Disney Television Animation's Emmy Award-winning series Phineas and Ferb pays homage to ABC's hit series LOST with a special episode on Monday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Disney XD. “Lost in Danville” portrays stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb discovering a mysterious locked capsule in their backyard and struggling to open it, only to discover they have unleashed something they cannot control. Meanwhile, Perry the Platypus learns that Dr. Doofenshmirtz has been abducted and tracks him to Seattle where the evil scientist Professor Mystery has his own sinister plan.
The story was penned by LOST co-creator and writer Damon Lindelof, and features the vocal talents of fan-favorite Terry O’Quinn (LOST’s John Locke) as Professor Mystery, plus Jane Kaczmarek and Rob Morrow as capsule inhabitants Denise and Bernie. The episode will air almost 10 years to the day from when the island drama premiered on televisions worldwide. Disney announced the special during a Phineas and Ferb panel this summer at Comic-Con.
The regular series follows Phineas Flynn and his English stepbrother Ferb Fletcher on summer vacation. Each day, the boys embark on some grand new project to the annoyance of their sister, Candace. The B-Plot almost always features Perry the Platypus working as a spy ("Agent P") for the OWCA (Organization Without a Cool Acronym), fighting an evil scientist named Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. The two plots intersect at the end to erase all traces of the boys' involvement just before Candace can expose it to their parents.
We now know the mysterious capsule is a variant of the hatch, and there will be at least one polar bear. What else could Lindelof have in store? I, for one, would love to hear Mystery say, “Don’t tell me what I can’t do!”