Phineas and Ferb

Season 1 Episode 38

Bowl-R-Ama Drama

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jul 12, 2008 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

Bowl-R-Ama Drama
After their parents go out bowling, Phineas and Ferb decide to build the world's largest bowling ball to set a world record. But when Candace takes it for a spin in an effort to bust the boys, she rolls all over town, bouncing all over like a giant pinball. Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz wants to use his latest invention to freeze the tri-state area so the people will buy his hot chocolate.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Jess Harnell

Jess Harnell

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Alyson Stoner

Alyson Stoner

Isabella Garcia-Shapiro

Recurring Role

Maulik Pancholy

Maulik Pancholy


Recurring Role

Bobby Gaylor

Bobby Gaylor

Buford Van Stomm

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (11)

    • Doofenshmirtz Abandoned Self-Storage appears again. The first time was in Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together.

    • Shady Joe mentions that Doofenshmirtz (the Penguin Man) is a unique and logic-defying amalgam of a man and a penguin. This is also said in S'Winter by Ferb: "It's a unique and logic-defying amalgam of winter and summer."

    • "Do svindanya" is actually a Russian phrase, not from Mexico as Doofenshmirtz said.

    • Goof: Phineas's scooter turns into a bike when he arrives at the Pointless World Records stage. When the kids get their equipment, Phineas and Ferb use different garages even though they live in the same house.

    • Goof: Isabella was holding an old granny when the bowling ball enters the mall, but when the ball goes out the mall a few seconds later, Isabella is with the other kids.

    • At some point during the part where everyone is chasing after Candace in the giant bowling ball, they pause at the top of a staircase in the city. There is a sign nearby, and you can partially see that it reads: "Today's weather is sunny with a chance of lawn gnomes." This is take on Ferb's line in "Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror".

    • When the man at the fair booth is explaining about the "penguin man" to his customers, he says that it is perhaps "a logic-defying amalgam of man and penguin." This is a take on Ferb's line from "S'Winter", "It's a unique and logic-defying amalgam and winter and summer."

    • When Perry the Platypus is swinging through the city on his grappling hook, he swings past the photo store in which Doofenshmirtz got his picture taken in "It's About Time!".

    • Phineas and Ferb make three world records in this short:

      1)The world's largest bowling set.

      2)The world's largest pinball game.

      3)Making two world records at the same time.

      Response: If there were records for making multiple records at a single day, then they should have made another record for breaking 3 records at the same time, and so on.

    • During Doofenshmirtz's fantasy involving the penguins and the hot chocolate, you can see one of the kids from the "Amazing Man-Eating Dinosaur Totally Sick Waterslide of Doom" commercial that was in The Best Lazy Day Ever.

    • Bajeet uses Isabella's line.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Major Monogram: Good morning, Agent P. We've tracked Doofenshmirtz to an old, abandoned warehouse, and he's made some suspicious purchases. Ten thousand packets of hot chocolate, a hot dog vendor's cart, a medium-sized parka, and a pair of red flannel longjohns with a flap in the back. Don't ask us how we know. Get out there and kick some Doofen-butt!

    • Candace: Just wait till Mom hears about-- Then again, you guys always seem to make everything disappear before Mom gets home. But if I take the evidence to her at the Bowl-o-Rama, then she'll have to believe me!
      (In Candace's fantasy)
      Linda: Oh Candace, you were right about Phineas and Ferb this whole time. We should've believed you.
      Lawrence: And just to express how sorry we are, here's my credit card. You have my permission to ruin us financially.
      Jeremy: Candace, that is so cool how you busted your brothers like that! Will you marry me?
      (Back in reality)
      Phineas: So you wanna give it a try?
      Candace: I do, Jeremy! I mean, uh... I'd love to give it a try.

    • Doofenshmirtz: (In the penguin costume) I used to have goals. They were evil goals, but they were goals.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Voltes V
      In the scene before chasing Candace, the kids "Volt In" to press the buttons to open their garages and get their own methods of transportation: Bike (Ferb Fletcher), scooter (Phineas Flynn), roller blades (Isabella Garcia-Shapiro), unicycle (Baljeet Patel), and skateboard (Buford Van Stomm).

    • Batman
      The scene where Agent P tracks Doofenshmirtz down over the streets of Danville with his grappling gun could also be a reference to the various superhero cartoons and comics where he would swing across town in the same fashion.

    • The Simpsons
      The bowling alley and possibly title is a reference to the Bowl-A-Rama, which is featured in that TV series, which Jeff "Swampy" Marsh and Dan Povenmire worked on before Phineas and Ferb.

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