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This article is about the Fireside Girl from Phineas and Ferb. For the Recess character, see Gretchen Grundler.

Gretchen[3] is a supporting deuteragonist of Phineas and Ferb, and one of the Fireside Girls Troop 46231 in Danville.

Biography

She was one of the Ferbettes in Phineas and the Ferb-Tones (“Flop Starz”, “Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown”). She also helped Phineas Flynn win the Swamp Oil 500. Isabella Garcia-Shapiro thanked her for a job well done and complimented her on adding the bow to the Team Phineas Race car during the pit-stop (“The Fast and the Phineas”). She also sings in S’Winter (“S'Winter”). In a deep voice, she counts down the blastoff of Phineas and Ferb’s rocket when they visit their star (“Out to Launch”). She appears to have a large IQ, having to repeat her statements due to the others not understanding what she had said, and saying words that no one else in the room knows (“Bubble Boys”, “Isabella and the Temple of Sap”).

Appearance

Gretchen reading

Gretchen has short auburn hair, blue eyes with glasses, and wears her uniform with a large collar, bell-shaped sleeves, and a red belt around her skirt, and low-top shoes, and is slender. In winter, however, she ties her hair into a mid-length ponytail with red elastic, and wears an orange and red long-sleeved shirt with brown pants, and orange slip-on shoes.

Known patches

Relationships

Isabella Garcia-Shapiro

GretchenRemindingIsabella

Gretchen helping Isabella remember what they need to do.

Gretchen and Isabella appear to be very good friends. In the instances where Isabella does not actually listen to what Phineas is saying to her due to drifting off into fantasies, Gretchen repeats it for her convenience. (“Isabella and the Temple of Sap”)

The Other Fireside Girls

Gretchen along with the other Fireside Girls gladly help out with Phineas’s and Ferb’s Big Ideas. The other Fireside Girls sometimes have difficulty understanding Gretchen first time stating something so Gretchen repeats it in a different way to get her statement across. (“Bubble Boys”)

Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher

Gretchen frequently participates in their Big Ideas. Phineas and Ferb will sometimes help them get a specific patch(es). Other than this, nothing is currently known about Gretchen’s relationships with the two.

Other appearances

Video games

She is a seldom-seen character in the Nintendo DS games Phineas and Ferb and Phineas and Ferb Ride Again.

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

Alt. Gretchen A2SD

Gretchen’s alternate universe counterpart in Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension.

Gretchen is the only Firestorm/Fireside Girl that has a speaking line in the film. Her line is “I’m on it.”, when the 2nd Dimension Candace talks to the 2nd Dimension Gretchen.

Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!

Currently, Gretchen’s only appearance in “live” form was in Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!

Trivia

  • Gretchen is the first of the Fireside Girls (besides Isabella) to have a speaking role in the series. Early on in the episode "The Fast and the Phineas", she is the girl who asks the question about Phineas’s racecar being electronically fuel injected; however, she is not given a name at this point. Her name comes later when Isabella compliments her on the bow she ties on the car, but it is unknown which Fireside Girl she is since Isabella was speaking to the group. The last piece to the puzzle is that Ariel Winter is credited as Gretchen in the end credits for the episode. The episode’s print novelization in Speed Demons further confirms this by way of the narration explicitly stating that it is Gretchen who asks the question.
  • She and Katie are the only Fireside Girls who appeared in the Phineas and Ferb Nintendo DS game.
  • In “Isabella and the Temple of Sap,” she appeared to take the most prominent role, having the most spoken lines of dialogue.
  • She may be a reference of Velma from Scooby-Doo, whom she resembles in several ways, and may be the girl using the catchphrase “Jinkies” off-screen in that episode.
    • She may also be a reference to Marcie from the Peanuts comic strips and TV specials. Gretchen often calls Isabella ‘Chief’ much like the way Marcie calls Peppermint Patty “Sir.”
  • She shares a few traits with an earlier character from Disney with the same name, Gretchen Grundler from Recess. Both girls have red hair and glasses, and both are very kind and smart.
  • She is the only Fireside girl, along with Katie and Milly, to appear in “Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!
  • She was the only Fireside Girl who didn’t appear in “Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!”, but appeared for a cameo in “A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas.”
  • She is the only Fireside Girl (besides Isabella) to have a part of the “Too Young” line (“Isabella and the Temple of Sap”) and the only female (besides Candace) to have the “Out, peace!” line (“Monster from the Id”).
  • In “The Ballad of Badbeard”, she appears to get seasick.
  • Gretchen appears to be the shortest of the main Fireside Girls (All episodes that all the Fireside Girls are in) and the lightest as Adyson Sweetwater were able to carry her weight while she was reading “The Fireside Girls Book of Dendrology” (a large, heavy book) with no problems in “Isabella and the Temple of Sap.”
  • In “Tri-Stone Area,” she is seen without her glasses as a cavegirl while singing “Zubada.”
  • Dan Povenmire revealed that she is “a dead-on caricature” of character designer Greg Guler’s daughter.
  • In “Bee Story” she seemed to have gotten annoyed with Katie’s buzzing when asking her what was she doing.
  • Jump Right In is the only song that Gretchen was the lead singer. (“Night of the Living Pharmacists”)

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References

  1. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1736769/
  2. http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/Phineas-and-Ferb/Gretchen/
  3. http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0398974/
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Albums: Phineas and FerbPhineas and Ferb Holiday FavoritesPhineas and Ferb: Across the 1st and 2nd DimensionsPhineas and Ferb: Star Wars soundtrack

Disney Parks
Agent P's World Showcase Adventure

Entertainment: Phineas and Ferb's Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party
Firework: Celebrate the Magic

Characters
Major Characters: Phineas FlynnFerb FletcherCandace FlynnPerryMajor Francis MonogramHeinz DoofenshmirtzLinda FlynnLawrence Fletcher

Secondary Characters: Isabella Garcia-ShapiroBaljeet TjinderBuford Van StommJeremy JohnsonCarl KarlStacy HiranoGinger HiranoMillyKatieHollyAdyson SweetwaterGretchen
Recurring characters: Giant Floating Baby HeadDjango BrownColtraneCharlene DoofenshmirtzVanessa DoofenshmirtzRoger DoofenshmirtzVivian Garcia-ShapiroIrvingJenny BrownSuzy JohnsonDannyBobbi FabulousShermanMeapMitchNormClyde FlynnBetty Jo FlynnPinkyAlbertPeterKlimpaloonTalking ZebraMonty MonogramHildegard JohnsonReginald FletcherWinifred FletcherAloyse von Roddenstein
Minor Characters: JerryKhaka Peu PeuThe RegurgitatorBob WebberPrincess BaldegundeMelissaUnnamed Fireside GirlsAgent EBrobotsDrill SergeantBuck BuckersonTiana WebberJack JohnsonMrs. JohnsonWendyEliza FletcherNicoletteMandyThaddeus and ThorMindyAmandaLucy FletcherAdrian FletcherBeppo BrownDr. HiranoAnnabelle JohnsonSaraBrigitte, Josette, and ColletteMishti PatelLiam McCrackenRodrigoMorgGlenda WilkinsDr. GevaarlijkHeinz Doofenshmirtz's motherBlanca DishonProfessor PoofenplotzLyla LolliberryBalloony
Guest Characters: Santa ClausKim Possible PinocchioBaby BaboonThor OdinsonSpider-ManHulkIron ManRed SkullNick FuryVenomWhiplashMODOK

Episodes
Season One: "Rollercoaster" • "Candace Loses Her Head" • "The Fast and the Phineas" • "Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror" • "The Magnificent Few" • "S'Winter" • "Are You My Mummy?" • "Flop Starz" • "Raging Bully" • "Lights, Candace, Action!" • "Get That Bigfoot Outta My Face!" • "Tree to Get Ready" • "It's About Time!" • "Jerk De Soleil" • "Toy to the World" • "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!" • "A Hard Day's Knight" • "I, Brobot" • "Mom's Birthday" • "Journey to the Center of Candace" • "Run Away Runway" • "I Scream, You Scream" • "It's a Mud, Mud, Mud, Mud World" • "The Ballad of Badbeard" • "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together" • "Ready for the Bettys" • "The Flying Fishmonger" • "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!" • "Greece Lightning" • "Leave the Busting to Us!" • "Crack That Whip" • "The Best Lazy Day Ever" • "Boyfriend From 27,000 B.C." • "Voyage to the Bottom of Buford" • "Put That Putter Away" • "Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?" • "Traffic Cam Caper" • "Bowl-R-Ama Drama" • "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein" • "Oil on Candace" • "Unfair Science Fair" • "Unfair Science Fair Redux (Another Story)" • "Out to Launch" • "Got Game?" • "Comet Kermillian" • "Out of Toon" • "Hail Doofania!"

Season Two: "The Lake Nose Monster" • "Interview With a Platypus" • "Tip of the Day" • "Attack of the 50 Foot Sister" • "Backyard Aquarium" • "Day of the Living Gelatin" • "Elementary My Dear Stacy" • "Don't Even Blink" • "Chez Platypus" • "Perry Lays an Egg" • "Gaming the System" • "The Chronicles of Meap" • "Thaddeus and Thor" • "De Plane! De Plane!" • "Let's Take a Quiz" • "At the Car Wash" • "Oh, There You Are, Perry" • "Swiss Family Phineas" • "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown" • "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo" • "Hide and Seek" • "That Sinking Feeling" • "The Baljeatles" • "Vanessassary Roughness" • "No More Bunny Business" • "Spa Day" • "Bubble Boys" • "Isabella and the Temple of Sap" • "Cheer Up Candace" • "Fireside Girl Jamboree" • "The Bully Code" • "Finding Mary McGuffin" • "What Do It Do?" • "Atlantis" • "Picture This" • "Nerdy Dancin'" • "I Was a Middle Aged Robot" • "Suddenly Suzy" • "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!" • "Undercover Carl" • "Hip Hip Parade" • "Just Passing Through" • "Candace's Big Day" • "Invasion of the Ferb Snatchers" • "Ain't No Kiddie Ride" • "Wizard of Odd" • "The Beak" • "Not Phineas and Ferb" • "Phineas and Ferb-Busters!" • "The Lizard Whisperer" • "Robot Rodeo" • "The Secret of Success" • "The Doof Side of the Moon" • "She's the Mayor" • "The Lemonade Stand" • "We Call it Maze" • "Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Max Modem!" • "Nerds of a Feather" • "Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation" • "Split Personality" • "Brain Drain" • "Make Play" • "Candace Gets Busted" • "Summer Belongs to You!" • "Rollercoaster: The Musical!"
Season Three: "Run, Candace, Run" • "Last Train to Bustville" • "The Great Indoors" • "Canderemy" • "The Belly of the Beast" • "Moon Farm" • "Phineas' Birthday Clip-O-Rama!" • "Ask a Foolish Question" • "Misperceived Monotreme" • "Candace Disconnected" • "Magic Carpet Ride" • "Bad Hair Day" • "Meatloaf Surprise" • "Tri-Stone Area" • "Doof Dynasty" • "Phineas and Ferb Interrupted" • "A Real Boy" • "Mommy Can You Hear Me?" • "Road Trip" • "Skiddley Whiffers" • "Tour de Ferb" • "My Fair Goalie" • "Perry the Actorpus" • "Bullseye!" • "That's the Spirit" • "The Curse of Candace" • "Escape from Phineas Tower" • "The Remains of the Platypus" • "Ferb Latin" • "Lotsa Latkes" • "A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas" • "What a Croc!" • "Ferb TV" • "Mom's in the House" • "Minor Monogram" • "Excaliferb" • "Monster from the Id" • "Gi-Ants" • "Agent Doof" • "Phineas and Ferb and the Temple of Juatchadoon" • "Delivery of Destiny" • "Let's Bounce" • "Quietest Day Ever" • "Bully Bromance Break Up" • "Doonkleberry Imperative" • "Buford Confidential" • "Sleepwalk Surprise" • "Sci-Fi Pie Fly" • "Meapless in Seattle" • "The Mom Attractor" • "Cranius Maximus" • "Sipping with the Enemy" • "Tri-State Treasure: Boot of Secrets" • "Doofapus" • "Norm Unleashed" • "When Worlds Collide" • "Road to Danville" • "Where's Perry?" • "Blackout!" • "What'd I Miss?" • "This is Your Backstory"
Season Four: "Fly On the Wall" • "My Sweet Ride" • "For Your Ice Only " • "Happy New Year!" • "Bully Bust" • "Backyard Hodge Podge" • "Der Kinderlumper" • "Just Desserts" • "Bee Day" • "Bee Story" • "Sidetracked" • "Knot My Problem" • "Mind Share" • "Primal Perry" • "La Candace-Cabra" • "Happy Birthday, Isabella" • "Great Balls of Water" • "Where's Pinky?" • "Mission Marvel" • "Thanks But No Thanks" • "Troy Story" • "Love at First Byte" • "One Good Turn" • "Cheers for Fears" • "Just Our Luck" • "Return Policy" • "Imperfect Storm" • "Steampunx" • "It's No Picnic" • "Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror" • "Druselsteinoween" • "Face Your Fear" • "The Klimpaloon Ultimatum" • "Doof 101" • "Father's Day" • "Operation Crumb Cake" • "Mandace" • "Tales from the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension" • "The Return of the Rogue Rabbit" • "Live and Let Drive" • "Lost in Danville" • "The Inator Method" • "Act Your Age" • "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer" • "Night of the Living Pharmacists" • "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars" • "Last Day of Summer" • "O.W.C.A. Files"

Locations
Locations at or near Danville: DanvilleMr. Slushy FranchiseDoofenshmirtz Evil IncorporatedFlynn-Fletcher HouseAtlantisGoogolplex MallOld Abandoned Amusement Park

Other Locations: AfricaEnglandNew YorkBig BenMarsTokyoLondonChinaIndiaCanadaChileHawaii

Selected Songs
Today is Gonna Be a Great DaySummer Belongs to YouCity of LoveJump Right InLet it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it SnowPerry the Platypus ThemeGitchee Gitchee GooWhere Did We Go Wrong?BustedLittle BrothersWhat'cha Doin?Carpe DiemS.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants)I'm MeRollercoasterThe Ballad of KlimpaloonEvil for Extra CreditBackyard BeachHappy New YearGreat to Be a BabySerious FunCurtain Call/Time Spent Together
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Media
Phineas and Ferb • (Video game) • Phineas and Ferb: Across the 1st and 2nd DimensionsPhineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd DimensionTales From the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension
Characters
1st Dimension characters: PhineasFerbCandacePerryMajor MonogramDr. DoofenshmirtzLindaIsabellaBaljeetBufordJeremyCarlStacyGingerMillyKatieHollyAdysonGretchenLawrenceDjangoVanessa (deleted) • IrvingJennyLove HandelNormPinkyAlbertPeter the PandaTerry the Turtle

2nd Dimension characters: PhineasFerbLindaLawrencePerryIsabellaBaljeetBufordNorm BotsMajor MonogramHeinzCandaceJeremyCharleneVanessa

Locations
DanvilleDoofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated (2nd Dimension) • Flynn-Fletcher House
Organizations
O.W.C.A.Fireside Girls Troop 46231The ResistanceFirestorm Girls
Songs
Everything's Better with PerryQuirky Worky SongMysterious Force (cut song) • He's DoofBrand New Best FriendVictory GumSummer (Where Do We Begin?)I Walk AwayBaljeet ExplanationBrand New RealityRobot RiotPerry the Platypus ThemeTakin' Care of ThingsKick It Up a NotchPlaying a Game of SportsAll the Convoluted Reasons We Pretend to be Divorced

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