Maybe he can talk, he just can't tell a lie.
Dez, talking about Owen.

"MyTAB & My Pet" is the 14th episode of Season 1 of Austin & Ally. It aired on April 22nd, 2012 to 2.867 million views on its premiere night.[1]


Austin, Ally, Trish and Dez take turns waiting in line for the new myTAB, but after Dez lets everyone go ahead of him, Ally and Trish have to take over line duty. Now Austin and Dez are left in charge of watching Ally's pet bird, which they accidentally let escape. Meanwhile, Ally is making people frustrated by her constant control of the line rules.

Episode Summary

Austin, Ally, Trish (she didn't actually do this, though she claimed that she did), and Dez spend the night at the mall so they can get in line early for the new myTAB. When Ally goes to wake everyone up for breakfast at 6 am, she realizes that Trish isn't in her sleeping bag and she changed herself into a doll, and catch her trying to sneak back in.
Mytabs & My Pet Pic
Ally brought along her bird, Owen to keep them company and tries to get him to talk, but the others tell her he can't. She also says its Owen's birthday and opens the presents she got him while waiting in line.

Mindy, a bully who has a massive crush on Dez, cuts in line and when Ally tells her the line rules she's made, he starts yelling at Ally about how "nice" she always is to her. Later, Ally's dad texts her telling her she has to work today, but she doesn't want to leave the line. Austin and Dez

assure her that they will save their spots in line. Ally is unsure, and asks if they can be trusted, which Austin assures after Dez gets distracted by a balloon, confirming her suspicions. However, she leaves them in line and goes to work at the store with Trish. Trish hangs out with Ally as she works at Sonic Boom, where Ally admits she wishes she were back in the line. Trish assures her there is nothing to worry about, that Austin and Dez are in line and won't give up their places. Austin suddenly appears in Sonic Boom, claiming he needed a break. When Ally is uncertain about leaving Dez in line alone, Austin assures her that he won't let anyone cut in front of him. Then it goes onto Dez showing people in front of him. Then Billl asks why he let everyone in front of him, Dez said that they had a sad story so Billl told a really sad story. However, when Ally and Trish return to the line, Dez has let
Mytabs & My Pet Picture
many people in front of him and are far from their original place. Dez said the only reason he let them cut in front of him was because they all gave sad stories, including Statue Guy. Ally sends Dez back to Sonic Boom to help Austin watch the store, and watch Owen. Austin admits that Ally's been texting him 'bird watching' rules all day. When his phone buzzes again, Dez tosses Austin his phone, which falls in Owen's cage. When Austin opens it to get it back, Owen flies out the window, freaking out Austin and Dez.
My tab
Dez tries to call Owen back with a bird call, but only gets a chicken delivery person dressed as a chicken. Austin goes looking for Owen but runs into Ally and Trish, who realizes Owen is not in his cage when she sees him land not far from the line. Trish and Austin quickly cover up that Owen is missing before running off to find him.

Trish is now in on the search, agreeing they need to find Owen before Ally finds out. She, Dez, and Austin fill the old popcorn machine Ally's dad found in a dumpster in order to attract Owen back to his cage. Before they can find him, Ally returns to Sonic Boom saying that she got booted to the back of the line after leaving it to throw her apple away. Austin and Trish try to keep Owen's disappearance a secret, however, Ally suspects something is up by their weird behavior. She runs up to the practice room which is filled with popcorn, and Dez is hiding in it. As Austin is about to reveal they lost her pet, Owen flies back through the window and into the cage.

Owen back safely in his cage, Austin, Ally, Trish, and Dez try to trick
everyone into leaving the line; Dez pretending to be a TechTown employee and saying there is a golden horseshoe hidden somewhere in the mall and whomever finds it wins a free MyTAB, however, he accidentally reveals it was a trick, and everyone returns to their spot. They then try to trick people into thinking a hail storm is coming, however Dez could only find cheese balls, not golf ball sized hail. Ally then comes up with the idea of Austin doing a free acoustic concert, which everyone hurries off, including Trish and Dez, to watch, leaving Ally to get the MyTAB.

When Austin, Dez, and Trish return, Ally has the MyTAB and they all gush over it, until Mindy takes the MyTAB, saying that she found the golden horseshoe that Dez actually hid. Dez tries to get the MyTAB back from Mindy but ends up being forced on a date with Mindy. When they return to Sonic Boom, Ally asks Owen how his birthday was, and reveals that Austin let him out of the cage, Trish and Dez knew about it, and Dez touched her song book. Surprised and nervous, Austin, Trish and Dez run off.

Memorable Quotes

Ally: How do you like your eggs?
Austin: 4 hours from now... and scrambled.
Trish: Oh hey guys! I totally slept here. In fact, I'm sleeping now. I must be sleepwalking!
Austin: You're also sleep lying.
Ally: It'll be months before Tech Town gets another shipment in.
Dez: I can't wait months. I really need that Video Editing app.

Austin: I really need the Music Recording app.

Trish: And I really need to resell our myTab for 5 times what we paid for it.
Ally: He can keep us company, and tell us stories.
Austin: Ally, your bird doesn't talk.

Ally: He talks. Don't you, Owen? Come on, like we practiced. Ally's cool. Ally's cool.

Dez: Maybe he can talk, but he can't tell a lie.
Ally: And that's your last birthday present, Owen. Sorry I didn't get you a lot this year.
Trish: Didn't get him a lot? We've been watching you open bird presents for 3 hours!
Mindy: Hey, Dezzy cakes. Did you get my flowers?

Dez: You sent me flowers?

Mindy: No. Did you get me, my flowers?
Mindy: I don't know why you're so mean to me, because I'm always so nice to you. Will you shut your stupid bird up?

Ally: I'll have you know, my bird is not stupid. He talks a lot.

Mindy: Well I wonder where he gets that from
Austin: Ally, please, it's not that hard to stand in line.
Dez: They key is to stay focused. Hey, is that a balloon?
Trish: What's with the popcorn machine?
Ally: My dad found it in the dumpster behind the movie theater. He's giving it to Owen for his birthday. Owen loves popcorn.
Trish: Did Owen tell you that?
Ally: I wish I didn't have to work today I need to be in that line.

Trish: Relax, it's not like Dez is there by himself. Austin is with him, and Austin would never leave the line.

Austin: Hey, guys. I left the line.
Ally: You left Dez there by himself?
Austin: Ally, it's only been 5 minutes. Do you think Dez is just going to let people go in front of him?(scene change)
Dez: You can cut in front of me.
Billl: Dude, they so took advantage of your kindness. On a totally unrelated note, if I don't get a myTAB, my girlfriends gonna break up with me.

Dez: That's terrible
Billl: Yeah. If she breaks up with me. I'll be alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll-
Dez: All what?

Billl: All sad.
Dez: I know some bird calls. This is my cockatiel. (makes various noises)
Austin: I think that was your chicken call.
Dez: No, I ordered from the Chicken Hut earlier. I was starving! Thank you, or should I say, BRAWKKK!
Trish: Is that Ally's-
Austin: Nose! Yup, that's Ally's nose. Boop!
Ally: Don't boop my nose.
Dez: Pretty bird, oh it's a pretty bird.
Austin: You found Owen?!

Dez: No, but I built a new Owen! Ally will never know the difference!
Austin: Yeah, this looks exactly like him, except for the candy corn beak.
Trish: Let's see how he flies. (throws it)

Dez: It can't fly; he's fake.
Austin: Aren't you putting in a little too much?
Trish: I'm sorry, who here was fired from a popcorn store? That's what I thought.
Mindy: She got out of line.

Ally: But I just-

Mindy: No savesis, no cutsises, no insises, no outsises. Your words, bird girl.
Trish: Owen, Owen. [Ally enters] Get your Owen popcorn, Austin. This popcorn's my-en.
Ally: Okay, what's going on.

Austin and Trish: Nothing.
Ally: why are you both talking at the same time.
Austin and Trish: Were not.
Ally: why'd you both look up stairs.

Austin and Trish: We didn't.
Dez: Hey, everybody. I just got a job at TechTown and good news were giving away a free myTAB. All you've got to do is find the golden horseshoe hidden somewhere in this mall. Oh, you heard me, a free myTAB. They're going to fall for it. Then we'll steal their spots in line. Suckers.
Pirate Frank: We were so starving we were about to give up our spaces to get some food.
Billl: But now we don't have to 'cause it's raining sky cheese.
Dez: Hey, Mindy. How about I take you on a date if you give us back the myTAB?

Mindy: How about you take me on a date and I keep the myTAB?
Dez: Awesome. Wait. Aw, man.
Mindy: See you Friday night, Dezzy cakes.
Dez: Oh, actually I have plans.
Mindy: I said Friday night.

Dez: Pick you up at eight.
Ally: So Owen, did you have a nice birthday?

Austin: Give it up, Ally. The bird's never going to talk.
Owen: Austin let me out of the cage. Trish and Dez knew about it. Wait, there's more. Dez touched your song book.
Dez: Don't listen to Owen. He doesn't know what he's talking about.

Owen: I tried to find you earlier, but I got lost in the food court. Then, I pooped on a statue. It turned out to be a real guy. Wait, there's more-

Songs featured



Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast


  • The item, myTAB, is a parody of the iPad.
  • The fact that Dez is true to his word is shown again as his scheme to hide a golden horseshoe was actually real.
  • The item, myTAB, was also used in another Disney Channel Original Series, Good Luck Charlie, in various episodes. This could be a reference to the show and a mini hint that the two shows are set in the same universe, setting up for a potential crossover. Though, this probably won't happen, due to the fact that Good Luck Charlie ended in February 2014.
  • This episode's alternative title was "My Pads & My Parakeet."
  • The myTAB shown in this episode is actually an HP tablet.
  • It is revealed that Ally has a pet cockatiel named Owen.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Mindy.
  • This is the 4th episode to have an animal. The 1st was Kangaroos & Chaos, the 2nd was Zaliens & Cloud Watchers, the 3rd was Songwriting & Starfish and the 5th was Everglades & Ally-Gators
  • This is the second time Austin sang "Not A Love Song."
  • The myTAB case looks like a Samsung Galaxy Tablet case.
  • This episode title refers to Team Austin waiting in line to buy a myTAB, and Austin losing Ally's pet bird, Owen.
  • The Chicken Hut could be a parody of Pizza Hut.
  • This is one of three episodes that has no plurals in the title. (The others being Real Life & Reel Life and Austin & Alias.)
    • It is the only episode like this in Season 1.
  • In Lab rats episode, Zip It, Chase and Bree Davenport get a job at Techtown, meaning that the Lab Rats, Good luck Charlie, and Austin and Ally series may be in the same universe.



To view the MyTAB & My Pet transcript, click here.


Mindy greets Dez
To view the My Tab & My Pet gallery, click here.


Austin & Ally Episodes