The Fairly OddParents

Season 1 Episode 11

The Big Problem

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Aired Daily 7:00 AM Mar 30, 2001 on Nickelodeon
8.3
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The Big Problem
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After becoming rejected from the football team, receiving a babysitter, and bullied by Francis, Timmy wishes to be an adult. However, he soon realizes that being an adult is not what he thought it would be.

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  • Honestly, the "did you finish college?" quote alone gave this episode a 10/10

    10
    Really the part alone where the waiter brings the bill and tells adult Timmy "did you finish college?" alone makes this episode one of my faovrites and that quote my favorite in the fairly oddparents and in all cartoons I have watched!
  • Superb pilot of "The Fairly OddParents"

    9.0
    I thought that this was a superb pilot of "The Fairly OddParents". This wasn't my favorite episode and the plot could have been a little better but it was overall superb. I didn't like that Timmy's parents didn't take Timmy to the movies with them (but at least they're not as huge jerks as they are in the later FOP episodes). I thought Timmy wishing Cosmo and Wanda that he was an adult was a very interesting thing in this episode. Timmy enjoying his life as an adult was pretty funny. It was very funny that Timmy is watching a movie now that he is an adult and he thought the couple in the movie making out was gross and then you see Timmy's parents making out and then Timmy's dad says "You know, I bet Timmy would think this is gross". It was funny when Timmy was learning how to shave and use cologne. It was hilarious when adult Timmy asked the waiter "Did you finish college?" and then the waiter was crying and said "No, why do you think I'm a waiter". Timmy finds out that he needs to wish himself back to a kid or else he would lose Cosmo and Wanda forever, which is weird for the writers to do since this is the first episode of this cartoon. It was great that Timmy wished himself back to a kid again though. Overall, a superb pilot of this cartoon. 9/10



    Note: marebear2009 requested me to review this episode.moreless
  • pilot

    10
    the big problem- timmy wishes he could be an adult, because he does not like his life as a kid. but soon he learns his fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda, will leave because they cannot hang with adults. What will he do?



    Power Mad- virtual game. Chester and AJ Trapped? Will Timmy be able to save them and beat his virtual game?



    Good pilot episodes, big problem was probably better, but both were fine episodes, i thought, really good openers to the show, doing a decent job at introducing the characters, and overall these get both A+'s from me, just perfectmoreless
  • WHat do you get when you slap an over-used plot into a bowl of stupi animation and comedy this episode!!!!

    6.8
    The Big Problem: Tired of being a kid, Timmy wishes he could be older in order to go adult things, but his wish backfires when "Da Rules" states that now that he is an adult, Cosmo and Wanda can't grant him any wishes or turn him back into a kid until he is a kid or acts like a kid



    Power Mad: After wishing for a challenging virtual reality game, Timmy goes to the bathroom and leaves it unattended, and Chester and AJ decide to play. Realizing what has happened, Timmy must go into the game and play to save them.moreless
  • Playing games isn't just for children.

    9.3
    The Big Problem - Bully Francis sees him as an easy target. His parents go to a movie without him. Vicky sends him to bed early. Timmy believes that these problems would go away if he were older. Or would this create more of them? This episode is a delight, not only for its snappy lines (especially from Cosmo), but for the fact that it actually imparts a lesson.



    9.0



    Power Mad - A.J. and Chester visit Timmy to try out his new video game. Unfortunately, this dangerous game is 'one that you can't wish yourself out of'. Meanwhile, Vicky's overuse of the house's electronics items could spell 'game over' for the boys. A fantastic episode that features some clever and funny TV parodies (take that, "Channel Chasers"!), and an exciting story.



    9.5moreless
Frankie Muniz

Frankie Muniz

Chester McBadbat (2001 - 2003)

Mary Kay Bergman

Mary Kay Bergman

Timmy Turner (Oh Yeah! Cartoons! episodes)

Daran Norris

Daran Norris

Cosmo/Mr. Turner/Jorgen von Strangle

Susan Blakeslee

Susan Blakeslee

Wanda/Mrs. Turner

Faith Abrahams

Faith Abrahams

Francis

Ibrahim Haneef Muhammad

Ibrahim Haneef Muhammad

AJ (2001 - 2002)

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Timmy Turner

Recurring Role

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Vicky/Veronica/Tootie

Recurring Role

Susan Blakeslee

Susan Blakeslee

Lobster in Video Game

Recurring Role

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