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Trivia

  • Jess Harnell guest starred in this episode as a singer.
  • Tom Sawyer was a guest in the show, causing much chaos throughout the episode.
  • Sherlock Holmes also appears in the episode. He correctly deduces the names of Timmy's parents but the sound of a book being closed prevents us from hearing him.
  • Gordon Hammond won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation for his work on the character designs in this episode.[1]
  • According to The Rat in Spats book, the only law in Spatsville is that you cannot ever frown. Also the moral of the The Rat in Spats book is that you should not make fun of Rat's shoes.
  • When Timmy tries to wish Cosmo's wand back from Tom Sawyer, Wanda says her wand doesn't work on his wand, which is apparently a trick taught to Tom by Cosmo to get a second painting brush. This does not seem to reference The Finders Keepers Law proven in "Where's the Wand?", where whoever holds the wand has complete control over it.
  • Mark Twain, the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, name was seen on the left side of the book.
  • When Tom Sawyer gets stomped on by the Rat in Spats, the text is colored red which is a reference to blood.
  • Astrophysics for Morons (written by Cosmo, which is weird because Cosmo wouldn't be smart enough to write a book, more overly a book that would be titled "Astrophysics for Morons" which would normally be written by someone with a great knowledge of astrophysics)
  • Innuendo: While Tom Sawyer is messing up the things in the physics book, Timmy comments, "He can turn planets into plants. He can turn gravity into gravy." Wanda then replies, "He can turn Uranus into... Oh my gosh! We've got to stop him!"

Allusions

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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All the books

  • Moby Dick - The book was seen in the episode, but in one scene Tom Sawyer changes the book to "Moby Duck". Also, H. Melville was written on one side of the book, which makes a reference to the author, Herman Melville.
  • Tarzan of the Apes - The book was seen in the episode, but in one scene Tom Sawyer changes the book to "Tarzan: Lord of the Drapes" and later Timmy changes the book to "Tarzan: Lord of the Shapes". Also, Burroughs was written on one side of the book, which makes a reference to the author, Edgar Rice Burroughs.
  • Frankenstein - The book was seen in the episode, but was changed to "The Frankenstein Monster Truck" and later "Monk", "Hunk" and "Skunk". Also, M. W. Shelly was written on one side of the book, which makes a reference to the author, Mary Shelley.
    • The "W" stands for Wollstonecraft which was Mary was first' surname before she changes it to "Shelley".
  • The Cat in the Hat - The book "The Rat in Spats" is a parody of "The Cat in the Hat".
    • Also, Dr. Bruise, the author of "The Rat in Spats" is a spoof of Dr. Seuss, the author of The Cat in the Hat.
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The Three Mouseketeers

  • For Dummies - The book "Astrophysics for Morons" appears to be a spoof on the "For Dummies" books.
  • The Three Musketeers - The book was seen in the episode, but in one scene Tom Sawyer changes the book to "The Three Mouseketeers" (Although Wanda doesn't actually say the complete name, because it would be a copyright infringement lawsuit with Disney). Also, A. Dumas was written on one side of the book, which makes a reference to the author, Alexandre Dumas.
  • Tom and Jerry - The word Wanda actually was going to said after she saw the Musketeers (after Tom Sawyer changes them) was "Mousketeer". "Mousketeers" are aliases of Jerry and Nibbles.
  • Mickey Mouse - The Three Mousketeers wear a pair of Mickey Mouse' ears on the head.
  • Futurama - Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda chasing Tom Sawyer through the books is similar to Fry, Leela, Queequeg and Captain Ahab following Big Brain through the books in the episode, "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid".
  • Ernest Hemingway - When Timmy was holding the book "Dog Obedience", E. Hemingway was written under the cover which makes a reference to the author.
  • MacBeth - When Timmy was "book-skiing", one of the books in his feet is "MacBeth".
  • Homer' Odyssey - When Timmy was "book-skiing", one of the books in his feet is "Homer' Odyssey" (Although the complete name is not seen, it only appears the name "Homer").
  • The Stranger - When Timmy was bowling, one of the books standing up is "The Stranger". Also, A. Camus was written under the cover which makes a reference to the author, Albert Camus.
  • The Catcher in the Rye - When Timmy was bowling, one of the books standing up is "Catcher in the Rye". Also, J.D. Salinger was written under the cover which makes a reference to the author, J.D. Salinger.
  • J.J.R. Tolkien - When Timmy was bowling, one of the books standing up has written "J.J.R. Tolkien", which makes a reference to the author.
  • Jurassic Park - In the 5th book was Jason and the Argonauts, the creature roars like a T-Rex from Jurassic Park.

Running Gags

  • People moving on a fast vehicle while spazzing about something. (Crocker spazzes on fairies while Sherlock Holmes spazzes on diamonds)

Goofs

  • At one point in the episode, the book "The Rat in Spats", when being held by Wanda, changes into Jason and the Argonauts.
  • If Tom changed "Moby Dick" to "Moby Duck" before Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda enter to the book, so when the camera zooms-in the book, the cover should've said "Moby Duck" instead of "Moby Dick".
  • It appears that Mr. Crocker check all the book reports in less than one day which would be impossible since he should check all the pages.
  • a book report cannot have 500 pages as a book report is an opinion of a student towards a book, and if the book have less pages so Mr. Crocker should have said one page as a book report.
  • The book reports were supposed to be 500 pages. However, in the end of the episode, everyone's book report was shown to be only one page long.

References

  1. Imdb "The Fairly OddParents" (2001) - Awards

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