Cosmonopoly (The Fairly OddParents)
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"Cosmonopoly" is the first half of episode 11 from Season 9 of The Fairly OddParents.
Timmy, his fairies, and his dad get trapped in a board game created by Cosmo and must find a way to get out before Timmy's mom throws the game in a woodchipper.
Why It Rocks
- It has a very interesting and creative concept about a board game, as empathized in the title of the episode as well as the episode’s title card itself, basically a parody of Monopoly.
- Top-notch animation and voice acting like usual.
- The characterization is passable. Cosmo himself is also tolerable in this episode, if only somewhat.
- It’s one of the handful of Season 9’s episodes where Sparky has a minor role. In this episode’s case, the main focus is on Cosmo, with Timmy, Poof, and Wanda in supporting roles.
- Some good jokes here and there that are worth a chuckle.
- It was actually heartwarming that Cosmo made a board game not only to show his life, but also to show his best day ever, which was when he met Wanda.
- A good ending where our main characters return home and escape the board game before Mrs. Turner threw it into the wood chipper.
- Continuity errors like usual in this season. For example, in this episode's case, Cosmo and Wanda first met when he ran her over, yet in "School's Out: The Musical", they met in a diner where Cosmo was working at. There is also a discontinuity with "Fairy Idol". In Fairy Idol, it is said that fairies are fast healers. However in this episode, it said that Wanda needed surgery.
- Plot hole: Mr. Crocker talked with Sparky, despite Da Rules clearly saying that people shouldn't see fairies (which is a problem that later episodes would suffer).
- Just like most episodes in this season and the following season, Timmy's Dad and Mr. Crocker are only in this episode for humor's sake.
- Not helping is that Timmy's Dad comes face-to-face with Timmy's fairies for several minutes. Of course, as time went on, the writers had already dumbed him down enough for him to not notice anything particular about Timmy's fairies.
- The running gag of one of the Turners doing something to Crocker, making him say, "I hate this family!", is also quite annoying.