Zoey 101

Season 3 Episode 14

The Dance Contest

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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.