The Fairly OddParents

Season 4 Episode 1

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Aired Daily 7:00 AM Sep 10, 2004 on Nickelodeon
8.5
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Timmy wishes that Tom Sawyer would come out of his book and help him write his book report. Tom, being the lazy swindling type, steals Cosmo's wand and goes into a few well known books and edits them, forcing Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda to follow him and end his antics.moreless

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  • HORRIFYING! Wanda says "dick" freely!

    1.0
    Seriously? Has Nickelodeon gone mad by letting Wanda say "dick" without a censor? This is a kid's show for god's sakes, not South Park. Enjoy having your kids thinking "dick" is an ordinary word, becuase those rascals are idiots nowadays.





    This episode could have easily been a Family Guy episode, because it is inappropriate, vile, and a disgrace to humanity.
  • Great episode

    8.9
    It's summer time, and you know what that means! A 500 page book report! Now, Timmy spends his summer doing things other than writing his 500 page book report, but when he learns there's a carnival for kids who have done their report, he starts writing his... on the Rat in Spats. But this wasn't on the list, and now Timmy wishes Tom Sawyer to life, but when he gets control of Cosmo's wand and decides to change things in each book, Timmy and Wanda must stop him before he gets to Astrophysics for Morons, where he could turn Uranus into...moreless
  • This was a funny and educational episode

    9.5
    This was a funny episode Crocker gives the kids a 500 page book report to do during the summer.Timmy spends most of the entire summer playing around with books instead of reading them and panics when there is only 3 days of summer left. He goes to the libary and reads the book The Rat In Spats and Wanda tells him to read the approve books and she poofs up some books. Timmy gets a book called The adventures of Tom Sawyer and wishes him out of the book. Tom said he will do Timmys report and tells him he can go to the fair(for people who already did there report) but is lieing because he really wants to steal Csomos wand. When Timmy comes back Tom has Cosmos wand and uses it to change books and Timmy,Cosmo,and Wanda go after him. Frist they go to the book Moby Dick but Tom changed it to Moby Duck and leaves. Then they go to the book The Frankinstien Monster but Tom changes it to The Frankienstien Monster Truck. While there Timmy learns that if Tom can change books so can he. Then they go to Trazan Lord of the Apes and Tom changes it to Trazan Lord of Drapes Timmy then changes it to Tarzan Lord of Shapes. Then they go to The Three Muskuteers which Tom changes to The Three Mousekuteers. Then they go to the book Jason and The Agronauts and Tom changes it to Jason and The well i can say the word because they won't let me(which was really silly and funny when they sang the song). Last book they were going to was Astrophisics For Morons but Timmy wished to go to The Rat In The Spats and challenges Tom to a frowning contest. Then the Rat In Spats comes and Tom makes fun of his shoes and gets well if you have read The Rat In Spats ends with a Splat. Timmy then sends Tom to Missouri and completes his book report, sort of.moreless
  • Awsome i liked it alot! it matches a lot of the characters into silly ones and that a good funny ya!

    7.6
    It was really good and really funny. I wasn{t expecting them to do that but it was great. I used to watch this when i was little and somtimes still do. Some of the shows of this are priceless and it was awsome! Yeah a lot of people liked this episode because it was original and pretty good. Most of the things Tom said was funny to. I forgot this episode because i aven{t watched the fairy odd parents for ever so this was good and brought back a lot of memoris. I hoped everyone liked this to!moreless
  • Great episode.

    9.3
    This episode was a good one and Tom Sawyer made me laugh and also Elmer who said that he liked books and the kids started to follow him was a great part in this episode. Also when Cosmo was painting the picket fence for Tom was a funny part because who would paint a picket fence in a library. Also Wanda was kind of strange in this episode the way she treated Cosmo, in which it wasn't pretty good. Also when Tom steals Cosmo's magic wand wasn't good neither. The way he changed the names of the books wasn't good, but the names were really funny especially Spatsville and Astrofisics for Morons. But the characters including Captain Ahab and Moby Duck were good characters in this great episode.moreless
Gary Leroi Gray

Gary Leroi Gray

AJ (2002)

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Timmy Turner

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Mr. Denzel Crocker

Jason Marsden

Jason Marsden

Chester (2003 -)

Daran Norris

Daran Norris

Cosmo/Mr. Turner/Jorgen von Strangle

Susan Blakeslee

Susan Blakeslee

Wanda/Mrs. Turner

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

The Rat in Spats

Guest Star

Jess Harnell

Jess Harnell

Singer

Guest Star

Guy Moon

Guy Moon

Singer

Guest Star

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Villager #1

Recurring Role

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Tom Sawyer

Recurring Role

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Mr. Crocker / Rat

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Hidden jokes:

      1. For a mysterious legal reason with not being sued by Disney, Timmy interrupted Wanda when Wanda was about to say "Mouseketeers"

      2. Uranus into "urnine" was interrupted by Wanda saying "Oh my gosh!"

      Reply: You're wrong about the second thing, I think it was Your-anus, meaning your butt.

    • In Mary Shelleys Frankenstein, Frankenstein doesn't have a castle (merely an attic room), Frankenstein never says the words "Its alive!", and the villagers never try to attack the creation.

    • This is one of three episodes where Timmy gets a grade of 'A' for a school assignment.

    • Wanda: Oh Hilary, how could you put up with him?
      While unlikely, this may be a reference to Bill and Hilary Clinton and the notorious Monica Lewinsky scandal that shook the presidency.

    • When Wanda almost says 'They've turned The 3 Musketeers into the The 3 Mouseketeers', Timmy stops her. This is because of them not being able to get the legal rights for The Mouseketeer's name from Disney.

    • How did Sanjay do his 500-page book report when he has been chasing Elmer with the rest of the angry mob all summer long?
      (reply: He could've taken a break to do it, and went back to chasing Elmer)

    • Sanjay was in the angry mob about against books, but he is a member in the school library club.

    • This is the second time they show Timmy on summer vacation in the series, yet he returns to 5th grade every time, along with the rest of the kids.

      Re: With Crocker like teacher is possible.

  • QUOTES (19)

  • NOTES (14)

  • ALLUSIONS (9)

    • Episode: Plot
      The story of this episode is somewhat similar to The real life/animated movie The Pagemaster were a boy magically travels into the books.

    • Moby Duck: Captain Ahab chasing after a big rubber yellow duck
      The scene is similar to the Codename: Kids Next Door episode D.U.C.K.Y. where a captain and his crew chase after a big rubber yellow duck.

    • When Timmy imagines the "planets" being turned into "plants" by the brought-to-life "Tom Sawyer", one of the plant-planets resembles the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek (The Original Series).

    • Dick Tracy:
      When Wanda explain who is Sherlock Holmes, Cosmo transform his head in Dick Tracy's head. Dick Tracy was a popular detective of comic strips. In the 90's he had a movie.

    • Clothes of Scientist:
      If you look closely on the clothes of the scientist in the "Frankenstein" book, you will notice that he is wearing purple gloves and a white lab coat similar to the attire Dexter in Dexter's Laboratory is wearing.

    • Episode: Similarity
      This episode is identical to a large portion of the Futurama episode 'The Day The Earth Stood Stupid'.

    • Book: Astrophysics for Morons
      The "For Morons" books is a parody of the "For Dummies" books.

    • Book: Jason and the Pussycats
      The title and the song they sing is a parody of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, Josie and the Pussycats, which was also made into a 2001 movie starring Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid and Rachael Leigh Cook as the title roles.

    • Book: Rats in Spats
      Parody of the book and movie The Cat in the Hat.

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