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Now you can't lead us into the final cheer... or audition for the school musical.
Lexi to Chyna

"participANTs" is the first episode in Season 1 of A.N.T. Farm due to "transplANTed" being shown as the preview. However, most people refer to it as the second episode, as do certain streaming services, including Disney+.


Chyna, Olive, and Fletcher decide to get involved in extracurricular activities. Chyna and Olive try out to join the cheer squad, but only Chyna makes it in. Meanwhile, Fletcher joins Cameron's "End Hunger Today" club and soon learns he is using it to get free food.

Episode Summary[]

When the A.N.T.s are introduced to extracurricular activities, Chyna convinces Olive to make an effort to be more involved with their school's extracurricular activities, so they both try out for the cheerleading squad. Only Chyna gets accepted, but she gets more than she bargained for when Lexi puts her cheerleading skills to the test. She purposely weakens Chyna enough to make her lose her voice and look terrible, right before the school musical auditions. Chyna apologizes to Olive, using an A.N.T. Pad. She tells her that she will not try out for the school play, but Olive convinces her to go for it. Lexi's singing audition went perfectly, but Chyna's singing audition was hoarse. Chyna confronts Lexi, Mr. Zimbaldi, and the pianist, about looking at her as if she is a freak. Mr. Zimbaldi ends up believes she is actually citing lines from a movie, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", and gives her the part, causing Lexi's plan to backfire. Meanwhile, Cameron creates his own club called the "End Hunger Today Club" as an excuse to eat buffalo wings all for himself, but when Fletcher catches him in the act and threatens to tell the teachers about his fake club, Cameron is forced to let Fletcher join.

Memorable Quotes[]

In the Gym
Gibson: Enters the gym with the A.N.T.'s while pulling them on a rope Let's go, let's go! Okay everybody this is it. The Activity Fair A great opportunity for you guys to blend in with the big kids.
Chyna: Well then, not sure the holds the rope up pre-school safety rope is helping.
In the Gym
Chyna: Wow, look at all these choices! Physics Club, French Club, Grabs a sandwich ooh Club Sandwich Club

Olive: Slaps the sandwich to the floor
Chyna: What are you doing?
Olive: Puts her hand on Chyna's shoulder Chyna, this school is a jungle. And we're baby gazelles prancing around wide eyed and innocent Looks at one direction and points to it Oh look a watering hole, I think I'll stop and take a drink. Next thing you know... SNAP! A crocodile bites your head off.

Chyna: Arms crossed You really need to stop watching those nature specials.
In the Hallways Chyna: Uh, Paisley I am so so sorry about your nose.
Paisley: Aww, don't be. I'm hoping it's broken so my mom will finally let me get a nose job.
In the A.N.T Farm
Olive: Hey you wanna come over after school then? We can make historical hats for my turtle

Chyna: The squad is getting their hair done, Lexi says it's lots of fun. Can I take a rain check?

Olive: Covers Chyna's mouth with her hand Cheer again and I'll punch your neck.
In the A.N.T Farm
Olive: I have plenty of other friends, I'll just hang out with Looks over at Angus and points towards him Angus instead!

Angus: Oh right! I've been waiting for this moment. Presses a button that turns out the light with music and a disco ball

Olive: Looks around very disturbed and quickly walks away
In a Classroom
Olive: Enters the classroom Oh, there you are, Fletcher.

Fletcher: What do you want?
Olive: Well I still need an extra curricular activity, is this the end hunger today club? I wanna join.
Skidmore: Sorry we're full.
Olive: But there's only three people here.

Skidmore: I said we're full! Stands up and throws a chicken wing at Olive





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  • Lexi doesn't seem to get over the fact that Chyna got the lead in the school play (seen in You're the One That I WANT).
  • The nose gag was probably done because Allie DeBerry was getting a rhinoplasty in 2010, when this episode was being filmed.
    • Allie's nose was more hooked before A.N.T. Farm than after.

Featured Songs[]


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