However the Vanilla Edition DVD's, since they are burned on demand, do not have closed captioning.
Timmy, the main character, is named after Butch Hartman's younger brother.
Timmy's full name is Timothy Tiberius Turner.
Around 2005 or 2006, Butch Hartman had considered making a theatrical movie of The Fairly OddParents. Unlike the later Live-Action Adaptation that was aired on TV in 2011, this one would have been animated. The details aren't concrete, but the plot was this: Timmy, feeling sorry for the other kids whom Vicky has babysat, wishes that every child had a fairy godparent. This, of course, backfires on him because Vicky, being under eighteen, is still considered a kid so she gets a fairy — Jorgen Von Strangle. Meanwhile, since there is no one to guard them or stop them the pixies and Anti-Fairies team up to take over the world. Butch has stated he would like to release it on DVD one day.
The Fairly Odd Parents may be one of the few cartoons to actually give a type of explanation of its Floating Timeline due to the fact that Timmy wished no one to age in the episode Timmy's Secret Wish.
Unlike other Nickelodeon shows, Fairly Oddparents is notable, due to be distributed by Canada's Nelvana, to have its earlier episodes (actually, Nelvana distributes internationally all episodes from Season 1 to 4 (excluding The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour) and first 10 episodes of Season 5) aired on Disney XD, or even Disney Channel. (Dating back to the distribution rights for non-English broadcasts to be aired on Jetix where available.)
Actor Allusion: For the Crimson Chin (voiced by Jay Leno), Catman (voicednote mostly by Adam West), and Dr. Rip Studwell (voiced by show creator Butch Hartman).
Darran Norris (the voice of Cosmo, Jorgen von Strangle, and Timmy Turner's dad) plays Gordy the janitor in Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. In one episode, he voices two Ken-looking dolls (as well as a female Barbie lookalike), one buff and leathery and the other whipped and effeminate, using his Jorgen Von Strangle voice for leathery and his Cosmo (and Anti-Cosmo) voice for the effeminate and female dolls.
In, "Big Time Rush," Darran uses his Cosmo voice again when the janitor is knocked out and thinks he's a fairy.
In one episode, Chip Skylark (voiced by Chris Kirkpatrick) gives a Non Sequitur Thud of "The album comes out July 24th". N Sync actually had an album coming out on July 24th of the year that the episode first aired.
Adam Westing: Featuring Adam West himself as Catman, who believes himself to be a real superhero.
Ascended Fanon: Many fans have wondered why Tootie has never gotten a fairy, or speculated that she may have became beautiful later on. The live action movie shows that not only does she become a beauty, but she also meets Timmy's fairy family (with Timmy this time, and no mention of her "big mouth" being a problem).
Banned Episode: Twistory and Hail To The Chief don't air much these days. No one knows why. One theory is that "Twistory" had a lot of jokes about the British that were considered offensive and "Hail To The Chief" mocked the Secret Service. Another theory is that those two episodes weren't all that funny or memorable with audiences.
"Ruled Out" and "That's Live!" never aired in Poland for unknown reasons.
Gilbert Gottfried as Dr. Bender and his son Wendell (later replaced with Butch Hartman trying to do a Gottfried-style voice)
Mr. Crocker, The Mayor, Chompy the Goat, and Crocker's mom are all voiced by Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko from Rocko's Modern Life and Deputy Garcia from Reno 911)
The Latin American cast is the same cast as one used for doing Latin American Spanish dubs for South Park. Yeah, not really something parents want to hear about their child's (or children's) favorite show, though Latin America is more liberal about this than the United States would be.
Vicky (Patricia Azán) is Cartman, Kyle, Carol (seasons 3 to 9), Tweek Tweak, among others.
Sergio Sáez, the former voice of Cosmo (seasons 1 to 5) and Norm the Genie was Stan (seasons 8 and 9), Butters (seasons 6 to 9) and Stephen Scotch (seasons 6 to 9).
Orlando Noguera, the current voice of Cosmo, Cupid, Chet Ubetcha, Juandissimo, Anti-Cosmo, Dinkleberg, and many others is the current voice of Stan (since season 16), Butters (since season 16), Craig (since season 10), Satan (since season 18), Jimbo (since season 17), Gerald (seasons 10 to 15 and since season 18), among others.
Timmy (Arianna López) is Wendy (like his English Oh Yeah! Cartoons version), Ike, Shelly (same case with Wendy) and Jimmy (since season 12) and Timmy (since season 16).
Manolo Coego, the former voice of Jorgen (seasons 1 to 5) was Jimbo (seasons 8 to 16).
Crocker, Elmer and Binky (Xavier Coronel) are Clyde (seasons 1 to 10 and since season 16).
Anna Silvetti, the former voice of Wanda, was Sharon (seasons 5 to 14 and some episodes of the seasons 15 and 16) and Sheila (seasons 4 to 16).
Tomás Doval, the former voice of The April Fool, was Gerald (seasons 1 to 11 and 16 to 17).
Here's the Polish dub (all of them were dubbed in Warsaw with exception of episodes 27-44 and 46-53 (according to the production number) which were dubbed in Łódź for Kids Co):
Vicky is Mary Poppins (how ironic, as least when compared to the movie version of Mary Poppins, who was actually nice to the kids she looked after. The book version of Mary Poppins wasn't as whimsical, but she wasn't a complete psycho like Vicky)
Missing Episode: Hail to the Chief and Twistory have not been seen much in reruns, due to allegations of offensively portraying the Founding Fathers and the U.S. Secret Service (though there are some people who claim that the episodes were pulled because they weren't that funny). The episode is still shown in other countries, is available over Netflix in America as a part of the first season collection (and is part of the season two collection), and is on the season 2 Vanilla Edition DVD of the show.
Old Shame: Butch Hartman (as well as most of the crew) have apologized for the episode "It's a Wishful Life" due to the sadistic treatment of Timmy and its disturbing Family-Unfriendly Aesop.
Most of the French voice cast had a very bad time working on the show... to the point that Foop's voice actor Alexis Thomassian had never heven heard of the series.
The Other Darrin: Robert Cait replacing Norm MacDonald as the voice of Norm the Genie, Butch Hartman replacing Gilbert Gottfried as Dr. Bender and Wendell, Jason Marsden replacing Frankie Muniz as Chester and Dee Bradley Baker as Sanjay, Tara Strong replacing Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Blonda, and Jeff Bennett replacing Adam West as Catman, to name a few.
Subverted with Daran Norris as Cosmo and Timmy Turner's dad. While there is a vast vocal change between what Cosmo and Mr. Turner sounded like in the current episodes vs. the old ones, Daran Norris was, at no time, replaced with someone else nor was Norris a replacement for another actor. He just exaggerated the voices for his characters.
In the Latin American dub, with the exceptions of Timmy, Crocker, Anti-Wanda, Foop, Norm, Nana Boom Boom, Blonda, the Easter Bunny and Sparky, every character has had at least two voices. However, Vicky, Mrs. Turner, Elmer, Sanjay and Binky recovered their original voices after some episodes.
The Other Marty: Mary Kay Bergman was Timmy's original voice actress for the Oh Yeah! Cartoons pilot episodes, but committed suicide shortly before the series got greenlit by Nickelodeon. She was replaced by Tara Strong (who named Bergman as one of her inspirations) and all of Timmy's dialogue for the pilot episodes were rerecorded (though not on the DVDs. The DVDs have the original versions with Mary Kay Bergman as Timmy).
Screwed by the Network: For the year 2011, FOP was promised a year-long 10th year anniversary celebration. However, only a handful of new episodes and a live action movie were released, mostly during the summer, and the rumored anniversary special either became the live action movie or doesn't exist. Though a ninth season finally began airing in 2013.
Short Run in Peru: Started with the two episodes Timmy the Barbarian and No Substitute for Crazy, two episodes of the fifth season, being shown in the UK first. However, Nickelodeon now seems to show several first run episodes of FOP first in the UK and Latin America, and then weeks, sometimes months afterwards in the United States. A prime example of American audiences being Screwed by the Network.
This also happened to Butch Hartman's other show, Danny Phantom, during its final season. Apparently Nick likes to screw with Hartman's American fans.
Talking to Himself: Timmy, Poof, the second voice of Blonda and Princess Mandie (Tara Strong); Cosmo, Mr. Turner, Jorgen, Anti-Cosmo, and The April Fool (Daran Norris); Wanda, Mrs. Turner and Anti-Wanda (Susan Blakeslee); Vicky, Veronica, Principal Waxeplax, and Tootie (Grey DeLisle-Griffin); The Mayor and Chompy the Goat (Carlos Alazraqui); Sanjay, Remy and Elmer (Dee Bradley Baker); Mark Chang and King Grippulon (Rob Paulsen); Crocker and Juandissimo in "Teacher's Pet" (also Carlos Alazraqui)
Throw It In: Timmy's trademark pink hat was originally a blue one, but Butch Hartman's blue marker dried up and he randomly grabbed a marker, not knowing what color it was until it showed up on paper.
Originally Timmy was going to be a redhead because Butch Hartman hates brown hair. He was forced to change his mind because he didn't want Timmy and Vicky to be mistaken for siblings because of their similar hair color. Also Timmy was almost named Mike after Butch's other brother, but an argument with his brothers changed that. Timmy's shirt and hat were meant to be blue, but Hartman ran out of blue marker and grabbed the next nearest color—which just so happened to be pink. It stuck (on the show, it was explained that Timmy has a pink hat and a lot of pink stuff because his parents thought he was going to be a girl).
Originally, as can been seen in the pilot shorts, Cosmo was the smart one and Wanda was the idiot. They were also implied to have been Cinderella herself's original helpers. While not exactly contradicted by the show, this is never confirmed either.
Wanda was originally going to be named Venus, but they couldn't resist the pun of "wand-a." In fact, it was originally going to be a Running Gag that all of the fairies had space-related names; of course, Cosmo's name is a remnant of this. The name "Venus" was kept as Wanda's middle name instead.
Before it was settled on Cosmo and Wanda like chibi's, Cosmo was supposed to be a fat, bald guy, and Wanda was meant to be tall and thin. Strangely, original design was reused in one episode for a male Wanda.
As stated above, a theatrical movie was originally planned for the series after its first cancellation in 2005-2006, but was ultimately canned.