"Guide to: Field Trips, Permission Slips, Signs, and Weasels" () (Originally aired June 8, 2007) It's not every day that advice for field trip preparation includes bringing a spare set of clothes in case a friend ends up naked.
Appropriately enough for the Declassified School Guide, the tip comes in handy for Ned during his class's trip to Huffington Gardens and Gallery.
Like his "Saved By The Bell" predecessor Zack Morris, Ned's charm carries over to his regular direct addresses to the audience.
Show & DVD Details Creator: Scott Fellows / Producers: Scott Fellows, Bill O'Dowd, Jrg Westerkamp Directors: Savage Steve Holland, Joe Menendez / Writers: Scott Fellows, Lazar Saric, Eddie Guzelian Regular Cast: Devon Werkheiser (Ned Bigby), Lindsey Shaw (Jennifer "Moze" Mozely), Daniel Curtis Lee (Simon "Cookie" Nelson-Cook), Daran Norris (Gordy) Recurring Characters: Steve Bannos (Mr.
Combover), Kendra Berry (Backpack Boy), Alex Black (Seth Powers), John Bliss (Principal Pal), Reccie Canon (Buzz), Carlie Casey (Missy Meany), Tylor Chase (Martin Qwerly), Don Creech (Mr. Chopsaw), Michelle Kim (Evelyn Kwong), Matthew "Teo" Olivares (Crony), Rob Pinkston (Coconut Head), Joseph Ruzer (Mike), Kim Sava (Ms.
Shaw is not the average teenybopper; she knows her role as Moze requires at the very least a sense of humor.
Thus, unlike fellow TEENick stars Emma Roberts and Jamie-Lynn Spears, Shaw is willing to let her hair down and actually have fun in the role such as purposely trying to get sick to avoid public speaking.
After three seasons of middle school antics, "Ned's Declassified" closed with a quadruple-length hour-long episode that makes up this Special Field Trip Edition DVD along with two bonus episodes from the show's third season.
I personally would have preferred season sets, but like many pre-teen shows, "Ned's" is only getting the random episode compilation treatment, at least for now.
The show harks back to the fun, quirky shows in Nickelodeon's past like "Clarissa Explains It All", "The Adventures of Pete & Pete", and "All That", taking the standard middle-school sitcom premise and successfully blending it with the unique concept of a "School Survival Guide." The Guide is also pertinent to everyday life, thus making the premise and stories timeless.
They offer a nostalgic and humorous look at middle school for older viewers, while providing wholesome and helpful entertainment for the young target audience.
Guide Tip: Leave reminders to bring in the permission slip. Guide Tip: Bring stuff to keep from being bored on field trips, play road games, and bring a cell phone. In it, Ned gives advice on how to properly prepare for the dismissal bell.