Life with Derek

Season 3 Episode 21

Driving Lessons

Aired Unknown Apr 19, 2008 on Disney Channel
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Driving Lessons
To settle a dispute over who will be a better driver, Derek bets Casey a year of free gas to whoever gets their license first. Meanwhile, Nora tries to get George ready to take care of the whole household by himself when she goes away with her friends for the weekend.moreless

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  • Another one of those "bet" episodes.

    I like this episode cause finally Casey wins the bet! I am so glad because she never wins until now of course. But it sucks that George got his license suspended. I didn't like how Casey was being such a jerk on how Derek failed his 4rth time. That's just plain mean. Also I liked how throughout the episode, I got driving tips. I also liked how Marti also gave Derek a lesson. My favorite scene is when they are gathered around the table talking about the insurance & Derek says he'll never let Casey borrow the car. That ws a great way to end the episode.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Casey and Derek shouldn't be able to drive by themselves at 16 years old. The process to get one's driver's license in Ontario, Canada is divided into three levels: G1, G2, and G. To get G1, you have to be at least 16 and pass a written test. This level lasts 12 months, but you can complete it in 8 if you pass an approved course, and you are only able to drive with a licensed adult. It appears that Derek and Casey didn't take an approved course to speed up the process. Next you have to pass a road test in order to obtain a Class G2 license, which enables you to drive by yourself. After 12 months, you take another road test to obtain the full Class G license.

    • Casey says she's so nervous that her hands keep slipping from 10 and 2 (northwest/northeast) to 6 and 6, when in reality, they were touching 9 and 3 (west/east). There is no such position as 6 and 6, otherwise both hands would be on the bottom of the steering wheel.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Casey: Der-ek! He drives me crazy!
      George: At least he has the license to drive ya there.

    • Derek: Isn't it funny that even when I lose I still win?

    • Casey: It was one small step for women... One giant failure for Derek-kind.

    • Derek: Oh, I don't drive recklessly. I drive confidently.
      George: Well, maybe a bit too confidently. You should try being more cautious.
      Derek: Oh, yeah, cuz I really want some tips from 'Crash Test Georgie'.

    • Marti: Smerek, you sideswiped my monkey!
      Derek: Oh, I'm sorry, Smarti.
      Marti: I thought Casey was teaching you how to drive like a woman?

    • Derek: The only thing my driving is deficient of is a license. And there is no way you're getting your license before me.
      Casey: Sorry D, but with my defensive driving, I will definitely get my license before you! And at the rate you're failing, so will Marti.

    • Casey: Mom, can you help me practice my parallel parking? I still can't figure out how to turn and reverse at the same time.
      George: I'll take you!
      Casey: Um, George! How, how do I put this? Those who can do and those who can't shouldn't teach those who are trying to beat Derek at a gas bet.

    • Edwin: You failed for the... Fourth time?
      Derek: I didn't fail! I'm just... pass-ily challenged.
      Marti: What's that mean?
      Lizzie: It means he failed.

    • Marti: Casey's a careful driver and I heard that you drive restlessly.
      Derek: You mean recklessly.

    • Edwin: This is the house 'to do' list.
      George: There's stuff to do in the house?
      Edwin: What? Do you think it took care of itself?
      George: No. I just kinda hoped.

    • Ralph: Twin double date! I told you my line would work!
      Derek: Your line? You mean, ah, 'Derek has a car'?
      Ralph: Genius, eh?

    • Casey: Ah, but isn't driving the kids your job?
      George: Yeah, yeah but I'm no longer legally allowed to do that job and, fortunately, you can!

  • NOTES (0)


    • Casey: It was one small step for women... One giant failure for Derek-kind.

      This is a reference to Neil Armstrong's famous quote from when he first walked on the moon, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

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