History Fridge / TheFairlyOddParents

13th Jul '17 6:40:39 AM TheKaizerreich
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** Because we couldn't have an 11-minute episode, then.

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** [[AnthropicPrinciple Because then, we couldn't have an 11-minute episode, then.episode.]]
13th Jul '17 5:45:17 AM TheKaizerreich
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** Or it's simply their LogicalWeakness, as fairies have ''butterfly'' wings. Well, usually.
11th Jun '17 6:11:52 PM Tambry161
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* Fridge Tearjerker - every fairy godparent you see in the show is immortal or at least long-lived. Apparently, some of them can live for millions of years. And their god children are just humans who will die eventually. And not just that, when they reach adulthood, their godparents have to leave them and erase every memory of them. Now, imagine that you are a fairy who were just assigned to your first child. You get attached to that child and eventually, you'll start to love them as if they were your own child. But you won't even realize it and suddenly, they are treated as an adult who doesn't need their fairy anymore. So, that kid who you loved so much and treated as part of your family doesn't even know you exist anymore, but you still do. Some years pass, maybe you get assigned to another child and eventually you find out your first godkid died. And this cycle can last for thousands of years. You don't realize it because of the lighthearted nature of the show, but Cosmo and Wanda likely had to go through this too. And assuming that the live action movies aren't canon, Timmy is just one of those children they got attached to, but will eventually have to leave. And here's a kicker - one of their former godchildren, Denzel Crocker, is probably even more miserable as an adult than as a child, but they can't help him. It doesn't matter if their godchild will become miserable again, if not more miserable, after they leave - they have to. That's the law.
* Anyone else realized that Magical Duel, Fairy Idol and other such competitions are actually pretty creepy? If a child loses Magical Duel, they'll lose their godparent and will likely become miserable again, just because their godparents needed time to think about how to save them or because they just weren't clever and/or creative enough. And Fairy Idol gives random fairies a job that requires them to care for miserable children BASED SOLELY ON THEIR SINGING ABILITY and they don't care if you are a {{Jerkass}} or not - if Norm can win, anyone can.
16th May '17 7:11:54 AM Julia1984
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* How could Jorgen have forgotten to include a "no wishing for a fairy baby" rule in Da Rules? Because the law against fairies having babies ''pre-dates'' Da Rules. Since they didn't start working as godparents for human children until after (and as a result of) forbidding fairies from having children, the rules for what kids could wish for didn't exist at the time. As Da Rules can be changed with the wave of a wand, thinking of a new rule and deciding to put it in at any time besides the time you think of it makes no sense, but remembering a law that already exists and thinking "Oh, right, better add that to this new rule book we're now using to record all the new rules" but forgetting to in the midst of establishing a new way of life for your entire species makes some sense.
6th May '17 3:52:40 AM CaptainTedium
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* In "Dog's Day Afternoon", the episode where Timmy wishes to switch brains with Vicky's dog, Wanda at one point has a conversation with another fairy godmother whose godchild made a similar wish with a frog. We then cut to a little girl hopping like a frog and a frog squirming in terror as it is about to be dissected in a science class, afterwards [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse the situation is never brought up again]]. The fact that Timmy had to get the dog in his human body to reverse the wish makes the implications even more unsettling.
3rd May '17 6:36:13 AM Julia1984
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* On its own, in a vacuum, "It's A Wishful Life" is already so cruel and sadistic that it makes many Worst Cartoon Episodes of All Time lists (that's right -- even people who aren't fans of the show know what a sick, twisted story this is). How can it get worse? When you notice its resemblance to another story about a giant reminding a hero of all the sins he's committed, telling him what a terrible person he is, convincing him that the world is better off without him, and showing him the FireAndBrimstoneHell he claims is his destiny. Particularly since the conflict doesn't center around Timmy just trying to protect himself from being erased from existence; the point of showing Timmy all this is explicitly to make him ''want'' to erase himself from existence. That's right -- "It's A Wishful life" is a kid's version of Canto IX of Book I of ''Literature/TheFaerieQueene'' (except '''without''' the moral that no human should think like that!):
-->"''Then do no further go, no further stray,''\\
''But here lie down, and to thy rest betake,''\\
''Th'ill to prevent, that life ensewen may.''\\
*...*...*...*\\
''Thou wretched man, of death hast greatest need,''\\
''If in true balance thou wilt weigh thy state:''\\
''For never knight, that dared warlike deed,''\\
''More luckless disadventures did amate...''\\
*...*...*...*\\
''Why then dost thou, O man of sin, desire''\\
''To draw thy days forth to their last degree?''\\
''Is not the measure of thy sinful hire''\\
''High heaped up with huge iniquity...''\\
*...*...*...*\\
''Is it not better to do willingly''\\
''Then linger, till the glass be all outrun?''\\
''Death is the end of woes: die soon, '''o fairies' son.'''''"
3rd May '17 6:13:17 AM Julia1984
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* In "The Special Surprise Inside", the Gigglepies taste like manure to the
Yugopotamians, and they deceive people by acting innocent. They're [[LiteralMetaphor literally]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar full of shit]].

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* In "The Special Surprise Inside", the Gigglepies taste like manure to the
the Yugopotamians, and they deceive people by acting innocent. They're [[LiteralMetaphor literally]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar full of shit]].
3rd May '17 6:12:26 AM Julia1984
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* Chloe's a MarySue-ish girl who's always caring about others and trying to do the right thing... sounds awfully similar to [[FairyTale/{{Cinderella}} the first girl we ever heard of to have a fairy godparent.]]

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* Chloe's a MarySue-ish girl who's always caring about others and trying to do the right thing... sounds awfully similar to [[FairyTale/{{Cinderella}} [[Literature/{{Cinderella}} the first girl we ever heard of to have a fairy godparent.]]
3rd May '17 6:08:58 AM Julia1984
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* In "Escape From Unwish Island," Timmy wonders what the giant sphinx from ''Abra-Catastrophe'' is doing there since he never wished it away (in fact, he didn't even wish for that in the first place). True, but at the end of that movie, he wished for all of Crocker's magic to be undone in one mass ResetButton, which would have included the sphinx Crocker brought to life. So Timmy ''did'' wish the sphinx away.
* Chloe's a MarySue-ish girl who's always caring about others and trying to do the right thing... sounds awfully similar to [[FairyTale/{{Cinderella}} the first girl we ever heard of to have a fairy godparent.]]
* The show weirdly treats Cosmo and Wanda like a package deal. In ''Fairy Idol'', ''two'' fairies have quit, but the contest seems to be for ''one'' replacement, as if there's only ''one'' opening despite ''two'' fairies quitting. And given the unsurprising "fairy shortage" officially declared in Season 10 (see the above theory about the only logical effect of fairies ceasing to have babies while humans didn't), wouldn't it have made more sense to assign Cosmo and Wanda each their own godkid? Or each their own 2 godkids who would have to share...? Maybe not. "Apartnership" revealed that Cosmo and Wanda are inherently less powerful when they're apart; magic that's easy when they're together goes from difficult to impossible when they're apart. Presumably, this happens to all fairies when they marry. So it makes sense that splitting up a fairy couple is not an option and that their job is treated as one position instead of two. They're not assigned to the same godkid/position for their own convenience but because they need to be together to use their magic to its full potential.
28th Mar '17 1:25:39 PM Julia1984
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*** Following this logic, that means that whenever Timmy grows up or accidentally reveals his fairies or any of the other possible ways to lose his fairy godparents and have his wishes updone, [[spoiler:the same thing will happen again to poor Poof. That means that, if we don't take the Timmy Turner Loophole provided at the end of the live-action movie into account, Poof's expected lifespan outside of that creepy unwished wishes world would be directly connected to how long Timmy can keep his fairy godparents.]] And, ever since the events of "Timmy's Secret Wish," the kid is going to be perfectly aware of this fact.

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*** ** Following this logic, that means that whenever Timmy grows up or accidentally reveals his fairies or any of the other possible ways to lose his fairy godparents and have his wishes updone, [[spoiler:the same thing will happen again to poor Poof. That means that, if we don't take the Timmy Turner Loophole provided at the end of the live-action movie into account, Poof's expected lifespan outside of that creepy unwished wishes world would be directly connected to how long Timmy can keep his fairy godparents.]] And, ever since the events of "Timmy's Secret Wish," the kid is going to be perfectly aware of this fact.



*** And now [[TheMovie the live action movie]], while a little WTF, brings another horrifying layer to the fore: Timmy has two near-omnipotent supernatural guardians who can, within reasonable bounds, cater to his every whim. He's smart, cunning, and lucky enough to deal with every wish gone wrong, every enemy supernatural and real, and to avoid losing his godparents like every other kid does. ''Why would he ever give that up?''
*** Speaking of the movie, Poof is still a baby. What does that mean?

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*** ** And now [[TheMovie the live action movie]], while a little WTF, brings another horrifying layer to the fore: Timmy has two near-omnipotent supernatural guardians who can, within reasonable bounds, cater to his every whim. He's smart, cunning, and lucky enough to deal with every wish gone wrong, every enemy supernatural and real, and to avoid losing his godparents like every other kid does. ''Why would he ever give that up?''
*** ** Speaking of the movie, Poof is still a baby. What does that mean?



*** Poof doesn't appear in the future of Channel Chasers. Does that mean he won't exist? Or is he visiting Mama Cosmo at the time?

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*** ** Poof doesn't appear in the future of Channel Chasers. Does that mean he won't exist? Or is he visiting Mama Cosmo at the time?



*** Considering Timmy has had one birthday in the entire history of the show-plus Timmy's Secret Wish-it's completely nonsensical to think that time goes on the same scale as real life; it's more likely that Poof was wished up later in the same year as Channel Chasers. And either way, the future has Timmy grown up and with kids, far more than four years into the future.

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*** ** Considering Timmy has had one birthday in the entire history of the show-plus Timmy's Secret Wish-it's completely nonsensical to think that time goes on the same scale as real life; it's more likely that Poof was wished up later in the same year as Channel Chasers. And either way, the future has Timmy grown up and with kids, far more than four years into the future.future.
** Even worse -- Poof can't be the only living thing ''any'' kid has ''ever'' wished for. How many little kids have said at some point "I wish I had a little brother or sister"? When the wisher grows up...
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