List of Even Stevens episodes

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The following is a list of episodes for the Disney Channel Original Series, Even Stevens. The series ran from June 17, 2000 to June 2, 2003 with 65 episodes produced spanning 3 seasons.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiere Season finale
1 21 June 17, 2000 February 23, 2001
2 22 June 15, 2001 February 15, 2002
3 22 February 22, 2002 June 2, 2003
Film June 13, 2003

Episode list[edit]

Season 1 (2000–01)[edit]

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1 1 "" Paul Hoen Ehrich Van Lowe June 17, 2000 (2000-06-17) 102
Louis trades a date with Ren to Ernie Morton for a trading card. Meanwhile, Ren needs volunteer time to be the #1 student. Taking advantage of this, Louis tells Ren that Ernie is part of an adopt-a-friend program to get her to spend time with him.
2 2 "Stevens Genes" Sean McNamara Ehrich Van Lowe June 24, 2000 (2000-06-24) 101
Louis gets interested in making a successful name for himself along with the others in his family. He is convinced that he can run as fast as his athletic brother Donnie, because Larry tricks Coach Tugnut that Louis is fast enough to fill the available spot, but Ren discovers that this is a plot by Larry to embarrass the Stevens family.
3 3 "Take My Sister... Please" Paul Hoen Lore Kimbrough July 1, 2000 (2000-07-01) 104
Louis dreams of entering the school talent show. However, with no more slots available, he tries to convince Ren to share her slot with him.
4 4 "What'll Idol Do?" Allison Liddi Terry Maloney Haley & Mindy Morgenstern July 8, 2000 (2000-07-08) 103
Ren is overjoyed that June Marie is going to be her "pre-high school mentor." She excitedly sings her praises to everyone in the family, but Louis is only interested in finding his missing tape of a favorite Saturday Night Live episode. He gets some surveillance equipment from Tom and begins spying on family members to find out who taped over his show. While doing this he finds out that June Marie is only using Ren in an effort to make a play for their brother Donnie. Louis tells Ren, but she is reluctant to believe him.
5 5 "All About Yvette" Allison Liddi Terry Maloney Haley & Mindy Morgenstern July 15, 2000 (2000-07-15) 106
Ren becomes jealous of her best friend Charlotte's former best friend Yvette.
6 6 "Louis in the Middle" Jonathan Winfrey Mark Fink July 22, 2000 (2000-07-22) 105
In the cafeteria one day Louis saves the school's sort-of celebrity Blake Thompson (who's made a couple of TV commercials) from choking. Blake is grateful and takes a liking to Louis, inviting him to join his "in" crowd. Louis takes to his new status right away, putting a strain on his old friendships with Twitty and Tawny. But as soon as Blake sees that Louis is gaining some popularity himself, he drops him like a hot potato. Meanwhile, Ren is being given a hard time in her job as school policy monitor by Larry Beale, who heckles her when she speaks at lunch and fills her suggestion box with mean-spirited suggestions. Ren feels like she's "lost her mojo" when it comes to handling Larry and is going to quit her policy monitor position, but she gets some encouragement from Louis-and unexpectedly, from Larry, too.
7 7 "Foodzilla" Peter Baldwin Marc Warren July 29, 2000 (2000-07-29) 107
Ren is starting a school news station. Louis, wanting his fifteen minutes in fame, gives an accusing interview of the cafeteria lady, giving her the nickname "Foodzilla".
8 8 "Family Picnic" Mark Rosman Matt Dearborn August 5, 2000 (2000-08-05) 108
Louis discovers how competitive his father is at a picnic competition, and he feels he needs to win at any costs.
9 9 "Scrub Day" Neal Israel Dennis Rinsler August 12, 2000 (2000-08-12) 109
The eighth graders prepare for "Scrub Day" to prank the seventh-grade class. However, Louis becomes most-wanted scrub when he stands up to them. Donny has to do a history report on someone famous.
10 10 "Easy Way" Sean McNamara Tom Burkhard August 19, 2000 (2000-08-19) 110
Louis, not enthusiastic of doing actual volunteer work, agrees to sleep in a bed for 48 hours to earn money for charity, not knowing what he might miss.
11 11 "Secrets and Spies" Peter Baldwin Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry August 26, 2000 (2000-08-26) 111
Louis discovers a hidden side to Ren: performing karaoke at a sushi restaurant in costume as "Isis." He then tries to make her confess this secret.
12 12 "Deep Chocolate" Savage Steve Holland Jessica Simpson September 2, 2000 (2000-09-02) 112
Louis and Twitty compete against each other at a school chocolate-selling competition, which threatens their friendship.
13 13 "After Hours" Steve Dubin Matt Dearborn & Todd Elliasson September 9, 2000 (2000-09-09) 113
Louis unplugs Ren's alarm clock, which starts a chain reaction that lands her in detention at the worst possible time: the day she needs to set up the school's anniversary display.
14 14 "Battle of the Bands" Savage Steve Holland Marc Warren January 5, 2001 (2001-01-05) 114
Louis puts together a band to play at a party. To get the gig, he needs a lead singer. Ren wants to go to the party to ask out a new crush, so she auditions for Louis' band. The bandmates, who approve of Ren's singing, shun Louis when he becomes angry with Ren joining the band, provoking him to start another band.
15 15 "Heck of a Hanukkah" Neal Israel Dennis Rinsler January 12, 2001 (2001-01-12) 117
Louis thinks his family would be better off if he weren't born and if instead they had someone perfect like the rest of the family, so his great great great great grandmother shows him a world where this is so.
16 16 "Luscious Lou" Mark Rosman Tom Burkhard January 19, 2001 (2001-01-19) 115
Louis needs to join a sports team, so he gets put into wrestling by Coach Tugnut. However, he's forced into a "lose-lose" situation when his opponent turns out to be a girl. Meanwhile, Ren attempts to retaliate at Louis for his pranks.
17 17 "Get a Job" Jonathan Winfrey Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry January 26, 2001 (2001-01-26) 116
Louis wants a sludgie machine, but needs to make money quickly. To this end, he finds an unusual get-rich-quick scheme: a dog-sitting service.
18 18 "Movie Madness" Peter Baldwin Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry February 2, 2001 (2001-02-02) 118
Louis decides to make a movie but ends up putting the success of his film over the safety of and his concern for his friends.
19 19 "Strictly Ballroom" Matt Dearborn Matt Dearborn February 9, 2001 (2001-02-09) 119
When Tawny goes to Zach's party, Louis has to go as well, but he does not know how to dance, so he seeks to learn how. Meanwhile, Ren decides to talk to her crush, Bobby Deaver, at the same party.
20 20 "Almost Perfect" Sean McNamara Tom Burkhard & Matt Dearborn February 16, 2001 (2001-02-16) 120
Ren reflects on the fact that everyone expects her to be perfect when she gets a "C" in woodshop. Meanwhile, Louis gets assigned a janitor's closet as a temporary locker, which he decks out as his own retreat.
21 21 "A Weak First Week" David Steinberg Matt Dearborn February 23, 2001 (2001-02-23) 121

Louis and Ren are stuck on a carnival ride. To keep the repairwoman interested in fixing the ride, they tell her a story of their first days at Lawrence Junior High.

Note: This episode contains scenes from the show's original pilot episode. The pilot itself was re-edited to air as flashback scenes for this episode.

Season 2 (2001–02)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
22 1 "Starstruck" Jonathan Winfrey Marc Warren June 15, 2001 (2001-06-15) 213
Ruby becomes obsessed with BBMak when they come to Sacramento and are giving away a chance to meet them as a radio contest prize. Louis becomes supersititous when he finds a "lucky" penny.
23 2 "Shutterbugged" Peter Baldwin Marc Warren June 22, 2001 (2001-06-22) 202
After Principal Wexler refuses to let Ren retake her school picture, she decides to stand up to him with support from Eileen, who was a student activist in her youth. Louis's room turns into a disaster, and Donnie attempts to take him in.
24 3 "Duck Soup" Sean McNamara David Brookwell & Sean McNamara June 29, 2001 (2001-06-29) 203
Louis' desire to save a duck from becoming dinner may ruin Eileen's chance to get her bill supported by the lieutenant governor.
25 4 "Quest for Coolness" Donna Pescow Dennis Rinsler July 6, 2001 (2001-07-06) 201
To be cool, Louis and Twitty search for a pair of trendy sneakers, despite the fact that they're sold out everywhere in the city. Eventually, they confront a culprit seeking to take their money for the sneakers. Meanwhile, Ren must put together the school newspaper despite the fact that her staff is busy with Ruby's fashion show.
26 5 "Secret World of Girls" Fred Savage Tom Burkhard July 20, 2001 (2001-07-20) 214

Ren hosts a slumber party, but Louis plans to sell tickets to watch the party in order to buy a suit of armor. Louis and Twitty soon realize a younger boy has been spying on them. They catch him and demand to know what he wants, but he admits that he's new to town and only wants to make friends. When they are on the verge of turning him away, Louis takes kindly to the boy's nerve, and nicknames him "Beans", ultimately sing him in his slumber party spying scheme.

Note: The first appearance of Beans.
27 6 "Broadcast Blues" KC Lynn De Stefano Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry July 27, 2001 (2001-07-27) 215
Ren is participating in a student news competition run by her idol, reporter Cynthia Mills. Louis, wishing to meet his idol, Zippy Winds, devises a plot to guarantee that Ren will win. Meanwhile, Donnie attempts to lose his image as unintelligent.
28 7 "Thin Ice" Jonathan Winfrey Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry August 3, 2001 (2001-08-03) 204
Ren plans to go skating with Bobby Deaver, even though her parents want her at dinner with old friends who have just come back to Sacramento. Meanwhile, Louis begins prank calling.
29 8 "Head Games" Peter Baldwin Tom Burkhard August 24, 2001 (2001-08-24) 205
Louis ruins Twitty's chances at being a school baseball star. Meanwhile, Ren tries against all odds to sit next to Bobby Deaver on the bus.
30 9 "Love and Basketball" John Tracy Edward C. Evans August 31, 2001 (2001-08-31) 206
Louis coaches Donnie's basketball team. Meanwhile, Ren attempts to get Bobby to kiss her.
31 10 "Devil Mountain" Matt Dearborn Matt Dearborn September 7, 2001 (2001-09-07) 207
Two things keep thwarting Ren's effort to be with Bobby Deaver: Steve chaperoning a bird-watching school field trip to Devil Mountain, and an amorous student named Mandy "Always Gets Her Man" Sanchez who wants to make Bobby her next conquest. Meanwhile, Louis and Twitty get in a fight with Tom when his pizza oven breaks down.
32 11 "Wild Child" Paul Hoen Dennis Rinsler September 28, 2001 (2001-09-28) 209
Louis goes berserk during one of his mother's campaign commercials. Meanwhile, Donnie teaches Nelson a "lethal" martial art.
33 12 "Easy Crier" Marc Warren Barbie Feldman October 5, 2001 (2001-10-05) 208
Louis takes advantage of his friendship with a physically intimidating yet sensitive transfer student. Meanwhile, Ren and Nelson petition for the cancellation of dodgeball at gym.
34 13 "A Very Scary Story" Sean McNamara David Brookwell & Sean McNamara October 19, 2001 (2001-10-19) 222
Louis plans on pulling a big Halloween prank, at the same time as certain strange goings on, are occurring. Every time a student leaves a room, where they take a supposed "eye examination", they leave with dark pairs of sunglasses, follow all the school rules, and a sudden craving for milk. When Louis asks his friends to take off their glasses, it reveals that they have no eyes. Louis sneaks into the "examination room" where it turns out that Principal Wexler, and Coach Tugnut as his Igor assistant, are using a hypnotic ray to control the minds of the students, and make them obey school rules, at the same time taking away their eyes. Louis tries to warn his family, but everyone, except Ren, falls victim. Louis finally finds Ren, and tries to escape, with her, when it is revealed that it was Ren's plan all along. She gives Louis a bag, full of the victims' eyes, the same prank that Louis was going to play on her. She then uses a machine that transforms the appearance of all the hypnotized people, along with Wexler and Tugnut, into beings with her likeness. When she forces Louis into the machine, wearing his penguin costume, it turns him into a penguin/Louis/Ren hybrid. It is then revealed that this is all a story, that Louis is telling his neighbor, Beans. Beans then runs away, when Ren walks in, with cartons, of milk. When asked if anything thing is wrong, Louis denies it, then loudly drinks his milk, the same way all the hypnotized people in his story drank milk.
35 14 "Sadie Hawkins Day" Gregory Hobson Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry November 2, 2001 (2001-11-02) 212
A turnaround dance causes trouble for Ren and Louis as they attempt to get last-minute dates.
36 15 "Sibling Rivalry" KC Lynn De Stefano Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry November 3, 2001 (2001-11-03) 210
Ren and Louis show their animosity on a local reality game show. Meanwhile, Donny asks Nelson to help him talk to his french-speaking date Sandrine (Danica McKellar).
37 16 "Wombat Wuv" Donna Pescow Tom Burkhard November 30, 2001 (2001-11-30) 211
Ren becomes a cheerleader and Louis becomes the school mascot to get closer to the beautiful new cheerleading coach.
38 17 "Uncle Chuck" Ken Ceizler Dennis Rinsler December 21, 2001 (2001-12-21) 217

Uncle Chuck (Richard Kind) visits and gives Louis new ideas that get him into enormous trouble. Meanwhile, Ren's cooking class project turns out too big for her to handle.

Note: Mindy Sterling guest stars as Ms. Lynch, Ren's cooking teacher.
39 18 "The Thomas Gribalski Affair" Paul Hoen Scott Frazee & Brooke Kaiser December 28, 2001 (2001-12-28) 218
Louis grows jealous when feels that Tom is replacing his role in the Stevens family. Meanwhile, Ren must demonstrate bicycle safety in a school program despite the fact that she never learned to ride a bike.
40 19 "Ren-Gate" Neal Israel Matt Dearborn January 4, 2002 (2002-01-04) 219
Louis surprises everyone when he does a good job as a hall monitor. However, he ends up discovering a secret about Ren, and vows to blow the whistle on her.
41 20 "Tight End in Traction" Philip Charles MacKenzie Matt Dearborn January 11, 2002 (2002-01-11) 216
When Louis's prank for revenge on Donnie ends up severely injuring him, it may ruin Donnie's chance at a college scholarship.
42 21 "Influenza: The Musical" Sean McNamara Marc Warren January 25, 2002 (2002-01-25) 220

Ren contracts influenza and her parents insist she stay in bed, but she has no intentions of giving up her perfect attendance record. Once at school, everyone, including herself, starts singing and dancing in musical numbers. Unfortunately, she ends up unprepared for a major school project which she must present that day. Louis gives his all to getting out of Coach Tugnut's physical endurance test, rallying his fellow students to overpower Tugnut. At the end of the day, Ren sings a song about going to the moon in 1969 to compensate for her lack of a full report and ultimately gets an F. She suddenly wakes up in bed again, having recovered from her condition, and realizes the events of the day were all a dream.

Note: This episode was reaired at Midnight on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 as part of Disney Replay celebrating the Disney Channel 30th anniversary.
43 22 "Gutter Queen" Dennis Rinsler Story by : Matt Dearborn
Teleplay by : Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry
February 15, 2002 (2002-02-15) 221
Ren's mother, Anne, signs herself and Ren up for a mother-daughter bowling tournament. Also, Louis hires a British butler named Chives (Daniel Faltus) for a week after winning a contest.

Season 3 (2002–03)[edit]

  • Nick Spano is absent for two episodes (3x04, 3x18)
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44 1 "The Kiss" Matt Dearborn Matt Dearborn February 22, 2002 (2002-02-22) 304
Louis and Tawny kiss and start a relationship. However, their relationship hits trouble when she is supposed to kiss Zach on the lips in Ren's school play and Louis gets jealous. Donnie feels that he needs to be more sensitive.
45 2 "Where in the World Is Pookie Stevens?" David Brookwell Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry March 1, 2002 (2002-03-01) 303
Louis holds a garage sale in order to earn money for a drum set. However, Ren's stuffed animal Mr. Pookie accidentally gets sold. Upon making enough money for a drum set, he finds the missing toy and is moved to buy it instead as original Mr. Pookies are no longer in production. His parents reward his generosity by buying him a drum set, which he can't play.
46 3 "My Best Friend's Girlfriend" KC Lynn De Stefano Marc Warren March 8, 2002 (2002-03-08) 306
Louis gets jealous when Twitty would rather hang out with his new girlfriend than him. Donnie becomes competitive when Ren beats him at a rock climbing contest.
47 4 "Your Toast" Sean McNamara Dennis Rinsler March 15, 2002 (2002-03-15) 301

Ren gets a job at the local food court, but when she accidentally gets Ruby fired, their friendship could end. Meanwhile, a celebrity drummer offers to teach Louis how to play drums but starts by giving him practice stage atmosphere experience.
Guest Star: Jason Marsden as Mr. Squirelli.

Absent: Nick Spano as Donnie Stevens
48 5 "Band on the Roof" Gregory Hobson Tom Burkhard March 22, 2002 (2002-03-22) 305
In this "rockumentary" filmed by Tom, the Twitty-Stevens Connection slowly dissolves when Ren objects to Louis' plan to perform on the school roof.
49 6 "Little Mr. Sacktown" Neal Israel Marc Warren September 13, 2002 (2002-09-13) 302
Louis signs up Beans for a beauty pageant but abandons him.
50 7 "Raiders of the Lost Sausage" Fred Savage Scott Frazee & Brooke Kaiser September 20, 2002 (2002-09-20) 307
Steve is growing tired of Louis's get-rich-quick schemes but then discovers that Louis already has plans to find buried treasure underneath the Stevens' house in a parody of Indiana Jones. Ren and Larry Beale are tied together for five days when their rivalry gets out of hand.
51 8 "Close Encounters of the Beans Kind" KC Lynn De Stefano Steve Slavkin September 27, 2002 (2002-09-27) 314
After watching a TV show, Louis and Twitty notice that Beans exhibits many traits that lead them to believe Beans may be an extraterrestrial.
52 9 "Short Story" Peter Baldwin Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry October 4, 2002 (2002-10-04) 308
After an incident at another junior high, several students temporarily transfer in. Among them are a short kid that Ren agrees to go to a dance with, and a Louis look-alike who gets Louis into trouble.
53 10 "Hutch Boy" Savage Steve Holland Tom Burkhard October 11, 2002 (2002-10-11) 309
When Louis is bullied, Tom stands up for him by demonstrating his impressive martial arts skills, so Louis seeks help from Tom, who encourages the unteachable Louis to find his inner strength outside of martial arts. Meanwhile, through a hair bleaching accident, Ren has a little too much fun in her new life as a blonde.
54 11 "Hardly Famous" Gregory Hobson Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry October 18, 2002 (2002-10-18) 311
When a famous star comes to host auditions for the school SACCY, Ren and Eileen are starstruck. However, when Louis faces possibility that Tawny may transfer to SACCY, he considers his feelings for her.
55 12 "The King Sloppy" Richard Wafer Tom Burkhard October 25, 2002 (2002-10-25) 313
Ren is assigned to guide a royal exchange student. Louis and Twitty hatch a plan to eat a King Sloppy, the world's biggest hamburger, with the princess Ren is guiding emerging victorious when she visits the same restaurant.
56 13 "Boy on a Rock" Marc Warren Marc Warren November 1, 2002 (2002-11-01) 315
When Twitty's ex shows interest in Louis, he has to decide whether or not to go out with her. Meanwhile, Steve volunteers at Lawrence and risks embarrassing Ren and Louis.
57 14 "Dirty Work" Donna Pescow Matt Dearborn November 8, 2002 (2002-11-08) 310
Ren becomes uncomfortable doing Principal Wexler's dirty work, and becomes Coach Tugnut's assistant. Meanwhile, Louis starts a lumberjack club, in which he and his friends indulge themselves in pancakes before a threat to dissolve the club motivates them to take on a real lumberjack project.
58 15 "The Big Splash" Paul Germain Matt Dearborn November 15, 2002 (2002-11-15) 320
Louis must decide whether to remain a class clown when Steve tells him that he can't go through life being a prankster. Ren goes too far in her attempts to win "Best Smile" in the yearbook.
59 16 "Beans on the Brain" Dennis Rinsler Dennis Rinsler November 22, 2002 (2002-11-22) 317
Louis ditches Beans for a date with Beans' cousin and he grows a guilty conscience. Donnie gives up football.
60 17 "Snow Job" Jonathan Winfrey Dennis Rinsler January 24, 2003 (2003-01-24) 312

Louis thinks he will fail his algebra exam, so he hatches a scheme to cancel school by tricking Principal Wexler into thinking Sacramento is under a blizzard. This fails, and he is suspended from school for a week. He returns to ask for help from his algebra teacher, who dramatically improves his amateur math skills in one afternoon. Meanwhile, when Ren accidentally injures Lawrence's champion pole-vaulter, she must take her place and learn pole vaulting before the track meet.

Guest Star: Phyllis Diller
61 18 "Stevens' Manor" David Grace Tom Burkhard & Matt Dearborn February 21, 2003 (2003-02-21) 316

With his parents gone for their anniversary, Louis turns the house into a bed and breakfast to earn money for a ski trip, hiring his friends as the staff. Ren and Ruby have a fight about Ruby's boyfriend at a sleepover.

Absent: Nick Spano as Donnie Stevens
62 19 "Model Principal" Grant Heslow Josh Lynn & Danny Warren March 28, 2003 (2003-03-28) 319
Louis has a plan to get Principal Wexler to leave Lawrence Junior High: he gets him a job as a model. Unfortunately, his replacement, while friendly at first, misinterprets a message from Ren and grows mad with power, becoming more than Louis and the entire student body of Lawrence can handle.
63 20 "Surf's Up" Paul Hoen Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry April 4, 2003 (2003-04-04) 321
When Twitty goes on a surf trip with Zach, Louis gets jealous and comes with him to the beach. Meanwhile, at the same beach, Ren falls in love with Gil, a seafood restaurant manager's son whom she believes is a "merman".
64 21 "In Ren We Trust" David Kendall Marc Warren & Dennis Rinsler May 2, 2003 (2003-05-02) 318
When Louis and the gang find a suitcase full of money, they agree to let Ren hold it for safekeeping. However, the pressures of having to be the one to trust get to her with Ren spending the money on herself. Nevertheless, her purchase of expensive lizard-skin pants and the ensuing events turn out to be a product of her fears of the worst that could happen.
65 22 "Leavin' Stevens" David Brookwell David Brookwell & Sean McNamara June 2, 2003 (2003-06-02) 322
When it is reported that Eileen Stevens won a seat on Congress, the Stevens family prepares to move to Washington, D.C.: Ren finds her best friends a new "Ren Stevens", Steve quits his job, and Louis records a tape that tells Tawny his true feelings for her. Tawny makes a tape as well. Plans change when the Stevens family finds out they are not leaving after all.

Series finale film[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
"The Even Stevens Movie" Sean McNamara Marc Warren & Dennis Rinsler June 13, 2003 (2003-06-13)
The Stevens think that they've won an all-expenses-paid trip to an island located halfway around the world. When their guest house on the island is destroyed, their food stolen, and their bacon eaten, the Stevens family breaks apart in front of all their friends on live national television without ever realizing that the island itself is only a short distance away from Sacramento and that the whole vacation is part of a reality show stunt.

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