"So what special skills should I add?"
|Beck Falls for Tori|
|Season 2, Episode 2|
|First Aired||April 16, 2011|
|Viewed By:||3.9 million|
"Beggin' on Your Knees"
"Ice Cream for Ke$ha"
Beck Falls for Tori is the 2nd episode of Season 2 of Victorious and the 22nd episode overall. It aired on April 16, 2011.
Sikowitz gets Tori an audition for the best friend of the lead girl in a movie. But, André, Beck, Jade, Robbie, and Cat have problems with her resume. So they advise her to "exaggerate" while Tori calls it lying. She is not chosen for the role of the best friend since she "looks too much like the star", but because of the lies on her resume, she is hired as a stunt double instead. She tells Sikowitz she wants to quit, but she finds out she will get "blackballed" in Hollywood if she quits. She tells the others that her stunt is to simply fall off a chair, and in response, Jade kicks Tori off of her chair. On the set, she finds out she has to fall off the chair, through the railing, and fall down 40 feet onto the air sack. When the director's son gets bitten by monkeys and the director has to leave early, Tori is saved from doing the stunt. André says she doesn't need to do the stunt, but Tori doesn't want to get blackballed. So, André tells Tori to stay calm since all of them will go there to calm her down. Tori gets a text that Beck is there, but lies that she has to pee with an app called "Pee Minder." Beck does the stunt for her, wearing a nearly identical dress that Cat designed and pretending to be Tori. Tori later feels mad at herself for chickening out and convinces Sikowitz to get her back onto the movie set to do the fall for real. However, once she is up there, she hesitates to actually do it, so Jade pushes Tori off of the platform and she lands safely on the air sack.
Meanwhile, Cat loves her new Costume Designer class and is making many different outfits like Little Bo Peep, Superhero, Sikowitz, and a secret agent. She also has the talent to find out people's exact measurements.
- Absent: Daniella Monet as Trina Vega.
- Despite what the title implies, the plot points out that it's a pun on "falls."
- This may also be the first time a main character is involved in a near-death experience (excluding Rex).
- This is the third time that Beck's name has been used in the title.
- Jade uses the word "puppet" but Robbie doesn't get offended.
- This is the second time that Tori's name has been used in a title.
- Beggin' on Your Knees, the song that Tori sang in the previous episode, can be heard very briefly during the scene at the Asphalt Café.
- The scene where Cat mirrors Sikowitz's movements is a spoof of the famous "mirror scene" from the Marx Brothers film Duck Soup.
- The film which Tori auditioned for is called "Catch Me, Kiss Me".
- In this episode, Cat mentions that she has a cousin named Jesse, but in Rex Dies, she says that she has an uncle named Jesse, although, it can be possible that two of her family members are both named Jesse.
- Ending tagline: "I don't wanna get blackballed!"—Tori
- Victoria and Avan really did the stunt.
- At one point while Tori is onset (before she realizes that she has to fall 40 feet), you can hear someone saying "Dan has notes!" in the background. This is possibly a reference to Dan Schneider, the show's creator (who, as director, takes notes on scenes that the cast shoots and then uses them to instruct his staff on how to do the scene better).
- Freak the Freak Out played in the end credits, and it shows the scene where Tori was singing it in the episode.
- This is the third, fourth, and fifth time that Jade has impersonated Tori as a movie star from the 1940s, the first 2 times were in the episode Wok Star
- This was the first season 2 episode to air in South East Asia; the second was Helen Back Again and the third was Tori Gets Stuck.
- The app store has apps like Squirt Alert.
- Rex implies, and Robbie later confirms on TheSlap, that Robbie cannot ride a bike. He later learns how by Helen Back Again.
- Tori seems to have a small case of basophobia in this episode. Basophobia is the fear of falling and may be related to acrophobia, the fear of heights.
- The coloring book given to Cat by Jade features a cartoon of Mexican sitcom character El Chavo del Ocho.
Fan reaction to the episode was mostly positive, but some viewers found it to be pointless.
It premiered to 3.946 million viewers.
- The song Beggin' on Your Knees that was on the previous episode's production code was 209, but this episode's production code is 201. The song wouldn't have existed within the episode, but due to the episodes being out of order production-wise, it may be canon by looking at the airdates.
- Tori's first attempt at the stunt was on a Monday and after filming is cancelled, where it is revealed that school is in session which is against the Child Labor Laws since Tori can't work during school hours.
- The director told Tori that she has to drop 40 feet. However, it can't really be forty feet unless she drops from the fourth or fifth (or even sixth) floor down to the ground. Looking at the set, Tori's origin is just like one or one and a half floors above the ground, which is roughly 10 feet.
- Though some sets are built to only see the certain floor that the characters are on and the floors above/below are later put in with CGI.
- Tori shouldn't have been able to have her phone while the cameras were rolling.
- No actors ever land roles after their first audition. The process is much longer than that, however it could have been cut short to get straight to the main plot of the episode.
- The air sack should be more intact (and there should be more) to assure the safety of stunt work. In this case, Tori would've died from the impact of her fall.
- Jade talks like a movie star from the 1940s, thinking that Tori talks like that, making Tori respond, "I don't talk like that!". It is later repeated in the other episodes. In Locked Up!, Tori checks if she really sounds like it.
- Cat makes costumes and knows sizes and measurements.
- The director talking about Tori and the lady saying, "I was just thinking that."
Sikowitz: And I've never done a standing backflip, but watch this. (attempts backflip) Yeeeeeeah! (lands on his face)
Tori: Are you okay?!
Sikowitz: No, not really.
Rex: Hey Jade, that's a nice new sweater!
Jade: Thanks, its made out of puppet hair!
Rex: Dang, woman!
Robbie: Rex! You promised me these were boy's jeans!
Rex: Heheheh! You've been Rex-ed!
Rex: What did you say, girl-pants?
Jade: ...Who can't ride a bike?
Rex: (sneaky voice) Take a guess...
Robbie: Can you keep any secrets?
Rex: (Muffled noises).
Cat: Can anyone guess who I am?
Beck: Ugh... no.
André: Um, you're uh Little Boy Poop.
Cat: Little Bo Peep!
Cat: My brother got shot by a clown.
Cat: Cause he kept on poking him and saying 'What are you gonna do about it clown? Huh?' It happened on a bus.
Jade: Cat (whips out a coloring book and a box of crayons), color the tiger.
Cat: Yay, crayons!
Jade: You put bike riding as a special skill, who doesn't know how to ride a bike?
Rex: Take a guess.
Robbie: Can you ever keep a secret?
Cat: Did I mention that the clown was my cousin Jessie? Jade: Color the pretty tiger!
Cat: LOOK! I made my tiger purple! That doesn't happen in nature!
Sikowitz: The world needs weenies, without weenies we'd be wearing turtlenecks.
(Sikowitz pulls on Robbie's turtleneck)
Rex: (squeaky voice) The Wicked Witch here got a visitor's pass.
Tori: So what special skills should I add?
Beck: Martial Arts.
Jade: Flirtatious hair-flipping.
Tori: Okay, I do not flip my hair flirtatiously.
Jade: Oh, ho, ho, really? This doesn't look familiar? (in Southern accent while flicking her hair) Why, hello boys! My name is Tori Vega. Buy me some licorice and I'll give you a kiss!
Tori: Thank you monkeys!!!
Set assistant: We have names!
Set Assistant: Just don't miss the sack like the other stunt double.
Set Director: Will someone get that dry blood off the floor!
André: I don't think you should do the stunt.
Tori: I have to. I'll get blackballed in Hollywood if I back out. I don't wanna get blackballed! Robbie: Then just do it.
Tori: And what if I end up in the hospital?
Jade: (in Southern accent) Well, maybe you'll meet a handsome young doctor, get married and share a soda pop!
Tori: I don't talk like a movie star from the 1940s!
Rex: Wait, WHO got bit by monkeys?
Tori: The director's kid.
Rex: Did he TAUNT the monkeys?
[During the scene]
Tori: I got a text message saying I have to pee!
Set Director: You got a text message saying you have to pee?
Tori: It's a new app, called pee minder! Back in a sec!
Robbie: Pee minder?
Rex: You should download that.
Jade: Yeah, you should.
Tori: That's a great costume. Maybe you can dress me for my funeral.
Cat: I could so do that.
André: Hey now there's not gonna be a funeral.
André: No worries you're gonna land softly right onto that air sac. Unless you miss it! Heh!
[Tori stares at him]
André: I don't think you'll miss it...
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