Even Stevens

Season 2 Episode 19


Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Jan 04, 2002 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

After going over the top one last time the Principal and Louis' parents agree that he shouldn't be punished but given extra resposibilities so becomes a hall monitor. To the surprise of most he does a good job and even spots Ren abusing her power for her own personal gain.moreless

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    J. P. Manoux

    J. P. Manoux


    Guest Star

    George Anthony Bell

    George Anthony Bell

    Conrad Wexler

    Recurring Role

    Fred Meyers

    Fred Meyers


    Recurring Role

    Kelli McCarty

    Kelli McCarty

    Ms. Lovelson

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (8)

      • There are lots of subtle (or not so subtle) little references and reminders about the Watergate scandal from which this episode takes its name, ex. the switching of tapes, Ren shredding documents, etc.

      • Ren goes to the third floor on the "Wexlervator," indicating the school has at least that many stories.

      • Visible on a wall in the outer area of Principal Wexler's office is a map of Pensylvania and the surrounding area. An odd thing to see displayed in a school in Sacramento, California!

      • When Louis is getting "initiated" into the hall patrol, Tom never gives him the detention slip pad, but when he leaves he had it.

      • In the scene when Mr. Wexler gets hit by Louis' locker, you can clearly see that there is no dent left in the locker, in a later scene, you can see a huge dent in the shape of Wexler's face, but it is [the dent] by far taller than Mr. Wexler himself.

      • When Louis is assigned to South Hall, the first thing he does is rip down an anti-hall monitor poster. A couple of scenes later the poster is back up.

      • Ren mispronounces the winning speling bee word "mnemonic" as "noo-mon-ic" rather than "neh-mon-ic."

      • Shorty, the elevator operator, shows Principal Wexler a newspaper from 1932 and talks about how great "that kid" Babe Ruth is doing. But by 1932 Babe Ruth was 37 years old, in his 19th season in the major leagues, and possibly the most famous man in America. Not exactly an up-and-coming "kid!"

    • QUOTES (4)

    • NOTES (4)

      • The cartoon that's seen on the surveillance tape is original animation done by Heath Hudson.

      • Characters with no lines: The frizzy-haired student Lefkowitz shows up again in the "bad" hall. Also: George, who gives Tom a soapbox to stand on during the hall monitor initiation ceremony.
        Unseen character: Ms. Johnson, a secretary Principal Wexler calls on the phone.

      • In the basement where the hall monitor initiation takes place, there is a display of various items including the first detention slip issued at Lawrence. The name on it is Ann Shea, who is the set decorator for Even Stevens.

      • Louis does a voice-over for the scene where he's patrolling the tough south hall. The only other time we can remember another voice-over in an Even Stevens episode was in "Family Picnic."

    • ALLUSIONS (5)

      • Twitty: That first drop was like the Matterhorn!

        The Matterhorn Bobsleds is a ride at the Magic Kingdom in Disneyland, in Anaheim, California (incidentally on the other side of the state in relation to Sacramento). The ride is a little more intense than a ride on the Wexlervator, however!

      • Louis: It's like the invasion of the body switchers!

        A reference to the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers, a sci-fi classic from 1956 (about body switching, sure enough) directed by Don Siegel and starring Kevin McCarthy. It was remade in 1978 by director Philip Kaufman with Donald Sutherland starring.

      • Louis: It stinks in here. And stinkage, thy name is Ren!

        Louis is paraphrasing Wiliam Shakespeares's classic play Hamlet, believe it or not, in which Hamlet says "Frailty, thy name is woman!" Hamlet was talking about his mother's weakness in marrying another man after so soon his father's death.

      • Tawny: OK, Robocop, you can stop kidding around.

        Robocop was a character in the 1987 film of the same name, a science-fiction fantasy about a wounded policeman who is reconstructed into a crime-fighting robot. Robocop inspired two film sequels, live-action and animated TV series, and video games. Peter Weller originally played the title role.

      • Tom: ...it is time for you to join the few, the proud, the Hall Patrol.

        This is a take-off on the advertising slogan used for many years by the United States Marine Corps, "the few, the proud, the Marines."

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