The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman about the adventures of Timmy Turner, who is granted fairy godparents named Cosmo and Wanda. The series started out as cartoon segments that ran from September 4, 1998 to March 23, 2001 on Oh Yeah! Cartoons and was later picked up as an actual series. It is produced by Frederator Studios for the cable network Nickelodeon, where it remains a popular show. The television series was also distributed outside the United States by the Canadian animation company Nelvana. It is also the third longest-running Nicktoon, behind Rugrats and SpongeBob SquarePants.
Timmy Turner is a 10-year-old boy who lives in the town of Dimmsdale with his dim-witted parents. His life is constantly miserable, due to the fact that his parents are rarely home and he is babysat by Vicky, a 16 year old torturous babysitter. But everything changes when he receives two fairy godparents: Cosmo and his wife, Wanda, and later their son Poof. Timmy learns that his fairy godparents are capable of granting him any wish he wants within certain limits. However, Timmy's immature nature causes him to sometimes ask for wishes that unintentionally result in disaster, and he and his fairy godparents (and fairy godbrother) must find a way to "unwish" the wish.
Over the course of the series, Timmy also makes many enemies. At the beginning, Vicky was a main, and apparently only, antagonist, as the series progressed, however, more villains were added. For example, his teacher, Mr. Crocker, firmly believes in fairy godparents and has been searching for them for a very long time, suspecting that Timmy has fairy godparents. He is dangerous to Timmy because according to "Da Rules", a large rulebook that defines what children can and cannot wish for and how fairy godparents must behave, if the child reveals that he has fairies, or if someone discovers their fairies, he will lose his fairies forever. At his school, he is often bullied by Francis, a miserable kid who claims to be the toughest kid in school. Jorgen Von Strangle, an enormous and tough fairy with a German accent, often described like Arnold Schwarzenegger, personally dislikes Timmy and his fairies. Although, in "Teeth for Two" he states Cosmo and Wanda are his closest friends, claiming he punches many others.
Contradictions in the series occurs in several instances such as in the film Channel Chasers; Timmy lost his fairies when he became an adult and forgot them, like ALL the kids with fairies. However, in the season 2 episode Birhday Bashed, Timmy and all the kids started losing their fairies around their teenage life, but apparently didn't forget about them. In one episode, Mr. Crocker had Cosmo and Wanda as fairies when he was a child, but accidentally revealed them in front of the town and therefore Cosmo and Wanda had to go away forever and Crocker forgot that he ever had fairies. Before he forgot, however, Crocker wrote on the back of Timmy's fairy tracker (because he went back in time) that "fairies were real". From then on, he tried to find and reveal fairies to the world, and this became a reason for why he is so miserable. However, in the episode Birthday Bashed, Mr. Crocker had other unknown fairies and lost them because of his adolescent age, and didn't forget them.
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