This episode is a parody of the movie The Breakfast Club, and even though they payed homage to the movie pretty well, it was a really weird episode. Pretty much every show that centers around or features high schoolers tries their hand at a Breakfast Club eppy at some point, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It didn't really work here because it lacks the premise that the film has; a bunch of different kids who bond and get to know each other. But on Victorious, these kids are all friends; they've already bonded and know each other fairly well. This kind of plot worked on Degrassi because there were enough kids they could throw kids together who don't know each other that well. But in Victorious, where the kids are all friends, this kind of episode is just weird. Especially because they;re doing what the characters in the movie were doing, but they have no reason to be doing it. Like Tori does something and Jade barks at her something unrelated (I;ve only seen the Breakfast Club once so I can;t put into movie terms) and Beck frowns and asks, "Did I miss something?" And whenever the charatcers do something that they wouldn't do, but the brat pack would do they acknowledge it. And then there they are, randomly talking about if they;ll turn out like their parents. It;s a good idea, but on this kind of show it just doesn;t work.
This episode still wasnt all bad, like some of their references are pretty clever, like Jade is harassing Cat and Robbie for being vegans and Robbie tells her he doesnt want Tori to know he;s a vegan and its clear theyre substituting "vegan" for "virgin". And its pretty funny the teaching running detention is the cop from The Hangover. But still, a weird episode.