The Fairly OddParents

Season 4 Episode 13

Channel Chasers

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Aired Daily 7:00 AM Jul 23, 2004 on Nickelodeon
9.0
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Timmy wishes for a magic remote control that will allow him to travel inside television. But the magic remote winds up in Vicky's hands! It's going to take Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda to race through television and stop Vicky from using the remote control to take over every channel and, ultimately, the world!moreless

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  • ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6.0
    IVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS STUPID MOVIE,ITS GOOD BUT STOP PLAYING IT EVERYDAY PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • If you want to watch something adventurous, action-packed, and heartwarming then watch this epic 1 hour 30 minutes FOP TV Movie "Channel Chasers"

    10
    Timmy wishes for a magic remote control that will allow him to travel inside television. But the magic remote winds up in Vicky's hands! It's going to take Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda to race through television and stop Vicky from using the remote control to take over every channel and, ultimately, the world! Oh my gosh, this 1 hour 30 minute long "The Fairly OddParents" TV Movie got me so hooked. This TV Movie had many wonderful references to TV shows such as The Simpsons, Rugrats, Fat Albert, and more. I loved about everything about this TV Movie. A nit-pick I do have this TV Movie was how Timmy's parents don't believe him and Vicky is trying to get him in twice as much trouble in the 20 minutes or less of the movie. Other that that little nit-pick that doesn't get points taken off, I love this movie. Timmy and Vicky being in the anime world and fighting each other was very awesome and epic. It was also cool that Timmy defeated Vicky once and for all. Timmy parents were funny in this TV Movie... well.. at least after the first 20 minutes of the TV Movie. The ending of the TV Movie when we see Timmy as a grown up in the future and he looked back at the picture (not knowing that it is Cosmo and Wanda) was very heartwarming and cute. It was also nice to see how Timmy's kids would be in the future. Overall, an amazing 1 hour 30 minutes of your time... even if you're not a fan of this show, I think you would still enjoy it a lot. 10/10moreless
  • perfect

    10
    What I liked- Timmy wishing mom and Dad would forget about all they found out about Vicki, the numerous references to TV Shows, like Fat Albert, Rugrats, Simpsons, Sesame Street, the plot of this being a little more 'epic' (For lack of a better word) than usual, amongst other things.



    Good episode. I loved the references to TV shows, especially because I usually do not get it when TV Shows do references to older shows, but I got most, if not all, of the references here. Mom and Dad were funny and I liked the plot of it being more adventurous then usual. A+ episode, no doubt in my mind, definitely recommend to any fans of the show.moreless
  • There are good and bad points about the episode I would like to state.

    8.0
    The episode describes about Timmy and his faries chasing through channels to find Vicky, one of three antonogists of the show. The channels shown were quite intresting, and one of my favourite parts about the whole plot. The designs, however, are not that good, though they tried their best.



    Tootie being a dectective is another good factor of my rating. I like her (literally), and she looks cute in her outfit. The note she gave gives me a question: how could she be that smart at the most probably age of 6 to 8?



    Overall, I think this is cleverly plotted and organized. I hope other antonogists appear in TV Movies of the FOP to increase ratings.moreless
  • Another epic success......this time it's TV doing the talking. Or maybe playing COD4 with an xbox360 and watching it at the same time.

    8.5
    The movie is awesome and probably the second best FOP ever since Abra-catastrophe.



    Here's why:



    Pros ( Good things )

    - Intense action

    - funny parodies

    - Great plot and good storyline

    - excellent voice-acting and amazing characters

    - Cool animations

    - final battle epic

    - Dragon ball Z!



    Cons ( Minor problems )

    - Some parts of the storyline is confusing and yet preventable.

    - Some other parodies were sort of boring but not bad.



    Overall 8.5/10: This movie is awesome with some minor problems involved but.....



    Recommended: Yes.

    Is it cool?: yes.

    Is it compelling?: yes.

    Is it Fun?: hell yeah! Is it super boring: Get out of town! It's not boring!

    It's the second best FOP movie ever! psst! Put this episode into your xbox360 while your parents are not watching. Just kidding!

    Epic TV TV movie.moreless
Gary Leroi Gray

Gary Leroi Gray

AJ (2002)

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Timmy Turner

Jason Marsden

Jason Marsden

Chester (2003 -)

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Vicky/Veronica/Tootie

Daran Norris

Daran Norris

Cosmo/Mr. Turner/Jorgen von Strangle

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Mr. Denzel Crocker

Cara Newman

Cara Newman

Additional Voice

Guest Star

Tim O'Rourke

Tim O'Rourke

John

Guest Star

S. Scott Bullock

S. Scott Bullock

Tv Host / Wrestler #1 / Bird

Guest Star

Butch Hartman

Butch Hartman

Race Offical / Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Chris Kirkpatrick

Chris Kirkpatrick

Chip Skylark

Recurring Role

Adam West

Adam West

Himself

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (19)

    • Timmy says that if Vicky doesn't babysit him anymore, he wouldn't be miserable anymore, and he will lose Cosmo and Wanda. But other people will still make him miserable: like Crocker, Francis, and his other enemies.

    • When Cosmo changes into Timmy to fool Vicky, it takes a good ten to fifteen seconds to do so, and he retains his green eye pupils. However, in other episodes when he has impersonated Timmy, he can instantly poof into the form and have blue pupils like the real Timmy does.

    • Goof: When Vicky is watching "Politically Inaccurate", and a wide shot is shown of the four politicians and the host sitting on the couches, a man in a tweed sweater is sitting on the far left and a man in a powder blue suit is sitting on the far right. Later, they switch positions, creating a problem when they transform into wrestlers since, after the transformation, they are wearing each other's outfits, just as if they had never swapped places.

    • In "The Big Problem" and "Baby Face" Cosmo and Wanda couldn't change Timmy's age without his wishes but in this episode they turned an Adult Timmy into a Baby Timmy without a godchild wishing them to do it.

    • Timmy shouldn't be surprised about the idea of losing Cosmo and Wanda once he grows up since he already knew that from "The Big Problem".

      All he learned then was that adults can't wish.

    • A grandfather paradox is present in the episode that follows as this:

      Timmy creates the remotes and goes into TV. Vickie goes into TV and steals the remotes and becomes a dictator. On the future, older Timmy decides to go back in time to steal remote from Vickie. Both Timmys manage to defeat Vickie and a better future is set for everyone, but that means that there's no reason for Timmy to go back in time to retrieve the remote, so that means that Vickie would get possession of the remote and become a dictator, which means Timmy would go back in time and team up with his young-self and defeat Vickie, which means a new future would be set, which means Timmy would not have a reason to go back in time, and so on.

    • During the Maho Mushi scene, each time Timmy makes himself older, his age appears on his shirt.

    • When Timmy is in an episode of the Flintstones, he ask how the rockmovil can still be in movement if he's not using his feet, the reason is the second law of Newton:

      A body in movements have a tendency to keep in movement

      When Timmy or the Flintstones not use his feet to move the rockmovil, the rockamovil is moved by inertia.

      (Edit: The problem with this is that the friction of gravity should cause the car to slow down, and thus, he would need to use his feet the entire time, to keep it from slowing down and stopping)

      Reply: Timmy said nothing like this. he said the cars are useless since they are powered by feet.

    • We learn that in the future AJ is still bald, Chester still has his braces, and the three friends have grown enormously from their childhood.

    • We find out Timmy will have two children: a girl named Tammy and a boy named Tommy.

    • When Timmy is traveling through the Channel Void, you can see what he looked like against Crocker in Abra Catastrophe!. He is wearing the white hood.

    • In the SPANISH version of this episode, when Dimmadome is talking about the things Timmy has done, he says, "Evitó que mandara mi equipo de beisból a Alaska", (He didn't let me send my baseball team to Alaska)
      But it wasn't a baseball team, it was a basketball team.

    • In "Homewrecker" Vicky was afraid of her parents but in this movie it's her parents that are afraid of her.

      They were scared because Vicky had a lot of ray guns in the home.

    • Look Hard: When Timmy, Older Timmy, Cosmo, and Wanda were on "Sesame Street" when they went through the tv, you can see a hand pull in the puppets.

    • When Timmy, Cosmo, Wanda,and older Timmy were riding on the credits to get into the next show,most of the credits say "Butch Hartman." Butch Hartman is one of the creators of "The Fairly Odd Parents"

    • In the first episode of the Fairly OddParents series "The Big Problem" when Timmy wished himself older he still had his memory about his fairies but in this movie when Timmy used the remote to make himself older he lost his memory of his fairies

    • In the Maho Mushi sequence, after the announcer's speech, the Japanese katakana that appears on-screen says 'Maho Mushi'

    • As Timmy, Cosmo, and Wanda fly through the void filled with televisions, various images that they pass on the television screens are pictures of The Fairly OddParents production staff.

    • In the begining , Adult Timmy had 5 fingers on each hand , but when they were on the credits on the channel before Maho Mushi he had 4 fingers on each hand. The same thing applies to Timmy in "Maho Mushi", as his hand is alternated to 5 fingers, then 4, then 5, then 4 again.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • (In a background similar to The Porky Pig Show ending)
      Cosmo: Well... Th-th-th, Th-th-th, Th-th-th, Th-th-th, Th-th-th, Th-th-th...
      Wanda: Cosmo, what's the matter with you?
      Cosmo: Nothing. It's just really cold in here.

    • Adult Timmy: (Whispering to Timmy) Why are those pink and green creatures following us everywhere?
      Timmy: They're my goldfish, they accidentaly fell into TV and they change just like we do.

    • Future Timmy: Time, time is the key word, the world is ruled by an evil dictator who can't be stopped.

    • Bird: Hey! It's a chase scene!

    • Timmy: (Dressed as Sparrow, Robin's counterpart) Nice try pal, I'm not afraid of you. On this show the good guy always wins.
      Future Timmy: You young fool, don't you understand, (Unveils his mask) I AM The Good Guy!
      Timmy: (Shocked) What? An older version of me? That's impossible, you can't be me. I'm not supposed to get older. GET AWAY FROM ME!

    • Wanda: These credits are moving fast!
      Cosmo: They're animation credits. They go really fast because nobody cares about them.

    • Timmy: Wow! I'm just as gullible as any other adult when I grow up!
      (Adult Timmy looks at him strangely)
      Timmy: I mean, oh look! A Vicky print! You know what that means!
      Jeff: A footprint! That's a hint! A Clint hint! Now we have a clue as to where Vicky might be! (Laughs like a maniac)

    • Adult Timmy: (Breaks out of ropes) For the record, I could've done that at any time!

    • Cosmo: Eh, what's up, dork?

    • Crocker: (Coming out of the psychiatric ward) At last, I'm cured! No more fairies! For the first time in my life, I'm able to focus on other things! I invented cold fusion! There's no limit to the good I can do for humanity! (Timmy's wish that no one remember anything from the last few days takes effect on Crocker) What the heck is this junk? Was I about to help people? This can only be the work of...FAIRIES! (Laughs madly and runs back inside the hospital)

    • Adult Timmy: (About to fade back into the future) It's up to you. You can stop Vicky in "Maho Mushi". You can...change the future.
      Timmy: But if I do, you won't exist!
      Adult Timmy: Sure I will. And I'll exist in a future worth getting into. You can do it, Timmy. You're a great kid. I know. (He fades away)
      Timmy: No, come back! Please! Please! (Growls and then screams) Every time something cool happens in my life! EVERY TIME! Vicky ruins it! Well, I'm not gonna let her ruin anything else!

    • Mom: Our son ran away because we didn't believe him about Vicky being an evil babysitter!
      Doug Dimmadome: What? Didn't you hear that Chip Skylark song Icky Vicky? What did you think that song was about, pumpkins?
      Dad: Yes.

    • Cosmo: How could anything this small and adorable be so super and violent? (Blows up stadium, gives an evil grin at Wanda) You should listen to me more.

    • Mom and Dad: (To Timmy) We love you!
      Dad: (Knocks Mom down) And I love you more!

    • Vicky: I hope you enjoyed puberty! Because you won't go through it again!

    • Flanders: Hey! Diddly-Diddly-Diddly Diddly Diddly Doddy!

    • Jeff: Hey, kids, it's me Jeff! Ignore the shaving cut and the five o'clock shadow. I'm a kid just like you!

    • Adam West: Hey there, fairy folks! This is Adam West reminding you to buckle up!

    • Bird: (Sigh) It's a Cycle!

    • Cosmo: I never felt more alive. Get it? Felt!

  • NOTES (10)

  • ALLUSIONS (45)

    • Christmas Special


      The stop-motion Christmas special Timmy, Cosmo, Wanda and Older Timmy enter is mainly a parody of the classic 1964 Christmas TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Rankin/Bass Productions. The settings are nearly identical, and Comet (the reindeer coach from the same special) makes a cameo. The snowman that comes to life and says "Hey! I'm alive! Happy birthday!" before being run over by a dog sled is a spoof of Frosty the Snowman from the 1969 TV special of the same name (also by Rankin/Bass), complete with the same lines when he is brought to life. To make the reference more obvious, the whole sequence is animated in CGI, with slowed-down frame rates and motions to resemble stop-motion animation.

    • Kamen Rider: When Timmy is imitating the poses on the TV, if you pay attention, you can see that one of the figures is Kamen Rider Nigo from the Kamen Rider franchise, running over 40 years long.

    • Wanda: Who do you think you are? Fairy Manson?
      This is a spoof of Perry Manson.

    • The Simpsons: One of the shows Timmy goes through is a parody of The Simpsons. Timmy parodies the opening where Bart writes on the blackboard, then rides on his skateboard and he meets people who are parodies of Krusty, Ned and Barney.

    • Birdbrain: Curse you, Quizzler!
      The man Birdbrain metions is a parody of Batman's villian The Riddler.

    • Smashdown is a parody of WWE Smackdown.

    • The shows they parodied: The Flintstones, Johnny Quest, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, Charlie Brown, Strawberry Shortcake, Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sesame Street, Dragon Ball Z, The Simpsons, Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, Blue's Clues, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Rugrats and Speed Racer.

    • Maho Mushi: Maho Mushi is a parody of both Pokémon and Dragonball Z. It has the drawing style of the Dragonball Z characters. It relates to Pokémon because "Maho Mushi" directly translated from Japanese means magical insects, which is where Satoshi Tajiri, creator of Pokémon, got the concept for Pokémon. He would collect bugs, and exchanged them for the ones in his collection.

    • Carpet Critters is a take on Rugrats.

    • El Vicko: In The Simpsons spoof, there is a shot of the school, if you look by the stairs, the is graffiti that reads: El Vicko. This is an allusion to Bart Simpson`s alter ego: El Barto

    • Eh, what's up, Dork?: The phrase is a reference to Bugs Bunny's famous catchphrase "What's up, Doc?"

    • In the deleted scene/song "If I lived in TV" there are parodies of:
      Three's Company
      Happy Days
      Saturday Night Live
      Different Strokes
      Barney
      TODAY
      American Idol
      Friends
      Tonight Show with David Letterman
      Wheel of Fortune
      Survivor

    • Speed Racer
      The race scene is obvious allusions to the old anime series Speed Racer, including obscure facial expressions, the trigger aspect in the car steering wheel and the adult manager who did not want him to race in the race.

    • The Futurelis is a remarkable parody of the series The Jetsons by Hanna Barbarra, as well as the title of Futurama.

    • Johnny Hunt
      An allusion to the classic series 'Johnny Quest' including many stereotypes of the characters in that show.

    • Jeff: ...it's a Clint Hint!
      A blatantly obvious allusion to Nickelodeon's children's series "Blue's Clues" which the main character Joe (formerly Steve) solves various puzzles left by his blue canine partner.

    • Puppet Vicky: This show is brought to you by the letter V! HAHAHA!
      An obvious allusion to the classic children's series "Sesame Street" which has recently celebrated 40 years of air time.

    • TV Show: Anime Scene/Maho Mushi
      A big part of this final fight scene alludes to the anime Dragon Ball as well as its following series Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT.

    • Tommy (Timmy's son) shares the same name as Timmy's older brother who appears in the later episode "Oh Brother."

    • The scene when Timmy's mom and dad are asking AJ and Chester about Vicky, a poster with Vicky's face and the words "VICKY IS WATCHING YOU" can be seen. This could be a reference to the Big Brother posters described in George Orwell's 1984.

    • DDC: The initials of Dimsdale's TV Station, is an allusion to London's BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation).

    • Cartoon Timmy in an Anime World: This part of the movie is like TV Show Kappa Mickey, where an American cartoon works in an anime.

    • TV Show: Yo, yo, yo! I'm Heavy Hal!
      This is a parody to the classic show Fat Albert.

    • TV Show: Blackbird and Sparrow
      "Blackbird and Sparrow" is a parody of Batman and Robin from the live-action 60's version of Batman and the Birdcage is a parody to the Batcave.

    • Deep Toot:
      Reference to "Deep Throat" from the Watergate Scandal during Nixon's presidency.

    • Timmy: Miyazaki!
      Vicky: Kurosawa!
      References to the famous Japanese animation (anime) film makers Hayou Miyazaki and Akira Kurosawa.

    • Maho Mushi: Vicky
      In Maho Mushi, Vicky looks like Piccolo from Dragon Ball series.

    • Timmy: It's Snooper Dawg and the Clue Crew! The show that Timmy and the fairies go into with those characters is a parody of the many Scooby-Doo cartoons. Snooper Dawg is a dog version of the rapper Snoop Dawg, down to the voice. They drive in a van called "The Clue Cruiser," a parody of "The Mystery Machine." Timmy wears an outfit like Fred does on What's New, Scooby-Doo, and Cosmo and Wanda become Snooper Dawg lookalikes. Older Timmy wears a monster mask and costume and chases the Clue Crew through a haunted house. With the Fairly OddParents connection, Grey DeLisle (Vicky, Tootie and many others) has been Daphne's main voice actress since 2001 (on Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase), and many of the same voice actors (such as Tara Strong, Daran Norris, Kevin Michael Richardson and Carlos Alazraqui) have also done incidental voices for What's New, Scooby-Doo.

    • Timmy: (After first entering Channel 11#) Ahh, the kid-friendly world of Walnuts.
      This is a parody of the Peanuts comic strips and Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz.

    • Kid: (To Timmy) It's the great menorah Chukie Black!
      This is a takeoff of an episode of "Charlie Brown" named "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown".

    • Timmy: We're on the end credits of "Adolescent Generally Altered Karate Cows".
      This is an obvious parody of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".

    • Cosmo: Pay no attention to the very muscular fairy behind the shower curtain!
      This was one of many references to the Wizard of Oz famously saying, "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!"

    • Cosmo: Eh, what's up, dork?
      This is a pun off Bugs Bunny's "Eh, what's up, doc?".

    • Show: Politically Inaccurate
      This is a pun off the show Politically Incorrect.

    • Kid: (To Timmy) It's the great menorah Chukie Black!
      That is obviously a parody of Charlie Brown.

    • Timmy: Not the Futurellies! Not Johnny Hunt! Not Huge Hal!
      The Futurellies is the parody of The Jetsons, Johnny Hunt is the parody of Johnny Quest and Huge Hal is the parody of Fat Albert.

    • Wanda: Aah! Ooh! Aah!
      Several references are made to the racing anime, Speed Racer.

    • Timmy and Vicky: (Use remotes to make giant robots come to life)
      This sort of parodies the show Transformers.

    • Cosmo: (As an Anime character) How could anything this small and adorable be so super and violent? (Blows up stadium) You should listen to me more.
      We, the fans, are still debating on whether "Maho Mushi" is a parody of Pokémon, Dragonball Z, or both. It is safe to assume both, because the actual show is more on the DBZ side, but Cosmo's line (shown above) seems to be a reference to the other show. In addition, the screaming narrator is said to be a reference to Iron Chef.
      Replying:
      It is very much possible to be both a parody of Pokémon and Dragonball Z. These two shows are some the most well known animes in the U.S. so the creator probably decided to parody these two shows instead of just one.

    • TV Show: Paula Poundcake
      "Paula Poundcake" is a clever parody of DIC's Strawberry Shortcake. Danny Donut is a parody of one of the only male characters of the show, Huckleberry Pie (aka Huck), and Pup-Tart is a parody of Pup-Cake.

    • Bird: (sigh) It's a cycle!
      In Hanna Barbera's Flinstones, the birds used in perhistoric technology would say "It's a living", and then the laughing audience recording would play.

    • Jeff: Hey, kids, it's me Jeff! Ignore the shaving cut and the five o'clock shadow. I'm a kid just like you!
      "Clint's Hints" is a parody of Nick Jr.'s longest running show, Blue's Clues. This and "Carpet Crawlers" (Rugrats parody) are the only times Nickelodeon has parodied themselves.

    • Vicky: Today's episode is brought to you by the letter 'V'.
      On the long-running children's program, Sesame Steet, they would end the episode by telling veiwers which random letter and number "sponsered" the day's episode.

    • Mrs. Turner: Timmy, you destroyed Mr. Joel's house!
      Mr. Joel is actually Billy Joel. You can tell by the face and buying glass houses. He made an album called Glass Houses and "Don't throw any Stones" was saying.

    • Cosmo: Have you consider a slow-speed chase?
      This line is referred to the O.J. Simpson Bronco chase. That was a chase of slow speed.

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