“Defending Dustin”
Season 1, Episode 4
Defending Dustin
Air Date

January 23, 2005


Anthony Del Broccolo


Fred Savage

Episode Guide



Prank Week

Defending Dustin is the 4th episode in Season 1 and the 4th episode in the Nickelodeon TV series Zoey 101, the episode aired on January 23, 2005.


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.

Episode Trivia

  • 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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v - e - d Episodes

Season One Episodes

Welcome to PCANew RoomiesWebcamDefending DustinPrank WeekJet XThe PlayQuinn's DateSpring FlingBackpackDisc GolfSchool DanceLittle Beach Party

Season Two Episodes

Back to PCATime CapsuleThe ElectionHaunted HouseBad GirlBroadcast ViewsGirls Will Be BoysRobot WarsLola Likes ChaseSpring Break-UpPeople AuctionQuinn's Alpaca

Season Three Episodes

SurpriseChase's GirlfriendHot DeanZoey's TutorThe Great Vince BlakeSilver Hammer SocietyMichael Loves LisaWrestlingZoey's BalloonChase's GrandmaQuarantineThe RadioPaige at PCADance ContestThe Favor ChainZoey's RibsThe Curse of PCADrippin' Episode!Son of a DeanHands on a Blix VanMiss PCALogan Gets Cut OffGoodbye Zoey?PCA Confidential

Season Four Episodes

Trading PlacesFake RoommateAlone at PCARumor of LoveAnger ManagementQuinn Misses the MarkWalk-A-ThonVince is BackDinner For Two ManyCoffee Cart BanRoller CoasterChasing Zoey

Film and Specials

Spring Break-UpThe Curse of PCAGoodbye Zoey?Chasing Zoey

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