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Even Stevens

Season 1 Episode 10

Easy Way

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Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Sep 30, 2000 on Disney Channel
9.1
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Ren becomes in charge of organizing the "Beacon of Help" fund-raiser, where people work, walk, skateboard, etc. for pledges of money. Louis wants to contribute to the cause hoping that it might impress Tawny. He decides to "doze for dollars" and is scheduled to spend 48 hours in a bed in a department store window. He soon draws a crowd and news media. Ren is irritated by all of the attention Louis is receiving. She feels that she does all the hard work, and that Louis is the only one getting any attention. However, Louis is soon upstaged by a skateboarding dog.moreless

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  • One of the best from season 1.

    9.5
    I think that this episode was one of the best episodes from season 1 of Even Stevens. The entire plot of this episode was genius to have Louis be so lazy that he can't even wash a few cars and instead decides to sleep, but then that arcade thing opened. It was so great, there were a few funny parts here and there as well like when Louis say "Get off of me you devil bed." I never did understand why this show ended after just three seasons because it was the best thing that Disney Channel had going for them at the time.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (10)

    • The street that's shown as Louis, Tawny, and Twitty walk home from school is Westwood Boulevard, in Westwood Village at UCLA. They're walking southbound until they meet Zack, then in the next shot they're walking northbound when they see the department store bed. The storefront actually belong to a GAP.

    • Ren calls Twitty by his real name Alan at one point. It's one of the few times his first name is heard on the show.

    • When Louis was pushed against the window by the bed at night, you can see people bringing down the bed when the bed let Louis go.

    • Ren tells Cynthia Mills, "I'm Louis's sister" adding an extra syllable. Then Cynthia makes a remark that Ren is an articulate person. We can assume the writers intentionally had Christy Romano say it as she said it for effect... a joke of sorts.

    • When Tawny and Twitty are pulling Louis onto his skateboard, the ropes aren't even tight, they are hanging loosely.

    • When Cynthia Mills is interviewing Louis, she holds the microphone up to the glass. But in order for the microphone to pick up his voice, she would have to hold it to the speaker where his voice is coming from while talking through the headphones.

    • At the end of the show when Tawny is talking to Louis through the window Louis' voice sounds like he is talking through the microphone like he was earlier in the show. But when you look on the side of his head he isnt wearing the microphone on his ear although it sounds like he is talking through a microphone.

    • The closed-captioning for this episode repeatedly refers to Tawny as "Toni".

    • When Louis asks Zack if he saw the 6 o'clock news, Zack replies that he saw a "rollerskating dog" when in reality the dog was on a skateboard.

    • Ren tells the reporter "I'm Louis' sister," adding another syllable so it sounds like "Louis-is-is."

  • QUOTES (3)

  • NOTES (1)

    • When Louis first sees the bed in the department store window, a variation of the famous theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey is playing on the soundtrack. (Actually, the theme is from the opening of the tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra or "Thus Spake Zarathustra" by German composer Richard Strauss.) As is often the case in Even Stevens, they rewrite the original music slightly.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Eileen Stevens: Lets's get this to Fotomat...

      Fotomat is a chain of photo-developing stores which operated small one-person kiosks often found in shopping centers and strip mall parking lots where customers could drop off and pick up their film.

    • Twitty: Maybe I could get Santana to open for me.

      Santana is the rock group led by Carlos Santana for over thirty years. First gaining national attention in the Woodstock movie, they sold millions of records. Carlos Santana is noted for his fiery, passionate guitar playing, and his band's music often has a strong Latin flavor. Around the time of this episode, Santana had enjoyed its biggest hit in many years, "Smooth."

    • Louis: Oh, you got The Waterboy!

      The Waterboy was one of several popular comedies made in the late 1990's by Adam Sandler, comedian and former star of Saturday Night Live. They were often panned by critics but were enormously popular with young teenage boys.

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