Caught an episode of Fairly OddParents last night - Timmy actually decides not to be a selfish 10-year-old for a change and starts doing some nice stuff for the people in his life. But, no one appreciates his efforts, in fact, everyone complains about him. Feeling unappreciated, Timmy wishes that he were never born, a la It's a Wonderful Life.
But unlike the Frank Capra classic, everyone's life is much better without Timmy. His parents are filthy rich. The school bully is a football star. His genius best friend is at Harvard and has a full head of hair. Even Icky Vicky is better off. Oh, and the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. What kind of effed up cartoon let's kids think the world would be better off without them? Fairly OddParents. I love this show.