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"Adulting" is a song sung by Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Isabella in Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe.


Doofenshmirtz: So you say you got a patch for leading people through a jungle?
But I've got a prescription for this anti-fungal.
So I win!
Isabella: How is that winning?
Doofenshmirtz: I'm just saying I'm prepared.
Isabella: Undecided whether I should feel
Disturbed or scared.

Doofenshmirtz: I'm older and bolder,
Got this ache in my shoulder
I keep my medical records
In this manila folder.
Isabella: Meaning?
Doofenshmirtz: Just that I lived more.
Isabella: But I've got a better feelin' for the great outdoors.

Doofenshmirtz: You think you know just what to do,
But I've got a ton more experience than you
In adulting!
Isabella: Is that what it's called?
Doofenshmirtz: I know you don't know what I mean,
But you're not gonna know it till you turn eighteen.
It's called "adulting"!
Isabella: That's not a verb.

Doofenshmirtz: When you're no longer a private, you're a sarge!
You're all grown up and you're livin' large!
You get to be the one in charge!
Get it off of me! Get it off of me!

It's called adulting!
Isabella: It's still not a verb.
Doofenshmirtz: Come on, back me up, Ferb.
Ferb: It's not a verb.
Doofenshmirtz: Whatever.

Isabella: Can you read a compass?
Doofenshmirtz: No.
Isabella: Or start a fire?
Doofenshmirtz: No.
Isabella: Build a shelter?
Doofenshmirtz: No.
Isabella: Or change a tire?
Doofenshmirtz: No.
Isabella: Dig a hole?
Doofenshmirtz: No.
Isabella: Pitch a tent?
Doofenshmirtz: No.
Isabella: Navigate?
Doofenshmirtz: No.
Isabella: Circumvent?
Doofenshmirtz: No.
Isabella: Chop a tree?
Doofenshmirtz: No.
Isabella: Build a snare?
Doofenshmirtz: No.
Isabella: Catch a fish?
Doofenshmirtz: No.
Isabella: Fight a bear?
Doofenshmirtz: No.

Isabella: Now I think our only care,
And I think this question is really fair,
Is can you get us from here to there?
Doofenshmirtz: Absolutely!
Isabella: You can? How?

Doofenshmirtz: By adulting!
Yes, adulting!
Baljeet: He makes a salient point.
Isabella: Baljeet!
Doofenshmirtz: I'm adulting!
Baljeet: What? He sounds authoritative.
Doofenshmirtz: 'Cause I'm adulting!
I'm an adult!


Production information

  • As Dan Povenmire revealed during the soundtrack listening party, this song was almost cut from the movie until it got big laughs from test audiences.


  • On the album version, when Isabella says "Baljeet!", her voice is accidentally double-tracked (i.e. two Isabellas are heard saying it.).


  • In some regions of the world, Disney inadvertently made the song available one day early on August 27th, before the D23 and Disney+ premiere dates, and before the general soundtrack release. This lead to a day-early leak.
  • Though he has said their names before in reference to the show itself, this song is the first time Doof has addressed either Phineas or Ferb by name.
  • Not heard on the album is Doof saying "Yeah" during Isabella's line "from here to there".



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