Danny Phantom

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (1232)

  • (After the Lunch Lady attacks Danny, Sam, and Tucker when she learned Sam change the menu) Sam: This the thanks I get for thinking like an individual?!

  • Sam: (Chanting with the other vegetarians) Veggies now, veggies forever! Veggies now, veggies forever!

  • (Lunch lady grabs Danny as large meat monster) Tucker: (Pulls out fork and knife) Help's on the way buddy!

  • Tucker: Hey Mr. and Mrs. Fenton, what a school day! Poor Danny nodded off and we figured we'd carry him all the way home and tuck him into bed without any parental interaction whatsoever. Sam: Don't get up! We know where to go! Bye! Jack: Hmmmmmm... Maddie: Jack, Danny is not a ghost. Jack: You're right.....Jazz is.

  • Tucker: (Begins cutting pile of meat Sam is in) I'll have you free in no time Sam! Sam: You've gotta be kidding me!

  • Danny: How is it that I have the ghost powers and you're the weird kid?

  • Danny: I'll take care of the ghost. You just try and find a way to get Sam out of that pile of meat! Tucker: (Pulls out fork and knife) Way ahead of you.

  • Danny: (Talking to Lunch Lady) I command you to...go away! (Nothing happens)

Show More Quotes

Notes (2111)

  • In the Spanish version of the show, Danny's true last name isn't "Fenton" but "Phantom", and in his alter ego isn't called "Danny Phantom", but "Danny El Fantasma", which literally means "Danny The Ghost".

  • In the Danny Phantom universe, the ghosts are not necessarily dead spirits, but rather "monsters" with ghost like abilities, some having been human on Earth. Butch Hartman, creator of the series, stated this himself.

  • It is revealed that since he got his ghost powers Danny wanted to tell his parents but Sam and Tucker didn't want him to tell.

  • Tucker is a glasses wearing, techno-minded, sidekick-like nerd archetype with the surname of Foley and at one point was given super powers by a villain. The teenaged title character of "Static Shock" has a friend with the same attributes (albeit although their races are switched), Richie Foley.

  • Jack is the only one in Danny's family who doesn't have pupils.

  • When the Lunch Lady Ghost gets sucked into the thermos, she looks like she has no form.

  • This is the only episode where Danny can barely control his powers at all.

  • Look Hard: All the characters are more square-shouldered than all the other episodes.

Show More Notes

Trivia (621)

  • When Danny "goes ghost" for the first time, before the blue transformation aura gets to his hands, the one you can see turns white like it is covered by his costume.

  • Mr. Lancer said it was an all steak buffet in the Teacher's Lounge, but burgers, hot dogs, and bacon fly out of the teacher's lounge in addition to steak.

  • When Danny and Tucker are rescuing Sam in the school basement where all the meat is hidden, right after Danny knocks the Lunch Lady against the wall and the camera focuses on his face up-close, the left side of his hair is black even though he is in his ghost form.

  • When Danny goes to save Sam from being hit by the plates, Sam's tights change color to green from their usual purple.

  • When Dash lifts Danny off the ground his shirt rises up slightly and a black belt is clearly seen. Later, there is no belt visible when his shirt rises up to the same point.

  • In Star’s (who plays a much larger role and officially "debuts" in "Lucky in Love") third cameo, she was in front of Sam, Danny, and Tucker, although in her fourth cameo, after the meat truck explodes, she is suddenly behind Tucker.

  • When Jack turns on the Fenton Xtractor, his hair gets torn off, however in the next scene where he and Maddie ambush Jazz with the Fenton Xtractor, all his hair is back in place.

  • After Maddie says, “Jack, Danny is not a ghost,” Jack says, “You’re right, Jazz is.” When he says that, he has pupils.

Show More Trivia

Allusions (376)

  • Vegetarian Protest Sign: It's easy being green. This is a nod in the direction of the phrase "It's not easy being green", which is often said by Kermit the Frog, a character from The Muppet Show.

  • Sam Manson: Character The fact that Sam is a gothic girl and her last name is Manson might be a parody of goth rocker Marylin Manson.

  • Jack Fenton: Reed Richards There are numerous similarities between Danny's father and the Fantastic Four's leader, the former's bumbling aside. Both spend much time on new inventions, they've each a line of white along the bottom of their hair, they inadvertently created super villains that were once their friends in college, and both are often so caught up in their work, they fail to notice their surroundings.

  • Danny Phantom: Powers Danny's ghost powers each are shared by comic book superheroes: Flight and Strength: Superman Body-Splitting "Stretching": Mr. Fantastic Invisibility: Invisible Woman Intangibility: Shadow Cat

  • Episode Title: Mystery Meat The name comes from a term that is used to describe questionable cafeteria meat.

  • Danny Phantom: Costume Danny's costume design and color looks just like the Fantastic Four's costumes after they left the Negative Zone.

  • Spike’s necklace Spike’s necklace is an ankh, which has many meanings: Egyptian hieroglyphic: Life Astrology: Venus (Roman Goddess) Alchemy: Copper Biology: Female gender

  • Danny: Lifestyle Danny's lifestyle is very similar to Peter Parker's (Spider-Man). Danny is shy, skinny, and considered a geek among classmates, just like Peter. Danny has a football-playing bully (Dash) that constantly bullies him all the time for no reason, which is similar to how Flash Thompson picks on Peter. Also, Danny is more confident in his super hero mode which causes his crush to fall in love with his super hero persona, which seems to be attributed to how Mary Jane eventually fell in love with Spider-Man. In addition, the way how the town newspaper, the “Amity-Park-Angle," made Danny seem like a villain but the citizens eventually figured out that he was a good guy is very similar to how the “Daily Bugle” (run by the Spider-Man hater, J. Jonah Jameson) constantly tried to make Spider-Man look like a villain, but the citizens of New York eventually discovered that Spider-Man was indeed a hero. More Info

Show More Allusions