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I do all the work at the agency, but he doesn't even acknowledge me. That's all I want, a simple thank you. Is that too much to ask?

Carl Karl

Thanks But No Thanks is a Season 4 episode of Phineas and Ferb.


After learning about Monty and Vanessa's secret relationship, Carl bribes Monty into helping him get some much needed acknowledgement from Monogram. Meanwhile, Candace is ecstatic when she discovers that her neighbor Peggy McGee has witnessed all of Phineas and Ferb's summer antics and is happy to tell Mom about them. Also, Dr. Doofenshmirtz creates its "Inflator-inator" to try to silence his neighbor who plays the bagpipes every day.

Episode Summary

The episode opens with Vanessa and Monty on a date. Monty invites Vanessa to a "Love Sändel" concert, which is a band that plays covers of Love Händel songs. Vanessa denies, but they still briefly kiss. Carl then reveals himself; he had been spying on them during their date. Seeing this as an opportunity, Carl asks Monty to take a walk with him. Carl then asks Monty to simply ask his father, Major Monogram, to say "thank you" to Carl, in exchange of Carl not telling Major Monogram about Monty and Vanessa dating.

At the Flynn-Fletcher residence, Phineas and Ferb talk about how human pyramids make every sport better. As Candace walks to them, Phineas pulls down a boxing microphone from the tree, and yells into it, making Candace experience a ringing in her ears. As the boys walk away, A next-door neighbor calls out to Candace, and reveals that she's seen everything Phineas and Ferb have built during the summer. After talking about it for a while, Candace asks the neighbor to come to the house to tell Linda about everything she's seen. Unfortunately for Candace, the neighbor says that she isn't up to leaving the house. Candace runs inside the house to get Linda.

Back at the O.W.C.A., Major Monogram is getting ready for his brief with Perry as Monty and Carl walk in. As usual, Major Monogram takes everything Carl does for granted. Monty attempts to ask his father about the deal Monty and Carl made, but is cut off every time. Eventually, Monty points out that Perry is waiting for Major Monogram, and Major Monogram goes to talk to Perry to order him to check out Doofenshmirtz.

At the park, Phineas and the gang play all sorts of Pyramid Sports.

At Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, Doofenshmirtz is found to be targeting an Inflate-inator at his neighbor who keeps playing bagpipes all day, in an attempt to make the bagpipes explode.

Back at the house, Candace finds Linda and brings her outside. However, the neighbor is no longer there, and Linda goes back inside the house. As she reenters the house, the neighbor reappears.

At the same time, Major Monogram, Monty, and Carl are at a restaurant, Alfonso's, in an attempt to get Major Monogram to say "thank you" to Carl. He appears to thank Carl for inviting him here, but instead thanks the chef for the meal. Carl starts to get impatient, but Monty comes up with another idea.

Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz and Perry are accidentally both hit by the Inflate-inator. They then fight on a helipad, having what appears to be an inflatable sumo wrestling fight.

Candace, at the house, calls Linda back over to go talk to the neighbor, but once again, the neighbor is nowhere to be seen. As Linda walks back, the neighbor reappears.

Still having their fight, Perry uses a pressure-release valve in his hat to get rid of the air caused by the Inflate-inator. He then throws the -inator over the side, with Doofenshmirtz watching helplessly. With his plan failed, Doofenshmirtz is about to give up, when Perry simply looks over the side, and makes a "shhhh" noise to the bagpipe player, who apologizes for making the noise, and moves somewhere else. Doofenshmirtz then accidentally falls over the edge, and bounces around Danville.

Back at the restaurant, Monty and Carl are ready with a plan that they are sure to make Major Monogram tell Carl "thank you". Monty tells Carl that he hung a grand piano above their table. Monty tells Carl that he'll drop the piano, and Carl should push Major Monogram out of the way, which should be a sure way to make Major Monogram tell "thank you" to Carl. The plan works, and Monty tries to hint at Major Monogram to say "thank you", but Major Monogram is disappointed that Carl didn't save the table as well. Monty then directly asks Major Monogram to say thank you to Carl, but he still doesn't get the tip. Finally, after a third try, Major Monogram thanks Carl, causing Carl to faint.

At the house, Candace finally convinces Linda to come to the neighbor's front door to meet her. Just as the door opens, the neighbor walks out, having been arrested for a "pyramid scheme": selling perspective-painted flat triangles to look like pyramids, which is considered fraud. The police reveal her name as Peggy "The Pyramid" McGee and take her away. While Linda talks to Candace, the boys and their pyramid pass by on a bike.

At the Love Sändel concert, Vanessa comes in to hang out with Monty. Dr. Doofenshmirtz bounces into the club and starts bouncing all over the audience.

End Credits

Reprise of the second verse of Pyramid Sports.


Running Gags

I know what we're gonna do today

Phineas: Hey, I bet pyramids can improve any kind of sport, Ferb!

(A microphone falls from the backyard tree, Phineas grabs it.)
Candace: What do you think you're—
Phineas:(using the mic) I KNOW WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO TODAY!!

Candace: —doing?

The "Too Young" Line

Monty: I gonna see Love Sändel, it's a Love Händel cover band that's a... that plays in sandals. My cousin plays bass, and he can get our backstage it'll be fun. You wanna come?
Vanessa: Uh no, no I don't. I'll catch you later.

Ferb's Line


What'cha doin'?


Hey, where's Perry?

Peggy McGee: Hey, by the way...

Candace: What?

Peggy McGee: Where's Perry?

Perry's entrance to his lair

Perry was already in his lair while waiting for Major Monogram.

Evil Jingle


Memorable Quotes

Monty: Don't worry, Carl. Once you save my father's life, there's no way even him neglects thanking you.

Carl: I hope for your own good that you're right. (The camera zooms out to show a piano hanging above the table Carl and Monty are sitting in)
Carl: You know it's funny how no one's noticed a grand piano dangling precariously over our table.

Monty: Well, I also tied a couple of violins up there so it would look like a theme.

Major Monogram: (after Carl saves his life)Oh, that was a close one! Carl, it's a shame you couldn't save the table.

Background Information

Production Information

  • This episode was scheduled to air on July 5, 2013, but it was moved. It was later scheduled to air on July 27, 2013 on Disney XD, but was moved again.
  • This is Goldie Hawn's first credited acting role in 11 years. Her last project was The Banger Sisters in 2002, and her last television appearance was on Laugh-In.

International Premieres

  • August 13, 2013 (Disney Channel Latin America)
  • August 18, 2013 (Disney Channel Brazil)


  • At one point in the song, the Fireside Girls were seen wearing cheerleader uniforms, but in the next shot they switch to their regular uniforms. Milly also disappears.
  • When Carl picks up the stack of reports (see top image) his left arm is coming out of his chest.



  • Scotland the Brave - The music that Doofenshmirtz's neighbor plays on the bagpipes is this cliché song, often labelled the unofficial anthem of Scotland.
  • Wonder Woman (TV series) - Agent P does a spin turn and his jetpack suddenly appears on his back, similar to how Lynda Carter's Diana Prince did her transformation into Wonder Woman in the 1970s television series.


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