(as Little Gunther) Oh look, Little CeCe is the same size as Big CeCe!


Hot Mess It Up
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Season: 1
Episode: 14
Production code: 114
Broadcast number: 14
Written by:
John D. Beck & Ron Hart
Directed by:
Eric Dean Seaton
Broadcast Information
Original airdate:
March 20, 2011
International airdate:
April 22, 2011 (Canada)

June 7, 2011 (Netherlands / Flanders)
June 11, 2011 (Poland)
June 25, 2011 (Czech Republic)
June 25, 2011 (Romania)
June 25, 2011 (Hungary)
June 29, 2011 (Germany)
July 26, 2011 (Latin America)
July 29, 2011 (Italy)
August 30, 2011 (Brazil)
September 2, 2011 (Catalonia)
September 2, 2011 (Spain)
September 17, 2011 (Israel)
September 21, 2011 (France)

Hot Mess It Up is the 14th episode of season 1 of Shake It Up and the 14th of the overall series. It first aired on March 20, 2011.


The girls host a video webcast offering advice to teens, and CeCe gives some mean advice to someone much like Gunther about not getting a date to the school ball, prompting Rocky to force her to ask him to the dance.


Gary talks to CeCe, Rocky, Gunther, and Tinka about having a webcast. He has segments for how to dance and what to wear, but those segments already have hosts. Gary offers a teen advice show and asks a sample question to both groups: "If your brother steals money from Mom's purse, what should you do?" Rocky suggests telling Mom, so she knows, and the brother can be punished. Gunther suggests handing him over to the secret police and being locked up in a prison. Gary ends up liking Rocky's advice better. At home, Flynn is recording the webcast. CeCe and Rocky introduce themselves in You're a Hot Mess and We're Not! and they have a question from Lonely Boy. He can not get a girl for a dance. Rocky says there is no shame in going to a dance alone, like they are. CeCe realizes that was said to their whole audience and is upset. CeCe assumes that he is either ugly, smells funny, or a troll. He should also start over and transfer to a new school. Rocky said that she had seen better advice in a used tissue. Flynn, Deuce, and Ty are watching their webcast on their laptop. They think no one will watch that show, but 5,000 people actually did. Ty then claims that they don't have lives. The boys decide to plan a teen advice show on their own to get 5 million hits. Flynn suggests two words: zom-bies. CeCe and Rocky are looking at their e-mail for questions. One e-mail is from Glitter Girl and it says that she has watched them on Shake It Up, Chicago!, and their webcast and she hates their guts. Lonely Boy just so happens to be her twin brother and is planning on moving back to the old country. Rocky suggests that Lonely Boy and Glitter Girl are Gunther and Tinka. CeCe is not sure, but Rocky reads the e-mail in Tinka's accent and CeCe immediately agrees. They find out that they have broken up Gunther and Tinka. Gunther is interested in the sandwiches that are sold on planes so they don't have to bring a chicken and kill it. Rocky wants CeCe to go to the school dance with Gunther but she disagrees. She feels a pain in her chest and Rocky says it's guilt. CeCe tries to ask Gunther but does not talk. She gets a sock to talk to him. When Gunther finds out she was asking him out, he says it stinks more than the sock. On the boys' advice show, Zombie Talk, they get a question on what to do if one ate their little sister and their mom might ground them. Flynn suggests eating the customer's mom so she can't ground them. They know their address and snarl at the camera. Flynn cuts because it is not working and he thinks zombies eat brains. Gunther buys CeCe a muffin and says he wants to marry her. At the dance, Gunther talks with Rocky. CeCe calls from the hallway and will not go in. Rocky wants her to come in. CeCe comes in, wearing black glittery clothes with a yellow "CC" on it. She says a rainbow threw up on her. Gunther holds CeCe but she is ticklish. A request song by Rocky comes on and it's a slow dance song to make Gunther and CeCe slow dance together for Rocky's enjoyment of CeCe's pain. The boys invite Sarah to Zombie Idol and Deuce thinks of eating her because she is pretty. Sarah talks about her scream. They ask Sarah to scream and judge her scream. Ty approves and Deuce asks Sarah to take his hand. Sarah shakes it and it falls off. Sarah screams and drops the hand. Flynn says his eardrums hurt. Tinka is wondering what it would be like if CeCe was her sister. Tinka asks CeCe to pull her fingers. CeCe tells her that she has a little brother and is not falling for that. CeCe does anyway and Tinka appreciates her goat-pulling hands. CeCe apologizes for giving bad advice to Gunther. This puzzles Tinka. She says Gunther was going to St. Louis for a sequin convention. It was actually their cousins who were separating. When CeCe reveals that it was their advice show that split them, Gunther breaks up with CeCe. CeCe responds by saying they never dated and only did so he would be happy. Gunther says sure to CeCe because he does not believe her. Sarah is chased by the zombie Flynn, Deuce, and Ty. Ty asks her out for dinner. Sarah nods and says yes, and the zombies eat her. Ty likes blondes because they are tasty. Flynn is deciding if they should go back to their graves or dance. Ty and Deuce want to dance. They all dance to It's Alive. At the end among the cheering, Ty growls loudly and the four stagger off.

Featured Songs


Main Cast


Guest Stars


The full episode transcript for Hot Mess It Up may be viewed here.


The image gallery for Hot Mess It Up may be viewed here.


Shake It Up Hot Mess It Up Part 2

Shake It Up Hot Mess It Up Part 2

Running Gags "Shake it Up, Chicago"!

The Hessenheffers!

As puppets:
Gunther: I am Little Gunther!
Tinka: And I am Little Tinka!
Both: And we are the Little Hessenheffers!
Rocky: And I'm a little nauseous.

Gunther: I am Gunther!
CeCe: And I am not doing it.

Gunther: I am Gunther!
CeCe: And I am Gunther's girlfriend...
Rocky: And I am loving this!

Gunther: I am Gunther!
CeCe: And I am dying inside!

Memorable Quotes

Gunther: (as Little Gunther) Oh look, Little CeCe is the same size as Big CeCe!
CeCe: You want to tell me why you think this is so funny?
Rocky: Well, because you so deserve it. Maybe next time you won't give out advice when your brain isn't on speaking terms with your mouth.
Rocky: Oh, hey Gunther. Where's CeCe?
Gunther: She's in the hallway. You know that one likes to make a big entrance. CeCe darling, your BF and your BFF are waiting for you!
CeCe: (from the hallway) I'm good in the hall!
Gunther: But no one can see your fabulous dress!
CeCe: I know! That's why I'm good in the hall!
Gunther: It was supposed to be a dress for Little Tinka puppet, but it fits on CeCe too.
Rocky: (reading the e-mail) "Dear Rocky and CeCe, I've seen you on Shake It Up! Chicago..."
CeCe: Aw, we have a fan!
Rocky: "...and I watch your webcast..."
CeCe: Aw, thank you. You're why we do it!
Rocky: "and I hate your guts."
CeCe: Aw, right back at you... Wait, what?!
CeCe: Oh, no, Rocky. Something is wrong, all of a sudden I'm feeling something I've never felt before.
Rocky: That something you're feeling is called guilt.
CeCe: Make it stop! Make it stop!
Gunther: CeCe, we're at a dance. Why are we not busting a move and letting it all hang out? You are the best dancer on Shake It Up! Chicago.
CeCe: Aww, that's so sweet of you! Do you really believe that?
Gunther: No, but as my future wife, you must get used to me lying to you.


  • This episode was leaked on YouTube on March 13, 2011.
  • This is the first episode that showcases Deuce dancing.
  • Flynn said that "Zombie Talk" was not working, so Ty, Deuce, and Flynn host another internet webcast called "Zombie Idol." This is a reference to American Idol, both in title and in style. In the webcast, Ty pretends to be Randy Jackson, Deuce pretends to be Paula Abdul, and Flynn pretends to be Simon Cowell.
  • CeCe looks at hate mail and denies it, saying all hate mail must be written in the form of a question. This is a reference to a rule on Jeopardy! where players must rephrase an answer in the form of a question.
  • This is the first episode that has GeCe moments in it.
  • This is the episode where the pairing "GeCe" is born.
  • This is the first episode where Rocky forces CeCe to do something she doesn't want to do.


  • If Gunther were to marry CeCe, CeCe would become Tinka's sister-in-law, not her sister. However this may not be a goof because in some religons they only call them sisters not sister-in-laws.


  • At the party, Not Too Young can be heard playing ("Age It Up").

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