Even Stevens

Season 3 Episode 7

Raiders of the Lost Sausage

Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM May 31, 2002 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

Raiders of the Lost Sausage
When an emu that Louis ordered arrives through the mail, his dad Steve puts his foot down on his son's get-rich-quick schemes. His dad though supports his latest attempt where they dig under the house in an effort to find treasure. Also, Ren and Larry Beale's rivalry is responsible for Principal Wexler getting a couple of pies in the face, so he sends them to the school's somewhat flaky counselor Miss Shannon, who decides on a radical therapy: she tethers them together!moreless

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  • Funny!

    This episode is about Tom, Twitty, and Louis bowling in the storage room and they hit the wall and make a hole. Louis finds a few newspaper clipings about a guy who won a golden sausage and Louis thinks he burried it in the wall of the storage room so Louis goes into the hole and tries to look for it. Steve finds out and gets really mad but then he starts looking for the golden sausage with Louis then they find it but when they trieto leave there are a few traps and Louis drops it over a cliff. This episode is really funny!moreless
Mary Stein

Mary Stein

Miss Shannon

Guest Star

Lisa Brando

Lisa Brando

Delivery Person

Guest Star

Fred Meyers

Fred Meyers


Recurring Role

Eric "Ty" Hodges II

Eric "Ty" Hodges II

Larry Beale

Recurring Role

Steven Anthony Lawrence

Steven Anthony Lawrence


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Grover Frazee, the "sausage baron" who buried the treasure, shares a last name with this episode's co-writer Scott Frazee. Louis mentions that his neighborhood is called "Frazee Gardens."

    • Twitty says if he gets rich he'll buy a car, which he can drive in a couple of years. This indicates that he's still supposed to be 14 years old?

    • The Ren/Larry subplot is similar to one on the episode "The Parent Rap" of
      The Simpsons, in which Bart and Homer are tethered together.

    • When Louis jumps over the crack in the floor when the cave starts caving in he lands on his chest and the sausage falls out of his hand and falls forward. But then not 2 seconds later he looks back and the sausage is behind him about to fall into the crack.

    • When Larry is dragging Ren across the floor, you see that it is clearly greased.

    • When Louis and his Dad enter the cave it is shown to be at least 200 ft high. Louis made the hole in his basement wall, which are usually 8 to 10 feet under the ground. When they are digging to get to the cavern they are digging horizontily, not down.

  • QUOTES (7)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Fred Savage, who starred in the hit show The Wonder Years and the short-lived NBC sitcom Working, directs this episode. He also directed the episode "Secret World Of Girls."


    • The scene with Louis and his father digging the tunnel and Beans smuggling out the dirt in his pants is an obvious homage to the 1963 war movie classic The Great Escape, which was based on a true episode in World War II.

    • Louis: We'll start our own little flock right here at the Ponderosa!

      The Ponderosa was the name of the huge ranch and homestead owned by the Cartwright family on the long running western TV series Bonanza (1959-1973). It starred Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker and Pernell Roberts.

    • Louis: I saw this movie.

      The movie he saw, of course, is Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) starring Harrison Ford and directed by Steven Spielberg, from which the action in the scene with the golden sausage was suggested and from which this episode takes its name.

    • Louis: No no no! No, it's not half-baked! It's fully baked!

      This is Louis' response when his dad says, "This is just another one of your crazy half-baked schemes!" This is VERY similar to some dialog in the 1967 movie The Graduate starring Dustin Hoffman. In that film, when Hoffman's father (William Daniels) asks him, "Don't you think this is a little half-baked?", his son replies, "Oh no, Dad. It's completely baked."