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2004 print ad for the DVD release

Channel Chasers is the second television film of the animated series The Fairly OddParents. It first aired on Nickelodeon in the United States on July 23, 2004.

In the production order, the movie is divided into three parts, each of which were around 22 minutes. Alec Baldwin guest starred as adult Timmy.


In the far future of 2020, when Vicky is a world dictator, Chester and A.J. are chased and apprehended by one of Vicky's henchmen, who travels into the past. In the present day, Mr. and Mrs. Turner forbid Timmy to watch television again after Timmy wishes for a destructive vehicle from his favorite television show, Maho Mushi (Japanese: マホムシ, literally Magic Insect), to ruin both of his parents' jobs. So rather than watching television, Timmy wishes for a magical remote control which allows him to visit inside the television universe. Meanwhile, Vicky wrecks the house and blames the destruction on Timmy, leaving Mr. and Mrs. Turner infuriated. Timmy tries to prove his innocence by explaining to his parents that Vicky was the actual culprit, but Mrs. Turner instead confiscates his magical remote away from him and gives it to Vicky as she and Mr. Turner still refuse to listen to their son about Vicky. As a result, Timmy is angry and decides to run away from home. He wishes for another magical remote and decides to live in the television universe.

While exploring channels, Timmy, Cosmo, and Wanda are constantly chased by one of future Vicky's henchmen, whom eventually reveals to be the future version of Timmy. Older Timmy explains that in the future Vicky is a world dictator, and he became one of Vicky's henchmen in order for the opportunity to enter the past, when he can change it to prevent Vicky ruling the future. Currently, in her bedroom, Vicky discovers the remote's magical abilities and enters the television universe as well, bumping through several channels in order to reach the "Dictator Week" channel and learn the skills needed to become a future dictator.

Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Turner are devastated to discover that Timmy has disappeared. While searching for him, they head to a parking garage, where Tootie, assuming the alias of secret informant "Deep Toot", hands them photos illustrating evidence of Vicky's evil actions whenever they are not home. Convinced, Mr. and Mrs. Turner then head to the Dimmadelphia Cable, the location of Dimmsdale's cable television provider, where they sneak into the broadcast room and send a message out to their son.

After chasing Vicky through several channels, Timmy and older Timmy find themselves with her at the end credits scene of a show preceding Maho Mushi. Vicky destroys older Timmy's time travel belt, sending older Timmy back to his time period. Timmy is furious with this, after sharing nostalgia together with older Timmy in previous channels. Timmy and Vicky arrive at a colosseum in the universe of Maho Mushi, where he must defeat her before she reaches the next channel "Dictator Week". In the middle of a series of battles between each other, Timmy fast-forwards his age enough with his magical remote so that he becomes too old for Cosmo and Wanda, thereby negating all effects of magic around them, which means Timmy's and Vicky's remotes will no longer work, thus rendering Vicky powerless. Cosmo and Wanda restore Timmy's original age, and Timmy erases Vicky from the television show which sends her back to her bedroom, where she finds her experiences in the television universe to only be a dream.

Back home, Mr. and Mrs. Turner apologize to their son for not believing him about Vicky's true colors and fire Vicky for countlessly torturing him. However, Timmy realizes he got Cosmo and Wanda solely, because of his miserable life with Vicky, and decides to continue dealing with her so he can retain his godparents for a few more years. Events have returned to normal, except that now Vicky has never became a dictator, so the future has changed. In the year 2019, Timmy is a working father of his two children Tammy and Tommy Turner, who have Cosmo and Wanda as fairy godparents. Timmy has apparently forgotten about having fairies and/or that Vicky was an evil babysitter, so as a result, he hires a Vicky Bot to babysit his children whenever he leaves for work. Cosmo and Wanda ended the episode with the parody of Porky Pig's "That's All Folks!".


Voice actor Character(s)
Tara Strong Timmy Turner
Nicky (Vicky's Mom)
Tammy Turner
Tommy Turner
Paula Poundcake
Daran Norris Cosmo
Mr. Turner
Susan Blakeslee Wanda
Mrs. Turner
Grey DeLisle Vicky
Future Vicky
Carlos Alazraqui Denzel Crocker
Tony Futurelli
Maho Mushi Announcer
Jason Marsden Chester McBadbat
Future Chester
Jonny Hunt


Gary LeRoi Gray A.J.
Jim Ward Doug Dimmadome
Chet Ubetcha
Mr. Joel
Vicky's Dad
Kevin Michael Richardson Future A.J
Mr. Turner's Boss
Donnie Donut
Heavy Hal
S. Scott Bullock Bird
TV Host
Dee Bradley Baker Big Kid
Chris Kirkpatrick Chip Skylark
Butch Hartman Race Official
Alec Baldwin Future Timmy
Adam West Himself

Shows parodied

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Real show Parody title
The Jetsons "The Futurellies"
The Flintstones "The Meatflints"
Rugrats "Carpet Critters"
Peanuts "Walnuts"
Blue's Clues "Clint's Hints"
Scooby Doo "Snooper Dog and the Clue Crew"
Space Ghost "Space Specter"
The Simpsons "The Feldmans"
Batman: The Animated Series "Blackbird and Sparrow"
Tom and Jerry "Ted and Jimmy"
Dragon Ball "Maho Mushi"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "Adolescent Genetically Altered Karate Cows"
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids "Heavy Hal"
Looney Tunes "Rapid Rabbit"
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (TV special) No title given.
Speed Racer "Go Go Racer"
Jonny Quest "Johnny Hunt"
Strawberry Shortcake "Paula Poundcake"
Sesame Street "Poppyseed Avenue"
Wheel of Fortune "Million Dollar Spin"

In addition, Fonzie from Happy Days is seen briefly on Timmy's TV when Vicky comes in and catches Cosmo disguised as him watching TV while Timmy was inside the TV.

Interestingly, two of the shows parodied - Peanuts and Looney Tunes - both aired in reruns on Nickelodeon in the past, even right around the time Oh Yeah! Cartoons, on which the Fairly OddParents characters debuted, premiered. Nickelodeon also previously aired several Muppet specials that included the Sesame Street characters (such as The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years, A Muppet Family Christmas, and The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson. And in a further piece of irony, Nickelodeon would acquire the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise five years after this special premiered.

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