Wizards of Waverly Place (season 2)

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Wizards of Waverly Place
(season 2)
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The Wizards of Waverly Place season two cast.
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 30
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel
Original run September 12, 2008 (2008-09-12) – August 21, 2009 (2009-08-21)
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The second season of Wizards of Waverly Place aired on Disney Channel from September 12, 2008 to August 21, 2009. The season deals with the Russo children, Alex (Selena Gomez), Justin (David Henrie) and Max Russo (Jake T. Austin) continuing to compete to become the leading wizard in their family. Also starring in the series are María Canals Barrera and David DeLuise as their parents, Theresa and Jerry, and Jennifer Stone as Alex's best friend, Harper Finkle.

Synopsis[edit]

Harper now knows that Alex, Justin and Max are wizards. Alex and Justin have new love interests Dean Moriarty (Daniel Samonas), and Juliet Van Heusen (Bridgit Mendler) respectively. The series characters cross over with The Suite Life on Deck and Hannah Montana in part one and two of "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana" featuring cast members from The suite life on Deck namely, Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, Debby Ryan and Phill Lewis.

Guest stars and recurring cast include: Dan Benson, Bill Chott, Skyler Samuels, Josh Sussman, Daryl Sabara, Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard, Rachel Dratch, Dwayne Johnson, Misty May-Treanor, JD Cullum, Anne Ramsay, Amanda Tepe and Jeff Garlin.

Children[edit]

Alex has another love interest, her classmate Dean Moriarty, and tries to impress him by using magic to make him think she's smart. In another episode, when Alex's nemesis, Gigi Hollingsworth, finds her diary which she draws in, she finds out about Alex's crush on Dean. When Gigi gets trapped, she gets back out and is convinced she hit her head. She tells the school of Alex's crush on Dean and Alex admits what she does in her diary, but denies it was Dean who was the Prince in her drawings. He still, however, seems impressed. She later asks him if he'll help fix an old car of her father's, which he agrees to do. Dean then enters it in a race once fixing it, but Alex gets mad when her family begin to like Dean and he doesn't spend as much time with her. Alex then transports herself into the car during the race to talk to Dean, who reveals he likes her. Dean asks Alex out, but on a triple date. After Alex eliminates the other couples so that she can be alone with Dean, she realizes he wants to kiss her. On the date, she tries to distract Dean so that he won't, but after he tells her he likes her too much, they kiss. Alex promises she won't abandon him, but then runs off to help her brother. She comes back and they make up. Alex later reveals she doesn't like how badly Dean expresses his feelings. When wizard students stay at the Russos' due to Wiz Tech being closed down, Ronald Longcape Jr. begins to develop feelings for her. Alex feels guilty when she thinks she's falling in love with Ronald. Ronald gets rid of Dean and then transforms into him as to break up with Alex so he can be with her. Ronald takes advantage of her and makes her evil like him and his father so that they can rule. Alex then reveals she's in love with Dean, so is transformed back. Dean is back and starts calling Alex his girlfriend. Tired of lying to her best friend, she reveals magic to Harper by taking her into space on her birthday. Dean moves away, but Alex tries to continue dating him in his dreams with the use of magic. When he comes to see her, they go out on a date but she realizes they've drifted apart and aren't the same so breaks up with him, who has no reaction. He later comes back and tells her it hurt too much. When her brother wins a cruise on the S.S. Tipton, she goes also and meets Zack Martin, who develops a crush on her and asks her out, but she says no. When he gets blamed for a prank she pulled on her brother, he finds out it was her and asks her where she's been all of his life.

Justin meets a girl, Isabella, online and meets up with her. When his sister tells him she's a dog, he doesn't believe her so asks her, but she tells him she's a werewolf. Justin says he doesn't care, and kisses her but she reveals when you kiss a werewolf, you become a werewolf so Justin and Isabella run into the forest together. Justin's family find him and undo the spell to make him a wizard again. When shot with Cupid's arrow, Justin falls for Harper Finkle, and they begin dating but it soon wears off and they go back to being friends. Justin and Harper, who has a long-term crush on him, begin to date again seemingly and attend many silent movies together. His sister, however, sabotages their relationship to keep them from dating and Justin tells her she's not so bad as long as she doesn't fuss over him, but they stop dating. When Justin meets Max's Tutor, Tutor, he gets a crush on her and they begin dating. He's, however, creeped out that she has become such good friends with his sister. After Tutor's finished teaching Max, she can't come back anymore so they have to break up, but Justin realizes he was only drawn to her as she's half-elf. When he wins a cruise on the S.S. Tipton, he falls for London Tipton who, as not the smartest, believes he's a doctor so agrees to date him. When Justin gets pulled away from their date as he has to get his picture taken for winning the competition, London sees him and says he looks exactly like her date. She then becomes attracted to his brother. When the Van Heusen family open a sandwich shop right next to the Sub Station, they begin to lose business. They send Justin over as a spy, but he meets Juliet Van Heusen, the owner's daughter, and falls for her. Their parents say they can't date, as their businesses are competing but once learning she's now the good child of the family, Justin's sister changes their parents' minds. Justin discovers Juliet is a vampire, and she tells him she knows he's a wizard. Juliet influences Justin's family by telling them they have to eat healthier. Justin and Juliet get more serious and reveal to each other that they have fallen in love.

Max goes on his first date, with his classmate, Jeanette, at the Sub Shop. However, he has been using magic to humiliate his brother in an attempt to impress her, so his brother turns him into a clown and she leaves.

Episodes[edit]

Wizards of Waverly Place Season 2 episodes
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22 1 "Smarty Pants" Victor Gonzalez Todd J. Greenwald 4.8[1] September 12, 2008 (2008-09-12) 201

Alex is eager to help prepare for the Quiz Bowl if it will get the attention of the new guy, Dean. Harper and Justin are planned to compete in the Quiz Bowl on opposing teams. But when Alex causes an accident that leaves one of Harper's teammates unable to compete, she is forced to participate instead. To give the team an edge in the Quiz Bowl Competition, she wears a pair of magical trousers known as "Smarty Pants", which give the wearer superior knowledge on anything and everything. However, her superior knowledge might ruin her friendship with Harper, who was counting on the Quiz Bowl to give her a new reputation as class genius. To stop herself from answering all of the questions, Alex takes off the pants, only to learn that there were some unpleasant side effects.

Absent: David DeLuise as Jerry Russo
Guest stars: Daniel Samonas as Dean Moriarty (as Dean Malone), Andy Pessoa as Alfred, Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate
Co-stars: Veronica Sixtos as Nellie Rodriguez, Dan Benson as Zeke, Zack Shada as Joey, Gary Owens as Alarm Clock (voice), Edwin Kho as Gold Team Member (uncredited)
Note: The name of the guy that Alex has a crush on is Dean Moriarty, but the credits at the end of the show address him as Dean Malone.
Magical objects:
Smarty Pants – give the user unlimited knowledge.
Speed Sportswear – gives the user sonic speed.

Night Cap – determines the user to fall asleep instantly.
23 2 "Beware Wolf" Victor Gonzalez Vince Cheung & Ben Montanio 4.0[2] September 21, 2008 (2008-09-21) 202

Justin meets a girl named Isabella through WizFace. Alex has suspicions that Isabella is not who she seems. After sharing a kiss, Justin learns that Isabella is actually a werewolf and, worse, he is becoming one himself. Meanwhile, Max and Alfred start a dog-walking business to earn money for cups on a chain.

Absent: Jennifer Stone as Harper Finkle
Guest stars: Sarah Ramos as Isabella, Andy Pessoa as Alfred
Co-stars: Renna Nightingale as a Centaur Girl, Danielle O'Loughlin as Older Woman
Magical being: Werewolf (monster)

Notes: WizFace is a parody of Facebook and MySpace. Alex also said that Justin had a history of dating monsters, as explained here as well in a few other episodes
24 3 "Graphic Novel" Mark Cendrowski Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein 3.9[3] October 5, 2008 (2008-10-05) 203

After Gigi steals Alex's diary, Justin and Max transport Gigi inside Alex's secret fairy tale princess world. The siblings struggle to keep Gigi from discovering Alex's secret, and revealing the family's secret to the world.

Absent: María Canals Barrera as Theresa Russo and David DeLuise as Jerry Russo
Guest stars: Daniel Samonas as Dean Moriarty and Skyler Samuels as Gigi Hollingsworth
Co-stars: April Audia as Alex's Teddy Bear, Jordan Carroll as Andy, Lili Ishida as Laura, Kelsey Sanders as Wannabe #1, Heather Trzyna as Wannabe #2, Zack Shada as Joey
Note: In this episode Alex reveals she wouldn't go to a prom unless it was a zombie prom which she has later in season 2.
Spells:
Literrarium Terrarium – teleports you into or out of a book or pages
Bookus Mustardo – an in-functional spell created by Max, which according to him, is supposed to turn a book into a squirt-able mustard bottle that his father, Jerry Russo, uses.
Magical object:

Alex's journal – Alex draws in this magical journal pictures with her living as a princess. After using the Literrarium Terrarium spell, she is transported in her princess world inside the diary.
25 4 "Racing" Victor Gonzalez Justine Bateman 4.3[4] October 12, 2008 (2008-10-12) 204

Alex has developed a crush on Dean, a "gear head" type of guy. To gain his attention, she asks if Dean can fix up an old junk car of Jerry's. Dean not only fixes the car, but enters it in an upcoming race of classic cars at Paramus. Alex is dissatisfied, and uses a worthless mail-order product of Max's to teleport inside the car during the race. Unfortunately, the teleportation causes Dean to lose consciousness, resulting in a near-crash of the car. When Dean comes to, Alex talks to him and finds out that he likes her as well. In the end they drive into a massive sloppy joe.

Co-stars: Jack Sanderson as Race MC, Zack Shada as Joey
Guest stars: Daniel Samonas as Dean Moriarty, Dan Benson as Zeke
Magical objects:
The Transport Stick – transportes the user at one meter's distance. Warning! When the transport stick is used, everybody around gets knocked out.
Mind Reading Tube – gives the user the ability to read someone's thoughts when tube is in physical contact with another person.

Notes: This is the only episode of the series to broadcast a live-action scene (the scene with Alex coming to Dean's car window).
26 5 "Alex's Brother, Maximan" Victor Gonzalez Matt Goldman N/A October 19, 2008 (2008-10-19) 205

Alex goes on her first date with Dean at the roller rink, while Justin builds a robot for the Robot Olympics. After hearing from Jerry about a robber who steals tip jars and cupcakes, Max dons a superhero costume and plots to stop the thief. When Justin finds out, he is worried that his brother is heading into danger, so he tracks Alex down at the roller rink to ask for help. Alex is reluctant to leave Dean, but her family is more important. It turns out the story of the "robber" was all a plot by Jerry to get his children to work together and realize what is really important.

Co-stars: Jack Sanderson as Roller Rink MC
Guest stars: Daniel Samonas as Dean Moriarty
Note: In the end credits, Dan Benson is listed as guest star for his role as Zeke, but Zeke didn't appear in this episode.
Spells:
Havity No-gravity – Defies gravity by making a person climb a flat surface, can only be used when two other wizards use it in another person
Soap on a rope, soap fell off a rope, rope shot out of my hand, rope tie up that man – Ties a person in a rope
Magical object:

Magical Rope – can tie a person. Can be used only with help from another two wizards.
27 6 "Saving WizTech Part 1" Bob Berlinger Peter Murrieta 4.5[5] October 26, 2008 (2008-10-26) 208

A failed evil wizard, Ronald Longcape, Sr., curses WizTech with plastic balls, creating a twofold problem—firstly, that plastic is impenetrable to even the strongest of magic, and subsequently, magic cannot be used to quickly remove the plastic balls. This causes WizTech to close, and Professor Crumbs enlists Jerry to house a few of the students at his home. Among them is Longcape, Sr.'s son, Ronald Longcape, Jr., who is also secretly evil and who tries to come between Alex and Dean. He traps Dean in Jell-O, then disguises himself as Dean to break up with Alex. Ronald gets Alex to come back to WizTech with him. Meanwhile, Justin, eager to be the savior of Wiz Tech, calls upon the help of a prestigious wizard company run by kids to help eliminate the plastic balls from the school, under two conditions: 1) They get to put up signs advertising their products, and 2) they get to play in the balls.

Note: The sequel was premiered the same day as this one. See "Saving WizTech" Part 2 below.

Spells:

  • Spandau Ballet, tell me it's true, take this evil man, you know what to do – make an evil wizard disappear
  • Piggly wiggly, get in the jiggly – encase someone into a block of gelatin

Notes: This episode was first aired on October 24, 2008 on Disney Channel UK and Ireland (even though Disney Channel USA stated that it was the world premiere when it already originally aired in the United Kingdom and Ireland two days earlier.

Guest Stars: Daniel Samonas as Dean Moriarty, Ian Abercrombie as Professor Crumbs, Josh Sussman as Hugh Normous, Chad Duell as Ronald Longcape, Jr. and Maurice Godin as Ronald Longcape, Sr.

Co-Stars: Noah Munck as WizWorld executive, Gary Owens as Corporate Ad/Ominous Voice, Sara Gonzalez as Cheerleader #1, Nikki Blackwell as Cheerleader #2, and Jessica Dantic as Cheerleader #3
28 7 "Saving WizTech Part 2" Bob Berlinger Peter Murrieta 4.9[5] October 26, 2008 (2008-10-26) 209

When arriving at Wiz Tech things start to get a little weird. Ronald is speaking in innuendos, spells are going wrong, and the school is being overrun by advertisements. Ronald is keeping Dean locked in the supplies closet that his dad runs. Still unbeknownst to Alex, Ronald lures her up to the Tower of Evil to play the Tetherball of Evil which will turn both of them evil. Meanwhile, Justin is trying to figure out how the school got overrun with advertisements. While he is rushing around he encounters Professor Crumbs who heard a rumor that Alex went up to the Tower of Evil and that he must make sure that she doesn't do that with Ronald Longcape. Max, hearing the whole conversation, told them that's exactly who she went with. Professor Crumbs tells them they must save their sister before it's to late. When Max and Justin get up to the tower it is already too late for Alex is already playing with Ronald. Ronald, caught, reveals his whole evil plan to them. Minutes after he tells them of his evil plans Alex and Ronald are turned Evil and get a Frankenstein and Frankenstein's Wife-like makeover. Professor Crumbs, walking up seconds after they were turned evil, tells them of a way to reverse the evil spell. One of them must be in love with someone else. Alex then realizes that she is in love with Dean, thus breaking the spell. Over come with love Ronald tells Alex what he's done with Dean saying that she'll never find him. At that moment Ronald's dad comes up with Dean in the elevator. Seeing his father mistake Ronald jumps in the Elevator and tells them not follow them or "lover boy gets it". Justin, in a quick moment of intelligence, jumps them down using the Pillows for Feet spell. Catching Ronald, who can barely get away with Dean, Alex takes Dean out of the Jello and receives his gift of his wooden card. Having a moment the realize that they are both madly in love with one another.

Spells:

  • Piggly wiggly, get out of that jiggly – take someone out of a block of gelatin
  • Pillow for Feet Spell – a spell Justin mentioned with an unknown incantation that transforms feet into pillows

Guest Stars: Daniel Samonas as Dean Moriarty, Ian Abercrombie as Professor Crumbs, Josh Sussman as Hugh Normous, Chad Duell as Ronald Longcape, Jr., Maurice Godin as Ronald Longcape, Sr.

Absent: Jennifer Stone as Harper Finkle, María Canals Barrera as Theresa Russo, and David DeLuise as Jerry Russo
29 8 "Harper Knows" Victor Gonzalez Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein 4.6[6] November 23, 2008 (2008-11-23) 206

The Russo family is on an assignment at PopCon, a popular comic-book and movie convention. They are on the lookout for rogue wizards who may be using their magic, and Alex is on the lookout for Harper – it's Harper's birthday, and Alex lied to get out of attending PopCon with her. Harper runs into Alex and accuses her of always lying. After a fiasco involving an enchanted costume, Alex decides it's time to tell Harper that she's a wizard.

Guest stars: Josh Sussman as Hugh Normous, Michael A. Shepperd as Officer Lamp, Brian Scolaro as Goblin, Lee Meriwether as Battle Diva
Spells:

Lies, lies, I need a disguise – disguise as another object
30 9 "Taxi Dance" Mark Cendrowski Peter Murrieta N/A December 7, 2008 (2008-12-07) 207

When the taxicab that Alex was born in (Cab 804) is retired, Alex magically repairs it in order for her and her family to continue to cherish the memories of her birth. However, Alex unintentionally brings it to life as well, and when the Cab decides to remain by Alex's side at all times. It follows her all over the place, and eventually crashes through the window of the loft; amazingly, Jerry and Theresa are far from angry at Alex when she explains her intentions, and Cab 804 ultimately decides to leave and go back to work. After all, Alex already has a family looking after her.

Guest stars: John Capodice as "Uncle" Al and Adam Carolla as the voice of Burt the Cab
Spells:
I can't bear to part with this cab that won't drive, do whatever it needs doing to bring it alive – bring a cab to life
Rope through Greenwald's, help me now, climb up there and tie a bow – tie a rope into a bow
Magical objects:
Cab 804 – an average taxicab that Alex brought back to life using magic.

Notes: When Alex decides to fix the cab using magic, Harper responds saying that she hates it when Alex comes up with an idea although, Harper had just found out in the last episode (Harper Knows).
31 10 "Baby Cupid" Bob Berlinger Vince Cheung & Ben Montanio 4.1[7] December 14, 2008 (2008-12-14) 210

Jerry and Theresa's anniversary plans are ruined over a fight about magic, which prompts Alex to summon Cupid. When Justin reminds her that magic started the fight, Alex tries to hide Cupid from her mom by claiming that he is a lifelike doll from her "Marriage and Family" class. Cupid's return gets delayed after Max accidentally breaks his arrow and it strikes Justin, causing him to fall madly in love with an elated Harper. Harper is excited until this "new" Justin starts to bug her, and she starts to miss the "old" Justin that didn't reciprocate her feelings.

Guest stars: Dan Benson as Zeke, Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate and Mark DeCarlo as Cupid
Magical Beings:

Cupid - god of desire and love.
32 11 "Make It Happen" Bob Koherr Justin Varava N/A January 1, 2009 (2009-01-01) 211

Jerry instructs his kids to each select an alternate career in the event that they do not become wizards into adulthood. He ends up disappointed with their choices when Max chooses to be a stage magician, and Alex and Justin decide to form a rock band. It is decided that Alex and Justin can use the rock band as their Plan B only if their performance draws in a large crowd. The band is a huge success, but the celebration is short lived when they find out Max used magic to make a fake audience. In the end, Alex gives Jerry a chance to live out his old dream as a bull rider, but it is so embarrassing that Theresa and the kids unanimously agree never to speak of it again.

Absent: Jennifer Stone as Harper Finkle
Co-stars: Josiah Treger as Music Agent, Allie Carieri as Groupie
Guest star: Fred Willard as Mr. Stuffleby

Notes: This episode aired at the special time of Midnight (ET/PT). Because of this, in the Central and Mountain time zones, it aired on December 31, 2008 at 11 p.m.
33 12 "Fairy Tale" Bob Koherr Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein N/A January 25, 2009 (2009-01-25) 213

With college applications in mind, Justin directs a performance of Peter Pan at Tribeca Prep. He casts Harper as Tinkerbell, but Alex must play the role when Harper breaks her leg. Alex, not thrilled with the idea of actually learning lines, then gets a real fairy, Flutter, to play her part. Things do not go as planned, and the production is a disaster. Justin is cheered up when his siblings write a wonderful review.

Guest stars: Dan Benson as Zeke, Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate, and Rachel Cannon as Flutter the fairy. Magical Beings:

Fairy - a magical creature that is clever, playful, and possess magical powers.
34 13 "Fashion Week" Victor Gonzalez Todd J. Greenwald 3.9[8] February 15, 2009 (2009-02-15) 215

Magic is down for the day. Alex tricks Harper into letting her take care of the one-of-a-kind dress that Harper's new boss designed for fashion week. But Alex breaks her promise and models the dress in her bedroom, a situation ends in Justin getting food all over it. Alex must figure things out without the help of magic. She breaks down and tells Harper that the dress is ruined. Minutes later, Mr. Frenchie (the designer) tells Harper that his fashion show was double booked. Alex asks Mr. Frenchie if he would like to have his show at the sub station. Justin and Zeke take advantage of the models staying at the sub station by getting them to play Dungeons and Gargoyles with them. But the models accidentally get food poisoning from eating bad sandwiches. Just when things get bad, magic comes back and Alex is able to save the day.

Absent: Jake T. Austin as Max Russo and María Canals Barrera as Theresa Russo
Co-stars: Katie Savoy as Model #1, Elizabeth Tsing as Model #2, and Chloe Dykstra as Model #3
Guest stars: Willie Garson as Mr. Frenchie, Dan Benson as Zeke
Special guest star: Cindy Crawford as Bibi Rockford
Notes: In the beginning of the episode Alex says that Justin was afraid of ponies until last year, but in the episode "Potion Commotion", Alex tells Mr. Laritate that Justin rode a pony by himself when he was 9.
Spells:
Red skies at night, fix it right – fix an object
Magical object:

The Wizinko Machine – brings to life a person in an image.
35 14 "Helping Hand" Bob Koherr Jay Baxter & Shaun Zaken 4.5[9] February 16, 2009 (2009-02-16) 217

Justin creates the Helping Hand to assist busy wizards from the wizard world. Jerry gives Alex and Max several tedious chores, but Alex uses the Helping Hand to do her chores for her. Unfortunately, the Hand is worn out by all the work, and is unable to perform when a wizard arrives to review Justin's creation.

Guest stars: John Doe as Superintendent Spellman, Kate VanDevender as Helping Hand
Spells:
Ex, ex, extra hand, take a stand, give us a hand – a spell Justin created to bring his Helping Hand to life
Magical object:

The Helping Hand
36 15 "Art Teacher" Victor Gonzalez Todd J. Greenwald 4.1[10] March 1, 2009 (2009-03-01) 214

Alex bonds with a new art teacher, who turns out to be a teenager, Jenny, under a spell. Alex changes her back into a teenager, but with no teacher art class is cancelled. Alex manages to convince Mr. Laritate of how important art is, and he promises to get them a new teacher. Meanwhile, Max gets out of gym class by inventing a disease called Mono-oranegeosis, which makes him unable to see the color orange. This fake disease gets him sympathy from celebrities like Dwayne Johnson and Misty May-Treanor (who guest-star). But his ruse is soon revealed by a girl from school.

Guest stars: Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate, Heidi Swedberg as Old Jennifer Majorhealey, Gilland Jones as Young Jenny, Daryl Sabara as T.J. Taylor, Kristi Lauren as Chelsa
Special guest stars: Dwayne Johnson as himself, Misty May-Treanor as herself
Spells:
Rainon Chainon – chain people
Def Leppard Anamalis – transform into an animal
Clean it up, wash it, scrub it down, oh no – clean a room
Magical objects:
The Undo Dust – reverses a spell when the user forgot the reversing spell.

Notes: There are two goofs in this episode. In the beginning of the episode, when Mrs. Majorhealey asks Alex to bring her back to her young form, she said that she was 16 when T.J. turned her into a woman. But, after a while, in the sub station, young Mrs. Majorhealey tells Alex that while she was 40, she would have been 15 if T.J. hadn't transformed her. Also, Mr. Laritate says that he had received a text message, but in the later episode "Alex's Logo", he doesn't know what they are.
37 16 "Future Harper" Bob Koherr Matt Goldman & Peter Murrieta 4.1[11] March 15, 2009 (2009-03-15) 212

Alex, Justin and Max discover that a famous author (Rachel Dratch) is using their lives as the premise for her best-selling book series, Charmed and Dangerous. However, the wizards are shocked learning that the author, H.J. Darling, is really Harper from the future. It is revealed that she traveled back in time to write about wizards, since wizardry gets exposed in the future (the fault of one of the three Russos, as Future Harper hints). Alex is enraged that Harper has been writing books about her without permission. Future Harper tells Justin that he must convince Alex to give Past Harper permission to write the series. In the end of the episode, Selena Gomez and Rob Reiner comically talk about the importance of reading.

Absent: María Canals Barrera as Theresa Russo and David DeLuise as Jerry Russo
Special guest stars: Rob Reiner as himself and Rachel Dratch as H.J. Darling
Notes: H.J. Darling is a parody of J. K. Rowling. Future Harper reveals that Alex will date and break up with someone named Mason, who is later shown in the season 3 episode Alex Charms a Boy and season 4's Alex Gives Up. Future Harper also says that somebody in the room had a big big mouth, though there is some confusion on who actually exposed the secret, Alex or Justin. She later hints that Alex won. She gets nervous and then confuses Alex and Justin and Max misleading them to know it was Alex who won.
Spells:
Before we see this volcano blow, turn this lava into snow – turn lava into snow.
Magical objects:

The I.P.P. – teleports the user anywhere in the world.
38 17 "Alex Does Good" Guy Distad Vince Cheung & Ben Montanio 2.8[12] April 5, 2009 (2009-04-05) 219

When Alex is sent to the principal's office for the umpteenth time, Mr. Laritate makes her join the "Happy Helpers Club" under the threat of suspension. However, Alex is disgusted when she discovers that the club actually only does mundane everyday tasks for other people (pushing an elevator button, for example) rather than actual good deeds, and that they are only doing said deeds for rewards. Alex talks to her older friend, Maggie, a former hippie (as evidenced by her references to '60s culture), who gives her advice. Meanwhile, Max goes on his first date, and learns the importance of being yourself.

Guest stars: Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate, Kathryn Foley as Jennette Brocolleti, Jo Anne Worley as Maggie, Gilland Jones as Jenny, Steve Purnick as store owner
Spells:
Help me travel on my own, I need to get there through this phone – teleport through a phone

Pound for pound, you're a clown – transform someone into a clown
39 18 "Hugh's Not Normous" Ken Ceizler Justin Varava 3.2[1] April 12, 2009 (2009-04-12) 216

Jerry tells Alex that she must be nice to people. When Hugh Normous, a young giant, shows up at the lair, having run away from home, Alex decides to "be nice" by hiding him from her parents while she helps to locate his birth parents. Meanwhile, Max tried to get back at Alex for all her cruel pranks.

Guest stars: Josh Sussman as Hugh Normous, Clarinda Ross as Cathy Normous, Lee Reherman as Doug Normous, Christopher Neiman as Stu Fineman, Rose Abdoo as Mary Lou Fineman
Note: Alex reveals that she was Vice Chairman Higgenbottom while prank calling Justin. Although, she did not perform this mentioned prank call until season 3 with her brother Max and Uncle Kelbo.
Spells:
Put on a show, let's let Hugh know what it's like to grow – decrease the size of a room
Roomus Fixus – return a room to its original size

Magical object: History Tree – gives the user information about his family history.
40 19 "Don't Rain on Justin's Parade – Earth" Bob Koherr Richard Goodman 3.7[13] April 19, 2009 (2009-04-19) 227

When Justin attempts to use magic to make his mentor Baxter Knight's weather predictions come true, he angers Mother Nature and winds up with his own personal rain cloud. Meanwhile, Alex partners up with Mr. Laritate as Deputy Russo and suddenly turns "good". Justin asks her for help, and the two are lectured by Mother Nature on the importance of helping the environment.

Absent: María Canals Barrera as Theresa Russo
Guest stars: Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate
Co-stars: Casey Jon Diedrick as Sal, John Burke as Anchor, and Kimberly Perez as Harper Wannabe
Notes: Baxter Knight's prediction of "hail the size of candied yams" parodies David Letterman's prediction of hail "the size of canned hams", which Letterman had said during his previous years as a weatherman.
Guest stars: Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate, Jenica Bergere as Mother Nature, Steve Monroe as Baxter Knight, and Robert Mammana as Officer Bryan
Spells:
If Baxter loses his job, it will be a pity, let's have snow over half of New York City – make it snow over half of New York City
Please don't let Baxter Knight fail, make me some candied-yam hail – make it rain candied-yam hail

What he did – does a similar spell a person had recently done such as making it rain sweet potato hail when the other person previously did a candied-yam hail spell
41 20 "Family Game Night" Bob Koherr Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein N/A April 26, 2009 (2009-04-26) 218

In order to pass a history test, Alex switches brains with Harper. There is a glitch, however, and the two cannot switch back, leaving an infant-minded Harper in Alex's room. Justin is harassed by a girl, Daphne, who insists they are dating. To drive her away, Justin invites to Daphne to Russo Family Game Night, an infamous event that usually "ends in crime scene tape" due to the Russos' loud fighting. Meanwhile, Alex and Harper are still having trouble with the body switching spell – Alex winds up with two brains in her head, while a brainless Harper is left in Alex's bedroom. Needless to say, the game night ends in disaster, much to Justin's delight.

Guest stars: Christa B. Allen as Daphne
Notes: In the season 1 episode, "Quincenara", it is said that if you do not switch bodies back by sundown, you will be stuck in the other person's body forever. However, Harper and Alex were still in each other's bodies at night and made it back. The possible reason for this is because the spell has many glitches which Justin had pointed out.
Spells:
(Name and Name) Cambia Coporum Meum Capora Sua Numinavi – switch bodies
Hairbrainium Excamchangium – change hair styles
After all that's been said we want to switch back our heads – switch voices
Voicus Rightnoisus – return voices to their original owner
This all has been a pain, now we want to switch back our brains – combine two brains together

Please brain, leave brain – return brains to their original owner
42 21 "Justin's New Girlfriend" Victor Gonzalez Richard Goodman N/A May 2, 2009 (2009-05-02) 221

Justin and Harper bond over a silent movie festival. Alex makes fun of them by saying that they're dating. However, determined to keep her brother and best friend from dating, Alex sabotages their relationship. It all escalates into a black-and-white costumed chase scene,which Alex ends up tired and Justin and Harper win and keep dating.

Spells:
Make these troubles no more, go in through the out door – keeps people coming back inside the same room when he or she leaves
Alex always wrecks it, make this door an exit – reverses the spell above

Take away color and sound, this is where revenge is found – transforms a place into a silent film
43 22 "My Tutor, Tutor" David DeLuise Vince Cheung & Ben Montanio N/A May 29, 2009 (2009-05-29) 226

Alex and Justin start bonding with Max's new tutor, Tutor. But when they find out that she is going to leave when Max is done, they purposely cause their little brother to fail just so Tutor will stay. At the end they found out she is a half-elf and that is why they both liked her.

Absent: David DeLuise as Jerry Russo
Guest stars: Paulina Olszynski as Tutor, and Dana Michael Woods as Leprechaun
Spells:
Into thin air, send this chair – make an object disappear
Archery and plumbing is the only way to keep that thief from getting away – create a toilet plunger that is shot off a bow

When in doubt, inside-out – take an object out of another object
44 23 "Paint By Committee" Bob Koherr Peter Dirksen 6.0[14] June 26, 2009 (2009-06-26) 229

Alex is chosen to paint a mural for her school. But when the committee pitches ideas that do not match her ideas for the mural she uses magic on the mural so when they look at it they see whatever they want to, but when Justin finds out that Alex used magic he uses magic to put her mural on the wall. The committee is unhappy with her decision, but she says that she is going to go her own way with the mural.

Co-stars: Tim Dougherty as Karl
Guest stars: Dan Benson as Zeke, Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate, and Peter Hulne as Lane
Spells:
The weight of this mural is too much to shoulder, so watch me use the eye of the beholder – enable people to see their desires

From down below, this art should show – bring up art from the subway station
45 24 "Wizard for a Day" Bob Koherr Justin Varava N/A July 10, 2009 (2009-07-10) 230

It is Jerry's birthday so Justin gives him a magical pencil holder and Max was going to go with his annual cat, but decides to go with Justin's pencil sharpener. When Alex looks for a gift better that Justin's she goes to the wizard world and gets the Merlin hat which grants any wish for a day. Jerry wishes for a box of pencils and for a Milky Way Milkshake from the Asteroid Belt. Alex then thinks that his wishes are silly so she uses the hat to turn the Sub Station into the Asteroid Belt. It brings in a lot of customers and Jerry makes their shift go up and makes them wear goofy costumes. A day later, the aliens heard that the milky way milkshake machine has reopened and wants to take it. Justin then uses one of the alien's laser guns to get rid of the hat which makes everything disappear.

Guest stars: Dan Benson as Zeke, Amir Talai as Alien leader
Note: In this episode, Justin is seen being very good in drawing. However, in the episode "Captain Jim Bob Sherwood", he was shown not as good as he was.

Magical objects:

Merlins hat
46 25 "Cast-Away (To Another Show)"
"(Part one of "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana")"
Victor Gonzalez Peter Murrieta 9.3[15] July 17, 2009 (2009-07-17) 220

Justin is excited to meet London Tipton when he wins an essay contest prize: a cruise on the SS Tipton. Theresa and Jerry say Alex can't go because of her 14 absent assignments. Alex (who eventually sneaks away, but is caught and agrees to take classes on board) and Max join Justin on board, where Alex bonds with new friend Bailey Pickett. When Alex and Bailey enter a tug of war competition, she tells Bailey to spit on the floor so they win. They end up winning the competition and Hannah Montana tickets to her concert. When Marion Moseby asks for Alex's name since she and Bailey won, she says she is Ashley Olsen. But soon gets in hot water when she uses magic to bring Harper aboard and tells her she is signed up for Marine Biology, where she meets Cody Martin and tells him she's Alex Russo. Justin meets London Tipton while on the cruise and when she asks who he is, Justin says he is Dr. Fossil to not look like a fool. Meanwhile, Max and Zack Martin, (who has developed a massive crush on Alex), compete in a series of outrageous challenges. Alex says that she is Ashley Olsen so she won't get caught skipping classes. But gets caught after mistaking her name and telling Mr. Moseby that her real name is Ashley Simpson. In the 2nd episode, Double Crossed, when Alex gets sick of Justin's attitude, she puts blue dye in the hot tub to prank him. At the end of the episode, Alex is caught when Justin pours water on her hand. When it turns blue, Alex gets exposed and must not do any more pranks while on the cruise.

Special guest stars: Phill Lewis as Marion Moseby, Debby Ryan as Bailey Pickett, Dylan and Cole Sprouse as Cody & Zack Martin, and Brenda Song as London Tipton
Spells:
Bags from home, meet me here, take them there, and bring them near – bring's luggage to people from home
From east to west, this spell's no jest, wherever we roam, send (name) back home – sends someone back home or to Rome depending if roam/Rome or home is said first

Note: This episode is part of the beginning of Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana and is a crossover with The Suite Life on Deck.
47 26 "Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place" Victor Gonzalez Peter Murrieta 5.0[16] July 24, 2009 (2009-07-24) 223

When a new sandwich shop (the Late Nite Bite) opens in Waverly Place, Justin falls in love with the owner's daughter, Juliet Van Heusen. But when the Russos finds out that they are vampires both parents say they can't date. Meanwhile, Alex tries to get rid of Max because of his annoying impressions and tries to send him to an underwater camp for the summer, but her plan blows up when Justin finally tells his parents about him and Juliet. In the end, both parents allow their children to date each other again.

Co-stars: Andrew Michael Davies as Alternate Justin, Mary K. DeVault as Mary, and Jim Giordano as Marvin
Guest stars: Bridgit Mendler as Juliet Van Heusen, Anne Ramsay as Cindy Van Heusen, and JD Cullum as Alucard Van Heusen
Notes: The version available on iTunes has scenes deleted from the episode, such as Max's Jack Nicholson, Dr. Evil and Jerry Seinfeld impersonations, or when Juliet complains about her not dating Justin. When this episode was broadcast on Disney Channel Middle East, this episode had some scenes deleted and as a result, the running time of the episode was 23 minutes instead of 38 minutes. In the episode "Future Harper", the future version of Harper (played by Rachel Dratch) mentions saving a girl named Juliet. Also for a couple of Season 1 episodes you can see The Late Night Bight in the background.
Magical beings:

Vampires (monsters)
48 27 "Wizards vs. Vampires: Tasty Bites" Mark Cendrowski Justin Varava 4.8[17] July 31, 2009 (2009-07-31) 224

When Juliet comes over for Dinner at the Russo Family's house, she convinces them that Vampires are "health" conscious, so they start eating Healthy. Upset about the Healthiness, Alex and Harper both get part time shifts at the Late Nite Bite where they overhear Alucard & Cindy talk' about how younger vampires get humans to eat healthy before drinking their "delicious" blood. Alex runs off and tells Justin. As Justin thinks it, Juliet knows her parents' plot of biting Alex. When Justin, Juliet, Theresa and Jerry intervene, Max comes in with Pumpkin Scent. Then Juliet explains a vampire's "Worst Fear."

Guest stars: Bridgit Mendler as Juliet Van Heusen, Anne Ramsay as Cindy Van Heusen, JD Cullum as Alucard Van Heusen
Spell:
Don't let this garden go to waste, give all this food a lot more taste – increase the size of a pumpkin
Magical beings:

Vampires (monsters)
49 28 "Wizards vs. Vampires: Dream Date" Bob Koherr Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein 5.0[18] August 7, 2009 (2009-08-07) 225

When Dean moves away, Alex decides to show up in Dean's dreams. A few months later he comes back. When Alex goes on their date, Dean pays more attention to the arcade than her, and Alex attempts to break up with him. She pretends to be a slob so that Dean breaks up with her, but he said it was no big deal after she blurted it out. Alex goes into his dreams one more time to find out how Dean really feels. Meanwhile, when Juliet asks Justin to go on vacation with her and her family, he doesn't want to go and lies to her.

Absent: María Canals Barrera as Theresa Russo
Guest stars: Bridgit Mendler as Juliet Van Heusen, Daniel Samonas as Dean Moriarty, David Boller as Abe Lincoln, and Amanda Tepe as Hot Dog Vendor Lady
Note: When Juliet talks to Max, they are in the sunlight, however, in the season 3 episode Night at The Lazerama, she reveals to Justin that she melts in sunlight.
Spell:
What I need now is the opposite of clean, make me a girl without hygiene- transform a girl into a slob
Magical beings:
Vampires (monsters) Magical object:

Magic carpet
50 29 "Wizards & Vampires vs. Zombies" Victor Gonzalez Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein N/A August 8, 2009 (2009-08-08) 228

Justin promises Juliet an unforgettable prom date. But when Alex organizes a zombie-themed anti-prom, Alex gives Max flyers to hand out and he accidentally sends the zombie prom flyers to the wizard world with a permission slip to test out a no fear ring, and real zombies arrive. Meanwhile, Harper and Zeke go to the prom together. At the prom Justin serenades Juliet and asks her to go steady with him. After that Max, Alex, Harper, Justin, Zeke, and Juliet get in a dance off with the zombies to get them to leave. In the end Justin and Juliet have a special moment together, slow dancing and kissing after Juliet agrees to go steady with Justin.

Absent: María Canals Barrera as Theresa Russo
Co-stars: Christopher Recupito Rossi as Zombie Guy, Callie Carson as Zombie Girl, Malia Dawkins as Zombie Prom Victim, Marcus Alexander Hart as Prom Zombie, and Daniel Sykes as Mocking Prom Guy
Guest stars: Bridgit Mendler as Juliet Van Heusen, Dan Benson as Zeke
Notes: A reference is made to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video/short movie. Also, Zeke makes a reference to the Irwin Allen sci-fi show Lost in Space when he says "Danger, danger, Will Robinson!" The idea for Zombie Prom was originally mentioned and conceived by Alex in the episode "Graphic Novel".
Magical beings:

Vampires (monsters), Zombies (monsters)
51 30 "Retest" Victor Gonzalez Todd J. Greenwald 3.9[19] August 21, 2009 (2009-08-21) 222

Jerry and his siblings, Kelbo and Megan (Jerry revealed to the kids they have an aunt), need to retake the Wizard test that, in their teen years, determined who got to keep their powers. Unfortunately, Megan still has a grudge over Jerry, and nothing, neither the possibility of getting her powers back or her nephew's happiness can persuade her to redo the test. When Alex, Justin and Max see how competitive the contest gets, they realize the same test could eventually tear their family apart as well. Through the entire episode, each one of them gets compared to a relative (Max to Kelbo, Alex to Megan, Justin to their dad, and Harper to their mom). In the end, Justin says Alex is nothing like Megan, because Alex apologized and that's something Megan never learned to do.

Co-stars: Jay Brian Winnick as Mr. McFly
Guest stars: Jeff Garlin as Uncle Kelbo, Carrie Genzel as Aunt Megan
Notes: This episode originally aired on July 23, 2009 on Disney Channel Latin America, almost a month before it aired in the United States. This is the last episode to be broadcast in standard definition.
Spells:
Let's go visit our new aunt, take us to Paris, Texas – teleport to Paris
Love on the rocks, unpack the box-es – unpack boxes
Zoobaa zoobaa zoobaa, hey sister, go sister, Paris, Texas – teleport to Paris

Wewww – a spell used by Uncle Kelbo to teleport him and his fish

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cable ratings: Monday Night Football, RAW, White Collar and Monk top weekly cable chart Posted on November 3, 2009 by Robert Seidman
  2. ^ Seidman, Robert. "Nielsen Top Cable Show TV Ratings for the week ending September 21, 2008; Monday Night Football and TNT's The Closer". Tvbythenumbers.com. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ Gorman, Bill. "Nielsen TV Ratings Top Cable Shows September 29 – October 5, 2008: ESPN Monday Night Football, Vice Presidential Debate, Baseball Playoffs, O'Reilly Factor, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, SpongeBob SquarePants, Wizards of Waverly Place". Tvbythenumbers.com. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  4. ^ Seidman, Robert. "Weekly Nielsen Top Cable TV Show Ratings for the week ending October 12, 2008 including Monday Night Football, Presidential Debate, and Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays". Tvbythenumbers.com. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Updated: Monday Night Football, Wizards of Waverly, Bill O’Reilly and WWE Raw SpongeBob Lead Weekly Cable Viewing Posted on October 29, 2008 by Robert Seidman
  6. ^ Updated: Weekly Top Cable Shows Posted on November 25, 2008 by Robert Seidman
  7. ^ Seidman, Robert (December 16, 2008). "Monday Night Football, WWE RAW and SpongeBob lead weekly cable viewing". Tvbythenumbers.com. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  8. ^ Updated: NBA All-Star festivities, The Closer, WWE RAW, and Monk lead week, Damages to return despite ratings Posted on February 18, 2009 by Robert Seidman
  9. ^ "Disney Channel Shines with "Night of Stars" Programming Event". 
  10. ^ WWE RAW, The Closer and President Obama lead cable viewing Posted on March 3, 2009 by Robert Seidman
  11. ^ WWE RAW, Cars, Hannah Montana and SpongeBob Lead Weekly Cable Viewing Posted on March 17, 2009 by Robert Seidman
  12. ^ Damages season finale draws few, WWE RAW, NCIS lead cable viewing Posted on April 7, 2009 by Robert Seidman
  13. ^ "Cable favorites outside the top 20: From 'Fake Fiance' to 'The Cougar'". Zap2it. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  14. ^ Princess Protection Program is TV’s No. 1 Entertainment Telecast of 2009 in Kids 6–11 and Tweens 9–14
  15. ^ "“Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana” Is Cable’s Most-Watched Scripted Telecast This Year In Total Viewers". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  16. ^ Burn Notice, The Closer, NASCAR Top Week’s Cable Shows Posted on July 28, 2009 by Bill Gorman
  17. ^ Updated:The Closer, Burn Notice, Royal Pains Top Week’s Cable Shows Posted on August 4, 2009 by Robert Seidman
  18. ^ iCarly, Burn Notice, The Closer, Royal Pains, WWE RAW and Monk top week’s cable shows Posted on August 11, 2009 by Robert Seidman
  19. ^ Updated: The Closer, WWE RAW, & True Blood Top Week’s Cable Shows Posted on August 25, 2009 by Robert Seidman

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