The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Season 2 Episode 2

French 101

Aired Friday 7:00 PM Feb 10, 2006 on Disney Channel
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Zack and Cody fall for a French girl who can't speak English very well. Meanwhile, somebody steals London's purse and Esteban tries to help.

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  • French

    Zack and Cody fight for a French girl who's a guest at the Tipton, who doesn't speak English. Meanwhile, Esteban searches for London's stolen purse. It was alright. Kind of boring. The actress was not very fond of French and it was obvious.
  • Another brilliant one!

    Oh boy! What another awesome episode! I loved Zack and Cody's part in this episode but I really feel that Estaban's part should've had a bit more depth. I loved it and all, but it just felt a little short and that's why the director held off Estaban's final scene towards the end so that it doesn't feel that short.

    That being said, its very funny yet again. Bob was great as well, and it was great to see Cody's "evil" side!moreless
  • Theres a french girl at the tipton and Zack and Cody fight over her.

    It was a fairly good episode, I enjoyed watching Zack and Cody attempt to woo Jolie, the French girl. However, as a native French speaker, I find they should have hired an actress that actually spoke French. This actress did not pronounce most of the words properly, with the exception of the word "oui".

    I really love the huge glasses Zack wore at the end of the episode, I have a pair almost identical, except mine are purple. :P

    I also find it very weird how Bob, who was introduced to us as the dyslexic student in Zack and Cody's school, speaks such fluent French.moreless
  • Okay there's a french girl at the Tipton and... what else is there to say?!

    Zack wants to date a french girl he met at the Tipton, but Cody wants to get the girl for a change. So, in order to uploud his self-esteem, Cody locks Zack in a closet and takes his chance. Cody gets the date, but Zack is willing to give up so easily. Yeah, Zack is a pretty bad sport. He selfishly ruins the date and attempt to claim the girl for himself. Now, this what bugged in this episode. Women are not property and it is sexist to believe that you can put a tag on them (and yes, I'm a guy!). Oh, and in the subplot, who cares if Estaban got beat by a girl! It's only manly if you can accept defeat. In the long run, Cody may not always get the girl, but if both he and Zack were going get that competitive over a person they barely know or respect, I guess it's clear why none of them got the girl. Although, Bob's look at the end when he asked out the french girl was hilarious.moreless
  • French 101 was a really good episode. Zack and Cody want to impress a french girl who is staying at the Tipton. Cody ends up with the date with her.

    Cody gets the date with the girl and Moseby has to go along to take care of them. This is funny enough but then when Zack tries to ruin the date and win the girl it gets even funnier. Especially when Zack gives Cody those cards with french words on them. Cody uses them on the girl and they turn out to be insults. These scenes are so funny. The whole story is funny. And in the end neither one of the boys ends up with the girl. In the end it's Bob who ends up with the girl. The episode is very good and very funny and it's one of my favorites.moreless
Richard Gleason

Richard Gleason

Maurice Fruggard

Guest Star

Katelyn Pippy

Katelyn Pippy


Guest Star

Catheryn J. Brockett

Catheryn J. Brockett


Guest Star

Adrian R'Mante

Adrian R'Mante


Recurring Role

Brian Stepanek

Brian Stepanek


Recurring Role

Charlie Stewart

Charlie Stewart


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (15)

    • When Cody starts 'crying' he puts his left hand up to his eyes. But, immediately after, when it changes the camera angle, his right hand is up to his face.

    • We learn that Mr. Moseby has a chiropractor.

    • Cody: How stupid do you think I am?
      Zack: Look at card 3.

      When Zack says "Look at card 3", he really meant the card that says "you are dumber than a post" but that was card 2.

    • When Cody says I'm gonna kick your A.... Mr. Moseby interrupts him by saying "Derrière". Derrière means behind in French.

    • Depending on where you live there were a few lines cut from the episode: when Zack goes to say "What the heck is that suppose to mean?", when Zack goes to say "darn you to heck", and when Cody goes to say the "a" word.

    • Mr. Moseby: I heard you the first 28 dings.

      In the scene where Cody rang the bell to get Mr. Moseby's attention, it was only 12 dings, not 28.

    • Parts of this episode are in the opening credits: when Cody and Mr. Moseby are getting a picture together, and Cody puts the flowers against Mr. Moseby, and when Zack points his two fingers in the suite while sitting on the couch in the gold silk shirt.

    • In this episode, Bob asks for Cody's help with a chemistry question. But Chemistry is a high school course, and both Cody and Bob are in Junior High.

    • Zack asks to borrow Cody's BLUE silk shirt but later on he is wearing a GOLD silk shirt.

    • Why didn't Cody tell Zack he wanted to go out with Jolie, if Zack knew how desperate Cody was he probably would have let him.

    • When Cody asks Jolie to go out, he pushes the food cart and falls. You can see the mattress that he falls onto.

    • When London is yelling outside the door to Maddie in order to make it obvious to Esteban, the door is a little open; but then when the camera zooms out, you can see that the door is open way more than before.

    • When Maddie is fighting with the purse snatcher, who is supposed to be Arwin, and Esteban comes to help her, London can be seen already standing at the door watching. But when Maddie runs inside to tell London that their plan is working, London is no longer standing at the door and comes up to Maddie and stands at the door next to her where she was before.

    • When the scene is in Zack & Cody's suite, you can see that the oven/stove is unplugged.

    • When they do a close-up on Zack, if you look closely you can see that one of the pictures of the refrigerator is a picture of Cole behind the scenes in "Rockstar In The House".

  • QUOTES (53)

    • (After Esteban defeats the Purse-Snatcher) Esteban: No one assaults a woman by Esteban Julio Ricardo Montoya de la Rosa Ramirez! Or... as I will now be called...El Diablo!

    • (Maddie is fighting with the Purse-Snatcher)
      Maddie: Help! Help Me Esteban!
      Esteban: Yes! I will get help! I will go find someone Macho!....(Yells) London!

    • Zack: I'm taking a bath! I met this French girl, and I think I just might have a chance with her if I take a bath!
      Carey: Sorry! My ears went into shock after "I'm taking a bath!"

    • (Zack enters with a robe)
      Cody: Hey sis!

    • Carey: Zack, couldn't you have let your brother win the girl? And when I say "win", I am not suggesting that a girl is a prize to be possessed.
      Zack: Yeah, yeah, yeah!

    • Cody: But Zack already has dibs!
      Carey: You can't dib a person! Especially a woman, who is your equal in everyway!
      Cody: Yeah, yeah, yeah!

    • (Maddie, London are watching Esteban fight with the purse snatcher) Carey: Isn't that Esteban fighting with a purse snatcher?! London: Yep. Maddie: Uh-Huh. Carey: Then why are we standing here?! Maddie: Because that's not a real purse snatcher! It's Arwin! Carey: Really? 'Cause it seems like Arwin's fighting back awful hard. Arwin: Who am I fighting? London: Esteban. Oh, and don't forget to run away. (They realized Arwin wasn't outside fighting with Esteban) Maddie, London, and Carey: Arwin!! Arwin: Yes!!! Maddie: You were suppose to be the purse snatcher out there! Arwin: Was that tonight? Maddie and London: Yes!! Arwin: Oh what a horrible tragic mistake!!! Would you want your money back?

    • (Mr. Moseby gives Cody the flowers)
      Cody: Flowers? For me? Oh you shouldn't have!

    • Carey: Oh that must be your date! (Carey opens that door seeing Mr. Moseby, she was about to say something but Mr. Moseby interrupts)
      Mr. Moseby: Consider your job before responding!
      Carey: (chuckling) You look lovely!

    • Mr. Moseby: Jolie...Cody. Cody...Jolie! There lets go!

    • Carey: I can't believe you would do this!
      Zack: I told them they were insults!
      Carey: Yea, but you knew he would take them thinking they were compliments, because you told them they were insults!
      Zack: Pretty smart eh?

    • Bob: I can't believe you he locked you in a closet! With a bag of snakes! ...You know, that just doesn't sound like him.
      Zack: It's all an act! He's vicious I tell ya! Vicious! Now distract Cody while I get rid of Mr. Moseby.
      Bob: Okay, but next time, you're taking me to a movie!
      Zack: It's not a date!

    • Bob: Does this mean our date's over?

    • Esteban: I didn't get beat up by a girl! I got beat up by a man! Who got beat up by a girl!

    • Arwin: Dude, you got beat up by a purse! (Esteban gives him a glare) A Big scary purse!

    • Maddie: I've never seen Esteban so depressed! I wish we could do something to cheer him up!
      Arwin: Hey London...(Arwin puts his hand in London's shoulder and London flips him)
      Maddie: Thats it! We'll re-enact the purse-snatching! Only this time, Arwin will be the thief. (Arwin raises his hand) Yes Arwin?
      Arwin: Will I get hurt?
      Maddie: No! You'll be fighting Esteban!
      Arwin: Good. Then I'll be safe.

    • Police Officer: Great job! We could use you in the force!
      London: Thanks! But I don't wear polyester!

    • Carey: See don't count yourself out before you try. And...All's fair in love and war!...Except no hitting!
      Cody: They call that war?

    • Cody: That's something a master criminal would do! Don't you see? He needs prison!

    • Cody: How stupid do you think I am?
      Zack: Look at card 3!

    • London: Ahhh!! Give that back! You can't take that doesn't match your outfit!

    • Cody: For the last time, that's the difference between boron and freon! Now I'd like to be free from you, boron!
      Bob: Wow! You're as vicious as Zack said! Speaking of which, isn't that him over there dancing with your girlfriend?
      (Cody storms over to where Zack and Jolie are at)
      Cody: (to Jolie) Excusez-moi. Again! (pulls Zack away, furious.)

    • Jolie: (in French) Papa, Cody m'a demander de sortir avec lui demain soir. P'ui j'aller? (Daddy, Cody asked me out for a date with him tomorrow night. Can I go? )
      Ambassador: A date? You'll will need a chaperone.
      Mr. Moseby: I completely agree.
      Ambassador: Good. So you'll do it.
      Mr. Moseby: Say what?!
      Ambassador: Say yes, or we're checking out.

    • Carey: So a French girl, huh?
      Cody: Yeah, from France.

    • Cody: (Dings the bell at the counter)
      Mr. Moseby: I heard you the first 28 dings.
      Cody: I wanna ask Jolie out. Will you translate for me?
      Mr. Moseby: I'd rather lick the inside of a city bus.
      Cody: Point taken. but FYI, Zack likes Jolie, too, and he'll be down here any minute.
      Mr. Moseby: You're trouble, but he's (Shivers) oooh..

    • Cody: La Duh!

    • Esteban: No one assaults a woman by Esteban Julio Ricardo Mon .. Maddie: No, we don't have enough time for your whole name.

    • Zack: Why do you always fall for Cody's sweet and sensitive act? Carey: That's not an act, That's how he is. Zack: But he locked me in a closet! He's vicious I tell you, vicious! Carey: Are we talking about the same kid who cries when I vacuum up the dust bunnies? Zack: Oh he's good!

    • Cody: You couldn't let me have that one girl?
      Zack: She's French!
      Cody: This was the first time I ever really felt.. confident.
      Zack: Oh, don't cry. You're not going to cry, are you?
      Cody: (Starting to cry) No.
      Zack Oh Man, here comes the waterworks. Alright, Alright. I'll get her back for you. (Zack runs out)
      Cody: (Smiling and sounding like a loser] Works every time!!

    • Cody: (After seeing Jolie kiss Zack) This how you get a girl back for me?!
      Zack: It's not what it looks like!
      Cody: Well I'm gonna kick your A...
      Mr. Mosby: Derrière
      Cody: That too!

    • Jolie: Zat is so... spicy!
      Mr. Moseby: Oh you mean sweet.
      Jolie: No. Spicy.
      (Jolie kisses Zack)

    • Jolie: (trying to speak English) See you... Yesterday! (she walks off) Cody: Yesterday. She meant tomorrow. Isn't that the cutest thing?

    • Cody: For the last time! That's the difference between boron and freon. Now I'd like to be free from you, boron!
      Bob: Wow. You as vicious as Zack said!

    • Cody: Well that's one girl you're not going to get.
      (Zack gets a pastry off of the dessert cart)
      Zack: Yeah, and I'm not going to eat this French pastry either.
      (Zack takes a bite out of the pastry, covering his face with whipped cream)
      Zack: Mm, mm, good.
      (Jolie turns around and smiles and waves at Zack)
      Zack: Look! She's smiling at me!
      Cody: That's because you have whipped cream all over your face.
      (Zack wipes the whipped cream off)
      Cody: Mm, mm-barassing!

    • Zack: (talking on the phone) Hey Bob, you busy tonight? ...Wanna come to the club with me? ...No! Not as my date!

    • Zack: Bonsoir, ma belle mademoiselle.
      Jolie: Tu parles Francais? (meaning you speak French?)
      (Zack doesn't understand her)
      Zack: Bonsoir, ma belle mademoiselle.

    • Cody: I know what you're up to. Don't think for one second I don't know what you're up to. I know exactly what you're up to! What are you up to?!

    • Zack: (to Jolie) Hey, beautiful. I don't always smell like this, unless you like it.
      Jolie: Je ne comprends pas. Je suis désolé.
      Zack: What a beautiful name. Désolé.
      Mr. Moseby: That means "sorry." Her name is Jolie, and like the dessert cart, she's off limits.

    • Mr. Moseby: Ah, you will love our Versailles Suite, Monsieur Ambassadeur. It'll make you feel as though you are in France.
      Maurice: Yes, but outside the window, it's still America.

    • Maddie: (to London) Okay, unlike you, I'm gonna make Esteban feel better. Esteban, I need a big, strong man to help me get this lid off. Can you please help me?
      Esteban: Why don't you just ask Miss London to karate chop it off? All I can do is fall in front of it. (walks away)
      London: Did it work?
      Maddie: No!

    • Zack: This is so unfair. If Cody hadn't locked me in the closet, I'd be going out with Moseby.
      Carey: Well, honey, all's fair in love and war.
      Zack: It was you! You told him that! This is all your fault!
      Carey: I was just trying to build his confidence.
      Zack: I've spent years trying to destroy it! Could we please get on the same page here!

    • Cody: Well, how do I look? And be brutal.
      Zack: Like a backstabbing, French girl-stealing jerk in a goofy sweater vest.
      Cody: You really think it looks goofy?

    • Zack: You, me. Dinner, dancing.
      Jolie: J'ai peur (meaning I'm scared).
      Zack: She wants me.
      Mr. Moseby: Yes, arrested.

    • Cody: I wanna ask Jolie out. Can you translate for me?
      Mr. Moseby: I'd rather lick the inside of a city bus.
      Cody: Point taken. But, FYI, Zack likes Jolie too, and he'll be down any minute.
      Mr. Moseby: Oh, no. You're trouble, but he's... (shudders)
      Cody: So, who's it gonna be? Me or the evil twin?
      Mr. Moseby: Après vous.
      Cody: Okay. So, is it me or the evil twin?
      Mr. Moseby: That means after you.
      Cody: After I what?
      Mr. Moseby: Okay, just go, go, go!

    • Arwin: (to Esteban, after he got flipped over by London) This time you really did get beat up by a girl. (laughs)
      (Esteban stares)
      Arwin: A big, scary girl.
      London: Excuse me?
      Arwin: A big, scary, pretty, girl.

    • Cody: So, how are you gonna talk to Jolie?
      Zack: Easy. I'm gonna get somebody to translate.
      Cody: That's a great idea. Mind if I borrow it? Didn't think so. (locks Zack in the closet)
      Zack: Hey! Open up! What are you doing?
      Cody: All's fair in love and war.
      Zack: What the heck's that supposed to mean?

    • Zack: Mom, where's the conditioner?
      Carey: Next to the shampoo.
      Zack: Where's the shampoo?
      Carey: Next to the soap.
      Zack: Where's the soap?
      Carey: This is all new to you, isn't it?
      Zack: Pretty much.

    • Esteban: Ooh, looks like Miss London has been shopping again. What'd she buy?
      Maddie: Everything but the building.

    • Zack: (about Jolie) Hello. Hot babe at 12 o'clock.
      Cody: I'd say more like 11:30, 11:25, 11:--
      Zack: This is why you'll end up living alone with a cat.

    • Cody: Sorry about that. Hey did I ever tell you... Vos cheveux ressemblent à l'algue? (Meaning, your hair looks like seaweed.)
      Jolie: Excusez moi?
      Cody: Vous êtes comme idiot comme poteau. (Meaning, you're dumber than a post.)
      Jolie: Je suis quoi?!
      Cody: Vous sentez comme une chèvre humide. (Meaning, you smell like a wet goat.)
      Mr. Moseby: How is everything going?
      (Jolie stomps on Cody's foot)
      Cody: Je suis ow!

    • Cody: (to Mr. Moseby) Tell her "Your eyes are beautiful".
      Mr. Moseby: WHAT?
      Cody: Your eyes are beautiful!
      Mr. Moseby: WHAT?
      (Everyone stares at them)
      Mr. Moseby: Thank you. I like your sweater.

    • Cody: (to Jolie) Oui, Oui. Waiter: Third door on the right.

    • Arwin: Hey, Esteban! You got beat up by a girl.

  • NOTES (24)


    • When the thief tries to steal London's purse, London performs martial arts on him. In the movie Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, Brenda Song has a role of a martial arts warrior.

    • Cody: For the last time, that is the difference between Boron and Freon.

      This is a reference to a chemistry class. Boron and Freon are both chemical elements.

    • Zack: Darn you! Darn you to heck!
      A reference to a line from Planet of the Apes. The original line was, "D*** you! D*** you all to h***!" Also, the same line was quoted by Terence Stamp (as Ramsley) in Disney's The Haunted Mansion starring Eddie Murphy.
      : "D*** you! D*** you all to h***!"

    • Zack: Mm, mm, good.

      "Mm, mm, good" is also a slogan for Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup.

    • "French 101" sounds like a high school level 1 French class where you learn French.

    • French 101 sounds like the show on Nick; Zoey 101.

    • All's fair in love and war is a reference to a proverb that originated in the year 1578 to justify cheating in order to win someone's affections.

      It is also the title of a famous movie.