Phineas and Ferb

Season 1 Episode 25

Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together (Parts 1 & 2)

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 08, 2008 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together (Parts 1 & 2)
The boys are able to locate each member of their parents' favorite band, Love Händel, to perform a reunion concert in the backyard to make up for Lawrence forgetting his wedding anniversary. Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz plans a surprise birthday party for his daughter, Vanessa, with a little bit of help from Perry.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Did not like it much.

    Absolutly dull is the way I want to describe this episode. I didn't like the music much, and it was low on humor. There really is not much good to say about it. Dr. Doofenzmerts was making Vanessa a surprise birthday party, and after all of that, he ends tied to a rocket. I did not really get how songs got the band back together again. Also, how stupid is it to make a show like this turn into a dull wedding anniversary like this. This show is supposed to be full of humor not reallity.

    Overall, I did not like how the writers replaced this episode replace good humor with lame music. It gets an F from me.moreless
  • Made Me A Fan

    I had glimpsed at this show before, and thought it was so stupid. I hadn't even finished an episode before. So, out of boredom I watched this episode. Completely changed my view on this show.

    In this episode, Lawrence forgets' his and Linda's anniversary. So Phineas, Ferb, and Candace try to get members of their parents' favorite band, Love Handel, to reunite and play in their yard. They are able to get the members and all is well.

    A very good episode with a high number of songs, all of which I like a lot. The humor was great, the plot was great, I think this might be my favorite episodemoreless
  • Not too good. Disagree if you want, I don't care.(Yes! 100 words exactly)

    "Dude We're Getting the Band Back Together" is a so-loved episode. But I think it's boring. Not as every Phineas and Ferb episode. The music is OK, and no problem. but the episode is way too long in a same place. I'm writing any complaining now because I had a problem and rated later and restarted the review. Well, the Vanessa plot is too BORING! The Perry/Doof plot seems good, at least it entertains you. The Lawrence plot, bad, that old woman scares me. The "You Snuck Your Way Right into my Heart" isn't what I expect from Love Handel.moreless
  • CURSE YOU PERRY THE-Wait, is that Love Handel? -Doofenshmirtz

    That is my favorite quote of the episode. This eppy is like a musical in a cartoon! The first one I think... anyway I like this eppy because it's special in a romantic way (Don't get me wrong, I'm not a romantic person... yet) I mean, It's how Mrs. Flynn and Mr. Fletcher fell in love! That just can't be any more special! So it starts out with Mrs. Flynn mad at Mr. Fletcher because he forgot it was a very SPECIAL day. Then Candace comes out with a calender and reminds him it's his anneversairy! So Mr. Fletcher wants something special for her and then starts talking about Love Handel and how they fell in love at one of the concerts 20 years ago. Then Phineas gets the idea to get the band to perform for her. But there is a catch: They broke up because their gigs got smaller and smaller and the band argued alot and finally they broke up and went their seperate ways. Danny works at a music store, The bass player works at a hair salon, and the drummer works at a library. So they convince the band to get back together and they do one last gig. And the way that Mr and Mrs.F fell in love sort of replayed. So in all, a very good and special episode.moreless
  • Music mania!

    The best part of this episode is the music. It has more music than any other episode so far. In fact, the whole episode is pretty much about music. The first song, "Danny's Story", is interesting because it goes through the history of music. Plus, we get to see Phineas and Ferb with afros, which is rather amusing. Bobbi Fabulous is really funny. And the song "Ain't Got Rhythm" was nominated for an Emmy, which I think sums up its quality.

    Five original songs plus plenty of humor squeezed into twenty something minutes- that's pure genius!

    Uh... blah blah blah blah.

    (sorry, that was just so I'd reach the word minimum)moreless
Steve Zahn

Steve Zahn

Sherman a.k.a. "Swampy"

Guest Star

Jaret Reddick

Jaret Reddick


Guest Star

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui


Guest Star

Richard O'Brien

Richard O'Brien

Lawrence Fletcher

Recurring Role

Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu

Stacy Hirano

Recurring Role

Alyson Stoner

Alyson Stoner

Isabella Garcia-Shapiro

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (16)

    • It is noted in this episode that Linda Flynn and Lawrence Fletcher knew each other and dated when they were teenagers. But there would have to be more to the history of their relationship, because since Lawrence is Phineas and Candace's stepfather, he and Linda would have to have been married to different people before marrying each other.

    • When Doofenshmirtz shows Perry the pictures of Vanessa's past birthdays, in one picture he is riding on a pony similar to the one Isabella rode in The Magnificent Few.

    • Phineas says the title of the episode during the song You're Fabulous.

    • While in the den, if you look closely on the wall, there are pictures of Phineas and Ferb's grandparents' houses, the one near the lake and the Fletchers' in England.

    • Jeremy first spoke to Candace on June 3rd, when they were together in 7th grade.

    • Goof: The band members' costumes change during the episode. In the beginning, Danny's vest has no shirt underneath, but later in the episode it has a purple long-sleeve underneath. Also, if you watch closely during the You're Fabulous scene, you can see that Bobbi's costume on the replica stage is a checkered shirt with gloves, unlike the costume during other parts of the episode.

    • Goof: During the song, Ain't Got Rhythm, Swampy's earring occasionally switches from the left ear to the right.

    • At the end, during the Love Händel concert, there are many minor characters from past episodes scattered in the crowd. These include the band that played My Nemesis song in "It's About Time!", some of the hairdressers from Bobbi Fabulous's salon, a model from "Run Away Runway", and Mrs. Garcia-Shapiro.

    • Goof: When Doofenshmirtz is showing Vanessa her party, his party hat is green. But when he is firing the ray gun at Perry, the hat momentarily changes to pink. After that short part, the hat changes back to green.

    • Goof: When Love Händel is performing, one shot shows Phineas and Candace cheering them with their arms raised. In the next closeup shot, Candace embraces Phineas as he's holding a camcorder. Afterward, in the faraway shot, the two have their arms raised cheering and the camcorder is gone.

    • This is the first time that we don't get to see where Perry enters his hideout from, however it is shown that one passage is underneath the birdbath, which has never been seen until now.

    • Isabella and the Fireside Girls have now become expectant of how to help Phineas with his plans.

    • Goof: Early in the episode, Lawrence says it's Thursday, but when Candace comes out, the date of their parents' anniversary is listed on a Tuesday, from her calendar, which has 31 days in June instead of 30. And when she flips back to May, the first of that month is listed on a Tuesday like June 1st. However, that would be incorrect as the 1st of the previous month should be on a Saturday and the May 31st should be on a Monday.

    • Jaret Reddick not only provided the voice of Danny in this episode but his band, Bowling for Soup, performed the theme song for this series.

    • The drummer of Love Handel was named Swampy. This is a reference to the creator of this show, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh.

    • The Flynn-Flecther's wedding anniversary is June 15.

  • QUOTES (8)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Songs: History of Rock, Fabulous, Ain't Got Rhythm, You Snuck Your Way Right Into My Heart, and Music Makes Us Better.

    • The song "I Ain't Got Rhythm" was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics.

      The show's theme song ("Today is Gonna Be a Great Day" by Bowling for Soup) was also nominated for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music that same year.


    • The Love Händel band members are named Bobbi, Danny, and Swampy (Sherman). The names likely refer to Bobby Gaylor (voice of Buford and writer of several episodes), and Phineas and Ferb creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh.

    • At the end of the song History of Rock, Ferb, playing the drums, has the appearance of Slash from the band Guns 'N Roses.