I have Team Austin. Ally writes the songs, Dez directs the videos, and Trish manages us.

"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]


Everyone's loyalty is put to the test when Austin is approached by hot-shot manager Demonica Dixon, who wants to sign him, promising to take him to the top of his music career. Austin is backed into the position of having to choose between his friends and the promise of fame. When he learns that Demonica has been purposely sabotaging his friendships with Ally, Dez and Trish, he sticks with his friends and gives Demonica a taste of her own medicine. This episode is mainly about testing the four friends' relationship.


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 chicken pox.
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!

Dez: 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


  • 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.
  • 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 firing machine firing meatballs at Demonica.
  • This is the first job Trish had twice - managing.
  • Trish is seen wearing the same purse and shoes that she did in Kangaroos & Chaos


  • When the meatball machine is firing meatballs at Demonica, when the first lot of meatballs are being fired, no sauce is visible on her shirt. But when more meatballs are being fired, and she is closer to the camera, sauce is visible on her shirt.
  • The empty peanut package is actually a shortbread cookie package.  
  • Ally drastically freak out when on stage.


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