|Season 2, Episode 1|
|Air date||June 15, 2001|
|Written by||Marc Warren|
|Directed by||Jonathan Winfrey|
Starstruck was the first episode of the second season of Even Stevens. It originally aired on Disney Channel on June 15, 2001.
Louis finds a penny on the school grounds. As he bends over to pick it up, a scaffolding with workmen on it tumbles to the ground around him, but it misses him. An uncanny lucky streak begins for Louis. Meanwhile Ren is worried about Ruby's obsession with the British pop trio BBMak, as is Ruby's friend Nelson.
After Ruby stays up all night listening to the radio trying to win a contest with the prize of attending BBMak's recording session in Sacramento, Ren and Nelson decide to stage an intervention for her. Louis and Twitty firmly believe in the power of the penny. Tawny is skeptical until Louis casually calls up the radio station and wins the BBMak contest. Louis takes them plus Ruby and Ren with him to the recording session.
- Shia LaBeouf as Louis Stevens
- Christy Carlson Romano as Ren Stevens
- Nick Spano as Donnie Stevens
- Tom Virtue as Steve Stevens
- Donna Pescow as Eileen Stevens
- A.J. Trauth as Alan Twitty
- Margo Harshman as Tawny Dean
- Mark Barry as Himself
- Christian Burns as Himself
- Lauren Frost as Ruby Mendel
- Gary LeRoi Gray as Nelson Minkler
- Ste McNally as Himself
- Eddie Vee as DJ Breezy Breeze
- In a few shots of Ruby's room you can see Big Bunny: A stuffed animal used in the Disney movie Honey I Blew Up the Kid.
- Louis' lucky penny is a 2001 Denver-minted Lincoln-head cent.
- At the end, when they're singing "Sacramento Girl", Ruby's singing, but she's not in the band.
- Twitty hands his tape to BBmak and tells them he has his own band called the Alan Twitty Project. However, when all of them are in the band together (Louis, Ren, Twitty, Tawny, Tom, and all the others) it was called the Twitty Stevens Connection.
- This episode was obviously aired out of production order since Nelson appeared in this episode. He didn't come back to town until the episode "Thin Ice." Also Ms. Lovelson is mentioned, though she doesn't appear onscreen until later in the season, and Ren has her braces off, which weren't removed until the next episode, "Shutterbugged," was broadcast.
- The tambourine BB Mak gives Louis to play is a rather cheap-loking all-metal model that looks more like a children's plaything rather than a professional instrument which one would expect to see at a session for successful recording artists.
- When the scene with Ruby and Louis passing each other in the doorway of Louis' house is replayed later in the episode, it shows Louis winking at her and Ruby turning around to look back at him, things neither of them did the first time the scene was shown.
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