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Buford Van Stomm is a supporting character on Phineas and Ferb. He is a bully in the town of Danville that joins Phineas and Ferb on their adventures.
He was voiced by Bobby Gaylor, who served as a writer for the show.
Although he is usually seen as a bully, including by the main cast, Buford is unusual in that he is just as often shown acting just like the other kids. Many events seem to indicate that his usual bullying is used to hide a more caring nature beneath the surface. A significant display of his underlying character occurs when his fish, Biff, becomes lost in the ocean. Buford becomes extremely emotional. He cries but really says that he is "sweating through his eyes", and when Phineas offers to help find Biff, Buford shows his appreciation by constantly wanting to give people hugs. ("Voyage to the Bottom of Buford") Buford also has a soft side for his long lost teddy bear Teddy Booboo (Picture This). Buford also is quite gentle behind his bully persona, such as when he said he always wanted to get into a giant bubble and float around like a pixie, or conveniently carrying a velvet rope.("Bubble Boys", "Chez Platypus") He also has a soft side for goldfish ("Lets Take a Quiz")
Despite being a bully, Buford seems to be friends with Phineas, Ferb and the rest of the main cast, and takes part in many of their exploits. He usually manages to get along fine with people, though he is often gruff or makes (usually idle) threats when annoyed. Whenever tasks are assigned, Buford inevitably seems to be partnered with Baljeet, with whom he has a particularly interesting relationship: while Baljeet seems terrified of Buford's threats at times, which is regularly justified, many other instances show them working together without any problem, and they are often seen together even when not involved in Phineas and Ferb's latest plan (i.e. "The Chronicles of Meap", " Swiss Family Phineas" and "The Lake Nose Monster"). He is also scared of Suzy Johnson due to her spoiled and scheming nature. ("One Good Scare Ought To Do It!")
To improve his skill at being a bully, Buford goes to Wedigie's: The Gym for Bullies ("Raging Bully"). He isn't always a bully. ("The Bully Code") Buford's Christmas wish is to be thought of as nice by his friends, despite generally acting naughty. ("Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!") Buford can also play the concertina, trumpet, drums, and the violin. He is fluent in French, but doesn't want anyone to know. He's also in The Baljeatles, Phineas and Ferb's band. ("The Ballad of Badbeard", "Oh, There You Are, Perry", "The Baljeatles", "Phineas and Ferb Summer Belongs to You!") He also used to hang out with Heinz Doofenshmirtz after the latter compliments him on how he handles people with his bullying. ("Bully Bromance Breakup")
In "Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension", there is an alternate version of Buford, who was once a member of a resistance group fighting against the alternate Doofenshmirtz family, but when he became really good at it, he started to resist them until the events of the movie.