Even Stevens

Season 2 Episode 2


Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Jun 22, 2001 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

Ren is ecstatic when she finds out that her braces will come off in the morning before her 8th grade school picture will be taken. When the dentist removes them, he says she has a slight infection and gives her some oral medication which has "mild side effects." At home, Louis brings in the horrible yearbook photo that's arrived in the mail. Ren's mom tells her how she led a protest for womens' studies in college and suggests Ren could do the same. Ren organizes a demonstration to get retakes of bad photos ("Blinkers Unite!"), but Wexler gets angry about the protest. Also, Louis is out of his room for two weeks while a biohazard team decontaminates it! He has to move in with Donnie...moreless

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    Wesley Mann

    Wesley Mann

    Mr. Crappizi

    Guest Star

    Carlos Alazraqui

    Carlos Alazraqui

    Dr. Paz

    Guest Star

    Brenden Jefferson

    Brenden Jefferson

    Ryan Zellpepper

    Guest Star

    George Anthony Bell

    George Anthony Bell

    Conrad Wexler

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (8)

      • Principal Wexler has a portrait of President Bill Clinton hanging in his office. By the time this episode first aired, though, Clinton's term in office was over.

      • After Louis moves into Donnie's room, a poster for Louis' film, "Three Eyes Wide Shut" from the episode, 'Movie Madness' is seen hanging on the wall by the door.

      • When Donnie climbs and lays on his new cannopy bed made by Louis, he puts his arms up to relax. But in the next shot, his arms are down.

      • When the orthodontist talks to Ren, he says that she has had her braces on for 3 years. In the episode "A Weak First Week" it is the first day of school and she is in 8th grade and has no braces. Throughout the show the highest grade she is in is 9th. She probably also wasn't held back in 8th grade for three years considering how perfect she is supposed to be.

      • When Louis puts the mirror back into his locker, the crew and their equipment can be seen. It's kind of hard to see because of how fast the mirror goes into his locker.

      • After Louis and Donnie finish playing 'stinky sock basket' if you keep looking ot the right of the screen a shadow can be seen on the dresser for a quick second.

      • While Ren is getting her braces off if you look in the dentist's glasses you can tell he isn't working on her teeth but someone else was. At one point you can see the swab stick before he picks it up at the bottom of the screen.

      • The reshoot of Ren's picture was taken from a straight-on angle, yet the version of it the viewer sees is from an angle more to the side.

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Mr. Crappizi: Oh relax, kid, they'll touch it up at the lab. You'll look just like Regis Philbin.
        Ryan: But, I don't wanna look like Regis Philbin!
        Mr. Crappizi: Oh now, he's a very attractive man.

      • Principal Wexler: Truth be told, I admire your pluck.
        Ren: Well, it's nice to have my pluck admired.

      • Ren: Why were you distracted by my cheeks?
        Louis: It looks like you're smuggling meatballs from the cafeteria.

      • Principal Wexler: Do not talk to a principal about principles!

      • Ren: What do we want?
        Protesters: Re-shoots!
        Ren: When do we want them?
        Protesters: As soon as it's feasible but sometime within the next six weeks!
        Ren: (to Principal Wexler) We're trying to ger a snappier chant.

      • Louis: Mom, where am I going to sleep for two weeks?
        Eileen Stevens: Well, you should have thought of that before you turned your room into a teeming bacterial pit.

    • NOTES (3)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • The scene where Louis battles a large tree branch which blows into the living room during a storm is reminiscent of a scene in the movie Poltergeist.

      • Ren's protest chant: "Give a hoot, let's reshoot" is an allusion to "Woodsy the Owl," the USDA Forest Service mascot and his famous saying, "Give a hoot. Don't pollute."

      • Ren: Alert the media.

        When talking to Louis, Ren quotes John Geilgud's familiar line ("I'll alert the media.") from the film Arthur (1981), starring Dudley Moore. This line is often used as a response when someone is told something that is completely unremarkable.