The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Season 1 Episode 4

Hotel Inspector

Aired Friday 7:00 PM Apr 01, 2005 on Disney Channel
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Zack and Cody have two pet rats as a science project. Mr. Moseby gives the twins tickets to a Red Sox's game to get them away from the hotel. Then a hotel inspector seizes control of the Tipton, because of Zack's mistake. London has a dog party for Ivana and Maddie has to plan.moreless

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  • Hotel Inspector: Ilsa

    Zack and Cody have rats to take care of, but they get loose in the lobby and Moseby ends up fired and Ilsa, the hotel inspector takes over. Zack knows this is pretty much his fault Moseby got fired. Is there anything to do which can get Moseby back?

    I hate Ilsa. I knew Zack would stir up something. I didn't like him too much here either. But at least she gets fired at the end, which is also Zack's responsibility.moreless
  • Suite Life of Zack and Cody is ON A ROLL!

    The brilliance continues.

    -Zack and Cody have two pet rats as a science project. Mr. Moseby gives the twins tickets to a Red Sox's game to get them away from the hotel. Then a hotel inspector seizes control of the Tipton, because of Zack's mistake. London has a dog party for Ivana and Maddie has to plan.

    This was a great episode. Seeing Mr. Moseby get fired was sad and it was great that Zack felt bad for it. There were some moments I loved in this episode. One was Estaban telling Mr Moseby about the "surprise" inspection and another was Carey's reaction to rats in the kitchen. I particularly liked the scenes were the twins along with Estaban and Muriel causing chaos in the hotel.

    Great comedy. Some great moments and great acting. Must see!moreless
  • Episode Was Alright But I Hate Ilsa

    Zack and Cody have rats for a science experiment, but they get loose in the lobby, at the same time when a hotel inspector is visiting. So, Mr. Moseby is fired, and the inspector, Ilsa, takes over. But nobody likes her, and Zack is feeling tremendous guilt because it is mostly all his fault Moseby got fired. Can they come up with a plan for him to come back and Ilsa get fired?

    It was good for the most part but I really dislike Ilsa. Really. But it had a happy ending, and that somewhat makes up for it in some waysmoreless
  • This is the episode that introduced Ilsa. Who can ever forget this character and her mole, uh I mean beauty mark.

    Ilsa is a character that I wish they would have had on The Suite Life more often. She was one of my favorite characters. She made her first appearance in this episode and even though I thought that the episode was funny I have to admit that my favorite episode with Ilsa in it was the bowling one. In this episode she suspends Moseby and takes over as manager of the Tipton. Zack and Cody do all that they can to get rid of her and to get Moseby his job back and in the end they succeed. They almost destroy the hotel when they do this but they succeed so it was all worth it. Not exactly a favorite episode of mine but it did have plenty of funny moments in it.moreless
  • The hotel inspector is coming to the Tipton.Zack has some rats amd they get loose. Mr.Moseby then gets suspended and Zack never realized he'd miss Mr.Moseby. Meanwhile, London is hosting a party for her dog and Maddie has to be in a dog costume.moreless

    Very funny episode. Ilsa Shrikilgrubermeiger comes to the Tipton to inspect the hotel. Zack and Cody have a science project that has to deal with rats. When they get tickets to a baseball game, Zack brings the rats to the game and after the game the rats get loose in the lobby. Mr.Moseby then gets suspended. Zack then trys to get him back as manager. London is having a party with dogs and Maddie has to dress like a dog. Very well planned, I thought it was funny. Zack then shows that he likes Mr.Moseby as manager better than Ilsa who took up the management of the hotel when Mr.Moseby was suspended.moreless
Brad Blaisdell

Brad Blaisdell


Guest Star

Cullen G. Chambers

Cullen G. Chambers

Mr. Moombassa

Guest Star

Annie Gagen

Annie Gagen


Guest Star

Estelle Harris

Estelle Harris


Recurring Role

Adrian R'Mante

Adrian R'Mante


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (16)

    • When Zack entered Mr. Moseby's apartment he saw something with a green cover on it and he asked what was it Mr. Moseby removed the cover and it was a small version of the Tipton while when Zack slightly touched the top with his finger the version crumbled while when the cover was on it. It didn't crumble.

    • Esteban claims that the pin is from his grandfather who fought in a war. But he's never worn it before, and never wears it again outside of that one scene.

    • Goof: When Zack and Cody call Mr. Moseby's apartment, Mr. Moseby throws off his gold tie. He had given that back also when he was suspended.

    • Parts of this episode were in the opening credits: when Mr. Moseby takes off his robe, and when he walks into the Martin's suite smiling.

    • Mr Moseby's mug is extra large that way it would be easier for the yo-yo to fit.

    • Mr Moseby wore his tipton boxers. But, he was supposed to give them back when he got fired.

    • Before they leave for the Red Sox game, Cody gets two gloves and the one closest to the camera is on his hand. Then, they show him again and he is holding the glove.

    • You can tell Ilsa's braids that are in buns are not real. They don't match her real hair color. The braids are a lighter blonde and her hair is not as light.

    • When Cody lets the rats out, and Zack catches them and he walks over to Cody and sets them down. Then, when they pick them up they're both in a different box.

    • When Zack put the rats in his pocket, he put Clyde in one pocket and Bonnie in the other but when they got to the hotel, they were both in the same pocket.

    • When Zack and Cody notice Ilsa's mole, the say it has a hair in it. Later, when the camera focuses on the mole, you can't see any hair coming out of it.

    • When Ilsa walks out of the hotel after she was fired, an attendant holds a thumbs up sign. When the camera changes to Mr. Moseby walking over to Zack and Cody, look in the background. The attendant has disappeared.

    • When London walks over to Ilsa complaining about ruining Ivana's party, she comes from the left. When Maddie complains about the dogs at the party to London, she comes from the right.

    • You can obviously tell that Mr. Moseby's sleeves were velcroed on(you can see the white strips).

    • When Zack and Cody first show their mom the rats Cody is holding the purple cage and Zack is holding the green one. Then when they pick up the cage and say "We've bonded." Cody is holding the green cage and Zack has the purple one. Also the cages have switched positions on the table.

    • Cody calls the Cat Lovers' Society and tells them they won free accomodations at the Tipton. All he says is that they may bring as many kitties as they like. But later, the cat lover lady tells Ilsa they were promised "complimentary litter boxes", even though Cody never said anything about that.

  • QUOTES (33)

    • Ilsa: Theese is not a hotel! Theese is a circus! The cats, the rats, the dogs, the twins - all that's missing is a bearded lady. (Moseby opens his mouth) Watch it!

    • Moseby: Esteban, I want giftbaskets for all these guests immediately.
      Esteban: For you, anything! (He looks at Ilsa) For you, bubkes!

    • (Two rats appear)
      Zack: Bonnie, Clyde.
      (Going to wake up Cody)
      Zack: Cody wake up.
      Cody: Are we moving again?
      Zack: No, but look who's here.
      Cody: Bonnie, Clyde.

    • Mr. Moseby: Did you boys have fun at the game?
      Cody: Mom caught a fly ball.
      Carey: Yeah, apparently heads up means heads down.

    • Ilsa: Estaban, what is going on?
      Estaban: Oh, I don't know. Every time I press a button all I get is a picture of a koala, ohhh and he's doing a little dance.

    • Ilsa: I'm Ilsa Shickelgrubermeiger, the Tipton Hotel Inspector.

    • Maddie: Oh hush up. Put your bones in or fold. Ha Ha! Roll over and weep!

    • Maddie: London We have a problem.
      London: What are you doing down here? You are supposed to be making balloon people for the animals.
      Maddie: I've had it. Two of your guests bit me and one went tinkle on my leg.

    • Mr. Moseby: I feel inclined to say that I am wearing custom made Tipton boxers.
      Ilsa: Have them dry cleaned and send them back.

    • Carey: Hey, Muriel, when you were cleaning in there, did you see a $5 bill?
      Muriel: I thought you were throwing that away.
      Carey: It was on my dresser.
      Muriel: My bad.

    • Zack: I just wanted to say that the rat thing was not Mr. Moseby's fault. It was my fault.
      Ilsa: Well, that changes things.
      Zack: Really?
      Ilsa: No!

    • Zack: Man, I never thought I'd miss Moseby.
      Muriel: (About Ilsa) Yeah, she's a real witch. I'd love to vacuum off that mole!

    • Carey: Aren't you two supposed to be doing your science experiment?
      Cody: We already started. (Takes out the rats, called Bonnie and Clyde)
      Carey: Ah! What are you doing with those rats!?
      Zack: Science! That's Bonnie and this is Clyde.
      Cody: They're our experiments.
      Carey: Which is what, giving your mother a heart attack!?
      Zack: No, classical music for Bonnie and heavy metal for Clyde. Then Cody writes down a whole bunch of scientific stuff.
      Cody: You know like behavior changes, mood swings and urination patterns.
      Carey: Why does it have to be rats?
      Zack: Too late, we bonded.
      Carey: Well, I'm going to take Bonnie and Clyde away from where we eat.
      (There is a knock at the door)
      Cody: I'll get it.
      Zack: Wait! What if it's Mr. Moseby!? I'm toast!
      Cody: Come in!

    • (Zack takes Clyde the rat to go to a baseball game with him, then Bonnie starts trying to break out of the cage)
      Zack: Oh, Bonnie! I didn't think you would want to come too! How sexist of me!
      (Zack grabs Bonnie from the cage and walks out with both rats in his pockets)

    • Zack: So, is the evil hotel inspector gone yet?
      Inspector: No, she's right here.
      Zack: Whoa! What's that on her face?
      (Carey covers Zack's mouth)
      Mr. Moseby: It's a beauty mark!
      Cody: It has a hair on it!
      (Carey covers Cody's mouth)
      Carey: It's a good thing I don't have triplets! I would run out of hands!

    • Mr. Moseby: Its been 31 minutes, that pizza is free!

    • Zack: Hide me!
      Carey: What happened?
      Zack: Mr. Moseby's after me, just cause I was playing yo-yo in the lobby and it might've bounced in his mug!
      Carey: And then.
      Zack: I ran after that, he scares me!
      Carey: Mr .Moseby's just doing his job. He needs to keep this hotel running smooth and you tend to be un-smooth.
      Cody: Yeah, un-smooth like when mom doesn't shave her legs for two weeks.

    • Ilsa: Get this dog off of me!
      London: (In a non-caring tone) No. Bad dog. Stop.

    • Mr. Moseby: No hard feelings. Psyhc!
      Ilsa: I'll get you Mr. Moseby, and you're little dog, too!

    • Ilsa: This is not a hotel! This is a circus! The cats, The rats, the dogs, the twins - all that's missing is a bearded lady. Watch it!

    • Ilsa: For the love of schnitzel!

    • Esteban: Don't worry, Mr. Moesby. I am gluing the vase down as you said. Soon it will be twin proof.

    • Carey: They are upstairs, aren't they?
      Zack: Well...
      Carey: Oh!

    • Ilsa: Mr. Moesby, are you aware that you are wearing a bellhop?

    • Esteban: Mr. Moesby! The hotel inspector will be here any minute for the surprise inspection!
      Mr. Moesby: How is it a surprise inspection?
      Esteban: Because they sent the fax two weeks ago and I am just telling you now! Surprise!

    • Mr. Moesby: And your seats are just above that box in which the players spit and scratch themselves.

    • London: Here's a guest list for the party.
      Mr. Moesby: I'll take care of it personally.
      (London leaves)
      Mr. Moesby: Maddie, take care of it personally.

    • London: Ivana's upset.
      Maddie: Of course she is you put that stupid hat on her.

    • Ilsa: Dut, dut, dut, dut, dut! Put a lederhosen in it, blondie!

    • Maddie: (Playing poker with dogs) Ha ha. Roll over and weep!

    • Mr. Moesby: Did you cause this mess?
      Cody: No, it was all Zack!
      Zack: Sorry Mr. Moesby.
      Mr. Moesby: The only thing I have to say to that is - thank you.

    • Zack: Look who's been assigned to a new room, everybody!

    • Ilsa: You, candy girl.
      Maddie: My name's Maddie.
      Ilsa: Ya, candy girl.

  • NOTES (12)


    • When Mr. Moseby talks to the African man, he tells him about "Free tickets to Hairspray". This is an allusion to the highly-praised 2002 musical, Hairspray.

    • When Muriel says "She's a real witch," refers to the witch Caroline Rhea played on "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch".

    • Maddie: London, we have a problem.

      This could be an allusion to actor Tom Hank's line in the movie Apollo 13, in which he says 'Houston, we have a problem'.

    • The mice Bonnie and Clyde were also used in "Lilo and Stitch the Series" as two of Jumba's experiments. The names were used, not the mice.

    • Ilsa's final line in the episode: "I'll get your Mr. Moseby. And your little dog, too!" was an allusion to the famous line in the 1939 feature film, "The Wizard of Oz", in which the Wicked Witch of the West tells Dorothy, "I'll get you my pretty! And your little dog, too!"

    • Title: Robbers Reference
      Bonnie and Clyde aren't just two random names. Bonnie and Clyde were famous bank robbers.