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The Big Fairy Share Scare (The Fairly OddParents)

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The Big Fairy Share Scare
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January 15, 2016:
The definitive date in which the series went from bad Fairly OddParents to bad television.
Part of Season: 10
Episode Number: 153
Air Date: January 15, 2016
Writer: Ellen Byron
Ray DeLaurentis
Lissa Kapstrom
Director: Ken Bruce
John McIntyre
Previous episode: Man's Worst Friend
Next episode: Whittle Me This!


"The Big Fairy Share Scare" is the first episode in the tenth season of The Fairly OddParents and the introduction to the character, Chloe Carmichael.

Plot

Timmy gets the news that he has to share Cosmo and Wanda with the new girl in school, Chloe Carmichael. But when Chloe realizes she can use her magic for good, she wishes everyone in Dimmsdale would share everything, and chaos ensues.

Why It's A Big Scare

  1. The characters are still problematic as per usual:
    • Timmy's selfishness has been turned up to eleven here. Instead of showing more concern about the possibility of losing his friends and family (including his fairies) to Chloe, he acts uncharacteristically selfish, just so the writers can make his status as Chloe's foil more obvious. Additionally, he could have wished for Chloe to have her own fairies instead of being so bothered by the fact that he is forced to share his fairies with her.
    • Cosmo and Wanda themselves are no better. For example, they ditch Timmy to hang out with Chloe, even though they barely know her. Then, when they learn from Jorgen that Chloe will also be their godchild, Cosmo and Wanda are instantly onboard with Timmy sharing with Chloe. Contrast with Cosmo and and Wanda in the earlier seasons where they would be just as detested as Timmy, like being afraid of losing him, as well as how Wanda was all about the implications of the bad stuff that comes out of unusual situations. In this episode, Wanda doesn't even bother explaining the rules or implications of the bad misfortunes of the wishes that Chloe makes, yet with Timmy, she seems to nag him in every way possible. Of course, the writers completely threw out any logic concerning Da Rules by this point.
      • At one point, Cosmo and Wanda poofed Timmy to the sewers of Dimmsdale, which is the exact opposite of what he wished for.
    • Jorgen, being the flanderized plot device that he is, sets the plot straightforward by forcing Timmy to share Cosmo and Wanda with Chloe without any explanation as to why she even needs fairies to begin with.
    • Everyone except Timmy worships Chloe like she is some goddess incarnation, which is nonsensical, as Mary Sue characters are often treated with disdain and jealousy.
    • Chloe's entire introduction is lazily put together and is yet another failed attempt on Nickelodeon's part to boost the show's ratings similar to Sparky. Her characterization on the other hand is also nothing more than a Mary Sue stereotype. Speaking of which, Chloe getting fairies despite being "perfect" essentially destroys the entire purpose of fairies in the show as they're only given to miserable children. Her reason for getting fairies is the equivalent of a time paradox: she reveals that she took a thorn out of a monster's foot, thus giving him the pleasure of destroying the town with nothing bothering him, and that's why she gets fairies... even if she's been called the perfect child by the town. How do you do a reveal that's a plot hole?
      • To make matters worse, Chloe only revealed this to Timmy and no one else, and the "Chloe is perfect" plot point is never given true closure, as Chloe's perfect traits are slightly dialed down in later episodes. This means that Chloe (and Crocker to some extent) get away scot-free with lying to the whole town about being perfect.
  2. The entire episode was not only easily predicted to be bad from the start but also is rather generic and unoriginal at best, as it overuses the cliché Mary Sue trope where the main character is entirely written to be out of character for the sake of making the Mary Sue character look even better by comparison and everyone except the main character will integrate the Mary Sue character to their circle with no hesitation, no matter how far-fetched that it makes the plot seem.
  3. Predictably repetitive and unfunny jokes, most notably the gag of Cosmo and Wanda swelling up their lips (and later, their lips become actual duck lips) and doing a duck lips move. This gag tries too hard to be modern. Also, fairies shouldn't take selfies outside of Fairy World because doing so will reveal their existence.
  4. Once again, like "Man's Worst Friend", Timmy's parents are made rich again for no reason, this time, by Chloe. They also do indeed actually really seem to be rich as of this episode, as it is referenced in later episodes.
  5. Foop is shoehorned in for some odd reason, especially since Poof is not in this episode.
  6. At one point, Timmy wishes that Fridays wouldn't exist, but apparently, this is a bad thing because some big wand thing recharges every Friday. Additionally, when Timmy tries to undo Chloe's wish, he couldn't because it's forbidden to unwish another godchild's wish, yet Jorgen was able to unwish Timmy's "No Fridays" wish not too long ago prior.
    • These are pieces of evidence that the writers are essentially making stuff up as they go along like usual.
  7. Chloe's wish is reminiscent of communism.
  8. Bad ending where Chloe, Timmy, and their fairies take a selfie with, you guessed it, duck lips.
  9. The entire setup of the episode makes it feel more like a self-insert OC fan fiction than an actual Fairly OddParents episode.

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. The animation and voice acting are still good.

Reception

The episode was heavily panned by fans and critics alike and regarded as one of the worst (if not, the worst) Fairly OddParents episodes of all time. The episode currently holds a rating of 3.2 on IMDb.com, making it the lowest-rated of any Fairly OddParents episode on the aforementioned site.

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