The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is an American sitcom created by Danny Kallis and Jim Geoghan. The series premiered on Disney Channel on March 18, 2005 with 4 million viewers, making it the most successful premiere for Disney Channel in 2005. It was one of their first five shows available on the iTunes Store. The series was nominated for an Emmy Award three times and was nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award three times. The show has also been a long time staple of the ABC Kids Saturday morning block on ABC.
The series is set in the Tipton Hotel in Boston and centers on Zack and Cody Martin (Dylan and Cole Sprouse), trouble-making twins who live at the Tipton Hotel.  The series' other main characters include ditzy Tipton hotel heiress London Tipton, (Brenda Song) the candy counter girl Maddie (Ashley Tisdale), the hotel's manager, Mr. Moseby (Phill Lewis), and the boys' single mother Carey (Kim Rhodes), who is a performer in the hotel's nightclub. The series is the third Disney Channel Original to have more than 65 episodes, after That's So Raven and Kim Possible. Reruns air on both the Disney Channel and Disney XD
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody was the first Disney Channel series to feature a tag scene (the final scene of a sitcom episode, featuring the closing credits running over it) at the end of each episode. This began during the show's second season; the first few episodes produced for that season did not include a tag scene (though these episodes were shown out of order with the episodes that had tags). Prior to 2006, all Disney Channel series featured the episode's final scene and the closing credits shown separately.Template:Citation needed
As of June 11, 2010, The Suite Life series reached the record of the most episodes from a Disney Channel series and its spin-off. The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck surpassed the previous record holders, That's So Raven and Cory in the House, which held the record with 134 episodes.
The show centers upon Zack and Cody Martin, twin brothers who live in the Tipton Hotel in Boston where their mother, Carey, sings and performs in the hotel lounge. The series also centers upon the hotel owner's teenage daughter, London Tipton, who is privileged and ditzy. Maddie Fitzpatrick is the hotel's down-to-earth candy-counter girl. Mr. Moseby, the strict, dutiful, and serious manager, is often a foil to Zack and Cody's schemes he often likes to play the piano and is very very fond of pocket hankies. The show is often set at the Tipton Hotel, but various other settings like Zack and Cody's school, Cheevers High School, and Maddie and London's private school, Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow Catholic School are used.
Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Phill Lewis, and Kim Rhodes appeared in all 87 episodes of the series. Brenda Song missed two episodes and Ashley Tisdale missed twelve episodes throughout the series.
|Cody Martin||Cole Sprouse|
|Zack Martin||Dylan Sprouse|
|London Tipton||Brenda Song|
|Maddie Fitzpatrick||Ashley Tisdale|
|Mr. Moseby||Phill Lewis|
|Carey Martin||Kim Rhodes|
Actors with recurring rolesEdit
The following is a list of cast members who have appeared in significant roles as recurring characters throughout the series. Each of the cast members listed has appeared in between 6 and 45 episodes and the list is ordered according to the number of episodes credited (highest number first). A complete list of all characters who have appeared more than once is included at List of recurring characters in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
|Esteban Ramirez||Adrian R'Mante||1-3|
|Arwin Q. Hawkhauser||Brian Stepanek||1-3|
|Muriel||Estelle Harris||1 & 3|
|Lance Fishman||Aaron Musicant||1-3|
|Barbara Brownstein||Sophie Oda||1-3|
|Norman the Doorman||Anthony Acker||1-3|
|Janice and Jessica||Camilla and Rebecca Rosso||2-3|
|Nia Moseby||Giovonnie Samuels||3|
|Mary Margaret||Monique Coleman||1-2|
|Irene the Concierge||Sharon Jordan||1-3|
- Main article: Cody Martin
Cody Martin (Cole Sprouse) is the calm, mature, and smarter twin. He is a "straight A" student (except in wood shop, which he receives a C in, but uses Pass Fail), making him better, academically, than his brother Zack, who gets "D"s. In the first season of the show it was revealed that Cody is ten minutes younger than Zack. Janice and Jessica seem to like Cody more (due to his sensitive nature). Cody has an on-again, off-again girlfriend named Barbara. Cody has attended a Week in Washington program and math camp. Cody is the more gentle twin compared to his brother and somehow always gets talked into going along with Zack's schemes. In The Fairest of Them All, he dressed as a girl to win money. And never drinks soda after 9:30 (unless he is at a bachelor party).
- Main article: Zack Martin
Zack Martin (Dylan Sprouse) is typically the self-centered, non-studious, outgoing, immature twin, who usually dresses in skater clothes. At school, he is a straight "D" student, although he does well in wood shop. In the first season of the show it was revealed that Zack is ten minutes older than Cody, which he uses against Cody, normally telling him, since he's older, to do some sort of job that he doesn't want to do. Or in some cases, give him "brotherly" advice because, "I'm the older twin." He has a crush on Maddie, but after the first season, this was shown less. He has also taken advantage of teachers and has faked conditions like dyslexia (in Smart and Smarterer).
- Main article: London Tipton
London Tipton (Brenda Song) is the Paris Hilton-like daughter of Wilfred Tipton, the owner of the Tipton Hotel. London is a selfish, dim-witted, spoiled, rich teenager with her own private suite at the Tipton Hotel in Boston, complete with a large wardrobe with several divisions (each with their own talking mirror) and a kitchen. London loves fashion; she only wears designer clothes and hates plaid, especially the plaid Catholic school uniforms. She does not have a nanny, or any other adult, to help her but relies on the Tipton Hotel Staff for any assistance or guidance. In the episode Forever Plaid, due to her poor attendance at her old school, she transferred to the same Catholic girls' school, "Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow," that Maddie attends. In the episode First Day of High School, London transfers to Zack and Cody's public school, "Cheevers High," due to being expelled from all of the private schools she had previously attended. She dislikes her step-moms (previous and current) and usually talks to Mr. Moseby and Maddie about her problems. When happy she always claps her hands repeatedly while saying her catchphrase, "Yay me!" She also has her own web show called "Yay Me! Starring London Tipton" that exists both within the program and in the real world. London often refuses to go to school and even skipped detention twice. Though it seems like London may lead the ultimate rich-girl life, her childhood was not perfect. In the episode Arwinstein, she states she is allergic to lobster, although in one episode she asked Maddie for a lobster dinner. However, it is possible that she developed an allergy to lobster after the earlier episodes and before the later ones. It is also revealed in one episode that she must think about what she does before doing it. For example, she was walking through the lobby while thinking "left, right, blink, breathe" in the episode Super Twins (although this may be Zack's dream).
- Main article: Maddie Fitzpatrick
Maddie Fitzpatrick (Ashley Tisdale) is the teenage candy-counter girl at the Tipton Hotel, who throughout the series holds several other jobs/positions including a cashier at the Cluck Bucket, manager on the Camp Tipton Daycare Center, and counselor for her school's summer camp program - Camp Heaven on Earth. She also visits Antarctica during the series to help save the penguins. While she comes from a lower class family, Maddie is very hard-working, outspoken, and intelligent. But in several episodes she is shown as being very selfish and a bigger opportunist than London, though she always loses out when this side of her personality is shown. Like Esteban, it is shown she has an incredibly long name; in the episode "Pilot Your Own Life," it is revealed to be Madeline Margaret Genevieve Miranda Catherine Fitzpatrick. She attends private school at "Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow" and later attends "Cheevers High." Maddie is London's closest friend, though London often treats her like a servant, as in the episode Footloser, usually bribing her with money. Maddie also babysat Zack and Cody throughout season one. Zack has a huge crush on her in Season One, however the crush isn't shown as much during the other two seasons. She is a strong supporter of environmental causes. She is left-handed. It is revealed that she has asthma. She appeared sporadically throughout Season 3.
- Main article: Mr. Moseby
Mr. Moseby (Phill Lewis) is the uptight manager of the Tipton Hotel, who speaks with a humongous vocabulary and an urbane vernacular, and is often annoyed by Zack and Cody's schemes. His repeated catch phrases, "Good luck with that" or "Pish posh" have become his trademark. Though he acts as though he does not care about the boys, he actually has a great deal of affection for them. For example, when Mr. Moseby took the boys to a baseball game, he caught a ball for Cody, ultimately making Mr. Moseby "the most hated man in Boston." In the episode "The Ghost of 613," it is revealed that he started out at the Tipton as a bellhop back in the 1970s, and had a "voluminous 'fro," Mr. Moseby is more of a father to London than her own, because Mr. Tipton is seldom around. Moseby was always a fatherly figure to London. Moseby even taught London how to walk, her ABCs, and tried to teach her how to drive. He cares for London and treats her like his own. He also helps London with any problems she is having. He was also known as the "Meanager." Has an older brother named Spencer, who is a little person (played by Dana Michael Woods), who is very wealthy and lactose intolerant. His Mothers' name is Beulah Moseby, who favors Spencer, but still likes Marion. Grandmother is Rose Moseby (who is played by Phill Lewis) who visits him in the episode "Nugget of History." Has a 16 year-old niece named Nia Moseby (played by Giovonnie Samuels) who comes to stay with him during the third season and temporarily replaces Maddie as candy counter girl, while she is in Antarctica. A running gag of the series is that Mr. Moseby often makes a fool of himself in front of people (e.g.: hitting a baby doll that wouldn't stop crying against a chair when a woman with a baby walked by), or making a sarcastic comment about himself (that the customers think is true, and not sarcastic). Another running joke is that he often just barely catches a vase on the center table of the lobby from falling, although he fails to do that in the series' finale. In his schooling he was captain of the cheerleading squad; his experience with cheering coming in useful in a cheer-off. He also was a junior putt putt champion and taught Zack how to succeed in playing mini-golf. Mr. Moseby also took ballet lessons and is a very good dancer. When he practiced and participated in Esteban's dance school, he was temporarily partnered with Carey, but found it hard to dance with her since she is much taller than he is. He also takes advantage of Zack and Cody in some cases, like in the episode "Heck's Kitchen" he treats them with room service so they will find a food critic.
- Main article: Carey Martin
Carey Martin (Kim Rhodes) is the single working mother of Zack and Cody is the hotel's lounge singer. She and her sons traveled to several cities before arriving at the Boston Tipton, which she called the "best gig we've ever had." She was married to Kurt Martin, but they divorced after the twins were born for unstated reasons. The character of Arwin has made it known on several occasions that he has a crush on her. Whenever Carey kisses Arwin he faints. When Zack and Cody have an argument, she tells them stories about her ex-boyfriends, much to their dismay.
- Main article: List of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody episodes
The 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike resulted in no new episodes being shown starting in early February 2008. Instead, Disney Channel re-aired the first thirteen episodes of the series. After the strike ended, new episodes resumed on April 19, 2008. The show eventually ended for good with its series finale, a total of three seasons and 87 episodes on September 1, 2008.
That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana Edit
On July 28, 2006, That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana premiered. It is the very first Disney Channel crossover special. It featured the casts of That's So Raven, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and Hannah Montana. It is divided into three parts: "Checkin' Out," "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana," and "On the Road Again?"
Checkin' Out: The special started with the That's So Raven episode "Checkin' Out." When Raven Baxter checks into the Tipton Hotel, she meets Zack, Cody, and Mr. Moseby along with pretending to be a famous fashion photographer.
That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana: When Raven finds out her flight back home is canceled, she stays and befriends Maddie Fitzpatrick. Maddie then tries to make London Tipton wear the dress that Raven designed. Meanwhile, Zack and Cody are planning their mother's surprise birthday party, but Raven has a vision that Cody will be attacked, and warns him that he should be careful when he hears bells and sneezing.
On the Road Again?: After checking in to the Tipton, Hannah befriends Maddie, so Maddie met her father and she recognized him as Robby Ray. Miley knew she must do something to get her father's Robby Ray identity back, because she believes that because of Hannah Montana, Robby had to give up his career as a singer.
- Tipton Hotel
The Tipton Hotel is where Zack, Cody, Carey, and London all live, and where the majority of the other characters in the series work. It is the main setting for the series. The Tipton Hotel is located in Boston, MA.
- The SS Tipton
In the episode "Let Us Entertain You", Zack, Cody, and Carey spent a week vacationing on board the SS Tipton. It is also the setting of the sequel series, The Suite Life on Deck. The first time the SS Tipton is referenced is in the episode, "To Catch a Thief". While Maddie talks to London on the phone a life preserver with the words "S.S. Tipton" can be seen in the background.
- Buckner Middle School
The twins' Middle School. The school's mascot is a badger.
In the scene outside of the school where a few students are walking between two buildings shows "The Mall" area that's located in Lincoln Park High School, in Chicago, Illinois. Some of the students that attend Buckner were Max, Bob, and Agnes. Carey would come sit outside of the detention area while Zack was being punished. She said when she was outside the principal's office at Cheevers High that, "Thanks to Zack, I knitted 32 sweaters and an afghan."
- Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow Catholic School
Maddie and Mary Margaret (Monique Coleman) attended this private school in season one. Later in season two, Corrie (Vanessa Hudgens) and Leslie (Kaycee Stroh) were added to the minor cast, with London also attending the school in season two. In season three, London, Maddie, and Leslie no longer attend Our Lady. External shots of Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow Catholic School are of University College at the University of Toronto in Canada.
- Paul Revere Mini Mart
Zack and Cody work at the Paul Revere mini mart for the manager, Wayne Wormser. The mini mart's motto is, "The savings are coming! The savings are coming!" It is across the street from another mini mart with a patriotic name and theme, The Betsy Ross Stop and Shop, which is run by Wormser's business enemy and fierce rival.
- Camp Heaven On Earth
The summer camp where Maddie works over the summer. The only part of the camp shown is the cabin in which Maddie and the young girls stay.
- Cheevers High School
Where Zack, Cody, London, Maddie, and Nia attend along with other students including Barbara, Bob, and Mark. This setting was used in "Lip Synchin' in the Rain," "First Day of High School," "Orchestra," and "Benchwarmers." John Marshall High School (Los Angeles, California) is shown in a snapshot as Cheevers High School.
- Other places in Boston
Scenes also take place in several other places in Boston, including Fenway Park, a movie theater, Maddie's apartment, the local shopping mall, a bowling alley (The same bowling alley was used to film a scene from the Hannah Montana episode, "People Who Use People"), a miniature golf course, Kurt's apartment, Mr. Moseby's condo, the Goose Lodge, Liberty Park, an apartment where Maddie and her friends painted for a poor family for community service, Arwin's apartment, camp Knock-a-Number, the forest that has Merele's cabin, Kurt's tour bus, the shop where Maddie demanded London give her inhaler, an art museum, a dance club, an alley with a garbage container, a pizza restaurant, Theo's home, the "Risk It All" studio, the Cluck Bucket, an aptitude company, and the restaurant where Wayne "dates" London. There are even two episodes that take place in Hollywood, which includes a movie studio, LAX, a beach, Sunset Blvd, Hollywood Blvd, and the Tipton Los Angeles.
Theme song and opening sequenceEdit
The show's theme song, "Here I Am," was written by John Adair and Steve Hampton (who also wrote the theme for the show's spinoff The Suite Life on Deck, as well as for fellow Disney Channel series Phil of the Future and Wizards of Waverly Place, and the ABC Kids series Power Rangers: RPM), with music composed by Gary Scott (who also composed the music cues to signal scene changes and promo breaks, which are styled similarly to the theme), and is performed by Loren Ellis and the Drew Davis Band (who also performed the theme to Phil of the Future, and whose performance is uncredited).
The opening title sequence to the show begins with a shot of the Tipton Hotel's ground floor exterior, which then zooms to a window on what is presumed to be the 23rd Floor of the hotel (where Zack, Cody and Carey's suite is), which then displays clips from various episodes (which were updated for each season), with five clips featuring each cast member being shown after the computerized Tipton hotel exterior shoots from window to window. The sequence then closes with the show's title logo (a door plaque with the words "The Suite Life" with a piece of paper with the words "of Zack and Cody", made to look as if drawn by differently colored crayons, attached to it), which was accompanied by the Disney logo atop the title logo for the third season (all Disney Channel sitcoms made from 2007 onwards feature the Disney logo above the title logo). Starting with season two, the cast members and creators' names were displayed with a yellow glow around the text.
Spin-off series and filmEdit
- Main article: The Suite Life on Deck
The Suite Life on Deck is a spin-off series of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, that debuted on Disney Channel on September 19, 2008, set on a cruise ship with Zack, Cody, and London attending a semester-at-sea program, while Mr. Moseby manages the ship. Debby Ryan joins the cast as Bailey Pickett, who becomes Zack and Cody's friend (and Cody's girlfriend) and London's friend and roommate. The series also introduces Doc Shaw as Marcus Little, a former superstar who lost his fame after his voice changed. While an attempted spin-off, Arwin!, which was to star Selena Gomez and Brian Stepanek, was not picked up by Disney Channel, The Suite Life on Deck skipped the pilot process and went straight to the series.
The Suite Life Movie premiered on the Disney Channel in the United States and Canada on March 25, 2011. 
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2005||BMI Awards-Film & Television Awards||BMI Cable Award||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Won|
|2006||Asian Excellence Awards||Outstanding Newcomer Award||Brenda Song||Nominated|
|Young Hollywood Awards||Superstar of Tomorrow||Won|
|Best Role Model||Won|
|Emmy Awards||Outstanding Choreography||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, episode "Commercial Breaks"||Nominated|
|2007||Outstanding Children's Program||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Nominated|
|Kids' Choice Awards, USA||Favorite TV Show||Nominated|
|Favorite TV Actor||Cole Sprouse||Nominated|
|BMI Awards-Film & Television||BMI Cable Award||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Won|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Family Television Series (Comedy)||Won|
|Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)||Guest Star Sammi Hanratty||Nominated|
|Guest starring young actress - Alyson Stoner||Nominated|
|Guest starring young actress - Sophie Oda||Nominated|
|Guest starring young actress - Monet Monico||Won|
|Recurring Young Actor - Charlie Stewart||Won|
|Kids' Choice Awards, UK||Best Television Series||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Won|
|Best Television Actress||Ashley Tisdale||Won|
|2008||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Children's Program||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Nominated|
|Kids' Choice Awards, USA||Favorite TV Show||Nominated|
|Favorite TV Actor||Cole Sprouse||Nominated|
|ASCAP Awards||"Top Television Series"||The Suite Life of Zack and Cody cast and crew||Won|
|Celebrity Love Awards||"Favorite Actors"||Cole Sprouse||Won|
|"Favorite Actors"||Dylan Sprouse||Won|
|"Favorite Actresses"||Brenda Song||Nominated|
|iParenting Media Award||Outstanding Product||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Sweet Suite Victory (Volume 2)||Won|
|2009||Kids' Choice Awards, USA||Favorite TV Actor||Cole Sprouse||Nominated|
|Favorite TV Show||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Nominated|
|ASCAP Awards||"Top Television Series"||The Suite Life of Zack and Cody cast and crew||Won|
|Popstar Magazine's Poptastic Awards||"Favorite Television Actress"||Brenda Song||Won|
|Disney Channel Fans Awards||"Favorite Female Disney Channel Star"||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series||Guest Starring Young Actor - Hunter Gomez||Nominated|
|The 10th Annual Crown Awards||"Best Hairstyle on Television"||Brenda Song, Suite Life of Zack and Cody artists||Won|
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