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Gender: Male
Species: Fairy dog
Age: Immortal [1]
Hair color:       Orange
Eye color:       Light Blue
Personal Information
  Turner family
  Turners' House
  Fairy World
  Timmy Turner
Timmy Turner (owner)
Production Information
First Appearance:
  Fairly OddPet
Latest Appearance:
  Man's Worst Friend
Voiced by:
Matthew W. Taylor
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"I know a lot of words, cause I just ate a dictionary!"
— Sparky

Sparky is a fairy dog that joined Timmy Turner and his fairy family in Season 9. He was introduced on the Season 9 premiere episode, "Fairly OddPet", becoming the second addition to the show's main cast, after Poof, in 2008. Sparky is voiced by Matt Taylor, who also voices Snaptrap on "T.U.F.F Puppy".[2]


Sparky is a hyperactive fairy dog that became Timmy Turner's pet. He first appeared in the episode "Fairly OddPet." He was adopted by Timmy, who wanted a dog after realizing everyone in Dimmsdale had a pet but him, but as he was banned from all the pet stores of the town, he had to adopt a dog from Fairy World.

Sparky has yellow fur, except on his ears and the top of his head, that are orange. He has blue eyes and a star on his tail, which he uses as a wand.[3] His character is modeled after Rick Moranis' Louis Tully character in "Ghostbusters" - a hangdog, hard-luck type who means well but is kind of a doofus.[4]


Sparky is a cheerful fairy dog but is saddened, due to most of the people who adopt him being forced to take him back due to his craziness. He claims he is just doing "dog things" by chewing and digging and running around, sometimes causing trouble for both his owner(s) and others, such as their family members and the people that live in the same town. He sometimes leaves a nasty surprise for his owner(s) overnight because apparently fairy dogs do not sleep and he just does those "dog things", as mentioned earlier.


Being a fairy dog, Sparky can do magic just as any other fairy, and uses his tailwand to do so. However, instead of world-changing magic in line with the chaotic wishmastering of Cosmo and Wanda, Sparky possesses "dog magic," allowing him to conjure up bones, fire hydrants, and the like. Some of his misadventures include afflicting Timmy's hometown with magical fleas (Fairly OddPet) and wishing himself into a real boy (A Boy and His Dog-Boy). According to show's creator Butch Hartman, "He doesn't really add much magic-wise, but he does add a lot character-wise."[4]


Butch and Sparky

Butch Hartman introducing Sparky in an interview

The addition of Sparky to the show was first announced on July 14, 2012, in the San Diego Comic-Con, during "Butt Biting and Magical Mischief!" panel, dedicated to Butch Hartman’s two shows on Nickelodeon, "T.U.F.F Puppy" and The Fairly OddParents.[2] During the panel it was also revealed the dog's first artwork, however, in the picture, Sparky was colored blue and purple, instead of the yellow and orange coloration he has in the actual episodes.

"Fairly OddPet" premiered on March 23, 2013, introducing Sparky. In the episode Timmy Turner decides he must have a dog, as he realizes he's the only one in Dimmsdale that doesn't own a pet. After he gets his parents permission to have a dog, he wishes to be in the pet store, but Wanda poofs him into the Fairy World Pet Store, claiming he was banned from all the regular pet stores. There, he adopts Sparky after getting marveled by the fact of he being a talking dog.

Sparky designs

a few designs tested for Sparky during it's development

During the episode Sparky shows to be a lot of trouble, to the point Timmy decides he must give him up, but later, when Sparky hears Timmy's plan to abandon him and leaves, he ends up in danger and Timmy risks his own life to save him, showing that both love each other, and Timmy decides to keep him as his pet.

Hartman explained that he loves to add characters to "The Fairly OddParents" because it really expands the show. "Timmy Turner loves animals, I obviously love animals and we don't have magical animals on the show.", he said about the addition of Sparky.[4]

Early life

In "Fairly OddPet" it's said that he was brought back to the Pet Store 83 times before Timmy adopted him, as his previous owners couldn't handle all the problems his crazy behavior caused. No matter where it's gone or what is done, Sparky's either been there or done that or knows a guy who's done it,[4] for example, when Wanda suggested moving to Mexico, he mentioned having known a guy there who could "set them up" (I Dream of Cosmo).


Timmy Turner


Sparky with Timmy

Timmy is the character Sparky interacted the most with until now. Timmy is Sparky's owner and the person Sparky loves the most. In "Fairly OddPet" Timmy decides to give Sparky away after he starts causing too much trouble, but after feeling bad about the dog's heart-break, Timmy ends up risking his life to save Sparky, letting clear they both love each other.

Cosmo, Wanda and Poof


Sparky and Cosmo in "Fairly OddPet"

Being a current member of the main cast of the show, Sparky is seen aside of Timmy's Godparents in every episode after his debut. In "Fairly OddPet". Cosmo seems to relate to Sparky's lack of attention, and Poof seems to enjoy being chewed by the dog.

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Wanda and Sparky smiling at each other

In "Scary GodCouple", Wanda smiles when Sparky comes out of the sand by her side, and in "Country Clubbed", they both switch bodies.

In "Let Sleeper Dogs Lie" it's revealed that Sparky knew Cosmo and Wanda long time ago, when they used to be Denzel Crocker's Fairy Godparents, but they didn't remember because fairies have bad memory.^1

See also


1.[1]This is a Retcon to "The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker!"

Start a Discussion Discussions about Sparky

  • Sparky, good or bad

    16 messages
    • Heeha wrote:Why do you act like people who don't like Sparky are evil? Now what gives you that impression?
    • Well now it's 14, Good, good.
  • Best Addition

    22 messages
    • I think all are good additions but Poof is the best in my opinion.
    • YouDontKnowSponge wrote:I think all are good additions but Poof is the best in my opinion. Wise comment

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