|I Am Hannah, Hear Me Croak|
|Season 2, Episode 5|
|Air Date||April 27, 2007|
|Director||Roger S. Christiansen|
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"I Am Hannah, Hear Me Croak" is the fifth episode of Season 2. The title is a reference to the Helen Reddy song, "I Am Woman", which includes the lyric "I am woman, hear me roar".
Hannah sings too many encores at her concert, straining her voice. Miley wakes up the day after the concert and finds that her voice is gone. Robby Ray suggests that she not talk for a week, and use a whiteboard to write out what she wants to say. During that week, Oliver and Lilly embarass Miley.
After a week her voice is better, and she's able to sing at her concert that night. During the concert, she sings fine until one point in her song, she starts singing badly. Miley decides to see a doctor. In order to preserve Hannah's career, she must undergo surgery, which concerns Miley greatly because she is afraid something will go wrong. While she is sleeping, Miley has a nightmare that her voice doesn't get better and, with her singing career gone, no one cares about her anymore. She is reduced to the position of a poorly treated servant girl,table,and coat rack, while Jackson has become a rock star called Bucky Kentucky who receives all of Lilly and Oliver's attention.
Miley's mother (Brooke Shields) then appears in the dream and tells her that her friends will be friends with her no matter what since they were friends before they knew she was Hannah Montana.
- When Miley and Lilly are at the beach Lilly tickles Miley to get her to drop a lollipop from her mouth. In real life, Miley's biggest no-no is tickling her. She revealed this in the Hannah Montana 2-Disc Special Edition Soundtrack.
- At the end of the episode Miley and Brooke Shields sing a snippet of "You and Me Together". The full version can be heard on the Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus.
- The song "Life's What You Make It" is played three times in this episode.
- Although it had been established early in the series that Miley's mother had died, no pictures or videos of her appeared on the show prior to this episode. However, Miley has a picture of her next to her bed.
- Mr. Corelli, who was one of Miley's teachers in season one appears and has moved on to teach high school.
Production and critical response
As the last episode of Hannah Montana's Freshman High-Five this episode premiered on Friday of the week. It placed 7th in cable viewing in the United States with 4.07 million viewers and 2.8 million households