The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Grounded on the 23rd Floor

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 4/8/05
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  • Episode Description
  • When the twins get grounded for running around in the hotel, they try to take a picture of a $20,000 kiss so that they will no longer be considered burdens.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Phill Lewis

    Mr. Moseby

  • Cole Sprouse

    Cody Martin

  • Dylan Sprouse

    Zack Martin

  • Kim Rhodes

    Carey Martin

  • Danny Kallis

  • Fan Reviews (32)
  • Perfect

    By hawkingisthebest, Oct 25, 2013

  • The real pilot to SLOZAC and amongst the best episodes I've seen yet!

    By SLionsCricket, Sep 26, 2012

  • First produced episode of the show

    By fsaenz0125, Oct 08, 2011

  • Grounded On The 23rd Floor was the first episode of the series even though Hotel Hangout was the first episode aired.

    By blondwildboy, Jul 12, 2009

  • This is the pilot episode of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Zack and Cody try to raise a 20,000 dollar kiss.

    By srzeczyca, Mar 22, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (35)

    • Maddie: OK, I've only babysat you guys for 20 minutes, what do you do now? Rob a casino? Zack: Don't have to. We hit the jackpot tonight. Mr. Moseby: Busted! (Cody, Maddie, and Zack scream real loudly)

    • Zack: Come on J. Lo, move your butt.

    • Carey: Come on guys, this is the best gig we'll ever have, without it, we're broke, with it we're broke. Don't you guys realize what a great opportunity is here for us? We don't have to go out on the road any more, we can all be together. Cody: Yeah, I like it better here than at grandma's. Zack: Yeah, last time, she dropped her false teeth into my chocolate milk.

    • Carey: I'm sorry, I didn't. I mean they were… Mr. Moseby: You know I understand, children sometimes can be a burden. Carey: You have kids? Mr. Moseby: No...and after seeing yours, not gonna happen.

    • Mr. Moseby: Actually I'm here to discuss your bill. Carey: What bill? Room and food are the part of my deal. Mr. Moseby: Yes, only you have receipt in your first month allowance. Carey: (couldn't breathe when seeing the receipt) Cody: Breathe, breathe mom, breathe. Carey: Oh my… Mr. Moseby, you can't be serious. Mr. Moseby: I am powerless to be otherwise. Carey: I don't' know how this happened.

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    Notes (16)

    • This episode was intended to be the pilot of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. There several details that differ from other episodes, as being a layout for the series: *It's explained descriptively that Zack and Cody live in the hotel because their mom works there as a singer. *The Martin's suite has a carpeted floor, instead of a tiled. The furniture is different too. *Maddie and London act as if they have only known each other for a short time now. *When London comes back from Paris, she remarks on how since she had been away, Maddie had been promoted to being the hotel's candy counter girl, meaning Maddie had just started the job. *Maddie wears a different uniform, which includes a green vest. Maddie also has darker hair. *The vase in the lobby always being saved from falling is emphasized as a series running gag.

    • The German episode title is "Hausarrest im 23. Stock", meaning "House Arrest In The 23rd Floor".

    • We learn that Zack doesn't have a watch.

    • It's obvious that Dylan has freckles in this episode. Cole does too.

    • The episode, "Grounded on the 23rd Floor," was the first episode actually filmed, and is the only episode in which the Sprouse Twins are 11. The rest of Season 1 they're 12, and in Season 2 they're 13.

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    Trivia (13)

    • When Zack asks for a camera from Maddie, Cody and him dump all of the candy on the counter. But then when she hands them the camera, all of the candy is gone.

    • Goof: At the end of the episode when the twins begin their race back to their room, Cody has a slight lead on Zack, who's on his right just before they collide into the big man. In the closeup shot when they do, they seemed to have suddenly changed positions as Zack is the first to bump into him as he's in front of Cody to his left.

    • London: (To Maddie) When I become the owner of this hotel, you are so fired!! In a future episode, London fired Estaban and when he said, "as the bellboy or the nanny?" and London answered, "as the nanny", it implies she already had the power to fire employees, so couldn't she have fired Maddie anyway? London hired him as the nanny, so she can fire him from that, and she can have her dad or Moseby fire him as the bellboy.

    • When London tries to lower Zack from the vent into the ballroom, you can clearly see he falls onto a black mat.

    • This is the only episode where Maddie wears a green and gold uniform instead of the blue one.

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    Allusions (4)

    • The title is a play on Laughter on the 23rd Floor, a play by Neil Simon. However, there don't seem to be similarities in the plots.

    • Johnny Ripp is a play on Johnny Depp.

    • If you look closely on the back of the walkie talkies, there are gold printed Mickey Mouse logos on them, which mean that they are a Disney product.

    • This episode refers to the center fielder of the Boston Red Sox, although he is not the real center fielder in this episode.

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