Charmed

Season 5 Episode 19

Nymphs Just Want To Have Fun

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 20, 2003 on The WB
7.3
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When a demon attacks and kills one of the three nympths that protect a lake, the Charmed ones try to help. However, once the demon is destroyed, the nypmphs decide Paige should replace the fallen nymph, and they won't take no for an answer.

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  • Years later...

    1.0
    I have just watched this episode for the second time. Cringe-making! Although I was alone, I felt embarrassed to be watching. My rating is1 because I couldn't get it any lower...
  • Nymphs Just Want To Have Fun

    10
    Nymphs Just Want To Have Fun was another perfect and very entertaining episode of Charmed. I really enjoyed watching because the story was awesome and featured Nymphs who are sort of fairy like in nature and the way they were portrayed seemed pretty accurate. I especially like how they ran off and disappeared into the woods when threatened. It was great to watch Paige and Piper work through their sisterly issues as Phoebe is confronted with mixed feelings over her new boss after an intense encounter. I certainly look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • You'll want to burn forests everywhere after this one, if it meant killing every possible nymph.

    1.0
    Crap title, dreadful episode, ''Nypmhs Just Wanna Have Fun'' may very well be the worst Charmed episode in all eight seasons of the show, including whatever garbage season 8 has managed to concoct. It was bad enough that Paige was being super annoying before she was transformed into a nymph, but when she finally became a tree hugger, things just got awkward. And fast. The hour is a resounding mess, from the script, which felt flat and very same-y and contained some horribly bland, out of character dialogue (who wanted to slap Paige when she told Piper her frame of thought was too linear in comparison to her own?). The direction, too, was completely off; scenes looked particularly vacant and all three leads lacked their usual spark. And the sub-plot we receive to distract from skanky women frolicking about the place (which is no different than a typical Saturday night in town, what made them attract so much attention and fear over exposure?), we have Phoebe sleeping with Jason (again, SHOCK) and spending the whole hour ignoring him. There is nothing to reccommend here. This is, by all accounts, an absolute mess of an episode.moreless
  • I just want to have fun, with nymphs.

    7.5
    This episode is certainly not one of the better episodes of the series. However, it is not near as bad as many of these reviews would have you believe. Let me point out some positive things. Did only my wife and I notice that Holly's hair is gorgeous in this episode? Wow. Paige also looks great with the flowing red hair, and Phoebe in the morning scene, in the black dress, white skin and shoulder-cropped black hair, looks like a dead ringer for Prue.

    I admit the nymphs at P3s scene is somewhat embarrassing, but the whole point of the scene, which appears to be missed by most, was that Paige was showing what an inner part of her wanted to be doing. We all see this at the end. Charmed fans should also appreciate that the demon at the end was disposed of with a spell and not a vanquish. Very smart. The best part of this episode are the two scenes with Leo and Piper, one near the beginning and one near the end. After the troubles of last episode, it is great to see them as back to normal. The nymphs were kinda hot (though the hottest one was vanquished right off the bat), and I got a kick out of their interaction with Leo in front of Piper.

    Satyrs are supposed to be half man and half goat. So, I'm not sure what happened to the goat half. Not a great episode, but as always, there are some good things to be seen here.moreless
  • Mr. Kern Is Having TOO Much Fun!!!

    1.0
    Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun-When a demon attacks and kills one of the three nympths that protect a lake, the Charmed ones try to help. However, once the demon is destroyed, the nypmphs decide Paige should replace the fallen nymph, and they won't take no for an answer.



    Nymphs....Nymphs.....Nymphs!!! How could not one wirter during the writers' room for this episode not even consider this being a bad...no...horrendous idea!!? I swear Brad Kern at this point said, "aww f@#$ it, let's go crazy and through some Nymphs on the show too, it'll be great!" Wrong!! God, I've seen more mature cartooons then this. By far one of the worst hours of television you'll ever see, especially when Rose McGowan herself was quoted as saying this was the worst episode she'd ever done. I don't blame her as you could tell how humiliated she acted during her Nymph scenes. The other Nymphs had to be the worst creatures to ever grace the series. Running like 5 year olds on a a sugar rush, ranting about the forest, nature and their new cader to no one who cares! The demons are also not worth talking about and that eternal spring crap their after.



    Phoebe's whole sub-plot with Jason also seemed like a time filler. Sure when scene of Phoebe's walk of shame was mildly entertaining, but their relationship becoming so predictable at this point it's getting boring. There's nothing more to say here then this is the definition of a waste of time. One of those episodes that make Charmed fans ashamed to be fans and makes Shannon Dorethy even happier she left when she had the chance. Avoid this like your life depended on it!moreless
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Jossie Thacker

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Jason Lasater

Jason Lasater

Band Manager

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D.J. Lockhart-Johnson

D.J. Lockhart-Johnson

Officer #1

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Eric Dane

Eric Dane

Jason Dean

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Phoebe insists that she needs to find her keys in order to go home, so that no one has to get up to let her in, but they have stated numerous previous episodes that they don't lock the front door.

    • When Paige is in the forest with the other nymphs and she stops and asks the demon why he wants the fountain, you can see that her hair is before her neck in one shot and under her neck in the other.

    • Piper freaks out when she sees what Paige has done to the Book of Shadows. When the camera changes we can see the color indicators in the book. Anyway, if you look closely you can see that there is only a few indicators, it would be imposible that Paige could mark all the pages only with the ones that are shown.

    • When the police come and make the nymphs go away, you can see how the three girls run into some plants and then they disappear. How it is possible that no one there could see them disappear? The whole place was filled with people seeing them dancing so someone should actually see them doing that.

    • TRIVIA: The song played during the opening credits is Take It Off by The Donnas from their album Spend the Night.

    • TRIVIA: The Bunyip creature has appeared on the show since the beginning. Phoebe metioned it in the episode Chick Flick and it was shown on a page of the Book of Shadows in the episode Morality Bites.

    • TRIVIA: The group that is playing at P3 when Paige arrives is Loudermilk. The first song is Elekt, and the song when Piper and Leo arrive is Rock & Roll And A Teenage Desperation.

    • It must be a very slow news day - why is Jason so insistent on getting the "Godiva Girls" on the front page? Three scantily-clad women dancing around a fountain just doesn't seem that big or newsworthy.

    • Todd Duffey at the beginning seems totally unable to lip sync along with the music - he's all over the place with his mouth.

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Piper (angrily flipping through the Book of Shadows talking about Paige color-coding it): Demons and warlocks are red! Beings of light are white! Oh yeah well... what's a bunyip because it's not good or evil so what the hell color is that?

    • Leo: What are you really feeling?
      Piper: Okay, you know what? Just because we've gone to counseling, doesn't mean that you're a shrink now.
      Leo: I'm just saying that this whole competitive thing you've got going-
      Piper: I'm not competitive, she is.
      Leo: You both are. And you both need to stop, otherwise you're never going to help the nymphs reclaim their forest.
      Piper: I know, I know. I just can't help but feel like I'm being pushed aside.
      Leo: She's not pushing you aside, she's just picking up the slack.
      Piper: Okay, just so you know for future reference, you're supposed to be on my side in these situations. It keeps us out of counseling.
      Leo: I am on your side, honey, always.

    • Leo: Everything all right?
      Piper: Yeah, sure, fine, if you call Paige defacing the "Book of Shadows"
      all right.
      Leo: She defaced the book?
      Piper: For all intents and purposes. Look at this. (Piper shows him the tabs Paige added to color code the pages.) This is a sacred book. It looks ridiculous.
      Leo: Well, look, these things just come right off, see? (He peels off a tab.)
      Piper: That is so not the point.

    • Phoebe: Tell me about the demon.
      Paige: Well, Piper let him get away.
      Piper: Ah, come on. I blew off his hand, didn't I?
      Paige: Yeah. But the rest of him got away.
      Piper: Yeah, well, okay. Demons don't always go "poof" when you want them to, you know?
      Phoebe: What the hell is going on with the two of you?

    • Phoebe (walking in): Morning. Never mind, don't ask.
      Piper: Hey, somebody's doing the walk of shame.
      Paige: Details! Details!
      Phoebe: I knew I wasn't going to get away with this one.
      Paige: Not a chance. Spill it sister.
      Phoebe: Uh, okay. I think I did something really bad. I slept with my boss.
      Piper: Jason?
      Phoebe: No, Elise. Yes of course Jason!
      Paige: Wow, that is bad…for future employment's sake. Unless of course, you know, maybe it will work out and you guys will get married and have kids and you can own half the newspaper.
      Phoebe: Paige.
      Paige: Sorry.
      Piper: How did this happen?
      Phoebe: It was very fast.
      Paige: Ooh, downer.
      Phoebe: No, that part wasn't fast, that part was… (grunts) ooh…

    • Piper (In a mocking tone): Demon and warlocks are red, being of light are white. Oh yeah, well what's a Bunyip? Because its not good or evil, so what the hell color is that? (She sees that the page of the Book has both a red and white tab on it) Oh, well that's confusing.

    • Leo: Who are they?
      Piper: Nymphs Leo, clearly Nymphs.
      Leo: Oh, hi there. No wonder the elders were worried about exposure. (as he looks at the dresses the Nymphs are wearing)

    • (Paige orbs into the attic to beat Piper)
      Piper: That's cheating!

    • Piper: You know, we can just keep doing this but he is never going to talk and then he's going to try and fry us and we are going to dive out of the way, get all dirty, and we're going to end up vanquishing him anyway!
      Phoebe: So should we just cut to the chase?
      Piper: I don't see why not.
      (Phoebe starts to throw the potion.)
      Xavier: No, wait. I'll tell you.
      (Phoebe hesitates, and Xavier throws a stream of fire at them. Piper and Phoebe jump out of the way, landing in the dirt. Phoebe throws the vanquishing potion, turning Xavier to a pile of ash.)
      Piper: Told you.

    • Phoebe (to Piper about the vanquishing potion in her hands): You sure we even need this?
      Piper: Well that depends on how many parts I gotta blow up before he tells us where the nymphs are.

    • Piper: Hi. No offense, but we were looking for some wood nymphs.

    • Phoebe: Vanquishing demons is not a sport.
      Piper: It is if you're good at it!

    • Piper: We need Phoebe!
      Phoebe (as she enters the house): Hello?
      Piper: Ask and you shall receive!

    • Phoebe: (about sleeping with Jason) I'm very conflicted about this whole thing, because…it's not just the fact that he's my boss, it's just, I didn't plan on this all happening right now in my life.
      Piper: Well, honey, unfortunately, that's when these things usually happen.
      Paige: Yeah, can we get back to the whole (grunts) part?
      (Leo orbs in)
      Paige: Talk about orbus interruptus.

    • Jason: Isn't that your sister?
      Phoebe: Yeah...Paige!
      Jason: She's one of the Godiva girls?!

    • Phoebe: Well thanks to me my paper's going to do an exclusive on her because I slept with my boss!
      Piper: Oh good, so this is all your fault?
      Phoebe: Uh huh.
      Piper: Perfect.

    • Leo (while trying to do the "rock on" hand signal): Rock on.
      Piper: Don't do that.
      Leo: Rock on.
      Piper: Give it up man.

    • Piper (about Wyatt): He is so innocent. If only he knew what Mommy and Auntie Paige did today.
      Leo: They turned a very bad man into a very big tree.

    • Piper: You color-coded the Book of Shadows?
      Paige: Uh huh.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Title: Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun

      This is a reference to the Cyndi Lauper song "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", and the 1985 movie called "Girls Want To Have Fun" starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt and Shannen Doherty.

    • Piper: What exactly is a Bunyip?

      A bunyip is some kind of legendary creature, like Big Foot or the Yeti, that lives in Australia.

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