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Hot Dean
Season 3, Episode 3
Production Information

Michael Grossman


Steve Holland

Prod code



October 22, 2006

Episode Chronology

Chase's Girlfriend


Zoey's Tutor

Hot Dean is the third episode in Season 3 and the 29th overall episode in the Nickelodeon TV series, Zoey 101. The episode aired on October 22, 2006.


PCA's new Dean, Dean Taylor (who a majority of the girls at the school are enamored with), fills in for Dean Rivers when Dustin and his friends ask Quinn to fix their model airplane. Unfortunately, Quinn disconnects the navigational system to give it more power. This foreshadows an accident as it hits Dean Rivers in the nose. Meanwhile, the girls' Dorm Advisor Coco has just been dumped by her boyfriend Carl. Zoey and her friends set up Dean Taylor and Coco on a date at Sushi Rox because they are tired about Coco's whining about Carl.


  • Zoey has posters of KT Tunstall, and We Are Scientists on her dorm room wall.
  • Lola has a poster of Anberlin, a Christian Rock band, on her dorm wall.
  • It is revealed that Michael plays the flute.
  • In this episode, Kazu reminds Chase to not burn down his restaurant again, an incident that happened in Season 2 "People Auction."
  • This is the last confirmed appearance of Kazu. His appearances in Quarantine, Trading Places, and Quinn Misses the Mark are all cameo appearances.
  • It is revealed that Coco has foot spurs.
  • The soy sauce that is being served at Sushi Rox is a real product that can be bought in any store.
  • This is one time a plot and a subplot mixed together.
  • The music that plays before the scene where Coco and the girls are eating fruit, is also heard in the montage of Zoey getting ready to leave in Goodbye Zoey.
  • Zoey, Lola, and Quinn are woken up by Coco at 3:18 AM. Zoey is seen woken up before in New Roomies.
  • This episode closely resembles an episode from Lizzie McGuire, "The Greatest Crush of All"
  • Despite Carl saying Coco's mother is crazy, they eventually get married in the Sam & Cat episode #FirstClassProblems.
  • After the first scene, Dustin is no longer to be seen for the rest of the episode. It is never said if he got in trouble for knocking Dean Rivers down.


  • Lola and Quinn say that Dean Taylor was from Indiana, but at the date, he says he's from Kentucky. However, Lola could have meant he came from Indiana prior to PCA, and he was born in Kentucky.
  • Dean Taylor states Quinn has never been in trouble prior, but that's not possible due to the amount of destruction she had caused prior thanks to her advance chemistry skills. However, those events were not on purpose.

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