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"Big Time Invasion" is the first episode of the fourth season of Big Time Rush, and the fifty-eighth episode of the overall series. It first aired on Nickelodeon on May 2, 2013.[1]

Plot

The new British band "invade" the music business and Big Time Rush is afraid that they are going to end their career. To save their career they decide to hire new managers but disagree on who they are going to take so Kendall and Carlos go with the first and James and Logan with the second. In the end they understand that they have to do their job "Like Nobody's Around" and sing that song.

Subplot

Meanwhile Katie is trying to find a best friend to talk about boys with but Mr. Bitters has turned The Palm Woods into a businessmen living place so along with Buddha Bob they try to kick them out.

Guest Stars

  • J.P. Manoux as Mitchell Gold
  • Gavin DeGraw as Himself
  • Jon Stewart
  • One Direction
  • The Wanted

Song(s) Featured

Quotes

  • Carlos: We've got to stop the invasion...
  • James: You know it's a spitball fight, not an alien invasion.
  • Carlos: Can I just play the way I want to?
  • James: Fine.
  • Katie: I just walked into a music video moment, didn't I?

Trivia

  • The first table read for this episode was on January 3, 2013.
  • Starting with this episode, Kendall now has shorter bangs and James now has a spiky hairstyle.
    • Just like seasons 1-2, where Carlos and Logan remained the same throughout from "Big Time Audition" to "Big Time Move", they still remained the same from Season 3 in Season 4.
  • The guys started filming on January 7.
  • The plot of the episode bears similarity to the Revolutionary War.
  • Jo and Camille appeared in this episode.
  • They finished recording this episode on January 11, 2013.[2]
  • The episode was scheduled to air on March 23, 2013 [4] after the KCAs but it was replaced by Monsters Vs. Aliens. Nickelodeon: "We don't have a solid premiere date yet to announce for BTR we'll be sneak peeking Monster vs Aliens right after the KCAs."[5]
  • In an interview with Eurweb Challen Cates (Mrs. Knight) announced: "In April 2013 Nickelodeon’s #1 live-action musical-comedy “Big Time Rush” returns for a fourth season."
  • This episode started "Big Time Thursday" since every episode of Season 4 aired on Thursday. "We are calling it Big Time Thursdays and we will have new episodes EVERY Thursday!"[6]
  • This is the second time since Big Time Songwriters that James stated that Carlos always takes Kendall's side.
  • James and Logan never actually got to meet Gavin DeGraw.  Despite being in a scene with him. [3]
  • This show's music video makes references to five different bands NSYNC (1995) The Jackson 5 (Featuring Michael Jackson (1964) The Temptations (1960) The Backstreet Boys (1993) and New Kids On The Block (1984). But seeing as all of these bands were long before Big Time Rush's time younger BTR viewers will not understand the references.
  • They showed the "Like Nobody's Around" to YouTube 2 months earlier. But in this episode, they showed the unseen clips.
  • This is the first episode that Katie screamed in the series.
  • The episode is a reference to the British Invasion, A Cultural phenomenon that happened between the 1960s, 1980s, and the 2000s-Early 2010s to which Artists and Bands from the UK took over most US Charts and Culture.

Running Gags

  • Every time BTR walks in Kendall's mom is dancing to the Big Time Rush theme song.
  • Throughout the episode the guys throw spitballs.
  • Every time Logan & Carlos do something spitballs appear.
  • Every time Jo and Camille ask the boys if they would go to the pool with them their answer is "Not a good time ladies..."
  • Buddha Bob spraying wasp spray on people.

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