|“||Meet Adam, Bree, and Chase— the greatest combination of biology and technology ever developed.||”|
"Crush, Chop and Burn" is the pilot episode and is the first two episodes in Season 1 of Lab Rats. It first aired on February 27/28, 2012. It features the first appearances of Adam, Bree, Chase, Leo, Donald, Tasha, Eddy and Dooey Dingo. It also features the only appearances of Kavan.
When Leo and his mom, Tasha, move into his step-dad, Donald Davenport's house, Leo discovers three bionic, super-human teens named Adam, Bree and Chase living in a secret underground lab in Donald's high-tech home. He takes the teens to school for their first time, where their lack of experience with the outside world causes chaos, prompting Davenport to ban them from ever leaving the lab. However, Leo, in appreciation for making him more popular by using their bionics, throws a party for Adam, Bree and Chase in Donald's house, only to get caught when he and Tasha walk in during the festivities.
After Adam, Bree and Chase disobey Davenport's orders, he decides it's best they are sent to a top secret facility in the Arctic. To replace them, Davenport creates robot versions of them to hang out with Leo, but the Lab Rats switch places with the robots. However, Tasha decides that she doesn't want Leo to hang out with robots (finding them creepy) and tells Donald to recycle the robots, not knowing they were the real kids. Once at the recycling plant, Adam, Bree and Chase use their bionics to avoid the various hazards, but must go back when Leo jumps in, hoping to rescue them, before Leo finds the "Off" button. When Davenport sees the kids risk their lives for each other, he decides to let Adam, Bree and Chase stay, as long as they can control their glitches.
After moving into the Davenport Mansion as his new home, Leo discovers three superhuman teens, Adam, Bree and Chase, living in a secret underground lab in the high-tech home he shares with his new inventor stepdad, Donald, his mom, Tasha, and Eddy, the "smart house" computer system. Davenport tries to cover up the three, but he then reveals that they are genetically engineered superhuman siblings each with a bionic set of abilities controlled through a micro-chip in their neck: Adam has superhuman strength, Bree has super speed and agility, while Chase has super senses and a superior intelligence. Leo takes the trio to school, having to deactivate Eddy in the process, but they are unable to control their abilities and cause a fiasco during the school pep rally. Adam's flame vision glitches and sets Dooey Dingo's head on fire, and this causes the cheerleaders to run after they had tossed one into the air. Bree unsuccessfully tries to catch her.
After school, Davenport confronts the kids, telling them he had to write a $30,000 check to the school, and bans Leo from the lab and sentences the Lab Rats to have no contact with the outside world. Despite the warning, Leo brings a party from school to the house, but they are caught once more. Davenport decides to relocate the Lab Rats as a punishment, and a possibility to finish their training. Adam, Bree, and Chase cannot believe that this is their final day in the lab.
The Lab Rats remember a fond memory they had in the lab as children:
A younger version of Davenport is finishing up reading a story of how batteries are made to younger versions of the Lab Rats. When he finishes, Adam easily lifts the chair Davenport is in, and when he sets him down he drops the book. Bree takes the book and speeds away from Davenport, kicking up dust that causes Chase's senses to glitch and he sneezes, spraying Davenport with snot.
Davenport replaces them with robots, but in the lab as Leo is attacked by the robots after being hostile to them, it is revealed that they were the real Lab Rats, much to Leo's confusion. Chase explains that they had told the driver they forgot something and swapped the robots with them, and now they must act like robots whenever Davenport is around. The next morning during breakfast, Davenport and Tasha discuss to send the robots away to be recycled, much to Adam, Bree, and Chase's horrors. The real Lab Rats are actually sent to the recycling center and Leo's parents do not believe him when he tries to explain that they are real. Tasha calls Leo delusional since she thinks that he believes the robots are real, and Davenport tells his stepson that he had to let go of many friends, which Leo actually points out are action figures from the "Space Cantina", but Davenport calls them "fully-posable pieces of my heart". At the recycling center, Adam, Bree, and Chase work together to navigate through the course of crude obstacles, with time running out with the walls closing in behind them. Adam uses his strength to hold against the first obstacle as his siblings sneak underneath, and Bree uses her speed to transport her brothers through the second obstacle. The third obstacle is a large fire that Chase puts out with a glitch sneeze due to the burning trash's effect on his senses. Just as they finish the course, Leo falls through at the beginning, and screams as the wall closes in on him and all the obstacles begin to re-function. The Lab Rats fall back to the beginning, and as they start to run through the course, Leo finds the "off" button and pushes it. He successfully deactivates the course.
Davenport accuses the kids of going into a situation they could've seriously got hurt. He decides to give them another chance as long as they controlled their emotions so they didn't glitch. Right after he says that, Adam becomes overjoyed and starts accidentally blasting the room with plasma grenades from his hands. Upon realizing this, Leo states that his life got a whole lot better.
Donald tricks Tasha into kissing a robot version of himself, but the kiss causes it to malfunction and she yells at him. Donald then flees and the Lab Rats and Leo say "Ooh, busted!"
- Billy Unger as Chase Davenport
- Spencer Boldman as Adam Davenport
- Kelli Berglund as Bree Davenport
- Tyrel Jackson Williams as Leo Dooley
- Hal Sparks as Donald Davenport
- Maile Flanagan as Terry Perry (voice only)
- Angel Parker as Tasha Davenport
- Will Forte as Eddy
- Varied as Dooey Dingo
- Cody Christian as Kavan
- Drew Cullen as young Chase
- Gage Creamer as young Adam
- Calista Loter as young Bree
- This is the first episode of Lab Rats.
- This is also the first episode to be merged into a one-hour episode.
- This is one of the few episodes where Adam uses flame vision (which is fire coming out of his eyes instead of lasers). The others being Taken and You Posted What?!?.
- This is also one of the few episodes where Adam uses his plasma grenades.
- This is the first time Taylor Swift is mentioned.
- Later, in Trucked Out, Taylor Swift is mentioned by Principal Perry.
- It was implied that Leo and Tasha were already living in Mission Creek before they moved in with Donald, because when Leo took Adam, Bree, and Chase to school, he was acting like he already goes to Mission Creek High.
- 2.8 million people tuned in to watch this episode on Disney XD.
- This was the second pilot shot for the show. The first one was Billion Dollar Freshman, which later turned into Lab Rats.
- The events of this episode where mentioned in Left Behind.
- Donald Davenport says that time machines are work in progress in this episode. In Back From the Future, he has perfected time travel, but it took at least 7 years to complete it, hence this episode says working on it, and in Back From the Future, Future Leo says he came from seven years in the future.
- Donald almost curses when he says "What the f--" before being interrupted by Leo.
- The Lab Rats theme song is a faster, more futuristic version of Madonna's 1984 song "Like a Virgin”
- When Leo enters the Lab for the first time, he says “My new dad is Batman!”
- Adam breaks down the lab doors. However, later when we see Donald leave, the lab doors are fine.
- The silhouette of Eddy can be seen pasted on the black screen beside the lab doors.
- When Leo is revealed behind the barrels, the number of knocked over barrels alternates between three and four.
- When Donald is introducing Leo and Tasha to the Lab Rats, it shows Adam, Bree, and Chase were there, but when it switches to Donald, only Adam and Chase were there.
- When Bree hugs the lunch lady at school, Chase can be seen in the background waving at someone (possibly at Adam), but in the next shot he is completely turned around, picking the lock on a locker.
- When Tasha and Donald come home and see the party, Adam is at the right and Chase is to the left. When Donald yells, "WHAT THE-" and is interrupted by Leo beeping the horn, Adam is to the left and Chase is to the right.
- At the end of Part 1 when Adam closes his capsule, the show's crew is visible in the capsule door reflection.
- When Bree steps in close to Robot-Bree, her foot begins to disappear in a glare upon the floor of the special effect overlap.
- When Tasha says "limb from limb", the camera changes. Robot-Adam looked to the right, but when the camera changes, he looks to the left.
- The wall that was coming towards the rats in the garbage disposer disappeared when Leo jumped in.
- The red de-activation button in the garbage disposer didn't appear until Leo noticed it.
- Hal Sparks and Angel Parker break character right before the final fade out after the rats and Leo yell Busted! (Look closely at the screen).
- Leo finds the lab when he accidentally hits some numbers on the keypad. However, in Hole In One, an FBI Agent finds a small button behind a painting.
- However, it is possible that the button is a backup switch.
- In the beginning of Part 1, Davenport tells Leo to walk "Straight down that hallway", (pointing towards the kitchen) "and when you see the room with the video games, and the action figures, and the 50 foot T.V, keep walking, that's mine", to find his room. But in all other episodes, Donald and Leo's rooms are shown to be upstairs.
|“||My life just got a whole lot better!||”|
|“||This isn't fair. They're my best friends.||”|
— Leo to Donald about Adam, Bree and Chase
|“||Adam: It's true. The toilets have seat-warmers that talk.
Leo: What do they say?
Adam: It varies, depending on–
— Adam and Leo
|“||Whoa! My new dad is BATMAN!||”|
|“||Do the Leo! Do the Leo! Do the Leo! Do the Leo! Now just the sexy people!||”|
|“||Uh, Leo, why don't you go check out your new bedroom? Just go straight down that hallway, and when you see the room with the video games and the action figures and the 50-foot-screen TV... keep walking. That's mine.||”|
— Donald to Leo
|“||This place is huge! I'm gonna need a GPS just to find the bathroom.||”|
|“||Adam: Ahh, great, it gave me your underwear by mistake. (Pointing to Bree)
Chase: What are you complaining about? I got the bra!
— Adam, Bree and Chase after accidentally switching clothes
|“||Chase: Would you two quit goofing off? We're supposed to not draw attention to ourselves! (Bell starts ringing, then he starts screaming and rolling around on the floor)
Leo: (Bell stops) What's up with crazy?
Bree: He has ultra sensitive bionic hearing.
Chase: What... was that?
Leo: It's called a bell. It rings every 40 minutes, 8 times a day, so...have fun with that.
— Chase, Bree and Leo at school
|“||Yeah, go robots! Get him! Crush him! Go for the brain!||”|
— Eddy about Leo
|“||Ooh! I've always dreamed of going to school! Passing notes, going to prom, breaking into choreographed numbers after math class...||”|
|“||Bree: Kavan! Is that thing throbbing?
Kavan: Yeah! And if it's not better by Monday, they're gonna drain it.
— Bree and Kavan
|“||Donald: Do you realize what you've done? I had to write a check to that school for thirty grand to make this go away!
Leo: For thirty grand, I'll go away.
— Donald and Leo
|“||Bree: Eddy, I know we've never been the best of friends, but we're gonna miss you.
Eddy: Aw, really?
Bree: We hate you!
Chase: You're evil!
— Bree, Eddy, Adam and Chase
|“||Adam: Ah, shoot! We forgot about Davenport's creepy computer.
Leo: I thought it was just in the living room!
Eddy: Nope! I'm EVERYWHERE.
Leo: In my shower?!
Eddy: Yep. And by the way, nothing needs to be that clean, sport-o.
Leo: Okay, we need to shut that thing OFF!
— Adam, Leo, and Eddy
|“||Donald: I hope we're not too late.
Tasha: Do you smell smoke?
Donald: We're too late.
— Donald and Tasha
|“||Chase: I'm not eating a banana peel.
Leo: You don't eat it. You just chew it till all the flavor's gone.
— Leo and Chase
|“||Tasha: Leo, you're not taking robots to school. Your teachers already think you're a little weird.
Leo: What makes you say that?
Tasha: Because on your last progress report, it said "We think Leo's a little weird."
— Leo and Tasha
|“||But this is home. This is where I get my meaty-flavored pellets.||”|
— Adam to Donald
|For the image gallery of Crush, Chop and Burn see Crush, Chop and Burn/Gallery.|
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