The Naked Brothers Band

Season 2 Episode 1

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Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Jan 21, 2008 on Nickelodeon
8.4
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Nat and Alex have a middle school costume party; Nat and Alex and the rest of the band are going to dress up as super heroes. When Nat and Alex are back at their apartment Jesse and her sisters (Tessy and Bessy) tell Nat that Rosalina has her high school prom on the same night as their middle school party. Which school party is Rosalina going to?moreless

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  • This is the first step to proving me wrong, if the rest of the season keeps the same consistency i will happily admit i was wrong

    6.1
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    Overall 6.1/10

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    This episode again had me disputing the tittle TV movie, instead I would call it a double episode. However this episode has showed vast improvements in all areas and has set the bar for the season. I will be content to see consistency, but would be happier to see improvement through the season. Storyline 6.8/10

    The first 3 or so minutes let down the show enough, in not only this category but a couple of others as well. I found it far to patronizing and unrealistic not just for myself but the shows audience in general. However the rest of episode was impressive and entertaining especially compared to last season. Some parts were a little too predictable but this was restricted enough not to draw any attention away from the plot. There were also a couple of small parts I found just a bit too unpredictable, the main one being when Alex tackles one of the Timmerman Brothers. Acting 7.1/10

    This is another area I can say I was not impressed with the first 3 or so minutes, although this is more or less influenced by what happened and how it was altered not how it was actually performed. However the rest of the episode I was quite pleased. Pleased with more air time for Cooper, David, Thomas and Quasim, allowing me to actually see what they are capable of, and I was happy with what I saw. Patrice as much as her character is annoying was performed extremely well. Nat's role seemed mellowed out a bit, for lack of a better phrase which helped draw more attention to his acting, again I was pleased, he was more believable than in the previous season. But Alex has come out and has shown what had impressed me in season 1 and the movie, he had developed a bit more, and this allows a bit of foreshadowing to occur, This was most evident in the moments leading up to Alex tackling one of the Timmerman Brothers, just by watching Alex I knew exactly what was going to happen, yes it was a bit predictable, but his display of annoyance or whatever feeling you like to call it, told me he was going to do more than knock someone wig off. Producing/Directing/Editing 5.5/10

    This was in my opinion the worst area of the lot, although vastly improved from last season, it contained a few things I expressed dislike for over the previous season. The first 3 minutes was really the worst part, it was far to patronising and did to things I expressed dislike for, with the adding in of sound effects and altering the flow/dynamics of the show, and how it is shown. There were a couple of shot changes that happen just a tad to quickly making things seem awkward, but in general I had no more major complaints. I would like to see more head and shoulder interviews, 6 or so more would have been sufficient.



    Character Development 5/10

    The Timmerman Brothers are one thing but Jessie's sisters are just a step to far, I won't say I disliked them, but I feel they were entirely unnecessary, both in the short and long term, The most they did was provide some minor comic relief. The development in general was good and has drawn a lot from the acting and the storyline itself, instead of previous cases where it has just shot off on a tangent. Again it was predictable, but this did not take anything away from the development itself, which was done in good taste and to a good standard.



    Music 6/10



    I Don't Want to go to School - The improvement was between each seasons music was noted almost immediately, and although not the best song they have produced, it is a load better than almost all of those on the first album. This song would be the most rock (if that makes much sense) that the band has released. It's a good song, and it is true to almost everyone, I mean who actually wants to go to school?



    Mystery Girl - Along side the other love songs on this album, this is bearable to listen to. It's upbeat and it's catchy, two things that are contagious and is really what makes the song work.



    Misc notes: The use of the music, or the scores at least from the previous season done well and used appropriately. However the same can not be said for the other background music, as it was not performed by the Naked Brothers Band, it seemed to be on a tangent with the mockumentry concept, it would be like a Green Day doco playing Led Zeppelin's music. Dialogue 6.5/10

    The dialogue was good and well suited to the characters, this was evident in the way it was performed, which was to a relatively high standard. As for my quote of the episode, I found this one the most memorable:



    "I See many beautiful Jessie's… and many not so beautiful Jessie's" Wing (Daniel Raymont)



    Next Review: Naked Brothers Band – Great Trip – Date Unknownmoreless
  • It was so cute at the end with nat asking rosalina to dance.....awwwwww!!

    10
    Loved this ep. very natalina. Where nat trying to get roslina to the prom. And her being asked and blaming nt for her going. and nat givng confused, as it was supposed to be the best day of a girls life. I found it funny when rosalina was getting nat to go to the prom with patrice, he was like What?! It was so cute and the end when nat gives rosalina the flower and puts it on her dress. When he asked her to dance and she said yes i nearly died!!. It was so cute with them dancing together with rosalinas arms round his neck. they were just lookin at each other...awww!!moreless
  • This episodes is one of the better ones, it shows the bands improvements and I also like the plot of this episode with the Natalina theme.

    10
    This was probably my favorite of the second season. It was of course because of the Natalina parts. That is really the major reason I watch the show since it always makes the best plot. I also like this one because the other band members are actually part of it. I don't like it when they are only in the background. This one was just altogether better than a lot of the other ones in the second season. I liked the plot better of the first season but this episode/movie showed that their acting has improved. They weren't as spacey as they sometimes were in previous episodes. Great episode.moreless
  • The Naked Beothers Band should have a gig @ The Hall of Justice!

    9.9
    I was very surprised that the band decided to sport superhero costumes for their gig! Cool idea! The last time a superhero band ever happen, go back to 1981 on a Saturday AM NBC series called The Kid Super Power Hour. Maybe The Naked Brothers Band should perform for the Super Friends @ The Hall of Justice (LOL)!



    Another thing I liked about this episode was Alex's courage to wear a blue tuxedo to the prom he attended. Sure, colored tuxes were hot back in the 70's & early 80's (sported a green one myself), I think they're pretty awesome.moreless
  • This was easily the best episode of the show so far and is a great sign for what season 2 will hopefully be like.

    9.8
    Fans of the show are going to love this tv movie and I think it will be able to bring alot of new fans as well. First thing that went right with this was the plot. Nbb has often had trouble creating interesting storylines but that is not the case here. Alot is going on in this episode and it is all done very well. For the first time Thomas and David have big parts in the story and have shown themselves to be interesting characters. Everyone seems to have a better feel for the character that they play and Rosalina inpaticular seems like a much stronger character then she has been in the past. The two songs in this episode are also really good and I think the sound of the band is maturing alot. Based on this nbb is on the right track and I hope the rest of the season continues like this. If it does season 2 will be much much better then season 1 was.moreless
Daniel Raymont

Daniel Raymont

Wing

Guest Star

Sarah Livingston

Sarah Livingston

Patrice Johnston

Guest Star

Emily Richardson

Emily Richardson

Patty Scoggins

Guest Star

Catherine Curtain

Catherine Curtain

Betty

Recurring Role

Teala Dunn

Teala Dunn

Juanita

Recurring Role

Adam Draper

Adam Draper

Donnie Timmerman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

  • QUOTES (4)

  • NOTES (6)

    • International Airdates:
      - Denmark: August 3, 2008 on Nickelodeon

    • This is the first episode for season 2 and it starts out with a 1 hour long movie.

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

    • I Don't Wanna Go To School Lyrics


      school school school schooooool

      school school school don't wanna go to

      school school shcool schooooool

      school school school don't wanna go to

      I don't wanna go to school

      yes it's true

      I don't wanna see a teacher's face again

      I don't wanna go to school every morning

      I don't wanna go to school



      I don't wanna go to schooool

      I don't wanna go to schooool

      I don't wanna go to schooool

      Don't wanna go to school

      And thats for sure

      Don't take me in the morning or I'll cry some more

      And im really tired of being treated like a fool

      I don't wanna go to school



      You can't deny me of my

      You can't deny me of my

      You can't deny me of my freeeedom

      You can't deny me of my

      You can't deny me of my

      You can't deny me of my summmer



      I don't wanna go to schoooool

      And you give us so much work I go crazy

      Try to rest my head and you call me lazy

      I look around and all I see is depression

      And I'll tell you teachers I got a confession

      All us kids wanna do is have some fun

      But the work the work the work is never done

      you always tell me to stop to stop clownin around

      I can't even make make make make no sound

      I can't make no sound



      I don't wanna go to school

      I don't wanna go to schoool

      I don't wanna go to schoool

      I don't want I don't want I don't want I don't wanna go to school

      I don't want I don't want I don't wanna go to school

      I don't want I don't want I don't wanna go to school

      I don't wanna go to school

      No I don't!!!

    • Mystery Girl Lyrics



      who's the mystery girl(Who's the mystery girl)

      Who i see on my block(who i see on my block)

      I never believed in love at first sight, but i was wrong ohhh wrong

      I never believed in love at first sight, but i was wrong ohhh wronggg



      I will get you mystery girl if it takes everything



      You might not remeber me, but i remeber you



      who's the mystery girl(Who's the mystery girl)

      Who i see on my block(Who i see on my block)

      I never believed in love at first sight, but i was wrong ohhh wronggg

      I never believed in love at first sight, but i was wrong, yes i was wrongggggg



      I will find you whatever it takes,
      Mystery Girl, so Mysterious



      You might not remember me , but i remembr you



      ohh Mystery Girllllll, i wish you were real



      Who's the mystery girl(Who's the mystery girl)

      Who i see on my block(who i see on my block)

      I never believed in love at first sight, but i was wrong ohhh wrongg

      I never believed in love at first sight, but i was wrong, yes i was wronggg



      (Who's the mystery girl)

      ohh who i see on my block block block block blockkk ohh ehhh

      oh I never believed in love at first

      sight, but i was wronggg, i was worng

      I never beleived in love at first sight,
      but i was wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong!

    • The songs used for this TV movie were "Mystery Girl" and "I Don't Want to Go to School", all of which were written and performed by Nat Wolff.

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