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The Fairly Odd Parents: Tropes K to R
"All of these tropes! Clearly this was the work of... FAIRY GODPARENTS!!"

This page covers tropes found in The Fairly OddParents.

Tropes A to C | Tropes D to J | Tropes K To R | Tropes S to Z | YMMV

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  • Kafka Komedy: Timmy's life is so horrible that he must have fairy godparents to compensate for it. Even then, a poorly thought-out wish can make his problems worse.
    • And sometimes, even a well thought out wish can backfire, as shown in the episode Just The Two of Us, showing that Timmy is indeed a Cosmic Plaything and Butt Monkey.
    • When Chester got Norm as his Fairy, his wishes make everything worse for the world. Wishing the penguins weather would get warmer, the Earth gets closer to the sun melting the polar ice caps.
    • When Cosmo becomes Super Not-Cosmo some of his heroics ended up becoming worse, the dam he fixed bursts, the volcano he plugged erupted, and the cat he picked up a tree was a tree cat that goes berserk when its out taken out of its tree.
  • Kamehame Hadouken:
  • Kangaroo Court: See Joker Jury above.
  • Kavorka Man: Winston Dunsworth, a nerd who appeared in the episode, had no problem getting women.
  • Keet: Cosmo and arguably Timmy.
    • Peppy Happy Gary qualifies as well.
  • Karma Meter: In "Power Mad," where Timmy wishes up a challenging virtual reality game in which you can die if you lose your three lives and Chester and A.J. get stuck in it, Timmy sacrifices his own last life to save theirs. The game rewards him for his Heroic Sacrifice with enough points for a 1Up.
  • The Kid with the Remote Control: Timmy
    • And in Channel Chasers he gets a literal remote control that makes him go into any TV show he wants!
  • Kids Are Cruel: Timmy is sometimes this
  • Kid Hero: Timmy Turner. While he usually fits the trope Designated Hero, there have been situations where events have been beyond his control. When this happens, he WILL step up to the plate and become a genuine hero. Wishology is the best known example of this.
  • Kissing Under the Influence: Trixie and Timmy on separate occasions, Cupid in Apartnership
    • Anyone hit by Cupid's arrows.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Crocker in The Movie Abra Catastrophe is played much more seriously.
  • Knight Templar: The Power Pals eventually become this.

  • Lampshade Hanging: The show enjoys doing this
  • Land of Faerie: Fairy World
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: The point of The Crimson Chin. Crash Nebula has it too.
    • Jorgen sports one but the justice part may tend to vary.
  • Latin Lover: Inverted with Juandissimo, as he wants Wanda, but she won't have him.
    • Played with, as Wanda enjoys his affections at the Fairy Spa, and she is known to have romantic chocolate-related dreams about him.
  • Large Ham: Mark, the Crimson Chin, Dr. Rip Studwell
    • FAIRY! GOD! PARENTS!!! * Contorts and spasms uncontrollably*
    • Foop, the Anti-Fairy baby, has a penchant for grand, evil speeches full of dramatic weight.
  • Legion of Doom: The Body of Evil
  • Leitmotif: Bunches that show up in the Title Card, most frequently.
    • Norm the Genie gets the "Arabian Nights" sounding tune.
    • Chip Skylark gets twangy electric guitar.
    • Mr. Crocker has one that started in either "The Secret Origins Of Denzel Crocker" or "Abra-Catastrophe."
    • Mark Chang gets retro 50s sci-fi music complete with theremin.
    • The Crimson Chin, being a superhero, has his Theme Tune for his Leitmotif, but also has a secondary tune that plays during his episodes.
    • Catman has a Suspiciously Similar Song to the 1960s Batman Theme Tune.
  • Leprechaun: In The Big Bash
  • Lethal Chef: Subverted with Timmy's mom. Her food looks absolutely revolting and is heavily implied to be alive. When the other characters finally give it a chance, though, it turns out to be gourmet quality.
  • Limited Animation: Due to having thick lines, this is to be expected.
  • Lip Lock: Parodied in Formula For Disaster
  • Literal Genie: Norm uses this to get his way
    • This also becomes his undoing when he was in Timmy's possession. Timmy wished for a lawyer and that's what he got.
  • Locked in a Freezer: Timmy and Vicky in Snow Bound
  • Logical Weakness: In season three episode twenty six H2Olga is defeated not by the Crimson Chin's superpowers, but by being absorbed into the diaper of the baby he was watching.
    • Adds a bit of insult to injury on the Ursula-esque villainess's part that the diaper was ultra absorbent absorbing not only her but the large amount of water that flooded chincinatti from Timmy's bath that gave her the power to nearly beat the Chin.
      • Even more so that this happened only a minute after she was monologuing up against the walls of her absorbent, baby-powdery smelling prison about getting revenge on the chin as soon as she got out of it.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Remy Buxaplenty. Possibly Trixie Tang.
  • Long Runner: show started in 2001, after its appearance by a series of shorts from Oh Yeah! Cartoons
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: the beginning of part 3 of Wishology
  • Love Dodecahedron: Timmy and about six girls, (seven if you count Cindy of Jimmy Neutron), combined with Puppy Love
  • Love Hungry: The focus of one of Timmy's wishes to make Trixie love him.
  • Love Letter Lunacy: In Information Stuperhighway
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Trixie in Just The Two Of Us!
  • Love Makes You Uncreative: In the "Chin-dred Spirits" episode, Timmy grows bored with the Crimson Chin comics because the superhero's become a sobbing wreck out of loneliness in his latest issues, so Timmy wishes him a girlfriend, the superheroine Golden Locks. He then wishes to see next month's issue in hopes to see some long-awaited superhero action, and finds that the Chin's fallen so head-over-heels that the comic's become absolutely mushy.
  • Love Potion: Cupid's love arrows
  • Lower Deck Episode: "The Big Scoop"
  • Low-Speed Chase: Timmy is trying to outrun his mind-controlled friends, who are trying to capture and brainwash him. However, their scooters are set to a mere 2 mph — any faster would mean they would spill their milk (the source of the mind control).
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Parodied

  • Magically Binding Contract: In the episode "Temporary Fairy". The contract also look remarkably like Ursula's.
  • Magic Versus Science: In the Jimmy Neutron crossovers.
  • Make a Wish: The series premise.
  • Making a Splash: Crimson Chin villain H2Olga
  • Mama Bear: Wanda and sometimes Mrs. Turner.
  • Marshmallow Dream: Chester wakes up eating his pillow, says "You're not the giant marshmallow. Oh well!" and continues eating.
  • Masquerade: Timmy is required to keep his fairy godparents a secret, or he will lose them
  • May Contain Evil: The evil Gigglepies pretend to be prizes in cereal boxes
  • May the Farce Be with You
  • McNinja: Poof in Wishology.
  • Meaningful Name: Princess Mandie (pronounced Man-DIE not Mandy.)
    • Timmy Turner
    • Timmy's neighbor the DINKleburgsnote 
  • Meganekko: Tootie. This trope is removed for the Live Action Movie ''Grow Up, Timmy Turner!", in which She Is All Grown Up.
  • The Men in Black: The MERF agents, Chester and AJ in Hail to the Chief
  • Me's a Crowd: The focus of an Oh Yeah! Cartoons short, due to all the demands of a bedridden Vicky
  • Mid-Battle Tea Break: "Abra-Catastrophe" was the Trope Namer and provided the image.
  • Mickey Mousing: Used with good effect in the No Dialogue Episode (the aptly titled "Pipe down!"), counting as a Crowning Moment Of Awesome for Butch Hartman himself.
  • Midlife Crisis Car: Timmy's dad's cars
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: While being put through Fairy Academy, Cosmo ended up destroying Pompei, turned Xanadu into Pittsburg, and sank Atlantis... NINE TIMES.
    • All on the same day.
    • In another episode, the evil bug that crawled up Vicky's butt inhabited the President of the country and made him bring out a button that could destroy the planet. At the end of the episode, Cosmo pushes it and destroys Pluto.
      "He said THE planet. He didn't say which one."
      • Actually, the President just happened to have the button with himself. The bug never made it, the President's butt.
      • In one episode early on in the series, Cosmo was required to do one sufficiently evil act within a 24 hour period or his fairy license would be revoked and he'd be sent back to training. After consulting Vicky for advice, she suggests he blow up the Earth, and he would have done it, if not for the fact that he reverted back to his normal self at 12:00:00 Midnight, and the Earth would have otherwise blown up at 12:00:01 AM.
      • In the same episode, Wanda says that for her evil act she wiped out the dinosaurs.
    • Blowing up planets seems to be a standard affair for the Yugopotamians.
      "We wouldn't have to blow up all these planets if you just stopped and asked for directions!"
      • The G in FLARG.
  • Mirror-Cracking Ugly: Mr. Crocker
  • Missed the Call: Turbo Thunder
  • Missing Episode: Hail to the Chief and Twistory for being offensive. It portrays the Founding Fathers as kinda wacky characters, especially George Washington, who's an Ax-Crazy Bad Ass with An Axe to Grind (a borderline textbook example of a Memetic Badass).
    • The episode is still shown in other countries.
    • It is also available over Netflix in America as a part of Season 1.
    • It's been moved to the Season 2 list.
    • It's also on the season 2 Vanilla Edition DVD of the Fairly Odd Parents
  • Missing Mom: For the following: Wanda, Chester, Trixie, Wendell
  • Mistaken for Murderer: Big Daddy's group in Big Wanda
  • Mr. Seahorse: Cosmo in Fairly OddBaby. Then again, this is apparently how fairy pregnancy works (presumably because Butch Hartman wants to dissuade you from thinking too deeply into fairy pregnancy).
  • Moment Killer: Mark, Mr. Turner, and Jorgen in Wishology
  • Momma's Boy: Cosmo
  • Mooks: The Eliminators
  • Mordor: Dimmsdale under Crocker's rule
  • More Hypnotizable Than He Thinks: In "Crocker Shocker", when Crocker's therapist decided to hypnotize him, Crocker fell asleep in the middle of the bragging.
  • The Movie: Holds the record at Nick for the most made-for-TV movies with a total of 10 films so far. (12 if you count the Wishology movies as separate films)
  • Mr. Fanservice: Juandissimo, parodied because he thinks of himself as sexy. Played straight, however, in Fairy Idol.
  • Multiple Choice Past: how Mr. and Mrs. Turner met
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Twistory. Aside from the episode itself (alongside Hail To The Chief, tied to it) being a glorified educational episode, it doesn't just involve Timmy doing his essay by directly asking the Founding Fathers themselves, but for doing so, Timmy hosts a self-titled talk-show, the "Timmy Turner Show". Filmed in Timmy's treehouse. Timmy himself just seems to be screaming to the audience, like, "hey look, it's educational yet entertaining". However, when his wish (as usual) backfires, since the Founding Fathers' absence from their age turns the States back to the British colony they once were, well... I think you know what happens.
  • Mundane Wish: Crocker teams up with Norm the genie but instead of simply wishing Timmy to Mars (as Norm suggests) or simply wishing to have a fairy in his possession he wastes his wishes on parts for ridiculous traps that backfire on him. Norm allows Crocker to wish for more wishes — which he does by wishing for them three at a time — and continues to waste them.
    • While many of Timmy's wishes seem wasteful, they don't qualify because he has unlimited wishes. In fact, it's actually bad for the fairies if he doesn't constantly wish for things
  • Musical Episode: School's Out: The Musical. The holiday specials also feature musical numbers.
  • My Beloved Smother: Mama Cosma
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: In One Man Banned, when Mr. Turner saves Timmy after he played the triangle badly, he does this to Mr. Dinkleberg.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Juandissimo towards Remy Buxaplenty

  • Naked People Are Funny: Timmy in the episodes Crime Wave and Emotion Commotion
    • Timmy's was lampshaded when comic book people believed he was the infamous super hero 'Naked Lad'. (Bonus points for the comic book cover; it's Timmy's head with a musclar body!)
    • And Francis, in "Evil University"
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Jorgen Von Strangle.
    • Truant Officer Shallowgrave
    • Princess Mandie (pronounced "Man-Die")
  • National Stereotypes
  • Negative Continuity:
    • Especially in light of the Wishology special. This special had featured a considerable amount of Character Development for many of the minor characters. In particular, the main character, Timmy, finally was Genre Savvy. Subsequent seasons show NONE of these developments.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Winston Dunnsworth, who appeared in the episode "A Bad Case Of Diary-Uh!", has this appeal In-Universe.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Timmy frequently, especially when it came to Crocker's fairy obsession (actually that was Cosmo's fault.)
  • Niche Network: "Teeth TV" and "The Clown Channel."
  • Nigh Invulnerable: The Crimson Chin
  • No Arc in Archery: For Cupid, and Timmy in Abra-Catastrophe
  • No Dialogue Episode: "Pipe Down"
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: Timmy, definitely.
    • Juandissimo in "Stupid Cupid".
  • No Indoor Voice: Mr. Turnbaum has a bad habit of ANNOUNCING THAT EVERYTHING THAT HE AND HIS WIFE ARE COMMITTING IS BY THEM, THE REAL TURNBAUMS! Mrs. Turnbaum doesn't like it when he does that.
  • No Name Given: Timmy's parents
  • No Ontological Inertia: In the episode "Whishy Wash" Cosmo and Wanda turn into teenagers thereby getting rid of their child, Poof, yet the result of a wish they grant before then remains, as does Timmy's memory of Poof.
  • No Sympathy: In the episode Bad Heir Day, Timmy, who has risked his life trying to find his godbrother, Poof, is given no sympathy by Wanda despite it being clear he's a Badly Battered Babysitter, mostly because he lied to Wanda about Poof's whereabouts.
  • Noir Episode: Where's Wanda
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Plenty
  • Non-Singing Voice: The pixies, Cosmo in Fairy Idol
  • Noodle Incident: Super Toilet: "So...much...clogging..."
    • And there's this one from "Vicky Loses Her Icky":
      Timmy: (holds up a net) Mom, don't ask why, but I have to stick this in Dad's pants.
      Mom: Oh, is it Fathers Day already?
    • We never do find out exactly why Mr. Crocker was banned from entering Cincinatti, although one can safely assume it probably had to do with proving the existence of FAIRY GODPARENTS!!!
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: All the kids. In fact, there have been various episodes depicting the last day of school (all of which pay no mind to continuity) yet they all stay in the same class, in the same grade, with the SAME teacher!
    • In addition to the multiple summers, one movie explicitly takes place one year after he got his fairies, which is retconned to have happened a year earlier.
    • Averted by the live action movie.
    • Referenced yet AGAIN in Timmy's Secret Wish, where we discover that apparently Timmy wished that everyone on Earth, including himself would never age so he could keep Cosmo and Wanda forever...which he did 50 YEARS AGO.
  • Not Now, Kiddo: Mark in Super Poof
  • Now or Never Kiss: Timmy and Trixie in Wishology Part II
  • Nutritional Nightmare: In "Odd Ball", various characters eat Blubber Nuggets. Chicken Nuggets made out of whale blubber.

  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: The pixies.
  • Obvious Stunt Double: In the episode, "Lights, Camera, Adam!", Timmy becomes the stunt Cleft for The Crimson Chin Movie. The Main difference between him and the main Actor playing Cleft is that the main Actor playing Cleft is a much taller teenager and Timmy is a short 10-year-old.
  • Oh Wait, This Is My Grocery List: Timmy's Dad has a bucket list he keeps inside an actual bucket. When he first tried to read it to Timmy, he instead picked up the bucket's receipt.
  • Old Superhero: Catman, played by 'TV'S Adam West' no less!
  • Omnicidal Maniac: The Darkness Subverted when its discovered when it was only attacking out of self-defense, and it wasn't really evil at all.
  • Ominous Pipe Organ: When Timmy talks about going to the doctor to get his tonsils removed. At the end of every sentence describing how scary it is, there was a pipe organ making noise. Then made fun of as the angle changes and Timmy tells Cosmo to please stop playing that pipe organ that somehow ended up in his bedroom.
  • One-Winged Angel: Evil Jorgen in "Action Packed", when he absorbs so much magic that he becomes ludicrously muscular in appearance and far more powerful. Fortunately, the transformation is quickly reserved, not only sucking out the stolen magic, but also sucking out all of Evil Jorgen's magic, leaving him frail, bone thin and powerless.
    • The Lead Eliminator into The Destructinator
  • Only Child Syndrome: It's easier to list the aversions: Tootie and Vicky, Cosmo and Schnozmo, and Wanda and Blonda. Almost every character in the series lacks siblings.
  • Only One Name: Several characters
  • Only Sane Woman: Wanda
  • Opening Shout-Out: In Abra-Catastrophe
  • Or So I Heard: Big Wanda When Wanda takes over her father's business, she put a ficus in the meeting room. One of the men comments on a gardening tip for it, then quickly invokes this trope when the others stare at him surprised.
    "A ficus? That's gonna need more light... not that, I would know."
  • Our Founder: Dale Dimm, founder of Dimmsdale.
  • Out of Focus: Crash Nebula was almost never seen at all after his Origin Story episode
    • Since her voice actor retired in 2009 Trixie Tang hasn't made many appearances, and even when she does she doesn't speak.
      • Speaking of Trixie, Veronica hasn't appeared since her nonspeaking cameo in "Stupid Cupid", her last SPEAKING appearance was in "Dadbra-Cadabra".
      • Chad and Tad haven't appeared since "The End of the Universe-ity".
    • Despite the fact that Juandisimo is his Fairy Godparent, Remy Buxaplenty hasn't appeared since Operation F.U.N. back in season 5, however he and his family will finally return in a future episode in season 9 titled "Country Clubbed".
    • Dr. Bender hasn't appeared since season 5's "Teeth for Two".
  • Overnight Age-Up: in The Big Problem!
  • Overprotective Dad: Big Daddy

  • Painted Tunnel, Real Train: "Back to the Norm"
  • Papa Wolf: Often averted for both Cosmo and Timmy's Dad. Whenever their respective sons are threatened they try to be heroic... with mixed results.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Several. For example, Timmy's "Cleft the Boy Chin Wonder" superhero costume. Even though having a red costume with yellow cape, boots and gloves, as well as black briefs and a black mask, the buckteeth and the red variant of Timmy's typical pink baseball cap give it all off. And we thought costumes were effective in keeping vigilantes' true identities hidden...
    • When he breaks in Dr Benders lair to retrieve Chip Skylarks teeth, he has several items given by the tooth fairy to help him, one of them is a tiara which hides his identity, and Dr Bender can't tell its Timmy with it.
  • Parental Substitute: Cosmo and Wanda
  • Pardon My Klingon: "Aw, smoof."
  • Parental Neglect: Timmy's parents are quite neglectful and extremely selfish. They do love him though; they're more like adult children than truly evil abusers. Still, there are times when they put Timmy's happiness after their own, and in the "Wishology" trilogy they fail to notice he's been in Fairy World for an extended period of time, and don't notice they forgot to take him on two family vacations. It speaks volumes when, in part one, Timmy shrugs off the fact that they don't remember they have a son. The mother has even openly spent Timmy's college fund on stuff for herself when viewing the home shopping channel
    • Played for Laughs when his parents are busy watching tv about a show called the Bad Parent Hunter. So that Timmy won't disturb them, they hand him a bottle of acid and tells him to go play in the street - which he does
      • Guess who Crickey the Bad Parent Hunter was hunting?
  • Parody Sue: Tommy in Oh, Brother!
  • Parrot Expo-what?:
    Gigglepies: Yugo-po-what-i-whats?
  • Pass the Popcorn: The Pixies in School's Out: The Musical about their evil plan and Timmy's misery.
  • Paused Interrupt: Despite not being a video game, this is a recurring problem with the voice acting. Any time a character is going to be interrupted, they stop short as if they can see it coming.
  • Permanent Elected Official: The "Mayor For Life" of Dimmsdale
  • Perpetual Poverty: Chester
  • Persona Non Grata: Crocker can never return to Cincinatti and we never find out why.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Cosmo, Poof
  • Perspective Flip: "The Big Scoop", a retelling of the episode "A Wish Too Far" from Chester's and AJ's point of view.
  • Pet the Dog: A few for Crocker
  • Picked Last: Timmy Turner was picked last for everything in Dimmsdale to the point where he got Cosmo and Wanda to make him the most wanted kid in the world. (And by wanted....let's just say that both FBI and CIA wanted him).
  • Physical Hell: The Hocus Poconos, where wishes made by kids who lost their fairy godparents instead of being just wished away go.
  • Plot Hole: A few. See the character sheet.
  • Plumber's Crack: In "That Old Black Magic", Timmy's Dad was so afraid of the bad luck associated to stepping on cracks on the floor he dedicated himself to sealing all cracks at the amusement park he took his family to. That included the crack of a repairman working at the park.
  • Pluto Is Expendable: They blew it up in Vicky loses her Icky (the bomb was supposed to blow up a planet; it never said which one)
  • Pokémon Speak: Poof, but he can say other things, including Timmy's name.
  • Pop Culture Pun Episode Title: Many recent episodes have this, for example "Two and a Half Babies", "The Bored Identity", and "Finding Emo".
  • The Pollyanna: Binky
  • Poorly Disguised Pilot: "Crash Nebula". The show hasn't been made.
  • Popular Is Dumb: Veronica
  • Portal Books: "Shelf Life"
  • Positive Discrimination
  • P.O.V. Sequel: The Big Scoop shows A Wish Too Far from Chester and AJ's perspective.
  • Power of Rock: Wishology Part I, with an awesome guest appearance of KISS!
  • Power Perversion Potential: Likely averted by Da Rules, of course, but not the Magic Muffin, as it gives as many rule-free wishes as you can nibble out of it.
  • Precocious Crush: In Oh, Brother!, Timmy wishes up the 18-year old Tommy Turner, whom the 10-year old Tootie falls in love with. Unfortunately, it counts as true love for the purposes of Da Rules.
  • Prematurely Bald: AJ
  • Pro Wrestling Episode: A partial example in "Odd Jobs" where Timmy's dad faces of against Crusher McPersoncrusher.
  • Properly Paranoid: Subverted in "Operation Dinkelberg". Knowing that Timmy's Dad thinks he's an evil villain who's responsible for all of his problems, Dinkleberg pretends to be just such a villain - For no other reason than to give Dad the pleasure of thinking he was right.
  • Prophetic Name: Mr. and Mrs. Turner were nicknamed Mom and Dad as children
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: Seen with Mark.
  • Psychic Powers: Timmy in Mind Over Magic, AJ in The Big Superhero Wish
  • Psycho for Hire: Crocker and Vicky
  • Punishment Box: The "Fun Box", which is coincidentally closed with "fun locks".
  • Pursue the Dream Job: In "Dread 'N' Breakfast", Timmy's dad left his current job in order to make and sell sock monkeys.


  • Rapunzel Hair: Trixie and Mandie
  • Reality Warper: In "Mr Right!", Timmy gains the ability to make things be true just by saying they are true.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Timmy is just the start. See 'What Could Have Been' for the details.
    • This is lampshaded in an episode. When Timmy goes back to the past, he sees his parents moving into what would be his house. In the moving trunk are pink things because his parents thought they were having a girl. What's sitting on top is his infamous pink hat.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Principal Waxaplax
  • Refugee from TV Land: The Crimson Chin taken out of his comic. This results in him discovering he is imaginary he grows giving him depression resulting in his series almost getting canceled.
  • Reset Button: Wishing things back to normal, along with once having a literal reset button in the form of a watch.
  • Retcon:
    • A comic story revealed this in regards to the Crimson Chin's origin. Specifically, he was the last of an alien race sent to Earth in a rocket, but was changed due to a lawsuit to the origin we know in the show — now he's a talk show host who was bitten by a radioactive actor on the chin.
    • "Deja Vu" revolves around Timmy and Vicky both having access to Retconning devices and using them against each other.
  • Retconjuration: Some of Timmy's wishes have permanently altered the world he lives in. For example, the mountainous snow-capped central American country of Tibecuidor has always existed.
    • This came to a head when Timmy wished he was always right; instead of being magically prevented from saying something wrong, reality itself would be bent and altered to satisfy whatever Timmy said. Some of the changes took place immediately after Timmy mentioned them and were noticed by others (AJ wanted to study Timmy after he said there were only 49 states and the Dakotas merged into one state immediately thereafter), but some ("No I don't! I don't have fairy godparents...!") seemed to silently rewrite others' perceptions (Mr. Crocker suddenly becoming placid and saying "oh, okay then" after Timmy makes the previously-quoted claim).
  • Ret Gone:
    • Happens to Poof in Wishy Wash, for unconventional reasons — the person that remembers Poof is Timmy.
    • It's a major overarching plot point in the show that this happens to everyone who loses their fairy godparents — all of their wishes are erased from both the Earth and everyone's memory, and then thrown into the Hocus Poconos.
  • Retraux: The Good Old Days, which is a full fledged throwback to the classic black and white cartoons of Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks and Max and Dave Fleischer.
  • Reverse Psychology: In Wishy Washy.
  • Rich Bitch: Trixie.
  • Rich Idiot with No Day Job: Adam West.
  • Right Hand Dog: Doidle.
  • Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory: In the episode "Whishy Wash" Cosmo and Wanda turn into teenagers thereby getting rid of their child, Poof, yet the result of a wish they grant before then remains, as does Timmy's memory of Poof.
  • Rise of Zitboy: Elmer the Boil Kid. His boil (Bob) has a mind of its own and wants to take over the world. Elmer's boil once got stuck on the door.
    • Timmy once gained a Bob-sized boil as punishment from Jorgen in "A Wish Too Far". Timmy tried to hide it by hanging his hat on it.
    • In "The Switch Glitch", Vicky became Cosmo and Wanda's godchild. One of her wish was for Timmy to have zits.
  • Rock-Paper-Scissors: The Old West episode.
  • Rogues Gallery: Mr. Crocker, Vicky, Doctor Bender, Francis, the Nega Chin, Imaginary Gary, Norm the Genie, the Pixies, Anti-Cosmo and Anti-Wanda, Cosmo's mother, Dark Laser, etc.
  • Rule of Funny
  • Rule of Three: At least one joke is repeated thrice over the course of each and every episode
    • Lampshaded at one point when one character remarks that they can only use a gag three times. Makes you wonder if the writers are keeping an eye on this page.
  • Runaway Groom: Mark Chang
  • Running Gag: Someone asks Timmy where he got something the fairies made for him. His response; "Internet."
    • Chester's braces.
    • The show also seems to have a new running gag EVERY SINGLE EPISODE. After that episode, the gag is forgetten and never mentioned again.
      • Except...
    "Super Toilet."
    Cosmo: "Ngh! SO. MUCH. CLOGGING!!! -falls on ground and sucks thumb-
    • Someone pointing out Timmy's pink hat. The explanation for it is under "Real Men Wear Pink", above. Which combines with another running gag; Mom and Dad's neglect of and disdain for Timmy.
    • Crocker: And now I'm off to work on Tropes S to Z. But first... FAIRY GODPARENTS! FAIRY GODPARENTS! FAIRY GODPARENTS!!!

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