|The Fairly OddParents|
|"Genie Meanie Minie Mo"|
|Season 4, Episode 56B|
|Original air date:|| January 23, 2004 (Australia)|
January 17, 2005 (US)
|Written by:||Jack Thomas|
|Directed by:||Gary Conrad|
|Guest(s):||Norm MacDonald as Norm the Genie|
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It's a beautiful morning and all Timmy wants is for his godparents to poof up a ham and cheese omelet for breakfast. However, according to Wanda, breakfast can not served after 10:30. Timmy is sick of Da Rules. He vows not to give in until he gets what he wants. Nothing will stop him! That is, nothing except a garage sale. Timmy sees his teacher Mr. Birkenbake having a garage sale and decides to look around, but everything is made of a substance that Mr. Birkenbake calls Smoof. Timmy finally comes across an old lava lamp and rubs off the dust. All of a sudden, things get freaky.
A genie appears from the lamp and introduces himself, but during his intro, Timmy and his fairies walk away laughing. Norm the Genie follows them and tries to introduce himself again, but they just walk off again since Timmy already has fairies. To catch Timmy's attention, Norm tells Timmy that his three wishes are rule-free wishes. Wanda tries to warn Timmy that genies are tricky, but Timmy takes the genie's offer. He first wishes for the earlier-craved ham and cheese omelet. Norm grants the wish, but only gives Timmy the omelet, not a plate to go with it and it lands on the sidewalk. Despite the unsanitary food, Timmy chows down on the omelet like a raccoon that hasn't eaten for three days.
Timmy goes off to have his next wish: he wishes that Trixie Tang loved Timmy Turner. Norm grants the wish, but has Trixie fall in love with every Timmy Turner in the country except our Timmy. Annoyed with all the tricks, Timmy decides to send Norm back into his lamp.
However, when Timmy tells Norm to get back into the lamp, Norm says he can't since Timmy needs to make his last wish. Wanda warns Timmy not to let Norm trick him on the last wish and to instead wish for something small and minor. Instead, Timmy, taking Norm's advice, wishes that his dad had a billion dollars. Norm grants the wish, but he has poofed up a billion dollars in counterfeit money for Timmy's dad, making the cops go after him. Norm then throws the magic lava lamp at Cosmo and Wanda, only to get sucked in since they were the closest magical beings. As if that wasn't bad enough, Crocker now wants to buy the lamp!
Norm, elated to be out of his lamp for good, decides to go and destroy Canada because "They've had it too good for too long". Before he can do so, Timmy grabs a Smoof vacuum from Mr. Birkenbake's garage sale and sucks Norm into it. As it's made of Smoof, Norm cannot escape and he notes there are three things he can't escape from--magic lamps, the charms of Barbara Eden, and Smoof stuff. Timmy tells Norm to give him three more wishes, but Norm refuses. After torturing Norm by sucking various painful objects inside the vacuum (a jar full of tacks and a wasp nest), Norm finally gives in. Timmy decides to wish for someone who is as devious and cunning as a 50,000 year old genie, so he wishes for a lawyer.
Fairy Mason, a fairy lawyer, appears and has Timmy and Norm sign an extremely-detailed contract to make everything the way it was supposed to be. Norm gets sucked into the lamp and Cosmo and Wanda are freed. Ultimately, Crocker decides to buy the lamp, and Mr. Birkenbake asks if he wants to rub off all the dust. Luckily, Crocker decides he will send it to his Uncle Albert in Canada as it is. Timmy notes he learned a lesson in all this. Da Rules don't just prevent him from making bad wishes, but they also protect him from bad wishes.
In Canada, Uncle Albert is given the lamp. He states that he can't wait to rub it, making Norm smile a devious smile. The camera then zooms out to reveal Al in a straight-jacket and locked in an asylum, incapable of rubbing it. The people working in the asylum notes he's loony to think genies really exist, much like Crocker with his fairy obsession. The door to Albert's cell then slams shut and the episode irises in on him.
Home video releases
- The Fairly OddParents: Scary GodParents
- The Fairly OddParents: Season 4