Before Selena Gomez was a superstar singer, she was a wizard-in-training named Alex Russo on Disney Channel"s "Wizards Of Waverly Place." Having magical powers was the least weird thing about the Russo family, and the show played out some of the most wonderfully bizarre plotlines we"ve ever seen. Alex, Justin and Max"s quirky personalities -- along with their very creative use of wizarding spells -- made us LOL more than we ever expected to.

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Sometimes the Russos" antics were so outlandish that we"d have to sit back halfway through an episode and ask ourselves, what the actual f--k? Here"s what we"re talking about:


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When Alex accidentally brought Justin"s pimple to life -- cue the "WTF?!" -- it started insulting everyone within earshot of him. Lucy Hale played Justin"s love interest, Miranda, in this episode, and she was not happy with the zit"s potty mouth.


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Alex"s BFF Harper really had a thing for making clothes out of inanimate objects. In real life, she"d probably have the world"s most unique #OOTD Instagram.


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Max became Maxine and STAYED MAXINE for four more episodes until they figured out how to change him back. Geez.


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Naturally the Russo kids thought they"d be able to keep the "dragon" part of the dog a secret. That didn"t work out so well in the end.


As much as we love Alex, girl never did her homework or paid attention during class -- so it was no surprise when she didn"t have enough credits to graduate. She did end up saving the world alongside her brothers in the "Wizards Vs. Asteroid" episode, though, so we forgive her.


Seeing Alex as a bouncy and encouraging cheerleader was WEIRD. Alex wasn"t normally a Debbie Downer or anything, but sarcasm and borderline offensive comebacks were always her specialty -- so watching her turn into the world"s biggest optimist was creepy.

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Yes, he literally ATE Alex"s ex-boyfriend Dean. And then Alex used a miniature submarine to travel into Mason"s stomach to help Dean escape. Totally normal.


Mason then promptly blurted out that he was still in love with Juliet. It"s like a Disney Channel soap opera or something. This resulted in a fight, and somehow Juliet ended up biting Mason. When a vampire bites a werewolf, the vampire loses its power and the werewolf turns into an actual wolf -- duh -- so Juliet transformed into a thousands-of-years-old grandma and Mason turned into a four-legged canine. No big deal or anything.