Nichole Pulgar, Entertainment Editor
The hit Nickelodeon show Zoey 101 broke their silence as the hidden secrets in Pacific Coast Academy’s 10 year-old capsule was finally opened. Members from its original cast returned for a small segment in ‘What Did Zoey Say?’, a short clip that was viewed almost 6 billion times.
The TV show, Zoey 101 was one of Schneider’s most popular productions; many teenagers still make references to its catchy lines and quirky characers. It revolved around Zoey Brooks, a natural leader who attended a boarding school called Pacific Coast Academy. In the “Time Capsule” episode, each character was assigned to think of something to add into their school’s time capsule as a class project. Zoey filmed a video about PCA, her life on campus, and Chase Matthews, who just so happened to be her hidden crush. Chase, curious to know what Zoey had said about him, pestered Zoey until she finally relented and told him he would find out in 10 years. Taking a blast to the past, Dan Schneider posted a video that showed the full explanation of what Zoey mentioned on the infamous DVD from PCA’s time capsule because the episode aired on September 18th, 2005.
The 5-minute video showcased an older Chase Matthews almost getting engaged to a very obvious dupe of Zoey. That is until his best friend Michael Barett showed up and revealed that he had flown to California to dig up the time capsule and the DVD that Zoey filmed. The pair evidently freaked out and Michael revealed what Zoey had said!
Here’s what Zoey said:
And now, I wanna tell you about one of the most special people I’ve ever met. His name is Chase Matthews. And he’s one of the funniest, coolest, nicest guys in the world. Sometimes, I kinda think he has a little crush on me, but other times, I kinda think he just wants to be friends. All I know for sure is, Chase is really special to me, and who knows, maybe he’s even my soulmate.
Dan Schneider, took to his Twitter account to share the video and within seconds, #WhatDidZoeySay became a worldwide trend. “I never break a promise!” Schneider wrote. The video came as a surprise for everyone on social media as rumors fled that the video was giving others false hope.
The clip may be a continuation of another future video as it ends on a cliffhanger. Now, the question on everybody’s minds is: what else does Dan Schneider have up his sleeve?