Phineas and Ferb

Season 1 Episode 9

Raging Bully

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 04, 2008 on Disney Channel
8.2
out of 10
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44 votes
5

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Phineas enters a thumb-wrestling competition with a local bully, while Doofenshmirtz creates a hypnotic device to control people's minds so they will sing him Happy Birthday.

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  • While not my favorite from season 1, it is still memorable.

    9.0
    When Phineas accidentally spills ice cream on Buford, he gets into the most drastic event of his life: THUMB WRESTLING! With help from legendary fighter Evander Holyfield, Phineas trains to become a champion and defeat Buford. Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz is celebrating his birthday.

    I thought this was a great episode, with originality and humor to spare. I liked the part with the clean up of the whale, and the Star Trek reference at the end. Ferb's lines were top-notch in here, and I laugh every time I hear them.

    Overall, a great episode, and a great appearance from Evander Holyfield.

    My Grade: Amoreless
  • This is not my favorite episode of season 1, but I liked it.

    9.0
    I enjoyed this episode. While this was not my favorite on the first season, the plot was great. This episode was little rushed in some parts, including the beginning. Baljeet asking "Why are you not studying?" was funny (then Phineas replied "it's summer.") The song for this episode is good. Defitiny better than Glitchee Gloo Gloo (something like that. A song in Flop Stars).Doofenshmirtz explaining about his birthday was interesting. Perry using whale whistle was funny. The fight scene was great. Ferb saying about sharks, Buford asks "You're calling me a shark?" and then Ferb pinches Buford was very funny. Overall, this episode was superb. 9/10moreless
  • Raging Bully

    9.7
    This episode of Phineas and Ferb is called Raging Bully . The episode as a whole was awesome the reason this is , is becuase the episode was based around Phineas in a thumb war with the local bully also Doofenshmirtz creates a hypnotic device to control people's minds so they will sing him Happy Birthday. Through watching this episode we have found out that Dr . Doofenshmirtz was a lonely boy when he was younger and had no family around him since his birth also we find out the bully of Phineas and Ferb's school . I gave this 9.7 out of 10 .moreless
  • Phineas enters a thumb wrestling match with the neighborhood bully Buford after he accidentally gets ice cream on his place opposite of the butt. Meanwhile, Dr.D is trying to make everyone tell him 'Happy Birthday'. Phineas is humiliated so they're even.moreless

    8.0
    Phineas enters a thumb wrestling match with the neighborhood bully Buford after he accidentally gets ice cream on his place opposite of the butt. Meanwhile, Dr.D is trying to make everyone tell him 'Happy Birthday'. Phineas is humiliated when Dr.D's cake lands on his head so he calls it even. Phineas enters a thumb wrestling match with the neighborhood bully Buford after he accidentally gets ice cream on his place opposite of the butt. Meanwhile, Dr.D is trying to make everyone tell him 'Happy Birthday'. Phineas is humiliated when Dr.D's cake lands on his head so he calls it even.moreless
  • Phineas and Buford have a thumb wrestling match at the mall, while Doofenshmirtz celebrates his birthday.

    8.5
    This episode was pretty good, especially the small things that came back around later in the story. The thumb wrestling being blocked by Candace's thumb in her picture, as well as Doofenshmirtz trying to hit Perry's fingers to get him to fall off the slavinator during the match. The bats from Doofenshirtz' story being used to help Perry get out of the cake mix, as well as the whale showing up twice all worked really well. And the episode stayed true to the standard way of the kids building something huge and Candace trying to bust them, just this time it was all at the mall instead of at home. Overall, a great episode. Grade : B+moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (8)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Baljeet: Excuse me, but why are you not studying?
      Phineas: It's summer vacation.
      (Baljeet stares blankly at Phineas)
      Phineas: You know, know school, teachers aren't around and all you have to worry about are bullies?
      (as Phineas finishes his sentence, Buford pushes Baljeet and his books off of the table.)

    • Announcer: In this corner: He's from a bad home, he's missing a chromosome... Buford the Bully! And in the other corner: He's got style, he's got grace, his nose covers the whole of his face... Fabulous Phineas Flynn!

    • Bajeet: Violence can only lead to more violence!
      Buford: Sounds good to me!

    • Doofenshmirtz: My birthday has always been one of the lousiest days of the year. It began on the actual day of my birth, when neither of my parents showed up!

    • Phineas: Aren't you a little old to be a boxing champ?
      Evander Hollyfield: Yes. Yes, I am.
      Phineas: Cool!

    • Buford: So, same thing tomorrow?
      Phineas: Nah, I like to keep moving forward.
      Ferb: Sharks have to keep moving forward or they'll drown.
      Buford: You callin' me a shark?!?
      (Ferb pinches pressure point on the neck and Buford falls down)
      Phineas: Ferb!
      Ferb: Well he was all up in my face.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • If you look closely, you'll notice that Evander is missing a portion of his right ear. This is a historically accurate reference to Holyfield's second fight with Mike Tyson (June 28, 1997), in which Tyson bit off a piece of Holyfield's right ear.

    • At the end of the episode Phineas quotes the moral words from the Disney movie Meet the Robinsons, which is, "Keep Moving Forward."

    • Rocky(1976)
      Buford was shown punching meat as a training regiment. This was also done by Rocky for his training. Also, Phineas running up the escalator and celebrating at the top mirrors Rocky running up the steps in the film.

    • Title: Raging Bully

      A take on the movie, Raging Bull.

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