Aliens in America

Season 1 Episode 2

No Man Is An Island

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Aired Monday 8:30 PM Oct 08, 2007 on The CW
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No Man Is An Island
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Raja explains to his class how close he and Justin are, prompting rumors about the two being a couple to spread throughout the school. Thus, Justin turns to Claire for help, who advises him to completely ignore Raja. This later causes Justin to be more alone than ever because Raja instead befriends the geekiest kid in school. Meanwhile, Gary decides to get involved when Claire decides to call it quits with Jeffrey.moreless

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  • Raja embarasses Justin by saying something in one of their classes so Justin proceeds to ignore him. Claire has dumped Jeffrey and Gary tries to help him to win her back.moreless

    8.6
    I thought this episode was very amusing. Justin and Raja look to be getting on fine at the start, but then Raja says that Justin would be the one thing he would take to an island. Justin naturally is horrified by this, since everyone now thinks they're gay.



    He goes to Claire for help, in which she says to completely avoid Raja (so funny when she says that she does the same thing with Justin; Claire: And yesterday, someone found out we have the same last name, so I told them that we adopted you from a retarded family). As Justin begins to ignore Raja, Raja becomes offended and starts hanging out with 'Small Paul' (an eleven yr old). Eventually Justin goes on the Tv announcements and apologizes, thus making them friends again.



    In other plots: Claire dumps Jeffrey and Gary then helps him. He advises Jeffrey to 'sweep her off her feet'. He does so by playing music outside her window (as pointed out, not an original idea haha). She is swept away and takes him back.



    Overall pretty good episode, and I'm liking the show more and more I watch.moreless
  • Pretty good!

    9.0
    When asked what they would bring to a deserted desert island, Raja says that he would bring Justin. Everyone teases them and says that they're gay To make things worse, Raja tries to clear things up by explaining how Justin makes out with his pillow pretending it's another girl at school. Justin goes to Claire for advice. She says to ignore Raja at school. Later, when Justin feels alone, Raja abandons him. Justin accepts humiliation from the kids in order to get Raja back. Gary tries to comfort Jeffrey when Claire breaks up with him.



    This was a good episode. It was the first one I saw in the series, I haven't seen the pilot yet. I give it a 9.0 out of 10!moreless

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In this episode we learn that Raja's last name is Musharaff.

    • Here are the lunch items as read by:

      Small Paul: Salisbury Steak, Mixed Green Salad, and Black Forest Cake

      Justin: Fish on a Bun, Three Bean Medley, and Twice Baked Potato

      Girl: Hard Tacos, Peas, Carrots, and Tapioca

    • When Raja is naked in the locker room, you can barely see that he is wearing some kind of white clothes covering below the waist when Raja is opening his locker.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • (Claire runs into Jeffrey's arms
      Justin: I guess that Claire hasn't seen Say Anything.
      Jeffrey: You complete me.
      Claire: Awh!
      Justin: Or Jerry McGuire.

    • Jeffrey: I just wish there was something I could do to change her mind.
      Gary: Well you can't play it cool, that ship has sailed.
      Jeffrey: Did anything like this ever happen between you and Mrs. T?
      Gary: Well, come to think of it, we did break up briefly right before we got married.
      Jeffrey: Really? How'd you convince her to come back?
      Franny: (flashback I'm pregnant?
      Gary: Aw crap, aw crap, aw crap!
      Franny: My life is over!
      (end of flashback)
      Gary: I... can't remember.

    • Justin: (about Raja) As for me, there was someone I could finally talk to and get a little wild with!

    • Justin: And even though yearbook photos are a little retarded, this time, I didn't mind.

    • Claire: So you're here because...
      Justin: Because I need your help.
      Claire: And you need my help because...
      Justin: Cause you're smarter and better and tanner than me.
      Claire: Say my name.
      Justin: Aw, c'mon, Claire.
      Claire: Say it! Without the c'mon part if you want my help.
      Justin: Claire
      Claire: You got that right, buddy!

    • Raja: If I could only bring one thing with me to a desert island, it would be Justin Tolchuck. He is my best friend and his friendship is the one thing I can't live without.

    • Mr. Papazian: What would you bring with you on a desert island?
      Student #1: A machine that makes everything?

    • Justin: Any bats in the cave?
      Raja: (checking) Good to go, Justin. She is as clean as a whistle!

    • Claire: (texting) It's not you, it's me. And I could add one of those little sad faces.
      Franny: She is a natural!

    • Claire: (About Jeffrey) I think I'm just gonna text him that it's over.
      Franny: Clean.
      Gary: I don't know... do we pay extra for texting?

    • Justin: 1, 2, 3, 4, I declare a thumb war!
      Raja: I accept your challenge. (Justin wins) Oh, you have won.

    • Justin: (voiceover) Last year, we finally splurged and had an automatic sprinkler system installed in our yard, and since then, our grass has pretty much been green. My mom thinks it's the best thing that ever happened to our house, but my dad would argue our new exchange student, Raja, is a close second.

    • Gary: Bacon, Raja?
      Raja: My religion forbids it.
      Gary: Love this kid!

    • Justin: (Apologizing to Raja) And I wanted you to know that if I was a deserted island and I could have only one thing on me, it would be you.

    • Small Paul's Mom: Raja, Paul's finished with his bath, so we are ready to watch the movie.

    • Jeffrey: You complete me, Claire!
      Claire: Oh my God! That's so sweet!

    • Claire: Yes I do. Think about it Justin. When was the last time you saw me anywhere near you at school?
      Justin: Doesn't answer
      Claire: Exactly. And we have Spanish together.
      Justin: We do?
      Claire: Yep. And yesterday, someone found out we had the same last name. So I told them that they adopted you from a retarded family.
      Justin: Wow. My whole family had to be retarded.
      Claire: You can't be too careful.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Opuštěný ostrov (Deserted Island)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Turkey: September 16, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Latin America: September 19, 2009 on Canal Warner
      Czech Republic: January 23, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • Music featured in this episode:
      "Click, Click, Click" by Bishop Allen
      "Get Out" by Melissa Ritter
      "Getting Hyped" by BossHouse Music
      "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel
      "No More Anymore" by BossHouse Music
      "We've Got A Big Mess On Our Hands" by The Academy Is...

    • The characters Chaz Palladino and Todd Palladino are played by different actors than in the "Pilot" episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Jeffrey: Thanks Mr. T!
      Gary: You're welcome Jeffrey and being that I was never in The A-Team, please call me Gary.

      This is a reference to the old TV show, The A-Team, which starred Mr. T, a famous actor.

    • Jeffrey: I like the movies, especially ones with The Rock.

      The Rock or Dwayne Johnson is a famous wrestler and movie star.

    • (After Claire sees Jeffrey standing outside the house with the radio)
      Justin (narrating): I guess that Claire hasn't seen Say Anything.
      Jeffrey: You complete me.
      Claire: Awh!
      Justin: Or Jerry McGuire.

      Jerry McGuire is a movie with the famous catch phrase "You complete me".
      Say Anything is a movie with famous scene of a guy standing outside a girl house with a radio over his head playing "their song", in order that she forgives him.

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