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"Band in Boston" is the 9th episode of the first season of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Zack, Cody, Max, and Tapeworm make a band called Rock Squared to compete in the band competition at the Tipton, but the band is partly broken up when Zack and Cody fight over which is more important to the band: the looks, or the song.


Zack, Cody, Max, and Tapeworm decide to start a band called "Rock Squared" to win the event at The Tipton Hotel, The Battle of The Bands. Whoever wins gets their own record. But, Zack only cares about his clothes and keeps on messing up the words.

Cody is too serious and only cares about the way the music sounds and is too strict with the band. They fight and Cody starts a new band with Arwin and Muriel, taking his lyrics along with him. Max and Tapeworm realize that they can't do it without Cody, so they lock the two in a closet to let them work it out.

Max tells Muriel to let them out when they work it out (and to let them out in 10 minutes) but Muriel falls asleep. When the band is getting ready, Zack and Cody aren't there, so Max and Tapeworm go to look for them, finding out that they crawled into the air conditioning. When it's their turn to perform, Zack and Cody finally arrive, with the help of Arwin.

Meanwhile, Maddie and Lance's band (Waterworks) is having trouble too. Someone got water in their instruments, and Maddie is really upset, saying how she needed that record, so she can get rich. When London hears Maddie saying, "What, no one has that much money" she starts laughing and says that she will fix the instruments on the condition that London can be in the band. After playing the tambourine and complaining, Maddie and Lance decide to let London sing with Maddie. But they find out that London sings horribly.

So, the night they perform, they turn off London's microphone so you can't hear her singing. When London figures it out she thinks her microphone broken so she asks to share with Maddie. Maddie says no and London asks why.

Then Maddie blurts out, without thinking, "Because you're a lousy singer!" London, hurt & embarrassed, runs off the stage and into the lobby. Maddie follows her into the lobby, apologizing. London forgives her, saying, "You know, Daddy owns a few record companies, I could've made a CD anytime. But, now that I know I'm a lousy singer, what's the point?" Maddie stares at her open mouthed. Rock Squared ends up winning the competition.


  • "The Only One"
  • "School's Out"


  • Zack: Gee, I kinda' feel bad for you. Our band has great music, killer wardrobe... and we're also 12 and cute.
  • Maddie: Yeah, well I'm 15 and hot.
  • Maddie (To Lance): Hi. We still rehearsing tonight?
  • Lance: I don't think so. Lars spilled some water on two of our amps and all our instruments. (Turns guitar upside down, and water spills out onto the floor)
  • Maddie: Oh, no!
  • Lance: Everything's, like, wet... like, not working. I thought water was good, but I guess it has a dark side too.
  • Maddie: Well, how much do you need to replace everything?
  • Lance: About five thousand dollars. Without it, Waterworks is down the toilet.
  • Maddie: Wow, five grand. Nobody's got that kind of money.
  • London: (Laughs) "Nobody's got that kind of money." That's cute. (Suddenly realizes they weren't kidding) Oh, you were serious?



  • Zack's guitar playing isn't correct. When he makes different effects, you just see him strumming the guitar.
  • When the band is playing in the contest at the end, Cody crashes on stage from a laundry cart and there is a sock hanging from his collar. It is there for a couple scenes, then disappears, and comes back, and disappears again.

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The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Season One: "Hotel Hangout" • "The Fairest of Them All" • "Maddie Checks In" • "Hotel Inspector" • "Grounded on the 23rd Floor" • "The Prince & the Plunger" • "Footloser" • "A Prom Story" • "Band in Boston" • "Cody Goes to Camp" • "To Catch a Thief" • "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Hotel" • "Poor Little Rich Girl" • "Cookin' with Romeo and Juliet" • "Rumors" • "Big Hair & Baseball" • "Rock Star in the House" • "Smart & Smarterer" • "The Ghost of Suite 613" • "Dad's Back" • "Christmas at the Tipton" • "Kisses & Basketball" • "Pilot Your Own Life" • "Crushed" • "Commercial Breaks" • "Boston Holiday"
Season Two: "Odd Couples" • "French 101" • "Day Care" • "Heck's Kitchen" • "Free Tippy" • "Forever Plaid" • "Election" • "Moseby's Big Brother" • "Books & Birdhouses" • "Not So Suite 16" • "Twins at the Tipton" • "Neither a Borrower nor a Speller Bee" • "Bowling" • "A Kept Man" • "The Suite Smell of Excess" • "Going for the Gold" • "Boston Tea Party" • "Have a Nice Trip" • "Ask Zack" • "Suite Life" • "What the Hey?" • "A Midsummer's Nightmare" • "Lost in Translation" • "Volley Dad" • "Loosely Ballroom" • "Scary Movie" • "Ah! Wilderness!" • "Birdman of Boston" • "Nurse Zack" • "Club Twin" • "Risk it All" • "Nugget of History" • "Miniature Golf" • "Health and Fitness" • "Back in the Game" • "The Suite Life Goes Hollywood" • "I Want My Mummy" • "Aptitude"
Season Three: "Graduation" • "Summer of Our Discontent" • "Sink or Swim" • "Super Twins" • "Who's the Boss?" • "Baggage" • "Sleepover Suite" • "The Arwin That Came to Dinner" • "Lip Synchin' in the Rain" • "First Day of High School" • "Of Clocks and Contracts" • "Arwinstein" • "Team Tipton" • "Orchestra" • "A Tale of Two Houses" • "Tiptonline" • "Foiled Again" • "Romancing the Phone" • "Benchwarmers" • "Doin' Time in Suite 2330" • "Let Us Entertain You" • "Mr. Tipton Comes to Visit"
The Suite Life on Deck
Season One: "The Suite Life Sets Sail" • "Parrot Island" • "Broke 'N' Yo-Yo" • "The Kidney of the Sea" • "Showgirls" • "International Dateline" • "It's All Greek to Me" • "Sea Monster Mash" • "Flowers and Chocolate" • "Boo You" • "SeaHarmony" • "The Mommy and the Swami" • "Maddie on Deck" • "When in Rome..." • "Shipnotized" • "Mom and Dad on Deck" • "The Wrong Stuff" • "Splash & Trash" • "Mulch Ado About Nothing" • "Cruisin' for a Bruisin'" • "Double-Crossed"
Season Two: "The Spy Who Shoved Me" • "Ala-ka-scram!" • "In the Line of Duty" • "Kitchen Casanova" • "Smarticle Particles" • "Family Thais" • "Goin' Bananas" • "Lost at Sea" • "Roomies" • "Crossing Jordin" • "Bermuda Triangle" • "The Beauty and the Fleeced" • "The Swede Life" • "Mother of the Groom" • "The Defiant Ones" • "Any Given Fantasy" • "Rollin' with the Holmies" • "Can You Dig It?" • "London's Apprentice" • "Once Upon a Suite Life" • "Marriage 101" • "Model Behavior" • "Rock the Kasbah" • "I Brake for Whales" • "Seven Seas News" • "Starship Tipton" • "Mean Chicks" • "Breakup in Paris"
Season Three: "The Silent Treatment" • "Rat Tale" • "So You Think You Can Date?" • "My Oh Maya" • "Das Boots" • "Bon Voyage" • "Computer Date" • "Party On!" • "Love and War" • "Trouble in Tokyo" • "The Ghost and Mr. Martin" • "Senior Ditch Day" • "My Sister's Keeper" • "Frozen" • "A London Carol" • "The Play's the Thing" • "Twister" • "Snakes on a Boat" • "Prom Night" • "Graduation on Deck"

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