Sparky is a fairy dog that joined Timmy Turner and his fairy family in the ninth season of The Fairly OddParents. He was introduced in the Season 9 premiere episode, "Fairly OddPet", becoming the second addition to the show's main cast after Poof in 2008. However, due to negative reception by the public, Nickelodeon decided to not have the character back for Season 10 and was replaced with Chloe Carmichael instead. Sparky was voiced by Maddie Taylor.
Why He's a Fairly Pointless Dog
- He is a completely unnecessary character to be in the show. Why would Timmy need a dog?
- He is pretty dumb and mostly present as comic relief. Don't we already have Cosmo, Timmy's Dad, and/or Mr. Crocker for that?
- He causes a lot of trouble around his owners.
- He also gets Timmy in trouble at school by eating his homework.
- In "Fairly OddPet", he leaves Timmy to almost die in a plane crash and destroys Dimmsdale by digging holes everywhere.
- Every episode that revolves around him are really boring and uninteresting to watch since they are just generic and cliché "Man's best friend" plots, even to the point that plenty of which were rehashed for the sake of shoehorning him in similar to Timmy's Dad, Mr. Crocker, and even Chloe (season 10). Additionally, his introduction alongside the overall concept of magical animals only added to the plot holes and inconsistences with Da Rules, further breaking continuity. As an example, who were his previous owners?
- He is a failed attempt for Nickelodeon to boost the show's ratings. Nickelodeon tried to do the same exact thing a second time by replacing him with Chloe and that, too, also flopped miserably.
- He at least isn't a Gary Stu unlike Chloe (Mary Sue).
- His design is passable, although it has off-putting white lines. Maddie Taylor also does a passable job voicing him.
- He did help Timmy at times and unlike Chloe, he never stole the spotlight from Timmy, despite Season 9 being more focused on him. There were also a few episodes where he was either a minor character or completely absent.