-used in this extended version. Also, the background changes from "Phineas and the Ferb-Tones Reunion Concert" to "PFT".
  • When Doofenshmirtz holds up his hand to indicate the "final four", his hand is initially up with all of his fingers but his thumb. When he looks at his hand, he realizes that he's only holding up three fingers, so he adds his thumb. This is lamp shading the fact that characters in this show only have three fingers and a thumb on each hand.
  • Linda don't appear nor mentioned in this entire episode. Though, she briefly appears in Mom's Birthday video.
  • Perry isn't in any of the clips (not including Gitchee Gitchee Goo).
  • This episode was taken off the air in the US because of the Bettys song in the episode, which was deemed plagiarism by an actual band called the Bettys.
  • This is the longest Major Monogram and Dr. Doofenshmirtz have been on screen.
  • This is, so far, the only episode where Ferb speaks more words than Phineas.
  • The logo for this special episode looks similar to the "Spot the Diff" logo and Phineas and Ferb's Memorial Day Marathon.
  • Second instance of Major Monogram and Dr. Doofenshmirtz working together in some fashion. The first was during the 2009 Radio Disney premiere to promote the release of the Phineas and Ferb soundtrack.
  • Doofenshmirtz says "It's working, it's working!" exactly the same way he said it in "At the Car Wash".
  • Monogram says "googly moogly" again. ("Ready for the Bettys") He will say this again in the audio-comentary of "The Chronicles of Meap" ("A Very Perry Christmas").
  • This is the first "Phineas and Ferb" clip-show. The next is "Phineas' Birthday Clip-O-Rama!".
  • Irving Du Bois makes a brief cameo in the in-between segments.

Production Information

  • Show description:
Millions of fans from around the world are invited to vote for their favorite musical numbers from television's #1 animated series for Kids age 6-14 and Boys 6-11, Disney's "Phineas and Ferb," and the results will be showcased in a new viewer-generated extravaganza, "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown." The episode will air MONDAY, October 12 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD with a encore Friday, October 16 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. Global voting begins today at and
  • The episode was voted by users on and, which started on September 1, 2009.
  • All of the songs shown (except for "My Name is Doof") are on the Phineas and Ferb Soundtrack, and as such also premiered on the 2009 Radio Disney premiere almost a month prior.
  • The logo being used is a modified version of the logo used for the Spot the Diff and Phineas and Ferb's Memorial Day Marathon.
  • The week leading up to the premiere has been titled "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown Week". The episodes broadcast during this time will be the ones featuring the songs being voted on.
  • For the Disney Channel US premiere, subtitles were shown so that the audience could sing along. This was also done during the voting period, with each song choice being shown as a separate commercial. For the Disney XD US premiere, no subtitles were displayed. A later rebroadcast on Disney Channel US did not include subtitles. Also, the iTunes and Netflix releases have no subtitles as well.
  • It is likely that the creators knew that Gitchee Gitchee Goo would win (or were expecting it would), since its position as the winning song is semi-crucial to the episode's plot. It is also possible that the writers were planning for or expecting Truck Drivin' Girl and/or the Perry the Platypus (song) to be in the top 10, since these songs were remotely referenced by the characters. It should be noted, however, that outside of Perry and Monogram doing the dance moves from Gitchee Gitchee Goo and the mind controlled audience appearing with floating hearts from the same song, none of the songs are referenced directly during the non-clip scenes. This was most likely the result of the creators animating these sequences first then spoiling the music videos in later, and for the dubbing in foreign countries to be compatible with any outcome.
  • In some countries like Spain, this episode was broadcast regularly, as any other one in the series (Only the first time it was shown had subtitles).
  • The new verses of Gitchee Gitchee Goo were clearly recorded after the original episode aired since Vincent Martella's voice during the verses is more mature than when he originally recorded it.
  • This episode had been taken off the air in the US because of the Bettys song in the episode, which was deemed plagiarism by an actual band called the Bettys. However, the episode ran again in April 2015, in the early morning slot, with the song intact at #10.

International premieres

  • December 1, 2009 (Disney Channel Portugal)
  • December 4, 2009 (Disney Channel Brazil and Latin America)
  • December 10, 2009 (Disney XD Italy)
  • December 13, 2009 (Disney XD Spain)
  • December 31, 2009 (Disney XD Germany)
  • February 14, 2010 (Disney Channel Poland)
  • March 6, 2010 (Disney XD Poland)
  • March 28, 2010 (Disney XD Netherlands)
  • May 29, 2010 (Disney Channel Russia)


  • For the premiere with subtitles, the song that won eighth place, Ain't Got Rhythm, has a spelling mistake: The first "you're" in Phineas's subtitle "You're kidding me, right? You're—you're kidding me!" is misspelled as "your", making it "Your kidding me, right? You're—you're kidding me!"
  • When Dr. Doofenshmirtz drives the monster truck off stage and over Major Monogram's foot, Monogram's eyes, monobrow and mustache can be seen floating in the air just to the right of him.
  • In Gitchee Gitchee Goo, after Dr. Doofenshmirtz says " "No! Not the number one requested Phineas and Ferb song! New extended version, never before seen... NOT THAT!", The Ferbettes are in this order: (from left to right) Adyson, Gretchen, Milly, Isabella. However, after that, they are in reversed order, except for their line in "Gitchee Gitchee Goo (extended)", "Gitchee Gitchee Goo you too", during which they are in this order: Isabella, Milly, Gretchen, Adyson, (from left to right). It changes back and forth.
    • When the line "When I say I love you" is said, Adyson has only one eyelash instead of two.
    • Just as in Flop Starz, Isabella's bow is colored to look like her regular bow when the lights are shining on her. Also, when she is wearing her normal dress in the last chorus, her dress has her Fireside uniform's color scheme. Isabella's clothing changes several times throughout the song, including her bow changing to a beret.
    • Also in the aforementioned song, Ferb's keyboard's orientation of keys changes several times throughout the song, including the gain and loss of keys.



  • The introduction at the start of the show is similar to variety shows in the 70's and 80's.
  • Agent M on a typewriter refers to a famous expression, "A thousand monkeys typing on a thousand typewriters will eventually create Shakespeare."
  • "Say goodnight, Doofenshmirtz" is a tribute to George Burns and Gracie Allie's classic sign-off.
  • Times Square: The background in the beginning resembles Times Square in New York City.


External links

As of May 4, 2013, both countdown sites have been forwarded into the main Phineas and Ferb site.

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