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Talking Zebra
TalkingZebraAvatar
Gender: Male
Professional Information
Affiliations:
  Candace "Kevin" Flynn
Friends and Family
Friends:
Candace "Kevin" Flynn (Possible)
Behind the Scenes
First Appearance:
  "The Ballad of Badbeard"
Last Appearance:
  "Monster from the Id"
Voiced by:
Jeff Bennett
Oh, it gets much stranger, Kevin
"Oh, it gets much stranger, Kevin..."

The Talking Zebra is a being that exists as a figment of Candace's imagination. For unknown reasons he always calls her "Kevin."

Biography

While Candace was under the 'influence' of the orange moss, the Zebra appeared to her as a hallucination. The Zebra says "Oh, it gets much stranger, Kevin", while sitting in the rocking chair on the pier, drinking tea/coffee. However, it is later revealed that she was simply seeing things, as it was the blue moss (not the orange) which was actually hallucinogenic. At the end of the day, she does in fact touch the blue moss and the Zebra appears again, sitting on the log her grandmother had just vacated. He says "Love the beard, Kevin," and is wearing a purple beard ("The Ballad of Badbeard").

He appears again in a later episode near the end of one of Candace's dreams (which was actually Perry the Platypus's). The Zebra tells her "I'm just as confused as you are, Kevin" and it's then seen that he is controlling a puppet of Baljeet, who is controlling puppets of Linda and Lawrence (perhaps alluding to the double dream). When Candace sees the Zebra, she isn't surprised to see him because she "[sees] him all the time" ("Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!").

During the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention, he is seen during Candace's "dream" (which is actually Phineas and Ferb's special effects), floating by Candace's bed saying "I voted for you, Kevin" while holding a poster, with Candace's face on it. Also, when she tells the boys to pack up their special effects equipment and get out, she tells them to take the zebra with them, Phineas asks "Zebras?" and Ferb shrugs, indicating that the Zebra may be a continuing hallucination of Candace's ("Nerds of a Feather").

In Candace's dream, he is seen in the swirling vortex at the beginning of the dream saying "Oh, It gets much stranger, Kevin" ("Wizard of Odd").

He makes a brief appearance during the song, "Carpe Diem" ("Rollercoaster: The Musical!").

The Talking Zebra is seen thrice in the song "Brand New Reality": First holding a newspaper that reads "Kevin wins Election" depicting a picture of Candace standing in front of podium while confetti rains down, in reference to the beginning of "Nerds of a Feather" when the Zebra says, "I voted for you, Kevin," then seen again two times at a dimension at the same time sitting in chairs (Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension).

The Zebra appears again during the song "Deep Into Your Mind", drinking tea inside a number seven inside Candace's mind. When he sees Candace, he waves to her. ("Monster from the Id")

Background Information

  • It is currently unknown why the Talking Zebra calls Candace "Kevin". Although, as revealed in the Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension, Kevin may actually be the Candace of the Zebra's dimension. However, how, or even why the zebra seems to cross dimensions is unknown.
    Kevin wins Election

    Kevin wins the election?

  • How Perry knows that Candace regularly imagines a talking zebra that calls her "Kevin" is unknown ("Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!"). Besides the fact that they could have seen each other off-screen, anyway.
  • Candace states that she sees the Talking Zebra "all the time" ("Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!").
  • The Zebra is supposedly a reference to being Candace's animal "Spirit Guide" or an "Imaginary Friend" she could have had when she was younger.
  • He is seen holding a parody of the famous Hope poster, with Candace's face on it (instead of President Barack Obama's) ("Nerds of a Feather").
  • He is also seen briefly in Take Two with Phineas and Ferb as one of the things that Neil Patrick Harris unwittingly replaces Ferb with after making him disappear, along with the Baby alien, Klimpaloon, and the Giant floating baby head.
  • It is currently unknown why Candace sees him.
  • The Talking Zebra's presence in another dimension could be seen as evidence that he is not a hallucination at all, like Candace and many others think him to be.
  • At the beginning of "Doofapus, " Phineas appears to be talking about the zebra while breaking the fourth wall, remarking that "as a non sequitur, a talking zebra seems a little..." to which Isabella finishes "Forced?"
  • In the commentary for "Ballad of Badbeard", it is implied that Linda has also seen the zebra.

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