Goof:: Continuity: Theresa puts the giant lock from the lair door down on the counter. In the next shot it has magically reappeared back on the door.
Goof: Revealing Mistake: Harper takes an apple off of a stand, causing them all to fall to the ground. Watch carefully and you'll notice that the stand is tilted downward and the front side is latched and released, which is what really causes the apples to fall.
Spells Featured: 1. The Ear of a Bat Spell. Incantation: "Some people are a gem, some people are a rat. To learn who's who, give me the ear of a bat."
Alex: Suspecting something's up when Gigi supposedly "befriends" Harper, Alex uses this to eavesdrop and learn Gigi's real intentions.
2. The Truth Spell. Incantation: "Some are evil, some are kind, but now all must speak their mind."
Alex: To get Gigi to reveal her true intentions with Harper, Alex uses this spell. However, it causes everyone to admit things they never wanted to. Amidst the craziness, Alex announces that she's a wizard, but not even Harper believes her.
Gigi's last name is Hollingsworth.
Goof: Continuity: When Harper makes all the apples fall down, there is one more left on the stand, when it switches to Alex and then switches back to the stand, there are no apples on it.
Alex: What are you wearing those gloves for?
Harper: I'm getting used to them for Gigi's tea. I need to practice handling.
(Harper tries to pick up apple, drops apple on cart and makes all the other apples fall)
Harper: That's why.
(Harper bends down to pick up apples)
Harper: Aren't you gonna help me?
Alex: Why? They're already bruised.
Harper: Wow, that last multiple choice question was really hard. I got A.
Alex: I got D and I'm pretty sure I'm right.
Harper: D wasn't even close.Why are you so sure you're right?
Alex: No, I got D on the test, I'm pretty sure I'm right about that.
(Alex and Harper were invited to Gigi's tea) Harper: Alex, I've always wanted to go to a high tea! I love the idea of eating tiny little sandwiches! Alex: You're serious? I don't mean to sound unsupportive, but are you out of your mind, woman? Gigi has terrorized us since we were in kindergarten! Harper: Well, I think Gigi's taking the high road, and I want to reach out to her, and if you want to be a negative Nellie, then go ahead. Alex: Okay, see, the only Nellie I know is Nellie Rodriguez, and she's a very positive, upbeat person. (Nellie Rodriguez, as if on cue, arrives) Nellie: (excited) Hey Harper! You coming to Gigi's tea? Harper: You bet! I'm so excited! (Harper and Nellie leave while talking) Alex: Ugh, there's nothing worse than a positive Nellie.
Harper: I don't care about your soapy lumps!
Harper: (amid the magic-induced chaos) Stop! Stop! All I wanted is a tea with sandwiches and gloves and small talk that no one would remember when they got home!
Hostess: Ladies... Welcome to tea at the Hotel Fleur-de-Vla De-Vla Flu-Fla De-Vra.
Alex: The Hotel what? How do you spell that?
Hostess: (to Alex) In French. (to everyone) We are proud to present this tea served to you on the finest china imported from Japan... hosted by young Miss Gigi Hollingsworth. (applause) I know you'll act in the most ladylike fashion. Enjoy your tea here at the Hotel Fleur-de-Vla De-Vla Flu-Fla De-Vra. (the Hostess leaves)
Alex: Remind me to stop by the gift shop and pick up a T-shirt with the hotel's name on it.
Alex: (fuming) You know what today's a great day for? Today's a great day to throw myself into work, take orders and not talk about my problems, slice salami and not talk about my problems, be nice to rude customers and not tell them about my problems! You know me, service with a smile!
Theresa: Oh, honey, you sound like you want to talk about your problems.
Alex: Mom, why are you always in my business?
Alex: Fine, Fine. I'll tell you. Gigi invited Harper and I to her annual tea, but Harper's gonna go. She thinks Gigi's nice all of a sudden.
Theresa: Well, honey, people change. Maybe Gigi is nicer.
Alex: Mom, if I'm gonna tell you about my problems, you have to agree with them.
Theresa: Ok, Ok, Gigi, horrible, mean.
Alex: I know, isn't she?
Theresa: (about the prank) OK! We did it! Well, technically, they (Justin and Max) did it, but I let them into the lair, so I guess we did it!
Goblin: We, I? Who was it, lady?
Theresa: It was me, but they drove me to it! I mean, there was leg-shaking and ear-flicking, and I had to do the bank deposit! (grabs Officer Lamp) DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW HARD IT IS TO RUN A BUSINESS FROM YOUR HOME?!
Gigi: Hello Alex, Harper.
Alex: (to the wannabes) What happened to your faces? Apply your makeup with a hammer?
(Gigi and her clique laugh)
Wannabe #1: What you see is the result of a new method where they inject stuff into your forehead. Then after a few days it falls down into your cheekbones.
Alex: Wait, this isn't right. We just insulted you guys. Why aren't you fighting back? We just bagged on your faces, which should be in a bag. (Gigi and the clique laugh again) See? You're doing it again. Why aren't you insulting us? Remember, we can't stand each other?
Gigi: Oh, but that was back when we were young and foolish.
Alex: That was yesterday.
Gigi: My point exactly.
Officer Lamp: Officer Lamp. This is my partner, he's a goblin.
Goblin: I have a name.
Office Lamp: Yeah, but nobody can pronounce that.
Maitre'D: (while swinging on the chandelier) I feel so free! I hate the Hotel Fleur-de-Vla De-Vla Flu-Fla De-Vra!
Original International Airdates:
Poland: April 25, 2008on Disney Channel
Denmark: May 16, 2008 on Disney Channel
Slovakia: September 26, 2012 on JOJ Plus
4th appearance of Amanda Tepe, in this episode she plays a employee at the hotel Fleur-Do-Fla-Do-Fla-Dee-Fla.
David DeLuise (Jerry Russo) doesn't appear in this episode.
The title of this episode, "Alex's Choice," is a reference to the bestselling novel, Sophie's Choice by William Styron, about Sophie, a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps. In popular culture, a "Sophie's Choice" is a decision between two unbearable options.
Justin: These are not the droids you're looking for.
Obi-Wan Kenobi says the same thing to a Stormtrooper in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
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