The Bird Scene
Season 1, Episode 2
Airdate April 11, 2010
Production Code 102
Written by Dan Schneider
Directed by Steve Hoefer
Viewership 3.5 million
Episode Guide
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The Bird Scene is the 2nd episode of the first season of Victorious. It aired on April 11, 2010.

Plot Edit

At school, the new play roster comes out and Tori says she wants to try out for the lead role of Moonlight Magic, which André was doing the music for. Tori then fills in her locker, with the assistance of Robbie and André. André then tells Tori about a Hollywood Arts tradition where you decorate your locker. Robbie had covered his locker with a mosaic of all the baby nipples from his childhood, saying that it reminded him of a happier time. André shows Tori and Robbie his locker, which was a working keyboard. André and Robbie then go to help Lane catch a squirrel in his office. A nerd named Sinjin Van Cleef shows Tori his locker, which was just a bunch of chewed-up food that was glued to the locker. Tori ends up running away.

WHile Cat and Jade are doing an acting scene, Sikowitz throws a ball at Cat. The bell rings, but Sikowitz tries to throw a ball at Tori, too. Sikowitz says they have to talk. Everyone leaves, but Sikowitz tells Tori that in order to try out for Moonlight Magic, she has to do The Bird Scene. Later, André asks Beck if he can borrow some ballet slippers. He reveals that he signed up for ballet, so that he could meet girls. Robbie decides to join, too. During acting class, Tori performs the Bird Scene monologue. Tori asks Sikowitz if she did the scene right, but SIkowitz says she doesn't pass, but she can't get feedback. Tori asks Robbie and Cat for help, but they say it was against the rules to get help from someone else for the Bird Scene. Then, André and Robbie go to ballet class, but they see that a bunch of other boys had signed up, too, thinking the same way as Robbie and André. Tori tries extra-hard on the Bird Scene, but when she asks Sikowitz if she got it right, he says she didn't. Tori doesn't understand what she's doing wrong.

Later, Tori handcuffs Cat to a rail and gives her a spicy candy so that she could tell her how to pass the Bird Scene. However, she ends up letting her have some water, though she doesn't get her out of her handcuffs. Beck tries to convince her to decorate her locker some more, because all Tori had did was put one stripe on it. Beck shows Tori his locker, which was just transparent because he had no secrets. Tori tries to charm Robbie into telling her how to pass, but Robbie refuses. Meanwhile, Robbie and André can't drop out of ballet, because it would go on their permanent record as zero. On Tori's third try, she does her best. She has a backdrop, a costume, curtains, music, and a real bird. However, Sikowitz says she doesn't get it right. Tori gets angry, so she says that the scene she did was good, no matter what anyone said. Sikowitz then tells Tori that she had passed the Bird Scene. He explains that she got the scene right every time, except for when she asked if she got it right. Tori should believe that whatever she did was good, without the approval of others. Then, Tori gets a way to decorate her locker. Her locker now said "Make It Shine," the name of the song that got her into Hollywood Arts, and her locker also lit up.

Quotes Edit

Trivia Edit

  • These are the locker customizations of the students we see in this episode:
    • Robbie: A mosaic of baby bottle nipples from childhood.
    • André: A working keyboard.
    • Sinjin: Regurgitated food pieces that was never digested.
    • Beck: Transparent.
    • Tori: A blue background with MAKE IT SHINE on it, with various lights capable of lighting it up.
  • Jade, Cat, and Trina's lockers were the only ones we didn't see, although Jade's locker is seen in Wok Star; it's covered with scissors.
  • It took Tori three tries to pass the Bird Scene.
  • The bird Tori uses for the bird scene is a white umbrella cockatoo.
  • All students must pass this scene (which is Tradition Level 1) in order to take part in any school plays (Tradition Level 2) in the Hollywood Arts handbook.
  • This is the first time Cat and Trina are seen talking to each other.
  • The Wahoo Punch machine is the same machine that is seen in the iCarly episode "iTake on Dingo" and is seen throughout the rest of the series.
  • This is the first episode where the title is said.
  • This is the first time we see Tori wearing glasses.
  • This episode is filmed one year after the pilot.
  • This is the first time the opening credits with the song "Make It Shine " is seen.
  • This is the first episode not to feature a song.
  • Ending Tagline: "This is gettin' weird." - Rex

Goofs Edit

  • When Sikowitz throws a ball at Tori, but misses, the two are then seen together, and the ball is right next to Sikowitz. That ball was blue, the one he had thrown at Tori was green.
  • There is no way Sikowitz could have thrown the ball at Cat the second time because in the previous scene with Tori not only was there no ball near him but no way he could have found the ball in the limited amount of time between the scenes.
  • When Beck, Robbie, and André are talking at lunch, Beck is picking up his coffee. When the camera switches to a different angle, his coffee is back on the table and he is picking it up again.
  • At the beginning of this episode, when André and Robbie are going down the stairs, you can see André's belt was raised up, but the other scene it doesn't show. However, when they reach the bottom of the stairs, it's raised up again and shown.
  • When Sikowitz threw the ball at Cat at the beginning, Cat would've got a red ball mark but it doesn't appear. Or she would have got dizzy (pending by how hard the ball was or the pace).
  • There is a goof both in Pilot and this episode. When Tori has her locker done, the red locker beside it moves to the very end and the green-ish locker that was in the very end (to the right) isn't in that spot anymore when Tori makes her locker.
  • It was lunchtime after Sikowitz's class, which usually means that it was fourth period, but in Pilot, Sikowitz's class was first period. (Although it was a different day so they could have had Sikowitz at different times of the day)
  • Tori technically passed The Bird Scene on her second attempt, but she was interrupted as she started yelling at Sikowitz.

Running Gags Edit

  • Sikowitz throwing balls at people.
  • Rex telling people that they don't know "what he's got".
  • Sikowitz telling everyone to do a Drive-By-Acting Exercise.
  • Tori coming in the classroom during a Drive-By-Acting Exercise.
  • Tori failing The Bird Scene.