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Original air date: 7/23/2004 (produced in 2003)

Episode number: 54-56

The second Fairly OddParents Made-for-TV Movie, and the first one to feature Vicky as the main antagonist. A love letter to all of creator Butch Hartman's favourite television programs and then some, the movie premiered during the show's fourth season, on July 23, 2004 in the United States. It stars the main voice cast, with Alec Baldwin guest-starring as a mysterious masked man.

Timmy Turner has recently developed a huge obsession with television, watching every show under the sun and using Cosmo and Wanda's magic to imitate the various gadgets and situations seen on the idiot box. At the same time, Timmy is also getting fed up with his parents not believing him about Vicky. A feeling of growing anger and despair that only escalates once his fairies inform him that they won't always be around; eventually, Timmy is going to get older and lose his sense of childlike wonder and innocence, and will eventually believe all his adventures were just his imagination running wild, resulting in his fairy godparents finally leaving him.

After another incident involving Vicky and a wish-gone-wrong leaves him waiting in his room to be yelled at by his parents once they get back from the ammo store, he decides that with Cosmo and Wanda's magic, he can run away into television. This way he won't have to deal with Vicky and, due to the Floating Timeline nature of most shows, he won't age and thus won't risk losing Cosmo and Wanda: a win win. Unbeknownst to Timmy however, as a result of that same incident, Vicky also gained the ability to enter the world of television herself. And she has the more pragmatic goal of using The Biographical Channel so she can rewrite history itself and become an all-powerful dictator. And unbeknownst to her, our buck-toothed protagonist and his fairies are running from show-to-show in order to escape a mysterious masked assassin, sent from the dystopian future Vicky will soon create. And unbeknownst to all of them, Timmy's parents are searching desperately for their son back in the real world and are beginning to realize the truth about Dimmsdale's go-to babysitter thanks to the mysterious Deep Toot.

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This film provides examples of the following Tropes:

  • 20 Minutes into the Future: The Distant Finale features futuristic-looking buildings and flying cars in the background.
  • Adults Are Useless: While tensions occur between Timmy and adults in this movie and is a major focus, this trope is particularly lampshaded in The Simpsons expy, when Timmy's attempt to get adult help proves to be futile.
    Timmy: Oh, come on! Is every adult in this show a moron?
  • Affectionate Parody: Of Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, Rugrats, Jonny Quest, Space Ghost, and many, many more. See the Shout-Out section.
  • Alternate Self: The masked figure turns out to be Timmy from the future.
  • Angst Nuke: When Vicky vandalizes the Turners' residence and pins the blame on Timmy, his parents' anger is manifested as a literal explosion, as they furiously exclaim the boy's name.
  • Arch-Enemy: The film firmly sets Vicky as Timmy's worst enemy.
    Timmy: "Every time something cool happens in my life, every time, Vicky ruins it!"
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Mr. Turner scolds his son by listing everything Timmy has done that warrants punishment. This includes the fact that Timmy accidentally caused him to lose an award to his rival.
    Mr. Turner: You dented a 747, destroyed Mr. Joel's glass house, and worse, Dinkleberg won my plaque!
  • Art Shift:
    • Each TV show Timmy travels to has a different design and, in the cases of Poppyseed Avenue and Clint's Hints, includes Live-Action footage.
    • The Rankin/Bass-esque Christmas special is animated entirely in CGI, albeit with the characters moving in a choppier manner reminiscent of stop-motion animation.
    • The Bad Future of Dimmsdale 20 years later has a more realistic art style than the one normally used in the show, with backgrounds lacking lines and future versions of the FOP characters actually having, oddly enough, all five fingers on their hands.
  • Babies Ever After: The Time Skip to the good future at the end shows Timmy is a grown man with two children of his own, with Cosmo and Wanda as their fairies.
  • Babies Make Everything Better: Played with. "Carpet Critters" is a parody of Rugrats, though it shows that a cartoon based on the lives of babies wouldn't be as exciting if they were portrayed realistically.
  • Bad Future: One caused by Vicky in one timeline using the magic remote to travel to the "Dictator Week" documentary, allowing her to alter reality and create a timeline where she rules over the world. The main goal of Future!Timmy and later the present-day Timmy is to prevent this from happening.
  • Big Bad: Vicky. She constantly bullies Timmy, who grows to resent his parents when they don't believe that he is being abused. This leads the boy to wish for a magical remote to escape into his favourite TV shows. However, Vicky manages to get a hold of the remote, which she then uses to twist reality into a world where she rules everything with an iron fist.
  • Big Brother Is Watching: Nobody in Dimmsdale, not even her own parents, was able to say anything about Vicky's true nature due to hidden security cameras and targeting lasers she had everywhere. When Chester tried to tell the Turners about her anyway, an ankle bracelet she had strapped to him shocked him until he conceded to keeping his mouth shut.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Tootie saw Vicky vandalize the Turner house and give Timmy the heat for it, thus she pretends to be "Deep Toot" and reveals the proof to Mom and Dad, causing them to realize Timmy is innocent and Vicky is the true threat.
  • Big Damn Movie: The movie is far more serious than the rest of the show. Vicky's abuse is not Played for Laughs, and the action scenes rival Wishology in intensity.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The climactic battle takes place in a Dragon Ball Z parody named Maho Mushi. This is actually Japanese for "Magical Bug". The "Magic" part is rather fitting; the "Bug" part, less so.note 
  • Bittersweet Ending: In the end, Timmy ends up growing up married with a son and daughter and he appears mostly more well-adjusted than his parents were. However, due to having his memory erased he appears to have forgotten everything he's ever learned and makes the same mistakes his parents did, hiring a robot version of Vicky as his kids babysitter. Luckily, both his kids now have Cosmo and Wanda as their fairy godparents.
  • Blah, Blah, Blah: The offscreen adult in the Walnuts cartoon does this, as a parody of the signature "wah wah wah" muted trombone sounds used to represent adult voices in many Peanuts animated productions.
  • Blatant Lies: Vicky tells Timmy's parents that Timmy wrote "Vicky Rulez" on the walls, and they believe her.
  • Blind Without Them: Inverted for Timmy during the Clue Crew show. When the Velma equivalent's glasses fall on Timmy's face, he's blinded by them, even though he can simply just take them off.
  • Book Ends: The episode begins with a Time Skip 20 years into the Bad Future ruled by Vicky, and ends with another to the good future where Timmy has a family.
  • Breaking the Bonds: After spending the last three minutes tied up, Future Timmy broke free when Vicky appeared in a Giant Mecha, saying he could've done that at any time.
  • Bubble Shield: At the start of the film, Timmy asks his fairy godparents to materialize elements from his favourite cartoon, which he uses to replicate action scenes he had watched. When his stunts send him on collision course with an airplane, he quickly wishes to be surrounded in a Banzai Bubble, which bounces harmlessly against the vehicle. It makes a reappearance during the film's final battle, when Vicky conjures it to deflect one of Timmy's energy blasts.
  • The Cameo: Crocker has one at the end movie, having emerged from therapy to cure his obsession with fairies. Unfortunately, Timmy's wish that everybody would forget the events of the movie somehow affected him too, turning him back to his old self.
  • Chekhov's Skill: When she first gains the remote, the first thing Vicky does with it is (accidentally) age herself up by a couple of years. During the climax, Timmy does the same thing on purpose, gradually ageing himself up until he no longer remembers his fairies and the remotes stop working.
  • Comic-Book Time: Actually becomes a major plot point in this movie. Timmy makes note of the fact that many TV shows run on this, and that if he were to live in one of them, he'd essentially never grow up. Ironically, this show already runs on Comic Book Time, but it would defeat the whole purpose of Timmy running away into TV if that was pointed out.
  • Comical Overreacting: When one of the kids in Walnuts fainted, the offscreen adult assumed that Timmy did something to him and called the police, who then proceed to throw a tear gas grenade into the room.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Timmy's parents heard Chip Skylark's song "Icky Vicky", they apparently came to the conclusion that it was a song about pumpkins.
  • Conspicuous Trenchcoat: "Deep Toot" is blatantly Tootie disguised this way.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • "The Big Scoop": Upon learning that Timmy's parents prohibited him from watching TV, Chester said Timmy should have gotten rid of them.
    • "Odd, Odd West", "Engine Blocked", and "Nectar of the Odds": Doug Dimmadome remembers Timmy trying to prevent him from tearing down Dimmsdale Flats, his failed attempt to acquire a Striker Z, and Timmy finding his missing son.
    • "Abra-Catastrophe!": Crocker is shown exiting the clinic he was sent to at the end of that movie.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: Inverted: the fact that the remote doesn't have number buttons, only Channel Up and Channel Down, is what prevents Vicky from going straight to the Biographical Channel right away.
  • De-power: The magic remotes stop working when Timmy becomes too old for his fairies.
  • Depraved Kids' Show Host: Jeff (named after Wiggles member Jeff Fatt), the Steve/Joe analogue in the Blue's Clues parody Clint's Hints, is very clearly insane.
    Jeff: (cartwheels into shot) Hi, kids! I'm Jeff! (rushes up to the camera) Ignore the shaving cut and the five o'clock shadow, I'm really a kid! Just like you! Hey, let's go find some hints! Some "Clint's Hints"! Come on!
  • Didn't Think This Through: After having no luck fighting Vicky in Maho Mushi, Timmy decides to use the remote to make himself older, so he would forget Cosmo and Wanda, and the remotes would no longer function, making it easier for him to fight Vicky. It does cause the remotes to no longer function, but since Timmy lost his memories of ever having Cosmo and Wanda, and everything he ever did with them, this causes him to forget that he is fighting Vicky and just thinks that he is in a football stadium waiting to play a team called the "Cougars," and does nothing to stop Vicky. Thankfully, Wanda poofs Timmy back to his normal age just in time.
    Timmy: Wow, I can't remember a thing!, why am I running?
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Chester believes becoming a Self-Made Orphan is how kids whose parents don't allow them to watch TV should react.
    • In the Walnuts special, the police throw a tear gas canister into the room after an adult on the show thinks Timmy harmed another one of the children (in reality, he had just fainted).
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: Apparently Mom and Dad are the only ones in the entire town who don't know that Vicky is evil.
  • "Eureka!" Moment: Timmy has this when he remembers Wanda's lecture over kids losing their fairy godparents when they get older, which gives him the idea to age himself until he doesn't remember Cosmo and Wanda so he can defeat Vicky.
  • Exact Words: Timmy is grounded from watching TV because of the accident; he gets around this by wishing up a remote that transports himself into TV, so he's living it without watching it.
  • Failed a Spot Check: For some reason, the fact that Vicky burned Timmy's door down with a flamethrower right in front of them still wasn't enough of a clue to the Turners that Timmy was right about her being evil.
  • Fall Guy: Timmy, with thanks to Cosmo making Vicky believe he's watching TV when he shouldn't, and proceeds to tell Mom and Dad about it while doing various other disasters and claiming Timmy did them instead of her.
  • Final Speech: Future Timmy gives one just before damage to his time belt causes him to return to the future. Subverted as he doesn't technically die.
  • Flushing Toilet, Screaming Shower: When Cosmo hid in a shower he poofed up to avoid telling Timmy about what'll happen when he grows up, Timmy flushed the toilet beside it. To cool off, Cosmo jumped into the toilet.
  • Fog Feet: Vicky has a Danny Phantom-like tail in the promotional poster. This is also shown when she's surfing through channels.
  • For Want of a Nail:
    • If Cosmo hadn't spoken too much in front of Vicky when disguised as Timmy, then the episode's main plot wouldn't have happened.
    • Most importantly, Timmy decides to hit the Reset Button at the end because he realizes Vicky is the reason why he got Cosmo and Wanda in the first place.
  • Frame-Up: Vicky does various awful things and pins the blame on Timmy.
  • Functional Magic: Vicky thinks the magic remotes use technology to change what's on the TV.
  • Future Badass:
    • Future Timmy. He infiltrates her army to gain access to her technology. To earn her trust, he is forced to fight her elite squad, which he defeats effortlessly.
    • The first scene shows Future Chester and A.J. as they evade Vicky's forces and attempt to use one of her time belts to go back in time. They nearly succeed, but are interrupted mere seconds before they can accomplish the mission.
  • Gallows Humor: When Vicky knocks on Timmy's door while he's in the television world, Cosmo says he has a plan...and poofs up a guillotine right in front of the door. Wanda opts to disguise Cosmo as Timmy.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Future Vicky herself, considering she has no direct involvement in the present. Her role solely consists of ensuring that her past self, the actual Big Bad, manages to achieve her goal, doing so by sending to the past her most trusted soldier (who is The Mole) to guarantee things happen as it should.
  • Growing Up Sucks: One of the reasons Timmy travels into TV world is because doing so would halt his aging, thus preventing him from ever losing his fairy godparents. And when he ages himself up to 18 years old in the Maho Mushi world to stop Vicky's remote, Wanda drops this sad line.
    Vicky: Why isn't [the remote] working?!
    Wanda: Because Timmy's too old for fairies!
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Timmy, Cosmo, Wanda, and Vicky in Ted and Jimmy. Timmy and Vicky would have similar appearances in the episode Mice Capades.
  • Hartman Hips: Vicky gains these after accidentally using one of the remotes to make her age-up. They double in size.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Mr. Crocker before Timmy's wish erases all his memory of recent Timmy-related events, despite the fact that one has nothing to do with the other.
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": Mr. Turner laughs when someone says the name "Deep Toot".
  • Heroic BSoD: Timmy suffers one when Vicky damages his Future self's time belt, banishing him from the current timeline. He screams in frustration and anger, before assuring himself that it's time to face her.
  • I'm Standing Right Here: After briefly commenting to himself on how gullible his future self is after his terrible explanation for why Cosmo and Wanda keep following them through the TV, Timmy awkwardly notices his glare after he stops talking.
  • Just in Time: Good news, Timmy's aging gambit worked, meaning Vicky can't use the remotes anymore. Bad news, the Fairy Taxi shows up to take Cosmo and Wanda away. Even after Wanda manages to make Timmy 10 again so he can send Vicky away, he only manages to stop the Fairy Taxi by mere seconds.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Timmy is forced through the wringer at the start of the movie thanks to Vicky, made even worse by the fact that his parents flat out refuse to believe his claims that Vicky is at fault.
    • In the Christmas special, mere moments after the Frosty expy comes to life, Timmy and crew mow him down on their dog sled.
      Snowman: Hey! I'm alive! Happy birthday! (notices dog sled; screams; is flattened)
      • Comet doesn't even bother hiding his hatred of Rudolph, flat out saying he's going to go "make fun of that freak with the glowing red nose".
  • Kids Driving Cars: There's a segment that parodies Speed Racer. Timmy of course ends up racing and wins, but he's then called out by the referee as being "too young to race in this race".
  • Lampshade Hanging: invoked Given the nature of the film, almost no stone is left unturned as Timmy and the fairies travel through the world of television. Just to name certain examples: the Dawson Casting of Blue's Clues, how boring a cartoon about baby adventures would actually be, the violence of Tom and Jerry, the recycled backgrounds and laugh tracks of The Flintstones, the cast of Scooby-Doo looking too old to be teenagers, the stupidity of the adults on The Simpsons (and The Fairly OddParents itself, for that matter), the fact that no one in cartoons age, the fact that even The History Channel is Harmful to Minors, and so on, and so on, and so on.
  • Last Stand: Towards the climax of the movie, Future Timmy is forced back to the future due to Vicky damaging his time travel belt, and there was one channel left before she made it to the Biographical Channel. Timmy's last chance to stop Vicky is to face her one on one in Maho Mushi.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: With everything that had happened, Timmy wishes for all of the events of the episode to be erased, leading to many people getting their memories wiped.
    "Were we doing something Timmy-related?"
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In the Tom and Jerry parody, every instance of physical violence is obscured by either Cosmo or Wanda leaning into frame, remarking on the level of violence the old-school cartoons got away with.
  • Limited Animation: Lampshaded in The Meatflints and Maho Mushi, which are parodies of The Flintstones and old anime.
    Timmy: Forget it, Vicky! The only way you are getting out of here is over my cold, unmoving, limited animation body!
  • Loophole Abuse: Timmy is grounded from watching TV because of him imitating a stunt he saw on Maho Mushi, and Vicky is hired to make sure he doesn't. To get around this, he uses a magic remote to transport himself into the TV universe so he can see the action up close; Wanda even lampshades it.
  • Memory Wipe Exploitation: Timmy's parents have discovered Vicky is evil and, after verbally chewing her out, fire her. After watching Vicky suffer for a bit, Timmy wishes the day's events never happened, because without Vicky, Timmy wouldn't be miserable enough to have fairy godparents.
  • The Mole: Timmy from the future infiltrated Vicky's army and gained her trust so that he could travel back in time and prevent her from using the remote to take over the world.
  • Moment Killer: After Future Timmy saves Timmy from falling off the end credits of Adolescent Genetically Altered Karate Cows, the two have a touching moment, which abruptly ends when Vicky blasts Future Timmy's time-travel belt, which results in him returning to the future.
  • Moral Guardians: The adults of Dimmsdale, including Chet Ubecha, fear Maho Mushi because any kid who watches it has a habit of recreating the stunts in real life, which lead to destruction and chaos. Ironically, it ends up being key to saving the world from Vicky's rampage.
  • Mouthflaps: In the Speed Racer-esque universe, the characters' mouths only open and close statically when they speak with very little lip spectrum, to mimic the Animesque nature of the show.
  • Never My Fault: Timmy's Dad keeps blaming his wife for Timmy running away.
    Mr. Turner: You have to apologize to Timmy!
  • Never Say "Die": The censorship of Dragon Ball Z and other animes (for more details: Anime & Manga) is parodied in Maho Mushi: Instead of saying "over my dead body!", Timmy talks about his "cold, unmoving, limited animation body!"
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: Upon traveling through the TV shows, Timmy learns about this trope. One of his main reasons to move in the TV was to invoke this trope for an eternal childhood.
  • Not Helping Your Case: When Vicky again makes Timmy look like a hoodlum in front of his parents, they point out the fact that he just destroyed the house with a bazooka and turned on his TV despite being grounded means he isn't trustworthy.
  • Pantsless Males, Fully-Dressed Females: Averted. In the Tom and Jerry parody, Wanda and Vicky don't wear pants.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up:
    • A downplayed example when Vicky first steals the remote. She ends up in a game show, from which she is disqualified for not being 18 or over. She thumps the remote in frustration and coincidentally hits a button that ages her up a couple of years.
    • In the climax, Timmy uses the remote to age himself until he is old enough he doesn't need fairies anymore so Vicky can be powerless.
  • Professional Wrestling: "Welcome back to POLITICALLY INACCURATE SMASH DOWN!"
  • Race Against the Clock: Sort-of. Part of Timmy's plan to defeat Vicky involves aging himself up enough so that he forgets he ever had fairies. However, the downside to his plan is that the Fairy Cab pops in to take them away. And the driver isn't a very patient guy...
  • Rage Breaking Point: Timmy loses it when Vicky makes him a Fall Guy for various house disasters he didn't even do, making him get in even more trouble with his parents.
  • Refuge in Audacity: When Future Timmy (who has forgotten Cosmo and Wanda) asks his younger self why Cosmo and Wanda are following them everywhere, Timmy lies and says they're his goldfish who got sucked into the television with then. Future Timmy admits it makes about as much sense as everything else in TV land.
  • Reset Button: At the end of the movie, Vicky is fired by the Turners, but Timmy decides that putting up with her for a few more years is worth it if it means that Cosmo and Wanda will remain with him. This causes him to wish that the magic remotes never existed, restoring the status quo.
  • Recurring Riff: The transition songs between each show turn out to be taken from the invokedCut Song "If I Lived in TV".
  • The Reveal:
    • Done in the parody of Scooby-Doo, where the masked figure turns out to be the monster that chases Timmy and the other characters. Also done for real when the masked figure turns out to be Timmy from the future.
    • Tootie reveals to Timmy's parents that Vicky is a horrible babysitter.
  • Run Away Hide Away: Functionally, Timmy's television. He runs away from home, intending to live the rest of his life in the shows that he used to watch.
  • Running Gag:
    • Vicky writing "Vicky Was Here" on every show she visits, including key-scratching the message on Mr. Turner's car and blaming Timmy for it.
    • While in the Maho Mushi world, Cosmo keeps accidentally firing Hand Blasts.
    • Characters saying "Ooh, ahh, ohh!" in Go Go Racer. Even later scenes have subtle variants of the three-gasp combo, usually split between multiple characters.
  • Saying Too Much: While Timmy is traveling through the TV universe, Cosmo disguises himself as Timmy should Vicky come back. Being The Ditz he is, he accidentally gives away he's watching TV despite being grounded:
    Vicky: What's going on in here?
    Cosmo as Timmy: Leave me alone! Can't you see I'm watching television in blatant disregard of my parents' direct orders?! (Beat) I mean... Don't come in, I'm naked! (throws his clothes at her)
    Vicky: HA! You are so dead! (snaps a photo of him and leaves, laughing evilly)
    Wanda: (poofs in) Nice.
    Cosmo: Well, she's gone isn't she?
  • Scooby-Dooby Doors: Parodied in the Snooper Dog cartoon, with the bird from The Meatflints lampshading it like he did with Wraparound Background.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Timmy from the future travels back into the past to prevent Vicky from getting a hold of the remote that allowed her to take over the world.
  • Sheathe Your Sword: When it turns out that Vicky is just as knowledgeable in "Maho Mushi" as he is, Timmy's last-ditch gambit to stop Vicky is to do essentially this... by aging himself with his own remote until he becomes too old for fairies, as only then will their remotes stop working.
  • Skewed Priorities: Mr. Turner was more upset over the fact that Timmy could spell "Dinkleberg" better than "ever" than the fact that he had run away, even though both words were written by Vicky and Cosmo respectively.
  • Smart Ball / Idiot Ball: In a brief moment while in the Rankin Bass parody, Cosmo has to tell Wanda not to go after the "chocolate" the reindeer drop as they fly by.
    Cosmo: (as he and Wanda poof up umbrellas) Watch where you step!
    Wanda: Oh, boy! Chocolate!
    Cosmo: I wouldn't if I were you.
  • Solid Cartoon Facial Stubble: When unmasked, the figure hunting down Timmy and his fairies has a rectangular patch of gray, extending from his jaw to his upper lip.
  • Status Quo Is God: Timmy hits the Reset Button because he realizes Vicky is the main reason he got Cosmo and Wanda, and therefore is a necessary evil.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Timmy's kids, Tommy and Tammy. They look similar to both of Timmy's Love Interests, Trixie and Tootie.
  • Stylistic Suck: In the Sesame Street parody, the puppet versions of Vicky, the Timmys, and Cosmo and Wanda are not only clearly thrown into the prop TV, but you can also see people pull them through.
    • An alternate take of this parody exists as a deleted scene on the DVD release where the Wanda puppet fails to make it through the prop TV, so Butch Hartman walks into frame and tosses the puppet in himself.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • The show Maho Mushi is known for causing its viewers to mimic the violent stunts it presents. Timmy is one of the viewers who followed suit, and gets grounded as a result. His parents already wanted him to stop watching the show before that, but he ignores them.
    • Vicky catches "Timmy" (really Cosmo in disguise) in front of the TV, which is on despite his punishment. She then proceeds to make more disasters around the house and frames Timmy for them, leading his parents to punish him more.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Deep Toot's messages constantly said "I am not Vicky's sister". Strangely, everyone falls for it, even Vicky herself.
  • The Talk: When Timmy asked what would happen when he grows up, Cosmo began this, complete with puppets, before Wanda told him he was giving the wrong speech.
    Cosmo: But I already have the puppets out!
  • Tempting Fate:
    • Both of Timmy's parents were doing some pretty important and fragile things at the same time Timmy was bouncing around in an indestructible bubble. Guess what happens.
    • After being told that when he gets older, he'll not only lose Cosmo and Wanda, but forget about them entirely, Timmy moans "What else could go wrong?!". At that moment, in comes Vicky with Timmy's parents, leading him to get in even more trouble.
  • Teenage Mutant Samurai Wombats: Parodied when one of the shows Timmy ends up on is "Adolescent Genetically Altered Karate Cows".
  • Throwing Your Gun at the Enemy: What ultimately manages to save Cosmo and Wanda from the Fairy Taxi is Timmy tossing both remotes into the cab's door.
  • Time Travel: Future Timmy travels back in time 20 years to prevent the Bad Future.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Timmy His present version goes toe-to-toe with Vicky during the final battle, while his Future self is the masked figure that has been following him for most of the first act.
  • Trapped in TV Land: Timmy tries to invoke this in order to stay as a kid forever.
  • Was Too Hard on Him: When the Turners find out Timmy told the truth all along about Vicky being evil, they cry, wishing they would have listened, and are only stopped from firing her when Timmy freezes time so he doesn't have to give up his fairies.
  • Wham Line: From the ninja that was chasing Timmy throughout the first half of the movie.
    Timmy: Nice try, pal. I'm not afraid of you here! On this show, the good guy always wins!
    Adult Timmy: You young fool. Don't you understand!? (Dramatic Unmask) I AM the good guy!
  • Would Hurt a Child: Timmy's time in Walnuts comes to an abrupt end when one of the offscreen adults accuses Timmy of hurting one of the children (who in reality fainted)... and calls the police.
    Adult: Blah blah!
    Timmy: (nervously) Do we have to involve the police?
    Wanda: (as police sirens are heard outside) Apparently that's a "Yes"! (a tear gas canister is thrown inside)
  • Wraparound Background: While in the Meatflints world, Timmy, Cosmo, and Wanda are chased by a sabertooth tiger, with Wanda pointing out them already passing by the same furniture and the prehistoric bird lampshading the trope. Timmy thinks the concept is lame.
  • You Are Grounded!: Timmy's parents ground him from watching television for destroying the city thanks to his Maho Mushi-esque stunt.
  • You Are Worth Hell: Despite Vicky's torment pushing him to breaking point multiple times throughout the special, Timmy ultimately decides that it's worth putting up with her if it means Cosmo and Wanda get to stay with him for a few more years, and so erases his parents' memories of Vicky's crimes, saving her from being fired.


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If I Lived In TV

In this song, cut from "Channel Chasers", Timmy sings about his decision to run away and live in television. While it didn't make it into the movie, the music is heard when Timmy is channel hopping.

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