Phineas and Ferb

Season 2 Episode 64

Rollercoaster: The Musical! (Parts 1 & 2)

2
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 29, 2011 on Disney Channel
8.0
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29 votes
5

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Phineas and Ferb build another rollercoaster--But this time they and the gang break out in song and dance in this musical-themed sequel to the pilot episode.

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  • The writers are running out of ideas so they thought a musical for the pilot episode of this series would make up for that... right?. NO, it just turned into a disaster and it really wasn't necessarymoreless

    4.0
    Phineas and Ferb build another rollercoaster--But this time they and the gang break out in song and dance in this musical-themed sequel to the pilot episode. I've only seen this horrid special once... just once and that was the day when it premiered. I do remember how much mostly horrid this special has become. The writers are running out of ideas so they make a musical for the pilot episode of the series to make up for that and they though it would work. NO, it didn't and was horrible to look at. Seriously? was a musical really necessary. Not only is this still the same old' episode but it also has a musical. Like really? I was so annoyed with the musical in this special. After one song is over, another song would start from another character and so on and so on. My score is high because I do remember enjoying at least 2 songs and maybe a few humor that gave me a little laugh. My favorite song from this poor and horrid special is probably the song that Phineas sang at the beginning of the special which was "Hey Ferb, I Know What We're Gonna Do Today". The worst songs are the probably the songs that Candace sings. Wow! Candace was just so awful and her busting the boys song which involved tasteless dancing from her, Stacy, and that other girl was awful. I've seen musicals from other shows and trust me, those are WAY more better than this horrid and poor special. It's not even a new episode when this premiered, it was the same exact episode except with music. Overall, this "Phineas and Ferb" special was just so poor and I'm glad I only watched this special once because I'm most certainly never going to watch it again. 4/10moreless
  • It way better than the plot. Musical is the one episode you should watch to learn the show's premise if you're only allowed to watch one.

    10
    The musical songs sum up different aspects of the show that wasn't first shown in the pilot. Walt Disney himself believed that songs are a great way to give out much information in short amount of time. Here's some examples.Hey Ferb!:The boys won't waste their summer watching tv.You're Going Down: Candace thinks she's doing the right thing by busting the boys. (Super Hero Image in song)What'cha doing?: Isabella's fireside girl troop makes anappearance.Mom Look: Candace references several episodes in a minute and a half.Aren't you a little young?: Phineas' creative andambitiouspersonality is stated.Doof's song: His unhappy childhood and where he gets his funds.Carpe Diem: Theyliterallysing that one doesn't have to build big things to have a fun day.Almost all characters known at the release of this episode make a cameo with one grand wide shot of the cast at the end.And most importantly, Phineas doesn't sound outright rude. No "Fine, You wait until the last minute" remark towards Candacemoreless
  • This is where it ends.

    1.0
    "You know, Ferb. One of the best times we ever had was when we built that rollercoaster. We should do it again, but this time as a musical." - Phineas Flynn. Bad idea, Phineas. If you saw Rollercoaster before, you've seen ROLLERCOASTER: The Big Damn Musical! It just felt like they milked the fact that they were a musical show by this point; this episode, from my point of view, made the other episodes in this season (incredibly well done, by the way) look dull and unimaginative; the fact that they called it a MUSICAL did not make me feel better. They might as well have labeled the entire show The Musical if they were just going to call it that with the promotional merch and commercials.



    All in all, The Musical flopped at the box office, it destroyed Broadway, and opera-gloved patrons demanded their money back, tossing ticket stubs in the trash.moreless
  • perfect

    10
    This episode is essentially the same as the pilot, where the boys and friends build the world's greatest roller coaster ever. However, this episode has a noticeable difference; every now and then, everyone breaks out into various songs (as such, this episode now has the record for most songs). I thought this was clever and well-done. When I heard about this episode, I did not know what to think. But when I watched it, I loved how it was done; it has the same plots of the first one (both main plot and the Perry/Doof plot), and the songs were, for the most part, funny. Overall I think this was a hilarious and clever episode. Final grade for this episode from me is an A+moreless
  • My whole wordl is thi screen.......

    10
    So yeah, this episode follows the plot ofg the pilot, but muscial-y.



    SO Phineas sings "Hey Ferb", and they start to build the rollercoastere. Candace then sngs "You're going DoWn", followed by Isabella singing "What'cha Doin'". The guys finish the coaster and Candace sing to her Mom "Mom look". Later all the kids attemd and Phieas sings "Rollercoaster". Then the plot flows lik in the pilot, execpt for some differences (Meap, the moose, Jeremy, crepesuzette) nad in the end, they sing "Carpe Diem".



    Perry & Doof have the same plot too, even lampshaded. But the main differnece was Doof singing "Growing up In Gimellshtump" and him cursing Deja Vu instead of Perry.



    OVerall: It was a hilarious episode, with tons of ocnrtinutity nods and excellent songs. But the best part was Monogram trying to sing but getting cut off. 10/10.moreless
Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Isabella Murad

Isabella Murad

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Corey Burton

Corey Burton

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu

Stacy Hirano

Recurring Role

Tyler Alexander Mann

Tyler Alexander Mann

Carl

Recurring Role

Bobby Gaylor

Bobby Gaylor

Buford Van Stomm

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Buford, a Fireside Girl, and most of the extra kids from the original Rollercoaster are seen jumping out of the tree after their ride. However, Baljeet and the other girls are missing.

    • Unlike the original Rollercoaster episode, Phineas now knows Jeremy and says "Hey, Jeremy" first instead of Jeremy first saying "Welcome to Mr. Slushy Burger" in a emotionless voice.

    • The two Future Candaces from Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo are seen behind a car when Linda and Present Candace are walking toward their car.

    • It's easy to tell that stock footage from the original Rollercoaster episode is used in various scenes, particularly at the supermarket, D.E. Inc., and especially the rollercoaster itself with the fact that the unnamed kids from the original episode can be seen in some shots instead of Baljeet, Buford, and the Fireside Girls.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Boy #1: Hey, look, the coolest coaster ever! Do you think we'll get in free with this poster?
      Boy #2: We didn't last time. Maybe we should take it just in case.
      Buford: Hey, if anyone's gonna ride this thing, it's gonna be me, not one of you lousy extras.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Songs: Hey, Ferb (I Know What We're Gonna Do Today), You're Goin' Down, What'cha Doin', My Whole World Is the Screen, Mom, Look!, Aren't You a Little Young to Build a Rollercoaster?, Back in Gimmelshtump, Rollercoaster, Carpe Diem.

    • During Doofenshmirtz's song, part of the background is his old balloon, "Balloony" seen as a floating background.

    • Phineas breaks the fourth wall in the song at the end of this episode by recognizing that he is part of a show and questioning the audience. Buford also broke the fourth wall when he called some kids who rode the original rollercoaster "lousy extras".

    • Almost every character that has ever appeared in the series (including characters from flashbacks, the future, and space) is seen in this episode. The few exceptions are Irving's brother Albert, Suzy Johnson, Admiral Acronym, and Future Candace's children Amanda, Xavier, and Fred.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Classic Musicals


      Being this is a musical-themed episode, the Hey, Ferb opening song parodies scenes from several famous musicals, including—in order—Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma!, Singin' in the Rain, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, The Music Man, Les Miserables, The King and I, and Cabaret.

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