Saturday, January 5, 2008

Wish Gone Amiss

Wish Gone Amiss Weekend was a special event weekend that aired on the Disney Channel from July 13, 2007 through July 15, 2007. The event was presented in the same way as That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana was in that three Disney Channel Original Series, Hannah Montana, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and Cory in the House were connected with some kind of theme. However, unlike That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana, there were no crossovers between the three shows. However, Cory, Newt, Miley, Lilly, Jackson, Zack, Cody, and Mr. Moseby all wished on the same shooting star according to the Disney Channel commercials for Wish Gone Amiss Weekend.

Advertised as a Friday the 13th special. On Friday, the Cory in the House episode, Gone Wishin, aired at 08:00 PM EDT, followed by the Hannah Montana episode, When You Wish You Were the Star at 08:30 PM EDT, and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody episode, Super Twins, aired last at 09:00 PM EDT. This was followed by three reruns of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody episodes. On Saturday, July 14, the special was broadcast for an encore, with Super Twins airing at 08:00 PM EDT, Gone Wishin at 08:30 PM EDT, When You Wish You Were the Star at 09:00 PM EDT, and three Hannah Montana episodes airing after. Sunday presented another encore, with the episodes airing, at the same times, first with When You Wish You Were the Star, then Super Twins, followed by Gone Wishin and three episodes of Cory in the House. As the episodes do not need to be broadcast in any order to make sense (see below), the episodes air normally in reruns (unlike the episodes that make up That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana


From Cory in the House

Kyle Massey (Cory Baxter
Lisa Arch (Samantha Samuels
Madison Pettis (Sophie Martinez
Maiara Walsh (Meena Paroom
Jason Dolley (Newt Livingston
Rondell Sheridan (Victor Baxter
John D'Aquino (President Richard Martinez)

From The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

Dylan Sprouse (Zack Martin/Quick Guy
Phill Lewis (Mr. Moseby/the Meanager
(his nickname from the staff))
Cole Sprouse (Cody Martin/Brain Man
Adrian R'Mante (Esteban Ramirez/Bell Boy
Kim Rhodes (Carey Martin
Brian Stepanek (Arwin Quentin Hawkhauser/The Engineer
Brenda Song (London Tipton
Ashley Tisdale (Maddie Fitzpatrick
Charlie Stewart

From Hannah Montana
Miley Cyrus (Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana
Emily Osment (Lilly Truscott/Lola
Mitchel Musso (Oliver Oken
Jason Earles (Jackson Stewart
Moises Arias (Rapping Rico
Billy Ray Cyrus (Robby Stewart
Jesse McCartney
Frances Callier (Roxy/Angel
Greg Baker
(Mr. Corelli)
Sara Erikson
Shanica Knowles (Amber Addison
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle (Ashley Dewitt
Romi Dames

The three episodes that make up Wish Gone Amiss Weekend all focus on the main characters of each show wishing upon, presumably, the same shooting star. They enjoy the results of their wishes at first, but soon see the downsides.
As a result they each find a way to undo their wishes and everything returns to the moment before the wish occurs. They are the only ones as a result who remember what happened recently. Their friends and some family members (like Meena, Newt, Lilly, Cody, etc.) don't remember the incidents at all.
What the main characters learn is that while "the grass may appear to be greener on the other side of the fence", theirs would be "just as green" if they took care of it more.


Cory in the House

Gone Wishin'

Cory gets punished for selling merchandise (White House Water) in the White House when he was supposed to help cook sweet potato pies for the post-staff meeting, he sees a shooting star and wishes that he was President. His wish immediately comes true. Ever since children got the right to vote, he won the presidential election by a landslide. Samantha Samuels is now his assistant and Sophie is his Vice President. Newt and Meena also assist Cory in running the country. His father, Victor is now an avid fisherman and former president Richard Martinez is now a tour guide. Cory has also turned the Oval Office (which is equipped with a mysterious red button) into a teenager's paradise and replaced the Secret Service with cheerleaders.
Cory seems to think that being the President of the United States means not having to answer to anyone for whatever decisions he makes and thus he can do what he wants and whenever he wants. He thinks the job is all fun and games and passes the serious duties to his vice president, Sophie.
But Cory's run as president takes a turn for the worse when everybody, except Sophie, turns into
magnetic robotic aliens. Sophie admits to having control over these aliens because she wanted revenge for Cory giving his serious work to her and not taking his job seriously.
While she orders the aliens to close in on him, Cory uses the red button to reverse everything back to the way it was before he made that wish. Cory is ecstatic that he can finally play what he thought was a childish game, Dippy Dippy Dolphins. Though he is still grounded, Sophie tells Cory that she will try to pull some strings.

Dippy Dippy Dolphins is a parody of Bouncy Bouncy Bunnies, the fictional game in
That's So Raven, which itself is a parody of Hungry Hungry Hippos.
The alien robots are similar to the
Borg of Star Trek. The robots listen to one voice acting on command and alter other beings, like the Borg assimilate other beings into their Collective.

The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

Super Twins
When Zack and Cody see a shooting star, they wish they had super powers. The next morning, their wish comes true. Cody gains telepathy/mind reading and telekinesis, and Zack gains super-speed. They later find out that Mr. Moseby has gained superpowers as well, becoming the "Meanager", and he is planning to use his powers to turn all the children into miniature adults. Using his powers, he forces

Esteban and Arwin to become his evil henchmen. Meanwhile, Zack and Cody become Quick Guy and Brain Man, in order to stop "Meanager". To distract the twins from ruining his plan, "Meanager" has his henchman kidnap Carey and Maddie and hold them captive, while he uses London's diamonds to power his machine. When Quick Guy and Brain Man foil "Meanager's" scheme and end up turning him into a baby, they find out about the tasks they have to deal with and are not pleased with it. Cody then comes up with an idea: If Zack (carrying Cody on his back) was to run around Earth at supersonic speed to reverse the earth's rotation, it would take them back to the exact moment they saw the shooting star. Instead, it ends up taking them way back to the prehistoric times. Zack wakes up with full memory of what happened, while Cody doesn't remember anything Zack described, as something must've happened through the time vortex.
Cody as Brain Man reads several minds when he first finds out about his powers.
Lady in the lobby - "Why is that boy staring at me?"
Arwin - "In order to make quantized oscillations consistent with quantum mechanics, the number of space-time dimensions must be restricted." (gasps) " If I had a monkey, I'd name him Bill."
London - (while walking) "Left, Right, Blink, Breathe." (Sees a lit lamp) "Oooh, twinkly light bulb!" (Stops breathing) "Breathe!" (starts skipping) "Skip, skip, skip, skip."
Mr. Moseby - "Kids, why can't they just grow up already?"
The Meanager has several powers depending on the color they do different things.
Red - Heat Vision
Purple - Tickle
Green - Adultify
Yellow - Mind Control
Blue - Freeze Ray

London names her favorite diamonds, such as Tina and Cheryl.
It is revealed that Arwin keeps a ukulele in his office.
Moseby gives Esteban the embarrassing Minion Name of 'Bellboy'. Esteban, not wanting the name, sticks to 'EsteMan'! However, Arwin is attached to his nickname, 'Engineer'.
At the end of the show, Bob was turned into an adult earlier, but was never saved. Zack said, "We just saved all the children of the world." Then Cody replies, sighing, "Except for Bob".
The Adultifier turns kids into adults. However, it causes the opposite effect on adults. (It turns the adults into babies.)

The Release

The DVD of the special, entitled "Wish Gone Amiss", was released on region 1 DVD on
November 27, 2007. The only announced bonus feature is "I Wish I May, I Wish I Might: A Guide to Making Wishes" hosted by Jason Earles of Hannah Montana.

Wish Gone Amiss Weekend first aired on the
Disney Channel on July 13, 2007, and was

Hannah Montana
When You Wish You Were the Star

When Miley Stewart grows tired of her normal life always interfering with her pop star life, she wishes upon a star that Hannah Montana was her only identity. When she wakes up the next morning, she finds that her life has changed for the better. An angel, who takes the form of Roxy, guides Hannah through her new life. As she is homeschooled, she no longer needs to worry about completing her assignments, her home has been totally redecorated with celebrity-status furniture, and she is dating fellow pop star Jesse McCartney
But Hannah begins to see the downside of her wish. Her father,
Robby is married to a young gold digger who has no true feelings for him and Jackson moved out of the house and became a homeless man because his friends would use him to get to Hannah. Also, since Hannah never attended a public school, her close friend Oliver Oken is working with Rico to sell peeks into Hannah's windows and her best friend Lilly Truscott is now part of the "mean girl" clique, along with Amber and Ashley. Now realizing that her double life as Miley and Hannah is better than her single life as a pop star, Hannah finds out her wish was final. After a botched attempt at becoming Miley, she finds a loophole
in her wish and returns to her normal life.

The loophole that returned Hannah to a normal life was when she told Jackson that all was better when the world did not know she was Hannah. Jackson responded that he wished for that any day just as the shooting star came across the sky.
In "Hannah's" bedroom, part of her costume from when she performed "I Got Nerve" in the episode, "We Are Family: Now Get Me Some Water!" is hanging on the bedroom door.
In the bedroom of Hannah the jewerly box sang the song "The Best Of Both Worlds" only they changed it to "The Best of One World".
This is the 2nd time Jesse McCartney appears on Disney Channel, the first was on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
At one point when Hannah is talking to Angel, in the background you can see her "Silver Booty" that she won in "Cuffs Will Keep Us Together".
When Angel says "Peace out" at the end of the episode, she is dressed similarly to Flavor Flav.