10 year old Timmy Turner gets punished for destroying Dimmsdale with a machine known as "The Kid Crusher" from his favorite T.V. show, "Maho Mushi". After being humiliated by his dim-witted...
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10 year old Timmy Turner gets punished for destroying Dimmsdale with a machine known as "The Kid Crusher" from his favorite T.V. show, "Maho Mushi". After being humiliated by his dim-witted parents one final time for not believing that his babysitter, Vicki is evil, Timmy wishes for a magical T.V. remote control that will transport him into the world of Television and decides to "run-away" from his family and friends. In spite of this, Timmy also starts to deal with the coming-of-age issue that when he is grown-up, that his fairy god parents will be sent back to Fairy World and that he will forget all about them by that point in his life. However, Vicki has also gotten hold of a remote and wants to use it to destroy all of mankind! Now its up to Timmy and an adult version of his former self to save the day! Will Timmy be able to gain his trust back from his parents? Will Vicki get fired from her job forever? Watch this movie and find out!Written by
The shaving cut on Jeff's face in the Blue's Clues parody, "Clint's Hints" was part of 'Jason Marsden' (I) 's makeup and was writer/director 'Butch Hartman' 's idea. See more »
In the "Mahô Mushi" sequence, after the announcer's speech, the Japanese katakana that appears on-screen says "Maho Mutsu". See more »
Young Timmy Turner:
Older? What happens when I get older?
Ah, Timmy. It's time for a little talk about something we fairies like to call, "The Wands and the Wings."
[Cosmo gets out a pink sock puppet and a green sock puppet]
You see, when a mommy fairy and a daddy fairy love each other very much...
Cosmo, no! Not that speech!
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There was originally a musical number called "If I Lived in TV" sung by Timmy before he ran away. It featured even more TV references but was deleted for pacing and tone reasons. The scene is available on the DVD. See more »
I am a strange person, being in my 40s and still a fan of Nickelodeon's Fairly Odd Parents. I understand that I am NOT the typical viewer. However, as my own kids grew up, I often watched cartoons with them and the Fairly Odd Parents was one cartoon with enough originality and snappy writing that I actually enjoyed the shows. My students at school are rather surprised that I actually know more than most of them about the show and I often quote Cosmo while I am lecturing! It is truly a clever and entertaining show.
However, before CHANNEL CHASERS, the network produced a couple other made for TV movies for the Fairly Odd Parents and they frankly were huge disappointments. ABRACATASTROPHE was just dull and totally unlike the original show in pacing and SCHOOLS OUT! was hair-brained--after all, with a successful show, who would want to make a musical version?! However, with CHANNEL CHASERS the Nick folks finally have a winner. In fact, it's a show that is better than most of the half hour episodes thanks to amazingly insightful and very funny parodies of a wide variety of kids' TV shows. Seeing them roast The Simpsons, Sesame Street, Dragonball Z and many other shows was a great chance to gently laugh at them. At last a Fairly Odd Parents movies even parents and grownups (at least, in the chronological sense) can enjoy!
FYI--"Oddly", while this movie is clearly superior to the previous TV movies, the other films actually have a slightly higher rating. Everyone in my household felt pretty much the same way I did about the movies and I just don't get the inflated ratings--particularly for SCHOOLS OUT!.
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