Hannah Montana (season 1)
|Hannah Montana (season 1)|
Season 1 DVD cover
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Original channel||Disney Channel
|Original run||March 24, 2006– March 30, 2007|
|Home video release|
|DVD release date||see Hannah Montana DVDs|
|Region 1||November 18, 2008|
The first season of the television series Hannah Montana was aired on Disney Channel from March 24, 2006 to March 30, 2007, and included 26 episodes. It introduces the five main characters of the series and Miley Stewart's situation of living a secret double life as a teen pop star. The season also introduces several significant recurring characters such as Roxy Roker, Jake Ryan, and Rico Suave.
The season's soundtrack was released on October 24, 2006 under the title Hannah Montana. The season itself was released on DVD as a four disc set on November 18, 2008, by Disney DVD. Certain individual episodes had been released earlier on other Hannah Montana DVDs.
Hannah Montana debuted Friday, March 24, 2006 on Disney Channel with "Lilly, Do You Want to Know a Secret?" The first season completed its run on March 30, 2007 with "Bad Moose Rising". In the United Kingdom it first aired in the Summer period of 2006, then the first series aired on free-to-view channel FIVE showing all episodes, the second series then aired in 2009. The first season consists of 26 colored, full-screen, approx. 23-minute episodes (without ads) recorded using a multiple-camera setup.
The theme song for Hannah Montana is "The Best of Both Worlds" written by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil, produced by Gerrard and performed by Miley Cyrus (as Hannah Montana). John Carta, who also composes the music cues to signify scene changes and commercial breaks, composed the music for the song. The song's lyrics describe the basic premise of the television series.
The full-length version, which is 2 minutes, 54 seconds in length, was included on the show's soundtrack, released in October 2006. For the TV version of the theme, which lasts only 50 seconds, only the first two stanzas and the last two were used.
"Just Like You" and "The Other Side of Me" were originally tested for the opening theme song, before "Best of Both Worlds" was chosen as the theme. Each cast member's name is "wiped" on the screen in a marquee-light-style, and episode clips of the cast members' character are shown as well. The sequence then switches to full-screen episode clips (most of the clips used in the Season One version of the sequence were of the early produced episodes) with the creator's names appearing in the second-to-last clip. The show's title logo design appears at the beginning, and again at the end, of the sequence (the latter portion as with most other portions of the sequence on the "concert stage" feature Cyrus as her character Hannah Montana).
Episodes of the first season typically end with a scene that is not crucial to the plot, often functioning as a throwaway joke. Credits are shown for the crew and any guest stars or co-stars.
Recurring cast are Shanica Knowles as Amber Addison, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as Ashley Dewitt, Greg Baker as Francis Corelli, Morgan York as Sarah, Cody Linley as Leslie "Jake" Ryan, Romi Dames as Traci Van Horn, Dolly Parton as Aunt Dolly, Vicki Lawrence as Mamaw Ruthie, Frances Callier as Roxy, and Moises Arias as Rico.
There were many guest stars including Corbin Bleu as Johnny Collins, Paul Vogt as Dontzig, Matt Winston as Fermine, Andre Kinney as Cooper, Ashley Tisdale as Maddie Fitzpatrick, and Lisa Arch as Liza the photographer.
Co-stars for this season are Derek Basco, Kyle Kaplan, Creagen Dow, Jack Taylor, Blake Berris, Frances Bay, Christian Serratos, Ryan Newman, Summer Bishil, Kunal Sharma, Cutter Garcia, Helen Duffy, Jeff Mallare, Betsy Kelso, Noah Cyrus, Gena DeVivo, Destiny Edmond, Jay Brian Winnick, Dollar Tan, Jason Thornton, Gary Pease, Marius Mazmanian, and Alec Leddand.
The series premiere with "Lilly, Do You Want to Know a Secret?" had 5.4 million viewers breaking the highest-rated series premiere on a kids network in seven years and was the highest rated Disney Channel series premiere until Cory in the House. In the episode, Miley reveals to Lilly that she is Hannah Montana.
Season 1 included a special episode called "On the Road Again?" that was part of "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana". The episode had cross-overs with shows That's So Raven and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.
|1||1||"Lilly, Do You Want to Know a Secret?"||Lee Shallat-Chemel||Teleplay by: Michael Poryes,
Gary Dontzig & Steven Peterman
Story by: Michael Poryes,
Rich Correll & Barry O'Brien
|March 24, 2006||101||5.4|
|Lilly Truscott (Miley Stewart's best friend) buys two tickets to see a Hannah Montana concert for her and Miley. Because Miley secretly is Hannah Montana, she says she can't go, so Lilly goes to the concert with Oliver Oken (Miley and Lilly's friend). After sneaking into her dressing room, she finds out that Miley is Hannah Montana, so Miley shows Lilly her secret Hannah closet. However, when Lilly tries to convince Miley she should tell her secret to her school, Miley tells Lilly why it's a terrible idea, and they get into a fight. Meanwhile, Jackson (Miley's older brother) tries to impress a girl by telling her he knows Hannah Montana and could get free tickets for her next show. This is the Life"|
|2||2||"Miley Get Your Gum"||David Kendall||Michael Poryes||March 31, 2006||103||4.0|
|While Lilly now knows Miley is Hannah Montana, Oliver still doesn't. When he tells her that he loves Hannah, Miley and Lilly try to get him to turn his attention to other girls, since Miley is worried that if she told him the truth he'd be in love with her too. The girls come up with a plan to get Oliver to hate Hannah. Oliver and Hannah meet up at the Malibu beach and she chews gum since Oliver hates it, but the plan backfires. Eventually, Miley reveals to Oliver that she is Hannah Montana, causing him to faint. Meanwhile, Jackson accidentally buys a "girl's car", and he tries to get Robby to get rid of it. It's My Party and I'll Lie if I Want To," she says that her name is Lola Luftnagle, which is the name she uses from then on.|
|3||3||"She's a Supersneak"||David Kendall||Kim Friese||April 7, 2006||105||4.4|
|Despite their father telling them that they can't go to a movie premiere to study for mid-terms, Miley sneaks out with Lilly and Oliver after they convince her, while Jackson sneaks out too separately with his friend Cooper. When they both find out that they each have sneaked out, they see Robby with a woman at the movie theater when he said he was attending a meeting, so they try to find more information about the woman. Miley gets upset, thinking Robbie is trying to replace her mother, who died several years ago, which in the series is who she wrote the song "I Miss You" for.
Guest stars: Andre Jamal Kinney and Lindsey Stoddart
|4||4||"I Can't Make You Love Hannah if You Don't"||Roger S. Christansen||Kim Friese||April 14, 2006||108||3.9|
|Miley has a crush on a ninth grader at school, but finds out that he hates Hannah Montana. Miley decides to forget about him, but then he says he will take her to a Hannah Montana concert to give Hannah a chance. At the concert, Miley runs back and forth, trying to do the concert and be with him at the same time. After several times of going back and forth, the guy leaves without telling Miley. At the end of the episode, Miley is sad, but her father tells her that someday she'll meet a guy who likes everything about her. The Other Side of Me"|
|5||5||"It's My Party and I'll Lie if I Want To"||Roger S. Christiansen||Douglas Lieblein||April 21, 2006||102||3.6|
|Because she is embarrassing, Traci (Hannah's producer's daughter) uninvites Lola (Lilly) to T-Swizzles, and Miley has to hide it from her, with Hannah attending herself. The next day, magazine headlines sport out Hannah "attacking" a paparazzi for taking photographs, and Miley tries to hide the evidence that she went to the party, since she told Lilly it was cancelled. Meanwhile, Jackson's hair is being used by a girl named Nina to practice her hair-styling techniques. What Jackson doesn't know is that she was hired by Rico to do so. Just Like You"|
|6||6||"Grandma Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Play Favorites"||Roger S. Christansen||Douglas Lieblein||April 28, 2006||109||3.2|
|Hannah gets to perform in front of Her Majesty The Queen and her granddaughter, but a visit from Miley and Jackson's grandma "Mammaw" makes Miley feel hurt because she's here for Jackson's volleyball tournament. The queen is late for Hannah's performance, which stalls the tournament. Hannah finishes her song quickly, making just enough time to make it to the end of Jackson's tournament, but at the same time trying to not let fans mob her at the last minute. The Other Side of Me"|
|7||7||"It's a Mannequin's World"||Roger S. Christansen||Howard Meyers||May 12, 2006||110||4.6|
|Miley fears that Robby will get her a horrible birthday present after having horrific experiences with her previous ones, so she sends Lilly to help Robby pick an awesome birthday present by posing as the store's Hannah Montana mannequin. When she thinks he is getting her a jacket she liked, Robbie actually bought her a kitty sweater that meows when you press it, which makes Miley feel embarrassed towards others who are making fun of her. Meanwhile, Jackson has troubles delivering a cake to Miley's birthday party, so Cooper helps him.
Co-stars: Betsy Kelso and Noah Cyrus
|8||8||"Mascot Love"||Roger S. Christansen||Sally Lapiduss||May 26, 2006||111||4.2|
|Miley and Lilly want to spend more time together, so they try out for cheerleading. Unfortunately, Lilly makes the squad while Miley becomes the mascot, which makes her jealous. Meanwhile, Robby bets Jackson $50 that he can't fix the sink.
Co-stars: Kyle Kaplan
|9||9||"Ooo, Ooo, Itchy Woman"||David Kendall||Gary Dontzig & Steven Peterman||June 10, 2006||104||3.7|
|After finding out Miley and Lilly have to share a tent with Amber and Ashley on a class camping trip, they hatch a plan to get back at them. This backfires when they catch poison oak. Meanwhile, Jackson and Robby try to catch a mouse.
Co-stars: Creagen Dow
|10||10||"O Say, Can You Remember the Words?"||Lee Shallat-Chemel||Sally Lapiduss||June 30, 2006||113||4.1|
|Miley and Oliver get partnered up for a project by performing a play, but Miley bails on Oliver after telling Robby that he is a horrible partner. This causes her to forget the words to the American national anthem at a basketball game. Meanwhile, Jackson goes on a sugar high after keeping Rico's candy away from him.
Co-star: Noah Cyrus
|11||11||"Oops! I Meddled Again!"||Chip Hurd||Lisa Albert||July 15, 2006||107||3.4|
|Miley and Lilly receive a Hannah e-mail from a girl at Miley's school who informs them that she likes Oliver. They try to set them up together, and backfires when she sends them an e-mail that she wants to break up with her "boyfriend", which makes Lilly and Miley think that she wanted to break up with Oliver. However, it was really her ex-boyfriend that she wanted to dump. Meanwhile, Rico makes Jackson get in a chicken suit to advertise Rico's chicken wings because of what Cooper said and gets humiliated in front of Malibu teenagers and Jackson gets tackled by the teens from taking his chicken wings and lying down with a yellow feather in his mouth. Guest stars: Andre Jamal Kinney, Moises Arias, and Kirby Bliss Blanton|
|12||12||"On the Road Again?"
(Part three of "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana")
|Roger S. Christiansen||Steven James Meyer||July 28, 2006||112||7.1|
|Hannah befriends Maddie Fitzpatrick at the Tipton, who informs her on how famous Robbie Ray once was and claiming Hannah's "holding him back". This makes Miley feel guilty for forcing him to end his own singing career to begin Hannah's, and vows to get her father back on track. But when Robbie takes an offer to a week tour, Miley and Jackson are stuck with their worst enemy, Roxy! At the end, Maddie gets to meet Miley too, until Roxy goes too far literally protecting Miley.|
|13||13||"You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Zit is About You"||Chip Hurd||Todd J. Greenwald||August 12, 2006||106||3.5|
|Miley tries, but fails, not to be bothered over an unflattering Hannah Montana billboard in hopes of making Lilly feel less self-conscious about having to wear eyeglasses for a skateboarding competition after she loses her contacts; Jackson is tricked into becoming Rico's magic assistant and has to wear a red sparkly dress with a tiara crown and be named "The Lovely Tina". But later, Jackson gets revenge on Rico.
Co-stars: Creagan Dow, Gena DeVivo and Destiny Edmond
|14||14||"New Kid in School"||Kenneth Shapiro||Todd J. Greenwald||August 18, 2006||114||3.4|
|Superstar Jake Ryan from the TV series "Zombie High" enrolls in Miley's school. Miley becomes jealous of how he's being treated at school because of his fame and as a result tells a reporter about her secret identity and afterward has to convince the reporter that it's all in her head. Meanwhile Jackson borrows and scratches Robbie's new car while picking up a girl he's dating and Robbie rips the front passenger door off Jackson's old car. Billy Ray Cyrus which is his name in real life.|
|15||15||"More Than a Zombie to Me"||Roger S. Christiansen||Steven Peterman||September 8, 2006||116||3.7|
|Jake Ryan asks Miley to the school dance but she turns him down both times. After Hannah guest stars on Jake's TV show and almost kisses him, Miley realizes that she really does have feelings for him, so she tries to get him to take her back, but he's already taking Lilly to the dance. Meanwhile, Robby and Jackson pull pranks on each other to see who's the prank master, which makes them not answer the door to a ten million dollar check.
Co-stars: Blake Berris, Dollar Tan, Jason ThorntonGuest star: Cody Linley
|16||16||"Good Golly, Miss Dolly"||Roger S. Christiansen||Sally Lapiduss||September 29, 2006||118||3.7|
|When Miley's godmother, Aunt Dolly (Dolly Parton) visits Malibu, she accidentally records a video tape of Miley saying that she's "totally in love" with Jake and then Oliver mixes it up with his own tape which Jake has to edit. Aunt Dolly also turns the house more girly and pink, sending Robby and Jackson to extremes to preserve their "manliness". If We Were A Movie" and "Who Said"|
|17||17||"Torn Between Two Hannahs"||Roger S. Christiansen||Teleplay by: Todd J. Greenwald
Story by: Valerie Ahern &
|October 14, 2006||126||3.5|
|Miley's evil identical cousin, Luann (Miley Cyrus) from Tennessee visits, and disguises herself as Hannah in order to reveal Miley's secret at Traci Van Horne's Halloween party. Meanwhile, Robby and Jackson decorate their house to make it look scarier than Dontzig's.
Co-star: Noah Cyrus
|18||18||"People Who Use People"||Shannon Flynn||Michael Poryes||November 3, 2006||119||4.1|
|Miley and Jake date other people in order to make each other jealous of the other, though it results in the pair kissing; Jackson uses Robby to get an "A" in Math class by hooking him up with his strict teacher, Ms. Kunkle.
Co-star: Gary Pease and Josie Loren
|19||19||"Money for Nothing, Guilt for Free"||Roger S. Christiansen||Heather Wordham||November 26, 2006||115||3.6|
|Miley uses her Hannah Montana power to her full advantage as she competes in a fund-raising event against Amber and Ashley to help Sarah; Jackson tries to beat Robby at a game after learning that all his previous 'victories' only happened because Robby was letting Jackson win.
Guest stars: Andre Jamal Kinney, Shanica Knowles, Anna Maria Perez de Taglé, Greg Baker, and Morgan York
|20||20||"Debt It Be"||Roger S. Christiansen||Heather Wordham & Sally Lapiduss||December 1, 2006||120||4.3|
|Miley and Jackson both receive new credit cards and promise to use them in "emergencies only", but Lilly convinces her to go to a flea market with her credit card, and buys almost everything there. In order to pay off the bill, she sells Hannah's used clothes and accessories that she thinks that she'll "probably never have to wear again". When she finds out a pair of earrings from a video shoot are worth more money than she sold them for, she and Jackson go to extremes to retrieve them from the little old lady who bought them.
Co-stars: Frances Bay and Marius Mazmanian
|21||21||"My Boyfriend's Jackson and There's Gonna Be Trouble"||Roger S. Christiansen||Andrew Green & Sally Lapiduss||January 1, 2007||124||3.5|
|When a tabloid picture makes Hannah and Jackson look like a couple, Jackson takes advantage of being Hannah's "boyfriend" for the perks; Oliver works on a school project with Sarah, and ends up liking her.
Co-stars: Cutter Garcia
|22||22||"We Are Family, Now Get Me Some Water!"||Roger S. Christiansen||Jay J. Demopoulos &
|January 7, 2007||122||4.1|
|Miley accidentally gets Jackson fired from Rico's after harassing Rico to give Jackson a raise, so she hires him as Hannah's "personal assisticant" with disastrous results; Rico hires Oliver at his shop to replace Jackson.
Guest stars: Moises Arias and Ray Auxais
|23||23||"Schooly Bully"||Roger S. Christiansen||Douglas Lieblein & Heather Wordham||January 19, 2007||125||3.2|
|Roxy disguises herself as a new student at Miley's school in order to protect Miley from getting beaten up by a bully; Robby and Jackson get snowed in at a cabin with a creepy owner (Kenneth Mars) and his equally creepy ventriloquist dummy.|
|24||24||"The Idol Side of Me"||Fred Savage||Douglas Lieblein||February 9, 2007||117||3.7|
|Hannah participates in Singing with the Stars, a contest that consists of amateurs paired with celebrities, and gets Amber in the top three with the intention of humiliating her, later regretting it; Jackson and Robby are annoyed by Dontzig's dog.
Co-stars: Jack Taylor, Alec Ledd, and Christian Serratos
|25||25||"Smells Like Teen Sellout"||Sheldon Epps||Heather Wordham||March 2, 2007||123||4.4|
|Hannah agrees to endorse a new fragrance, which smells like raspberries, but can't stand its smell because of a horrid childhood disaster where she threw up on the governor of Tennessee after winning a pie-eating contest in 1999; Jackson tries out for a television survival program with disastrous results.
Co-stars: Ryan Newman
|26||26||"Bad Moose Rising"||Roger S. Christiansen||Douglas Lieblein &
Steven James Meyer
|March 30, 2007||121||4.8|
|Jackson arranges for Miley to learn what it's like to be the older sibling by having her babysit Dontzig's bratty niece until finding out her uncle was pretending to be sick; Robby gets over a cold with help from Roxy and her rather odd home remedies. Who Said"|
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- General references
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- List of Hannah Montana episodes at the Internet Movie Database