The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Season 3 Episode 2

Summer of Our Discontent

Aired Friday 7:00 PM Jun 30, 2007 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

Cody searches for a summer job, and finds a "help wanted" sign at the local mini-mart. When the owner realizes Cody is friends with London, he will only hire Cody if he will set him up on a date with her. Zack discovers he is the smartest student in his summer-school class, and all the other kids make fun of him.moreless

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  • Zack becomes Cody

    Zack goes to summer school and finds he is the smartest kid there. But because of this, he is bullied by this. Meanwhile, Cody looks for a job at the local shopping mart but will only get it if he can land the owner a date with London. It was good. This may be the first time where Zack and Cody are in separate plots.
  • Absolutely awesome!

    Season 3 didn't disappoint yet. It had great moments in this episode and I loved seeing Zack being portrayed as a "smart" guy in this episode and Cody being more of a "dumb" kid. It was great to see Zack and Cody have different plots in this episode. Absolutely fantastic episode, especially all the times Zack got tied up and the "interview/date" with London was magic!

    Another awesome episode!
  • It was not the best episode of the series. Zack goes to summer school and finds out he is the smartest kid in class. Meanwhile, Cody tries to arrange a "date" and "interview" between Wayne and London.moreless

    This episode has two main plots, instead of episodes having a dominant plot and a sub plot. Zach begins summer school, and may I say most of the kids in that class are pretty much dumb as a post. In fact, they're so dumb they make Zack the smartest kid in school. Wow! isn't that wonderful? not for Zach who gets wedged not two but three times.Ouch! and whats up with that Brick guy? isn't he supposed to be in high school, four years in summer school, you are a retard.Actually that class is full of below average under achievers, in actuality it's different. Cody tries to arrange a date/interview for Wayne and London. This is because Wayne promises Cody if and only if he goes out with London, but London thinks it's an interview and is unaware that it is actually a date.One thing to express Wayne, weird,he couldn't get a girlfriend if he tried. When London finds out it's really a date she freaks out and leaves Wayne very angry. Turns out Cody gets the job anyway. Therefore, this is a filler episode because of the limited time in the hotel. The only thing that comes close is the beginning when Cody and Mr.Moseby are talking,and we meet the new candy counter girl,Millicent. Still a good episode but not even close to great.moreless
  • its was okay Zack becomes a nerd lol cody looks for a job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!

    well cody a job and he can get one at a local minemart if he can get London on a date with him zack to summer and is the smaritest one this was an episode the writes did a good job 1 ! ! ! funny funny funny it was well ploted the Zack part was funny Cody was okay London goes out to Maddies camp to get her but when the crash London plane there all stuck in the end Cody gets the job Zack stop's getting picked on and my Maddie London subplot is wrong lol!moreless
  • Zack becomes a nerd

    Cody searches for a summer job, and finds a "help wanted" sign at the local mini-mart. When the owner realizes Cody is friends with London, he will hire Cody if he will set him up on a date with her. In oredr to get London to agree he tells her that a magazine whats an interview with her. Since Cody got the owner a date with London he hires Cody as an employee at the mini-mart. Meanwhile Zack has to go to summer school in order to pass an english class while there Zack discovers he is the smartest student in his summer-school class and all the other kids make fun of him. When the other kids finally want to pass Zack tutors them and they all do well. Then the teacher makes the work harder and Zack gets picked on again.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Parts of this episode are in the opening credits: when Carey is pretending to lock her mouth shut, and when London points at herself and says "me".

    • Near the end, Cody takes pictures of London and Wayne. We then see one of the pictures Cody took that Wayne put on his blog. But they never actually pulled the poses in the photo. They did something very similar but London was looking at Wayne rather than the camera.

    • Why on Earth would Mr. Moseby hire Millicent if she has no idea of what she has to do? You would have thought he'd show her what to do.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Mr. Mosby: Millicent, how are the sales going?
      Millicent: Sales? I'm supposed to charge people for candy?
      Mr.Moseby: Yes! That would explain the cash register!
      Millicent: Oops, I thought it was an ATM. I guess this cash belongs to you. (Hands Mr. Moseby a wad of cash)

    • Zack: Brick? You're here to study too?
      Brick: Yeah... I gotta get into high school already. I mean, I can't deal with those tiny toilets anymore!

    • Zack: Mr. Moseby, can I have a job?
      Mr. Moseby: Sorry, we're not hiring hooligans.

    • (Doorbell in suite rings, Zack opens door)
      Zack: Mark?
      Mark: Relax, I'm not gonna beat you up.
      Zack: (sarcastically) Phew. That's a relief!

    • Zack: (sees Haley, a girl in his class) Hi, I'm Zack. And you are?
      Haley: Shy! Painfully shy. Don't look at me! (takes a bag and puts it over her head)

    • (Mrs. Bird enters the summer school classroom)
      Mrs. Bird: Hello class. Welcome. I am Mrs. Bird. (writes "Bird" on the chalkboard) That's Buh-Ird. Bird.

    • Mrs. Bird: (sarcastically) Brick, nice to see you again.
      Brick: (beaming) Laura.
      Mrs. Bird: (about "summer's day") Who do you think that Shakespeare was addressing?
      Brick: False?

    • Brick: (to Carey) Hey, ya got a date for the prom?
      Carey: (uneasily) Oh shucks, if only you'd asked me sooner.

    • Zack: Why is it so hot in here
      Carey: Because it's Summer school, which you have to go to for failing the eighth grade.
      Zack: Just English class. Besides, plenty of our greatest leaders failed the eighth grade.
      Carey: Like who?
      Zack: There was that Abe guy, with the beard and tall hat. He lived in Gettysburg and died at the movies.
      Carey: And, yet, you passed History.

    • Mrs. Bird: Zack, I don't understand. You were doing so well. What got into you?
      Zack: My underwear! And I didn't want it to happen again.
      Carey: (Enters the classroom) Hey Zack, let's go!
      Mrs. Bird: He's not going anywhere. Zachary has detention.
      Carey: Detention?!? Great, now I'm stuck here, too! (Sits at a desk) Listen, young man, you had better not fail out of summer school. You're runnin' out of seasons. If you think that I am going...
      Mrs. Bird: SHHH!!! No talking! (Carey makes a zipper motion to her lips)

    • Zack: Word, Bird. Hey, I'm a poet and I didn't know it. I can make a rhyme anytime.
      Mrs. Bird: Me, too. Did I mention you have detention?

    • Mr. Moseby: You've just set up a date, which is not a date someone thinks is a date, and the other person thinks is an interview. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
      Cody: You're right. Maybe I should be there disguised as a plant.
      Mr. Moseby: (sarcastically) Yeah, that'll fix it.

    • Mrs. Bird: Mark, you circled A, B, C and D for every question.
      Mark: It's hard to pick one letter.
      Mrs. Bird: Not for me. F!

    • Mrs. Bird: Since this is summer school, I thought we would start with some thematic poetry about summer.
      (class looks around, confused)
      Mrs. Bird: Oops, sorry. I mean, some rhymy words about the hot time.

    • Mr. Moseby: Millicent, how are the candy sales this morning? Millicent: Sales? I'm supposed to charge people for candy? (whimpers) Mr. Moseby: Yes, that would explain the cash register! Millicent: Oops! I thought it was an ATM! I guess this cash belongs to you. (gives Mr. Moseby a wad of cash)

    • Cody: Hey London. Do you think you can do me a itsy bitsy favor?
      London: NO!
      Cody: You have no idea what I was going to even say.
      London: You were going to say there's this guy who's obsessed with me because I'm the most amazing person in the world and he just has to have a date with me.
      Cody: (studders and hesitates) Th-th-that's not what I was going to say a-a-at all. (smiles nervously)

  • NOTES (9)


    • When London enters the Tipton, she is holding a magazine that reads Chic Trends. This is referring to another magazine Teen Trends.

    • When Wayne says, "The savings are coming! The savings are coming!" This is a spoof of what Paul Revere said before the Revolutionary War: "The British are coming! The British are coming!"

    • Wayne says "From Love to Love London". This is a reference to the saying "From Sea to Shiny Sea".

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the famous book Winter of our Discontent by John Steinbeck. The title of Steinbeck's book is a quotation from Shakespeare's Richard III: "Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York".