The Fairly OddParents


The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents
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Genre Comedy, adventure, fantasy
Format Animated television series
Created by Butch Hartman
Voices of Tara Strong
Daran Norris
Susanne Blakeslee
Grey DeLisle
Opening theme "The Fairly OddParents" by Butch Hartman and Ron Jones
Ending theme "The Fairly OddParents" (instrumental)
Country of origin United States
Canada
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 10 (shorts) (aired)
157 1/2 (full) (aired)
128 1/2 (total) (aired) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Butch Hartman
Fred Seibert
Scott Fellows
(season 6)
Running time 30 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s) Frederator Studios
Billionfold, Inc.
(season 6–present)
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Distributor MTV Networks International (USA)
Nelvana (Canada)
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Picture format SDTV 480i (2001–2010)
HDTV 720p (2009–present)
Audio format Stereo, Dual Audio Mandarin (In Asia Only)
First shown in September 4, 1998 (Oh Yeah! Cartoons)
Original run March 30, 2001 – present
Chronology
Related shows The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Danny Phantom
T.U.F.F. Puppy
External links
Website

The Fairly OddParents is an American-Canadian animated television series created by Butch Hartman about the adventures of Timmy Turner, who is granted fairy godparents named Cosmo and Wanda. The series started out as cartoon segments that ran from September 4, 1998 to March 23, 2001 on Oh Yeah! Cartoons and was later picked up as an actual series. It is produced by Frederator Studios and Billionfold Studios (Season 6- present) for the cable network Nickelodeon. It is also the third longest-running Nicktoon, behind Rugrats and SpongeBob SquarePants, as well as Nickelodeon's second highest rated show, behind SpongeBob SquarePants.

Contents

Plot

Timothy Tiberius "Timmy" Turner is a 10-year-old boy who lives in the fictional town of Dimmsdale, California (although it's said in the show the town is located in the real-world Imperial County) with his dim-witted parents, who almost never pay attention to him. His life is constantly miserable because his parents are rarely home, he is babysat and bullied by Vicky, a 16-year-old torturous babysitter, he is bullied daily, and is tormented by his teacher, Mr. Crocker. But everything changes when he receives two fairy godparents: Cosmo, Wanda, and later their son, Poof. Timmy learns that his fairy godparents are capable of granting him any wish he wants within certain limits. However, Timmy's immature nature causes him to sometimes ask for wishes that unintentionally result in disaster, and he and his fairy godparents (and in newer episodes, fairy godbrother) must find a way to "unwish" the wish.

Over the course of the series, Timmy also makes many enemies. At the beginning, Vicky was a main, and apparently only, antagonist. As the series progressed, however, more villains were added. For example, his teacher, Mr. Crocker, firmly believes in fairy godparents and has been searching for them a very long time, suspecting that Timmy has fairy godparents. He is dangerous to Timmy because, according to "Da Rules", a large rulebook that defines what children can and cannot wish for and how fairy godparents must behave, if the child reveals that he or she has fairies, or if someone discovers their fairies, he will lose his fairies forever. At his school, he is often bullied by Francis, a vicious boy who claims to be the toughest student in school, but reveals to Timmy that he only takes out his anger on him because of his rough home life and abusive parents. Jorgen Von Strangle, an enormous and tough fairy with an Austrian accent, often described like Arnold Schwarzenegger, personally dislikes Timmy and his fairies (although in "Teeth for Two" he states Cosmo and Wanda are his closest friends, claiming he punches many others). Timmy is also loathed by his unwished wishes, for wishing them out of existence. Well into the series, Timmy is introduced to his archenemy, Remy Buxaplenty. He is joined by his fairy and ex-boyfriend of Wanda, Juandissimo Maqnifico. Remy is very jealous of Timmy for having three fairies while he only has one. He is also jealous of his loving parents. Remy's parents are constantly ignoring him, which led to him getting fairies. Juandissimo is constantly trying to woo Wanda, much to Cosmo's annoyance.

Cast

Main characters

Recurring cast

Guest stars

Throughout the course of the show, many celebrities have guest starred on The Fairly OddParents. Some of the most notable are recurring characters Adam West (Catman) and Jay Leno (The Crimson Chin and a parody of himself in one episode). Some other famous stars were Norm Macdonald (Norm the Genie), Chris Kirkpatrick of NSYNC (Chip Skylark), Alec Baldwin (Older Timmy), Ben Stein (The Pixies), Gilbert Gottfried (Dr. Bender and Wendell), Brendan Fraser (Turbo Thunder), Patrick Warburton (M.E.R.F. agents), Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley (themselves), Steve Irwin (the Bad Parent Hunter, a self parody of "The Crocodile Hunter"), and Tom Arnold (Santa).[citation needed]

Though not featured as guests on the show, references have been made to other public figures, including Bill Gates (shown as a child with Cosmo and Wanda as fairy godparents), Tina Turner (also one of their godkids), Billy Crystal (parodied as Billy Crystal Ball), Sylvester Stallone (parodied as Sylvester Calzone), Britney Spears (parodied as Britney Britney), and President George W. Bush (a U.S. president was depicted in one episode, and he bore resemblance to then-president Bush). There is also references to "Jorgen Von Strangle," appearing to be a parodied Arnold Schwarzenegger, due to his large physique and thick accent. However, Arnold was also parodied in the Fairly Odd Parents where he was labelled "Arnold Schwartzen-German". He also quoted, "To be, or not to be, Annihilated!", which is a spoof from the movie "Last Action Hero" and Hamlet.[citation needed]

Production history

Early origins (1998–2001)

A postcard for The Fairly OddParents segment on Nickelodeon's Oh Yeah! Cartoons

Producer Butch Hartman originally created The Fairly OddParents as a seven minute short film entitled "Fairy Godparents,"[dead link] one of 39 short cartoons in the first season of Fred Seibert's Oh Yeah! Cartoons.[citation needed] Butch Hartman made six more short films for the show in Season 3. Nickelodeon agreed to a six episode order (consisting of two 11-minute stories) of "The Fairly Oddparents", which began airing on March 30, 2001, in the half hour after Invader Zim. On April 11, 2006, Nickelodeon UK aired nine Oh Yeah! Cartoons shorts in three episodes.[citation needed] These stories include "Where's the Wand", in which Vicky uses Wanda's wand, and "Too Many Timmys", in which Timmy makes copies of himself. Each episode lasts for about 7 minutes.[citation needed] Unlike the half-hour series, the animation in the shorts is not as smooth, and the designs are notably different (including Timmy's parents Mr. and Mrs. Turner, who are only seen from the neck down with their faces hidden in the pilot episodes). Other notable differences include voices like Timmy Turner, who was voiced by another actress (Mary Kay Bergman), instead of Tara Strong and Cosmo's voice is a lot deeper and he is much smarter than in the original series. Originally, Butch wanted Timmy to wear a blue hat, but since he ran out of blue ink, he decided to make it pink. Wanda was originally going to be named "Venus".[citation needed]

Early popularity (2001–2004)

A poster featuring Timmy Turner with Cosmo and Wanda, Timmy's fairy godparents.

The Fairly OddParents was immediately popular around its first year, greatly increasing its lead-in rating from Invader Zim. In fact, no matter what time slot Nickelodeon placed the show in, Nick's ratings soared. The series attracted a wider than anticipated audience, appealing to all ages, a feat only matched by SpongeBob SquarePants.[citation needed] Other than SpongeBob, it was later Nickelodeon's highest rated show. Early 2002 and 2003 was the first peak of popularity for The Fairly OddParents. Ratings sky-rocketed, and it briefly passed SpongeBob SquarePants. However when "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" was released, SpongeBob gained much more popularity than Fairly Oddparents.[citation needed] The show saw its quick rise to the top in Australia and United States in summer of 2002 and 2003 when the show's first TV special, Abra-Catastrophe!, was aired. The film was a success and many products were merchandised.[citation needed]

After Abra-Catastrophe!, creator Butch Hartman created a new project for Nickelodeon called Danny Phantom. A second Fairly OddParents TV special was made, titled Channel Chasers. Since then, there have been other specials, like The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker, Crash Nebula, School's Out! The Musical, Fairy Idol, the "Jimmy-Timmy" crossovers, Fairly OddBaby, Wishology, "Anti-Poof" and the Live-Action movie- Grow Up Timmy Turner!

End and resumption of production (2005–2007)

Nickelodeon ceased the production of the show late in 2005, with "The Jerkinators (The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3)" as the actual season finale of the sixth season, though in the U.S. the episode "Timmy the Barbarian!/No Substitute for Crazy!" was shown after The Jerkinators as the 5th season finale. Butch Hartman made the official announcement on his forum on January 24, 2006. However, Butch announced on February 2, 2007 on his forum that Nick has granted Fairly OddParents twenty more episode slots and that the show had resumed production.

A theatrical movie was planned for release by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, but was eventually dropped due to a regime change by Paramount, though the script was written. Hartman stated on his website[1] that he would like to release the movie to DVD one day, but did not have any definitive plans to do so.[1] The Fairly OddParents have appeared in a $50 Best Western travel card over the 2006 summer period and again over the 2007 summer period.[citation needed]

Revival (2008–present)

After a one year hiatus, Nickelodeon announced on TV that they would begin the broadcast of a television movie called Fairly OddBaby as the beginning of at least 20 episodes of Season 6, and to carry the show to at least the year 2011.[2] A huge hit, Fairly OddBaby aired on February 18, 2008, becoming the top entertainment program across broadcast and basic cable TV for the year among kids.[3] Also, four new episodes aired each day at 5:00 p.m. EST beginning on Monday, March 10 after a rerun of the Fairly OddBaby special, and ending on Thursday (3–13) of that week. Another new episode week aired from May 12–16, 2008. The Fairly Oddlympics aired on August 1, 2008, as part of the lead-up to the 2008 Summer Olympics, which began on August 8, 2008. Another premiere week aired through August 11–15, 2008. Four new episodes of The Fairly OddParents aired during Super Stuffed Nicktoons Weekend. The next three Fairly OddParents movies, Wishology, aired in three one-hour installments during the first weekend of May 2009. This is the first Fairly OddParents movie to be nearly three hours long (or, excluding commercials, 144 minutes) and to be presented in HD and widescreen, and they are the last episodes of the season.[citation needed]

Another Fairly OddParents special was released on Nickelodeon called Anti-Poof. This was the tenth Fairly OddParents special. It aired on July 10, 2009 and it followed a week of brand new Fairly OddParents episodes airing from July 6 to July 9, 2009. The special followed all of the new episodes aired in succession and was only episode length itself. It premiered on July 10, 2009 at 7:00 pm est. And on August 10–14 there was a premiere of brand new episodes of the Fairly Oddparents at 6:00 P.M. est. On October 19, 2009-October 23, 2009 @ 4/3c. The fairly oddparents aired one new episode February 6 part of Super Secret Crush Weekend. Currently Fairly Odd Parents Episodes air only on Saturday and Sunday mornings. A new episode premiered on September 11 at 11:30 a.m and September 18 at 11:30 EST. In February, Love Triangle premiered on the 12th and "Spellementary School" and "Operation Dinkleberg" premiered on the 26th. More new episodes began airing on February 11, 2011, including a live action TV movie called "A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!" that was premiered on July 9, 2011. More episodes are expected to air later this year.[4] The Fairly OddParents itself, along with SpongeBob SquarePants and iCarly, are the longest running series on Nickelodeon, ever since their premieres from the early decade of 2000. The Troop, The Penguins of Madagascar, and Fanboy and Chum Chum only premiered in the last year of the decade of 2000, 2009. Although SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly OddParents originally premiered in the late 1990s, more episodes aired in the 2000 decade.

Crossovers

The Fairly OddParents has crossed over with The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius in the Jimmy Timmy Power Hour trilogy. Expanding into three total one-hour specials, the cross over features the mixed adventures with the cast of The Fairly OddParents and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Their first encounter consisted of Jimmy and Timmy ending up in their opposite dimension, and taking on their sudden conflict that the other character would normally face (Where Jimmy Neutron faces Mr. Crocker in Timmy's World, and Timmy Turner would face Evil Goddard in Jimmy's World). When it came to Episodes 2 and 3, more characters were given a significant role as Jimmy and Timmy, and appear in the others' dimension. Where, additionally, Jimmy's Friends also get to appear in 2D animation and Timmy's friends appear in CGI animation. The first production of the trilogy was released in 2004, while the final two productions of the trilogy both aired in 2006 in two respectful different times of the year. In Episode 1, Denzel Crocker from The Fairly OddParents is the main antagonist. In Episode 2, Professor Finbar Calamotus from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius was the main antagonist. In Episode 3, Shirley, a villain created by Jimmy and Timmy to battle because they were bored, is the main antagonist.

Episodes

Seasons

Season Episodes First airdate Last airdate
Oh Yeah! Cartoons 10 September 4, 1998 March 23, 2001
Season 1 7 March 30, 2001 December 24, 2001
Season 2 13 March 1, 2002 January 20, 2003
Season 3 20 November 8, 2002 November 21, 2003
Season 4 19 November 13, 2003 June 10, 2005
Season 5 21 May 7, 2004 November 25, 2006
Season 6 20 February 18, 2008 August 12, 2009
Season 7 20 July 6, 2009 November 24, 2011
Season 8 6 February 12, 2011 Present

The Fairly OddParents special episodes

Year Special
2001 Christmas Everyday!
2002 Scary Godparents
2003 Information Stupor Highway
2003 Love Struck!
2003 The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker!
2004 The Big Superhero Wish!
2004 Crash Nebula
2004 Shelf Life
2008 The Fairly Oddlympics
2008 Merry Wishmas
2009 Anti-Poof
2011 Love Triangle
2011 Invasion of the Dads
2011 When Losers Attack

Fairly OddParents TV movies

Year TV Movie Notes
2003 Abra-Catastrophe! Three parts
2004 School's Out! The Musical Two parts
2004 Channel Chasers Three parts
2006 Fairy Idol Two parts
2008 Fairly OddBaby Two parts
2009 Wishology Three double-length parts
2011 A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! Three parts
2011 Timmy's Secret Wish Two parts

Jimmy Timmy Power Hour saga

Year TV Movie
2004 Jimmy Timmy Power Hour
2006 When Nerds Collide
2006 The Jerkinators

DVD and VHS

See also

References

External links


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