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The Fairly OddParents
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Genre Family
Created by Butch Hartman
Starring Tara Strong, Daran Norris, Susanne Blakeslee, Carlos Alazraqui, Grey DeLisle, Gary LeRoi Gray, Jim Ward, Jason Marsden, Tom Kenny
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 210
Production
Running time 30 minutes (with commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Original run March 30, 2001 – present
Links
Official Site Nick.com
IMDb profile IMDb
TV.com summary TV.com summary

The Fairly OddParents is a popular animated series created by Butch Hartman and was first aired in March 30, 2001. It is produced by Frederator Studios, whose show Oh Yeah! Cartoons, showed the pilot episodes alongside many other first-run and one-time cartoons. It is shown in the United States on The First Kids' Network, and is also shown internationally. It is currently one of the most popular shows on The First Kids' Network, second only to SpongeBob SquarePants. The television series is distributed outside the United States by the Canadian animation company, Nelvana Enterprises, Inc.

The Fairly OddParents is set in the fictional town of Dimmsdale, Colorado. The show follows the day-to-day life of 10-year-old Timmy Turner. An only child, Timmy was often preyed upon by such adversaries as his mean babysitter, Vicky , or his maniacal teacher, Mr. Crocker. Just as his situation was particularly grim, he was granted a pair of fairy godparents, named Cosmo and Wanda, who had the power to grant  wishes and were charged with making Timmy happy. Unfortunately, Cosmo is a particularly dumb fairy, and Wanda must devote her time to ensuring both Timmy's and Cosmo's safety; as such, although well meaning, their wishes sometimes go wrong. These fairy godparents, mindful of their secretive existence, disguise themselves as various animals and objects in public, always with the same peculiar colors to identify the two: Cosmo is always a light green hair, and Wanda is always a light pink hair.

Each episode of the show consists of two cartoons, each approximately 10 minutes long.

Characters

Main article: List of The Fairly OddParents characters

Media

Main article: List of The Fairly OddParents video releases

History

Oh Yeah! Cartoons (1998-2001)

The Fairly OddParents first aired as a short film on Oh Yeah! Cartoons in 1998, which aired some 10 episodes of the original show. Oh Yeah! Cartoons was canceled in 2000, but Nickelodeon offered to make its own show. This offer was accepted by creator Butch Hartman. The show began airing its own full-length episodes as its own series in 2001. Although the Fairly OddParents was not very popular in its first year, its popularity began to catch on later, attracting both a kid and adult fan base. SpongeBob SquarePants which was the only show higher-rated than  Fairly Odd Parents  Another notable thing about the show was that attracted many adolescent and adult followers because of its more complicated, witty sense of humor. Sure enough, the ratings for this show skyrocketed.

Peak Years (2002)

Early 2002 was definitely Fairly OddParents best year's by far. Its ratings were extremely high, and it very briefly passed Spongebob Squarepants. The show saw its very quick rise to the top and fall in summer of 2002 when the show's first TV Movie, Abra-Catastrophe!, aired. It was a hit with record-breaking ratings, merchandise appeared all over the place. However, that year, Butch Hartman left the show to work on a new cartoon called Danny Phantom, which premiered in 2003, there are also rumors that, because the show was very "edgy" during a period of the Hartman years , but this is not completely known. The show was then directed by Sarah Frost, Ken Bruce and Gary Conrad. However, when the show aired its new third season later that year, many viewers considered the episodes were not as funny, some being accused of being manically stupid. With new voices for principal characters such as Chester and A.J., the show also became less edgy with a new lack of subliminal sex jokes. This turned off a lot of older viewers, and slowly the show's ratings plummeted. SpongeBob SquarePants (which had been in a ratings slump previously), bounced back in as Nick's highest rated show.

On Hiatus (2007)

The Fairly OddParents was sent on hiatus for 15 months while Jimmy Neutron's cancellation, which its last episode aired on November 25, 2006. A primetime special aired on July 7, 2007 called "Lucky 7" includes Back-to-Back episodes of The Fairly OddParents and a never before seen episode which aired at 7:00pm.

Revival (2008-Present)

The Fairly OddParents new theme song intro(00:45)
New intro starting in season 9

After a one year hiatus, Nickelodeon said on TV that they would begin the broadcast of a television movie called Fairly OddBaby on February 18, 2008 as the beginning of 20 episodes of Season 6, and to carry the show to at least the year 2009.[1] Also, four new episodes aired each day at 5:00pm EST beginning on Monday, March 10 after a rerun of the Fairly OddBaby special, and ending on Thursday (3–13) of that week. It was reported that 8.81 million people watched this movie when it originally aired. Another new episode week aired from May 12–16, 2006. The Fairly Oddlympics aired on August 1, 2008 to coincide with the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Another premiere week aired through August 11–15, 2008. The three-part saga "Wishology" aired on May 1-3 2009. Another special "Anti-Poof" aired on July 10, 2009.

The 10th anniversary special, a live-action/CGI film called A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! starring Drake Bell and Daniella Monet, aired July 9, 2011. This was followed up with A Fairly Odd Christmas on November 29, 2012, and the upcoming A Fairly Odd Summer in 2013.

Episodes

Main article: List of The Fairly OddParents episodes

Television Specials

  • Abra-Catastrophe!
  • Channel Chasers
  • School's Out! The Musical
  • Fairy Idol
  • Fairly OddBaby
  • Wishology
  • A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!
  • Timmy's Secret Wish!
  • A Fairly Odd Christmas

Home video releases

Main article: The Fairly OddParents videography

External links

References

  1. http://frederatorblogs.com/odd/2007/12/20/the-oddparents-are-coming-the-oddparents-are/ The OddParents are coming the OddParents are coming

See also

Nicktoons
1991-1997: DougRugratsThe Ren and Stimpy ShowRocko's Modern LifeAaahh!!! Real MonstersHey Arnold!KaBlam!The Angry Beavers
1998-2004: Oh Yeah! CartoonsCatDogThe Wild ThornberrysSpongeBob SquarePantsRocket PowerPelswickAs Told by GingerThe Fairly OddParentsInvader ZimChalkZoneThe Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy GeniusMy Life as a Teenage RobotAll Grown Up!Danny Phantom
2005-2009: Avatar: The Last AirbenderCatscratchThe X'sMr. MeatyEl TigreThe Mighty B!Back at the BarnyardThe Penguins of MadagascarFanboy and Chum Chum
2010-present: Planet SheenT.U.F.F. PuppyKung Fu Panda: Legends of AwesomenessThe Legend of KorraTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesRobot and MonsterSanjay and CraigRabbids Invasion
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Trivia

  • Dimmsdale is supposed to be in Colorado, but in the episode where Norm makes Cosmo and Wanda leave, when it looks for the most miserable kid on earth, it finds Chester in California.
  • Instead of Wanda, Cosmo was pregnant with Poof, making them a bit like seahorses were the male caries the eggs.
  • The Fairly OddParents is Nickelodeon's third longest running cartoon. By January 29. 2014, the show will become Nickelodeon's second longest running cartoon, beating out Rugrats.
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