"Wizard of Odd" is the 64th episode of Phineas and Ferb.
In order to wash their house quickly, Phineas and Ferb build a contraption that spins it around, causing Candace to become so dizzy, she collapses. She soon finds herself in the magical land of Odd where their friends Isabella, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Jeremy, Buford and Baljeet are remarkably like the characters in L. Frank Baum's book The Wizard of Oz. When Candace follows the yellow brick sidewalk to Bustopolis (to find the Wizard who can help her finally bust her brothers), things aren't what they seem.
Candace is in her room, utterly bored so Linda suggests helping Phineas and Ferb clean the house, or at the very least, read a book. Candace chooses to read the book Mom gave her: The Wizard of Oz. Candace, reaching the part of the book where the tornado hits, gets trapped in the house, sprayed by the hose Phineas and Ferb are using to clean the house, and passes out. When she comes to, she finds Perry lying on her, and the house has landed in Patchkin Land, inhabited by Patchkins who bear a strong resemblance to the Fireside Girls. They also tell her that she squished the evil witch Suzy (although she's still alive, just trapped underneath). Isabella the Good Witch then comes down, floating in a giant eyeball. She gives Candace Suzy's Red Rubber Boots instead of letting Doofenshmirtz the evil witch (warlock) get them. Candace blames the whole affair on Phineas and Ferb, and asks Isabella how to bust them. She suggests following the Yellow Sidewalk, in song form.
Down the road, Perry and Candace run into Baljeet, hanging as a "nerd"-crow. When Candace mentions she is going to see the Wizard of Bustopolis, he gets excited and expresses his own wish, to be cool, also in song form. Candace cuts him off part-way, reluctantly dragging him along. Over the next hill, Phineas and Ferb suggest a more fun way to Bustopolis: by riding unicorns through a sugary-treat wonderland! Candace turns them down, insisting on staying with the Yellow Sidewalk.
witchwarlock traps Agent P in a spider web. He wants to get hold of Candace's red boots, and sends flying squirrels to capture her. Sadly, they don't fly very fast. He has his pet monkey-spider (or spider-monkey) guard Perry while he plots.
Our crew comes to a dark, scary forest, where Candace gets scared by a hooting Stacy-owl. Buford appears, dressed as some mix between a lion, a tiger, and a bear. Stunned by his appearance, Candace is initially willing to just walk by him, but she asks him about his wish. Buford insists he wants nothing, but follows the group anyway. Phineas appears again, offering one more split from the bog; this time, the road leads down a bouncy blue sidewalk, but Candace sticks stubbornly to her choice. Shortly after this, the squadron of squirrels arrive and attack the foursome, and Candace is captured.
The squirrels return to Doofen
witchwarlock, and put Candace on the spider web with Perry. The witchwarlock tries to get Candace to take off her boots, but the shoes have grown up her legs, making them nearly impossible to take off. The witchwarlock decides to remove Candace from the boots by vaporizing her. Candace tells Perry to leave without her, which he does easily by using the saw in his hat. Perry comes across the rest of the traveling squad and tries to bring them to Candace. They can't understand him, so Agent P gets out his phone and Major Monogram (the fairy) tells them to save Candace.
The group dress up as witches and knock on Doofen
witchwarlock's door, offering him a witch makeover. They distract him as Perry goes upstairs to free Candace. The vaporizer goes off, prompting everyone to look inside his magic ball. They see Candace and Perry running down a hall, which prompts Buford to knock the orb over. The witchwarlock calls the guards to surround the group as they take off their costumes. Candace throws a bucket of water at Doofen witchwarlock in self-defense and his clothes shrink. He tells the guards to destroy them as he changes into his tracksuit. Candace asks if they really want to do that, to which they say "No", and that no one ever asked them what they really wanted. She asks what they want, which they reply to in song. Doofen witchwarlock returns soon thereafter, finding that the prisoners have escaped. He orders the drawbridge raised, but they escape on Perry's grappling hook, which has caught a blimp. Doofen witchwarlock curses them as they leave.
As it turns out, Phineas and Ferb are driving the blimp that the grappling hook had caught. They ask if Candace is having fun, which she denies. A squirrel flies his plane through the rope, causing them all to fall into the inappropriately named Sea of Razor Sharp Rock Spires, which is actually a bunch of throw pillows. They find themselves quite close to Bustopolis, and rush to meet the Wizard. Phineas offers a fun way up, an elevator like a slide, but Candace chooses the Yellow Staircase; the other three choose Phineas's method. Candace gets there first but the others land on top of her. To Candace's shock, the Wizard turns out to be Linda, who leaves to get a cake out of the oven, and asks the boys to hand out the gifts.Baljeet gets sunglasses to fake coolness. Phineas tells Jeremy that he's just a boy dressed up as a tree, allowing Buford to undo a zipper at the back of his costume which leaves Jeremy in his underwear. Then, Phineas asks Buford if he really wants nothing. After much insistence, Buford reaches into the bag and pulls out a ham sandwich, which was something that he really did want. Phineas says there was one more wish to grant, and Candace had thought they were trying to bribe her so she wouldn't bust them. In actuality, Phineas was referring to granting Doofen
- The Yellow Sidewalk
- I Wish I Was Cool
- Tree-Related Wish
- I Want Nothing
- The Guards' Wishes
- My Red Rubber Boots
Candace singing Rusted.
Characters in the episode
See End Credits below.
The "Too Young" Line
Buford: Yes. Yes, you are.
Candace (singing): That's right, you've got an orange patina from above your neck down to the ground. You're rusted!
Phineas: While this is fun, it's a little girly for us, isn't it?
Ferb: Often, the most fun can be found in your own backyard.
I know what we're gonna do today
Hey, where's Perry?
Crash, Perry walks over to the top of Candace and chatters
Perry's entrance to his lair
Doofenshmirtz: It's not Witch! It's Warlock! Argh!
Baljeet: Do you guys always wash the house like this?
Baljeet: Water-proof undergarments! Wheeeeeee!
Isabella: She doesn't have to give you anything. You have no real power in this part of Odd.
(Black smoke surrounds Doofenshmirtz. Smoke disappears, revealing a charred and withered Doofenshmirtz)
Baljeet: Boy howdy!
Candace: But no singing, and don't stand to close. Too close!
Jeremy: A tree?
(Large amount of water comes out of bog)
Beastbog: We have saliva!
(Candace, Jeremy and Baljeet look in shock)
Phineas: And on the left, Ferb and I have built a frozen non-dairy treat sidewalk through an ice-cream canyon. You can skate it and lick it for the ultimate favorable fun.
Baljeet: Oh, yes, I much prefer rotting vegetation and blood sucking demons.
Jeremy: There sure are some creepy looking trees in here.
(Perry cuts the web in front of him with a saw in his fedora)
Buford: Could be rabies.
Candace: Wait a minute, you can't talk to Jeremy like that! (picks up bucket of water)
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Put that bucket down. What are you-- (throws bucket)
Candace: Melt, evil witch!
Dr. Doofenshmirtz: Oh, you little brat! This outfit's 100% cotton! Aw, it's shrinking, it's shrinking!
Candace: Sorry, I only wanted you to melt.
Phineas: Sure. Candace won't mind. Right Candace?
Candace: Well, yeah. But they won't come off.
Ferb takes out a red shoe horn
Doofenshmirtz: A red rubber shoe horn? Why didn't I think of that? That's it?
Ferb: Often, the most fun you can be found in your own backyard.
Candace: And the joy...is in the journey... Okay! I'm in!
Candace: Oh Jeremy! Hi! Let's go!
Jeremy: Way more fun than taking the sidewalk, eh?
Candace: You have no idea.
- This episode shows Candace as the main character instead of Phineas and Ferb.
- A male witch is generally termed a warlock, hence Doofenshmirtz's insistence throughout the episode, including the credits.
- Candace has only seen Doofenshmirtz 4 times in real life ("Tip of the Day","Fireside Girl Jamboree", "The Ballad of Badbeard", "Chez Platypus"), and she doesn't even know his name. A speculated theory of why she dreamed with so many details of Dr. Doofenshmirtz is her subconscious remembering the events she thought she was hallucinating in "The Ballad of Badbeard".
- "La-la-la-la-la-la-la" is sung a lot throughout the episode, although mostly they were interrupted by Phineas and Ferb in order to offer shortcuts to Bustopolis.
- Birds are present in all three songs that counterpart "If I only had a __" (I Wish I Was Cool, Tree-Related Wish, and I Want Nothing).
- If you look really close you can see Suzy during the entrance sequence.
- This is the first episode where Dr. Doofenshmirtz interacts with Buford, Baljeet, Suzy, and Isabella, Phineas, and Ferb. Although this may be unofficial, since it was in a dream.
- Buford was described as being a mix between a lion, a tiger and a bear. In the 1939 film, Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man walk through a dark forest which is said to be home to lions, tigers and bears.
- During the credits, Dan Povenmire is credited with being the voice of "Doofen
witchWarlock" as a reference to Doofensmirtz continually insisting he is a warlock throughout the episode.
- Although using less energy, the tube to the top actually takes longer than the stairs. However considering Candace's speed, she easily could have beaten her friends to the top, where as a normal person would have reached the top of the stairs long after they would have taking the tube.
- Phineas and Ferb break the fourth wall at the end by actually talking to the audience.
- The Coolest Coaster Ever makes a brief appearance when Candace is going to Odd for the first time. ("Rollercoaster", "Rollercoaster: The Musical!")
- The Fourth Wall was broken many times in this episode.
- When Candace woke up from her dream, she was on her bed with Perry the Platypus besides her, despite that Candace fell on the floor without Perry's presence before she had the dream. However, Perry could have been the one to put her on the bed before laying down next to her and taking a nap.
- 103rd episode aired, as a lead in to the new Disney Channel Original Series Fish Hooks.
- Premiered on Disney Channel on Demand on September 11, 2010.
- This episode, and all others up to "Phineas and Ferb and the Temple of Juatchadoon", aired on Disney Channel first: as did Out to Launch and Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation.
- In 2011, background painter Jill Daniels and background designer Brian Woods both won Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation for their contributions to this episode.
- In the Italian version this episode's called "Divertiti Candace" ("Have Fun, Candace!")
- In the Spanish (Spain) version this episode's called "El mago de Uf" ("The Wizard of Oooff") and in Latin American is "El Mago de Ocio" ("The Wizard of Idleness").
- Production on the episode was in 2009.
- April 9, 2010 (Disney Channel Australia)
- June 3, 2010 (Disney Channel Hong Kong)
- August 7, 2010 (CTC - Russia)
- August 27, 2010 (Disney XD Germany)
- September 6, 2010 (Disney XD Poland)
- September 12, 2010 (Disney Channel Taiwan)
- September 27, 2010 (Family Channel Canada)
- October 21, 2010 (Disney XD UK)
- October 22, 2010 (Disney Channel Spain)
- October 22, 2010 (Disney Channel Portugal)
- October 31, 2010 (Disney XD Spain)
- December 5, 2010 (Disney XD Netherlands)
- December 6, 2010 (Disney Channel Latin America)
- December 11, 2010 (Disney Channel UK)
- February 4, 2011 (Disney Channel Scandinavia)
- February 7, 2011 (Disney Channel Asia)
- May 4, 2011 (Disney XD Scandinavia)
- When Phineas and Ferb lift the house, the basement is not present.
- When Doofenshmirtz sings/says "I have one splash of color," he's wrong because he has a pink track suit. Also, when Doofenshmirtz started to sing, he was wearing his regular robe instead of the track suit.
- Perry is shown wearing his fedora when going up "the fun way" to see the wizard. However, in the previous scene he had taken off the fedora and gone back into "pet mode".
- During the song "The Yellow Sidewalk":
- Candace's eyes change color from blue to brown.
- Isabella sings "The sky is blue" when the sky is actually purple.
- When taking the "fun way" up, Baljeet asks for "Three please." However, four took the "fun way": Lion-Tiger-Bear Guy, Jeremy Tree, the Nerd-Crow, and Perry.
- When Buford and Baljeet come to tell Candace that they're going to clean the house, and the camera zooms in on Buford and Baljeet a pole is showing. However, in wide screen, it's not there.
- When Candace declines to use the bouncy sidewalk, it is not visible, and the full width of the path is shown, indicating the two do not touch. However, in the next shot, the edge of the sidewalk is touching the edge of the path.
- When Buford and Baljeet come to Candace and say that they are going to start to clean the house Buford says "Water-proof undergarments". However, when Candace faints, Baljeet says it.
- When Jeremy Tree is singing, his right arm is straight. Every other time it's seen his arm is bent. Also, Nerd-Crow says about Jeremy Tree finishing his song but when Lion-Tiger-Bear Guy is singing, he doesn't say anything. However, Nerd-Crow might have known Candace wasn't going to listen to him so he didn't bother saying anything.
- When Candace falls at the "Sea of Razor Sharp Rock Spires" and runs to Bustopolis, she wears her regular shoes rather than the red boots.
- When Candace is talking to the wizard after she comes back from the kitchen, the phone and the stand are gone.
- When Candace gets knocked out when Phineas and Ferb were cleaning the house, she was lying on the floor, but when she wakes up she was lying on the bed. However, this could be explained if after the cleaning of the house was completed, someone saw her on the floor, and put her in her bed.
- Isabella seems to want to help Candace bust Phineas [and Ferb] despite her love for him. Then again, she is playing the role of the Good Witch and tells everyone to follow the yellow sidewalk.
- The vines that had grown from the boots and attached to Candace's legs disappear in the proceeding scene.
- Later, when the boots are removed, they are completely normal with no trace of the vines.
- During the swirling vortex opening sequence, several previous characters/projects return, such as the Giant baby head, the Talking Zebra, a Martian, a lawn gnome, the Rollercoaster, the Platyposterior, and a Phinedroid and Ferbot.
- When Candace runs screaming from the flying squirrels, her tone when shouting "Squirrel! Squirrel!" matches the tone in which she shouts "Squirrels! Squirrels!" in S.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants). It could also be said that Candace had gained a fear of squirrels from the "squirrels in my pants" situation, and it had followed her into her subconscious mind/dream ("Comet Kermillian").
- Rusted in the closing credits has the same melody and image mix as Busted. ("I Scream, You Scream")
- This is the 4th episode to mention summer ending ("Rollercoaster," "I, Brobot", "Ain't No Kiddie Ride").
- This is the second episode that everything was all a dream. First was "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!". This episode, however, was dreamed by Candace, not Perry.
- This is the second episode to premiere on Disney Channel before Disney XD since the transition from Toon Disney to Disney XD. The first was "Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation". This episode premiered in Disney Channel Australia, five and a half months before the US premiere. Also, every episode from this on (except for "Phineas and Ferb and the Temple of Juatchadoon") has aired on Disney Channel first.
- This is the third time that Isabella (The Good Witch) has a significant singing role. She had a handful of singing lines in "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!" and sung most of City of Love and part of Summer Belongs to You in Phineas and Ferb Summer Belongs to You!.
- This is the third time that Candace has seen Perry as Agent P, though both times, she was hallucinating or dreaming about it (or thought that she was). ("The Ballad of Badbeard", "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!")
- Doofenshmirtz bangs on the crystal ball to get it to work like he did in his monitor in "Hide and Seek".
- Candace's allergy to dairy is implied. ("Candace Loses Her Head", "Oh, There You Are, Perry", "Let's Take a Quiz")
- Baljeet says "Boy howdy" again. The first time was during "Phineas and Ferb-Busters!". Isabella also said this same line in "The Magnificent Few".
- Doofenshmirtz has another Be-Gone-Inator. ("Just Passing Through")
- This is the second time Ferb says Candace's name. The first time was "Out to Launch".
- Despite this being a dream, this could be the first time that Dr. Doofenshmirtz, playing Doofen
witchwarlock interacts with Phineas, Ferb and the other main characters besides meeting Candace twice in real life.
- The Talking Zebra reappears again ("The Ballad of Badbeard", "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!", "Nerds of a Feather").
- According to Candace, everything Phineas and Ferb ever made is found in Bustopolis. Some things that can be seen include Candace's rocket, the water slide, the monster truck, the Mix n Mingle Machine, the giant floating baby head (Candace may think Phineas and Ferb made that), the Love Händel reunion concert and (presumedly, due to screaming in the background), the roller coaster.
- Second time Baljeet says that he prefers something and then screams. (The first was "The Beak".)
- The title and premise of the episode are obvious references to the The Wizard of Oz, in particular the famous 1939 film adaptation. Certain parodies within include:
- The red rubber boots on Candace (red ruby slippers), taken from Little Witch Suzy's feet. Also, Doofen
witchwarlock wanting the boots, such as how the Wicked Witch wanted the ruby slippers.
- Isabella arriving by eyeball (Glinda by bubble).
- The famous oilcan scene with the tin lumberjack.
- Flying squirrels instead of flying monkeys, although the spider-monkey may also reference the flying monkeys.
- Candace says "Perry, I don't think we're in Danville anymore," instead of the famous "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore."
- The Patchkins (munchkins)
- Buford is a mixture of a lion, tiger, and a bear (a reference to the famous saying in the film, "Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my!).
- Also, when Buford introduces himself, the rest of the gang says, "Oh my!".
- Doofenwarlock says "I'll get you, and your little platypus, too!" an obvious reference to when the witch from the original film says, "I'll get you, and your little dog, too!".
- Talking trees (Jeremy Tree, unnamed tree in the forest)
- The Yellow Sidewalk (Yellow Brick Road)
- The Sea of Razor Sharp Rock Spires (the poppy field)
witchwarlock saying "I'll get you, my pretty!" as he crashes through the ceiling.
- During Tree-Related Wish one can see something in the background when it zooms out. This could be a reference to the famous "Munchkin suicide" urban legend that is actually a bird inside the film.
- Candace tries to melt Doofenshmirtz using a bucket of water.
- The red rubber boots on Candace (red ruby slippers), taken from Little Witch Suzy's feet. Also, Doofen
- This episode also contains references to The Wiz, a Broadway musical and movie retelling of the story of The Wizard of Oz set in African American culture:
- Baljeet (the nerdcrow) singing with crows.
- The commercials on Disney Channel advertising the episode include the phrase "ease on down the road", which is a song from the musical and movie.
- One line in The Guards' Wishes is "We haven't had a chance to dance since we were on Broadway!", possibly referencing this.
- During the Tree-Related Wish song, a bear can be seen sitting next to a tree and reading a newspaper. The bear is seen again during the end credits after Rusted, saying, "Yes. Yes, I do." The two appearances are a combination allusion to the "Charmin Bears" series of commercials for Charmin toilet paper and to the sarcastic/rhetorical question about what bears do in the woods.
- At the end of the episode, Isabella instructs Abraham Lincoln, Santa Claus, an astronaut and Pinocchio to follow the yellow sidewalk, among others.
- In the German version of this episode, when Baljeet puts on the sunglasses, he says "Hasta la Vista, baby" like Arnold Schwarzenegger. However he doesn't say this in the English version.
witchwarlock getting burnt in his attempt to exit in a burst of smoke, may have been a reference to actress Margaret Hamilton, the original Wicked Witch of the West, who was severely burnt during the filming of the scene of the Witch's exit in a smoke burst.
- Candace asking Perry, "Hey, weren't you taller?" when he comes to rescue her from the spider web is possibly an allusion to Princess Leia asking Luke, "Aren't you a little short for a storm trooper?". Luke and Perry both remove their helmet/hat before continuing.
- The guards' musical number is very similar to the Knights of the Round Table song from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and its Broadway musical production successor Spamalot.
- The original "Wizard of Oz" book had animals called kalidahs which were part tiger and part bear.
- Jeremy is a tree, this could be a callback to the book's writer, L. Frank Baum. (Baum is tree in German.)
- Sesame Street - The scene where Candace climbs up the stairs and the friends take the tube maybe similar to a skit where Kermit and Grover demonstrate up and down while Grover exhaustedly climbed up the stairs and Kermit taking the elevator.
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witchwarlock insisting that his outfit is not a dress but, in fact, a robe, is very similar to something Kronk's "Shoulder Angel" said in The Emperor's New Groove.
- Aladdin - At the end of how Phineas and Ferb showed up behind the scene is similar to how the Genie showed up behind the scene at the end of the movie.
|Story By||Scott Peterson|
|Written and Storyboarded By||Michael Diederich, Kaz|
|Directed By||Jay Lender, Robert F. Hughes|
|Executive Producer||Dan Povenmire|
|Co-Executive Producer||Jeff "Swampy" Marsh|
|Line Producer||Natasha Kopp|
|Story Editor||Scott Peterson|
|With the Voice Talents of||
Vincent Martella as Phineas
|Additional Voices||Dee Bradley Baker, Corey Burton, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Isabella Murad|
|Dialogue Director||Lisa Schaffer|
|Location Design||Plamen Christov, Becca Ramos, Brian Woods|
|Character Design||Gregory Guler, Celeste Moreno|
|Production Manager||Mark Brammeier|
|Prop Design||Chuck Puntuvatana, Anthony Vukojevich|
|Art Directors||Jill Daniels, Alan Bodner|
|Storyboard Revisions||Leonardo Pinero, Edward Rivera, David Williams|
|Supervising Timing Director||Herb Moore|
|Timing Directors||Barbara Dourmashkin-Case, Mitch Rochon, Theresa Wiseman|
|Background Paint||Jill Daniels, Mike Inman, Donna Prince, Dorethea Schoentag|
|Color Stylist||Nancy Ulene|
|Continuity Coordinator||Wendy Jacobsmeyer|
|Additional Storyboards By||Wendy Greib, Chris Headrick, Edger Karapetyan|
|Technical Directors||Brian Cole, Scott Rossman, Michael Tyau|
|Music by||Danny Jacob|
|Main Title Theme by||Dan Povenmire, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Carl Hill Williams, Michael Walker, Michael Culross, Jr.|
|Performed by||Bowling For Soup|
|Animation Production by||Synergy Animation, Wang Film Productions Co., LTD.|
|Track Readers||Fred Salinas, Laurie Wetzler|
|Film Editor||Ted Supa|
|Assistant Film Editor||Lauren Crist|
|Animatic Editors||Anne Harting, Margaret Hou, Joe Molinari|
|Retake Director||Sue Perrotto|
|Pre-Production Dialogue Editor||Jim Harrison|
|Dialogue Editor||Robbi Smith|
|Dialogue Engineer||Chris Cirino|
|Re-Recording Mixers||Melissa Ellis, Fil Brown|
|Assistant Dialogue Engineer||Scott Corwin, Ryan Coursey|
|Digital Coordinator||Karen Wong|
|Production Control||Sarah Wintucky|
|Post Production Supervisor||Geri Bryan|
|Post Production Coordinators||Stephenie Moffatt, Treasure Rawson|
|Sound Designer||Robert Poole II|
|Foley Artist||J. Lampinen|
|Digital Audio Transfer||Robert Pratt|
|On-line Editor||Keith Cook|
|Foley Mixer||Roy Braverman|
|Production Coordinators||Michael Gracey|
|Production Associates||Kenny Kweens|
|Script Coordinator||Dawn Connors|
|Talent Coordinator||Sara Goldberg|
|Production Secretaries||Teresa Lara Ferragamo, Stephenie Moffatt|
|Produced by|| Walt Disney Television Animation
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