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 "I'm Cosmo!"

"I'm Wanda!"

"And weeeeeee're...your fairy godparents!"


Deranged animated series about a little boy called Timmy Turner and his fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda. Started in 2001.

In most episodes, Timmy uses Cosmo and Wanda's magic to deal with some mundane problem. Inevitably, things spiral rapidly out of control: whether it's getting his dad a cooler job, or dealing with one of his many everyday enemies. These include school bully Francis, sadistic and manipulative babysitter Vicky, and fairy-obsessed Sadist Teacher Mr. Crocker. And then there are the episodes where Timmy somehow gets entangled in Fairy World politics.

Needless to say, even Timmy's more sensible wishes are twisted to greater extremes than tooter turtle and backfire horribly, forcing Timmy to hit the Reset Button and accept his horrible life.

A live-action movie, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!, starring Drake Bell as a 23-year-old Timmy who somehow still has Cosmo and Wanda aired on July 9, 2011. Its premise is Timmy deciding whether to "grow up" and have a life with the now-beautiful Tootie, or stay with Cosmo and Wanda. At Nick Upfront 2012, sequel to this movie titled "A Fairly Odd Christmas" was announced, along with a ninth season of the animated series.

See the Character Sheet and WMG pages. Tropes that apply specifically to the live-action movie go on its page. There is, also, a page on the three part special Wishology. Tropes that apply specifically to Wishology go here.

The Fairly Odd Parents provides examples of:



  Mr. Turner:-->"Hey! She's key-scratching 'Vicky was here' on my car! I punished Timmy for key-scratching 'Vicky was here' on my car!"


  Doug: I'm Doug Dimmadome, owner of the Dimmsdale Dimmadome!

  • All Cheering All the Time: Fairly Oddparents had a competition wherein Timmy sabotaged Vicky. Her cheer pretty much was all her gross habits. The girl who won improvised a cheer indicating that she had none of Vicky's gross habits.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Every unmarried character is spurned by their crush.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Tootie and Binky.
  • All There in the Manual: The special The 77 Secrets of the Fairly Oddparents revealed, among other things, Cosmo and Wanda's full names.
  • Allergic to Love: Chester gets "the hives" from girls, while Mark Chang's entire species is biologically averse to love or even cuteness.
  • Almighty Mom: Mrs. Turner tries this occasionally, especially in the earlier episodes.
    • To the point where her super-powered persona occasionally wished up by Timmy is named "Mighty Mom", and in the episode where Timmy first makes the "Mighty Mom and Dyno-Dad" wish, their explicit cause for fighting crime is summed up by Timmy's Dad:

  "We don't have time for Timmy...we're trying to make the world safe for Timmy!"


 Catman: "Say, think I can get her phone number?"

Timmy: "That's no she, that's my dad!"

Catman: "So you have it then!"


  Trixie: “Because, anonymous voice from nobody, you won [an award] for comedy, and everybody knows that comedy is the lowest form of entertainment... next to animation.”


 Dad: Now me and Mom are going out tonight so whatever you do don't break our new $1,000,000 vase

(several vase breaks and fixes later)

Dad: $50,000 vase! And Timmy! We're home!

(wow, the house is so clean scene and small dialogue)

Timmy: Boring conversation (leans on pedestal holding vase) Can't focus.


Vicky: Alright! Timmy broke the vase!

Mom and Dad: [(Beat)glance] We're Rich!(Beat)Eeeeer

Vicky: What?

Dad: Vicky, that vase was worth and insured for $50,000. We only bought it for a buck!

Timmy: Where'd you get it for a dollar?

Mom and Dad: Internet.

Dad: And, thanks to Timmy's tiny attention span, we just earned $49,999!

Vicky: *to vase* I hate you.


 Timmy: Inheritance? Internet... I inherited the internet!

  • Breakout Character: Dark Laser and by extension his Running Gag Flipsy toy.
  • Bright Is Not Good: The Gigglepies.
  • British Accents: Anti-Cosmo, to make him sound smart.
  • Broken Aesop: It's a Wishful Life, Love Struck! and The Boy Who Would Be Queen
    • Any time they bring up the aesop of listening to one's parents, as the very premise of the series is that Timmy's parents are so awful that he got fairies to make life tolerable.
  • Brother Chuck: In the first pilot, Vicky had a little brother. Plus Remy and Mark's friends Jeff and Eric.
  • Brown Bag Mask: Bucky McBadBat, Chester's father, wears one.
  • The Brute: Francis
  • The Bully: Francis
  • Buffy-Speak: "Floaty crowny things!"
  • Bumbling Dad: Mr. Turner, Cosmo, and, for one episode, Crocker.
  • Butt Monkey: Binky, Mr. Crocker. And Veronica to a lesser extent.



 Cosmo: What? Doctor? I thought she was spelling plumber. It's worse than I thought!


  Cosmo: You can see all about it in this conveniently placed television.

  • Color Character Spoofed with "The Crimson Chin"
  • Combat Stilettos: Mandie
  • Combining Mecha: The Jack O'Bots/Pumpkinator
  • Companion Cube: Cosmo's various non-living pets, including a nickel.
  • Compressed Vice: Many characters display traits or flaws that they will otherwise never suffer from in subsequent episodes. Some of these character flaws have taken off in fanfiction and other medium, while others are used as ammunition in shipping wars.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Cosmo's getting the wrong Aesop for something
  • Comic Books Are Real: Crimson Chin and Crash Nebula
  • Comic Book Time: None of the characters ever age in the show. Timmy has even had several birthdays throughout the show yet he remains 10 years old. This was cleverly explained in the movie Timmy's Secret Wish, where said secret wish was that everyone would stay the same age forever so that he could keep his godparents. As it turns out, everyone had stayed the same age for FIFTY YEARS.
  • Comic Trio: The three main characters.
  • Conspicuous CG: Most of Wishology.
  • Continuity Snarl: The inclusion of Poof as a main cast member has brought up some confusion regarding his absense in the finale of the movie Channel Chasers.
  • Contrived Clumsiness: The "accidental" spill variant gets used by Icky Vicky the babysitter. She doesn't just spill a drink, though. It is a significant amount of water, enough to drench the other girl.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment
  • Cool Hat: Doug Dimmadome has a cowboy hat that, in at least one episode, always extends past the screen.
  • Cool Loser
  • Cool Shades: Tad & Chad
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Doug Dimmadome, a parody of Corporate Executive Ted Turner.
    • Doug Dimmadome?
      • That's right; Doug Dimmadome! Owner of the Dimmsdale Dimmadome!
    • As well as Flappy Bob from Schools Out: The Musical and Hugh J. Magnate Jr. from Grow Up, Timmy Turner!
    • Head Pixie is basically this personified.
  • Cosmic Plaything: One gets the feeling the writers revel in tormenting poor Timmy.
  • Couch Gag: Vicky's head in the intro.
  • Cousin Oliver: Poof
  • Cowboy Episode: Timmy Turner goes back in time to the founding of the city of Dimmsdale. As Dimmsdale is in southeastern California and the city was founded in the mid-19th century, Dimmsdale is depicted as a Wild West town.
  • Crap Saccharine World
  • Crazy Prepared
  • Create Your Own Villain: With so much attention given to Superhero Tropes, this is yet another one they point out.
    • Timmy and Jimmy do this Literally in Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3. They wanted someone to fight together who could be a challenge. They then play the trope straight when they get bored of him and try to ditch him. He gets mad. The reason was because Jimmy told Timmy to make him 'adoptable' whenever they got bored of him. Unfortunately, Timmy types 'adaptable' meaning it ADAPTS to the situation.
    • Also happens in "The Masked Magician". Timmy causes Mr. Bickles to become a supervillain. When he apologizes, Bickles reforms, but the Vegas act he gets tickes off Britney Britney and she becomes his supervillain.
  • Criminal Doppelganger: Timmy Turner's real parents were once arrested during a trip to Niagara Falls by cops who confused them with an Outlaw Couple known as "The Souvenir Bandits."
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Tara Strong (and Mary Kay Bergman before her) as Timmy; it's kind of obvious with the squeaky girly voice. Lampshaded often.
    • Surprisingly averted with many young male boys, who sound girly but are infact voiced by guys.
  • Crossovers, with Jimmy Neutron, and with Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide even though the latter is live action (the cartoon characters appear in Ned's imagination).
    • In-universe, the Crimson Chin has met Crash Nebula.
      • Serious Business: the "Crimson Chin vs. Crash Nebula" special caused Chester and AJ to stop being friends during the episode, and both of them demand in unison that Timmy side with them, "...or you're not my friend anymore!"
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Adam West actually beat the Crimson Chin
  • Cultural Rebel: Trixie Tang, the popular girl, is secretly a comic book fangirl. She also likes dead frogs.
  • Cutaway Gag: Occurs subtly in the early episodes, most notably "Totally Spaced Out":

 Timmy: Why am I in my Crash Nebula outfit?

Cosmo: It's stretchy and form-fitting!

Wanda: But, most of all, this is the suit you wore the last time you were here, remember?

Timmy: Oh, yeah! You think they'll remember me?

(Cut to Yugopotamians watching Cosmo, Wanda, and Timmy's Movements on a Jumbo-Tron)

Yugopotamian (With a thick, Australian accent): It's Timmy Turner! The Earth warrior who ate the dreaded chocolate! He's returned! (Entire audience goes into full panic mode)

Cosmo(through Jumbo-Tron): I'd say that's a "yes".


  Jorgen: "And why is that corner of the room still black and white!?"

  • Demoted to Extra: Arguably, Timmy's best friends, Chester and A.J. From being two major characters in the early seasons, they now appear very sporadically, often in non speaking roles. A.J. seems to have suffered the worst from this trope.
    • And for the live action movie, they may as well be The Artifact as they appear in at most three scenes and they only have an interaction with Timmy in next to the last scene.
    • Vicky also nearly stops appearing in Season's 9 and 10.
    • It's most evident with Veronica after season five and Francis after season six.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: "Oh no, it's Chester, the worst player on the team! That's how he got the nickname Chester, the worst player on the team!"
  • Depending on the Writer
  • Depraved Dentist: Dr. Bender

 A.J.: Don't you hear the scary music and the thunder? And see how it's nighttime all of a sudden? He's mean! He's a dentist! He's a mean dentist!




 Chip: "Sometimes it's hard being pretty and talented"

Timmy: "And delicious!"

Chip: "What?"

Timmy: "Uh, my dad said that"

    • Also implied for Timmy himself if Sanjay's obsession with Timmy is any indication. Not to mention when he became Timantha, A.J. became very smitten with him/her. Also when Timmy was aged up to sixteen year old super model both Chester and A.J. seemed to swoon over him
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Crocker may be obsessed with hunting fairies, but when it comes to Poof, he lets him go back to Cosmo and Wanda.
    • Also, the one line that Vicky will not cross in regards to her horrible babysitting skills is abandoning her charge or losing sight of her charge, as evidenced by her genuine horror when Timmy seemingly disappeared under her watch.
      • Her only fear was for what'd happen to her because of that. To make things clear, the first thing she did upon finding Timmy was exclaiming "I'm saved!".
  • Everyone Looks Sexier If French: Parodied with Juandissimo Magnifico, who is never in a scene wthout talking about how muy, muy macho he is. He also has a habit of tearing shirts to shreds by flexing his muscles. And then magicing a new shirt into existence. And then flexing that one to pieces. The lady fairies love him.
  • Everything but the Girl: Timmy's wishing routinely alters the course of human history... but he can't get the girl, because fairies are not allowed to interfere with true love.
    • Timmy finally wisens up enough to make a wish where he and Trixie are the ONLY people on Earth, and thus Trixie will have no choice but to notice him. He quickly discovers Trixie's obsessive NEED for constant attention and tries to do everything in his power to get away from her.
      • With a fantastic moral to go with it.

  Timmy: "Note to self: Never break up with a girl in the Violent Gardening Tool section"


 Timmy: "Cool, there's a D in here!"

    • In "Deja Vu" his parents starts to grade him this way once he gets home.

 Dad: "Hey, guess what, Timmy, we're gonna grade you on your performance! We'll give you an A-!"

Timmy: "An A-minus?!"

Dad: "Up-bup-bup, questioning the grades, that gives you a B."

Timmy: "But..."

Dad: "Talking back, that gives you a C!"

Timmy: "A C?!"

Dad: "Raising your voice! D!"

Timmy: "That's a Q!"

Dad: "That gives you an F, smarty pants!"


  Mrs. Turner: "We'd never forget your birthday, Tommy."

    • What's really sad is that in the episode "Birthday Bashed", its shown that Vicky actually remembers Timmy's birthday better than his own parents (She even give him a piece of cake, granted its right before she straps him to a rocket)
      • In one scene Mr. Turner even says "Why would we throw a party for you?"
  • Forgotten Phlebotinum: A lot of things Timmy wishes for.
    • Arguably, Cosmo and Wanda themseves at times. Justified by Timmy being... not very bright. The show would be much shorter if Timmy made intelligent use of his wishes.
  • For Halloween I Am Going as Myself
  • For the Evulz: The anti-fairies
  • For Want of a Nail: According to Jorgen Von Strangle, a lot of bad things in the world are Timmy's fault.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Lampshaded by Juadissimo in one episode and actually mildly Averted in the No Dialogue Episode Pipe Down
  • Four Is Death: #4 on Crocker's list of things to do after becoming half a cheese man in the half day episode was "Destroy Timmy Turner" with a skull drawn next to it.
  • Freaky Friday Flip: Timmy wishes to be a fairy, while Cosmo and Wanda become color-coded twin versions of him.
  • Friendly Enemy: Juandissimo, especially since he's in love with Wanda
  • Friend Versus Lover: the premise of the Live-Action movie.
  • Funny Foreigner: Sanjay
  • Future Badass: in Channel Chasers Timmy
    • And Chester and A.J. and Tootie and Vicky.
  • Future Loser: in The Big Problem also Timmy


  • Gadgeteer Genius: AJ
  • Galactic Conqueror: Dark Laser, Princess Mandie
  • Gambit Pileup: Deftly parodied in "Remy Rides Again".
  • Gender Bender: Timmy in The Boy Who Would Be Queen going under the name 'Timantha.'
  • Gender Bender Friendship: Timmy and Trixie in that same episode
  • Generation Xerox: At the end of the special "Channel Chasers", the future in twenty years is shown along with Timmy and Tootie's kids. Not only do they closely resemble their parents (aside from swapped hair color), but also, like Timmy, they were tormented by their babysitter enough to receive Cosmo and Wanda as their fairy godparents.
  • Genie in a Bottle: Norm--and he wants to get out of it.
  • Genius Ditz: Crocker. He may be weird and outcast. But all his theories are correct and his inventions actually work, even when he was in the Chimp-dominated World.
  • Genre Blindness: Timmy, often
  • Genre Savvy: In the Wishology special at least. Timmy finally starts being responsible from when he makes his trilogy wishes in a controlled environment at the beginning to him being able to battle the Darkness and the Eliminators without access to magic.
  • Geographic Flexibility: Dimmsdale seems to border the ocean, a desert, and snow-capped mountains. Fairy Idol would go on to show that Dimmsdale is actually in southern California. This sort of justifies all 3 environments if you take into account that it's never shown just exactly how far anyone ever travels to reach these areas.
    • It should be pointed out that in other episodes, Dimmsdale is shown to be in Northern California. If this is the case, then this is actually correct because there ARE mountains in California and ironically they're not far from the beach. Uncertain about the desert, though.
      • The southwestern extremes of the Great Basin Desert are within easy driving distance, but it doesn't resemble the deserts seen on the show. There are plenty of cattle sculls, but no saguaros.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: In one episode, while Timmy's parents are watching the "Dr. Bill" show, trying to learn how to be better parents, he says "Does your child take toilet paper up to his room and tell you not to bother him?"
    • There are WAY more examples, but well, yeah, this IS a Nickelodeon show! Right, Spongebob?
    • The most blatant example might be the Cosmo-Con episode, where Britney Britney (the fictional celebrity parodying Britney Spears) introduces herself to the Turner family... alongside her "boys". Then, said "boys" (actually her own dancers) introduce themselves by doing what they do best: suggestive pelvic thrusts. Come on.
    • Another big example comes from Crocker "Ooh, the slap tango! Mother and I haven't done that in years!"
  • Girl Next Door: Vicky's sister, Tootie mixes this with Stalker with a Crush. In the episode Merry Wishmas, she literally lived next door to Timmy in the spot Dinkleberg's house normally occupies. This is even more apparent in the live action movie.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Tootie
  • The Glasses Come Off: Subverted
  • Glasses Pull: Dr. Rip Studwell
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: The Fairly Oddlympics
  • Gorn: Never shown outright, but implied in the Timmy-Jimmy Power Hour; the game "Decimator" is rated Triple-G, that is, Gratuitous Gutwrenching Gorefest.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Jorgen Von Stangle. Even though he is usually a good guy and enforces Da Rulez (the fairy laws) to the letter, he still gets kicks out of causing people, usually Binkie, pain and threatening violence following his Drill Sergeant Nasty stereotype. He has backed off from it somewhat in recent seasons after marrying the Toothfairy.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck: You can't curse on Nickelodeon

 Dark Laser: CURSES! Flipsy, I'm sorry you had to hear that.

    • The FCC will hunt you down for saying certain words in certain forms of media.

 Timmy: "Hey! You can't say moron on the radio! You can only say it on TV!" *Vicky is later arrested for having said "moron" over the radio.*

    • Norm the Genie has used "Fez" and "Smoof" as cursewords.
    • Mark Chang has used FLARG.
  • Gosh Hornet: Vicky gets attacked by bees in "Frenemy Mine."
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Mrs. Turner hails a Russian submarine.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Princess Man-Die (she's really yellow)
  • The Greatest Story Never Told
  • Gross Up Close-Up
  • Growing Up Sucks: Timmy will eventually lose Cosmo and Wanda. It is revealed that he tried to avert this in Timmy's Secret Wish by wishing that everyone on Earth stayed the same age so he could keep them forever. A wish he made 50 YEARS AGO without anybody knowing.
  • Ha Ha Ha No: Timmy's reaction to Jorgen's dragon pun in 'The Fairy World Games'.
  • Hair Decorations: Tootie, Veronica, and Trixie
  • Hair Reboot: Kinda easy when you have magic powers
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Crocker
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Francis in The Big Superhero Wish, Vicky in Timmy the Barbarian
  • Hand Wave: Many fans question why Timmy could never just wish that Vicky was a nicer person, and it was eventually explained that her nastiness would have to go somewhere else.
    • Also, wishing that she got fired would result in her becoming the mayor and eventually an evil overlord, ruling the world - just because she wouldn't babysit him.
    • Part of the reason that Timmy even has fairies is thanks to Vicky.
  • Happily Married: Cosmo and Wanda, Mr. and Mrs. Turner, Jorgen and the Tooth Fairy
  • Harmless Villain: The Copper Cranium (in the webisodes).
  • Hartman Hips: Timmy's Mom and the Tooth Fairy, among others. Of course, it's the Trope Namer.
  • Heel Face Turn: Mark, The Darkness
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: The Lead Eliminator
  • Hello, Nurse!: The Tooth Fairy, Princess Mandie
  • Henpecked Husband: Jorgen
  • Hero Insurance: subverted in Catman's case
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Catman
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Timmy and Jorgen in Wishology.
  • Heroic Wannabe: Catman
  • Hey, You: Both Timmy's parents lack actual names. His dad even introduces himself in one episode with My name is Timmy's father.
  • Hidden Depths: Mr. Crocker's past was explored in depth in the special episode The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker, which revealed most importantly that Mr. Crocker not only had fairies himself in his childhood, but he had Cosmo and Wanda, and was quite sane and similar to Timmy at age 10. Most later episodes support this fact, but exactly which fairies Crocker had are contradicted.
  • High Dive Hijinks: "Emotion Commotion"
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Timmy Turner's childhood IS THIS.
  • Historical In-Joke: One of Cosmo and Wanda's previous godchildren used their magic to kill Archduke Ferdinand.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Evil Jorgen in the spy episode, in which he's absorbed so much magic that he's swollen with HUGE muscles...and is promptly attacked by his cat, and he can't reach up to get it off, because his muscles are too huge, allowing Timmy to gain the upper hand.
    • A brilliant one is seen in 'School's Out: The Musical'. The pixies had a 36 year plan involving Flappy Bob to become a laywer and signing a contract to make the world as fun as he was as a boring adult lawyer overly concerned with education and safety. Unfortunately, this is backfired on them because Flappy Bob--having the skills of a brilliant lawyer--found a loophole in the contract to make the world defined 'as defined by him'. Now tell me, who raised Flappy Bob to become a lawyer?
  • Hold Up Your Score
  • Hollywood Voodoo: Timmy wishes for voodoo dolls in You Doo, and Tootie gets a hold of one of them.
  • Homemade Inventions: Mr. Turner's pastime
  • Housewife: Mrs. Turner, although in the earlier seasons she was portrayed as real estate agent.
  • Human Shield: In Transparents

  Chester: (holding AJ who's covered in milk) You said 'take cover'.



  • I Ate What?: At the end of "Truth or Cosmoquences", Timmy (having suffered from a Potty Emergency) warns Cosmo and Wanda not to drink the punch, indicating that they had unintentionally drunk his urine.
  • Idea Bulb: Literal for magic beings.
  • Identical Grandson: Several
  • Identical Stranger: The Turnbahms
  • Idiot Hero: Timmy
  • I Drank What: One episode revolved around Cosmo, Wanda, and Timmy attending a ceremony and Timmy having a Potty Emergency, trying to find somewhere to pee. The episode ends with Cosmo and Wanda drinking a yellow liquid from a pitcher, and Timmy saying "Speaking of relief, don't drink the punch!" Ewwwwwwwww...
  • If I Can't Have You: Trixie and Super Bike, both to Timmy.
  • I Lied: A lot of the villains.
  • Imaginary Friend: Gary
  • Immortal Procreation Clause: Sort of. Fairies apparently have lifespans of thousands of years to forever. Poof and Cosmo are the youngest fairies, with Cosmo being (at least) centuries old.
    • Actually it's mentioned that this is in place specifically because of Cosmo.
  • Impossible Thief: Dr. Bender in Shiny Teeth. Guess what he steals.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: The Crimson Chin
  • Improbably Predictable: This takes place when Timmy wishes his parents had superpowers, then when he finds they are too busy with fighting evil that they can't take care of him, and wishes that they weren't superheroes, but Cosmo's and Wanda's wands don't work:

 Timmy: Let me guess,

Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda: They've become so powerful that they are now impervious to magic.




 "He said THE planet. He didn't say which one."

      • Actually, the President just happened to have the button with himself. The bug never made it, the President's butt.
      • In one episode early on in the series, Cosmo was required to do one sufficiently evil act within a 24 hour period or his fairy license would be revoked and he'd be sent back to training. After consulting Vicky for advice, she suggests he blow up the Earth, and he would have done it, if not for the fact that he reverted back to his normal self at 12:00:00 Midnight, and the Earth would have otherwise blown up at 12:00:01 AM.
        • In the same episode, Wanda says that for her evil act she wiped out the dinosaurs.
    • Blowing up planets seems to be a standard affair for the Yugopotamians.

 "We wouldn't have to blow up all these planets if you just stopped and asked for directions!"



  • Naked People Are Funny: Timmy in the episodes Crime Wave and Emotion Commotion
    • Timmy's was lampshaded when comic book people believed he was the infamous super hero 'Naked Lad'. (Bonus points for the comic book cover; it's Timmy's head with a musclar body!)
    • And Francis, in "Evil University"
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Jorgen Von Strangle.
    • Truant Officer Shallowgrave
    • Princess Mandie (pronounced "Man-Die")
  • National Stereotypes
  • Negative Continuity: Especially in light of the Wishology special. This special had featured a considerable amount of Character Development for many of the minor characters. In particular, the main character, Timmy, finally was Genre Savvy. Subsequent seasons show NONE of these developments.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Timmy frequently, especially when it came to Crocker's fairy obsession (actually that was Cosmo's fault.)
  • Niche Network: "Teeth TV" and "The Clown Channel."
  • Nigh Invulnerable: The Crimson Chin
  • No Arc in Archery: For Cupid, and Timmy in Abra-Catastrophe
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed
  • No Dialogue Episode: "Pipe Down"
  • No Fourth Wall
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: Timmy, definitely.
    • Juandissimo in "Stupid Cupid".
  • No Indoor Voice: Mr. Turnbaum has a bad habit of ANNOUNCING THAT EVERYTHING THAT HE AND HIS WIFE ARE COMMITTING IS BY THEM, THE REAL TURNBAUMS! Mrs. Turnbaum doesn't like it when he does that.
    • As well as Mr. Crocker whenever FAIRY GODPARENTS come up. Also when he is working out a secret plan... even when Timmy or someone else is right there.

 Timmy: Hello, I'm right here. I heard everything you just said.

Mr. Crocker: Good. Then I won't have to repeat everything I just said.


 Timmy: (holds up a net) Mom, don't ask why, but I have to stick this in Dad's pants.

Mom: Oh, is it Fathers Day already?

    • We never do find out exactly why Mr. Crocker was banned from entering Cincinatti, although one can safely assume it probably had to do with proving the existence of FAIRY GODPARENTS!!!
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: All the kids
    • In fact, there have been various episodes depicting the last day of school (all of which pay no mind to continuity) yet they all stay in the same class, in the same grade, with the SAME teacher!
    • Yeah, but that could be due to the fact that Crocker keeps giving everyone F's. In the live-action movie, Timmy was still in Crocker's class despite being 23 years old.
    • In addition to the multiple summers, one movie explicitly takes place one year after he got his fairies, which is retconned to have happened a year earlier.
    • Averted by the live action movie, which will show the future of most of Timmy's human friends and enemies.
    • Referenced yet AGAIN in Timmy's Secret Wish, where we discover that apparently Timmy wished that everyone on Earth, including himself would never age so he could keep Cosmo and Wanda forever...which he did 50 YEARS AGO.
  • Not Now, Kiddo: Mark in Super Poof
  • Not So Different
  • Now or Never Kiss: Timmy and Trixie in Wishology Part II
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: The pixies
  • Off the Table
  • Old Superhero: Catman
    • Played by 'TV'S Adam West' no less!
  • Older Than They Look: While Timmy, Chester, Elmer, Sanjay, and A.j. Look 6, they are actually 10.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: The Darkness
  • One-Winged Angel: The Lead Eliminator into The Destructinator
  • Only Child Syndrome: It's easier to list the aversions: Tootie and Vicky, Cosmo and Schnozmo, and Wanda and Blonda. Almost every character in the series lacks siblings.
  • Only One Name: Several characters
  • Only Sane Woman: Wanda
  • Opening Shout-Out: In Abra-Catastrophe
  • Or So I Heard: Big Wanda When Wanda takes over her father's business, she put a ficus in the meeting room. One of the men comments on a gardening tip for it, then quickly invokes this trope when the others stare at him surprised.

  "A ficus? That's gonna need more light... not that, I would know."



  • Painted Tunnel, Real Train: "Back to the Norm"
  • Papa Wolf: Often averted for both Cosmo and Timmy's Dad. Whenever their respective sons are threatened they try to be heroic... with mixed results.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Several
  • Parental Substitute: Cosmo and Wanda
  • Pardon My Klingon: "Aw, smoof."
  • Parental Neglect: Timmy's parents are quite neglectful and extremely selfish. They do love him though; they're more like adult children than truly evil abusers. Still, there are times when they put Timmy's happiness after their own, and in the "Wishology" trilogy they fail to notice he's been in Fairy World for an extended period of time, and don't notice they forgot to take him on two family vacations. It speaks volumes when, in part one, Timmy shrugs off the fact that they don't remember they have a son. The mother has even openly spent Timmy's college fund on stuff for herself when viewing the home shopping channel
    • Played for Laughs when his parents are busy watching tv about a show called the Bad Parent Hunter. So that Timmy won't disturb them, they hand him a bottle of acid and tells him to go play in the street - which he does
  • Parody Sue: Tommy in Oh, Brother!
  • Parrot Expowhat:

 Gigglepies: Yugo-po-what-i-whats?

  • Pass the Popcorn: The Pixies in School's Out: The Musical about their evil plan and Timmy's misery.
  • Paused Interrupt: Despite not being a video game, this is a recurring problem with the voice acting. Any time a character is going to be interrupted, they stop short as if they can see it coming.
  • Permanent Elected Official: The "Mayor For Life" of Dimmsdale
  • Perpetual Poverty: Chester
  • Persona Non Grata: Crocker can never return to Cincinatti and we never find out why.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Cosmo, Poof
  • Perspective Flip: "The Big Scoop", a retelling of the episode "A Wish Too Far" from Chester's and AJ's point of view.
  • Pet the Dog: A few for Crocker
  • Picked Last: Timmy Turner was picked last for everything in Dimmsdale to the point where he got Cosmo and Wanda to make him the most wanted kid in the world. (And by wanted....let's just say that both FBI and CIA wanted him).
  • Plot Induced Stupidity: occurs in almost every episode.
  • Plot Hole: A few. See the character sheet.
  • Pluto Is Expendable: They blew it up in Vicky loses her Icky (the bomb was supposed to blow up a planet; it never said which one)
  • Pokémon-Speak: Poof, but he can say other things, including Timmy's name.
  • The Pollyanna: Binky
  • Poorly-Disguised Pilot: "Crash Nebula"
  • Popular Is Dumb: Veronica
  • Portal Books: "Shelf Life"
  • Positive Discrimination
  • Potty Emergency: Timmy has a severe one in "Truth or Cosmoquences". After drinking a lot of lemonade at a college reunion, he soon finds that fairies have no use for doors. He spends the rest of the episode trying to get Wanda's attention so she can poof him there, until the end, when it's implied that he urinated in one of the glasses of lemonade.
  • Potty Failure: Implied at the end of "Homewrecker" when Tootie is barricaded in a closet; "Timmy! I gotta go potty! ...Oops, now I don't!"
  • POV Sequel: The Big Scoop shows A Wish Too Far from Chester and AJ's perspective.
  • Power of Rock: Wishology Part I, with an awesome guest appearance of KISS!
  • Power Perversion Potential: Oh yeah...
    • Da Rules probably averts this, (we haven't even seen the whole book) but what about the Magic Muffin? Note that you can take bites out of it and as long as you don't eat the whole thing you can still nibble it for more wishes!
  • Precocious Crush: The episode where Timmy wishes up the 18-year old Tommy Turner, whom the 10-year old Tootie falls in love with. And the fact that Tootie is genuinely in love with him is a major plot point of the episode.
  • Prematurely Bald: AJ. In fact, in "It's a Wishful Life", it's shown that he would've had hair if Timmy wasn't born.
  • Pro Wrestling Episode: A partial example in "Odd Jobs" where Timmy's dad faces of against Crusher McPersoncrusher.
  • Properly Paranoid: Subverted in "Operation Dinkelberg". Knowing that Timmy's Dad thinks he's an evil villain who's responsible for all of his problems, Dinkleberg pretends to be just such a villain - For no other reason than to give Dad the pleasure of thinking he was right.
  • Prophetic Name: Mr. and Mrs. Turner were nicknamed Mom and Dad as children
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: Seen with Mark.
  • Psychic Powers: Timmy in Mind Over Magic, AJ in The Big Superhero Wish
  • Psycho for Hire: Crocker and Vicky
  • Punishment Box: The "Fun Box," which is coincidentally closed with "fun locks."
  • Punny Name
  • Quintessential British Gentleman: Anti-Cosmo
  • Rapid-Fire Comedy
  • Rapunzel Hair: Trixie and Mandie
  • Reality Warper: In "Mr Right!", Timmy gains the ability to make things be true just by saying they are true.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Timmy is just the start. See 'What Could Have Been' for the details.
    • This is lampshaded in an episode. When Timmy goes back to the past, he sees his parents moving into what would be his house. In the moving trunk are pink things because his parents thought they were having a girl. What's sitting on top is his infamous pink hat.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Principal Waxaplax
  • Refugee From TV Land: The Crimson Chin taken out of his comic. This results in him discovering he is imaginary he grows giving him depression resulting in his series almost getting canceled.
  • Refuge in Audacity
  • Reset Button: Wishing things back to normal, along with once having a literal reset button in the form of a watch.
  • Retcon: A comic story revealed this in regards to the Crimson Chin's origin
  • Retconjuration: Some of Timmy's wishes have permanently altered the world he lives in. For example, the mountainous snow-capped central American country of Tibecuidor has always existed.
    • This came to a head when Timmy wished he was always right; instead of being magically prevented from saying something wrong, reality itself would be bent and altered to satisfy whatever Timmy said. Some of the changes took place immediately after Timmy mentioned them and were noticed by others (AJ wanted to study Timmy after he said there were only 49 states and the Dakotas merged into one state immediately thereafter), but some ("No I don't! I don't have fairy godparents...!") seemed to silently rewrite others' perceptions (Mr. Crocker suddenly becoming placid and saying "oh, okay then" after Timmy makes the previously-quoted claim).
  • Retraux: The Good Old Days, which is a full fledged throwback to the classic black and white cartoons of Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks and Max and Dave Fleischer.
  • Reverse Psychology: In Wishy Washy
  • Rich Bitch: Trixie
  • Rich Idiot With No Day Job: Adam West
  • Right Hand Dog: Doidle
  • Rock-Paper-Scissors: The Old West episode
  • Rogues Gallery: Mr. Crocker, Vicky, Doctor Bender, Francis, the Nega Chin, Imaginary Gary, Norm the Genie, the Pixies, Anti-Cosmo and Anti-Wanda, Cosmo's mother, etc.
  • Rule of Funny
  • Rule of Three: At least one joke is repeated thrice over the course of each and every episode
    • Lampshaded at one point when one character remarks that they can only use a gag three times. Makes you wonder if the writers are keeping an eye on this page.
  • Runaway Groom: Mark Chang
  • Running Gag: Someone asks Timmy where he got something the fairies made for him. His response; "Internet."
    • Chester's braces.
    • The show also seems to have a new running gag EVERY SINGLE EPISODE. After that episode, the gag is forgetten and never mentioned again.
      • Except...

 "Super Toilet."

Cosmo: "Ngh! SO. MUCH. CLOGGING!!! -falls on ground and sucks thumb-


 Young Timmy's Dad: "My real name is * loud truck goes by* but everyone calls me Dad."



  • Take Over the World: Every human and villain but Norm the Genie wants to do it.
    • Heck, even a monkey wanted to do it in Abra-Catastophe, if Cosmo's monkey language abilities are to be trusted.
      • Well, not so much take over the world as have apes take over the world, and have him take Timmy's place. Or a banana.
  • Take That: In When Losers Attack, Crocker, Foop and Dark Laser end up getting sucked into a black hole and fall into a random cityscape.

  Crocker: Hmm, I wonder where you end up after going through a black hole. *town sign reads "Welcome to Bakersfield"* Einstein was right!

    • "Timmy's 2-D House Of Horrors" takes unyielding and relentless bashings towards the 3-D movie phenomenon.
    • School's Out: The Musical revealed Flappy Bob's parents checked every clown-congregation spot in the county. And then Flappy's dad adds: "we even checked the U.S. Congress! It was full of clowns...but none of them were fun!"
    • Chindred Spirits in an interesting example. On the surface, it looks like a Take That at comic book Fan Dumb who are overdosed on action and dont' care about characterization, except the Chin's comic is being totally boring due to his want of romance/dating Golden Locks (oddly making Timmy in the right, even though it acts like he's not). So it's really a Take That at overly Wangst- or fluff-laden romance-arcs in comics.
  • Take That Me: "Everyone knows that comedy is the lowest form of entertainment! Except animation."
  • Talking to Himself: A lot
  • Taught by Television: A literal example is Poof in Wishology, but TV is treated as the solution on multiple occasions.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Vicky. There's even a club for evil teen babysitters!
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Always used on females.
  • Theme Tune Cameo
  • Theme Twin Naming: Wanda and Blonda, Tad & Chad
  • There Was a Door: "Timmy, I'm respecting your privacy by knocking, but asserting my authority as your father by coming in anyway!" *breaks down door with battering ram*
  • They Called Me Mad
  • Thick Line Animation
  • Thirteen Is Unlucky: Friday the 13th is when the anti-magic pixies can escape
  • This Loser Is You: Timmy
  • This Page Will Self-Destruct: Timmy's dad to Timmy via tape recorder: "Pass the butter. This message will self destruct"
  • Those Two Guys: Chester and AJ
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Tad & Chad
  • Three Shorts: Or more more accurately two shorts format.
  • Three Wishes: The number Norm the Genie can grant. Subverted because it is possible to wish for three more wishes; genies just don't like to tell that to their masters.
  • Tin Tyrant: Crocker in Abra-Catastrophe
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Vicky and Tootie. This is shown in contrast especially in the episode Timmy's 2-D House of Horror where the two sisters took over Timmy's bedroom; turning one half into a pink and girly room with unicorns, and the other half into a medieval dungeon.
    • Seen with Trixie and Veronica. Trixie is secretly a comic fangirl while Veronica is a cheerleader Valley Girl stereotype.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Trixie Tang
  • Tonight Someone Kisses: The promos for Wishology and The Fairly Odd Movie
  • Torches and Pitchforks: Mother Nature and The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker, where the torches and pitchfork crowd is still chasing him decades afterwards.
  • Token Girl: Wanda
  • Too Dumb to Live: Cosmo
  • Took a Level In Badass
  • Touch of Death: Mom: *bawling* "EVERYTHING I TOUCH DIEEEEESSSS!"
  • Tranquillizer Dart: An episode in which a Drill Sergeant Nasty, Jorgen von Strangle, is quickly rendered insensate using two darts (humorously marked "K" & "O") during a fit of animalistic rage.
  • Trapped in TV Land: "Channel Chasers"
  • Trash of the Titans: When Timmy accidentally wrecks Mount Olympus for partying with the gods too hard, they decide to all party as his house until such a time that Wanda has Olympus rebuilt. He does everything in his power to prevent them from destroying everything.
  • Troperiffic: It had to be said.
  • Tuckerization: Elmer, Bob the boil.
  • Tsundere: Wanda. Vicky might also be this; while usually violent, cruel, cold-hearted and sadistic, she seems to melt like butter for the guys she falls in love with. And for some fans, hinted in Trixie Tang.
  • TV Telephone Etiquette: Timmy talks in a three-way split screen with his friends Chester and AJ. After the conversation, Timmy and Chester hang up without saying "Goodbye" Poor A.J. was left on the line.
  • Twitchy Eye: Trixie when she goes insane in Just the Two of Us
    • And Timmy when his mom shows him that her old swimsuit still fits.
  • Two-Part Trilogy: Wishology
  • Unfazed Everyman: Sprig Speevack in Crash Nebula
  • Unholy Matrimony: Anti-Cosmo and Anti-Wanda are married.
  • The Unintelligible: Sylvester Calzone in Momnipresent
  • Unknown Rival: The Dinklebergs to the Turners. Subverted in Operation: Dinkleburg. Dinkleburg has known of Mr. Turner's one sided rivalry for years and truly holds no ill will in turn. He plays the villain when Mr. Turner accuses Dinkleburg of being evil just to give him the satisfaction of believing he was right.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: Mrs. Turner, to Dinkleberg
  • Unnamed Parent: Mr. and Mrs. Turner
  • The Un-Reveal: The aforementioned names of Timmy's parents
  • Unspoken Plan Guarantee: Used in Fairly OddBaby. And Double-subverted.
  • Unsound Effect: used all the time when magic occurs, though usually accompanied by sound.
    • Parodied to the point where, since the fairies use poof, the anti-fairies use foop
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Crocker
  • Useless Spleen: In an attempt to beat Timmy up while Timmy blocks his attempts with his newly-gotten attendance award, Francis can be heard shouting "Ow, my hand! Ow, my other hand! Ow, my head! Ow, my spleen!" as he continues to take swings.
  • Useless Superpowers: Whenever a wish would break a rule/Whatever the plot needs.
  • Valley Girl
  • Vanilla Edition: All the season DVD sets
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: In one episode, Mandie keeps an apple in there. Due to Timmy's wish, it inadvertently turns into a bomb.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Norm the Genie when free in Fairy Idol
  • Visions of Another Self: "Odd, Odd West"
  • Villain Episode: Back to the Norm, the comic story The Babysitter Sings
  • Villainous Crossdresser: Timmy managed to humiliate Crocker on a global scale and get him arrested for developing a supposed computer virus by uploading a video file of himself modeling one of his mother's dresses.

 "Oh well, I suppose it does make me look pretty."


 Vicky: Ricky! Don't lose my number! You don't have to call nobody else. SEND IT OFF IN A LETTER TO YOURSELF!


 Timmy: Inheritance?

Friends: blank stare

Timmy: The internet?

Friends: blank stare

Timmy: ...I inherited the internet!


 Timmy: So Jorgon plotted to have Wandissimo plot to have Remy plot to have me lose my godparents.

Cosmo: Not so fast!

Wanda: Don't tell me you were behind this whole thing.

Cosmo: What? No. I said not so fast. I can't understand any of this. Which one is Remy again?

  • Yandere: Mandie
    • And Veronica, though she's not as dangerous.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Several
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Mark Chang
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Crocker's origins in "The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker"
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Most fairies
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: "Power Mad"
  • Your Size May Vary: Timmy is shown to change in size from scene to scene. In the early seasons before Mom and Dad were given faces, Timmy was small enough to sit completely in Dad's hand.
    • Fridge Brilliance: Timmy would reasonably have grown and his perception of his parents as giants vanished. Also his size in later episodes (at least those without shrinking) is more-consistent.
  • Zeerust: For the episode Future Lost. Timmy finds an old comic book that decribes the "far off" future of the year 2000. He notes that the real twenty first century is nothing at all like what's in the comic book.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Mandie