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Lost in Translation 

When Mr. Moesby holds a Nakamura convention at the Tipton, Zack uses one of the guests as a project for school. Maddie and London accidentally get locked in London's closet.


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Danny Kallis (creator), Jim Geoghan (creator) | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Cole Sprouse ... Cody Martin
Dylan Sprouse ... Zack Martin
Brenda Song ... London Tipton
Ashley Tisdale ... Maddie Fitzpatrick
Phill Lewis ... Mr. Moseby
Kim Rhodes ... Carey Martin
Kumiko Mori ... Self
James Kiriyama-Lem ... Mr. Nakamura
Brian Peck ... Mirror (voice)
Milly Rosso ... Janice
Becky Rosso ... Jessica


When Mr. Moesby holds a Nakamura convention at the Tipton, Zack uses one of the guests as a project for school. Maddie and London accidentally get locked in London's closet.

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Comedy | Family


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When London and Maddie are locked in the closet, London makes a call on her cellphone. Then the phone dies, and as she tells Maddie that, you can see on a picture on the back of the phone. So actually the phone is still on. See more »


Mr. Moseby: Maddie, did you stock the sushi candy?
Maddie Fitzpatrick: And the seaweed cookies. Yum!
Zack Martin: What are we having, a convention of seals?
[he barks and claps like a seal; Maddie throws him a piece of candy]
Mr. Moseby: No, an important Japanese company is coming, and it would be swell if they came again next year. So I would like them to feel at home.
Cody Martin: How come you never want us to feel at home?
Mr. Moseby: You're kidding, right?
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References Lost in Translation (2003) See more »

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Japanese ain't so dumb!
23 December 2007 | by sashank_kini-1See all my reviews

Look, let me make it clear. The first few episodes of Zack and Cody were hilarious and fun to watch. Forget the not-so-professional acting of the two lead characters and more concentration of London and Maddie, you'll like this show.

But the main con with this show is that it has adopted a policy of ridiculing the characters always. It isn't good to see the people passing snide comments at each other all the time. After a while, you'll get agitated as all the characters mock each other in the same, monotonous way.

Apart for the last part of the episode, nothing was that different.Moseby, as usual, is shown irritated with Zack and Cody, who as usual, disrupt the hotel. Why can't they just change this trend? Its so unoriginal- they both skate like idiots in the lobby and he gets hold of them and shows his exasperated look.

The first half of the show wasn't funny at all. Plus, borrowing gags from animated shows is so silly (Remembet the ' yell in the vessel scene'. Connect that with Scooby Doo).

The Japanese character doesn't bring any humor to the show. Plus, they have added fake laughter to some jokes that are not at all jokes. The end scene is funny though.

I also felt that they were showing as if the Japanese were stupid people. How can any person dance with joy at nursery rhymes? I mean, for example, if an American singer visits India and sings in front of a large audience ' Twinkle twinkle little star', everyone would realise, wont they?

The Maddy-London side story also has some humor. The problem is- it too has jokes that have been seen a number of times before. For example, the jokes like a person telling something to another person and doing the exact opposite the very next moment. Got the hint?

People can be obnoxious but here, mirrors are obnoxious. The idea of the talking mirror is just so silly. Overall, its just below average episode. 4 out of 10.

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19 August 2006 (USA) See more »

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