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Phineas and Ferb Theme
200px-PF under a tree
Song by Bowling for Soup
Length: 0:55
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Current: Phineas and Ferb Theme
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The lyrics for the Phineas and Ferb theme were first heard in "Rollercoaster" and have remained the same through all episodes seen in Season 2, except for "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!", and "Phineas and Ferb Summer Belongs to You!". In 2008, the theme song was nominated for an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Main Title Theme Music."

Lyrics Edit

There's a hundred and four days of summer vacation
Then school comes along just to end it
So the annual problem for our generation
Is finding a good way to spend it

Like maybe...
Building a rocket
Or fighting a mummy
Or climbing up the Eiffel Tower

Discovering something that doesn't exist
Phineas: Hey!
or giving a monkey a shower
Surfing tidal waves
Creating nanobots
Or locating Frankenstein's brain
Phineas: It's over here!

Finding a dodo bird
Painting a continent
Or driving our sister insane
Candace: Phineas!

As you can see,
There's a whole lot of stuff to do before school starts this fall
Phineas: Come on Perry!
So stick with us
'Cause Phineas and Ferb are gonna do it all!
So stick with us
'Cause Phineas and Ferb are gonna do it all!

Candace: Mom! Phineas and Ferb are making a title sequence!

Season 2 Edit

In Season 2 , at the final, the images changes from the Original Pitch are changed to images of Phineas and Ferb in Season 1. In order, these scenes are taken from Leave the Busting to Us!, The Fast and the Phineas, Rollercoaster, Greece Lightning, Out to Launch, Flop Starz, Mom's Birthday and S'Winter.

As of the second season episode "Don't Even Blink", when the song gets to the "like maybe" part, Phineas' smile gets broader as the camera zooms in. Prior to that, he has a neutral expression on his face.

Also, when Candace plays "Whack a Pest" in the title sequence of Season 2, you can see the sides of the game board.

Season 3Edit

In Season 3 at the end of the song, images from Season 1 are changed to images from Season 2 which were taken from Phineas and Ferb Summer Belongs to You!, Ain't No Kiddie Ride, Spa Day, Tip of the Day, Wizard of Odd, Hide and Seek, The Baljeatles, and Atlantis.

Winter Vacation Edit

Winter Vacation
200px-Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation! title card with credits
Song by Bowling for Soup and Disney Chorus
Length: 0:55
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Previous: None
Current: Winter Vacation
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For the Christmas special, the lyrics are changed but melody is nearly the same. The video is a pre-release version which showcased just the song; the lyrics below are for the version shown with the episode.

Chorus: 'There are two wondrous weeks for our winter vacation,
Before New Years and school comes to end it.
So the holiday challenge for kids of all nations,
Is finding a good way to spend it...

Phineas: Ahh! Christmas Eve. It was a great idea to climb back into bed this morning. Oh! I almost forgot! Helmets. All set! Let's do this thing.

Bowling for Soup and Chorus: Like maybe...
Bowling for Soup: 'Turning our beds into dual toboggans,
And sliding down a ski jump tower! Building a snowman the size of Colossus,
Or giving a Yeti a shower!
Chorus: Fa, la, la, la!

Bowling for Soup: Staging a snowball fight,
With giant catapults,
And snow angels that really fly!
Rocking a Christmas carol,
Wrapping a present,
Or just shoveling snow off the drive!

Phineas: Well, they can't all be fun.

Bowling for Soup: As you can see there's a whole lot of stuff to do before school starts next year,
So stick with us
'Cause Phineas and Ferb are gonna spread some Christmas cheer!

So stick with us
'Cause Phineas and Ferb are gonna spread some Christmas cheer!

Candace: Mom! Phineas and Ferb are making a Christmas special!

Background InformationEdit

  • According to creator Dan Povenmire on the DVD bonus feature "Original Story Pitch" from Phineas and Ferb: The Fast and the Phineas, the song was originally going to be done by a classical Disney chorus. He and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh wrote the lyrics, but Disney wanted to make the melody more modern. Dan Povenmire sang an approximation of it on the "Original Story Pitch." Povenmire finally got his classical Disney chorus for the Christmas version of the song.
  • In the Christmas Special theme song, Phineas mentions that "they can't all be fun" after the lyric, "Or just shoveling snow off the drive!". Throughout the series, they try to have the greatest time of their lives. In "Rollercoaster", Phineas says, "Boredom is something up with which I will not put!". It should be noted that chronologically, this episode takes place during the winter after the summer in which the series is currently in, so this may foreshadow some character development in Phineas. It's also possible that they are willing to do it if their parents want them to.
  • In the episode "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo," Phineas tells Xavier and Fred that Bowling for Soup is "before their time." He also might be referring to the fact that the kids that are watching this show are not familiar with the band, as it is somewhat before this show's time.
  • "Today is Gonna Be a Great Day" is an extended version of the original theme song, with additional lyrics by Bowling for Soup's Jaret Reddick. He explained to Songfacts that he was brought to the Disney lot and shown the first 13 episodes, which he used to write the full length song. It took him about 20 minutes to write the extra lyrics[1].
  • The song was nominated in 2008 for an Emmy Award for "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music," but lost to "Pirate Master" on CBS.
  • A form of the song is used in the credits for "Phineas' Birthday Clip-O-Rama!" in which we see clips of Candace yelling "Mom!" the tag-line at the end is "Mom, Phineas and Ferb are digitally tuning my voice!"
  • Pizzazium Infinionite's atomic number is 104, which may be a reference to there being (at least for Phineas and Ferb) 104 days in summer vacation.
  • A modified version is used for the 2011 Little League World Series, featuring different lyrics.

SongwritersEdit

BMI Work # 9365299 (original theme song)/11314941 (Winter Vacation)

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External LinksEdit

  • Piper's Picks TV #031: Dan and Swampy sing the theme song at the 7:19 mark of this video.
  • [1] The Christmas theme song video is featured here.

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