|The Fairly OddParents episode|
Baby Poof makes his first appearance
|Episode no.||Episode 82-83|
|Directed by||Ken Bruce
|Written by||Karin Gutman
|Produced by||Scott Fellows
George A. Goodchild
|Featured music||Guy Moon|
|Original air date||February 18, 2008|
|Running time||48 minutes (without commercials)|
Fairly OddBaby is a 2008 television film and season premiere of The Fairly OddParents’ sixth season, which first aired on February 18, 2008. The episode was the first to air after a one-year hiatus. The episode received 8.81 million viewers in its initial airing.
The special follows on the series' main character 10-year-old Timmy Turner with Cosmo and Wanda, who are Timmy's fairy godparents and grant his wishes. The special introduces a newborn fairy baby named Poof, who is the child of Cosmo and Wanda and becomes Timmy's fairy godbrother. Poof comes into existence when Cosmo and Wanda decide to have a child of their own, and Timmy wishes it so. However, because the fairy baby's magic is developing and uncontrollable, villains called the anti-fairies (polar opposite of fairies) and pixies (business fairies) seek to steal the fairy baby so they can take over the fairies' home, Fairy World.
When Timmy learns his fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda, want a child, Timmy wishes for one of their own, against Jorgen's warnings. The fairy baby does not appear immediately; rather Cosmo becomes a pregnant man and eventually develops emotional swings. Despite his efforts to throw a "baby shower" for the expecting fairy, according to ancient traditions, Timmy is unable to tolerate Cosmo any longer and wishes for him to get lost. Angered, Cosmo poofs away, leaving everyone frightened. Timmy and the other fairies scour the Earth and the Fairy, Pixie, and Anti-Fairy Worlds to search for Cosmo. In the process, Timmy accidentally spreads news about the baby to Anti-Cosmo, whom in turn tells the news to the Head Pixie. As the anti-fairies and pixies head out to kidnap the baby, Timmy and Wanda find Cosmo "getting lost" in a meadow, before heading to the fairy hospital where Timmy wishes the baby was out. Anti-Cosmo and the Pixies, disguised as Dr. Rip Studwell and Jorgen respectively, along with Mama Cosma and Jorgen, all attempt to kidnap the baby. To save the baby from them, Cosmo and Wanda poof Timmy and the baby back home.
Back at Dimmsdale, when Timmy is watching the baby in the meantime, Anti-Cosmo and Head Pixie manage to kidnap the baby from him. Timmy devises a plan to retrieve back the baby from the Anti-Fairy World, only to end up caught and trapped by Anti-Cosmo and Head Pixie. When they activate their machine that sucks the baby's magic, powering the Anti-Fairy World's central wand, which destroys both Fairy World and the Earth. Wanda feeds a bottle of milk to the baby, causing him to burp, which creates lightning that strikes Anti-Cosmo and Head Pixie, finally stopping their plans. Timmy feeds the baby a fireball burrito, causing him to break wind, acting as a time bomb, which reverses all of the damage caused in both worlds. Jorgen departs with the baby to train its magic, though unaware he is holding a fake baby. Timmy and his godparents return to his bedroom, where they learn to get used to a new lifestyle with the baby, whom Timmy names "Poof".
- Tara Strong as Timmy Turner, Baby Poof
- Darran Norris as Cosmo, Mr. Turner, Jorgen, Anti-Cosmo and April Fool
- Susanne Blakeslee as Wanda and Mrs. Turner
- Jason Marsden as Chester McBadbat
- Carlos Alazraqui as Mr. Crocker and Juandissimo Magnifico
- Jim Ward as Chet Ubetcha
- Faith Abrahams as Francis
- Ben Stein as H.P. and the pixies
- Jane Carr as Mama Cosma
- Tom Kenny as Cupid
- Butch Hartman as Dr. Rip Studwell
- Mary Hart as Fairy Hart
In its initial airing, the episode had 8.81 million viewers according to Nielsen ratings, making it the highest-rated cable show for the week of February 18–24, 2008. The re-airing of the movie the following day had 4.82 million viewers.
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