By Tanner Stransky
Updated February 22, 2011 at 08:33 PM EST
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Image Credit: DisneyThe third season of the Disney Channel’s hit animated series Phineas and Ferb is set to premiere March 4 with special guest star Jane Lynch. She’ll play the role of Jeremy’s mother, Mrs. Johnson, in a role that was created for her. EW has the exclusive first look at her animated character, shown above. So how does Mrs. Johnson compare to her Glee character Sue Sylvester? “My character is rather full of herself like Sue, but much more boisterous and self conscious,” Lynch tells EW. “But like Sue, she speaks confidently of things she barely understands.”

Celebrities as varied as Clay Aiken, Chaka Kahn, Kevin Smith, and Cloris Leachman have done spots on Phineas and Ferb before. Lynch, as you might guess, signed on because Phineas is a show she can watch with her children. “I laugh as much as my daughter when we watch,” Lynch says. “That is not the case with other kids shows. I fear they are teaching her bad comedy! Phineas is clever and delightful, with just enough cynicism to keep me coming back.” Plus, the work appealed to Lynch because of her history with voiceovers: “I did voiceovers for years,” Lynch adds, “and I love the work! Providing the voice for a character created and written by such geniuses as the Phineas guys was an honor and delight.”

In addition, the new season of Phineas and Ferb will feature many other new and returning cameos, including Michael Douglas and his 10-year-old son, Dylan; Tina Fey; Michael J. Fox; Anna Paquin; Joan Cusack; Vicki Lawrence; and Jamie Oliver. In fact, the second episode of the season, which airs on March 11, will feature Lawrence, Fey, and Cusack, pictured below. Check out a handful of video clips from the season premiere below.

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