Phineas and Ferb

Season 1 Episode 40

Oil on Candace

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 17, 2008 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

Oil on Candace
When Django feels down for not being able to draw art on the same scale as his father, Phineas and Ferb get some big ideas for his piece and the famous "unpainted desert". Meanwhile, Perry faces off against Doofenshmirtz, as he does his best to impress his visiting evil professor.moreless

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  • Oil on Candace, oil on canvas, get it? It's funny! Haha!

    In this episode, Phineas and Ferb go to an art museum with their friend Django. It's nice to see Django get more of the spotlight in this episode, since most of the time he either has only a minor appearance or doesn't show up at all. You can't really help but love him, with his crazy hair and everything.

    Django's father happens to be an artist who makes BIG art--and by big, they mean BIG. He constructs giant objects and paints larger-than-life canvas. Django wants to impress him with a picture he drew, but he's afraid his dad won't like it if it's not big so Phineas and Ferb help him paint it onto a large desert. (Yes, I know it sounds a little off.) In the end, the painting on the desert is ruined, and all Django has to show his dad is the little picture, but his dad likes it anyway. That was nice.

    Dr. Doofenshmirtz is back (well, duh) and this time he's going to have his old evil professor come over and show her that he really can be evil. The song he sung in this episode, "Impress my Professor", was pretty funny. If you liked Doofenshmirtz singing in 'Tree to Get Ready', you should watch this episode. He tries to prove he's evil by blowing up the moon ("No more stupid songs about moons!") but accidentally ends up blowing up a dam instead (" more stupid songs about dams?") There's also a cute little scene with him and Perry standing near a sunset at the end.

    This episode was okay, but not really my favorite. I found it to be a little lacking in some areas, and kind of confusing (Paint the uncolored desert? What?) Watch it if you're a Phineas and Ferb fan, though.moreless
  • All I could say after this episode was "What the hell?"

    My god, was this episode so damn awful. For my first complaint, the title. What the hell was that? This episode had nothing to do with oil or Candace at all! Second off, the plot. Face it, it was too damn weak. It was also obviously a rip-off of the whole point of Home Improvement, "MORE POWER!" Third off, the entire idea of Doofensmirtz explaining his problem to Perry in song has already been used, especially with the clothing. And fourth off, my biggest complaint of all, the scene with the doctor was pointless. What Perry did just didn't make any damn sense! Not to mention it was highly predictable that the water was going right to the painting that Phineas and Ferb did. Luckily, the thing that saves this episode from a flat 1 was the very, very, minor humor. Other than that, this episode was just as bad as Raging Bully. My god, huge disappointment was found here.

    FINAL GRADE: Fmoreless
  • Good episode.

    In this episode Phineas and Ferb help Django, the son of a painter, to get his father's attention and see a work of art painted on a desert canvas. Meanwhile Perry joins Doofenshmirtz as he tries to impress his former tutor in evil, Djevaarlik.

    'Impress my Professor' is imo second only to 'Busted!' in the PAF musical number lineup, and is a sign that a quality musical sequence is possible using cgi animation. It is catchy, and memorable, and has the right tune and dance patterns.

    The Perryshmirtz plot/dialogue/interraction as usual is fantastic and glorious writing, and the usual barrage of endless quotes and memorable moments does not fail to entertain.

    Overall a smasher of an episode, 10/10.moreless
  • Doofenshmirts tries to impress his former professor by blowing up the moon, while Phineas and Ferb help Django impress his father with a huge painting.

    This is an interesting episode, probably the most "life lesson"-ish one they've done, but at the same time, it's not preachy at all. DJango trying to impress his dad with a big piece of art, Doofenshmirtz trying to impress his professor with the size of his evil schemes, and (as usual) Candace trying to show her parents what Phineas and Ferb are up to. All three stories center on characters who want to impress someone else with the size of their work and the lesson learned by the end is that your work doesn't have to be huge to be good. Also an interesting episode due to the fact that Phineas and Ferb weren't really a huge part of it themselves. Overall a good one. Grade : A-moreless
Alec Holden

Alec Holden

Django Brown

Guest Star

Joel Grey

Joel Grey

Beppo Brown

Guest Star

Jennfier Grey

Jennfier Grey

Dr. Gevaarlijk

Guest Star

Richard O'Brien

Richard O'Brien

Lawrence Fletcher

Recurring Role

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