Characters: Phineas And Ferb Adults
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Linda Flynn and Lawrence Fletcher
Linda Flynn & Lawrence Fletcher
"Ah, it was those corny history references that made me fall for him in the first place."
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 "Meat Loaf".
- 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.
- Casting Gag: In "Meet Max Modem", Lawrence sings a science-fiction themed song. His outfit is quite reminiscent of Riff Raff's.
- 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
- 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.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Lawrence is Riff Raff and Linda is Aunt Hilda.
- Hidden Depths: Linda has some sort of background in astrophysics, but she'd rather keep it a secret.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 absolutely the only authority figure 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.
- Snark-to-Snark Combat: Sometimes her and Candace.
- 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.
- Weirdness Censor: Linda is possibly the only person in the
Tri-State area world who doesn't know about Phineas and Ferb's inventions and adventures.
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
- 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
- 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. Now, 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.
- 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.
- Doting Parent: To Monty.
- Embarrassing First Name: Francis.
- 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: At this point of the series, to Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz.
- The Leader: One might not expect it from his usual behavior, but "Save Summer" shows how essential his leadership is for the operation of OWCA.
- 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
- Mister 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
- Sweating Through My Eyes
- Those Two Guys: With Carl.
Clyde and Betty Jo Flynn
Clyde and Betty Jo Flynn
Voiced by: Barry Bostwick (Grandpa Clyde) and 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
Reginald and Winifred Fletcher
It appears that the Fletcher family looks are hereditary.
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
Charlene (The Former Mrs.) Doofenshmirtz
She's loaded, ya know. Ka'ching!
"I kept the name!"
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
Voiced by: Jaret Reddick (Danny), Carlos Alazraqui
(Bobby) and Steve Zahn (Swampy)
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.
- Adults Are Useless: The only adults in the movie to (somewhat) avert this. More so in a deleted scene where Danny gets to take out at least one Normbot... with a simple Offhand Backhand!
- All Drummers Are Animals: Subverted with Sherman, who went on to become a librarian and is generally pretty chill.
- To the point where even on future tours he still wears his collared shirt and tie, while the other two are in costume (as seen in Across the 2nd Dimension). He's shown in his classic outfit at the end of "Rollercoaster - the musical!" though.
- Ambiguously Camp Gay: Bobbi Fabulous, the bassist.
- And Show It to You: Sung about and done so with a Normbot in "Robot Riot"... at least in a deleted scene.
- Bare Your Midriff: Sherman, when he was still going by Swampy.
- Mr. Fanservice: They've got quite a little troop of fangirls on deviantArt.
- Fake Band
- Heävy Mëtal Ümlaut
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Jaret Reddick from the band Bowling for Soup as Danny, Carlos Alazraqui as Bobbi and Steve Zahn as
- Informed Ability: Bobbi Fabulous is supposed to be an incredible hairstylist, but he only seems capable of producing the exact same hairstyle over and over again, regardless of who he's putting it on.
- Myspeld Rökband
- Noodle Incident: "Albuquerque '93".
- Offhand Backhand: Danny does this to a Normbot in a deleted scene.
- The Power of Rock: "Danny's Song" is all about this.
- Hell, Danny in general is all about this. "It's only my life", indeed.
- Tuckerization: The band members are all named after and drawn to look like series creators Dan Povenmire, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, and Bobby Gaylor.
Would you vote for him?
Voiced by: John O' Hurley
Dr. Doofenshmirtz's "goody two-shoes 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.
- The Ahnold
- Always Someone Better: For Heinz.
- Big Little Brother: He is definitely more mature and more physically impressive than Heinz.
- Jerk With Good Publicity: 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Satellite Character: With Heinz. He really doesn't get a lot of characterization on his own, and what he does get tends to change from episode to episode. In "Tree To Get Ready", he's a little self-absorbed, but not overly unpleasant; in "The Beak" and "She's the Mayor", he's considerably more of a dick to Heinz; but in "Magic Carpet Ride", he is genuinely regretful of his part in Heinz's Freudian Excuse Of The Week, and spent the last two decades attempting to make up for it.
- 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.
Voiced by: Joe Orrantia
Another mad scientist and rival within L.O.V.M.U.F.F.I.N. to Doofenshmirtz.
Voiced by: Amanda Plummer
Yet another mad scientist, the nemesis of Isabella's pet chihuahua Pinky.