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Emily Kmetko's arrival at Rocky Mountain Gymnastics ("The Rock" for short) has all three of the gym's big guns (Lauren, Kaylie and Payson) nervous. But one girl especially has it out for the newcomer, Lauren, who is determined that Emily will not be taking her spot. Pulling out all the stops at the Invitational meet that features all of the gym's top talent.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Monday June 22nd, 2009

Director: Steve Miner
Writer: Holly Sorensen

Alternate Airdates:

DK (DR3) Apr 24, 2014

Guest Stars
Johnny PacarJohnny Pacar
As Damon Young
Brett CullenBrett Cullen
As Mark Keeler
Nico TortorellaNico Tortorella
As Razor
Anthony StarkeAnthony Starke
As Steve Tanner
Wyatt SmithWyatt Smith
As Brian Kmetko
Jason Manuel OlazabalJason Manuel Olazabal
As Alex Cruz
Rosa BlasiRosa Blasi
As Ronnie Cruz
Erik PalladinoErik Palladino
As Marty Walsh
Marcus ColomaMarcus Coloma
As Leo Cruz

Co-Guest Stars
Jeanette BroxJeanette Brox
As Suzy
Nicole AndersonNicole Anderson
As Kelly Parker (as Nicole Gale Anderson)
Reba DanielsReba Daniels
As Gymnast
Adam SimmonsAdam Simmons
As Reporter
Peter MarrPeter Marr
As Announcer
Jason DelaneJason Delane
As Coach #2
Ashley FinkAshley Fink
As Girl #1
Diva ZappaDiva Zappa
As Girl #2
Hayley ChaseHayley Chase
As Gymnast #2
Kaitlyn DeverKaitlyn Dever
As Adorable Girl
Tim CoyneTim Coyne
As Coach #1
Main Cast
Chelsea HobbsChelsea Hobbs
As Emily Kmetko
Ayla KellAyla Kell
As Payson Keeler
Josie LorenJosie Loren
As Kaylie Cruz
Cassie ScerboCassie Scerbo
As Lauren Tanner
Susan WardSusan Ward
As Chloe Kmetko
Candace CameronCandace Cameron
As Summer Van Horne
Peri GilpinPeri Gilpin
As Kim Keeler
Zachary AbelZachary Abel
As Carter Anderson
Marco JamesMarco James
As Bradford Cruz
Mia Rose FramptonMia Rose Frampton
As Becca Keeler


Cue the Gymnastics montage and the music “Let It Rock” which seems to be the requisite TV show music of the summer. Enter the “It” girls of "The Rock" (Lauren, Payson and Kaylie) who sit down to stretch on the mats. Some of the younger girls ask for Payson’s autograph though she didn't notice them until Lauren shoves her. ..

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Episode Notes
Post Production Services: KEEP ME POSTED (a FotoKem Company)
Post Production Sound: Smart Post Sound
Gymnastics Equipment: AAI
Gymnastics Apparel: GK Elite Sportswear
Cameras: Panavision Digital Cinematography

A Hollycake and Pirates' Cove Entertainment production

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Adrienne PierceOne Perfect DayLauren screams at her dad and the girls leave
ChoklateWaitinwhen Emily goes to set her own vaulting board
Griffin HouseWhen the Time is Rightwhile Emily is waiting for a ride
Jordan McCoyRockstarin Lauren's car when pulling up to Kaylie's house
Jupiter RisingGo!start of the competition
Kevin RudolfLet It Rockthe opening gymnastics montage at The Rock Gym
Kreesha TurnerPassionwhen Lauren is on beam
LeilaTo the TopEmily impresses on the floor
Sonny JHandsfreeat the end of the first round of competition

Episode Quotes
(Lauren sneers at Emily's leotard)
Lauren: So, you don't have any endorsements yet...for clothes?
Emily: Not yet, but maybe after Nationals.
Lauren: Someone's cocky!

Kaylie: It's so weird. All this work, and it can all be over in one weekend...

Lauren: (to Emily) You may have all these people fooled, but I have your number. You have no consistency. And I'm going to make sure you get buried in Boston

Kaylie: Ugh! I'm a butterball! I'm turning into Mary-freaking-Lou!

Cultural References
Kaylie Cruz: I'm a butterball! I'm turning into Mary-freaking-Lou!

Marylou Retton, the 1984 Olympic All-Around Champion, had a short and stocky build which made her look "heavy" for a gymnast by her coaches. Later claimed to have been called "fat" on a number of occasions by coach Bela Karolyi

Steven Keeler: She's the one they found on a playground?

Emily Kmetko being "discovered" at a playground is a reference to famous gymnast Nadia Comaneci (the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 in the Olympics and Bart Connors long time wife) being found on a playground doing cartwheels in kindergarten by legendary coach, Bela Karolyi.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorHolly Sorensen
Executive ProducerHolly Sorensen  |  John Ziffren  |  Adam Cohen (3)  |  Joanna Vernetti  |  Cara Tapper
ProducerKevin C. Slattery
Associate ProducerTom Summers
Production DesignerGreg J. Grande
EditorNathan Easterling
CastingMichael Testa  |  Danny Shaner
Unit Production ManagerHerb Adelman  |  Maria L. Melograne
First Assistant DirectorMatt Hinkley
Second Assistant DirectorDan Mulvaney
Music EditorMark Skillingberg  |  Elliott Goldkind
Music SupervisorWendy Levy
Costume DesignerChristy Ito
Key GripJason Andrew
Camera OperatorDavid W. Richert  |  John Hankammer
Set DecoratorJennifer Herwitt
Location ManagerRosa-Lee Pierce  |  Michael Paolillo
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Santoro
Property MasterGary Antista
Construction CoordinatorStar Fields
Production Sound MixerJoe Kenworthy
Script SupervisorPatience Thoreson
Production CoordinatorTracy E. Maurer
Assistant EditorSuzanne Labrot
Supervising Sound EditorMark Friedgen
Re-Recording MixerSherry Klein  |  Brian Sharman
Director of PhotographyPatrick Cady
Stunt CoordinatorGregory J. Barnett  |  Carolyn Day
Art DirectorDaniel E. Maltese
Post Production CoordinatorAaron Fink
Costume SupervisorKiki Garwood
Chief Lighting TechnicianDerrick Kolus
ScoreMichael Suby
Department Head HairMary Ann Hennings
Department Head Make-upStephanie Coffey
Production StaffLeilani Caluya  |  Andrea M. Kagey  |  Barbara A. Fetzer  |  Casey Rubin  |  Kyle Dunne  |  Steve Rogowskey  |  Daniel Rodriquez
Production ControllerDebbie Cleaver
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