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Phineas and Ferb

Season 1 Episode 47

Hail Doofania!

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 07, 2008 on Disney Channel
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Hail Doofania!
When Doofenshmirtz's brother Roger is elected mayor of Danville, Heinz decides to build his own country by the harbor, where he can rule over everything. How will Perry stop him when after suffering injuries and is wearing a neck brace, can't even get into his lair? Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb, in an attempt to help Isabella see her first rainbow, create the Rainbow-inator, which harnesses the power of their breakfast cereal to make a spectacular light show. Also, Candace and Vanessa suffer embarrassment when the dry cleaners switch their outfits, causing the two to go around town dressed like each other.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • My all-time favorite episode!

    In this episode, Phineas and Ferb find out that Isabella has never seen a rainbow before, so they try to recreate one using - what else - but "Fruity Rainbow Flakes" cereal! And Vanessa makes another attempt at proving her dad, Dr. Doofenshmirtz is evil when he builds his own city on a giant innertube. (You have to see this episode to understand this.)

    In my opinion, this is one of the most comical "Phineas and Ferb" episodes out there, if not the most comical. Norm was especially funny in this episode. Normally, a character like Norm would get old after awhile, but as of yet - he is just as good as ever. That is a sign that "Phineas and Ferb" will not jump the shark too soon and will last a long while.moreless
  • We follow the Doofenshmirtz family while Heinz builds his own city, and Phineas and Ferb make a rainbow ray.

    This was a good episode of the show, espcially because we finally get a chance to see how Doofenshmirtz' day would go without interruption from Perry. IT's great to see that he would still try to be evil and yet fail anyway. Nice to see more about the Doofenshmirtz family than the Flynns and Fletchers for a change as well. THe P-F storyline seemed like of bland, with just a simple rainbow machine for ISabella, but this left alot of time available for a great DOofenshmirtz family story. Overall a great change of pace for the show. Grade : B+moreless
  • i think that this is the best episode yet! the roles of each character are switched around to make a new storyline (which i loved).

    At the begining it starts of with dr doofenshmirtz and norm like it uasually does with phineas and ferb talking about what thier gonna do today and then the whole plot is twisted and i really enjoyed it soo much especially when dr doofenshmirtz is explaining to his daughter vanessa that he is making a new city for him only to rule (at this time vanessa is wearing candaces clothes after a laundrette mistake) "It dosent matter where we are going you can dress up like a clown everyday!" it made me laugh alot.He also says "I Had ALOT OF FELT" so many times that it becam quite amusing. I think that if you want to watch a phineas and ferb episode then its deffinately this one!moreless
  • "I HAD A LOT OF FELT!!!!"

    This episode was great, because everything was backwards! Phineas and Ferb played Doofy's role, and Doofy and Norm played Phineas and Ferb's role. Meanwhile, poor Perry was stuck at home, unable to get into his secret hideout because of a large collar he had to wear from the vet, and Candace is embarrassed because her clothes got switched at the cleaner's with "some goth chick's"... guess who!

    I'm so glad they put Norm in, and he's better than ever. I think Doofy should just give up on Vanessa being his assistant and hire Norm.

    Also, the song, oh the song! C'mon, sing it with me, you know you want to:

    In the bay of the coast of the Tri-State Area

    Is a country for me, and me!!

    It's new and it's bright, and it's founded on spite

    And it's everything I dreamed it would be!!!!

    Hail, hail Doofania!!

    All in all, great episode, but don't watch it if you're not well-used to this show, because you might be confused. Instead, watch a few more other episodes... then watch it!!!moreless
  • Doofenshmirtz's brother Roger is elected Mayor, so he builds his own evil country. Hail Doofania!

    A fantastic episode. I mean, Doofenshmirtz builds a country because his brother is mayor. What's more normal than that? LOL. Seriously, a VERY GREAT EPISODE. I loved it.

    In a very comedic way, the writers point out the running gags and completely screw with it. Norm the robot does Isabella's catch phrase and also does the infamous "Too-Young Line". Phineas builds a "Rainbowinator", which ends in "-inator" for Isabella. Other things are mixed up as well. Vanessa and Candace switch clothes! Candace doesn't try to bust the boys, but Vanessa tries to bust Doofenshmirtz.

    Perry can't enter his lair. It was SO HILARIOUS!! Especially when he was banging his head against the entrance.

    Pop cultural references include "Superman" when Doofenshmirtz calls it his Fortress of Eviltude, Futurama with the "Doofania" thing like Robania from "Bend Her", and "Batman" with Doof using an umbrella to fight Perry. In short, loved it ENTIRELY.moreless
Olivia Olson

Olivia Olson

Vanessa Doofenshmirtz

Recurring Role

Allison Janney

Allison Janney

Charlene Doofenshmirtz

Recurring Role

John Vener

John Vener


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Major Monogram is actually making efforts to sing "Gitchee Gitchee Goo" from the episode Flop Starz.

    • Apparently, Vanessa's best friend is named Lacy, whose name rhymes with Stacy, Candace's best friend. Neither girl is actually seen in this short since the respective girls are communicating via their cell phones. Stacy only has a voice cameo here.

    • This is the first time Phineas and Ferb's escapades removes traces of Doofenshmirtz's

    • This is the first time that Norm, Dr. Doofenschmirtz's robot man, acts as its own character rather than a controllable robot.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Vanessa and Candace: (seeing each other in their clothes) Hey!

    • Doofenshmirtz: 8, 9, 10! Ready or not, here I come! (sees Norm hiding in a pole) Oh! No, no, no, it's called hide and seek! You hide and I seek! I cannot seek if you don't hide, so you go hide yourself, ignoramus, go, go, go. Let's, let's try this again. 1, 2, 3, 10! Now, where is he?
      Norm: I'm right here, sir!
      (Perry arrives)
      Doofenshmirtz: Oh, there you are, Perry the Platypus. Hey, Norm, look who decided to show up.

    • Norm: Who's up for a game of lawn darts?
      Doofenshmirtz: I prefer to play hide and seek, because I don't want to see you.
      Norm: Ouch!

    • Charlene: Heinz, you made a plush model?
      Doofenshmirtz: I had a lot of felt!
      Charlene: Well, at least it holds together. Remember that dining set you tried to build for our apartment?
      Doofenshmirtz: It's hard to forget when you keep reminding me!

    • Doofenshmirtz: (Singing the second verse of the Doofania anthem at the end credits)
      There's a bright, shiny place
      With a flag that bears my face
      And it's floating inner tube
      Far away from city life
      My stupid brother
      And ex-wife
      And it's got an evil attitude!
      Hail, Hail, Doofania!
      (The song stops)
      You know, the stopping is still bothering me.

    • Doofenshmirtz: (Singing the Doofania anthem)
      In the bay of the coast of the tri-state area
      Floats a country for me and me
      It's new
      It's bright
      And it's founded on spite
      And it's everything I dreamed it would be
      Hail, Hail Doofania!
      (To Norm) D-Does it feel like it stops to quick there? We'll work on it.

    • Norm: Aren't you a little old to be building a fort?
      Doofenshmirtz: No, no I'm not. Shut up!

    • Norm: I'm drilling!

    • Perry: (sneezes)
      Phineas: Bless you Perry the Platypus!

    • (After Perry accidentally hits the self-destruct button on Phineas and Ferb's Rainbowinator, causing it to explode)
      Ferb: You know, in retrospect, I question the inclusion of a self-destruct button in the first place.

  • NOTES (1)


    • The line Doofenshmirtz says about his empire being his "Fortress of Eviltude." This alludes the "Fortress of Solitude" from the Superman series.


      "Doofania" is similar to "Robania" from the episode "Bend Her" of the Futurama series. In fact, the song "Hail Doofania!" is similar to the "Hail Robania!" song from the same episode.


      Doofenshmirtz battles Perry with an umbrella, similar to the villain Penguin in the "Batman" comic books.