Season 1, Episode 4
January 23, 2005
Anthony Del Broccolo
When a school bully forces Dustin to do his homework for him, Zoey confronts the bully in public, embarrassing Dustin. Dustin tells Zoey that she's babying him too much and that he can defend himself. Embarrased, Dustin looks to Chase and Michael for advice. Meanwhile, Zoey, Nicole, Dana, Chase, and Michael try to hide their dog, Elvis, away from their dorm advisor, Coco, since it's against school rules to have pets on campus.
- Matthew Underwood (Logan Reese) and Erin Sanders (Quinn Pensky) do not appear in this episode.
- There is a building called the Harry Schneider Library, that is digitally added. That was Dan Schneider's father's name.
- This is the first episode of the series to be named after a main character.
- The lines that Herb the Janitor recited - "For who would bear the whips and scorns of time; The oppressor's wrong; the proud man's contumely; The pangs of despised love..." are from Shakespeare's tragedy "Hamlet."
- The first mention of Blix, the famous drink at PCA, is in this episode.
- This was the second of two episodes actor/director Fred Savage directed, the first being Webcam.
- When Chase is giving Zoey a noogie, when Zoey bites Chase's hand, she bites her own and not Chase's.
- On the show, Nicole says Dustin is in sixth grade. But on the website, it says he is in fifth.
- When Dustin was typing Keith's homework, the words didn't move at all as he typed.
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- Jamie Lynn Spears as Zoey Brooks
- Paul Butcher as Dustin Brooks
- Sean Flynn as Chase Matthews
- Kristin Herrera as Dana Cruz
- Christopher Massey as Michael Barrett
- Alexa Nikolas as Nicole Bristow