The Naked Brothers Band

Season 1 Episode 9

First Kiss (On The Lips, That Is)

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Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Apr 07, 2007 on Nickelodeon
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When Nat and Rosalina find out they have to kiss in their new music video, they're both nervous, but for different reasons. Nat is shaky because he's never kissed a girl on the lips. Rosalina is conflicted about her feelings for Nat - after all, she's a teenager and he's only 11. She begs the director to recast and he does, setting up a contest for a lucky girl to be the first girl ever to kiss Nat on the lips. Nat is hurt and his friendship with Rosalina becomes strained, especially when the winner of the contest is a very pretty, sweet girl that everyone, including Nat, likes.
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  • Nat And Rosalina

    10
    i love this episode it shows how much chemistry is between nat and rosalina and for them to kiss made it way better!!!! :D
  • For all the potential this episode could have reached, it came nowhere near my expectations and was too alike other episodes of the same nature.

    4.7
    Overall: 4.6/10



    This is typical first kiss episode and did not stray to far from what appears to be a set script of episodes of this nature. However I would not call any kiss during this episode a true first kiss not even for TV standards. This is an improvement on 'A Man Needs a Maid' but it is still not a good episode.



    Storyline 3.5/10



    This episode was unoriginal and full of tired cliché's, with Nat being caught in some embarrassing situations while trying to practise kissing. Patrice talking Rosalina out of the kiss had some good potential; however her following parts left me in two minds. She seemed to have only thought about the short term. Did she really expect that Rosalina would not find out if she had won and in the event that she did, she really expected Nat to kiss her. He knew that it was her that talked Rosalina out of the kiss. Is this showing the lengths that people will go to get what they want or just a piece of writing that wasn't thought out properly? I have incline based on other episode to think the latter, but I am not sure. Alex seems left out all most ignored in full group shots, and I get the feeling that the storyline was either written or altered to disguise that he is for lack of a better word, an afterthought. This is not based on any evidence but is speculation based on what it seemed like to me. It appears through some of the shots that were shown than Mr Wolff is having second thoughts about Betty, he seemed slightly annoyed and perhaps exasperated with Betty. On the topic of Betty and Mr Wolff, why have they been written so that they are so intent on ruining the music video? Yet again the adults are shown as being the children and vice versa. Why was filming of the video not cut at the first sign of interference, and why when the music video director finally call cut was he ignored. It is shown in other episodes that Nat and Alex are desperate for a dog, why does Alex not get so annoyingly excited with Rusty and Pogo as he does for ET and Lucky?



    Acting 5.9/10



    Nat does a good job acting angry at Rosalina, although he appears to smile slightly when Rosalina enters the room before the 'first kiss', this although minor mad me sub consciously not take what came next seriously. This minor thing distorted what is supposed to be a very important moment in the episode, I do not blame Nat as it was most likely sub conscious but it should have been done over. Alex does a good job in acting disinterested with his father although some thing I would not really expect until at least twelve. He also does well acting embarrassed about his hair, and I am very reserved about his acting after he kisses 'Melony'. Most members of the cast were not seen enough to really comment, Rosalina, I'm almost convinced is a blonde. Patrice however would have to be the best this episode. I can not really fault her, although being from NZ I can not really understand what popularity has to do with anything. Also convincing were who I have dubbed the 'fan girls' for their accurate depiction of this group within the fan base.



    Producing/Directing/Editing 5.0/10



    Dynamics a reasonably good although there are some areas of concern. Alex appearing to laugh during the music video was one thing I noted that possibly was an oversight. I found the actual flow of the episode was too choppy from one plot to another and this did not allow smooth viewing. I did not like the 'first kiss' being frozen, if it was that special is shouldn't have been edited. This freeze mad the whole thing seemed too cheesy and you would not find it happening in a true documentary.



    Character Development 3.0/10



    Nat gets his first kiss in the episode and Mr Wolff and Betty also share a kiss. It is revealed that Betty heard Mr Wolff play at the Rat Sculler. After some uncertainty it is confirmed that Wynita likes curly hair over straight. These short sentences pretty much sum it all up, although I can expand slightly and say that prior to Nat's 'first kiss' he had is trust in Rosalina broken and I believe it was regained far to quickly.



    Music 4.0/10



    'Long Distance' This song was average at complete best but more likely mediocre, I did not hate it in entirety but I think the 'Michael Jackson' squeal ruined anything it had going for it. I can not really go into a lot more depth with the song and I will refuse to comment on the validity of comments about lack experience around the content of some songs, like this.



    Dialogue 6.2/10



    Dialogue in this episode is relatively good and the lines were in general performed well. And some more interesting dialogue than we have seen in the past. There were a couple of small parts where the lines didn't seem to work properly but I am not unduly concerned, it is an improvement on the garbage I have seen. The video contest entries were well written and provided an accurate depiction of the 'fan girls'.



    Other Comments



    Alex's laugh sounds quite obviously forced during the video rehearsal and due to some freak of nature his hair managed to become straight(ish) within a few seconds. Call me ignorant if you will but I also fail to understand what popularity has to do with they way you talk to someone, is it really like that in the US?moreless
  • Terrible

    3.6
    Just terrible. This show doesn't do anything for me, it's bad acting and overall terrifying. Even worst episode



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  • My fav n

    9.9
    My fav natalina eppisode because they finally kiss on the lips. Rosalina was jsut nervous when they had to kiss and because of patrice the evi girl in her class that thinks shes all that. Rosalina really wanted to kiss nat but lied about it. And when nat got angry she felt regret. She has always and will always love nat! this shows rosalinas real feelings inculding in an other episode. The natalina realtionship will probably contine untill the end of the seris. Anyway i like long disatance. This is my second favorite episode. I love the story line! It is great!moreless
  • This episode was exactly what the fans wanted and just what the series needed.

    9.1
    In this episode tension explodes between Nat And Rosalina and its one of the best episodes the series has seen. In the past it has often seemed like the relationship between Nat and Rosalina had become to strong, to quickly but this episode shows things are not perfect between them. It makes their relationship much more interesting. It shows how peer pressure can effect people and I think alot of people can relate to that in their own lives. Alex's sub-plot also works well and adds to what is already a great episode. Its not the funniest episode but it more then makes up for that with the plot progression.moreless
Madison Bear

Madison Bear

Goth Girl

Guest Star

Jennifer Michelle Brown

Jennifer Michelle Brown

Beautiful Gushing Girl

Guest Star

Carlton Franklin

Carlton Franklin

Crew Guy

Guest Star

Matt Pinfield

Matt Pinfield

Matt Pinfield

Recurring Role

Teala Dunn

Teala Dunn

Jaunita

Recurring Role

Daniel Raymont

Daniel Raymont

The Director

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (30)

    • Director: I give cowboy hero breathmint from my country. Stronger than speeding bullet, will give him sweet and delightful breath for months to come.

    • (after the straingtening thing goes wrong)
      Alex: Houston, we have a problem.

    • (Rosalina comes in when Nat is kissing the cantaloupe)
      Nat: NO!! It's just a school project!

    • Alex: Step aside Rusty the dog.

    • Director: She is going to be flatten like pancake-y.

    • Matt Pinfield: How does it feel to be dumped by Rosalina? (Nat walks awawy) Come on Nat, lighten up! You're gonna get a new girlfriend soon!

    • Alex: Well go be famous kissing some other rock star 'cause Nat's never gonna kiss you! Right Nat?

    • Director: You are "uncomfor-table" with smoochy-smoochy?

    • Nat: Dude, I am not gonna kiss a cantaloupe.

    • Juanita: Nice Caveman!
      Alex: Thanks! Get this Rosalina and Nat have to kiss on the lips in this new music video we're doing!
      Juanita: Yuck!
      Alex: What if the guy you had to kiss had really cool hair and he knew how to do a Caveman move? Would "Yuck!" be your reaction?
      Juanita: Yep probably.

    • Qaasim: Hey curly comrade. We will not accept defeat. Take off that hat and let your freak flag fly!

    • Patrice: He's scared to kiss her. I'll bet he's never kissed a girl before.
      Rosalina: Shut up Patrice!
      Patrice: Hey you can't talk to me like that. I'm the most popular girl in class.
      Rosalina: I don't care.

    • Alex: Did you see the thing with Juanita and the straight-haired dog? It was almost like saying "Alex, I hate your curly hair. You have no chance with me. So don't even bother." I thought my curly hair was what she liked best about me! Man, women are confusing!
      (Continues pulling his hair)

    • Alex: Oh Melony, you're so ripe and juicy.
      Nat: OK, Alex. You've got to go, this is getting really freaky.
      Alex: Oh no, I'm gonna leave Melony here so you two can get to know each other.

    • Alex: Imangine that it's a really cute girl...with rough skin and Cantaloupey perfume.

    • Matt Pinfield: Rosalina! The question on American's mind is Why?
      Rosalina: Why what?
      Matt: Why did you break up with Nat?
      Rosalina: I didn't break up with him. We were never together.
      Matt: Yeah right, we have all seen the make out video.
      Rosalina: It was just a kiss on the cheek. We're just friends.

    • Director: This is Daisy. Rhymes with crazy.

    • Director: Why cactus is playing accordian? Who is this cactus? And why is he in every scene?

    • Contest contestant: I want to marry him. I do I do!

    • Alex: We put another contest into the 'I Wanna Kiss Nat In The Music Video' contest.
      Qaasim: Yeah, we put in a 'Do You Like Straight Haired or Curly Haired Guys Best' contest.
      Alex: Yeah.
      David: Lets see what she has to say.
      Goth girl: Curly or straight? I like guys who are prematurely bald.

    • Nat: I should just live alone and never see a girl again and live like a hermit.
      Alex: Oh quit your whinnin'. We counted the votes. Curlies bit the dust. So, I'm the one who should live alone and become a helmet.
      Nat: It's a hermit.
      Alex: Whatever.

    • Rosalina: It's so funny how the guys think this kiss is some big thing. Because it's not. Right?
      Nat: Oh no. Why do you think it is?
      Rosalina: Oh my gosh! That's Patrice from school.
      Nat: Yeah she's in your class right?
      Rosalina: What is she doing here? Ah she's always so mean to me.
      Nat: She's probably just jealous.
      Rosalina: Why would she be jealous of me?
      Nat: Because you're beautiful and talented and smart and some other reason.

    • Alex: So we finally finished the video. Nat kissed Daisy, my father kissed his crazy girlfriend. Pretty much, everyone's kissing today.
      Juanita: Yuck!

    • (After she kisses Nat.)
      Rosalina: Your first kiss shouldn't be with a total stranger. It should be with a friend.

    • Thomas: Whoa, whoa. Nat. You have to kiss Rosalina in this one.
      Qaasim: Whoa!
      Rosalina: We do not.
      Thomas: Yes you do.

    • Thomas: The Script Lady left her storyboards here. Ok, bad guy tied up...bad guy...train coming...train almost squishes her...you save her...you save her again...and you kiss. On the lips.
      Qaasim, David, and Alex: On the lips?!
      Thomas: On the lips.
      Qaasim: On the lips?!
      Thomas: On the lips.
      David: Whoa. Are their mouths open?
      Qaasim: Hey, I've kissed a girl on the lips before.
      (Everyone laughs)
      David: So have I.
      Thomas: Yeah, so have I. Who hasn't?
      Qaasim: No you have not!
      Thomas: Neither have you.
      Qaasim: Yes I have.
      Rosalina: You guys are so immature.

    • (Taking about the kiss)
      Nat: It's nothing, it's acting.
      Rosalina: I know, it's like work.
      Qaasim: Nuh huh! Baggin' groceries is like work! This is getting busy!

    • Nat: Have fun laughing me with your stuck up friend.
      Rosalina: I wasn't laughing at you and she's not my friend.
      Nat: Whatever.
      Rosalina: You're my friend.
      Nat: Funny way of showing it.
      Rosalina: Nat... (She kisses Nat on the lips)
      Nat: What was that?
      Rosalina: Look, Daisy's really nice and all, but I just don't think your first kiss should be with a stranger...it should be with a friend.

    • (Rosalina comes in Nat's room)
      Rosalina: I just wanted to say hi.
      Nat: Oh. Well, hi. Is that it?
      Rosalina: You hate me now, don't you?
      (Nat shurgs)
      Rosalina: It's not that I didn't want to do the scene with you. It's just that it's complicated.
      Nat: What's so complicated?
      Rosalina: I'm two years older. Next year I'm going to be going into high school and my friends are already starting to bust me about it.
      Nat: You call that Patrice girl your friend?
      Rosalina: No, not realy, but, just-
      Nat: What do you care what she thinks?
      Rosalina: It-I don't-it's-
      Nat: I guess I see where I stand now.
      (leave the room; Rosalina stays behind)

    • Alex: Man, women are confusing!

  • NOTES (13)

    • This was Allie Dimeco's first on screen kiss, as well as first kiss. This counts her kiss with Kelli Price, as her first kiss, because the Nat kiss was directed. The kiss with Kelli was natural.

    • International Airdates:
      - Denmark: July 9, 2008 on Nickelodeon

    • Nat Wolff received his real first kiss while he was at camp, not in this episode.

    • Long Distance Lyrics

      I sing this song from the sky
      No matter if it's heaven or hell
      I know I love that girl
      But it wouldn't work out well
      I'd be sitting there all alone
      Coutning day after day
      I knew she wouldn't come home
      It wouldn't work out that way

      (Chorus)
      'Cause long distance relationships
      Will kill you(3x)
      Long distance(3x)

      The night I woke up the dream
      I knew it was the end
      You didn't make me cry baby
      Or even let me bend
      And I know
      I know, I know

      (Chorus)
      'Cause long distance relationships
      Will kill you(3x)
      Long distance(3x)

      I didn't wanna let you go
      But baby it was wrong and right
      I didn't wanna make you cry
      And maybe stop your lies
      Whoo!
      I just wanted to hold you in my arms
      And tell you it's alright
      But I knew that'd be long chance

      (Chorus)
      'Cause long distance relationships
      Will kill you(3x)
      Long distance(3x)

      (Chorus)
      'Cause long distance relationships
      Will kill you(3x)
      Long distance(3x)

      Long distance relationsips will kill you

    • Matt Pinfield re-appears in the show.

    • Apparently there's a girl (Patrice) in Rosalina's class that's mean to her.

    • You can see Juanita's hair in this episode.

    • Alex tries to straighten his hair because he thinks Juanita likes straight hair.

    • Mr. Wolff kisses Betty.

    • Nat kisses Daisy (the contest winner) and Rosalina.

    • Rosalina gives Nat his first kiss(on the lips).

    • Juanita and Betty appear in this episode.

    • The band plays the song "Long Distance", which the song was written by Nat Wolff.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • When you see Alex and Juanita you see the costumes from the Banna Smoothie video. When you see Nat's dad and Betty you see the sign from the soap bubbles comerical in the episode Puberty

    • The plot for the music viedo is alot like most old time movies you see. With the pretty girl being tied up on railroad tracks.

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