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EPISODE
Stevens Genes
Season 1, Episode 2
Background
Air date June 24, 2000
Written by Ehrich Van Lowe
Directed by Sean McNamara
Production code 101

Stevens Genes was the second episode of the first season of Even Stevens. It originally aired on Disney Channel on June 24, 2000.

PlotEdit

Larry Beale is put in charge of the stop watch in Louis's gym class. He reports that Louis can run faster than his brother Donnie, the school's greatest sports star. This causes Louis to become interested in making a successful name for himself along with the others in his family.

This is actually a plot by Larry Beale to embarrass the Stevens family. He continues falsifying Louis's track abilities with the goal of winning the up-coming track meet and beating the "fastest" Stevens. During the climactic race, one of the runners falls and Louis stops to help him, forfeiting the race but winning over the crowd.

CastEdit

TriviaEdit

  • When Louis walks across the field with his newly-moussed hair, the music playing is an imitation of the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive," used in the movie Saturday Nght Fever when John Travolta is first seen walking down the street. Later at the track meet, the music played resembles the Chariots of Fire theme composed by Vangelis. That was an Academy Award-winning movie (and soundtrack) about the British track team at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.
  • On the wall of the gym at the junior high is a big picture of Donnie with the legend "I Play Because I Can" beneath it.
  • When Louis is telling his family that he has joined the track team, Donny first has the salad bowl beside him, the shot cuts to Louis holding the bowl and putting salad in his plate, then cuts to Donny handing Louis the salad bowl, where Louis puts salad onto an empty plate.
  • Coach Tugnut puts Louis' picture up in the "Student of the Month" spot on the bulletin board, but in the later episode "The Thomas Gribalski Affair" we learn that Ren has supposedly been Student of the Month for eighteen straight months.
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