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Animated Atrocities-Fairly Odd-Baby by AMX-269 Animated Atrocities-Fairly Odd-Baby by AMX-269
I'm going to be honest: I don't really hate Poof as a character. Heck, most of the time, I can tolerate Sparky when the writers can execute his character correctly. However, both characters have one thing in common: they had horrible, horrible introductory episodes.

However, "Fairly Odd-Pet" was mostly just bad in terms of writing and jokes. "Fairly Odd-Baby," on the other hand, gives us a big heaping helping of what seems to be the writers' biggest sin: unfortunate implications. First of all, there's the whole scene near the beginning where a woman begins gushing about how she couldn't imagine how any adult wouldn't want to have a baby of their own. Well, I can certainly tell you my main reason: I'm not a big fan of kids. Yeah, I don't mind playing with them and saying they're cute, but in terms of having one of my own...no. Probably not going to happen. So yeah, if it was just me getting offended by that scene for personal reasons, it would still be bad. However, as I've pointed out before, this scene gets even worse when you consider something else: the writers are saying that all adults want babies, and yet one of their most prolific guest stars, Jay Leno, is childless by choice.

And then we get to Cosmo and Wanda actually getting ready for the baby...and Cosmo is the one having the baby. ...Yeah, who exactly thought that was a good idea? And then to make it worse, Cosmo immediately starts acting like an out-of-control monster because he's pregnant. Uh huh. Last time I checked, being pregnant doesn't give you the right to act like an entitled mood-swinging brat. And as far as I know, nobody likes being thrown up on. So why was Timmy the one who got in trouble when he finally lost his temper because of Cosmo's unreasonable behavior? Oh, right...because he's everyone's designated butt monkey, I guess.

And then there's the lackluster writing. Well...okay, it's mostly one scene. At one point, during a conversation between Anti-Cosmo and HP, Anti-Cosmo begins a sentence with "As you know..." Yeah, uh, NO. Pretty much all of the writing teachers I've ever had have made it clear that this is a bad way to introduce plot exposition. I'll admit, there are some situations where plot exposition is necessary...but at least don't make it so obvious!

So yeah, this special's biggest flaw is a whole bunch of unfortunate implications, stereotypes, and hypocrisy on the writers' part. It's arguable whether or not introducing Poof made the series jump the shark, but as "Love-Struck" proved before, episodes longer than eleven minutes aren't always these writers' forte. And unfortunately, it doesn't look like they're good at learning from their mistakes.

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ForeverEvanescent Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Student Writer
I liked this episode actually, and I didn't mind Poof. No, it was when Sparky came along that this show took a nosedive into a pool full of dried cement.
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DaveFelisFan24 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Student Filmographer
Agreed.
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PacBoyMaster Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
Honestly I find this episode to be okay.Yeah the barfing was gross but other then that the episode isn't really all that bad.Sure Poof is a bit pointless but I don't know I think he's kinda cute. 
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dksponge13 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Male pregnancy is not only disgusting, it's just downright biologically wrong. So much I can't believe that it's even become a friggin FETISH. 😝 Besides, how could Cosmo have been the one impregnated if he doesn't have the (ahem) special parts that women have for all that?...then again, I'd probably wouldn't wanna know. 😨
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MadiShinx Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Student Filmographer
I know right! Cosmo isn't a seahorse!
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dksponge13 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. I mean, this could work if fairies were aquatic creatures similar to seahorses. But no, they're clearly similar to humans, so that should mean that they breed like humans (I.e, the male producing the offspring, and the female carrying and birthing it).

I swear, some Nick shows have some REALLY messed-up logic...😑
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katamariluv Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, this whole episode felt like one of the writers letting their fetish out.
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GamertheHedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
This is the last Fairly Odd Parents special that I saw... and I genuinely enjoy it.
It's probably my favorite of the specials... and I don't know why.
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pikachuandpichu106 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god,this is like a kid friendly version of Stimpy is pregnant.Smells Like Teen Spirit 
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MadiShinx Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Student Filmographer
At least Cosmo had an actual fairy baby, and not a poo baby.
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