The Suite Life on Deck

Season 2 Episode 14

The Swede Life

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 04, 2009 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

The S.S. Tipton is docked in Sweden and Zack, Cody Bailey and London go to a festival in a small town named after Zack and Cody's ancestors. But they soon find out that their ancestors were banned from the town. So Zack and Cody try to clear their family name with the help of Bailey, London and a Swedish girl who Zack has a crush on. Meanwhile, on their way to the Abba museum Mr. Moseby and Marcus stop at a furniture store to repair Mr. Moseby's night stand, but it turns out to be a long process.moreless

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  • Not as cheesy as I thought it would be.

    9.0
    I really enjoyed watching this episode. For the first time in a while, I was able to just down at the television, and laugh my head off! In this episode, the ship docks in Sweden, where Zack and Cody visit a small town that was founded by their viking ansetors. Unfortunitely for them, they get herring (dead fish) chucked at them, as their family has been hated by the town for the laziness of their great, great, great, great, great, great grandfathers; something about them failing to guard the town which led to their precious herring being stolen by a bear. Oh, and I loved London's "Winnie the Pooh" reference that agued that bears only like hunny. Other jokes were funny too, such as Zack saying "I wish it were Dork Season" and the blonde Swedish girl saying "Sometimes I can be such a dumb brunette". Though the twist at the ending that helped Zack and Cody prove their family's innocence was predictable, the rest of the episode was very original and was full of gags that avoided their usual schtick (Zack's scheming and London's massive stupidity). The subplot with Mr. Moesby and Marcus spending their whole visit trying to return a defective table was funny too (those two make a great comedy team). I totally recommend this episode to anyone (especially if it's cold outside).moreless

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The little song played when the scene changed to and from when Mr. Moseby and Marcus were at the market carries the same melody of the hit song "Dancing Queen" by ABBA.

    • The Suite Life of Zack and Cody episode "A Tale of Two Houses", the twin's father, Kurt Martin starred in a play where he played a viking. This current episode could mean that he might have taken the role based on his Scandinavian heritage.

    • In this episode, it's learned that Zack and Cody are part Swedish.

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (1)

    • The episode title was also the title of a sketch in Studio DC: Almost Live, where the Swedish Chef tried to write a parody of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody called "The Swede Life of Zasha and Codfish".

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • London: (to Bailey in her hunting season clothes) Let's go, Elmer Fudd...

      London is referring to the arch-enemy of Bugs Bunny from the Looney Tunes.

    • Mayor Ragnar: Holy Stellan Skarsgård!

      Stellan Skarsgård is a Swedish actor known for his roles in Deep Blue Sea, Helen of Troy, and as "Bootstrap Bill" Turner in the second and third installments of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy.

    • London: Bears don't eat fish, they eat honey and hang out with tigers and piglets.

      This is a reference to A.A. Miline's classic character, "Winnie the Pooh", who is the title character of Miline's famous novels, and has been featured in numerous Disney productions, as part of the Disney franchise. This also refers to Pooh's friends Tigger and Piglet.

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