The Fairly OddParents

Season 1 Episode 12

Power Mad!

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Aired Daily 7:00 AM Mar 30, 2001 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

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After playing a virtual game with ninja bunnies, Timmy wishes for a game that you can't wish yourself out of. When Chester and A.J. then come unexpectedly and go into the game, Timmy realizes that they have to finish the game to leave, so he goes into the game himself. But when Vicky is coming close to a power surge, Cosmo and Wanda have to make sure the power doesn't go out, or all the data in the game will be lost...including Timmy and his friends.moreless
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • I thought that this episode was a little better than "The Big Problem" in my opinion

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    I thought that this was a perfect pairing of "The Fairly OddParents" pilot and I thought it was a little better than "The Big Problem" in my opinion. I thought that it was funny that there were ninja bunnies in Timmy's virtual video game in the beginning of this episode. It was funny but weird that Timmy always goes to the bathroom at 6:13pm. Cosmo and Wanda being on the television was hilarious especially when Cosmo said "It's a show about nothing". Timmy, Chester, and AJ going inside the virtual video game was very cool and very exciting to watch in this episode. Cosmo as a mouse running on the treadmill to save the power was very funny. It was also very nice that Timmy sacrificed his own life for Chester and AJ in the virtual video game and then he comes back to life. Timmy, Chester, and AJ fighting robot Vicky was very exciting and I was entertained with that scene. Timmy giving Vicky the video game helmet and Vicky getting hurt inside the video game was very funny. Overall, I thought that this was a little better than "The Big Problem" and it's one of my favorite episode of "The Fairly OddParents". 10/10



    Note: marebear2009 requested me to review this episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • If Vicky lost all her lives inside the game, she should have disappeared, but she didn't.

      Response: It was never revealed that Vicky lost all of her lives, just that she at least lost one.

    • When all the electricity was out at the end, how was Vicky playing in the game when Cosmo and Wanda weren't powering it?

      Respond: After Timmy, AJ, and Chester come out of the game the power comes back on

    • When Timmy tells Chester and AJ that they need to take their helmets off, and AJ says that he went at 6:13, look at Chester's Eyebrows. They turn Black for a second.

    • Before Timmy leaves to the bathroom, one of the virtual reality helmets is placed on top of the game console and the other one is placed next to it on the right, but when Chester and AJ come, they pick up the virtual reality helmets and both are on the floor far from the game console.

    • There is stereotypical elmements that was used throughout cartoons on Nick and other channels- like the common name Aunt Gertriude, the video game having generic versions of Atari sound effects.

    • The level with Aunt Gertude is level eight. When Vicky is in the game at the end, she goes from level one to level eight in about five seconds. Unless levels one to seven are ridiculously short, Vicky must be absolutely amazing at video games.

    • When the power goes on and off, the video game continues from where it's left off. I've yet to see a single video game console where this is the case.

    • Vicky doesn't notice Chester and AJ come in

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Cosmo: (On TV in his show) It's a show about nothing! So how do we know when it's gonna be over?
      Vicky: (Bored) I do.

    • Cosmo: I have an idea!
      Wanda: (Writing in her journal) Wednesday March 22, Cosmo had an idea..

    • Timmy: Make a game that will scare the pants off me!
      Cosmo: But you'll be in the can. You'll already have your pants off!

    • Cosmo: Shh... Chester and AJ are on TV!
      Timmy: WHAT!?
      Chester: (In the game) Weird. Usually Timmy's games are filled with fuzzy bunnies.
      AJ: (In the game) I know! What is he, four?! (Both laugh)
      Timmy: Those creeps!

    • Timmy: Fuzzy bunnies? What am I, four?

    • Timmy: I wish I had cheeks of steel.
      Wanda: I Hope you mean your face...
      Timmy: I DO!

    • Vicky: This is for the TV, the VCR, the DVD, the surrond sound, the combination microwave popcorn maker/neck massager, and I don't know what this is, but I ain't paying for the electricity!

    • Aunt Gertrude: Hello, Timmy! Let me pinch those chubby cheeks of yours!
      Timmy: I hope she means my face!

    • (From the Talk Show parody)
      Wanda: Just let me clairify this, you married your car.
      Cosmo: Yep, now my kids get seventeen miles to the gallon.

    • (From the I Love Lucy parody)
      Cosmo: Wannnnnda! You've got some splainin' to do!
      Wanda: Even though that's not the way everybody says explaining, I respect our differences and your right to say it in a way you want.
      Cosmo: Ehhhh, babalu?
      Wanda: That too.
      Cosmo and and Baby: Wahhhhhh!

    • Timmy: I wish for a game that's more challenging a game that you can't wish yourself out of.

    • Chester: I still have three lives!
      (A.J. pushes Chester off a floating desk to his death, Chester comes back and tries to throw A.J. in there too).

    • Cosmo: I'm a Cosmo coin! You get one wish!
      Timmy: I wish there was a way to get rid of Vicky!
      Cosmo: That's just vague enough to work!
      (Cosmo creates a door, and Timmy's Parents come in)
      Dad: Vicky! It's us! Timmy's mom and dad! You can go home now!
      Vicky: (Screaming and melting): Nooooo!

    • A.J.: It's 6:13, Timmy always goes to the bathroom at 6:13.
      Chester: That's weird, he always strucked as a 7:43 wizzinator.

    • Wanda: (As a newsreader) Now here's Cosmo with the weather.
      Cosmo: (Holding a feather) I thought you said feather.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Timmy: The Matrix
      During the scene in the first version of the game Timmy plays, ninja rabbits shoot carrots at Timmy. He then dodges the carrots in 3D animation and in bullet-time, which is a reference to the film, The Matrix.

    • Television Shows: Parody
      In Power Mad, some of the television shows Cosmo and Wanda do are parodies. Spoofing I Love Lucy and Seinfeld, and those commercials seen on television for male tenor singers.

    • Power Mad: Similarity
      The episode Power Mad borrows some elements from the 1982 Walt Disney Productions film, Tron.

    • Timmy's Game Console:
      Timmy's game console shares many characteristics with Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES for short) launched in 1991. The SNES console even has a reset button on the right side.

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