Plot hole: We know that the Russo's decided to keep Dragon, but in later episodes he is never seen or heard of again.
When Alex buys the dragon dog the seller never gave her the "tomato slicer" or the "smoke detecter".
Goof: The red dog carrier containing the "blow-dried rat" dog appears out of nowhere shortly before the dragon seller appears with his own identical dog carrier.
Goof: Shortly after changing Max back into a human, the three kids stop to talk. As soon as they do, Alex's hands change position from by her side and touching a table to folded in front of her.
We learn that when Justin was seven he had a dog called Willie who was accidentally let out by Alex who was five years old at the time and Justin never knew that until now.
The Animal Transformation Spell. Incantation: Animosa espinosa.
Alex: The first time she used it, she turned Max into a dog so that he, Alex, and Justin could get into the dog show. She later used it on herself to get rid of the dogs that weren't dragons. To transform Max and herself back into human form, she incanted the reverse, Humanosa espinosa.
When Alex turns into a tiger, the red cage that Alex tricks the scam wizard to take is not there. Then, when the scam wizard shows up, the red cage is there next to Alex.
First appearance of Dragon the family's dog/dragon.
Max:(To Alex) What are you doing on the wizard computer?
Justin: Yeah, we're supposed to be doing our homework, not surfing the World Wide Wiz Web.
Alex: I have to do a little shopping. I like to look good when I'm doing my homework!
Dragon seller:(After Alex roars in attempt to scare away dragon seller) Nice try, kid, but I know it's you.
Alex: Eh. It was worth a shot.
Justin: We gotta train Dragon to act like a normal dog.
(Cat runs by)
Justin: Oh! There's a cat! (To Dragon) Go get him!
(Max chases cat)
Justin: Not you! I meant Dragon!
Justin: So you actually feel guilty?
Alex: Rarely, but yes.
Jerry: Turn me back into a human.
Alex: Oh, but Daddy, you look so cute as a goat.
Theresa: It's name, it's right here on its tag! His name is Dragon.
Alex: I love the name Dragon, good eye, mom! It's like it was meant to be--okay, let's talk about something else now!
Dragon Seller: Wait! If you act right now, I will throw in a smoke detector, and a small object that cuts "tom-ah-toes."
Max: You mean like a knife?
Dragon Seller: Kid, here's a roll of quarters. Knock yourself out.
Max: With what?
Dragon Seller: The quarters.
Dragon Seller: You know, I never thought I`d say this to a customer, but it was a pleasure scabbing you. (poofs out of the room)
Justin: What`ve you done? You let him get away with Dragon!
Alex: Yeah, how stupid of me, now all you have is Dragon! (opens the cage and lets Dragon out)
Max: Then what did he take?
Alex: The blow-dried rat.
Justin: (to Dragon) Fly!
Theresa: So Dragon is actually a dragon disguised as a dog? Amazing.
Jerry: Actually, there are a lot of secret dragons.
Theresa: No, that in a family of wizards, I didn't see this coming. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
Alex: Three tickets for the dog show, please.
Security Guard: It's sold out.
Security Guard: Apparently, people like watching dogs run around on plastic grass. No dog, no way in.
Justin: Please tell me that was slobber.
Max: Okay, that was slobber.
Justin (after Alex turns back from a tiger and is licking herself): Would you like to excuse yourself to a litter box? We're kinda busy.
Justin: And besides, you know about my allergies.
Alex: It's crying.
Justin: Yeah, well...I'm allergic to sadness.
Alex: My dog burnt my homework. That'll be a new one.
This was the first episode of the series to be available on iTunes. The episode was available on iTunes, on January 2nd, 2008.
Original International Airdates:
Poland: May 2, 2008on Disney Channel
Denmark: May 23, 2008 on Disney Channel
Slovakia: September 27, 2012 on JOJ Plus
5th appearance of Amanda Tepe, in this episode she plays a security guard.
Jennifer Stone (Harper) does not appear in this episode due to filming Dadnapped.
...I order from the Abercrombie and Witch catalog all the time!
This name, Abercrombie and Witch, was also used in episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Big Sleep.
Shopkeeper: Okay, I left them a beagle, and you found him. Good work, Velma and Shaggy.
This is an allusion to Scooby-Doo. Velma and Shaggy were two main characters on that show.
When Alex talks about shopping at "Abercrombie and Witch" it is a play off the actual store Abercrombie and Fitch.
The title of this episode alludes to the title of Larry David's sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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