Western Animation / School's Out! - The Musical

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.
  • Batman Gambit: The Pixies' plan relies on, in order: Dimmsdale's kids growing completely out-of-control during their summer vacation; their parents getting so fed up with it that they agree to send their kids to Camp Learnatorium; Timmy being so bored by Camp Learnatorium that he wishes kids ruled the earth; and the world's children doing such a good job of ruling the earth that there's no need for fairy godparents anymore. Every single one of these things happens exactly as the Pixies planned it. Admittedly, the Pixies gave Timmy a tiny push in the right direction to make sure he made the right wish.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Wouldn't be Fairly Odd Parents without it. This time, it's Timmy's "kids ruling the earth" wish, but instead of going horribly wrong, it goes horribly right. With all the world's problems getting solved in a matter of days, there's no need for fairy godparents anymore and they're all pulled back to Fairy World. This allows the Pixies to fill the magical power vacuum - just as they'd planned - and it all goes downhill from there.
  • 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 for their whole vacation.
  • Boastful Rap: The Pixie Rap, which doubles as a Villain Song.
  • Cassandra Truth: Downplayed. While Flappy Bob refuses to believe Timmy's claim that the Pixies are manipulating him, the possibility gives him a lot of self-doubt and he repeatedly wonders aloud whether Timmy was telling the truth before finally realizing that he was. Indeed, after he signs the Pixies' contract during "Where Is The Fun?", his very next line is: "Maybe you're right; this could be a giant mistake''.
  • Cue O'Clock: Timmy has a watch that has seven "play" hours and just one "work" hour.
  • 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 helps Flappy return to his fun-loving roots.
  • 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..."
  • Gone Horribly Right: Timmy's wish that kids ruled the earth. The kids promptly solve all the world's problems within a matter of days, but the world is now such a nice place that there's no need for fairy godparents anymore, and they're all pulled back to Fairyworld. [[Just as the Pixies had planned it.
  • 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.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Flappy Bob overhears the Pixies bragging about how they'd been manipulating him his entire life, and insulting his intelligence, he realizes Timmy was right about the Pixies using him and starts working against them.
  • Heel Realization: Flappy Bob teeters on the edge of one for most of the film, as Timmy tries to prove to him that the Pixies' idea of fun is completely wrong and that he's being manipulated, but he doesn't actually cross the line until he overhears the Pixies bragging about their manipulation of him, at which point he realizes that Timmy was right.
  • 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 was what allowed him to find the loophole needed to beat their contract. The contract itself probably counts, given how it contained the loophole with which the Pixies were defeated in the first place. Not to mention the fact that if the Pixies hadn't bragged about their manipulation of Bob, he wouldn't have performed his Heel–Face Turn in the first place. Yeah, the Pixies get screwed over by this trope a lot.
  • Lighter and Softer: While it still has its darker moments, it's certainly much more light-hearted than the previous two films.
  • Long Game: The Pixies' 37-year plan to take over the Earth and Fairyworld by manipulating the course of Flappy Bob's entire life. It almost succeeds.
  • 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.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: If the Pixies hadn't bragged about their manipulation of Flappy Bob, allowing him to overhear it and pull a Heel–Face Turn, their 37-year plan would have gone off without a hitch.
  • 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 is a parody of Superman's.
  • 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 other kids. Subverted, as the kids make the world a much better place and achieve world peace in a day, but the subversion is then deconstructed as they make the world such a good place that there's no need for fairy godparents anymore, so they're all recalled, the Pixies fill the vacuum, and ultimately take over themselves.
  • 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.
  • Villain Song:
    • "WE'RE PIXIES! WE'RE PIXIES! CHECK OUT OUR MAD WICKED MIXIES!" True to the nature of the trope, it's one of the best songs in the special.
    • "Jorgen's Polka" could also qualify, though Jorgen's more of a Well-Intentioned Extremist than scheming villain.

Alternative Title(s): Schools Out The Musical