Phineas and Ferb

Season 1 Episode 13

It's About Time! (Parts 1 & 2)

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 01, 2008 on Disney Channel
9.0
out of 10
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53 votes
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It's About Time! (Parts 1 & 2)
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Phineas and Ferb find a time machine at a museum and travel back to the Jurassic Age. Meanwhile, Perry is sad when Doofenshmirtz replaces him with a new nemesis, Peter the Panda, leaving him to turn to the only person who can make him Feelbetter.

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  • Possibly the only episode of Phineas and Ferb that has ever made me want to cry.

    9.0
    "It's About Time" is a special 2-part half-hour episode of Phineas and Ferb. There are several cute, funny moments that I liked a lot in this episode. In it, Phineas and Ferb build a time travelling machine in a museum and go back to the age of the dinosaurs, only to find that the machine they built has to be plugged in to an electricity socket so they can't get back. Will they ever get out of prehistoric times? Well, obviously they did or they wouldn't be able to make any new episodes, but it was fun to watch anyway. Candace was hysterical in this episode, especially in the part where she freaks out Jeremy and when she gets electrocuted by lightning. Plus there was a really nice JeremyxCandace moment at the end.

    Meanwhile, in one of the cutest Agent P subplots ever, Perry the Platypus goes to 'work' as usual to find that Doofenshmirtz has replaced him with a brand new nemesis, Peter the Panda. The scene plays out exactly like an affair, and it would have been funny if they didn't sing a sad song with Perry crying and reminiscing about 'the moments when they didn't get along'. They end up going on a relationship talk show to resolve the problem, and get back together. I found this episode to have real character development for both of them, and it's worth watching for anyone who enjoys this cute show.moreless
  • Hilarious episode

    9.5
    In this episode, Phineas and Ferb travel back in time.....and end up stuck in dinosaur ages. Meanwhile, Doofensmirtz replace Perry with a new nemisis, Peter the Panda. I think that this was a hilarious, awesome, spectacular, etc episode. The whole Perry/Doofensmirtz plot was extremely funny especially how the whole thing played out almost like a husband caught cheating on his wife (Perry catches Peter in the closet, Doofensmirtz apologizes and says maybe they should start 'fighting' other people, Perry goes on talk show, and so on.) I know it's a weird way of seeing it, but still..... Now, on to Phineas and Ferb. They end up stuck with Candace in the far past, at least until Isabella and the Fireside Girls can rescue them. ('signed Phineas, Ferb, and Candaaaaacccceeee....') Many things about this plot made me laugh, like the turtle helmets. Overall, a very great episode in a great, great, great, show.moreless
  • perfect

    10
    as one of the first episodes i saw, it has a nostalgia feeling to me. phineas, ferb, and candace go back in time, with no way of getting home. phineas has a plan, will it work? Perry finds out Doctor D has a new nemesis, Peter the Panda. But soon Doctor D misses Perry, will he fix everything?



    As i said, one of the first episodes i saw, and i did not think i would like it, but i really did. it was funny, had an interesting plot, and the song with perry being sad was great. Gets an A+moreless
  • Phineas and Ferb go to the museum and find a time machine that's broken. They fix it and travel back to the time of dinosaurs. Candace accidentally travels with them and gets into trouble with dinosaurs. Perry gets replaced with Peter the Panda.moreless

    8.5
    Phineas and Ferb go to the museum and find a time machine that's broken. They fix it and travel back to the time of dinosaurs. Candace accidentally travels with them and gets into trouble with dinosaurs. Perry gets replaced with Peter the Panda. Phineas and Ferb go to the museum and find a time machine that's broken. They fix it and travel back to the time of dinosaurs. Candace accidentally travels with them and gets into trouble with dinosaurs. Perry gets replaced with Peter the Panda. Phineas and Ferb go to the museum and find a time machine that's broken. They fix it and travel back to the time of dinosaurs. Candace accidentally travels with them and gets into trouble with dinosaurs. Perry gets replaced with Peter the Panda.moreless
  • A great half hour, where Phineas and Ferb fix a time machine and go back to dinosaur days with Candace. MEanwhile, Perry is replaced with "Peter the Panda".

    9.0
    This was a pretty good episode. I think it could have been done in a regular 10 minute ep, but the ability to stretch it out a bit made it better. The Perry story was really good, giving us an idea of what could happen if Perry and Doofenshmirtz “broke up”. Nice to see that they really do like each other, even if they just like to fight more than anything. Great parody of daytime talk shows as well.



    The time machine storyline is a bit overdone for kids shows, but Phineas and Ferb made it work rather well. A good setup, with the kids fixing the old time machine, Candace and her parents wandering the museum for a bit, and the time machine working all mixed together for a good entrance into the 2nd half of the episode. A good chase scene to get away from the Tyrannosaur, the time machine breaking, the new one being built, the loss of hope Doof being rescued to being saved and coming back home; all these elements worked really well, giving the whole story a good flow. Overall, a great episode. Grade : B+moreless

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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Linda tells Lawrence that Candace got her imagination from him, but he's only the biological father of Ferb.

    • When they said Phineas spelled tie machine instead of time machine, he actually spelled time machine right.

    • This is the first clip episode in the series, as since during The Moments We Didn't Get Along, clips from "Rollercoaster", "Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror!", "Flop Starz", "The Fast and the Phineas", "Lights, Candace, Action!", and "Candace Loses Her Head" were shown.

    • Goof: When Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Perry attend the Dr. Feelbettershow, Perry appears without his hat. Despite this, Doofenshmirtz recognizes him as he nemesis "Perry the Platypus" even though in countless other episodes (as early as "Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror!") he has trouble recognizing him as anything other than a regular platypus if Perry is not wearing his hat. Perry has even used this fact to his advantage several times and it has even been used as a specific plot point in some episodes as well as the movie.

    • When Phineas tests the first circuit, the part that Candace was holding returned to the floor, but every other time it stayed in the hands of whoever possessed it.

    • When Dr. Doofensmirtz locked all of the secret agents to there seats one secret agent is not locked up.

    • Musical Song(s): My Nemesis, and The Moments When We Didn't Get Along

    • When a voice was heard over the speaker before Phineas, Ferb, Candace and The Fireside Girls arrived, saying "The museum will be closing in ten minu....." but was interrupted by their arrival.

    • The musical number The Moments When We Didn't Get Along was cut one verse short in order to save time.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Security Guard: Aren't you boys a little young to be working in a museum?
      Phineas: Yes, yes we are.
      Security Guard: Well it's nice to see young people taking an interest in history.

    • Kid: You got tossed out too, huh?
      Candace: Yeah, for yelling.
      Kid: You yelled in a museum? That is hardcore.
      Candace: Why'd you get tossed out?
      Kid: Stole a pterodactyl. It's not like I yelled.

    • Phineas:(his pupils expand) Gadgets through the ages. This exhibit was made for us, Ferb.

    • Doofenshmirtz:(about the Freezenator) Oh, that? That's a Freezenator ray, but, I don't want to explain it again, I just gave the whole spiel to Peter, but don't worry, he's stopping me, he's got it well in hand.

    • Phineas:(looking at the skeleton of Bucky) Didn't we have a dog named Bucky who got sick and went to live on kindly old man Simmons' farm?
      Dad: Uh, let's move on, shall we? This next exhibit is kindly old man Simmons. Hey, who's up for milkshakes?

    • Candace: You built a time machine that has to be PLUGGED IN?!

    • Doofenshmirtz: (about Peter the Panda being his new nemesis) It's not that I still don't hate you, Perry the Platypus. I do. But I just think we should fight other people.

    • Isabella: Hey Phineas.
      Phineas: Hey Isabella.
      Isabella: Whatcha doing?
      Phineas: We're fixing this time machine.
      Isabella: Isn't that impossible?
      Phineas: That's a possibility.

    • Phineas: Candace, what are you doing?
      Candace: Running for my life, what does it look like?!

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