|Season 1, Episode 5|
|Air date||October 23, 2005|
|Written by||Dennis Heaton|
|Directed by||Ron Murphy|
Puppy Dog Tails
Casey is finally fitting in - that is, until she makes the mistake of asking for higher grades, and Emily informs her that everyone has been calling her a "grade grubber" as a result. At Casey's old school, studying hard for good grades was socially acceptable, but at her new one, it makes her the subject of teasing from her peers. At first, Casey tries to just stop studying, but it's no use. She keeps getting 'A's,' which is not helping her get rid of her grade-grubbing image. Meanwhile, Derek is going to fail English if he doesn't get an A on his report. He decides to pair up with Casey, who refuses to do any work on the project.
- Michael Seater: Derek Venturi
- Ashley Leggat: Casey McDonald
- Jordan Todosey: Lizzie McDonald
- Daniel Magder: Edwin Venturi
- Ariel Waller: Marti Venturi
- Joy Tanner: Nora Venturi
- John Ralston: George Venturi
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George: Derek, you failed your English test? You do speak English, right?
Derek: Very goodly
George: What does a dog say?
Marti: Nothing, because dogs can't talk!
Derek: This sounds like it was written by a 10 year old!
Edwin: Yeah! It was.
Sam: Maybe we can work on the project together?
Derek: Thanks, but I don't think both of us failing is the answer.