In the T.V. special, Alexander's mom takes him, Anthony and Nick to the shoe store to buy some sneakers. Anthony chooses white sneakers with blue stripes and Nick chooses red sneakers with white stripes. Alexander chooses blue sneakers with red stripes, but the shoe man tells him that they're all sold out and he turns down Alexander's alternate choice of sneakers (green ones) and only has white sneakers for Alexander, much to Alexander's dismay. His mother thanks the shoe salesman and buys the shoes anyway.