Western Animation / Abra Catastrophe

Abra-Castastrophe! is the first made for TV movie of The Fairly Oddparents.

Because Timmy has managed to keep his fairies for a whole year without allowing anyone to find them, all the major magical creatures he's met by this point throw him a Fairy-versary Party in celebration. Among a number of gifts he receives, the Fairy-versery Muffin is the most potent. Essentially, eating it will allow for one rule-free wish.

What could possibly go wrong?

The movie shows examples of:

  • Alliterative Name: Muffin Monday.
  • Arch-Enemy: This is arguably the most dangerous that Crocker has ever been to Timmy.
  • Ax-Crazy: Crocker.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: While at school, Bippy was kept in a cage and looked very depressed, so Timmy let him out. Bippy remembers in this in the monkey-ruled Alternate Universe and saves Timmy from being dissected.
  • Big Bad: Crocker.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Invoked by Timmy. He tells Crocker that all "Great Evil Villains" grant last requests in order to con him into letting him have one final word with his parents, which he then uses to reveal his fairies in order to depower Crocker.
  • Brick Joke: When he first hears of Crocker's takeover, Jorgen orders the fairies to scramble. When questioned on the necessity of this order, he simply replies "I LIKE TO SCRAMBLE THE FAIRIES". After falling victim to the Forget-Me-Knob at the very end, Cosmo tells him that he was about to scramble the faries and Jorgen replies with the same line.
  • Call-Back/Mythology Gag:
    • In "Transparents!", the episode that introduced Crocker, he imagines he is dressed in a villainous suit with deadly weapons. In this movie, when he captured Wanda, guess what type of suit he decided to wear.
    • Also back to "Transparents!", he imagined himself living in a golden palace and turning Principal Waxelplax and Miss Pluckner into smoking piles of ash. In the movie, he gave himself a golden palace and, when he turned two students into ice sculptures, he said he was thinking about smoking piles of ash. It seems even he cannot break the Thou Shalt Not Kill rule.
    • The way Cosmo and Wanda wake Bippy up after the "Fairly OddPrimates" intro is similar to how they did it to Timmy at the beginning of "The Big Problem".
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: Cosmo flees in terror at the sight of Crocker's new powers, then comes back with a sudden Heroic Build he got from a workout tape within only five seconds to help Timmy against Crocker. Unfortunately, he too ends up imprisoned in Crocker's scepter like Wanda and Timmy is forced to fight Crocker alone again.
  • Chekhov's Armory/Chekhov's Gift: The Fairy-versary gifts.
  • Chekhov's Boomerang: The Forget-Me-Knob. Introduced as a Hand Wave to allow Timmy to get away with having a bunch of loud fairies in his room without being caught. Later allows him to get out of trouble with his parents after Crocker's takeover, cluing Timmy in to the fact that magical items still work afterward. Sees its last use at the very end when getting hit by it being thrown makes Jorgen forget he was about to take Timmy's fairies away.
  • Chekhov's Gun: "If it flies and has wings, a butterfly net can catch it."
  • Conspicuous CG: There are a few instances, one of which would be the school catching on fire.
  • Cool, but Inefficient: Everything Jorgen does in response to Crocker capturing a fairy. As Binky tells him, there was no reason to scramble the fairies when he destroyed the bridge ("I LIKE to scramble the fairies!"), but regardless, since fairies can teleport to Earth, there was no point in destroying the bridge in the first place ("I LIKE to destroy the bridge!").
  • Crapsack World: Slavesdale, by Crocker.
  • Darker and Edgier: Compared to the TV series. Crocker manages to take over Fairy World, captures Timmy's godparents along with his biological parents, and nearly kills Timmy. In addition, Timmy is forced to reveal his fairy godparents to his parents and temporarily lose them.
  • Darkest Hour: The consequences are really threatening. Crocker is more evil and almost achieves his goals. In fact, Timmy has no choice but to deal with it without the help of his fairy godparents.
  • Delivery Stork: When Timmy confronts his parents about always lying to him, the parents decide to test this by fibbing over the home videos to see how many lies they told; one of them being that they told him he was delivered by a stork.
  • Egopolis: Slavesdale when Crocker takes over the world.
  • Either "World Domination", or Something About Bananas: Trope Namer.
    "Uh, it was either 'Free Timmy, make humans the dominant species on Earth again and remove all places of Monkey World on the planet', or something about wanting a banana. I forget which, I might've paraphrased."
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: At least as far as Bippy is concerned.
  • Exact Words: Timmy's dad says that he'll tear apart Crocker with his bare hands. Crocker sighs and gives him bear hands.
    • The Fairy-versary muffin is an example of this taken to its logical conclusion. It can grant any wish, even ones that defy the established rules of fairy magic, for anyone who eats it, with a single exception: you can't wish for a better-tasting muffin. On the surface, this wording implies it's impossible for a better-tasting muffin to exist, but what it really means is that you literally aren't allowed to wish for a better-tasting muffin. The Fairy-versary muffin itself tastes terrible.
  • Exactly What I Aimed At: Timmy's arrow doesn't hit Crocker. Timmy aimed at an atom.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: During the Spiderman 2 parody dream, Timmy hit Green Goblin!Cosmo with the Jar Jar Binks expy
  • Hope Spot: Count 'em, four of 'em. The first is when Timmy is just barely prevented from catching the Fairy-versary muffin when he trips on Chester's muffler which just fell right behind him at that exact moment, so Bippy gets his hands on it. The second is when he catches up with Bippy and actually grabs the muffin, only to be trapped in a cage by the apes two seconds later, dropping it. The third is when Cosmo takes a level in badass and starts beating up Crocker, even getting his hands on his staff, but is distracted for just long enough for Crocker to recover it and capture him, too. The last one is when Timmy fights Crocker on the asteroid belt, and breaks his helmet, only for Crocker to escape back to Earth's atmosphere just in time.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Mostly in the monkey-ruled Alternate Universe. It got so bad that Timmy made a note to wish for a world without puns if he got out of his current mess.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Unintentionally caused by Timmy's dad due to Crocker misunderstanding what he meant. In particular, he threatened to tear him with his bare hands, and Crocker gave him bear hands.
  • Kick the Dog: Crocker gets this point when kidnaps and tortures Wanda to use as a source of power.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Believe it or not, Crocker becomes a more real threat than he was before. Indeed, he is even willing to turn a 10 year old boy into an inanimate object (like the ice sculptures from an earlier scenenote ).
  • MacGuffin: The Magic Fairy-versery Muffin, which grants whoever eats it one rule-free wish.
  • Mid-Battle Tea Break: Features one for comedic effect. The movie is also the Former Trope Namer, and the trope used to be referred to as "Crocker Tea Breaker".
  • The Movie: This was the first Made-for-TV Movie for The Fairly OddParents!.
  • Near Villain Victory
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Crocker receives this from Timmy's parents after Cosmo and Wanda return to Fairy World and Crocker is powerless.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Crocker.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Timmy gets Groucho Glasses from April's Fool as one of his presents at the Fairy-versairy, which he later uses to conceal his identity while fighting Crocker.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The Earth ruled by monkeys and apes?
    • Several during Timmy's Dream Sequence at the start. These include Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Jurassic Park.
    • A couple possible shout outs to 1984: Crocker mentions that Fairies can make two plus two equal fish, and later on, every one wears overalls. "Obey the Ape Overlords" is similar to Big Brother is Watching You, too.
    • When Timmy and Crocker battle each other, Timmy is dressed like Moon Knight when he fights Crocker and Crocker is dressed like Galactus.
    • Crocker's armor and hegemonic manner also bring Raoh to mind.
    • When Crocker changes his van's cloaking from ice cream mode to spinach mode to scare kids away, it attracts sailors.
  • Status Quo Is God: The only way to save his godparents from Crocker is to admit their existence to his parents, thereby causing Cosmo and Wanda to go away forever...when Timmy just eats the Fairy-versary Muffin and wishes the two back, and with them pressed the Reset Button.
  • Stock "Yuck!": Crocker passes his van as a spinach truck to make kids leave and it works.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Crocker.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: This is where they introduce the fact that fairies can be trapped and made powerless under a butterfly net.
  • What Happened to the Monkey?: Bippy, despite being A.J.'s pet and having a major part in the movie is never mentioned again after Crocker captures Wanda. After Crocker's changes to the world are undone, Bippy is seen carrying a wagonful of muffins. He drops one.