The Fairly OddParents
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|The Fairly OddParents|
|Format||Animated television series|
|Created by||Butch Hartman|
|Voices of||Tara Strong
Ibrahim Haneef Muhammad
Gary LeRoi Gray
Dee Bradley Baker
Kevin Michael Richardson
|Opening theme||"The Fairly OddParents" by Butch Hartman and Ron Jones|
|Ending theme||"The Fairly OddParents" (instrumental)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||9|
|No. of episodes||129 (aired)
162 (segments) (List of episodes)
|Executive producer(s)||Butch Hartman
Fred Seibert 
|Running time||30 minutes (approx.)|
|Production company(s)||Billionfold, Inc.
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
|Distributor||Viacom International Media Networks
Nelvana (non-USA, episodes 1-69)
|Picture format||SDTV 480i (2001–present)
HDTV 720p (2010–present)
|Original run||March 30, 2001 – present|
|Related shows||SpongeBob SquarePants
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
The Fairly OddParents (sometimes abbreviated FOP) is an Emmy-award winning American television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. 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 a series. The series is produced by Frederator Studios and, as of season 6, Billionfold, Inc.
A young boy, Timmy Turner, has three fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda, and their baby, Poof who grant his every wish, inadvertently causing problems that Timmy must fix. In the beginning of the series, Timmy's babysitter Vicky was the main antagonist. As the series progressed, more villains were added. For example, his teacher, Mr. Crocker, firmly believes in fairy godparents and has been searching for them 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, nobody else can know about his fairy godparents, or else they will be taken away from him (although he doesn't remember, Cosmo and Wanda were once Crocker's fairy godparents, as the rule doesn't apply to people who currently have their own or once had fairy godparents). At his school, he is often bullied by Francis, a vicious boy who claims to be the toughest student in school, but reveals to Timmy that he only takes out his anger on him because of his rough home life and abusive parents, proving he is somewhere in-between as a protagonist and an antagonist. Jorgen Von Strangle, an enormous and tough fairy with an Austrian accent, often described like Arnold Schwarzenegger, personally dislikes Timmy and his fairies (although, in "Teeth for Two," he states that Cosmo and Wanda are his closest friends, claiming he punches many others). Timmy is also loathed by his unwished wishes, for wishing them out of existence. Well into the series, Timmy is introduced to his archenemy, Remy Buxaplenty. He is joined by his fairy and ex-boyfriend of Wanda, Juandisimo Magnifico. Remy is very jealous of Timmy for having two fairies while he only has one. He is also jealous of his loving parents. Remy's parents are constantly ignoring him, which led to him getting fairies. Juandisimo also constantly tries to woo Wanda, much to Cosmo's annoyance.
Voice Cast 
- Tara Strong as Timmy Turner, Poof, Blonda Fairywinkle #2, Tad, Princess Mandie, Vicky's Mom, and Britney Britney
- Daran Norris as Cosmo, Mr. Turner, Jorgen Von Strangle, Anti-Cosmo, Mr. Chris, the April Fool, George Washington, Nana Boom-Boom, and Pappy
- Susanne Blakeslee as Wanda, Mrs. Turner, Anti-Wanda, and Blonda Fairywinkle #1
- Grey DeLisle as Vicky, Tootie, Veronica, Chad, Principal Geraldine Waxelplax, AJ's Mom, Tooth Fairy, Happy Peppy Betty and various
- Carlos Alazraqui as Denzel Crocker, Juandissimo Magnifico, Mayor, Chompy the Goat, and Sheldon Dinkleberg
- Frankie Muniz and Jason Marsden as Chester McBadbat
- Ibrahim Haneef Muhammad (2001-2003) and Gary LeRoi Gray (2002-Present) as AJ
- Matt W. Taylor as Sparky
- Jim Ward as Mr. Bickles, Dr. Rip Studwell, Doug Dimmadome, Vicky's Dad, and Chet Ubetcha
- Faith Abrahams as Francis
- Dionne Quan as Trixie Tang
- Rob Paulsen as Mark Chang, King Gripploun, Bucky McBadbat, and Happy Peppy Gary
- Dee Bradley Baker as Elmer, Sanjay, Binky, Remy Buxaplenty and various
- Jay Leno as the Crimson Chin and Nega-Chin
- Tom Kenny as Cupid
- Jane Carr as Mama Cosma
- Tony Sirico as Big Daddy
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Dark Laser, Santa Claus, and AJ's Dad
- Ben Stein as the Pixies
- Chris Kirkpatrick as Chip SkyLark and Skip Sparkypants
- Adam West as Himself and Catman
- Gilbert Gottfried as Dr. Bender and Wendell
- Norm Macdonald and Robert Cait as Norm the Genie (other appearances)
- Eric Bauza as Foop
- S. Scott Bullock as Flappy Bob
- Alec Baldwin as Older Timmy
- Butch Hartman as Dr. Rip Studwell (other appearances)
- Laraine Newman as Queen Jipjorrulac
- Robert Costanzo as Easter Bunny (other appearances)
- Dana Carvey as Schnozmo Cosma
Guest stars 
Throughout the course of the show, many celebrities have guest starred on The Fairly OddParents. Some of the most notable are Adam West and Jay Leno. Some other celebrities to voice characters are: Norm Macdonald, Chris Kirkpatrick of NSYNC, Alec Baldwin, Ben Stein, Jackie Mason (the Sand Man), Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Clarke Duncan (Rockwell in the episode Crash Nebula), Brendan Fraser (Turbo Thunder), Patrick Warburton (M.E.R.F. agents), Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley (as themselves), Steve Irwin (the Bad Parent Hunter, a self parody of "The Crocodile Hunter"), and Tom Arnold (Santa).
Though not featured as guests on the show, references have been made to other public figures, including Bill Gates (shown as a child with Cosmo and Wanda as fairy godparents), Tina Turner (also one of their godkids), Billy Crystal (parodied as Billy Crystal Ball), Sylvester Stallone (parodied as Sylvester Calzone), Britney Spears (parodied as Britney Britney), and President George W. Bush (a U.S. president was depicted in one episode, and he bore resemblance to then-president Bush). In the episode "Remy Rides Again," Remy hires a scientist to help Timmy with his math who uses a wheelchair and uses a computer to communicate, resembling Stephen Hawking. There is also references to "Jorgen Von Strangle," appearing to be a parodied Arnold Schwarzenegger, due to his large physique and thick accent. However, Arnold was also parodied in the Fairly OddParents where he was labelled "Arnold Schwartzen-German". He also quoted, "To be, or not to be, Annihilated!", which is a spoof from the movie "Last Action Hero" and Hamlet.
Production history 
Early origins (1998–2001) 
Producer Butch Hartman originally created The Fairly OddParents as a seven minute short film entitled "Fairy Godparents,"[dead link] one of 39 short cartoons in the first season of Fred Seibert's Oh Yeah! Cartoons. Butch Hartman made six more short films for the show in Season 3. Nickelodeon agreed to a six episode order (consisting of two 11-minute stories) of "The Fairly Oddparents", which began airing on March 30, 2001, in the half hour after Invader Zim. On April 11, 2006, Nickelodeon UK aired nine Oh Yeah! Cartoons shorts in three episodes. These stories include "Where's the Wand", in which Vicky uses Wanda's wand, and "Too Many Timmys", in which Timmy makes copies of himself. Each episode lasts for about 7 minutes. Unlike the half-hour series, the animation in the shorts are not as smooth, and the designs are notably different (including Timmy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Turner, who are only seen from the neck down with their faces hidden in the pilot episodes and appear to be more intelligent than they appeared to be in the proceeding series, yet still easily duped by Vicky's abhorrent actions). Other notable differences include the voices like Timmy Turner, who was voiced by another actress (Mary Kay Bergman), instead of Tara Strong. Cosmo is significantly more intelligent than he appears to be in the proceeding series. Wanda is shown to be less intelligent and less of a nag. Vicky is much less evil than in the original series. She also calls Timmy by his name as opposed to the more often used "twerp". Originally, Hartman wanted Timmy to wear a blue hat, but since he ran out of blue ink, he decided to make it pink. Wanda was originally going to be named "Venus", but instead named her Wanda. Her middle name was and still is "Venus."
Early popularity (2001–2004) 
The Fairly OddParents was immediately popular, greatly increasing its lead-in rating from Invader Zim. In fact, no matter what time slot Nickelodeon placed the show in, Nick's ratings soared. The series attracted a wider than anticipated audience, appealing to all ages, a feat only matched by SpongeBob SquarePants. Other than SpongeBob, it was later Nickelodeon's highest rated show. Early 2002 and 2003 was the first peak of popularity for The Fairly OddParents. Ratings skyrocketed, and it briefly passed SpongeBob SquarePants. However when The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie was released, SpongeBob gained much more popularity than Fairly Oddparents. The show saw its quick rise to the top in Australia and United States in summer of 2002 and 2003 when the show's first TV special, Abra-Catastrophe!, was aired. The film was a success and many products were merchandised.
After Abra-Catastrophe!, creator Butch Hartman created a new project for Nickelodeon called Danny Phantom. A second Fairly OddParents TV special was made, titled Channel Chasers. Since then, there have been other specials, like The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker, Crash Nebula, School's Out! The Musical, Fairy Idol, the "Jimmy-Timmy" crossovers, Fairly OddBaby, Wishology, Anti-Poof, Fairly OddPuppy and the live-action movie Grow Up Timmy Turner!.
End and resumption of production (2005–2008) 
Nickelodeon ceased the production of the show late in 2005, with "The Jerkinators (The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3)" as the actual season finale of the fifth season, though in the U.S. the episode "Timmy the Barbarian!/No Substitute for Crazy!" was shown after The Jerkinators as the 5th season finale. Butch Hartman made the official announcement on his forum on January 24, 2006. However, Hartman announced on February 2, 2007, on his forum that Nick granted Fairly OddParents twenty more episode slots and that the show resumed production.
A theatrical movie was planned for release by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, but it was eventually dropped because of a management change by Paramount, although the script was written. Hartman stated on his website that he would like to release the movie on DVD one day, but there were not definitive plans to do so. The Fairly OddParents have appeared in a $50 Best Western travel card over the 2006 summer period and again over the 2007 summer period.
Revival and tenth anniversary (2008–2011) 
After a one-year hiatus, Nickelodeon announced on TV that they would begin the broadcast of a television movie called Fairly OddBaby as the beginning of at least 20 episodes of Season 6, and to carry the show to at least the year 2011. A huge hit, Fairly OddBaby aired on February 18, 2008, becoming the top entertainment program across broadcast and basic cable TV for the year among kids. Also, four new episodes aired each day at 5:00 p.m. EST beginning on Monday, March 10 after a rerun of the Fairly OddBaby special, and ending on Thursday (3–13) of that week. Another new episode week aired from May 12–16, 2008. The Fairly Oddlympics aired on August 1, 2008, as part of the lead-up to the 2008 Summer Olympics, which began on August 8, 2008. Another premiere week aired through August 11–15, 2008. Four new episodes of The Fairly OddParents aired during Super Stuffed Nicktoons Weekend.
The next three Fairly OddParents movies, Wishology, aired in three one-hour installments during the first weekend of May 2009. This is the first Fairly OddParents movie to be nearly three hours long (or, excluding commercials, 144 minutes) and to be presented in HD and widescreen, and they are the last episodes of the season.
Another Fairly OddParents special was released on Nickelodeon called Anti-Poof. This was the tenth Fairly OddParents special. It aired on July 10, 2009 and it followed a week of brand new Fairly OddParents episodes airing from July 6 to July 9, 2009. The special followed all of the new episodes aired in succession and was only episode length itself. It premiered on July 10, 2009 at 7:00 pm est. And on August 10–14 there was a premiere of brand new episodes of the Fairly Oddparents at 6:00 P.M. est. The Fairly OddParents aired one new episode on February 6 part of Super Secret Crush Weekend. Currently Fairly Odd Parents Episodes air only on Saturday and Sunday mornings. A new episode premiered on September 11 at 11:30 a.m and September 18 at 11:30 EST. In February, Love Triangle premiered on the 12th and "Spellementary School" and "Operation Dinkleberg" premiered on the 26th. More new episodes began airing on February 11, 2011, including a live action TV movie called A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! which premiered on July 9, 2011.
After the airing of A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! in July, more episodes aired between seasons 7 and 8, throughout the month of July and August 2011. It was also announced that new specials have aired in the Fall of 2011. Starting with the double length episode titled "When L.O.S.E.R.S. Attack" airing in October. Followed by the recent 1 hour length movie called "Timmy's Secret Wish" that aired in November during the week of Thanksgiving. (The movie aired on different days in November throughout other countries). The third announced title, "Meet the OddParents", aired in December where Timmy's Godparents are seen by Timmy's parents. The featured headgag is that of Dudley Puppy's, the main character of another popular Butch Hartman television series named T.U.F.F. Puppy.
Movie sequel and future (2012-present) 
On March 14, 2012 the series was renewed for a season 9 with new episodes that were scheduled to broadcast in 2012, and also was confirmed a sequel to the 2011 live-action TV movie "A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!" called "A Fairly Odd Christmas", that was premiered on November 29, 2012, the only season 7 episode that was unaired in the US as of August 2011, "Farm Pit", was first aired on August 5, 2012, with the airing of this episode in US, the season 7 and 8 has completed its run. Season 9 started on March 23, 2013 with a special titled Fairly OddPet introducing Sparky, Timmy Turner's fairy-dog.
The Fairly OddParents has crossed over with The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius in the Jimmy Timmy Power Hour trilogy. Expanding into three total one-hour specials, the cross over features the mixed adventures with the cast of The Fairly OddParents and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Their first encounter consisted of Jimmy and Timmy ending up in their opposite dimension, and taking on their sudden conflict that the other character would normally face (where Jimmy Neutron faces Mr. Crocker in Timmy's World, and Timmy Turner faces Evil Goddard in Jimmy's World). In Episodes 2 and 3, more characters were given significant roles, and appear in the others' dimension: Jimmy's friends get to appear in 2D animation and Timmy's friends appear in CGI animation. The first production of the trilogy was released in 2004, while the final two productions of the trilogy both aired in 2006. In Episode 1, Denzel Crocker from The Fairly OddParents is the main antagonist. In Episode 2, Anti-Cosmo from Fairly OddParents and Professor Finbarr Calamitous from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius was the main antagonist. In Episode 3, Shirley, a villain created by Jimmy and Timmy to battle because they were bored, is the main antagonist.
|Season||Episodes/(segments)||First airdate||Last airdate|
|Oh Yeah! Cartoons||10 / (10)||September 4, 1998||April 7, 2001|
|Season 1||7 / (13)||March 30, 2001||December 24, 2002|
|Season 2||13 / (24)||March 1, 2002||January 20, 2003|
|Season 3||20 / (31)||November 8, 2002||November 21, 2003|
|Season 4||19 / (28)||November 13, 2003||June 10, 2005|
|Season 5||21 / (34)||May 7, 2004||March 21, 2008|
|Season 6||20 / (24)||February 18, 2008||August 12, 2009|
|Season 7||20 / (39)||July 6, 2009||August 5, 2012|
|Season 8||6 / (6)||February 12, 2011||December 29, 2011|
|Season 9||26||March 23, 2013||N/A|
The Fairly OddParents special episodes 
|2003||Information Stupor Highway|
|2003||The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker!|
|2004||The Big Superhero Wish!|
|2007||The 77 Secrets of The Fairly Odd Parents Revealed!|
|2008||The Fairly Oddlympics|
|2011||Invasion of the Dads|
|2011||When Losers Attack|
|2011||Meet the OddParents|
Fairly OddParents TV movies 
|2004||Channel Chasers||Three parts|
|2005||School's Out! The Musical||Two parts|
|2006||Fairy Idol||Two parts|
|2008||Fairly OddBaby||Two parts|
|2009||Wishology||Three double-length parts|
|2011||A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!||One-hour movie|
|2011||Timmy's Secret Wish!||Two parts|
|2012||A Fairly Odd Christmas||1½ hour movie|
Jimmy Timmy Power Hour saga 
|2004||Jimmy Timmy Power Hour|
|2006||When Nerds Collide|
- 2005 – Outstanding Individual in Animation – Gordon Hammond for ("Shelf Life") (won)
- 2010 – Outstanding Sound Mixing – Live Action and Animation – Michael Beiriger and Ray Leonard (won)
- 2010 – Outstanding Individual in Animation – Dave Thomas for ("Dadbracadabra") (won)
DVD and VHS 
See also 
- "Fairly Odd Parents". Frederator Studios. Retrieved May, 15, 2013.
- Moss, Corey (19 February 2002). "'NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick Gets Inked For 'Fairly Odd' Job". MTV.com. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
- Keveney, Bill (28 October 2003). "'OddParents' looks fairly successful". USA Today. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
- PETROZZELLO, DONNA (November 11, 2002). "'Oddparents' Casts A Spell". New York Daily News. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- "Butch Hartman Web site".
- "PRESS RELEASE: Best Western Celebrates Summer With Top-Rated Kids' Networks, Nickelodeon and YTV, Launching Promotion With The Fairly Oddparents". boston.com. Best Western. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
- "The OddParents are coming the OddParents are coming".
- Bynum, Aaron (22 January 2008). "Nick: 'Fairly OddBaby' Ratings". Animation Insider. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
- "Nickelodeon Unveils Plans at Annual Upfront for More than 650 New Episodes Across Every Genre (NYSE:VIAB)".
- "The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Announces Winners of the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. June 25, 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2010.
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