Wizards of Waverly Place

Season 2 Episode 13

Fashion Week

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 15, 2009 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

Alex helps Harper care for a famous designer's gown during fashion week, but she accidentally ruins it. In order to repair the gown, she must use magic to fix things.

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  • An episode which sorta explores what Alex would be without magic- Still a MESS!

    Unlike most other episodes of WOWP, I like this episode for a different reason. Its not to see magic being casted, its to see what Alex would be without any powers. This episode had a good plot and good acting, much like always, and actually kept me going through the episode, unlike much of the show so far.

    I found Mr. Finchy to be the funny character in this episode. Good onemoreless
  • Even when magic is gone, Alex still manages to cause trouble.

    When the wizard wizard is experiencing some "magical difficulties", the kids are temporarly out of the use magic. Meanwhile, it's Fashion Week in Waverly Place, and Harper has the responsiblity of watching her mentor's latest fashion creation. However, Alex only seems interested in getting to wear the dress rather than being happy Harper's fashion career. Alex tricks Harper into letting her watch the dress for her and tries on the dress, despite all the odds. When she agitates Justin one more time (tipping over his tray of food on him), she ruins the dress (Justin hugs her). It's interesting how despite Justin's involvement, Alex realizes that the dress being ruined was her responsibility. However, Alex's careless behavior and scheming makes the situation complicated and puts them in one scenario after another. What I can definitely say is that Alex was being a little extra mean in this episode, she's usually not that disrespectful to Justin or Harper. Plus, her "moving on" thing got kind of annoying. You can't fix a problem you caused by avoiding it and not giving an explanation to how it happened so you don't get in trouble (that's where the cycle came from). At least Alex admitted her faults at the end. Another good part to the episode would be the fashion designs! Selena Gomez should really be a model; the newspaper dress looked better on Alex than it did on Cindy Crawford, though I did like the ballroom dress on her as well. The subplot with Justin and Zeke trying to flirt with models was good too. It's good to show that models aren't as dumb and super-ficial as the stereotype. When the models are playing dungeons and gargoyles with Justin and Zeke, it's like every nerd's dream!moreless
  • 213

    I am starting to notice a pattern here with this show: Alex gets in trouble. But unlike most cliched sitcoms, she is not filled with good intentions, in fact she rarely is. I won't call her the anti-hero, she is just something unique altogether. As a viewer we can see that Selena Gomez does a good job with the role and it is easy to see why this series became a breakout hit for Disney when it debuted in October of 2007.

    But it wasn't just a strong performance from her, Zeke and Justin were also amusing in their quest to play a nerdy game with models.

    Good episode from top to bottom.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Magical Items Featured: Wizinko Copy Machine: Turns 2-dimensional images into 3-dimensional copies. Alex uses it to make a copy of model Bibi Rockford for the fashion show. She also uses it to make a copy of herself wearing Mr. Frenchy's dress to replace the one she ruined.

    • Alex mentions that Justin was scared of ponies until last year. However, in the episode "Potion Commotion", Alex mentions to Mr. Laritate that Justin rode a pony by himself when he was 9.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (playing Dungeons and Gargoyles)
      Bibi: Sorry Zeke, your cloak of invisibility ripped. You've been exposed.
      Zeke: Oh my gosh, I'm blushing!

    • (Justin is fixing a broken lamp)
      Justin: Alex, help me I got one piece left.
      (Alex moves her hand and pushes the lamp off the table and it breaks)
      Alex: Ooh, you'd better fix that.

    • Harper: You have a plan to fix the dress?
      Alex: No see, my plan is moving on from the dress.

    • Alex: It's so funny when people you don't know explode.

    • (After Alex ruined Mr. Frenchy's dress)
      Harper: (guiltily) Mr. Frenchy, I've got something to tell you.
      Mr. Frenchy: Uh, your tone implies that it will not be pleasant and Frenchy is in no mood for anything unpleasant. I just spent the last hour looking for my bluetooth. It was in my ear the whole time.

    • Justin: Did I mention that we're playing Dungeons and Gargoyles with models?
      Model: You've said that every five minutes.
      Justin: And I'm going to keep saying it until it's proven not to be true.

    • Harper: (dressed in yellow ducks) Imagine. The whole world dressed like me!
      Alex: Yeah, I don't have that big of an imagination.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Willie Garson plays Mr. Frenchy in this episode and he also makes guest appearances as Martin Lloyd from the sci fi show Stargate SG-1. In the episode "200" of Stargate SG-1 (in which Willie Garson guest stars), Martin Lloyd takes a phone call by saying "Go for Marty" which is almost the same as in this episode of Wizards of Waverly Place when Mr. Frenchy takes a phone call by saying "Go for Frenchy". Both times he takes it when trying to avoid continuing is conversation with someone so he pretends his phone rang so he can answer it.

    • The movie that Justin and Zeke refer to starring Robert Downy Junior is Iron Man. Justin does the action of shooting like the Iron Man suit.

    • Dungeons and Gargoyles

      This is a parody of the game Dungeons and Dragons.