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Phineas and Ferb

Season 2 Episode 35

What Do It Do?

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 14, 2009 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

During a battle with Perry in the air, one of Dr. Doofenshmirtz's machines falls out of his jet skiff and crashes in the front yard of the Fletcher home. Candace accuses Phineas and Ferb of building it, but when they deny doing so, they reverse engineer it and build another version to figure out what it's supposed to be. Eventually, they learn it's an anti-romance rocket which ironically falls in love with the other one that's been built and they fly off together.moreless
  • Great Episode.

    Great episode!We get a chance to see what Linda would do to the boys if she finally found out!Linda being in the same place as Candace was funny!Exspecially with her keep calling the dad and then taking him away and the dads audience was funy too.Phinease,ferb,isabella,baljeet,buforn,and the other boy trying to figure out what the machine does was funny!Exspecially the song,i liked the song.What Do it Do is a funny and cool title!Now on to the Perry and Doofansmirk plot,it was rather dissapiontinng with doofs and linda`s realatiopnship not being exsplored more and it was untimely hyped the h@@@ up by Disney.Them get stuck in the traps was kinda funny and cool,but everything else in their plot (including Linda and Doof`s past together) was just meh...moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Goof: On the drive-in date flashback, Doofenshmirtz's white disco coat turns green when he gets in the car, but goes back to white when the scene changes to the outside POV (when Linda tells him to get the car speaker).

    • Irving appears in this episode and only has one line of dialogue (actually fewer than Ferb, who had three).

    • Phineas and Ferb do the same dance during the song as they did in Mix and Mingle Machine and Mother Nature Won.

    • The "Kronk for Hire" cue plays as Dr. Doofenshmirtz educates Perry about and warns him that they are going to crash into Mount Kilimanjaro.

    • Zanzibar (the name of the band that sings "What Do It Do?") is the name of the episode of a 1996 musical episode of Rocko's Modern Life that won Phineas and Ferb co-creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh an Environmental Media Award (EMA).

    • The episode shows Linda's inspiration of becoming a pop star and Doofenshmirtz taking over the Tri-State Area from her suggestion of starting small.

    • Dr. Doofenshmirtz drove an AMC Gremlin to the drive-in movie theater.

    • This episode has Linda mirroring Candace's behavior, trying to convince Lawrence of the strange gizmo as Candace tries to convince Linda of the boys' creations.

    • It is revealed that Doofenshmirtz once dated Linda.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Isabella: I wonder what would make someone wanna build something to destroy romance in the first place.
      Ferb: Well, if you reverse-engineer the human heart, you're bound to find love at it's core.
      Buford: And gross, squishy red stuff!
      Ferb: Yes. Love and gross, squishy red stuff.
      Irving: And ventricles!
      Ferb: Actually, I think "ventricles" is already covered in "gross, squishy red stuff".
      Everyone: Yeah.

    • Baljeet: You know, Isabella, I sometimes wonder if it was mere coincidence that you and I were chosen to portray the young, happy couple.
      Isabella: "Chosen"? Baljeet, you charged into that empty chair like a crazed bull!

  • NOTES (1)

    • The episode shows Doofenshmirtz at one time dated Linda and she was the one who convinced him to try to takeover the Tri-State Area, which was mentioned in the 2009 Radio Disney premiere.


    • Zanzibar is an island off the coast of Africa which is part of the United Republic of Tanzania. Billy Joel also has a track called "Zanzibar[1]" on his 1978 album 52nd Street. However, it's the story of a bar named Zanzibar, not reverse engineering.

    • Towards the beginning of the episode, Phineas and Ferb are seen watching The Uncovery Channel, which seems similar to the Discovery Channel, including the title.

    • Lawrence's tale about Whiskershire mirrors the story of The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

    • Julius Caesar
      In one scene, Phineas addresses Isabella, Buford, Baljeet, and Irving as "Friends, Bullies, Irving" similar to "Friends, Romans, Countrymen" from Mark Antony's speech in the William Shakespeare play.

    • Feeding Frenzy
      Candace dances and sings "It's a Busting Feeding Frenzy; Stay outta water!" in a similar manner to the game.

    • "The Uncovery Channel" is a parody of the Discovery Channel, which shows mainly documentary programmes.

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