Hannah Montana

Season 1 Episode 19

Money for Nothing, Guilt for Free

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Nov 26, 2006 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

Sick of Amber and Ashley constantly winning the school's charity fundraiser, Miley, Lilly, and Oliver team up to raise more cash than the girls. Jackson needs Cooper's help if he wants to beat Robbie at ping pong.

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  • Amber and Ashley always win the charity fundraiser, but this year Lilly, Miley, and Oliver are going to try to change that.

    There is a charity fundraiser at school for the United People's Relief and Amber and Ashley always win it. This year Lilly, Miley, and Oliver are going to try to raise more money than them together as a team. They go around to houses, but get barely any money. At a concert, Hannah asks for people to donate to the charity. They get a lot of people to donate and are excited because they are finally going to beat Amber and Ashley. Sarah comes by Miley's house, not realizing that it is Miley's house, asking for a donation to the charity. She tells them everything that she has been doing for her charity work. Miley feels bad because Sarah worked way harder than they did for the money. She tries to give Sarah the money, but she won't take it. Miley decides to give Sarah the money as Hannah, but Sarah is a huge Hannah Montana fan and she faints. Hannah finally gives her the money after running from many crazy fans. Amber and Ashley heard from Oliver that Sarah was going to beat them so they asked their parents for more money and they won...again. Miley and Lilly got back at them though by telling a reporter that they were taking their day off to volunteer.moreless
  • The school fundraiser is coming up, and Miley, Lilly, and Oliver are determined to win so they can humble the reigning champions, Amber and Ashley. The trio fails to raise enough money at first, but everything changes when Hannah asks her fans to donate.moreless

    This episode was featured on the first Hannah Montana DVD, "Living the Rock Star Life" as a never before seen episode. Overall, this episode was quite satisfying. Many scenes, especially when Miley, Lilly, and Oliver create propagandas to raise money. Although some parts were not very humorous, the comedic parts were incredible. This episode also introduced a brand-new character, Sarah. Sarah is an overly-charitable humanitarian. Her unbelievable helping ways are so outrageous, they make Sarah one of the funniest characters on the show. Her motives, which are very pure, bring Miley, Lilly, and Oliver down to earth and remind the viewing audience to help others more. In conclusion, this episode was sincere and humorous.moreless
  • Fun fued between Miley and Amber and Ashley to raise enough donated money win a contest to "help the needy"

    I first thought this episode was going to be predictable, but the ending surprise me. Amber and Ashley won, but Miley and Lily told the reporter that they were going to buy clothes for needy children and spend their day off from school washing dishes at the local soup kitchen. How could Amber and Ashley think that was disguisting! All they had 2 do was wash dirty dishes. What babies! Milly wants to win a fundraiser to beat Amer and Ashley at there own game when they had won last year and Miley is through with them rubbing it in their faces. So when she, Lilly and Oliver don't do so hot trying to raise money by door to door, they all agree that at Hannah's next concert, she would ask everyone in the audience to give donations. After the concert, they have hundreds of dollars. They are a shoe-in to beat Amber and Ashley. But then when Sarah comes over to Miley's house, she tells them that she isn't in the charity fundraiser for the money, but for the needy. So guilt falls on Miley and she decides to give all their money to Sarah so she could win. Even if they don't win, Sarah would and Ashley and Amber wouldn't. But then Oliver had to go brag to them about how Sarah was winning the contest. So then Amber and Ashley went and asked their parents for another huge donation. They won, but ended up hating it at the end. So, Miley and Lilly were happy that they won. I'm glad Miley decided to give the money to Sarah. She was the only one doing it for the right reason! ^_^moreless
  • i love this episode

    its was so funny Oliver Miley and Lilly try to fun raise and founf out in the end it helping that count from a super helper named Sara they try to super hard so they can beat Ashley and Amber they lose but find out it helps hat counts..besides that they even use Mileys elter ego Hannah Montana to get money but at the end they give it to Sara she loses to Amber and Ashley cause of Oliver tells them that somebody raised more monny but Sara or Miley Lilly or Oliver cared at the endmoreless
  • I loved it!

    Money For Nothing, Guilt For Free was an amazing eppisde of Hannah Montana. I don't know why a lot of people don't like thos episode. It;s one of my favorites. It's also on the Hannah Montana Livin' The Rock Star Life DVD. I don't own it, but I may soon. This episode was really funny. Miley, Lilly, and Oliver want to beat Amber and Ashley in a charity fundraiser. Unfortunately, Amber and Ashley win. Morgan York guest stars in this episode for the first time. She is also in some other episodes. She can be recognized in the movies Cheaper by the Dozen and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. Overall, a wonderful episode!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

Alec Ledd

Alec Ledd

Stage Manager

Guest Star

A.J. Holyfield

A.J. Holyfield


Guest Star

Greg Baker

Greg Baker

Mr. Corelli

Guest Star

Andre Jamal Kinney

Andre Jamal Kinney


Recurring Role

Morgan York

Morgan York


Recurring Role

Shanica Knowles

Shanica Knowles

Amber Addison

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Goof: When Oliver is holding the money that Hannah pulled in from the concert, as the camera zooms out from the cash, you can clearly see the words "For Motion Picture Use Only" printed on the bills.

    • Hannah sings "Who Said" in this episode.

    • Towards the end, when Jackson and Robbie are having a water-drinking competition, the water that they are drinking is "Dasani".

    • Goof: When Hannah finishes singing "Who Said", the stage lights behind her are all off when just a second before, some were on.

    • Goof: When Hannah sings "Who Said", she is holding a black microphone with a black tip, but when she ends the song, she is holding a black microphone with a silver tip.

    • Goof: When Hannah and Lola jump into the ball pit, about 15-20 balls are knocked out of the pit. But when the crowd reaches the pit, the balls have dissapeared.

  • QUOTES (29)

    • Mr. Corelli: Oh yeah, the three amigos show me the money!
      (He looks in the bag, but it's empty)
      Mr. Corelli: Seriously, show me the money!
      Miley: This is all we could raise.
      Oliver: Aren't ya gonna ring the gong?
      Mr. Corelli: Oh, I've got a special gong for you!
      (He rings a triangle)

    • Miley: What's important is not letting Amber and Ashley win this year! I'm so sick of seeing their snobby faces everywhere I turn!
      ((Miley looks up and sees Amber and Ashley's picture)
      Miley: AHHH!
      ((Miley turns around and sees Amber and Ashley standing there)
      Miley: Ahhh!

    • Oliver: Fine we'll donate our money to miss goody two socks!

    • Miley: I don't understand. How did they find out how much money was raised? (Oliver looks away like he is hiding something)
      Lilly: Oliver!
      Oliver: Ok. Maybe I bragged...a little, about how Sarah was gonna beat them. I...Phhhh...Chhhh...Sssss!
      Miley: A...Phhhh...Button it!

    • Miley: You wouldn't even buy yourself a pair of socks?
      Sarah: I already have two pairs of socks. A pair and a spare. Who needs more than that?
      Lilly: Normal people?

    • Hannah: Hey!
      Sarah: Hi, would you like to donate to . . . Ah! You! And you're! Here! And! Oh! It's! You!
      Lola: I'm guessing she's a fan?
      Hannah: (Sarcastic) Ya think?

    • Miley: We'll see about that! We'll knock on every door until out knuckles bleed! We'll beg and we'll plead, and WE WON'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!
      (Miley at a door)
      Man: NO!
      (Lilly at a door)
      Man: NO!
      (Oliver at a door)
      Man: Sick 'em, Butchy!

    • Mr. Corelli: Ok, I want everybody to close your eyes and find your HAPPY PLACE. Now imagine all of the good things in your life.
      Ashley: Great shoes. Perfect hair.
      Amber & Ashley: Very berry lip shine. Ooooooooh, sssssssss.
      Lily:Even though I can't see it, it's still annoying!
      Miley:I know! Now it's in my HAPPY PLACE!

    • Sarah: I'm sorry I'm late, Mr. Corelli. I was on my way to school when I had to wrestle a cat away from a baby bird. And then, I felt sorry for the cat, so I had to go to the pet store to get it some food, and then, I saw this lost dog with a sore paw...
      Mr. Corelli: Whoa, Sarah! Why is it every time I talk to you, I get the urge to give blood; and call my mom? Which if you knew my mom, is sort of the same thing!

    • Reporter: Wow, you two are amazing. This is gonna be a great story.
      Ashley: Yea, well the truth is...
      Lilly: But wait, there's more...
      Ashley: No, there's not, really!

    • Miley: So, how's the collecting going?
      Sarah: Pretty good. I woke up at 4 this morning so I could raise money at the fish market. And then, I caught the end of the graveyard shift at the meat plant, then sunrise aerobics at the Yoga Max.
      Lilly: You get up this early every morning?
      Sarah: No, on Saturdays, I sleep in until 5:30. Then I go to an old folks home and serve breakfast.
      Miley: Why am I not surprised?
      Sarah: I just really want that gift card so I could buy a bunch of clothes and then donate them to needy children.
      Oliver: Needy children?
      Miley: You'd donate the whole gift card?

    • Miley: Oh, and they didn't even tell you the best part. They're going to take all the money from the gift card to buy clothes for the needy children.
      Amber & Ashley: Needy who?
      Ashley: Oooh!
      Amber: Not now!

    • Reporter: If I could just have a quote, how do you feel right now?
      Amber: Well, we're just so happy for the Universal Relief.
      Reporter: You mean, United People's Relief?
      Amber: Whatever you call it, people are going to be relieved.

    • Miley: I just feel bad for Sarah. She's going to be crushed.
      Sarah: (To Amber & Ashley) Yay! Good for you!
      Lilly: Yeah, she's taking it real hard.

    • Lilly: I bet she'd take a donation from a generous celebrity!
      Miley: I bet she would!
      Oliver: Yeah, right. Where are going to find one of those?
      (Miley & Lilly knock him down with pillows)
      Miley: You'd think he'd learn by now.

    • Oliver: I can't believe how much Hannah pulled in.
      Miley: I know, and it was easier than finding a mullet at a trucker's convention.
      Oliver: Huh?
      Lilly: What?
      Miley: Ya'll wouldn't last two minutes in Tennessee.

    • Hannah: Now, before I start my next song, I would just like to give a shout out to a great charity called United People's Relief, so show your love and make a donation!
      (Crowd starts throwing coins at her)
      Hannah: Guys, please! Paper money only! I bruise like a cantaloupe!

    • (Miley, Lilly, & Oliver all sigh)
      Robbie: Wow, 3-part sigh. Usually, when I hear a sigh like that, my wallet hurts.
      Miley: Daddy, I know you already gave a big donation, but Amber and Ashley's parents--
      Robbie: Now, you know what I always say, honey. You can buy a thirsty man a cow and he'll have all the milk he wants, but he still won't have enough to wash down his cookies.
      Lilly: What?
      Oliver: Huh?
      Miley: He said he's happy to give to charity, but this is a chance for us to learn to be creative and raise the money ourselves. And then, something about cookies.

    • Jackson: This is a good idea, Coop.
      Cooper: I told you, man. With ping-pong, you don't have to be tall, strong, or good-looking.
      Jackson: Exactly. Wait a minute. I'm good-looking!
      Cooper: Sure you are.

    • Lilly: That is so unfair! We worked so much harder than you!
      Miley: Yeah! We walked 10 miles, faked 6 different accents, and sang the "12 Days of Christmas" 58 stinking times!
      Amber: Wow, you're right; you did work harder.
      Ashley: We're just smarter.
      Amber & Ashley: And richer. Oooh! Ssss!

    • Amber: Hey, guys. Look, we know we gloated last year, and we feel really bad about that.
      Ashley: So, we just wanted to say good luck! May the best fundraiser win.
      (Amber & Ashley walk away)
      Miley: Okay, something doesn't smell right here.
      Lilly: Sorry, I knew I shouldn't have had that breakfast burrito.

    • (The school bell rings)
      Mr. Corelli: Oh, finally! Lunch time!

    • Mr. Corelli: (To his class) And you, my little relievers, are going to help the less fortunate.
      Oliver: Like Ms. Dawson, the librarian?
      Mr. Corelli: Ms. Dawson is not less fortunate. She chooses to dress that way. It's too bad. She could be all that and a bowl of pudding.

    • Miley: This has been going on for two hours. What gives people?
      Amber: Hi Miley.
      Ashley: Hi Lilly.
      (Amber and Ashley laugh as they walk away)
      Lilly: Okay, this has Amber and Ashley written all over it.
      Oliver: Actually it has dork and dorkier written all over it.
      Miley: That's it. They're gonna pay for this.
      Lilly: Wait, wait, was I wearing dork or dorkier?
      (Miley gives Lilly a look)
      Lilly: It's important to me!

    • Hannah: I'd like to make a donation. Lola, give her the money.
      (Lola refuses to let go)
      Hannah: Lola release!

    • Hannah:Yeah thanks for pinching me back there in the ball pit.
      Lola: I didn't pinch you, you pinched me!

    • Lilly: I bet she'd take a donation from a generous celebrity!
      Miley: I bet she would!
      Oliver: Yeah right, where are we gonna find one of those?

    • (After drinking a lot of water to see who would go to the bathroom first)
      Jackson: Ok, you win!
      Robbie: I knew having eight brothers and sisters and one out-house would pay off someday.

    • Jackson: Well this ends right now! I'm gonna beat you at something dad and I am gonna beat you SO bad.
      Robbie: Son, you got your health, you got a nice car, why go looking for unhappiness?
      (Jackson makes chicken noises)
      Robbie: Okay, that does it, name the game.

  • NOTES (5)