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"Big Time Single" is the twenty-third episode of the second season of Big Time Rush and the forty-first episode of the overall series. It first aired on Nickelodeon on July 23, 2011, and was promoted as the second half of a two-part television special, following the airing of the sixteenth episode of the second season, "Big Time Break-Up".

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Recording a failed attempt at a summer song

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Plot[]

Kendall is still depressed about Jo's departure to New Zealand. Logan, Carlos, and James try to cheer him up by doing all of the things Kendall did when he was single, which doesn't cheer him up. Kendall tells the other three that until they lose a girlfriend in an instant they don't know how he is feeling. Carlos, James, and Logan get girlfriends in order to lose them. Logan dates Camille which doesn't affect him at all. James dates "blonde Jennifer", but becomes depressed when she ruins his perfect "never been dumped" record as he was supposed to dump her. Carlos finds a "red-shirted girl" and the two start a temporary relationship. Carlos claims that was the "greatest 12 minutes of his life." After James and Carlos become depressed, Kendall recovers from his break up. Kendall and Logan have to fix their best-friends. Kendall tries to get Jennifer to take James back so he can break up with her but she declines constantly. She eventually accepts after taking Katie's leather jacket which was bought by Gustavo. James recovers from his break up. Logan helps Carlos find the red-shirted girl so he can see her one more time. After failing to look through everyone who ordered chili cheese fries which she smelled like, Logan figures out that the red-shirted girl is a worker. Carlos recovers and after James mentions Jo, Kendall becomes depressed once more. The group sings their new single "If I Ruled the World" and all four are cheered up except for Katie who is depressed because of her jacket.

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Subplot[]

Gustavo has to write a summer hit single but has writers block. Griffin says the song has to "rule the world" and have the word "beach" in it. Trying to remember the last time he has had writers block he realized that Katie helped him out of the block. Katie had Gustavo go shopping, which she had him buy her a $400 leather jacket. Katie's plans work and she leaves until Gustavo threatens to take back her leather jacket. Katie tells him he has to bring out his "inner-teen." Katie, Gustavo and Kelly hang out around the Palm Woods pool which he tries to connect with. In the end, Katie tells Gustavo to just name the song "Rule the World" and not involve any romance. Gustavo agrees and they record the song.

Running Gag[]

  • Someone lying down with heartbreak sobbing.
  • Someone getting their heart broken several times.

Quotes[]

James: Not even a smile!
Logan: I really thought the puppet show would work.
Carlos: I liked it.
Logan: Thanks. At least somebody appreciates my art!
Kendall: Just leave me alone!

James: Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
Carlos: Another puppet show?

(Logan get up his puppets)

James: No...
Logan: Oh...

Trivia[]

  • This is the second time Gustavo tries to write a Break-Up song. The first time was on Big Time Girlfriends but he ended up writing Boyfriend. This time he ended up writing If I Ruled the World.
  • This episode is a continuation/Sequel to Big Time Break-Up
  • This is also the second time Katie has figured out a song for Gustavo. The first was Big Time Rocker.
  • Iyaz was featured on the studio version of If I Ruled the World.
  • Red-Shirted girl is Carlos' first 'real' girlfriend as Sasha in Big Time Girlfriends was an actress hired by Gustavo.
  • It's discovered that Kendall likes skateboarding.
  • Big Time Break Up and Big Time Single can be put together as a one-hour-long movie. As Big Time Break Up counts as a special.
    • Coincidentally, the name of the episode alongside Big Time Break-Up show the phase of a relationship.
  • This episode premiered Saturday, July 23 along with a new Supah Ninjas episode.
  • Logan's solution to lots of problems was a puppet show.
  • A character would be sad because of a break-up. (e.g., Kendall & Jo, James & Jennifer, Carlos & the "chili girl", and Katie and The Leather Jacket)
  • This is the first episode to feature a song on the Elevate album.
  • Logan and Camille's break-up doesn't actually hurt like the others.
    • It's probably because they are already used to it or just because of the way Camille takes Logan's request to break his heart as she isn't sweet to him before the break-up.
    • This makes Logan the only one of the boys who didn't get a heart break.
  • James is shown dancing in Russia during the "If I Ruled the World" music video. Ironically, James Maslow is of Russian Jewish descent.
  • According to Griffin he got to be rich and powerful because his grandfather invented the moist towlet and Griffin inherited his fortune and he solves problems.

Goofs[]

  • When James has his arm out, his hand is out as well but when the camera cuts back and forth, his arm goes in and out.
  • It's impossible for a skateboard to support someone's weight like that. Plus no one has ever seen a skateboard that big before.

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