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Phineas and Ferb

Season 2 Episode 4

Attack of the 50 Foot Sister

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 21, 2009 on Disney Channel
out of 10
User Rating
24 votes

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Episode Summary

Phineas and Ferb create a slow-reacting growth potion to help Baljeet make a giant watermelon, but Candace decides to use it for herself when she finds that she's not quite tall enough to be a Flawless Girl model, leading to grand results. Meanwhile, Perry must stop Doofenshmirtz from his most disgusting, smelly plan ever!moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Candace decides to use one of her brother's experiments to help her, but it goes a bit too far.

    I was so looking forward to this episode because of its semblence to one of my favorite movies, but I can only rate it in halves. The first part is cool as Candace uses a formula to get taller, but then grows gigantic. The center is stupid; I mean, what kind of people are going to see a giant teenage girl and not freak out, and the ending, how could Phineas and Ferb expand everything without extreme geological and cosmic disheaval and without giving Candace a second dose? It is basically the same thing as "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted." The start and the plot are excellant, but the ending is a major let down. I could have written a much better ending.moreless
  • Good episode.

    This was quite a good episode. Following the trend of Phineas and Ferb episodes to portray bizarre circumstances created by it's two title characters, Candace receives a dose, albeit not intentionally by her brothers who originally plan to use it on Baljeet's weak sized entry in a pumpkin contest at a fair to celebrate Midsummer, of growth formula. She becomes the target of a freak show operator and a beauty expert, who both want her, one as a freak and one as a model. Candace eventually, whilst staging a parody of a famous King Kong scene but in reverse (holding the freak show operator wearing a gorilla suit), decides in favor of herself and does not agree to join either party. This is an interesting and good episode and reminds me of an episode of Round the Twist where Pete grows to enourmous size. Good episode overall.moreless
Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson

P.P. Otter

Guest Star

April Winchell

April Winchell

Blanca Dishon

Guest Star

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Maulik Pancholy

Maulik Pancholy


Recurring Role

Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu


Recurring Role

Tyler Alexander Mann

Tyler Alexander Mann

Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • Dr. Doofenshmirtz tells Perry that he went to his cousin Gertrude's baby shower. Gertrude is also Candace's middle name.

    • Assuming that Candace grew to exactly 50 feet tall as a result of exposure to the growth elixir, she became 8.824 times as tall as she was when the day began. Likewise, the Earth and the rest of the objects in the universe are now also 8.824 times larger than they were.

    • This is the first time the Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated jingle singers appear, presumably in a recording studio located in the Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc.building.

    • Three new agents appear in this episode, which are all fish. They are given hats and made agents to avoid a lawsuit.

    • As the carnival trucks pass the Flynn-Fletcher house, the melody they are playing resembles the section of the theme song right after "Like maybe...".

    • The two boys from the Flawless Girl commercial are the two boys that Candace sees in One Good Scare Ought to Do It!.

    • Phineas asks Ferb to get out his chemistry set he got from Bastille Day. Ferb also received a camera on Bastille Day in The Lake Nose Monster.

    • Wouldn't it take a while for the growth elixir, that Dr. Doofenshmirtz put in the Smellinator, to take effect. Everything grew at once?

    • Song: Flawless Girl.

    • Candace states in this episode that she is 5'8''.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Stacey Hey, is there something different about you?
      Candace: Who knows? Maybe I've grown out of my awkward phase. (her nose suddenly expands)
      Stacey: Looks like you're growing into another one!

  • NOTES (0)


    • P.P. Otter's name is most likely a parody of P.T. Barnum, of Barnum and Bailey's Circus fame.

    • The Replacements
      Doofenshmirtz says Todd Daring's catch phrase, "Don't judge me!"

    • Beakman's World
      When Phineas and Ferb are making the growth potion, Phineas says "Bada-Beem, Bada-Boom", Beakman's catchphrase from the 1993-98 educational science series.

    • King Kong
      When Candace grows to be 50-feet tall, she climbs the Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc. building, holding P.P. Otter, who is wearing a gorilla suit. In his own words, this is a "reversal of a familiar theme".

    • Batman
      When Baljeet calls Phineas and Ferb on their holographic device, Phineas exclaims "It's the Baljeet Signal!", a reference to the iconic DC Comics superhero featured in various comics and media since 1939.

    • Attack of the Fifty Foot Sister

      The title of the episode is an homage to the 1958 movie cult classic Attack of the Fifty-Foot Woman which starred Allison Hayes in the title role.

    • Star Wars: A New Hope

      Baljeet's message to Phineas and Ferb at the beginning of the episode is a direct spoof of the plea for help made by Princess Lea in the movie.

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