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Even Stevens

Season 2 Episode 14

Sadie Hawkins Day

Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Nov 02, 2001 on Disney Channel
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Sadie Hawkins Day
Ren is panicking that she won't have a date for the dance after breaking up with Bobby whereas Twitty is inundated with requests. Louis and Tom haven't even been asked once and Louis' big head is ruining his chances of going with Tawny.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • Monique is identified as being in the 8th grade, like Ren. She's also identified as head cheerleader, a role she plays two episodes from this one in "Wombat Wuv."

      • When Tawny was about to ask Louis to the dance Louis' bookbag strap is red but after she left his strap is black then it turns red again.

      • Louis is in the hall at 2:57, three minutes before school ends, lokking for a date. So why isn't he in class? It's possibly because many schools finish slightly early in school dance night.

      • In this episode Ren has broken up with Bobby Deaver, but the episode where that happened wasn't aired until after this one.

    • QUOTES (9)

      • Louis: Look, Monique, I know you want to go to the dance with me.
        Monique: (carrying pig food) Well, I was actually going to ask you to take this bag of pig food to Ren; it's stinking up my locker. (Louis looks crestfallen) But sure, I'll go with you.

      • Tawny: Hey Ren, um... Nice pig... Can I talk to you?

      • Twitty: (about Tawny) No no, see, she was just playin' ya, makin' you sweat a little.
        Tom: Yeah, you know girls are always doin' that!
        (Tom and Louis look at Tom silently.)
        Tom: Or... so I've read.

      • Wexler: Ren, why in the ding-dong-dell was this delivered today?

      • Monique: C'mon Louis, let's go get hitched!
        Louis: Yeah, uh, you know, I can't. Because I've got this thing...in my thing...which causes my thing to become, uh, uh, unhitched.

      • Tom: Why do all the really good-looking guys with sparkling personalities get all the girls?

      • Louis: This whole wedding, uh, is a mockery!
        Principal Wexler: (pointing to sign reading 'Mock Wedding') Oooh, you're a sharp tack, Stevens!

      • Ren: So are you gonna ask a certain someone?
        Tawny: No, I think I'm going to ask Louis.

      • Louis: Hey, what's up? I'm Louis.
        1st Girl (unseen): Yeah, no kidding.
        2nd Girl (unseen): So what?

    • NOTES (3)

      • Characters without lines: Tad Taylor, the popular guy who is Tawny's date; Lindsey Lang, Twitty's date: Gwendolyn, Tom's date; Adam Cain, boy Ren asks out..
        Unseen characters: Doris, Tom's mom, although there is a picture of her on Twitty's "date wheel"; Bobby Deaver, mentioned by Ren and others; Lexi, girl Donnie talks to on the phone.

      • When Tom asks Twitty what his chances of getting a date are, Twitty hesitates and a variation on the music used in "Final Jeopardy" on the well-known quiz show Jeopardy plays in the background.

      • The music playing when Louis is walking down the hall sporting his "bad boy" look is a slightly rewritten instrumental version of the song "Stray Cat Strut," a 1983 hit (1981 in the UK) for the American rockabilly revival group the Stray Cats.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Tom: (clapping while Twitty spins the wheel) Big money! Big money!...

        Tom is imitating contestants in the game show Wheel of Fortune, in which players spin a wheel loaded with cash and prizes (and a couple of "hazards" too, but not pictures of girls), accumulate the prizes they land on in their "bank" by calling letters in a puzzle, and finally cash them in if they can solve the puzzle. They often clap and yell "Big money!" while the wheel spins.

        This episode also makes a less explicit reference to Jeopardy!, the sister show of Wheel of Fortune. When Tom asks Twitty, "So uh ... what would you say my prospects are for getting a date", Twitty falls silent for a moment and then decides to ignore the question. The music played during the silence is reminiscent of, but not identical to, the "think" theme music of Jeopardy!. Some shows play this trick perhaps to avoid paying royalties for the music, composed by Merv Griffin, who created both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.

      • Louis: This is Sadie Hawkins, not Tarzan...

        "Sadie Hawkins Day" originated in the 1930's in the comic strip Lil' Abner by Al Capp, about a bunch of hillbillies who were the residents of a town called Dogpatch. Sadie Hawkins was the mayor's daughter who was so ugly that the mayor declared a Sadie Hawkins Day, on which the single men in town got a ten-minute headstart over a pack of pursuing females. If one of the women caught a man, he had to marry her.

        Tarzan was a character created by author Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1912. He was the son of parents who were stranded in the African jungle. When the parents were killed, an ape took the baby and raised him. There were about two dozen Tarzan novels. The Internet Movie Database lists 88 movies with the word "Tarzan" in the title from 1918 to 1999. The most famous movie Tarzan was Johnny Weissmuller, a five-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming, who played the role in many films in the 1930's and '40's.

      • Louis: Nice look, Fonzie.

        Fonzie (Arthur Fonzarelli) was the character played by Henry Winkler on the ABC television comedy Happy Days (1974-1984). Although he played a good guy, he looked like the epitome of a 1950's motocycle hoodlum with his black leather jacket and greased-back hair.