Maddie Fenton (Mom)
Jack Fenton (Dad)/Pilot
Jack tells the "mailman" to "get some sun, you're as pale as a ghost," when in actuality, he is green.
DALV, the group that "invited" Maddie and Danny to their convention, is VLAD backwards.
When Jazz opens the door, the expression she had on her face is like she knew the ghost was there already.
The Specter Deflecter disappears on each person it is used on once.
At the end of the episode, when Maddie and Danny were back home, Danny said he was going to call Sam and Tucker, but Maddie left the room instead and Danny was left to talk with Jack.
When Danny is running away from the ghost animals, for a brief second, he has fingernails.
When Danny turns Vlad's ghost animals against him, Vlad has pupils for a few seconds.
When Vlad transforms, he has pupils for a couple of seconds.
Vlad notices the clock says fifteen minutes to midnight, Danny changed the time to fifteen minutes before, Vlad already checked the time before Danny changed the clock.
Jack: Ah, yes. Nothing says 'bonding' like backwash!
(After Maddie is done destroying the animal ghosts in the woods)
Maddie: (To Danny) Now, young man! Could you mind telling me what you thought you were doing--
(Danny suddenly jumps from the tree and starts hugging her arm)
Danny: You are awesome!
Maddie: Oh! Honey, thank you!
(A small gopher-like ghost appears next to them)
Ghost: I will destroy you!
(Maddie takes her weapon and smashes him)
Danny: You carry a lot of stuff, Mom. How about a Fenton Cellphone so we can call for help?
Maddie: Cellphone? (Chuckles) You can't fight ghosts with a cellphone, silly! Not that we're likely to find a ghost in here.
Ghost: Thank you for flying Air Evil Plot!
Maddie: Oh, don't be so glum, Danny. Just look at the view!
Maddie: (While looking through several rooms for a phone) No phone. (Checks another room) No phone. (Vlad and Danny pass through the walls while fighting after she closes the door; Maddie goes to the top of the house only to find a hellicopter) Helicopter, but no phone. And Danny thinks I'm a nut!
(In the private jet)
Maddie: Come on, Mr. Pouty Pants, this is supposed to be our weekend. Those "Dalv" people sent this private jet just for us. How perfect is that?
Danny: (Sarcastically) Do you want the truth, or one of those little white lies that doesn't hurt your feelings?
Vlad: Maddie! Daniel! You've returned to me! (Checks watch) Ooh, and not a moment too soon.
Maddie: Danny, go somewhere else while the adults talk. (Lowers her eyes seductively; Vlad stares at her confused)
Danny: Oh, sure, Mom. You and Vlad get cozy. If you need me, I'll be over there... barfing.
Danny: B -- but before you go in there and flirt our way out of here, I -- I just want to say, (Gives Maddie a hug) I love you! (Takes the key out of her pocket while Maddie hugs him back)
Maddie: I love you, too! (Pushes him away) Clingy!
Vlad: Personalized gift baskets?
(Maddie squeals like a little girl and walks over towards Vlad)
Danny: You're up to something.
Vlad: Oh, you think? (Maddie grabs the baskets out of his hands and sits down on the golf cart, while Vlad starts whispering into his watch) They're here, kill Jack!
Maddie: W -- what was that?
Vlad: (Nervously) I... I said flapjacks, mmm, hmm, pancakes, I have pancakes!
Danny: (To Maddie, after their trip is over and on the way back home) Sorry I was such a jerk. I really had a great time. Backwash?
Maddie: Aw, Danny. That is so sweet.
(A hairy leg stomps down in front of Danny)
Danny: Either Mom needs to shave her legs, or this is really bad news.
(Vlad tries to duplicate himself, but the Specter Deflector weakens him and he stops after another head forms)
Vlad: (With both heads talking) Huh? What? I can't duplicate my form.
Danny: Geez, I don't know which head to hit. So, I'll have to hit 'em both!
Jazz: (After seeing a huge jumpsuit that Jack made for her) Nice...
Jack: Uh, sorry about the size. I was hoping you'd be swimming in my end of the gene pool. The end that's filled with ranch dressing, melted cheese, and fudge, lots of fudge.
(After Danny defeats Vlad)
Vlad: Fine, Danny, you've defeated me. But you forgot about my pets! (Whistles; the ghost animals appear on cue) Finish him!
Danny: Finish me? Why are you mad at me? I'm not the one who made your pelts into wall art! (Animals turn angrily at Vlad)
Vlad: Don't even think about it, you spectral freaks! I'm still more powerful than you!
(Danny shocks Vlad with the Plasmius Maximus and transforms back to normal)
Danny: And now, you're not. I'll give you a five-minute head start, Plasmius.
Danny: Minutes, seconds. You know how bad I can be at math. GET HIM!
(Ghost animals run after Vlad, while he runs out of his house and into the forest)
Vlad: I've forgiven him for many things: causing the accident that ruined my life, stealing you, the backwash incident.
Maddie: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, back up. What was that?
Vlad: Causing the accident that ruined my life?
Maddie: No, after that.
Vlad: The backwash incident?
Maddie: (Annoyed) No, in the middle!
Vlad: Oh, the stealing you part? Oh, you always could see right through me! Oh, Maddie, I'm just going to come right out of it. Please dump Jack and stay here; you and Danny both can! What do you say?
(Scene cuts to Maddie storming out angrily with Danny trailing behind her)
Danny: Bye, Vlad! And as a lonely single man in your forties, might I suggest Internet dating? Or a cat?!
Vlad: Mark my words, Maddie! Nobody says no to Vlad Masters! You will rue the day you spurned my affection! And I will not get a cat!
Vlad: (About Danny's powers) You're barely a threat to me with them. Without them... (Eyes flash red) I wouldn't need fifteen seconds, would I?
Vlad: (To Danny) I'll give you five minutes before I send my minions to destroy you. The clock's ticking, Danny, on you and your father. Run. (Danny runs out of cabin) Get him! (Animals run after Danny) Five minutes, five seconds. Oh, apparently, I'm bad at math, too!
(Danny drinks Jack's milk)
Danny: (Spits milk out) Eww, backwash!
Vlad: (To Maddie) Maddie, I'm so glad you're here. It gives me the chance to apologize for Jack's behavior at our college reunion.
Danny: Um, correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Dad possessed by some filthy, putrid, lonely, single ghost?
(Vlad shoots Danny with beam from his finger)
Vlad: (To Danny & Maddie) So, what brings you two to these parts?
Maddie: You'll never believe it. We were on our way to the Symposium and our pilot forced us out of the plane right over your house.
Danny: Yeah, it's almost like it's some sort of villainous plot. What an incredibly well planned coincidence.
Vlad: That would be an oxymoron, dear boy. Oh, and speaking of morons: how's your old man?
(Danny growls angrily; eyes change to green)
Vlad: (Pretending to be scared) Ooh, the scary eyes! (Shoots an energy blast out of his eyes at Danny and knocks him into a wall)
Jack: (To Jazz, who is wearing one of Maddie's suits) Maddie? You're home!
Jazz: Dad, it's me, Jazz.
Jack: Jazz? Why, look at you. You're the splitting image of your mother. (Sniff) I knew this day would come.
(Danny tries to duplicate himself, but results with two heads and one body)
Tucker: (To Danny) Wow, you could eat a nasty burger and fries at the same time.
(A ghost delivers a letter to Jack)
Jack: (Thinking that the ghost is a human) Thanks, pal. (Gives ghost nickel; nickel goes through his hand) Oh, and try to get some sun. You're pale as a ghost.
(After Danny crashes into a wall)
Tucker: (Imitating Danny) Hi, I'm Danny Fenton. Don't let the concussion and bruises fool you, I need more practice.
(Danny uses his ghost powers to make Tucker fall through the floor)
Sam: Wow, it's quiet in here.
Danny: (Overshadowing Tucker's body) Hi, I'm Tucker. Don't let the PDA, glasses, and lack of muscles fool ya. I'm a stud. (Leaves Tucker's body)
Tucker: I hate when you do that...
Danny: Great, at midnight, I get my powers back, at 12:01, the belt zaps me, and at 12:02, Vlad tries to make out with my mom. Those are going to be the worst two minutes of my life.
Jack: (As Jazz fights two vulture ghosts) Wow, note to self: make a Jazz action figure.
Danny: (About Maddie's Specter Deflector) How could she not have a phone in there?
Maddie: (To Jack, about to leave) Oh, and Jack, please try not to trash the house while I'm gone.
Jack: Ehh. Suck the house into a parallel dimension one time, and you just can't let it go, can ya?
Maddie: As much as I hate to say this, I think we should go back to Vlad's.
Danny: But he's my archenemy! I mean... he said all those horrible things about Dad.
Maddie: We both know he's a creep, but he's a creep with a phone and transportation -- and pancakes!
Jack: How was your weekend?
Danny & Maddie: Boring, ho hum, totally dull, snore...
Danny: I got to go call Tucker and Sam. But, um...(Kisses Maddie on the cheek) You know...
(Maddie walks away touching her cheek with a smile)
Danny: (To Jack) So, how was your weekend?
Jack: Oh, you know. Same old.
Danny: Well, I guess everything's back to normal then.
(Jazz runs out the door fighting a ghost)
Jazz: (To ghost) Get out of my house, you freak! (Sees Danny) Hi, Danny!
Jack: Hey, wait for me! It's my turn! (Runs after her)
We learn Jack once sent the house into a parallel dimension, we can assume it was the Ghost Zone.
It is revealed that in addition to being able to make ghost weapons, Jack also knows how to do needlepoint and make action figures of his family.
It's revealed that Danny wore the same outfit when he was younger that he does now.
This is the first time Jazz calls Jack "daddy".
Look Hard: When Jazz is lookng at the invite, underneath the DALV group heading, Maddie's full name is revealed by the header of the letter "Dear Madeline Fenton".
This episode shows how much stronger Vlad is compared to Danny. Vlad could wear the Specter Deflecter and still fight while Danny's powers shut off if he just touched it.
This episode was originally called "Mother's Day."
Butch Hartman reveals that this is tied with "The Ultimate Enemy" for his favorite episode.
This is the second episode in which none of the scenes take place at Casper High. The first episode was "Bitter Reunions."
It's revealed that Danny had freckles when he was younger.
This is the first time that Maddie appears on the title screen.
This is the first time that a ghost (besides Danny) does not appear in the opener.
After it was hinted in "Bitter Reunions," it is confirmed that Vlad genetically mutates ghost animals to make them more powerful, which would explain how his vultures from "Bitter Reunions" are able to speak English.
It is revealed that Maddie can shoot red ectoplasmic energy beams from her goggles.
After it was hinted in "Bitter Reunions," it seems that Vlad is also an inventor.
Danny does not catch a ghost in the Fenton Thermos in this episode.
This is the first time since "Bitter Reunions" that Danny has used his overshadowing ability.
After it was hinted by Mr. Lancer in "Teacher of the Year," it is confirmed that Danny is bad at math.
Maddie reveals that Jack has a tendency to get extremely jealous, which was first hinted in "Parental Bonding" by the way Jack seemed so suspicious to who Mr. Lancer was and why he was talking to his wife.
According to Vlad, along with Jack causing the accident that ruined his life and marrying Maddie, he is also angry at him for a certain "backwash incident."
It is revealed that Vlad can shoot blue ectoplasmic energy blasts as well as red blasts.
After much confusion in previous episodes, it is visually confirmed that when Danny is transparent, it is possible that he is either intangible or invisible, although he can still be seen when he is intangible.
It is revealed that Danny can make a small portion of an entire object intangible without making the entire thing intangible.
Jack reveals that he made Maddie's Specter Deflector out of the FentonWorks anti-ghost shield, which was first shown in "Public Enemies."
The Specter Deflector must be very strong since it hurt Danny even when he was in human mode.
This episode begins with Danny already in ghost mode.
Look Hard: On Vlad's shelves, there is a label on one of them that says "The Paranormal" and another label on the shelf below it that says "Knitting," which means that Vlad might enjoy knitting.
This is the second episode in which Danny's ghost sense never goes off, the first time was in "Prisoners of Love."
We learn that Maddie and Jack have a lot of their trademark jumpsuits, which is very similar to how Dash has a lot of his trademark leather jackets.
The remote that Sam uses in the opener, that activates the obstacle course, looks exactly like remote that she bought from Danny in "Attack of the Killer Garage Sale."
Look Hard: When Maddie notices the parachutes in the private airplane, one parachute has the name "Maddie" on it, while the other has the name "Danny."
Running Gags: 1) Someone drinking backwash. 2) Danny and Vlad mistaking minutes for seconds and claiming they're "bad at math." 3) Danny being surprised that Maddie has a lot of stuff, but no phone, and Maddie being surprised that Vlad has a lot of stuff, but no phone. 4) Danny and Vlad attempting to duplicate, but end up having two heads. 5)Danny suggesting Vlad get a cat.
This is the first episode in which Jack successfully fights a ghost on his own.
Opener: Danny trains with his ghost powers. First he trains his speed, then intangibility, invisibility, overshadowing, ectoplasmic blasts, and lastly, he goes through an obstacle course.
It is confirmed that Vlad spies on Danny (he says that he's seen Danny's grades), which was hinted in "Shades of Gray." and later confirmed in "Kindred Spirits"
After the theme song, when Jack is playing with his action figures, Jack says, "Nobody makes a meat puppet out of Jack Fenton!", which is a variation of what he said in "Bitter Reunions," after Vlad left his body ("Nobody uses Jack Fenton as a human meat puppet!").
We learn that Vlad can use some of his ghost powers (ghost rays, become invisible, become intangible, overshadow someone) in human mode.
References to "Bitter Reunions" were made in this episode.
Vlad created an invention called the Plasmius Maximus; it short circuits a ghost's powers for three hours.
Vlad confesses his love to Maddie. Maddie has no feelings for him, though.
In the beginning of the episode, Danny takes a drill to test his ghost powers. His maximum flying speed was 112 miles per hour.
We learn that Vlad has a cabin somewhere near the Colorado Rockies.
Jazz wears one of Maddie's ghost outfits for a portion of this episode.
Danny never says "going ghost!" in this episode, expected since all his transformation sequences take place around Vlad.
We see some of Maddie's martial art skills, which she mentioned in "Public Enemies," in her fight with the ghost animals.
Jack has an action figure of himself.
Danny attempts to duplicate himself like Vlad - but fails and results with two heads and one body.
Title Screen Caption: "The Mother Of All Shows!"
Featured Named Invention(s): Fenton Specter Deflector, Jack-A-Nine-Tails, Fenton Machete, Fenton Jerky.
Main Villain(s): Vlad.
Weapon: Jack o' Nine Tails
The name Jack o' Nine Tails obviously comes from the multi-tailed whipping device, Cat o' Nine Tails, formerly used by the British Royal Navy to implement harsh punishment.
Dalv backwards is Vlad, a reference to The Shining, where Redrum is Murder backwards.
Vlad: (Sends out animals to hunt Danny)
Vlad's sending out animals to hunt Danny down after giving him some time to run first is a bit similar to the short story, The Most Dangerous Game.
Pilot: (Abandons Danny & Maddie)
When the pilot abandons Danny & Maddie and leaves the plane with no pilot, it parallels a similar scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Maddie's weapon she uses to fight off the mutants is very similar to Darth Maul's double-bladed lightsaber in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Book Title: Romance For Rich Creepy Dimwits
Near the end of the episode, Vlad was holding a book entitled Romance For Rich Creepy Dimwits; a spoof of the For Dummies books. The For Dummies books were also spoofed in "Shades of Gray." More Info
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