History Trivia / ICarly

29th May '16 5:18:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* FridayNightDeathSlot: Despite most of the second half of Season 3 airing on Fridays (mostly while they still had more episodes to air and when ''Series/BigTimeRush'' needed more publicity), it managed to avert this and still did pretty well in its slot most of the time, getting solid audiences there often. The "iSpace Out" special had over 5 million viewers even in the presence of a new episode of ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' airing at the same time. And when "iGot a Hot Room" aired in the summer, it aired against another new episode of the same show and absolutely ''obliterated'' its ratings. However, "iStart a Fan War" didn't exactly stand out as well as one would have expected, scoring only 5.02 million viewers. [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Guess what screwed it over?]]

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* FridayNightDeathSlot: Despite most of the second half of Season 3 airing on Fridays (mostly while they still had more episodes to air and when ''Series/BigTimeRush'' needed more publicity), it managed to avert this and still did pretty well in its slot most of the time, getting solid audiences there often. The "iSpace Out" special had over 5 million viewers even in the presence of a new episode of ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' airing at the same time. And when "iGot a Hot Room" aired in the summer, it aired against another new episode of the same show and absolutely ''obliterated'' its ratings. However, "iStart a Fan War" didn't exactly stand out as well as one would have expected, scoring only 5.02 million viewers. [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Guess what screwed it over?]]
29th Mar '16 5:20:49 PM nombretomado
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* AccidentallyAccurate: In ''iStakeout'', Freddie tells his mother he doesn't want to take his shirt off because he's afraid of 'cloudburn' ([[ItMakesSenseInContext he actually didn't want her to see a tattoo he got]]). It is actually very possible to get burned on a cloudy day.

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* AccidentallyAccurate: In ''iStakeout'', "iStakeout", Freddie tells his mother he doesn't want to take his shirt off because he's afraid of 'cloudburn' ([[ItMakesSenseInContext he actually didn't want her to see a tattoo he got]]). It is actually very possible to get burned on a cloudy day.



* ActingForTwo: In the episode ''iTwins'', Jennette [=McCurdy=] plays the roles of both Sam and Melanie Puckett, identical twins [[PolarOppositeTwins who are polar opposites]].
* ActorAllusion: Tons, since the actors/actresses have also been cast in earlier DanSchneider shows.
** ''iBloop'' alludes to [[MirandaCosgrove Miranda Cosgrove's]] previous role as Megan in DrakeAndJosh by having Drake Bell randomly appear on set and address her as Megan, before asking where Josh & their parents were, and who Mrs. Benson was.
*** In ''iGet Pranky'', it is revealed that Carly has never pulled a practical joke. After being pressured by Sam and Freddie, she unsuccessfully attempts to prank Gibby. Later in the show, she's shown watching TV, and you can hear the scene of the DrakeAndJosh episode ''Megan's Revenge'' when Megan (who is [[PrinceOfPranksters well-known for her pranking]]) causes an explosion that makes the floor under Drake and Josh collapse. Carly sighs, saying "How come that little girl is so good at pranking?"
*** In ''iToe Fatcakes,'' Carly watches a Megan-centric scene of the DrakeAndJosh episode ''The Peruvian Puff Pepper'' before flipping to another channel.

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* ActingForTwo: In the episode ''iTwins'', "iTwins", Jennette [=McCurdy=] plays the roles of both Sam and Melanie Puckett, identical twins [[PolarOppositeTwins who are polar opposites]].
* ActorAllusion: Tons, since the actors/actresses have also been cast in earlier DanSchneider Creator/DanSchneider shows.
** ''iBloop'' "iBloop" alludes to [[MirandaCosgrove Miranda Cosgrove's]] Creator/MirandaCosgrove's previous role as Megan in DrakeAndJosh ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' by having Drake Bell randomly appear on set and address her as Megan, before asking where Josh & their parents were, and who Mrs. Benson was.
*** In ''iGet Pranky'', "iGet Pranky", it is revealed that Carly has never pulled a practical joke. After being pressured by Sam and Freddie, she unsuccessfully attempts to prank Gibby. Later in the show, she's shown watching TV, and you can hear the scene of the DrakeAndJosh ''Drake & Josh'' episode ''Megan's Revenge'' "Megan's Revenge" when Megan (who is [[PrinceOfPranksters well-known for her pranking]]) causes an explosion that makes the floor under Drake and Josh collapse. Carly sighs, saying "How come that little girl is so good at pranking?"
*** ** In ''iToe Fatcakes,'' "iToe Fatcakes", Carly watches a Megan-centric scene of the DrakeAndJosh ''Drake & Josh'' episode ''The "The Peruvian Puff Pepper'' Pepper" before flipping to another channel.



** Nathan Kress, who plays Carly's leading man, had a guest role in the aforementioned show where he hits on Megan (played by Cosgrove) to no avail. DanSchneider liked his performance so much that Nathan's scene was cut from the episode and was immediately cast as the male lead for Miranda's new show, iCarly. [[DoggedNiceGuy Guess how Nathan's role began on the show]].
*** And in ''iPilot'', Carly watches an episode of ''GreysAnatomy'' in which Nathan was a guest star; while that happens, Sam pulls Freddie from his legs into Carly's room.
** The character of Sam Puckett is based off Jennette [=McCurdy=]'s guest role in {{Zoey101}} where she also played Trisha Kirby, a very mean girl. While Trisha doesn't appear as violent as Sam, she is definitely as deliquent, lazy and [[PrecociousCrush precocious]] as Sam, and how pushy she comes off as and she also failed a grade. It could be said that she is a form of an {{Ascended Extra}}, except its a different show and character.

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** Nathan Kress, who plays Carly's leading man, had a guest role in the aforementioned show where he hits on Megan (played by Cosgrove) to no avail. DanSchneider liked his performance so much that Nathan's scene was cut from the episode and was immediately cast as the male lead for Miranda's new show, iCarly.''iCarly''. [[DoggedNiceGuy Guess how Nathan's role began on the show]].
*** And in ''iPilot'', ** In "iPilot", Carly watches an episode of ''GreysAnatomy'' ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' in which Nathan was a guest star; while that happens, Sam pulls Freddie from his legs into Carly's room.
** The character of Sam Puckett is based off Jennette [=McCurdy=]'s guest role in {{Zoey101}} ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'' where she also played Trisha Kirby, a very mean girl. While Trisha doesn't appear as violent as Sam, she is definitely as deliquent, delinquent, lazy and [[PrecociousCrush precocious]] as Sam, and how pushy she comes off as and she also failed a grade. It could be said that she is a form of an {{Ascended Extra}}, except its a different show and character.



** VictoriaJustice's guest star in ''iFight Shelby Marx'' is alluded to in ''iParty With Victorious'' when Sam points out Victoria Justice's character, Tori Vega's, similarity to Shelby Marx.
** In ''iParty with Victorious'', Sam remarks that Marissa hadn't had a date since {{Seinfeld}} got cancelled, to which Marissa remarks, "It wasn't cancelled! Jerry chose not to do another season!" Mary Scheer (Marissa's actress) had 2 guest roles on ''Seinfeld''.

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** VictoriaJustice's Creator/VictoriaJustice's guest star in ''iFight "iFight Shelby Marx'' Marx" is alluded to in ''iParty "iParty With Victorious'' Victorious" when Sam points out Victoria Justice's character, Tori Vega's, similarity to Shelby Marx.
** In ''iParty "iParty with Victorious'', Victorious", Sam remarks that Marissa hadn't had a date since {{Seinfeld}} ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' got cancelled, to which Marissa remarks, "It wasn't cancelled! Jerry chose not to do another season!" Mary Scheer (Marissa's actress) had 2 guest roles on ''Seinfeld''.



*** Speaking of Principal Franklin, his daughter Emily was named after Tim Russ' real-life daughter who is also a fan of the show.
*** Deliberately invoked by Drake Bell when he walks onto the set of iCarly in an outtake and says, "Hey, Megan! Where's Josh?"

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*** Speaking of Principal Franklin, his daughter Emily was named after Tim Russ' real-life daughter who is also a fan of the show.
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** Deliberately invoked by Drake Bell when he walks onto the set of iCarly in an outtake and says, "Hey, Megan! Where's Josh?"



** The inversion happened after that 5th season. The Seddie arc tanked badly, and Nick decided to push {{Victorious}} as the best show on the network, dumping Creator/MirandaCosgrove as the network star in favor of Music/VictoriaJustice and ceasing to promote episodes well, with some not getting any promotion at all.
*** And even in its final season, months before the Finale, it felt like it was already off the air due to how rare Nick would air episodes. And compared to Disney treated WizardsOfWaverlyPlace a full year and some change after their Finale, and still being on everyday, versus airing a single one-hour special once a week.

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** The inversion happened after that 5th season. The Seddie arc tanked badly, and Nick decided to push {{Victorious}} ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' as the best show on the network, dumping Creator/MirandaCosgrove as the network star in favor of Music/VictoriaJustice and ceasing to promote episodes well, with some not getting any promotion at all.
*** And even in its final season, months before the Finale, it felt like it was already off the air due to how rare Nick would air episodes. And compared to Disney treated WizardsOfWaverlyPlace a full year and some change after their Finale, and still being on everyday, versus airing a single one-hour special once a week.
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* DawsonCasting: Averted with the main cast. However, Griffin, Carly's love interest in ''iDate A Bad Boy'', was played by a 23-year-old and looked like it. The episode involved some heavy make out sessions with the star of the show Miranda Cosgrove, who was 15 when they filmed them. Miranda apparently got to choose which guy they casted.
** In ''iPsycho'', the girl who keeps the trio hostage looks like a 22-year-old instead of a 16-year-old.
** Played somewhat straight in the latter seasons. By iGoodbye Jennette McCurdy was 20, Miranda Cosgrove was 19, and Nathan Kress was 19, turning 20 just days before iGoodbye aired.

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* DawsonCasting: Averted with the main cast. However, Griffin, Carly's love interest in ''iDate "iDate A Bad Boy'', Boy", was played by a 23-year-old and looked like it. The episode involved some heavy make out sessions with the star of the show Miranda Cosgrove, who was 15 when they filmed them. Miranda apparently got to choose which guy they casted.
** In ''iPsycho'', "iPsycho", the girl who keeps the trio hostage looks like a 22-year-old instead of a 16-year-old.
** Played somewhat straight in the latter seasons. By iGoodbye "iGoodbye", Jennette McCurdy [=McCurdy=] was 20, Miranda Cosgrove was 19, and Nathan Kress was 19, turning 20 just days before iGoodbye "iGoodbye" aired.



** Also averted by Schneider's Bakery. '''All''' fictional website URL mentioned on the show (and other DanSchneider shows) redirect to [[http://www.icarly.com icarly.com]]
** A rough list of sites that redirect are: nevelocity.com; thevalerieshow.com (which are websites of their ''nemesis'' Nevel and Valerie, who tried to steal Freddie); sampuckett.com; instaboobs.com; whynotdateme.com; spraymychildren.com; aggressiveparenting.com; exerciserox.com (OR exerciserocks.com); and beavecoon.org. icarly.com will not help you with any of these things.
* DirectedByCastMember: Only once Jerry Trainor directs the ''iApril's Fools'' episode.

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** Also averted Averted by Schneider's Bakery. '''All''' fictional website URL mentioned on the show (and other DanSchneider Dan Schneider shows) redirect to [[http://www.icarly.com icarly.com]]
** A rough list of sites that redirect are: nevelocity.com; thevalerieshow.com (which are websites of their ''nemesis'' Nevel and Valerie, who tried to steal Freddie); sampuckett.com; instaboobs.com; whynotdateme.com; spraymychildren.com; aggressiveparenting.com; exerciserox.com (OR exerciserocks.com); and beavecoon.org. icarly.com will not help you with any of these things.
* DirectedByCastMember: Only once Jerry Trainor directs the ''iApril's Fools'' "iApril's Fools" episode.



* EnforcedMethodActing: In ''iTwins'', Jerry/Spencer messes with Miranda/Carly's hair and her cries for him to stop was just Miranda doing it on her own, as the entire piece was unscripted.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Parodied in ''iCarly Saves TV''.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: In ''iTwins'', "iTwins", Jerry/Spencer messes with Miranda/Carly's hair and her cries for him to stop was just Miranda doing it on her own, as the entire piece was unscripted.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Parodied in ''iCarly "iCarly Saves TV''.TV".



** Some people who don't ship the Sam/Freddie relationship have called the the second half of Season 4 ''iSeddie'' or ''iSam'', due to the Seddie shipping arc taking up 4 out of the 9 episodes filmed and Sam and Freddie together continually taking the A-Plot with Carly pushed down to the B-plot or C-plot in pretty much every episode, especially as some episodes had Carly in a plot completely away from the rest of the main cast. Many consider it a {{Spinoff}} or ContinuityReboot instead of a new season with characters who look, sound and share the same names, but aren't the same characters from previous seasons.

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** Some people who don't ship the Sam/Freddie relationship have called the the second half of Season 4 ''iSeddie'' "iSeddie" or ''iSam'', "iSam", due to the Seddie shipping arc taking up 4 out of the 9 episodes filmed and Sam and Freddie together continually taking the A-Plot with Carly pushed down to the B-plot or C-plot in pretty much every episode, especially as some episodes had Carly in a plot completely away from the rest of the main cast. Many consider it a {{Spinoff}} or ContinuityReboot instead of a new season with characters who look, sound and share the same names, but aren't the same characters from previous seasons.



* FridayNightDeathSlot: Despite most of the second half of Season 3 airing on Fridays (mostly while they still had more episodes to air and when ''Series/BigTimeRush'' needed more publicity), it managed to avert this and still did pretty well in its slot most of the time, getting solid audiences there often. The ''iSpace Out'' special had over 5 million viewers even in the presence of a new episode of ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' airing at the same time. And when ''iGot a Hot Room'' aired in the summer, it aired against another new episode of the same show and absolutely ''obliterated'' its ratings. However, ''iStart a Fan War'' didn't exactly stand out as well as one would have expected, scoring only 5.02 million viewers. [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Guess what screwed it over?]]
** Justified - All first-run television series targeted at preteens and young teenagers (whether they have a PeripheryDemographic like ''iCarly'' or not), will generally receive better ratings on Friday or Saturday nights due to the lowered ratings standards for cable television and the fact that such shows target a younger audience than broadcast network shows, that would most likely be too young to date/go spend time with friends outside the home by themselves. Therefore the type of ratings that a tween series like ''iCarly'' gets in a first-run airing would often get a series cancelled/put it in danger of cancellation on network television than it would on cable.
* GuiltyPleasures: Brent Spiner (Data from ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Next Generation}}'') has stated that this is currently his favorite TV show.
** Emma Stone of ''Film/EasyA'' fame has called iCarly her not-so-guilty pleasure, as well as MirandaCosgrove's music. She [[PromotedFanboy even appeared]] in an episode as a crazed fan (of Spencer, no less).
* HeyItsThatGuy: Sam's mom is [[Series/{{Glee}} Sue Sylvester]]! ([[FreudianExcuse Although that explains a lot about Sam, doesn't it?]])
** Gibby's girlfriend is that babe from the "Blurred Lines" video (Emily Ratajkowski and Robin Thicke don't have pages to link to, sorry)! Well played, young man. Well played.
** [[Series/TheBigBangTheory President Siebert]] apparently also writes crappy children's shows, as seen in ''iTakeOneDingo''.
*** Sheldon apparently went fully insane.
* HeyItsThatVoice: The Japanese-dubbed version has a nice top-notch cast for many of the regular characters:
** Carly [[Creator/NanaMizuki is]] [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Fate Testarossa]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hinata Hyuga]] and [[ShugoChara Utau Hoshina]]
** Samantha [[Creator/SanaeKobayashi is]] [[Manga/ElfenLied Lucy]], [[Manga/DGrayMan Allen Walker]], [[VideoGame/SakuraWars Gemini Sunrise]] and [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Catherine Glass]]
** Freddie [[Creator/MisatoFukuen is]] [[Anime/StrikeWitches Yoshika Miyafuji]] and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Sakura Kasugano]] in the first season. He is currently [[TheOtherDarrin voiced by a male voice actor]]
** Amber Tate [[Creator/MamikoNoto is]] [[Anime/QueensBlade Tomoe]], [[Anime/HellGirl Ai Enma]] and [[KeroroGunsou Angol Moa]]
** Nevel Papperman [[Creator/TomoeHanba is]] [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Etna]] and [[VideoGame/RivalSchools Hinata Wakaba]] [[AkiraIshida and later replaced by]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Athrun Zala]] and [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Kaworu Nagisa.]]
** Gibby Gibson [[Creator/MotokoKumai is]] [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Li Shaoran]] and [[Manga/{{Chobits}} Sumomo.]]
** Marissa Benson [[Creator/MasakoKatsuki is]] [[Anime/{{Naruto}} Tsunade]] and [[Anime/SailorMoon Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune.]]
** Shelby Marx [[Creator/ArisaOgasawara is]] [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Panty]], WesternAnimation/KimPossible and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Soma Pieres.]]
** SpecialGuest: [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Michelle Obama]] is voiced by Creator/MamiKoyama, aka [[SaintSeiya Shaina]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Talia Gladys]] and VictoriaJustice by Creator/AmiKoshimizu ([[CodeGeass Kallen Kouzuki]] and [[LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf Holo]])
** France: Carly is [[Anime/SpiritedAway Chihiro]], Freddie is [[CaptainPlanet Ma-Ti]], Sam is [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom another Sam]], and Spencer is [[Anime/CowboyBebop Jet Black]].

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* FridayNightDeathSlot: Despite most of the second half of Season 3 airing on Fridays (mostly while they still had more episodes to air and when ''Series/BigTimeRush'' needed more publicity), it managed to avert this and still did pretty well in its slot most of the time, getting solid audiences there often. The ''iSpace Out'' "iSpace Out" special had over 5 million viewers even in the presence of a new episode of ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' airing at the same time. And when ''iGot "iGot a Hot Room'' Room" aired in the summer, it aired against another new episode of the same show and absolutely ''obliterated'' its ratings. However, ''iStart "iStart a Fan War'' War" didn't exactly stand out as well as one would have expected, scoring only 5.02 million viewers. [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Guess what screwed it over?]]
** Justified - All first-run television series targeted at preteens and young teenagers (whether they have a PeripheryDemographic like ''iCarly'' or not), will generally receive better ratings on Friday or Saturday nights due to the lowered ratings standards for cable television and the fact that such shows target a younger audience than broadcast network shows, that would most likely be too young to date/go spend time with friends outside the home by themselves. Therefore the type of ratings that a tween series like ''iCarly'' gets in a first-run airing would often get a series cancelled/put it in danger of cancellation on network television than it would on cable.
* GuiltyPleasures: Brent Spiner (Data from ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Next Generation}}'') has stated that this is currently his favorite TV show.
** Emma Stone of ''Film/EasyA'' fame has called iCarly her not-so-guilty pleasure, as well as MirandaCosgrove's music. She [[PromotedFanboy even appeared]] in an episode as a crazed fan (of Spencer, no less).
* HeyItsThatGuy: Sam's mom is [[Series/{{Glee}} Sue Sylvester]]! ([[FreudianExcuse Although that explains a lot about Sam, doesn't it?]])
** Gibby's girlfriend is that babe from the "Blurred Lines" video (Emily Ratajkowski and Robin Thicke don't have pages to link to, sorry)! Well played, young man. Well played.
** [[Series/TheBigBangTheory President Siebert]] apparently also writes crappy children's shows, as seen in ''iTakeOneDingo''.
*** Sheldon apparently went fully insane.
* HeyItsThatVoice: The Japanese-dubbed version has a nice top-notch cast for many of the regular characters:
** Carly [[Creator/NanaMizuki is]] [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Fate Testarossa]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hinata Hyuga]] and [[ShugoChara Utau Hoshina]]
** Samantha [[Creator/SanaeKobayashi is]] [[Manga/ElfenLied Lucy]], [[Manga/DGrayMan Allen Walker]], [[VideoGame/SakuraWars Gemini Sunrise]] and [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Catherine Glass]]
** Freddie [[Creator/MisatoFukuen is]] [[Anime/StrikeWitches Yoshika Miyafuji]] and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Sakura Kasugano]] in the first season. He is currently [[TheOtherDarrin voiced by a male voice actor]]
** Amber Tate [[Creator/MamikoNoto is]] [[Anime/QueensBlade Tomoe]], [[Anime/HellGirl Ai Enma]] and [[KeroroGunsou Angol Moa]]
** Nevel Papperman [[Creator/TomoeHanba is]] [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Etna]] and [[VideoGame/RivalSchools Hinata Wakaba]] [[AkiraIshida and later replaced by]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Athrun Zala]] and [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Kaworu Nagisa.]]
** Gibby Gibson [[Creator/MotokoKumai is]] [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Li Shaoran]] and [[Manga/{{Chobits}} Sumomo.]]
** Marissa Benson [[Creator/MasakoKatsuki is]] [[Anime/{{Naruto}} Tsunade]] and [[Anime/SailorMoon Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune.]]
** Shelby Marx [[Creator/ArisaOgasawara is]] [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Panty]], WesternAnimation/KimPossible and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Soma Pieres.]]
** SpecialGuest: [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Michelle Obama]] is voiced by Creator/MamiKoyama, aka [[SaintSeiya Shaina]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Talia Gladys]] and VictoriaJustice by Creator/AmiKoshimizu ([[CodeGeass Kallen Kouzuki]] and [[LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf Holo]])
** France: Carly is [[Anime/SpiritedAway Chihiro]], Freddie is [[CaptainPlanet Ma-Ti]], Sam is [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom another Sam]], and Spencer is [[Anime/CowboyBebop Jet Black]].
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* LyingCreator: The week before the "iSaved Your Life" episode aired, a promo aired showing Carly/Freddie kissing. DanSchneider, in an effort to calm the shippers of the Sam/Freddie pairing, implied it might not be what it appeared. Cue the episode, where they ended up kissing 7 or 8 times, and it was as it appeared.
** He posted a picture of Carly and Freddie kissing as a tease for ''iSpeed Date''.. then cut the kiss out later because of a kiss would have impacted on the story of ''iSaved Your Life''. The kiss was likely to have been removed from the script before filming because they would have done the 2nd script already, so he basically created a blatant piece of lying ShipTease for no reason.
* NotScreenedForCritics: Like every teen and children's show, ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' is not shown to critics. In combination with closed set filming and tight control on information being passed around, Dan managed to keep the Sam/Freddie plot in ''iOMG'' ''and'' every episode in the subsequent story arc a secret.

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* LyingCreator: The week before the "iSaved Your Life" episode aired, a promo aired showing Carly/Freddie kissing. DanSchneider, Dan Schneider, in an effort to calm the shippers of the Sam/Freddie pairing, implied it might not be what it appeared. Cue the episode, where they ended up kissing 7 or 8 times, and it was as it appeared.
** He posted a picture of Carly and Freddie kissing as a tease for ''iSpeed Date''.. "iSpeed Date"m then cut the kiss out later because of a kiss would have impacted on the story of ''iSaved "iSaved Your Life''.Life". The kiss was likely to have been removed from the script before filming because they would have done the 2nd script already, so he basically created a blatant piece of lying ShipTease for no reason.
* NotScreenedForCritics: Like every teen and children's show, ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' is not shown to critics. In combination with closed set filming and tight control on information being passed around, Dan managed to keep the Sam/Freddie plot in ''iOMG'' "iOMG" ''and'' every episode in the subsequent story arc a secret.



* RecycledSet: and reused locations, mainly from DrakeAndJosh.
** The sidewalk where Josh ran around in ''Dinner With Bobo'' is the same sidewalk Carly rode her electric-powered scooter in ''iGo Nuclear.''
** The pathway in ''The Wedding'' where Drake and Josh got stranded in their car is also the spot "Somewhere Outside Tokyo" where Carly, Sam, and Freddie were ditched by Kyoko and Yuki in ''iGo To Japan''.
** Any big room needed ends up being a redress of the main iCarly studio set. Examples include Freddie's room from ''iSaved Your Life''. And probably Carly's room in ''iGot A Hot Room''.
*** Actually, Carly's new room is the set used for Spencer's bedroom. iChristmas is the only time I recall them showing the inside of his room. And when you see him room, you'll surprised with how much they didn't change the set. That said, its still possible that both rooms are from the main set.
** The school hallway/locker area is a redress of the school set from ThatsSoRaven, with the main difference being the addition of a central wide door entrance, and iCarly not using an extra part of the hallway on the right side of the entrancec. The entire set itself began it's life as the school hallway set on SavedByTheBell.
*** And if you paint the lockers, it becomes the set for {{Victorious}}.

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* RecycledSet: and reused locations, mainly from DrakeAndJosh.
''Series/DrakeAndJosh''.
** The sidewalk where Josh ran around in ''Dinner "Dinner With Bobo'' Bobo" is the same sidewalk Carly rode her electric-powered scooter in ''iGo Nuclear.''
"iGo Nuclear".
** The pathway in ''The Wedding'' "The Wedding" where Drake and Josh got stranded in their car is also the spot "Somewhere Outside Tokyo" where Carly, Sam, and Freddie were ditched by Kyoko and Yuki in ''iGo To Japan''.
** Any big room needed ends up being a redress of the main iCarly ''iCarly'' studio set. Examples include Freddie's room from ''iSaved "iSaved Your Life''. Life". And probably Carly's room in ''iGot "iGot A Hot Room''.
*** Actually, Carly's new room is the set used for Spencer's bedroom. iChristmas is the only time I recall them showing the inside of his room. And when you see him room, you'll surprised with how much they didn't change the set. That said, its still possible that both rooms are from the main set.
Room".
** The school hallway/locker area is a redress of the school set from ThatsSoRaven, ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', with the main difference being the addition of a central wide door entrance, and iCarly ''iCarly'' not using an extra part of the hallway on the right side of the entrancec. entrance. The entire set itself began it's its life as the school hallway set on SavedByTheBell.
*** And if
''Series/SavedByTheBell''.
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you paint the lockers, it becomes the set for {{Victorious}}.''Series/{{Victorious}}''.



* RunningTheAsylum: ''iOMG'' and ''iLose My Mind'' Sam/Freddie romance arc episodes utterly match several of the biggest FandomSpecificPlot lines and the most common fanfic tropes. Sam and Freddie end up LockedInARoom together at the school. Sam giving Freddie a ForcefulKiss to clear up that Sam actually likes him. Carly becoming a FixerSue and a ShipperOnDeck and Freddie returning Sam's feelings without any explanation or closure for his feelings for Carly.

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* RunningTheAsylum: ''iOMG'' "iOMG" and ''iLose "iLose My Mind'' Mind" Sam/Freddie romance arc episodes utterly match several of the biggest FandomSpecificPlot lines and the most common fanfic tropes. Sam and Freddie end up LockedInARoom together at the school. Sam giving Freddie a ForcefulKiss to clear up that Sam actually likes him. Carly becoming a FixerSue and a ShipperOnDeck and Freddie returning Sam's feelings without any explanation or closure for his feelings for Carly.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After season three, Nick has taken a decidedly inconsistent approach to the show. It only orders 13 episodes at at time compared to the 26 or so that it was doing in the first three, it airs the show at random times, advertises that the entire season will be played every week, then stops it after 3 episodes, puts on new episodes with little advertising, and then starts putting them on at weird times, such as Wednesday the 28th of December for the second blooper episode, and then 8-9pm New Year's Eve for the iPsycho sequel. Admittedly, Dan Schneider has to take some of the blame, as he seems to have poor time management, which means Nick were only ordering 13 episodes of both iCarly and ''{{Victorious}}'' when they could have fit full seasons in even with the studio split (the two shows share the same studio space, and can't film when the other is filming) taken into account. This odd handling of the show and it's timeslots is one the bigger reasons for the abysmal ratings for Season 5 compared to seasons 2, 3 and 4.
* ScullyBox: Freddie/Nathan had to use the shoe version in Season 1 due to not having gone through puberty yet. He has massive platform shoes. By Season 2 this was unnecessary and he was about the same height as Carly/Miranda, by Season 3 he's grown even more, so much that during ''iSpeedDate'' Carly/Miranda can place her head in the crook of his neck and it fits perfectly.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After season three, Nick has taken a decidedly inconsistent approach to the show. It only orders 13 episodes at at time compared to the 26 or so that it was doing in the first three, it airs the show at random times, advertises that the entire season will be played every week, then stops it after 3 episodes, puts on new episodes with little advertising, and then starts putting them on at weird times, such as Wednesday the 28th of December for the second blooper episode, and then 8-9pm New Year's Eve for the iPsycho "iPsycho" sequel. Admittedly, Dan Schneider has to take some of the blame, as he seems to have poor time management, which means Nick were only ordering 13 episodes of both iCarly ''iCarly'' and ''{{Victorious}}'' ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' when they could have fit full seasons in even with the studio split (the two shows share the same studio space, and can't film when the other is filming) taken into account. This odd handling of the show and it's timeslots is one the bigger reasons for the abysmal ratings for Season 5 compared to seasons 2, 3 and 4.
* ScullyBox: Freddie/Nathan had to use the shoe version in Season 1 due to not having gone through puberty yet. He has massive platform shoes. By Season 2 this was unnecessary and he was about the same height as Carly/Miranda, by Season 3 he's grown even more, so much that during ''iSpeedDate'' "iSpeed Date" Carly/Miranda can place her head in the crook of his neck and it fits perfectly.



* ShrugOfGod: Ask DanSchneider a question about Seddie or Creddie. It will be a miracle if you get a straight answer back. The more 'intelligent' the question, the less likely he will even respond at all. The dumbest, or least focused questions might get the question thrown back at them in a different way.
* SoMyKidsCanWatch: [[Series/TheWestWing Joshua]] [[SportsNight Malina]] appeared on the show because his children love it.
* ThrowItIn: On iQuit iCarly, Dan Schneider remarks:

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* ShrugOfGod: Ask DanSchneider Dan Schneider a question about Seddie or Creddie. It will be a miracle if you get a straight answer back. The more 'intelligent' the question, the less likely he will even respond at all. The dumbest, or least focused questions might get the question thrown back at them in a different way.
* SoMyKidsCanWatch: [[Series/TheWestWing Joshua]] [[SportsNight [[Series/SportsNight Malina]] appeared on the show because his children love it.
* ThrowItIn: On iQuit iCarly, "iQuit iCarly", Dan Schneider remarks:



* WordOfGod: DanSchneider. Very carefully avoids LyingCreator by using ambiguous meanings, hypothetical, counter-questions in response to questions and shrowding common shipping viewpoints in terms of what "his friends" might think about what's happening. Was very active in the fandom up to the start of Season 3, although not as much now that he's dealing with ''{{Victorious}}'' as well as the 4th season of ''iCarly''.
** Taken to the extreme with his post about the finale iGoodbye. After seeing InternetBackdraft about his failure to make the Seddie pairing canon while he made Creddie canon via a typical LastMinuteHookup, he wrote a blog that could be described in short as "completely inverting the meaning of what just took place on screen" by attempting to claim the LastMinuteHookup, the romantic moment Carly comes up to the studio, takes Freddie by the hand then kisses him just moments before leaving for Italy may have ''actually'' been a platonic 'friendship' kiss. This did not go down well in the fandom, with people calling him out for the BlatantLies, many female viewers were especially upset about the idea that they just go around passionately kissing their male friends to show their friendship. This is a good example of WordOfGod actually making the understanding of what took place on their show ''less clear''. Then again, it was likely deliberate as Dan has the new SpinOff SamAndCat, and he wanted to dangle the potential of the Seddie relationship picking up on that show to get more viewers. Most people in the fandom have simply ignored him and have gone by what took place on screen.

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* WordOfGod: DanSchneider. Creator/DanSchneider. Very carefully avoids LyingCreator by using ambiguous meanings, hypothetical, counter-questions in response to questions and shrowding shrouding common shipping viewpoints in terms of what "his friends" might think about what's happening. Was very active in the fandom up to the start of Season 3, although not as much now that he's dealing with ''{{Victorious}}'' ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' as well as the 4th season of ''iCarly''.
** Taken to the extreme with his post about the finale iGoodbye."iGoodbye". After seeing InternetBackdraft about his failure to make the Seddie pairing canon while he made Creddie canon via a typical LastMinuteHookup, he wrote a blog that could be described in short as "completely inverting the meaning of what just took place on screen" by attempting to claim the LastMinuteHookup, the romantic moment Carly comes up to the studio, takes Freddie by the hand then kisses him just moments before leaving for Italy may have ''actually'' been a platonic 'friendship' kiss. This did not go down well in the fandom, with people calling him out for the BlatantLies, many female viewers were especially upset about the idea that they just go around passionately kissing their male friends to show their friendship. This is a good example of WordOfGod actually making the understanding of what took place on their show ''less clear''. Then again, it was likely deliberate as Dan has the new SpinOff SamAndCat, ''Series/SamAndCat'', and he wanted to dangle the potential of the Seddie relationship picking up on that show to get more viewers. Most people in the fandom have simply ignored him and have gone by what took place on screen.



** Dan Schneider originally explored a straight ''DrakeAndJosh'' spin-off as a Miranda Cosgrove vehicle, with Miranda naturally reprising her role as Megan Parker, but ultimately he felt dissatisfied with every idea centered around that concept he could think of. He then explored the idea of a fresh concept and character that was getting closer to ''iCarly'', but centered around a girl who suddenly found herself getting her own variety TV show. He got as far as writing the script for the pilot - and then threw it in the trash, once again being dissatisfied. He then changed the "TV show" to "web show", and things finally started to click.
** A second ''iCarly'' spin-off centered around Gibby (and [[CharacterTitle titled as such]]) had a pilot filmed but was not picked up. As originally envisioned by Dan, it would have ran alongside ''SamAndCat'' and ''{{Victorious}}''.

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** Dan Schneider originally explored a straight ''DrakeAndJosh'' ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' spin-off as a Miranda Cosgrove vehicle, with Miranda naturally reprising her role as Megan Parker, but ultimately he felt dissatisfied with every idea centered around that concept he could think of. He then explored the idea of a fresh concept and character that was getting closer to ''iCarly'', but centered around a girl who suddenly found herself getting her own variety TV show. He got as far as writing the script for the pilot - and then threw it in the trash, once again being dissatisfied. He then changed the "TV show" to "web show", and things finally started to click.
** A second ''iCarly'' spin-off centered around Gibby (and [[CharacterTitle titled as such]]) had a pilot filmed but was not picked up. As originally envisioned by Dan, it would have ran alongside ''SamAndCat'' ''Series/SamAndCat'' and ''{{Victorious}}''.''Series/{{Victorious}}''.
19th Mar '16 2:33:04 AM Hossmeister
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24th Jan '16 9:51:39 AM nombretomado
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** Samantha [[Creator/SanaeKobayashi is]] [[Manga/ElfenLied Lucy]], [[Manga/DGrayMan Allen Walker]], [[SakuraWars Gemini Sunrise]] and [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Catherine Glass]]
** Freddie [[Creator/MisatoFukuen is]] [[StrikeWitches Yoshika Miyafuji]] and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Sakura Kasugano]] in the first season. He is currently [[TheOtherDarrin voiced by a male voice actor]]

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** Samantha [[Creator/SanaeKobayashi is]] [[Manga/ElfenLied Lucy]], [[Manga/DGrayMan Allen Walker]], [[SakuraWars [[VideoGame/SakuraWars Gemini Sunrise]] and [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Catherine Glass]]
** Freddie [[Creator/MisatoFukuen is]] [[StrikeWitches [[Anime/StrikeWitches Yoshika Miyafuji]] and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Sakura Kasugano]] in the first season. He is currently [[TheOtherDarrin voiced by a male voice actor]]
8th Jan '16 6:44:18 PM nombretomado
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** France: Carly is [[SpiritedAway Chihiro]], Freddie is [[CaptainPlanet Ma-Ti]], Sam is [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom another Sam]], and Spencer is [[Anime/CowboyBebop Jet Black]].

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** France: Carly is [[SpiritedAway [[Anime/SpiritedAway Chihiro]], Freddie is [[CaptainPlanet Ma-Ti]], Sam is [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom another Sam]], and Spencer is [[Anime/CowboyBebop Jet Black]].
8th Jan '16 4:17:02 PM nombretomado
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** SpecialGuest: [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Michelle Obama]] is voiced by Creator/MamiKoyama, aka [[SaintSeiya Shaina]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Talia Gladys]] and VictoriaJustice by Creator/AmiKoshimizu ([[CodeGeass Kallen Kouzuki]] and [[SpiceAndWolf Holo]])

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** SpecialGuest: [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Michelle Obama]] is voiced by Creator/MamiKoyama, aka [[SaintSeiya Shaina]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Talia Gladys]] and VictoriaJustice by Creator/AmiKoshimizu ([[CodeGeass Kallen Kouzuki]] and [[SpiceAndWolf [[LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf Holo]])
5th Jan '16 3:50:11 PM nekonaito
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* RomanceOnTheSet: The actors playing Nora and Lewbert, Danielle Morrow and Jeremy Rowley, [[http://www.mtv.com/news/2721826/icarly-stars-married-danielle-morrow-jeremy-rowley-wedding/?xrs=_s.fb_main got married in January 2016]].
2nd Jan '16 5:47:43 PM nombretomado
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* DuelingShows: vs ''SonnyWithAChance''. Moreso with ''Series/HannahMontana''. Well, they were really dueling over who gets {{Fred}}.

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* DuelingShows: vs ''SonnyWithAChance''.''Series/SonnyWithAChance''. Moreso with ''Series/HannahMontana''. Well, they were really dueling over who gets {{Fred}}.
10th Nov '15 10:58:21 AM Berrenta
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* ACupAngst: Carly's "flat-chestedness" has been humorously referenced in a few episodes.
** In ''iSaw Him First'':
--->'''Carly''': What's that supposed to mean?\\
'''Sam''': Why won't you ask your new helping bra?\\
'''Carly''': (looks down and gasps) There's nothing wrong with a little help.
1st Nov '15 10:04:15 AM nombretomado
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** Amber Tate [[Creator/MamikoNoto is]] [[QueensBlade Tomoe]], [[Anime/HellGirl Ai Enma]] and [[KeroroGunsou Angol Moa]]

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** Amber Tate [[Creator/MamikoNoto is]] [[QueensBlade [[Anime/QueensBlade Tomoe]], [[Anime/HellGirl Ai Enma]] and [[KeroroGunsou Angol Moa]]
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