School of Crock (The Fairly OddParents)

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School of Crock
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How did Crocker somehow managed to get transferred to a school in a world where he should not be in?
Series: The Fairly OddParents
Part of Season: 9
Episode Number: 147
Air Date: May 26, 2014
Writer: Ray DeLaurentis
Will Schifrin
Alec Schwimmer
Kevin Sullivan
Previous episode: Fairly Old Parent
Next episode: Dimmsdale Tales

”School of Crock” is the thirty-eighth episode in season nine of The Fairly OddParents.

Plot

Mr. Crocker becomes a teacher at Spellementary School and tries to steal all the students' magic. Meanwhile, Poof is going through `pooferty' and is finally learning to speak.

Bad Qualities

  1. It's yet another 22-minute contrived Crocker episode like the previous episode, “Fairly Old Parent”. Also, the premise is nonsensical: Crocker becomes a teacher at Spellementary School. This, again, breaks Da Rules, because Crocker is a human. Adding onto that, he is a massive threat to all fairies due to his obsession with magic. Yet, there was no explanation given as to how he was transfered to Spellementary School from Dimmsdale Elementary School to begin with.
  2. Other plot holes that are found as well:
    • Where was the security staff at Spellementary School to both ensure the safety of the fairy babies and expect that something was suspicious about someone like Crocker?
    • Neither Crocker nor Foop remembered one another despite the fact that they worked together before in "When Losers Attack" from the previous season.
    • Anti-Fairies absorb power so Foop could've used his bottle to suck his powers back from Crocker.
    • Foop was also drained of his magic, which means he can't float but he later floats to tell the students it's weird that he spoke.
  3. Annoying and predictable running gags. Mr. Turner's voice cameos are also pointless, especially since he does not physically appear in this episode.
  4. The fact that everyone except Crocker failed to understand what Poof is trying to say until the end is a lame plot point and more of an execuse to keep the plot moving forward until it was convenient.
  5. Predictable climax, where Poof defeats Crocker conveniently.
  6. Crocker's disguise until the climax is pretty lazy on the writers' part.
  7. Depending on how you view the way Poof starting to speak clearly and in full sentences at the end of the episode is, honestly, rushed and off-putting, especially because he’s a baby. It does not help that after this episode, he continued to be subsequently absent.
    • Making matters worse, this episode aired literally 10 months before its previous produced episode, “Fairly Old Parent”, did. This can very likely cause confusion among viewers watching the show in terms of airing order as to why Poof isn’t talking again.
  8. It's not explain what becomes of Crocker after the climax despite him getting defeated.

Good Qualities

  1. The way Poof babbles (until he speaks clearly and in full sentences) is very cute and fitting, just like babies in real life do.
  2. Some fans like Poof speaking despite not having much time to play out.
  3. Poof and Crocker engaging in a battle during the climax is nice.
  4. It's one of the few episodes in season nine where Poof is given the spotlight.
  5. Good animation and voice acting as usual.

Comments


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Apvbulg

5 months ago
Score -1
WHAAAAAT ANOTHER EPISODE THAT I LIKE IS THERE THIS CAN'T BE REAL !
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SpongeBoomer

5 months ago
Score 1
Stop being so dramatic with all those caps. Keep in mind that both seasons 9-10 had many questionable plot holes and inconsistencies.
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SpongeBoomer

5 months ago
Score 0
Also, listed the episode as average.
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Apvbulg

5 months ago
Score -1
I was expect open wide and say aaaagh was here.
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DNIguy64

5 months ago
Score 0
Well on one hand, I did like how poof spoke in full sentences...on the other hand its odd poof spoke like a ben 10
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Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
Score 0 You
I honestly like this episode. But I agree it does have a lot of plot holes, as in most cases in season 9.
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Apvbulg

4 months ago
Score 0
Well for me it's sad for someome seeing something that like being in a bad wiki.
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Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
Score 0 You
Well it's listed average because I'm aware that some people like the episode - SpongeBoomer aka Somuchpainflowing
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Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
Score 0 You
Well it's listed in the "Average" category because I'm aware that some people like this episode - SpongeBoomer aka Somuchpainflowing
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Anonymous user #1

2 months ago
Score 0 You
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