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Episodes American Broadcasting Company September 15, 2001 and March 16, 2002

Season 1 (2000 2001) American Broadcasting Company October 13, 2001 and October 20, 2001

Episodes American Broadcasting Company Title Directed by Written by Original air date


106 Louis (Shia La Beouf) tries desperately to learn how to tango the night before his first dance. With Christy Romano. "Strictly Ballroom"

Season Finale

Matt Dearborn Matt Dearborn October 20, 2001 106
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.
105 The scholarly Ren is stunned when she learns that she might get a C in shop class. "Almost Perfect"

Season Premiere

Sean McNamara Tom Burkhard & Matt Dearborn October 13, 2001 105
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.

Season 2 (2001 2002) American Broadcasting Company September 15, 2001 and March 16, 2002

Episodes American Broadcasting Company Title Directed by Written by Original air date


104 Ren organizes a protest after the principal refuses to allow some students to retake their school pictures. "Shutterbugged" Peter Baldwin Marc Warren October 6, 2001 104
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.
102 Louis and Twitty scour the mall looking for the latest sneakers, only to find that the shoe has gone out of style. "Quest for Coolness" Donna Pescow Dennis Rinsler September 22, 2001 102
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.
101 Louis (Shia La Beouf) schemes to tape Ren's (Christy Romano) slumber party and sell tickets to the neighborhood boys. With Donna Pescow. "Secret World of Girls"

Series Premiere

Fred Savage Tom Burkhard September 15, 2001 101
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.

103 Ren tries to keep a potential rival away from her boyfriend during a bird-watching trip; duo likes Tom for his pizza oven. "Devil Mountain" Matt Dearborn Matt Dearborn September 29, 2001 103
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.
107 Bullies give Louis a break after he is befriended by a new transfer student with a tough reputation, but he's a poet, not a fighter. "Easy Crier" Marc Warren Barbie Feldman October 27, 2001 107
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.
109 Louis plays it cool while waiting for Tawny to ask him to the Sadie Hawkins dance; Ren ends up going to the dance with a little pig. "Sadie Hawkins Day" Gregory Hobson Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry November 10, 2001 109
A turnaround dance causes trouble for Ren and Louis as they attempt to get last-minute dates.
108 With their feuding hitting a fever pitch, Louis and Ren take their sibling rivalry to a cheesy local game show. "Sibling Rivalry"

Never Before Seen Episode

KC Lynn De Stefano Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry

Story by : Marc Warren

November 3, 2001 108
Ren and Louis show their animosity on a local reality game show. Meanwhile, Donnie asks Nelson to help him talk to his French-speaking date Sandrine (Danica McKellar).

Note: This episode first aired on November 3, 2001 as a part of ABC's "One Saturday Morning" lineup, almost two weeks before its scheduled November 16 premiere on Disney Channel.

113 Louis tries out for school mascot in order to get closer to the new cheerleading coach; Ren discovers she may not have what it takes to be a great cheerleader. "Wombat Wuv"

Series Finale

Donna Pescow Tom Burkhard March 16, 2002 113
Ren becomes a cheerleader and Louis becomes the school mascot to get closer to the beautiful new cheerleading coach.
111 A visiting uncle helps Louis commit a heist; Ren and Ruby accidentally bake a giant biscuit in cooking class. "Uncle Chuck" Ken Ceizler Dennis Rinsler February 16, 2002 111
Uncle Chuck (Richard Kind) visits and gives Louis new ideas that get him into enormous trouble, while also butting heads with Steve. Meanwhile, Ren and Nelson's cooking class project turns out to be too big for them to handle while dealing with Ms. Lynch (Mindy Sterling), their very strict home economics teacher.
110 Louis gets bent out of shape when his father spends quality time with a boy named Thomas Gribalski; Ren finds herself demonstrating bicycle safety even though she doesn't know how to ride a 2-wheeled bike. "The Thomas Gribalski Affair" Paul Hoen Scott Frazee & Brooke Kaiser February 2, 2002 110
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.
112 Louis discovers a scandal involving Ren when he becomes hall monitor. "Ren-Gate" Neal Israel Matt Dearborn February 23, 2002 112
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.