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Harper doesn't like how Alex is always working, so Alex convinces her parents to hire Harper to work at the sub station. But after Alex finds out Harper can barely walk without spilling, she tries to find a way to help Harper. Justin's tutoring buisness is going great, until someone wants a cut in his profit.

Episode Info


Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 107
Airdate: Friday November 02nd, 2007


Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 5) Oct 25, 2009

Guest Stars
Paulie LittPaulie Litt
As Frankie
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Amanda TepeAmanda Tepe
As Morose Gurtbarn Manager
Recurring
Chad BroskeyChad Broskey
As Brian
Charleigh HarmonCharleigh Harmon
As Funny Dancer
Eric ChristieEric Christie
As Customer #1
Main Cast
David DeLuiseDavid DeLuise
As Jerry Russo
Maria CanalsMaria Canals
As Theresa Russo
David HenrieDavid Henrie
As Justin Russo
Selena GomezSelena Gomez
As Alex Russo
Jennifer StoneJennifer Stone
As Harper Finkle
Episode Notes
Spells: Take this girl with the skills of a bench and turn her into a serving wench - The ability to give someone excellent waitressing skills.

Take this girl who's a great serving wench and give her back the skills of a bench - The ability to take away someone's excellent waitressing skills.

This episode marks the first appearance of Alex and Harper's hat song/dance.



Episode Quotes
Brian: Look, I didn't do so good on this test. I just got one right. My name.

Alex: But, we're swamped. We totally need more help with... (looking at an empty restaurant) ...all of our phone orders.

Harper: How much coffee do I pore on the coffee cake?

Alex: Mom, don't add your own moves. This isn't the '80s, this isn't Footgrease music.
Theresa: It's Footloose or Grease... and those movies were great!



Episode Goofs
While Alex and Harper are working together to stop the ice cream flow in the "Gurtbarn" restaurant, Harper finds a huge plastic ice cream cone and she throws the fake top off. The top rolls off the set, but in the next shot, it has come back and is rolling in the background. It's very unlikely it would manage to roll off the set and in again on that short time period.



Cultural References
Theresa: It's Footloose or Grease...

"Footloose" is a highly popular 1984 musical film that is known worldwide for its songs and popularity. "Grease" is a 1978 film adaption of the superpopular 1972 musical. Both these movies have been a huge inspiration for both stage musicals and film musicals worldwide.



Episode References
This is the first time we hear the hat song and dance that Alex and Harper share, which has occassionally gone through the show and is sort of the "friendship bond" between them.



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