"Footloser" is the 7th episode of the first season of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Max asks Zack to be her partner on the dance competition being held on Friday and specifically says not to do anything dangerous that will affect their dancing. Ignoring her warning, Zack breaks his foot, sends Cody to pretend to be Zack and become Max's partner.
The episode starts when Max was searching who is going to be her couple in the a Dance Competition. When she sees Zack and Cody dancing, she chooses Zack. When Max and Zack pass the first round, Zack falls down, but unbeknownst to Max, Cody replaces him in the Dance Competition.
- The title of this episode, "Footloser", is an allusion to the 1984 musical-drama film Footloose.
- Cole Sprouse learned real magic for this specific episode.
- There are two contestants named Bud and Lou, and in "The Suite Life Goes Hollywood" the producers have the same names.
- The dummy Cody and Mr. Moseby use (Thropmorton) is also used in the episode of That's So Raven, "Out of Control".
- When Cody said to Max "You're better than that girl in the Missy Elliot video," it was a reference to Missy Elliot's video, I'm Really Hot, in which Alyson Stoner (the portrayer of Max) was a backup dancer.
- Zack hurts his ankle and he sits in bed, trying to convince Cody to be him. In one shot, his bed sheets are camo, then in the next shot they're plaid, and then they're camo again.
- When Cody trips over the chair, he's in a position to land on his back, but he is shown to have fallen on his front.