Hannah Montana

Season 1 Episode 6

Grandmas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Play Favorites

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Apr 28, 2006 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

The Stewarts are having a busy week. Hannah Montana is about to perform for the Queen of England and the Queen's granddaughter. Jackson is in his school's volleyball championship, and Miley and Jackson's grandma (Mamaw Ruthie) is in town on a surprise visit. But when Mamaw only spends time with Jackson, Miley believes that Jackson is Mamaw's favorite.moreless

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  • Poor Jackson.

    This wasn't one of my favourite episodes. I found it quite boring actually.

    Jackson and Miley's grandmother comes to visit but she gives all of her attention to Jackson instead of Miley, something which Miley isn't too happy about. I won't give out any spoilers for the episode; watch it yourself.

    I can honestly say though, I felt sympathy towards Miley's brother. Miley's self-centered attitude can really annoy one.

  • decent episode

    This was about miley feeling like she doesn't get enough attention from her grand mother. Her grand mother tells her in the end that the reason why she shows Jackson more attention is because of her being hannah montana she gets almost all the attention and he supports her. But miley never notices that she needs to be there more for Jackson. So Jackson was happy when they left early on the queen of england and went on to his volleyball game. Though they were caught and had to run away pretty fast. All in all it was an decent episode.moreless
  • Good

    Robbie's mom, the kids' Mamaw, visits. Hannah is set to sing for the queen of England, but she is late, and Jackson has a volleyball match he wants to be in. Mamaw wants to go there and this makes Miley feel that Mamaw likes Jackson more than her. Is this true and if so will this damage the family?

    It was alright, like the last one it was also kind of boring. Not really many laughs at all, but I did like Jackson's plot a little so that helps the grade a little. My grade is a low B. Goodmoreless
  • An episode that really was funny, but the Jackson story was better than the Miley story.

    With her grandmother is paying a visit, Miley is keen to gain her support and congratulations, especially as she is about to perform for her royal highness, the Queen of England! However, Miley discovers that it is an awful feeling when she is being ignored. We soon learn that the reason her grandmother is paying such special attention to Jackson is because she sees that he is often left out in the cold, with all the attention being lavished on Hannah Montana. Since she was a professional volleyball player back in the 1960's, she takes up Jackson's forthcoming final as a personal hobby and spends days helping him, only to discover his parter has become sick at the last possible moment.

    In the meantime, Miley, who realizes just how much she and her dad need to be there for her brother, blows off the Queen, and rushes to the school gym. There, Jackson has found a novel substitute in the form of his grandmother! Who proceeds to thrash the opposition with him. However, it appears that Miley will steal the show again from Jackson's victory, as she forgets to remove her disguise and enters the gym as Hannah Montana, causing a mob to chase her from the building. There are no hard feelings, though, when the siblings sit side-by-side and Jackson tells Miley that he isn't angry at her - he's amazed that she and his dad blew off the Queen to be there for him! Then the two share a touching moment.moreless
  • ok episode...

    Mamaw comes to town and spends most of her time with Jackson, which makes Miley jelous. Hannah has to play for the queen of England and her granddaughter. I didn't really like the story in this episode. I especially didn't like the singing for the queen. It was cheesy and unrealistic. It was funny to see Mamaw and Robbie together. I also liked the idea of teaching Miley that she gets all of the attention and her mamaw showed her how Jackson feels all of the time by ignoring her. Overall, ok espisode. It had some funny moments and some good character development.moreless
Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus

Robbie Stewart

Emily Osment

Emily Osment

Lilly Truscott

Jason Earles

Jason Earles

Jackson Stewart

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana

Mitchel Musso

Mitchel Musso

Oliver Oken

Vicki Lawrence

Vicki Lawrence

Mamaw Ruthie Stewart

Guest Star

Patrick Kerr

Patrick Kerr

Simon Tisdale

Guest Star

Abigail Marlowe

Abigail Marlowe


Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (12)

    • Mamaw Ruthie and Queen Elizabeth II knows that Hannah Montana is really Miley Stewart.

    • Goof: If you look closely, none of Jackson's spikes should count, because he does a foot fault (his foot touches the line beneath the net) and he touches the net as well.

    • When Lilly comes over to the Stewart house she is wearing the same guitar shirt that she wore in the previous episode "It's My Party and I'll Lie If I Want to".

    • Continuity Goof: Early in the episode when Miley is talking to her grandmother, she says something about performing her new song and then she gets cut off before she finishes speaking, but the song "The Other Side of Me" was performed in the previous episode.

    • Goof: Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter is portrayed as being twelve or thirteen years old, but in actuality Her Royal Highness doesn't have any granddaughters close to being pre-teen age.

    • Continuity Goof: Lilly and Robbie always have to change their names and wear disguises so there will be no connections drawn between them and Miley, but Jackson and Mamaw attend the command performance for the queen (As guests of Hannah Montana) without disguising who they are.

    • First time Robbie's full name, Robbie Ray Stewart, is used in the show

    • Hannah sings "The Other Side of Me" for the Queen.

    • Jackson is right-handed, so he serves the ball on the right side of the court, but the second time he serves he is on the left side.

    • If Jackson was a great volleyball player he would serve overhand, not under.

    • Jackson is playing at Seaview Middle School, however Jackson can drive and is therefore older than 16. He should in secondary school, also known as high school.

    • If Jackson really was playing for a championship, there are age limits. It is highly unlikely his grandmother would be able to play.

  • QUOTES (33)

    • Hannah: (Singing) Walk and wave and bow and greet, now come on queenie move them feet.
      Look at your guest, give 'em a smile, get the lady out, move down the aisle.
      Now swing that girl, give her a push.
      There's y'all's your seat, now plant that tush.

    • (The Stewarts are wrestling over bread when Mamaw comes in)
      Mamaw: Fightin' over a loaf of bread? Robbie Ray Stewart, don't you feed these children? It's a good thing I got a purse full of hard candies!

    • (The Queen walks with her granddaughter down the aisle slowly)
      Robbie: Sweet mercy! That woman makes a snail look like a cheetah!

    • Robbie: What my mom's tryin' to say is, we got another commitment, so-
      Simon: Oh, don't worry, I'll just tell the Queen that you stood her up for a monster truck jamboree.
      Robbie: You think if there was a monster truck jamboree anywhere within spittin' distance of this place we'd be here?
      Hannah: Daddy!
      Robbie: I guess we'll wait.
      Simon: DUH!

    • Robbie: Your grandma's flyin' in from Tennessee. She's in a cab on her way to the house right now.
      Miley: Daddy, relax. We only left Jackson home alone for an hour. How much damage could he do?
      (Miley's eyes widen)
      Robbie: We gotta move.

    • Hannah: Mamaw means well but sometimes she could be a... "Royal Pain."
      (Gwendolyn comes in)
      Gwendolyn: The queen's granddaughter would like her pony groomed and brought to her room!
      Simon: Trust me. There's no royal pain like the Royal Pain.

    • Robbie: It's nice to see the soft side of you again ma.
      Mamaw: Thanks sweetie. Now you stay away from that dessert table or all of your sides are gonna be soft.

    • (Robbie is eating a chicken leg)
      Mamaw: Robbie Ray, put that down! How big do you wanna get?
      Robbie: Trust me darlin'. Being invisible has its advantages.

    • Robbie: So, how long did you say you were stayin'? (kisses Mamaw)
      Mamaw: Don't worry, I'll only be here for the weekend. You can go back to takin' food out of your children's mouths on Monday.

    • Simon: I'm sorry but the queen has been delayed at the state fair where her granddaughter washed down chili cheese fries with a grape slushie producing a royal and colorful upchuck.
      Mamaw: Oh for heaven's sake! Just hose her off and get her over here!

    • Mamaw: I didn't want to do anything to him, I just wanted to give him a little Tennessee talkin'-to.
      Robbie: The last time you gave someone a Tennessee talkin'-to, the air marshal had to land the plane.
      Mamaw: Ask for an extra bag of peanuts and all of a sudden you are a threat to national security!

    • Mamaw: Yo Hamlet! Get your queenie on the horn A-SAP!
      (Mamaw comes after Simon and Robbie chase after her)
      Robbie: Ma! Come back here, ma! Ma, you cannot give a grown man a wedgie!

    • Miley: So you're not mad about today?
      Jackson: My sister and my dad blew off the Queen of England just to watch me play volley ball. How could I be mad at that?

    • Miley: Look, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to mess this up for you. Seems Hannah Montana does that a lot.
      Jackson: It's okay.
      Miley: No, it's not. I wouldn't blame you if you hated me.
      Jackson: I don't hate you Miles. Okay, sure I'd like a little more attention sometimes, but at the end of the day, I like who I am. That's all that really counts.

    • Hannah: Thank you all. You've been a beautiful audience. Pip Pip, ta-ta, cheerio, goodnight.
      Queen: Simon, have we just been punk'd?

    • Miley: She's gonna insult the Queen and ruin my command performance all because of her little Jackson. It's always about you.
      Jackson: Me? Well, it's never about me. Everything in this family revolves around you.
      Miley: What are you talking about?
      Jackson: If it's not the Queen, it's a concert. If it's not a concert, it's a CD signing. I mean face it, no matter how important something is to me, it always comes in second to Hannah Montana.
      Miley: Come on, Jackson, you know that's not true.
      Jackson: Yes, it is.
      Miley: Where are you going?
      Jackson: To my volleyball match, something that's important to me. Tell the Queen I said hello.

    • Mamaw: Oh it's on. It's on like mud on a pig.

    • Lilly: I have an idea. And it's so simple you're gonna love it.
      Miley: What?
      Lilly: Dump granny and take me!
      Miley: No. She's going. She's going if I have to tie her up like a deer and strap her to the hood of my daddy's car!

    • Mamaw: Come on, I'm gonna set for you. Okay, bend those knees.
      (Mamaw throws volley ball in the air; Jackson hits it, hitting Oliver with the ball)
      Mamaw: (to Jackson) Yeah! That's what I'm talking about!
      (Oliver plays sound effect of a descending musical slide)

    • (after winning the volleyball game)
      Jackson: Amazing. Even when I win, it's still about Hannah Montana.
      Mamaw: No, it is not. This is all about you, sweetie. You won and nobody can take that away from you. Now, give me my trophy. (takes trophy from Jackson, but gives it back) I'm just kidding you!

    • Jackson: I'm sorry for screwing up. I guess I'm just a little nervous.
      Mamaw: Well, you're supposed to be, but you are a Stewart and Stewarts do not lose. Now, you want this, don't you?
      Jackson: I do!
      Mamaw: Of course you do, so stop you're moping!
      (Oliver plays sound effect of a baby crying; Mamaw and Jackson glare at him)
      Oliver: Finger slipped. My bad.

    • Robbie: (to Jackson & Miley) Now, y'all just sit here and act like you're two perfect little angels who always listen to their father.
      (Jackson & Miley stare at him)
      Robbie: Just pretend.

    • Simon: Now, Miss Montana, prior to your performance on Sunday, for the queen's granddaughter, you will be introduced to her royal majesty.
      Hannah: I'm gonna meet the queen! Whoo! I'm gonna meet the queen! Whoo!
      Simon: Not if you do that. Whoo!

    • Robbie: Hey, Mom, give me back my pork rinds!
      Mamaw: And if you weren't eating this fried garbage, maybe you could catch me.

    • Mamaw: Tip? You want a tip? If you are not gonna use deodorant, make sure your back windows are rolled down!
      Robbie: Well, at least she's in a good mood.

    • Oliver: (commentating) This is it. Jackson Stewart serving for the goal. This is, without a doubt, the most important serve of young Stewart's life. If he blows this...
      (Mamaw unplugs Oliver's microphone)
      Mamaw: Son, you sound a whole lot better when no one can hear you.

    • Queen: Don't hate the player; hate the game!

    • Mamaw: (to Jackson) You, kiddo, you are doing great. You just need a little more knee bend. (to Topher) And you, sweetheart, you either get your head into this game, or I'm gonna have a senior moment all over your keister!

    • Oliver: (commentating) Topher sets for Jackson. Jackson leaps and... right into the net. (plays a fizzle sound effect; Jackson glares at him) What? If I'm gonna announce the tournament, I need to practice, too.
      Jackson: If you're gonna announce for the tournament, you'll need to be alive.
      (Oliver plays sound effect of a crowd booing)
      Oliver: Jackson takes the set from Topher and... (plays sound effect of a bomb dropping, then exploding)
      Mamaw: Oliver, do you have the sound of a truck running over a microphone?
      Oliver: Nope. I don't have that one.
      Mamaw: You will if you push another button!

    • Robbie: Hey, Mom, it's so good to see you.
      Mamaw Ruthie: Oh, it's good to see you, too, sweetie pie. Hey, by the way, you got a loose step outside. If we weren't blood, I would sue you.

    • Robbie: (to Jackson) Egg rolls, pizza, taquitos. I leave you alone for an hour and come back, and this place is turned into the International House of Leftovers.

    • Robbie: (answering cell phone) Hello. Hey, Mom. Yeah, look, we're right in the middle of rehearsing to meet the queen. Can I... No, no, no. Not Latifah.
      Hannah: Hey, Simon, when I met that queen, all I had to rehearse was "What's up, girlfriend!" You get it?
      Simon: Yes, unfortunately, I did.

    • Mamaw: For heaven sake, that woman is over 3 hours late. Who does she think she is, the Queen of England?
      Mamaw: Well, it's still no excuse.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (10)

    • When the Queen asks,"Simon, Have we just been Punk'd?" this is referring to the show Punk'd hosted by Ashton Kutcher. It is a show were celebrities get pranked.

    • Ashton Kutcher is an actor who has starred in "That 70's Show", "Dude, Where's My Car?", & "The Butterfly Effect".

    • Mamaw: For heaven sake, that woman is over three hours late. Who does she think she is, the Queen of England?
      Vicki Lawrence starred in the 1983 show Mama's Family. Her character frequently used the phrase "For heaven sake."

    • Robby: This place has turned into the International House of Leftovers
      He is making a reference to the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) chain of restaurants.

    • Hannah: Yadi Yadi Yadda
      This comes from Seinfeld's use of Yadi Yadi Yadda to fastforward through a story.

    • Queen Elizabeth II is the present Queen of England. She has reigned since 1952.

    • Mammaw's comment on "Save the Queen" has ties back to the song "God Save the Queen." The song is better known in the US as My Country Tis of Thee except with different lyrics.

    • Queen Latifah is a actress who has starred in the movie's Chicago & Beauty Shop.

    • The Backstreet Boys were a hugely popular boy band in the late 1990's & the early 2000's.

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to a song by Willie Nelson titled, Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys.