So this week I watched the new episode of Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place. The episode, called “Alex the Puppet Master” aired on September 16th and centered on Alex and Harper in the middle of a fight about an apartment.
The episode begins with Alex and Harper announcing they were ready to get an apartment and move out on their own. I don’t really see why that would even be a good idea, they don’t have jobs or money or any way to support themselves. I mean, Alex didn’t even know the difference between utensils and utilities (which I will admit, I thought was funny and I laughed out loud at). Either way, because Alex hadn’t saved any money and Harper did, the two BFF’s got in a fight.
There was a funny quote almost immediately into the show where Alex confuses utilities and utensils. And she says, “Well then I guess I don’t know what utilities are…” I had to include it because of how funny I thought it was.
In order to get money for an apartment the two girls decide to put on puppet shows for the local kids to get some extra cash. Once again, Alex acts selfishly and irresponsibly and doesn’t do her share of the work. Harper is gets super angry and the rest of the episode they are in a bitter feud.
I don’t like how it seems this episode often portrayed the characters using magic to solve their problems rather than actually having to work at it. Alex uses it to make Justin and his friend into puppets so she can get money at a competing puppet show. She should have taken responsibility and made her own like Harper did and take the time to earn the respect of everyone involved.
Max also uses magic to solve a problem. When his girlfriend’s parents meet the Russo’s for the first time, they make a horrible first impression and tell him he can’t date their daughter. He uses magic to make them forget about it and basically redo the entire night. I think he should have talked to her parents honestly to let them know he deserved to date their daughter.
However, I still think this show is pretty funny though. I think that a lot of the humor in this episode can be watched many different age groups of viewers. I just wonder sometimes what message they are sending to the young viewers watching.
I can say, my favorite quote from this episode is from Justin. When a little girl calls him “Mr.” he chases after her saying, “I am not a Mr.! I am in my late teens!”
I would rate this episode in regards to content and hilarity a 6 out of 10.