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Prom Night
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Season: 3
Episode: 21 (season)
70 (series)
Production Code: 321
Guest Stars: Rachael Bell as Addison
Matthew Timmons as Woody Fink
Zoey Deutch as Maya Bennett
Erin Cardillo as Emma Tutweiller
Writer: Jeff Hodsden, Tim Pollock
Director: Eric Dean Seaton
Originally Aired: March 18, 2011
"Snakes on a Boat"
"Graduation on Deck"

"Prom Night" is the 21st episode of the third season of The Suite Life on Deck. Mr. Moseby discovers that students in the senior year have pulled a prank on the ship, and cancels the prom. Zack devises a plan to hold a secret prom instead, with Bailey gunning to win prom queen. Aside from Bailey's ambitions, Woody hopes that he will share his first kiss with Addison during the prom.


With the school year working its way to a close, the seniors begin making their way into Mr. Moseby's cabin in an effort to make him fall asleep for the senior prank. Once he does, they cast him into the sky, his chair attached to several dozen helium balloons. Moseby is detected by an army who forces him down, causing him to return enraged, and thusly cancels prom.

Meanwhile, Bailey begins collecting votes. She begins making t-shirts, hats, pins, and begins to annoy everyone on the ship—even Cody. Back in his cabin, Woody reveals to Zack and Cody that, though he has not asked her, he wants to take Addison to prom where they will share their first kiss. Because Woody has never kissed a girl, he asks Cody to teach him how. Cody decorates a ham with pineapples as eyes and lips and lets Woody practice on it, including sweet-talking it. But when Addison is about to walk in and ask him to go to the prom, she overhears him asking the ham to share a kiss, and walks away distraught.

In class the next day, Bailey and Maya begin to quarrel about the importance of prom. While Ms. Tutweiller is breaking it up, Woody slips Addison a note asking her to prom, but she just throws it at him, not saying a word. Mr. Moseby walks in enraged, clothes ripped and covered in dirt, he tells them that after Zack's prank he was detected by an army and forced down, rescued by a gorilla, and other "nasty" things; the class laughs at him still, but Moseby then cancels prom. After a short discussion, the students set up a secret prom, with London as lookout.

Prom begins with most of the students already in the room when Cody and Bailey arrive. Addison approaches Bailey for advice about Woody, but Bailey is simply infatuated with everyone voting for her for Prom Queen, offering only the advice to kick Woody's "other girl" in the shin. Woody walks in alone, and despite a small rip in his tuxedo, manages to look quite stunning. He spies Addison alone on the other side of the room, and Cody tells him to just take charge and talk to her.

Mr. Moseby walks by and spies London, who immediately stalls him and alerts the students. When Mr. Moseby walks in, he sees that nothing is going on, though he suspects that something is up. London gives the all-clear, and the prom resumes.

Woody approaches Addison, and she quickly tells him to “get lost” — and he obliges immediately. He returns to talk to her again on Cody’s suggestion, and demands to know why she’s so mad. She calls him a two-timer, and Woody reveals that “Hamela” was just the ham he was kissing as practice. Woody asks Addison to be his prom date, and she agrees, accepting his offer to dance.

Shocked and enraged, Mr. Moseby barges into the prom, turns on the lights and orders everyone out of the room. Cleverly, Zack picks up a microphone and claims the Prom King to be Mr. Moseby (who is enlightened), and Bailey reluctantly declares that Ms. Tutweiller is the Prom Queen. However, it turns out that everyone simply voted for “anyone but Bailey”. Cody forgives Bailey, and they dance, while Woody shares his first kiss with Addison.

At the end of the episode, Mr. Moseby gets his revenge on Zack by knocking him out and casting him into the sky the same way Zack did to him.


  • Mr. Moseby: (enters, with his clothes badly torn) I'M BACK!
    • (Students laugh for a second, then stop laughing)
    • Moseby: It might interest you to know, after you set me adrift, I was struck by lightning... (smiles) ... forced to land by a military helicopter, and eventually rescued by a particularly loathsome baboon. I'll spare you the rest of the details because after that it got REALLY NASTY.


  • This episode aired on the sixth anniversary of when The Suite Life of Zack & Cody premiered on Disney Channel on March 18, 2005.
  • It's revealed that London has previously won Prom Queen three times, meaning she has been a senior for at least three years. This explains why she is in the same grade as everyone even though she is three years older than them.
  • The episode premiered to 3.01 million viewers, the show's second-lowest documented audience (only ahead of "Love and War" on September 24, 2010, with 2.86).
  • "Hamela Anderson" is a parody of Pamela Anderson.
  • This episode was uploaded on YouTube on March 11, 2011, a week before it actually premiered.
  • At the end of the episode when everyone starts slow dancing, the song that is playing is "God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton, but sung by a different artist.


  • At the end of "A Prom Story", Maddie makes a deal with Zack: if he danced with her at her prom (which he did), she would dance with him at his prom. However, Maddie does not appear in this episode.
  • When Zack walks in on Cody kissing the ham, then closes the door, you can hear a door latching sound. However, the door does not actually latch shut.
  • The Disney Channel night of premieres ad stated that Zack gave Woody the lesson with "Hamela," while Cody really gave him the lesson.
  • Woody flipped over the table with food on it at the prom, but in the next scene the table is as if nothing happened to it.
  • When Woody rips his tuxedo, Cody suggests duct tape. However, in "International Dateline", he carried around a miniature sewing kit and proved to be a good tailor.
  • Woody states Addison is 72 pounds of pure sweetness but in Marriage 101 Addison states she is 83 pounds of pure power.
  • In the scene following Miss Tutweiller flipping over the chalkboard from the decorated side to the regular side, the chalkboard is seen again on the decorated side.


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