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Trivia: Phineas and Ferb
  • Accidentally Accurate: That chattering sound Perry makes? Platypi really do make those noises in real life (though of course not with their teeth, which they don't have).
  • Actor Allusion: Ferb's Precocious Crush on Vanessa Doofenshmirtz is a callback to the actors' previous roles in the movie Love Actually, where Thomas Sangster's character had a similar crush on Olivia Olson's character.
    • Candace's voice actress Ashley Tisdale is Photoshopped over Candace for her part in "The Curse of the Princess Monster".
    • When Candace competes against Wendy for a job at Mr. Slushy Burger, Wendy is voiced by Brenda Song, who worked with Tisdale on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
    • "Picture This" introduces Baljeet's uncle Maulik, named after Baljeet's voice actor Maulik Pancholy.
    • In "Phineas And Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown" the show was hosted by Major Monogram and Dr. Doofenshmirtz, who are both voiced by the creators.
    • In "Nerds of A Feather", Doof pitches a show to a man named Jeff MacGarland.
      • Which makes it even more funny to anyone who knows the creators well enough to get the "I got my own show!!" jokes. For those who don't, Doofenshmirtz's voice actor (the show's executive producer) used to work with MacFarlane on Family Guy.
    • In "Ladies and Gentlemen: Meet Max Modem!", Linda mentions that she only lip-synced "I'm Lindana and I Wanna Have Fun". The person who actually sings that song isn't the same person who voices Linda. (it's Olivia Olson, who voices Vanessa)
    • Richard O'Brien, who does the voice of the boys' dad, is best known for his role in Rocky Horror Picture Show and is very confused when the horror film he's watching has no rock and roll musical numbers.
    • Irving's brother is voiced by Diedrich Bader. This isn't the first time he's dealt with a crazy fan.
    • In "Druselsteinoween", Vanessa attends her Halloween party dressed as a vampire queen.
    • In "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer", one of the lyrics in Irving's song about why the woods are terrible is "banjo-playing hicks shouldn't be trusted".
      • The same episode has Jay Leno playing yet another character with his giant chin.
  • Adored by the Network: Good gravy! During the time it's been running, it has had the full backing of Disney and there isn't a day that it's not showing on the network.
  • Ascended Fanon: Stacy and Ginger are sisters.
    • Jenny and Django are also confirmed to be siblings.]]
  • Channel Hop: Sort of. From the second season onward, new episodes premiere first on Disney XD as opposed to Disney Channel since the show skews more towards the former's demographic, and are then shown a week or so later on DC branded as "all new".
    • Well, sometimes a week or two. Sometimes six freakin' months.
      • As of "The Wizard of Odd", new episodes premiere on Disney Channel first again, but now they're labeled brand new when they premiere on Disney XD.
  • Executive Meddling: One of the best positive examples of this tropes. The producers of the show asked to have a musical in every episode. So far, many of them have been really catchy and memorable.
    • Disney also suggested to create characters that would become Isabella and Baljeet, both of which are quite popular.
    • One executive suggested that Perry should get a girlfriend, only for the creators to say that he is "married to his job". This was even made fun of in the episode "Nerds of a Feather".
  • Fandom Nod: In "What a Croc" the fan ship of Ferb/Gretchen got a brief nod after three nearly three seasons of extremely minimal interaction between the two characters. Although the nod itself was very brief, featuring both sharing a jetski after showing Phineas and Isabella quite happily doing the same.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Has its own page, now!
  • I Knew It: "For Your Ice Only" confirms what many fans had been suspecting for a long time: Stacy and Ginger are sisters.
  • Jossed: A recent NY Times panel had Dan and Jeff finally putting the bed the identity of Phineas' real father...kind of. They admitted that it was not Doof (thus throwing a loop in many a viewer's theory on the real parents).
  • Missing Episode: "Ready for the Bettys" was pulled from the broadcast rotation in the United States after a band from New York with the same name thought they were copying them, according to one of the writers of that episode. This caused the episode it was paired with, "The Flying Fishmonger", to be removed as well. The episodes are still available on Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon Instant.
  • Name's the Same: The fact that Vanessa shares her first name with Vanessa Paradis might be why her boyfriend is named Johnny.
  • Non-Singing Voice: Played with in "Summer Belongs to You"; when the first song begins, we hear a voice that is obviously not Phineas singing as we pan up a body dressed in Phineas's clothes...and then we find out that it's Clay Aiken, dressed in Phineas's clothes. And then Chaka Khan dressed in Ferb's clothes enters.
  • One of Us: Dan Povenmire and Jeffrey Marsh are very aware of the large community/following that the show has. Marsh is a known contributor to the P&F Wiki, and they have confessed to at least being aware of this very site.
  • The Other Darrin: John DiMaggio voices Johnny in "Dude, We're Getting The Band Back Together". In "Brain Drain", he's voiced by Logan Miller.
  • Playing Against Type: Mrs. Johnson is pretty much the opposite of the type of character Jane Lynch normally plays.
  • Real-Life Relative: Starting in Season 3, Ginger has been voiced by Michaela Zee, the daughter of Ming-Na Wen, who voices Dr. Hirano.
  • Screwed by the Network: Despite the exact opposite. Phineas and Ferb are subject to frequent marathons and specials across both of Disney's major channels, and they play a big part in a lot of the channel bumpers and advertising, but during the middle of Season 2 new episodes were subject to some severe Schedule Slip, to the point where they would air in other countries months before the US premieres, which are about a month apart from each other themselves. The premieres have since been getting more regular since the start of Season 3.
  • Shrug of God: The creators, when asked Phineas and Ferb's age; though the original pitch called them nine, this was retracted so that now they're merely "less than fifteen".
    • In "Quantum Boogaloo", however, they had to pick an age, so ten was given, as twenty years in the future Future Linda says that the boys are thirty years old. However, she may have been rounding; Word of God was that fans shouldn't necessarily take her literally.
  • Title's the Same: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and The Penguins of Madagascar have episodes titled "It's About Time"; all three episodes deal with time travel in a sense.
  • Too Soon: In-unverse. In "Let's Bounce," as his Lincoln robot betrays Doof, Doof cries out, "He's gonna John Wilkes my Booth!" Then he looks at Perry and say, "what, too soon?"
  • Trope Namer:
  • Recycled Script: "Rollercoaster" and "Rollercoaster: The Musical," obviously.
    • "A Hard Day's Knight" comes across as almost a remake of "Are You My Mummy?" with one stock adventure lit antagonist switched out for another.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Phineas and Ferb Wiki. Jeff "Swampy" Marsh is a regular contributor.
  • Word of Saint Paul: Long before Candace and Jeremy were an established couple, Jeremy's voice actor commented that Jeremy liked Candace back. Of course, it really wasn't all that hard to figure out, but still.
  • Both Marsh and Povenmire wrote for CatDog and Rocko's Modern Life. Both shows feature multiple minor characters with the name "Ferb."
  • At least three different cast members from the Rocky Horror Picture Show have starred or guest-starred in the series at least once. Richard O'Brien (Riff Raff) plays the father, Lawrence. Barry Bostwick (Brad Majors ASSHOLE!) plays Phineas's grandfather. And, Tim Curry (Dr. Frank N. Furter) guest-starred as a Mad Scientist in one episode. However, none of the characters nor their voice actors have interacted with each other as of yet.
    • As of "The Last Train to Bustville", Lawrence and Clyde, the grandfather, have had one, very awkward, conversation on camera.
  • Also at least 3 Lexx guest stars: Barry Bostwick (Thodin), Tim Curry (Poet Man), and Malcolm McDowell (Yottskry the Divine Cleric).
  • Phineas and Ferb made a guest appearance in a recent episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition in which they build a shrink ray to help Ty Pennington destroy a house. And yes, it is kickass.
  • Unlike most other shows, the cast does not record the scenes in the same room or even at the same time. Vincent Martella (Phineas) claims to have waited 2 years before meeting Thomas Brodie Sangster (Ferb) in person.

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