Wizards of Waverly Place: Season 1, Episode 1

The Crazy 10 Minute Sale (12 Oct. 2007)

TV Episode  |  TV-G  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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Alex Russo is a wizard in training along with her older brother Justin, and younger brother Max. Today, she is determined to take a break from her lessons and go shopping with her best friend Harper.



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Theresa Russo (as Maria Canals Barrera)
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Justin is practicing the duplication spell with rabbits, and Jerry congratulates him for doing it correctly. Jerry then explains how concentration is a key to having the spell correct. Unfortunately, Justin was thinking about Dogs when he did the spell, thus having the rabbits that he duplicated barking. Later, Alex is reading a magazine and remembers that her favorite store is having a crazy ten minute sale. Alex wants to go because her enemy since kindergarten, Gigi, is going to go to the sale to buy cool clothes. However, Jerry will not let Alex go because she needs to go to wizard training. At school, Alex tells Harper that she can not go to the sale. When Gigi over hears their conversation, she tries to embarrass Alex, and rub it in her face that she can not go to the sale. Gigi then purposely spills water on Alex. Gigi is so mad, that she tries to find a way to go to the sale. At the pizza shop, Theresa and Jerry discuss whether or not to let Alex go to the sale. They decide not... Written by wizardboy

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Alex and Harper say that Gigi's name spelled backwards is Gigi, but it is really Igig. See more »


Alex Russo: [talking about Gigi] We're going to that sale and I'm gonna show her up.
Harper: But I thought you had a family commitment.
Alex Russo: I'll work it out with my parents.
Harper: Sure, they're pretty understanding.
Alex Russo: No, I'm just really sneaky.
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"CRAZY" way to start the show but what the hey? It's great!
23 August 2009 | by (Leeds, UK, Europe, Planet Earth, Space) – See all my reviews

Alex wants to blow off her wizard lessons to compete in the "Crazy 10 Minute Sale" all to find a cute jacket against her rival Gigi.

Well this was the 1st episode of WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE and yeah I guess this was a crazy way to start the show but who cares? This is such a great show and its supposed to be crazy. Also I think this was a brilliant introduction to the show. The concept of this episode was a bit stupid (just girls going to a sale and fighting over a jacket) but overall it is still cool. Alex (Selena Gomez) was very funny in this episode and we still haven't seen the best off her yet. Gigi appears to be just a popular girl at school who hates Alex (with 2 weird assistants who have funny noses) Max (Jake T Austin) was good as well. Very funny (especially in the wand part).

To sum it up a fantastic introduction to the show. Even though the concept is crazy its still a great episode.


(7/10 stars)


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