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Little Beach Party
Season 1, Episode 13
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Production Information

Steve Holland


Steve Holland

Prod code



May 1, 2005

Episode Chronology

School Dance


Back to PCA

Little Beach Party is the season 1 finale, the thirteenth episode in season 1 and the thirteenth overall episode in the Nickelodeon TV series Zoey 101. The episode aired on May 1, 2005.


It's the end of the semester and Zoey and her friends are psyched about PCA's annual beach party, which is going to be the bash of the year, but everything gets turned around when they miss the buses because of a Quinnvention and end up taking a taxi to a deserted beach more than one hundred miles away from the party thanks to Logan. With no cellphone signal or Wi-Fi hot spot, they are stuck there until someone stumbles upon them. All is not lost, however, when they all decide to have their own beach party, starting their own tradition. Dustin has to stay in the water the whole time because a giant wave stole his bathing suit. Later on, Quinn manages to call Mr. Bender to pick them up.


  • When Zoey asks Logan if he gave the cab driver the right directions, he says, "Yes, I Googled it." However, Google already has a parody in Schneider productions, called "Zaplook."
  • Ending Tagline: "You're a boy, go dig up some worms." - Nicole
  • When Chase tells Quinn that Mr. Bender's number is in his cell phone, you can see the name Paige Howard below Mr. Bender's. Paige would appear later in the series, in the episode Paige at PCA, portrayed by Miranda Cosgrove.
  • Nicole uses the word "suckish" in this episode. This is the fourth time she has used that word. She also is heard saying it in "Welcome to PCA", Disc Golf", and "Webcam."
  • Michael says that they should start doing a beach tradition every semester after exams. However, in the last episodes of other seasons, they don't have an after exam party. It is possible that those episodes don't take place at the end of a semester.
    • It is unknown if Lola, Lisa, or Vince, ever joined in on the gang's tradition too after coming to PCA.
  • This episode, along with Spring Break-Up are the only episodes of the series that mainly takes place outside of PCA.
  • If Quinn already knew the chemical smelled like coconut, she should have been unconscious.
  • After the gang gets dropped off at the wrong beach, they begin walking for over an hour, after which Zoey says they don't even know if they're going in the right direction. But they were walking with the sea on their left, which means they would have been going north (PCA being set in California), and thus further away from both PCA and the party (Dustin said the party was south of PCA).
  • This episode marks the last appearance of Dana Cruz, though she appears in flashbacks in PCA Confidential.
  • Dana is the only main character who Zoey doesn't help study for her exams.
  • In this episode, Dana barely has any dialogue and is shown very little. Fans of her got rather upset since this was her last appearance and she did not get a proper goodbye.
  • The shot of the water crashing against the rocks at the beach was used at the end of the title sequence in every season of Zoey 101.
  • The girls thanked Quinn for the "experience" that they had at the beach. However, Quinn did not get them to the beach. Logan did. Yet, everyone was angry with Logan when he accidentally used the wrong directions. Everyone, except Logan, was not angry with Quinn when they found out that she accidentally made them all fall asleep with her coconut fragrance. Quinn and Logan were responsible for everything that happened on that day, but nobody thanked Logan for the experience.
  • When Zoey is helping Quinn study for her French class, omelet du fromage and the English translation cheese omelette is said between Zoey and Quinn, this could possibly be a reference and parody to an episode of the cartoon Dexter's Laboratory where Dexter studies for a French test but the French record gets stuck and it just says the same phrase over and over again to the point that's all Dexter can say throughout the episode and the fact both Dexter and Quinn are scientific geniuses who constantly work on inventions and experiments.


  • Dustin said he was in the ocean for six hours, however, if he were really in the water for that long, he would've gotten severely sunburnt, but when he said it, his skin is its normal color. It is possible he was just exaggerating.
  • How did they change their clothes so fast? Likewise, if they hadn't changed, they probably would've been able to catch the bus.
  • On the DVD version, the writer credit is correct, but the direction credit goes to "Savage" Steve Holland instead of the Steve Holland who now works on The Big Bang Theory.
  • If one looks closely, it is clear that Dustin is still wearing a swimsuit while in the ocean.
  • Quinn's mirror-induced fire starts far too quickly and is far too large to be considered realistic.
  • Though Zoey, Chase, and Logan find worms in the sand, in reality, worms cannot live in sand.
  • When everybody falls asleep, Chase falls onto the chair. When Michael wakes up, Chase is on the floor. Then when Michael sees what time it is, Chase is back on the chair.

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