YMMV / The Fairly OddParents

  • Acceptable Targets: The show really likes to stereotype British people and make fun of Europe. The episode "Twistory" was even banned from the airwaves for its depiction of negative British stereotypes.
  • Accidental Aesop: "The Odd Couple" gives us the dangers of going on dating sites. Not everyone is just like their online profiles.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation:
    • Vicky: A complete psychopath who tortures kids For the Evulz or it is possible that she has a Freudian Excuse for her actions and had Dark and Troubled Past which made her the way she is now. The episode "Snow Bound" suggests that she had a rough childhood note .
    • Trixie Tang: In "The Boy Who Would Be Queen" we find out that Trixie secretly loves boy-oriented things and her Alpha Bitch behavior is an attempt to hide this. Does she have genuine feelings for Timmy but acts like a jerk and represses her love for him because she wants to remain popular? Also, it is possible that she is really a Lonely Rich Kid and a Stepford Smiler?
    • Timmy's Jerkass behavior in season 5 may have been caused by the episode "It's Wishful Life" where he finds out that the world was better without him and everyone didn't care about him. He must have felt hurt and humiliated, so he began acting like a Jerkass towards his godparents and friends out of anger from knowing that they don't care about him at all and wants revenge against them.
    • This image provides a very worrying interpretation of Timmy, that he essentially ran away from his original life and family to start a second one with his Fairy Godparents and that he risks becoming more and more detached and antisocial.
      • Notably, the live action movies and "Timmy's Secret Wish" support this, during which Timmy either refuses to grow up or wishes that everyone would stop aging all to avoid losing Cosmo and Wanda.
    • Cosmo: Read the Fridge Horror entry about possibility that he maybe pretending to be stupid and that all the disasters he made WERE NOT AN ACCIDENT.
    • Wanda: A deadpan snarker who is the only sane fairy, or a psychopath who punishes Cosmo and Timmy for making one slight mistake. "Bad Heir Day" gives an example for the latter.
    • Some fanfics give us the idea that Anti-Cosmo wanted Timmy as his anti-godchild because he actually cared about him and thought that Cosmo and Wanda weren't doing a well enough job caring for him. He's kind of right.
  • Americans Hate Tingle: Like Yin Yang Yo!, this show is hated in France. For an example of an episode hated worldwide, "Twistory", for depicting the American Independence as the greatest thing to ever happen to the world and depicting the British would have a culturally backwards hold on America. In all honesty, a lot of American fans hate this episode too.
  • Anvilicious: The aesops have a tendency to be this. Parodied in one episode, "The Masked Magician", where Timmy says "I learned that sometimes "I'm sorry" can be the only magic words you need", followed by a cut to a flashing screen with the words "MORAL OF THE STORY".
  • Archive Panic: So far, we've got 132 episodes (and counting), twelve movies, and eight video games. There's no end in sight, either. And then it got a tenth season.
  • Asspull: Lots of it. The show usually gets away with this through Rule of Funny.
  • Author's Saving Throw: Despite season 10's reception being mixed so far, it has had some attempts at undoing some fan complaints.
    • After the negative reception of the new intro, the show returned to sometimes using the standard one from season 9 starting with "Girly Squirrely". Unfortunately, it's not consistent.
    • Chloe's debut was polarizing, to say the least, with most considering her a Parody Sue that may have been played TOO straight. In her next appearance her "perfectness" is more or less completely absent with her getting some Butt Monkey moments. Some fans found this more appealing than her previous "little miss perfect" portrayal.
    • Sparky is completely absent from the season so far, to the delight of his detractors, though others find his absence (and Poof's, for that matter) another example of the show just giving up on continuity. Word of God says they're both still in the show, though.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Most of the new characters have fallen into this position, with the exception of Sparky, who is mostly just disliked.
    • Poof is either a cute, fresh addition who has helped contribute to some of the show's Heartwarming Moments, or a boring Living Prop who marked the show's Jumping the Shark. Other fans just find him okay.
    • Foop is either a funny character in the vein of Stewie Griffin or an annoying one-note Replacement Scrappy to his father Anti-Cosmo (and the Anti-Fairy race as a whole). There are also those in the middle, who like him but find him overused at the expense of the other Anti-Fairies.
    • Chloe Carmichael. Many fans see her as a Little Miss Perfect who makes Timmy look like even more of a loser by comparison and who Timmy has to share his fairies with due to a "fairy shortage" despite her not meeting the requirement of being miserable (especially when compared to Chesternote  or Tootienote ). On the other hand, there are also fans who like that Chloe is a positive female character, since most of the other female characters are either Alpha Bitches (Trixie), irredeemable Jerkasses (Miss Doombringer and Vicky), Too Dumb to Live (Mrs. Turner), borderline-criminal stalkers (Tootie), or were one-off characters (Molly and Missy), and that she's much less of a Sue in her next appearances. There's even a few fans who hope Chloe will become Timmy's new love interest, though this is subject to whether or not the live-action films are canon.
  • Broken Base:
    • Unlike Abra-Catastrophe and Channel Chasers, Wishology has a mixed opinion surrounding it. Some believe it should've been the series finale, while some think it was unnecessary.
    • Exactly when did the series started going downhill. See Seasonal Rot below.
    • HOOOOOO Boy, the inclusion of Chloe Carmichael, and the change in the theme song with Season 10 has gotten the ire of fans. But some will agree that Chloe is at least a better character than Sparky.
  • Cargo Ship: Referenced in Spaced Out!
  • Creator's Pet:
    • Based on interviews with Butch Hartman, it seems Sparky is headed this way. This seems to be subverted since Season 10, as Sparky's VA confirmed he won't return.
    • Denzel Crocker and Timmy's dad have become this since Season 7 onward. Since Season 9, this series could be renamed as "The Mr. Crocker and Timmy's Dad Show".
    • Mrs. Crocker, Denzel Crocker's mother, has become a minor one. Most fans see her just a plain, boring, and obnoxious old lady and even then for some reason since Season 7 onwards the writers think that she is an entertaining and funny character that everyone wants to watch.
  • Critical Research Failure:
    • One episode treats the giant squid as a mythological creature. It's a real species. Or they may have been referring to the Kracken.
    • "Fairy Idol" shows penguins living at the North Pole. Not just a few, but a whole rookery (though a lot of American cartoons show penguins as North Pole animals rather than South Pole/Antarctic animals, so it's not that much of a surprise).
    • "Land Before Timmy" has Timmy wishing for a world without technology. This brings the dinosaurs back to life, meaning that the writers think dinosaurs went extinct because of technology.
    • Defcon 5 is not the height of American nuclear readiness; this mistake has been made more than a few times.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: The darker and mean-spirited jokes in the later seasons can be off-putting to say the least for some viewers. It doesn't help when all the bad things happening to Timmy is when Timmy himself being an selfish, lazy, apathetic jerk. This even happens to Cosmo and Wanda often, especially when the former keeps making constant marriage jokes, to the point where some fans wonder if they'll get a divorce. While Vicky's atrocities are meant to be Played for Laughs, some thought her later actions are going too far.
  • Designated Hero: Sparky in his debut episode. He nearly gets Timmy killed twice (once by taking his parachute, and the other by having Timmy rescue him from a burst dam), knowing fully well that in both instances, he'll be able to survive those situations. He even says so after Timmy "saves" him in the second instance.
  • Designated Villain: Timmy is this in "The Masked Magician". Bickles came dangerously close to destroying Dimmsdale simply because Timmy (unknowingly!) showed up his own magic show, and yet its Timmy that's presented as being in the wrong and the one who has to apologize in the end!
  • Die for Our Ship:
    • Many fans of love interests such as Tootie, Trixie, and slash fans, tend to relentlessly bash each other's couples.
    • Missy (Timmy's new love interest in Season 9) has already gotten this. The fact that neither Tootie nor Trixie have appeared in this season doesn't help.
    • Many Timmy/Tootie and Timmy/Trixie shippers are afraid that Chloe will become a new Love Interest to Timmy, in detriment to Tootie and Trixie.
  • Draco in Leather Pants:
    • Juandissimo isn't necessarily evil, but he's too sexy for his own sexiness.
    • Anti-Cosmo has a strong fanbase who like to portray him as an attractive, suave vampire fairy and ignore his more negative aspects.
  • Deconstruction Fic: Cosmo and Wanda's failing relationship and Norm The Genie are often deconstructed. Notable that since the later seasons' reversal of the flanderization, the former has been fading out.
  • Ear Worm:
    • "Timmy is an average kid, that no one understands..."
    • "Shiny Teeth" is far catchier than a song about teeth has any right to be.
    • "Find Your Voice" is catchy in its own right.
    • "V! I! C-K-Y! The sound of her name makes the little kids cry!" Let's face it, any time Chip sings, it qualifies for this.
    • "Adults ruin everything! But kids would run things right!"
    • "We're pixies! We're pixies! Check out our mad wicked mixies!"
    • Get Timmy Turner!
    • "These are the unfundamentals, for us fairy godparentals, who are now devoid of wishing out of mirth!"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Norm the Genie, was a three appearance villain that became a Draco in Leather Pants among the fandom.
    • Ms. Doombringer, a highly competent fairy hunter that appeared in just one episode but has people asking for more.
    • Molly, a girl that showed up for one episode but already has shippers pairing her and Timmy together.
    • Remy Buxaplenty to some degree - he appeared in one episode to challenge and lose to Timmy in a duel, and disappeared after that. All the same he had a fairly significant following and a tendency to be shipped with Trixie Tang - who wasn't even in the episode he was in - and years later was brought back for a small handful of new episodes.
    • Nega-Timmy.
    • Dark Laser. Initially, he was a one off villain. Then he made an appearance in the fifth season as a continuity nod, but by the sixth season, he'd become a semi-regular, even having a major part in the season finale.
    • Anti-Cosmo is quite popular among the fandom, especially the idea of Timmy being his godchild. No wonder why Foop is seen as Replacement Scrappy for many fans.
    • Maryann, despite being a one shot character, is one of the show's most memorable villains due to causing World War 1 and, indirectly, every war after that.
  • Evil Is Cool: The Jack O' Bots, who combine to form the equally cool Pumpkinator. They're this in-universe, as well.
  • Evil Is Sexy:
    • Princess Mandie, whom Mark does not want to marry despite her evilness.
    • Vicky is this to a lot of fans surprisingly, especially when she takes over Timmy's life,
    • Miss Doombringer.
    • Anti-Cosmo has a lot of fans, in no small part due to his accent and fashion sense.
    • Mr. Crocker has a surprising female fanbase from someone so unattractive and crazy. Even Mr. Turner thinks he's gorgeous!
    • Hair Razor.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop:
    • The Wonderful Life Subversion "It's A Wishful Life": It claims that you shouldn't do things to get appreciated, but because they're the right thing to do. Parents all over the world would not be pleased to hear this, and for good reason - being appreciated means that people are grateful for the time and effort you put into doing nice things for them. Doubly so when Timmy himself did nice things for people for both the appreciation, and a simple "Thank You"!
    • Mooooving Day's moral appears to be "Don't drink milk, it will brainwash you." This one might be intentional, though.
    • "Vicky Gets Fired" gives us "If someone is bullying you, up to and including torture and attempted murder, shut up and don't tell anyone, especially not authority figures." (Truth in Television, scarily enough.) To put it mildly, parents weren't happy with this one either.
  • Fanon: Chompy the Goat's family's Chuck Cunningham Syndrome is because the mayor ate them in the episode "Vicky Gets Fired".
  • Fanon Discontinuity:
    • For a large amount of the fanbase, every season after 5 doesn't exist. Especially Seasons 9 and 10.
    • To a much lesser degree there are those who ignore everything after season 1 or 2.
    • There's a fair amount of fans who like to believe everything after either "Abra-Catastrophe" or "Channel Chasers" (and for the more tolerant fans, "Wishology!") never existed and that the series ended with that TV movie.
    • Despite the seasonal rot the show has gone through, "It's a Wishful Life", from its pre-Seasonal Rot days, remains as the series' worst episode in many people's minds. Butch Hartman and his crew included.
    • "Twistory", another episode from the show's early days, receives quite a bit of hate due to it's negative depictions that even American fans feel ashamed of.
    • The three live-action movies get this. Big time.
  • First Installment Wins: Season 1 is this to some fans who ignore everything after said season.
  • Franchise Original Sin: Season 6 began by introducing a mainstay in Poof. While Poof isn't exactly beloved, he's not hated either. Seasons 9 and 10 would also start by introducing main characters, both of whom have received largely negative reception; Sparky is essentially a canine Cosmo, and Chloe is a Parody Sue with little self-awareness. Reception toward Chloe has improved since her perfection was toned down, while Sparky has been removed in response to how poorly he was received.
  • Genius Bonus: Catman. His costume is a Shout-Out to an old, throwaway Batman villain of the same name from Detective Comics.
  • Growing the Beard:
    • The second season is where the series grew into it's own. This, along with the third season, is often considered the high point of the series among fans.
    • Most fans agree than Channel Chasers was the high point of the series.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • In the end of "The Big Problem," Timmy (after becoming a 10 year old again) is released from jail because according to the guard, it's "for creepy adults, not kids." In the past few years, quite a few kids Timmy's age and even younger have been sentenced to adult prison.
    • In "Timmy TV", the creators of the titular Show Within a Show do not like Timmy's friends Chester and AJ and want to have them replaced by monkeys. Cut forward to the later seasons and you find that although they are not exactly replaced or underwent Chuck Cunningham Syndrome, looking for them is like playing a Where's Waldo game.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In one episode, the President had a button that blew up Pluto. Cosmo pushes it.... and nobody cares.
    • There's another instance of this in another episode, one of the things on Timmy's to do list is checking out the moons of Pluto.
    • And in one episode, they said Pluto is a planet; guess what happened in 2006?
    • The Dinkleberg meme, you know, the one where Dinkleberg is blamed for everything? Well, try to watch the episode where Dinkleberg pretends to actually be evil and try not to laugh harder....
    • One of the (minor) wishes Timmy's made has been for a unicorn, which is a lot funnier when you remember one of the later roles his voice actress wound up taking.
      • Hilarious for the same reason, in the first Crimson Chin episode, Timmy wins a costume contest at the comic con due to his Cleft outfit, the prize he wins being "Pretty Ponies" issue 1 and 2.
    • In "When Losers Attack", Foop, Crocker, and Dark Laser team up and call their group the League Of Super Evil Revenge Seekers (LOSERS). Those who are familiar with their forgotten Cartoon Network shows will recall a show they ran called League of Super Evil.
    • In the episode where Timmy visits Atlantis, the mermen eat crabs, sea-stars, and the occasional underwater squirrel. Guess who experienced Seasonal Rot before the other.
    • This line from "Tiny Timmy": "Emotions are controlled by little people in chairs."
      • Not to mention a later episode in which Timmy wished away all his emotions after being publicly humiliated at a community swimming pool, where said emotions were represented an uncontrollable hoard of tiny, colorful, anthropomorphic spirits designed accordingly to the individual feelings they embodied (i.e. an anthropomorphic pink heart representing "love").
    • Cat Man, anyone? Also, both the April Fool and the Inappropriate Comedy Tree like to say "What's up with that?"
    • For certain Five Nights at Freddy's fans, Sparky's name and species can be seen as this.
    • One of Timmy's more minor friends on the show was a kid named Sanjay.
  • Ho Yay: Now has its own page.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Timmy, he's a lazy, selfish jerk in the later seasons but considering how badly he was treated by his own friends and parents, it's hard not to see why he acts like that. Remy Buxaplenty is also a jerk and a woobie to some, however he lacks the hidden nice side necessary to be a Jerkass Woobie.
    • Vicky herself could also qualify in rare occasions before she was Flanderized, like in The Switch Glitch where Timmy is basically an ass to her for a few minutes before Vicky does the exact same thing to him. This would be justified if not for the fact Timmy wished her to be 5 years old and uses his god parents to help bully her, meaning he's essentially become his own antithesis. Because of this, Vicky's nice and merciful side seems to come and go so she isn't a Jerkass Woobie for long when it happens.
    • Denzel Crocker, as well. He is an Ax-Crazy Sadistic Teacher who tries to conquer the world and makes Timmy's life miserable constantly. Also, he lives with his mother, is despised by most people, get viewed as a Cloud Cuckoolander, and he gets beaten and mauled by everyone on a regular basis. And he suffered a horrible childhood like Timmy and the lost of his Fairy Godparents was the reason of his Start of Darkness.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Timmy gets shipped with almost everyone. Trixie, Tootie, Vicky, Veronica, Chester, AJ, Cosmo, Wanda, Anti-Cosmo, Gary, Chloe, etc.
  • Les Yay: Veronica is obsessed with Trixie. Still, oddly enough, this is actually considered a subversion by the fandom. General opinion holds that Veronica's obsession with Trixie is, in turn, due to Timmy being obsessed with Trixie, at the very least an extremely unhealthy case of possessiveness if not outright jealousy. And Veronica likes Timmy with the "burning passion of a thousand suns", as it stands.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Anti-Cosmo's Plan in the Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2 When Nerds Collide has shades of this.
  • Memetic Badass: Some think of George Washington in "Twistory" to be this.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Dinkleberg...
    • "And here's where I'd put X... IF I HAD ONE!"
    • "What's this? My spontaneous outbursts resulting in a humorous meme? This can only be the work of... FAIRY GODPARENTS!!!'
    • "We're going to read The Little Dolphin Who Cried [insert sound here]."
    • "My shiny teeth and meee..."
    • MUST! CHOP! WOOOOOD!
    • Elmer's boil's favorite pie flavor: "Blueberry! Boisonberry! Take-over-the-world-berry!"
    • "I can see! I...can...FIGHT!"
    • Doug Dimmadome, owner of the Dimmsdale Dimmadome!
    • "I'm both respecting your privacy by knocking but asserting my authority as your father by coming in anyway." [crashes through Timmy's bedroom door with a battering ram]
    • Merging the theme song with "Royals": "'Cause every song is like obtuse, rubber goose, green moose, guava juice, giant snake, birthday cake, large fries, chocolate shake"
    • " I LIKE TO SCRAMBLE THE X "
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Crocker crosses this in Abra Catastrophe, when he kidnaps and tortures Wanda to use as a source of power.
    • Vicky crosses it in the TV film, "Channel Chasers", when she frames Timmy for destroying his family's portrait, burning down his family's grand piano, and writing spray paint on the living room wall just to see Timmy suffering a horrible punishment from his parents.
    • The Pixies crossed this in "School's Out: The Musical" when they kidnap a child and raise him for his entire life as their own personal Tykebomb to try and take over Fairy World and the Earth.
    • The Anti-Fairies crossed this (and if "School's Out" wasn't their's, this certainly is for the Pixies) by using Poof as a weapon to destroy Fairy World for revenge, then choosing to destroy the Earth For the Evulz.
    • The whole gambit Norm pulled in "Fairy Idol". He was already a Jerkass Genie, but the way he ruins Timmy's and Chester's lives is just terrible.
    • Remy Buxaplenty was originally a Villainy-Free Villain who was merely jealous of Timmy's Fairies and happiness, and while he might do an underhanded tactic here and there, like when he tricked Timmy by faking friendship so his life would be too perfect and his fairies would leave him, he never resorted to violence. He becomes a full-on Card-Carrying Villain as of "Operation F.U.N." where he, Juandisimo and Chief Shallow Grave put Timmy and his friends through Training from Hell, running them absolutely ragged and cutting Timmy off from his fairies by having them confiscated in goldfish form. The MEH crossing really comes in when he traps them under a butterfly net, which renders them powerless with a missile ready to obliterate them. He was willing to KILL Cosmo and Wanda!
    • Maryanne crosses it when she personally causes World War I and indirectly, every war after it. It's especially chilling because she not only did it as a child, but didn't even seem to care!
  • Most Annoying Sound:
    • Cosmo's voice has become very high-pitched over the course of the seasons. So when he whines or screams, it can get really irritating.
    • The Norwegian Nickelodeon dub tries to imitate Tara Strong, but manages to be just really whiny and squeaky really high pitched and is just painful to listen too. The Disney Channel dub is better but he ends up sounding like he's 14 instead.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Chip Skylark singing. Helps that he's voiced by a guy who's from an actual boy band.
  • Never Live It Down:
    • Just the Two of Us! for Trixie, Homewrecker for Tootie (over a single spoken line no less), and quite possibly the producers of the show for the episode, It's a Wishful Life, a very sadistic Wonderful Life subversion, as well as the character of Jorgen Von Strangle for very cruelly and sadistically showing Timmy the subversion.
    • Francis is not above hitting girls, but he only ever laid hands on Tootie once - at the end of Kung Timmy- and at least she was openly confronting him at the time. Yet because of that scene, a lot of Fan Fiction writers assume that Tootie is Francis' second favorite victim after Timmy.
  • Nightmare Fuel: See here.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Stephen Hawking.
  • Paranoia Fuel: To an extent. Plenty of teenagers have freaked out over the thought of what if, just what if they had fairy godparents of their own at some point and have now forgotten all about them, like Da Rules say in the show?
  • Replacement Scrappy:
    • For some fans Missy, from the episode "Finding Emo" of Season 9, as a new Love Interest to Timmy. She has traits of the more recurrent Love Interests of Timmy: Tootie and Trixie Tang. The fact that neither of them have appeared in this season doesn't help.
    • Many fans are afraid that Chloe will become this not only for Tootie and Trixie but for Chester and AJ, as well.
    • Anti-Cosmo (and the Anti-Fairies as a whole) have been more or less replaced by Foop, an evil version of Poof who was already a Scrappy to some. Needless to say fans were pissed. The fact that Foop has had more appearances in the series than his father doesn't help.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Some viewers who didn't like Chloe in her first appearance found her more tolerable from her second appearance and on, where her Parody Sue traits are heavily downplayed, making her a regular Nice Girl instead of a "little miss perfect".
  • Rooting for the Empire: The antagonists of the show such as Mr. Crocker, Dark Laser, and The Anti-Fairies are often Laughably Evil and sometimes more sympathetic than the so-called heroes in most cases.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Timmy's parents for some fans after being Flanderized into abusive, neglectful parents.
    • Cosmo, due to the same reasons, has become more annoying than funny.
    • Wanda for being a constant nag that gets on Timmy and Cosmo's case over the slightest mistake.
    • For some fans, even Timmy himself, especially due to his behavior in seasons four and five.
    • Even before his introduction, fans already thought of Timmy's new dog, Sparky, as this. As a matter of fact, comparisons to Poochie from the Simpsons have already been made. By the turn of Season 10, it was revealed that Nickelodeon decided to remove Sparky from the show due to low ratings, being replaced with the more interesting character Chloe who even has the same color scheme.
    • Mr. Crocker has become more and more in a borderline example, mainly due to his overexposure and Flanderization in later seasons, especially in Seasons 9 and 10.
  • Seasonal Rot:
    • General consensus is that "Fairly OddBaby" was the tipping point of the series. To a lesser degree, some feel the rot started sometime after "Channel Chasers", or as far back as Season 2 or 3 when Vicky made the switch from a bully of a babysitter to basically Satan in human form.
    • While most agree that Poof's introduction was the show's turning point, many believe Season 6's episodes aren't outwardly bad for the most part. Then Season 7 came along, and the writers began forgetting about side characters and focusing only on Crocker and Timmy's Dad.
    • Season 9 -the season where Sparky is introduced for the first time- is currently considered for many fans as the lowest point of the series. Besides Sparky himself, continuity errors started popping up more and more around this time. ("Let Sleeper Dogs Lie" being one of the worst offenders) Season 10 hasn't made things better.
  • Ship Mates:
    • Trixie/Remy and Veronica/Chester for Timmy/Tootie fans.
    • Chester/Tootie and Remy/Veronica for Timmy/Trixie fans.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: The main combatants seeming to be Timmy/Tootie and Timmy/Trixie. However, Veronica/Timmy also has its own devoted fanbase (even though Veronica was only shown to like Timmy in two episodes and she expressed it in a very... interesting way. There is also a minority of Timmy/Vicky shippers, who like it for the Foe Yay Shipping that was presented in earlier seasons.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The Boy Who Would Be Queen for saying that it's okay to like stuff outside their targeted gender. In a world which constantly reinforces stereotypical gender roles through advertising and other expectations, this episode became a fan favorite for dropping that particular anvil.
  • Strawman Has a Point:
    • "It's a Wishful Life", where Timmy receives no appreciation for his good deeds. While the kid can be a jerk, he had every right to be upset with no one appreciating his work. Bickles was ungrateful simply because Timmy used a different shade of blue for a painted background that others wouldn't have noticed or cared about; AJ was ungrateful simply because Timmy bought a computer that was obsolete as of 5 seconds ago, then used the expensive computer as a door stopper; and Timmy's parents were ungrateful simply because Timmy knew nothing about the "dirty yard contest" they were competing against the Dinkleburgs for and spent untold hours (as far as they knew) making the garden beautiful to show his love for them.
    • "Fairly Odd Pet" has two. Timmy is upset about not having a pet, even though the episode, as well as a previous one, show's that he's terrible with pets, many of them either dying due to his stupidity or essentially cannibalism. Then there is Sparky, whose getting returned to the pet store by Timmy is depicted as sad, even though Timmy was in the right, given all of the chaos caused by Sparky (as well as photos of Sparky's past showing the possibility he may have gotten one of them killed).
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Norm's "Gimme The Wand" sounds very similar to "Friend like Me" from Aladdin, which was sung by a Genie.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: A bit of an odd example as it's not directed towards a character from the show itself, but "Abracatastrophe" has Timmy throwing a character, obviously based on Jar-Jar Binks, off a bridge.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks:
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • Some felt The Big Superhero Wish and Wishology should have had more action sequences, and that Tootie should have been involved in the latter; also, Trixie fans believe her tomboy nature should have been explored more.
    • A lot of fans cried foul after viewing Escape From UnWish Island, feeling it was horrible use of a potential villain (in this case, Gary, Timmy's former imaginary friend) who wasn't even wished away in the first place and especially the Ass Pull ending the writers came up with.
    • Jimmy/Timmy Power Hour 3, which was originally was supposed to be a Grand Finale for both shows.. Who didn't want to see a 3D Dimmsdale, Crocker spazzing out in 3D, or the alien Mark Chang in 3D? There was a brief glimpse of a 2D Retroville, but not enough to see what the rest of characters from Jimmy Neutron look like in 2D.
    • Some fans felt disappointed that Veronica's secret crush on Timmy was not developed further beyond of "Information Stupor Highway" (and briefly in "Mind Over Magic") and this sub-plot has not been referenced or supported since Season 3.
    • This is also a common complaint leveled against Season 10. The premise of Timmy sharing his fairies with another character would be far more interesting if he was sharing them with an established character such as AJ, Chester, or Sanjay rather than sharing them with another new character.
    • Ms. Doombringer was introduced as a more menacing version of Mr. Crocker, she even vows to have revenge on Timmy one day, though she hasn't appeared in any other episodes or even mentioned.
  • Toy Ship: Several involving Timmy.
  • Ugly Cute:
    • Tootie, but her live-action version averts this.
    • Mr. Crocker falls under this as well. It's even parodied in-universe in that Timmy's Dad thinks the hunchbacked, scrawny, ear-on-his-neck-for-some-reason teacher is gorgeous.
  • Unfortunate Implications:
    • Pretty much the reason "It's a Wishful Life" is so infamous. Timmy Turner, a proxy for the kids in the audience, is told the world is better off without him. (Interestingly, the episode completely ignores Tootie, Trixie and Mark Chang...) And if that isn't enough, Jorgen tells Timmy the reason he's a victim of bullying and abuse is because he exists. In other words, blaming the victim. Made even worse by the fact that the things Jorgen shows him make no sense: Mr. and Mrs. Turner have a mansion and a daughter who's won several academy awards (which sends very... mixed messages), Francis is not a gray-skinned bully, AJ has a full head of hair and graduated from high school when he was 5, Crocker is a purple-haired Harvard professor, Chester has a triple-wide trailer on gold blocks and Cosmo and Wanda for fairy godparents (and they're happy they have an unselfish child who doesn't wear a pink hat), Vicky works in the hospital spraying laughing gas, Elmer doesn't have a boil on his nose, and the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series. The worst part? Remember the theme song: "Timmy is an average kid," So, the world is better off without average kids? The other worst part? Jorgen sends people who made the world better by wishing they were never born (sacrificing their existence for the good of all) to what looks like Hell of all places. Jorgen is essentially goading Timmy into committing suicide and therefore sending himself into Hell, all in the name of a particularly cruel test of character. Also, The amount of enjoyment he gets seeing Timmy suffering from seeing everyone he knows having a better life without him is uncomfortable, to say the least, and makes him appear as a full-blown case of God Is Evil.
    • The Mysterious Mr. Enter basically took apart the valentine episode Love Struck for being just one long run of asinine stereotypes about men, women and romance in general. Link As he also points out, the episode's plot assumes that the entire human race is heterosexual.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic:
    • There's an episode where after much torture, Timmy gets to be Vicky's babysitter and treats her like complete shit. She eventually gets to cry and even Wanda feels bad for her. Considering the rest of the show and the fact Vicky gets her payback later and is even granted a happy ending, this falls flat.
    • We're supposed to feel bad for Sparky for being repeatedly being abandoned by past owners. But given that a lot of his behavior in his debut episode and several episodes after involve him being stupid, destructive, obnoxious and generally causing trouble for everyone around him... it really is small wonder that nobody would want him around.
  • Unpopular Popular Character:
    • Timmy Turner, particularly in early seasons.
    • Tootie also counts.
    • Crocker too, although he has become more a Base-Breaking Character (and even a borderline scrappy) due to his overexposure and Flanderization in later seasons, especially in Seasons 9 and 10.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Poof is a boy. Yes, he wears purple and has purple eyes. Real Men Wear Pink, after all. And he has a water gun.
  • Wangst: "Not on the List" from Merry Wishmas.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit:
    • A common complaint about the newer seasons is their over-reliance on using current technology for laughs, like smartphones (i.e. "App Trap" in Season 9).
    • Another example is the Season 9 episode "Viral Vidiots", which parodies YouTube in 2013, similarly to the 2010 Johnny Test episode "Johnny Tube".
    • Cosmo and Wanda taking selfies and making duck-lips scenes in "The Big Fairy Share Scare" (the Season 10 opener, Chloe's first appearance) is another painful example.
  • Win Back the Crowd: Season 6 and onwards, despite introducing Base-Breaking Character Poof, undid some of the Flanderization. For instance, Timmy's parents aren't huge jerkasses anymore (good examples being the end of "Sooper Poof" and "Meet the OddParents").
  • The Woobie:
    • Tootie, because she gets an even more miserable life than Timmy (she is Vicky's little sister, and Vicky always tortures her whenever she is not babysitting, meaning that she is twice as miserable as Timmy) and unlike Timmy she does not have her own Fairy Godparents and apparently her only consolation is her crush for him. She is also one of the few characters in the series who is always consistently nice to Timmy, even more that Cosmo and Wanda (who sometimes are mean-spirited with him for Rule of Funny), even if she acts like a Stalker with a Crush, and this in one of the reasons why she is one of the more popular characters of the series in the fandom.
    • To a lesser extent Chip Skylark. To elaborate, Chip is one of only consistently nice characters in the entire show being nothing but kind to Timmy and his fans. He's also a very humble celebrity. He's also the Butt Monkey of various episodes where he is kidnapped for an Ax-Crazy babysitter, loses his teeth, his voice, and occasionally his career all because of something Timmy did.
  • Woolseyism: In the Brazilian dub, in the episode where Cosmo (who is voiced by Guilherme Briggs, the Brazilian Norio Wakamoto) gives birth to Poof (It Makes Sense in Context), he grabs Timmy by the collar and yells: "PEDE PRA SAIR! PEDE PRA SAIR!" ("ASK TO GET OUT! ASK TO GET OUT!"). This is a reference to the Memetic Mutation of the movie The Elite Squad (which, by the way, it's not kid-friendly, but this didn't impede the line to become a meme) and arguably a CMOA for Brazilian voice acting (the original line of the movie is more properly translated as "Ask to quit!" but in Portuguese the word "sair" can mean both cases).

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