The Best Episodes Directed by Dan Povenmire
#2 - Mom's Birthday
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 19
Candace plans a special birthday for Mom, and even a song, but Phineas and Ferb are always getting in her way of what she planned, unintentionally topping everything. Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz creates a shrinking machine that will make whatever he hates implode.
#4 - Magic Show
Hey Arnold! Season 1 - Episode 35
Arnold has a magic show and he makes a disappearing act and uses Helga as the person disappearing. Helga decides to play a trick and literally disappears. She bumps into a pole and has a dream on how the world would have been if she's gone.
#5 - S'Winter
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 11
The boys use a sno-cone machine to create a Winter paradise during the middle of Summer in their backyard, Candace tries to pursue Jeremy (who thinks dropped her for a Swedish exchange student), and Doofenshmirtz tries to melt chocolate with a machine made from laser pointers.
#8 - A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas
Phineas and Ferb Season 3 - Episode 27
The boys decide to put on a traditional family Christmas special featuring their family, friends and a few very special guests, including Grammy winning recording artist Kelly Clarkson. The episode features three new holiday songs - Isabella's "Let it Snow," a Buford and Baljeet rendition of "Good King Wenscelas," and the whole gang singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."
#10 - Phineas and Ferb Get Busted
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 45
Candace has finally busted her brothers, and they are being sent away to a reformatory school to stamp out their imagination! But just how long can Candace enjoy her summer without her usual routine, her family? And speaking of usual routine, where is Perry?
#12 - Get That Bigfoot Outta My Face
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 17
Candace and the boys visit their grandparents at a lake house and the boys try to scare her with a fake Bigfoot while Doofenshmirtz goes out on a date and Perry gets ends up in the middle of it.
#16 - Going the Extra Milo
Milo Murphy's Law Season 1 - Episode 1
Zack Underwood, a new kid in town, meets Milo Murphy, the unluckiest kid in town. Because of Milo's misfortune, he and Zack both miss the bus for school, so Milo shows Zack a "shortcut" to school, while attempting to avoid wolves, bees, fire, and even an alien abduction. Meanwhile, Melissa Chase, a friend of Milo's, collects lunches as wagers from other students on whether or not Milo and Zack will make it to school before the bell rings.
#17 - The Magnificent Few
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 10
When Doofinshmirtz unleashes his army of termites to eat all the wood in the tri-state area, Phineas and Ferb use their newfounded love of a cowboy life to herd the stampeding cattle back to the carnival, but with Agent P stuck in a room filling with lava, how will he survive?
#18 - Tree to Get Ready
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 23
Phineas and Ferb build super tree houses for themselves and Candace, but things get a little out of hand when a treehouse fight instigates. Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz plans to ruin a ceremony in his brother's honor.
#19 - Unfair Science Fair
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 46
Phineas and Ferb help Baljeet build a portal to Mars for a special Summer science fair. Candace competes against another girl for getting a job at Mr. Slushy Burger. Meanwhile, Doofenshmitz builds a bicarbonate volcano for the science fair, in yet another attempt to redeem himself from his embarrassing childhood, where we discover where the -inator suffix originated from.
#21 - Are You My Mummy?
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 13
Phineas and Ferb visit an Egyptian-themed movie theater and attempt to get a mummy of their own, but they end up capturing Candace, who is wrapped in toilet paper, while Doofenshmirtz tries to raise the city's water level so his real estate will become beachfront property.
#22 - Unfair Science Fair Redux (Another Story)
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 47
When Candace believes that no one wants to be around her anymore, she quickly steps through Baljeet's portal to Mars, where she is quickly heralded among the martians. Meanwhile, Perry accompanies Dr. Doofenshmirtz to help build his evil contraption for him to stop faster, with slightly less than pleasing results.
#24 - Dude, We're Gettin' the Band Back Together!
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 22
The boys locate their parents' favorite band, Love Handel, to perform a reunion concert in the backyard to make up Dad forgetting his wedding anniversary. Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz plans a surprise birthday party for his daughter, Vanessa.
#26 - Crack That Whip
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 27
The boys build a roller-derby rink for their grandma, who once was on a championship derby team, so she can skate against her onetime rival. Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz believes a statue of a bearded man is mocking him because he can't grow facial hair, leading him to create a machine to solve his problem for him.
#30 - It's About Time!
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 21
Phineas and Ferb find a time machine at a museum and travel back to the Jurassic Age. Meanwhile, Perry is sad when Doofenshmirtz replaces him with a new nemesis, Peter the Panda, so he confides in a relationship talk-show host.
#31 - Out to Launch
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 44
The boys build a rocket ship to get a good look at a star named for them, and Candace accidentally takes a ride with them just as she is trying to find the courage to ask Jeremy to a dance, while Isabella tries her best to do the same with Phineas. Meanwhile, Perry must stop Dr. Doofenshmirtz, who, not only is conveniently in space too, but has created a massive spacestation in an attempt to get revenge on "Huge-Hands-Hans".
#32 - To Love and Die in Dixie
Family Guy Season 3 - Episode 12
Chris chooses a robber out of a lineup, but after Peter accidentally tells the robber where the family lives, the Griffins are placed in the witness protection program. They are sent to the Deep South, where Chris makes a new friend, Sam. Peter questions the truth of a Civil War reenactment that showed the South winning the war, leading to Sam's father forbidding Sam from seeing Chris. Upset, Sam runs away with Chris and kisses him on the mouth. Chris tells Sam that he doesn't like boys and doesn't like him in a physical sense. The FBI agents guarding the Griffin house in Quahog accidentally tell the robber the location of the Griffins. Sam reveals to Chris that she is not a boy, but a girl. Then the robber arrives in the South, about to kill Chris, but the towns folk stop him just in time.
#37 - Journey to the Center of Candace
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 20
Phineas and Ferb build a shrinking submarine so they can go inside Isabella's dog and retrieve a sash the pet ate, but they accidentally end up in Candace's stomach instead. Meanwhile, Perry must stop Doofenshmirtz from destroying people who can't make up their mind.
#38 - The Fast and The Phineas
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 4
Phineas and Ferb enter the family car in an auto race, while Candace has to bust them and impress Jeremy. Meanwhile, Perry must stop Dr. Doofenshmirtz from deflating every inflatable object in the tri-state area.
#39 - 6th Grade Girls
Hey Arnold! Season 1 - Episode 9
Two girls from the sixth grade who are tired of the way that their boyfriends treat them, decide to take Arnold and Gerald to the school dance, but only to make their boyfriends jealous.
#41 - The Ballad of Badbeard
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 24
The boys set out on a high-seas adventure after learning about a mysterious pirate from their grandpa. Meanwhile, Candace spies Perry and Dr. Doofenschmirtz up to their old tricks, but is it all in her head?
#42 - Meet the Quagmires
Family Guy Season 5 - Episode 18
Death grants Peter's wish to go back in time to 1984 when he was 18, but only for one night. He ends up bailing on a date with Lois to hang out with a movie actress. When he returns to the present, he soon realizes that everything is anything but normal, as he is now married to the former actress, and Lois is with Quagmire. Meanwhile, Stewie, Chris and Meg have also taken on Quagmire's charming characteristics.
#44 - PTV
Family Guy Season 4 - Episode 14
After a “wardrobe malfunction” occurs during a live broadcast, the FCC begins to censor all of Peter’s favorite shows. As a result, Peter creates his own station, PTV, which broadcasts from the Griffin home. Peter and Brian create their own edgy programming until the FCC shows up to shut down PTV and censor all controversial material in Quahog.
#46 - Brian, The Bachelor
Family Guy Season 4 - Episode 7
"The Bachelorette" comes to Quahog and Brian is chosen to be a contestant. Brian does not like the show, but participates just to have a vacation only to wind up falling in love with the bachelorette. Meanwhile, Chris gets a nasty pimple on his cheek, which talks to Chris and likes to cause mischief.
#47 - Road to Rupert
Family Guy Season 5 - Episode 9
Brian sells Rupert at a garage sale. Stewie, who is upset with Brian, takes him cross country to Colorado to find his beloved teddy, and ends up having a ski-off to win back Rupert. Meanwhile, Peter loses his license, so Meg has to drive him around.
#50 - One Good Scare Ought to Do It!
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 39
When Isabella falls prey to hiccups, Phineas and Ferb gather the kids together to help scare them out of her, using a remote controlled haunted house. Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz sets out to destroy his mentor's hideout, so that no one could discover his secrets, but not if Perry has something to say about it!
#51 - I, Brobot
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 8
Phineas and Ferb clone themselves so they can complete more projects while Doofenschmirtz hovers over his girlfriend's house with a huge magnet to erase crazy messages on her answering machine, for the sake of recording new ones.
#52 - Hell Comes to Quahog
Family Guy Season 5 - Episode 3
After Peter uses Meg's money to buy himself a tank, she gets a job at the new Superstore in town. However, the Superstore puts all the shops in town out of business and sucks up the city's power supply. Brian and Stewie team up to save the town from the corporate giant.
#53 - Lights, Candace, Action!
Phineas and Ferb Season 1 - Episode 5
Upon hearing that her favorite play is being made a movie, Candace rushes to try for the lead, only to see that Phineas and Ferb have become the directors and changed the script to include a little more insanity. Meanwhile, Perry goes to Doofinshmirtz Evil Inc. to find out why Heinz has been so quiet lately.
#54 - One if by Clam, Two if by Sea
Family Guy Season 3 - Episode 4
When a hurricane strikes Quohog, everything is destroyed including The Drunken Clam, which is bought out by a Brit who turns it into an English pub. As it happens, pub owner Nigel Pinchley and his family move in next door to the Griffins, and Stewie tries to teach Nigel's Cockney-accented 3-year-old daughter how to speak proper English.
#56 - Road to Rhode Island
Family Guy Season 2 - Episode 13
When Brian offers to pick up Stewie from his Grandma and Grandpa's house, they miss their plane back and go on a cross-country journey back home. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois attempt to rekindle their relationship with some marriage videos.
#57 - Sibling Rivalry
Family Guy Season 4 - Episode 22
Peter gets a vasectomy and loses all his sex drive. Lois begins to gain weight, and as a result, Peter's regains his interest in his wife. When Lois' habits get out of control, she has a heart attack. The surgeon must remove Lois' fat to reach her heart, returning her to her normal weight. Meanwhile, Stewie's half-brother Bertram returns to confront him, where they have a war for control over the playground.
#61 - Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows
Family Guy Season 3 - Episode 17
When Brian is arrested for drunk driving, he's forced to do community service, which consists of helping Pearl, a middle-aged, agoraphobic, bitter woman. Meanwhile, Peter grows a beard and learns that a swallow has nested inside it.
#62 - Damn You, Telepathy!
Shin Chan Season 1 - Episode 22
“Fatboy Shin!” - Chicks don't dig fatties. Temptation is at every turn as porker Shin tries to slim down for his hot lady Nanako. “How I Went Down Under with my Kindergarten Teacher!” - It's an international incident when Miss Anderson and her boyfriend head to Australia for a vacation. Unfortunately for them, Shin's butt knows no borders. “How I Went Down Under with my Kindergarten Teacher: Part 2!” - Miss Anderson's vacation in Australia has turned into a desperate game of avoiding Shin's family. They're right across the hall… And one of them has no pants. “Ench’s Angels” - The imagination of a child is a dangerous thing which must be crushed at all costs. Thankfully, Ench's Angels and their action slacks are on the job.
#64 - Sally's Comet
Hey Arnold! Season 1 - Episode 30
Arnold and Gerald must turn off all the lights in the city if they want to see Sally's Comet.
#65 - When You Wish Upon a Weinstein
Family Guy Season 3 - Episode 22
The day that Peter buys volcano insurance is the day that Lois becomes fed up with their constant money problems. When Peter wishes for a Jewish "money guy" to help them, Max Weinstein comes to the rescue. After meeting Max, Peter decides Chris could be successful if he converted to Judaism as soon as possible, but the plans for a "quickie" bar mitzvah in Las Vegas are quickly foiled by Lois.
#66 - Sid's Revenge
Hey Arnold! Season 3 - Episode 15
Principal Wartz gives Sid a detention believeing he placed fake vomit so he could trip over, even though it wasn't Sid who put it there. As a result, Sid seeks revenge and reates 'Revenge Doll' of Wartz's face, like they do in tribes. He thinks he killed Wartz with the curse. Arnold thinks he's paranoid, even though there are a few clues hinting out that Wartz is dead.
#67 - Road to Europe
Family Guy Season 3 - Episode 20
Stewie is addicted to the British children's show "Jolly Farm Review" based on Mother Maggie, a benevolent figure who looks after kids on a farm. They stow away on a plane they think is bound for England. They are wrong, and soon they are in Saudi Arabia at the beginning of a long, strange trip back home. Back in the US, Peter and Lois have an odd encounter with the band Kiss.
#68 - Gratuitous Child Nudity
Shin Chan Season 1 - Episode 20
"Bed, Bath and Pooed On!" - Hiro returns home from another ball-bustin' day of work, but the busting's far from over! Charged with overseeing the weekly bath night, he's gonna be hard pressed as Hima makes a break for it. The culprit caught and all three incarcerated, the family relaxes in Mitzi's absence and shares in a little potty humor… But some potty's not so funny! "Planet of the Dogs!" - Unaware that he's drawn intergalactic interest, Shin's mistreatment of Whitey is about to turn against him! Abduction takes a twist as the misdemeanant minor finds himself in the custody of extraterrestrial curs, answerable for his crimes against dogkind. It's a weird feeling at first, being a pet… Threatened with euthanasia, Shin's four-legged friend proves his only comfort! "Planet of the Dogs 2: Holy Shih Tzu!" - Shin and Whitey are set to escape when they learn of their new master's plan to take over the canine-infested planet… Snoop Doggy, Doggy style! Their freedom foiled by Shin's stomach, the big dogs are sicced on the ugly pink raisin and his British-breed cohort as they flee to the castle. But when the guards are overpowered, Shin's olfactory overload might be their last hope!
#70 - Lucky Bastard Fever!
Shin Chan Season 2 - Episode 5
“Mr. Penny Builds Her Dream House” – Penny holds Shin’s ass hostage, forcing him to play a little role reversal “house,” Penny-style! “I’m gonna be the daddy who rules the roost with an iron fist and you’ll be my wife who looks slutty so I’ll like you!” But when Shin has trouble staying in character, Maso’s recruited into the act… Now it’s your turn to wear the man-boobies! “Blowing Me Softly!” – It’s Friday night and Mitzi’s lost the draw… She’ll have to blow dry the holy terror Hima after bath time! (Hiro doesn’t do the blowing in this marriage!) After all, one of her children needs to look presentable! Will Hima’s hair be dried? Will cowlicks be prevented? Will they ever have the budget again for that sweet animation from earlier? “Lucky Bastard Fever Episode 1: Rise of the Pecker!” – There’s a new menace after our favorite superhero, and he’s discovered Action Bastard’s alter-ego… Or should I say Bruce Bastard? It’s silly having an alias when Bastard’s your last name, you hang with the same chick, and there’s an Action Bastard logo on your sleeve! But I digress! It’s time to manhandle this Flying Pecker ‘til he’s limp!