Phineas and Ferb

Season 1 Episode 16

One Good Scare Ought to Do It! (Parts 1 & 2)

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 03, 2008 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

When Isabella falls prey to hiccups, Phineas and Ferb gather the kids together to help scare them out of her, using a remote controlled haunted house. Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz sets out to destroy his mentor's hideout, so that no one could discover his secrets, but not if Perry has something to say about it!moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • fair

    phineas, ferb, buford, and baljeet try to cure isabella of her curse... hiccups. By building a haunted house to scare them out of her. Will this plan work? Is the house THAT scary?

    It was good i guess but it bores me, especially in the second half. Some of it was OK, but i found most of the episode to be kind of dull, to be honest, and it does not interest me as much as other episodes of the series. It is not terrible but it is not operfect, so i must give it a "C" or so as a grademoreless
  • ...........magical elves caused him to vanish to the land of the angry corn people!!!!!!

    Lol. I love randomness. Anywho, in this episode, Isabella is cursed!!! *gasp* with hiccups! *awwwww....*. It's also my new personal favorite. I got the hiccups i laughed so hard (strangly enough.....) There were just soooooooo many funny parts, from the 'angry corn people' thing, to the 'set fire to the sun!!!!' to the 'banana phone'. (During all of those I was on the floor. My parents musta thought I was crazy) Altogether, I think this is a wonderful episode, and comedy at it's very very VERY best. Plus, Isabella's hiccups are SOOOOOOO incredibly cute!!! Now, off to watch it again!moreless
  • One of the favorites.

    This episode is my favorite one yet! It was hilarious right from the beginning, with Candace talking to Jeremy on a banana, to the mariachi tree, to Perry jumping into the wrong garbage can... and especially the giant floating baby head. The great thing about this episode is that it pretty much involved and revealed something about almost every character- Buford and Baljeet's fears, Doofenshmirtz's old mentor, Major Monogram's belief in the land of angry corn people, and so on. And it also included lots of the different sub-plots that are seen in different episodes- Candace and Jeremy, Perry and Doofenshmirtz, Suzy being evil, and so on. And of course it involved Phineas and Isabella, which was cute.moreless
  • When Candies is always calling the phone her mother always go back home but when he go home he sees normal things that a child would do so Candies is always angrymoreless

    I love when Candies Call to her cellphone because when her mother go home she just see the normal activities of a child but Phineas and Ferb are no ordinary kid and Perry to.

    Beacause every invention of Phineas and Ferb are so great that you can't imagine that it was made by them and it was so great but sometimes they're inventions just been bloat up by Perry's Arch nemesis and did I forgot that Perry is a Platypus so when he goes to the working EVIL lab of his nemesis his always trapped but he always get out abd defeat him then after that the invention of Perry's nemesis will destroy Phineas and Ferb's inventions excatly their mom will go home and will see them doing normal thing that a child would domoreless
  • I think this episode will be great but there is no air date for this episode.

    Phineas and Ferb end up on a movie set and Candace ends there too and frankeinsteins brain has fell out and Candaces brain too and they keep looking for the brain where it goes. Meanwhile Perry the Platypus is battling Dr. Doofenshirtz. I think this episode is creepy and it is halloween related and I think it will air in October as a halloween episode. I think Phineas and Ferb is a great show and it is also funny how Candace tries to blame her brothers and there mom never knows that Phineas and Ferb are up to something and they always get away with something and Candace is never there on time.moreless
Cymphonique Miller

Cymphonique Miller

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Bobby Gaylor

Bobby Gaylor

Buford Van Stomm

Recurring Role

Alyson Stoner

Alyson Stoner

Isabella Garcia-Shapiro

Recurring Role

Maulik Pancholy

Maulik Pancholy


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Before the first half of the episode closes Isabell screamed. That should mean she was frightened, but when the second part started she didn't notice anything until Phineas appeared in a costume and it didn't scare her at all.

    • Candace is wearing the same clothes from Comet Kermilian.

    • If you look carefully at Buford while the haunted house is being lifted into the air, you'll see that he is in his regular clothing. However, towards the end of the episode while he is talking to Suzie you'll see that he is again wearing his costume.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Doofenshmirtz: (about "Kevin") Sadly, he has been captured in his latest plot: to set fire to the sun! Redundant, perhaps, but before he was locked away, he told me to prevent people from discovering his secret base would I please: set fire to the sun! And I was like "dude, you really got to let that one go; it's- it's a ball of fire! It makes no sense".

    • Major Monogram: Good morning, Agent P. Dr. Doofenschmirtz is on the move! We tracked him to these coordinates when we suddenly lost his signal. We have two scenarios to explain his disappearance: First, that magical elves have caused Doofenschmirtz to vanish to the land of angry corn-people! The second is that he may be on his secret hideout-shaped island with the initial "D" carved into it, that satellites found in the exact spot where...he...vanished...uh, you know what, forget the magical elves thing. Way off base with that! Anyway, on your way, Agent P!

    • Doofenshmirtz: This is a little bit awkward but have you seen my escape jet keys? (Perry nods)
      Doofenshmirtz: What, you have? Well that's great! So where are they? (Perry looks away)
      Doofenshmirtz: You won't tell me? Is this because you don't speak or are you just being a jerk?

  • NOTES (2)

    • Songs: Mexican Song, Perry the Platypus (Theme Song), Candace (Who's That Girl), and One Good Scare.

    • The original name for this episode was to be Frankensteins Smarticle Brain to be Melted, where the episode was involving a brain switch between Candace and Frankenstein on a movie set. The episode name was dropped, but the idea was apparently kept for Does this Duckbill Make me Look Fat?


    • The Haunted Mansion
      While Candace is trying all the doors in the haunted house's hallway, she is chased into a room with a vampire by a floating candelabra. This could be a reference to the 2003 Disney movie which starred Eddie Murphy featuring a similar scene.

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