Wall Bangers The Fairly Oddparents Discussion

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MathsAngelicVersion
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11:19:59 PM Jan 4th 2015
Deleted the second bullet point for being natter:
  • The Broken Aesop of the episodes because of the premise of the show. The reason Timmy has Cosmo and Wanda to begin with? Because with neglectful abusive parents and Vicky as the evil babysitter, Timmy would be seriously depressed; Cosmo and Wanda are magic fairies meant to make up for that, right? Then why is it that every wish that Timmy makes to improve his situation always has to backfire? The Aesop would seem to be 'You can't rely on magic to solve your problems.', only it goes against the very purpose the fairy god parents.
    • Err...not exactly. Godparents seem to be more like guardians. They're not there because he'd be depressed. They're threre because he wouldn't have anyone taking care of him otherwise. Their job is basically to be substitute parents. Improving his situation would mean he doesn't need Cosmo and Wanda's care anymore because someone is now taking better care of him.

IIRC Timmy's parents do take care of him. Yes, they're horrible at it, but it's not like Timmy wouldn't survive without Cosmo and Wanda. Also, the arguments in the second bullet point don't explain why Timmy's wishes also backfire when they wouldn't significantly improve his miserable life even if they didn't backfire.
MathsAngelicVersion
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01:54:48 AM Nov 21st 2014
edited by 158.149.231.15

Does this deserve to be on this page? Most of it is played for laughs. It's not like the episode tries to tell you that this is what history really was like. The writers basically exaggerated some facts and misconceptions for the sake of humour.
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