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Trivia

  • Every member of The Carnies is a fairy, except the Alligator Man, apparently.
  • It's revealed that Timmy's parents can't get fancy stuff like the Dinklebergs because they spend their money on Timmy.
  • This episode has a rare occurrence of killing being depicted on the show, when Mr. Dinkleberg's fancy grill slaughters a living cow into four steaks.
  • One of the carnies appears to be an elderly man wearing a cape. It is unknown what has Timmy done that made him get angry at him.
    • However, judging by the equipment that surrounds him, and the bowling pin he holds, he might be a juggler, considering that he was mad at Timmy taking his spotlight as one.

Allusions

  • The Grass is Greener - This episode's title refers to the proverb, "The grass is always greener on the other side".
  • Beauty and the Beast - When Timmy wishes to see what his parents were doing, Wanda poofs up a magic mirror, making a reference to Maleficient' enchanted mirror.

Goofs

  • At one scene, Timmy is seen standing on his dad's hand, his size is not much bigger than a melon.
  • Vicky is listed in the cast credits to this episode despite her lack of an appearance.
    • This implies that Vicky was originally going to make an appearance in this episode, but was cut at the last moment.
  • At once scene. the bearded lady's wand is blue.

Running Gags

  • Cosmo saying food tastes better with rabies.
  • Everything exploding in Mr. Turner's face.
  • Strong Man saying "What's the word?". Timmy says the word Strong Man was about to say and Strong Man becomes annoyed and unhappy by this.

Quotes

Timmy: There's only one thing I can do.
Cosmo: I'll get the monkey and the trampoline!

Timmy: Well, I ran away from home and I have a fifth grade education!
Carny: You could be overqualified, but I'll give you a shot.

Cosmo: Try a tasty possum on a stick!

Wanda: But Timmy, you can't be a carny.
Cosmo: Wanda's right. You don't have the skills. You've never even been to prison.

Cosmo: Who wants candy coated cockroach?

Timmy: Hey, my home!
Dad: I miss Timmy!
Mom: I miss Timmy!
Mom and Dad: We miss Timmy!

Dad: In your face, Dinkleberg!
Timmy: Yeah! What he said!

Cosmo:(has just been grabbed by Mr. Turner by the ear) Don't forget the rabies! Everything tastes better with rabies! Yay rabies!

Flawin: Carnies style!


Production Notes

  • Although this episode premiered in 2003, it was produced in 2002 according to the credits.

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