While Cody is preparing for the Boston Spelling Bee, Zack tries to borrow money from his mom for video games. When his mom won't give him money, he borrows from everyone else in the hotel. He finally borrows $30 at 20% interest from a rather large bully. He tells Zack to pay up, "or else." After Cody and the bully become the final two contestants, the bully offers Zack another out: get Cody to lose, "or else." Zack realizes that he should let Cody do his best. It turns out, however, that the "or else" isn't being beaten up- it's having his mom find out.
Did You Know?
The title is based upon a quote from William Shakespeare
's play "Hamlet": (Act I, Scene III): "Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend." See more
When Cody spells the other contestants word right and he wins, it isn't really the real rules. If there are 2 contestants left and one of them spells a word wrong the other contestant has to spell that word right and another word. See more
Oh, Zack, your brother will finally stop thinking of himself as a loser.
Who calls him a loser?