The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Season 3 Episode 18

Romancing The Phone

Aired Friday 7:00 PM Apr 19, 2008 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

Zack and Cody befriend Travis, a kid whom they rope into helping them impress their dates. All the boys want is for Travis to cook a gourmet meal and perform a Japanese tea ceremony. Maddie finds a stranger's phone and suspects it belongs to her crush, David, because his ringtone is a Vivaldi song, which Maddie knows he likes.moreless

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  • Mediocre

    Zack and Cody meet a little boy named Travis, whom they use to impress their dates, since he knows a lot about Japan and martial arts. But this turns into them using the boy. Meanwhile, Maddie tries to find the owner of a cell phone she found, and thinks it's someone she'll like. I hated both Zack and Cody here. If it weren't for Maddie's plot, this one would be as bad as Foiled Again.moreless
  • Maddie's part was awesome, the other one URGH!

    I give this one a 6.5/10 only because of Maddie's part. Zack and Cody acted like too big of jerks in this episode, using that poor littlekid. Sure the kid was annoying, but Zack and Cody worked him like a dog to the point I hated them both inr ecent times.

    Maddie's part was hilarious, especially the various day-dreaming scenes. I loved how she actually wasn't disappointed that he was an old man, but the ending was hilarious and sad!moreless
  • fair

    zack and cody try to have their new little friend travis impress their dates by cooking a gourmet meal and teaching cody about japanese stuff. maddie finds a phone and tries to find out who the owner is, thinking it is someone she has a crush on.

    it was alright, the sub plot brings it down a little for me, but the main plot was pretty good, and i definitely would not hate it if they ever brought Travis back, like in the suite life on deck. anyways, OK episode, it gets a C+/B- or so from me, pretty goodmoreless
  • Zack and Cody enroll the help of Travis to empress their dates by cooking a meal. Maddie finds a phone.

    Pretty good episode. Jaden Smith, Will Smith's son guest stars. Playing Travis he helps the twins empress their dates. By cooking a meal for Zack and teaching Cody the Japanese tea ceremony. The funny part of the episode is Maddie aided by London and special guest star Drew Seeley playing David. Maddie finds a phone, which features music by Vivaldi and a Van Gogh Irises wallpaper. It turns out it's David's grandfathers. Maddie ends up dating David. The old people jokes are funny but with only a few more episodes til the series finale the spin-off is anticipated. Pretty funny episode.moreless
  • I loved it!

    Finally there is a new episode as part of Night Of Premieres. And because we got a new episode, it was just nice to actually see something new from this show again. But it was a pretty great episode. Featuring the guest star as Jaden Smith, Travis was a well played character. I thought he helped make Zack and Cody's new adventure more funny. This episode kinda surprised me as this might be the best episode in season 3 and it was about Cody trying to show he wasn't a sexist pig. Although I can't word this the way I want to for some reason, the episode was great. I can't wait for the nest episode, whenever that is.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • (Dakota leaves)
      Zack: (to a botany textbook) Well, looks like it's just you and me.
      (Enter Cody and Travis)
      Cody & Travis: (simultaneously) Konnichiwa Zacksun.

    • Moseby: Madeline... you must put the phone in the lost and found.
      Maddie: No! It would break my heart if it rang and someone else answered it.
      (The cell phone rings)
      London: I'll get it! Hello. Uh huh... ? Uh huh... ? Okey-dokey! Bye David. (turns around, facing Maddie, and holds up the phone) That was David!

    • Cody: ...As you know the water jar represents...
      (Travis makes gestures toward the ceiling)
      Cody: ...the sun! And the bowl
      (Travis pretends to pull down his pants, turns around, and bends over)
      Cody: ...the butt?

    • Travis: But mastering a tea ceremony takes centuries to master.
      Cody: I got a day.

    • Maddie: (when she sees the old man) I'm Maddie. I can tell by your phone you have a lot of class.
      Moseby: More like Class of 22!

    • Zack: I've gotta find a way to impress Dakota.
      Cody: Don't show her your report card.
      Travis: Ha ha ha ha ha...(seriously) That's not funny.

    • Dakota: (referring to botany) Isn't it fascinating?
      Zack: Oh, yeah. I love flowers. How'd you like to kiss these two-lips?

    • Moseby: (referring to Maddie's obsession over David) Whoa. Can you spell desperate?
      London: How many chances do I get?

    • Maddie: I can't believe how much we have in common.
      David: I know. You like 300-year-old music, I'm 300 years old.
      Maddie: I like Van Gogh.
      David: I knew Van Gogh!

    • Zack: Hurry up! Dakota's gonna be here any minute!
      Travis: Sorry, I got a late start. I had to help your brother.
      Zack: Ah, forget him. He's a loser.
      Travis: Funny. He said the same thing about you.

    • Maddie: London, for the last time, a Thousand Dollar bar does not cost $1,000.
      London: Then Nia owes me a lot of change.

    • Cody: I hope I'm not late for Barbara's karate competition.
      Zack: You know, what's it like to have a girlfriend that can kick your butt?
      Cody: She cannot kick my butt!
      Zack: Please. She can kick it, flip it, and throw it across the room.
      Cody: That is possibly true.

  • NOTES (8)

    • The German episode title is "Nachhilfe für Herzensbrecher", meaning "Tuition For Heartbreakers".

    • We find out that Cody's girlfriend Barbara is of Japanese descent.

    • Maddie: I dye my roots brown.

      This is a reference to the fact that Ashley Tisdale's hair is naturally brown, and she dyed it blonde for the show.

    • This episode was shown on Disney Channel Australia on June 28, 2008.

    • As of now, six cast/crew members from High School Musical have appeared in the series with Ashley Tisdale. In brackets are the episodes they have first appeared in.

      1st: Monique Coleman (A Prom's Story)
      2nd: Zac Efron (Odd Couples)
      3rd: Vanessa Anne Hudgens (Forever Plaid)
      4th: Gabriel Sunday (Forever Plaid)
      5th: Kaycee Stroh (Volley Dad)
      6th: Andrew Seeley (Romancing The Phone)

      This makes Corbin Bleu, Olesya Rulin, Ryne Sanborn, Chris Warren Jr. and Lucas Grabeel the only cast members to have yet to appear on the show.

    • Nia is mentioned in this episode, but not seen.

    • This episode is part of Disney's Night of Premieres.

    • Cody's girlfriend Barbara appears in this episode.