History Series / WizardsOfWaverlyPlace

8th Jan '17 2:15:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DoesNotLikeMagic: Theresa even openly admitted to HATING magic. In the movie, that is completely true, in the series, it varies from episode to episode, sometimes she hates it, sometimes she is just being cautious, and sometimes she enjoys it. She also implied that she wanted to be a wizard too, so much of this inconsistency can be attributed to...let's call it "[[FreudWasRight Wand]] [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian Envy]]."

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* DoesNotLikeMagic: Theresa even openly admitted to HATING magic. In the movie, that is completely true, in the series, it varies from episode to episode, sometimes she hates it, sometimes she is just being cautious, and sometimes she enjoys it. She also implied that she wanted to be a wizard too, so much of this inconsistency can be attributed to...let's call it "[[FreudWasRight Wand]] [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian "[[AllPsychologyIsFreudian Wand Envy]]."
30th Dec '16 8:05:46 PM nombretomado
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''Wizards of Waverly Place'' (2007-2012) is an Emmy Award-winning Creator/DisneyChannel [[{{DCLAU}} sitcom]] about three siblings growing up in New York and dealing with the typical problems all teenagers go through. The catch? [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin They're wizards]]. Shares some [[FollowTheLeader qualities]] [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch with]] [[Series/{{Bewitched}} other]] [[Series/{{Charmed}} shows]] and [[Film/HarryPotter movies]], but manages to distinguish itself with clever writing and (in later seasons) a [[ContinuityCreep strong focus on continuity]]. [[HilarityEnsues Hijinks ensue]] as Alex (Music/SelenaGomez), Justin (Creator/DavidHenrie) and Max Russo (Jake T. Austin) try to deal with being wizards while not exposing magic to the normal world.

The show finished airing its 4th season on January 6, 2012, and boasts a successful [[TheMovie made-for-TV movie]] and ''two'' consecutive Emmy wins. This is one of only six times Disney has ordered a 4th season of one of their [[{{DCLAU}} live-action shows]], the others being ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', ''Series/HannahMontana'', ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' and ''Series/{{JESSIE}}''. It is also their longest running live-action series with 106 episodes by production order - only ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', which runs episodes in an 11-minute format (and ran three more years, from 2007-2015), has more on the network.

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''Wizards of Waverly Place'' (2007-2012) is an Emmy Award-winning Creator/DisneyChannel [[{{DCLAU}} [[Franchise/DisneyChannelLiveActionUniverse sitcom]] about three siblings growing up in New York and dealing with the typical problems all teenagers go through. The catch? [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin They're wizards]]. Shares some [[FollowTheLeader qualities]] [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch with]] [[Series/{{Bewitched}} other]] [[Series/{{Charmed}} shows]] and [[Film/HarryPotter movies]], but manages to distinguish itself with clever writing and (in later seasons) a [[ContinuityCreep strong focus on continuity]]. [[HilarityEnsues Hijinks ensue]] as Alex (Music/SelenaGomez), Justin (Creator/DavidHenrie) and Max Russo (Jake T. Austin) try to deal with being wizards while not exposing magic to the normal world.

The show finished airing its 4th season on January 6, 2012, and boasts a successful [[TheMovie made-for-TV movie]] and ''two'' consecutive Emmy wins. This is one of only six times Disney has ordered a 4th season of one of their [[{{DCLAU}} [[Franchise/DisneyChannelLiveActionUniverse live-action shows]], the others being ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', ''Series/HannahMontana'', ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' and ''Series/{{JESSIE}}''. It is also their longest running live-action series with 106 episodes by production order - only ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', which runs episodes in an 11-minute format (and ran three more years, from 2007-2015), has more on the network.
28th Dec '16 4:36:39 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Actually {{Averted|Trope}} in TheMovie, which was filmed on location in Puerto Rico. Played straight in the show itself.



* YouLookFamiliar: Amanda Tepe has played a worker at the Gurt Barn, a museum security guard, a hot dog vendor, and even a worker in the Wizard World.
12th Dec '16 4:21:23 AM SavageSamurai
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**Also Justin in the episode 'Third Wheel' when he willingly turns himself into Alex to get Harper to work on the float. The fact that he has no moral hesitations about turning into ''his sister'' raises several questions.
1st Nov '16 9:35:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* TookALevelInBadass: ''Definitely'' Justin. In TheMovie, he saves Alex and Harper (while taking a moment to give off a well-deserved SmugSnake vibe), kicks ass windsurfing, nails the SixthRanger of the plot with magical blasts without even trying, does some adventuring that (with his brains) slips him into AdventurerArchaeologist territory, and throws down during the family wizarding competition like a true {{Badass}} - a competition that later on, he's sure to win (having gone through a personal mix of CrazyPrepared and CharlesAtlasSuperpower in his training). One can only hope that they won't hit the ResetButton on him - but it is Creator/{{Disney}}, so StatusQuoIsGod.

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* TookALevelInBadass: ''Definitely'' Justin. In TheMovie, he saves Alex and Harper (while taking a moment to give off a well-deserved SmugSnake vibe), kicks ass windsurfing, nails the SixthRanger of the plot with magical blasts without even trying, does some adventuring that (with his brains) slips him into AdventurerArchaeologist territory, and throws down during the family wizarding competition like a true {{Badass}} badass - a competition that later on, he's sure to win (having gone through a personal mix of CrazyPrepared and CharlesAtlasSuperpower in his training). One can only hope that they won't hit the ResetButton on him - but it is Creator/{{Disney}}, so StatusQuoIsGod.
1st Nov '16 9:35:11 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Wizards of Waverly Place''''' (2007-2012) is an Emmy Award-winning Creator/DisneyChannel [[{{DCLAU}} sitcom]] about three siblings growing up in New York and dealing with the typical problems all teenagers go through. The catch? [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin They're wizards]]. Shares some [[FollowTheLeader qualities]] [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch with]] [[Series/{{Bewitched}} other]] [[Series/{{Charmed}} shows]] and [[Film/HarryPotter movies]], but manages to distinguish itself with clever writing and (in later seasons) a [[ContinuityCreep strong focus on continuity]]. [[HilarityEnsues Hijinks ensue]] as Alex (Music/SelenaGomez), Justin (Creator/DavidHenrie) and Max Russo (Jake T. Austin) try to deal with being wizards while not exposing magic to the normal world.

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'''''Wizards ''Wizards of Waverly Place''''' Place'' (2007-2012) is an Emmy Award-winning Creator/DisneyChannel [[{{DCLAU}} sitcom]] about three siblings growing up in New York and dealing with the typical problems all teenagers go through. The catch? [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin They're wizards]]. Shares some [[FollowTheLeader qualities]] [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch with]] [[Series/{{Bewitched}} other]] [[Series/{{Charmed}} shows]] and [[Film/HarryPotter movies]], but manages to distinguish itself with clever writing and (in later seasons) a [[ContinuityCreep strong focus on continuity]]. [[HilarityEnsues Hijinks ensue]] as Alex (Music/SelenaGomez), Justin (Creator/DavidHenrie) and Max Russo (Jake T. Austin) try to deal with being wizards while not exposing magic to the normal world.
21st Oct '16 5:49:49 AM Idek618
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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: During the episode "Dancing With Angels" Max (who has been turned into a little girl) refuses to tell his parents where Alex, Harper and Justin have sneaked off to. His punishment? Being entered into a beauty pageant for 7-12 year-old girls.

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: During the episode "Dancing With Angels" Max (who has been turned into a little girl) refuses to tell his parents where Alex, Harper and Justin have sneaked snuck off to. His punishment? Being entered into a beauty pageant for 7-12 year-old girls.



*** Which became a wonderful point of ContinuityPorn in ''The Wizards Retrun'', when she and her EvilTwin battle through the living room, blowing things up - but when they simultaneously zap the lamp [[TheWorfEffect nothing happens]].

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*** Which became a wonderful point of ContinuityPorn in ''The Wizards Retrun'', Return'', when she and her EvilTwin battle through the living room, blowing things up - but when they simultaneously zap the lamp [[TheWorfEffect nothing happens]].
29th Aug '16 4:43:49 PM nombretomado
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'''''Wizards of Waverly Place''''' (2007-2012) is an Emmy Award-winning DisneyChannel [[{{DCLAU}} sitcom]] about three siblings growing up in New York and dealing with the typical problems all teenagers go through. The catch? [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin They're wizards]]. Shares some [[FollowTheLeader qualities]] [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch with]] [[Series/{{Bewitched}} other]] [[Series/{{Charmed}} shows]] and [[Film/HarryPotter movies]], but manages to distinguish itself with clever writing and (in later seasons) a [[ContinuityCreep strong focus on continuity]]. [[HilarityEnsues Hijinks ensue]] as Alex (Music/SelenaGomez), Justin (Creator/DavidHenrie) and Max Russo (Jake T. Austin) try to deal with being wizards while not exposing magic to the normal world.

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'''''Wizards of Waverly Place''''' (2007-2012) is an Emmy Award-winning DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel [[{{DCLAU}} sitcom]] about three siblings growing up in New York and dealing with the typical problems all teenagers go through. The catch? [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin They're wizards]]. Shares some [[FollowTheLeader qualities]] [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch with]] [[Series/{{Bewitched}} other]] [[Series/{{Charmed}} shows]] and [[Film/HarryPotter movies]], but manages to distinguish itself with clever writing and (in later seasons) a [[ContinuityCreep strong focus on continuity]]. [[HilarityEnsues Hijinks ensue]] as Alex (Music/SelenaGomez), Justin (Creator/DavidHenrie) and Max Russo (Jake T. Austin) try to deal with being wizards while not exposing magic to the normal world.
29th Jul '16 10:51:49 AM HighCrate
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Alex ''knows'' she's going to get her way, and she'll be a SmugSnake till it happens. Averted in later seasons, where Alex is wrong more and more frequently.



* TheDitz: Max.

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* %%* TheDitz: Max.
17th Jun '16 5:09:26 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Alex is basically a female version of Hyde from [[That70sShow That '70s Show]]. And looks like she could be Jackie's sister.

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* {{Expy}}: Alex is basically a female version of Hyde from [[That70sShow That '70s Show]].''Series/That70sShow''. And looks like she could be Jackie's sister.



* IdiosyncraticWipes: Possible ShoutOut to ''That70sShow''.

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* IdiosyncraticWipes: Possible ShoutOut to ''That70sShow''.''Series/That70sShow''.
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