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Phillip Frond
Phillip Frond
Gender Male
Hair Brown
Age 40-41
Occupation Wagstaff School Guidance Counselor
Relatives Unnamed mother
Unnamed aunt
Behind the scenes
First "Crawl Space"
Voiced by David Herman
I'm a knitter. Not a quitter.
— Mr. Frond

Phillip Frond (more commonly known as Mr. Frond) is the school guidance counselor at Wagstaff School. He first appeared in Crawl Space. He is voiced by David Herman.

Personality

Mr. Frond is a geeky, nervous, perpetually flustered guidance counselor who loves cats, dancing to 90's music, productive dialogues, and arts and crafts in all manner of ways, such as quilting and theatre.

A keen knitter, he can be seen knitting leisurely in Bob and Deliver, shopping for yarn in Synchronized Swimming, integrates it in to his "scared fabulous" program in The Runway Club, and even knits a doll for Gayle in her image out of yarn from his dead grandmother's shawl in The Cook, the Steve, the Gayle & Her Lover.

Mr. Frond's approach to his job of counseling is full of role play, puppets, musical numbers, and of course feelings. The center of his practice are his therapy dolls, with names such as "Portion Control Joel" and "Repressed Memory Emily". He often provides counseling to students whose parents he predicts will get devorced, because he can "see it coming" (The Cook, the Steve, the Gayle, & Her Lover)

Frond also spends much of his time trying to "reform" his students, especially the Belchers, in episodes like The Runway Club and Crawl Space.Mr. Frond is seen throughout the series as trying and failing to be cool in the eyes of his pupils, revealing to believe that the students will not listen to him as a councilor if they knew he was uncool at their age (The Secret Ceramics Room of Secrets).

Bob describes Mr. Frond as a "tall drink of annoying". In the episode, Bob Day Afternoon, the two get to know each other well as fellow hostages at First Oceanside Savings Bank. He shows to have a dislike towards Bob, although Bob shows to have more hatred toward Mr. Frond. In Bad Tina, he and Bob make a slight bond when they discover that they both like "Cake". In spite of his annoyingly supportive tendencies, he gets mad about his failed ideas, refusing to acknowledge that they were bad.

Louise frequently describes Mr. Frond as "sad", "lonely", "pathetic", and unliked. The two are frequent enemies and occasional allies. Louise claims that Frond has it out for her, but in fact loves to mess with him as seen in episodes like Broadcast Wagstaff School News and The Quirk-ducers.

He had a major role in the episode, Synchronized Swimming when the Belcher kids come up with the bogus independent study of synchronized swimming and forge Linda's signature for the papers. Mr. Frond approves of the independent study, unaware that they were exploiting their way out of gym class.

Appearance

Mr. Frond has wavy brown hair and wears glasses. He wears a green sweater over a light yellow shirt with a dark yellow neck tie, brown pants, and black loafers.

Relationships

Mr. Frond is in the same quilting circle as Edith Cranwinkle and Lillian (Bobby Driver)

Romances

In Carpe Museum he takes an interest in museum director Madeline Greenberg. Eventually he gives her his phone number after finding out she wants to be asked out by him.

In Gayle Makin' Bob Sled it is revealed that he and Gayle are dating, when Gayle spends the holiday worried that he has dumped her. The true reveal of this information, however, is in The Cook, The Steve, The Gayle, & Her Lover when Gayle goes on a 2nd date with Phillip and an enraged Louise devises a scheme to break them up. Despite her initial anger at the match, Louise helps get Gayle and Frond together, and they end the night making out in the Belcher's hallway.

In Lice Things Are Lice, It is implied that Frond may be dating someone else now, as he mentions a date he has that night to avoid getting shaved, and when asked by Tina if it is someone other than her aunt Gayle, he responds 'maybe'. Nothing is mentioned about his relationship with Gayle in her next appearance in "There's No Business Like Mr. Business Business."

Family

Frond's mother is first seen in "Thelma & Louise Except Thelma is Linda", where he takes her to the podiatrist and to Wonder Wharf after he catches a glimpse of Louise. Gayle mentions that he is visiting his aunt for Thanksgiving in "Gayle Makin' Bob Sled." In A Few 'Gurt Men Ms. Selbo reveals that Mr. Frond gets a call from his mother to the front office at Wagstaff school every day.

Therapy Tools

Mr. Frond uses a vast arsenal of therapy tools which includes crisis crayons and therapy puppets which include Repressed Memory Emily, Distracts-His-Friendzo Lorenzo, Portion Control Joel, B.O. Theo, Lynn-Secure, and Pierre Pressure.

In addition to these tools he also has very many inspirational posters around his office including Hop on the Self Es-STEAM Boat, Don't Forget Your RESPECT-ACLES, Breach for the Stars, The best ELF is Your S-ELF, If you don't study YOU SHALL NOT PASS, and Be an independent thinker NOT A STINKER.

In Spaghetti Western and Meatballs, he creates a conflict resolution system known as ABS. The eponymous acronym stands for; A - access your feelings. B - be apologetic and S - slap it (a high five).

In Synchronized Swimming, Louise convinces him that he created independent study after allowing the kids to do synchronised swimming instead of PE. He becomes confident that his 'idea' will catch on but the school board later 'kills' it after the kids performance fails to impress them.

In The Runway Club, he integrates his favorite pasttime, knitting into a new program he calls "Scared Fabulous" in an attempt to satisfy the students in detention after hearing that the argument that led to their punishment being about fashion. The program is essentially a fashion competition between the students which Principal Spoors hates.

A running theme throughout the series is how he wants to take the world by storm with his stellar and innovative counseling methods (which actually are often just suggested to him by Louise rather than original ideas), much to the annoyance of everyone else, including Principal Spoors and the school board. In Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl, it's revealed that his dream is to win a Conflicty for conflict resolution.

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