Hannah Montana

Season 1 Episode 10

O Say, Can You Remember the Words?

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

Frustrated by Oliver's stage fright, Miley vents to her dad that she doesn't want to help him with their upcoming drama class performance anymore, which a dismayed Oliver accidentally overhears. Miley gets a taste of what Oliver goes through, when Hannah Montana forgets the words to the National Anthem while singing at a televised Laker's game. Jackson's boss pays him to get rid of sugar addict Rico's candy stash after a bad trip to the dentist. He manages to get Rico off the goodies, but Jackson becomes even more addicted to sweets than Rico.moreless

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  • One of the gems of the Hannah Montana series... and definitely my favorite episode from season one.

    'O Say Can You Remember The Words' is definitely a favorite episode of mine. It had a refreshing, silly plot, and shed some light on Miley and Oliver's friendship and relationship. Now, as a moliver fan, I was extremely pleased because my ship was playing Romeo and Juliet. And even more, Miley did something stupid to make Oliver angry at her, and it affected her greatly, which made me even happier. Oliver, towards the end, helps Miley remember the words to her own song. These characters' thoughts and actions really show how much they mean to one another, and season two has a HUGE lack of this with them, which is why it is always nice to go back and watch this episode. Another reason this episode is a gem, is... Oliver is actually thrown into the spotlight. The episode is about HIM, and we also have a large lack of those episodes in season two. So altogether, this was pure... awesomeness. I didn't give it a perfect score because Miley and Oliver did not share a kiss, and jeez, that was QUITE an oppurtunity they missed out on, taking in the fact that they were Romeo and Juliet. Regardless, this is definitely worth an iTunes download, and reminds me of the good old days when Oliver was actually truly significant in Miley's life. OSCYRTW is easily one of the series' best episodes.moreless
  • Fair

    miley is upset because of oliver not being able to take acting seriously for a drama short play they have to do. this makes her forget the lyrics to the national anthem, which embarrasses her. Meanwhile, Rico's dad makes Jackson take away sweets from rico, and jackson becomes addicted to all the sweets.

    Not really a favorite, I like how things worked out for Miley and Oliver but the episode as a whole was rather weak I think. No real big laughs and for once I did not really like Jackson's subplot (he's a big reason I watch) Grade- Cmoreless
  • We see how good a friens Miley is to Oliver.

    Miley and Oliver become partners for a Drama assignment. They are supposed to do the last scene of Romeo and Juliet in which Romeo dies. Miley finds that Oliver is unfocused and asks Oliver why. We learn that Oliver gets nervous in front of crowds and starts cracking jokes. Miley finds this a problem and talks about Oliver behid his back and Oliver hears and gets upset. The next night Miley 'Hannah' has to sing the national anthem at the Laker's game. Miley 'Hannah' messes up the lyrics and instead finds herself saying a line from Romeo and Juliet.

    Meanwhile, Jackson takes away Rico's candy to help with his sugar problem but finds himself eating all the candy and devloping a sugar problem of his own.

    Then, later that week, Miley 'Hannah' has to preform on "Top Rockers" a live television show. She finds herself nervous and forgets the words to her songs. When preforming she forgets the lyrics and Oliver helps her out.

    Miley and Oliver do their scene for drama class and Oliver gets over his stage fright and does a wonderful preformance.

    This was a great episode because we see how good a friend Miley is to Oliver. Turns out she is a very good friend to him. She gets over the fact Oliver gets stage fright and helps him out any way. A great installment.moreless
  • i have to admit, this episode was funny.

    Ok, of all the episodes i have seen up till now, i think it is one of the best. there were better, but this was one of the best.

    Many of the times, i laughed until i cried. I had to say that my favourite part was where miley forgotten her lines and she asked Lily for help. There was one part where Lily had forgotten to switch the card and Miley was still 'Yea, i love how it feels right now...yea i love how it feels right now, still loving how it feels right now. L-O-L

    overall, it was a hilarious episode. :)moreless
  • ok episode...

    Oliver is having trouble remembering his lines in the school play and Miley forgets the words on national television. Interesting...and unoriginal. The story has been done already. However, it was mildly intersting to see Hannah humiliated and how Miley dealt with it. Of course, there was a moral. I liked Jackson's story in this episode. He was paid to help Rico stop eating candy, but then Jackson started eating candy instead. I love candy so it was interesting to see. Good moral there. Overall, ok episode with an unoriginal story, but they pulled it off; this episode also had some good funny moments.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

Darryl Gibson

Darryl Gibson

Stage Manager

Guest Star

Ricardo Gray

Ricardo Gray

Afro Guy

Guest Star

David James Haack

David James Haack


Guest Star

Moises Arias

Moises Arias


Recurring Role

Noah Lindsey Cyrus

Noah Lindsey Cyrus

Little Girl

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (14)

    • Goof: When Lilly is eating the pancakes, her hair changes between shots without her moving it.

    • Goof: When Miley talks to her dad in one of the scenes, her hair changes positions between shots, although she never touches it.

    • Goof. When Oliver and Miley are at Miley's house, they do the trust excersize, but then the doorbell rings. Miley runs to go get it, and Oliver falls down. But then, Miley doesn't even answer the door, she just comes back immedietly and they never see who rang the doorbell.

    • Goof In Oliver's flashback, he is Abraham Lincoln for a project. He pulls out two oranges and pretends that he's a fruit fly. Where did he get the oranges?

    • Continuity Goof: Backstage at "Top Rockers" Hannah talks about sweating through her wig. Wouldn't other people hear her talking about a wig, expecially the person right behind her?

    • Goof: After Lilly falls her wig is messy, but when Hannah is singing "Who Said" and the camara focuses on Lily and Oliver, Lilly's wig is normal and not messsy.

    • This episode was available for download from iTunes on July 6, 2006 & it was #2 on the iTunes list of top TV show downloads for that day.

    • Goof: When Rico sets down his candy box on the bar, the label is turned towards the camera, but when the camera turns back to Rico (After Jackson says "You see with his candy is doing to you. This is for your own good.") the label is turned away from the camera.

    • Lilly appears as Lola (With the purple wig) again.

    • One of the commercials that aired during in this episode on Disney Channel's web site was for the movie "Monster House" starring Mitchel Musso. Mitchel Musso plays Oliver Oken on "Hannah Montana".

    • This was the first episode to be on the Disney Channel's web site before it aired on television.

    • This is the first time that the song "Who Said?" was sung on the show.

    • Goof: Lilly is holding up the cue cards for Miley. When she begins dancing around she is holding up a cue card that says "Throw my cares up in the air". She doesn't change the card until she hears Miley sing same line over and over again. She then flips it to a card that reads "This is the life", but a second later when the man behind her says he can't see. the card says "Throw my cares up in the air" again.

    • This episode is to be shown first to the people who attend the "Hannah Montana" concert at Disney World's Typhoon Lagoon in Orlando, Florida.

  • QUOTES (31)

    • Rico: Where's my secret candy box? (then realising it's empty) Ah! Where is it? What happened? What did'u do? (grabs Jackson's shirt) It's gone!
      Jackson: Yea, along with the enamel on your teeth.

    • (Oliver is taking forever to "die". The bell rings, and the whole class runs out)
      Miley: (To Oliver) Again... longer than it took him to write the play!

    • Oliver: Trust me. This has been going on forever.
      (Flashback to when Oliver had to say "The Gettysburg Address" for President's Day)
      Little Oliver: Four score and... four score and... (Takes out two oranges and puts them in front of his eyes) I'm a fruit fly! Abraham fruit fly!

    • Robbie: "Romeo and Juliet". I had to do a scene from that in speech class.
      Miley: And you did just well, right?
      Robbie: Nope. Actually, it was the darkest day of my life. Got throught the first two words and then froze up like aunt Pearl in the outhouse on Christmas morning.
      Miley: But it ended well.
      Robbie: Only because I started cracking jokes. "What light through yonder window breaks wind". That one killed 'em!

    • Chocolate Bunny: I love you Jackson!
      (Jackson looks at the bunny.)
      Bunny: Thats right I'm talking to you, Big Boy!
      Jackson: (starts chewing a carrot in a scared kind of way.) YOUR NOT REAL, YOUR NOT REAL!
      (He looks at where the bunny was and it was just a pillow.)
      Jackson: Whew!
      Other Bunny on other side: Can I have a bite of that? Big Boy!
      (Jackson looks at the bunny in fear and throws the carrot to the bunny and runs up the stairs.)

    • (Singing "This is the Life")
      Miley: Yeah I'm lovin how it feels right now,
      (Lilly doesn't change the card)
      Miley: Yeah I'm lovin how it feels right now, (Looks) uh, still lovin how it feels right now, still lovin how it feels right now, (Lilly changes the card).

    • Robbie: Shakespeare is very important and you'll use it every day of your life. Like fractions. I'm using them right now. I'm halfway out of the room, three quarters, and I'm gone.

    • Miley: Okay, so I don't get nervous. I'm Hannah Montana for crying out loud! I am not a normal kid.

    • Miley: Okay look Oliver. Everybody gets nervous. When I'm up there as Hannah Montana I get nervous too.
      Oliver: Oh yeah, right.
      Miley: No really. The minute I hear I have to preform, I get a huge knot in my stomach and my heart start pounding so hard I can hardly move!
      Robbie: Guess who's singin' the National Anthem at the Laker game tomorrow night?
      Miley: Yes Hannah Montana! Rocking the anthem for the Lakers... (Looks at Oliver) but I'm nervous. Huge knot. Don't know if I can do it.

    • Miley: Daddy, I haven't seen him like this since Halloween of 99.
      Robbie: I remember. I clocked him at 58 miles an hour on rollerskates, in a Yoda costume!

    • Hannah: Oh, great. What's Oliver doing here?
      Lola: Maybe he came to support a friend.
      Hannah: Or maybe he came to laugh at me.
      Lola: Could be. Either way, good luck!

    • Hannah: Lola, I can't remember anything! What am I gonna do?
      Lola: Don't worry. I've got your back. (holds up cue cards)
      Hannah: Oh, cue cards. Great idea. What if I forget how to read?!
      Lola: Get a grip. This is the life. Hold on tight. This is the dream, it's all you need.
      Hannah: Hey, you're right. You know, that's great advice.
      Lola: What advice? Those are the lyrics to your song!
      Hannah: Of course they are! I'm not nervous. I'm good.
      Stage Manager: Places, Miss Montana.
      Hannah: (to Lola) Help me!
      Lola: I will! Just remember, keep your eyes on me.
      Hannah: Right. What song is that from?
      Lola: That's not a song, that was the advice! Oh, boy!

    • Robbie: Everybody gets nervous, but the longer you wait, the tougher it's gonna get.
      Miley: I guess you're right. I just gotta do this, don't I? But what if forget the words to one of my songs? Or I forget to put my costume on? Then I'd be singing in my underwear!
      Lilly: That'd be quite a show.

    • Miley: I just don't want to get laughed at again.
      Lilly: Wow, and that's exactly how Oliver feels. And you bailed on him. Ironic, isn't it?
      Miley: Just stop your flapping and eat your flapjacks!

    • Miley: (To her teddy bear) I am so sorry you had to see that, Beary.
      Lilly: Beary the bear? You couldn't do better than that?
      Miley: I was three and I'm not changing his name now. That would just confuse him.

    • Robbie: Hey, bud, how you doing?
      Miley: Okay, except I had this awful dream where I forgot the National Anthem in front of thousands of people.
      Lilly: Uh, heh, that wasn't a dream.
      Miley: You couldn't play along for, like, a minute!

    • Hannah: (singing the national anthem) O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light? Through yonder window breaks... (Pauses; Crowd starts booing) Ramparts. No, rockets red glare! Oh, yeah! Yeah, that's right!
      (Crowd starts throwing things at her)
      Hannah: Uh. (Picks up two paper cups; Puts them over her eyes) Look, I'm a cup fly! You get it? Buzz?
      (Crowd continues booing)

    • Oliver: You said you'd be there for me.
      Miley: Oliver, I was just--
      Oliver: Bailing on me?
      Miley: No! I was just thinking about bailing on you. It's different!
      Oliver: You said I was the Titanic! (leaves)
      Miley: Not the ship! The very successful movie! You made like a billion dollars! (to Robbie) Okay, Daddy, we need a new warning signal.
      Robbie: Honey, I did everything but baste you with barbecue sauce.

    • Robbie: So, how's it going with Romeo?
      Miley: Well, you know, I finally got Oliver to take it seriously, and guess what? He's seriously horrible!

    • Jackson: (quickly) Hey, Dad! How you doing? What's for dinner? Hope it's meat loaf! How was your day? Mine was good! Nice shirt, goes with your hair! What's for dinner? Did I already ask that? Meat loaf?
      Robbie: Jackson, how much candy have you had today?
      Jackson: Wh-wh-wh-wh-wh-wh-why would you even ask that?
      Robbie: We both know you have a problem when you've had too much sweets.
      Jackson: Let it go! I was 8! It was Easter! I'd never seen a chocolate bunny before! Mmm, big chocolate bunny ears with candy eyes! Oh!
      Robbie: Okay, let me smell your breath. Dang, you smell like the inside of a piñata.
      Jackson: Big deal! So I had a few... dozen pieces of candy! I can stop anytime I want! (takes out a chocolate bar)
      Miley: Hey, what are you eating?
      Jackson: Nothing! Get off my back, woman! Ooh, ooh! (runs upstairs)

    • Jackson: Look, your dad called. Your last dental exam was so bad they're putting your x-rays up in the lobby to scare the other kids.
      Rico: The man lies! Last time we went to the movies, he put me in a diaper so I could get in for free!

    • Miley: (to Oliver) You're my friend and I'm not going to let you fall on your face. Here, let's do the trust exercise. Go!
      (Miley prepares to catch Oliver as he falls backwards; doorbell rings and Miley turns around; Oliver falls on the floor)
      Miley: Okay, technically, that wasn't your face.

    • Oliver: Miley, wait! I'm just nervous, okay?
      Miley: Nervous? About what?
      Oliver: Messing up and looking stupid.
      Miley: Hey, guess what? Done that!

    • Miley: Oliver, we have been rehearsing for over 2 hours, and we're still on the first page! It didn't take Shakespeare this long to write the play!

    • Lilly: I have a compromise. I pick Henry!
      Miley: No fair! He went to Shakespeare camp 3 summers in a row!
      Lilly: Why do you think I picked him?

    • Mr. Corelli: Now, next week we are doing scenes from Shakespeare's great play Romeo & Juliet.
      (Oliver & Henry start mirroring his movements)
      Mr. Corelli: "But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun." Man, that dude knew how to pick up chicks!

    • (Mr. Corelli screams in Miley's face)
      Miley: I've got a brother. You're gonna have to do way better than that.
      Mr. Corelli: Oh. Hmm. (screams in Lilly's face)
      Lilly: Aah!!
      Mr. Corelli: Nice work! You get an "A" for the day.
      Lilly: I'll take a "B" if you stop doing that.

    • Mr. Corelli: Now that you have clearly mastered the trust exercise, you, you're ready to act. But the secret to acting is reacting. (screams in Oliver's face)
      Oliver: Aah!!
      Mr. Corelli: Did you see that? He reacted. He didn't think. (to Oliver) Did you?
      Oliver: (nervously) I try not to, sir!
      Mr. Corelli: And you're great at it!

    • Mr. Corelli: I love the energy I've seen today, I love the passion, but most of all I love that we're almost done!

    • Oliver: I don't think I can do this.
      Miley: Come on Oliver, you just got to stay positive.
      Oliver: OK. (Pauses) I'm positive I can't do this!

    • Miley/Hannah: You know, I had a rough patch the beginning of the show and an even rougher patch earlier this week. But I learned something that I should have known all along. Good friends don't bail on you and they're always there to catch you if you fall.

  • NOTES (13)

  • ALLUSIONS (10)

    • Little Oliver: Four score...

      These are the first two words of Abraham Lincoln's famous speech "The Gettysburg Address".

    • Miley's teddy bear is named "Beary." This was the name of Haley Joel Osment's (Emily Osment's brother)character in Disney's movie "The Country Bears".

    • Jackson in a squeaky voice: It's Jack-Zilla

      Reference to the very popular Godzilla movies.

    • Bunnyland Tokyo is a play on the name of Disneyland Tokyo.

    • Miley: Daddy, I haven't seen him like this since Halloween of 99.
      Robbie: I remember. I clocked him at 58 miles an hour on rollerskates, in a Yoda costume.

      Yoda is a character from the "Star Wars" movies. He is a small green alien that gives counsel to the Jedi. In 1999 the first prequel to the "Star Wars" movies called "Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace" was released bringing back into popularity all things "Star Wars".

    • Leonardo DiCaprio is an actor who was a popular teen heartthrob in the 1990s. His films include Romeo + Juliet, and Titanic. He is also a big Lakers fan.

    • The Lakers

      The Los Angeles Lakers basketball team has had many famous players including Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The Lakers won the very first NBA finals in 1950 and have gone on to win 11 NBA finals total.

    • Titanic

      The Titanic was an ocean liner that was designed to be unsinkable, but on its maiden voyage it hit an iceberg and sank. Over the years there have been three movies made about the ship. The most popular one was the 1997 version called "Titanic". It was a huge hit at the box office staying at number one for 15 weeks. Miley's comment that the film made $1 billion was almost correct. The film brought in $900 million world wide.

    • Romeo and Juliet

      Romeo and Juliet is William Shakespeare's most famous play. It is about to two doomed young lovers who's families have been feuding for generations. Because of their family hatred for one another, they marry in secret & plan to run away together. Unfortunately tragedy strikes, Romeo (Mistakenly believing that Juliet is dead) kills himself. When Juliet finds Romeo dead, she cannot bear to live without her Romeo, so she takes her own life as well.

    • Oh Say Can You Remember the Words is an allusion to the first four words of America's National Anthem.