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Animated Atrocities-Manic Mom-Day by AMX-269 Animated Atrocities-Manic Mom-Day by AMX-269
While I can't speak from personal experience, I have no doubt that being a mom isn't an easy job. Heck, I have no idea how my mom does it sometimes. Deep down, I can't help but respect her for everything she does. And I'll admit, in some cases, it's good for a character to learn this lesson.

This is not one of those cases. Instead, it becomes one of those times where you can't help but look at other episodes, and this ends up bringing a bunch of strikes against this story and these characters. They want to tell a story about how being a mom isn't an easy job...and yet their example of a busy mom is Mrs. Turner. The same Mrs. Turner who has, at best, cared more about a videotape than the fact that her son's being tortured by his babysitter, and at worst, has admitted that she DOESN'T COOK DINNER FOR TIMMY.

Meanwhile, Timmy has to deal with bullies beating him up, an insane sadistic teacher, and his crush not even giving him the time of day. But when Timmy's mom has to experience all that, she instead gets...a bunch of interpretive dancing, a B-minus, and an opportunity to braid Trixie's hair.

While all this is happening, Timmy-as-his-mom has to clean the entire house, play a real-life version of his video game when shopping at the mall, and nearly KISS HIS DAD. All while insisting that he has everything under control. And in the end, Timmy ends up admitting that being a mom is hard...even though he has to deal with people like Francis and Crocker on a daily basis.

But wait! There's a twist! Even though Mrs. Turner-as-Timmy had a fantastic day by Timmy's standards, she thought it was horrible! And she's able to clean up the mess Timmy made while he was trying to be her.

So to recap...Timmy tries to show his neglectful mom how horrible his life is, only to have to deal with all her responsibilities and fail miserably at them, and to add insult to injury, Mrs. Turner came out of the whole situation pretty much unscathed. HA HA HA.
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Reviewer2016 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
1-(it's been a while since I say the episode) unless Wanda interpreted Timmy words as moms in general why would she care about the stuff Timmys mom has to go through, she's seen what she does to Timmy and half the reason their his fairies are because they suck as parents.
2-as of the episode lights out, my theory is that fairies can manipulate wishes like genies
I mean they basically admitted to changing what happened just to teach Timmy a "lesson" and Da Rules are mostly based on can and can't be wish for so why not
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katamariluv Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This episode's message rings hollow due to the fact that Mrs. Turner was basically only sympathetic for the sake of the episode.
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Funtime1997 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017
Why do the developers try to replicate that better body swap episode.
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PacBoyMaster Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
This episode is weak but not bad imo. 
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kittty-pryde Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The worst thing is that, as far as I remember, Timmy didn't even wish to switch bodies, but Wanda (I hated her in this episode) annoyed Timmy to the point that he wanted to do it to prove he's right.
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AMX-269 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017   Writer
Like I said, the plot about someone learning that being a parent/kid isn't as easy as it looks can work. The reason it doesn't here is because (1) Timmy does have to put up with a lot of crap on a daily basis, while his mother didn't out of pure dumb luck, and (2) the parent in question is Mrs. Turner, who is (at best) neglectful of her child more often than not.
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Void-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually figured it was something of a Double Subversion since while Mrs. Turner did get off easier, she also admitted everyone Timmy knows was batshit insane and dealing with them
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WonkyTonkBotty Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at this pic: Wow, his moronic mom's brain is even half the size of his, let alone the same size?
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ROJOyNARANJA Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
I AGREE WITH YOU GAL! THIS EPISODE IS AWFUL & THE WAY THEY TREAT FINE TIMMY'S MOM WHEN SHE IS IN TIMMY'S BODY IS HORRIBLE WHILE TIMMY HAS TO DEAL WITH A BAD DAY.
BUT AT THE SAME TIME I WAS NOT SUPRPRISED (BUT YET I WAS HORRIBLY DISSAPOINTED) OF THAT ENDING.
IN THE "FAIRLY ODD PARENTS" THEY ALWAYS TRY TO MAKE LOOK GOOD THE PARENTS EVEN IF THEY'RE JERKS, BUT THIS ONE IS ONE OF THE WORSTS.
TO BE FAIR I DIDN'T HATE SO MUCH THIS EPISODE, IT COULD BE WORSE
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Superfloxes Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
I remember when Timmy's parents simply didn't have the time to take care of him because they were busy with their jobs. Those were the days when Cosmo had a deep voice and Wanda was just as, if not more, stupid as he was. 
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Michaelsar Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
What really infuriates me is that the show constantly treats Timmy's mom as the more competent parent when she neglects and abuses him just like his dad (and if she's really so much smarter than him, she unlike him doesn't even have the excuse of being an idiot).
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OddAuthor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
I agree. It would have been a good lesson if it was any other mother than Mrs. Turner.
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toonbro13 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
i kinda like this ep hounestly but more as a guilty pleasure than anything
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SofiaBlythe2014 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
This episode could've worked. If Timmy's mom (in Timmy's body) was shown having a hard day at school, then the moral the episode was going for would've been stronger.
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