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You Probably Never Noticed Austin Butler On 41 Episodes Of Ned’s Declassified

Yep, 41 of 'em

Before Austin Butler was Jamie Lynn Spears's TV boyfriend on Zoey 101 (and Wil Ohmsford on MTV's The Shannara Chronicles) he was part of another popular 2000s Nickelodeon show: Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide.

According to IMDb, Butler appeared in 41 of the 55 episodes — which is the exact same amount as Coconut Head (Rob Pinkston). Except, everyone remembers Coconut Head and his coconuthead-ness, but what about Butler? You're drawing a blank, right? Well, there are two main reasons you can't recall him on the show:

1. His character Zippy Brewster was uncredited.

2. He was almost always floating in the background.

  • Remember when Ned (Devon Werkheiser) and Moze (Lindsey Shaw) played Spin the Bottle? Well, Zippy was there.
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  • He was also in Moze's Music Appreciation class.
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  • And entered classrooms with Cookie (Daniel Curtis Lee)
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  • He participated in luaus
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  • Best of all, Zippy pulled through when Moze needed a bunch of doves to spice up her kiss with Faymen (Vinicius Machado).
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