Wizards of Waverly Place

Season 2 Episode 5

Alex's Brother, Maximan

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 19, 2008 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

The kids fail at their group magic project, so Jerry devises a plan that will force them to work together. Now Alex must wrestle with sacrificing her first one-on-one date with Dean so that she and Justin can help Max's superhero, "Maximan," solve the crime and prove to Jerry that the siblings can work as a team.moreless

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  • Funny episode with Max's plot being the better whilst Alex's plot was quite dull

    The Max plot in this episode was extremely well done; The character of Max finally goes through such a challenging time in conflict. I found his character to be at his best in this episode while Justin occassionally made me laugh. Alex was funny but her plot was quite boring with Dean. Dean, up until this episode hasn't really being given heart or any real character plot. But in this episode, I quite enjoyed what Dean had gone through in the past and felt sorry for him

    A great episodemoreless
  • Another great episode

    This is another great episode---Alex is going on a "second" date (she thinks first dates are sappy) with Dean. I have to admit, I think that they make a wonderful couple. Meanwhile, Max is Maximan and wants to capture the deli robber, which was hilarious. Also Alex gets her first kiss from Dean, which was really romantic.
  • It was good but not as good as the rest of the season 2 episodes

    So, theres this Alphebaticle Dairy Thief on the lose and robs muffins (yes, muffins) from all the dairy stores in Alphabaricle order. So, Max becomes Maximan to stop this. Justin prepares his robot for an upcoming robot olympics and Alex, well, im not sure what Alex did. i thought she wanted a kiss from Dean or she was afraid to go to Dean's corner or something.

    Anyway, the comedy just isnt there. I did laugh at a few but when Max was saying 'Maximan!' it was very awkward and wasnt that funny. in fact, it was annoying.

    Alex and Dean do make a pretty cute couple. and the robot dance that Jusin did was awesome XD

    In all, haters do not watch. people who love or like this show, set you standard a little lowermoreless
  • I loved this.

    The best, I just can't stop watching it even though it wasn't the beast. But I must say it was good. I loved how they all had to work together to fight the "Deli Robber" and to find out it was their dad wow, I would be like DAD!!! I would be angry then we would start laughing. Just to say that I loved it I can't wait for Saving Wiz Tech. Boy am I every excited!! I think Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin are really good actors. I loved David Henrie in That's So Raven playing Larry.moreless
  • I like this episode.... but, darn. I was hoping better from Season 2.

    Okay; lemme just say that this episode was pretty funny. But, for me, it didn't really go to Season 2 takes.

    While I'll say that the Maxi-MAAN! take was funny, it didn't contribute much to the story, so that didn't cut off well. And, I am pretty sick and tired of Dean (okay, NOW I know his name!) I mean, you could replace him for Harper, for all I care!

    But, meh, those are morally my opinion. Another mistake was when Max needed 3 people to cast "teh rope spell". Yet, he recites it himself, and it didn't take his siblings. He took only himself;

    Umm.... what?

    Overall, if you want the Season 2 pakedge, at least watch this episode once. Not gonna make you laugh. But, if you want to see it first time (the series) I best you start here. Because, it does conribute Teamwork.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Goof: Justin wants to get tickets to the Tears of Blood concert, however, as it is on the same night as Alex's date, it would still be on the same night as his Robot event.

    • The store Max was going to called Murrieta Clown Supply refers to the show's executive producer, Peter Murrieta.

    • In the beginning of this episode, Dean's jacket says Arthur instead of Doug.

    • Jerry tells Max that in order for the spell to work, he needs two other wizards. Couldn't Max use the duplication spell to duplicate himself?

    • In this episode, we find out that Harper works at the roller skating rink as the chicken.

    • Goof: At one point Harper gives her books to Alex to show her something, and then a few seconds later the books are gone.

    • Alex and Dean kiss for the first time in this episode.

    • Spells Featured: Wall Walking Spell, "havity, no gravity" requires two people to stand on either side of another person. The people on either side say the spell and then the person in the middle is able to walk up walls as long as the two on the ground remain focused.

      Tie up that man spell, "Soap on a rope, soap fell off the rope, rope shot out of my hand, rope tie up that man." when a person throws a rope and says this spell the rope will wrap itself around the target.

    • 4th apperance of Daniel Samonas. (Dean)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Max: Dad told me the Deli Robber just robbed the Viking Deli, and if I'm not mistaken, "W" is next. I'm not mistaken am I?
      Justin: About the alphabet, no. About everything else that's going on, absolutely.

    • Max: (reading a comic book) The best superhero crime fighter on the planet, is Mr. Spandex Avenger.
      Alex: Ooh, cute tights. Oh my gosh, I totally have the same pair!

    • Theresa: Alex, I just got a call from your math teacher, and you haven't turned in your last 3 assignments!
      Alex: Wow, this is the first I've heard of this.
      Theresa: About these assignments?
      Alex: No, that I'm in math.

    • Max: I got a plan to stop the Deli Robber. I'm going to use my limited knowledge of tae kwon do.
      Justin: You don't know ty kwon do!
      Max: That's what limited means.

    • Dean: (thinking of people to go on a date with a friend of his) Maybe you could talk to your friend, Harper?
      Harper: I'm right here. I'm her friend Harper.
      Dean: Oh. Nice to meet you. You know, you're not as weird as everyone says.
      Harper: Thank you. You are as scary as everyone says.
      Dean: Thank you. Great, so now we're all going to the Roller Rink.

    • Alex: (to the guy in the chicken costume) What are you looking at, chicken?

    • Alex: A group date! I thought this going to be an alone thing. What am I - 15?
      Harper: Yeah, Alex. You are 15.
      Alex: Would you just let me be mad!

    • (in the Waverly Sub Station)
      Dean: We have to go on a first date some time.
      Alex: Not if we call this fun little exchange our first date.
      Dean: It was fun. I had a great time.
      Alex: Aw, thanks for walking me home.

  • NOTES (1)


    • The super hero name that Max comes up with, Maximan, is an allusion to Superman. The costume that Max wears is also similar to the one Superman wears.