Emotion Commotion!
Season 4, Episode 16
Titlecard-Emotion Commotion
Prod. Code: 48B
Premiered: (Australia)
September 26, 2003
May 18, 2004
Wish: Timmy loses all emotion
Headgag: Timmy's emotions
Written by:
  Jack Thomas
Storyboard by:
  Ian Graham
Maureen Mascarina
Directed by:
  Ken Bruce
Art Direction:
  George Goodchild
Music Direction:
  Guy Moon
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Emotion Commotion! is the sixteenth episode of Season 4.


After coming out of a pool naked in front of all his classmates, Timmy wishes he had no emotions. At first, his life seems to change for the better when he isn't afraid, embarrassed, sad or angry, but he soon realizes that having no emotions means he can't be happy to appreciate his new life and courage.


At the public swimming pool, Timmy stands on the tall diving board. Scared to jump because of how high up he was, he latches onto the board until Francis scares him off the diving board, causing him to leap into the swimming pool. Unfortunately, during all the mayhem, his swimming trunks come off, causing him to be naked in front of everyone, much to his chagrin. He quickly covers his parts with a slip of paper and makes a run for it.

Hiding in embarrassment under his bed, Timmy reviews what happened--he was afraid of diving, Francis scared him off the board, and he was embarrassed because he was naked out in public. Coming to a conclusion, he realizes that if he didn't have any emotions, he wouldn't be feeling so terrible right now. He then wishes that he was emotionless--no fear, joy, love, sorrow, depression, anger, embarrassment, shyness, hatred, or jealousy. His fairies grant his wish, sucking out every emotion into live personifications that they lock inside a box marked "Timmy's emotions".

On the bus, while everyone was laughing about his unlucky incident, Timmy stands emotionless, his feelings unhurt because he had none. He didn't care when Veronica insulted him, causing her to freak out and run away. When he sat next to Trixie, she screamed at him to stop ignoring her ignoring him, and at school, he couldn't care less when Crocker gave him his first virtual 'F'. While all the other kids were laughing and running when the bell rang, Timmy trailed behind with a blank expression.

Meanwhile, Cosmo was babysitting Timmy's emotions, but they were really giving him a hard time.

While walking down the hallways, Timmy is confronted by Francis who tells Timmy that he's going to give him a swirly (flushing him down the toilet). However, Timmy shows apathy and boredom towards the bully's threat, causing Francis to get freaked out and make a run for it, only to get knocked into a chalkboard which spins and throws him into the toilets. The whole school cheers for Timmy for defeating the bully, and Trixie declares Timmy cool enough to be her boyfriend, only to have him not care at all. Filled with anger, Trixie decides to date Chester instead to make Timmy jealous.

Without his emotions fogging up his common sense, Timmy realizes that being the coolest kid in school wasn't that great if you don't have emotions to enjoy it with. He decides to take his emotions back, and his godparents fly off to go get them. Before Timmy's emotions are returned to him, however, Timmy is approached by a daredevil who wants him to perform a jump through a ring of fire with a pair of large scissors obstructing the way. Timmy accepts this challenge and easily performs the stunt flawlessly without his fears in the way.

Later on, some agents notify Timmy that a villain has kidnapped Trixie and Chester and Timmy has to save them. Timmy breezes through the first few parts of the mission. While on the last phase where he has to jump from the side of a volcano into a dangerous river of piranhas to hit a switch, Cosmo appears with Timmy's box of emotions. Timmy tries to stop Cosmo from giving them back before finishing the mission, but it was too late. After being filled with emotions again, Timmy looks down and freaks out from how high up he was. Not wanting to make the same mistake he made with the diving board, he realized that he shouldn't let fear control his actions. Dramatically, he leaps off the side. Confused, Wanda wonders why Timmy didn't just wish for Trixie and Chester to be freed, and Cosmo realizes that he forgot to give Timmy back his common sense.

At the end of the day, Timmy learns that even if it can hurt sometimes, having emotions is better than not having any at all. He was in a cast from the alligator and piranha attack he suffered from the mission, and as revenge for Cosmo giving his emotions back too early, he drops one of the piranhas into their fishbowl, leaving it to attack him viciously. Cosmo then yells, "Timmy Help!" but Timmy only says "Are you nuts that piranha will kill me! Good luck though!".


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