Even Stevens

Season 2 Episode 17

Uncle Chuck

Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Dec 21, 2001 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

Uncle Chuck
Steve's brother comes to visit and Louis looks up to him as a god with his love for wrong doing and quick money schemes. Ren, on the other hand is having a harder time as her cooking project fails to meet expectations.

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    Richard Kind

    Richard Kind

    Uncle Chuck Stevens

    Guest Star

    David Jean-Thomas

    David Jean-Thomas

    Colonel Beale

    Guest Star

    Mindy Sterling

    Mindy Sterling

    Ms. Lynch

    Guest Star

    Gary Leroi Gray

    Gary Leroi Gray


    Recurring Role

    Eric "Ty" Hodges II

    Eric "Ty" Hodges II

    Larry Beale

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Chuck refers to Steve Stevens as his "big brother."

      • Ren and Nelson hide the giant biscuit from Ms. Lynch by putting in the room marked "Faculty Sauna." But a couple of episodes later in "Ren-Gate," this space (on the same set) is occupied by the "Wexlervator."

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Ren: I have never failed at anything and I'm not starting here.

      • Steve Stevens: What is this?
        Louis: That uh, uh, just your regular, ordinary, everyday cottage cheese balloon.
        Eileen Stevens: And this was going to school with you because...?
        Louis: 'Cause soft cheese helps me concentrate.

      • Chuck: Let's say you shine this gig on. We'll go cruise the mall, groove on some chicks, huh?
        Louis: What, what, are you joking? No, no, the old man finds out he'll freak out. If I split now...Wait, why are we talking like hippies?

      • Louis: Dad, get off the car! Don't lean on that nerdmobile; people will think it's ours, Dad!

      • Uncle Chuck: Ok, first rule of TP-ing: you peel off the wrapper before you throw the roll.

      • Uncle Chuck: Can't take your eyes of it (his truck), can you?
        Eileen Stevens: Uh-unh. You want to...you just can't.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Larry Beale's house is the same as the one Louis visits in "Deep Chocolate," when he tries to sell chocolate to the old couple still in bed. In that episode, the address is clearly visible on the front yard light post. In this episode, while the address is not as clear, it's still visible as being the same one.

      • During the TP scene, the music playing is an arrangement of Peter Tchiakovsky's "1812 Overture."

    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • The episode's title is a reference to the 1989 comedy film Uncle Buck, starring John Candy as a low-life, carefree bachelor who comes to babysit his brother's kids.

      • This episode shares a lot of similarities with an episode of Leave It to Beaver entiled "Uncle Billy" (Dec. 31, 1960). On that show, Beaver's Uncle Billy, like Louis' Uncle Chuck, is the family ne'er-do-well who makes promises to his nephew that he can't deliver on.

      • Uncle Chuck: Keep hope alive, Louis.

        "Keep hope alive" is an inspirational phrase associated with Rev. Jesse Jackson, who used it in a speech before the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia on July 18, 1988.

      • Ren: Cover the dough. Let it rise. Roll your biscuits. Get an 'A.' BAM!

        "BAM!" is the trademark exclamation of chef Emeril Lagasse, usually known by his first name only. On his TV cooking shows Emeril Live (1998) and Essence of Emeril he often hollered "BAM!" as he added an ingredient to a recipe.