Aliens in America

Season 1 Episode 4

The Metamorphosis

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Aired Monday 8:30 PM Oct 22, 2007 on The CW
8.9
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When Raja encourages Anita, the hottest girl in school, to dress modestly and act intelligently, Justin thinks he may have a shot with her. Meanwhile, Claire suddenly becomes the head of the A-List crowd and Franny decides to focus her attention to Gary's wardrobe once Justin tells her it's time for him to get his own clothes.moreless

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  • Raja meets a girl finally

    9.1
    Justin meets a girl who turns him down and flirts with him in a sadistic manner. She finally meets her match in Raja. They begin everything in a nice and smooth when Raja suggests that they have a science project which they do together. This turns into a little bit of mess for both min characters. Justin's mom turns her clothing and overall dressing sense to his dad. This turns out to be one interesting twist. This episode was written beautifully well and most of twists are really funny in this one. This one will surely highten the popularity of this show.moreless
  • I loved it!

    10
    Anita is a popular girl who used to be friends with Justin. She always teases him and Justin hates it. One day, she tries to tease Raja, but he is too realistic. He convinces her that just because she is hot, doesn't mean that she isn't smart. She starts dressing modestly and acting nicer to everyone. Justin and Raja both like her and Justin decides to make his move. He kisses her and she realizes what she has turned into. She goes back to her normal ways. Claire wants to be popular.



    This was a great episode! I liked how Raja was to Anita. The result was great, but unfortunately, it didn't last long. This episode gets a 10!moreless
  • Raja talks the popular girl "Anita", who dresses provocatively, into doing more with her mind to attract attention. Anita then becomes studious while Justin thinks he has a chance with her. When Justin kisses Anita, she goes back to her old ways.moreless

    9.5
    I thought the Oct. 22nd show was really good. There was great acting and comedy. This is a really wholesome, family show and I hope it stays on for awhile. Those 2 guys are great and that Anita girl was fantastic. She really added some spark to the show, plus she was beautiful. Keep this show going. The mom and dad work great together and I loved the spray tan and the whole shopping bit. Raja is a sweet character and I think it has done a good service to show what muslins are like. Thanks for a great show.moreless
  • Aliens in America is finally falling into place.

    7.4
    So, here is Aliens in America's fourth week. I'm surprised it's managed to last this long. But I have to admit that I'm starting to enjoying the show. There might be lots of cliches, but somehow it works.



    In this episode, Justin falls for the slutty, popular girl (naturally). But Raja somehow makes an impression and turns the girl into a bookish Amish-looking kid. Now Justin thinks he has a chance with her, and when he he goes in for the kiss, boom! She turns back to her old whore-ish self.



    Okay, it's not original and there lots of stereotypes in the episode. But this all plays out for comic effects. I think it should be obvious what Aliens in America's audience is now. As unoriginal as it is, it's got some style. And this episode proved that.



    But kudos anyway to Lindsay Shaw. I think I keep tuning in just because of her. Even though her character is a little dry. Also love Scott Patterson. His banter with Amy Pietz's Franny was very funny. It just makes me miss his character Luke from Gilmore Girls. Now those characters were interesting.moreless

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    • Franny: Everyone would just be so much better off without me!
      Gary: (gives her a tissue) Try to cry on the white part.
      Franny: Okay...
      Justin: (Voiceover) But then came the sweetest sound my mom had ever heard. (coming in crying) My life sucks...
      Franny: Oh honey! Come here baby.
      Justin: Make the pain go away, Mommy!

    • Justin: I can't believe it! You're jealous!
      Raja: That is crazy!
      Justin: No, you're jealous. You want Anita and you can't have her, so you don't want anyone else to have her!
      Raja: You are being ridiculous! You have clearly gone mad with lust!
      Justin: Said the jealous exchange student.
      Raja: You are...(in Pakistanian) sala haramzada kutha!
      Justin: (Voiceover) I once hear him say that to a telemarketer, so I knew it wasn't good.

    • (The doorbell rings and Claire gets it. It's Buck).
      Buck: Damn!
      Justin: (Voiceover) Buck found his new girlfriend.
      Claire: I'll be back later!
      Franny: I trust you!

    • Raja: (about a butterfly) She is so beautiful.
      Anita: More importantly, I bet she has a big heart!
      Raja: Actually, it's the size of a caraway seed.

    • Franny: Well, how are you set for business attire?
      Gary: Well, I've got my suit and my back-up suit.
      Franny: Well, maybe it's time to start dressing for success!
      Gary: Sounds good! (throws a beer bottle toward the trash and misses)
      Franny: I'll get that.

    • Anita: Roger, what was that all about yesterday? I don't get it, are you gay?
      Justin: No, he's not gay. He's just from a different culture.
      Anita: Is you name Roger?
      Justin: Um, no. Nobody's is.
      Raja: Anita, I am sorry if I offended you, but your behavior made me uncomfortable.
      Anita: You're doing it again! What are you trying to pull?
      Raja: Nothing. Anita, it simply saddens me to see you behave in the manner that you do.
      Anita: What are you talking about?
      Raja: It's as if the only value you have is your sexuality.
      Anita: Huh?
      Raja: And I think ou greatly underestimate what else you have to offer.
      Anita: Is everyone in your country as cruel as you?

    • Anita: You know, I've had my eye on you ever since you immigrated here.
      Raja: Oh, that is nice of you to say. Now if you will please excuse me, class is about to begin.
      Anita: Well, it's just, I've never been with such an exotic guy.
      Raja: Why are you behaving in such a suggestive manner? Are you honestly trying to create a romantic relationship with a complete stranger? (Anita leaves)
      Justin: What have you done?

    • Justin: (Voiceover) Anita was my first girlfriend. We used to play Sleeping Beauty together. We were going to get married one day and have 3 children: a boy, a girl, and a kitty. But then, in 1st grade, we decided to break up. It was mutual. By high school, Anita and my romance was a distant memory, but she did retain her joy of hurting me.

    • Franny: Whatcha doin?
      Justin: Look, I don't want you to freak out, but I'm going back to my old style, Mom.
      Franny: Oh, okay. No prob. (throws the clothes on the floor angerily)
      Justin: (Voiceover) She took that relatively well.

    • Anita: (to Justin) Nice butt, skinny jeans!

    • Justin: (Voiceover) I call my style, scholastic camouflage. Nothing I wear sticks out in any way, whatsoever.

    • Franny: I just found a cool tracker in Madison who told me that all the cool kids are wearing this right now in Orange County.
      Justin: No, see mom, cool hip kids can wear that, but if I wear a shirt that says "computers rock" people will just think that I think computers rock.
      Justin: (Voice-over) I knew this could only end badly but Project Justin gave my mom such a sense of purpose.
      Justin: Fine, I'll wear it.
      Franny: Yes!
      Raja: Oh, they *do* rock.
      Justin: (Voice-over) For some reason, Raja's endorsement didn't boost my confidence...

    • Justin: It's Anita.
      Claire: Dude, don't be embarrassed. You're not the one who kissed you.
      Justin: Do you think it meant anything to her at all?
      Claire: Oh yeah - she'll never forget you.
      Justin: Really?
      Claire: You're the biggest mistake she ever made - that lasts forever.

    • Raja: A 'Roman Helmet?' I am so glad to see that you are respecting Anita, Justin.
      Justin: It's not as bad as it sounds.
      Raja: Oh, so draping your genitals across somebody's forehead is not degrading?
      Dooley: Not when two people love each other!

    • Justin: I can't believe it, you're jealous.
      Raja: That is crazy.

    • Justin: No, no, no, she likes me likes me. Okay? Now the only thing I have to do is figure out how to get her alone.
      Raja: I cannot believe you, Justin Tolchuck. You are just like Buck and the other guys, all you want to do is bang in to her.
      Justin (narration) Funny thing is, up until a year ago I thought that was the expression. What? No, I'm nothing like those guys, okay? I'm just not as Muslim as you about dating.

    • Buck: What did your Mexican buddy do to my girlfriend, Tolchuck?
      Justin: Uhh I don't know, why don't you ask him?
      Buck: He doesn't speak English, duh.
      Raja: I am Pakistani, not Mexican.

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