As a long-time fan of “The Fairly OddParents,” particularly as a child, I have picked on a lot of details, from inconsistencies to unrealistic situations, and to various mysteries.
Below are some questions that still linger in my head, even as an adult.
Why aren’t Timmy’s parents’ first names revealed?
While Mrs. Turner’s maiden name eventually gets revealed (I don’t recall what it was since it wasn’t said until after I stopped watching the show regularly at the end of 2006), her and her husband’s first names are never announced.
In the episode, “Father Time,” when Timmy goes back in time to the 70’s after his dad punished him for destroying a trophy he’d won as a child, his father says what his first name is. But a truck passes, thus making it impossible for the viewers to hear. The same goes with Timmy’s mother.
I don’t know why the creators wouldn’t reveal Mr. and Mrs. Turner’s first names, despite revealing Danny Fenton’s parents first names in the show, “Danny Phantom.” Theirs are Jack and Maddie. I do know that Timmy’s mom and dad are voiced by the actors, Darren Norris and Susan Blakeslee. Maybe you could assume that Darren and Susan are Timmy’s parents’ first names. But use caution with that.
What happened to Trixie and Chester’s moms?
Trixie mentions her mom in the episode, “A Wish Too Far.” However, in later episodes, we only see her dad and never her mother. Did her parents get divorced? Did Mrs. Tang die? Run away?
Chester’s mom is never mentioned, unlike Trixie’s. We see his dad, who suffers a lot. Yet, we never see Chester’s mother. Maybe she also died, ran away, or divorced her husband.
Can magic interfere with extreme events, like war?
Yes, this wouldn’t exactly be appropriate for a child-friendly show. But what if disastrous events, like WWI and WWII, happened in the FOP universe as well? I bet every child would wish for it to be over. Maybe the same would have occurred with 9/11, when refugees are held hostage, and others.
In the episode, “Mother Nature,” Cosmo and Wanda are able to grant wishes to create natural disasters, like hail, the size of minivans. However, they cannot seem to stop natural disasters.
What would happen if a kid erased all conflict after biting into the magic muffin?
Unlike with fairies, the magic muffin a child receives on his or her one-year anniversary of having fairy godparents has no limits – except for a better-tasting muffin. So, I have imagined what would happen if a child bit into the muffin and helped others.
One time, I’d imagined what would occur if a kid wished that 9/11 never happened. I had assumed that everything would revert back to what it had been before the terrorist attacks that day. Then if the child’s fairy godparent(s) warned them of what could happen, the kid would wish for no more conflict on Earth.
However, he or she would have his or her fairies taken away as he or she would no longer need them. Jorgen might have also had a meeting with every fairy that no conflict means no child needs fairies. And fairies can only be given to miserable children. So, would that cause FairyWorld’s economy to suffer? Who knows?
Although I discontinued watching “The Fairly OddParents” at the end of the mid-2000’s, I have reunited with it recently, and have watched some of my favorite episodes. Yet, I heard that in the late 00’s, the episodes got worse with new characters that pleased few.
Maybe one or two of these questions got answered later. Or perhaps, none of them did.
Nevertheless, I still loved the show.