That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana is a crossover episode of the Disney Channel sitcoms That's So Raven, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and Hannah Montana. In the United States it aired on July 28, 2006 as a three-part special and served as TV movie. The Crossover was watched by 7.1 million viewers. In Brazil, it was watched by over 7 million viewers, the highest rated program in cable television in the country at the time of the premiere, beating well known series such as Monk, The Closer, and Psych.
Cast and characters
From That's So Raven
|Anne-Marie Johnson||Donna Cabonna|
|Kyle Massey||Cory Baxter|
|Orlando Brown||Eddie Thomas|
|Anneliese van der Pol||Chelsea Daniels|
|Rondell Sheridan||Victor Baxter|
|Bobb'e J. Thompson||Stanley|
|Annie Wood||Kandra Blair|
|Tiffany Thornton||Tyler Sparks|
From The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
|Dylan Sprouse||Zack Martin|
|Cole Sprouse||Cody Martin|
|Brenda Song||London Tipton|
|Ashley Tisdale||Maddie Fitzpatrick|
|Phill Lewis||Mr. Moseby|
|Kim Rhodes||Carey Martin|
|Brian Stepanek||Arwin Q. Hawkhauser|
|Adrian R'Mante||Esteban Ramirez|
|Sharon Jordan||Irene the Concierge|
From Hannah Montana
|Miley Cyrus||Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana|
|Jason Earles||Jackson Stewart|
|Billy Ray Cyrus||Robby Ray Stewart|
|Frances Callier||Roxy Roker|
|Richard Portnow||Marty Klein|
|Emily Osment||Lilly Truscott|
|Mitchel Musso||Oliver Oken|
"Checkin' Out" (from That's So Raven)
Raven steps up to organize an important photo shoot showcasing Donna Cabonna's new fashion line for young men at the Tipton Hotel in Boston because Tiffany, the usual assistant, is sick with a lip fungus. Donna gives her a Secretech, a device for secretaries that helps organize events and has Raven conduct a video conference on it. She assures Donna that she knows how to use one, even though she doesn't, and no one can help her. She accidentally sends the photographer, Pistache, to the Tipton in Milan, Italy. Also, the models (Juan and Kvelte) did not get their plane ticket from Raven, so the models are stuck in the made-up country of Budapragoslovakia. While Raven is talking to Zack and Cody she has a vision. She tells them to put their hands out and they end up catching a celebrity, Tyler (Tiffany Thornton) which is how she gets the twins to help her.
As a result, Raven substitutes the fashion models with Zack and Cody, and she pretends to be Pistache. Donna Cabonna finds out the bad news so she tries to take matters into her own hands by impersonating the photographer too. As the two Pistache impersonators are doing the photo shoot, the real Pistache comes in, having arrived by "an outrageously expensive private jet" (billed to Donna Cabona). She notes that Zack and Cody are not the models she chose, but they are even better. She tells them to turn around and she takes pictures of their backs. The episode seems to end on a happy note with Raven's vision that has Donna Cabonna saying that the boy's line is a success. However, the episode turns sour when Raven misses her flight because her Secretech has the wrong time in Boston which is 3 hours ahead from San Francisco.
Meanwhile, Cory and Eddie find out that Chelsea is a natural at paddleball, so they try to get Chelsea to break the record for the world's longest paddleball session so they can claim the prize money. They think they have the record in the bag until the competition—none other than Stanley—proves to be a formidable paddle ball opponent. Chelsea scams Stanley and wins the title and prize money. She then feels bad and ends up giving Stanley the money. Cory and Eddie are furious with Chelsea because Stanley has scammed her. Chelsea responds that not only does she not feel scammed but both she and Stanley got what they wanted, the record and the money respectively. When Eddie and Cory protest that they did not get what they wanted (a share of the prize money), she slyly responds that they "got what they deserved" (which was nothing). Then she proceeds to break the record for the longest paddleball session behind her back.
"That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" (from the Suite Life of Zack & Cody)
After the Tipton's concierge, Irene, tells Raven that her flight is cancelled, Raven is stuck in Boston for the weekend. She then has a vision that Cody is in danger of being attacked. Raven tells them that she has a "feeling" that the one in a sweater vest is in trouble and should avoid sneezing followed by bells. Cody, the only twin that wears sweater vests, becomes paranoid and avoids anything that remotely resembles Raven's "premonition" - even the surprise birthday party that he, Zack and the other Tipton employees are throwing for Carey. Zack wears Cody's black sweater vest to Carey's surprise party so that Cody isn't in danger, but becomes in danger when Arwin's present goes out of control. Upon hearing sneezing and bells, a frantic Zack lands head first into the cake-which has Hannah's favorite flavor, vanilla.
Meanwhile, Maddie is trying to help Raven by getting London to wear one of Raven's original designs, but London swears she'll never wear anything that's not from a famous designer, even her diapers are made by designers. So Maddie switched the label of London's Attoro Vittali and sews it onto Raven's dress. London wears the dress thinking that it is a Vittali original. Maddie tells her the truth, and London gets upset that Maddie tricked her into wearing an unknown dress. However she changes her mind when teen pop star Hannah Montana checks in and admires Raven's dress and asks her to make a similar one. London, who has known Hannah since she (Hannah) sang at London's birthday party, now says that she loves it. Hannah asks Raven to make her a dress and goes to look at London's however London doesn't allow her. Raven is so happy and says to Maddie Oh My Gosh! London Tipton and Hannah Montana are having a catfight over my dress!!. However, when Hannah fights with London, her ring gets caught in the dress and it tears (off camera) and it doesn't go well with Raven and Maddie.
"On the Road Again?" (from Hannah Montana)
When Hannah Montana/Miley Stewart stays at the Tipton, she befriends the candy counter girl Maddie Fitzpatrick. Listening to Miley's dad sing, Maddie says that he sounds just like Robbie Ray, the "Honkytonk Heartthrob", before realizing that he is Robbie Ray. Apparently both she and her mother were Robbie Ray fans. When Maddie talks to Hannah/Miley about his career back in the day, Miley starts to believe that her father gave up his dream to sing so that Miley could pursue her own career as Hannah Montana. To give him back the stage life, she recruits the help of his former manager to get Robby back on the road. Robby goes to San Diego while Hannah's bodyguard Roxy Roker takes care of Miley and her brother Jackson. Unfortunately, Roxy is very overprotective and will not let the children go out of her sight, and even ties them up along with her when they sleep. Jackson gets fed up and goes to San Diego, followed by Miley and Roxy. Billy Ray Cyrus (as Robbie Ray) performs "I Want My Mullet Back" in this episode. However, upon watching his father's performance and hearing about him being offered to go on tour in Hawaii with Toby Keith, Jackson changes his mind. However, Robby decides not to go on the tour because he doesn't want to leave his kids again. At the end of the episode both Robby and Miley perform an encore performance of "I Want My Mullet Back", complete with mullet wigs and Jackson, also wearing a mullet, doing the underarm trumpet. Maddie then also shows up as a crazed Robbie Ray fan, but is then chased away by Roxy.
Little is shown of Hannah's stay at the Tipton. What is known is that she was there for a concert because Maddie thanked her for the complimentary tickets. It can be inferred that London, Raven, Cody and Zack may have also attended and Maddie only appeared in this episode. This part was actually not a continuation of the first two-part story.
The crossover is the fifth crossover produced by Disney Channel, and the channel's first live-action crossover.
The DVD release – That's so Suite Life of Hannah Montana: Mixed-Up Mashed-Up Edition – was released on January 16, 2007. The disc includes one extra for each of its featured series, with the trivia game "So You Think You Know Raven, Volume 2", a never-before-seen episode (at the time of release) of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody ("Health and Fitness"), and the Hannah Montana music video "Who Said". The "Health and Fitness" episode aired in March 2007. In New Zealand, the crossover premiered on January 27, 2007 but the DVD did not release until over a year later in June 2008.
- That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana on Wikipedia
- UltimateDisney.com DVD Review with pictures
- Blogcritics.org review
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