Judge David Johnson once had Fairy Godparents, but he wished for them to turn into salami sandwiches. On retrospect, man, that was stupid.
Our reviews of The Fairly OddParents: Season 6, Volume 1 (published January 21st, 2009), Fairly OddParents: School's Out! The Musical (published July 5th, 2005), The Fairly OddParents: Jimmy/Timmy Power Hour 2 (published March 15th, 2006), The Fairly OddParents: Scary Godparents (published September 14th, 2005), and The Fairly OddParents: Timmy's Top Wishes (published January 26th, 2005) are also available.
No Norm MacDonald = lots of sad children.
Okay, kiddos, are you ready to buckle up and brace yourselves for another bout of The Fairly Oddparents? Nickelodeon has packaged a trio of episodes, including the titular jumbo-sized 48-minute behemoth installment. I haven't had much success with these mega-episodes, discovering, after a punishing onslaught of Cosmo's grating voice and the hypoglycemic pacing, that this usually-delightful show is best digested in small doses.
Perhaps "Fairy Idol" will be the exception? Let's not be held in suspense any longer:
• "Fairy Idol"
• "Truth or Cosmoquences"
• "Timmy TV"
I think my theory still stands: The Fairly Oddparents works best in small doses. In its natural 12-minute-long episode incarnation, the lightning pace and quick wit works the best. It really is a great little cartoon, sporting more than a few laugh out-loud moments for your grown-up reviewer, but as the runtime expands, the charm proportionally decreases. "Fairy Idol" is okay, and has some fun little moments, but it grates eventually. It's by no means the insufferable feature-length, train-wreck that School's Out! The Musical was, but it ain't a joy. The high points are the obvious American Idol spoofs, like the fawning Paula Abdul-like judge, and the William Hung wannabe. Low points? The bloated story and the mind-numbing art direction. Still, it's not a complete letdown, and the two bonus episodes are righteous F-O fare. Three "Oh Yeah!" proto-Fairly Oddparents cartoon shorts can be found in the bonus bin.
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