Louis in the Middle is the sixth episode of the first season of the Disney Channel original sitcom Even Stevens. It was written by Mark Fink, directed by Jonathan Winfrey, and aired on July 22, 2000.


Louis gains instant popularity when he prevents a popular but stuck-up kid actor named Blake Thompson (Timothy Everett Moore) from choking on the school food. In return, Thompson invites him to become not only a member of his entourage, but to replace Blake's main flunky Ivan (Eric Jungmann). To gain Blake's respect as well as the respect of the other students, Louis trades in his repetitive Marlon Brando imitations, with repetitive Austin Powers imitations. This fickle relationship collapses instantly due not only to Louis' repetitiveness, but Blake's own shallow attitude towards people in general. At the same time he starts to lose contact with Tawny and Twitty, who he believes can't stand the idea that he could have other friends. Still trying to gain the respect of his new friends, Louis attempts another heroic act at a school-sponsored fund-raising car wash, but rather than being grateful, Blake's more annoyed with him than ever. Tawny decides that she and Twitty should shock him back into reality by renting a garden railroad and performing a corny Perils of Pauline imitation.

Meanwhile, Ren offers a suggestion box so the students can improve the cafeteria menu. Larry Beale stuffs the box with insults directed at her, a decision he eventually regrets making.


  • The title for this episode is taken directly from the Fox Network sitcom Malcolm in the Middle.

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Even StevensThe Even Stevens Movie
Stevens Family: Louis StevensRen StevensDonnie StevensSteve Stevens • Eileen Stevens

Recurring: Alan TwittyTawny Dean • Tom Gribalski • Ruby Mendel • Monique Taylor • Nelson Minkler • Bernard "Beans" Aranguren • Larry Beale • Terry Tugnut • Conrad Wexler • Carla and Marla • Bobby Deaver • Ivan • Norman Squirelli

Season One: Swap.comStevens GenesTake My Sister... PleaseWhat'll Idol Do?All About YvetteLouis in the MiddleFoodzillaFamily PicnicScrub DayEasy WaySecrets and SpiesDeep ChocolateAfter HoursBattle of the BandsHeck of a HanukkahLuscious LouGet a JobMovie MadnessStrictly BallroomAlmost PerfectA Weak First Week

Season Two: StarstruckShutterbuggedDuck SoupQuest for CoolnessSecret World of GirlsBroadcast BluesThin IceHead GamesLove and BasketballDevil MountainWild ChildEasy CrierA Very Scary StorySadie Hawkins DaySibling RivalryWombat WuvUncle ChuckThe Thomas Gribalski AffairRen-GateTight End in TractionInfluenza: The MusicalGutter Queen
Season Three: The KissWhere in the World is Pookie Stevens?My Best Friend's GirlfriendYour ToastBand on the RoofLittle Mr. SacktownRaiders of the Lost SausageClose Encounters of the Beans KindShort StoryHutch BoyHardly FamousThe King SloppyBoy on a RockDirty WorkThe Big SplashBeans on the BrainSnow JobStevens ManorModel PrincipalSurf's UpIn Ren We TrustLeavin' Stevens