Phineas and Ferb

Season 2 Episode 12

The Chronicles of Meap (Parts 1 & 2)

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 18, 2009 on Disney Channel



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Phineas: (as Meap's ship falls toward them) Hey Ferb, I know what we're gonna do today... RUN FOR OUR LIVES!!

    • Narrator: In a world... (slight pause) There. I said it. Happy?

    • (Doofensmirtz's machine attracts every balloon in town, which cause him and Agent P to cling to before floating off)
      Doofensmirtz: You know, on pape...(Sighs), this was the outcome too.

    • (Ferb flies past Buford and Baljeet in Meep's spaceship at superspeed, causing them to be reduced to their boxers)
      Buford: We must never speak of this again.
      Baljeet: Agreed.

  • Notes

    • This episode is in memoriam of Don LaFontaine (August 26, 1940 - September 1, 2008).
      "One man, in a land, in a time, in a world... All his own."

    • The episode is claimed to be The Chronicles of Meap: Episode 38. However, at the credits when they are showing the "preview" of another episode, it is claimed that it is episode 40. This skips episode 39 completely. It may be because of the fact this was a two-parter episode.

    • Vanessa Doofenshmirtz and Carl briefly appear in this episode, but have no dialogue.

  • Allusions

    • Phineas: I can't define cute; I just know it when I pick it up on my cuteness meter.

      When Isabella frustratedly questions Phineas' definition of "cute", he explains that he can't define it, but he knows it when he detects it.

      This is a reference to a famous quote by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart who in 1964 during an obscenity trial, explained that he cannot define "hardcore pornography", but he knows it when he sees it.

      While the origins of the quote may be a bit racy and unexpected in a children's program, the quote has become ubiquitous and applies to all sorts of things.

    • Star Trek: Voyager
      The first tones of the opening music are the same as the ones of the theme of the science-fiction series.

    • Return of the Jedi

      Isabella: I am endangering the mission,I shouldn't have come.

      This is the exact same thing Luke silently says in the 1983 Star Wars movie when he and his friends gets near the command ship at the second Death Star (when he says that Darth Vader can feel that he is near).

    • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
      : ...and just so we're clear, I am NOT your father! (captures Meap in a small glass cage) All too easy!

      References to these situations:
      Darth Vader telling Luke that he is Luke's father.

      Darth Vader says "all too easy" when he thinks he has frozen Luke in carbonite.

    • "Meapless in Seattle" parodies the film Sleepless in Seattle.

    • The title "More The Meaps The Eye" parodies the tagline of the Transformers toyline: "More The Meets The Eye".

    • The opening music theme for "The Chronicles of MEAP starring..." is almost identical to the opening theme for Star Trek: Voyager

    • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

      Scene: The scene during which Candace rides a flying bicycle with Meap in the basket is a reference to the scene in this movie in which Elliott and E.T. escape the authorities on a flying bike.

    • Star Wars: Episode IV, A New Hope

      Ferb: That's not a cloud, that's a space station.
      Phineas: I have a good feeling about this.

      Reference to these quotes from the classic 1977 movie:

      Obi Wan Kenobi: That's not a moon, that's a space station.
      Han Solo: I have a bad feeling about this!