The Fairly OddParents

Season 5 Episode 15

The Good Ol' Days / Future Lost

Aired Daily 7:00 AM Oct 07, 2005 on Nickelodeon
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The Good Ol' Days

Mom and Dad are going out and they're leaving Timmy with Grandpa Pappy, a grumpy old man who hates anything new and modern. However, if Timmy can get Pappy to at least enjoy babysitting, then Pappy may want to come over all the time -- which means no more Vicky. But every fun thing that Timmy suggests is dismissed as modern hokum. Rollerblades, rock and roll, sour candies. Nothing can make Pappy happy. Until Timmy and his Grandpa watch an old cartoon together. Pappy declares that this is what fun is all about. So Timmy wishes that the world was like a black and white cartoon from the 1930's. Everything around them becomes wacky and zany, from the bouncing buildings and dancing cars, to the silly musical numbers. Cosmo and Wanda's wands even spring to life and run away. While the Godparents take off after their mischief-making wands, Timmy and Pappy enjoy the good life as a couple of millionaires.

Future Lost

Timmy wishes for his society to be more futuristic, like a fictional character from one of Dad's old books. However, this society is filled with robots, who are seemingly harmless, but in reality, are evil. Will Timmy escape from this dreaded society?


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  • FOP goes black and white in "The Good Ol' Days" and Timmy wishes for Dimmsdale to be futuristic in "Future Lost"

    The Good Ol' Days: I thought that this was an excellent episode of The Fairly OddParents. I loved how this episode went back to THE GOOD OL' DAYS (get it because that's the title) when cartoons were black and white and just plain classic and they were actually allowed to show violence back then. I just loved everything about this episode and I loved how Timmy wishes that everything was the old cartoon days and it was black and white. There were just so many funny moments in this episode and I enjoyed the song "Icky Vicky" (it was just such a classic and catchy song). Butch Hartman has really outdone himself with this episode as it was very creative and original. It's one of my favorite storylines from this episode. My only nit-pick about this episode was that Timmy wasn't going to see his grandfather every again. Like come on, I would rather see the grandfather for the rest of the series instead of Vicky so that kinda got me anger in a way but I can let it slide as I did say it was a nit-pick. Overall, a classic and original episode of "The Fairly OddParents". 10/10


    'Future Lost: Timmy wishes for his society to be more futuristic, like a fictional character from one of Dad's old books. However, this society is filled with robots, who are seemingly harmless, but in reality, are evil. Will Timmy escape from this dreaded society? Just like "The Good Ol' Days", this episode was also perfect and I loved it. I really loved the idea of Timmy wishing that that Dimmsdale became futuristic. There were many so many funny moments in this episode that gave me good laughs such as Mr. Turner's part, Crocker being the janitor in the futuristic Dimmsdale, the;BRAINFREEZE" joke, and more. The storyline was just all-around creative and brilliant. Any FOP fan will most certainly really enjoy this episode as the storyline and the humor are totally worth watching. Overall, a perfect episode of "The Fairly OddParents". 10/10moreless
  • I love this episode!

    The Good Ol' Days-

    This is one of my favorite episodes.In the beginning,Timmy's parents hire Grandpa Pappy to babysit Timmy.While hiring him,they think of a hilarious flashback-which tells us why Timmy got huge teeth!It was hilarious,and a great highlight for this episode.And trying to get Pappy to enjoy the things of today that Timmy liked was pretty funny.In the end,they are into an old cartoon.I enjoyed that it was black and white,and had the funny antics of an old cartoon.


    Future Lost-

    This is also one of the pretty good episodes.It is part in the future,which goes well with the first episode,set in the past.I liked to see all the funny things in the future.It looks so cool to see your favorite cartoons in a different setting.Anyways,this episode was really cool.You actually notice that Timmy is actually a bit smart in this episode.He just got clever at parts,so I noticed that after a few reruns.Just wanted to point that out.

  • Loved it.

    This episode was great. It had a great plot, and the writers took their time on this one. It's not my favorite episode, but it's really close. The Good Old Days was great, and it was fun to see what the writers and animators could do with the old timey style that they used. Future Lost, was great, too, because it came together nicely. One episode in this half-hour is in the past and the other one is in the future. Did they mean to do that? Have old timey and future. If they did mean to do it, then I'm glad. If it's just a coincedence, then it'll still be great cause it still happened!moreless
  • One of the best of FOP episodes ever

    The Good Ol Days: This episode was great. I liked that we now know how Timmy got his buck teeth. I was from sucking on a pacifier too long. But anyway, I also liked when they got transported into the old cartoon. I sorta reminded me of Teenage Robot with their pack-man eyes but it also reminded me of some older cartoons that I used to watch like Felix the Cat. Overall, I would give episode a perfect 10 for a score.

    Future Lost: Another episode that reminded of Teenage Robot. Especially with the number of robots! But I also liked the whole message to the story. Always read beyond the first chapter. You'll know more about the story and the way things work in the story, etc. Overall, I'd give it a 9. I guess I liked the Good Ol Days better. Lol.

    10 for Good Ol Days + 9 for Future Lost = 19 / 2 = 9.5 for an overall score.moreless
  • Timmy gets a visit from his Grandfather and wishes to be in a cartoon then Timmy wishes the world is more furuistic with robots everywhere.

    Oh God! talk about a bad episode the Good Ol\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' Days would have to be one of the most awful episode in the entire episode for one thing Timmy should know by now that without Vicky he would not have gotten his fairies but of course he tries again to make sure he never have to deal with his babysitter but of course things go wrong and whats with the alternate Icky Vicky song? Haven\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t we heard enough of the original? the entire plot of this episode was just horrible and completely pointless.

    Not Future Lost was better then Good Ol\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' Days but was kinda boring the plot would just leave me asleep.moreless
Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Mr. Denzel Crocker

Daran Norris

Daran Norris

Cosmo/Mr. Turner/Jorgen von Strangle

Faith Abrahams

Faith Abrahams


Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle


Jason Marsden

Jason Marsden

Chester (2003 -)

Susan Blakeslee

Susan Blakeslee

Wanda/Mrs. Turner

Chris Kirkpatrick

Chris Kirkpatrick

Chip Skylark (archive recording)

Guest Star

Daran Norris

Daran Norris

Grandpa Pappy

Recurring Role

Gary Leroi Gray

Gary Leroi Gray

AJ (2003-Present)

Recurring Role

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

Mark Chang

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • When Timmy and his grandpa are in the black and white cartoon, we can see a street sign with the names "Ub" and "Iwerks" on it. Ub Iwerks helped create the original Mickey Mouse cartoon, which the current scene strongly resembled.

    • In 'Future Lost', Timmy tells his dad to come help him defeat the Big Brain. But in the next scene when he's captured, Crocker is with him, not his dad.
      Maybe his Dad got lost along the way, or stayed back.

    • When Timmy throws the book out the window at the end, dinkleburg says,"hey a stevie sparks number 1, this is worth millions."but earlier in the episode when timmy blew the dust off the book it said number 17 if you read closely.

    • We learn when Wanda gives speeches to Timmy and Cosmo they fall asleep. At the end, we learn that she falls asleep during her speeches too.

    • During the things Pappy didn't like, you can see that Pappy is trying the pizza. Mom gave Timmy $20 for the pizza, but later in the episode when they're gonna eat something, they do still have the money.
      The dollar was already spent.

    • When Timmy's Dad tells about the comic book, he says, 'Just an average kid who no one understands.' That is part of the beginning of the Fairly OddParents theme song.

    • The Chip Skylark who's appeared in other episodes is revealed to actually be Chip Skylark III: his grandfather, the first Chip Skylark, sang during Timmy's grandfather's day.

    • In "Abra-Catastrophe.", Timmy was eight years old and his parents hadn't left the house for eight years, But they left the house in the flashback.

      The whole "eight years" thing was a joke, as this is almost impossible.

    • When Mark gets hugged from other kids shouldn't he act crazy because the Yugopatamians hate and can't stand sweet things like hugging.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Cosmo: I'm going to miss having bread in my head.

    • Cosmo: I hated being a robot. I had no free will. I was always being ordered around. It was like being married all over again, only with more toast.

    • (While watching Pokeye with Timmy)
      Papi: The generation that was on this show started 3 world wars, 2 police actions and the National Hockey League!

    • Pappy: Candy was better before, when it didn't make your face implode.

    • Timmy: Hey whats this sitting on Mom's giant hope chest?
      Mr. Turner: Oh that? Thats my tiny box of dreams.
      Timmy (Timmy accidentally breaks it) Whoops! Sorry Dad.
      Mr. Turner: Oh, thats alright Timmy. My dreams were shattered years ago.
      Timmy: How many years ago?
      Mr. Turner: How old are you?

    • Wanda: Maybe this future wish is a good thing.
      (the TV turns on)
      Chet Ubetcha: I'm Chet Ubetcha saying this is a bad thing! The robots are taking over!
      (the laser zaps Chet Ubetcha and a robot of him appears)
      Chet U-bo-tcha: This is Chet U-bot-cha saying the robots have taken over. All hail our leader, the big brain. From now on, you sweaty meat puppets serve us.

    • Timmy: Wow a whole school day in 5 minutes!
      Frances: It leaves more time for this!
      (Gives Timmy a wedgie)

    • Sun: Don't stare at me too long, or you'll go blind!

    • Narrator: Captain Green and the Eco Teens! Solving problems non-violently!
      Kid: Let's save the rain forest!
      Captain Green: With an eco rap!
      Timmy: Okay, this is lame.
      Captain Green: Ra-ra-rain forest. Ra-ra -- (Timmy turns the TV off)

    • Mom: Well, Timmy, say goodbye to Pappy... forever!

    • Timmy: (dull voice) Yes, I remember Pappy...

    • Timmy: Just because it's old doesn't mean it's not cool!
      Cosmo: That's exactly how I feel about Wanda!
      Wanda: Aww. (pauses) Hey!

    • Cosmo: What's wrong, Timmy? Besides the whole buck teeth, too short for your age thing?

    • Grandpa Pappy: (to Timmy, in reference to when he was a baby) I liked you better before, when you didn't have those buck teeth!

  • NOTES (1)


    • So Long, Folks! That's all, Folks!

      That's all, Folks! is a phrase shown at the end of classic Looney Tunes cartoons.

    • Future Lost: I Robot
      Future Lost is very similar to the movie I Robot. In the movie, the robots were controlled by a central positronic brain called V.I.C.K.I. (Virtual Interactive Kinetic Intelligence). In this episode, the robots even Cosmo and Wanda (disguised as robots), were controlled by a giant human brain.

    • Future Dimmsdale: The Jetsons
      The way Dimmsdale looked like in the future looked exactly the same way the future looked like the show The Jetsons.

    • Mr. Crocker: Robots are evil!
      In Future Lost, the buff future Crocker thought robots are evil and that is similar to the movie, I Robot. Will Smith's character in the movie hated robots and was very suspicious of robots.

    • Character: Peg Leg Vicky
      Peg Leg Vicky is a reference to Peg Leg Pete, an old Disney cartoon villain, one whom Mickey Mouse constantly encounters.

    • Characters: Appearances
      How the characters in the old cartoon are playing animals is a reference to old Mickey Mouse cartoons.

    • Cartoon: Pokeye
      The cartoon that Timmy and Grandpa Pappy were watching was called "Pokeye," a spoof of Popeye. Also, Pokeye ate beets, rather than Popeye's trademark spinach.

    • Cartoon: Captain Green and the Eco Teens
      One of the cartoons that Timmy was watching in "The Good Ol' Days" was "Captain Green and the Eco Teens," which is obviously a parody of Captain Planet and the Planeteers.