Zoey 101

Season 3 Episode 14

The Dance Contest

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 16, 2007 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

An upcoming dance contest is coming up at P.C.A. as Zoey tries to find a dancing partner. While Zoey and Chase are best friends, she says that his dancing skills are far too poor for the public’s eye. Coincidently, Lola knows a fantastic dancer, Gene, who agrees to dance with Zoey at the contest. Gene encounters a golf cart and suffers a devastating injury – caused accidentally by Logan.moreless

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  • Romance in the ending!

    Zoey knew Chase is lousy dancer and dont know how to dance anyway. But Chase asked Logan and Michael for help to learn the dance. It was so nice of boys teach Chase to dance. Chase are learning to dance for almost day. It is so stupid that Zoey's grandparent drove across the america to see her. They should ride in the airplane for few hours, not driving for few days! In the Ending, it was so perfect, because Zoey and Chase got their chance to dance together, the dance was so perfect and awesome. They are perfect couple to dance and best friend forever!moreless
  • superb

    Zoey is going to be in a dance contest, and Chase wants to be her partner, but Chase cannot dance. She gets a partner, but he gets injured. Chase tries to surprise Zoey by learning how to dance. Will they end up winning the competition?

    Good episode. I have not seen it in a while but I remember it being a good episode. Chase obviously cares for Zoey and this episode, I thought, showcased that in a good way. So overall because of all of this my final grade for this episode is a B+. Pretty good episode. Wish it was shown moremoreless
  • One of the best episodes of season three.

    I think this was one of the best episodes in season three. It really shows how much Chase cares for Zoey. He stays up all night dancing just so she can have a partner to dance with. Unfortunatly, Chase stays up so late that he sleeps through the contest. Sad. But Zoey sees beyond that. She's amazed that Chase would do something so time consuming for her. So they dance around the campus at night to a fast paced happy song. It was very sweet and it showed the viewers more about both Chase and Zoey's character. Um, the end.moreless
  • Zoey enters a dance contest and is all ready to rehearse the dance with her partner Jean until Jean ends up in a scooter accident and can't dance with Zoey. Chase learns to dance from Michael and Logan in hopes of not letting Zoey drop out of the contest.moreless

    Zoey gets a paper about a dance contest and goes and talks to Michael and Logan about it. Zoey asks Michael to be her partner because he is an amazing dancer but he tells her that he can't because he got in trouble. Logan tells Zoey they both got 2 weeks of no extra curricular activity. Chase says he will dance with Zoey but Zoey says he can't dance which is true. Lola finds Zoey another partner. His name is Jean. Also in this episode Lola has a perfectly good British accent to get Simon who is British to talk to her. Simon decides to teach Lola a British accent. Lola auditions for the play "A Crumpet Among Us" and gets the lead role as Margaret. Simon shows up in the middle of Lola's audition to hear her pefectly good British Accent. Simon was mad but he and Lola go share an egg salad sandwich. While this happened, Zoey's dance partner got in a scooter accident that happened because Logan couldn't see anything with his 32 cups of coffee. Zoey has no partner now. Chase tells Michael and Logan that he will dance with Zoey. They both laugh at Chase. Chase demands they teach him how to dance otherwise he will tell everyone on campus that Michael and Logan cried during last years finale of American Idol. Michael and Logan teach Chase how to dance. Chase keeps practicing the dance all through the night and eventually sleeps through the contest. Zoey comes to wake him up. Chase says he is the worst because he slept through the contest. Zoey says he is the best because he practiced dancing for almost 24 hours just so she wouldn't have to drop out of the contest. Chase says it was for nothing. Zoey tells Chase it was not for nothing. Chase and Zoey dance together.moreless
  • Zoey wants to compete in a dance contest but needs a partner. Chase wants to be her partner so he convinces Logan & Micheal to teach him how to dance. Meanwhile Logan, Micheal, and Quinn try to be customer of the week to get free coffee.moreless

    This is probaly my favorite episode of season three! Its atleast in my top five! I loved it from beginning to end! I laughed hysterically at quite a few parts of this episode. But mostly when Micheal and Logan were trying to teach Chase how to dance. It was absolutely hilarious to see him attempt to copy their dance moves. Then when Micheal spun Chase and he fell-that was priceless!

    I also found Lola's fake bad british accent hysterical! My favorite line of the episode would have to be:

    Lola: "Did that sound British!?"

    Simon: "That did'nt sound human."

    Just the way that line was delivered had me rolling on the floor!

    Micheal and Logans attempts to be customer of the week were also priceless! Especially Micheals! I couldn't help but laugh at the way he hugged the Coffee Cart Guy after 'saving him'. Then after both of their attempts to be customer of the week Quinn won -for a minute atleast.

    Another priceless moment in this episode for me would have to be Micheal singing that song about squirrels which is an obvious parody of the Zoey 101 theme song Follow Me sung by none other then Zoey herself -Jamie Lynn Spears! I thought it was cute how they through the song in like that.

    And ofcourse last but certainly not least! Zoey and Chase's dance at the end of the episode has got be without a doubt the best 'Choey' scene in all of season 3! Jamie Lynn and Sean Flynn did a great job with the dance as well!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • This episode, like many other episodes of Zoey 101, does English accents that are completely wrong. Nobody who lives in England sounds posh anymore. These accents existed many years ago but have now died out.

    • When Zoey, Michael and Logan were talking, Michael was listening to a song that was very similar to the theme song.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Lola: That didn't sound British?
      Simon: That didn't sound human.

    • (Lola starts choking)
      Zoey: Are you okay?!
      Lola: Yup, Margaret chokes on a chicken bone in scene 4. (Starts choking again)
      Lola: (in British accent) Gah, blimey! There's a chicken bone stuck in my gullet!

    • Chase: I slept through the contest?
      Zoey: You did.
      Chase: I'm the worst.
      Zoey: You're the best. You practiced dancing for almost 24 hours straight, just so I wouldn't have to drop out of the contest.
      Chase: Well-
      Zoey: That's the nicest thing anyone's ever done for me.
      Chase: Yeah?
      (Zoey nods)
      Chase: Well, thanks, but you know, it was all for nothing.
      Zoey: Oh, I don't think so! (turns music on) Come on! Let's see what you've got!
      (they dance together)

    • Logan: Wait, you didn't compete in the dance contest tonight?
      Zoey: How could I? You guys know Gene got hurt and couldn't dance with me.
      Logan: Well, yeah but-
      Michael: Didn't someone else offer to be your dance partner?
      Logan: Someone clumsy and awkward?
      Michael: With a crazy Jewish afro?
      Zoey: Okay, what are you guys talking about?

    • Logan: Why'd you pick Quinn?
      Quinn: Yeah, why did you pick me?
      Coffee Guy: Because I always pick a cute girl. She gets to cut in line, get some free coffee, and I usually get some free making out, if you know what I mean.
      Michael: What?!
      Logan: Brilliant!

    • Simon: Come, let's go share an egg salad sandwich!
      Lola: Okay!
      Simon: ...You like egg salad?
      Lola: Nope!
      Simon: Right...

    • Logan: He's really getting the hang of it.
      Michael: He's not half bad!
      Logan: Do you think they could win?
      Michael: Oh, not a chance!
      Logan: I know, right?

    • Chase: If I'm going to surprise Zoey and dance with her, I've gotta be perfect! I want her to win!

    • Zoey: What am I gonna do? My grandmother's already driven half way across the country to come watch me dance on Friday night! And I can't find another partner! Help me!
      Lola: Okay, let me just think for a sec...Oh! He's coming back, thinking's over!
      Zoey: Thank you! I feel so much better.

    • Lola: That didn't sound British?
      Simon: That didn't sound human.

    • Chase: (to Michael and Logan) Teach me how to dance, or I'll tell everyone at PCA that you both cried at the end of last year's American Idol finale!

    • Zoey: Well, he's still going to be able to dance by next Saturday, right?
      Nurse: Dance? That boy will be lucky if he can pee by next Saturday!

    • Lola: Hey, did you find a dance partner yet?
      Zoey: No, and I've asked four guys already!
      Lola: Oh! I bet my friend Gene would dance with you.
      Zoey: Who's Gene?
      Lola: A guy in my drama class. And he's like one of the best dancers at PCA. (picks up her cell phone to call him)
      Zoey: Then dial faster!
      Lola: (on phone) Hey, Gene. You want to be in the dance contest with my friend, Zoey? She's cute and boyfriendless!

    • Lola: (in a British accent) Hello, Lola. Good afternoon, Lola. Should we walk through the park and have some fish and chips? Why, that would be lovely. (Zoey enters the room)
      Lola: Oh! Look, it's my gorgeous roommate, Zoey Brooks, with a bottle of Blix in her hand.
      Zoey: Should I call the campus psychologist?

    • Zoey: Look, you know you're like my best friend.
      Chase: But?
      Zoey: Are you gonna make me say it?
      Chase: Say it.
      Zoey: You can't dance!
      Chase: I can dance!
      Zoey: Well, yeah, but not in a way that anyone would wanna, you know, see.
      Chase: I know...
      (Zoey pats him on the head and walks away)

    • Chase: Well, I'm not going to let Zoey drop out of the contest if her grandparents are driving all the way here.
      Michael: What are you going to do?
      Chase: I'm going to be her partner.
      (Logan and Michael laugh)
      Michael: You know that involves dancing, right?
      Logan: You can't dance!

  • NOTES (3)


    • Footloose

      The scene where Michael and Logan teach Chase to dance is the same as the scene in Footloose in which Ren teaches Willard to dance. Even the song during the scene is similar to the Kenny Loggins' song "Footloose" that played in that one.