Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

Season 2 Episode 20

Double Dating / The Last Day

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Jun 03, 2006 on Nickelodeon
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  • Ned gets into gastric problems at a dance, but his problems are just beginning...

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    Ned asks Suzie out on a double date and she finally accepts, but now he has to find Moze a date. This leads to an unexpected surprise Ned and Moze have to hide from Suzie. One of the best episodes of the series.

    ~~~Double Dating~~~

    Ned wants to ask Suzie to a school dance, but is afraid of being rejected again. Moze suggests a double date to alleviate some of the pressure. Ned thinks it's a great idea, and Suzie agrees to the date, but there's one problem: Ned now has to find a date for Moze.

    Cookie wants to ask Vanessa to the dance, so there's only one offer: Jock Goldman. Ned, Moze, and Cookie don't like Jock, but Jock says he is truly sorry for what he did before (in "Upperclassmen") and will do anything to prove it. So the three of them strap Jock to a lie detector. He passes, so the double date is on.

    Vanessa says "no" to Cookie. Lisa asks Cookie to the dance, complete with a formal petition from Claire, and Cookie accepts. However, Vanessa changes her mind and also says "yes" to a date. Ned and Moze happen to see what went on and remind Cookie he can't date Lisa and Vanessa at the same time. They leave Cookie to bail himself out of his mess.

    At the dance, Ned and Moze are already there when Suzie and Jock arrive. Coincidently, and very importantly, Suzie is dressed just like Moze. The dance has an international theme, and they head inside to the China room for food. Meanwhile, Vanessa is outside waiting for Cookie, but Cookie is inside with Lisa. He seats Lisa by a window and runs off to meet Vanessa. (Yes, Cookie's plan is doomed to fail.) Finally, the scene ends with Suzie telling Moze she might let Ned kiss her, which causes Moze to spit out her drink.

    While Cookie is taking Vanessa to the Paris room, Ned is about to head into disaster of his own. Moze had already warned Ned to avoid spicy foods, but that is exactly what the four of them are eating. The effect is immediate, and when Suzie suggests that they go to the Brazil room to dance, Ned is forced to go to the washroom instead.

    Cookie runs back to the China room for Lisa, and rummages some leftovers. He gives Lisa the food pretending he had to line up forever for it, then pretends to go get soya sauce. Instead, he runs back to the Paris room.

    In the Brazil room, Suzie and Jock are dancing, when Ned throws a grape at Moze. Moze finds Ned in a plant and Ned explains his upset stomach problem. Moze tells Ned Suzie wants a kiss tonight. Ned tries, but is forced to run to the washroom again. He runs past Cookie, who is in trouble now that both Lisa and Vanessa want to go to the Brazil room to dance.

    Jock and Suzie are discussing how their respective dates are nowhere to be found, and how Ned and Moze accidentally became "class couple". Cookie intentionally spills fruit punch on himself upon arriving at the Brazil room and runs off, trying to avoid being caught with two dates. Cookie runs into Moze, who gives him some tips and sends him back to the dance floor. Meanwhile Ned's stomach is proving to be a real problem, so Moze decides to call in Nurse Hunsucker.

    Cookie tries Moze's tips, but gets caught anyway and ends up dateless. However, he eventually wins Lisa back and they dance. Meanwhile, Nurse Hunsucker arrives with a glass of Pepto-Bitsmol (or similar), and barges into the boys' room. Ned feels a lot better after drinking the mixture, and charges back to the dance floor to kiss Suzie.

    However, in Ned's rush to kiss Suzie, he spins Moze around and kisses her instead. Jock sees this and thinks Moze was using him to get to Ned, like he once used her to get to Amy, and leaves the dance. Suzie, however, doesn't, and simply asks them if everything is okay. They're not, and before long Ned finds himself running to the washroom again.

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    ~~~The Last Day~~~

    The Last Day of school is here, and everyone is celebrating. Even the bullies are being nice today. But despite all the song and dance (a Grease parody), one kid at Polk is not having a great time: Ned. How will last night (the dance) affect him, Suzie, and Moze? Ned spots Suzie and Moze walking toward him and flees.

    Ned manages to hide long enough to give his last day tips, and get his yearbook signed by Loomer (who defaces the "class couple" page). However, Suzie and Moze close in on him again, and he gets Cookie to get Moze somewhere else. Suzie tells Ned she knows about... Ned getting the runs last night. He is relieved, at least for now, but Suzie's facial expression as he walks away seem to suggest something.

    Ned runs into Gordy, who is in a state of weasel-induced insanity and runs off. He then meets Cookie again, who also knows about last night's kiss. Ned tells Cookie he has a plan.

    However, the plan turns out to be a terrible one, as Moze points out. Moze tells Ned that since it was a complete accident, he should be honest with Suzie and tell her the truth. Ned says the same thing, but in the end they both decide to say nothing and remain calm. However, this proves difficult, as they both freak out and run away when Suzie runs into them.

    Cookie gives Gordy his Tunnel-Bot to help him catch the Weasel, but it malfunctions right away. Gordy decides to catch the weasel himself, but immediately hurts himself trying. He also ignores the fact the the Tunnel-Bot is now terrorizing the school. It has now stolen Crubbs' hat and is now in the cafeteria.

    Ned and Moze are having lunch when Suzie stops by with chocolate kisses. She offers Ned some, but Ned accidentally takes one from Moze instead. When Suzie tells him, he assumes she is talking about last night and Ned and Moze both start freaking out until Suzie tells them to calm down over the chocolate and they both realize they misinterpreted what Suzie said. Meanwhile, Cookie is still chasing the Tunnel-Bot when he hears Crubbs yelling for help. He runs to the office to find Crubbs on his desk with the Tunnel-Bot buzzing around him.

    Moze returns to her locker to find Mr. Chopsaw, who is taking pictures of her wooden locker door. Moze tells Chopsaw of her problem (using analogies to wood), and Chopsaw tells her that she should tell Suzie before she finds out from someone else. Ned seeks his own adviser on the issue, Gordy, who is in the middle of one of his crazy plans, which for some reason involved a chipmunk costume. Gordy effectively tells Ned the same thing as Chopsaw tells Moze.

    So both now wanting to tell Suzie the truth, Ned and Moze fight the entire way, trying to stop the other from blabbing first. However, it turns out Suzie already knew. She tells them she was testing their trustworthiness, and they both pass.

    So with the crisis over, Ned and Moze are finally ready to enjoy the last day of school, but they soon run into the Tunnel-Bot, which starts chasing them. The Tunnel-Bot finds its way into the path of the Weasel, which Gordy has finally caught, but Gordy is forced to free the Weasel and ends up getting mauled himself. However, the Tunnel-Bot finally grinds to a halt. Gordy is alright, but immediately gets injured again when the bell rings and he gets caught in the stampede for the buses.

    As Ned and Moze board the bus, they start talking about how they let the kiss ruin their entire last day. They claim that they didn't feel a thing, and Ned says they wouldn't even if they did it again. Which... they do. Apparently they did feel something, because when Cookie comes and sits between them, they just stare ahead with stunned looks on their faces.

    While it's not apparent yet, this marks the turning point of the series. Ned will eventually have to choose between Suzie and Moze, and this episode sets up everything that leads to this future dilemma. It is thus the most important episode of the series.
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