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I've been genuinely surprised that so many people dislike this episode, because honestly, this is my favorite Season 9 episode so far. Is it perfect? No. That plothole with Jorgen dating another woman even though he's married is pretty noticeable, yes. But at the same time, that's not the main point of the episode. I'm also not putting Cosmo's song/singing at fault here; it was supposed to be a horrible song. What's important in this episode is the relationship that happens between Timmy and Missy.

Let's get this out of the way first: why do I like Missy as a love interest for Timmy compared to Trixie or Tootie? Let's look at Trixie first. First of all, there's the obvious reason why she's more scarce in the show now: her voice actor retired. But what about her as a character? Well, to me, she seems to care about her popularity more than she would care about Timmy. Even in episodes before her character derailment, there are shades of this. In "A Wish Too Far," she does give Timmy a kiss, but not before looking around and saying "I'd better make this quick." Even in "The Boy who would be Queen," which many consider the best episode with Trixie in it, you can see this. Yes, she is genuinely touched by Timmy's offer to be her friend, but immediately tries to shrug it off once she sees everyone else gasp in shock from her initial reaction. Yeah, she claimed that she wanted to act more like her real self, but that scene shows that she doesn't think losing all her popularity power is worth it.

And then there's Tootie. Hoo boy, Tootie. I'd like to point something out: to my knowledge, Timmy has never once said that he might like Tootie in that way. I do think Timmy kind of sees her as a kindred spirit, yes; after all, Tootie has to put up with Vicky more than anybody else. And he genuinely feels bad when things happen to upset Tootie. But that's it. Timmy does nice things for Tootie not because he likes her romantically; he does them because he knows that those moments are the little special moments Tootie can hold onto in life. In the Valentine's Day special, Timmy stuck himself with Cupid's arrow for Tootie because he felt bad about her being by herself. In the episode with Tootie's birthday, he saw that nobody came to Tootie's party because of Vicky, and helped make it up to her. He's not doing it for himself; he's doing it for Tootie, because he at least feels bad that Tootie has to take the brunt of Vicky's rage and cruelty. But let's not forget, despite all of this, Tootie could still be classified as a stalker. She has a Timmy tracking device, she's kissed Timmy repeatedly while he was unconscious (then tries to knock him out again), and she apparently (and infamously) tapped the Turners' phone lines. Since when is having somebody like that as a love interest ever a good idea? Yeah, Timmy is one of the few bright spots in Tootie's life, but she clearly takes it way too far sometimes.

Now, compare those two to Missy. She's pretty, but she doesn't use this fact to lord over people. She likes Timmy, but not in an obsessive, creepy way. Like I said, if handled poorly, Missy could be in danger of becoming a Mary-Sue. But which love interest would you like best: the girl who cares more about her social reputation, the girl who is a desperate stalker, or the girl who is friendly to everyone and is a genuinely nice, decent person?

There's one more thing I want to talk about here: the supposed stereotypes. One of the things I've seen multiple complaints about are the way Timmy wishes to become different personalities to impress Missy: the jock, the sensitive kid, and the emo kid. Well, I don't agree that they're stereotypes. First of all, the sensitive kid...yeah, that was me. I consider myself a sensitive person, and I was a bit of a crybaby when I was a kid. Sports are kind of a big thing in the town I grew up in, so we also had jocks. And as for emo kids...yeah, they weren't as faux-lisophical as the examples in this episode, but I knew a few upperclassmen like that. However, they were all pretty nice, and one of them even grew out of it over the school years and married his high-school sweetheart. In other words, just being himself helped him win over the person he loved. How about that?

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TailsandSpike4EX Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
I did enjoy this episode.
Lexadeli Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really, really like missy. I even gave her godparents! Ok I don't want it to make her miserable, but the OCs I already made sorta match up with missy.
Tunder2510 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly liked it too. Finally, Timmy is in love with someone who loves him back! :dummy:
And i don't understand why people are so angry because this episode enforced stereotype that goths are emotionless cynics. Wasn't this show stereotyping since beginning? Timmy is your typical loser who wants is selfish but always learns his lesson in the end, Wanda is typical "only women are intelligent" stereotype, Cosmo is typical idiot, Mr Turner is typical idiot father, Trixie is typical popular rich b***h, Tootie is typical stalker who is apparently "ugly" just because she wears glasses and braces, AJ is typical black nerd, Mr Crocker is typical "i have no idea how this guy got this job" guy... need i say more?
rizegreymon22 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
The reason I totally hate this episode, is that it has two big Plotholes:
1-Jorgen Timmy wanted to take Timmy of his fairies, who spent a whole afternoon without asking wishes. according to "The same game" and "Fairy Idol" It is assumed that when a fairy take long time without making wishes, inflates like a balloon and explodes becoming pure confenti. plus, an afternoon seems very short time.
2-Jorgen wanted to reassign Cosmo and Wanda, to any cruel, evil child. Fairies are supposed to be assigned to children who are unhappy lives. Although I must admit that already made this plothole in other episodes.

I also agree with that of the stereotypes, and also that Trixie is supposed to be the girl that Timmy is lovesick.
TailsandSpike4EX Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, but at this point, Timmy still lusting over Trixie would be basically beating against a dead horse.
winniekay Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
I really enjoyed and like this episode. I haven't really been watching many Fairly Odd Parents episode recently. This is probably one that I enjoy the most currently. So this was nice and enjoyable to read and find out I am not the only one who likes Missy.
ArtistPearl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
I never saw this, but cute
Blackace70 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
I liked the fact that they introduced Missy. It felt nice to see Timmy meet a girl that wasn't psychotic, obsessive, or just bat-shit crazy. I also liked the fact that Missy already like Timmy for who he already was and not for what he was trying to be.

I'm not sure if there were anymore episodes that Missy aired in, or if she was just a one time thing. But if she wasn't and does come back, I'm rootin for her and Timmy to get together.
starflash2y Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This episode have good parts that save it and bad parts that kill it. I think is an ADMIRABLE ATROCITY!
toxicanvil243 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist
I watched this episode just to see what other people find so bad about it, and I can honestly say that I liked it. I think Timmy is better off with Missy than Trixie or Tootie, Cosmo had some funny lines, Sparky only appears once (even though I don't hate Sparky, I still think he's pretty unnecessary), and the episode ended on a good note.

I think the only reasons why people don't like this episode is because of the stereotypes, the plothole with Jorgan, and Cosmo's song.
DodsleyCritic Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
I have literally no idea why people don't like this episode. The comedy is spot-on, Missy is a nice match for Timmy and it has a very nice moral. I always found Tootie to be that girl who is always obsessive but Timmy didn't like her back.
toonbro13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
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