This Is It is the first episode of season one of One Day at a Time.

Plot Edit

Penelope tries to convince her feminist daughter Elena to have a traditional quinceañera to celebrate her 15th birthday and to honor her Cuban roots.




  • Erik Griffin as Carl


  • Elena is made captain of the debate team.
  • The jokes about Schneider's mustache are in reference to the original Dwayne Schneider and the mustache that made him easily recognized.
  • Schneider mentions getting his five years sober chip.
  • The Alvarezes have lived in their apartment for 10 months.
  • According to their uniform polos, Alex and Elena attend St. Bibiana Academy.
  • Elena is shown reading a book by or about Dorothy Parker and has pictures of Sonia Sotomayor and Hillary Clinton pinned to her wall.