When the Tipton holds Health and Fitness week, everyone begins to examine their eating habits. Cody helps Chef Paolo in an attempt to lower his cholesterol, while Carey begins to limit Zack's sugar intake. Meanwhile, London and Maddie participate in a charity fashion show where they are both criticized about their looks, each taking drastic measures to change. Maddie goes out to eat a lot of food and burps it up really loud.moreless
Despite London always talking about her best friend Portia Tanenbaum, this is the only instance where we get to see her. She mentioned Portia in "Grounded on the 23rd Floor" and a few episodes since then.
It's a violation to be in the kitchen without a chef's hat, but we see in this episode that Chef Paulo is in there without his hat, and Cody who is always hanging out at the hotel kitchen never has a hat on, though he is cooking along with Paulo.
A part of this episode was in the opening credits (of Season 3): when Maddie is in the kitchen and places her hand on her hip.
When Cody tells Maddie that her hip is bigger and Maddie tells him it is her bus pass that would make no sense, because a bus pass is like a card and would not make her hip appear bigger.
After Cody runs around the kitchen and holds up the strainer, the leftover cake on his face disappears. But in the next shot it is back on his nose.
It's never revealed where would Carey be sleeping if Chef Paolo was sleeping on the pull-out couch. Usually that would be where Carey would sleep, but you can tell Chef Paolo was on it alone.
Zack and Cody wear yet ANOTHER different robe in this episode.
This is the second episode where the pull out couch folds up on people. The first time was in "Nurse Zack".
Carey: ....Oh that sounds expensive, I better go cut some coupons.
This is the second time that it is mentioned that Carey uses coupons. The first time was in "Club Twin".
This is the second time Cole (Cody) has had cake in his face. The first time was in the previous episode Free Tippy (though in that episode, he dunked his face into the cake on purpose. For this episode, it was an accident).
If this were to happen in real life, Maddie and London most likely would have gotten eating disorders.
Maddie doesn't appear in this episode without a headband.
London: I guess Moseby was right after all
Mr Moseby: (casually walks past saying) He always is!
Maddie (burps very loudly): Brrrggghhh.
Carey: This cannot go well.
Maddie & London: We are poised and energetic and lets get ready to wow the judges!
Carey: What happened to you guys you used to be so energetic about this Fashion Show!
London: I'm so hungry that I'm dizzy...and I keep smelling hamburgers.
Maddie: That's me. I'm sweating beef juice.
Cody: (Chef Paolo tries to eat the soup) Ah-!(Cody tries the soup instead) Very good!
Chef Paolo: You sure there's enough butter? Enough cream? I love cream...
Cody: (Snaps) Snap out of it big guy! I do think it could use a little more parmesan.
Chef Paolo: You go get it. I don't trust myself alone with the cheese.
Cody: (Goes and gets the cheese and grater.) What happened to the soup?! (Lifts the pot upside down to see that it is totally empty)
Chef Paolo: I reduced it...?
Cody: We're trying to reduce you.
London: Francesca, remember that we only criticize people that we pay.
Francesca: (To London) Alright...your butt is huge. (To Maddie) And, you have chicken legs. (Hands both of them money)
Francesca: That was the best 50 bucks I ever spent. (Walks away)
Carey: I don't know why you're making such a big deal out of this. Lots of kids love eating fruits and vegetables. Why can't you be more like them?
Zack: I thought you didn't want me to give in to peer pressure.
Carey: Honey, you have a problem.
Zack: I do not!
Carey: I found licorice in your underwear drawer!
London: Francesca, could you please stop insulting Maddie? Her life is pathetic enough without you. (Looks at Maddie) Don't say I never defend you.
Maddie: Can I say you never defend me well?
Maddie: Ooh, what do you think of this one? (Holds up a dress)
Francesca: Oh, it's hideous.
Carey: I think it's gorgeous.
Francesca: Thank you, but we really don't need an opinion from the help.
Carey: I'm not help.
Francesca: You're telling me. I ordered a mocha frappe 10 minutes ago, and nothing.
Carey: Oh, I'll give you a frappe!
London: Okay. Look, Frappe-chesca.
Cody: You know, this health questionnaire is really interesting. I'd like to show you, but you might eat it.
Zack: Not unless it's made of chocolate.
Chef Paolo: Hey Zack, have you ever dipped chocolate in gravy? Zack: No... Chef Paolo: Well, you won't be able to say that anymore.
Zack: Cake is dessert, pie is dessert, ice cream is dessert. Fruit salad is not dessert, it's not even a salad! What the heck is it!?
Cody: (With chocolate sauce all over his face) You two should be ashamed of yourselves!
Chef Paolo: Cody is right...
Chef Paolo: (Whispering) Psst, there's still some chocolate left on his face.
London: Let's lick it off!
Maddie: Am I starting to get that full figure look?
Cody: Well, your right hip looks little bigger.
Maddie: Ooh (feels her hip) ... Oh, wait that's my bus pass.
Cody: Chef Paolo, what's wrong?
Chef Paolo: It's my blood test, it did not turn out so good!
Zack: Come on Chef, how bad can your blood be?
Chef Paolo: They found bacon bits!
Carey: Zack do you realize that kids who eat to much sugar increase their risk of getting diabetes?
Zack: So we'll compromise. I won't put sugar on my cake anymore!
London: Come by the ballroom later to pick up the outfits you wanna wear. Get there early because Francesca Grubman will be there!
Maddie: I thought you couldn't stand her.
London: (With an angry tone) I can't; she's a horrible person, she's nasty, catty, and rude!
Maddie: Then why did you invite her?
London: (With a happy tone) Because she's one of my best friends!
London: I'm hosting a junior fashion show at The Tipton to go along with the health and fitness week. We're raising money to get kids free infections!
Maddie: You mean injections?
Mr. Moseby: I laugh at that needle..! Hah!
Zack: Well here's your chance. It's right there. (The nurse taps the needle and Mr. Moseby faints)
Zack: What's going on?
Maddie: Cholesterol test...
Cody: Probably the only test Zack could pass...
Zack: (to Cody) I'm pretty sure you're not my mother!
Carey: We're changing your diet!
Zack: What are you, my mother?!
London: Hi, Maddie! What are you doing?
Maddie: Actually I...
London: Don't care!
The German episode title is "Fit oder Fett", meaning "Fit Or Fat".
This is probably the 12th time Cody called Zack really, really stupid. Take the comment about the cholesterol test.
Cody: Probably the only test Zack can pass.
You can tell Carey is a person who carries coupons.
Georgina Rosso, who plays Francesca, is the real-life older sister to Rebecca and Camilla Rosso, who play twins Jessica and Janice on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
This episode aired in Latin America on September 22, 2006.
Chef Paolo names a food dish after Cody, were as it was mentioned in another episode that he names the dishes after him.
Francesca is apparently one of London's best friends, even though Francesca is mean to her.
Zack has different pajamas this time. They used to be red and said "Do Not Disturb." Now they are green. So, a different change in wardrobe for his character.
This is one of the few episodes with 3 plots.
This episode is on the That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana Mixed Up Mashed Up Edition DVD. The episode is not closed-captioned on the DVD.
Chef Paolo returns in this episode. He first appeared in "Heck's Kitchen".
Aired on the Family Channel in Canada on August 16, 2006. Also, it aired in New Zealand on August 2, 2006 on The Disney Channel.
When Zack and Chef Paolo sneak into the kitchen in the middle of the night it is reminiscent of John Belushi, as Bluto Blutarski, sneaking in the middle of the night into the Dean's office in "National Lampoon's Animal House".
Paolo: It calls to me like a Siren's song.
This is an allusion to the Greek Mythology book: The Odyssey, where the Sirens sing their songs to lure men to their watery graves.
Moseby: Ha! I laugh at that needle!
This may be an allusion to The Lion King, when Simba says, "I laugh in the face of danger!"
Title: Health and Fitness
There is a magazine that has the same name as this episode.
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