“You Can't Always Get What You Carpet”
Season 1, Episode 6
Air date

November 10, 2007


Fred Savage


Peter Murrieta

Episode Chronology


Disenchanted Evening


Alex's Choice

"You Can't Always Get What You Carpet" is the sixth episode of season one of Wizards of Waverly Place, and the sixth of the overall series. It premiered on November 10, 2007.


Alex stumbles upon her dad's old magic carpet and convinces her dad to give her flying lessons. Having treated Alex as his little girl all her life, he gets upset while teaching her how to fly. Meanwhile, Justin "mans" up his room after his dad pastes up flower wallpaper.


All three of the Russo children decide to redecorate their room by getting stuff from their garage. During the process, Alex finds a carpet in which she decides to put in her room. Meanwhile, Justin redecorates his room by putting scary stuff. When Alex fixes her wallpaper she accidentally discovers that the carpet is actually magical.

Upon discovering of the magic carpet she then begs her father to teach her flying lessons. Her dad agrees. The lesson does not go well and Alex gets mad with her dad. Alex tries to persuade her dad to forgive her by making his favorite Breakfast at Dinner.

Production Notes

Magical objects

  • Magic carpet — allows the user to fly the carpet


  • This was the first episode filmed.
  • This is the first episode we see Alex and Justin's rooms.
  • The title is a parody of "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
  • Only episode of the series to feature bloopers at the end.


Note: The dinner title is a parody of the Itailan pizza restaurant Marios in Earth.



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