Phil of the Future

Season 1 Episode 3

Meet the Curtis

Aired Friday 7:00 PM Jun 18, 2004 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

Meet the Curtis
The Diffy's discover Curtis the Caveman stowed away in the time machine and now it's up to Lloyd to decide if they should keep him. Pim goes to Debbie's sleepover and tries to find a way out.

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  • A stoweaway Neanderthal caveman from when the Diffys traveled to pre-historic times shows up at their house. Lloyd allows Phil, Keely, and Pim to keep him and they named Curtis. Lloyd decides to let him go so that he won\'t reveal where they\'re from.moreless

    This is a great starter episode for Phil of the Future, the first episode including Curtis the caveman. Curtis is a hilarious character trying to learn about everything he needs to know for life in the 21st century. When the Diffys find out that Curtis stowed away in their time machine, Lloyd allows Phil, Pim and Keely to keep him around. Phil teaches him things like he\'s his little brother and becomes good friends with him. When Curtis comes to Phil\'s school without him knowing, he bites Vice Principal Hackett on the leg. Lloyd then decides that he can\'t keep Curtis around with the chance of their family being discovered. After releasing him to the wild, Lloyd gets separated from Phil and Keely, and they get lost. Curtis ends up saving them from a \"beast\" which changes Lloyd\'s mind about things, and he allows Curtis to stay with the family. This is a really great episode for the start of the show, fun to watch.moreless
  • Curtis the Caveman seaks into the Diffy's house.

    I didn't really enjoy this episode. I think it was an unneeded episode. It was funny when Curtis apperd in bed with Barb and Lloyd. Then it just got really boring. Except for the funny ways Pim tried to get out of Debbie's sleepover. The part with Phil, Keely,and Lloyd geting rid of Curtis was ok. Then they had to try to find Lloyd. That was a very boring and stupid part of this episode. Disney could of made this episode much better.moreless
  • The Diffys find a caveman hiding beneath their sink. While they decide to keep him as a pet, he soon after attacks one Neil Hackett, a worker at Phil's school. Lloyd decides Curtis must go, and he decides to set him free. But Phil doesn't want to say goodmoreless

    An introduction to one of the funnier characters on the show. Curtis! While the plotline was fairly simple, I found it was still fun to watch. Meanwhile, Pim gets invited to a sleepover at Debbie's house. She constantly tries to escape, including a rather funny scene where she pretends to be a mirror image of Debbie's nana. All in all, a funny episode, while some may be disappointed at the lack of Pheely.moreless
Carlie Westerman

Carlie Westerman

Neckbrace Lana

Guest Star

Nadia Lewis

Nadia Lewis

Silent Judy

Guest Star

Kay Panabaker

Kay Panabaker

Debbie Berwick

Recurring Role

J. P. Manoux

J. P. Manoux

Curtis the Caveman/Mr. Hackett

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: Mr. Hackett said to the reporter that to do the judo move he knew, he had to be attacked from the side. But he WAS attacked from the side; Curtis bit him on the side of the leg.

    • "Meet the Curtis" is a play on words of the movies Meet the Parents or Meet the Fockers.

    • Goof: When Phil, Keely, and Curtis are looking for Lloyd, they come across Lloyd's cutout in the bushes. Even though Craig Anton (actor who plays Lloyd) is approximately a whole foot taller than those three, the cutout in the bushes is closer to their size.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Phil: He looks like...a Curtis.
      Lloyd: Phil,don't you dare name him! That's how it all starts!
      Keely: I can help you take care of Curtis if you want.
      Lloyd: Stop with the Curtis already! He's not Curtis! You're not Curtis!
      (Curtis makes a grunting sound)

    • Nana Berwick: Alright, lambies! It's 6 o'clock! Lights out!
      Debbie: Sorry, Nana. We lost track of time!
      Pim: Wait, we can't go to bed yet! Birds are singing, people are swimming...I can still burp my lunch!
      Debbie: Don't worry, we don't have to go to sleep till 6:30. And we still have to find who will be crowned sleepover queen! (Debbie and the gang clap hands)

    • Phil: My dad never takes off his belt pack. He takes a BATH in his belt pack.

    • Nana: (Swatting her behind and looking in the mirror) How you like me now!

    • Pim: (Nervously as Nana Berwick has just caught her sneaking out) Hi...I was just going to go...brush my teeth!
      Nana: Good, we can go together. I need to spruce up my dentures.
      Pim: Nana Berwick, you don't cut a girl much slack.
      Nana: That's why I'm here. Stow your gear, princess.

    • T.V. Announcer: So, are you offering a reward for the capture of this beast?
      Mr. Hackett: On a teacher's salary? Are you kiddding?

    • Pim: I've never used the word "cuddly" before...(Curtis burps) never mind.

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