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The Wrong Stuff
Season: 1
Episode: 17 (season)
17 (series)
Production Code: 118
Guest Stars: Gavin MacLeod as Albert Barker
Absent: Debby Ryan as Bailey Pickett
Phill Lewis as Mr. Moseby
Originally Aired: March 24, 2009
"Mom and Dad on Deck"
"Splash & Trash"

"The Wrong Stuff" is the 17th episode of the first season of The Suite Life on Deck. When London finds out she is going to the new Tipton Space Station, she has to pick a friend to go along with her. Meanwhile, when Zack is taking care of seniors on the ship, he has to find a way to get one particularly grumpy passenger to have some fun.


London tells Cody and Woody that she is going to her father's new space station 'Tipton 1' and Cody and Woody want to go so London takes lots of tests to see who will go. Meanwhile, Zack becomes friends with an elderly man named Barker who is cranky. Barker shows Zack how to pull pranks on the other passengers. Barker accidentally gets carried away and starts to act like a jerk towards the other passengers, causing Zack to spaz out and offend Barker. Zack soon starts to feel bad about dissing Barker and tells him that there are a lot of fun things to do on a cruise. After hearing Barker give his side of the story (which is against sitting in chairs), Zack allows Barker to sit in London's space chair, which is fun. Woody sabotages Cody's attempts to win the tests, but when the final test includes writing a speech, Cody writes his about how pretty London is and then messes with Woody's to make it sound like Woody is calling London ugly, so Cody wins the tests. In the end, Barker goes with London. At the end London and Barker are sitting the space station, but they realize that they left the keys and now they're stranded in space. 

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  • London: Cody, you're smart. I have a question about outer space.
    • Cody: (pointing upward) It's up there.


  • The title of this episode, "The Wrong Stuff", is an allusion to the 1983 film, The Right Stuff.
  • Bailey and Mr. Moseby are both absent in this episode.


  • When Cody said that he never got less than an A-minus in his life, he actually did—he got a C in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody episode, "Books & Birdhouses". However, he said he had never got less than an A- on a test and the C was on a practical assignment, not a test.
  • If you look at London's suit you can see the stage lights reflecting off her helmet.