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

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  • A great episode, where Phinead and Ferb build a bowling ball that gets loose throuhgout the town.

    Another great episode of the series, telling the same story as usual in yet another new and fresh way, as well as including one of the best songs of the series. This episode has some of the best visuals of there series, including Perry’s entrances into the shot with the grappling hook a few times. Nice preview of the pinball tie in with Ferb’s map looking a lot like a pinball machine. I also like Perry’s thwarting of Doofenshmirtz’ plan, with the bowling ball hitting the “pins”, though I’m not sure how Perry knew the bowling ball was coming. Not a big fan of Candace talking out loud to herself about “bringing the evidence to mom and dad at the Bowl-a-rama”. Other than that, this episode was perfect. Grade : A

    PS - Ignore my other review, that's for "Traffic Cam Caper" :-)moreless
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.