History DethroningMoment / TheFairlyOddParents

15th May '17 12:53:10 PM ngh93
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* ading: Originally, I posted "It's A Wishful Life" as my DMOS, but then I remembered the episode that convinced me the show really had jumped the shark: "Vicky Gets Fired". Timmy's parents fire Vicky, which would have been interesting, but it was done in an incredibly stupid way. They see a video of Vicky torturing Timmy, and what do they do? Completely ignore it, until they see Vicky erasing the tape they were saving for their reality contest. They even call that stupid tape "the most important thing in their lives". [[BigWHAT?! WHAT?!]] So basically, they don't care if their son was killed?! Just... why? What happened to this show?
** Tropers/{{ngh93}}: Even the writers abandon all logic. They act like Timmy is Vicky's ONLY target, when they know full well Vicky was a babysitter before she knew Timmy; logically, her not being his babysitter means she's still ''A'' babysitter, just some other kidsí problem. And at the end of the episode, Timmy's "sacrifice" of having Vicky remain his babysitter isn't heroic, it's extremely sad and depressing, and kids can easily take this as meaning you should let bullies bully you for the greater good. I know that isn't what the episode was trying to teach, but that's what it implies.

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* ading: Originally, I posted "It's A Wishful Life" as my DMOS, but then I remembered the episode that convinced me the show really had jumped the shark: "Vicky Gets Fired". Timmy's parents fire Vicky, which would have been interesting, but it was done in an incredibly stupid way. They see a video of Vicky torturing Timmy, and what do they do? Completely ignore it, until they see Vicky erasing the tape they were saving for their reality contest. They even call that stupid tape "the most important thing in their lives". [[BigWHAT?! [[BigWHAT WHAT?!]] So basically, they don't care if their son was killed?! Just... why? What happened to this show?
** Tropers/{{ngh93}}: **Tropers/{{ngh93}}: Even the writers abandon all logic. They act like Timmy is Vicky's ONLY target, when they know full well Vicky was a babysitter before she knew Timmy; logically, her not being his babysitter means she's still ''A'' babysitter, just some other kidsí problem. And at the end of the episode, Timmy's "sacrifice" of having Vicky remain his babysitter isn't heroic, it's extremely sad and depressing, and kids can easily take this as meaning you should let bullies bully you for the greater good. I know that isn't what the episode was trying to teach, but that's what it implies.
15th May '17 12:52:58 PM ngh93
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* ading: Originally, I posted "It's A Wishful Life" as my DMOS, but then I remembered the episode that convinced me the show really had jumped the shark: "Vicky Gets Fired". Timmy's parents fire Vicky, which would have been interesting, but it was done in an incredibly stupid way. They see a video of Vicky torturing Timmy, and what do they do? Completely ignore it, until they see Vicky erasing the tape they were saving for their reality contest. They even call that stupid tape "the most important thing in their lives". [[BigWHAT?!]] So basically, they don't care if their son was killed?! Just... why? What happened to this show?
** Tropers/{{ngh93}}: Even the writers abandon all logic. They act like Timmy is Vicky's ONLY target, when they know full well Vicky was a babysitter before she knew Timmy; logically, her not being his babysitter means she's still ''A'' babysitter, just some other kidsí problem. And at the end of the episode, Timmy's "sacrifice" of having Vicky remain his babysitter isn't heroic, it's extremely sad and depressing, and kids can easily take this as meaning you should let bullies bully you for the greater good. I know that isn't what the episode was trying to teach, but that's what it implies.

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* ading: Originally, I posted "It's A Wishful Life" as my DMOS, but then I remembered the episode that convinced me the show really had jumped the shark: "Vicky Gets Fired". Timmy's parents fire Vicky, which would have been interesting, but it was done in an incredibly stupid way. They see a video of Vicky torturing Timmy, and what do they do? Completely ignore it, until they see Vicky erasing the tape they were saving for their reality contest. They even call that stupid tape "the most important thing in their lives". [[BigWHAT?!]] [[BigWHAT?! WHAT?!]] So basically, they don't care if their son was killed?! Just... why? What happened to this show?
** Tropers/{{ngh93}}: **Tropers/{{ngh93}}: Even the writers abandon all logic. They act like Timmy is Vicky's ONLY target, when they know full well Vicky was a babysitter before she knew Timmy; logically, her not being his babysitter means she's still ''A'' babysitter, just some other kidsí problem. And at the end of the episode, Timmy's "sacrifice" of having Vicky remain his babysitter isn't heroic, it's extremely sad and depressing, and kids can easily take this as meaning you should let bullies bully you for the greater good. I know that isn't what the episode was trying to teach, but that's what it implies.
15th May '17 12:52:34 PM ngh93
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** [[Tropers/{{ngh93}} Even the writers abandon all logic. They act like Timmy is Vicky's ONLY target, when they know full well Vicky was a babysitter before she knew Timmy; logically, her not being his babysitter means she's still ''A'' babysitter, just some other kidsí problem. And at the end of the episode, Timmy's "sacrifice" of having Vicky remain his babysitter isn't heroic, it's extremely sad and depressing, and kids can easily take this as meaning you should let bullies bully you for the greater good. I know that isn't what the episode was trying to teach, but that's what it implies.

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** [[Tropers/{{ngh93}} **Tropers/{{ngh93}}: Even the writers abandon all logic. They act like Timmy is Vicky's ONLY target, when they know full well Vicky was a babysitter before she knew Timmy; logically, her not being his babysitter means she's still ''A'' babysitter, just some other kidsí problem. And at the end of the episode, Timmy's "sacrifice" of having Vicky remain his babysitter isn't heroic, it's extremely sad and depressing, and kids can easily take this as meaning you should let bullies bully you for the greater good. I know that isn't what the episode was trying to teach, but that's what it implies.
15th May '17 12:52:20 PM ngh93
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** Tropers/ngh93 Even the writers abandon all logic. They act like Timmy is Vicky's ONLY target, when they know full well Vicky was a babysitter before she knew Timmy; logically, her not being his babysitter means she's still ''A'' babysitter, just some other kidsí problem. And at the end of the episode, Timmy's "sacrifice" of having Vicky remain his babysitter isn't heroic, it's extremely sad and depressing, and kids can easily take this as meaning you should let bullies bully you for the greater good. I know that isn't what the episode was trying to teach, but that's what it implies.

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** Tropers/ngh93 **[[Tropers/{{ngh93}} Even the writers abandon all logic. They act like Timmy is Vicky's ONLY target, when they know full well Vicky was a babysitter before she knew Timmy; logically, her not being his babysitter means she's still ''A'' babysitter, just some other kidsí problem. And at the end of the episode, Timmy's "sacrifice" of having Vicky remain his babysitter isn't heroic, it's extremely sad and depressing, and kids can easily take this as meaning you should let bullies bully you for the greater good. I know that isn't what the episode was trying to teach, but that's what it implies.
15th May '17 12:51:57 PM ngh93
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* ading: Originally, I posted "It's A Wishful Life" as my DMOS, but then I remembered the episode that convinced me the show really had jumped the shark: "Vicky Gets Fired". Timmy's parents fire Vicky, which would have been interesting, but it was done in an incredibly stupid way. They see a video of Vicky torturing Timmy, and what do they do? Completely ignore it, until they see Vicky erasing a tape they wanted to watch. Just... why? What happened to this show?

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* ading: Originally, I posted "It's A Wishful Life" as my DMOS, but then I remembered the episode that convinced me the show really had jumped the shark: "Vicky Gets Fired". Timmy's parents fire Vicky, which would have been interesting, but it was done in an incredibly stupid way. They see a video of Vicky torturing Timmy, and what do they do? Completely ignore it, until they see Vicky erasing a the tape they wanted to watch. were saving for their reality contest. They even call that stupid tape "the most important thing in their lives". [[BigWHAT?!]] So basically, they don't care if their son was killed?! Just... why? What happened to this show?show?
**Tropers/ngh93 Even the writers abandon all logic. They act like Timmy is Vicky's ONLY target, when they know full well Vicky was a babysitter before she knew Timmy; logically, her not being his babysitter means she's still ''A'' babysitter, just some other kidsí problem. And at the end of the episode, Timmy's "sacrifice" of having Vicky remain his babysitter isn't heroic, it's extremely sad and depressing, and kids can easily take this as meaning you should let bullies bully you for the greater good. I know that isn't what the episode was trying to teach, but that's what it implies.
10th Feb '17 2:17:09 PM SenorCornholio
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* [=SenorCornholio=]: I'll admit I've only really seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J5eSVNnk9E this review of "Girly Squirrley"]], but from what I've seen it appears this show has learned nothing from its past blunders. The episode revolves around Timmy's Dad getting the Squirrley Scouts back together, and Chloe joins along and is, of course, [[MarySue perfect in every way]] [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong while Timmy bitches and moans throughout]]. While this episode has plenty of apparent problems, such as AJ being the only original Squirrley Scout to return with the rest of them being nameless kids, as well as Timmy's Dad's usual LethallyStupid nature, my biggest problem has to do with Cosmo and Wanda's treatment. Basically, they get mistaken for lunch by a bear who [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext happens to be their camp counselor]] and, [[ForgotAboutHisPowers instead of just poofing out of the bear]], they get the [[SarcasmMode brilliant idea]] of sticking their wands in a liquid they apparently never saw before, only to confirm it's stomach acid. Too little, too late, however; [[RunningGag their wands are rendered useless the entire rest of the episode]]. Okay, I understand that they needed an excuse for Timmy [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg (and Chloe)]] to be unable to use magic in this situation; I get that. But why in the holy name of the Fairy Council would they have it happen in such a contrived way? Even worse? [[TheComicallySerious Wanda's]] [[TookALevelInDumbass the one who proposes the idea!]] I get that they used to both be of equal intelligence back in the shorts, but that was back when Cosmo wasn't literally TooDumbToLive. Because of this, Wanda has essentially been reduced to another Cosmo all for the sake of a poorly executed DiabolusExMachina. I haven't watched this show in a good long while, and after hearing about this episode in all its stupid, I'm glad I abandoned WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents. Which begs the question: why does this show keep running again? I mean, they already have their CashCowFranchise in the form of WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants, don't they?

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* [=SenorCornholio=]: I'll admit I've only really seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J5eSVNnk9E this review of "Girly Squirrley"]], but from what I've seen it appears this show has learned nothing from its past blunders. The episode revolves around Timmy's Dad getting the Squirrley Scouts back together, and Chloe joins along and is, of course, [[MarySue perfect in every way]] [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong while Timmy bitches and moans throughout]]. While this episode has plenty of apparent problems, such as AJ being the only original Squirrley Scout to return with the rest of them being nameless kids, as well as Timmy's Dad's usual LethallyStupid nature, my biggest problem has to do with Cosmo and Wanda's treatment. Basically, they get mistaken for lunch by a bear who [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext happens to be their camp counselor]] and, [[ForgotAboutHisPowers instead of just poofing out of the bear]], they get the [[SarcasmMode brilliant idea]] of [[WhatAnIdiot sticking their wands in a liquid they apparently never saw before, "babbling brook", only to confirm it's that the water is stomach acid.acid]]. Too little, too late, however; [[RunningGag their wands are rendered useless the entire rest of the episode]]. Okay, I understand that they needed an excuse for Timmy [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg (and Chloe)]] to be unable to use magic in this situation; I get that. But why in the holy name of the Fairy Council would they have it happen in such a contrived way? Even worse? [[TheComicallySerious Wanda's]] [[TookALevelInDumbass the one who proposes the idea!]] I get that they used to both be of equal intelligence back in the shorts, but that was back when Cosmo wasn't literally TooDumbToLive. Because of this, Wanda has essentially been reduced to another Cosmo all for the sake of a poorly executed DiabolusExMachina. I haven't watched this show in a good long while, and after hearing about this episode in all its stupid, I'm glad I abandoned WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents. Which begs the question: why does this show keep running again? I mean, they already have their CashCowFranchise in the form of WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants, don't they?
9th Feb '17 3:48:35 PM ElSquibbonator
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** Tropers/{{themaniclandofpage}}: I agree that this episode has {{Unfortunate Implications}} in regards to the LGBT community, but I will admit that perhaps the censors wouldn't have allowed it and that's why no LGBT-related topics were brought up. However, my reason for the DMOS is the same as TheMysteriousMrEnter's: the gender stereotypes in here are completely annoying. [[SarcasmMode Yes, all men are slobs, and all women are materialistic!]] What makes it especially obnoxious is how they spent an entire episode debunking these stereotypical gender roles, so what happened?

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** Tropers/{{themaniclandofpage}}: I agree that this episode has {{Unfortunate Implications}} in regards to the LGBT community, but I will admit that perhaps the censors wouldn't have allowed it and that's why no LGBT-related topics were brought up. However, my reason for the DMOS is the same as TheMysteriousMrEnter's: the gender stereotypes in here are completely annoying. [[SarcasmMode Yes, all men are slobs, and all women are materialistic!]] What makes it especially obnoxious is how they spent an entire previous episode debunking these stereotypical gender roles, so what happened?



* fluffything: ''Fairly Oddparents'' is one of those shows that has moments that are terrible, but usually they're not downright offensive. I say usually because this is one of those downright offensive moments. Namely the (in)famous episode known as "Twistory". Why is it a DMOS and why is it offensive? Because it manages to insult two (Count em! Two!) countries at the same time. The episode basically boils down to Timmy wishing he could interview some of the Founding Fathers (In this case George Washington, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson) for his report on the American Revolution. It starts out funny enough (Though, Washington's obsession with chopping wood was nothing short of obnoxious), but it gets ugly when Timmy's wish changes history. And, here, folks, here is where we enter the DMOS zone. The alternate history Timmy accidentally creates is pretty much a world where the USA remains a British colony complete with stereotypical Cockney accents, bad hygiene, and no advancements in technology since the 1700s. Wow, just...wow. I didn't even make this episode and I still want to go up to every British person in the world and go "I'm so sorry this episode exists". It's no wonder Nickelodeon rarely (if ever) airs it during reruns of the show.

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* fluffything: ''Fairly Oddparents'' is one of those shows that has moments that are terrible, but usually they're not downright offensive. I say usually because this is one of those downright offensive moments. Namely the (in)famous episode known as "Twistory". Why is it a DMOS and why is it offensive? Because it manages to insult two (Count em! Two!) countries at the same time. The episode basically boils down to Timmy wishing he could interview some of the Founding Fathers (In this case George Washington, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson) for his report on the American Revolution. It starts out funny enough (Though, Washington's obsession with chopping wood was nothing short of obnoxious), but it gets ugly when Timmy's wish changes history. And, here, folks, here is where we enter the DMOS zone. The alternate history Timmy accidentally creates is pretty much a world where the USA remains a British colony complete with stereotypical Cockney accents, bad hygiene, and no ''no advancements in technology since the 1700s.1700s''. Wow, just...wow. I didn't even make this episode and I still want to go up to every British person in the world and go "I'm so sorry this episode exists". It's no wonder Nickelodeon rarely (if ever) airs it during reruns of the show.
20th Jan '17 11:48:06 AM cartoonnetworkfan
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* cartoonfanman: A lot of Fairly Oddparents jokes today annoy me, but I can't really say that there was a joke out of that pile that really stands out to me as really really bad. However, I'm making an exception for the scene in "Certified Super Sitter" where [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-6YJ9K-KNo Poof looks and talks like Donald Trump]]. This is The Fairly Oddparents! Not fucking WesternAnimation/SouthPark!

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* cartoonfanman: A lot of Fairly Oddparents jokes today annoy me, but I can't really say that there was a joke out of that pile that really stands out to me as really really bad. However, I'm making an exception for the scene in "Certified Super Sitter" where [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-6YJ9K-KNo Poof looks and talks like Donald Trump]]. This is The Fairly Oddparents! Not Oddparents, not fucking WesternAnimation/SouthPark!
20th Jan '17 11:47:07 AM cartoonnetworkfan
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* cartoonfanman: A lot of Fairly Oddparents jokes today annoy me, but I can't really say that there was a joke out of that pile that really stands out to me as really really bad. However, I'm making an exception for the scene in "Certified Super Sitter" where [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-6YJ9K-KNo Poof looks and talks like Donald Trump]]. This is The Fairly Oddparents! Not fucking WesternAnimation/SouthPark!
6th Nov '16 11:55:43 AM nombretomado
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* Tropers/FOPTroper: No list would be complete without the infamous It's A Wishful Life, a very demented subversion of the ItsAWonderfulLife trope. Basically, the entire episode states that Timmy is responsible for all the bad things in his life, in his community and even the world. In other words, the world would be better off if Timmy was [[DrivenToSuicide no longer around]]. The fact he nearly erase himself is very disturbing. The episode tries to fix this by stating the reason for this was to teach Timmy a lesson; earlier in the episode, he was doing favors for people, and they were not simply ungrateful, they were being a JerkAss about it. Timmy, though, is the one who needs the lesson that you should not do good things for praise.
** [=TomPhanto=]: As the episode implied that everyone Timmy knew would be happier if they never existed, they made it sound like Timmy is the only character that Francis bullies, Vicky tortures, even though they show that it's not the case in early episodes. It also implies that AJ has hair and in college without Timmy around. Timmy's question about how that's his fault sums it up perfectly. It's just insulting that Timmy, who has saved Fairy World and the real world several times, would be shown an alternate reality where everyone is ten times happier without him, even if Jorgen was just testing him. But what really bothered me was how Jorgen opens the "Dimension For Kids Who Improved The World By Wishing They Were Never Born", and you see flames coming out of the crevasse. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Look familiar?]] This was easily the most mean-spirited the show has ever gotten. WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead do an episode where they invert the ItsAWonderfulLife trope a lot better than this episode did.

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* Tropers/FOPTroper: No list would be complete without the infamous It's A Wishful Life, a very demented subversion of the ItsAWonderfulLife trope.ItsAWonderfulPlot. Basically, the entire episode states that Timmy is responsible for all the bad things in his life, in his community and even the world. In other words, the world would be better off if Timmy was [[DrivenToSuicide no longer around]]. The fact he nearly erase himself is very disturbing. The episode tries to fix this by stating the reason for this was to teach Timmy a lesson; earlier in the episode, he was doing favors for people, and they were not simply ungrateful, they were being a JerkAss about it. Timmy, though, is the one who needs the lesson that you should not do good things for praise.
** [=TomPhanto=]: As the episode implied that everyone Timmy knew would be happier if they never existed, they made it sound like Timmy is the only character that Francis bullies, Vicky tortures, even though they show that it's not the case in early episodes. It also implies that AJ has hair and in college without Timmy around. Timmy's question about how that's his fault sums it up perfectly. It's just insulting that Timmy, who has saved Fairy World and the real world several times, would be shown an alternate reality where everyone is ten times happier without him, even if Jorgen was just testing him. But what really bothered me was how Jorgen opens the "Dimension For Kids Who Improved The World By Wishing They Were Never Born", and you see flames coming out of the crevasse. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Look familiar?]] This was easily the most mean-spirited the show has ever gotten. WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead do an episode where they invert the ItsAWonderfulLife ItsAWonderfulPlot trope a lot better than this episode did.
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