Even Stevens

Season 3 Episode 11

Hardly Famous

Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Aug 09, 2002 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

Hardly Famous
Louis after much consideration auditions for the school of arts thanks to Tawny's 'persuasion'.

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    John J. York

    John J. York

    Barry Hudson Jr.

    Guest Star

    Fred Meyers

    Fred Meyers


    Recurring Role

    George Anthony Bell

    George Anthony Bell

    Conrad Wexler

    Recurring Role

    Steven Anthony Lawrence

    Steven Anthony Lawrence


    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • This episode is reasonably the first indication of Louis's and Tawny's deepening, perhaps loving, relationship. It's heavily implied that Tawny, given her inclinations to drama, gives up a huge opportunity to attend a prestigious school of the arts in order to stay at Lawrence Junior High with Louis. Also, the song played during Louis's and Tawny's video exchange in "Leavin' Stevens," which actually confirms that they're in love with each other, is first played in this episode during Louis's and Tawny's last exchange - further foreshadowing their growing relationship.

      • Ren notes that she can't audition for the Arts Conservatory because the tryouts are only for seventh and eighth-graders. This is the first indication we have gotten that Ren is in the ninth grade this year. During the first two seasons, many references were made to her being in the eighth grade and Louis being in the seventh. Consequently, Louis must be an eighth-grader this season.

      • Steve Stevens' old jersey number from his football-playing days at Michigan State is 22. His nickname was "Stiffy."

    • QUOTES (10)

      • Louis: Hey.
        Tawny: Hi.
        Louis: Listen, uh... I wanted to wish you good luck over at SACCY and um... you know, I'm sorry for goofing on you earlier. And, in fact, I think it's a cool thing.
        Tawny: Thanks, but I'm not going. I didn't make the cut.
        Louis: Are they crazy?! You were great! You were the best one!
        Tawny: Thanks. But, it's ok, really. I don't mind staying here with... my friends.
        (music starts playing; Louis shyly looks away)
        Tawny: (sighs) I gotta go cause my mom's picking me up.
        Louis: (muttering) Right...
        Tawny: Bye.

      • Louis: What is up with Barry Hudson Jr? He wouldn't know talent if it bit him in the hienie.
        Ren: Uh Louis you really stunk up there.

      • Louis: well im an actor at heart ren, remember the play in kindergarden i was the dramatic one in the big pink fuzzy suit and my line was (Singing) Tummy starts with teeee.

      • Ren: How's your arm?
        Barry Hudson Jr: It's just a sprain. Your mom really knows how to tackle.

      • Tawny: (audition monologue) Not a day goes by that I don't think about him. I mean, I know it sounds kinda crazy, but...when we looked into each other's eyes, it was deep and powerful...like, like we was searchin' for stars in a black sky... And how he could make me laugh! Oh, (laughs) I remember this one time, he ate so many plums, his mouth turned as purple as the hydrangeas in Grandma's window box... How coud he just disappear like that, leavin' me nothin' but a hole in my heart? I never even got a chance...to say goodbye! I'll always miss him, and I'll always love him. 'Cause he wasn't just a turtle--he was my best friend.

      • Steve Stevens: You know, a lot of people think I look like the guy on that new cop show, the rookie who's always taking his shirt off.

      • Steve Stevens: You are both totally starstruck and you're acting like a couple of teenagers!
        Ren: I am a teenager!
        Steve: Right. (to Eileen) So what's your excuse?

      • Steve Stevens: Hi. You must be Barry, I'm Steve. I just cut some cheese in the kitchen. Why don't we all go in there.

      • Louis: Or what about, um, you know, the water fountain on the second floor? The water isn't even brown anymore, it's just tan!
        Tawny: Louis, I think I need a little bit more than almost-clear water to make me stay.

      • Barry Hudson: Eileen's tour took a little longer than we expected.
        Eileen Stevens: (laughs) Maybe it wouldn't have if I knew where anything was.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Tom recites the lyrics of the old traditional song "I've Been Workin' on the Railroad."

      • Character without lines: Tom's often referred-to but never before seen mother Doris makes her first appearance here. She's seen accompanying Tom (Fred Meyers) on the piano as he sings the old standard "I Want a Girl (Just Like the Girl...)" and playing banjo as Tom narrates for Louis and Twitty's dance. She has no lines and the actresses' name is not in the credits. Also, Ren announces Tom's name as "Thomas L. Gribalski" before his audition.
        Other character without lines: Darren, the auditioning tuba player.
        Unseen character: Skip Hepplefinger, Steve Stevens' blocker on the Michigan State football team.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)