- The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
show_name = The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
caption = "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody title card"
camera = Multi-camera
runtime = 22-23 minutes (approx.)
Pamela Eells O'Connell (seasons 2-3)
Jim Geoghan (season 3)
starring = Cole Sprouse
Brenda Song Phill Lewis Ashley Tisdale Kim Rhodes
opentheme = "Here I Am" by Loren Ellis and The Drew Davis Band
country = USA
language = English
first_aired = 2005
last_aired = 2008
num_seasons = 3
num_episodes = 88 [Cite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0426371/episodes|title="The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" (2005) - Episode list|publisher=
Internet Movie Database|accessdate=2008-10-04]
list_episodes = List of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody episodes
followed_by = "
The Suite Life on Deck"(September 26, 2008-present)
website = http://psc.disney.go.com/disneychannel/suitelife/index.html
imdb_id = 426371
tv_com_id = 28842
"The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" was an American
Disney Channel Original Seriescreated by Danny Kallisand Jim Geoghan. The series premiered on March 18, 2005 and was one of the first five shows available on the iTunes Store. [cite web
title=Apple Announces iTunes 6 With 2,000 Music Videos, Pixar Short Films & Hit TV Shows
date=October 12, 2005
work=Apple Computer, Inc.] It was nominated for
Emmy Awardsthree times. The final episode aired on September 1, 2008 during the "The Suite Life and Times of London Tipton" marathon.
The series is set in the
Tipton Hotelin Boston. [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0426371/ The Suite Life of Zack and Cody] ] The series centers upon Zack and Cody Martin(Dylan & Cole Sprouse), trouble-making twins who live at the Tipton Hotel. Featuring an ensemble cast, the series main cast consists of Zack and Cody along with ditzy hotel heiress London Tipton( Brenda Song), the candy counter girl Maddie ( Ashley Tisdale), the boys' single mother Carey ( Kim Rhodes) and the hotel's manager, Mr. Moseby ( Phill Lewis). The series is the third Disney Channel Original to have more than 65 episodes, after " That's So Raven" and " Kim Possible". [http://www.juniorcelebs.com/the-suite-life-of-zack-and-cody-season-3/ The Suite Life of Zack and Cody - Season 3] ]
2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strikeresulted in no new episodes being shown from early February 2008. Instead the Disney Channel re-aired the first 13 episodes. After the strike ended, new episodes began airing on April 19, 2008. [Cite web|url=http://www.tv.com/the-suite-life-of-zack-and-cody/show/28842/episode_listings.html?season=3&tag=nav_bar;3|title=The Suite Life of Zack and Cody Episode List|publisher=tv.com|accessdate=2008-09-08]
The Suite Life on Deck" is a spin-off of this series with Song, the Sprouse twins and Lewis continuing their roles. [http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-News-Blog/Todays-News/Hsms-Ashley-Tisdale/800032462 Zack & Cody Spin-off Is Afloat] . TV Guide.] While another attempted spin-off, " Arwin!", was not picked up by Disney Channel, this show skipped the pilot process and went straight to series. The show is set on a cruise ship with the brothers and London attending a high school-at-sea program, while Mr. Moseby manages the ship. It will make Disney Channel history as the second spin-off after " Cory in the House".
The show centers upon Zack and Cody Martin (Cole & Dylan Sprouse), twins who can afford to live in their hotel because of their lounge-singing mother, Carey (
Kim Rhodes). Also residing at the hotel is the hotel owner's daughter London Tipton( Brenda Song), the rich but ditzy heiress of a multi-billionaire and Maddie Fitzpatrick( Ashley Tisdale), the down-to-earth candy-counter girl. [http://www.tv.com/the-suite-life-of-zack-and-cody/show/28842/photos.html&
] ] Mr. Moseby, the dutiful and serious manager is often a foil to Zack and Cody's schemes. The show is often set at the
Tipton Hotel, but various other settings like Zack and Cody's middle school, Buckner Middle School,"Zack and Cody" episode: "Election"] and Maddie and London's private school, Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow Catholic School"Zack and Cody" episode: "Forever Plaid"] are used.
main|The Suite Life of Zack & Cody recurring charactersThe following is a list of the main
recurring characters seen throughout the series. A complete list of all characters who have appeared multiple times isincluded at The Suite Life of Zack & Cody recurring characters.
Adrian R'Manteas Esteban Julio Ricardo Montoya De La Rosa Ramirez (1-3) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0426371/fullcredits#cast Cast] ]
Brian Stepanekas Arwin Q. Hawkhauser (1-3)
Giovonnie Samuelsas Nia Moseby (3)
Estelle Harrisas Muriel (1&3)
Charlie Stewartas Bob (1-3)
Sophie Odaas Barbara Brownstein (1-3)
Aaron Musicantas Lance Fishman (1-3)
*Anthony Acker as Norman the Doorman (1-3)
Alyson Stoneras Max (1-2)
Sharon Jordanas Irene the concierge (1-3)
Camilla and Rebecca Rossoas Jessica and Janice (1-3)
Cody Martin (Cole Sprouse) – Cody is the calm, mature, and smart twin. He is a straight A student, making him better in school than his brother Zack. He has been to math camp and on a wilderness trip. In one episode, he moves into his coat closet because he is not happy with his brother's messiness. Cody is not as good with girls as his brother is. He is currently dating
Zachary "Zack" Martin (Dylan Sprouse) – Zack is typically the unstudious, outgoing twin, who usually dresses in skater clothes. At school, he is a straight "D" student, mentioned in the episode "First Day of High School". Besides not doing well in school, Zack loves wood shop (which he is the best in class). In the first season of the show it was revealed that Zack is ten minutes older than Cody. He has also taken advantage of teachers and has faked conditions like dyslexia in the episode "Smart and Smarterer" (which is no longer allowed to be rerun because of allegations of insensitivity towards dyslexic people).Fact|date=September 2008
London Leah Tipton (
Brenda Song) – She is the daughter of Wilfred Tipton, the owner of the Tipton Hotel. She is an obvious parody of Paris Hilton, down to the ditzy demeanor and frivolous spending and name of the character (London/Paris and Tipton/Hilton) Although you never see Mr. Tipton fully (usually hiding behind his security force,so that london is not a spolied party goer! which stands on all sides.... in the tradition of Wilson from " Home Improvement"), he is frequently mentioned. London is a dim-witted, spoiled, rich teenager with her own private suite at the Tipton Hotel in Boston, complete with a lot of closets (each with their own talking mirror) and a kitchen which takes up most of the floor. She transferred to the same private school "Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow" as Maddie in the episode "Forever Plaid", due to poor attendance at her old school. In the episode "First Day of High School", London transfers to Zack and Cody's public school "Cheevers High", due to being expelled from all of the private schools she had previously attended. She dislikes her step-moms and talks to Mr. Moseby and Maddie about her problems. When happy she usually claps her hands repeatedly while saying her catchphrase, "Yay me!" Though it seems like London may lead the ultimate rich-girl life, her childhood was not perfect. In the episode "Arwinstein", she states she is allergic to lobster, though in one episode she asked Maddie for a lobster dinner. However, it is possible that she developed an allergy to lobster after the earlier episodes and before the later ones. It is also revealed in one episode that she must think about what she does before doing it. For example, she was walking through the lobby while thinking "left, right, blink, breathe"(although this may be Zack's dream). She also has her own web show called, Yay Me. [http://tv.disney.go.com/disneychannel/suitelife/yaymestarringlondontipton/.] London refuses to go to school and even skipped detentiontwice.
Madeline Margaret Genevieve Miranda Catherine Fitzpatrick (
Ashley Tisdale) – She is the teenage candy-counter girl at the Tipton Hotel, a cashier at the Cluck Bucket, manager on the Camp Tipton Daycare Center, counselor for her school's summer camp program, who just got back from Antarcticaaccording to London in the episode, "First Day of High School". While she comes from a lower class family, Maddie is very hard-working, outspoken, and intelligent. But in several episodes she is shown as being very selfish and a bigger opportunist than London, though she always loses out when this side of her personality is shown. Zack seems to have a crush on Maddie, but she is too old for him. Like Esteban, it is shown she has an incredibly long name, in the episode "Doin' Time in Suite 2330," which is Madeline Margaret Genevieve Miranda Catherine "Maddie" Fitzpatrick. She attends private school at "Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow" and later attends "Cheevers High". There's no reason why she attends "Cheevers", this is because the show often airs its episodes out of order. Maddie is London's closest friend, though London often treats her like a servant, as in the episode "Footloser", usually bribing her with money. Maddie also babysat Zack and Cody throughout season one. Zack has a huge crush on her in Season One, however the crush turns on and off during Seasons 2-3. She is a strong supporter of environmental causes. She is left-handed. It is revealed that she has asthma, because in one episode she mentioned having an inhaler. She appeared sporadically throughout Season 3.
Marion Moseby (
Phill Lewis) – The somewhat uptight manager of the Tipton Hotel, who speaks with a wide vocabulary and an urbane vernacular, but is often annoyed by Zack and Cody's schemes. Though he acts as though he does not care about the boys, he actually has a great deal of affection for them. For example, when they went to the baseball game and he caught a ball for Cody, ultimately making him the most "hated man in Boston". In the episode "The Ghost of 613", it is revealed that he started out at the Tipton as a bellhop back in the 1970s, and had a "voluminous 'fro". Mr. Moseby is more of a father to London than her own, because he is seldom around, he even said he taught London how to walk, her ABC's, and how to drive (or tried to). He cares for London and treats her like his own. He also helps London with any problems she is having. He was also known as the "Meanager". A running gag of the series is that Mr. Moseby often makes a fool of himself in front of people (eg: hitting a baby doll that wouldn't stop crying against a chair when a woman with a baby walked by), or making a sarcastic comment about himself (that the customers think is true, and not sarcastic). Another running joke is that he often just barely catches a vase on the center table of the lobby from falling, although he fails to do that in the series' finale.In his schooling he was captain of the cheerleading squad; his experience with cheering coming in useful in a cheer-off. He also was a junior putt putt champion and taught Zack how to play mini golf. Mr. Moseby also took balletlessons and is a very good dancer. He also takes advantage of Zack and Cody in some cases, like in the episode "Heck's Kitchen" he treats them with room service so they will find a food critic.
Carey Martin (
Kim Rhodes) – The single working mother of Zack and Cody, is a singer and it is revealed that she and her sons traveled a lot before landing at the Tipton, the "best gig we've ever had". During the first season, Carey had short blonde hair, though in some episodes of the second season and throughout the third she has red hair. She was married to Kurt Martin. Unfortunately, they had divorced after the twins were born, but with unknown reasons. Arwin has made it known on several occasions that he has a crush on her.
The series has spawned four video games, including 3 for the
Nintendo DSentitled "" [cite web|url=http://www.nintendo.com/gamemini?gameid=JWvj4WXs_d0l8FjY3U-188FXXfnVcyas&|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20071012183144/http://www.nintendo.com/gamemini?gameid=JWvj4WXs_d0l8FjY3U-188FXXfnVcyas&|archivedate=2007-10-12|title=Suite Life of Zack and Cody, The: Tipton Trouble|accessdate=2008-09-01|work=Nintendo.com Games] and a titular release for the Game Boy Advanceentitled . [cite web|url=http://www.nintendo.com/gamemini?gameid=3z9mVhpQfAx1Z2zHSu9X7RB_K0FaXS1_&|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20071012194504/http://www.nintendo.com/gamemini?gameid=3z9mVhpQfAx1Z2zHSu9X7RB_K0FaXS1_&|archivedate=2007-10-12|title=Suite Life of Zack and Cody, The| accessdate=2008-09-01|work=Nintendo.com Games] The show was co-created by Danny Kallis, who was a writer, producer, and director for the TV series, " Smart Guy"; and Jim Geoghan, who was a writer and producer for the TV series, "Family Matters". [ [http://www.tv.com/show/28842/summary.html The Suite Life of Zack and Cody TV Show - The Suite Life of Zack and Cody Television Show - TV.com ] ] Disney Presshas released several books based on the shows including ', ' and "" novels based on the television episode and the video game. [ [http://www.amazon.com/Suite-Life-Zack-Cody-4080-06/dp/B000ZJXA3U/ref=pd_bbs_sr_6?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1212930593&sr=8-6 Amazon, March 13, 2007] ] A calendar for the show, "Disney The Suite Life of Zack and Cody 2008 Calendar" [ [http://www.amazon.com/SUITE-LIFE-ZACK-CODY-CALENDAR/dp/B000ZLW2RI/ref=sr_1_32?ie=UTF8&s=office-products&qid=1212930692&sr=8-32 2008 Zack and Cody calendar] ] has been released. Merchandise of the show are currently selling exclusively at Amazon.com. They include clothing (such as pajamas, [ [http://www.amazon.com/Suite-Life-Zack-Pajamas-Girls/dp/B00178YN66/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qid=1212930593&sr=8-15 Zack Girl Pajamas] ] tee shirts, [ [http://www.amazon.com/Suite-Life-Luxury-Sleeve-bottom/dp/B0018SFBHA/ref=sr_1_24?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qid=1212930692&sr=8-24 Luxury Sleeve Bottoms] ] bags (tote bags, backpacks, etc), bedding collection, [ [http://www.amazon.com/Suite-Life-Comforter-sheet-Full/dp/B0015N5PTW/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1212930593&sr=8-16 Life comforter] ] toys, [http://www.amazon.com/Suite-Life-Zack-Cody-4080-06/dp/B000ZJXA3U/ref=pd_bbs_sr_6?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1212930593&sr=8-6 Toys] ] and dolls of the characters.
* [http://psc.disney.go.com/disneychannel/suitelife Official US site]
* [http://www2.disney.co.uk/DisneyChannel/supersites/suitelife/ Official UK site]
* [http://www.disneychannel-asia.com/DisneyChannel/supersites/suitelife/ Official Asia site]
* [http://tv.disney.go.com/disneychannel/yaymestarringlondontipton/ Official London Tipton site]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.