|“||Maybe he can talk, he just can't tell a lie.||”|
Austin, Ally, Trish, and Dez take turns waiting in line for the new myTAB, but after Dez lets everyone go ahead of him, Ally and Trish have to take over line duty. Now Austin and Dez are left in charge of watching Ally's pet bird, which they accidentally let escape. Meanwhile, Ally is making people frustrated by her constant control of the line rules.
Austin, Ally, Trish (she didn't actually do this, though she claimed that she did), and Dez spend the night at the mall so they can get in line early for the new myTAB. When Ally goes to wake everyone up for breakfast at 6 am, she realizes that Trish isn't in her sleeping bag and she changed herself into a doll, and catch her trying to sneak back in.
Ally brought along her bird, Owen to keep them company and tries to get him to talk, but the others tell her he can't. She also says its Owen's birthday and opens the presents she got him while waiting in line.
Mindy, a bully who has a massive crush on Dez, cuts in line and when Ally tells her the line rules she's made, he starts yelling at Ally about how "nice" she always is to her. Later, Ally's dad texts her telling her she has to work today, but she doesn't want to leave the line. Austin and Dez
assure her that they will save their spots in line. Ally is unsure and asks if they can be trusted, which Austin assures after Dez gets distracted by a balloon, confirming her suspicions. However, she leaves them in line and goes to work at the store with Trish. Trish hangs out with Ally as she works at Sonic Boom, where Ally admits she wishes she were back in the line. Trish assures her there is nothing to worry about, that Austin and Dez are in line and won't give up their places. Austin suddenly appears in Sonic Boom, claiming he needed a break. When Ally is uncertain about leaving Dez in line alone, Austin assures her that he won't let anyone cut in front of him. Then it goes onto Dez showing people in front of him. Then Billl asks why he let everyone in front of him, Dez said that they had a sad story so Billl told a really sad story. However, when Ally and Trish return to the line, Dez has let
many people in front of him and are far from their original place. Dez said the only reason he let them cut in front of him was that they all gave sad stories, including Statue Guy. Ally sends Dez back to Sonic Boom to help Austin watch the store, and watch Owen. Austin admits that Ally's been texting him 'bird watching' rules all day. When his phone buzzes again, Dez tosses Austin his phone, which falls in Owen's cage. When Austin opens it to get it back, Owen flies out the window, freaking out Austin and Dez.
Dez tries to call Owen back with a bird call, but only gets a chicken delivery person dressed as a chicken. Austin goes looking for Owen but runs into Ally and Trish, who realizes Owen is not in his cage when she sees him land not far from the line. Trish and Austin quickly cover-up that Owen is missing before running off to find him.
Trish is now in on the search, agreeing they need to find Owen before Ally finds out. She, Dez, and Austin fill the old popcorn machine Ally's dad found in a dumpster in order to attract Owen back to his cage. Before they can find him, Ally returns to Sonic Boom saying that she got booted to the back of the line after leaving it to throw her apple away. Austin and Trish try to keep Owen's disappearance a secret, however, Ally suspects something is up by their weird behavior. She runs up to the practice room which is filled with popcorn, and Dez is hiding in it. As Austin is about to reveal they lost her pet, Owen flies back through the window and into the cage.
Owen back safely in his cage, Austin, Ally, Trish, and Dez try to trick
everyone into leaving the line; Dez pretending to be a TechTown employee and saying there is a golden horseshoe hidden somewhere in the mall and whoever finds it wins a free MyTAB, however, he accidentally reveals it was a trick, and everyone returns to their spot. They then try to trick people into thinking a hail storm is coming, however, Dez could only find cheese balls, not golf ball-sized hail. Ally then comes up with the idea of Austin doing a free acoustic concert, which everyone hurries off, including Trish and Dez, to watch, leaving Ally to get the MyTAB.
When Austin, Dez, and Trish return, Ally has the MyTAB and they all gush over it, until Mindy takes the MyTAB, saying that she found the golden horseshoe that Dez actually hid. Dez tries to get the MyTAB back from Mindy but ends up being forced on a date with Mindy. When they return to Sonic Boom, Ally asks Owen how his birthday was and reveals that Austin let him out of the cage, Trish and Dez knew about it, and Dez touched her songbook. Surprised and nervous, Austin, Trish, and Dez runoff.
- Ross Lynch as Austin Moon
- Laura Marano as Ally Dawson
- Raini Rodriguez as Trish De la Rosa
- Calum Worthy as Dez Wade
- The item, myTAB, is a parody of the iPad.
- The fact that Dez is true to his word is shown again as his scheme to hide a golden horseshoe was actually real.
- The item, myTAB, was also used in another Disney Channel Original Series, Good Luck Charlie, in various episodes. This could be a reference to the show and a mini hint that the two shows are set in the same universe, setting up for a potential crossover. Though, this probably won't happen, due to the fact that Good Luck Charlie ended on February 2014. Though Jessie had a crossover with Austin & Ally and Jessie had a crossover with Good Luck Charlie. So this puts them in the same world.
- This episode's alternative title was "My Pads & My Parakeet."
- The myTAB shown in this episode is actually an HP tablet.
- It is revealed that Ally has a pet cockatiel named Owen.
- This episode marks the first appearance of Mindy.
- This is the 4th episode to feature an animal. The 1st was "Kangaroos & Chaos", the 2nd was "Zaliens & Cloud Watchers", the 3rd was "Songwriting & Starfish" and the 5th was "Everglades & Ally-Gators"
- This is the second time Austin sang "Not A Love Song."
- The myTAB case looks like a Samsung Galaxy Tablet case.
- This episode title refers to Team Austin waiting in line to buy a myTAB, and Austin losing Ally's pet bird, Owen.
- The Chicken Hut could be a parody of Pizza Hut.
- This is one of three episodes that have no plurals in the title. (The others being "Real Life & Reel Life" and "Austin & Alias".)
- It is the only episode like this in Season 1.
- In Lab rats episode, Zip It, Chase and Bree Davenport get a job at Techtown, meaning that the Lab Rats, Good luck Charlie, and Austin and Ally series may be in the same universe.
- In the episode, Austin and Dez said Austin is performing his first acoustic concert, but in "Bloggers & Butterflies", he performed "The Butterfly Song" using the acoustic guitar.
To view the MyTAB & My Pet transcript, click here.