There is no show quite like Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb. From its premiere, the show established itself as being in its own league. Phineas and Ferb are step-brothers whose only goal is to make all one-hundred and four days of summer vacation the best they can be.
From building rollercoasters to going to space, the boys and their friends Isabella, Buford, and Baljeet took every day as a new challenge making the most of every hour. Their older sister, Candace, took the opposite approach, spending her vacation trying to bust her brothers for their inventions. All the while, Phineas and Ferb’s pet platypus, Perry, secretly worked as an agent for O.W.C.A, the Organization Without a Cool Acronym, thwarting evil scientist, Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz.
According to IMDb, these are the show’s ten best episodes.
10 EXCALIFERB! S3E30 (8.7)
A message from the Lady of the Puddle leads Phineas and Ferbalot on a quest to attain the sword, Excaliferb. Joined by the water sprite, Isabel, the three take an adventure to get past various obstacles, including the Bridge of Comprehension and the Cave of Ten-Thousand Monsters. As they travel, Candavere is not far behind. Transformed by her brothers’ potions, Candavere quickly gets by across the bridge, meeting up with her brothers and Malifishmirtz on the battlefield.
At various points of the episode, it takes the audience back to reality, where the story takes place in a book Carl is reading to Major Monogram.
9 MY FAIR GOALIE S3E11 (8.7)
Ferb’s British cousins visit the family in Danville under the impression that Ferb has lost what makes him British. Wanting to prove them wrong, Phineas tries to convince them otherwise by accepting Ferb’s cousins’ challenge in a soccer match.
However, rather than playing the average game of soccer, Phineas and Ferb kick it up a notch. They build a Football X-7 stadium, a circular arena where goals can be made from any angle, and the athletes can play in multiple dimensions. Candace panics that Jeremy no longer finds her attractive after he meets her cousin, Eliza, so Candace asks Eliza to teach her how to be a British lady.
8 THE CHRONICLES OF MEAP S2E12 (8.8)
When Meap crashes into Phineas and Ferb’s backyard, they are excited to help him get back to his family. Candace’s arrival speaking about busting people who are doing things they should not be doing gets Meap’s attention as he happily follows Candace to her convention. Watching Phineas and Ferb get captured by Mitch, Candace and Meap devise a plan to save her brothers. Rescuing them, the group still has to make it out of the ship.
In an unexpected plot twist, Candace and her brothers are shocked to watch Meap and Mitch fight as Meap shoots death rays out of his mouth.
7 PHINEAS AND FERB’S QUANTUM BOOGALOO S2E25 (8.8)
A time travel machine causes mayhem when future Candace decides to bust her brothers the day they built the rollercoaster. Succeeding, she happily watches on as Phineas and Ferb are brought down from the rollercoaster along with the rest of the children. This choice causes a paradox she had not been prepared for.
Unknowingly, Candace had prevented the series of events that allowed Perry to defeat Dr. Doofenshmirtz and escape before getting hit with the giant ball of aluminum foil. Without Perry’s victory that day, the world changes where Dr. Doofenshmirtz has taken over the Tri-State Area, and Candace must go back to the past once again to prevent herself from successfully busting Phineas and Ferb.
6 MEAPLESS IN SEATTLE S3E41 (8.8)
The evil Mitch has his sights on pure cutonium, the ultimate weapon that will cause Meap and the rest of his planet to follow under Mitch’s word. With pure cutonium, Mitch will become the cutest being in the universe with no chance of stopping him. His plan is diverted when he finds that Dr. Doofenshmirtz had accidentally drank the elixir.
Meanwhile, Meap teams up with Phineas, Ferb, Candace, and Isabella to stop Mitch’s evil plan. In the end, it is Isabella’s natural cuteness outside and inside that saves the universe from Mitch’s schemes. Dr. Doofenshmirtz is also reunited with his old best friend, Balloony.
5 NIGHT OF THE LIVING PHARMACISTS S4E44 (8.9)
Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s plot to turn his brother Rodger ugly goes rogue when his Inator has another effect. Rodger turns into a zombified Dr. Doofenshmirtz, and everyone he touches and then on becomes that way as well. As the world around them slowly turns into zombies, Phineas and Ferb get to safety with Buford and Baljeet while Isabella scouts the area, narrowing down how this had all happened.
In the end, Isabella is the last to stay herself, and she saves the world, turning everyone back into their natural state. Meanwhile, Stacy remained blissfully ignorant to the ongoings as she watched a movie marathon in her house.
4 PHINEAS AND FERB: SUMMER BELONGS TO YOU! S2E54 (9.0)
Phineas and Ferb’s decision to have the best, longest, day of summer ever comes to fruition during the hour-long episode. Starting in Danville, the step-brothers are joined by good friends Isabella, Baljeet, Buford, and their older sister Candace.
During the journey, they must handle the slow destruction of their plane as they visit various countries. Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s evil plan upsets his daughter, Vanessa, as she is tossed off the tower and travels to Paris with Phineas and Ferb. Along the way, Isabella tries to get Phineas to notice her romantically, but it does not work as he is too distracted. By the end, it is a race against the clock to reach their backyard before the sun goes down.
3 DUDE, WE’RE GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER! S1E22 (9.2)
After Lawrence forgets his wedding anniversary to Linda, their children, Phineas, Ferb, and Candace band together to hatch a plan to make things right between their parents. Hearing a story about their past at a concert for Love Handle, Phineas and Ferb go to the ex-bandmates trying to get the band back together.
Candace distracts Linda by pushing off her arrival home until everything is ready for her to see. Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s plan to have a birthday party for his daughter, Vanessa, ends with him blasting off in a rocket made for Perry the Platypus.
2 ACT YOUR AGE S4547 (9.3)
Set ten years in the future, Phineas has the troubling choice of deciding which college to attend. Phineas’ struggles only intensify after he finally learns about Isabella’s crush on him. Knowing that he wants to be in a relationship with Isabella, Phineas races to talk to her when he learns that Isabella is leaving for college that day.
Although he is late to reach her, Phineas takes his chance when he sees Isabella sitting in front of his house. Their discussion leads to another revelation, the final choice of attending college with Isabella at Tri-State State.
1 LAST DAY OF SUMMER S4E48 (9.4)
On the last day of summer, Phineas and Ferb want to have their most excellent adventure yet. Their last invention is referred to as “everything” by Phineas when he is asked what it is. After giving Vanessa back her DVDs, Candace accidentally turns on the Do-Over-Inator, creating a Groundhog Day effect on the world around her and Doofenshmirtz.
While the repeating days are fun at first, it becomes a glaring issue when the days grow shorter, and objects and people disappear out of existence, forgotten by everyone. As humanity’s last hope, Candace and Doofenshmirtz separately save the world with the help of their families and friends.