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Western Animation / The Fairly OddParents
aka: Fairly Odd Parents

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"I'm Cosmo!"
"I'm Wanda!"
"And weeeeeee're… your fairy godparents!"

…and this is where I'd put my description of The Fairly OddParents! …IF I HAD ONE!

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 30, 2001 to July 26, 2017), it is the second longest-running scripted series in Nickelodeon'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.

In addition to the show's 280+ episode run are 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, confirming that the show ended production after 16 years.

The several episodes from seasons 1-5 are legally available on YouTube for free, courtesy of Nelvana, which owns the international rights to those seasons.


On February 24th, 2021, it was announced that the show would be getting what was believed at the time live action reboot on Paramount+. However, in July 2021, it was revealed that said live action adaptation would be a sequel series following Timmy's cousin after she moves to Dimmsdale. Cosmo and Wanda will also return as well. It is currently set to debut in March 2022.

For other media related to this show, see the franchise page.

Cosmo! Wanda! I wish for Tropes! (But not all on one page!)


Alternative Title(s): Fairly Odd Parents


Binky did it!

Poor Binky, blamed for blowing up Fairy World.

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