History DethroningMoment / ICarly

23rd Apr '17 12:25:19 PM TheFarmboy
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* Tropers/{{TheFarmboy}}: Personally I found the show [[SoOkayItsAverage so-so]], but I would like to address "iSell Penny Tees." This episode has it where Sam was running an underground sweatshop with a bunch of fourth graders as laborers. Now, she has done plenty of awful things before and after this episode (like beating Freddie with a tennis racket over his opinion on Fred and the former refusing to apologize for the latter's overreaction.) Now, let's compare Sam to someone like Neville. When Neville made a little girl cry, this was treated in-universe as a MoralEventHorizon by ''everybody'' he had come to contact with. Yet when Sam runs this highly illegal business, no one had thought of handing her over to the authorities. Like Carly and Freddie only took half of the children with her, but they didn't shut down the business. And not one of the children had ratted out on Sam during their time before finally leaving her. Sam had always been a complete asshole, but this is a new low for her. The [[LaserGuidedKarma only form of punishment]] Sam had gotten was when the kids had taken the business for themselves.
10th Jan '17 12:25:07 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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''Series/{{iCarly}}'' makes its name in ComedicSociopathy, characters being [[{{JerkAss}} Jerkasses]], multiple moments of KickTheDog and GettingCrapPastTheRadar. However, it can only go so far before it begins annoying or offending people for the [[DudeNotFunny wrong]] [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck reason]].

Also, keep in mind that as with all Dan Schneider shows, iCarly runs on ComedicSociopathy (as mentioned), sadomasochistic tendencies and BellisariosMaxim, along with characters being {{Butt Monkey}}s and/or {{Karma Houdini}}s. Thus, while you might have laughed at something that someone else lists here, it might be the other way around, and vice versa. So we obviously won't just up and delete your entry, but you should be prepared to do even more explaining than normal as to what makes it a [=DMoS=].
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''Series/{{iCarly}}'' makes its name in ComedicSociopathy, characters being [[{{JerkAss}} Jerkasses]], {{Jerkass}}es, and multiple moments of KickTheDog and GettingCrapPastTheRadar. However, it can only go so far before it begins annoying or offending people for the [[DudeNotFunny wrong]] [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck reason]].

Also, keep Keep in mind that mind: as with all Dan Schneider shows, iCarly runs on ComedicSociopathy (as mentioned), sadomasochistic tendencies and BellisariosMaxim, along with characters being {{Butt Monkey}}s and/or {{Karma Houdini}}s. Thus, while you might have laughed at something that someone else lists here, it might be the other way around, and vice versa. So we obviously won't just up and delete zap your entry, but you should be prepared to do even more explaining than normal as to what makes it a [=DMoS=].
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31st Dec '16 7:37:13 PM nombretomado
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* Tropers/{{Mack}}: ''iMeet {{Fred}}''. [[DoggedNiceGuy Freddie]] says that he doesn't think {{Fred}}'s videos are very funny. Not bad. Not terrible. Not "Fred should stop", just "not that funny". Fred sees this and tells the world that he's not going to make any more videos because of what Freddie said. Freddie is immediately ostracised by everyone, including everyone at school and his school groups, his family and Sam, while nobody -- not even on the internet -- seems to be relieved that Fred's gone (because, you know, the entire world population just loves Fred so much). Not even Carly stands by him. When the trio go to Fred's house to confront him (in a high tree house), Freddie refuses to take back what he said. Sam then picks up a tennis racquet, takes Freddie into a room off-camera, and proceeds to beat him to a pulp with the racquet, to the point where she breaks it on him. Under threat of more beatings, Freddie finally takes back what he said. At this point, it's revealed that Fred didn't even care about what was said; it was all a ploy to get more viewers. Sam then throws Freddie out of the tree house. The apparent moral of this story? "It's okay to have an opinion, as long as it's not an unpopular one, and beating someone to make them change their views is acceptable".

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* Tropers/{{Mack}}: ''iMeet {{Fred}}''. "iMeet WebVideo/{{Fred}}". [[DoggedNiceGuy Freddie]] says that he doesn't think {{Fred}}'s Fred's videos are very funny. Not bad. Not terrible. Not "Fred should stop", just "not that funny". Fred sees this and tells the world that he's not going to make any more videos because of what Freddie said. Freddie is immediately ostracised by everyone, including everyone at school and his school groups, his family and Sam, while nobody -- not even on the internet -- seems to be relieved that Fred's gone (because, you know, the entire world population just loves Fred so much). Not even Carly stands by him. When the trio go to Fred's house to confront him (in a high tree house), Freddie refuses to take back what he said. Sam then picks up a tennis racquet, takes Freddie into a room off-camera, and proceeds to beat him to a pulp with the racquet, to the point where she breaks it on him. Under threat of more beatings, Freddie finally takes back what he said. At this point, it's revealed that Fred didn't even care about what was said; it was all a ploy to get more viewers. Sam then throws Freddie out of the tree house. The apparent moral of this story? "It's okay to have an opinion, as long as it's not an unpopular one, and beating someone to make them change their views is acceptable".
4th Dec '16 9:02:36 AM DrY9K
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** starkitty93: I liked the episode up until the last few minutes or so where Carly and her date are mocking the date's sister for being 18 and having no license, I was 18 and licenseless when I saw this episode and that just fueled some hatred in me, the ''Series/Victorious'' episode "Driving Tori Crazy" did something similar with Andre and Beck making fun of Tori for being 16 and licenseless.

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** starkitty93: I liked the episode up until the last few minutes or so where Carly and her date are mocking the date's sister for being 18 and having no license, I was 18 and licenseless when I saw this episode and that just fueled some hatred in me, the ''Series/Victorious'' ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' episode "Driving Tori Crazy" did something similar with Andre and Beck making fun of Tori for being 16 and licenseless.
24th Nov '16 10:08:21 AM LunaVeg87
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** Tropers/{{Luna87}}: The fact that this episode was another [[OnlySaneMan Freddie]] Torture Porn isn't what gets me the most (one of the reasons I'm not a big fan of this show in general is that it uses one of my [[ButtMonkey least favorite tropes]] as a substitute for good character writing). What really annoys me is the purpose of the torture. [[InformedWrongness Everyone in the entire world turns on Freddie just because he says he thinks Fred is not that funny]] [[UnderminedByReality (which is a much more generous criticism than a lot of online personalities tend to get, regardless of their overall popularity)]], and the kid is beaten later until he takes back his opinion. So really, the only point of the Freddie torture was just to make Fred look good (even that gets undermined when Fred (or Lucas Something-Or-Other) admits to just faking his Rage Quit just for publicity. How is the fact that he lied (and let Freddie get beaten within an inch of his life for basically no reason at all) supposed to make him look good? Really, it backfires all-around).

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** Tropers/{{Luna87}}: Tropers/LunaVeg87: The fact that this episode was another [[OnlySaneMan Freddie]] Torture Porn isn't what gets me the most (one of the reasons I'm not a big fan of I generally dislike this show in general is that it uses one of my [[ButtMonkey least favorite tropes]] as a substitute for good character writing).writing and instead as a TakeThat to what the creator considers AcceptableTargets). What really annoys me is the purpose of the torture. [[InformedWrongness Everyone in the entire world turns on Freddie just because he says he thinks Fred is not that funny]] [[UnderminedByReality (which is a much more generous criticism than a lot of online personalities tend to get, regardless of their overall popularity)]], and the kid is beaten with a tennis racket by [[TheBully Sam]] later until he takes back his opinion. So really, the only point of the Freddie torture was just to make Fred look good (even that gets undermined when Fred (or Lucas Something-Or-Other) admits to just faking his Rage Quit just for publicity. How Yeah... how is the fact that he lied [[{{Jerkass}} (and let Freddie get beaten within an inch of his life for basically no reason at all) all)]] supposed to make him look good? Really, it backfires all-around).
30th Jul '16 4:22:29 PM mightymewtron
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* Tropers/MightyMewtron: While I think the Seddie arc is the worst thing this show ever did, one episode that really bugs me is ''iHire an Idiot.'' Carly and Sam hire a attractive but [[TooDumbToLive painfully stupid]] intern who does damage to the show like spilling lemonade on Freddie's laptop during a broadcast. Personally I find jokes about painful stupidity unfunny, but YMMV. What I don't like is how the girls refuse to fire him because he's really hot, only complying because Freddie hires an equally stupid female intern and they want ''her'' fired. [[spoiler:The female intern, however, turns out to be ObfuscatingStupidity to help Freddie convince the girls to fire the male intern.]] Carly and Sam can be boy crazy at times, but this paints them as superficial hypocrites who sacrifice the quality of their show just to look at hot guys. It almost comes across as sexist.


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* Tropers/MightyMewtron: While I think the Seddie arc is the worst thing this show ever did, and there are definitely worse episodes on this page, one episode that really bugs me is ''iHire an Idiot.'' Carly and Sam hire a attractive but [[TooDumbToLive painfully stupid]] intern who does damage to the show like spilling lemonade on Freddie's laptop during a broadcast. Personally I find jokes about painful stupidity unfunny, but YMMV. What I don't like is how the girls refuse to fire him because he's really hot, only complying because Freddie hires an equally stupid female intern and they want ''her'' fired. [[spoiler:The female intern, however, turns out to be ObfuscatingStupidity to help Freddie convince the girls to fire the male intern.]] Carly and Sam can be boy crazy at times, but this paints them as superficial hypocrites who sacrifice the quality of their show just to look at hot guys. It almost comes across as sexist.
30th Jul '16 3:32:14 PM mightymewtron
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* Tropers/MightyMewtron: While I think the Seddie arc is the worst thing this show ever did, one episode that really bugs me is ''iHire an Idiot.'' Carly and Sam hire a attractive but [[TooDumbToLive painfully stupid]] intern who does damage to the show like spilling lemonade on Freddie's laptop during a broadcast. Personally I find jokes about painful stupidity unfunny, but YMMV. What I don't like is how the girls refuse to fire him because he's really hot, only complying because Freddie hires an equally stupid female intern and they want ''her'' fired. [[spoiler:The female intern, however, turns out to be ObfuscatingStupidity to help Freddie convince the girls to fire the male intern.]] Carly and Sam can be boy crazy at times, but this paints them as superficial hypocrites who sacrifice the quality of their show just to look at hot guys. It almost comes across as sexist.



** Tropers/MightyMewtron: The reason this episode was a DMOS for me as well was because of how it switches the show over to a pathetic shipping arc for several episodes. This wouldn't be so bad on its own, but wait a minute...didn't ''iStart A Fan War'' deliver the message that [[{{Hypocrite}} this show was supposed to be about comedy and not shipping?]]
15th Jun '16 8:23:55 AM Berrenta
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27th Dec '15 3:19:19 PM Willbyr
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* Tropers/{{Monkeyfightclub}}: This Troper isn't too fond of iCarly. [[PeripheryHatedom Maybe it's because I'm not part of the intended audience.]] But ''iGo to Japan'' grinds my gears. There were lots of unfunny jokes, teenagers and grown adults yelling there and there. Some [[FridgeLogic nitpicks]], like [[YouFailGeographyForever deserts being in Japan]], and a left-handed Toyota (Scion) in Japan. They portray [[UnfortunateImplications Asians as idiots (again.)]], and this troper is perplexed as why are these in-universe webshows nominated? The nominees for best comedy webshow include a popular webshow hosted by teenage girls who are usually [[NoIndoorVoice yelling]] and doing stupid stuff, a poorly done [[WidgetSeries Widget]] show involving Siamese twins and oversized hands, and a FrenchJerk with a puppet dog. The [[DarthWiki.WallBanger Wall Banger]] moment in question? The iCarly gang has to explain situation to the Japanese guards so they would let them in the award show. They do it by playing charades. Not only do they make themselves and the guards look like idiots, but the guards bought all what they're saying. Freddie hacks the screen system, and puts the whole moment on screen. The audience thinks it's funny, and iCarly is given the best comedy webshow award. The guards arrest the Japanese twins for their crime. That's a DeusExMachina if I ever saw one.

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* Tropers/{{Monkeyfightclub}}: This Troper isn't too fond of iCarly. [[PeripheryHatedom Maybe it's because I'm not part of the intended audience.]] But ''iGo to Japan'' grinds my gears. There were lots of unfunny jokes, teenagers and grown adults yelling there and there. Some [[FridgeLogic nitpicks]], like [[YouFailGeographyForever deserts being in Japan]], and a left-handed Toyota (Scion) in Japan. They portray [[UnfortunateImplications Asians as idiots (again.)]], and this troper is perplexed as why are these in-universe webshows nominated? The nominees for best comedy webshow include a popular webshow hosted by teenage girls who are usually [[NoIndoorVoice yelling]] and doing stupid stuff, a poorly done [[WidgetSeries Widget]] show involving Siamese twins and oversized hands, and a FrenchJerk with a puppet dog. The [[DarthWiki.WallBanger Wall Banger]] truly dumb moment in question? The iCarly gang has to explain situation to the Japanese guards so they would let them in the award show. They do it by playing charades. Not only do they make themselves and the guards look like idiots, but the guards bought all what they're saying. Freddie hacks the screen system, and puts the whole moment on screen. The audience thinks it's funny, and iCarly is given the best comedy webshow award. The guards arrest the Japanese twins for their crime. That's a DeusExMachina if I ever saw one.
27th Dec '15 2:24:46 PM SeptimusHeap
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''Series/{{iCarly}}'' makes its name in ComedicSociopathy, characters being [[{{JerkAss}} Jerkasses]], multiple moments of KickTheDog and GettingCrapPastTheRadar. However, it can only go so far before it begins annoying or offending people for [[DarthWiki/WallBanger the]] [[DudeNotFunny wrong]] [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck reason]].

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''Series/{{iCarly}}'' makes its name in ComedicSociopathy, characters being [[{{JerkAss}} Jerkasses]], multiple moments of KickTheDog and GettingCrapPastTheRadar. However, it can only go so far before it begins annoying or offending people for [[DarthWiki/WallBanger the]] the [[DudeNotFunny wrong]] [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck reason]].



For smaller moments, or a piece of minor development or plot that isn't quite a DMOS, go to the [[WallBangers/ICarly iCarly Wall Bangers]] page which can have multiple entries added without being signed.
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