The Fairly Oddparents – Shark Jumping

Tim & Beth look at the boy in the silly pink hat who uses fairies to avoid growing up, to figure out when his story jumped the shark.

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Hosts Tim & Beth break down the best, worst and strangest TV shows to find out when they jumped the shark.

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29 Comments on "The Fairly Oddparents – Shark Jumping"

Xane2
Guest

I was never a fan of Disney Channel’s “3 seasons max, no matter what” policy, but sconsidering where Spongebob and Fairly Oddparents have been going, I start to see the merit

The Mysterious M
Guest

Yeah…Poof was the definite jumping the shark moment. At that moment, I was just like “Jeez, let the show die!”

SilkNGuns
Guest
I remember watching this show and stopping a good while after Channel Chasers. I forgot the reason why I stopped watching, I felt like it was more of me growing up and unable to watch TV as much as I used to. But I went back one day, saw Poof, went “Huh” then resumed not watching of the show, knowing I’ve now had to much to catch up on. I remember seeing commercials for the movie and feeling a little dead inside, but it was when they announced the dog I finally realized how far they are taking the show… Read more »
WesleyFoxx
Guest

It ended with Channel Chasers, like how Spongebob ended with the first movie and Futurama ended with Fry and Leela officially getting together at the end of Overclockwise.

Patch
Guest

Wait, if the Fairy God Parents are with Timmys children, doesn’t that mean that their lives are miserable??

Unalive'Em13
Guest

I think it was meant as part of a joke that we all turn into our parents at least a little bit, in Timmy’s case much like his parents it’s not that they’re bad people it’s they’re over worked and sometimes should make more time for they’re kids, also they are unaware of how awful Vicky the babysitter is, who in the future has made babysitter robots based on herself

Corey46
Guest

It jumped with Poof. Every time they add a baby a show goes downhill.

Everdeen2015
Guest

yea

Feeny-chan
Guest

What about Spongebob? When did it jump the shark?

Super Mecha Death Christ
Guest
Super Mecha Death Christ

After the first movie, and the creator of the show left.

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

Well this certainly felt rushed but it was still good!!

MattHatt
Guest

No guys it wasn’t the baby. The baby was fine. When the dog came that’s when thinks went to shit.

MattHatt
Guest

*I mean things

MattHatt
Guest

No wait the ultimate shark jumping moment is the hugest revealation of all time:

Timmy has been wishing for more than a year that he remains 10 or something. Reason why? Because when he becomes a teen and older he can’t have his fairies anymore.

pennywhistle
Guest

It wasn’t even a year, he kept everything trapped in time for fifty years.

Magnet Toa
Guest

I thought that episode was some weird dream, I didn’t even realized the show was still going when I saw it

Danno Kane
Guest

I’ve been saying for a long time ., that this show has jump the shark going from it’s simple premise to sheer luncity.,,,

Childish nerd
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This was my favorite cartoon as a kid, yet even I consider the show irredeemable in its current state, and this is coming from someone who TOLLERATES the live-action movies! As for the jump the shark moment, I argue it was the introduction of Sparky the dog, not only because it felt like a full confession that the writers have given up, but also because the episode immediately preceding it would have been a great ending point. The episode “Meet the Oddparents” had Timmy’s parents learning about his fairies. This plot device was merely used for shock value in the… Read more »
Greendiablo
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Oh my god, I forgot about the good stuff. I got so acustomed to being annoyed that the show is going on the path it is that I completely forgot it was awesome at one point

Redrally
Guest

Never seen this, considering how downhill it went, I’m now glad.

conantheimp
Guest

I’m glad I never saw the revival series….

On another note, is it just me or is this episode LITERALLY of lower quality? Like, it seems grainy and I didn’t see much improvement going from 480 to 720, or ANY goin to 1080…

Killsteal_Wolf
Guest

So when they added Poof, they jumped the shark.

When they added Sparky, the Jumped the shark of the shark.

Now that they’ve added Chloe, can we say they Jumped the shark of the shark of the shark?

Loki Duck
Guest
Heh funny enough I was thinking of one of the earlier and better episodes earlier today funny enough. Man this show was seriously one of my favorite shows as a kid and that theme song made me feel really nostalgic for it… But then I see all the fucking crap that happened later and I feel really sad. I left the show exactly after Poof because that whole episode appalled me in so many ways and Poof was such an annoying character. I thought that was the worst thing and now I hear about the dog and the movies??? Man… Read more »
ChaosSepher
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Consider Danny Phantom, another fun Butch Hartman production. A great action packed and all around entertaining series that had a solid run, and had a definitive end to it. I cannot fathom why they couldn’t have let Fairly Oddparents end in the same manner.

chadwulf
Guest

Wait, in that little flash-by of “golden era television” you didn’t seriously compare The 100 to Breaking Bad, Mr. Robot and Orphan Black did you?
Don’t get me wrong, The 100 is a great fun to hate-watch, but it’s paper thin zero-development characters and cheesy plot is nowhere near the standard of those other shows.

aurum-femina
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Legend of Korra’s ending was partially by choice, partially by low ratings. I was fortunate to see a small panel featuring Mike and Bryan last year, and they said they would much rather not work the long hours required of them for a decade. Forget who, but one said jokingly that he had to hold in the urge to throw something at a fan who said he wished Avatar went on forever. Those TV animation hours aren’t for the faint of heart. Fairly OddParents in my opinion still held up well. I didn’t think Poof was a bad addition. I… Read more »
The MegaNerd
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Great to see you’re back (also belated congratulations: I wasn’t able to comment at the time of the magician video 🙂 ) 1:21 what episode was that from by the way? Ahhh, Fairly Odd Parents. the show I have fond memories of…not being allowed to see (not allowed to see any cartoons like this. Not that I minded as, despite thinking the premise looked kind of cool, I hated Jimmy as a kid: the one episode I saw, he didn’t care his mom and friends were changed since it suited him just fine and only got upset when it was… Read more »
somebody1993
Guest

I can agree that they jumped the shark at that moment after hearing your explanation but rather than end at that specific point I’d still rather they altered the order of some of the movies and made channel chasers last Since I really liked a couple of them.

I don’t remember exactly when I stopped watching but it was almost certainly before Poof, I hardly remember him.

Molly Piper
Guest

I have to disagree on continuing past Channel Chasers being the Shark Jumping moment. The feeling I took from it is that, just because you know something is going to end that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy it while it lasts. The show has most definitely jumped the shark and lasted far too long, but I don’t think that that’s it.

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