Even Stevens

Season 1 Episode 17

Get a Job

Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Jan 05, 2001 on Disney Channel
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Get a Job
Louis tries to butter up his father so he'll buy him a used Slushy machine from the convenience store, but Mr. Stevens has three words for him: get a job. Ren is a volunteer career counselor at school and she gets Louis three different jobs, including one in "journalism" (a paper route), but he blows all three. Finally Louis comes up with his own brainstorm, a dog sitting service. Also, Donnie and Mr. Stevens get out the big old birdhouse they never finished. But when they start working together, they realize why they left it incomplete.moreless

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  • A must-see for any fan.

    I would say that this episode is a must-see for any fan of Even Stevens. I love how Louis wants to earn money but can't seem to find the right job for him and then he thinks of a way, watching dogs. I found Louis to be so funny around the dogs, his character doesn't change much, but it's just funnier to see him around a whole bunch of dogs. I found it especially funny when he started eating that sandwhich infront of them and the dogs acted like they wanted some and Louis said "This is my sandwhich, you guys ate already." Great, great episode, highly recommended.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • One of the jobs Ren gets Louis, is a mascot outside of a restaurant that prominently advertises that it serves bacon. There are frequent recurring mentions of bacon throughout the series, especailly after the character of Beans is introduced. This is not, however, the "Bacon Shack" restaurant where Beans was eating in "Little Mr. Sacktown."

    • The confetti explosion that goes off when Steve Stevens comes home, appears to have been digitally added to the scene.

    • The phone number on the flyers Louis hands out for his dog-sitting service is 555-3242.

    • When Louis is shown on his bike delivering papers, he throws them before he goes the full distance from one house to the next. Maybe this is supposed to show he's a bad paperboy, but maybe it's just an error.

  • QUOTES (8)

  • NOTES (4)

    • A different version of the series' opening theme is used in the scene where Louis tries to distract Mrs. Walters when she returns for her dog.

    • The agency that provided the animals for this episode is identified in the credits as 'Animal Actors of Hollywood'.

    • The music playing when Donnie and his dad are demolishing the birdhouse is an arrangement of Peter Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture." Often during the performance of the piece, real or simulated cannon fire is used during the finale.

    • Two of the students Ren finds jobs for in this episode are identified as "Dearborn" and "Cunningham." Matt Dearborn is the creator of Even Stevens, along with being a producer, writer and director of some episodes. Sarah Jane Cunningham is a writer and story editor for the show.


    • Louis: Hey, we can go back to Pictionary if you want.

      'Pictionary' is the brand name of a board game from Hasbro/Milton-Bradley in which players try to get their partners to guess words by drawing ilustrations.

    • Louis: It's called Milo and Otis.

      The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986) is a Japanese film that was very popular in the the U.S. It's about a cat and dog who grow up on the same farm, get separated from each other, and make long, perilous journies to be reunited.