Phineas and Ferb

Season 1 Episode 39

The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 17, 2008 on Disney Channel
7.8
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The boys learn about one of Ferb's Victorian ancestors, who helped a vaguely familiar scientist create a monster. Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz recalls the story of his great-great-grandfather Dr. Jekyll Doofenshmirtz to Perry, as they both wait out their lockdown.

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  • Good episode.

    10
    In this episode the boys grandfather tells them the tale of the Monster of Phineas n Ferbenstein. It uses the main plot of 'Frankenstein', i.e the creating of a monster brought to life my modern scientific means, in an old fashioned setting of early 19th century style. The 'burn the monster' village mob scene is certainly not shy of appearance in this episode, albeit with the excellent writing this show excels at which covers the beaten track of this plot well to make a nicely paved freeway.



    In the Perryshmirtz subplot Doofenshmirtz tells Perry a tale, and then tries to use a machine to make himself into a hideous monster as in Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde.



    Overall a brilliant episode.moreless
  • When the power goes out, Ferbs grandfather tells the story of Phineastein and Ferbgor, while Doofenshmirtz tells Perry about his old relative, Dr. Jekyll Doofenshmirtz.

    8.5
    This is a great episode and does a great job at using the regular formula of Phineas and Ferb, but placing it in the context of Frankenstein. Phineas and Ferb being Frankenstein and Igor, Perry as the monster, even Isabella as the girl that isn't afraid of the monster. Also great to see Doofenshmirtz as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as well as him eventually meeting the Perry monster, connecting the two stories. Fantastic episode and nice to see a tweaked version of the standard episode, even though it was essentially the same as some of the regular eps. Overall, a great one. Grade : B+moreless
  • It was truly an amazing episode! Totally brought back the old Phineas and Ferb set-up.

    10
    This episode has become my new favorite. The main reason is that even though it did something P&F had NEVER done before with the whole all flashback thing, it also went back to the original way the show went. That is, the good way. I mean, though I still really love the show, I really hate when they make an episode all about my least favorite character to be the A-Plot: Candace. And, unfortunately, the creators decided after the first episode, entitled "Rollercoaster", that the series current set-up wasn't good enough, so they made every episode about Candace. And she's such an annoying character to watch in every plot except for Agent P's, and her voice actress can't help but make me crindge more (because she reminds me to much of High School Musical). Plus, I hate that they only want to evolve Candace's character, and her relationship with Jeremy, which I couldn't care less about. Anyways, this episode was really good.moreless
  • I thought it was fabulous!

    7.0
    Well, I did'nt see the begging but, I thought the rest was funny. Phineas and Ferb (Or what they were called) create a monster Perry! Meanwhile, Dr. Doofensmirtz creates a machine that can turn you into a monster and/or a pixie! What I like about this episode is... That it was'nt, "I'm telling mom!" It was... "I'm telling Mob!" That was the best line. I thought it was absolutly fabulous! Then, they attacked Candane when she turns into a monster from Doofensmirtz' monster. What I learned is that Ferb's grandpa and Doofensmirtz was telling the story. Well, this is the end.moreless
Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale

Candace Flynn / Constance

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Ferb Fletcher / Ferbgore

Dan Povenmire

Dan Povenmire

Dr. Heinz and Jekyll Doofenshmirtz

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Perry the Platypus / Platypus Monster

Jeff "Swampy" Marsh

Jeff "Swampy" Marsh

Major Monogram

Vincent Martella

Vincent Martella

Phineas Flynn / Dr. Phineastein

Greg Ellis

Greg Ellis

Jameson

Guest Star

Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Jane Carr

Jane Carr

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Alyson Stoner

Alyson Stoner

Village Girl

Recurring Role

Mitchel Musso

Mitchel Musso

Jeremiah

Recurring Role

Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell

Reginald Fletcher / Mob Man

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Character/Activity similarities in this short:
      Phineas-Dr. Phineastien
      Ferb-Ferbgor
      Candace-Constance
      Perry-Platypus Monster
      Mom-(Angry) Mob
      Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz-Dr. Jekyll Doofenshmirtz
      Isabella-Village Girl
      Jeremy-Jeremiah
      Talking on the phone-Writing with the quill

    • Song: He's Evil-er.

    • Jekyll Doofenshmirtz's manservant, Jameson, bares quite a resemblence to the modern-day Doofenshmirtz's brother, Roger.

    • When Phineas and Ferb go to the kitchen, when Ferb's head blocks Candace's body, her hands appear on the chair. But when Phineas and Ferb are sitting, she has the position she had before they sit. However, she has 4 arms, two in her normal position and two on the chair, the body is divided too.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (Phineas and Ferb are doing the horror film introduction)
      Phineas: Good evening ladies and gentleman. We feel it may be fair to warn you that the show you are about to see may disturb you, it may shock you...it might even HORRIFY YOU! (Ferb hacks up a hairball) You've been warned.

    • Phineas: (realizing the rain storm) Well, so much for our plans to stand in the middle of a forest with an iron rod.

    • Constance: Will you keep it down! I am trying to use the quill!

    • Phineas: (about the monster from Grandpa Reg's story) How big, Grandpa?
      Grandpa Reg: Bigger than a refrigerator, but smaller than a really big refrigerator.

    • Constance: I'm telling mob!

    • Villager: I have finally gotten over my fear of a monster seeing me in my underwear.
      (The platypus monster walks by and the man stands there frightened for a moment) It's even worse than I imagined!

    • Grandpa Reg: (ending his story) And that's why there are pumpkins.
      Phineas: Um, Grandpa, you were just telling us a story about a giant platypus monster.
      Grandpa: Ooh, that sounds interesting. Tell me about that.

    • Phineas: But... (sighs) Want to add anything, Ferb?
      Ferb: Platypus monsters are the only monsters that lay eggs.

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
      Doofenshmirtz's story about his ancestor, Dr. Jekyll Doofenshmirtz, is a allusion of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel about a kind scientist turning into a monstrous version of himself due to the effects of a potion. The story is famous for its ideal of a "split personality", where one person has a side that is good and one that is bad. In Jekyll Doofenshmirtz's case, he just turns "evil-er".

    • Frankenstein
      The story centering around Phineas and Ferb's ancestors creating a platypus monster refers to Mary Shelly's famous book about a mad scientist who builds a living creature out of dead body parts. Phineastein is a pun on the monster's creator Dr. Victor Frankenstein, while Ferbgor is a pun on the evil assistant, Igor. When Isabella sees the platypus monster's water reflection as she throws flowers in the pond refers to the scene in the 1931 film Frankenstein, where Frankenstein's monster meets the farmer's daughter Maria.

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