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Wizards of Waverly Place: I Almost Drowned In A Chocolate Fountain

Alex has a date with her crush Riley and a few friends, but when her parents find out she's been failing spanish, they ground her from going on the date. Instead, she uses a Spanish Pocket Elf to help pass her test. Only problem is, Justin and Max find out. And since Alex ratted them out for playing paintball, the time for revenge is whenever possible.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 105
Airdate: Friday October 26th, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 5) Oct 18, 2009

Guest Stars
Al MadrigalAl Madrigal
As Spanish Pocket Elf
Brian KubachBrian Kubach
As Riley
Jack PlotnickJack Plotnick
As Pocket Elf

Co-Guest Stars
Amanda TepeAmanda Tepe
As Hostess
John BobekJohn Bobek
As Waiter
Main Cast
David DeLuiseDavid DeLuise
As Jerry Russo
Maria CanalsMaria Canals
As Theresa Russo
Jake T. AustinJake T. Austin
As Max Russo
David HenrieDavid Henrie
As Justin Russo
Selena GomezSelena Gomez
As Alex Russo
Jennifer StoneJennifer Stone
As Harper Finkle
Episode Notes
This episode marks the first appearances of both Riley and the Spanish pocket elf.

This episode marks the first appearance of Amanda Tepe, the actress playing all the boring, weird, humorless and careless workers throughout the show.

Episode Quotes
Alex: Failing Spanish is hard work!

Theresa: Don't worry, honey, I'm gonna help you with your espanol.
Alex: OK, that's fine, but I really need help with my Spanish too.
Theresa: Espanol is Spanish...
Alex: Espanol is Spanish for what?
Theresa: This is gonna be hard...

Alex: But my test is tomorrow and if I don't pass, I won't be able to go on my date with Riley on Friday.
Theresa: I know, honey. Maybe we can bake cookeys on Friday...

Episode Goofs
When Max gives chocolate to the pocket elf on Alex's bag, the elf stands on one specific position of the bag. However, a few moments later, the animation of the elf has screwed up and the elf is now standing in mid-air another place on the screen while the actors playing Justin and Max are still looking at the place it was a few moments ago.

Cultural References
Riley: A bunch of us are going to this cool restaurant, Medium Rare, on Friday night. Wanna come?

The name of the (fake) restaurant is a parody of "medium rare", one of the temperatures meat can have. Medium rare is often described as having a warm red center and being firmer than other temperatures.

Alex: ... the boys were playing Paintball...

Paintball is a popular sport where players (either individuals or teams) compete against each other. What they do is that they hide from each other while trying to eliminate other players by shooting them with pellets filled with paint.

There's a hidden message in the title of this episode. "I Almost Drowned In A Chocolate Fountain" confuses everyone the first time they see it. However, in the middle of the episode, Alex is bitten by a Spanish pocket elf, giving her an obsession with chocolate and resulting in her litteraly swimming on chocolate on a restaurant's floor.

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