Hey, I love you.
Buffy is arm-wrestling Jonah Beck to prove that she's stronger than him when Cyrus arrives and tries to get their attention. They continue arm-wrestling as Cyrus shows them the flyer for the annual Renaissance Faire. It's an annual tradition for Andi, Buffy, and Cyrus to go to the Ren Faire and even Buffy agrees it's fun. Cyrus convinces Jonah Beck to join The Good Hair Crew for this year's faire.
On the day of the Ren Faire, Bowie takes Andi to The Spoon for breakfast. As Bowie opens his wallet to pay, Andi takes a peek at Bowie's driving license. She takes it to see how his dad looked back then. While looking at it, she notices that today is Bowie's birthday (October, 15th). She asks Bowie why he never told them about his birthday but Bowie tells her that he doesn't really care about celebrating his day. It's just not that important to him. Later at home, Andi tells Bex about it, and Bex admits she didn't know Bowie's birthday either. They agree to throw him a surprise party at CeCe's house. But since Andi is going to the Ren Faire with her friends, Bex agrees to take care of everything; and Andi will come back early for the final preparations.
At the Renaissance Faire, The Good Hair Crew have a blast trying different outfits, talking in accents, eating giant turkey legs, and playing different games. When they get to an area where a Barker offers a tug-of-war contest, Buffy forces Jonah to compete against her to prove once again that she's stronger than him. Jonah takes the bait. Unfortunately, neither Buffy nor Jonah is willing to back down. Andi and Cyrus get tired of waiting for them to end the tug of war. When the time comes for Andi to go help Bex with Bowie's party, she leaves Cyrus waiting for Buffy and Jonah to finish.
Left alone, Cyrus starts walking around. He makes a stop by the wishing well and makes a wish. Just about then, Iris shows up. This is the first time they've seen each other since Cyrus walked out on his movie date with Iris after the awkward kiss in Friends Like These. As expected, both Cyrus and Iris are really into the Ren Faire and medieval times. After exchanging a few lines in their medieval accents, Cyrus feels the need to speak normally to address the elephant in the room. He tells Iris that he never thought he would meet someone who was so much like him. And he never thought he would like that person. But then he met Iris and he really liked her. At that point, Iris knows exactly what Cyrus is going to say. Cyrus likes Iris as a friend. Not romantically. Iris understands and happily accepts to continue being friends with Cyrus. After that, Iris and Cyrus resume talking in accents as they walk around the Renaissance Faire for more fun adventures together. As friends.
At the end of the Renaissance Faire, Buffy still doesn't want to let go. She pressures Jonah to keep pulling the rope until she beats him in tug of war. She doesn't want Jonah to drop out and she doesn't want him to play unfairly either. She wants to win fair and square. Jonah asks her why winning is so important to her. Buffy explains that she has to prove that she's strong. She has to be strong. Before her mom leaves for military deployment, she always asks Buffy to be strong for her. That's why Buffy feels she needs to win everything to show her mom how strong she is.
Elsewhere, Bex goes over to Bowie's plant nursery, Judy's Blooms, to talk him into coming over to CeCe's house for his surprise birthday party. She beats around the bush at first, but Bowie quickly figures out that it's about his birthday. Bowie insists that he doesn't celebrate his birthday anymore and he is not going to do it. He tells her that he and his father shared the same birthday. And they used to celebrate together and have the best time of their lives. But then his father passed away a few years ago. And now, birthdays are no longer the same without his father. Bowie's birthday just reminds him about how much he misses his late father. That's why he hates his birthday.
Bex reminds Bowie that his birthdays were fun and meant something to him because he celebrated with his father. But now, Andi wants to celebrate her father's birthday and put the birthday party together. Wouldn't it be nice for Bowie to give Andi the same wonderful birthday experience he used to have with his father? This helps convince Bowie to come over to the birthday. For Andi. As long as it's not a surprise. He hates surprises. Unfortunately, it's a surprise. Bex teaches him how to act surprised when they get in.
At the party, Bowie is impressed by all the work Andi and Bex put in. Andi's friends as well as Ham and CeCe are there to celebrate Bowie's birthday too. They all have a blast with music, dancing, makeovers, games, and food. They even do some Bowie imitations. Buffy, Cyrus, and Jonah give him a turkey leg from the Renaissance Faire because they didn't have time to buy a real gift. CeCe gives him a plant in a pot as a gift. It's part of the first plant that Bowie helped Celia with. It means so much to both of them because that's how they started fully connecting. There's a big tasty cake for the birthday boy, which he gladly eats with his turkey leg.
Afterwards, Andi and Bowie have a sweet moment in front of Andi Shack. Bowie thanks Andi for throwing the party and says that he loves her. Andi replies, with "I love you too, dad," making it the first time she's ever called Bowie "dad." Bowie tells Andi that is the best gift he could ever ask for.
- Peyton Elizabeth Lee as Andi Mack
- Joshua Rush as Cyrus Goodman
- Sofia Wylie as Buffy Driscoll
- Asher Angel as Jonah Beck
- Lilan Bowden as Bex Mack
- Lauren Tom as Celia Mack
- Wilder Smith as Barker
- According to Bowie's birth date shown on his driver's license, this episode supposedly takes place in mid-October. However, this does not fit in with the actual time of the show. It is shortly after Chinese New Year, which occurs in either late January or early February.
- The title is a reference to The Good Hair Crew.
- The setting of the show is revealed to be the town of Shadyside, in the fictional US State of Midwest, Zip Code 52365 (IRL the postal code for Kaunas Lithuania).
- Wilder Smith is Lilan Bowden's frequent skit comedy partner, and she plays the Barker in this episode.
- This episode was originally shot as Episode 204, and was reshot in October.
- The song played in the end is the same at the end of Terms Of Embarrassment, "Never Seen Nothing Like You" by Nate Highfield.
- It was revealed that Bowie shared the same birthday as his father.
- Andi called Bowie "Dad" for the first time in the series.
- Sofia Wylie also acted in a very similar Renaissance Faire event as June on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn in Ye Olde Hand Holde.
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