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"All the Convoluted Reasons We Pretend to be Divorced" (abbreviated as ATCRWPTBD) is a song from the episode "Tales from the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension" sung by Doofenshmirtz-2 and Charlene-2 about the advantages of pretending divorcement.


Charlene-2: When a dictator gets deposed,
And then he's thrown into the DOC...
Doofenshmirtz-2: Oy vey!
Charlene-2: His wife is thrown in right beside him
Under key and lock.
So to avoid a situation
With such limited appeal...
Doofenshmirtz-2: Me and Mrs. Doofenshmirtz,
we struck a little deal.

Charlene-2: We told everyone around us
We had split.
Doofenshmirtz-2: Yes, we were through!
So, if they came to haul me off,
They wouldn't get her, too.
Charlene-2: There's that and then there's also tax
Advantages, of course.
Doofenshmirtz-2 and Charlene-2: All the convoluted reasons
We pretend to be divorced.

We get double the amount
Of discount coupons in the mail.
We have twice the junk to offer
In our annual yard sale.
We each have our separate bathrooms,
Bedrooms, living rooms, and dens,
We see each other all the time
But through a telescopic lens.

Charlene-2: We don't agree on restaurants
Or where to holiday.
Doofenshmirtz-2: But now for those activities
We go our separate ways.
Doofenshmirtz-2 and Charlene-2: We spend so little time together,
Conversation's never forced.
All the convoluted reasons
We pretend to be divorced.

Background information

  • The song's title appeared as one of the songs that scrolled by in the beginning of "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown Hosted by Kelly Osbourne", although it got shortened to "All the Convoluted Reasons" so that it could fit.
  • This song and "Subterranean Crocodile Apprehension Expedition" are the ones that have the longest name in the series.
  • It got sung to the same tune of the "Volunteer Firemen's Picnic" song.
  • The song's title and approximate air date (which was not that) got confirmed on December 8, 2012, by Dan Povenmire on Twitter.[1]
  • Some of the song's lyrics were first seen and discussed in an interview for Bloomberg West.[2]
  • This marks the only time Charlene sings.
  • DOC is short for "Department of Corrections".


BMI Work #19179687 (Registered as All the Convoluted Reasons)

See also


"Evil Jingle" (Charlene's Penthouse Version)
Songs Next:
"Doof 101"
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