"And weeeeeee're... your fairy godparents!"
The Fairly OddParents! is a hyperactive animated series about a little boy named Timmy Turner and his fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda. Running for ten seasons, from March 30th, 2001 to July 26, 2017, it is the 13th entry in the Nicktoons series and the second longest-running scripted series in the network's history, behind only Spongebob Squarepants.note
In most episodes, Timmy uses Cosmo and Wanda's magic to deal with some mundane problem. Inevitably, things spiral rapidly out of control: whether it's getting his dad a cooler job, or dealing with one of his many everyday enemies. Some of these include school bully Francis, sadistic and manipulative babysitter Vicky, fairy-obsessed Sadist Teacher Mr. Crocker, and...Darth Vader Expy Dark Laser. And then there are the episodes where Timmy somehow gets entangled in Fairy World politics. Needless to say, even Timmy's more sensible wishes are twisted to gigantic extremes and backfire horribly, forcing Timmy to hit the Reset Button and accept his horrible life. As the series went on, additional characters were added to the main trio, to mixed reception: Cosmo and Wanda's fairy baby Poof in the sixth season, their talking fairy dog Sparky in the ninth, and Timmy's new neighbor Chloe in the tenth season, whom he has to share Cosmo and Wanda with.
Despite its popularity, it notably remains the channel's most successful property to never receive a theatrical movie. One was planned by Paramount along with Nickelodeon Movies, but was dropped due to a management change stemming from parent company Viacom's split from CBS. However, there have been multiple TV movies and special episodes, as well as three live-action television movies starring Drake Bell as a 23-year-old Timmy who still has Cosmo and Wanda: A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!, A Fairly Odd Christmas and A Fairly Odd Summer.
In February 2018, the show's creator, Butch Hartman, announced that he was leaving Nickelodeon after being with the company for 20 years. There is, as of this writing, no word from neither Hartman nor Nickelodeon to what effect this will have on the show.
Tropes that apply to the following movies go to their designated pages:
- Abra Catastrophe
- Channel Chasers
- Jimmy Timmy Power Hour (a trio of crossovers with The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius)
- School's Out! The Musical
- Live Action Film Series
....FAIRY GOD PARENTS!!!!