Even Stevens

Season 2 Episode 11

Wild Child

Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Sep 28, 2001 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

Wild Child
After Eileen states that she's running for secretary-of-state, Louis throws a tantrum which doesn't help her case. Elsewhere Nelson learns some new moves from Donny which he wants to try out.

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    Jody Howard

    Jody Howard

    Cynthia Mills

    Guest Star

    Frank Lozano

    Frank Lozano

    Spanish-Station Reporter

    Guest Star

    Candace Kita

    Candace Kita

    News Anchor

    Guest Star

    Eric "Ty" Hodges II

    Eric "Ty" Hodges II

    Larry Beale

    Recurring Role

    Gary Leroi Gray

    Gary Leroi Gray


    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (7)

      • Donnie holds an NFL football with the logo altered.

      • The two boys that Nelson first challenges in the hall after he learns his new "martial arts" skills are both standing on a stairstep to make them look as tall as he is. They're all still shorter than Ren, who is in the shot with them.

      • According to the dialog, Louis and Ren are still in the seventh and eighth grades, respectively.

      • The opening shots of Louis on his bike use a rather obviously faked background.

      • A small American flag that decorates the Eco-Bot disappears in the shot where it hits a model volcano while it's running out of control, then it reappears in a later shot.

      • Cynthia Mills (Jody Howard) is seen on the job again as a reporter, even though she got fired in a previous episode, "Broadcast Blues." (This episode was filmed before "Broadcast Blues," but wasn't broadcast itself until after it.)

      • When Cynthia Mills' toe is stepped on by Louis, she picks up her left foot in the first long shot, but in the close-up that follows, she's holding and rubbing her right one. Later when she is at the broadcast center there is a cast over her right foot.

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Ren: ...Mom, I really need to talk to you about Louis. I think he's trying to change.
        Eileen Stevens: (suspiciously) Into what?

      • Ren: What are you making?
        Louis: It's called the Eco-Bot 2000.
        Ren: Oh! What does it do?
        Louis: Well, I don't know yet, but it has the coolest name.

      • Chad Rhimes: Now my primary job is to get your mother nominated in the primary election. No pun intended.
        Donnie: Hahaha! You intended that pun!

      • Cynthia Mills: Senator Stevens, any idea of why your son is running amuck?
        Eileen Stevens: Well, that all depends on what your definition of "amuck" is!

      • Louis: I'm not shorty pants kid!!

      • Ren: Look, Nelson, you're a lover, not a fighter. You're actually not a lover, either. But you are a nice guy.
        Nelson: Hey, thanks a lot!

      • Chad Rhines: Please tell me this (Louis) is the wacky next-door neighbor!
        Eileen Stevens: The boy with the farm on his head is my son Louis. Isn't he adorable?

    • NOTES (2)

      • This is Jody Howard's (Cynthia Mills) last appearance in the series although she did appear in the movie.

      • In one of the early shots, Louis grabs a corn dog from Lefkowitz, a red-haired boy who also appears as a non-speaking character in "Ren-Gate" and "Little Mr. Sacktown."

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • When the Eco-Bot 2000 is on a rampage, Louis crawls on the floor amidst fleeing peoples' legs, searching for the remote control just like Indiana Jones and Willie were doing at the begining of , searching for a poison antidote and large diamond respectively. Like Indy, Louis's object is kicked around just as he's about to pick it up.

      • Eileen Stevens: Well, that all depends on what your definition of 'amuck' is!

        Sen. Stevens is trying to avoid answering an unpleasant question by using a technique made famous by President Bill Clinton in 1998 when he was being questioned by a grand jury as part of special prosecutor Kenneth Starr's investigation. Clinton began his answer to a question by saying, "That depends on what your definition of 'is' is."