|“||I finally figured out where I belong.||”|
— Chyna to Darryl
"transplANTed" is the pilot episode of the Disney Channel series A.N.T. Farm. It first aired as a preview on May 6, 2011, and officially aired on May 22, 2011 with the inclusion of the theme song.
Chyna Parks joins the A.N.T. Advanced Natural Talent program at high school because she is a musical prodigy. Chyna and her ANT friends Fletcher Quimby and Olive Doyle find out about a school party being hosted by Lexi Reed, a popular "big kid" who's starred in every school play. Chyna decides to sign up for the musical herself. They sneak out of the house to attend the party after Fletcher makes wax copies of them. Chyna, Fletcher, and Olive accidentally ruin Lexi's party by breaking the stereo, causing everyone to turn on Chyna—including Olive and Fletcher. However, she makes things better by singing "Dynamite". When Chyna's father catches them at the party, after spotting their melted wax figures, he almost pulls Chyna out of the A.N.T. program, but later levels it down to three months of grounding.
Episode SummaryThe episode begins with Chyna Parks and her older brother, Cameron at the high school on Chyna's first day in the A.N.T Program Advanced Natural Talents . Cameron complains about Chyna going to his school because she's only 11. In the A.N.T. Room, Chyna meets the A.N.T. Counselor, Gibson, and makes friends with Olive Doyle, who has an eidetic memory, and Fletcher Quimby, an artist with a crush on Chyna. At that point, Fletcher asks if Chyna got her A.N.T. Pad yet, with Chyna's reply being yes, then she turns on the nap app, which puts Gibson to sleep.
The next day at school, Olive and Fletcher cannot find Chyna, thinking that Officer Parks pulled her out of the A.N.T. Program, but find out that he only grounded Chyna (and possibly Cameron) for 3 months, and allowed her to stay in the A.N.T. Program. Angus comes back, saying that they gave him a pig spleen, and he is swept away in another crowd.
In the Hallways
Chyna: Chyna runs in and jumps up and down Oh my gosh dad! Look at this place! Lockers instead of cubbies, drivers ed instead of kiddy bikes. Bumps into a cute boy Him instead of... what was I talking about?
In the A.N.T. Farm
Chyna: Um, are you my teacher?
In the A.N.T. Farm
Chyna: Sees Fletcher holding a body Uh, sir I don't mean to alarm you or anything, but; Walks over to Fletcher this kid has a dead body.
- China Anne McClain as Chyna Parks
- Sierra McCormick as Olive Doyle
- Jake Short as Fletcher Quimby
- Stefanie Scott as Lexi Reed
- Carlon Jeffery as Cameron Parks
- Zach Steel as Gibson
- Allie DeBerry as Paisley
- Aedin Mincks as Angus Chestnut
- Mark Teich as Mr. Zimbaldi
- Elise Neal as Roxanne Parks
- Finesse Mitchell as Darryl Parks
- Connor Weil as Legan
- This episode is named TransplANTed, since Chyna is moved to a high school. It is unknown what school she formerly attended.
- Although this is the pilot episode, it aired only as a sneak peek.
- In the production notes, ParticipANTs is the first episode, like this episode doesn't exist.
- This episode attracted 4.4 million viewers on its premiere night.
- This episode first aired on May 6, 2011, without showing the theme song. The theme song was eventually shown as a rerun on May 22, 2011.
- Chyna is seen wearing sneakers that look just like the ones that "Rocky" wears when auditioning for Shake It Up Chicago in the first episode] of the Disney Channel Series Shake It Up.
- Chyna's last name was misspelled in the Verizon, Hulu+ and Netflix descriptions of this episode. An "s" was added the beginning of her last name, spelling it "Sparks."
- When Olive first gets to Lexi's party, the yogurt in her shirt moved when she was moving around frantically. But when she was jumping around after drinking Red Viper soda, her yogurt doesn't move around.
- Angus hacks Cameron's phone saying he was at church. In real life hacking into someone's phone is a federal crime so Angus would be in jail (although Cameron deliberately had Angus hack it).
- Chyna's mother claims security harassed her about her battle axe, In real life bringing any kind of weapon to school is grounds for suspension, expulsion or arrest (as Chyna's father is a police officer.)
- When Olive and Fletcher were talking about how Chyna was pulled out of the A.N.T. Program, Fletcher's hair was how it looked normally. Then the camera turned to a side view and his hair was gelled back, like at the party, then it went back to normal.
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