Western Animation: Channel Chasers

The second Fairly OddParents Made-for-TV Movie, and the first one to feature Vicky as the main antagonist.

Timmy is fed up with his parents not believing him about Vicky, and after an incident that leaves him waiting in his room to be yelled at by his parents once they get back from the ammo store, he decides that with Cosmo and Wanda's magic, he can run away into television. This way he can never grow up and lose Cosmo and Wanda either; a win win. However, a masked visitor from the future has come to stop Timmy, or he just might throw the U.S into an apocalyptic world ruled by Vicky.

Stars the main cast members with Alec Baldwin as Future Timmy.

The following shows were featured in this movie:

This film provides examples of the following Tropes:

  • Adult Fear: Timmy running away from his parents. What makes it worse, is that they can't go into the TV, so if Timmy decided to live in there forever, they'd never find him.
  • Affectionate Parody: Of Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, Rugrats, Jonny Quest, Space Ghost, and many, many more. See the Shout-Out section.
  • Alternate Self: The masked figure turns out being Timmy from the future.
  • Angst Nuke: "TIMMY!!!"
  • Arch-Enemy: Timmy might very well get the most fed up with Vicky in this movie than in any other episode.
  • Art Shift: Justified in that each TV show Timmy travels to has a different design and, in the cases of Poppyseed Avenue and Clint's Hints, is not a cartoon.
  • Babies Make Everything Better: Carpet Critters, though the parody showed that a cartoon based on the lives of babies wouldn't be as exciting as Rugrats made it out to be.
  • Bad Future: Due to Vicky using the remote to travel to dictator week so she can rule the world.
  • Big Bad: Vicky
  • Big Damn Movie: This one certainly counts, possibly featuring more action than Wishology.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The climactic battle takes place in a Dragon Ball Z parody named Maho Mushi. This is actually Japanese for "Magical Bug". The "Magic" part is rather fitting; the "Bug" part, less so.
  • Bittersweet Ending: In the end, Timmy ends up growing up married with a son and daughter and he appears mostly more well-adjusted than his parents were. However, due to having his memory erased he appears to have forgotten everything he's ever learned and makes the same mistakes his parents did, hiring a robot version of Vicky as his kids babysitter. Luckily, both his kids now have Cosmo and Wanda as their fairy godparents.
    • Also, Timmy learns that while he will eventually lose Cosmo and Wanda due to growing up, it won't be for another eight years.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Timmy's parents heard Chip Skylark's song "Icky Vicky", they apparently came to the conclusion that it's about pumpkins.
  • Depraved Kids' Show Host: The Steve analogue in the Blue's Clues parody is visibly insane.
  • Didn't Think This Through: After having no luck fighting Vicky in Maho Mushi, Timmy decides to use the remote to make himself older, so he would forget Cosmo and Wanda, and the remotes would no longer function, making it easier for him to fight Vicky. It does cause the remotes to no longer function, but since Timmy lost his memories of ever having Cosmo and Wanda, and everything he ever did with them, this causes him to forget that he is fighting Vicky and just thinks that he is in a football stadium waiting to play the cougars, and does nothing to stop Vicky. Thankfully, Wanda poofs Timmy back to his normal age just in time.
  • Flushing Toilet, Screaming Shower: When Cosmo hid in a shower he poofed up to avoid telling Timmy about what'll happen when he grows up, Timmy flushed the toilet beside it. To cool off, Cosmo jumped into the toilet.
  • Functional Magic: Vicky thinks the magic remotes use technology to change what's on the TV.
  • Future Badass: Future Timmy, along with Future Chester and A.J.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Mr. Crocker before Timmy's wish erases all his memory of recent Timmy-related events.
  • Heh Heh, You Said X: Mr. Turner laughs when someone says the name "Deep Toot".
  • Heroic BSOD: While maybe not a full-blown one, this is the closest we do see to Timmy completely breaking down:
  • Limited Animation: Lampshaded in The Meatflints and Maho Mushi.
  • Moment Killer: After Future Timmy saves Timmy from falling off the end credits of Adolescent Genetically Altered Karate Cows, the two have a touching moment, which abruptly ends when Vicky blasts Future Timmy's time-travel belt, which results in him returning to the future.
  • Never Say "Die": Averted in a Precision F-Strike sort of way thanks to the way it was said.
    Timmy's Mom and Dad: (scolding him after bouncing all over town in a bubble) You could've killed yourself!
  • Never My Fault: Timmy's Dad keeps blaming his wife for Timmy running away.
    Mr. Turner: You have to apologize to Timmy!
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: Upon traveling through the TV shows, Timmy learns about this trope. One of his main reasons to move in the TV was to invoke this trope for an eternal childhood.
  • Not Helping Your Case: Really, when you think about it, Wanda's statement about Timmy's parents trying to raise him to grow up a responsible adult neither helps with Timmy's frustration about his parents not believing him about Vicky nor justifies his parents' blindness.
  • Professional Wrestling: "Welcome to POLITICALLY INACCURATE SMASH DOWN!"
  • Race Against the Clock: Sort-of. Part of Timmy's plan to defeat Vicky involves aging himself up enough so that he forgets he ever had fairies. However, the downside to his plan is that the Fairy Cab pops in to take them away. And the driver isn't a very patient guy...
  • Reset Button: Hit at the end of the movie.
  • Run Away Hide Away: Functionally, Timmy's television.
  • Running Gag: While in the Maho Mushi world, Cosmo kept accidentally firing Hand Blasts.
  • The Reveal: Done in the parody of Scooby-Doo. Also done for real when the masked figure turns out being Timmy from the future.
    • Also, the reveal to Timmy's parents that Vicky is a horrible babysitter.
  • Scooby-Dooby Doors: Parodied in the Snooper Dog cartoon, with the bird from the Meatflints lampshading it like he did with Wraparound Background.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Timmy from the future travels back into the past to prevent Vicky from getting a hold of the remote that allowed her to take over the world.
  • Skewed Priorities: Mr. Turner was more upset over the fact that Timmy could spell 'Dinkleberg' better than 'ever' than the fact that he had run away, even though both words were written by Vicky and Cosmo respectfully.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Timmy's kids, Tommy and Tammy. They look similar to both of Timmy's Love Interests, Trixie and Tootie. Word of God explains this as a way to avoid making shippers angry.
  • Time Travel
  • Too Dumb to Live: Seriously, Timmy's parents were right behind her when Vicky used a flamethrower to burn down Timmy's door. How clueless could they be?
  • Took a Level in Badass: Timmy. Both past and present.
  • Trapped in TV Land
  • Wham Line: from the ninja that was chasing Timmy throughout the first half of the movie.
    Adult!Timmy: *Dramatic Unmask* I AM the good guy!
  • Wraparound Background: While in the Meatflints world, Timmy, Cosmo, and Wanda are chased by a saber tooth tiger, with Wanda pointing out them already passing by the same furniture and the prehistoric bird lampshading the trope. Timmy thinks the concept is lame.