Wizard of Odd

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"Wizard of Odd"
Phineas and Ferb episode
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 34
Directed by Robert F. Hughes
Jay Lender
Story by Scott Peterson (story)
Michael Diederich
Kaz (storyboards)
Featured music The Yellow Sidewalk
I Wish I Was Cool
Tree Related Wish
I Want Nothing
The Guards' Wishes
My Red Rubber Boots
Rusted
Production code 226
Original air date September 24, 2010 (2010-09-24)[1]
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Wizard of Odd is the 34th episode of the second season of the animated series Phineas and Ferb and the 103rd episode overall. In this episode, Mom says that Phineas and Ferb have to clean the house and she asks Candace to help, but she refused and instead read the book Mom gave her: The Wizard of Oz. Phineas and Ferb spin the house and spray it with a hose, but they spin the house too fast and accidentally knock Candace out, sending her into a Wizard of Oz-esque dream world. She journeys to "Bustopolis" under the impression the world is a simulation created by her brothers, but soon discovers that evil forces are attempting to get the boots that have grown on her feet.

Plot[edit]

Candace is lying down on her bed, bored. Mom tells her to help Phineas and Ferb clean the house or to read the Wizard of Oz. The boys start washing and spinning the house while Candace is reading, and she eventually passes out. Perry is lying on Candace, who is greeted by "Patchkins" (Fireside Girls) who told her that she squashed Suzy and her boots. The Good Witch (Isabella) comes down and gives the boots to Candace, although Doofenwarlock (Doofenshmirtz) wanted them. Candace wonders how to bust her brothers and the Good Witch tells her to use the yellow sidewalk.

On the route, Candace and Perry run into Baljeet, who is hanging as a "nerd crow". He explains in a song that he wants to be cool and Candace cuts him off and lets him go to Bustopolis. Phineas and Ferb interrupt by giving their alternate route by riding unicorns through a "sugary wonderland" which Candace declines. Perry is trapped by Doofenwarlock, who has sent flying squirrels out to capture Candace. His spider monkey keeps Perry in his trap. Candace flirts with a tree (Jeremy) and lets him sing and come along, which upsets Baljeet. They are interrupted once again with their idea of skating across an ice cream path instead of a dark forest. Candace declines, although the others wanted to go.

They enter the dark forest and Candace gets scared by an owl (Stacy). They run into an animal that is a mix of a lion, tiger, and bear (Buford). Candace asks about his wish, and even though he didn't want anything, he went with the group. Phineas and Ferb interrupt by giving their idea of a bouncy blue sidewalk, which Candace says no to. Shortly after, she is captured by Doofenwarlock's flying squirrels. Candace is brought to the spider web trap with Perry. Doofenwarlock wanted the red rubber boots, which have gotten tight on Candace. He is about to vaporize her and she apologizes to Perry for getting them in this. Perry easily gets out of his trap, and asks the fairy (Major Monogram) to save Candace.

The other people in the group pretending to be makeover people. As the vaporizer is going off, Perry and Candace are running as seen in an orb, which Buford destroys. When the guards are told to destroy the group, Candace takes defense and throws a bucket of water onto Doofenwarlock's clothes. When the guards are once again told to destroy the group, Candace says that's a bad idea. The said that they never got to get what they wanted. The group escapes as the guards are singing, and they used a grappling hook to get onto a blimp because the drawbridge was lifted. Candace denies her brothers, who were driving the blimp, that she had fun. A flying squirrel cuts the hook and the group falls into the "Sea of Razor Sharp Rock Spires", which is actually a sea of pillows.

The group is actually close to Bustopolis. Candace once again avoids Phineas and Ferb's idea by taking the Yellow Staircase, but the others took the elevator slide. At the top, the wizard (Linda Flynn-Fletcher) asks the boys to hand out the gifts. Baljeet gets "cool" sunglasses, Buford (who wanted nothing) gets a ham sandwich, and Jeremy was actually dressed up as a tree. Doofenwarlock gets the boots that Candace had on and sung a song about them, but gets hit by a house. Candace asks the witch to bust the boys, but she said that she should have had fun with the boys. The dream ends, and Candace is back on her bed. Outside, Phineas, Ferb, Buford, Baljeet, Isabella, and Jeremy are in a giant unicycle. Jeremy and Candace agree that this is better with the sidewalk, and the unicycle goes.

Production[edit]

This episode was produced in 2009. 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.[2] This episode is a parody of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In Italy, this episode was titled "Divertiti Candace", Germany titled "Der Zauberer von Spotz", and Poland titled "Czarnoksiężnik" which all aired this episode before the United States. This episode has some of the most songs of any episode, and is the second where all are sung by a character onscreen following "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together".

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

This episode had 3.1 million viewers, the most since "Phineas and Ferb: Summer Belongs to You!".[3] In the United Kingdom it delivered 108,000 viewers when it premiered on Disney XD on October 21, 2010.[4] The Disney Channel premiere on December 11, 2010 in the same country had 124,000 viewers.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Wired's GeekDad favorably reviewed the episode, praising the songs in the episode while also commenting that some of the episode's humor was aimed at adults rather than the younger viewers.[6]

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