Deborah Ann Ryan is an American actress and singer. Ryan started acting in professional theatres at the age of seven, was discovered in a nationwide search by Disney Channel. From 2008 to 2011, she starred as Bailey Pickett on The Suite Life on Deck and appeared in the Disney Channel Original Movie 16 Wishes, the most watched cable program the day of its premiere. Ryan appeared in the independent theatrical film What If.... From 2011 to 2015, Ryan starred as the titular character on the Disney Channel television series Jessie, appeared in the television film Radio Rebel. Since 2018, she stars as Patty Bladell on the Netflix series Insatiable. Ryan gained prominence in music by contributing vocals to the soundtracks of her Disney projects and formed the band The Never Ending in 2013, toured with them as an opening act for the North American leg of Fifth Harmony's Reflection Tour in 2015. Ryan was born in Alabama, her father was in the military, so she moved to numerous places in Europe. She can speak both English and German.
She started performing in professional theaters at the age of seven on an American base in Germany. She was raised in Texas. In a 2009 People Magazine interview, she described herself as a "nerd" in school, she was bullied in middle school for being a member of the school's chess club. Ryan began appearing in various television commercials in her early teenage years. In 2006 she made her television debut on Friends. Ryan's first film role was in 2007 as a guest character in Barney: Let's Go to the Firehouse, she played the role of a teenager, she appeared in several commercials for iDog and various board games. Ryan had a major role in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer feature film The Longshots as Edith. Ryan played one of the main characters, Bailey Pickett, on the Disney Channel Original Series, The Suite Life on Deck, a sequel to the hit Disney Channel series, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody; the series's pilot aired on September 26, 2008 in the United States and it became the most watched series premiere in Canada on the Family channel.
The character is a intelligent girl who boarded the ship to leave the fictional town of Kettlecorn, where she lived on a farm, because she hated the fact that the town is so small. The series was 2008's number one top scripted television series for teens, beating the veteran series Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place in the ratings; the series was 2009's top rated scripted series, outpacing other teenage shows. In 2009, Ryan landed a starring role in the independent feature film, What If... alongside Kevin Sorbo and Kristy Swanson. The film was shot in Grand Rapids and Manistee, Michigan in July 2009 and was released in theaters on August 20, 2010; the film is produced by centers on a Christian family. In October 2009, Ryan hosted the first Tween Girl Summit Music Festival. "Tween girls are drawn to talented performers who emanate the joy of life, we are so happy to have teen favorite Debby Ryan as the first host of The Tween Summit Music Festival," said Denise Restauri, founder of The Tween Summit, AllyKatzz.com and AK Tweens.
Ryan was set to headline the "Terrific Teen Tour", a concert series which co-headlined Mitchel Musso, Jasmine Richards and Savannah Outen, that would start on July 9, 2009 and end on July 14 but the tour was canceled owing to schedule conflicts. The tour would have been Ryan's debut as a live musician. In 2010, she starred in the young adult film 16 Wishes. In addition, the movie introduced Ryan to new audiences, such as the contemporary adult audience since the movie received high viewership in the adults demographic. Ryan noted that to prepare for her role in 16 Wishes, she watched numerous Brat Pack movies. On March 25, 2011, Ryan starred based on the show she had starred in. On March 29, she released the promotional single "Made of Matches", theme of Discovery Family television show R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour; the Suite Life on Deck finished its run on May 6, 2011. On July 6, she released her debut solo single, the alternative hip hop song We Ended Right, featuring Chad Hively & Chase Ryan.
The song was released from her own label, the Ryan River Studio, founded with her brother, Chase Ryan. In 2011, it was announced that Ryan landed her own Disney Channel series called Jessie, which debuted in September 2011; the show follows a girl who moves from Texas to New York City to become a star but becomes a nanny instead for a family with four children. Jessie is a show she helped create, relating that she wanted her character to relate to herself. Ryan directed the season three episode "Coffee Talk," making her the youngest female to direct a Disney Channel production. Additionally, in a shift towards a more mature role, she guest starred in an episode of the show Private Practice as a recovering drug addict. On February 17, 2012, she starred in another Disney Channel movie entitled Radio Rebel as Tara, a shy teenage who dreads speaking to anyone in her school, but in the privacy of her bedroom, she incorporates the most famous radio persona of the internet under the nickname'Radio Rebel'.
She released a cover version of "We Got the Beat", by The Go-Go's, as the promotional single for the film on February 21. On August 31, 2012 she voiced the character Spike in the Tinker Bell film Secret of the Wings. In 2012, she formed the indie band The Never Ending with guitarist Kyle Moore and drummer Johnny Franco. Ryan commented that her musical style includes indie pop and country, she cited as musical influences for their debut work The Lumineers, Mum
Wizards of Waverly Place
Wizards of Waverly Place is an American fantasy teen sitcom which ran from October 12, 2007 to January 6, 2012 on Disney Channel. The series was created by Todd J. Greenwald, stars Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin as three wizard siblings with magical abilities competing to win sole custody of the family powers. Further main cast includes Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals Barrera, David DeLuise; the series won "Outstanding Children's Program" at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009. A film adaptation of the series, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, premiered as a Disney Channel Original Movie on August 28, 2009; the film adaptation won "Outstanding Children's Program" at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards earning the series its second consecutive Emmy. The farewell season won "Outstanding Children's Program" at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards bringing the franchise's total to three Emmy awards. Wizards of Waverly Place ended with 106 episodes over four seasons, its series finale averaged nearly 10 million viewers, which made that episode the most-watched series finale in Disney Channel's history.
On March 15, 2013, The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex premiered as a one-hour television special. Wizards of Waverly Place chronicles the adventures of the Russo Family; the Russos live on Waverly Place in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, above a sandwich shop which they own and run. The family consists of siblings Alex and Max; the three teenagers are wizards and live with their Italian father, Jerry, a former family wizard, their mortal Mexican mother, Theresa. When the Russo siblings complete their wizard training, they have to participate in a competition to decide who will become the Family Wizard of their generation, while the others lose their powers and become mortals; because of this, Jerry tries to teach his children to not become dependent on magic. Since one of them gets to keep their powers, Jerry gives his children wizard lessons; the storage room of the Russo family's sub station is a wizard's lair. In the lair is a Portal which allows them to visit the wizard world, other creatures to visit them.
The headmaster of the wizard council, Professor Crumbs pays visits to the Russo home. The Russo siblings attend Tribeca Preparatory School with Harper Finkle and encounter their Old West style principal, Mr. Laritate; because they live in the mortal world, the Russos are required to keep the existence of wizardry a secret. So, Alex's best friend, Harper Finkle, discovers the secret in Season 2's episode "Harper Knows". Justin's best friend, Zeke Beakerman finds out in Season 4's episode "Zeke Finds Out", along with Alex's boyfriend, Mason Greyback, a werewolf and Justin's girlfriend, Juliet van Heusen, a vampire. Selena Gomez as Alex Russo David Henrie as Justin Russo Jake T. Austin as Max Russo Jennifer Stone as Harper Finkle Maria Canals Barrera as Theresa Russo David DeLuise as Jerry Russo Dan Benson as Ezekiel "Zeke" Beakerman Ian Abercrombie as Professor Crumbs Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate Jeff Garlin as Uncle Kelbo Paulie Litt as Frankie/Joey Josh Sussman as Hugh Normous Amanda Tepe as security guard, information desk lady, museum security guard and hot dog vendor Skyler Samuels as Gertrude "Gigi" Hollingsworth Lucy Hale as Miranda Hampson Bridgit Mendler as Juliet van Heusen Daniel Samonas as Dean Moriarty Andy Kindler as Chancellor Rudy Tootietootie Gregg Sulkin as Mason Greyback Moisés Arias as Conscience Hayley Kiyoko as Stevie Nichols Kari Wahlgren as Helen Bailee Madison as Maxine Russo Frank Pacheco as Felix Leven Rambin as Rosie John Rubinstein as Gorog Fred Stoller as Dexter Cameron Sanders as Nelvis McKaley Miller as Talia Robinson The episode "Cast-Away" is the first part of a three-way crossover that continues on The Suite Life on Deck and concludes on Hannah Montana.
Justin takes Max on a cruise to Hawaii aboard the SS Tipton when he wins tickets. He pretends to be a doctor to impress London Tipton while Alex uses magic to bring Harper on the ship. During the cruise, Alex pulls a prank on Justin that turns him blue while Hannah Montana boards the ship to attend a concert in Hawaii, leading Cody to try to get tickets for himself and Bailey; the Disney Channel Original Movie, based on the series, premiered on August 28, 2009 on Disney Channel. Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie was filmed in Puerto Rico in the caribe Hilton hotel, Los Angeles, New York City from February 16 to March 27, 2009; the movie received 11.4 million viewers on its premiere, making it the second-most-viewed DCOM premiere in the US after High School Musical 2. It was the seventh-most-watched basic cable telecast in 2009, it won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2010 for "Outstanding Children's Program". On Friday, January 6, 2012, Wizards of Waverly Place aired its one-hour series finale, "Who Will Be The Family Wizard?", which averaged nearly 10 million viewers to up to 11.3 million.
Although it was not the series' most-watched special, being behind Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, Cast Away, it was the most-watched finale for a Disney Channel Original Series. Excluding the crossover programming special, it was the franchise's most-watched episode; the closer se
I'm in the Band
I'm in the Band is an American sitcom that aired on Disney XD in the United States and on Family Channel in Canada. The first episode was taped on July 14, 2009, with a "sneak preview" airing on November 27, 2009; the show's January 18, 2010 premiere was watched by an estimated 860,000 viewers. It was announced on April 26, 2010, that I'm in the Band had been renewed for a second season which premiered on January 17, 2011. On March 15, 2011, Caitlyn Taylor Love and Greg Baker announced on their official Twitter accounts that the second season would be the show's last. On April 28, 2011, Disney XD announced the show's cancellation, with the remaining season 2 episodes to air for the remainder of the year; the final produced episode, "Raiders of the Lost Dad," aired on December 9, 2011. Fifteen-year-old Tripp Campbell who lives in Los Angeles, California dreams of being a part of his favorite vintage rock band Iron Weasel; when he wins a radio contest to have dinner with Iron Weasel, his dream comes true.
He manages to impress them with miraculously lands the lead guitarist role. Iron Weasel is made up of three middle-aged stooges – lead singer and occasional rhythm guitarist Derek Jupiter, bassist Burger Pitt, drummer Ash; the bandmates scoff at the idea of having a child in the band, for fear of losing their cool, edgy appeal. But after Tripp offered the guest room and played well at the school assembly that Tripp hijacked, they agree to let Tripp in the band. Luckily, Tripp convinces his divorced mom, that the band members will be great role models for him. In their own wacky way, the band will try to mentor Tripp through his high school years with the goal of turning him into a bona fide rock star in the process. Along for the adventure is Tripp's best friend, Izzy Fuentes, an aspiring singer, who will try to keep him not grounded and out of trouble. Tripp has high hopes for Iron Weasel and will do everything he can to help the band make an epic comeback, from booking concert tours, to getting a well-known music agent to listen to their music.
The members of Iron Weasel always seem to find themselves in uncomfortable situations – from their nationwide concert tour which ends up being a three venue gig, to protesters boycotting their music because of a silly viral video, intended to make them popular again. Regardless of their mishaps and his bandmates always find a way to come together to resolve their issues and do what they love best – play rock n' roll. Tripp Campbell is the teenage lead guitarist of Iron Weasel who has always dreamed of joining a rock band. Despite his age, Tripp is the most mature of all the members of Iron Weasel and is determined to help the band make a comeback. Tripp is the only Iron Weasel member of the group, still finishing school, he takes out his anger by playing the guitar, as seen in the episode "I Want to Punch Stuff". He is allergic to nuts. Tripp is the one who solves the band's problems. Throughout the series, Principal Strickland in Season 1 and Principal Jenkins in Season 2 give him detention if he does something by accident, minor, etc.
His idol is Derek Jupiter. Derek Jupiter is the British selfish and charming singer, he is known to be a good magician as shown in episode "Magic Tripp" and is multilingual. Tripp claims that Derek is the heart and soul of Iron Weasel while Vic Blaylock claims that Derek causes all the problems in the band, he is the tallest of the band and seems to be a little smarter than Ash and Burger. He admits to have his own dungeon when Ash found an unfamiliar set of keys in "What Happened?". He can play guitar as seen in "Slap Goes the Weasel", "Road Tripp", etc. as well as key board, as seen in episode "Izzy Gonna Sing" and in several other episodes. He is afraid of snakes and on "Pain Games" he tells Tripp that he once lost confidence in himself after Metal Wolf stole a gig from them, he makes fun of Burger and tells stupid, boring stories from his family that nobody cares about. Chuck Duran provides Derek's singing voice. Burger Pitt is the food loving, rather dimwitted bass player of Iron Weasel, he has a electrified personality as a rock star, is shown to have a lot of joy in physical acts, such as smashing his own bass or smashing his head into a wall.
He has disgusting habits, including eating worms. Burger is known to have a secret crush on Tripp's mom, he sports black nail polish on his fingers, he won the first Weasel Prank as revealed in the episode "Prank Week". A recurring gag throughout the first season included Burger breaking wind on multiple occasions. Ash is the band's amiable drummer, depicted as being the most childish and simple-minded one out of the members of Iron Weasel, he used to have a pet fish named Sushi. It is shown. Ash's catchphrase is "Aw Yeah". In the episode "Slap Goes the Weasel", it is revealed. If someone called him that, he would go into wild tantrums, in a manner similar to Charles after someone calls him "Chucky". In the episode "Road Tripp" he reveals. In the episode "What Happened", he reveals that his great-great-grandfather
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb is an American animated musical comedy television series. Broadcast as a one-episode preview on August 17, 2007 and again previewed on September 28, 2007, the series premiered on February 1, 2008 on Disney Channel, running until June 12, 2015; the program follows his stepbrother Ferb Fletcher on summer vacation. Every day, the boys embark on some grand new project; the series follows a standard plot system. This leaves Candace frustrated. Creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh had worked together on Fox's The Simpsons and Nickelodeon's Rocko's Modern Life; the creators voice two of the main B-plot characters: Major Monogram and Dr. Doofenshmirtz. Phineas and Ferb was conceived after Povenmire sketched a triangular boy – the prototype for Phineas – in a restaurant. Povenmire and Marsh developed the series concept together and pitched it to networks for 16 years before securing a run on Disney Channel; the show follows the adventures of stepbrothers Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher, who live in the fictional city of Danville, in a tri-state area, as they seek ways to occupy their time during their summer vacation.
These adventures involve elaborate, life-sized and ostensibly dangerous construction projects. Phineas's older sister, Candace Flynn, has two obsessions: "busting" Phineas and Ferb's schemes and ideas, winning the attention of a boy named Jeremy. Meanwhile, the boys' pet platypus, acts as a secret agent for an all-animal government organization called the O. W. C. A. Fighting Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. Much of the series' humor relies on running gags used in every episode, with slight variation. Most episodes follow a pattern: Some incident gives Phineas an idea for a project, he announces, "Hey Ferb, I know what we're gonna do today!" Meanwhile, Perry slips away. Phineas remarks, "Hey, where's Perry?" Major Monogram briefs Perry on his mission. Candace sees what the boys are doing, resolves to tell her Mom to "bust them". Perry breaks into the skyscraper office of Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc.. Doofenshmirtz traps explains his current evil plan. Perry escapes the trap and they battle. Phineas and Ferb complete their project.
Mom gets home and Candace thinks that, at last, Mom will see what the boys have been up to and believe her, but just as Mom is about to step into the back yard, all evidence vanishes as a side effect of Doofenshmirtz's device. Doofenshmirtz, foiled again, cries out, "Curse you, Perry the Platypus!"Other running gags: An adult asks Phineas if he is rather young to be performing some complex activities. He starts calling them "inators" as a generic term. Doofenshmirtz has a daughter, who finds his work boring, but sometimes tries to prove to her mother that he is evil. Like Candace, she always fails. Ferb speaks more than once in an episode. Garden gnomes are seen or used as plot points. Isabella, who has a crush on Phineas, comes into the backyard and asks, "Whatcha doin'?" in a distinctive singsong tone. She doesn't like it. For example, in "Suddenly Suzy", after both Suzy and Candace speak that line, Isabella grumbles "Uh, hello!?" and "Do I need to be here?", respectively. Aspects of the show's humor are aimed at adults, including its frequent pop-cultural references.
Co-creator Dan Povenmire, who had worked on Family Guy, sought to create a less raunchy show that would make similar use of comic timing, humorous blank stares and breaking the fourth wall. Povenmire describes the show as a combination of SpongeBob SquarePants. Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, the other co-creator, said. On May 7, 2015, Disney announced that the series had wrapped up after four seasons, the final hour-long episode titled "Phineas and Ferb: Last Day of Summer" would premiere on June 12, 2015 on Disney XD, simulcast on Disney Channel. A 73-hour marathon of the show would begin on Disney XD on June 9, 2015; the series ended on June 12, 2015 on Disney
Hannah Montana known as Hannah Montana Forever in its fourth and final season, is an American musical comedy television series created by Michael Poryes, Rich Correll, Barry O'Brien. It focuses on Miley Stewart, a teenager living a double life as an average schoolgirl by day and as the famous recording artist Hannah Montana by night, which she keeps secret and only a few people know of her alter ego; the story follows the daily life of Stewart, her brother Jackson, her best friends Lily and Oliver, her father Robby. The series, produced by It's a Laugh Productions and Michael Poryes Productions, premiered on Disney Channel on March 24, 2006, garnering 5.4 million views, giving the Disney Channel the highest ratings in its history and concluded on January 16, 2011 after having aired four seasons and ninety-eight episodes. The soundtrack albums Hannah Montana, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana 3, Hannah Montana Forever were released to coincide with their respective seasons.
In 2007, the success of the series led to the Best of Both Worlds Tour. The following year, it was adapted into the 3D film Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert and its accompanying soundtrack. In 2009, the first feature film of the series, titled Hannah Montana: The Movie was released to commercial success, was additionally promoted through its accompanying soundtrack. All seasons of the show have been distributed on DVD; the series received favorable reviews from critics and was praised by audiences. It has been recognized as a "guilty pleasure" by several media outlets; the show's instant success is credited with the launch of Cyrus's career and her establishment as a teen idol. However, as she continued to develop an provocative image as the series progressed, the series has received criticism for appearing to be a negative influence on its younger audience. Miley Stewart lives a double life as an average schoolgirl by day and an international teen idol Hannah Montana by night.
Her father Robby Stewart is a successful country music singer under the stage name Robbie Ray, raises Miley and her brother Jackson Stewart as a single father in Malibu, California after their mother Susan died. Miley's best friend Lilly Truscott discovered her secret while attending a Hannah Montana concert. In the first season, Miley herself revealed her secret to their close friend Oliver Oken with the intention of ending his romantic interest in Hannah Montana. Lilly and Oliver assumed the aliases Lola Luftnagle and Mike Standley III when appearing with Hannah in order to protect her secret. Meanwhile, Jackson is employed at Rico's Surf Shop, where his child-aged boss Rico Suave assigns him to complete embarrassing tasks. Miley and Oliver begin high school in the second season. Rico, who begins high school after skipping several grades, nearly discovers Miley's secret on several occasions. In the season, Miley admits to Jake Ryan, whom she disliked and dated in the second season, that she is Hannah Montana.
However, their rekindled relationship ends after he struggles to adopt a normal, non-celebrity lifestyle, which Miley is concerned she will lose as a result of dating the actor. While Miley is off shooting a movie and Oliver begin dating in the third season. Though Miley feels uncomfortable with the changed dynamic of their friendship, she helps the pair reconcile after arguing with one another. Miley herself develops feelings for her bandmate Jesse. Jackson moves into his own apartment while attending college, while Lilly moves in with the Stewart family after her mother finds work in Atlanta, Georgia. In the two-part season finale, Robby buys a ranch in Malibu to bring Miley's horse Blue Jeans from Tennessee, while Jackson leaves his apartment and returns home. Oliver embarks on a tour with the band that lived above Jackson's former apartment. In the fourth season, the Stewart family moves into their new ranch, Miley finds out that Jake was cheating on her, from Oliver who has a photo of Jake nibbling another girl's ear.
She soon starts to date Jesse. He admits that he discovered her secret by paying attention to her actions, it begins to inconvenience her friends and family. After much deliberation, Miley reveals to Jay Leno's television audience. Afterwards and Lilly graduate high school, with arrangements to attend college. In the series finale and Lilly prepare to go to college, yet another movie offer comes up. Miley tries to make, she convinces Lilly to come with her to Paris, however at the airport, Lilly decides not to go, but to return to college. Miley continues to Paris, only to come back. Jesse and Oliver guest star in that episode and a Montage of pictures play at the end of the episode. Note The first season of Hannah Montana commenced airing on March 24, 2006 and concluded on March 30, 2007 after broadcasting 26 episodes. An additional episode, titled "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana", served as a crossover episode with That's So Raven and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, was broadcast on July 28, 2006.
The second season had 29 episodes, aired from April 23, 2007 until October 12, 2008. An additional episode, titled "No Sugar, Sugar", was filmed but was not broadcast in the United States after parental complaints alleged that the episode provided inaccurate information re
The Three Stooges
The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy team active from 1922 until 1970, best known for their 190 short subject films by Columbia Pictures that have been airing on television since 1958. Their hallmark was physical slapstick. Six stooges appeared over the act's run: Moe Howard and Larry Fine were mainstays throughout the ensemble's nearly fifty-year run and the pivotal "third Stooge" was played by Shemp Howard, Curly Howard, Shemp Howard again, Joe Besser, Curly Joe DeRita; the act began in the early 1920s as part of a vaudeville comedy act billed as "Ted Healy and His Stooges", consisting of Healy and Moe Howard. Over time, they were joined by Moe's brother Shemp Howard, Larry Fine; the four appeared in one feature film, Soup to Nuts. He was replaced by his younger brother, Jerome "Curly" Howard, in 1932. Two years after appearing in several movies, the trio left Healy and signed on to appear in their own short-subject comedies for Columbia Pictures, now billed as "The Three Stooges".
From 1934 to 1946, Moe and Curly produced over 90 short films for Columbia. It was during this period. Curly suffered a debilitating stroke in May 1946, Shemp returned, reconstituting the original lineup, until his death of a heart attack on November 22, 1955. Film actor Joe Palma was used as a stand-in to complete four Shemp-era shorts under contract. Columbia contract player Joe Besser joined as the third Stooge for two years, departing in 1958 to nurse his ailing wife after Columbia terminated its shorts division; the studio released all the shorts via Screen Gems, Columbia’s television studio and distribution unit. Screen Gems syndicated the shorts to television, whereupon the Stooges became one of the most popular comedy acts of the early 1960s. Comic actor Joe DeRita became "Curly Joe" in 1958, replacing Besser for a new series of full-length theatrical films. With intense television exposure, the act regained momentum throughout the 1960s as popular kids' fare, until Fine's paralyzing stroke in January 1970.
Fine died in 1975 after a further series of strokes. Attempts were made to revive the Stooges with longtime supporting actor Emil Sitka in Fine's role in 1970, again in 1975, but this attempt was cut short by Moe Howard's death on May 4, 1975; the Three Stooges began in 1922 as part of a raucous vaudeville act called "Ted Healy and His Stooges". Moe Howard joined Healy's act in 1922, his brother Shemp Howard came aboard a few months later. In 1928, violinist-comedian Larry Fine joined the group. In the act, lead comedian Healy would attempt to sing or tell jokes while his noisy assistants would keep "interrupting" him, causing Healy to retaliate with verbal and physical abuse. Ted Healy and His Stooges appeared in their first Hollywood feature film, Soup to Nuts, released by Fox Film Corporation; the film was not a critical success, but the Stooges' performances were singled out as memorable, leading Fox to offer the trio a contract, minus Healy. This enraged Healy, who told studio executives that the Stooges were his employees, the offer was withdrawn.
Howard and Howard learned of the offer and subsequent withdrawal and left Healy to form their own act. The act took off with a tour of the theater circuit. Healy attempted to stop the new act with legal action, claiming that they were using his copyrighted material. There are accounts of Healy threatening to bomb theaters if Howard and Howard performed there, which worried Shemp so much that he left the act. Healy tried to save his act by hiring replacement stooges, but they were inexperienced and not as well-received as their predecessors. Healy reached a new agreement with his former Stooges in 1932, with Moe now acting as business manager, they were booked in a production of Jacob J. Shubert's The Passing Show of 1932. During rehearsals, Healy received a more lucrative offer and found a loophole in his contract allowing him to leave the production. Shemp, fed up with Healy's abrasiveness, decided to quit the act and toured in his own comedy revue for several months, landed at Vitaphone Studios in May 1933, appearing in movie comedies produced in Brooklyn, New York, for the next four years.
With Shemp gone and the two remaining stooges needed a replacement, so Moe suggested his younger brother Jerry Howard. Healy took one look at Jerry, who had long chestnut-red hair and a handlebar mustache, remarked that he did not look like he was funny. Jerry left the room and returned a few moments with his head shaved, quipped "Boy, do I look girly." Healy heard "Curly", the name stuck. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer signed Healy and his Stooges to a movie contract in 1933, they appeared in feature films and short subjects, either together, individually, or with various combinations of actors. The trio was featured beginning with Nertsery Rhymes; the short was one of a few shorts to be made with an early two-strip Technicolor process, including one featuring Curly without Healy or the other Stooges, Roast Beef and Movies. The shorts themselves were built around recycled Technicolor fil
Cody Martin is a main character created by Danny Kallis and Jim Geoghan for The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and its sequel/spin-off The Suite Life on Deck. Cody appeared on cross-over episodes of other Disney Channel series, such as That's So Raven, Wizards of Waverly Place, Hannah Montana, I'm in the Band, So Random! and the special, Studio DC: Almost Live. Dylan Sprouse stated that the idea of twins living in a hotel was something he and his brother came up with when they were shooting Big Daddy and stayed in a hotel for four months. Sprouse said of Zack and Cody, "The characters were based off our personalities. In fact, they were named Dylan and Cole." Cody was born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Washington at 6:40 on a Saturday; the year of his birth is not clear. In The Suite Life on Deck episode, "Das Boots", it is said to be 1993. However, in the episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody titled "Poor Little Rich Girl", a baby video of he and his brother is date-stamped September 23, 1992; the twins attended Buckner Middle School during seasons 1 & 2, Cheevers High School during season 3 of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Seven Seas High on board the SS Tipton in The Suite Life on Deck.
Cody is more erudite and intelligent than Zack. Cody tends to be more sensitive and better behaved than his brother, but he is not perfect, he receives good grades in school, according to Zack, Cody has a 5.0 grade point average. He is referred to as a nerd, though he prefers "educationally gifted". London Tipton, daughter of the man who owns the Tipton Hotel in which he resides for the duration of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, uses him on various occasions to complete her school work. In one episode of The Suite Life on Deck and Zack fight over the fact that Zack stole an old term paper from Cody rather than writing his own, Zack admits that he knows he'll never match Cody academically and feels inferior to his brother, he is shown to have a strong obsessive, fear of germs. Despite his exceptional intelligence and relative maturity when compared to Zack, Cody exhibits some comically regressive behaviors, such as calling his mother "Mommy", screaming girlishly when frightened, carrying a "blankey" into his teens.
This becomes a running joke throughout the series. In "Big Hair & Baseball", it is revealed. Cody is proven to have a Swedish background in the Suite Life on Deck episode "The Swede Life", he intended to attend Harvard University. On, he decides to attend Yale. Cody says. While he shows the same interest in girls as his brother, he prefers long-term relationships with one girl, rather than dating many girls at once. After traveling around the nation, the twins and their mother Carey arrive in Boston, which becomes their home until The Suite Life on Deck, he and Zack become friends with Maddie Fitzpatrick, he keeps a picture of her in his room when he moves to the SS Tipton. Cody is interested in several intellectual activities; this results in him winning a spelling bee, etc.. Like Zack, he inherits musical talents from his parents, he can sing and dance, as seen in Lip-Syncing in the Rain and Sleepover Suite, can act. In addition to singing, Cody plays the violin. Cody heeds her advice. In the first season, Cody is as much of a troublemaker as Zack.
As the show progresses, his character develops into a type who only gets in trouble by mistake or due to Zack's influence. Cody is the victim of various sight gags. Examples include being pushed in horse feces, getting trampled, being frozen in ice. During the third season, Cody works part-time as a bag boy at the Paul Revere minimart over the summer holidays, it becomes a setting and theme for some episodes, most notably Summer of Our Discontent, Who's the Boss? and Baggage. Cody acted as producer of London Tipton's "Yay Me! Starring London Tipton" webcast, although he quits or rejoins the show based on his relationship with London. Cody shares a room with a messy, overweight student. While at school on board the SS Tipton, Cody becomes the ship's towel boy to earn money after Zack maxes out both of their student cash cards on non-essential items food and gifts for girls Zack is interested in, he develops a competitor in Bailey Pickett. He develops a crush on Bailey after finding out that she, who masqueraded as a boy, is a girl.
Cody pursues Bailey several times throughout the first season, most notably in the episode "International Dateline" when he plans on telling her how he feels at a school dance but is thwarted by Zack, Woody, Mrs. Pepperman, by a supernatural event upon the ship's crossing the International Dateline which causes Cody to relive the previous several hours a la Groundhog Day, she is oblivious. In the season one finale "Double Crossed", after Hannah Montana gives Cody tickets to the concert in Hawaii, Bailey kisses him, starting their relationship. In "Lost at Sea", in the