The Fairly OddParents

Season 1 Episode 18

Dream Goat / The Same Game

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Aired Daily 7:00 AM May 04, 2001 on Nickelodeon
7.8
out of 10
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10

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Dream Goat:
When Timmy sees that the city mascot is miserable in captivity, he wishes for the mascot's freedom. Vicky takes the blame for stealing the goat, and Timmy is proclaimed a hero, but guilt causes him to wish in his sleep.

The Same Game:
Timmy wishes for everyone in the world to be the same when an evil dentist won't give him his ball back. Problems inevitably ensue, and Timmy can't wish things back to normal as Cosmo and Wanda aren't able figure out who he is.moreless

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  • One was almost perfect while the other episode was great

    9.0
    Dream Goat: When Timmy sees that the city mascot is miserable in captivity, he wishes for the mascot's freedom. Vicky takes the blame for stealing the goat, and Timmy is proclaimed a hero, but guilt causes him to wish in his sleep. I thought that this was an excellent episode of "The Fairly OddParents". It wasn't perfect but it was very close though. I really enjoyed the storyline with some fun humor such as everyone putting underwater over their heads in honor of Timmy being the hero, Mr. Turner screaming like a little girl twice, Timmy saying "So does this means I'm not in trouble?"and then the Mayor responds "Of course you are, GET HIM" after Timmy confessed about him being the hero, Chompy the goat giving Vicky a wedgie, and a few more. Overall, not my favorite episode but the storyline was very enjoyable and there was some fun humor to laugh on the way. 9.5/10 The Same Game: Timmy wishes for everyone in the world to be the same when an evil dentist won't give him his ball back. Problems inevitably ensue, and Timmy can't wish things back to normal as Cosmo and Wanda aren't able figure out who he is. I thought that this was a great episode of "The Fairly OddParents". Not my favorite episode and it could have been a little better but it was enjoyable for the most part even though it wasn't as good as "Dream Goat". My score is a little low because I didn't like Dr. Bender and his son (well... mainly Dr. Bender) being a jerk to Timmy by telling him that his teeth aren't perfect and for him not giving back his ball. It was awesome when Mrs. Turner got the ball back from Dr. Bender and even destroyed his dentures. This episode also had some funny parts such as "Are you Timmy?" "No, I'm Chad" "Are you Timmy?" "I just told you, I'm Chad", Timmy slithering very slowly as a blob, Cosmo faking the explosion, and more. Overall, a great episode of "The Fairly OddParents". 8.5/10moreless
  • Saw this today for the first time in years...

    9.0
    Dream Goat: I don't know why, but when I was younger, this was my favorite episode of all time. In fact, I loved it so much I wrote a story based on it! Lol! Anyway, I probably wouldn't say this was my all-time favorite episode anymore, but it is still pretty close. While there weren't that many parts that made me laugh, the story was very interesting and compelling enough to keep me entertained. There were a few parts I did find funny, such as the scenes with Vicky in jail, especially when Chompy gave her a wedgie, the town hero hovercraft insurance joke, Timmy's Dad screaming like a girl and fainting, and anytime someone had underwear on his/her head in Timmy's honor. I don't really know why, but I also thought Timmy was especially adorable when he was sleeping at the end of this episode.:) For my final grade, I'll give this episode an A. The Same Game was also a good episode, but not as great. The main issue I had with this episode was Dr. Bender and his son. I just thought they were being total jerks, and they annoyed me. Other than that, this was a pretty good episode that had some good gags like Timmy as a gray blob trying to run and moving slowly and the ending. I also liked Timmy's mom standing up to Dr. Bender in the end. So, overall, despite that one problem, this was a good episode, although nowhere near as good as "Dream Goat" in my opinion. Final grade: B-. Marebear2009, out!moreless
  • Having the same dreams.

    9.3
    Given the alleged hilarity of the newer episodes, I think it's time to look back at what made me a fan of the show in the first of six reviews:



    Dream Goat - Chompy the goat is Dimmsdale's beloved mascot. Unfortunately, his happiness doesn't quite match his reputation. Timmy wishes for his freedom, but, through circumstances, he's thought to be a hero for nabbing the goat's kidnapper - Vicky. This is a charming episode with a lot of great lines (which I won't spoil) and a look at the dangerous effects of 'sleep-wishing'.



    9.0



    The Same Game - Stung by Dr. Bender (a funny Gilbert Gottfried)'s remarks about his teeth, Timmy wishes that everyone looked exactly the same. Not only do the dentist's opinions remain the same, but everyone ends up sporting the same gray, blobby look...making it hard for the fairies to locate their kids. The opening bits with the game of 'Timmyball' and Dr. Bender's put-downs are funny, but the episode really takes off with the dull gray wish. Cosmo and Wanda failing to find their godson and 'there's no time to waste!' make for a pair of fantastic gags.



    9.5moreless
  • Horrible for so mnay reasons.

    6.0
    Dream Goat Timmy becomes a hero after the Dimmsdale Mayor mistakenly thinks he said that the city hall goat is ugly. The Same Game Timmy wishes for everyone in the world to be the same when an evil dentist won't give him his ball back. Problems inevitably ensue, and Timmy can't wish things back to normal as Cosmo and Wanda aren't able figure out who he is. Just so bad for so many reasons. This may be the worst episode in the series yet. I mean at least the plots are being written a little bit better, but I still fail to see the element of comedy in these episodes.moreless
  • cool

    8.6
    yeah good episode for this season and i realy loved this episode when i first saw it years ago the only problem was that they show this epiosde to much in nicktoons network like every day they show this episode if this episode wouldent be so repetive then i would give it a 10/10 i loved the episode "dream goat" cause it was so funny and i loved the way they treated vicky LOL i also loved the other episode too but i like the episode "dream goat" better i just love it for some reason so i give this episode a 8.6/10 good episode!moreless
Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried

voice of Dr. Bender, Wendell Bender

Guest Star

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Timmy Turner

Recurring Role

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Vicky/Veronica/Tootie

Recurring Role

Daran Norris

Daran Norris

Cosmo/Mr. Turner/Jorgen von Strangle

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Despite the fact that in the "Same Game", Cosmo and Wanda show up in clear view of all the blobs and even talk with them, they do not get taken away. However, this might be excepted because a)Jordan Von Strangle and the rest of fairy world was dealing with a major crisis or b)since fairies have to be seen by human beings and the blobs weren't technically human Cosmo and Wanda won't poof away.

    • Dr. Bender tells Timmy that he and Wendell have perfect teeth, but both Benders appear to have severe underbites (where the lower jaw juts out farther than the upper jaw). This dental condition can be corrected with orthodontic appliances, something Dr. Bender, as a dentist, should have known. Reply: He probably meant clean teeth.

  • QUOTES (21)

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Dream Goat: Plot
      The plot of Dream Goat seems to be similar to the plot of Boy Meets World, episode Hometown Hero, both dealing with a character being a "hero."

    • City Hall: Similarity
      The city hall looks like the art museum of Heatherfield from show W.I.T.C.H..

    • Cosmo and Wanda: Salt and Pepper
      In The Same Game, Cosmo is the salt and Wanda is the pepper. This is a reference to Blue's Clues, where there is a Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper.

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