Wizards of Waverly Place

Alex Does Good

Season 2, Ep 17, Aired 4/5/09
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  • Episode Description
  • After skipping class, the principal places Alex in a "happy helpers" club, however she soon finds out what truly makes the helpers happy. Max's attempt to impress a girl backfires.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Selena Gomez

    Alex Russo

  • David Henrie

    Justin Russo

  • Jake T. Austin

    Max Russo

  • Jennifer Stone

    Harper Finkle

  • Maria Canals

    Theresa Russo

  • Photos (22)
  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Another episode which doesn't focus on Alex as a lazy, ignorant lady but as a more mature and understanding wizard

    By SLionsCricket, Dec 29, 2012

  • a hillarious awesome exciting Wizards of Waverly Place.

    By mnman, Nov 29, 2011

  • Fine example of why Wizards is different than the rest Disney's shows.

    By oogajunk, Apr 05, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Alex: NO! I don't want a ribbon! Mr. Laritate: Well it's either the ribbon or suspension... Alex: Oh it's a lovely ribbon.

    • Max: Justin, one last favor. Could you maybe pretend to be the waiter so she doesn't know I'm being chaperoned? Justin: Yeah dude, no problem. I got a suit that I've been dying to wear ever since Grandma made that miraculous recovery.

    • Alex: (to Mr. Laritate) You're giving me an award for something I didn't even do? You honestly see nothing wrong with that! Harper: I don't. It's about time I got some appreciation, MOM! (everybody gives Harper an odd look, and she slowly hides behind her binder)

    • Max: Where did she get those clothes? Forever 1985?

    • Theresa: (about Justin chaperoning Max's date) Aw, my big boy looking after my little boy... (to Jerry) You're taking me out that night. Jerry: Movie in Time Square? Theresa: Yeah. Then we can go make fun of tourists who visit New York and eat at chain restaurants! Jerry: I love you.

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    Notes (1)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Slovakia: November 8, 2012 on JOJ Plus

    Trivia (5)

    • If you look closely at Alex's "Happy Helper's Club" binder, you can see she crossed out the symbol and wrote "Boo!" to rebel against the club, where the members only do mundane everyday tasks as good deeds to earn rewards.

    • This is the first time we see Mr. Laritate's office.

    • We learn that Harper's mother doesn't appreciate her.

    • Spells Featured: "I need to travel on my own, help me get there through this phone"- The ability to travel through a phone. "Pound for Pound, You're a Clown"- The ability to turn somebody into a clown.

    • Second appearance of Miss Majorhealey, this time as a teenager who has gotten used to being sixteen again. Her first appearance was in "Art Teacher" when Alex turned her back from a forty year old woman to a sixteen year old teenager.

    Allusions (2)

    • Max's clown look is very similar to Pennywise from Stephen King's novel "It".

    • Maggie is seen walking off chanting, "Sock it to 'em, Sock it to 'em." Maggie is played by Jo Anne Worley, who was a regular on the 1967 television series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. One of the show's catchphrases was "Sock it to me."

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