The Naked Brothers Band

Season 1 Episode 11

Battle of The Bands, Parts I and II

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Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Oct 05, 2007 on Nickelodeon
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The Naked Brothers Band and a rival band, the L.A. Surfers find themselves at the center of a heated battle of the bands for a charity event. Even more heated is the battle for Rosalina's heart between Nat and the lead singer of the L.A. Surfers, Bobby Love. Bobby is self assured, older than Nat and a dreamboat. Rosalina falls hard and all of Nat's attempts to win her back result in diaster, even leading Rosalina to threat quitting the Naked Brothers Band. When Nat discovers that Bobby is just using Rosalina to get to the Naked Brothers Band, he has to find a way to tell her without further alienating her.moreless

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  • I really enjoyed this episode. I thought it was one of their more funny and weird ones, not quite as serious as some.

    9.8
    I like this episode a lot. Since it showed some more of Nat liking Rosalina it was interesting and more exiting. I though this episode was also had a silly part to it like the Bobby being scared of balloons. I prefer the longer episodes that are like mini movies they are normally more interesting. I really hope more episodes get based of this one, maybe Bobby will come back. That would be very cool and it would make a good story line! Overall the episode was great! Even though a couple parts were pretty cheesy. Like when Nat was singing the Girl of My Dreams he says something like when i wrote this song i was hurt and this is the first time I can sing in when I am actually happy. Even if I didn't like that part I still though the episode was awesome just like the rest of the episodes. YAY NBB!!moreless
  • i dont get why people watch this show when it is all completley fake.

    1.0
    its seems that every episode of the naked brothers band these days has something to do with rosalina and a guy that intereferes with the band. we see this here with bobby something and personally i think that this episode is so completely fake that its stupid. that acting is horrible and the scenarios are stupid, like nat and alex hearing them in the bathrrom and the camera man happens to hide in the same 2 by 4 stall? it just doesnt make sense, and how they figure out that bobby is afrad of balloons and they use that against him and then everyone boos him because of it and its like dude, these are kida who are still in car seats and people are coming from everywhere to see them play songs with lyrics that repeat constantly? not a good episode, not a good show.moreless
  • Tough to review, still might have to make some changes.

    4.9
    First i will start off with a couple of notes about the episodes. First it does not warrant being labeled a TV movie, it just falls under double episode. Second you do lie to me, the song 'LA' can not possible have been new as it was played during a music video they were making in 'The Song'. Third, if you are trying to impress me, do not use English accents, I hate the English and can not understand why anyone would pass them self off as English.



    Storyline - 2/10



    This is alot like other battle of the band episodes i have seen also it is easy to know who will win, them losing would have been a nice twist. Bobby Loves character is badly written and the fact that he revealed all of his important secrets in the space of three minutes is just lazy writing. This could have been accomplished in far more interesting and creative ways, and him being afraid of balloons, lets be realistic for a minute here. The apology of the band confused me, why are they apologizing it is so obvious that they don't want to, If it was because of Rosalina, why had they not shown the incriminating film of Bobby Love to Cooper prior to the news conference. When Rosalina quits the band I found myself asking why is the band continuing with out a bassist, they may have been able to pull it off, but i doubt they would have one. This also leads to the other question how did she get backstage after she realized the Nat was right. The LA Surfers were well written except possible the name. Their music is very similar to that of the English Punk scene in the 70's but most notably the Sex Pistol's, however the antics and such have been watered down. At the start of the episode how did it go from Nat trying to fake an English accent to replicating Bobby Love, it does not seem logical. It was also lazy pointless and stupid having the man wanting the 'honey bunnies' to play in Europe, this is the sort of behavior the leads people to hate America. Matt Pinfield guest stars in this episodes and is a major flip flop, and at times is contradictory. It is obvious that he does not like the Naked Brothers Band, Why then without actual proof that Nat writes his own songs does he flip flop onto the band wagon. He also somehow knows that Bobby Love, is not English but withheld this. My final criticism on this, is how did both bands manage to learn new songs with in the space of perhaps ten minutes. Granted the Naked Brothers band (with out Rosalina) had practice when recording the music for Nats Serenade, Rosalina had none. Why did they not completely screw up the song like most accomplished bands would. Acting 3/10



    I found Rosalina acted rather unconvincingly during this episode, and also down to bad writing, she was highly gullible, easily manipulated. I believe i could have convinced her (in this episode) that 'Dusty' in the movie 'Twister' was played by Orlando Bloom, I've done it before.

    So far Alex has been constantly acting his part well, and his 'aggressive' nature is put out well. I will however criticize the 'Balloon Attack' on Bobby Love, it was bad, not helped by the poor acting done by the person playing Bobby Love, he can not act scared for crap. Mr Wolff is again portrayed as immature this is a backwards trend on previous episodes where he had moments were he was realistic. The band was far to easy to forgive Rosalina, They must have taken a crash course on Forgiving and Forgetting. I rarely forgive but often forget, but do not get the two confused, It has been almost 8 years since I last forgave anyone. After such a large breech of trust, i doubt anyone would forgive them that quickly.



    Producing/Directing 4/10



    Only have a few points on this part so far. In general it was average, major concerns are once again the dynamics and flow of the episode, especially early on. They still have not got this right. Some scenes are cut to short and completely stuffs up the transition between scenes especially the cut between the 'honey bunnies' being asked to play in Europe and the LA surfers performing. At the photo shoot, the hat, Nat puts on his head suddenly disappears in the next scene.



    Character Development 2/10



    Rosalina is still untrustworthy, easily lead and gullible. The last episode these characteristics were shown was 'First Kiss' in which she was far to easily convinced out of kissing Nat for the Music Video. Rosalina is also very temperamental in this episode and must be incredibly stupid to believe that Bobby Love is from Hogwarts, this is where she should have torn his story apart. Bobby Love is so obviously in love with himself, and is the tired stereotype. On top of that he does not write his own songs, is not English and is afraid of balloons, someone explain to me, why balloons? Why not something more realisitc. Nat remains in what would i guess be described as blind love. The amount of times she has broken his trust and hurt him, it is getting ludicrous any one with any sense would have looked for someone else.

    Alex is in fact shown to be less aggressive and a bit more sensitive than we have seen in the past. I'm not sure whether this is good or bad, but at least he managed to start a fight.

    Adults once again are shown to be immature, fix it.

    Cooper and Patty seem to have clicked, perhaps she will appear a few more times next season. Music 6/10



    'LA' - This song was heard last episode during the filming of a video clip, which had nothing to do with song. The Song was not bad, and when played by the LA surfers reminded of a watered down Sex Pistols.



    'Girl of My Dreams' - Not there worst song, but also not their best. Not real complaints or praise from the song, it was at best average.



    'Honey Bunny' - This song would have been better had it not been written to be slaughtered and rolled in sewerage. However it seemed a bit familiar.



    Dialogue - 5/10



    Nothing overly funny about the dialogue except a couple of amusing quotes. But for 50 minutes of viewing the content in this department is pitiful. Quote of the Episode is once again one of Alex's i tend to think he says his lines better than most other members of the cast.



    'Tough Patootie, You got me baldy'moreless
  • I LOVED this episode it was so exciting, i HATE Bobby Loves real voice, he should stick to the fake british accent urr w/e but i loved it and i dont know y everyone was going ga ga over bobby but he wasnt all that. i really enjoyed it.moreless

    10
    I LOVED this episode it was so exciting, i HATE Bobby Loves real voice, he should stick to the fake british accent urr w/e but i loved it and i dont know y everyone was going ga ga over bobby but he wasnt all that. i really enjoyed it. i loved the part where they were in that room and Bobby was singing about his feet and Rita was all trying to tell them to stop is was too funny this episode was beyond GUH-RAYTE. i loved every minute and cant wait to see it again, if ever. ab fab flick.moreless
  • this was one of my favorite episodes!!

    10
    I loved the way everyone reacted when Jessie told everyone that Bobby's real name was Robert! Bobby's reaction to the balloon Alex was holding was hysterical!"get it away ,Get it away! Balloons are taking over the world!!" and i also loved his reaction at the end when all the balloons fall " they're touching my face!!" one of my favorite parts was when Rosalina is talking to Bobby on the motorcycle and he says"Jealousy brings out the worst in people. that is why "lousy" is in "Jealousy" because Jealousy makes you feel lousy" And she falls for it! overall it was a great episode but i would have liked to hear Rosalina sing solo for once.moreless
Karen DiConcetto

Karen DiConcetto

Guitarist Girlfriend

Guest Star

Lyle Mackston

Lyle Mackston

Drummer

Guest Star

Grant Monohon

Grant Monohon

Pork

Guest Star

Emily Richardson

Emily Richardson

Patty Scoggins

Recurring Role

Catherine Curtain

Catherine Curtain

Betty

Recurring Role

Matt Pinfield

Matt Pinfield

Matt Pinfield

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (20)

    • (the LA Surfers are singing 'L.A.')
      Nat: That's our song!
      The Band: THAT'S OUR SONG!
      Cooper: That's our song!
      Patty: That's your song!

    • Rosalina: You guys! You guys, they stole my music. I didn't do it on purpose. I'm sorry.
      (Rosalina hugs Nat)
      Nat: It's ok.
      Rest of the Band: No it's not!
      Rosalina: I'm so sorry. I'm such an idiot.
      Nat: No your not. No your not.
      Rest of the Band: Yes she is!
      Nat: Guys shut up, she already feels bad enough.

    • Nat: Let's not take this out on each other! Let's take this out on the stage!
      Patty: No!
      Nat: No, the Naked Brothers Band challenges the LA Surfers to a Battle of the Bands next week. And I want all my fans to know that I do write my own songs! And we're gonna perform a new one next week at the concert!
      Bobby: And I want all my fans to know that I will do what is best for the charity. And we too will perform a new song.

    • Nat: You're the one who told Pinfield that lie.
      Bobby: Moi? Wait that's French and I'm not French. (American accent) But then again I'm not British either.
      Nat: You know I could tell the press you're the phony and the liar.
      Bobby: Nobody would believe you. You already lost your street cred after Matt Penfield's latest report so here's what your gonna do: nothing. Except watch as I steal your fans and your girlfriend.
      Nat: She's not my girlfriend.
      Bobby: Now who's the phony?

    • Matt Pinfield: Love is in the air for Rosalina and it's spelled B-O-B-B-Y. Bobby. (hysterical laughter)
      Alex: Actually it's spelled R-O-B-E-R-T. Robert.

    • Nat: (about Bobby Love) She's falling for him.
      Alex: Did you tell her he's phony baloney?
      Nat: Yeah but then he came over and told her a C-7's cheeky and now she doesn't care what I say.

    • Bobby Love: Dude, you gotta write me another hit. Another Bobby Love original.
      Alex: (whispering): He doesn't write his own songs.
      Bobby: I heard this kid Nat Wolff wrote 22 new songs. This kid's like nine or ten years old.
      Nat: (whispering): I'm 11!

    • (Pork walks onstage in his boxers; Patty sees him and covers her eyes)
      Patty: Aah! My mom said not to talk to strangers in their underwear.
      Bobby: Pork, put your trousers on.

    • Nat: Whether we win or lose, she's still gonna hate me and love Bobby Love.

    • LA Surfer Drummer: (talking about tattoos) I got this one in Reno, this one in Shanghai, and-whoa I've never even seen this one. Where did you get yours?
      Alex: A cereal box.
      LA Surfer Drummer: Awesome

    • Nat: (singing) LA, LA, LA, LA
      Go the day
      LA, LA, LA, LA
      It's a date
      LA, LA, LA, LA
      I say horary
      Bobby Love's a big, fat phony liar!
      (Nat, Alex, David, and Thomas laugh)
      Rosalina: If you guys can't rehearse with the right lyrics, than I'm leaving.
      Thomas: So go then, who needs you?
      Cooper: Guys just rehearse the song the way Nat wrote it- originally of course.
      Nat: OK. (singing) LA, LA, LA, LA
      Go the day
      LA, LA, LA, LA
      It's a date
      LA, LA, LA, LA
      I say horary
      Nat, Alex, Thomas, and David: Bobby Love's a big, fat phony liar!
      Cooper: Nat cut it out right now.
      Rosalina: I quit.
      Nat: What?
      Rosalina: You guys are being so mean and I hate being ganged up on just because I don't hate someone you hate. I knew you guys could be jerks, but I expected more out of you Nat. Goodbye, I quit!

    • Rosalina:Since when did you start drinking cofee?
      Nat: This is a latte, and I like it a lot, eh?

    • Bobby: So, you were the one spying on me.
      Nat: I wasn't spying!
      Bobby: The liar and the spyer. Better not tell.

    • Bobby: The balloons are taking over!

    • Jesse: And Bobby isn't even his real name!
      The Band: What is it Jesse?!
      Jesse: It's Robert!

    • Rosalina: He's [Bobby] really afraid of balloons? What a weenie!

    • Thomas: I didn't hear the L.A Sufers apoligizing to us, did you David?
      David: No I didn't thomas did you Quassim?
      Quassim: No I didn't David, did you Alex?
      Alex: No I didn't Quassim did you Nat?
      Nat: No I didn't Alex did you Rosalina?
      Rosalina: No I didn't Nat because the L.A Sufers had nothing to apoligize for.

    • Rosalina: I QUIT!

    • Nat: Look at Bobby Love! He's riding a motorcylce, surfing, and drinking a latte all at the same time!
      Alex: And you can't even read in a car.

    • Matt Pinfield: (on TV) An insider tells me that Nat Wolff doesn't even write his own songs.
      Nat and Alex: WHAT?!

  • NOTES (8)

    • International Airdates:
      - Denmark: August 2, 2008 on Nickelodeon

    • This is the first movie that is 1 hour long.

    • This movie is 48 minutes and 6 seconds long.

    • This is the second TV movie of The Naked Brothers Band.

    • Bobby Love has a few secrets that he never told Rosalina; he is afraid of balloons, he doesn't like kids, he is not British, and he doesn't write his own songs.

    • Girl of My Dreams lyrics

      My mind is turning around
      I'm seeing things upside down
      My mind is turning around
      I'm acting like a clown

      Cuz the girl of my dreams was right next to me
      And she was sitting on my lap
      I didn't catch your name
      But I'm going insane
      I'm in love with the girl

      I will find her
      I will get her
      I will make a little heart come through
      I will see her
      From miles away
      From night to day
      In my head

      (Nat and Rosalina) Ooohhh-ooohhh
      Ooooohhhhhh
      What if the girl of my dreams was right next to me?

      The girl of my dreams was right next to me
      And she was sitting on my lap
      I didn't catch your name
      But I'm going insane
      I'm in love with the girl

    • "L.A." is the song in the first episode and "Girl Of My Dreams" and "L.A.(remix)" are the other ones.

    • The song for this episode is "Girl Of My Dreams".

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The beggining of the song "The Girl of My Dreams" sounds almost exactly like another song "Beautiful Eyes"

    • Battle of the Bands

      The Battle Of The Bands is the same title for a Jimmy Neutron episode and it is also about a band which is Jimmy's band, this episode also has the same title as an episode of Life With Derek when Derek's band called D-ROCK Iin a contest and Casey joins the band.

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