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Foiled Again
Season: 3
Episode: 17 (season)
82 (series)
Production Code: 319
Special Guest: Tony Hawk as himself
Originally Aired: February 1, 2008
"Romancing the Phone"

"Foiled Again" is the 17th episode of the third season of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.


London asks Maddie to be her fencing partner, to which she initially declines, but comes around after seeing London's handsome sparring coach, Diego. During lessons, both girls continuously attempt to flirt with him, but agree that neither one of them will date him. In the end, though, both girls end up breaking their promise and go out on secret dates with him. After they each find out, they begin a fencing fight between the two of them—after tiring themselves, they tell Diego to choose between them. But, much to the girls' shock, Diego chooses neither of them and reveals that he actually already has a girlfriend (who lives over in Indiana) and describes as like "a fancy sports car—[Diego] can't just sit in a garage." After hearing this, Maddie and London patch things up by turning on Diego.

Meanwhile, Zack and Cody work together on a school project studying bacteria in their home environment. When Zack begins searching up on germs, however, Cody becomes a mysophobe, intending to remain inside a bubble suit for the rest of his life. That is, until he is invited to go skateboarding with Tony Hawk, and realizes he can't while inside his suit.


  • Carey: (to Zack) Stop torturing your brother!
    • Zack: Look who's talking. You almost made liver.
    • Carey: Good point.
  • Zack: You know, I was reading my textbook last night and...
    • Cody: Whoa, whoa, whoa! You were reading a textbook?
    • Carey: I'm so proud! (while on the phone) No, no, not you. Although if you get the pizza here in less than 30 minutes, we'll talk.
  • London: (about Diego) We're gonna get married, buy a big villa and live in "Acapella".
    • Maddie: People sing a cappella. He lives in Acapulco.
    • London: That's what my sweater's made of!
    • Maddie: That's alpaca!
  • Zack: (after seeing Cody in his germ suit) I don't know whether to laugh at you or roast you over a campfire.
  • Mr. Moseby: I have a very important hotel guest coming.
    • Cody: Who is it, the President of the Pocket Hanky Association? (laughs)
    • Mr. Moseby: No! And it's not an association, it's a club!


  • This is Chef Paolo's final appearance in the series, although he is mentioned in the episode "Mr. Tipton Comes to Visit".
  • Several characters wear white clothing in this episode: Cody's germ suit, Chef Paolo's cook outfit, and Maddie, London and Diego's Swordsman outfits.


  • When Cody goes into the bathroom to change into his bubble suit, there is an armchair by the bathroom door. When he comes out, it is gone.
  • In various scenes where Cody is wearing the bubble helmet, stage lights are visibly reflected on it.


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