Western Animation / The Fairly OddParents!


"I'm Cosmo!"
"I'm Wanda!"
"And weeeeeee're... your fairy godparents!"

... and this is where I'd put my description of The Fairly OddParents! ...IF I HAD ONE!

The Fairly OddParents! is a hyperactive animated series about a little boy named Timmy Turner and his fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda. Started in 2001, and is the 13th entry in the Nicktoons series. It ran for 10 seasons, with the 10th being all but confirmed to be the final one by Butch Hartman as he was leaving Nickelodeon. Thus ending the show in 2018 after a 17 year run.

In most episodes, Timmy uses Cosmo and Wanda's magic to deal with some mundane problem. Inevitably, things spiral rapidly out of control: whether it's getting his dad a cooler job, or dealing with one of his many everyday enemies. Some of these include school bully Francis, sadistic and manipulative babysitter Vicky, fairy-obsessed Sadist Teacher Mr. Crocker, and...Darth Vader Expy Dark Laser. And then there are the episodes where Timmy somehow gets entangled in Fairy World politics. Needless to say, even Timmy's more sensible wishes are twisted to gigantic extremes and backfire horribly, forcing Timmy to hit the Reset Button and accept his horrible life.

The show is currently Nickelodeon's second longest running franchise, and notably one of the channel's most successful shows that has not been picked up for a theatrical movie. One was planned by Paramount along with Nickelodeon Movies, but was dropped due to a management change stemming from parent company Viacom's split from CBS. Besides this, there have been multiple TV movies and special episodes released. Three live-action movies were made starring Drake Bell as a 23-year-old Timmy who still has Cosmo and Wanda: A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!, A Fairly Odd Christmas and A Fairly Odd Summer.

Since the series premiere, three more main characters have been added on to the initial trio: Cosmo and Wanda's fairy baby Poof, their talking fairy dog Sparky, and Timmy's new neighbour Chloe, whom he has to share the fairies with from season 10 onwards.

The first 69 episodes are legally available on YouTube for free.(Not for viewers located in the USA, sadly...)

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Alternative Title(s): Fairly Odd Parents