The Fairly OddParents

Season 1 Episode 17

Chin Up / Dog's Day Afternoon

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Aired Daily 7:00 AM Apr 27, 2001 on Nickelodeon
8.2
out of 10
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Chin Up:
Timmy wishes for the Crimson Chin, a comic book hero, to come to life. But when the Chin discovers that he is imaginary and lives in a fake world, Timmy must restore his confidence. In order to do so he wishes himself inside the comic and poses as the Chin's sidekick, Cleft, the Boy Chin Wonder. The Crimson Chin must now make a decision about his so-called life.

Dog's Day Afternoon:
Timmy wishes he was a dog in order to be treated better by Vicky. But when he discovers that he is due to be "fixed", he is unable to wish himself back to normal, no longer having the ability to speak.moreless

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  • One of the best "old-school Cosmo" episodes.

    10
    "Dog's Day Afternoon" is a funny, charming episode that reminds me of why I once loved this show. It's a terrific premise - Timmy taking the place of Vicky's spoiled pet dog only to find he's going to get "fixed"! The dog jokes are funny, Vicky's other "fixed" and dispirited pets are a scream, but best of all is Cosmo's reaction when he and Wanda split up to take care of the dog Timmy and the fake Timmy. His anguish over being separated from his Wanda is affecting and hilarious, a far cry from the obnoxious, callous, tiresome Cosmo of the more recent episodes. Many fans wish for the return of the "Dog's Day Afternoon" Cosmo who adored his wife and cared about the feelings of others, just a loveable goofy guy. Ah memories...



    As for "Chin Up", if you're into superhero parodies, eh, there are worse ones out there I suppose. But the Crimson Chin got tiresome pretty quick, along with Catman, and I avoid their episodes like the plague.moreless
  • It's a dog eat hero world.

    7.8
    Chin Up - At a comic book convention, Timmy is unimpressed by the person playing the Crimson Chin, so he wants to summon the real thing. However, the sight of the Chin's many villains (really cosplaying nerds) snaps the hero to action. Timmy ends up telling the Chin that's he's just a fictional character, which has a disastrous effect on the hero's comic...and self-esteem. Pretty funny, especially with the Chin's origin and Timmy entering the fray as Cleft, the Boy Chin Wonder.



    8.0



    Dog's Day Afternoon - Looking for the respect that Vicky shows toward her dog, Doidle, Timmy wishes to switch minds with him. Things are going great...until the pooch is set to be fixed. This is a lesser first-season episode, due to the unoriginal plot, which is not to say it's a bad one. Sure, there are the dog in a human body jokes, but also some funny moments with Vicky's other pets and the commentary of the wrestling matches on TV.



    7.5moreless
  • Better than the normal episodes from this series!!!!

    8.1
    Chin Up Timmy wishes for the Crimson Chin, a comic book hero, to come to life. But when the Chin discovers that he is imaginary and lives in a fake world, Timmy must restore his confidence. In order to do so he wishes himself inside the comic and poses as the Chin's sidekick, Cleft, the Boy Chin Wonder. The Crimson Chin must now make a decision about his so-called life. Dog's Day Afternoon Timmy wishes he was a dog in order to be treated better by Vicky. But when he discovers that he is due to be "fixed", he is unable to wish himself back to normal, no longer having the ability to speak.moreless
  • Great episode.

    9.2
    This episode was great I used to liked it because in it appeared the Crimson Chin a superhero and about the costume contest that it looked cool because Timmy won it by being Cleft the Boy Chin Wonder and many things and he and the Crimson Chin fought against the Bronze Kneecap in the comic book in which also looked cool the way they fighted and all. I think this was a great episode and it deserves it's respect as an episode. In conclusion for being such a great episode I give it a 9.2 superb rating for my review.moreless
  • It was okay.

    4.8
    Well, I guess it was okay. I mean, they only show this once per day. I mean, really, they've gotta work on that. The problem that I have with this episode, as I already said, is that this must be the most commonly shown episode of Fairly Oddparents ever. The episodes aren't bad, but they aren't great. But when you see them 1 gazillion times, they get old. (Duh.) Plus, we have the typical lame jokiness of this show. Not a single funny joke in either of these episodes that I can remember.

    All in all, boring. Show it once every few months, and it gets a bit better.moreless
Frankie Muniz

Frankie Muniz

Chester McBadbat (2001 - 2003)

Mary Kay Bergman

Mary Kay Bergman

Timmy Turner (Oh Yeah! Cartoons! episodes)

Faith Abrahams

Faith Abrahams

Francis

Ibrahim Haneef Muhammad

Ibrahim Haneef Muhammad

AJ (2001 - 2002)

Butch Hartman

Butch Hartman

Comic Dealer/Actor/Cop #2

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Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Timmy Turner

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Daran Norris

Daran Norris

Cosmo/Mr. Turner/Jorgen von Strangle

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Susan Blakeslee

Susan Blakeslee

Wanda/Mrs. Turner

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