Wizards of Waverly Place

Season 2 Episode 24

Wizard For A Day

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Jul 10, 2009 on Disney Channel
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Alex tries to outdo Justin by giving their dad a Merlin's hat with unlimited wishes for his birthday. When she thinks Jerry's wishes are too simple, she takes matters into her own hands, but is unprepared for the consequences, including a visit from an alien spaceship.

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  • Had some laughs but also quite stupid

    I always found the idea of Merlin's hat giving powers to the non-magical quite stupid. I also found the plot of this episode quite stupid, that is more absurd than most plots in WOWP. I also found this episode not a very good Jerry episode for one thing. His feelings toward his family, especially when he's about to give Max away to the aliens, who look just stupid.

    One thing I particularly liked about this episode however was Jerry loving Justin's gift and even making use of Alex's gift to make Justin's gift even funnier. However, this episode concerns me about Jerry being a good father, even though it was just supposed to be a joke. I found myself not laughing too much and overall, quite disappointedmoreless
  • A generally okay episode.

    I thought it was an okay episode. The plot had no real point and the whole aliens come to Earth thing has been done to death. This episode also made a statement that said that Jerry really doesn't care about his family. When he was faced with choosing a milk shake machine or his family, he choose the milk shake machine. Also, the main point of this show is magic, yet pretty much no magic was used. All of the magic that was used was from Merlin's hat, which is a pointless use of magic. I only laughed once or twice during this episode and I feel I am being lenient by giving this a 5. This was poor work for Disney, Selena Gomez, David Henrie, and Jake T Austin.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Alex: Why are we all hugging?
      Jerry: Because that's what normal families do.

    • Zeke: Guys, can you believe it? Aliens have landed on Waverly Place!
      Max: Yeah, well whose going to tell them that they can't park there? They're going to get towed.

    • (being attacked by aliens)
      Theresa: Max, you're always playing those alien video games. See if you can reason with them!
      Max: Mom, I'm not really that good. You only let me play an hour a day.
      Theresa: That's because you have a C minus in math!
      Alex: Oh, are we really having this conversation right now!? They're closing in on Dad... Wait, C minus? (to Max) How are you doing better than me?

    • Harper: (to Alex): Wow, Tin Man, you do have a heart.

    • Justin: What are you doing?
      Alex: You'll be interested to know that I've found the perfect present for dad.
      Justin: (gasps; whispers to skull staff) She's going to turn her lips into a zipper!
      Alex: Oh! That's a good shot! How long have you been working on that one?
      Justin: Since the day that Mom came home and said "Look! There's your little sister, Justin!"

    • Alex: Well, I'm giving Dad the gift of magic powers for his birthday.
      Justin: What are you talking about? Our powers are limited, you know you can't give magical powers to a mortal.
      Alex: Ahh, that's where you're wrong Johnny Can't Skip.
      Justin: Skipping is an unnatural body motion. There's a moment where both feet are off the ground. It's way too unpredictable!

  • NOTES (1)


    • The aliens that come have outfits like the ones worn by aliens in My Favorite Martian.

    • The new uniforms for the redone sub-station for Justin and Harper's hair is a refrence to Star Wars IV: A New Hope. Justin's outfit is almost identical to Han Solo's, Harper's hair is like Leia's.

    • To get Merlins Hat, "you have to perform a deed of incredible selflessness and bravery".

      To get Godric Gryffindor's Sword from the Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter series, you have to perform a deed of incredible selflessness and bravery.