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Season 1 of Even Stevens has lasted for about 2 years it started June 17, 2000, and ended on February 23, 2001. The season ended with an episode that shows what was originally intended to be the first episode, A Weak First Week.

List of Episodes[]

Season 1: 2000-2001 Astral Media Family Channel Canada August 13, 2001 and September 10, 2001[]

Episodes in USA Episodes in Canada Title Directed by Written by Original air date USA and Canada Prod.code
1 2 "Swap.com" Paul Hoen Ehrich Van Lowe June 17, 2000

August 14, 2001

102
Louis trades a date with Ren to Ernie Morton for a trading card. Meanwhile, Ren needs volunteer time to be the #1 student. Taking advantage of this, Louis tells Ren that Ernie is part of an adopt-a-friend program to get her to spend time with him.
2 1 "Stevens Genes" Sean McNamara Ehrich Van Lowe June 24, 2000

August 13, 2001

101
Louis gets interested in making a successful name for himself along with the others in his family. He is convinced that he can run as fast as his athletic brother Donnie, because Larry tricks Coach Tugnut that Louis is fast enough to fill the available spot, but Ren discovers that this is a plot by Larry to embarrass the Stevens family.
3 4 "Take My Sister... Please" Paul Hoen Lore Kimbrough July 1, 2000

August 16, 2001

104
Louis dreams of entering the school talent show. However, with no more slots available, he tries to convince Ren to share her slot with him.
4 3 "What'll Idol Do?" Allison Liddi Terry Maloney Haley & Mindy Morgenstern July 8, 2000

August 15, 2001

103
Ren is overjoyed that June Marie is going to be her "pre-high school mentor." She excitedly sings her praises to everyone in the family, but Louis is only interested in finding his missing tape of a favorite Saturday Night Live episode. He gets some surveillance equipment from Tom and begins spying on family members to find out who taped over his show. While doing this he finds out that June Marie is only using Ren in an effort to make a play for their brother Donnie. Louis tells Ren, but she is reluctant to believe him.
5 6 "All About Yvette" Allison Liddi Terry Maloney Haley & Mindy Morgenstern July 15, 2000

August 20, 2001

106
Ren becomes jealous of her best friend Charlotte's former best friend Yvette.
6 5 "Louis in the Middle" Jonathan Winfrey Mark Fink July 22, 2000

August 17, 2001

105
In the cafeteria one day Louis saves the school's sort-of celebrity Blake Thompson (who's made a couple of TV commercials) from choking. Blake is grateful and takes a liking to Louis, inviting him to join his "in" crowd. Louis takes to his new status right away, putting a strain on his old friendships with Twitty and Tawny. But as soon as Blake sees that Louis is gaining some popularity himself, he drops him like a hot potato. Meanwhile, Ren is being given a hard time in her job as school policy monitor by Larry Beale, who heckles her when she speaks at lunch and fills her suggestion box with mean-spirited suggestions. Ren feels like she's "lost her mojo" when it comes to handling Larry and is going to quit her policy monitor position, but she gets some encouragement from Louis-and unexpectedly, from Larry, too.
7 7 "Foodzilla" Peter Baldwin Marc Warren August 26, 2000

August 21, 2001

107
Ren is starting a school news station. Louis, wanting his fifteen minutes in fame, gives an accusing interview of the cafeteria lady, giving her the nickname "Foodzilla".
8 8 "Family Picnic" Mark Rosman Matt Dearborn September 2, 2000

August 22, 2001

108
Louis discovers how competitive his father is at a picnic competition, and he feels he needs to win at any costs.
9 9 "Scrub Day" Neal Israel Dennis Rinsler September 23, 2000

August 23, 2001

109
The eighth graders prepare for "Scrub Day" to prank the seventh-grade class. However, Louis becomes most-wanted scrub when he stands up to them. Donnie has to do a history report on someone famous.
10 10 "Easy Way" Sean McNamara Tom Burkhard September 30, 2000

August 24, 2001

110
Louis, not enthusiastic of doing actual volunteer work, agrees to sleep in a bed for 48 hours to earn money for charity, not knowing what he might miss.
11 11 "Secrets and Spies" Peter Baldwin Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry October 7, 2000

August 27, 2001

111
Louis discovers a hidden side to Ren: performing karaoke at a sushi restaurant in costume as "Isis." He then tries to make her confess this secret.
12 12 "Deep Chocolate" Savage Steve Holland Jessica Simpson November 3, 2000

August 28, 2001

112
Louis and Twitty compete against each other at a school chocolate-selling competition, which threatens their friendship.
13 13 "After Hours" Steve Dubin Matt Dearborn & Todd Elliasson November 17, 2000

August 29, 2001

113
Louis unplugs Ren's alarm clock, which starts a chain reaction that lands her in detention at the worst possible time: the day she needs to set up the school's anniversary display.
14 14 "Battle of the Bands" Savage Steve Holland Marc Warren November 24, 2000

August 30, 2001

114
Louis puts together a band to play at a party. To get the gig, he needs a lead singer. Ren wants to go to the party to ask out a new crush, so she auditions for Louis' band. The bandmates, who approve of Ren's singing, shun Louis when he becomes angry with Ren joining the band, provoking him to start another band.
15 17 "Heck of a Hanukkah" Neal Israel Dennis Rinsler December 1, 2000

September 4, 2001

117
Louis thinks his family would be better off if he weren't born and if instead they had someone perfect like the rest of the family, so his great great great great grandmother shows him a world where this is so.
16 15 "Luscious Lou" Mark Rosman Tom Burkhard December 15, 2000

August 31, 2001

115
Louis needs to join a sports team, so he gets put into wrestling by Coach Tugnut. However, he's forced into a "lose-lose" situation when his opponent turns out to be a girl. Meanwhile, Ren attempts to retaliate at Louis for his pranks.
17 16 "Get a Job" Jonathan Winfrey Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry January 5, 2001

September 3, 2001

116
Louis wants a sludgie machine, but needs to make money quickly. To this end, he finds an unusual get-rich-quick scheme: a dog-sitting service.
18 18 "Movie Madness" Peter Baldwin Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry January 26, 2001

September 5, 2001

118
Louis decides to make a movie but ends up putting the success of his film over the safety of and his concern for his friends.
19 19 "Strictly Ballroom" Matt Dearborn Matt Dearborn February 2, 2001

September 6, 2001

119
When Tawny goes to Zach's party, Louis has to go as well, but he does not know how to dance, so he seeks to learn how. Meanwhile, Ren decides to talk to her crush, Bobby Deaver, at the same party.
20 20 "Almost Perfect" Sean McNamara Tom Burkhard & Matt Dearborn February 9, 2001

September 7, 2001

120
Ren reflects on the fact that everyone expects her to be perfect when she gets a "C" in woodshop. Meanwhile, Louis gets assigned a janitor's closet as a temporary locker, which he decks out as his own retreat.
21 21 "A Weak First Week" David Steinberg Matt Dearborn February 23, 2001

September 10, 2001

121
Louis and Ren are stuck on a carnival ride. To keep the repairwoman interested in fixing the ride, they tell her a story of their first days at Lawrence Junior High.

Note: This episode contains scenes from the show's original pilot episode. The pilot itself was re-edited to air as flashback scenes for this episode.

Title Credited Writers Director Original Airdate #
"Swap.com" Ehrich Van Lowe Paul Hoen June 17, 2000 1
Louis trades a date with Ren to Ernie Morton for a trading card. Meanwhile, Ren needs volunteer time to be the #1 student. Taking advantage of this, Louis tells Ren that Ernie is part of an adopt-a-kid program to get her to spend time with him.
"Stevens Genes" Ehrich Van Lowe Sean McNamara June 24, 2000 2
Louis gets interested in making a successful name for himself along with the others in his family. He is convinced that he can run as fast as his athletic brother Donnie, but Ren discovers that this is a plot by Larry Beale to embarrass the Stevens family.
"Take My Sister... Please" Lore Kimbrough Paul Hoen June 24, 2000 3
Louis dreams of entering the school talent show. However, with no more slots available, he tries to convince Ren to share her slot with him.
"What'll Idol Do?" Terry Maloney Haley and Mindy Morgenstern Allison Liddi July 8, 2000 4
One of his comedy tapes disappears, so Louis sets up a surveillance system in his house to catch the culprit. Meanwhile, Ren finds someone to tutor her about high school.
"All About Yvette" Terry Maloney Haley and Mindy Morgenstern Allison Liddi July 15, 2000 5
Ren becomes jealous of her best friend Charlotte's former best friend Yvette.
"Louis in the Middle" Mark Fink Jonathan Winfrey July 22, 2000 6
Louis gains instant acclaim when he saves the life of a popular kid, at the same time leaving his old friends.
"Foodzilla" Marc Warren Peter Baldwin August 26, 2000 7
Ren is starting a school news station. Louis, wanting his fifteen minutes in fame, gives an accusing interview of the cafeteria lady, giving her the nickname "Foodzilla."
"Family Picnic" Matt Dearborn Mark Rosman September 2, 2000 8
Louis discovers how competitive his father is at a picnic competition, and he feels he needs to win at any costs.
"Scrub Day" Dennis Rinsler Neal Israel September 23, 2000 9
The eighth-graders prepare for Scrub Day to prank the seventh-grade class. However, Louis becomes most-wanted scrub when he stands up to them. Then in the cafeteria, the eighth graders dump Louis in a vat of sloppy joe.
"Easy Way" Tom Burkhard Sean McNamara September 30, 2000 10
Louis, not enthusiastic of doing actual volunteer work, agrees to sleep in a bed for 48 hours to earn money for charity, not knowing what he might miss.
"Secrets and Spies" Sarah Jane Cunningham and Suzie Villandry Peter Baldwin October 7, 2000 11
Louis discovers a hidden side to Ren-- karaoke.
"Deep Chocolate" Jessica Simpson (not singer) Savage Steve Holland November 3, 2000 12
Louis and Twitty compete against each other at a school chocolate-selling competition, which threatens their friendship.
"After Hours" Matt Dearborn and Todd Elliasson Steve Dubin September 17, 2000 13
Louis unplugs Ren's alarm clock, which starts a chain reaction that lands her in detention. This happens at the worst possible time: the day she needs to set up the school's anniversary display.
"Battle of the Bands" Marc Warren Savage Steve Holland September 24, 2000 14
Louis puts together a band to play at a party. To get the gig, he needs a lead singer. Ren wants to go to the party to ask out a new crush, so she auditions for Louis' band. Only one of the two can rule the band.
"Heck of a Hanukkah" Dennis Rinsler Neal Israel December 1, 2000 15
Louis thinks his family would be better off if he weren't born and if instead, they had someone perfect like the rest of the family, so his great great great great grandmother shows him a world where this is so.
"Luscious Lou" Tom Burkhard Mark Rosman December 15, 2000 16
Louis needs to join a sports team, so he gets put into wrestling by Coach Tugnut. However, he's forced into a "lose-lose" situation when his opponent turns out to be a girl. Meanwhile, Ren attempts to retaliate at Louis for his pranks.
"Get a Job" Suzie Villandry and Sarah Jane Cunningham Jonathan Winfrey January 5, 2001 17
Louis wants a sludgie machine, but needs quick money. So, naturally, he finds an unusual get-rich-quick scheme: a dog-sitting service.
"Movie Madness" Sarah Jane Cunningham and Suzie Villandry Peter Baldwin January 26, 2001 18
Louis decides to make a movie but ends up putting the success of his film over the safety and concern for his friends.
"Strictly Ballroom" Matt Dearborn Matt Dearborn February 2, 2001 19
When Tawny goes to Zach's party, Louis has to go as well. There's just one problem- he can't dance. Meanwhile, Ren decides to talk to her crush, Bobby Deaver, at the same party.
"Almost Perfect" Tom Burkhard and Matt Dearborn Sean McNamara February 9, 2001 20
Ren reflects on the fact that everyone expects her to be perfect when she gets a "C" in woodshop. Meanwhile, Louis gets assigned a janitor's closet as a temporary locker, which he decks out as his own retreat.
"A Weak First Week" Matt Dearborn David Steinberg February 23, 2001 21
Also the Pilot episode. Louis and Ren are stuck on a carnival ride, and in order to keep the repair woman interested in fixing the ride, they tell an interesting story about their first days at Lawrence Junior High.

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