Smart & Smarterer
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Zack goofing off in his suite
Season: 1
Episode: 18 (season)
18 (series)
Production Code: 125
Guest Stars: Charlie Stewart as Bob
Ernie Grunwald as Mr. Forgess
Originally Aired: October 10, 2005
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"Smart & Smarterer" is the 18th episode of the first season of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Zack fakes dyslexia after meeting Bob (who actually has dyslexia) and getting bad grades on his report card while Cody got good grades on his report card. Meanwhile, Maddie tries to beat London at chess, and Mr. Moseby loses his voice.


After getting bad grades on his report card and Cody getting good grades on his report card as Carey tells Zack that if he can't keep his grades up, he will have to go to summer school with no television, video games and food (except for vegetables), Zack decides that he needs a way to get good grades without having to study. When Bob, a boy with dyslexia, shows up in his class, Zack decides that he can pretend to have dyslexia so he can have more time on both tests and reading. However, it doesn't take long for him to fool both Mr. Forgess, the Special Ed Teacher and Carey. Only Cody knows the truth, and no one will listen to him. But when Mr. Forgess and Carey play a trick on him, and Zack finally tells the truth, Zack gets in trouble after Mr. Forgess tells Zack that he is brilliant but lazy, and is forced to do all of the extra work in Summer School.

Meanwhile, Mr. Moseby has lost his voice, and Esteban has to help him with everything. When Esteban uses a special cure to help Mr. Moseby, Mr. Moseby does get his voice back, but ends up suffering an awful odor in the process.

Meanwhile, Maddie teaches London how to play chess and will not believe that London is better than she at a "smart people" game. In the end she discovers that everyone is better at something, and that no one can be the best at everything.


  • Mr. Moseby: Should I say bottoms. Does this by any chance belongs to you?
    • Zack: Nope, don't know who it belongs to. It's a mystery, completely unsolvable.
    • Mr. Moseby: (unfolds Zack's report card and reads it) Zack Martin.
    • Zack: Unless you do that. (takes the report card)
    • Mr. Moseby: (coughs) How many times have I must tell you, this hotel lobby is not your personal playground. (coughs) Now, since you two have arrived at my hotel, you have been nothing but a... (loses voice)
    • Zack: A delight?
    • Cody: A bundle of youthful energy, whose spirit has breathed life into this stodgy, old place?
    • Zack: And to say thank you, you want to reward us with free sundaes?!
    • Cody: Thanks, Mr. Moseby, you're the best!
  • Carey: If Cody has a report card, that means you have one too.
    • Zack: You think. And I'm just as surprised as you are.
    • Carey: Hand it over.
    • Zack: OK. But before you read it, you should know that there's some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that I got D's in Math, English, and Social Studies.
    • Carey: Well, what's the good news?
    • Zack: I'm outta bad news.
  • Zack: But I'm trying as hard as I can.
    • Carey: Then why did all of your teachers write "Could try harder"? I know you can do better than this, and if you don't you'll spend the summer in school with no video games, no TV and no food.
    • Zack: (looks shocked)
    • Carey: Fine, vegetables. And French fries aren't a vegetable.
  • Mr. Moseby: Esteban, I am not rubbing chicken fat on my chest!
    • Esteban: Not chicken fat, a fat chicken.
  • Maddie: I refuse to be beaten by someone who calls the bishop "Mr. Pointy Head"!
  • Carey: Cody, stop picking on Zack. Boy, that sounded odd.
  • Mr. Forgess: Are you sure you're ready? I mean, it's not like I don't have confidence in you, but it's more important that you have confidence in you. Do you have confidence in you? Is the word "confidence" starting to sound a little weird to you?
  • Mr. Forgess: I'll tell you what. Why don't you come by my office after school, and we'll see what's going on.
  • Zack: Thanks Mr. Forgess! For the first time in my life I feel like there's hope!
  • Mr. Forgess: It is quite natural to feel guilty. But, I mean, it's not good to feel too guilty, but a little guilty is normal. I mean, you shouldn't feel guily about not feeling guilty. Is the word guilty starting to sound weird to you?
  • Carey and Zack: A little.


  • The title, "Smart & Smarterer", is a reference to the film Dumb and Dumberer.
  • First appearance of Bob and George Forgess.
  • According to Adrian R’Mante, this episode almost didn’t get released due to its controversial topic and was only shown twice.
    • This episode is not on Disney+ due to the episode having a controversial topic.


  • Cody gets an A in woodshop in this episode; however, in "Books & Birdhouses", he barely passes the course.
  • Right as London and Maddie end their very last game of chess, you can see the elevator open. But no one was there inside or outside the elevator to open it.
  • Esteban says that the gloves of health are gloves, but they are really mittens.
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