Follow TV Tropes

Following

History PhineasAndFerb / TropesDToI

Go To


Added DiffLines:

* FiveFiveFive: In "Phineas And Ferb Hawaiian Vacation", Candace says her mother's phone number is 555-0142.

Added DiffLines:

* FunnyAnimal: Marty the Rabbit Boy, which is unusual even by the standards of this show. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight No one in-universe ever points this out.]]

Added DiffLines:

**Doofenshmirtz's character was more actual evil in the early episodes, notably in "The Magnificent Few" where he tried to dunk Perry in a lava pit. He also didn't call every invention of his an "inator".


** The Christmas Special takes place at... well, [[CaptainObvious when do you think?]] It's canonically set after the other episodes that have aired so far.

to:

** The Christmas Special takes place at... well, [[CaptainObvious when do you think?]] think? It's canonically set after the other episodes that have aired so far.


* IdenticalGrandson: In "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein", Ferb grandpa tells the story of one ancestor that looked just like Ferb, working for a doctor just like Phineas, being taken care by a governess that looks just like Candace. Doof also tells the story of his own ancestor that looks just like him.
%% ** "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein" and "Steampunx." The episode of the Timeshift weekend [[note]] "Tri-stone are," "Doof Dynasty," "Excaliferb," and "Phineas and Ferb and the Temple of Juatchadoon"[[/note]] may count, or else they may simply be alternate dimensions.

to:

* IdenticalGrandson: In IdenticalGrandson:
**In
"The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein", Ferb grandpa tells the story of one ancestor that looked just like Ferb, working for a doctor just like Phineas, being taken care by a governess that looks just like Candace. Doof In the same episode, Doofenshmirtz also tells the story of his own ancestor that looks just like him.
%% ** "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein" and "Steampunx." The episode of the Timeshift weekend [[note]] "Tri-stone are," "Doof Dynasty," "Excaliferb," and "Phineas and Ferb and the Temple of Juatchadoon"[[/note]] may count, or else they may simply be alternate dimensions.
him.



* IdenticalStranger: Princess Baldegunde, who looks exactly the same as Candace. Lampshaded by Major Monogram.

to:

%% ** "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein" and "Steampunx." The episode of the Timeshift weekend [[note]] "Tri-stone are," "Doof Dynasty," "Excaliferb," and "Phineas and Ferb and the Temple of Juatchadoon"[[/note]] may count, or else they may simply be [[UniversalAdaptorCast alternate dimensions.]]
* IdenticalStranger: In "Make Play", Princess Baldegunde, who Baldegunde from Drusselstein is coming to town, and Monogram tasks Perry to protect her. He says that they don't have a photo, but she is a 15-year-old girl and "they look pretty much the same", so he shows a photo of a 15-year old (Candace) with a superimposed crown. Then Carl finds a real photo of the Princess and turns out she looks exactly like Candace.
--> '''Monogram''': [[LampshadeHanging Oh, wow, what are
the same as Candace. Lampshaded by Major Monogram.odds?]]
--> '''Carl''': Well, it is a cartoon, sir.
--> '''Monogram''': What did I tell you about breaking the fourth wall, Carl?


** In the pilot episode, Phineas's cheery demeanour is absent and he instead seems disaffected, even cynical and grumpy.

to:

** In the pilot episode, Phineas's cheery demeanour demeanor is absent and he instead seems disaffected, even cynical and grumpy.



** In a few episodes of the first season, Candace sometimes brings Dad along with Mom to show the big idea, while most episodes have her only get Mom to come.



** "Excaliferb!" (which featured the characters in a medieval/fantasy setting, although this was a story read to Major Monogram by Carl)

to:

** "Excaliferb!" "Excaliferb" (which featured the characters in a medieval/fantasy setting, although this was a story read to Major Monogram by Carl)


** Candace seems to carry one a lot too. If only she had a device that could be used to capture an image of the mischief that her brothers are getting up to and then send that image to a similar device owned by her mother. Something like, let's see, a ''camera phone!''


* ILetYouWin: Ferb lets Baljeet beat him at a video game in "Brain Drain", despite denying that he'd done so afterward.
%% ** Lawrence has been doing this to his brother for most of their lives, as revealed in "My Fair Goalie".

to:

* ILetYouWin: ILetYouWin:
**
Ferb lets Baljeet beat him at a video game in "Brain Drain", despite denying that he'd done so afterward.
%% ** Lawrence has been doing this to his brother for most of their lives, as revealed in In "My Fair Goalie".Goalie". Lawrence revealed that he has let his brother wins all their competitions since they were kids just to make him happy.



* IdenticalGrandson:

to:

* IdenticalGrandson: In "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein", Ferb grandpa tells the story of one ancestor that looked just like Ferb, working for a doctor just like Phineas, being taken care by a governess that looks just like Candace. Doof also tells the story of his own ancestor that looks just like him.



* IdenticalStranger: Princess Baldegunde, who looks exactly the same as Candace.

to:

* IdenticalStranger: Princess Baldegunde, who looks exactly the same as Candace. Lampshaded by Major Monogram.



%% * ImpossibleShadowPuppets: This is one of Doofenshmirtz's more benign skills.

to:

%% * ImpossibleShadowPuppets: This is one of Doofenshmirtz's more benign skills.shows he is very good with creating complex shadow puppets, [[ItMakesAsMuchSenseInContext yet he lost the love of his life to a guy with huge hand and bad puppets.]] So he plans to use a giant robot to create shadow puppets on the Moon!



%% * IncredibleShrinkingMan: "Hide and Seek" is based on this.
%% * IncrediblyLameFun: "Phineas and Ferb Interrupted".

to:

%% * IncredibleShrinkingMan: In "Hide and Seek" they wanted to play, well...hide and seek. But when is based on this.
%%
pointed out that the house is too small for that, the decide to create a device to shrink everybody so they can hide.
* IncrediblyLameFun: In "Phineas and Ferb Interrupted".Interrupted", the boys decide, among other things, to literally watch grass grow and to clean each other with lint rollers. Turns out this is due to a misfire of one of Doofenshmirtz inators.



%% * IndyEscape: In "Are You My Mummy?" and "Phineas and Ferb and the Temple of Juatchadoon".

to:

%% * IndyEscape: In "Are You My Mummy?" and "Phineas and Ferb and Mummy?", being a shout-out to old films, the Temple of Juatchadoon".boys end chased by a giant gumball machine, which they manage to outrun. When Candace tried to do the same, she wasn't so lucky.



%% * IntrepidReporter:
%% ** Isabella becomes one in "The Beak". She even refers to herself as one with those exact words.
%% ** Candace is one in "The Temple of Juatchadoon"

to:

%% * IntrepidReporter:
%% ** Isabella becomes one in "The Beak". She even refers Beak", she goes into dangerous situations to herself as one with those exact words.
%%
discover who the is the mysterious hero The Beak ([[PaperThinDisguise it's Phineas]]), in a parody of Lois Lane.
** Candace is one in In "The Temple of Juatchadoon"Juatchadoon", Candace is an a reporter that wants to "bust" Phineas and Ferb during one of their adventures to get the story to her editor (her mom).



%% * InventionalWisdom: Many of Doofenshmirtz's inventions fall into this trope.
%% * InvisibleBackupBand: Lampshaded.
%% * InvoluntaryDance: "Out of Toon".

to:

%% * InventionalWisdom: Many of Doofenshmirtz's inventions fall into this trope.
%%
Doofenshmirtz apparently adds a self-destruct button to ALL his inventions, according to him, it's his thing.
* InvisibleBackupBand: Lampshaded.
%%
Lampshaded in "Rollercoaster: The Musical"
--> We should do it again! This time, as a musical! Whadya say? We'll do all the same things, except we'll break into spontaneous singing and choreography with no discernable music source!
* InvoluntaryDance: In "Out of Toon".Toon", Doof's new invention is a ray that forces anyone to dance.


** Parodied again in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOfM7WB1ya4 My Nemesis.]]". Showing when Doof got Perry as a nemesis, happy to have someone that would there...to twart his plans.

to:

** Parodied again in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOfM7WB1ya4 My Nemesis.]]". Showing when Doof got Perry as a nemesis, he is happy to have someone that would be there...to twart his plans.



* HumanPopsicle: In "Boyfriend From 27,000 BC", the boys goes to the local glacier and find a frozen caveman, which they decide to thaw out to show him the modern world. [[HilarityEnsues Meanwhile, Candace is going to a costume party as a cavewoman.]]

to:

* HumanPopsicle: In "Boyfriend From 27,000 BC", the boys goes go to the local glacier and find a frozen caveman, which they decide to thaw out to show him the modern world. [[HilarityEnsues Meanwhile, Candace is going to a costume party as a cavewoman.]]

Added DiffLines:

* EvolvingCredits:
** The title sequence changes each new season to show clips of episodes from the past season before the title appears.
** Starting with "Don't Even Blink", during the StaggeredZoom to Phineas in the line "Like maybe...", he gradually smiles with each shot.


%% * HairStyleInertia:
%% ** Generally played straight whenever characters are seen at different ages.

to:

%% * HairStyleInertia:
%% ** Generally played straight whenever characters are seen at different ages.
HairStyleInertia:



%% * HandsOnApproach: Isabella to Phineas in "Last Train to Bustville".

to:

%% * HandsOnApproach: Isabella to Phineas in In "Last Train to Bustville".Bustville". While in a balloon race, Phineas asked Isabella if she could hold the steering wheel while he tightens it, she complied and completely surrounding Phineas with her arms.



%% * HeavyMetalUmlaut: Love Händel.
%% * HeavyMithril: "Epic Monster Battle" from "Excaliferb!" and, to a slightly lesser extent "Our Movie's Better than Yours" from "Nerds of a Feather" (Which also crosses over with NerdCore)

to:

%% * HeavyMetalUmlaut: Love Händel.
%%
Used for the band "Love Händel". But used to give them an eighties vibe instead of a heavy metal one
* HeavyMithril: "Epic Monster Battle" from the episode "Excaliferb!" and, to which is set in a slightly lesser extent "Our Movie's Better than Yours" from "Nerds of a Feather" (Which also crosses over with NerdCore)medieval fantasy setting.



%% ** In "Meapless in Seattle", [[spoiler:Balloony does this with respect to Doofenshmirtz]].
%% ** [[spoiler:Robot Candace]] in "Where's Perry Part 2".

to:

%% ** In "Meapless in Seattle", [[spoiler:Balloony does [[spoiler:Balloony, who was working for Mitch in this (somehow) switch sides after "remembering" his friendship with respect to Doofenshmirtz]].
%% ** [[spoiler:Robot Candace]] in In "Where's Perry Part 2".2". [[spoiler:Robot Candace, who was supposed to take Perry, sacrifies herself to save Candace from another robot, and deliver a message that Jeremy left for her.]]



%% ** [[spoiler: Doofenshmirtz himself]] gets one a the very end of the series finale.

to:

%% ** In the series finale [[spoiler: Doofenshmirtz himself]] gets one himself abandons evil after a the very end of the series finale.talk with his daughter about her joining OWCA and pointing that maybe he only does this evil things as a reaction to his backstories.]]



%% * HereWeGoAgain:
%% ** The ending of "Phineas and Ferb Interrupted".
%% ** Ditto "Candace Disconnected".

to:

%% * HereWeGoAgain:
%%
HereWeGoAgain:
** The ending of In "Phineas and Ferb Interrupted".
%%
Interrupted", the boys end up losing interest in their usual crazy projects after getting hit by a stray shot from Dr. Doofenshmirtz's "Dull-and-Boring-inator". Perry goes back to Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc. and convinces Doofenshmirtz to help him make a Dynamic-inator. When the machine is finally built, the shot fired misses Phineas and Ferb and explodes, but they manage to snap out of it by themselves in time to save Candace. When the kids go home, they find Linda acting weird after getting hit by the stray Dynamic-inator blast, and the episode ends with Perry going back to Doofenshmirtz to rebuild the Dull-and-Boring-inator.
--> '''Doofenshmirtz''': [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe Really?]]
** Ditto "Candace Disconnected".In "Phineas and Ferb Interrupted", due to Candace refusing to read the handbook for the cellphone that the boys made for her, she ended up accidentally sending herself to Easter Island (the phone has a teleportation device activated by voice). After having being saved secretly by Perry, she tells her brothers that she will bust her for sending her to Timbuktu, while holding her phone, so she once again was teleported.



%% ** Phineas has one in the Christmas special [[spoiler:after Candace tells him he's the reason all of Danville got labeled as "naughty" by Santa]]. To a lesser extent, so do the other kids.

to:

%% ** Phineas has one in the Christmas special [[spoiler:after Candace tells him he's the reason all of Danville got labeled as "naughty" by Santa]]. To a lesser extent, so do the other kids.Santa due to his inventions (it really is due to an inator from Doofenhsmirtz)]].



%% * HeroicSacrifice:
%% ** [[spoiler:Robot Candace]] in "Where's Perry? (Part 2)".

to:

%% * HeroicSacrifice:
%% ** [[spoiler:Robot Candace]] in "Where's Perry? (Part 2)".stops a laser shot directed at Candace.



%% * HeterosexualLifePartners: The titular Phineas and Ferb, who are inseparable and hardly ever seen on-screen without each other. Also, Candace and Stacy, Major Monogram and Carl, Perry and Dr. Doofenshmirtz and to an extent Buford and Baljeet could also apply.

to:

%% * HeterosexualLifePartners: HeterosexualLifePartners:
**
The titular Phineas and Ferb, who are inseparable and hardly ever seen on-screen without each other. Also, Candace and Stacy, Major Monogram and Carl, Perry and Dr. Doofenshmirtz and other, to an extent the point that if one of them is going somewhere, is normally implied the other will tag along (to the frustration of Isabella).
**
Buford and Baljeet could also apply.Baljeet. They are normally always together and know a lot about each other. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything They even break up their bully-nerd relationship in one episode, only to make up at the end.]]
** Perry and Doofenshmirtz, even though they are supposed to be enemies, they tend to be on friendly terms, with Perry even helping Doof with his personal problems (normally involving his daughter).



%% * HoldUpYourScore: "At the Car Wash":
-->'''Monogram:''' Way to stick that landing, Agent P. ''(holds up 9.5 scorecard; Carl comes in, holding up an 8.5 scorecard)'' Eight and a half, Carl? Really?\\
'''Carl:''' Well, sir, he did separate his feet a little on the reentry.\\
'''Monogram:''' Carl...''(groans)'' Hey, is something burning over on the stove?\\
'''Carl:''' ''(runs off)'' My spaghetti!
%% ** "Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror".

to:

%% * HoldUpYourScore: "At the Car Wash":
-->'''Monogram:''' Way to stick that landing, Agent P. ''(holds up 9.5 scorecard; Carl comes in, holding up an 8.5 scorecard)'' Eight and a half, Carl? Really?\\
'''Carl:''' Well, sir, he did separate his feet a little on the reentry.\\
'''Monogram:''' Carl...''(groans)'' Hey, is something burning over on the stove?\\
'''Carl:''' ''(runs off)'' My spaghetti!
%%
HoldUpYourScore:
** In "Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror".Terror!", where Phineas enters a surfing contest and gets a score so high (10 to the fifth power and infinity being two of the scores), it causes one judge to reconsider Einstein's theory of relativity!
** In "At the Car Wash", Perry does one of his [[OncePerEpisode usual entrances to his lair.]] While on his monitor, Monogram and Carl are waiting with scoreboards.



%% * HowWeGotHere: Mainly, ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension'' and "Remains of the Platypus".

to:

%% * HowWeGotHere: Mainly, ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension'' and "Remains of the Platypus".Platypus" starts with Doofehsmirtz in his underwear, Perry working as his butler, Carl in a squirrel costume, and a booth that crashes carrying a group of break-dancing Buckingham Palace guards. The rest of the episode is a backwards retelling of how all of that happened.



%% * HumanPopsicle:
%% ** "Boyfriend From 27,000 BC".
%% ** Candace in "S'Winter".
%% * HumiliationConga: The episode "This is Your Backstory!" is a 24-minute long [[ClipShow reliving]] of Humiliation Conga memories on Doof. ''That was done by himself.''[[spoiler:It turns out he was using the bad memories to fuel a new Inator, which was depowered by good memories.]]
%% ** Just ''try'' and count how many times these have happened to [[ButtMonkey Candace]] and [[TheChewToy Doof]].

to:

%% * HumanPopsicle:
%% **
HumanPopsicle: In "Boyfriend From 27,000 BC".
%% **
BC", the boys goes to the local glacier and find a frozen caveman, which they decide to thaw out to show him the modern world. [[HilarityEnsues Meanwhile, Candace is going to a costume party as a cavewoman.]]
* HumiliationConga:
** Happens regularly to [[ButtMonkey Candace]], not only will she fail to bust her brothers, but she will look insane by doing it, also fail into a secondary goal she had for the day, or even get busted herself.
** Also [[TheChewToy Doof]], his inventions tend to be stopped
in "S'Winter".
%% * HumiliationConga: The episode
a way that always ends with him hurt (normally because he added an unnecessary self-destruct button), and/or humiliate him in front of many people.
** Exploited in
"This is Your Backstory!" Backstory!", which is a 24-minute long [[ClipShow reliving]] of Humiliation Conga memories on Doof. ''That was done by himself.''[[spoiler:It '' [[spoiler:It turns out he was using the bad memories to fuel a new Inator, which was depowered by good memories.]]
%% ** Just ''try'' and count how many times these have happened to [[ButtMonkey Candace]] and [[TheChewToy Doof]].
]]


%% * GadgeteerGenius: Phineas and Ferb.

to:

%% * GadgeteerGenius: Phineas and Ferb.Ferb. No matter how big or extravagant a project might be, they can always finish it in a single day, and still have enough time to play with it.



** Nearly every character in the show is fully aware of their StrictlyFormula lives as well as the other topoi that make up their daily lives.

to:

** Nearly every character in the show is fully aware of their StrictlyFormula lives as well as the other topoi tropes that make up their daily lives.



** Candace appears to have reached a level of genre-savviness where she realises she can neither bust her brothers nor give up trying, and can only bemoan her fate or achieve some kind of ''Comicbook/AnimalMan''-style [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall-breaking]] revelation and {{rage against the author}}.

to:

** Candace appears to have reached a level of genre-savviness where she realises she can neither bust busting her brothers nor give giving up trying, and can only bemoan her fate or achieve some kind of ''Comicbook/AnimalMan''-style [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall-breaking]] revelation and {{rage against the author}}.



%% * GetBackToTheFuture: "It's About Time!" and a small event within Quantum Boogaloo.

to:

%% * GetBackToTheFuture: GetBackToTheFuture:
** In
"It's About Time!" Time!", Phineas, Ferb and Candace are stranded in the age of dinosaurs after their time machine is destroyed, and Phineas has to WriteBackToTheFuture telling the Fireside Girls to build a small event within second time machine and come rescue them. When the rescue party arrives, it looks like they're still going to be stranded, because the time machine has to be plugged in. Fortunately, a convenient bolt of lightning gives them the power they need to get home.
** In "Phineas And Ferb's
Quantum Boogaloo.Boogaloo", Future!Candace goes back in time and busts her brothers on the day they made that Rollercoaster. She goes to the future and finds it's now a dystopia. Then she goes back again, stops her other previous self before she can bust her brothers, succeeds, but they both get trapped in the past. So they track down Phineas and Ferb so they can repair the time-machine and take them back to the future. (Or one of them, at least. Or maybe it never happened at all. TimeyWimeyBall means that this episode is something of a MindScrew.)



%% * GiantWallOfWateryDoom: Subverted twice, and then played straight in the episode "The Belly of the Beast". Candace also lampshades it twice.

to:

%% * GiantWallOfWateryDoom: Subverted twice, and then played straight in the episode "The Belly of the Beast". A huge wave was about to hit the ship where Candace, Stacy, and the captain where. Stacy mentioned that they all will get wet. When the wave passes, somehow, only Candace also lampshades it twice.is soaked.



** One episode had their project already set up without a montage.
-->'''Phineas:''' That didn't take as long as I thought it would.\\
'''Ferb:''' I know. Usually it takes us at least a montage.
%% ** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOfM7WB1ya4 My Nemesis.]]"



** Parodied again in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOfM7WB1ya4 My Nemesis.]]". Showing when Doof got Perry as a nemesis, happy to have someone that would there...to twart his plans.



%% * GorgeousGarmentGeneration: The "Ball-gown-inator".

to:

%% * GorgeousGarmentGeneration: The "Ball-gown-inator"."Ball-gown-inator", which dresses whoever it shoots with a beautiful ballgown. Curiously, Doofeshmirtz created it specifically to shoot men to embarass them due to being forced to uses dresses when he was a kid.



%% * GroinAttack: Baljeet suffers from an extremely painful one in "My Fair Goalie".

to:

%% * GroinAttack: Baljeet suffers from an extremely painful one in "My Fair Goalie".Goalie" during a football match. [[ItMakesSenseInContext His incredibly high-pitched scream helps to break the emu curse on Ferb]]



%% * GroundhogDayLoop: Much of the finale is built around one. Lampshaded when groundhogs are among the things sucked into the rifts.

to:

%% * GroundhogDayLoop: Much of the finale is built around one. Lampshaded when groundhogs are among Candace is trying to bring her mother to the things sucked into yard before the rifts.project disappears, while Doofenshmirtz keeps adding steps to his trap to make sure Perry remains still.


%% * DeadpanSnarker:

to:

%% * DeadpanSnarker:



%% * DeadTVRemoteGag: "Perry Lays an Egg" has this.

to:

%% * DeadTVRemoteGag: In "Perry Lays an Egg" has this.Egg", Candace recounts how going five feet for popcorn is all right, but five feet to change the channel is too much.



%% * DespairEventHorizon: Phineas in "Summer Belongs To You!"

to:

%% * DespairEventHorizon: Happens to Phineas in "Summer Belongs To You!"You!" when they accidentally land in a desert island with only sand a two palm trees (and a yak), so Phineas has nothing to work with to take them out of there.



%% * {{Determinator}}:
%% ** Just ''try'' to hold Phineas back when he's doing the impossible.
%% ** Candace, Isabella, and Doofenshmirtz as well.

to:

%% * {{Determinator}}:
%% ** Just ''try'' Phineas, whenever someone mentions that something is impossible, he would take it as a challenge and proceed to hold Phineas back when he's doing the impossible.
%%
make it reality.
** Candace, Isabella, no matter how many times she fails to bust her brothers, she nevers gives up.
** Doofenshmirz also qualifies. Every scheme is either about taking over the Tri-State Area or humiliating his brother
and Doofenshmirtz as well.no matter how many times Perry the Platypus foils his schemes he keeps trying (with a few momentary successes).



-->'''Phineas:''' "A brain booster. In hindsight: not our best idea."

to:

%% -->'''Phineas:''' "A brain booster. In hindsight: not our best idea."



%% * DoubleEntendre: A G-Rated example. The lair is covered in newspaper because the new agents haven't been "trained" yet.

to:

%% * DoubleEntendre: A G-Rated example. The lair When Perry enters his lair, it is covered in newspaper newspaper. Monogram explains it is because the they have new agents recruits and they haven't been "trained" yet.yet. ([[DontExplainTheJoke Because they are animals.]])



%% * DreamLand: Phineasland.



%% * DrillSergeantNasty: The BigBad of "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!"

to:

%% * DrillSergeantNasty: The BigBad of Drill Sergeant in "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!"Busted!" His goal is to break the boys so they would never use their "dangerous" imagination ever again.



%% ** Candace in ''Bubble Boys,'' even before a jetpack gets stuck on the car.
%% * DrosteImage:
%% ** Ferb finds a cup with this design in "Meapless in Seattle". Doofenshmirtz also uses one while explaining his scheme in "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!"
%% ** In one episode, Doofenshmirtz explains his plan via posters, including a poster about him explaining his plan via posters.

to:

%% ** Candace in ''Bubble Boys,'' even before Boys'', due to chasing Phineas and Ferb to bust them. And then [[FromBadToWorse a jetpack gets stuck on the car.
%%
car.]]
* DrosteImage:
%% ** Ferb finds a cup with this design in In "Meapless in Seattle". Doofenshmirtz also uses one while explaining his scheme in Seattle", Ferb finds an ancient roman [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/phineasandferb/images/f/f3/327_-_It_Was_Foretold.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120528035030 cup with the picture of a roman senator]], that looks just like Ferb, carrying a cup with the picture of a roman senator that looks just like Ferb...
** In
"One Good Scare Ought to Do It!"
%% ** In one episode, Doofenshmirtz
It!", he explains with cards how he tricked Perry into following him into his plan via posters, including a poster about secret lair. [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/phineasandferb/images/0/0f/Finish_showing_you_my_brilliant_plan.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130726155409 The last card is one of him explaining his plan via posters.showing Perry the card of him showing Perry]]...



%% ** A more straight example would be the Doofenshmirtzes.

to:

%% ** A more straight example would be the Doofenshmirtzes.Doofenshmirtzes. With Heinz's mother favoring his younger brother, Roger, because he is good at kickball, his father favoring the dog, which he called "Only Son", and they disinheriting Heinz [[NoodleIncident for whatever reason so he ended up raised by ocelots]]. Heinz really wants to defy it with his own daughter.



%% * EjectionSeat: Double 0-0's car in "Elementary, My Dear Stacy". Agent P accidentally activates it.
%% * ElaborateUndergroundBase: Both Perry and Pinky have them.

to:

%% * EjectionSeat: EjectionSeat:
**
Double 0-0's car in "Elementary, My Dear Stacy". Stacy", being a parody of James Bond. Agent P accidentally activates it.
%%
it, and Double 0-0 is sent flying out of his own car.
** In "A Hard Day's Knight", Doof giant dragon robot has an ejection seat that suggest to the pilot ([[NowYouTellMe just before ejecting them]]) to take a parachute.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: Both Perry and Pinky have them.has his secret lair under the Flynn-Fletcher house, with may secret entrances in the house.



** "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein" shows Victorian-era characters taking on the same roles as the main cast.

to:

** "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein" shows Victorian-era characters taking on the same roles as the main cast. Unlike the other others, [[FramingDevice this was a story told to the kids by Ferb's grandpa.]]



%% ** Candace [[InsaneTrollLogic apparently thinks that asking Jeremy to the dance will result in this]].

to:

%% ** Candace invokes this. [[InsaneTrollLogic She apparently thinks that asking Jeremy to the dance will result in this]].the Earth exploding]].



"Welcome to Tokyo." \\
%% * EnslavedTongue: Many of Dr. Doofenshmirtz's inventions and schemes involve communication, like the Double-Negative-Inator.

to:

"Welcome to Tokyo." \\
%%
"
* EnslavedTongue: Many of Dr. Doofenshmirtz's inventions and schemes involve communication, like communication. One example is the Double-Negative-Inator.Double-Negative-Inator. Which makes everybody trying to say a negative to add another negative to their sentences, so they become positive (and their own attitude change, as if they actually wanted to say a positive). Or the Least-Likely-inator, which forces people to do, or say, the least thing in their nature. Among others.



%% * EvenTheGuysWantHim: Handsome!Doofenshmirtz in "Quietest Day Ever"

to:

%% * EvenTheGuysWantHim: Handsome!Doofenshmirtz in In "Quietest Day Ever"Ever", Doofenshmirtz makes himself handsome ([[AchievementsInIgnorance when he actually was planning to make everybody ugly.]]), so much that even the men faint when they see him, and everybody is willing to give him anything he wants.



%% * EvilPoacher: Mitch in "The Chronicles of Meap".

to:

%% * EvilPoacher: Mitch in "The Chronicles of Meap".Meap". He travels through space to take creatures from their planets and add them to his collection.



** This aparently is actually important. Once he run out of ideas, he created a good-idea-inator, but he thought it would be counterproductive, because it had "good" in the name. So he created a bad-idea-inator...which apparently gave him the idea for a [[EvilIsPetty feed-the-pigeons-inator.]][[note]]In front of a sign of "DO NOT FEED THE PIGEONS"[[/note]]



* ExecutiveMeddling: Invoked in "Nerds of a Feather". Doof pitched a show to a Hollywood producer, but made a RageQuit when said producer suggested to give Perry a girlfriend. The show was made anyway, and Doof lampshades at the end that he was probably right. This example is probably also an in-joke, as "give the platypus a girlfriend" was an actual suggestion given by Disney regarding the show, according to a ''Wired'' article about it.
%% * ExplodingCalendar: The opening credits.

to:

* ExecutiveMeddling: Invoked in "Nerds of a Feather". Doof pitched a show to a Hollywood producer, but made a RageQuit when said producer suggested to give Perry a girlfriend. The show was made anyway, and Doof lampshades at the end that he was they were probably right. This example is probably also an in-joke, as "give the platypus a girlfriend" was an actual suggestion given by Disney regarding the show, according to a ''Wired'' article about it.
%% * ExplodingCalendar: The In the opening credits.credits. A calendar slowly rips pages from it, getting faster to show that they need to exploit summer.



%% ** For both Candace and Doofenshmirtz.
** Doofenshmirtz does occasionally succeed, but it ends up being a MeaninglessVillainVictory. For example, he successfully stole the key to the city, before realizing it's not an actual key, and he successfully hit everybody with the resolution-change-inator, before finding out that nobody keeps their new years resolutions.
** Isabella as of lately whenever she tries to invite Phineas to a date ''without'' Ferb. She finally succeeds in "Happy Birthday Isabella".

to:

%% ** For both Candace and Doofenshmirtz.
would never be able to bust her brothers, so they can continue their antics the next day. And Doofenshmirtz plans to take the Tri-State Area will always be thwarted.
** Doofenshmirtz does occasionally succeed, but it ends up being a MeaninglessVillainVictory. For example, he successfully stole the key to the city, before realizing it's not an actual key, and he successfully hit everybody with the resolution-change-inator, before finding out that nobody keeps their new years resolutions.
resolutions anyway.
** Isabella as of lately in the later episodes, whenever she tries to invite Phineas to a date ''without'' Ferb. She finally succeeds in "Happy Birthday Isabella".Isabella" (with some help from Ferb).



%% * FantasyHelmetEnforcement: Done to the point of parody[=/=]LampshadeHanging.
%% * FashionShow:
%% ** "Runaway Runway"
%% ** Phineas and Ferb also host a smaller one during their Mom's birthday to showcase the sundress they got her as a present.

to:

%% * FantasyHelmetEnforcement: Done to Being a Disney show, the point characters are never shown without helmets whenever they engage in any fast-paced activity.
** They tend to lampshaded it all the time, like using helments under their hats, using invisible helmets, or using hair-shaped helments.
** In "Tour de Ferb", Candace drags her mother out
of parody[=/=]LampshadeHanging.
%%
the shower so she can see the boys' latest projects. Lynda quips: "Lucky thing I picked today to wear my bike helmet in the shower."
** Parodied in "De Plane! De Plane!" when a pool mysteriously dries up (thanks to doofenshmirtz) and everybody starts skating, then Candace accidentaly steps on a skateboard and starts running wild in the pool.
--> '''Kid 1''': Safety first! [throws a helmet on Candace]
--> '''Kid 2''': Safety first! [throws knee and elbow pads on her]
--> '''Kid 3''': Safety first! [hands her a steering wheel]
--> '''Candace''': Steering wheel? How is this safe? [an airbag deploys from the steering wheel]
* FashionShow:
%% ** In "Runaway Runway"
%%
Runway", a famous designer visits Danville planning to show his new collection, which Candace was actually ask to model (the dresses required a model with a very long neck) but then Phineas and Ferb create their own collection (based on their regular clothes) and imprese the designer so much he changes the whole show to their designs.
** Phineas and Ferb also host a smaller one during their Mom's birthday to showcase the sundress they got her as a present.



%% * FiveManBand: Team Improbable, a cartoon superhero group who are all {{Author Avatar}}s [[HerCodeNameWasMarySue of the boys and their friends]].



%% * FlawedPrototype:
%% ** Jerry the Platypus, from "Cheer Up, Candace!".
%% ** Doofenshmirtz makes a couple of himself in "Run Away Runway".
%% ** The unstable speed boots. Of course [[CosmicPlayThing Candace]] was the one who ended up using them.
%% ** O.W.C.A.'s molecular transporter. Dropping Perry off the edge of Doof's balcony is the closest it comes to working properly.

to:

%% * FlawedPrototype:
%% ** In "Cheer Up, Candace!", Doof's plan is to create copies of Perry to frame him of various crimes, he has many perfect robot clones, but then shows the first one, Jerry the Platypus, from "Cheer Up, Candace!".
%%
which was ugly and dumb.
--> '''Doofenshmirtz''': ...but you know, he was so cute, I couldn't bear to...
** Doofenshmirtz makes a couple of himself plan in "Run Away Runway".
%%
Runway" is to clone himself via copy machine, the first one lacks toner, the second one got jammed, the third one is just dumb and ugly.
--> '''Doofenshmirtz''': Why is it when people copy their butts, it comes out perfect?
** The unstable Phineas and Ferb speed boots. Of course They say their newer models are better than the flawed prototype they left at home. Which, of course, [[CosmicPlayThing Candace]] was the one who ended up using them.
%%
took to use.
** O.W.C.A.'s molecular transporter. Dropping First it dropped Perry off the edge of Doof's balcony is balcony. Then they managed to transport him to the closest it comes to working properly. exact spot, just into Doof's trap.



%% * FlushingToiletScreamingShower: The credits of "The Backyard Aquarium", but replacing the "toilet" with a hose.

to:

%% * FlushingToiletScreamingShower: The credits of "The Backyard Aquarium", but replacing the "toilet" with a hose.



%% * ForgottenAnniversary: The main focus in "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together".

to:

%% * ForgottenAnniversary: The main focus in "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together".Together". Where their father forgot his anniversary.



%% * FreudianExcuse: Dr. Doofenshmirtz is fond of these. [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood He's certainly earned his right to them]].

to:

%% * FreudianExcuse: Dr. Doofenshmirtz is fond Parodied with Doofenshmirtz, who half of these. [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood He's certainly earned the time has a different background story for every little problem he has. The other half normally involve his right brother.
** In "The Chronicles of Meap", when he is trying
to them]].explain why he wants to steal the balloons from the city, but has to stop himself at various points to not sidetrack from the mains story with many others, like smelling to much like pig, being raised by ocelots, working at the dunk tank of the fair (as the projectile), and [[ContinuityNod disguising himself as gnome.]]
** In "The Plane! The Plane!", his plan is to dry all the pools because when he was a kid, his mother would not let him swim in public pools. The flashbacks consists simply of him standing at the edge of the pool, and his mother just telling him "no".
--> '''Doof''': What? That's it! You know, not every backstory has to have some big in-depth spiel, Mr. High Expectations!


** In "Traffic Cam Caper", Candace gets to pick either the CD that will bust her brothers or to Phineas. Naturally she goes with Phineas.

to:

** In "Traffic Cam Caper", Candace gets has to pick either the CD that will bust her brothers brothers, or to Phineas. Naturally she goes with Phineas.


Added DiffLines:

** In "The Beak", Phineas as the Beak has to save either Isabella falling off City Hall or the citizens about to be crushed by a billboard. He chooses both; he leaves the suit to save Isabella, while Ferb pilots the suit alone to save the citizens.

Added DiffLines:

%%
%%
%%
%% Zero-Context Examples are not allowed on pages, and have been commented out.
%% Please add context before uncommenting an example.
%% Please note that just ''saying'' a trope occurs is not sufficient context, no matter how many words it takes to say it.
%%
%%
%%



Showing 15 edit(s) of 433

Top

Example of:

/
/

Feedback