Western Animation / School's Out! - The Musical

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School's Out! The Musical is a Made-for-TV Movie from the series The Fairly OddParents. It aired in 2005.

The movie starts a few years before the series, HP and his assistant Sanderson coming off a defeat from the Fairies when they come across a baby clown who's parents had thrown him off a train in an effort to save him (the train was approaching a gap in the track but it switched to a stable one at the last minute). Thus HP starts scheming of a plan to use the baby for later.

In the present, summer has started and school's out, to the dread of the adults of Dimmsdale as the kids start running amuck. The Pixies, seizing their chance, work behind the scenes to make the kids' actions even more destructive. In comes a man named Flappy Bob, who offers to take care of the kids in his "Fun Camp": an over-sterilized, over-protective, and educational-laden dull place. When the kids are forced to go there, Timmy comes to the conclusion that "adults ruin everything" and wishes kids were in charge of the world.

Seems like a good enough wish, right? Of course, if you know this show, it naturally leads into unforeseen consequences engineered by HP himself and Timmy has to find a way to set it right.


School's Out! The Musical provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: The Pixies towards Flappy Bob, having used and manipulated Flappy Bob for almost his whole life after they found him. Averted by Flappy Bob's real parents who are absolute sweethearts and spent years searching for their son after they lost him (they did get sidetracked with visiting Las Vegas, though).
  • Award Bait Song: Parodied/Invoked with Cosmo and Wanda's soppy love duet "With You", which they sing in prison after being arrested by Jorgen... with the specific purpose of driving him to tears so they can steal the key to their cell while he's distracted.
  • Big Bad: HP, and the Pixies in general.
  • Big "NO!": Timmy's reaction to Flappy Bob signing the contract that gives the Pixies control of Fairy World (and, by proxy, Earth).
    • Also his reaction to the resultant Flappy Bob/Pixie-controlled Earth, an incredibly dull place where everyone dresses in casual office attire, and the kids are stuck in Flappy Bob's edutainment summer camp their whole vacation.
  • Cue O'Clock: Timmy has a watch that has seven "play" hours and just one "work" hour.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: HP's song convincing the adults to drop their kids off at Flappy Bob's Learn-a-Torium had a scene of Timmy's dad in jail with a fellow inmate looking at him with bedroom eyes. It doesn't help that the line accompanying it was, "You can learn to love your cellmate..."
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: Parodied when Jorgen interrogates Cosmo and Wanda and has to do both, due to "budget cuts". Being Jorgen, his "good cop" act lasts for all of about five seconds.
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: For Chester's bare feet.
  • Hidden Depths: This is the first time the Pixies show their hip-hop rapping skills.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The Pixies sending Flappy Bob to law school allows him to find the loophole needed to beat their contract. See Exact Words below.
  • Exact Words: HP's iron-clad contract with Flappy Bob states that the world will be shaped according to Flappy Bob's wishes. Too bad Timmy helped Flappy return to his fun-loving roots.
  • Lighter and Softer: While it still has its darker moments, it's certainly much more light-hearted than the previous two films.
  • Loophole Abuse: How the Pixies are defeated. Flappy Bob points out that the terms of the Pixies' contract state that Earth will be "safe and fun" as defined by him. And having undergone his Heel–Face Turn, how does he define "safe and fun" now? "Everything the way it's supposed to be!"
  • Lyrical Dissonance: "Jorgen's Polka", a polka song with a catchy, upbeat tune, sung by Jorgen von Strangle as he pulls all the Fairies back to Fairy World so he can (essentially) torture them.
  • Manipulative Bastard: The Pixies, having raised Flappy Bob from birth and subtly manipulated him his entire life into a boring, plain business man, as part of a 37-year plan to take over Fairy World and Earth.
  • Made-for-TV Movie: One of several for The Fairly OddParents.
  • Monster Clown: While not necessarily monstrous or evil, Flappy Bob is not what you would call a humorous clown and, until his Heel–Face Turn, he definitely is not interested in being funny.
  • Musical Episode: Naturally.
  • Non-Ironic Clown: Flappy Bob's parents are implied to be this. Flappy Bob becomes this after he embraces his clown heritage.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Chester, once again.
  • Plot Hole: In one episode, Timmy was shown to be afraid of clowns. They're one of his greatest fears. However, in this movie, not only does Timmy seem unafraid of clowns, but he encourages Flappy Bob to embrace his clown heritage.
  • Shout-Out: Flappy Bob's origin.
  • Take That: Flappy Bob's father mentions that one of the places they searched for him was the US Congress and that "it was full of clowns, but none of them were funny!"
    • The joke about how Florida is still voting, even though Timmy Turner was named President of Kid World (a reference to the voting fiasco during the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, which is how George W. Bush came into power).
  • Teenage Wasteland: While they're technically not teenagers, this complies with the definition of the trope since Timmy wishes that the kids were in charge. He becomes president and delegates authority to the various kids.
    • However, this is a subversion due to the world being better when the kids are in charge. World peace even happens in a day!
  • Unwitting Pawn: Both Timmy and Flappy Bob for the Pixies.
  • Vertigo Effect: When Flappy Bob reveals the loophole that allows him to defeat the Pixies' evil plan, complete with a dramatic sting.

Alternative Title(s): Schools Out The Musical

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