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"Managers & Meatballs" is the seventh episode in Season 1 of Austin & Ally. It first aired on January 29, 2012 to 3.55 million viewers.[1]

Overview

Austin gets wooed by a top music manager who wants to get rid of Ally as his songwriter, Trish as his manager and Dez as his music video director and bring in a whole new team.

Episode Summary

At a Team Austin meeting in Sonic Boom, the gang is introduced to Demonica Dixon, who wants to represent Austin Moon in his career. While the foursome are happy with the way things are in their team, Austin is convinced by Demonica to fire off his friends in order to benefit his career, one by one, so that she can work alone with him.

Prior to this, Austin and Ally are shown to be working on the song Better Together, Austin becomes unsure of how well the gang are helping with his music career. In order to step up the game, Trish books him at the Miami Jam-A-Thon. Though for some reason, the times get mixed up, making Austin miss his performance. That is what causes Trish to get fired as his manager.

Later on, Demonica starts to take over Ally's place in being the leader of the Team Austin meeting and after listening to Dez mention Spike Stevens as his favorite director gets Stevens to direct Austin's next music video for him, replacing Dez as Austin's video director.

As for Ally, she gives the demo for the new song to Demonica, but while she and Austin are having lunch, Demonica tells her that she didn't like the song and instead hired professional songwriters, which is to Austin's dismay. Though this is somewhat made up for him by Demonica booking him a gig to play Times Square on New Year's Eve. Ally joins Trish and Dez at another table, all three of them now having been replaced.

Due to a nightmare, later on, Austin realizes that he misses his friends. In addition, the girls and Dez find out Demonica's treachery. She threw away Ally's song without even listening to it and sabotaged Austin's Jam-A-Thon gig to make Trish look bad by having one of her assistants pose as Trish over the phone, impersonating her voice. After Austin apologizes for letting his friends go, the gang plots to get revenge on Demonica for what she's done to them.

At a meeting presented by Demonica about becoming Austin's new manager, she mentions that they'll rule in the music business. But when Austin's brought up on stage to speak, he says that he'd rather have his friends by his side in his career the whole way than having a professional team get him there quicker. He proves that he doesn't need Demonica by showing her and the people in the audience the music video they put for Better Together and fires her afterwards. As for the last part of their plan, Demonica's assistants, who throughout the episode are shown being abused and humiliated, fire meatballs at her with a tennis ball machine from Trish's previous jobs.

Throughout the episode, Trish has been managing her new client - Statue Guy - along with Dez in place of Austin, but by the end, she is fired as his manager and heads off with his statue kids.

Cast

Main Cast

Guest Cast

Memorable Quotes

Austin
Who are you?
Demonica Dixon
Demonica Dixon. I manage seven of the top acts on the pop charts. *cell phone rings* Hello. Rihanna, great. *hangs up* Make that eight. How'd would you like to be nine?
Austin

I kinda like being 15 'cause when I was nine I had chickenpox.

Trish
Whoa. I'm Austin's manager. Slow your boat, lady.
Ally

Yeah. Please obey the speed limit on your roll, lady.

Demonica Dixon
But it's called show business, not show friendness. Oh. Write that down.
Dez
Is friendness two words or...?
Trish

Not you Dez.

Trish
Yeah, nice try. But it takes a lot more than a fancy lunch and some background music to impress Austin.
Austin

Check it out! They turned my leftovers into a swan!

Demonica Dixon
What's your wildest dream?
Austin

That's easy. I being chased through a candy cane forest by a viking, my grandma, and a peanut vendor. They're throwing cantaloupes at me. Then, it gets weird.

Trish
Hey guys. I've been thinking about Demonica Dixon. That finger snappy, blue-tooth wearing, puppy hating thief.
Ally
How do you know she hates puppies?
Trish

I don't. I just needed a third thing.

Austin
Trish. You said I was supposed to perform at four.
Trish
Because you were. And I can prove it because I wrote it on a napkin. No. That's my homework assignment. I must have written it somewhere else.
Ally
What's on your hand?
Trish

Oh, that's just my work schedule. I don't need that.

Dez
You wrote something on my back, today.
Trish

Oh. That just says you're a bozo.

Trish
I showed up 30 minutes early for our meeting on Wednesday.
Austin

The meeting was Tuesday.

Ally
She is not that disorganized.
Demonica Dixon
What is that on your elbow?
Ally

Oh. That's just Trish's grocery list. Apparently she needs milk, eggs and, uh, paper.

Trish
And I'm managing a new client.
Austin
Who?
Trish
Him.
Ally

That's a person? I just polished him.

Trish
Client stealer.
Demonica Dixon

I'd insult you back but you have meatballs on your head. Do I need to?

Austin
No way! Spike Stevens is going to direct my next video!
Ally
That's so awesome. Happy dance. Happy dance. Happy dance. Happy dance.
Austin
Wait a minute, I think you just talked yourself out of the job.
Dez

Aww. Sad dance.

Ally
Dez is easy gong. I'm sure he's gotten over it by now.
Dez

(sobbing) I'll never get over this.

Ally

See? He's fine.

Ally
She threw away my song without even listening to it.
Trish
And she sabotaged your Jam-A-Thon gig to make me look bad.
Dez
And she broke the keyboard on the wall and put it back up there to make it look like nothing happened to it.
Ally
Dez?
Dez

Fine, I broke it. But she's still a very bad person.

Austin
Guys, I made a huge mistake! I shouldn't have let Demonica fire you.
Ally
What happened? What made you change your mind?

Austin: I had the worst nightmare. I was playing New Year's Eve without you guys. And I was out of peanuts! But mostly the New Year's Eve thing.

Austin
Well, I have a way to show Demonica that I don't need her anymore.
Trish
And I have a way to show Demonica that she messed with the wrong people.
Ally
Team Austin is back.
Austin
Yeah, I don't wanna be famous without my friends
Ally
Thanks Austin we missed you. *Auslly hug*
Dez
Welcome back buddy. *Austin, Ally & Dez hug*
Trish

I guess we're hugging. *Team Austin hug*

Trish
Sorry I was late I was doing manager stuff for Austin. It will never happen again.
Statue Guy

Oh I've heard that one before. Trish, you're fired. C'mon kids. Let's go.

Songs Featured

Trivia

  • DirectTV had mistaken this for an hour-long episode.
  • Despite being Statue Guy's first appearance, it is the only time his movement is seen on-screen and his only speaking role.
  • Pop singer, Rihanna, was mentioned in this episode.
  • Trish is fired from her job as Austin's manager, but re-hired later in the episode, making it the first job she had twice.
  • Trish was hired and fired from It's a Racket, Meatballs, and Statue Guy's Manager.
  • The episode title refers to Demonica Dixon taking Trish's role as Austin's manager, and Team Austin getting revenge on her with a tennis ball machine firing meatballs at Demonica.
  • Trish is seen wearing the same purse and shoes that she had in "Kangaroos & Chaos".

Goofs

  • When the first lot of meatballs are being fired at Demonica, there is no sauce visible on her clothes. But a few seconds later when more meatballs are being fired, and she is closer to the camera, her clothes are now covered in sauce.
  • Austin's empty peanut package is actually a shortbread cookie package.  

Transcript

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Gallery

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References

Austin & Ally Episodes
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