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Parodies & List of Channel Numbers

Parodies in "If I Lived in TV" Musical Number

  • Three's Company - When Cosmo and Wanda run after Timmy around the sofa.
  • Barney & Friends - When a purple dinosaur hugs Timmy.
  • Happy Days - When Timmy jumps on water skis over a shark, referencing an episode of Happy Days where the character Fonzie does the same. This scene also gave the name to the expression "jump the shark", which is typically used to mark the point when a series noticeably drops in quality.
  • Late Show Top Ten List - When Timmy writes a top ten "To Do" list, referencing the regular segment of the Late Show With David Letterman called "Top Ten Lists"
  • Wheel of Fortune - When Timmy chooses the letter "E" to complete the word "T-I-M-M-Y T-U-R-N-_-R".
  • Saturday Night Live - When Timmy,Cosmo and Wanda say "Saturday Night Comedy".
  • Friends - When Timmy is inside a cup of coffee with three guys and three girls, the people with him are, from left to right, animated versions of Ross (David Schwimmer), Joey (Matt LeBlanc), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Monica (Courteney Cox), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), and Rachel (Jeniffer Anniston). The cup of coffee is also a reference to the characters always hanging out in a coffee shop called "Central Perk".
  • American Idol - When Timmy (who's also made to look like Simon Cowell) is a judge of a singer competition and a shark eats a competitor.
  • Diff'rent Strokes - When Timmy says he can hang with other "two-foot kids" and Arnold Jackson says "Hey, what you talkin' about?", a reference to his catchphrase "What'chu talkin' about, Willis?".
  • Survivor/CBS - When Timmy, Cosmo, and Wanda are under-nourished in a desert being filmed by camera-men from "CSB."

Allusions

The Simpsons vs. The Feldmans (Original vs. Parody)

Comparison between the chalkboard gag from The Simpsons original series and his parody from The Fairly OddParents series, The Feldmans

  • The Simpsons - When Timmy Turner writes "This is the sincerest form of flattery" on the chalkboard, he does it in a similar style Bart Simpson does the chalkboard gag. (The only difference is that Timmy writes with right hand, unlike Bart, who writes with left hand).
  • Fox Broadcasting Company - Before Timmy goes into a TV after being in The Feldmans, he says: "It's this channel, it makes all of the adults even stupidier".
  • Deep Throat (Watergate) - "Deep Toot" is a reference to the informant who provided information that brought down Richard Nixon.
  • Hayao Miyazaki - During the final fight in "Maho Mushi", Timmy cries "Miyazaki" when charging at Vicky.
  • Akira Kurosawa - During the "Maho Mushi" fight scene, Vicky shouts "Kurosawa" as she attacks Timmy.
  • Adolf Hitler - Dictator Vicky's uniform in the future has some similarities to those worn by Adolf Hitler and other military dictators.
  • Dragon Ball Z - Timmy's attire in "Maho Mushi" resembles that of Kid Goku and Vicky's attire resembles that of Piccolo.
    • Future Timmy going back in time to warn Timmy about Vicky could be a reference to when Future Trunks goes back in time to warn Goku about the androids.
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Butch' Hartman cameo

  • Butch Hartman - When Timmy and Vicky are climbing up the credits, you can see that the climb Butch Hartman's name in one part.
  • Seasame Street - While holding a letter V, Vicky says "Today's show has been brought to you by the letter V!", parodying the "this program is brought to you by" type messages seen at the end of PBS shows.
  • Looney Tunes - Rabid Rabbit is a spoof of the show. Also, at the end of the episode Cosmo references Porky Pig's infamous "Th-th-th-th-that's all, folks".
  • The Birds and the Bees - When Cosmo says "You see, when a mommy fairy and a daddy fairy love each other very much...".

Trivia

  • This is the second time that Cosmo turned into Timmy. The first was in "A Mile in My Shoes".
  • Alec Baldwin guest starring in this movie as the voice of the older Timmy.
  • During the Fairly OddParents 7-7-07 Greatest Wish Marathon, Channel Chasers was ranked as the number one wish.
  • Scenes that take place in the future have a noticeably more realistic and detailed art style, ranging from backgrounds being given much more depth to characters having 5 fingers instead of the usual 4.
  • As stated above, many of the shows in this special are spoofs of Hanna-Barbera shows.
  • There's a deleted sequence that features a musical number titled "If I Lived In TV". This sequence was eventually added as a bonus feature on the DVD.
  • Mr. Turner whistled part of the Fairly OddParents theme after he giggled for the second time about the name Deep Toot.
  • Mr. Turner ripping his hair out after losing the cleanest house award to Dinkleberg is referenced in "He Poofs He Scores" where he rips all of his hair out when Timmy misses the goal each time.
  • The words Maho (マホ) and Mushi (ムシ) translate to "Magic" and "Bug", respectively. Putting them together, Maho Mushi's English title could be "Magical Bug".
    • ​There's also a Japanese snake with a similar name called "mamushi" (マホムシ).
  • This film, "The Big Superhero Wish!", "Fairly Odd Baby", "The Fairly Oddlympics", "Grow Up, Timmy Turner!", "A Fairly Odd Christmas", and "A Fairly Odd Summer" are so-far the only episodes to use live action.
  • According to Cosmo, fairies do not have to worry about loss of oxygen in space because they are magic.
  • The Magic TV Remote would later be seen (though not used) in "Timmy's Secret Wish" as one of many items/wishes that were unwished by Timmy and brought to the land of Hocus Poconos, where the wishes of godchildren who have lost their godparents go.
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  • This special reveals that when a godchild is grows up, their fairies leave them and all traces of their magic disappear forever.
  • There are pictures of the show's production staff in one of the TVs in the Dimmsdale TV universe, including Bob Boyle.
  • If Tammy and Tommy are 10 in the future scene, that means they were born in 2012.
  • This is the only film where Jorgen Von Strangle is not present.
  • When Timmy is flying through the TV cubes for the first time, there is a monkey with a space helmet on one, possibly foreshadowing the "Space Spectre" parody.
  • A scene from at least one episode in every season up to this episode was featured in the TV cubes.
  • Timmy--and possibly Chloe Carmichael later on--apparently won't lose his fairies until he's at least eighteen-years-old (possibly not until he starts college, because when he ages himself up to his teens, he still has his godparents well into his high school years).
  • Cosmo and Wanda break the fourth wall criticizing the cartoon violence.
  • Like Abra-Catastrophe!, an alternative version split into 3 parts also exists with redesigned title cards . This was primarily designed for international broadcasters such as the BBC, who sometimes aired the show inside another show (such as Dick and Dom inda Bungalow). However on occasion the BBC has aired the full length special as a separate program.

Scenes from Other Episodes

  • Power Pals! - Numerous characters from the Powers Pals appear on TV cubes.
  • Odd Ball -
    • Doug Dimmadome eating blubber nuggets.
    • The scene where the ball is being held off by ropes.
    • A scene with two basketball players.
    • An image with Wanda being a basketball.
    • Two images of the coach is featured on two different TV cubes.
    • An image of the scoreboard.
  • Spaced Out -
    • The scene where Crash Nebula is about to blast the aliens.
    • The scene where one of the humans gets a straw put in his head.
    • The scene where the humans are tied up.
  • Movie Magic -
    • When Timmy goes to channel 1, there is a TV cube with the Pilot from the Star Wars part of the episode.
    • There are three TV cubes with the movie that Tad and Chad made.
    • An image from Timmy's movie that he submitted to the Dimmy Awards.
    • An image from Timmy's movie that he did not submit to the Dimmy Awards.
    • The scene where the Dimmy is shown is featured on three of the TV Cubes.
    • The scene with the Death Star.
  • Odd Jobs -
    • The space shuttle from this episode was seen on a TV cube.
    • The shuttle seen at the Career Day presentation.
    • The race car driver from the Career Day presentation.
    • An angry face of the Wrestler from this episode.
    • Another image from the fight is shown.
  • Abra-Catastrophe! -
    • Two images of the prisoners in the Chimpsdale Mountain prison.
    • The ape version of the Sphinx.
    • The ape version of the Lincoln memorial.
    • The ape version of London.
    • The scene where the Lincoln Memorial is about to be turned into the chimp statue.
    • The Golden Gate Bridge before it is turned into banana form.
    • London before it is Chimpified.
    • Timmy in his outfit when he is in space, but before he puts on the helmet.
    • Two apes from the scene where they give A.J. a thumbs up at school.
    • A street in Chimpsdale.
    • A random ape from Chimpsdale.
    • An image of the Ape Construction workers.
    • Two images of the Fairy Scrambling scene appears on three of the TV Cubes.
    • Fairy Cowlick Jr. playing the piano.
    • An image of the Fairy who told Jorgen about Mr. Crocker capturing Wanda.
    • Three of the TV cubes feature Butch Hartman's animated cameo.
    • The scene where the two men asking about the "Crocker" are about to be turned into Crocker slaves.
    • Images from the Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Jurassic Park parody dreams.
    • An image of Bippy on the muffin pile.
    • The Sphinx being alive.
    • The men playing tic-tac-toe on the Sphinx.
    • The scene where the Sphinx is being taken control of Cosmo and Wanda's magic.
  • ? - One of the TV Cubes features Chet Ubetcha from an unknown episode, though it could just be from any of his broadcasts.
  • The Chrimson Chin has appearances from several episodes on the TV cubes.

Contradictions

  • Many movies and episodes that take place after Poof was born contradict some elements of the future seen in Channel Chasers. Poof's birth itself, Timmy's year of losing his fairies, the exact age of Timmy's kids, and some other minor details throw Channel Chasers and its ending into question. However, there is no real indication that anything has been retconned, and more interestingly the Magic TV Remote reappeared in a Season 8 episode.
  • The Fairly Odd Movie arguably answers the question of the mother of Timmy's children as being Tootie. As mentioned above, some elements of the movie contradict Channel Chasers, such as exactly when Timmy lost his fairies, but the website of the movie itself indicated that Tootie wants to name her first child Tammy or Tommy, a direct reference to the ending of Channel Chasers. Even after the live action movie, the creators have still avoided speaking on this issue directly and insist the viewers deduce it for themselves.
  • Timmy's transformation into a fairy at the end of the third live-action movie, A Fairly Odd Summer, contradicts his human adulthood in the good future of this movie.

Goofs

  • The first channel Timmy goes into is channel 1. While channel 1 did exist at one point, it was removed in 1948. The first channel Timmy should have entered would be channel 2.
  • Why did Future Vicky want to send someone back in time? She learned of a resistance against her having a plan to change the past, but once she secured the time travel belt from A.J. she should have had no reason to her minion back in time as there is nobody left to stop her (that she was aware of). Adult Timmy's explanation to his younger self on why he joined Vicky's forces as a double agent to a time travel scheme makes no sense. The only possible explanation was that while undercover, he lied to Vicky that the adult Timmy (himself) had went back in time through unknown reasons to try to change the past and prevent this future from happening. Another explanation is that Vicky to sent older Timmy in the past to destroy Timmy, so he couldn't stop it.
  • In one scene Vicky and Tootie's Dad's tie is white.
  • During the end credits of Adolescent Genetically Altered Karate Cows, Timmy's TV guide briefly shows "Maho Mushi" on channel 298 instead of the correct 297.
  • When Vicky's Mother proceeds to kick Mr. and Mrs. Turner out of her home, a picture of baby Vicky is hanging behind her. In the picture, baby Vicky's eyes are purple instead of her normal pink.
    • Also, when Mr. and Mrs. Turner have been kicked out, & Nicky confiscates the turners cups, you can see that Mrs. Turner's cup is pulled with Mr.Turner's cup, even though She didn't take her's
  • In the felt puppet sequence, Timmy and the others are seen jumping through a TV screen. When Adult Timmy and Vicky jump into the screen, a human hand can be seen pulling in the puppets. (Note: This may have been intentionally sloppy for humorous effect.)
  • In the same scene, when Timmy jumped through the TV the TV was back to normal after Vicky jumped through the TV.
  • Vicky managed to win a contest show, on the TV, using one of the magical remotes, even though Da Rules clearly states that magic can't be used to win a contest. (Note: Vicky did not actually win the contest, she used the remote to swap places with the winner Jerry and to age herself up so she would be old enough to participate.)
  • When Timmy and Vicky fought during "Maho Mushi", Both Timmy's hat tip and Vicky's hair were cut off. when growing muscles, the missing piece of Timmy's hat and Vicky's hair returned, then disappeared again.
  • Mr. Turner's hair magically reappears after they return from the ammo store despite it having been ripped out after he lost the cleanest house award to Dinkleberg earlier.
  • The Turner's house's roof is completly intact at the end of the special despite having been blown up by Timmy's bazooka earlier.
  • It's unknown how there could be a voice recording of the late Adam West in the Fairy Cab as humans without fairies are not allowed to know they exist.
    • One possibility is that Jorgen erased Adam West's memory after the recording.
    • Another possibility is that the fairies hypnotized Adam West like Cosmo did to Britney Britney in Truth Or Cosmoquences.
  • When Timmy looks at Cosmo and Wanda after he ages himself up to fifteen, Wanda's hair is a darker shade of pink.
  • Some of the TV Cubes don't have anything on them.
  • When Wanda disguises Cosmo as Timmy to fool Vicky, the transformation takes a while to complete and he retains his green pupils and voice. However, in other episodes, such as Information Stupor Highway, he can instantly poof into form, have Timmy's blue pupils, and imitate his voice.

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