The friends plan to meet their idols, but when their carefully laid plans begin to unravel they realize the importance of patience.
CJ, Fenwick, and Crispo have difficulty coming up with another thing to do, so Mr. Roberts encourages them to meet their idols. At home, CJ tells her parents about finding a way to meet Del Rey, her idol, when she finds out he is doing an invitation-only concert in town. Mr. Martin is upset that he is no longer CJ's idol.
The next day, Fenwick goes to Mr. Roberts's office for help with meeting Neil deGrasse Tyson. Mr. Roberts suggests he send a letter and be patient, but Fenwick would rather use a shady website to get Tyson's phone number. Crispo tells CJ about a contest he can enter with a chance to meet Louie Vito. CJ is sad she won't be able to meet Del Rey, but Crispo mentions that Mindy has a ticket to the concert. CJ then becomes a Mindette and competes with the other girls to see who will get the ticket.
Crispo makes a video to enter the cereal contest. Fenwick tells him about using a shady website to get Tyson's phone number, but they realize it wasn't Neil's phone number and that Fenwick had been ripped off. Mindy continues to test the Mindettes before deciding to give CJ her extra ticket. Mindy then calls her father to ask for more extravagant things, but because of her demands, her father refuses to give the tickets to her, which upsets CJ.
Later, at night, Mr. Martin is still upset that CJ does not consider him her idol. Mrs. Martin tells CJ a plan to get her to touch Del Rey's hair after the concert and before he left town, and she is excited. The next day, Crispo reads the hate messages left on his cereal commercial and realizes he won't win the contest and get to meet Louie Vito. Fenwick agrees to help him make a new video, but wants to talk to Neil deGrasse Tyson first. He uses Mr. Roberts's office computer to hack into Neil's web camera. Neil notices his computer was hacked, and Fenwick panics and leaves the office.
Mindy tells CJ they could bribe their way into the concert, but CJ invites her to wait for Anthony behind the theater with her and her mother. Crispo makes another video, but is told it is too violent. Fenwick goes to Mr. Roberts's office to tell him about hacking Neil's web camera, but Mr. Roberts already knows because Neil called the FBI to track down the hacker. Mr. Roberts is arrested and tells Fenwick he is in big trouble after he clears up the misunderstanding. Fenwick gets a video chat request and sees that it is Neil. Fenwick mentions the Little Tiny Waffles commercial Crispo is trying to make, and Neil agrees to help them create another one.
Behind the theater where Del Rey's concert is taking place, Mrs. Martin distracts some of the girls so CJ and Mindy can have a better chance of seeing Del Rey. When Del Rey comes out, Mindy pulls out a pair of scissors and chases after him, which ruins CJ's chance of meeting him again. Mrs. Martin and CJ get home and see Del Rey and his band in their living room. He tells them he had hurt his foot running away from Mindy and Mr. Martin had been his doctor. Del Rey agrees to perform a song for CJ in roder to repay Mr. Martin for his services.
With Neil's help, CJ, Fenwick, and Crispo create a better commercial and win the contest to have Louie Vito appear in it.
- Isabela Moner as CJ Martin
- Jaheem King Toombs as Fenwick Frazier
- Owen Joyner as Crispo Powers
- Jack De Sena as Jack Roberts
- Brady Reiter as Mindy Minus
- Henry Dittman as Mr. Martin
- Stephanie Escajeda as Mrs. Martin
- Matthew Scott Miller as Paul Schmolitor
- Anthony De La Torre as Anthony Del Rey
- Giana Peralta as Mindette
- Victoria Washigton as Mindette
- Jacqueline Diaz as Mindette
Special Guest Cast
- Louie Vito as himself
- Neil deGrasse Tyson as himself
Mr. Martin: What happened to me being her idol? She used to hug me when I came home, loved coming to the hospital.
Mrs. Martin: Aw, honey, there comes a time in every little girl's life when her dad just isn't number one anymore.
Mr. Martin: Well, that time is stupid!
Fenwick: Mr. Roberts, I want to meet Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Mr. Roberts: Uh, okay. Good luck with that.
Fenwick: Good luck to you, too, because I need you to guide me.
Mr. Roberts: Fenwick, I'm kinda busy.
Fenwick: But I need guidance, and it says guidance counselor on the door and on your desk. And that poster says working together achieves more, and that sign says welcome, yet I don't feel welcome. And -
Mr. Roberts: Fine, have a seat.
CJ: Del Rey's in town Friday for a concert, but it's one of those exclusive, invitation-only shows. There's no tickets anywhere.
Crispo: Oh, Mindy has two tickets. She tried to get me to go, but I was like, "No way."
CJ: [grabs the front of Crispo's jacket] What?
Crispo: And then she said, "Fine, I didn't want you to go anyways. I'll just test the Mindettes to see which one would enhance my concert going experience and then give the ticket to that Mindette."
Crispo: "I'm gonna throw up if I have to see this commercial again." "Watching this made me switch to Sugar Frosted Cupcake Crunch."
Fenwick: Don't read the comments on your commercial; they get worse.
Crispo: This one's just seven turd emojis. That's bad, right?
Mindy: Great news! We're gonna get to see Del Rey after all.
CJ: You mean you went home, apologized to your dad for being so bossy, and he gave you the tickets back?
Mindy: Close. [holds up a pair of scissors in one hand and a wallet in the other] I took his wallet. We're gonna bribe our way into the show.
CJ: And what's with the scissors?
Mindy: For Del Rey's hair, duh. You want in?
CJ: Actually, my mom and I are gonna wait behind the theater tonight to meet him. Why don't you come with us so you don't get grounded for life or [takes the scissors from Mindy] arrested?
Mindy: You were like the best Mindette ever.
CJ: I'm not a Mindette anymore.
Mindy: [looks at CJ's outfit] Right.
Fenwick: Mr. Roberts, I think there's something I have to tell you about Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Mr. Roberts: Does it have anything to do with my computer, hacking, and shady websites?
Fenwick: How did you know?
Mr. Roberts: I'm in handcuffs.
Mr. Roberts: You see, Fenwick, the thing about idols is they're people, just like me and you, who like their privacy and will call the FBI to trace a hack if they're angry. [FBI agents nod]
Fenwick: Excellent advice, Mr. Roberts.
Mr. Roberts: So remember, be patient, and you're in big trouble when I clear up this misunderstanding and get out of jail. [FBI agents escort him out of the office and Crispo comes in]
Crispo: That's weird. Anyway, Little Tiny Waffles rejected my video for being "too violent." I'm never gonna meet Louie Vito.
Fenwick: Well, Crispo, sometimes we're not always gonna meet our idols. They're very busy and maybe we should just move on.
CJ's voice-over: As I stood there listening to my idol sing, [CJ leans on her father] I realized I was standing next to my other idol. So, don't be afraid to try and meet your idol, just remember to be patient and polite. Oh, and don't forget about the idols we see everyday.
- This episode was filmed in May 2015.
- This episode is Mindy's last appearance in season one.
- This is the first time where CJ is not the only one holding up her phone to reveal the next Thing.
- The phone number claiming to be Neil de Grasse Tyson's Fenwick gets off of a shady website is 1-(800) 555-0199. This is a fake phone number reserved specifically for usage in television and movies.
- KBlast is mentioned again, the first time being in "Scavenger Hunt Thing!"
- This is the second time CJ sings in an episode, the first being in "Start a Garage Band Thing!"
- Neil Armstrong is mentioned.
- Duran Duran is mentioned.
- The computer in Mr. Roberts's office says Mack Pro in the top left corner of the screen. This is a parody of Apple's Mac Pro computers.
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