"Alex in the Middle" is the sixteenth episode of the first season of Wizards of Waverly Place.
Jerry's wizard brother, Kelbo Russo, visits. He shows the kids a different, less conservative style of wizard training from that which Jerry uses (namely, actually letting them use their powers). Finding Kelbo more fun than Jerry, Alex appoints him as her new wizard teacher over her own father, but Kelbo quickly proves to be just as childish and irresponsible with his powers as Alex is with her own, and ends up endangering them both. They are saved by Jerry, who then reveals a secret that he had kept from them: he originally defeated Kelbo in the wizard competition, but, as wizards are forbidden to marry mortals, gave his powers up to Kelbo anyway in order to marry Theresa.
- Cashemerus Appearus – zap a cashmere sweater onto a wizard's body
- Cranium Revolvus – rotate heads
- Dehydratus Lougaines, Apus Escapus – drain a place
- Threemetris Movetris – teleport ten feet
Guest stars: Jeff Garlin as Uncle Kelbo, Eric Allan Kramer as Coach Gunderson
Co-stars: Monica Lee Gradischek as Doris, J.R. May as Large Boyfriend, Ann Kristin as Girl
Absent: Jennifer Stone as Harper Finkle