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* TheQuietOne: Ferb usually gets about one to three lines an episode (singing notwithstanding). Notable exceptions include "The Lizard Whisperer", "What Do It Do?", and "Excaliferb".
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[[folder:R]]
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: At the beginning of the second Meap episode, the animators who made its trailers were described as a "ragtag group".
* RaisedByWolves: Dr. Doofenshmirtz claims he was raised by a family of ocelots after his birth family disowned him.
* RaptorAttack: In "Mandace", Doofenshmirtz is turned into a dinosaur that he calls a ''Velociraptor'', but has little specific resemblance to ''Velociraptor'' besides its size and generic theropod shape.
* ARareSentence: Absolutely tonnes. They're practically a staple of the show. The ClipShow episode "Phineas' Birthday Clip-O-Rama!" sums many of them up nicely, after being prompted by the line "Super-suit-generated egg renderings always make me a bit peckish":
-->"Nothing says 'mother's love' like a gigantic robotic platypus butt."\\
"Why am I wearing a turtle on my head?"\\
"I wanna float around! ...like ''men''."\\
"Am I sweating milk?!"\\
"Gotta go, Stacy. Good luck with that llama legislation!"\\
"Run for your lives! It's Gnome-a-geddon!"\\
"Stickiness is the most underrated of all the -nesses".\\
"[[NoodleIncident I knew I should have gotten the down payment on the elephant.]]"\\
"It looks a little like a rhesus monkey wearing a powdered wig."\\
"Oh no, you did ''not'' just tell me to hench."\\
"What, you think we should have ''more'' Bulgarian folk-related elements?"\\
"I'll be in the dairy section if you want to come yell at some cheese."\\
"Dad, you might want to wipe the Queen off your face."\\
"I too feel a certain element of kebab-ism."\\
"Definitely the giant floating baby head."\\
"I am to metaphor-cheese as metaphor-cheese is to transitive-verb crackers."\\
"I just discovered why cows and frogs don't date."\\
"Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Taffeta... make a note of that."\\
"I'm calling Mom... and I am ''not'' using the banana this time!"
** From "Candace Gets Busted:"
--> '''Doofenshmirtz:''' Oh, Vanessa! Thank goodness you're here! A platypus has tied me up in my own pants!
--> '''Vanessa:''' How did my life get to the point where that is not a strange sentence to me?
** From "Der Kinderlumper":
-->'''Stacy:''' Can't this thing go any faster?!
-->'''Candace:''' I got the fennel pedal all the way to the rutabaga metal! And, yes, I know that's a weird sentence.
** From "The Temple of Juatchadoon":
--> '''[[IdenticalGrandson Ohio Flynn]]:''' [[ItMakesSenseInContext We've gotta lure that corn colossus away from those backup singers!]]
--> '''Isabella:''' OMG, coolest sentence ''ever''! Somebody write that down!
--> '''Rhode Island Fletcher:''' ''*Writes that down*''
* ReactiveContinuousScream: In "Comet Kermillian", between Candace and a [[EverythingsNuttierWithSquirrels squirrel]]. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* ReadingsBlewUpTheScale: Phineas' cute meter in "The Chronicles of Meap".
* RealSongThemeTune: "Today Is Gonna Be a Great Day" by BowlingForSoup, though it was written for the show.
* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Averted, especially with Isabella; despite wearing pink and having a fondness for unicorns, she's also beaten Buford at sports, expressed a fondness for gross things and saved her love interest Phineas from trouble about as much as he's saved her. Plus her [[GreatBigBookOfEverything Fireside Girls' manual]] includes a lesson on car maintenance.
* RealityHasNoSubtitles: PlayedWith in the episode "Tri-Stone Area". The characters speak in cave-man jibberish, and no sub-titles are given. Of course, if you know all the {{Catch Phrase}}s, {{Running Gag}}s and things that happen OnceAnEpisode, you pretty much know what they're saying, just from the situation and inflections used. The creators [[BreakingTheFourthWall break in]] in stop-motion animation, and [[DiscussedTrope talk about this]]:
-->'''Jeff "Swampy" Marsh''': Whoa, whoa, whoa. So--so they're just gonna be talking in "cave-talk"?
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: At least within the show's context, Linda is actually an aversion. She does love her sons, but she's absolutely the ''only'' authority figure shown who has who has the ''slightest'' disagreement with the things Phineas and Ferb do. The episode "What Do It Do?" also shows that when the unusual crops up, her ability to go completely bonkers over it can ''even rival Candace''.
** Although they are a bit on the [[CloudCuckooLander goofy side]], Lawrence, Major Monogram, and Phineas and Ferb's two sets of grandparents play this straight.
* {{Reconstruction}}: The premise for this show sounds supisciously like all the cartoons you watched back in TheNineties got mashed together in your head, especially the {{animal super|heroes}}spy and OnceAnEpisode songs part. And damn they do a good job of it!
* RecordNeedleScratch
** "That Sinking Feeling" has it when the romantic cruise turns out to be for Baljeet; Isabella had been hoping Phineas finally noticed her feelings.
** Also in "Comet Kermellian" when she says too much about her feelings.
** "Lights, Candace, Action" has it when we get a toes-to-nose shot of Candace in a beautiful gown that ends with her wearing a monster head.
** This is actually quite common. A gentle wake-up scene for Candace gets one when she realizes Perry's on her bed, for instance, or the boys spotting Perry with his fedora.
** Used in "The Wizard of Odd" whenever Phineas and Ferb offered Candace a more fun way to Bustopolis.
** In "When Worlds Collide" there's an ''actual'' record scratch when Lawrence takes the needle off of an LP, even though he and Linda are listening on headphones.
* RecurringExtra: The businessman and his nagging wife.
** All eight boys who rode the first rollercoaster with Phineas and Ferb have a goodly number of appearances in crowd scenes. However, only Dimitri Popaunicolas ever plays an important role in any episode: he holds a red balloon in the rodeo in 'Robot Rodeo',[[BullSeeingRed angering the mechanical bulls]]. Buford actually lampshades the group's status (or, at least, the status of the trio formed by Pedro, Dimitri, and the boy who remembers Irving) as extras in the episode with the second rollercoaster, stealing the poster to ride for free, noting that he deserves to ride more than them, because they are extras.
** Django was typically the first person to show up in any crowd for the first season, culminating in his own plot, after which he rarely shows up.
* ReCut: "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation" has an extended edition that restores a cut song.
* RedHeadedHero: Phineas.
* RedHerring: Quite literally, in "The Lake Nose Monster". But the Red Herring leads them to Nosey, so it's not a red herring, but it is. Gosh, did they just put that in to confuse people? ([[BluntYes Why, yes]]. [[RunningGag Yes they did]].) Also the pineapple in "Elementary, My Dear Stacy".
** In "Remains of the Platypus", Doofensmirtz has brainwashed Perry to think he's a butler. Carl laments "Oh, if only you had your hat", and there's an entire sub-plot about Linda finding it. [[spoiler: It doesn't do anything, and Perry breaks out of the brainwashing because of a NoteToSelf instead]]. The ''song'' lampshades this!
* RedOniBlueOni: Phineas and Ferb, respecively. Also, Candace and Stacy.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:The robot Candace in "Where's Perry?"]]
** [[spoiler:Ballooney in "Meapless in Seattle", though [[DisneyDeath he is "revived"]].]]
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Any creation by the boys, Doofenshmirtz, or anyone else will be undone by the end of episode and not mentioned again, even though some of them have incredible world-changing potential, such as a pair of ''{{Stargate}}''-style teleportation rings.
** Subverted when Phineas mentions "A jellybean-based monetary system for emerging nations...I dunno, I'm just not feeling it!"
*** [[JustifiedTrope Well they are]] ''[[JustifiedTrope kids]]'', and it's implied to be averted outright when the boys get older in time-travel episodes.
* ReferenceOverdosed: The show as a whole has a ''lot'' of shout-outs, many of which count as {{Parental Bonus}}es.
** The episodes "Out to Launch" and "The Chronicles of Meap." Try to count all the sci-fi shout-outs (or just the ''StarWars'' ones, if you can't keep up).
** And while we're on the subject, try counting all of the shout-outs in "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars" and "Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel" too.
* RefugeInAudacity: This is the reason the boys' mom never believes Candace.
** In a meta example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3H18bkKyG8 they got a song glorifying weaponry past the radar.]] [[http://phineasandferb.wikia.com/wiki/Weaponry And here are the lyrics.]] They win.
* RegionalRiff: Lots of those, for any time the cast members are traveling via imagination or literally.
** Including the Theremin of Outer Space in "My Ride from Outer Space"
** "It's a Mexican-Jewish Cultural Festival!"
* RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun: Candace traveled through time, wrestled alligators and was once the queen of Mars. Useful bits when Stacy or Phineas need to remind her of her self-worth.
* RepetitiveName: According to the credits, Carl's full name is Carl Karl, apparently as a way to clear up confusion on the topic (his name being spelled differently before).
* ResetButton: PlayedForLaughs, especially with the convoluted and improbable ways P&F's schemes get undone before their mom can see what happens.
* RetiredBadass: The "Doof Dynasty" version of Perry.
* RetroactiveWish: The recurring woman who chastises her husband "Did you think [[[ContrivedCoincidence something they need that was just cast off by Doof or the boys]]] was just going to fall out of the sky?" is proved wrong [[RunningGag again]]:
--> '''Woman:''' Okay... What, did you think a million dollars was just going to fall out of the sky? \\
''[[[{{Beat}} Nothing happens]]]'' \\
'''Man:''' [[GenreSavvy It doesn't work that way.]] \\
'''Woman:''' Well, how ''does'' it work, then!?
* RevealingCoverup: In "Where's Perry? - Part 1", Doofenshmirtz had an inator that'd keep everyone's gym equipment locked away so people would be too out of shape to prevent him from taking over. After Perry the Platypus destroyed that inator and left, Doof revealed to Norm that was just to trick Perry into thinking he wasn't up to anything else. Doof's real plan was using another inator to turn Major Monogram evil so he'd take over the O.W.C.A.
** Actually, Perry didn't even get to destroy the -inator. Doofenshmirtz pressed the self destruct button while Perry watched. The expression on his face said: "I missed my family vacation for this?"
* ReversePolarity: Phineas and Ferb say this in "Doofapus" when they make their smoothie maker able to turn things back into solids.
* RewindReplayRepeat: Although they only do one replay; Perry was trying to determine whether Doof's Dull-and-Boring-inator had fired before being destroyed. It had.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Meap is made of this.
** Baby Perry.
*** And Perry in general.
** Also, Mitch, when he [[spoiler:shoots himself with a beam of pure cutonium that he had extracted from Dr. D.]]
*** Let's put it simply and make that every darn member of his and Meap's kind.
** The chinchillas in "Der Kinderlumper" (until they are hit by Doofenshmirtz's inator).
* RidiculouslyFastConstruction: One episode lampshades this by having Phineas begin building a submarine at the same time Isabella begins making a cheese sandwich. When Isabella returns with the sandwich, Phineas is just finishing up the submarine.
** Lampshaded again the second time they build a submarine (to search for Buford's missing fish), complete with fourth wall breakage
--> '''Ferb:''' It usually takes us a montage.
** Also lampshaded in Candace Disconnected, in which Phineas tells Candace that it took 40 years to come up with cellular phone technology, so they can build her one in 38 minutes. And they build two. With teleporter functionality.
*** Not to mention in "Just Passing Through" when Baljeet complains that "You can build a roller coaster in a day, but it takes you 12 minutes to pump up a tire?!"
* RightBehindMe: One of the many reasons Doofenshmirtz has been beaten up by big characters.
** In "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbstein" [[IdenticalGrandson Constance]] uses this, word-for-word.
** Candace once manages to do a [[RightInFrontOfMe Right In Front Of Me]]. To clarify, she's insulting the animals that are in front of her, not realizing that a [[AnimalSpeak animal translator]] is right behind her.
* RogerRabbitEffect: The SpinOff ''Take Two With Phineas and Ferb''. See SpinOff below.
** It's been said the theatrical film will feature this.
** The second Musical Cliptastic Countdown has live action hosts/guest stars, unusually for the show.
* RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead: The episode "Isabella and the Temple of Sap" chronicles the lengths that the titular character and her Fireside Girls troop are prepared to go through to get an [[MacGuffin object]] used by the boys in the previous episode, as well as Pinky the Chihuahua's fight against his evil nemesis, Professor Poofenplotz.
* RousingSpeech: In "Lizard Whisperer", [[spoiler:Ferb's apparently been taking lessons from [[LordOfTheRings Aragorn]]]] and it's his ''CrowningMomentOfAwesome''!
** Phineas gets one in "Meatloaf Surprise" as well.
** Candace makes one in "Perry the Actorpus".
* RousseauWasRight: TheBigBad is not evil.
** Averted in the movie; Doof2 had a far less traumatizing BackStory, but is EvilerThanThou.
* RoyaltiesHeir: Heinz Doofenshmirtz invented a device that corrects people's eyesight and the royalty checks he receives for this make him feel uncomfortable that one of his inventions is being used to do good.
* RuleOfFunny: Loaded with it.
* RummageFail: Doofenshmirtz's remotes in "Lawn Gnome Beach Party Of Terror".
* RunningGag: The show masters this to perfection.
** Particularly the catchphrases. Just ''look'' at the entry! Almost all of these things are said once every ten-minute episode!
* {{Ruritania}}: Drusselstein.
* RushmoreRefacement: "Candace Loses Her Head".
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[[folder:S]]
* SadisticChoice: In "The Beak", Phineas and Ferb have to pick between Isabella falling to her death or letting a billboard fall on people. [[TakeAThirdOption Third option?]] There are two components of The Beak. Phineas (in control of the upper body) somehow gets out to save Isabella and Ferb (in control of the lower body) takes care of the falling billboard.
* SadistShow: Explicitly averted by the creators as mentioned in this [[http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/11/mf_phineasandferb/ article.]]
* SanityBall: Whenever Candace is in full busting mode, expect her to drop this.
** And during a few of Doof's more absurd schemes, most notably the one in "Perry Lays an Egg".
* SanitySlippage: Candace is having a sort of series-wide version, due to her busting attempts and hallucinations becoming more and more [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] as the the show goes on.
** PlayedForLaughs in "Bully Bromance Breakup". Baljeet insists on climbing Danville Mountain with only his natural strength. Unfortunately, Phineas and Ferb can't stand not building anything. Eventually...
-->'''Phineas:''' ICE CHALET!!! ''(runs off at the speed of light)''\\
'''Ferb:''' If we hadn't been able to invent something soon, I was going to scream.
* SapientCetaceans: The OWCA has whale agents. In addition, a dolphin is apparently one of the world leaders in this universe.
* SarcasmBlind: This moment in "The Mom Attractor" shows that Phineas doesn't exactly seem to grasp the notion of it:
---> '''Phineas:''' Well, y'know how we do something new every day?
---> '''Candace:''' (Pulling a priceless false-shocked expression) Noo...
--->''{{Beat}}''
---> '''Phineas:''' ...Oh, well, we try to build some big project, or do something-
---> '''Candace:''' [[DeadpanSnarker I'm aware of the concept, Phineas, I was just being sarcastic.]]
---> '''Phineas:''' [[SarcasmBlind ...Really? Hey, that was pretty good. Wow, I totally fell for it. Ferb, I totally fell for it!]]
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Some fans feel this way about Jeremy when he was first introduced. Later episodes like "Nerdy Dancing" and "The Lizard Whisperer" seem to be trying to develop him a bit more.
** Played straighter by Stacy's boyfriend Coltrane and Vanessa's ex-boyfriend Johnny due to their overall lack of appearances.
* SaveTheVillain: Them being {{Friendly Enem|y}}ies, Perry often saves Doofenshmirtz when the latter is in life-threatening danger.
* SavingChristmas: Subverted, [[spoiler:Christmas was never actually in any danger; Santa Claus arranged the entire plot so that, among other things, Phineas could get a shot at doing this.]]
* SawItInAMovieOnce: Doofenshmirtz uses a villain deathtrap on Perry, saying he "saw it in [[Film/JamesBond a movie]] once."
** He then goes on to add that he "didn't see the end, but [[BondVillainStupidity it seemed pretty foolproof]]."
*** To be fair, it was the laser scene from ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', which Bond didn't actually escape (the villain turned it off after deciding to use him in a ploy rather than kill him).
** Also, in "That Sinking Feeling", Phineas claims they've seen [[Film/{{Titanic}} a movie about a cruise ship sinking]], and it seemed to have worked wonders for the romantic aspect of the film, which is where they got the idea for Baljeet's date with Mishti.
* ScareEmStraight: Smile Away Reformatory School from "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted"
* SceneryCensor:
** Doofenshmirtz, while explaining his plan to flood the coast and make his house beachfront property, rips off his outfit to reveal... The edges of a speedo peeking out from above the wooden railing in front of him.
** Happened to Ferb once too. Good thing he had that giant spool...
*** More than once, actually-- it happened again in Swiss Family Phineas.
* ScienceFair: The subject of two episodes, appropriately named "Unfair Science Fair" and "Unfair Science Fair Redux".
* ScienceMarchesOn: Baljeet says this word for word in "Cranius Maximus", though in context he was expressing the trope ForScience.
* ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder: Doofenshmirtz, following the example of the mad scientist at the top illustration of the trope page, has a big lever as a on/off switch for the lights. He also has an obsession with installing self-destruction buttons and other buttons or dials that actually make it easier for Perry the Platypus to thwart Doof's plans. Even the titular characters aren't completely immune to the self-destruction button obsession as evidenced when they built a Rainbow-inator.
* SchizoTech: While arguably invoked all the time, the episode "Doof Dynasty" shines a bright spotlight on it. Taking place in 1542 in China, they often talk about Phineas and Ferb using "tech slightly more advanced than we have today."
* ScoobyDoobyDoors:
** In "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!"
** And again in "Phineas and Ferb's Hawaiian Vacation".
** A variation appears in the song "Livin' in a Funhouse".
* ScoutOut: The Fireside Girls. A picture of them is at the trope's page.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: From "Lotsa Latkes"
--> "I don't have to put up with this, I'm part of the greatest generation!"
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Buford, when [[IdenticalStranger "Candace"]] says something weirdly out of character in "Make Play".
** Also done by Perry when he discovers Doofenshmirtz's plan in "Perry Lays an Egg".
* TheScream: Ashley Tisdale, AKA Candace, is ''very'' good at screaming.
* SecretChaser: Candace.
* SecretKeeper: Stacy, as of "Happy Birthday Isabella".
** Perry (as of "Sipping With The Enemy"), Carl (as of "Thanks But No Thanks") and Stacy (as of "Druselsteinoween") are this in regards to Monty and Vanessa's relationship.
* SecretIngredient: In "Meatloaf Surprise", the secret ingredient in the Doofenshmirtz family meatloaf recipe is hate. "Usually it's love, but Great-Grandma Gretel had some issues."
* SeeThruSpecs: "No More Bunny Business", where Phineas and Ferb created X-Ray Glasses.
* SeinfeldianConversation: Buford and Baljeet occasionally have conversations like this. The most straightforward example would be from "Backyard Hodge Podge", when they discuss what a vegetarian turned zombie would eat.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: The waterbuck in "Where's Perry?"
* SelectiveGravity: In this case, gravity applies to most things, but not to Perry's fedora hat, to give an example.
* SelfDeprecation: In ''Spa Day'':
-->'''Candace:''' I'm sorry we had to clean up everything we destroyed... and had to rebuild it. I'm especially sorry I made us miss our spa appointment. But most of all, I'm sorry for being a bad friend. I was just trying to impress Jeremy and I lost sight--\\
'''Stacy:''' Okay, you can stop that right now. You're starting to sound like [[HannahMontana one]] of [[DisneyChannel those TV shows we like to make fun of]].
** Done to cartoon makers in "Out of Toon".
* SelfParody: In "The Wizard of Odd", the credits contain the song "Rusted", a parody of the earlier Phineas and Ferb song "Busted".
** Also "Perry the Teenage Girl" (parodying Perry's regular theme) and "Couldn't Kick My Way Into Her Heart" (parodying "Snuck Your Way Into My Heart").
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Baljeet and Buford, respectively.
* SensitivityTraining: In one episode, the Flynn-Fletchers were sailing and Baljeet and Buford were watching over Perry the Platypus for them, which kept him from responding to Major Monogram's call. Monogram commented he couldn't send another animal agent because all of them were doing sensitivity training.
** In another episode, Major Monogram was doing sensitivity training and his response to Carl saying animal agents were exempt from it suggested what Monogram needed the training for.
* SentientCosmicForce: Candace think that there's one preventing her from busting her brothers. Whether there actually is one is ambiguous.
* SeriesGoal: For Candace: Bust the boys. For Doof: Take over the [[LargeHam ENTIRE TRI-STATE AREA!!!!!!!!!!]]
** Phineas and Ferb, by contrast, accomplish their goal every day.
* SeriousBusiness: In the Clip Show episode, Perry gets called into the OWCA headquarters so that they can tell him that his performance has been suffering. It turns out that they mean that his entrances have been getting boring, not that his mission performances have been poor. The look on Perrys face indicates that he is very upset by this.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Fireside Girl Gretchen has moments of this, as does Baljeet. Gretchen even used the word 'sesquipedalian'.
** Good luck understanding/knowing half of the words Buford and Candace say in "Let's Take a Quiz".
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Future Candace in "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo".
** Who, as often happens, is the one who [[MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight Made Wrong What Once Went Right]].
* SewerGator: Candace fights one in "Fireside Girls Jamboree".
* SexBot: Baljeet's backup singers in the song "Takin' on the Big Brain" in "Cranius Maximus".
* ShaggyDogStory:
** Candace earning all 50 patches of the Fireside Girls to get tickets to the Paisley Sideburn Brothers concert, only to learn that Isabella could bring guests with her.
** A lot of episodes end like this for [[CosmicPlaything Candace]] or [[ButtMonkey Doofenshmirtz]].
** "Canderemy" is an episode where Stacy challenges Candace's loyalty, demanding the duo spend time together without any mention of Candace's boyfriend Jeremy. Candace becomes [[BodyHorror literally stuck]] on Jeremy, and has to hide him while spending the day with Stacy. The two get unstuck just in time to prevent Stacy from seeing him. Immediately after he leaves and it seems Candace has succeeded in hiding him, Stacy anticlimactically reveals she knew he was there the whole time. At first it seems like a subversion since Candace did refrain from calling attention to him, but she definitely devoted more energy to hiding Jeremy than she did spending time with Stacy.
* ShakingTheRump: Unintentionally done by Candace a couple of times because [[SquirrelsInMyPants she has squirrels in her pants]].
** Intentionally done by the Fireside Girls in "Waggle Dance"
* ShapedLikeItself: The song "Little Brothers". Also, "Space Adventure! It's an adventure in space!"
** "That's a very nice imitation of yourself, Candace."
* ShapeshifterShowdown: Doofenshmirtz and Perry have one in "Phineas and Ferb: Hawaiian Vacation!", though this is a rare example where neither of them have any control of what creatures they turn into, so they just have to make the most of it.
* ShipperOnDeck: Candace/Jeremy also gets support from basically everybody but [[EnfantTerrible Suzy]].
** Judging from this bit, Phineas seems to be a Ferb/Vanessa shipper.
-->'''Phineas:''' Hey, where's Vanessa?\\
'''Ferb:''' [[NotWhatItLooksLike She went off with someone else]].\\
'''Phineas:''' That's too bad. [[HypocriticalHumor I thought the two of you, you know, a boy, a girl, alone, in the City of Love -- I thought romance was a forgone conclusion!]]
** Doofenshmirtz seems to be a Johnny/Vanessa shipper, despite what one would expect. In an in-character DVDCommentary for "The Chronicles of Meap", however, he objects to Ferb hitting on Vanessa.
* ShipTease: Phineas and Isabella, constantly.
** It's ''almost'' confirmed in "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo", when Amanda refers to Isabella as her aunt. A twist is added when Candace points out that Isabella will still be an aunt if she marries Ferb. Then [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Ferb starts flirting with her]].
** This is it, Isabella (and Phinbella shippers)! She's finally going to spend some time alone with Phineas at the end of "Canderemy"!! [[spoiler:Oh wait,there was that second Combine-inator beam.]]
** Midway through "Candace Disconnected", Phineas teleports directly in front of Isabella, so close that his nose is literally touching hers. She acts her normal flirtatious way, but Phineas doesn't get it when he teleports away, [[ObliviousToLove as usual]]. Still, it's the closest those two have ever gotten to a kiss. [[spoiler:[[LaserGuidedAmnesia That they both remember, anyway]].]]
** The creators seem to like teasing ''lots'' of different pairings, actually -- aside from the {{Official Couple}}s they've also dropped hints that Baljeet may have a crush on Isabella, Vanessa flirts with Jeremy at one point before quickly losing interest, and Albert's interaction with Candace...
** Baljeet and Ginger get a little in "Bee Day" and "Bee Story". It's the first time we see them actually interact. Baljeet tells Phineas to wait a little while he talks with Ginger. And Ginger actually listed to what Baljeet was talking about where he said earlier most people either leave or fall asleep by that point.
* ShowDontTell: Defied in one episode to parody the SilentBob trope.
* ShowWithinAShow: "Horse In A Bookcase", as seen in "What A Croc!".
* ShownTheirWork: Though they do sometimes forget to do this, there are plenty of examples. Take, for example, the Tsiolkovsky rocket equation gag from "Out to Launch". With the obvious exception of the bomb/smiley face punchline, that ''is'' what the Tsiolkovsky rocket equation looks like.
** Take this line from the song "X-Ray Eyes".
-->''Sometimes photons behave like a wave,''
-->''But they're particles when you reflect 'em.''
** The Lion-Tiger-Bear Guy from "The Wizard of Odd". No, it's not just a pun on the famous quote, there ''is'' an animal in the original Wizard of Oz book that is a hybrid of all those animals.
** In "Tour de Ferb", it's noted that [[ItMakesSenseInContext holding a wombat close to one's face]] is not a good idea. Considering how strong and aggressive wombats can be in real life, this is TruthInTelevision.
** In "Doofapus", Doofenshmirtz mentions that platypuses are in the genus ''Ornithorhynchus'' and come from eastern Australia.
** In "Where's Perry?", Ferb accurately describes the discovery of the platypus by European scientists, even mentioning that it was George Shaw who wrote the description of the species in 1798.
** The bird that comes to perch on the rhino agent in "What'd I Miss?" is a yellow-billed oxpecker, a species that is actually known to be symbiotic with rhinos in real life. [[MisplacedWildlife What it was doing in North America]], on the other hand...
** "Primal Perry" mentions platypuses having venomous spurs and shows Perry using his bill to probe the bottom of a pond.
** The show sometimes notes that platypuses sweat milk. As female platypuses do not have teats, they secrete milk directly from the skin on their belly, thus, in a way, sweating milk.
** Many of the facts stated about bee biology in "Bee Day" and "Bee Story" are correct.
** The documentary Candace watches in "Perry Lays an Egg" mentions the scientific name of the green sea turtle, ''Chelonia mydas''.
** "The Return of the Rogue Rabbit" has several characters identifying rabbits as lagomorphs and specifically saying that they are not rodents.
** Though the cave salamander in "Save Summer" is colored more similarly to a surface-dwelling salamander, external gills and lack of eyes are common traits among cave salamanders in real life.
* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/PhineasAndFerb Has its own page]].
* SphereEyes: To the point where they try to replicate this in a live-action musical tour. [[{{Squick}} The results aren't exactly pleasant]].
* SiblingRivalry: A one-sided case with Doofenshmirtz and his brother.
** Also a less extreme, but also one-sided example would be Candace against her brothers, though when the boys aren't inventing, the three get along just fine.
** Lawrence has a friendly one with his brother (who doesn't know that Lawrence holds back in all their competitions)
* SiblingTeam: The titular brothers, especially when the rest of the gang isn't around.
* SiblingTriangle: Quantum Boogaloo" reveals that Isabella is going to marry one of the Flynn-Fletcher brothers. It will probably be Phineas, but Ferb seems to hint that he's keeping his options open.
** Or maybe not. Amanda could have called Isabella 'Aunt Isabella' in the sense that she's so close to the family that she's like an aunt.
* SiblingYinYang: In many ways, Phineas and Ferb, though they see this a more of an advantage than a drawback. (Well, ''technically'', they're stepbrothers, but they never refer to themselves as such).
** Also, both the boys and Candace.
* SickEpisode: Phineas, Ferb, Isabella and Baljeet are all in bed with colds in "Brain Drain". Buford is just being lazy though. [[spoiler:Though Buford ends up catching a real illness by the end of the episode.]]
** Candace had one in "Put that Putter Away", forcing her to hire Stacy to do the brother-busting for her.[[spoiler:,until the end of the episode where Stacy is sick as well]]
** Doof has been too impaired for efficient evil at least twice; once with a hangover and a second time with a bad cold.
* SigilSpam: One of the main symbols of the show is the triangle, since Phineas' head is shaped as such. Thus, it's put ''everywhere'' when a mono-color background is used (most of the time for a song).
* SilentBob: Ferb.
* SilentPartner: Ferb, mostly.
* SilentSnarker: Perry is a ''master'' at this.
-->'''Doofenshmirtz:''' You're not going to tell me? Is this because you don't speak, or are you just being a jerk?
** Ferb could count since he rarely talks, and spends more time rolling his eyes at the weirdness of his peers. He does some {{Deadpan Snark|er}}ing too, though.
* SimpleMindedWisdom: In "The Temple of Juatchadoon". [[ChekhovsGun Twice]].
--> "Or we could just hit it with a rock."
* SimpletonVoice: Doofenshmirtz has a ''bizarre'' voice that not only tells you in a second that he is a total idiot, but also that he is [[ObviouslyEvil evil]] and certifiably insane.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Isabella never had a crush on anyone but Phineas.
** Except the Beak. [[TwoPersonLoveTriangle Who turned out to be Phineas]] ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Ferb]]).
* SitcomArchnemesis: Doof and Rodney really have this thing going between them.
* SinisterSchnoz: Doofenshmirtz has a long nose. [[AffablyEvil Sinister, though...]]
* SkirtsAndLadders:
** One of Candace's inventions (long story) is picked up by Doofenshmirtz's hook, she's forced to dangle from the edges while Stacy hangs onto her legs. She glances up her skirt but quickly looks down after that.
** Doofenshmirtz is very close in getting an upskirt view of Candace in TheMovie while the main characters dangle in chains above a lava pit, but for most of the time, he was looking down.
* SkywardScream: During Candace's BigNo from "Gaming the System".
** Parodied in the song "Way of the Platypus"
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Candace gets [[ChewToy put through the wringer]] practically OnceAnEpisode, but like [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Wile E. Coyote]] it's only her "busting" obsession that puts her there. The Fireside Girls do a fair amount of physical gags, too.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Extremely idealistic, as long as creativity isn't crushed.
* SlowClap: Doof in "Phineas and Ferb and the Temple of Juatchadoon". And Norm, about a minute later.
-->'''Doof''': Way too soon for a callback, Norm!
** Also in "Where's Perry"
-->'''Monogram''': Carl, you slow clapping fiend!
* SnapBack: Doofenshmirtz seems to get into very compromising situations (some of which seem out-and-out irreversible) and be okay again by the next episode.
** Every object in the Universe is expanded to 9 times its size by Phineas and Ferb's growth elixir in "Attack of the Fifty Foot Sister", but is somehow reversed later offscreen.
*** Or not... Once every object in the universe was hit, relative sizes all matched again. If it never got corrected, who would know?
** [[spoiler:Candace disintegrating into dust at the end of "The Curse of Candace"]]. (Granted, it's implied that Phineas and Ferb try to fix that one, but that still doesn't explain [[spoiler:Candace seemingly being a vampire for that episode]].)
** In "It's About Time", Monogram appears to have been hit by Doof's -inator of the day offscreen, turning him into a immobile statue. This isn't shown to be fixed by the end of the episode.
** Invoked in "Agent Doof", where [[spoiler:Phineas, Ferb, Linda, and the Fireside Girls are all turned into babies by the end of the episode]], causing Candace to hope that everything is back to normal by the next episode.
* SnipeHunt: In "Undercover Carl", Major Monogram sends Perry on a ''literal'' wild goose chase because Phineas and Ferb were allegedly involved in Doofenshmirtz's daily scheme, and he feels that Perry is too close to the case. [[spoiler:He finds the goose.]]
* SnowcloneTitle: Quite a lot. Heck, there was even one ''in the Japanese version''.
* SophisticatedAsHell: In "Nerdy Dancin'":
-->'''Phineas''': So, brother of mine, what endeavor shall we engage in today?\\
''(Jeremy walks up to Phineas and Ferb)''\\
'''Phineas''': Hey, Jeremy. What's the haps, big guy?
* SorryILeftTheBGMOn: Stacy's Song "Little Brothers".
** Doofenshmirtz sets up a trap with a piano hanging over the door. As the trap is revealed dramatic music plays ... from a man sitting at the piano.
** Again in "She's The Mayor".
* SoloDuet: Two counts; the first in 'Mom's Birthday' with a recorded version of Candace and Candace singing live. The second is from 'Split Personality' where the two Candaces sing a duet about how happy they are to be separate.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Considering much of the show's humor revolves around deconstructing its own established structure, there have been too many examples of this to list. In particular, the 3rd and 4th seasons have episodes that take place in alternate dimensions/timelines (Ancient China, Indiana Jones, caveman, etc) which let them really change the dynamics.
* SoundtrackDissonance: "It's a Perfect Day" playing while Candace is being chased by a mob of angry animals.
** To a lesser extent, the spa day was accompanied by a rap song.
* SpaghettiKiss: Almost done in "Summer Belongs to You"....with [[HoYay Buford and Baljeet]].
* SpeciesSurname: All of the O.W.C.A. Agents.
* SpeechImpairedAnimal: Perry.
* TheSpeechless: Again, Perry. He is an animal, after all.
* SpellingSong: From "Tip of the Day":
-->[[WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet "A-G-L-E-T, don't forget it!"]]
** That is the most prominent example, but it's commonly used throughout the show. "You're Going Down" and "Candace Party" both involve spelling, for instance.
* SpikedWheels: During "Greece Lightning", Buford has them.
-->'''Phineas:''' [[FridgeLogic Remind me again]] [[LampshadeHanging why did we put spikes on Buford's chariot]]?
* SpinOff: A [[RogerRabbitEffect mix of animation and live-action]] called ''Take Two With Phineas and Ferb'', in which the characters interview RealLife celebrities. To date, they've covered JackBlack, Andy Hawk, Tony Hawk, TaylorSwift, Regis Philbin, Creator/NeilPatrickHarris, Randy Jackson, Creator/EmmaRoberts, Cedric The Entertainer, David Beckham and HowieMandell. [[TheMuppets Miss Piggy]] and Ty Pennington will appear in future episodes.
** There is now a series online called ''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/doofdaily Doofenshmirtz's Daily Dirt]]'', which involves Doof talking about various online topics.
* SplitScreenPhoneCall
* SpoilerTitle: "Candace Gets Busted"
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Perry has been getting this treatment lately, with a majority of episodes and merchandise revolving around him. Whether you hate this or not [[BrokenBase is debatable.]]
* SqueakyEyes: Happens occasionally, usually during a {{Beat}}. Ferb usually has the squeakiest of all of them.
* {{Squee}}: Candace and Stacy have been known to do this sometimes whenever they are about to do something exciting.
** Carl does it once when Monty finally persuades Major Monogram to thank Carl.
* SquirrelsInMyPants!: [[TropeNamer Trope Name-inator]].
* StalkerWithACrush: Candace arguably fits this role, particularly in the early episodes where she does things like photograph Jeremy hundreds of times and watch him through binoculars instead of just walking up and talking to him, not to mention her elaborate lists and scrapbook projects (which are apparently a secret from everyone besides Stacy). It seems it's not in the nature of this family to do things by halves.
** Not a typical example of this trope in that Jeremy and Candace develop a healthy relationship based on mutual affection. But the affection on the one side continues to be highly obsessive.
* StandInPortrait: Candace in the opening theme. Used again in the episode "Fireside Girls Jamboree".
-->'''Candace:''' Who puts a picture-frame on a window?
* StarCrossedLovers: Norm and Chloe, who even quote Romeo and Juliet.
** Monty and Vanessa.
* StarTrekMovieCurse: Referenced in "Nerds of a Feather" with the ''[[{{Expy}} Space Adventure]]'' movies.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: This is Doofenshrmirtz' thing. Subverted in that it is Doof himself who states the simple solution, only to dismiss it himself because that alternative, truly simpler solution would be "too complicated".
* StatusQuoIsGod: Whenever Candace realizes that her brothers aren't actually nuisances, she warms up to them. But by the next episode she's back to her normal frantic self.
** Of course, one of the biggest jokes of the series is that no matter what happens, it will all go back to normal. Somehow.
--> '''Doofenshmirtz''': [[LampshadeHanging And who would have guess it, it all goes back to normal]]. Explosion....now.
** In one episode, the characters ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext actually make the entire freakin' universe grow several times larger]]'' in order to return things to normal. That just goes to show how extreme this show goes in order to follow this trope.
** Broken in "Happy Birthday, Isabella", when [[spoiler: Stacy discovers Perry's secret identity, but does not have her memory erased and keeps her knowledge a secret from the O.W.C.A.]]
* StealthPun: Love Hndel is named in the style of [[TheEighties '80s]] rock bands, and the pun becomes hilarious when one realizes that people who listened such bands in their heyday are now middle-aged.
** In "Lights, Candace, Action!" Candace's personal trainers are a pair of fleas.
** Roger and Heinz Doofenshmirtz's caddies in "She's the Mayor" are [[KatyPerry Katy and Perry]], respectively.
** Phineas solved one of the puzzles in 'Escape from Phineas Tower' by undoing a lock with a bone. That is to say, a skeleton key.
** In "The Belly of the Beast" Ferb pilots a giant mechanical shark from inside a suspended motion-capture shark suit, propelling it forward by agitating the tail. In other words, Phineas may be the shark's captain, but it's Ferb who has to shake his finny ass.
* StepfordSmiler: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ObiqIDPVlI In musical format, no less.]] It's really not obvious until the last line:
-->"If you worry 'bout the sound you can always scream into a pillow".
* {{Sting}}: Used a ''lot'' for comedic effect.
* StockAudioClip: Candace: several different screams, "Meep...". Perry: chattering. Isabella: "Whatcha doin'?". Bob Weber: "OK!"
* StockFootage: Being a remake of the very first episode '''''[[RecycledINSPACE IN SONG]]''''', "Rollercoaster: TheMusical" reuses a lot of footage from that episode (though most of the reused lines were rerecorded and some of the jokes were changed).
* StockNessMonster: The Lake Nose Monster.
* TheStoic: Ferb doesn't have a whole lot of expression--notably, his face remains completely blank as Phineas employs PuppyDogEyes to persuade Candace to keep Nosey's secret in "The Lake Nose Monster".
** Perry as well, though it's more of a "cool, steely" example than an "entirely emotionless" one.
* TheStoolPigeon: Candace.
* StorybookEpisode: "Excaliferb"
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Perry is the former to Dr. Doofenshmirtz's latter.
** When Candace and Stacy are together, Stacy tends to be [[OnlySaneMan the former]] to [[GenkiGirl Candace's latter]].
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Occurs often enough, often with an episode's RunningGag.
* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: In the episode "Make Play", Princess Baldegrunde talks like a German accented [[StarWars Yoda]] who just suffered a head injury.
** While this initially seems like a result of her not being fluent in English, Ferb reveals that this is the proper syntax for royalty to speak in her country. [[IdiotBall Then they just shrug it off and continue to assume she's Candace]].
* StrictlyFormula: And loving it.
** And the creators know just when to break formula, if just for an episode.
** Many, many episodes lampshade this, especially with Perry and Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
* StuffBlowingUp: Random objects explode during the fight scene against the Ninja Vampires in "Doof 'n' Puss".
* StylisticSelfParody: Carl explains he has no sense of smell since he was born without nostrils, alluding to the way his nose is drawn.
** In the ClipShow episode, Doof tries to use his hand to signal the number 'four' but realizing he wasn't drawn with quite enough fingers, he also stuck out his thumb.
** Several episodes poke fun at Candace's outlandishly elongated neck.
** In "Hide and Seek", Doofenshmirtz sees Phineas and Ferb with their friends on camera and mistakes them for a "kiddie TV show".
** Monogram points out that he can see the smell of Carl's sandwich in "Misperceived Monotreme".
** Monogram and Doofenshmirtz comment on Phineas having a triangle head and Ferb having green hair in their commentary for "The Chronicles of Meap".
** In the halloween episode, Carl notes that his Monogram Desguise isn't complete because he couldn't put both eyes in the same side of the nose.
** Phineas and Ferb even get mistaken for aliens in "Sci-Fi Pie Fly". [[spoiler:As it turns out, the ''real'' aliens in that episode really do look like them.]]
* StylisticSuck: Doof'n'Puss - a show Doof pitched to [[SethMacFarlane Seth]]...er, Jeff [=McGarland=]. With an insane premise and ridiculous plot. Even the film stock in those segments is grainy and faded.
* StyrofoamRocks: Played with. When they are constructing their life-sized replica of Niagara Falls, Ferb (on the ground) picks up a boulder and throws it all the way to the top of the structure. Phineas says that even though he knew that that was paper-mch, the throw was still very impressive.
** They show up again in "The Great Indoors", when Jeremy tries to explain to Candace that they're just paper-mch.
* StupidStatementDanceMix: In universe example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpWdQ9NZ4RU "There is No Candy in Me"]].
* SubvertedCatchPhrase: The show's multiple {{Catch Phrase}}s and {{Running Gag}}s are bound to be subverted as often as they are played straight.
* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: Doofenshmirtz's rhyme in "Unfair Science Fair".
** The supposed "lost lines" of "The Cat and the Fiddle". Phineas suspects this trope is ''why'' they were "excluded by most versions".
* SuckECheeses: "Gunther Goatcheese's! The goatcheesiest place in all of Druselstein!"
* SuddenAnatomy: Perry only has teeth when they're needed for an expression.
** He also only has fingers when he's in his agent mode. Otherwise, his hands are merely little pads.
* SuddenDownerEnding: Specifically for Doofenshmirtz in "Chez Platypus". During the entire episode, he goes on a date with an equally evil girl, falls in love, sings the most ''adorable'' VillainSong in history with her, and then says that he has "Never been so happy in his entire life". [[spoiler: Then, in ''literally'' the last six or seven seconds, he shoots himself in the foot when she is hit by [[ChekhovsGun his own abandoned De-Love-Inator]] and leaves him.]]
* SummonBackupDancers: Often. In "Rubber Bands and Rubber Balls" the factory has a breakroom specifically for them. Doof also has back-up dancers during his musical numbers. We see him paying them afterwards.
* SuperCellReception:
** The title characters use Candace's cell phone in prehistoric times and on Mars. Candace lampshades this in "Unfair Science Fair Redux" by asking "How is it we have bars here?" on ''Mars''.
** In "Candace Disconnected", Candace's new cell phone is broken and her mother wouldn't buy her a new one because she's already lost so many of them. The last one bought couldn't be used for anything other than making and receiving calls. Phineas and Ferb then built one that could even be used as a teleporting device.
* SuperOCD: Phineas' obsession with inventing things in "Bully Bromance Breakup" is either this, or a GRatedDrug.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: In "It's About Time":
-->'''Doofenshmirtz:''' Perry the Platypus! *hides raygun* There's no one else here!
* SwansASwimming: Perry's 1903 counterpart is a bite-happy (and apparently very foul-mouthed) swan.
* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: This is how Candace ''considers'' herself.
* SynchronousEpisodes: "Unfair Science Fair" and "[[LowerDeckEpisode Unfair Science Fair Redux]]", both shown in the same half hour.
** Again with "Bubble Boys" and "Isabella and the Temple of Sap".
** And "Bee Day" with "Bee Story".
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* TakeOurWordForIt: Doof, Rodney and Lawrence once entered a contest to become leader of L.O.V.E.-M.U.F.F.I.N. (Lawrence misread the address of where he was supposed to go and [[spoiler:believed he entered a contest to become king of [[CallBack pharmaceuticals]]) and, after he was hit by a ray that turned him evil, there was an event where each contestant had to scare the others with their evil glare. We never get to see Lawrence's but all characters who saw it were horrified]].
* [[TakeOverTheWorld Take Over The ENTIRE TRI-STATE AREA!]]: Doofenshmirtz's goal, unless he has a more petty nuisance bothering him.
* TakeThat: Squarely aimed at Standards and Practices in "Raging Bully".
** Standards and Practice's cries of the dangers of "imitatable behavior" quickly became a recurring Take That.
** "Look! [[SpongeBobSquarePants A sponge and a starfish!]] There's gotta be something we can do with these... oh, no, that's ''ridiculous!''"
** There was a jab at MoralGuardians in "Quantam Boogaloo". [[BadFuture And what a Take That it was!]]
** There was also one directed quite squarely at parents who blame the media for their kids acting bad instead of their bad parenting in "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted".
-->"Today on "The Morty Williams Show," "My Kid Is Bad, and I Want to Blame Others!""
** "The Doonkelberry Imperative" is one on American politics. And it's ''hilarious''.
* TakeThatAudience: In the song "Hey Ferb", Phineas brings up how glad he is not to have spent his summer vacation sitting and watching TV, while "Summer Belongs to You" encourages the audience to "not waste a minute sitting on that chair". Both of these activities are likely to be what the viewer is doing... ''in order to watch the show''.
** The Beak Song states that you really are pretty lame compared to the Beak. (Seriously, what d'ya bench?)
* TakenForGranite: In one episode Doofenschmirtz's Freeze-Inator temporarily petrifies Major Monogram, so Carl has to give Agent P his assignment. Later on it manages to freeze a tyrannosaurus that our heroes have accidentally brought back from the past, naturally a split-second before it would have eaten them (and Mom would have seen it). Conveniently, it happens to be in the local museum, so everybody assumes it's just a statue.
* TakingTheBullet: The robot Candace in "Where's Perry?" does this for the real Candace.
* TalkingAnimal: Candace when she switched bodies with Perry (the Platypus).
** The zebra that shows up in Candace's imagination (and [[NotSoImaginaryFriend rarely outside of it]]) now and then.
** Bizarrely, an otherwise normal talking rooster appeared in "Cheer Up Candace". It is never explained.
** Somehow, Doofenshmirtz's pet cockroach can speak, at least after [[ItMakesSenseInContext being combined with garlic ice cream]].
** A horse sings part of the song in "Troy Story".
** Subverted in "A Hard Day's Knight" when Perry appears to read from a book out loud, but is actually lip-syncing to a recording.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: In "The Beak", Phineas and Ferb try this with Khaka Pe Pe (*snicker*) when they realize he was only on a rampage because he had never had a "greatest day ever" himself. However, the attempt fails when it turns out KPP has an opposing concept of a great day than the boys do, and he's instead defeated [[RunningGag when a chair is thrown at him from offscreen a few moments later.]]
* TalkingWithSigns: Meap [[spoiler:before he gets the universal translator from Mitch.]]
* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: A variation - in "Meapless in Seattle" Linda was listening to french language learning tape, that described what happen right behind her.
* TaxmanTakesTheWinnings: In season 4, "Druselsteinoween", when Doofenshmirtz inherits a Drusselsteinian castle from his great aunt, he enlists Perry to help him find a large, hidden treasure that his Great Aunt has placed somewhere within the castle. After they find the treasure, in the form of bags of money, various local officials comes to his castle and makes Doofenshmirtz pay a bunch of fees for owning a castle. He gives each of the officials a bag of money which leaves him penniless.
* TeamRocketWins: [[spoiler: In the episode "That Sinking Feeling" Dr. Doofinshmirtz manages to get rid of the lighthouse thus draging the boats away allowing him to get a good nights rest. He even gets mad a Perry for losing and kicks him out of his house.]]
** [[spoiler: Though, in the CreditsGag, the lighthouse crashes into his building that night, bringing the boats with it, so not a full success.]]
* TheTeamWannabe: Irving, originally. He's now a sorta an unofficial SixthRanger.
* TearsOfRemorse: In the appropriately titled episode "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted", Candace starts crying when her brothers get their personalities and imaginations cleared because of her actions, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as she tells them that she's always been proud to be their big sister and begs them to come back]].
* TeleporterAccident: Played straight (complete with LampshadeHanging and ShoutOut to ''TheFly'') and then subverted via additional [[AppliedPhlebotinum phlebotinum]].
* TemptingFate: Phineas is the king of this in "Summer Belongs to You!" where even as bad things keep happening, he won't stop talking.
-->'''Phineas:''' We might even arrive in Danville ahead of time! Y'know, barring any unforeseen mishaps. ''*cue boat falling apart*''
** Also:
-->'''Phineas:''' Looks like a real summer storm! Well, our plan to stand alone in a field with a metal rod is out.
** "You can't stop me, Perry the Platypus! You couldn't stop me with a billion Perry the Platypuses!" Cue Doof falling through a skylight, straight into the assembly line making hundreds of Perry the Platypus toys.
** "This building is so well-constructed, there is ''no force on Earth'' that can move it before your mom gets home!" And then [[spoiler:it gets hauled away by the ''moon''...]]
* TenMinuteRetirement: Phineas, of all characters, gets one in "Summer Belongs To You!"
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: The reverse-engineered -inator in "What Do It Do?" has long eyelashes.
** The female Aqua Primates are pink/red and have long eyelashes.
** And Perry suddenly has long eyelashes when he switches bodies with Candace.
* ThatPoorCat: A bird flying into the latest tall project or getting hit with something a giving a pathetic squawk is an occasional running gag.
** The cat yowl is heard whenever Doofenshmirtz throws something away. He doesn't even have a cat.
* ThatRussianSquatDance: Done by Doofenschmirtz's guards in "The Wizard of Odd".
* [[ThatThingIsNotMyChild That Thing Is Not My Son]]: Subverted, as most of the tropes are. When Doofenshmirtz thinks he's insulted Vanessa by saying he'd rather have a son than a daughter, Norm tries to be a surrogate son. Doofenshmirtz repeated refuses to acknowledge him as such, though.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Whenever Perry does something awesome (i.e.: every other scene he's in), his theme song plays.
* ThereWasADoor: Very frequently {{lampshaded}}, up to the point where, Doofenshmirtz actually convinces Perry to ''pay'' for the broken door.
** He gives Perry keys, too, and they are repeatedly mentioned. Doofenshmirtz never fails to praise him for using them. [[MasterOfTheMixedMessage There is still generally a trap, though]].
** Prehistoric Doof had a similar problem with Prehistoric Perry. (Along with the ClarkKenting)
** Isabella and the troop could have just as easily "driven" their van through the archway at the park, but NOOOO, [[SarcasmMode they just had to go through the wall, didn't they?]]
* TheyFightCrime: A fugitive semi-aquatic special forces amateur stage magician framed for a crime he didn't commit- the 1865 assassination of Abraham Lincoln - joins forces with a rogue trillionaire inventor extreme fighting champion from the future. Together with the aid of R.I.C.K., their super crime-fighting high-tech talking rickshaw, they'll bring hope, justice, and varying degrees of aquaticness to a tri-state area in peril. Together, they are...Doof 'n' Puss.
* [[ThingOMatic Thinginator]]: If you watch a marathon of this show, and [[DrinkingGame take a shot]] for every time you hear the suffix "-inator", you will be fall-down drunk in no time.
** Caution: Avoid the ClipShow if you do this, or you'll be in serious trouble.
** Doof occasionally uses a ''pair'' of "-inator" suffixes, with a hesitation before the second one.
** {{Lampshaded}} in "Unfair Science Fair" when Doofenshmirtz flashes back to his first science fair and talks about his very first invention, called simply 'INATOR'.
-->'''Doofenshmirtz:''' Yeah, I wasn't very clever with names back then so it was just 'Inator'.
** -inator seems to have been retooled into referring to pretty much any device intended for evil in later episodes. In "Finding Mary McGuffin", Doof refers to his recent purchase as simply an -inator, since he didn't know what it did and couldn't give it a proper name, and in an evil scientist contest, the devices they build are all referred to as -inators.
*** And then retooled again, with every MadScientist apparently using their own unique naming convention for their devices. So far, Doofenshmirtz sticks with "-inators", [[SitcomArchNemesis Rodney]] uses "-izers", and [[TheNapoleon Dr. Diminutive]] uses "-erators".
* ThirdLineSomeWaiting: Occasionally there's a Candace subplot.
** Lampshaded (like everything else in this series):
-->'''Doofenshmirtz:''' (on a Mexican SoapOpera) It has three simultaneous story lines that interconnect. Genius!
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: G-Rated subversion in "The Chronicles of Meap":
-->'''Candace:''' [[Film/{{Aliens}} Get away from him]], [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Mitch]]!
* ThisIsMySide: Doofenshmirtz tries this when he is stuck on an island with Perry in "Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation", but it doesn't last long.
* ThisIsNoTimeForKnitting: In the DVD character commentary of "The Chronicles of Meap", Doofenshmirtz is shocked that Candace would play baseball in a life-or-death situation, while Monogram (quite rightly) realizes that she's saving the day.
* ThisIsNoTimeToPanic: From "Comet Kermillian", we get this gem:
-->'''Phineas:''' Can I have everyone's attention? Please don't panic. We're experiencing technical difficulties. Calmly head towards the exit in a calm, orderly--\\
''A large chunk of structure falls right behind him.''\\
''[[{{Beat}} Phineas glances at the fallen rock]].''\\
'''Phineas:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Okay, now you can panic]].
* ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels: From "Journey to the Center of Candace", when the boys find out they're inside Candace's body:
-->'''Phineas:''' Yeah, we're inside Candace's stomach.\\
'''Ferb:''' That's creepy on so many levels.
** And later...
-->'''Phineas:''' Candace is on her date with Jeremy. That means ''we're'' on a date with Jeremy.\\
'''Ferb:''' Again, creepy on so many levels.
* ThisLoserIsYou: Irving the fanboy in "Hide and Seek" is this personified.
** Actually, he's meant to be merely an affectionate parody of the fans of the show, [[TheScrappy he just came off as this way]] [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation to certain people.]]
** "[[http://phineasandferb.wikia.com/wiki/The_Beak_(song) The Beak's]]" theme song seems mostly to consist of [[TakeThatAudience deriding the listener for not being as awesome as The Beak]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: Buford and Baljeet, combined with FriendlyEnemies.
* ThreateningShark: The main point of "Belly of the Beast".
* ThreeAmigos: Stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb are good friends with each other and with Isabella.
** To a lesser degree, there is also Candace with her boyfriend Jeremy and best friend Stacy.
* TrainingMontage: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sieQeVeewk&ytsession=m5dz7DhEG-MQddYSetzaHgx_K8qQmcyOzzH-0FZY79F8FKt2--ifJ3mVUhDK2MulHd__yCPgKDfJ5PVBxy7Ttbzyuj3kh-xi2SU_JwSdCr2wbEZCDRRdrc40pd7Kh-JBy2huj8rN_pJuTkiQYMkIWU-nxgd7lrRmocPRoi3qeUQiMAs06oBykbVXQaDh-NJKrb02J1XcLaugb_BNNqBuspzRWttQ81C_t8wYGPw20lX9dJWrFklV3ntAWAsvkPpBoC2DeuHiP2nyYHvXhAbXM-_Sr1OcvsWu "Your opponent is as big as an ape, so if you wanna avoid being mangled..."]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpcweDd9XN8 "In other circumstances you might fail, 'cause I know you don't have a beaver tail..."]]
* ThrowItIn: In-universe example in "Lights, Candace, Action!" when Ferb drops the wrong prop during filming, and Phineas decides to keep it in the film anyway.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Candace does occasionally benefit from the boys' ideas and gets with Jeremy.
** Don't ever play Skiddley Whiffers with Candice, because she'll beat you.
** Heck, Jeremy may possibly be the physical manifestation of this trope to Candace on the show. Despite all the horrible things that happen to Candace and her futile efforts to bust her brothers, Jeremy's mere presence (along with a kind word or a helpful gesture) would always lift her spirits up somehow.
** In "That Sinking Feeling", [[spoiler:Doof ''wins'']]. [[spoiler:[[YankTheDogsChain Then it backfires during the end credits]].]]
** Every now and then, good things happen to Doofenshmirtz. Although most of those tend to be [[YankTheDogsChain yanked away]], one of the ones the weren't (and usually one of the most satisfying parts of the series) are the times when Vanessa actually acknowledges that Heinz is actually a pretty decent dad, all things considered.
*** A good example is "We're Getting the Band Back Together". While Doof was defeated by Perry, the launch of the giant firecracker burned all the birthday decorations for Vanessa's party, giving the area [[{{Goth}} a gloomy atmosphere that she actually enjoyed]]. The firecracker also launched him straight to the Love Handel (his favorite band) reunion concert, which he hadn't even been aware was happening and would have missed otherwise.
*** In "Finding Mary McGuffin", Doofenshmirtz manages to get out of being beaten by Perry since the -inator he purchased didn't actually do anything evil, and he even seems to get a chance to bond with Vanessa at the end.
*** Sadly averted in 'Chez Platypus' when Doofenshmirtz finds his perfect second half with all and a crowning music of awesome, [[spoiler:unfortunately, Doofenshmirtz' own De-loveinator drops onto the dock where they are standing and it fires its ray at Doofenshmirtz's date, making her unable to feel love ever again.]]
** In "Happy Birthday, Isabella", Isabella (with some help from Ferb) gets to have her birthday wish-to have time alone with Phineas-come true.
* TiedUpOnThePhone: In the episode "De Plane! De Plane!", Doofenshmirtz manages to trap Perry the Platypus in a phone cord for a while.
* ToiletHumor: Not ''nearly'' as much as you'd expect from a kid's cartoon, but yes, Doofenshmirtz, Buford, and Baljeet being the main dealers of it.
* [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse The Tri-State Area Is The Center Of The Universe]]: One of Doofenshmirtz's flashbacks in Season 2 actually explains why he concentrates on just the Tri-State Area. Why everyone else does is probably RuleOfFunny.
* TongueOnTheFlagpole: Happens to Doofenshmirtz in "Out to Launch".
* TooDumbToLive: Dr. Doofenshmirtz's [[DitzyGenius utter lack of common sense]] has, on more than one occasion, put himself into a situation where he would have been seriously injured or killed if he didn't posses JokerImmunity.
** Buford gets this way every now and again.
* TookALevelInKindness: Buford.
* ToonPhysics: Par for the course in western animation, but like everything else in the show it gets a LampshadeHanging now and then.
--> '''Baljeet''': ''(in response to Buford weighing down a floating bounce house simply by climbing out of it and hanging onto an attached rope)'' How is that possible? He weighs no more down there than he did up here!
* TheToothHurts: In "Bubble Boys", during Dr. Doofenshmirtz's attempt at country-western singing:
-->'''Audience Member:''' This stinks so bad I wanna break somethin'!\\
''(He grinds his teeth together and they shatter with the sound of glass breaking.)''\\
'''Audience Member:''' ... Yeah, that really wasn't worth it.
* [[ToothyBird Toothy Platypus]]: Perry
** "The Tri-Stone Area" has toothy vultures.
* TorchesAndPitchforks: The Angry Mob in "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein".
** And in "That's the Spirit."
-->'''Woman with pitchfork:''' You brought a ''torch'' on our date?\\
'''Man with torch:''' Hello! Pitchfork!
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Ferb loves himself a good submarine sandwich. And apparently haggis, as well.
** Doof's love of almond brittle has come up quite a few times.
** Several other(often one-shot) characters as well. The defrosted Neanderthal Kronk and the platypus from "Misperceived Monotreme" are both crazy for sandwiches, Candace and Pinky narrow it down a bit to grilled cheese sandwiches, Steve the Chameleon loves mushrooms, and Dennis(or Mr. Cutie Patootie) was undone by his obsession with carrots.
* TrailersAlwaysLie: Invoked and Parodied in "Meapless in Seattle"
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The promo for "Candace Gets Busted" basically said it all - it ended up as a small get together, but then escalated into an insane party, and shows Linda grounding Candace. Then it gives a clip of the song "Candace Party" from said episode.
** "Where's Perry? Part 2" has fallen victim to this as well. Basically, the promo shows [[spoiler: Perry in Africa, when we were supposed to be left on a cliffhanger on what happened to him in Part 1.]]
** During some reruns of "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown Hosted by Kelly Osbourne", Disney Channel played a commercial revealing the #1 song on the countdown, spoiling the episode for those who hadn't seen it. (In case you're wondering, [[spoiler: the winning song was ''[[EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi Everything's Better with Perry]]'']].)
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the preview for "Happy Birthday Isabella" which reveals that [[spoiler:somebody would find out Perry is a secret agent]] but does not say who. [[spoiler: It's Stacy.]]
* TranslationYes: In Meap's native language, the word "meap" alone can summarize phrases that are much longer in English, such as "Red alert! Red alert! Mitch has the cutonium, and he's on his way there. You must rally the troops, and head him off at the evil fortress. This is war!"
* TranslatorMicrobes: The Universal Moustache Translator in "The Chronicles of Meap".
* TreeBuchet: in "Rollercoaster". There's also an [[WeaponisedLandmark Eiffel Tower-buchet, and a Statue of Liberty-buchet]].
* TreehouseOfFun: The boys once rebuilt their and Candace's treehouses, with an additional feature to transform into battling robots.
* {{Troperiffic}}: Considering the [[OneOfUs creators]]...
** "Oh, this is like one of those sitcoms where somebody [[PoorCommunicationKills says something that's misconstrued]] and [[NosyNeighbor the snoopy next door neighbor]] gets [[SatchelSwitcheroo the wrong package]] delivered after [[ObnoxiousInLaws his in-laws]] come to visit and somebody has [[TwoTimerDate two dates on the same night]] and they have to [[ThisIsMySide paint a white line down the middle of the room]]. But [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall this isn't a sitcom]], Perry the Platypus. [[ThisIsReality This is real life.]]" [Cue both Perry and Doof [[AsideGlance looking straight at the audience]].]
** Any time this happens, there's a 99% guarantee it will be [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].
* TropeyComeHome: "Come Home Perry".
* {{Tuckerization}}: In "Dude We're Getting the Band Back Together", the band members are named after series creators Dan Povenmire, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, and Bobby Gaylor.
** Which could also double as MeaningfulName. The {{Ambiguously| Gay}} CampGay Bobbi Fabulous anyone?
** Ferb is named after a friend of the creators, who is also quite talented in building things, but is, "anything but silent".
** Isabella is named after Dan Povenmire's daughter, with the one-time character Melissa being named after his other daughter.
** Linda and her sister Tiana are named for Dan's sisters.
* TuxedoAndMartini: Agent Double 0-0, minus the martini. Agent P has also been seen in a tuxedo a few times.
* TheTelevisionTalksBack: Happened with Candace in "Flop Starz"
** Also ''apparently'' happened between Lawerence and Major Monogram in "Comet Kermillion", though it's a rare [[JustifiedTrope justified]] example.
* TwitchyEye: Has happened to Candace on more than one occasion.
** Also happened to Linda in "Split Personality" when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Candace's romantic half won't stop talking about Jeremy.]]
* TwoBeingsOneBody: Averted in "Canderemy"; Candace and Jeremy are [[ConjoinedTwins only joined at the hip]]. [[spoiler:Played straight with the fusion between Phineas and Ferb at the end of the episode.]]
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: Most of the episodes have the Phineas and Ferb/Candace plotline and the Perry/Doof subplot.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Isabella, whose last name is Garcia-Shapiro. implying that she's Hispanic and Jewish. Her mother confirms the Hispanic half (she also says "oy"), and the Jewish half is also confirmed with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL8dyO4aYRg Mexican-Jewish Cultural Festival.]]
** Further confirmed in the Christmas special, when she notes her family celebrates Hannukah.
* [[TwoTeacherSchool One Employee Fast Food Franchise]]: Jeremy is the only Mr. Slushy Burger/Dog employee we ever see, aside from the manager and a defected employee.
* TyrannosaurusRex: The episode "It's About Time!"
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[[folder:U]]
* UglyGuyHotWife:
** Well, ''ex''-wife in the case of Dr. Doofenshmirtz, but she's still hot.
** The episode "What Do It Do" hints that Linda is somehow attracted to weird-looking men, not only Lawrence; as demonstrated by the one date she had years before with ''the Doof'' out of all people.
** Dr. Doofenshmirtz has dated some gals clearly out of his league, but like in ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' he has managed to [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption blow it big with every one of them]] as {{lampshade|hanging}}d by one ex-girlfriend, who said that leaving him was the best choice she ever had made (This after suddenly finding him [[OnceAnEpisode humiliated --once again--]] by Perry).
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: Vanessa clearly takes after her mother.
* UnCancelled: Phineas and Ferb was scheduled to end production after the TV movie and third season but the TV movie reeled in so many numbers that Disney brought the show back for another season.
* UnderTheMistletoe: Baljeet with Wendy Stinglehopper in the ChristmasSpecial.
** Also, Candace and Jeremy in a music video.
* TheUnfavorite: Dr. Doofenshmirtz, [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood to an absurd degree]]. It's hinted that Candace might feel this way as well.
* UnfortunateName: In the episode ''The Beak'', we get Khaka Peu Peu. [[note]]In case it's not clear, its pronounced "Ka-ka Poo-poo.[[/note]]
** Which, according to him, translates to "the/that strong fist".
** Buford's last name is Van Stomm. Roughly translated, and adding an extra M, that is Dutch for "of the stupid."
** Jeremy's band is called "Jeremy and the Incidentals". The definition of incidental is "accompanying but not a major part of something", implying that Jeremy's band members are not as important as he is. Poor guys.
* UniversalAdaptorCast: Notably in the Time Shift episodes and "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein".
* TheUnreveal: In "Vanessassary Roughness" we learn that "Ferb" is short for...
** Taken UpToEleven in "Summer Belongs to You" when it turns out ''Candace'' doesn't even know.
** Also, in "The Great Indoors", why Jeremy likes Candace.
** All the flashbacks in "Doof Dynasty".
** Isabella starts flashing back to how the Fireside Girls failed their first attempt at earning their beekeeping patches in "Bee Story", but is stopped by Gretchen.
** Anything to do with "The Academy".
** The full appearance of the chupacabra in "La Candace-Cabra".
** Whatever Phineas had planned for the grand finale of Isabella's birthday party.
** The boys' project in "Blackout!"
* UnrequitedLoveLastsForever: Isabella to Phineas, whose crush on him has as of yet not wavered in the slightest. (Well, it did once in "The Beak", [[StatusQuoIsGod but it was back to normal by the end]].)
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Some of the delivery guys parody this with the "Aren't you a little young..." gag, but the citizens of Danville don't seem particularly surprised when, say, a rollercoaster spanning the entire city shows up out of the blue. In particular (though it's completely understandable, being a secret agent ''platypus'' and all) Perry's deadpan reaction to seeing the boys [[AndZoidberg (and Lawrence)]] fly by on [[ItMakesSenseInContext their living room floor]] (in itself, a ShoutOut to Disney/{{Aladdin}}) was marvelous.
** Just about every citizen of Danville, major or minor, lives this trope in spades, to the point where it would take something as dangerous as an enormous swarm of armed robots attacking everybody in order to faze them. (And even ''then'' some of them didn't mind. "It's okay, it's a rental!")
* UpToEleven: Almost everything the kids do. This leads to {{hilarity| ensues}} when the boys try this in areas where it doesn't work, such as trying to create a romantic atmosphere by dumping an entire box of flower petals on the scene at once (sometimes including the box as well).
** Almost any trope than can be applied generally to the show that can also be applied to "Summer Belongs to You" got the volume cranked up.
* UrineTrouble: Suzy's poodle to Candace.
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[[folder:V]]
* VagueAge: All of the main characters (minus Candace) are described by WordOfGod as "under 15".
* VerbalBackpedaling: In 'PhineasAndFerb's Musical Cliptastic Countdown', when Dr. Doofenshmirtz realizes his spiel about his MIND-CONTROL-INATOR was caught on-camera, he quickly says, "I meant, 'Mimes control my gator!'" Cut to [[VisualPun two mimes and an alligator]].
* VerbalTic: Captain Bob Webber, the lifeguard. He has a habit of saying "*snaps fingers* Okay!" and he doesn't even seem to realize it. *Snaps* Ok!
-->'''Candace:''' ''(snap)'' Okay!\\
'''Webber:''' I don't get it.
** He also does it after someone says "Okay?" Even from afar.
** Khaka Pe Pe also has one, thank you very much!
** Perry's chittering counts
* VerySpecialEpisode: Parodied in "Tip of the Day".
** Played straight in "Mind Share", which gives the message of not trusting everything you see on the Internet.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Candace and Jeremy, though they met at a later age (11) than most examples. Implied with Isabella and either Phineas or Ferb in "Quantum Boogaloo".
** WordOfGod from Povenmire says that its with Phineas. What's unknown is if it happens on or [[HookedUpAfterwards offscreen]].
* VictoryIsBoring: Candace goes through this when she realizes she misses her brothers in "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!"
** Plus "The Greatest Lazy Day Ever", where the boys decide to do nothing all day, and Candace can't stand it.
** In "S'Winter", when Doofenshirmtz traps Perry in quick-hardening chocolate, he complains that he's not responding to his gloating, or trying to stop him. He even extends the countdown before firing his laser to give him more time.
-->"What, you're just going to stand there like a dead fish? I'm giving you a chance to do something here! Honestly, this used to be more fun."
* ViewersAreMorons: The feedback the creators got from Hollywood when they were pitching the series was that it was too smart for a kids' show.
** This is particularly funny when Jeff talked about some fans he met who said that the show was "smart". Deservedly, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikjil7Az1t0 they got a little choked up about it (point starts at 8:58)]](dead link).
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: The DrillSergeantNasty from "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted".
* VillainEpisode: "Hail Doofania!" was inverted from the [[StealthPun norm]] in just about every way the creators could come up with.
* VillainSong: Doofenshirmtz has quite a few including "Impress My Professor", "My Goody-Two-Shoes Brother" and "Evil Love."
** Professor Poofenplotz has a short one.
-->'''Poofenplotz:''' It's important to look your very best when you're doing your very worst / And by that I mean evil.
** Carl gets one in "Where's Perry?" after he's turned evil.
** Norm has "Weaponry" in "Norm Unleashed".
* VillainsOutShopping: Literally in "Unfair Science Fair Redux."
** Also in "Vanessassary Roughness".
** Besides the literal examples, he does ''many'' other un-evil-relevant things in his spare time. He even lampshades this in "The Ballad of Badbeard":
--> "Look, Perry the Platypus, just because ''I'm'' evil doesn't mean everything I ''do'' is evil!"
* [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Villain With an F In Evil]]: Doofenshmirtz, to a hilarious degree.
* VillainousRescue: While usually it's Perry who has to save Doofenshmirtz from some dangerous situation, Doofenshmirtz occasionally gets to do this.
* VisibleInvisibility: Steve the Chameleon, who seems only to appear on one episode -- so far.
* VisitByDivorcedDad: Inverted with Doofenshmirtz, since his daughter comes to live with ''him'' on some weekends. Completely averted with Phineas and Ferb's respective [[ParentalAbandonment missing parents]].
* VisualPun: Candace admires the way the boys have fitted out her old tree house with all mod cons, and says "And look at all the bells and whistles!", passing by a wall with bells and whistles mounted on it.
** In "Summer Belongs to You!" and "Ladies and Gentlemen: Meet Max Modem!", Phineas and Doofenshmirtz, respectively, deliver speeches about their intentions on boxes marked 'soap'.
** In "De Plane! De Plane!":
-->'''Phineas:''' Pilot's instruments? *looks at the cockpit controls* Check. Co-pilot's instruments?\\
'''Ferb:''' *in front of several musical instruments* Check.
** "Voyage to the Bottom of Buford" shows Buford's origins as a bully. The first guy he beats up finishes the fight pinned to a literal clothesline.
** In "Canderemy" Stacey complains that she never gets to hang out with Candace alone anymore,because she's always with Jeremy, i.e. "joined at the hip." Moments later, the Combine-inator causes Candace and Jeremy to become literally joined at the hip.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Buford and Baljeet, hands down. They even have an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6cB-W1OCxw&feature=related entire song about it]].
* VocalDissonance: Meap, when using any of his universal translator mustaches to speak English, has an unexpectedly deep voice.
** This has also been done as a gag with Candace, Isabella, and Gretchen. In Candace's case her allergy to wild parsnip alters her voice, but the other two appear to be able to do it intentionally.
* VocalEvolution: Phineas. Just listen to how he sounds in the pilot and the title sequence, and compare it to the rest of the series.
** Jenny, on the other hand, seems to be suffering vocal decay; in some of more recent appearances, she sounds like she has a cold.
** Irving's voice also seems to have gone slightly lower in "Not Phineas and Ferb".
* VoicesAreMental: When Candance and Perry switch bodies in "Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?" Cadance can still talk in usual voice, despite the fact the only vocalization she should be able to make is Perry's little growl. Perry, meanwhile, remains mute (though this might be selective) and can still make his platypus noise, even though humans have a completely different set of vocal chords.
** When Candace speaks from Perry's body it sounds perfectly normal to her mom.
* VomitDiscretionShot: Happens to Candace in "Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?" when she finds out she's been eating [[IAteWhat worms and insect larvae]].
* VoodooShark: In "Buford Confidential", we are given the reason why Buford knows how to speak French: He learned it because he was once in love with a French girl. He then says it was pretty easy, [[GeniusBruiser because he knew Latin beforehand]]. This is, of course, [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].
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[[folder:W]]
* WalkIntoCameraObstruction:
** "Summer Belongs to You" with Candace during her verse in the ending song "Summer Belongs to You" where she is running off the stage.
* WatchOutForThatTree: In "Run, Candace, Run".
* WatchingTheSunset: "No you're not!" [[note]]To clarify, Isabella commented that she would love to watch the sunset with Phineas, who is too busy trying to rebuild the plane. When he gives up and decides to watch the sunset instead, Isabella denies him, refusing to let him give up.[[/note]]
* WaveOfBabies: Doofenshmirtz ''attempted'' to do this in "The Baljeatles", but he failed before acquiring even one baby.
** The end of "Agent Doof", where everybody around Candace [[spoiler: gets turned into babies]].
* WaxOnWaxOff: Monogram tries to convince Carl that washing his car has this benefit, but Carl doesn't buy it.
** When Perry is helping Doofenshmirtz get over his evil scientist's block in "Fly on the Wall".
* WeaksauceWeakness: Sergei the Snail is invulnerable to regular methods of trapping agents due to its small size and adhesive slime, but, being a snail, can be captured by a ring of salt.
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Ferb rocks out in style in his Union Jack t-shirt in "The Baljeetles".
** And on his skateboard and in other places. It's as if - with the rarely heard accent - the writers are scared we might forget he's British.
* WeatherControlMachine: The Gloominator[[{{Trope 2000}} 3000]]...[[ThingOMatic inator]].
* WebVideo: Doof now has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrotE9xNwxc "Doofenschmirtz's Daily Dirt"]] on his YouTube channel Doof Daily, where he shares his rant of the day (actually week, but then it wouldn't be as alliterate).
* WeCanRuleTogether: Doofenshmirtz tries to zap Perry with his Turn-Everything-Evil-Inator.
* WeDoTheImpossible: Exactly what the two title characters do every day.
* WeirdnessMagnet: Candace, to an [[UpToEleven insane]] and [[ButtMonkey unfortunate]] degree.
** Inverted by Linda, who's what yo might call a weirdness repellent. She is possibly the only person in the '''world''' who doesn't know about Phineas and Ferb's inventions and adventures.
* WeWantOurJerkBack: Even ridiculously-tolerant Phineas is annoyed by Buford being a total crybaby in "Voyage to the Bottom of Buford".
* WhamEpisode: On an early minor scale, "Flop Starz" marked the point of decision that every episode would have at least one musical number. It also solidified that all elevator music heard in the series from that point on would be "Gitchee Gitchee Goo". (The previous episode had a scene where the elevator music was "I'm Lindana and I Want To Have Fun".)
** For the shippers, the hour-long special "Summer Belongs to You!" as [[spoiler:[[RelationShipUpgrade Candace and Jeremy officially become girlfriend and boyfriend]].]]
** The first part of "Where's Perry?" ends with [[spoiler: Phineas, Ferb, and their friends falling into a gorge, Jeremy apparently breaking up with Candace, and Perry suddenly vanishing after being hit by several inators at the same time.]]
*** [[spoiler: [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And the restaurant lost Lawrence and Linda's reservation!]]]]
** "Happy Birthday, Isabella". [[spoiler:Stacy finds out Perry's status as a secret agent, and ''doesn't'' get her memory erased.]]
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: Said almost word-for-word by Stacy in "Moon Farm", before they cook a dish of lamb cobbler [[OvenLogic for fifteen minutes at 9000 degrees.]] Subverted in the sense that [[spoiler:nothing actually ''does'' go wrong, at least on Candace and Stacy's end.]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Parodied in "She's The Mayor", where the crowd believes that [[SeeminglyProfoundFool everything Candace says is some kind of metaphor]], even her "busting" obsession. Of course, this was {{lampshaded}} at the end.[[invoked]]
-->'''Old Coot:''' New Law! If you find any gold it's mine!\\
'''Crowd:''' Yay for finding gold being a metaphor for... uh, I think were supposed to take it literally.
** Parodied again in "Brain Drain", in which Dr. Doofenshmirtz at one point gets glued to a turntable and starts an epic freestyle rap about how Perry is controlling his movements using the doctor's own mind control helmet. Of couse, his audience, being a group of teenagers, interpret "there's a platypus controlling me" to mean that there's some kind of authority figure keeping him down.
-->'''Teens:''' We all got a platypus controlling us!\\
'''Doofenshmirtz:''' No, just me. I'd stop if I was able. I'm not speaking metaphorically, the platypus controlling me is underneath the table.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Some of the destruction wreaked by the boys' and Doof's inventions is never repaired by the end of the episode. One of Doofenshmirtz's rayguns destroyed a dam, releasing all the water behind it. Conk, the caveman Phineas and Ferb thawed out and remained until the end of the episode, and the "Candroid" from the end of another was never seen again. And the Ferbot in the garbage truck...
** Conk has made a number of cameo appearances since, and possibly another brief speaking part.
** In "Run, Candace, Run", Candace has three things to do at the same time: She has to read to kids at the library, attend Jeremy's family picnic, and do... something involving being half of a horse with Stacy. She spends the episode running back and forth between the library and Jeremys picnic. So did she just completely blow off Stacy?
*** [[BluntYes Yes]], [[RunningGag yes she did]].
** We never find out if Perry and Doofenshmirtz get out of the collapsing temple in ''The Temple of Juatchadoon''.
* WhatIf: "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted"
* WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet: The subject of "Tip of the Day", culminating in an in-show ''awareness concert''.
* WhatTheHellHero: When Perry ate all of Doofenshmirtz's cheese, sending him back onto the path of evil.
** Several in TheMovie when the boys find out that Perry is a secret agent.
** In ''Where's Perry Part I'', Major Monogram gets it from no one other than Doof, regarding his (unpaid) treatment of Carl: "Are you sure you are not evil?".
** Doofenshmirtz gives one to Monogram again in "Save Summer" after [[spoiler: the latter is fired and goes into a HeroicBSOD, leaving the OWCA without adequate leadership]].
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Doofenshmirtz's answer to every problem is to build a gigantic, gun-like -inator whose only function is to remedy that problem. And even ''that'' solution is usually not the reasonable one.
* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: Candace signed an agreement not to try to bust her brothers more than once per day. Her mother considered adding a new clause when Candace took advantage of the fact Midnight marks the beginning of a new day.
** In the NewYears episode, Candace relapses and realizes she can try to bust Phineas and Ferb until Midnight, when the New Year officially begins.
* WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens: The TVTropes entry is referenced in "Primal Perry" when Baljeet is inside a machine built by our heroes to test something or other. When the machine starts spinning Buford asks "Is science happening yet"?[[note]] Why, yes. Yes it is.[[/note]]
* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell Is Danville]]? In the Tri-State Area, obviously.
** Within driving distance of Mount Rushmore, referenced on maps to be simultaneously near San Franscisco and somewhere on the east coast, and a supersonic paper airplane's flight away from New York. Yes, [[SarcasmMode that totally narrows it down]].
** "Just Desserts" may have finally narrowed it down with the song line of 'There's Escanaba, I can see Montreal'. For those who aren't good with geography, that means their house (and the overall Tri-State Area) are somewhere in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, US.
* WholePlotReference: "[[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz The Wizard of Odd]]" has Candace taking on the Dorothy role.
** "Excaliferb!" is mostly a parody of "ThePrincessBride", with Karl reading the story to a sick Monogram. It does have some LordOfTheRings and Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail references thrown in, though.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Ferb actually is short (or a nickname) for something. For what, we don't know yet, as he was interrupted before he could tell us.
* WhoWritesThisCrap: "Phineas And Ferb's Cliptastic Countdown": Major Monogram asks who is writing their lines. Carl responds "Agent M, sir". Cue a monkey with a fedora on a typerwriter. Dr. Doofenshmirtz then rants about how none of the kids watching the show are going to know what a typewriter is.
* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises: Grandpa Fletcher demonstrates his 'trick knee' with painful consequences.
* AWildRapperAppears: "Spa Day".
* WildTeenParty: The result of Candace's party-- er, intimate get-together in "Candace Gets Busted".
* WilliamTelling: "Picture This" has Buford daring the boys to shoot an apple off his head. In typical Phineas and Ferb fashion, they do -- but not as expected.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo" raises the question of whether Isabella will marry Phineas [[spoiler:or Ferb.]]
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Arguably, Buford and Baljeet.
* WombLevel: "Journey to the Center of Candace".
* TheWonka: Phineas dressed the part in the 'one hit wonder' episode. Then again he is the unofficial leader of the group
* WordSaladLyrics: The boys make a song with meaningless lyrics in the episode "Flop Starz"
-->Chicka chicka choo-wop
-->Gitchi gitchi goo means I love you
** Quite a few songs in the series end up like this. A delicious example is "Dance, Baby" from "Candace Disconnected". The moment the song is sung is [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment random and silly]], and the lyrics top it off:
-->Dance, baby, dance, baby, shake your hips
-->Go down to the pier and get some fish and chips
-->Groove, baby, groove, baby, motivate your limbs
-->[[CaptainObvious Never eat a cactus if you're out of practice]]
* WouldntHitAGirl: Dr. Doofenshmirtz refuses to fight [[FreakyFridayFlip Perry in Candace's body]] because of this.
** Averted by Perry in "Nerdy Dancin'". He disposes of the female members of LOVEMUFFIN with the same amount of force he used on the male members.
* WriteBackToTheFuture: "It's About Time!"
* WritingLines: During SensitivityTraining, Major Monogram was forced to write "Animals are people too".
* WronglyAccused: Perry's subplot in "Cheer Up, Candace".
** He also gets this in the ShowWithinAShow subplot of "Nerds of a Feather"--specifically, he's been accused of ''the assassination of Abraham Lincoln''.
* WrongGenreSavvy: The DVD character commentary for "The Chronicles of Meap" shows that Doof is GenreSavvy and Monogram is GenreBlind when it comes to their "cartoon universe". (Doof thinks it's ridiculous that Monogram doesn't know what a thought balloon is, for example.) However, Monogram is a little more savvy when it comes to tropes in general, as he ends up predicting the outcome of an obvious case of ThisIsNoTimeForKnitting, when Doof thinks Candace has picked a really bad time to be playing baseball.
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* XtremeKoolLetterz: The guys who sing the "SquirrelsInMyPants" song are named 2 [=GuyZ=] N the Parque on the soundtrack album [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin (yes, they were in the park and there's two of them)]]. May have been a ShoutOut to *NSYNC.
* {{Yandere}}: Suzy Johnson. Due to UnfortunateImplications, one of the squickiest examples ever.
* YankTheDogsChain: In "Chez Platypus", [[spoiler:Doofenshmirtz's girlfriend ultimately gets zapped by the anti-love laser]]. Especially cruel in that this happens at the very end of the episode, right after the Crowning Love Song Of Awesome.
** Irving gets one in "Not Phineas and Ferb". He manages to trick his haughty older brother into believing Baljeet and Buford are Phineas and Ferb despite {{Paper Thin Disguise}}s. When he tries to prove it, though, he's foiled by the fact that the holographic Eiffel Tower they had been using as a fake project has since been replaced by the ''real'' Eiffel Tower, making Irving look like the stupid one. Then his brother gives him a wedgie and drags him home.
** And Candace, of course, gets one pretty much any time it seems like she'll bust her brothers. And, to a lesser extent, Vanessa busting her father.
*** Candace gets a particularly bad one in "Invasion Of The Ferb-Snatchers": Phineas and Ferb are fixing an alien's spacecraft and open an ostentatious launch platform in the backyard. Candace sees this and gets her mother, who even mentions that she can see it...[[spoiler:but she's actually a MobileSuitHuman for the tiny alien.]]
*** Worst one for Candace yet: in "A Real Boy", Candace SUCCEEDS... then Linda gets zapped by Doof's "Forget-inator" while the boys' device is in the air, then when the boys land, Linda sees again, then is zapped while they're out of sight ''again'' ...this repeats a few more times until Candace's post-hypnotic suggestion to forget about busting her brothers kicks in again leaving Linda to wander off right after a final zapping.
*** "Candace Gets Busted", where ''she's'' the one who [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin gets busted]]. Doof's inator temporarily removes all evidence of the (unintentional) party that'd occurred, only to return it just moments afterward.
** It even happened to a one-shot character: Professor Ross Efrop in "My Fair Goalie". He came up with the idea of Football X-7, but he was forced into hiding because Britain's anti-palindrome atmosphere at the time, with his name being discovered to be a palindrome. He nearly comes out of hiding when his creation was realized, but was forced back when he found out people ''still'' rallied against palindromes.
** Anytime when it looks like Isabella is going to a romantic moment with just Phineas, something happens to ruin that moment. Notable examples include Summer Belongs to You and Canderemy.
*** [[spoiler: She finally gets a moment in "Happy Birthday Isabella".]]
** In "Love at First Byte", Norm becomes attracted to a {{Fembot}} and even manages to impress her. However, it's later revealed that said fembot belongs to [[SitcomArchnemesis Rodney]], and the dislike between him and Doof promptly turns the budding romance into a StarCrossedLovers situation.
* YeOldeButcheredEnglish: In "The Belly of the Beast":
-->'''Lawrence:''' Let's Check-eth it out!\\
'''Linda:''' Check-eth it out? Really?\\
'''Lawrence:''' I stand by my Old English.
* YouAreGrounded: Implied at the end of "Candace Gets Busted" when Candace ends up busted for the [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy intimate get-together]] and she tells Phineas and Ferb that she will see them in a week.
** Sometimes Stacy is grounded off-screeen to explain why she's absent.
* YouAreTheNewTrend: In ''Run Away Runway'', Phineas and Ferb become designers, with their Summer All The Time collection. The collection consists of the clothes that Phineas and Ferb wear in almost every episode - so Phineas and Ferb are the newest fashion. Later on, when Doofenshmirtz creates his clone army, as they enter the Googolplex Mall, everyone thinks that the outfit he's wearing has become the newest fashion - so Doofenshmirtz becomes the newest fashion.
* YouAreTooLate: Parodied Doofensmirtz, of course ("Gaming The System"):
-->'''Doof:''' Ah, Perry The Platypus, you are too late! ...Oh, wait. Is it eleven o'clock yet? [checks watch] ''Now'' you are too late!
* YouFool: At the end of "Invasion of the Ferb Snatchers", Candace [[OnceAnEpisode once again]] fails to bust Phineas and Ferb, and she laments her apparent hubris in believing she could succeed in doing so.
-->'''Candace:''' [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption I was a fool!]] [[SkywardScream A foooooool!...]]
** Also it echos the last line of the movie she was watching earlier in the episode.
* YouFailLogicForever: Doofenshmirtz reason to revive a Dodo was: Dodos are extinct; Dinosaurs are extinct; therefore, Dodos must have been like dinosours!
* YouGoGirl: The episode "Got Game?", [[spoiler: though it would have been a tie if the boy's team hadn't cheated, accidentally allowing the girls to win.]]
* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Candace is the MASTER of this trope.
* YourHeadAsplode: Isabella in "Summer Belongs to You", in her daydream.
* YouMustBeThisTallToRide: L.O.V.E.-M.U.F.F.I.N. once held a contest to pick a leader and there was a rule like that for the entrants. Sorry, [[TheNapoleon Doctor]] [[MeaningfulName Diminutive]], they can do that 'cause [[CardCarryingVillain they're evil]].
* YourTomcatIsPregnant: Oddly subverted in "Perry Lays an Egg". Perry never actually laid an egg, but Phineas didn't seem to find it odd that his male platypus had seemingly laid one.
-->"Congratulations, old '''boy''', you're gonna be a -- [[{{Catchphrase}} hey, where's Perry?]]"
* ZanyScheme: Dr. Doofenshmirtz is ''all'' about these.
** Candace on occasion, too.
* ZergRush: Baljeet and his copies in "Primal Perry" intend to do this to Buford, but the machine that allows the copies to exist is destroyed before Buford is seriously hurt.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Stacy. [[OffModel Depending on the episode]] its either Grade B or C. Candace and the Fireside Girls all sport the vastly inferior Grade E although Isabella's is a Grade D, perhaps as a sign of her leadership.
** It extends to Stacy's cousins in "Summer Belongs To You"; their [[InstantCosplaySurprise sudden]] [[ArtShift change into]] [[{{Joshikousei}} sailor-suit uniforms]] feature Grade B.
** Candace, Stacy, and Jenny's costumes during "Rollercoaster: The Musical", during the "You're Going Down" number, they are easily a Grade B.
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