After the ghost hunters cut the rickshaw in half and they went downhill, it's unknown what happened to Sam and Tucker.
In this episode, Jack complained that the lab was a mess, but in Attack Of The Killer Garage Sale, he was perfectly happy with it that way.
Even though this episode so prominently features ghost hunters, there is not even a cameo of Valerie.
This is the second time the Fenton Peeler has appeared. The first time was in My Brother's Keeper.
After Jack blows goo on Vlad, his costume is fine and has goo on his face, but in the next scene, his costume is ripped and doesn't have any goo on his face.
Just before the mid-commerical, when Danny is being thrown to the ground, Maddie is seen charging up her gun and pointing it at him. After the commercial, Maddie is nowhere in sight.
When Sam says, "Could we have done it without exercise?" to Tucker, she's missing her armbands.
Jack hits one of the vultures with the Jack-A-Nine-Tails, and it disappears. Later, he hits the same vulture, even though it disappeared.
Jazz: Dad, no!
Danny: It's not a ghost! It's an out-of-shape teacher in a mask!
Jack: We'll see about that, son. (To Lancer) Eat ghost peeler, spook! (Fenton Peeler peels away Lancer's clothes; the students laugh at Lancer)
Boy: I'll never respect his authority again!
Jack: Wow. He is out-of-shape!
Danny: (To Scaredy Cat) Boo.
(Scaredy Cat screams and jumps on a Guy in White)
Guy in White: Warning. Skin breach in facial sector seven.
Vlad: Unbelievable. Jack Fenton beat me. Me! (Case with the Skeleton Key suddenly bumps into his back; he turns and sees it; holds the case and smiles) And yet, here I am, holding the key I've been searching for. Old Jack Fenton, even in success, you FAIL!
(Behemoth comes up behind him and swallows him)
Vlad: Oh, butter biscuits!
(After Jack trys to stop Vlad's ghost vultures)
Groovy Gang Girl: Like, that's not the Million Dollar Ghost!
Female Extreme Ghostbreaker: Then we should just kick back and watch this. It'll be a riot!
Male Extreme Ghostbreaker: An extreme riot, dude!
Female Extreme Ghostbreaker: I'm a girl!
Male Extreme Ghostbreaker: Right.
(After Jack stops at the meeting area to claim the reward)
Jack: Hmm...kind of a funny place to claim a reward.
Danny: (In the Fenton Weasel) Please! Stop! You should know what you're getting into here!
Jack: I know exactly what I'm getting into: a bigger place in my son's heart.
Danny: (To himself) Thanks, now I'm crushed by space and guilt. (To Jack) Look, you have to listen to me! All of this is a trap!
Jack: Oh, please, ghost. Why should I believe you? (A glowing pink cage suddenly appears and traps him) Hey!
Danny: Does that answer your question?
(After the Extreme Ghostbreakers apear on ATVs)
Boy: (To Girl) You da man!
Girl: Actually, idiot, I'm a girl.
Boy: Right, and that is so extreme!
(Scaredy-Cat jumps on the girl in the groovy Gang)
Girl: AAH! Like, those are my internal organs, dude! (Falls over with Scaredy-Cat clinging to her)
Boy: Jinkers, Scaredy-Cat! You're, like, maiming her!
Harriet Chin: (On TV) After an incident today in Casper High, the need for competent, non-Jack Fenton ghost hunters, has never been more apparent.
Jack: Hey, they said my name! "Need for competent ghost hunters"? What exactly does that mean? (Shoots goo on himself)
Harriet Chin: Luckily, a mysterious benefactor has come forth and offered a million dollar bounty on the head of Amity Park's most famous ghost, and has hired the world's best-known ghost hunters to track him down.
(The TV shows a picture of Danny Phantom)
Danny & Maddie: Three... two...
Jack: Nobody's catching that ghost but me! (Grabs an ecto-gun and walks off; knocks a box over) Danny, clean that up. (Danny, Maddie, and Jazz smile at each other)
Jack: (To Vlad Plasmius) I might be a goof. I might mess up. But when my family's at stake, the gloves are off! (Sees that he is wearing the Fenton Gloves) Well, technically they're on, but you get the point.
Vlad: (While doing so) Please, Daniel, must I actually defeat you with one hand behind my back?
Mr. Lancer: (To Jack, after ripping his clothes off with Fenton Peeler after thinking he was a ghost) I can't give you detention, but someone named Fenton is staying after school.
Jack & Jazz: (Pretend to check their watches) Whoa, look at the time! (Run away, leaving Danny there)
Vlad: (After noticing the alarm going off) "Change the ecto-filtrator"? Oh, fudge buckets! (Turns intangible; castle explodes)
Danny: Plasmius! What are you doing here?
Vlad: Well, let's see... your father looks like a fool, there's a million dollars on your head... What do you think I'm doing here?!
Jack: (To Danny Phantom) Just so you know, I don't enjoy helping you.
Danny: Then don't! I can handle these idiots, go save our family! I mean, yours... your family... not mine.
Jack: (About the Fenton Portal) It's not going to explode. I'm sure Danny changed the ecto-filtrator. I told him to five times.
Danny: Did he clean the lab?
Danny: Does he clean his room?
Danny: Uh... would he... I dunno.. forget to install a handle in the inside of a weapons vault or something?
Jack: Great gobs of ghost goo! The portal's gonna blow!
Danny: So you're the one who hired all these idiots?
Vlad: Yes, all except your father. He's a free idiot.
Maddie: Come on! We have to get to the weapons vault!
Jazz: We have a weapons vault?
Danny: (To Tucker & Sam) How embarrassing! Did you see the way all those ghost hunters were laughing at him? We're gonna have to live with my dad's goof-ups for the rest of our lives! (Pause) He's standing right behind me, isn't he?
Jack: Yes, he is. If you need me, I'll be upstairs, doing something wrong.
Vlad: (To Jack) Live and learn... or in your case, die and learn!!
Jazz: (Trapped inside weapons vault with Maddie) Jack! Man, that's cool.
Vlad: (After being defeated by Jack) It's not possible! You're an idiot! An idiot!
Jack: Maybe so, but I'm the idiot who beat you.
Jack: Nobody's wasting Jack Fenton while his family's in danger!
Vlad: Oh, please, fool. Your family's in danger every time you pick up a butter knife.
Danny: As much as I'd enjoy catching up, Plasmius, shouldn't you be getting home to the love of your life? Oh, that's right, Dad married the love of your life. You're bitter and alone!
(At Casper High)
Alarm: Ghost alert! Ghost alert!
Jazz: Danny, hide!
Jazz: Umm, that's an excellent question.
Jack: (While setting Danny free from the Fenton Weasel) Ghost kid, you gotta help me save my family, if you do, I'll set you free.
Danny: (Out of Fenton Weasel) Um, you just did. (To himself) Good thing my dad's a lousy negotiator.
Vlad: I don't suppose you could move any faster.
Vulture Ghost #1: We're 2008 years old! Be happy we're moving at all!
Apparently, it has been six months since Danny got his ghost powers because the Fenton Portal's ecto-filtrator hadn't been replaced in that long, meaning that's how long the portal's been activated, which happened when Danny had his accident.
Title Picture: The Groovy Gang, the Extreme Ghostbreakers, and the Guys In White all pointing their weapons upward at Danny.
The name of the episode is for the fact that Vlad puts a million-dollar bounty on Danny, and Danny is a ghost.
Cable Episode Info:
Vlad Masters steals Jack Fenton's portal and creates a distraction by offering a bounty to eliminate Danny.
Apparently, Jack thought he was the only one with a ghost portal until now.
When Plasmius duplicates himself, he does so differently than in "Bitter Reunions."
Major Ghost debut(s): Behemoth. A giant red 4-armed monster whose job is to guard the Skelton Key. Possesses tremendous strenght and can breath massive blasts of fire.
This marks the first time the vultures do something useful: trapping Jazz and Maddie in the weapons vault.
Apparently, Vlad must have at some point got rid of the Specter Deflector that was on him in "Maternal Instinct," since he is no longer wearing it.
This is the first episode in which Danny doesn't use an ectoplasmic blast since he learned it in "What You Want."
Everybody in this episode was calling Jack incompetent and ironically, in "Public Enemies," Walker, overshadowing the mayor, was calling Jack completely competent, though it was just a trick.
The new and improved Fenton Ghost Weasel is capable of cramming a large ghost in a small cubic container.
Jack's laptop has the Fenton logo on it, meaning it must be one of his own inventions.
It is revealed that when Danny is in ghost mode, he can stop himself from changing back into Danny Fenton in mid-transformation.
Vlad's vultures reveal that ghosts find the word "ghosts" to be insensitive and prefer the word, "Ecto-Americans."
The border around Vlad's ghost portal was a pentagon, while the border around the Fenton Portal is a hexagon.
Apparently, Jack has mastered using the Fenton Peeler (since he was unable to walk in it in "My Brother's Keeper") and it is revealed that it can peel human clothing as well as ghost bodies and that there is an eject button that ejects ectoplasmic goo.
It is revealed that it is Danny's responsibility to clean the lab.
The Nasty Burger must have repaired the drive thru "Nasty Ned" head, since Danny destroyed it in the previous episode, "Life Lessons," but it's here and okay in this episode (however, Jack destroys it again).
Apparently, Vlad has another pair of the "Ghost Goggles" that Valerie had in "Life Lessons."
Look Hard: In the scene where the ghost alarms go off, Nathan (who officially debuts in "Reign Storm") can be seen on the left, although his head is not shown onscreen.
This is the second time that Jazz drives Danny to school. The first time was in "Mystery Meat."
This is the second time that Jazz has been made intangible by a ghost, the first time was by Danny in "My Brother's Keeper."
The title of the episode is said in this episode.
Jack describes the feeling of being made intangible as "my tummy feels funny."
Danny does not catch a ghost in the Fenton Thermos in this episode.
Apparently, Maddie or Jack must have repaired or made a new Fenton Ghost Weasel, since it exploded and was broken in "Attack of the Killer Garage Sale."
Jack's desire to spar with a ghost "mano a ghostso" with the Ghost Gloves (which was first mentioned in "Splitting Images") is fulfilled when he uses them to defeat Vlad Plasmius.
Opener: Vlad is in the Ghost Zone getting the Skeleton Key. Unfortunately for him, a Behemoth stops him. Because he forgot to change the ecto-filtrator, Vlad's portal blows up. He comes up with a new plan to obtain the Skeleton Key -- using the Fenton portal.
Vlad's Wisconsin castle is destroyed.
Apparently, Danny still shirks from his chores, which was mentioned in "Bitter Reunions," in which Vlad was coincidentally also the main villain.
Dash and Paulina are absent in this episode.
Tucker and Sam were, once again, minor characters and do not meet or even see Vlad. (This also happened in "Bitter Reunions" & "Maternal Instinct," the only other two episodes where Vlad was a major character.)
Vlad's vultures return, revealing to be 2008 years old.
If you don't count Danny appearing in Vlad's picture, this is the first episode that Danny doesn't appear in before the opening theme song.
Plasmius is known by Jack as the Wisconsin Ghost.
We learn that all ghost portals have ecto-filtrators that must be changed every six months (or the portal will explode).
The tune in the end credits is the tune of the original theme song.
End credits are seen in this episode, the first time in the series.
Casper High is now running "ghost drills" and has installed ghost-detecting alarms.
Mr. Lancer wears pink boxers with Shakespeare's head all over them.
Apparently, the Fenton Ghost Fisher is not as strong as it appeared to be in "Parental Bonding." In that episode, it was stated that the weapon was inescapable to ghosts, but when Jack used it on Plasmius, Vlad easily broke free from it (however, Vlad is only half-ghost, so it could affect him differently).
The Fenton Peeler from "My Brother's Keeper," the Fenton RV from "Bitter Reunions" (later seen in "Public Enemies"), the Fenton Ghost Fisher from "Parental Bonding" (later seen in "Shades of Gray" and "Public Enemies"), the Fenton Weasel from "Attack of the Killer Garage Sale," the Jack-A-Nine-Tails from "Maternal Instinct," and the Fenton Ghost Gloves from "Splitting Images" all return (in that order).
Harriet Chin (from "Bitter Reunions") has a new job as an anchorwoman (she is the one giving the news report about the hunt for Danny in the beginning).
Apparently, the Fenton RV has been repaired or a new one was created since it was destroyed in "Public Enemies." Jack drives it in one scene.
Vlad gains the Skeleton Key, which gives the user the power to open any door, travel any realm, and free any prisoner.
It is revealed that the Fentons have a weapons vault.
Jazz once again hints that she knows Danny is a ghost.
Running Gags: 1) Danny and Jazz finding it cool to call Jack by his first name. 2) The male Extreme Ghostbreaker calling the female Ghostbreaker "dude" or "man" and she tells him that she's a girl. 3) Scaredy Cat freaking out whenever Danny Phantom says "boo" and accidentally hurting humans with his claws. 4) The Extreme Ghostbreakers screaming the word, "Extreme." 5) Vlad using some kind of food-related exclamation instead of swearing.
Title Screen Caption: "It's Worth Every Penny!"
No new named Fenton inventions were introduced in this episode.
Main Villain(s): Vlad.
Episode Title: The Million Dollar Ghost
This could be a reference to the movie "Million Dollar Baby".
Maddie: (To Danny, about Jack giving up ghost hunting) You're darn right he can't! Eat hot Fenton Weasel, ghost scum!
Maddie calls Danny Phantom "ghost scum," which seems to be a parody of the phrase "alien scum," which is most commonly used to refer to aliens in Men in Black.
Ghost Hunters: Extreme Ghostbreakers
Obviously a parody of Extreme Ghostbusters.
Ghost Hunters: The Groovy Gang and Scaredy Cat
This is a parody of Scooby-Doo, one of the hunters seems to be a mix between Velma and Daphne, the other seems to be a mix of Shaggy and Fred, and Scaredy Cat is always scared in situations, much like Scooby, some other things were parodied too, such as Velma's phrase ("jinkys!") was spoofed as "jinkers" and the "Scooby Snacks" were spoofed as "Kitty Krunch."
Ghost Hunters: Guys in White
Obviously a spoof of Men in Black, they look exactly the same with their equipment, the only difference is that they wear white suits and not black. In addition, the Men in Black hunted aliens, not ghosts.