Characters / Phineas and Ferb: Adults

This is a Character Sheet for the adults featured in Phineas and Ferb.

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    Linda Flynn and Lawrence Fletcher
"Ah, it was those corny history references that made me fall for him in the first place."
Voiced by: Caroline Rhea (Linda), Richard O'Brien (Lawrence)

Phineas, Ferb, and Candace's parents. Linda is an ordinary suburban mom who somehow remains oblivious to the crazy things Phineas and Ferb does, despite Candace's futile efforts to show her. Lawrence is an eccentric, slightly geeky antiques dealer who sometimes joins in on Phineas and Ferb's hijinks.
  • Adorkable: Lawrence. See Linda's quote just above.
  • Adults Are Useless: Averted for the most part. They are shown to be fairly competent for the most part in the series, in spite of not knowing of Phineas and Ferb's exploits. However, they spend the movie watching a movie. Candace's Genre Savvy plan to ensure victory for the heroes does involve Linda's participation, but that's more "making use of" adults than adults actively being useful.
    • Lawrence occasionally DOES find out about the boys' adventures, but he either remains unphased or (at the most) mildly confused, so he's useless to Candace.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Linda in "Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?" and "Meatloaf Surprise".
  • Apocalypse Maiden: In many scenarios where Linda does stumble onto what the boys do, the results aren't pretty. Reset Button is a given and a pleasure in these cases.
  • Birthday Episode: For Linda, "Mom's Birthday".
  • Bumbling Dad: Lawrence, in a nerdy sort of way.
  • Catch Phrase: Linda has "So kids, want some snacks?" or some variation in place of snacks, often pie or cookies.
    • "That wasn't very nice." (said when something disappears or changes before she looks, causing her to misinterpret another character's statement as an insult)
    • "What does that even mean?" (said in response to a statement for which she has no frame of reference)
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Lawrence. In the way that finding out that his sons have literally turned the entire gare-age upside-down or that the television is talking back to him doesn't faze him in the slightest.
  • Concert Kiss: In "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Linda towards Candace.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Linda is Sanguine while Lawrence is Melancholic.
  • Geeky Turn-On: See the above quote.
  • Genre Savvy: While Linda may be the only person in the show to be mostly unaware of Phineas and Ferb's projects, as far as her own daily experiences go she has become quite savvy, to the point where she got suspicious in the second episode when she didn't receive any phone calls from Candace.
  • Good Parents: Even though they (Linda especially) are generally unaware of the boys' activities, they do take good care of and are adored by their children.
  • Happily Married
  • Happy Dance: Lawrence in "My Fair Goalie". And it is glorious.
    Lawrence: I'm awesome, you're not. I'm awesome, you're not.
  • Hartman Hips: Linda.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Lawrence wants redheads.
  • Hidden Depths: Linda has some sort of background in astrophysics, but she'd rather keep it a secret. She also used to be a one-hit-wonder, Lindana.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In the episode "What Do It Do?" Linda finds one of Doofenshmirtz' inventions on the lawn, and spends the entire episode freaking out and trying to convince Lawrence to come home and see it. He thinks she's gone completely bonkers. After Candace specifically compares Linda's situation to hers and discusses how frustrating it can be, she then tries to tell Linda that Phineas and Ferb are reverse-engineering the strange device in the backyard. Linda's response? "Candace, honey, I love you. But you couldn't have picked a worse time to go completely bonkers."
  • I Let You Win: Lawrence to his brother in "My Fair Goalie". Linda convinces him to stop.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: Lawrence of all people in "My Fair Goalie".
  • Ms. Fanservice: Linda sometimes shows signs of this.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Linda is the one who gave Doof the idea of taking over the Tri-State Area.
  • No Peripheral Vision: Linda. SO MUCH. Up to Eleven in the pilot, where she didn't notice the flaming rollercoaster RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER, IN A TREE.
  • Nostalgia Filter: Lawrence for Pinhead Pierre. Though he does realize that the Magic Carpet Ride segments are much less exciting than he remembered.
  • Not So Above It All: In "My Fair Goalie", Linda is shown is being annoyed by the sibling rivalry between Lawrence and his brother. At first, it looks like she's just irritated by how utterly inane the contests they have are (such as who can hold their breath the longest and who can wear the most shirts at once), but it's later revealed that she's irritated because Lawrence keeps letting his brother win.
    Linda: Next time, destroy him. Smear the punk. Annihilate him. Make him cry.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: Linda is this sometimes to Candace.
  • One of the Kids: Most prominent in "That Sinking Feeling".
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Lawrence plays this straight, but, at least within the show's context, Linda is actually an aversion. She does genuinely love her sons (and daughter), but she's one of the few authority figures shown 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.
    • However, Linda's approval of Phineas and Ferb's project in "What'd I Miss?" is likely a sign that she would be more supportive of their innovations than what was previously let on.
  • Sarcasm Mode: Linda does this a lot, mostly over Candace's freakouts and failed busts. She assumes whatever she's showing her is imaginary.
  • Second Love: To each other. Considering that only Phineas and Candace are blood-related siblings, Lawrence must have had Ferb with someone else before he married Linda, and Linda likewise with her children.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Sometimes between Linda and Candace.
  • Temporarily a Villain: Lawrence is hit by a make-everything-evil-izer/inator in "Bullseye!", but he's restored to normal before he does any harm.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: As a girly girl, Linda has a mother-daughter example with Candace, who acts more masculine.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Played For Laughs with Linda, who dated Doof before meeting Lawrence. Apparently, she's the one who started his fascination with conquering the Tri-State Area.
  • Voice for the Voiceless: In addition to Phineas, Lawrence seems to speak for Ferb often as well.
  • Weirdness Censor: Linda is possibly the only person in the Tri-State area worlduniverse who doesn't know about Phineas and Ferb's inventions and adventures. The boys themselves are completely unaware of this fact and frequently aid Cadance's attempts to expose them.

    Major Monogram
Is this how he looks when having his portrait done?
"Ah, good morning Agent P."
Voiced by: Jeff "Swampy" Marsh

Perry's immediate superior. It's to him that Perry reports each episode to get a briefing on whatever Dr. Doofenshmirtz is up to. Despite his usually stiff and serious demeanor, it's been shown that he's actually a bit scatterbrained, with his briefings being vague or otherwise unhelpful.
  • Alliterative Name: Only when referred to in his official capacity: Major Monogram.
  • As You Know: Reminds Perry (and the audience) of OWCA policies when they become plot relevant.
  • Ascended Extra: He was originally meant to be nothing more than a talking head on a screen who sent Perry on his missions, but he soon gained an assistant, was eventually revealed to have a son, and had significant roles in multiple episodes (notably "Where's Perry?" and "Save Summer").
  • Badass: In "Where's Perry: Part 2", he easily fights off several robots with little effort.
  • Badass Mustache: "Save Summer" even shows him apparently growing a new one at will.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He may act goofy much of the time, but he can also more than hold his own in a fight.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: One of his most prominent physical features, even being mentioned numerous times in-universe.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He can be inconsiderate, juvenile, and unfocused, but "Save Summer" shows how essential his leadership is for the operation of OWCA.
  • Characterization Marches On: In season one, he was a very formal, authoritative no-nonsense boss who behaved in a totally cold demeanor to anyone he spoke to. Since Season 2 onwards, he's a One of the Kids eccentric whose mission briefings are never complete without at least one joke.
  • Catch Phrase: "Great googly-moogly!" said whenever he gets surprised.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Often unfocused, being largely unaware of what Doofenshmirtz is actually up to, easily sidetracked by tangents, and quickly jumping to bizarre conclusions.
  • Creator Cameo: Voiced by Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, one of the creators of the show. He is sometimes used as a variation of Author Avatar, such as being the one to host clip shows and do episode commentaries while remaining in character.
  • Distaff Counterpart: England's spy bureau has a woman of the same age called Inspector Initials.
    • Admiral Acronym, the head of Pinky's division.
  • Distressed Dude: He gets captured by villains now and then, such as in "Summer Belongs to You!", "Where's Perry?", and the Musical Cliptastic Countdown.
  • Doting Parent: To Monty.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Francis. He doesn't actually seem embarrassed of at all though, and just seems confused when Doofenshmirtz makes fun of it.
  • Fedora of Asskicking: Rarely wears it, but he will doff it when it's time to kick some ass ("Where's Perry? part 2")
  • Follow in My Footsteps: Major Monogram was a straight example of his trope and wanted to escape the family legacy and become an acrobat.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric (oh so very Choleric)
  • Genre Blind: In "Save Summer", he loudly proclaims his optimism on how the OWCA graduation event will go, whereas both Perry and Carl appear to realize that he's Tempting Fate. He also has a recurring tendency to jump to highly unusual and illogical conclusions. Averted in the commentary for "The Chronicles of Meap", though he still lacks Medium Awareness.
  • Good Counterpart: To Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz.
  • Good Is Not Nice: In contrast to Doofenshmirtz's Affably Evil, Monogram is dedicated to fighting evil, but is often a bit of a jerk.
  • Heel Realization: It takes Carl turning evil and threatening to take over the Tri-State Area for Monogram to realize how much he has been neglecting and mistreating the intern.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He often comes across as being inconsiderate towards Carl and sometimes Perry, but is rarely mean on purpose.
  • The Leader: Of one division in the O.W.C.A.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: As goofy as he usually is, when things get gritty you'll find that he's not an authority figure in the O.W.C.A. for nothing.
  • Made of Iron: Joked with in "Summer Belongs to You", when he claims to have nerves of steel, an iron will, and a series of other metallic-related attributes, concluding that he's "basically 35 percent metal".
  • Majorly Awesome: His "awesome" aspect is rarely shown, but when it is...
  • Man Child: Several times. For starters, he really wants a tacky clown mascot figure to look at while he's having lunch.
  • Mission Control: Gives instructions by video call, whether Perry is in his lair or out in the field.
  • Mister Exposition: His main role, narratively speaking. Since Perry cannot speak, most of what we know about OWCA comes from his exposition.
  • Noodle Incident: His time at "the Academy". The Running Gag of him being cut off by abrupt scene changes has also resulted in a few others.
    • The only thing we know for sure about his time at the Academy is that he did some sort of favor for Ray Liotta.
  • Offhand Backhand: He turns out to be quite adept at this.
  • Papa Wolf: Seems to have these tendencies toward Carl. When he believes Carl is in danger in "Undercover Carl", it marks the first time he goes into the field himself, with a small army of black choppers and vans in tow, no less.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Arguable, but consider this: He refuses to ever give Perry a vacation, even though he only ever pits him against an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain that any marginally competent crimefighter could've handled easily. And you sometimes get the impression that he hasn't bothered to do any research on said villain's activities recently ("Uh...Stop Doofenshmirtz").
    • Heck, one time Heinz actually called in sick to be bothered with their usual routine. Monogram's response while he was sick no less: "How dare he call in sick when everyone already gathered. Screw that, were going on as planned!".
    • Though in his defense, Perry seems to have a good time beating Doofenshmirtz.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Though he often comes across as incompetent, he generally recognizes when situations get serious.
  • Sweating Through My Eyes: He denies that he is crying when Phineas and Ferb bid farewell to Agent P before having their minds wiped at the end of the movie.
  • Those Two Guys: With Carl.

    Clyde and Betty Jo Flynn
Did they fit the Ugly Guy, Hot Wife trope when they were younger?
Clyde: "Alright, nature lovers! Time for vittles!"
Betty Jo: "You wanna go down and embarrass your sister at the park?"

Voiced by: Barry Bostwick (Clyde), Caroline Rhea (Betty Jo)

Linda's parents. They've got a bit of a mischievous streak in them, as seen in their introductory episode "Get that Bigfoot Outta My Face!"

    Reginald and Winifred Fletcher
It appears that the Fletcher family looks are hereditary.
Reginald: "The Flying Fishmongers shall jump again!"
Winifred: "Dinner's at 19:00. That's 7:00 for you Yanks!"

Voiced by: Malcolm McDowell (Reginald), Jane Carr (Winifred)

Lawrence's thoroughly British parents. Reginald was a bit of a thrill-seeker in his youth, and performed as a stunt motorcyclist known as "The Flying Fishmonger".

    Charlene (The Former Mrs.) Doofenshmirtz
She's loaded, ya know. Ka'ching!
"I kept the name!"
Voiced by: Allison Janney

Dr. Doofenshmirtz's ex-wife. Not much is known about her, other than she's rich and that she and Heinz get along pretty well, despite some back-and-forth snark. Despite her daughter's insistance, she doesn't believe that her ex is an evil scientist.

    Love Händel
Remember when all bands in The '90s dressed like this?
Danny: "See? Music does change lives."
Bobbi: "I just play bass in the background. Nobody even remembers me."
Sherman: "Hey, I do have rhythm!"

Voiced by: Jaret Reddick (Danny), Carlos Alazraqui (Bobbi) and Steve Zahn (Sherman)

A hair metal band from the early nineties, they were a favorite of Linda and Lawrence until the band split up. As an anniversary gift to their parents, Phineas and Ferb spend the episode "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together!" trying to convince them to get together for a reunion concert.

    Roger Doofenshmirtz
Would you vote for him?
"Yes, it's so easy to blame the guy in charge."
Voiced by: John O' Hurley

Dr. Doofenshmirtz's "goody two-shoes" younger brother, and frequent target of Heinz's animosity for being the favored son and generally out-performing him at everything when the two were growing up.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: Everyone from his parents to the voters to giant squids love him, with the sole exception of his brother.
  • The Ahnold: He's got the chiseled body of a typical action star.
  • Always Someone Better: For Heinz.
  • Big Little Brother: He is definitely more mature and more physically impressive than Heinz, though he is in fact the younger sibling.
  • Kick the Dog: Putting Heinz into the mayor's seat specifically so he'll be a fall guy in "The Beak".
  • Obliviously Evil: In most of Heinz's Freudian Excuses that involve him, Roger doesn't seem to realize what his actions were doing to his brother, with even his younger self's actions in "Make Play" making at least some sense when you consider how much his parents pampered him. In "Magic Carpet Ride", the only time he's part of a Freudian Excuse when he's older than a child, he's genuinely regretful of how his actions hurt Heinz, even if it wasn't completely his fault.
  • Only Sane Man: Of the Doofenshmirtz family, anyway, considering how he was the only one to notice that Heinz only wants a little respect, and acknowledges that he does kinda deserve it.
  • Patient Zero: Roger Doofenshmirtz plays this role in Night Of The Living Pharmacist after his brother's scheme goes horribly right.
  • Pet the Dog: He spent 20 years remaking his older brother's painting that he had accidentally ruined as a kid. Unfortunately, Heinz ruins this one too.
  • Sleazy Politician: He cares more for his popularity than the lives of others, and even makes his brother the fall guy in "The Beak".
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Well, "Doofenshmirtz" isn't a small name at all, but the idea still stands.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Downplayed. He's not a villain, but a complete jerk. Though how much of a jerk tends to change from episode to episode. On the one hand he's implied to be part of the reason Danville is such a nice place to live, having done a lot of genuinely good work and helped a lot of people (before becoming Mayor, he once got the key to the town from the then Mayor), and his niece Vanessa says she likes him. On the other hand, he's rather full of himself, lazy when he can get away with it, and often quite a jerk to his brother ("And I've already wasted half the morning not caring at all about being on time for our golf game.")... then again, he spent twenty years restoring his brother's painting he accidentally ruined (though, that may have just been because he respected the quality of the work, but he did go to lengths to credit Heinz in his speech), so it's a really mixed bag.

"Nobody talks to my hand that way!"
Voiced by: Joe Orrantia

Another mad scientist and rival within L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. to Doofenshmirtz.

    Professor Poofenplotz 
"I can't very well take over the world until I'm drop-dead gorgeous."
Voiced by: Amanda Plummer

Yet another mad scientist, the nemesis of Isabella's pet chihuahua Pinky.

  • Alliterative Name: Though not so when her first name, Esmeralda, is included.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Pinky the Chihuahua.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She thinks eating royal jelly will make her the queen of the world... and give her a large abdomen for laying eggs, but she claims she can live with that.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Dr. Doofenshmirtz, but an even less competent one according to Doofenshmirtz himself.
  • Evil Is Petty: Thinks she should look her best before she can begin her evil plans. As a result, her schemes rarely even get started.
  • Faceship: She seems fond of using these.
  • Failure Is the Only Option
  • Gender Misdirection: Brazilians don't have a gender-neutral equivalent for "Professor". When the episode where Professor Poofenplotz was first mentioned was translated for Brazilian audiences, they used the masculine equivalent. Then the episode "Isabella and the Temple of Sap" revealed Professor Poofenplotz was a woman.
  • Harmless Villain: Even Doofenshmirtz thinks she's not evil enough to join L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N.
  • Hartman Hips
  • Laughably Evil: So much that it makes Doofenshmirtz look like a real threat.
  • Mad Scientist
  • Obviously Evil
  • Shoot the Messenger: Poofenplotz literally shoots the woman who was stocking shelves at the beauty store because when asked, the stocker informed her that "Stiff Beauty" had been discontinued by the manufacturer.The gun in question didn't kill its target. It just sent her to another dimension.
  • Villain of Another Story: Despite having few appearances in the series, it is implied Pinky has to stop her regularly. The fact that she's even more of a Harmless Villain than Doofenshmirtz probably helps prevent her from taking part in the plot on a bigger scale.
  • Villain With An F In Evil: Her evil schemes are ridiculous even compared to Doofenshmirtz's.
  • Zany Scheme: For starters, see her scheme in "Bee Story", in which she plans to eat enough royal jelly for her to somehow be crowned queen of the world.