Phineas and Ferb: The Klimpaloon Ultimatum

TV Show Information
Rating: Excellent
Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Season: 4
Episode: 38
Main Performers: Vincent Martella, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ashley Tisdale
Studio/Network: Disney
Air Date: July 18, 2014
TV Rating: TV-G

In “The Klimpaloon Ultimatum”, Phineas and Ferb have to help the band Love Händel compete in the 24 Hour Danville Music Awards by finding Klimpaloon (a magical vintage bathing suit that lives in the Himalayas) because they cannot perform their song about him if Klimpaloon is not real. Phineas, Ferb, and their friends go to the Himalayas to find Klimpaloon and bring him to the award show, but first they will have to rescue him from someone who wants to use him for business purposes. Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz wants to turn his brother Roger into a warthog because at one point in Danville history, a warthog was elected as mayor and showed so much nepotism that it became part of the town charter that a warthog was never allowed to be mayor again. Perry is accidentally turned into a warthog and is recruited to play tambourine as part of the Swine Flute band, playing with them instead of thwarting Doofenshmirtz.

As usual in an episode of Phineas and Ferb, there are many running gags, including Perry’s way of communicating with Major Monogram (with a yoga mat because it is meditation week at the Agency), the giant floating baby head, and Doofenshmirtz sharing his evil scheme with Perry (a Warthog Spray Inator). There are a few fun differences, too, such as Perry not being able to thwart Doofenshmirtz because he’s playing with Swine Flute and then accepting an award as a member of the band. It is as comical as might be expected from the show, with some highlights such as a repeated mention of how things are convenient for the characters but they don’t have time to explain and Buford lecturing the others about the need to use less negativity. This episode is sure to please any fans of the show.