The Fairly OddParents

Season 9 Episode 1

Fairly OddPet

7
Aired Daily 7:00 AM Mar 23, 2013 on Nickelodeon
6.8
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Timmy gets a fairy puppy named Sparky.

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  • Mediocre start to season 9

    5.0
    Timmy gets a fairy puppy named Sparky. This episode was a mediocre start of season 9. Unlike most people, I don't think FOP is very bad nowadays but I understand that the writers are running out of ideas. I think Sparky is a decent character, but just like Poof, people judge him too much. They are really not the worst characters on the show to be honest and I don't think they ever ruined the show for me. One thing's for sure, I am getting a little tired of Crocker and Timmy's dad. The episode started off great but by the second act, it was getting worse. More will be explained specifically.

    STORY: It's decent, but the story seems dull. 6/10

    WRITING: The usual same old FOP writing style which is not a surprise. The episode was written by Ray DeLaurentis, William Schifrin, and Kevin Sullivan. 5/10

    HUMOR: There are some clever allusions like the well known Lady and the Tramp scene (even though it's a little gay) and that . scene. The rest is the usual same old hit or miss humor. 5/10

    AWESOME/HEARTWARMING: The last few minutes of the episode.

    ANIMATION AND ART: Believe it or not, I actually love the new animation and art style. It seems so new and updated. You'll noticed it in the opening which is updated because Poof is now in it. 10/10

    VOICE ACTING: Sparky is voiced by the same person that voices Snaptrap on . Puppy (Matthew W. Taylor). 6/10

    FLAWS: Sparky's voice is a little annoying to hear at times. Also, the running gags are pretty much bothersome since they're all over the place. I didn't like when Timmy was being mean to Sparky .

    OVERALL SCORE: 5/10moreless
  • ... Why.

    3.0
    Guys. I'm upset. I feel like, abandoned... Why? Because I decided to watch the Fairly Odd Parents today and saw hi to my childhood, and well... THEY GAVE A TIMMY A DOG. But not just any dog. A MAGIC dog. Oh. My. Gawd. Why.



    If ANYONE watched the older episodes, Timmy KILLED all of his other pets, why the heck would they let him have a dog? On top of that, they even made a joke on why Timmy shouldn't have one, and they didn't even mention the Summer Camp episode where all of his dead pets turned into ZOMBIES, I was so sure they would give older fans a nod of the head, but they didn't.



    Onto problems with the actual character, O_M_G he has an ANNOYING voice, he has the same actor of the dog from TUFF PUPPY and he's just as annoying here as he is in his own show. Not to mention, this dog is exactly like EVERY OTHER dog character from Nickolodean, I mean, they all act like cheap knock offs of Ren from Ren and Stempy, literally all of the dog characters I find from this company are the same. Hyper active, and not very bright. It got old... very fast. I actually didn't think the new dog would be that bad, until I heard his voice, they literally made him sound like he has down syndrome or something, which is a littler harsh considering they called him not very bright.



    Now this IRRITATING character is part of the main cast of one of my favorite cartoons, it seems to me like when they feel the need to add a dog character (in any show, which is why I just rolled by eyes at Krypto the Superdog when it first came out) seems to always be the crashing point in a series, do they really need this doofus to add anything to the characters? They've already got Cosmo, but he is lovable. "Sparky the Magic Dog" is just annoying.moreless
  • Eh .... It's Okay.

    5.0
    Some people may hate FOP and have quit on it by now. Some people want it cancelled. Other people don't even care. In case you didn't know, I really think FOP went downhill after the character Poof was added in, and I REALLY hated the show afterwards. However, the show seems to be regaining its quality here, despite it still being at the pinpoint of mediocrity. My lame speech aside, let's move on to the episode.



    So, after our new REVAMPED intro (Now in HD!!!!), we see 30 seconds in that Timmy already has a reason he wants a pet: he seems to be the only one who doesn't have one, even though fairies are "fish" most of the time when they're at home. Anyway, Mr. Crocker has a parrot, Turner's dad has a pet rock, etc. So, Timmy wants a pet, but since he has been banned from all the normal pet stores, he goes to the Fairy World pet store and gets a dog named Sparky, which turns out being a HUGE responsibilty. C'mon, writers, we've had the irresponsible Timmy scenario MORE THAN 7 TIMES. Doesn't it get old after a while?



    However, later the next day, Sparky causes a... dog-pocalypse in DImmsdale, and soon enough, Timmy finds he isn't responsible enough to own a dog. Sparky overhears him and runs off. Everything after that.... I'm pretty sure you can predict. Sparky and Timmy apologize, Sparky almost dies but doesn't since he's a fairy dog, and they return the world to normal and live happily ever after.



    Was this episode good? Ehhhh.... Sort of. It was very clever at some points, and it even got a few chuckles out of me here and there. However, the episode wasn't really that good, and now it seems like they're not even trying to implement Poof anymore.... Oh well.



    Ranking: 5/10

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  • Sparky- Great!

    9.0
    This was a great episode! Much better than Fairly Odd Baby. I really like Sparky, he's cute and funny. This is looking to be a great season of one of my favorite shows!
  • FOP Is Back With A Dog Named Sparky Introduced In The Show And The Season Didn't Start Out So Well

    5.0
    I know a lot of people don't enjoy FOP anymore while there are still loyal FOP fans out there. It's the same with SpongeBob... I'm obviously a SpongeBob fan. Am I fan of FOP??? Um... not anymore honestly. I still find the show enjoyable but it's definitely lost its charms as the years were coming by. It does irk me when people put all of the blame on Poof though. If they complain about the storylines? that's ok. Jokes? thats ok. Character Changes? thats ok. Poof? not really ok. I enjoy the character Poof. Anyways to my review. "Meet The OddParents", I thought was going to be the series finale of FOP and I wasn't really sure if it was the ending or not if you all read my review for that but now I know it's not the ending. First of all, I was kinda excited about there being a dog in this show. Looking at the promos, it had me somewhat interested so I was pretty excited for the Season 9 premiere of this show. Unfortunately, Season 9 did NOT start out so hot. I was pretty disappointed and letdown by this episode. The first half of the episode was actually pretty good and I got a good amount of laughs in the first half of the episode. Sparky was actually an enjoyable character in my opinion, there were a few times where Sparky's voice did annoy me a little though and I think it will take some getting used to his voice but for the most part it actually did fit him though. I thought Sparky was a cute character though. Some of the jokes (mostly in the first half) were very good and gave me good laughs. The animation, for some reason, feels different though. I don't know if they got someone new to animate the characters and background but it feels a bit different to me and I don't know why. Some moments of the episode (especially in the second half of the episode) really bored me and it was very predictable and just very cliches and it just felt lazy as well. A few good jokes in the second half but overall it was mostly a miss and the storyline honestly started to fall more apart in my opinion. I thought Timmy and Sparky's friendship was adorable and it actually did make me smile and my heart did break a little when Sparky was crying because Timmy didn't want him anymore. I was a sucker for Sparky despite his voice annoying me just a few times but not a whole lot. It's not a bad episode at all but when I compare this episode (which was mediocre) to "Meet The OddParents" (I really LOVED it). You would expect it to be better. I don't think the blame should go to Poof or Sparky though since they are not the reasons the show has lost some of its charms. The show losts some of its charms before Poof even came so I don't blame Poof nor Sparky. They are both enjoyable and adorable characters in my opinion. Will I stay tuned for the upcoming new episodes for Season 9? Of course, I still enjoy the show even though it's not as good as it used to be. This Season 9 Premiere honestly isn't really worth your time though. This Season 9 premiere was pretty disappointing overall and I hope the upcoming new episodes of Season 9 will be better and that they won't feel as rushed or lazy as this one felt. It's watchable but definitely a letdown especially since FOP made its official return. Let's hope for the better in Season 9 though. 5/10moreless

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