Even Stevens

Season 2 Episode 3

Duck Soup

Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Jun 29, 2001 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

Duck Soup
Eileen Stevens is throwing a fancy dinner catered by French chef Pierre for Lieutenant Governor Woods and his wife Dottie during which she hopes to persuade him to help pass her family care bill. Ren is angry with Louis, though, because the kids must eat take-out food in the back yard because Louis has been such an embarrassing slob at previous dinners.moreless

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    Michael Tylo

    Michael Tylo

    Dave Woods

    Guest Star

    Greg Ellis

    Greg Ellis

    Chef Pierre

    Guest Star

    Lee Benton

    Lee Benton

    Dottie Woods

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (5)

      • Another example of the show's fixation on bacon, this one even before the bacon-loving Beans is on the scene: The "appetizers" Louis prepares include marshmallows and olives wrapped in bacon!

      • When Donnie is about to turn into the "Bucket o' Duck," the street sign by the traffic light reads "Stevens."

      • In the scene where Seymour the duck bites Ren on her nose, the fingernails on Ren's hands shown in close-up don't have a French manicure like they do in the other shots in which her hands are visible.

      • The meat from the "Bucket O' Duck" restaurant is white, rather than the dark meat that comes from real duck.

      • Donnie refers to Mrs. Woods Lamborghini sports car as a "Lambi" rather than its usual nickname, "Lambo."

    • QUOTES (5)

    • NOTES (2)

      • Unseen character: Series regular Twitty, who is mentioned when Louis says he found an escargot (snail) in his driveway.
        Characters with no lines: Mr and Mrs. Yang, Mrs. Del Rubio. These are all former dinner guests seen in flashback. Mr. Yang (Toshi Toda) is listed in the credits, however. Also: Rodney, an assistant to Chef Pierre.

      • In the scenes with Chef Pierre (Greg Ellis), a bit of the French national anthem "La Marseillaise" can be heard in the background.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • The episode title is an allusion to the famous 1933 Marx Brothers movie, Duck Soup.

      • Various: Good night, Louis, etc.

        The end of this episode is a parody of The Waltons (1972-1981), a family TV series that ended almost all its episodes with a shot of their house and the sound of family members telling each other "good night."

      • Ren: You just keep your eye on the prize, OK?

        "Eyes on the Prize" is the name of a traditional African-American spiritual. It was also used as the title for a documentary miniseries about the civil rights struggle in America in the 1950's and '60's. Eyes on the Prize II followed, focusing on developments in more recent years.