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  • has Cosmo really become dumber? or has anti-Cosmo gotten smarter?
  • In Movie Magic: Timmy heads to the era of the dinosaurs to film a scene for his movie. While there, he realizes the meteor that was supposed to kill the dinosaurs didn't actually kill them. How did the dinosaurs die? Wanda killed them during her really bad day.
  • Magic (loosely) follows laws of Physics. You see, magic wands explicitly run on some form of energy (plot point of at least 2 episodes) and anything they conjure (spacially displaced or otherwise) can't be destroyed (entire plot of Unwish Island). At the same time, an overlying theme of the series is that magic can't be used to instantly solve all your problems; in other words, fairies aren't omnipotent.
    • This is in fact the plot of the old west episode, when Timmy wished for the deed to the town, Cosmo and Wanda say they can't just make something real appear if they don't know where it is.
    • In fact, careful analysis of the crossover specials with Jimmy Neutron reveals that Jimmy's "science" is closer to what we'd consider magic than anything Cosmo or Wanda have done!
      • Uh no. Jimmy's science can take a long period of time while Timmy's magic always happens in a few seconds. Timmy can basically do everything Jimmy can but have it better and have it take less time. And as for Da Rules, it's there and all fairies must comply to it. In Fairly Odd Baby, Timmy is allowed to wish up Poof because Jorgen hadn't put anything about that in Da Rules yet. The magic itself is able to do anything, just fairies are not allowed to do certain things with the magic.
      • Wishing that two fairies would reproduce is different than rewriting how the universe works.
  • Veronica's crush on Timmy makes perfect sense when you realize it has nothing to do with Timmy. She's obsessed with supplanting Trixie to the point of paranoid delusions. Her crush on Timmy is entirely a manifestation of her desire to become Trixie. Since Timmy has a crush on Trixie, part of supplanting Trixie means becoming the object of Timmy's affection.
    • Or it could just as easily be the other way around; she wants to be Trixie so bad because she's the one that Timmy has a crush on.
    • Considering other kids who view Trixie as popular, it might be the latter.
  • In "The Gland Plan", Anti-Cosmo tries pole-vaulting over a prison wall, but fails because he didn't take the time to measure the stick (which is promptly Lampshaded by Cosmo). But it makes perfect sense for Anti-Cosmo to do something so stupid, even if he is an evil genius... he's the opposite of Cosmo, and since Cosmo's a moron with occasional moments of brilliance, that would make Anti-Cosmo a genius with occasional moments of stupidity!
    • Said episode has a few Visual Puns regarding Cosmo's random transformations. During this scene, for example, when Cosmo mentions how he's stupid, he turns into a dumbbell.
  • Why is Anti-Cosmo the leader of the Anti-Fairies? It's because he's the opposite of Cosmo, who is the absolute last person anyone would want in a leadership position.
    • Speaking of episodes with Anti-Fairies in them, Timmy's plan in "Balance of Flour" to switch places with Cosmo after the former had the brownie recipe installed into his head is kinda brilliant, as well as if you look back at the previous events of the episode long and hard. Think about it: when Anti-Cosmo used the tentacle-mouthed vacuum to trap Timmy's fairies when they poofed in, he had actually captured Timmy (disguised as Cosmo) for about 8 seconds before Jorgen poofed in and blasted Anti-Cosmo and Anti-Wanda out of the room, then tried to pull Cosmo's (disguised as Timmy) head, not knowing the recipe was in Timmy's brain until Wanda told him so. And even their impressions of each other are impressively done well (especially considering that Cosmo... well, he's not good at hiding himself sometimes).
  • In a meta way, it makes sense that Foop has become more prominent in later seasons. Poof has, of course, been in fewer episodes than his parents so as Poof's Evil Twin, Foop has appeared in more episodes than his parents.
  • Mr. Turner has a Dumbass Has a Point moment in "Kung Timmy" when he points out he can't fight Francis since he's a kid. As an adult he could be arrested for it. This is further pointed out in an earlier when an adult Timmy tries to stop him from picking on Chester and A.J.
  • According to Channel Chasers and ignoring the live-action movie, Timmy loses his Godparents when he goes away to college. There are two ways to lose godparents - growing up emotionally, and becoming happy enough to not need them anymore. When he goes away to college, he'll be living independently from his parents and Vicky, the sources of the stress that earned him Cosmo and Wanda in the first place.
  • The reason magic power is rendered useless by butterfly nets is because in a similar way to a Faraday cage. These prevent the giant magic wand at fairy world that provides a source of magic to all fairies to charge their wands, and fairies are physically weak so that they can't break through it (and can't transform into something that does due to having no magic power). Also, it's possible that Jorgen is simply afraid of them and doesn't realize that being the strongest fairy may be able to break free of one.
    • Except he couldn't; in one of the Jimmy/Timmy crossover specials, the villain steals Cosmo's and Wanda's magic and is rendered helpless by a butterfly net despite his strength. If you have fairy magic, you can't do a thing when trapped in a butterfly net, so even Jorgen would have every reason to be afraid of them.
    • Or it's simply their Logical Weakness, as fairies have butterfly wings. Well, usually.
  • So, re-watching Mandie's debut episode again... Everyone present at the wedding is dressed in their formal wear. Either Bodacions don't believe in dressing based on occasions, or she's been pursuing her runaway husband while still in her wedding dress.
  • In "The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker!", it's revealed that Mr. and Mrs. Turner had actually expected they were going to have a daughter instead of a son. Maybe they had actually wanted a girl, and so were disappointed when Timmy turned out to be a boy? This could be the reason they treat him with such neglect and indifference.
    • That... actually makes a lot of sense. And is depressing in retrospect.
    • Also, the episode where Timmy wishes to have never been born, he see his parents happy and proud about their daughter who is also a movie star, like if they had supported her in reaching her dreams.
      • Well, Mr. Turner did say he would be crushed if the baby was a boy.
      • No wonder why Timmy looked so happy when he broke his dad's tiny box of dreams!
    • In Abra Catastrophe, it's shown that two years prior to the events of the movie they at least tried to care for their son, dedicating all their time to Timmy to smothering extremes and filming every awake moment of him. But the very second they realize they can get another person to care for him, they trick him into hiring Vicky as their babysitter, happily leave him with her and all their dedication evaporates, as if they were doing it because they believed it was what was expected of them, not of genuine affection.
  • Mandie being able to be wished away is this: At first it seems like a violation of the rule regarding true love. Cut to the episode "King Chang": The first thing she do after forcing Mark to marrying her is declaring that he had outlived his usefulness and then taking the entire planet for herself. This act of Ship Sinking proves why this wasn't a case of rule breaking but actually a clue of her true intentions.
  • Tad and Chad are the cool versions of Chester and AJ.
  • Cosmo and Wanda being such literal fairies could be because they know that if Timmy ever becomes truly happy they'll have to be separated from him and they don't want that to happen, so they deliberately prevent his life from becoming pleasant in some cases.
  • Fans have interpreted that Timmy's unnamed parents are named after Butch Hartman's parents Elmer and Carol Hartman. Butch seems to want fans to take that hint without him actually saying it. After all, Butch did name Timmy after his brother.
  • It's a Wishful Life is a horrible and unnecessarily cruel episode, with Unfortunate Implications and a Family-Unfriendly Aesop...and yet, in a twisted way, it makes sense. After all, usually when people go through It's a Wonderful Plot, they think that people would be better off without them, or that they haven't done anything worthwhile. Timmy, on the other hand, wants to show that people would be WORSE off without him, so he would have come across as an unsympathetic Jerkass if he'd been proven right. Granted, it's hard to blame the kid, considering everyone was being an Ungrateful Bastard to him, but even so...
  • As a kid, I didn't understand why Timmy kept getting beaten up by Vicky in "The Big Problem", but as I got older and watched the episode again, I realized why she acted in self-defense: Timmy looks like a 40 to 50-something-year-old, and often times, a much-older man approaching a sixteen-year-old girl in the way Timmy did has Unfortunate Implications.
  • In "Shelf Life", after Timmy tricks Tom Sawyer into entering a "frowning contest", Tom says, "I'm from Missouri! Frowning's the state sport!" Total non-sequitur and needless Take That!, right? Maybe, but when you draw out the name "Missouri" aloud, what word does it sound like? Misery.
  • This Troper loved Fairly Odd Parents as a child, but there was always something that was bothering me. Cosmo, who is usually an idiot, is pretty good at Spanish, Wanda's family is similar to stereotypical Italian mafia, Jorgen has Austrian accent and acts like stereotypical The Ahnold, Juandissimo has Spanish accent, acts like stereotypical Latin Lover and sometimes speaks Spanish... in other words, many fairy characters in the show seem to have some connection to some other language besides English. I always found it strange, because Fairy World doesn't seem to be very big, so there's no way they could be from different countries. And then it hit me - fairies are supposed to help various children all over the Earth, which means that they have to speak in different languages besides English!
  • Timmy's behavior in "The Big Fairy Share Scare" has been sited as a major example of his Flanderization because it heavily contradicts his behavior in "Birthday Wish"; in the latter, he willingly loans Tootie his fairies because he felt guilty for skipping her party, in the former, he fights tooth and nail to not have to share his fairies with Chloe. However, there are three differences between the two situations that make the difference in behavior easier to understand.
    • In "Birthday Wish", he was only out his fairies for a set amount of time. In "The Big Fairy Share Scare", he'd have to share his fairies every waking moment until he lost them. The fact that he and Chloe live apart would complicate this, as his fairies could be pulled away at any point to grant her wish and he wouldn't know until it happened.
    • In "Birthday Wish", the choice to share his fairies was his own. In "The Big Fairy Share Scare", he gets no say in the matter.
    • In "Birthday Wish", Timmy saw for himself how miserable Tootie was and how much she could use his fairies. In "The Big Fairy Share Scare", Chloe is depicted as anything but miserable up until the very end, making it hard for Timmy to understand why she needed fairies and making it even more frustrating that he was forced to give up his.

      Was his behavior in the latter right? No, he was still a bit of a jerkass. But was it at least understandable? All things considered, yes it was.
  • In "The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker", it seems a bit cruel for Jorgen to completely nix Timmy's plan to Set Right What Once Went Wrong on an extremely flimsy excuse... until it later revealed that Crocker's belief in fairies is the source of their power. He probably didn't want Timmy to Ret-Gone their only source of power left.
  • In "The Special Surprise Inside", the Gigglepies taste like manure to the Yugopotamians, and they deceive people by acting innocent. They're literally full of shit.
  • Why does Timmy have to share his fairies with Chloe? Because since Poof is the only fairy baby to be born in 10,000 years it seems inevitable that the fairies are going to end up with multiple godkids as the humans have still been breeding throughout those 10,000 years, at least until they start having more fairy babies to compensate.
  • Schnozmo's existence may have caused some Continuity Snarl, but it also provides a handy Freudian Excuse for Mama Cosma and her overprotectiveness of Cosmo—she knows that Schnozmo is a bad influence, so she tries her hardest to make sure that Cosmo (who is still is still relatively innocent) won't turn out like him. Even more plausible when you consider that Mama Cosma never mentions Schnozmo. Continuity error or does she simply consider him the Black Sheep of the family?
  • In "Escape From Unwish Island," Timmy wonders what the giant sphinx from Abra-Catastrophe is doing there since he never wished it away (in fact, he didn't even wish for that in the first place). True, but at the end of that movie, he wished for all of Crocker's magic to be undone in one mass Reset Button, which would have included the sphinx Crocker brought to life. So Timmy did wish the sphinx away.
  • Chloe's a Mary Sue-ish girl who's always caring about others and trying to do the right thing... sounds awfully similar to the first girl we ever heard of to have a fairy godparent.
  • In "The Big Bash", Remy has Juandissimo put the other contestants in Cupid’s scavenger hunt to sleep. While it may seem like the writers forgot the rule about cheating in competitions, it’s actually the first hint that the whole scavenger hunt is a sham.
  • The show weirdly treats Cosmo and Wanda like a package deal. In Fairy Idol, two fairies have quit, but the contest seems to be for one replacement, as if there's only one opening despite two fairies quitting. And given the unsurprising "fairy shortage" officially declared in Season 10 (see the above theory about the only logical effect of fairies ceasing to have babies while humans didn't), wouldn't it have made more sense to assign Cosmo and Wanda each their own godkid? Or each their own 2 godkids who would have to share...? Maybe not. "Apartnership" revealed that Cosmo and Wanda are inherently less powerful when they're apart; magic that's easy when they're together goes from difficult to impossible when they're apart. Presumably, this happens to all fairies when they marry. So it makes sense that splitting up a fairy couple is not an option and that their job is treated as one position instead of two. They're not assigned to the same godkid/position for their own convenience but because they need to be together to use their magic to its full potential.
  • How could Jorgen have forgotten to include a "no wishing for a fairy baby" rule in Da Rules? Because the law against fairies having babies pre-dates Da Rules. Since they didn't start working as godparents for human children until after (and as a result of) forbidding fairies from having children, the rules for what kids could wish for didn't exist at the time. As Da Rules can be changed with the wave of a wand, thinking of a new rule and deciding to put it in at any time besides the time you think of it makes no sense, but remembering a law that already exists and thinking "Oh, right, better add that to this new rule book we're now using to record all the new rules" but forgetting to in the midst of establishing a new way of life for your entire species makes some sense.
  • In "Poof's Playdate", Jorgen mentions struggling with an addiction to his baby binky, and this manifests in him struggling to keep it out of his mouth and growling "I AM STRONGER THAN YOU, BINKY!" This could explain why he's constantly picking on the fairy named Binky—he's subconsciously projecting his struggle with his baby binky onto Binky himself. For bonus points, both binkies are purple.
  • The reveal that Spellementary School has a Reset Button that reverses all magic at the end of the day makes sense when you remember that baby magical creatures are extremely powerful and have magic that's difficult to control. It's not an arbitrary Deus ex Machina to undo Foop's evil plan, it's a failsafe to make sure that any particularly bad magical accidents are cleaned up post haste.

    Fridge Horror 
  • When godchildren lose their godparents, everything they wished up goes away. Timmy wished up Poof.
    • When Timmy's wishes got unwished, everything he ever wished was sent to a horribly bleak depressing world filled with his murderous wishes, including Poof.
    • Following this logic, that means that whenever Timmy grows up or accidentally reveals his fairies or any of the other possible ways to lose his fairy godparents and have his wishes updone, the same thing will happen again to poor Poof. That means that, if we don't take the Timmy Turner Loophole provided at the end of the live-action movie into account, Poof's expected lifespan outside of that creepy unwished wishes world would be directly connected to how long Timmy can keep his fairy godparents. And, ever since the events of "Timmy's Secret Wish," the kid is going to be perfectly aware of this fact.
      • Okay, Rules Lawyering Justification Here: Timmy specifically wished for Cosmo and Wanda to have their own baby. Maybe Poof just grows up?
      • Also there's a Season 5 episode explaining that Timmy's unwished wishes are just sent to an island in the Bermuda Triangle.
    • And now the live action movie, while a little WTF, brings another horrifying layer to the fore: Timmy has two near-omnipotent supernatural guardians who can, within reasonable bounds, cater to his every whim. He's smart, cunning, and lucky enough to deal with every wish gone wrong, every enemy supernatural and real, and to avoid losing his godparents like every other kid does. Why would he ever give that up?
    • Speaking of the movie, Poof is still a baby. What does that mean?
      • It means that fairies age at a different rate than humans. Which is already sort of established since flashbacks have established that the various fairies still looked the same as they do now even as far back as the Middle Ages.
    • Poof doesn't appear in the future of Channel Chasers. Does that mean he won't exist? Or is he visiting Mama Cosmo at the time?
      • Channel Chasers happens before Poof is born, as it aired in 2004, and Fairy Oddbaby aired in 2008, so that is four years before he is born.
    • Considering Timmy has had one birthday in the entire history of the show-plus Timmy's Secret Wish-it's completely nonsensical to think that time goes on the same scale as real life; it's more likely that Poof was wished up later in the same year as Channel Chasers. And either way, the future has Timmy grown up and with kids, far more than four years into the future.
    • Even worse — Poof can't be the only living thing any kid has ever wished for. How many little kids have said at some point "I wish I had a little brother or sister"? When the wisher grows up...
  • It's common for Timmy to endanger the world, only to fix it by the end of the episode and erase everyone's memories. What if every godchild is like that? The world would constantly be in danger.
    • But we'd never know it.
      • There are also a few points where it at least hints at that. Mainly Mighty Mom and Dyno Dad have to go through so many emergencies that they can't rest. Here's a question: how many of them were wished up by other kids, and how many of them would have simply been stopped by a wish had the parents not been doing it?
  • When Timmy nearly ruined both Christmas and the world simultaneously by wishing every day to be Christmas, a new rule was added to Da Rules ensuring that this can never happen again. Cosmo says that you really have to screw up big time to add a new rule. This probably means that most, if not every, rule in the book was the direct consequence of some wish gone horribly wrong. Seeing how many (justifiable) rules there are, it's amazing that irresponsible children with fairies haven't destroyed the world yet.
    • No, it doesn't mean most of the rules were added this way. That's a Wild Mass Guessing.
      • Except it does. Based on the "Hall of Infamy" episode, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was a wish, so murder apparently used to be a fine thing for which to wish.
      • That doesn't really confirm wishing for someone to die was at one point okay. The actual wording ("took out Archduke Ferdinand") is incredibly vague, and Timmy's gotten around rules before by just wishing for things that would lead to events instead of the events themselves. It's entirely possible she wished for things that are harmless on their own, but add up to him dying. Even if she did just wish for him to die and it happened, considering how big the book is, two rules being the result of a bad wish still doesn't indicate most of or the entirety of them were made because of similar circumstances.
  • "If they survive, THEY'RE FAIRIES! If not, I HAVE TENURE!" Sure, that line from Mr. Crocker seems funny at first. That is, until you realize what he said essentially means that he's willing to (and probably has) killed people in an attempt to prove that fairies exist.
  • During one of several attempts by Cosmo's mom to get her son back from Wanda, we get to see flashbacks of Cosmo's past; among other things, we learn that he'd always been "clumsy" with his magic wand and was therefore sent to a special academy to be trained by Jorgen. Of course, Cosmo's hopeless and in addition to being clumsy with magic, he also unleashes real cataclysms over human history (the sundering of Atlantis, the destruction of Pompeii, etc.) This could all be handwaved as Played for Laughs, if it weren't for the fact that 1) in a later episode, Jorgen refers again to such cataclysms as having been caused by Cosmo, making it canon and 2) Cosmo occasionally shows signs of being way less stupid and clumsy than he normally is; in one episode, he even keeps hinting that MAYBE he's just acting stupid. So... he killed thousands of people AND it wasn't an accident!?
  • The infamous "It's a Wishful Life". Think about what Jorgen said. Other children have wiped themselves from existence. Willingly.
    • Not only that but Timmy offered to wipe himself from existence to make his friend's and family's lives better, essentially a suicide. That's a very chilling message for the kids!
    • Let's take a closer look at the concept of "The Realm of Kids who improved the world by wishing they were never born". It's clearly modeled after hell. If it exists, then it is clear that there are already kids in there. And not adults. Kids, who are all under 13. Whose only crime was making the world a better place. It's really depressing when you think about it.
    • Jorgen says the whole ordeal was just to teach Timmy that he shouldn't expect gratitude for doing the right thing. It's probable that there is no such place. The wish may not even be granted, instead any child wishing it is shown a world to teach them things aren't as bad as they think.
  • In "Father Time!", when Timmy goes back in time to stop his dad from winning the trophy that he destroys with heat vision, his dad gets sent to dictator school. Even after he fixes this, and before he went back in time, someone would have been sent there anyway. Who was it, and why haven't they taken over the world (with smiles) either?
  • In "Vicky Gets Fired", Vicky reveals to Chompy the Goat that the Mayor was at a convention where "Goat Meat" is served in which the mayor apparently enjoyed eating said meat. This infuriates Chompy who begins chasing the Mayor around for the rest of the episode. Normally this would be taken as a Played for Laughs situation until you realize that we haven't see Chompy's wife and two goat children since "Dream Goat!".
  • In "The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker!", Timmy goes back in time three times to see what is wrong with Crocker and hopefully make him nicer in the future. He goes in time three times, from seeing him starting out as a elementary school teacher, then graduating Dimmsdale college, and finally a student in elementary school. However, each of those points also shows his parents and Dinkleberg in this order; moving into their respective houses with a pregnant Mrs. Turner, Dinkleberg breaking up with his girlfriend because the people watching Crocker's presentation on FAIRY GODPARENTS liked his parachute pants instead, and Dinkleberg and Timmy's Mom being childhood friends on a swingset. If Timmy actually SUCCEEDED in having Crocker keep his fairies, then Dinkleberg wouldn't have broken up with his girlfriend, TIMMY'S MOTHER, and forced himself into non-existence. AGAIN (happened the first time in "Father Time!").
  • In "Scary Godparents", Timmy wishes that you can become whatever you are dressed as. I don't think they mentioned what the boundary is, is it in the suburb or is it across the world; In that case, what about all those people in other neighborhoods dressed as other, more murderous people? For all we know, all the people dressed as insane psychotic murderers are all now insane psychotic murderers, to prey on each other, or the people who had the poor judgment to not wear a costume. And continuing on that, most theme park Halloween attractions enforce a strict no costume rule. Unarmed, innocent people are stuck inside mazes filled with murderous psychotics, or worse, for an entire evening.
    • Also, Timmy's parents were dressed as each other and it didn't traumatize them to the point of NOT repeating it at Trixie's party in "Take and Fake".
      • Well, people mostly kept their personalities. Except for the ones dressed as robots. Which makes sense because they would no longer have a brain to fight the urges of their programming, unlike the people dressed as serial killers. Also, everyone was likely temporarily immortal during the time of the wish.
  • In "Hastle in the Castle" we find out that one of Cosmo and Wanda's past godkids wishes caused World War I (and indirectly World War II) meaning that Cosmo and Wanda are partially responsible for all those deaths.
    • And less importantly, another past godkid wished that tornadoes would always hit trailer parks meaning all those deaths and destruction are also Cosmo and Wanda's fault.
  • Some episodes imply that Fairy Godparents have the power to kill and revive people. The former is terrifying enough but the later means that when the fairy leaves the godkid wouldn't that get unwished too?
    • The first and foremost rule of Da Rules is that you can't kill someone with magic. Da Rules can however be bypassed if the person in charge of enforcing them doesn't (like in that episode where Cosmo was left in charge). This means that any time someone WAS magically killed Jorgen was either unwilling or unable to stop them...
    • Another way to bypass Da Rules when it comes to killing someone is to use magic to help set up a situation where the person gets killed (and not kill the person with the magic directly) That might have been how one of Cosmo and Wanda's previous godkids killed Archduke Ferdinand and started World War I.
    • Speaking of unwishing, wouldn't have Maryann's wishes been unwished when she lost her fairies? it's part of Da Rules, ya know... or was it just too big and impactful to reset?
      • Or maybe it was, but something even worse happened in its place, with either it having to be re-wished back or the grisly events remaining forever unwished!
  • "Turner Back Time" has Timmy wishing his ancestor Ebeneezer Turner had chosen to be a railroad tycoon, eventually making the Turner family rich. Now, before anyone asks, let's just say that before Timmy changed the past, we've seen Remy's ancestor Orville Buxaplenty choose to be railroad tycoon, and the altered past has resulted in the Buxaplenties losing all their money to the Turners!
  • When a godkid grows up and loses his godparents, all of his/her wishes and memories of them are wiped away. Does that mean that godkids essentially forget their whole childhood?!
    • While Timmy was at risk for that, it was said in Abra-Catastrophe! that it was rare for a child to have godparents very long.
    • Channel Chasers presents that like real life childhood memories are vaguely remembered. It doesn't make it horrific or sad. When a child loses their fairy godparent and that fairy previously took on a animal form then that is replaced by a real animal instead. For example when Adult!Timmy's children dug up a time capsule, Adult!Timmy stares at a photo of a two fish in a bowl and smiles. The fish in the photos would have been Cosmo and Wanda, but he doesn't remember them, only the existence of the fish would trigger a happy thought.
  • If Timmy can wish for just about anything, then why doesn't he wish for peace? Or a cure for cancer? Or something like that? Is he a jerk?
    • The same can really be said for any child with Godparents.
    • It is likely that someone has wished for that, at least once. However, if what has been stated a few times above is true, then anything a godkid wishes for is unwished when they finally lose their godparents. The inability to impact the world very much (exceptions may include singular events like the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand) leads this troper to the depressing conclusion that despite having all that power, the most that fairy godparents can really do with it is brighten up a child's life (which is great and all, but in comparison there are some seriously missed opportunities here).
  • Betty, one of two Flappy Bob's Learn-a-torium employees, in School's Out! The Musical at one point says "I'll get the broccoli and the funnel!". You might think this is Played for Laughs until you realize that she was going to shove funnels up the children's mouths and then shove broccoli into the funnel maybe accidentally choking the kids.
  • Foop is, given Jorgen's description of him in "Playdate of Doom", the ultimate evil genius or something. Obviously this is because he's the opposite of BABY Poof, who is still learning his way around the world. However, Poof should become smarter as he grows up, so will Foop become dumber? Or is Poof destined to have a child's intellect for the rest of his life?
    • This actually starts to make sense, as "The Big Fairy Share Scare!" reveals that Foop doesn't know how to spell the word "doom".
  • Children will lose their godparents when they are not miserable anymore. ("I'm happy and I don't need my godparents anymore"). Timmy will go great lengths to keep his, so will he never be quite happy enough to lose his godparents?
    • 77 Secrets of the Fairly OddParents! actually mentions this piece of fridge horror and says it's true.
    "Deepest secret: Will never be quite happy enough to lose his fairy godparents."
    • Also a bit of Fridge Brilliance in a sense that Timmy is willing to keep Cosmo and Wanda around, even if it means sacrificing some of his happiness.
  • The fairy's job is to make the kid happier. How do they choose to do this? By giving the child basically anything they want, at any time, with minimal restrictions. This makes them (like Timmy) never want to grow up. How many of these kids with fairies turned into spoiled, entitled, brats?
    • Probably very few, considering that the fact that Timmy managed to hold onto his fairies as long as he did is presented as unusual. The plot of Abra-Catastrophe, for example, kick-started because Timmy specifically won a reward (the rule-free wishing muffin) for managing to keep his fairies for a year; as Jorgen points out, most kids don't last that long before blabbing about their fairies to others, and thus losing the fairies as a penalty. So it can be inferred that most kids would lose their fairies before they can hold onto them long enough to be spoiled.
    • Not to mention that the kids have their memories wiped, so they won't remember the time spent with their fairies and getting everything they want.
    • According to "Wishing Well" such kids suffers from Over Wishing Disorder. If the case becomes too severe, Jorgen will take them to a retraining camp, ironically called "The Wishing Well". Also, in "A Wish Too Far!", Timmy exploited his fairies so much, that the fairy court took them away. Even after redeeming himself, Jorgen still felt the need to punish him.
  • Imagine how Cosmo and Wanda must feel about all the situations where they are in close proximity to Denzel Crocker and have had to pretend that they don't know him, playing tricks on him and the like to help Timmy. If that doesn't do much for you, now imagine Cosmo and Wanda some time in the future having to help their current godchild ensure that Timmy doesn't do anything to find out about their existence and prove it, him raving like a madman, dedicating his life to proving their existence after they couldn't be his anymore, barely able to remember anything about the few moments of happiness in his childhood. They now have to hide this from their current godchild and play tricks on Timmy, all the while watching all of this happen to their once beloved godchild who is still miserable and now insane. That is every instance in which they are around Denzel Crocker.
    • It's not so bad, considering they can't remember having Crocker as a godchild because their memories were erased along with Crocker's when he lost them. They know now that he used to be their godchild, but they can't remember it, therefore they don't really have that much of a deep connection to him. And hopefully Timmy won't turn out as insane as Crocker when he grows up.
      • Also considering the fact that in the end of Channel Chasers, Timmy's children, Tammy and Tommy are Cosmo and Wanda's new godkids.
      • Well, Timmy being Tammy and Tommy's parent means that he'll probably be the subject of a few wishes, just like his parents are. Probably nothing too dramatic, though, Cosmo and Wanda will probably actually get some good laughs out of it.
  • "Timmy's Secret Wish" reveals that, to keep his godparents, Timmy wished that no-one would age, 50 years ago. When this wish is undone, the significantly older populace have no new experience. This means that, if this secret wish is permanently undone, every human being will have their lives cut by 50+ years. Timmy's secret wish could very well cause the extinction of humanity.
    • And if the anti-aging wish also applies to animals, plants, and protozoans then possibly the extinction of all life on Earth.
      • And prepare some Brain Bleach because as we know from the movie Fairly Odd Baby, there are babies still in diapers and being nursed; imagine a baby who needs changing suddenly aging fifty years!
      • These are pretty easy to disarm - the nullification of that wish doesn't mean it's cancelled from the point it was initially wished, but at the point of nullification. The populace would simply start aging normally rather than be frozen in limbo - still a bit horrifying when you consider they've been in active stasis for that length of time, and will then have to get used to aging again.
    • Another one is the ramifications if Timmy didn't wish for the secret wish. Who would stop the Darkness? I mean, all the constant rejection would have eventually caused it to snap...
    • Season 10 episode "Clark Laser" unintentionally implies this wish was never actually undone with its own bit of fridge horror: Timmy, Dark Laser, and new character Chloe are sent through a wormhole back in time three and a half million years in the past, and the next scene implies they lived through the next couple million years in solitude together without aging in the slightest.
  • In "Fairly OddPet" Sparky shows a portfolio of his previous owner. The one before Timmy apparently "played dead" until Sparky left.
  • A lot of people have pointed out Timmy's Jerkass behavior towards Cosmo, Wanda, and even the likes of Chester and AJ as the seasons have gone on. Let's think about this for a minute: another major Character Derailment has come in the form of Timmy's parents, who slowly went from being busy and overworked to providing comments such as Dad saying the only reason he gives Timmy an allowance is because calling the chores Timmy does "labor" would get him in trouble with the law, and Mom mentioning that she should "maybe...start making dinner for three" when she sees Timmy (technically a fly with Timmy's body) eating from the garbage..."again." Most of this behavior is Played for Laughs, by the way. Now, combine these questionable displays with the fact that most children who are abused end up becoming abusive themselves, and it all adds up to a pretty disturbing conclusion: all the times Timmy acts like a jerk to his Godparents, or even his friends, is because he's copying the abusive behavior his parents give him. Combine that with Timmy's history of neglecting his pets, and that brief glimpse of Channel Chasers where Future Timmy leaves his children with a Vicky-Bot while he goes to work (even though his ten-year-old self vowed "not to make the same mistakes [his] parents made"), and you realize that there's a pretty depressing cycle going on here...
    • Just a point, most people who are abused do in fact not become abusive. They have issues but are usually able to realize what happened was wrong and move on.
  • The fact that fairies became monkey-like when monkeys became the "dominant form of life" on Earth implies that they use A Form You Are Comfortable With instead of being naturally humanoid. It's entirely possible their true forms are nothing like what we've seen and they retroactively change their appearances whenever they move onto a new species. How long have they been granting wishes? Before humans evolved, what Earth creatures must fairies have disguised themselves as? Was there a point when fairies took the form of anomalocaris-like invertebrates in the ocean? Or did they previously cater to various aliens? It really opens a can of worms about what they did before humans, where they actually came from, and what they actually get out of the godparent-godchild arrangement.
  • Dimmsdale has a veterinarian who is so Snip Crazy that he'll gleefully neuter any animal, even if it's medically unsound, dangerous and illogical to do so (as in the case with Vicky's goldfish, cat and parrot).
  • In "A Bad Case Of Diary-Uh!", one of Timmy's secret phobias is a fear of feet. View the special Abra-Catastrophe!, which shows in a flashback how an 8-year-old Timmy got stuck with Vicky as his babysitter thanks to his parents. One of the things Vicky forces the young Timmy to do is give her a pedicure while she sticks out her bare feet to receive a coat of toenail polish. So his fear of feet may be a childhood psychological trauma caused by Vicky.
    • Which is not surprising at all, considering she's likely responsible for many more scarring traumas to poor Timmy. Including exploiting said traumas.
  • The character Maryann in the episode "Hassle in the Castle". It is revealed she is in the Hall of Infamy because she used Cosmo and Wanda's magic to have Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated, thus starting World War I. It gets worse than that: because she caused World War I, she also indirectly allowed Adolf Hitler to rise to power, resulting in World War II. In other words, Maryann has a massive (albeit indirect) body count in the form of military and civilian casualties, POW executions, and Holocaust victims. What's more, because of her actions, nuclear weapons were created, thus starting the Cold War, and eventually 9/11. You think Vicky is the most evil character in the show? Ha! Think again, at least she doesn't kill! Maryann single-handedly and indirectly caused many of the modern world's problems (terrorism, nuclear arms races, the divided Korea, economic problems, etc.), making her THE most evil character in the entire series. Even when she has only appeared once in the entire show.
    • All of this was done by a little girl. What kind of adult did Maryann grow up to be?
  • The "Magic cannot interfere with true love" rule is extremely disturbing if you think about it. Vicky's kidnapping and imprisonment of Chip Skylark because she "loved" him for extremely shallow and materialistic reasons apparently qualifies for the rule, indicating that the definition of "true love" is exceptionally loose at best. Worse still, that incident (and Mark Chang's initial kidnapping of Vicky) demonstrate that the "true love" doesn't even have to be mutual. Fairies quite clearly are not allowed to save any poor terrified soul from even the most psychotic, abusive stalker, even if it's their magic that caused them to be put in that situation in the first place, as long as their stalker, in an extremely loose sense, "loves" the person they're terrorizing.
  • It's been implied various times (especially in the Live-Action Adaptation) that Timmy will have his fairies possibly for the rest of his life. Fairies are also immortal. Are Cosmo and Wanda the first fairies to keep their godchild for this long? If so, they will someday have to experience Timmy dying of old age before being assigned to their new godkid.
    • Yeah. The series pays a lot of attention on Timmy possibly having to lose his godparents when he grows up, but what are Cosmo and Wanda going to do when Timmy inevitably eventually dies?
    • Also when that happens, wouldn't it basically mean Poof will lose the godbrother he grew up with forever?
  • "Just Desserts!" was originally going to have scenes with fat Vicky, who would have been the fattest person in Dimmsdale from hogging all the dessert. If she was hogging all the dessert, and dessert is the only kind of food around, does that mean Tootie and their parents were starving?
  • It's more Fridge Sadness than anything, but since Sparky hasn't appeared at all during Season 10, and his VA confirmed he wouldn't be coming back, there's a possibility that Timmy had to take him back to the pet store.
  • On its own, in a vacuum, "It's A Wishful Life" is already so cruel and sadistic that it makes many Worst Cartoon Episodes of All Time lists (that's right — even people who aren't fans of the show know what a sick, twisted story this is). How can it get worse? When you notice its resemblance to another story about a giant reminding a hero of all the sins he's committed, telling him what a terrible person he is, convincing him that the world is better off without him, and showing him the Fire and Brimstone Hell he claims is his destiny. Particularly since the conflict doesn't center around Timmy just trying to protect himself from being erased from existence; the point of showing Timmy all this is explicitly to make him want to erase himself from existence. That's right — "It's A Wishful life" is a kid's version of Canto IX of Book I of The Faerie Queene (except without the moral that no human should think like that!):
    "Then do no further go, no further stray,
    But here lie down, and to thy rest betake,
    Th'ill to prevent, that life ensewen may.
    * ...*...*...*
    Thou wretched man, of death hast greatest need,
    If in true balance thou wilt weigh thy state:
    For never knight, that dared warlike deed,
    More luckless disadventures did amate...
    * ...*...*...*
    Why then dost thou, O man of sin, desire
    To draw thy days forth to their last degree?
    Is not the measure of thy sinful hire
    High heaped up with huge iniquity...
    * ...*...*...*
    Is it not better to do willingly
    Then linger, till the glass be all outrun?
    Death is the end of woes: die soon, o fairies' son."
  • In "Dog's Day Afternoon", the episode where Timmy wishes to switch brains with Vicky's dog, Wanda at one point has a conversation with another fairy godmother whose godchild made a similar wish with a frog. We then cut to a little girl hopping like a frog and a frog squirming in terror as it is about to be dissected in a science class, afterwards the situation is never brought up again. The fact that Timmy had to get the dog in his human body to reverse the wish makes the implications even more unsettling.
  • Fridge Tearjerker - every fairy godparent you see in the show is immortal or at least long-lived. Apparently, some of them can live for millions of years. And their god children are just humans who will die eventually. And not just that, when they reach adulthood, their godparents have to leave them and erase every memory of them. Now, imagine that you are a fairy who were just assigned to your first child. You get attached to that child and eventually, you'll start to love them as if they were your own child. But you won't even realize it and suddenly, they are treated as an adult who doesn't need their fairy anymore. So, that kid who you loved so much and treated as part of your family doesn't even know you exist anymore, but you still do. Some years pass, maybe you get assigned to another child and eventually you find out your first godkid died. And this cycle can last for thousands of years. You don't realize it because of the lighthearted nature of the show, but Cosmo and Wanda likely had to go through this too. And assuming that the live action movies aren't canon, Timmy is just one of those children they got attached to, but will eventually have to leave. And here's a kicker - one of their former godchildren, Denzel Crocker, is probably even more miserable as an adult than as a child, but they can't help him. It doesn't matter if their godchild will become miserable again, if not more miserable, after they leave - they have to. That's the law.
  • Anyone else realized that Magical Duel, Fairy Idol and other such competitions are actually pretty creepy? If a child loses Magical Duel, they'll lose their godparent and will likely become miserable again, just because their godparents needed time to think about how to save them or because they just weren't clever and/or creative enough. And Fairy Idol gives random fairies a job that requires them to care for miserable children BASED SOLELY ON THEIR SINGING ABILITY and they don't care if you are a Jerkass or not - if Norm can win, anyone can.
  • So, there's one episode where Mama Cosma and Big Daddy are shown to be on a date. If the two got married, then Cosmo and Wanda would be step-siblings. Yeah.
  • Imagine a Enfant Terrible or an abused or neglected child having fairies. Said truly miserable child could use his fairies to lash out or say hello to Hiroko Kaizuka.
  • Everyone should be fortunate that the Da Rules keep them away from more horrible and vicious things. Such as no rule on revealing the existence of fairies, interfere with true love, allow to kill or maim, writing fake deeds,raising the dead, wishing for money, and other things.
  • One early episode implies that Wanda wiped out the dinosaurs on her day to be evil. This may not seem like much at first, but "Abra-Catastrophe" would later establish that fairies are assigned to Earth's dominant species. So does this mean Wanda killed her own godchild?
  • Fairies having to be shared makes sense, given that there were no new ones after Cosmo. And then Poof. Given human population growth, and assuming that that leads to more miserable kids at a proportional rate, the available free fairies would have ran out eventually, if human population growth didn't stop soon enough.
  • Wanda's and Cosmo's disgust at Big Daddy's and Mama Cosma's relationship is deeper then them being old lovers. It's because they're basically kissing their inlaws! If they ended up having a deeper relationship, such as Marriage, Wanda and Cosmo would be related by marriage.
  • If the Anti-Fairies win the annual bake-off, they win the right to have godchildren which means Timmy will be stuck with Anti-Cosmo, Anti-Wanda and Foop until the next bake-off. Just what kind of wishes would Anti-Fairies grant given their horrible nature and how would they treat their godchildren?
  • The cultists that basically wanted Timmy dead probably want to kill him because they're aware of the chaos he caused.

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