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A.N.T. Farm is a Disney Channel original series that follows Chyna Parks (China Anne McClain) and her two best friends Olive Doyle (Sierra McCormick) and Fletcher Quimby (Jake Short) as they transition to a gifted programcalled "Advanced Natural Talents" (also known as A.N.T.) at a local high school. Every episode will have the word ANT somewhere in the episode title.

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Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiere Season finale
1 26 June 17, 2011 2012
2 31 2012 TBA

Season 1: 2011-12EDITEdit

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1 1 "TransplANTed" Bob Koherr Dan Signer May 6, 2011 101 4.4

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. 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 he levels it down to three months of grounding.

Songs featured: Dynamite by Taio Cruz (covered by Chyna Parks) Note: Disney Channel announced this as a preview of A.N.T. Farm, and announced that "ParticipANTs" was the first original episode.

2 2 "ParticipANTs" Bob Koherr Jeny Quine June 17, 2011 102 4.3

Chyna and Olive make an effort to be more involved with their school's extracurricular activities and try out for the cheeerleading squad, run by Lexi and Paisley. Only Chyna gets accepted into the squad, but she gets more than she bargained for, when Lexi puts her cheerleading skills to the test. She weakens her enough to make her lose her voice, right before the school musical auditions. Meanwhile, Cameron creates his own club called "The End Hunger Today Club" as an excuse to eat hot 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. When Cameron has to earn money to kept the "The End Hunger Today Club" alive, Fletcher makes fliers stating that Oprah supports their cause. When Principal Skidmore discovers the "The End Hunger Today Club" is an excuse to get wings, instead of punishing Cameron and Fletcher, she joins them with the scheme. Meanwhile, after being encouraged by Olive, Chyna decides to try out wholeheartedly for the musical, and gets the lead because the casting director thinks that she's acting the part of a bruised, damaged girl who's lost her voice.

Note: Mr. Zimbaldi mistakes Chyna's addition as a monologue of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

3 3 "The PhANTom Locker" Bob Koherr Mark Jordan Legan June 24, 2011 103 4.6
Cameron is annoyed by Olive so asks Lexi if he can borrow instructions for how to create a wild goose chase. When Lexi sends Cameron on one herself, Cameron becomes covered in dust and realizes that Olive is easily frightened. Cameron tricks Olive into thinking that her locker was set above an ancient burial ground and is haunted - a very small ancient burial ground. Olive then moves into Chyna's locker in order to avoid the ghost, but ends up annoying Chyna to the point where she devices a scheme to make Olive face her fears. That night, Olive and Chyna try to spend the night in Olive's locker, but while Cameron is "haunting" them, he also wrecks the prank and Olive and Chyna discover Cameron's plan. Meanwhile, Fletcher is having problems with making Principal Skidmore look beautiful in a painting. He also believes that Chyna, Lexi and Angus keep calling him "stupid".
4 4 "SciANTs Fair" Phill Lewis Jeff Hodsden & Tim Pollock July 1, 2011 106 2.8

Chyna wants to stay up to watch High Heels High, and Darryl gives her special permission if she studies after a couple of episodes. However, she stays up all night, and when she aces her science test, she thinks that the teachers are giving her, and the ANTs special treatment so they can compete and win trophies for Webster High. When Chyna is paired up with Olive for the science fair, she tries to do the worst possible project, thinking she'll get an A. However, Chyna crashes her project into Fletcher's and Chyna gets a bad grade. It turns out that day, the teacher was just tired and gave everyone A+s. Meanwhile, Lexi and Cameron find Principal Skidmore's phone and make all their teachers do what they say. But when Lexi finds out Darryl is a cop, Cameron and she plans a scheme to show that they just found it. In The end, Darryl calls Skidmore's phone and Cameron answers it, and they both get in huge trouble.

Note: One of Skidmore's phone apps, Mad Birdies, is a parody of Angry Birds.

5 5 "StudANT Council" Bob Koherr Jeff Hodsden & Tim Pollock July 8, 2011 107 3.5
After Chyna is denied entrance to a school dance, Olive tricks Chyna into running for student council. As she is campaigning Angus tells her that to run for A.N.T rep you have to participate in every school activity and Olive was the runner up. So Chyna tricks Olive into running too. Meanwhile, Fletcher feels like Chyna doesn't even notice him. Angus tells him in order to get a girl to like you, you first need to relate with their dad. Fletcher then befriends Chyna's dad to see if he has a possibility with Chyna but Cameron gets jealous. At the end, Cameron beats Chyna and Olive for student council and Darryl starts hanging out with Cameron again.
6 6 "Bad RomANTs" Bob Koherr Jeny Quine July 15, 2011 105 3.9

Fletcher continues to sweet-talk Chyna, but she is too concerned about Gibson after he tells her that he has been feeling lonely. Chyna and Fletcher find out that Sofie, Gibson's ex-girlfriend from his childhood, is in jail for a robbery. So they take Gibson to the jail to show him that Sofie is a criminal, so he can get over her and hopefully stop spending all his time with Chyna and Fletcher.But Gibson thinks it is a big house and Sofie has a 25-year time out, and Chyna figures out that he will hang out with her and not them. Meanwhile, Lexi tries to get on the front page of the news, but must show Olive that she's done something newsworthy, But it's tricky to do because of Abigail Timmons who rescues an Old man from a burning building, and helps Paisley when she choked on a meatball. In the end, Lexi gets her picture taken but it is because she got accidentally sprayed by fire extinguisher foam, which Olive takes a picture of and embarrasses Lexi.

Note: In this episode, Gibson brings a game called Gibson Pursuit. There is a trivia game about Elvis's life and music. Absent: Carlon Jeffery as Cameron Parks Trivia: Sofie's prison number, 24601, is a reference to the novel and musical Les Miserable in which the main character Valjean is assigned the same prison number.

7 7 "The InformANT" Bob Koherr Stephen Engel July 29, 2011 104 3.1
After Darryl gets Chyna a bag from the evidence locker at the police station, she pretends to appreciate the thought of the gift. But when Fletcher tells Chyna and Olive about "Pudding Points" she tries to eat as much to buy a new designer bag. Darryl finds the new bag inside the bag he gave her and he accuses her of shoplifting and sends a police officer, Officer 3-9, undercover. When Chyna, Fletcher, and Olive find out that "Charlie Brown" is a cop and that he is spying on them, they pretend that they are robbing a house.
8 8 "ReplicANT" Adam Weissman Dan Signer August 12, 2011 108 3.7

Chyna falls for a new student in the A.N.T. Program from England named Nigel. He's another artistic genius who goes to school as a robot. But when Chyna tries to ask him out, she asks for advice from Fletcher. Chyna tells Fletcher there's a artistic guy that she is secretly in love with, and if she should ask him out. But Fletcher thinks she is thinking about him and tells her to ask him out. When he finds out that Chyna and Nigel are going out, Fletcher gets help from Angus to sabotage the date. Meanwhile, Darryl challenges Olive and Cameron at the arcade to see who can get the highest score on the game Donkey King (a parody of Donkey Kong).

Songs featured: "My Crush" by Chyna Parks (China Anne McClain) Absent: Stefanie Scott as Lexi Reed Note: The dance that Gibson did was based on the viral video "Double Dream Hands".

9 9 "ClairvoyANT" Adam Weissman Stephen Engel August 19, 2011 109 3.5

When Cameron feels left out because everyone got a Wacky Award except for him, Chyna and Olive try to help him find his talent. They make him believe that he is a psychic by making everything he predicts happen. But when he predicts that an asteroid will destroy the earth and that he will save the world, Chyna tells him the truth and he gets embarrassed. Meanwhile, Fletcher finds out that the dinosaur nuggets in the school lunches have been replaced, so he goes to the board meeting to get them back.

Songs featured: "Space Cadet" by Cameron Parks (Carlon Jeffery) Absent: Stefanie Scott as Lexi Reed Note: This episode marks the first time Roxanne Parks appears since "TransplANTed", this time dressed as an astronaut.

10 10 "ManagemANT" Mark Cendrowski Mark Jordan Legan & Jeny Quine August 26, 2011 110 3.6

When a music producer sees a video of Chyna singing, he decides that he wants to make a music video out of it. But when Cameron becomes her manager and the music producer changes her name to "String Cheese" and makes her wear a string cheese costume, everything starts to go wrong. Meanwhile, Fletcher and Paisley compete against Olive and Angus in a home economics challenge.

Note: Paisley makes a reference to The Wizard of Oz in this episode. Songs featured: "Unstoppable" and "Soccer Ball" by Chyna Parks (China Anne McClain) Absent: Stefanie Scott as Lexi Reed

11 11 "PhilANThropy" Phill Lewis Mark Jordan Legan & Jeny Quine September 16, 2011 111 3.2

When the school can't afford to pay Gibson's salary, he gets fired. So Chyna, Olive, and Fletcher try to raise money by hosting a webathon called "Save Gibson". Meanwhile, Cameron helps Lexi prove that she volunteers at a senior center by pretending to be an elderly man. Special Guest Star: Shelley Long as The New Beauty Queen

12 12 "FraudulANT" Phill Lewis Jeff Hodsden & Tim Pollock September 23, 2011 112 2.6

Chyna and Fletcher meet Zanko (Ernie Grunwald), Fletcher's favorite artist. Zanko is having trouble with inspiration, so Chyna urges Fletcher to give Zanko one of his paintings to inspire him. But when Zanko passes the painting off as his own at his comeback party, Chyna creates an elite team to rescue the painting with the help of Olive, Angus, and Wacky the Wolf. Meanwhile, Paisley and Lexi audition to be a princess for a kid's birthday party for Chyna's mom, Roxanne. Absent: Carlon Jeffery as Cameron Parks

13 13 "The ReplacemANT" Phill Lewis Mark Jordan Legan September 30, 2011 113 3.4
When the history teacher quits his job after Chyna tells him she forgot her permission slip for a field trip, Olive takes over as the substitute. Chyna does not like this, much to Lexi's delight, but Lexi begins to hate Olive when she gives her detention. Now the two enemies must resolve their differences and team up to get rid of "Mrs. Doyle".
14 14 "MutA.N.T. Farm" Adam Weissman Jeny Quine & Dan Signer October 7, 2011 118 3.8

In this Halloween version of the pilot episode TransplANTed, it's Chyna's first day in the "MutANT Program", where the Gibson and all of the A.N.T.s are monsters and the older kids are regular humans. Chyna is Medusa so she fits right in with all of her new Mutant Program friends: Olive, a mad scientist, Fletcher, a vampire and Angus, a zombie. The social hierarchy roles have been reversed and the older kids are actually scared of the A.N.T.s, so Gibson, a mummy, pairs everybody off to help prepare for the "mutants only" Halloween dance.

Songs featured: "Calling All The Monsters" by Chyna Parks (China Anne McClain)

Note: Due to the fact that this is a special Halloween episode, the opening credits were altered to have Halloween effects as well as an organ added to the music, and the title card was altered to show MUTA.N.T. Farm.

15 15 "cANTonese Style Cuisine" Adam Weissman Dan Signer October 28, 2011 115 3.2

Chyna is excited when she meets Madam Goo Goo and gets her phone number. However, when the A.N.T.s visit a Chinese restaurant for a field trip, Chyna realizes she lost Madam Goo Goo's phone number in the vat of fortune cookie dough. Olive, Fletcher, and Angus help her get it back while Lexi tries to find out why she wasn't invited to a fellow cheerleader's birthday party.

Guest stars: Zibby Allen as Madam Goo Goo and James Hong as Kenny, the Chinese Restaurant owner Absent: Carlon Jeffery as Cameron Parks Songs featured: "Born This Day", a parody of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" Note: Madam Goo Goo is a spoof of Lady Gaga.

16 16 "IgnorANTs Is Bliss" Adam Weissman Jeff Hodsen & Tim Pollock November 4, 2011 116 3.5

When a deafening noise caused by Fletcher makes Olive lose her memory, Chyna, Fletcher, and Angus go to great lengths to get her memory back before Principal Skidmore dismisses her from the A.N.T. Program and sends her back to Kindergarten. Meanwhile, Lexi and Cameron enter Gibson's dog show.

17 17 "Slumber Party ANTics" Jon Rosenbaum Mark Jordan Legan November 18, 2011 114 3.6
Chyna and Olive decide to have their own slumber party when they're not invited to Lexi's. Meanwhile, Fletcher takes the offer of Cameron in helping him draw a comic book in order to to get closer to Chyna.
18 18 "America Needs TalANT" Victor Gonzalez Jeny Quine & Dan Signer November 25, 2011 125-126 3.4

In the the first hour-long episode of the series, Chyna and Lexi have to pretend that they're best friends when they both get picked as finalists for the reality show called America Needs Talent. Meanwhile, Olive and Paisley enter a game show competition and Cameron, Fletcher and Darryl wait in line at a popular food truck.

Note: America Needs Talent is a parody of America's Got Talent.

19 19 "SANTa's Little Helpers" Jon Rosenbaum Niya Palmer December 9, 2011 119 3.1
Principal Skidmore asks Chyna, Olive and Fletcher to build toys for kids at an orphanage. So when they find out that it's a scam, they booby-trap the toys. Unfortunately, they discover that Principal Skidmore decided to give the toys to the orphanage, so they must get them back before it's too late.
20 20 "Some EnchANTed Evening" Adam Weissman Stephen Engel December 16, 2011 117 TBA

When Fletcher asks Chyna out, she pretends to have a boyfriend in order to let him down easily. So, an embarrassed Fletcher pretends to have a girlfriend, prompting Olive to suggest they go on a double date together. Meanwhile, Gibson takes over as cheerleading coach.

Special guest star: Caroline Sunshine as Ella Absent: Carlon Jeffery as Cameron Parks

21 21 "You're the One That I WANT " January 20, 2012 TBA

The plot of this episode is currently unknown.

Season 2: 2012EDITEdit

A.N.T. Farm was renewed for a second season on November 30, 2011.[1]

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ReferencesEDITEdit

  1. Seidman, Robert (November 30, 2011). "'A.N.T. Farm' Renewed by Disney Channel for a Second Season".TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 30, 2011.

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