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Phineas and Ferb
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 26 (47 segments)
Release
Original network Disney Channel
Disney XD
Original release August 17, 2007 (2007-08-17) – February 18, 2009 (2009-02-18)
List of Phineas and Ferb episodes

The first season of Phineas and Ferb aired on Disney Channel from August 17, 2007 to February 8, 2009. The series introduces two step-brothers on summer vacation trying to make every day the best day ever, while their sister tries to bust them. The five main characters are brothers Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher, their older sister Candace Flynn, secret agent Perry the Platypus, and the evil Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz.

Recurring characters are across-the-street neighbor Isabella Garcia-Shapiro, the boys' mom Linda Flynn-Fletcher, the boys’ dad Lawrence Fletcher, Perry's boss, Major Monogram, Jeremy Johnson, Baljeet, Buford Van Stomm, Stacy Hirano, and many more.

Production

Writing style

The show uses four major writers to devise story ideas according to "strict guidelines", such as that the boys' schemes never appear to be "magical". Stories are reviewed at weekly sessions on a Monday, then simultaneously scripted and story-boarded. A very rough design is built before the storyboard, featuring little more than suggested scenes and dialogue, is drafted; the writers then gather for a "play-by-play" walk-through of the storyboard in front of the whole crew, whose reactions to the jokes are assessed before rewrites are made. The writers as well include running gags in every episode, which are generally lines spoken by characters. Almost every episode is set into two eleven-minute segments.

Cast

Phineas and Ferb are voiced by Vincent Martella and Thomas Sangster, respectively. Sangster was one of many British actors cast; Marsh lived in the United Kingdom for seven years, and developed a fondness for its people. The rest of the cast includes Ashley Tisdale as their sister, Candace, Dee Bradley Baker as the secret agent platypus, Perry, Caroline Rhea as the mother, Linda Flynn Fletcher, Richard O’Brien as the father Lawrence Fletcher, Kelly Hu as Candace's best friend Stacy, and Alyson Stoner as Isabella. Creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh are uncredited as the voices of Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Major Monogram, respectively.

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
US viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Rollercoaster" ʁ Dan Povenmire Dan Povenmire & Swampy Marsh (written) ʁ ʁ August 17, 2007 (2007-08-17) ʁ 101a 10.80
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2 2 "Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror" ʁ Dan Povenmire Dan Povenmire, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Martin Olson, Bobby Gaylor, Chris Headrick & Jon Barry
Chris Headrick & Jon Barry (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ September 28, 2007 (2007-09-28) ʁ 102b N/A
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3 3 "Flop Starz" ʁ Dan Povenmire Dan Povenmire, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Sherm Cohen & Antoine Guilbaud
Sherm Cohen & Antoine Guilbaud (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 1, 2008 (2008-02-01) ʁ 104b 4.00
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4 4 "The Fast and the Phineas" ʁ Dan Povenmire Dan Povenmire, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Antoine Guilbaud & Sherm Cohen
Antoine Guilbaud & Sherm Cohen (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 2, 2008 (2008-02-02) ʁ 102a N/A
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5 5 "Lights, Candace, Action!" ʁ Dan Povenmire Dan Povenmire, Swampy Marsh, Martin Olson, Bobby Gaylor, Sherm Cohen & Antoine Guilbaud
Sherm Cohen & Antoine Guilbaud (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03) ʁ 105b N/A
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6 6 "Raging Bully" ʁ Dan Povenmire Martin Olson, Dan Povenmire, Swampy Marsh, Wendy Grieb & Kent Osborne
Wendy Grieb & Kent Osborne (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 4, 2008 (2008-02-04) ʁ 105a N/A
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7 7 "Candace Loses Her Head" ʁ Dan Povenmire Dan Povenmire, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Martin Olson, Kyle Baker & Patrick Ventura
Kyle Baker & Patrick Ventura (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 5, 2008 (2008-02-05) ʁ 101b N/A
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8 8 "I, Brobot" ʁ Dan Povenmire Martin Olson, Kent Osborne & Aliki Theofilopoulos
Kent Osborne & Aliki Theofilopoulos (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 6, 2008 (2008-02-06) ʁ 110b N/A
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9 9 "Run Away Runway" ʁ Dan Povenmire Sherm Cohen, Bobby Gaylor, Antoine Guilbaud & Martin Olson
Sherm Cohen & Antoine Guilbaud (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 7, 2008 (2008-02-07) ʁ 112a N/A
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10 10 "The Magnificent Few" ʁ Dan Povenmire Martin Olson, Dan Povenmire, Swampy Marsh, Mike Diederich & Chong Lee
Mike Diederich & Chong Lee (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 8, 2008 (2008-02-08) ʁ 103a N/A
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11 11 "S'Winter" ʁ Dan Povenmire Dan Povenmire, Swampy Marsh, Martin Olson, Bobby Gaylor, Sherm Cohen & Antoine Guilbaud
Antoine Guilbaud & Sherm Cohen (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 9, 2008 (2008-02-09) ʁ 103b N/A
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12 12 "Jerk De Soleil" ʁ Dan Povenmire Bobby Gaylor, Martin Olson, J.G. Quintel & Kim Roberson
J. G. Quintel & Kim Roberson (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 10, 2008 (2008-02-10) ʁ 108a N/A
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13 13 "Are You My Mummy?" ʁ Dan Povenmire Dan Povenmire, Swampy Marsh, Martin Olson, Bobby Gaylor, Robert F. Hughes, Kyle Baker & Mike Roth
Kyle Baker & Mike Roth (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 15, 2008 (2008-02-15) ʁ 104a N/A
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14 14 "Ready for the Bettys" ʁ Zac Moncrief Bobby Gaylor, Martin Olson, Kent Osborne & Aliki Theofilopoulos
Aliki Theofilopoulos & Kent Osborne (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 16, 2008 (2008-02-16) ʁ 115a N/A
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15 15 "I Scream, You Scream" ʁ Zac Moncrief Sherm Cohen, Bobby Gaylor & Antoine Guilbaud
Sherm Cohen & Antoine Guilbaud (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 17, 2008 (2008-02-17) ʁ 112b N/A
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16 16 "Toy to the World" ʁ Swampy Marsh Mike Diederich, Bobby Gaylor, Chong Lee & Martin Olson
Mike Diederich & Chong Lee (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 22, 2008 (2008-02-22) ʁ 108b N/A
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17 17 "Get That Bigfoot Outa My Face!" ʁ Dan Povenmire Bobby Gaylor, Dan Povenmire, Kent Osborne & Kim Roberson
Kent Osborne & Kim Roberson (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 23, 2008 (2008-02-23) ʁ 106a N/A
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18 18 "It's a Mud, Mud, Mud, Mud World" ʁ Zac Moncrief Mike Diederich, Bobby Gaylor, Robert F. Hughes, Zac Moncrief, Martin Olson & Mike Roth
Mike Diederich & Mike Roth (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 24, 2008 (2008-02-24) ʁ 113a N/A
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19 19 "Mom's Birthday" ʁ Dan Povenmire Robert F. Hughes, Zac Moncrief, Martin Olson, Kent Osborne & Aliki Theofilopoulos
Kent Osborne & Aliki Theofilopoulos (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 29, 2008 (2008-02-29) ʁ 111a N/A
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20 20 "Journey to the Center of Candace" ʁ Dan Povenmire Bobby Gaylor, Robert F. Hughes, Zac Moncrief, Martin Olson, Kent Osborne & Kim Roberson
Kim Roberson & Kent Osborne (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 29, 2008 (2008-02-29) ʁ 111b N/A
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21 21 "It's About Time!" ʁ Dan Povenmire Dan Povenmire, Jon Barry, Kent Osborne, Mike Roth & Aliki Theoflopoulos
Jon Barry, Mike Roth, Kent Osborne & Aliki Theofilopoulos (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ March 1, 2008 (2008-03-01) ʁ 107 N/A
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22 22 "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together" ʁ Dan Povenmire Bobby Gaylor, Chris Headrick, Robert F. Hughes, Chong Lee, Zac Moncrief & Martin Olson
Chris Headrick & Chong Lee (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ March 8, 2008 (2008-03-08) ʁ 114 N/A
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23 23 "Tree to Get Ready" ʁ Dan Povenmire Mike Diederich, Chong Lee, Martin Olson, Dan Povenmire & Swampy Marsh
Mike Diederich & Chong Lee (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ March 22, 2008 (2008-03-22) ʁ 106b N/A
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24 24 "The Ballad of Badbeard" ʁ Dan Povenmire Jon Barry, Mike Diederich, Bobby Gaylor, Robert F. Hughes, Zac Moncrief & Martin Olson
Mike Diederich & Jon Barry (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ April 12, 2008 (2008-04-12) ʁ 113b N/A
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25 25 "Greece Lightning" ʁ Dan Povenmire Alex Almaguer, Bobby Gaylor, Chris Headrick & Martin Olson
Alex Almaguer & Chris Headrick (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ April 19, 2008 (2008-04-19) ʁ 117a N/A
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26 26 "Leave the Busting to Us!" ʁ Zac Moncrief Sherm Cohen, Bobby Gaylor, Antoine Guilbaud, Robert F. Hughes & Martin Olson
Sherm Cohen & Antoine Guilbaud (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ April 19, 2008 (2008-04-19) ʁ 117b N/A
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27 27 "Crack That Whip" ʁ Dan Povenmire Tim Bjorklund & Kim Roberson ʁ ʁ May 24, 2008 (2008-05-24) ʁ 118a N/A
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28 28 "The Best Lazy Day Ever" ʁ Zac Moncrief Jon Colton Barry & Mike Roth ʁ ʁ May 24, 2008 (2008-05-24) ʁ 118b N/A
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29 29 "Boyfriend From 27,000 B.C." ʁ Zac Moncrief Aliki Theofilopoulos & Marc Crisafulli ʁ ʁ June 7, 2008 (2008-06-07) ʁ 119a N/A
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30 30 "Voyage to the Bottom of Buford" ʁ Zac Moncrief Antoine Guilbaud & Chong Lee ʁ ʁ June 7, 2008 (2008-06-07) ʁ 119b N/A
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31 31 "A Hard Day's Knight" ʁ Dan Povenmire Jon Barry, Bobby Gaylor, Martin Olson & Mike Roth
Jon Barry & Mike Roth (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ June 14, 2008 (2008-06-14) ʁ 110a N/A
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32 32 "Traffic Cam Caper" ʁ Dan Povenmire & Zac Moncrief Kim Roberson & Marc Ceccarelli ʁ ʁ July 12, 2008 (2008-07-12) ʁ 121a N/A
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33 33 "Bowl-R-Ama Drama" ʁ Dan Povenmire Chris Headrick & Alex Almaguer ʁ ʁ July 12, 2008 (2008-07-12) ʁ 121b N/A
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34 34 "Got Game?" ʁ Zac Moncrief Antoine Guilbaud & Chong Lee ʁ ʁ August 2, 2008 (2008-08-02) ʁ 125a N/A
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35 35 "Comet Kermillian" ʁ Dan Povenmire Alex Almaguer & Chris Headrick ʁ ʁ August 2, 2008 (2008-08-02) ʁ 125b N/A
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36 36 "Put That Putter Away" ʁ Zac Moncrief Jon Colton Barry & Mike Diederich ʁ ʁ August 10, 2008 (2008-08-10) ʁ 120a N/A
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37 37 "Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?" ʁ Dan Povenmire Douglas McCarthy & Piero Piluso ʁ ʁ August 10, 2008 (2008-08-10) ʁ 120b N/A
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38 38 "The Flying Fishmonger" ʁ Zac Moncrief Bobby Gaylor, Elizabeth Ito, Martin Olson, Kim Roberson
Kim Roberson & Elizabeth Ito (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ September 12, 2008 (2008-09-12) ʁ 115b N/A
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39 39 "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!" ʁ Dan Povenmire & Zac Moncrief Jon Barry, Bobby Gaylor, Chris Headrick & Martin Olson
Jon Barry & Chris Headrick (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ October 3, 2008 (2008-10-03) ʁ 109 N/A
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40 40 "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein" ʁ Zac Moncrief Jon Colton Barry & Mike Diederich ʁ ʁ October 17, 2008 (2008-10-17) ʁ 122a N/A
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41 41 "Oil on Candace" ʁ Zac Moncrief Antoine Guilbaud & Aliki Theofilopoulos ʁ ʁ October 17, 2008 (2008-10-17) ʁ 122b N/A
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42 42 "Out of Toon" ʁ Zac Moncrief Jon Colton Barry & Mike Diederich ʁ ʁ November 7, 2008 (2008-11-07) ʁ 126a N/A
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43 43 "Hail Doofania!" ʁ Zac Moncrief Antoine Guilbaud & Aliki Theofilopoulos ʁ ʁ November 7, 2008 (2008-11-07) ʁ 126b N/A
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44 44 "Out to Launch" ʁ Dan Povenmire & Zac Moncrief Kim Roberson, Piero Piluso & Kent Osborne ʁ ʁ December 5, 2008 (2008-12-05) ʁ 124 N/A
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45 45 "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!" ʁ Dan Povenmire Jon Barry, Bobby Gaylor, Robert F. Hughes, Zac Moncrief, Martin Olson & Piero Piluso
Jon Barry & Piero Piluso (storyboards)
ʁ ʁ February 16, 2009 (2009-02-16) ʁ 116 N/A
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46 46 "Unfair Science Fair" ʁ Dan Povenmire & Zac Moncrief Elizabeth Ito & Aliki Theofilopoulos ʁ ʁ February 17, 2009 (2009-02-17) ʁ 123a N/A
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47 47 "Unfair Science Fair Redux (Another Story)" ʁ Dan Povenmire & Zac Moncrief Jon Colton Barry & Piero Piluso ʁ ʁ February 18, 2009 (2009-02-18) ʁ 123b N/A
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Ratings

The first episode, "Rollercoaster," garnered a total of 10.8 million viewers when aired as a preview on August 17, 2007. When Phineas and Ferb officially debuted in February the next year, it proved cable's number one watched animated series premiere by "tweens". Throughout the first quarter that followed, it peaked as the top-rated animated series for ages 6–10 and 9–14, also becoming number three animated series for all of cable television for viewers age 6–10. By the time the commissioning of the second season was announced in May 2008, the series had become a top-rated program in the 6–11 and 9–14 age groups.

DVD releases

Season Episodes Release dates
Region 1
1 47 The Fast and the Phineas: July 29, 2008
Episodes: "Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror" (2), "Flop Starz" (3), "The Fast and the Phineas" (4), "Lights, Candace, Action!" (5), "Raging Bully" (6), "Are You My Mummy?" (13), "It's About Time!" (21) and "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!" (39)
The Daze of Summer: February 10, 2009
Episodes: "I, Brobot" (8), "Jerk De Soleil" (12), "Toy to the World" (16), "It's a Mud, Mud, Mud, Mud World" (18), "The Ballad of Badbeard" (24), "Greece Lightning" (25), "Leave the Busting to Us!" (26), "A Hard Day's Knight" (31), "Unfair Science Fair" (46) and "Unfair Science Fair Redux (Another Story)" (47)
The Perry Files – Animal Agents: February 26, 2013
Episodes: "Journey to the Center of Candace" (20), "Traffic Cam Caper" (32) and "Bowl-R-Ama Drama" (33)
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