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Mr-laritate

Hershel Laritate is the principal of Tribeca Prep Sr. High School, which is shown when he calls Alex into the principal's office. The last name, Laritate, is a pun of Larry Tate from Bewitched.

He loves anything related to the Old West and decorated his office in that fashion he also wears a bolo tie, which he is fond of. (Another name for a bolo tie is a Lariete.) Laritate has an on-and-off relationship with Alex—in that he is disappointed in Alex's lack of work ethic and unwillingness to do well in school, but it is evident that he cares about her through his many efforts to reach out to her. The reason he punishes her so severely is because he still believes that she can still turn herself around, unlike other students who he either knows he can't get through to; won't do whatever they did wrong again. He holds a pop quiz every Thursday, however he gives the answers in all the questions except when asking Alex whom he believes should be able to handle harder questions like Justin. He makes Alex join the Happy Helpers Club and is Alex's art teacher in the episode Art Teacher.

Mr. Laritate is also the adviser of several activities at the school including the World School Summit at the U.N., Happy Helpers Club and Quiz Bowl, and he teaches a History class and a Marriage and Family class. He once taught the art class. In season two's "Don't Rain on Justin's Parade," Mr. Laritate calls Alex an evil genius, much to Alex's pleasure. He does not have a college degree said in Franken Girl. Mr. Laritate is one of Justin and Alex's teachers.

In the episode Alex's Logo, it's revealed that Mr. Laritate's first name is Hershel.

Appearances

Season 1

  • Potion Commotion (first appearance)
  • Justin's Little Sister

Season 2

  • Smarty Pants
  • Baby Cupid
  • Fairy Tale
  • Art Teacher
  • Alex Does Good
  • Don't Rain on Justin's Parade - Earth
  • Paint By Committee

Season 3

  • Franken Girl
  • Alex Charms a Boy
  • Positive Alex
  • Detention Election
  • Third Wheel
  • Western Show
  • Alex's Logo
  • Delinquent Justin

Season 4

  • Lucky Charmed
  • Wizards vs. Angels
  • Back to Max
  • Wizards vs. Asteroid
  • Get Along, Little Zombie (final appearance)

Trivia

  • He is one of the few teachers shown and the most frequent that appears.
  • In the episode "Art Teacher" Mr. Laritate claims that Ms. Majorheely texted in her resignation and that he didn't know that his phone got texts, while in "Alex's Logo" he doesn't know what a text message is.
  • His last name is a play on the character Larry Tate. The obsessive boss on the show "bewitched."
  • Mr. Laritate is allergic to nuts as revealed in "Potion Commotion."



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Media

Wizards of Waverly Place | Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie | The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex | Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana | Soundtrack | Video Game | Disney Channel All Star Party | The Suite Life on Deck | Spellbound

Characters

Alex Russo | Justin Russo | Max Russo | Harper Finkle | Theresa Russo | Jerry Russo | Zeke Beakerman | Hershel Laritate | Mason Greyback | Justin Van Heusen | Professor Crumbs | Hugh Normous | Dean Moriarty | Felix | Monotone Woman | Chancellor Rudy Tootietootie | Steve Nichols | Gigi Hollingsworth | The Wannabes | Riley | Frankie/Joey | Kelbo Russo | Joey | Conscience | Rosie | Gorog | Talia Robinson | Miranda Hampson | T.J. Taylor | Officer Lamp | Officer Goblin | Dr. Evilini | Alfred | Ronald Longcape Jr. | Ronald Longcape Sr. | Mr. Stuffleby | Alucard Van Heusen | Cindy Van Heusen | Frankengirl/Frankie Stein | The Mummy | MacGruder | Chase Riprock | Brad Sherwood | Jerko Phoenix | Susan | Ruby Donahue | Isabella | Jenny Majorheely | Jennette Brocolleti | Daphne | Tutor Hatchback | Megan Russo | Archie | Giselle | Javier | Conscience's Conscience | George | Warren Nichols | Nancy Lukey | Lisa Cucuy | Dominic | Carmela | Francesca | Evil Alex

Crossover Characters

Zack Martin | Cody Martin | London Tipton | Bailey Pickett | Marion Moseby

Episodes

Season 1: "Crazy 10-Minute Sale" | "First Kiss" | "I Almost Drowned in a Chocolate Fountain" | "New Employee" | "Disenchanted Evening" | "You Can't Always Get What You Carpet" | "Alex's Choice" | "Curb Your Dragon" | "Movies" | "Pop Me and We Both Go Down" | "Potion Commotion" | "Justin's Little Sister" | "Wizard School" | "The Supernatural" | "Alex in the Middle" | "Report Card" | "Report Card" | "Alex's Spring Fling" | "Quinceañera" | "Art Museum Piece"
Season 2: "Smarty Pants" | "Beware Wolf" | "Graphic Novel" | "Racing" | "Alex's Brother, Maximan" | "Saving WizTech" | "Harper Knows" | "Taxi Dance" | Baby Cupid" | "Make it Happen" | "Fairy Tale" | "Fashion Week" | "Helping Hand" | "Art Teacher" | "Future Harper" | "Alex Does Good" | "Hugh's Not Normous" | "Don't Rain on Justin's Parade – Earth" | "Family Game Night" | "Justin's New Girlfriend" | "My Tutor, Tutor" | "Paint By Committee" | "Wizard for a Day" | "Cast-Away (To Another Show)" | "Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place" | "Wizards vs. Vampires: Tasty Bites" | "Wizards vs. Vampires: Dream Date" | "Wizards and Vampires vs. Zombies" | "Retest"
Season 3: "Franken Girl" | "Halloween" | "Monster Hunter" | "Monster Hunter" | "Night at the Lazerama" | "Doll House" | "Marathoner Harper" | "Alex Charms a Boy" | "Wizards vs. Werewolves" | "Positive Alex" | "Detention Election" | "Dude Looks Like Shakira" | "Eat to the Beat" | "Third Wheel" | "The Good, the Bad, and the Alex" | "Western Show" | "Alex's Logo" | "Dad's Buggin' Out" | "Max's Secret Girlfriend" | "Alex Russo, Matchmaker?" | "Delinquent Justin" | "Captain Jim Bob Sherwood" | "Wizards vs. Finkles" | "All About You-Niverse" | "Uncle Ernesto" | "Moving On" | "Wizards Unleashed" | "Wizards Exposed"
Season 4: "Alex Tells the World" | "Alex Gives Up" | "Lucky Charmed" | "Lucky Charmed" | "Three Maxes and a Little Lady" | "Daddy's Little Girl" | "Everything's Rosie for Justin" | "Dancing with Angels" | "Wizards vs. Angels" | "Back To Max" | "Zeke Finds Out" | "Alex Magic Unmasked" | "Meet the Werewolves" | "Beast Tamer" | "Wizard of the Year" | "Misfortune at the Beach" | "Wizards vs. Asteroid" | "Justin's Back In" | "Alex the Puppetmaster" | "My Two Harpers" | "Wizards of Apartment 13B" | "Ghost Roommate" | "Get Along, Little Zombie" | "Wizards vs. Everything" | "Rock Around the Clock" | "Harperella" | "Who Will Be The Family Wizard"

Objects

Alex's Wand | Justin's Wand | Max's Wand | Russo Portal

Locations
Russo Lair | The Loft | Tribeca Prep | WizTech
Songs

Everything Is Not What It Seems | A Year Without Rain

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