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* {{Keet}}: Spencer Shay. His ex-girlfriend Veronica describes him best.
-->"I thought he was crazy and... too loud. But Spencer is a creative, fun spirit."
* KidCom
* KubrickStare: The usual reaction from any of the trio when someone pulls off a CaptainObvious remark.
** Freddie and Spencer give a slow stare on Carly calling video games stupid and Sam's obliviousness to the MMORPG terminologies.
* TheLadette: Sam Puckett is this minus the sex and drinking because, well, it's a kid show [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids (kinda ...)]]
* LadyInRed: Miss Ackerman in ''iHave A Lovesick Teacher''. Carly calls her hot (!), Freddie goes "Woah" 5 times (and this is the Season 1 Freddie who hasn't really hit puberty yet).
* LameComeback: Freddie embodies this trope with regards to counter-insulting Sam.
-->'''Freddie:''' Whaddup, ma'peeps?\\
'''Sam:''' (''deadpan'') Wow, that greeting was uncool in so many ways.\\
'''Freddie:''' Yeah? Well uncool is the new cool.\\
'''Sam:''' (''even more deadpan'') Wow, that comeback was uncool in so many ways.
** This one from ''iGet Pranky'':
-->'''Sam:''' Show them the prank, Fred-wiener!\\
'''Freddie:''' Sure thing, Sam....jerk.\\
'''Sam:''' And that's why you're behind the camera.
** Carly herself has her share, when Sam asks her to attempt a TrashTalk for the Shelby Marx press conference.
-->'''Carly:''' You want a piece of me? Too bad! No pieces for you!... Jerk.
* LampshadeHanging: Spencer loves to invoke this trope to Carly's best friends. "Hello, little sis and her two friends who do not hang out in their own homes!"
-->'''Carly:''' We're home!
-->'''Spencer:''' Hi, Sam and Freddie with you?
-->'''Freddie:''' We're here.
-->'''Spencer:''' When ''aren't'' you here?
-->'''Sam:''' Good point.
-->'''Freddie:''' So true.
* LargeHam: Lewbert, Carly, Freddie and... [[HamAndCheese Spencer]].
** And in "iFind Spencer Friends," TheCameo from EmmaStone as a crazed fan who makes Spencer look calm. ''Spencer''.
* {{LARP}}: Aruthor and Aspartamay's battle, combined with spoofed references from MMORPG like DungeonsAndDragons and WorldOfWarcraft.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Nevel, in almost any episode he appears on. Even emphasized in ''iPity The Nevel'', where his true colors get revealed to everyone for the JerkAss he really is and becomes a social pariah.
** Sam in the second half of ''iSpeed Date''.
** Spencer's former classmates beat him up at the end of ''iGet Pranky''.
* LastKiss: The decision of Sam and Freddie to break up in an hour or so so they can make out for a while after they break up in ''iLove You''. iCarly.com actually had a caption for it saying it was PROBABLY the last time you'd see them kissing.
** Freddie [[InvokedTrope invokes]] the trope when he asks Carly for one, because he didn't know they were going to break up for sure. Carly smiles, and sweetly kisses him on the cheek.
* LastMinuteHookup: Carly in Freddie in the last few minutes of ''iGoodbye''.
* TheLastStraw: ''iDate A Bad Boy'' with Spencer's pressure trigger plate. An obese postman steps on it but still doesn't activate it. The alarm fires off when Spencer handed the postman a stamp.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: If new viewers of the show saw the trailer of ''iThink They Kissed'' without watching the prequel ''iKiss'', Carly yells [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil ''Sam and Freddie KISSED!'']].
** Behind-the-scenes photos from the WordOfGod had revealed to the fandom very early on that Freddie saves Carly's life.
* LaughTrack: A DanSchneider staple. A laugh track is also programmed on Sam's remote in the webshow.
* LawOfDisproportionateResponse
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Carly's final speech during iStart A Fan War.
** Spencer's awareness of being involved in a B-plot in every episode. Having no actual subplot in ''iPity the Nevel'', he appears doing random antics out of sheer boredom after asking if they want his advice or need his help with anything.
** [[CrossOver iParty With Victorious:]] In the ending the DJ says he'll play a song everyone knows, so what does he play? The opening to iCarly. Then the {{Victorious}} cast splice in their opening song. It's highly unlikely that a song sung in a school the iCarly cast never even heard of would reach them, let alone be memorized.
** The April Fools episode made a reference to getting '12 million viewers', which refers to ''iSaved Your Life'' which gained that level of ratings in real life.
** In iMeet the First Lady:
-->'''Spencer:''' It's like my life is a sitcom, I dunno!
** In iStill Psycho, Gibby gets caught in a chimney and calls for help. The kids on the street that see him tell the Internet celebrity to take off his shirt. "No!" shouts Gibby, "I do that less frequently now!"
*** The same episode ends with Spencer on the phone with his parents, reassuring them that everything's OK, even telling them that it's a happy ending.
** Carly in "iGoodbye": "Listen... doing iCarly for you guys has meant so, so much to me. And it's changed my life... and I want to say, to the fans of iCarly... thank you." Dan confirmed on his blog that this quote was a message to the fans that he said the rest of the cast feels the same way about.
* LeFilmArtistique: In ''iSell Penny Tee's'', Spencer watches a foreign film with a Goat and a balloon, to impress a hot girl who can't speak English.
** Carly and her super smart date Kyle watched "Ick Glokmah", a Russian film that was four hours long with an intermission halfway through.
* LetsGetDangerous: Gibby in ''iPsycho''. He rams down the front door of Nora's house; when Nora seems to get the upper hand in their fight, Gibby removes his shirt and resumes the battle.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Between the Shay siblings, especially Carly's NoPeriodsPeriod in ''iDate a Bad Boy'' and Spencer's attempt for giving Carly TheTalk in ''iSpeed Date''.
** Sam and Freddie's agreement about their FirstKiss. When Sam's drugged slip-of-tongue reveals it to Carly, HilarityEnsues.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Freddie and Carly act like this, but more the "familiar and comfortable with one another" side than the bickering one.
** [[HeterosexualLifePartners Carly and Sam]]. Their no-nonsense quarrel even gets to the point of having a symbolic divorce but they still reconcile in the end.
** Averted with Sam and Freddie in ''iDate Sam & Freddie''. They don't fight LikeAnOldMarriedCouple, they fight like Sam and Freddie always have, never-ending bickering, constantly picking apart each other and dragging Carly into the fights. Carly finds it incredibly tiring and eventually berates them and calls them out saying that if they can't ''stop'' fighting, they shouldn't date at all.
* LimitedSocialCircle: Their social circle consists of Sam, Freddie and Carly. You can stretch that to include Spencer, and maybe Gibby and Wendy, [[BrotherChuck when she was around]].
* LineOfSightName: In ''iGet Banned'' when pressed by Sam for a name for his and Gibby's 'band' Freddie looks around and finally blurts out "The...(glances at the floor)...Floors!"
* LocalHangout: the Groovy Smoothie, often-mentioned but unseen until well into the second season. The {{Meta}} reason is that having the trio spend so much time at Carly's house was wearing thin. The Groovy Smoothie allows scenes between Sam and Freddie that don't take place at school and can happen without Carly or Spencer being there.
* LockedInARoom: The trio in ''iSpace Out''.
** Carly, Sam and Pam in ''iSam's Mom''.
* LoggingOntoTheFourthWall
* LongRunner: Relative to other [=KidComs=] of its era with 109 episodes. DanSchneider himself notes that such a large episode order is an aberration on Nickelodeon, citing 60-70 being the norm as was the case with ''Drake & Josh'', ''Zoey 101'' and ''[=VicTORious=]''.
* LongTitle: Their "[[WhoWritesThisCrap Pathetic Plays]]" have these: "The Cowboy With A Mustache And The Idiot Farmgirl Who Thought The Mustache Was A Squirrel" and "The Englishman Who Was A Terrible Father To His Two Children Named Fuffley And Peeta," plus the pre-'[[WhoWritesThisCrap pathetic]]' "The Prisoner Who Just Wanted Some Soup And The Man Who Refused To Give Him Some."
* LoonyFan: The FanGirl Amanda "Mandy" Valdez, who personifies over-obsessed fans/stalkers.
** ''iPsycho'' introduces Nora, a lonely and homely fan which ended up way worse than Mandy by taking the trio hostage in her basement.
*** Mandy's motives were in a weird sense, more "pure". She was so obsessed because she loved the iCarly show. Nora however, only kidnapped the iCarly crew so she could retain the popularity that she gained when they did the show from her house.
*** The in-universe Seddie vs Creddie fans in ''iStart A Fan War''. Spencer and Jack Black's character apear to be this in their sub-plot as well.
* LoopholeAbuse: Used to great effect in ''iPromote Techfoots'' to get out safely from a contract.
** There's no rule that specifically states that a full-grown adult can't wrestle in a community wrestling league. The pamphlet only ''recommended'' the activity to boys 6-10.
** Ridgeway High's handbook forbids students to wear tube tops or turtlenecks, but not from attending school ''shirtless''.
** The rebuilt [[ChekhovsGun Proton Cruiser]] technically qualified as a "new car" as a prize for Nevel in ''iGive Away a Car''.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Carly confirmed during ''iSaved Your Life'' that Freddie had been in love with Carly since he first met her.
* LoveDodecahedron: Carly once dated Freddie, who is in love with her, only for them to break up because Sam told Freddie that Carly's feelings for Freddie were hero worship. Sam has a crush on Spencer, and then later has full blown feelings for Freddie, who gives up on Carly and enters a relationship with Sam. Gibby has shown interest in Carly and Sam, and had a girlfriend named Tasha, who had an episode where it looked like she cheated on Gibby with Freddie. Melanie, who is Sam's twin sister, had an obvious crush on Freddie, and has kissed him as well.
* LoveEpiphany: Sam and Freddie had have one for each other, but neither moment is shown on-screen. In ''iDate Sam & Freddie'', Sam reveals she thought Freddie was cute for the first time, after she shoved him into a bike courier, who hit Freddie, knocked Freddie into a fire hydrant with so much force he started bleeding from the ears. Considering we never saw it happen or known it happened, it violates TheLawOfConservationOfDetail, is an unsatisfactory AssPull (because it invents a moment that should have been shown on screen) even though they had a surfeit of potential moments to have chosen from and knew about, because DanSchneider had spent entire blogs teasing said moments as potentially shippy. Freddie eventually got one for Sam that boiled down to "I like making out with you."
** Carly gets one in "iGoodbye" sometime before coming up to Freddie to kiss him.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: [[ClingyJealousGirl Ms. Ackerman wants to know where Spencer is for every minute of every day, and actually keeps logs on when he doesn't answer his phone.]]
** In a platonic!love ([[LesYay or not?]]) kind-of way, Sam got [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge really, really mad]] when Carly was harassed by a bully in "''iMake Sam Girlier''"
* LoveTriangle / TriangRelations : Established as a season 4 finale.
** And ended in "iGoodbye". Carly and Freddie kiss. Seddie is sunk.
* MadeOfExplodium: Nearly anything Spencer creates or meddles with ends up on fire. This is roughly split 50/50 between things that shouldn't catch fire, like the doorman bell, or a drum kit, and things he really should be smart enough to not build, such as the overpowered metallic magnetic Christmas Tree. The drum kit was lampshaded by Spencer:
--> "How would that even be possible?!"
* MadeOfIron: Freddie endures what sounds like a brutal beating from Sam in iMeet Fred, including apparently being hit hard enough with a tennis racket cause it to break. A blow of such severity to the head (Say from Sam wanting to knock some sense into him) would likely result in loss of consciousness, a concussion, and severe bleeding from cranial lacerations. Striking any part of the body that severely would be intensely painful and would result in definite physical trauma, possibly even broken bones. However, at the end of this, Freddie walks out looking somewhat mussed and scared but no worse for wear. Moments later Sam pushes him out of a tree house, and yet he is still able to actively take part in making Fred videos afterward.
** Also the fact he came out of iSave Your Life with a broken leg. The inertia from the moving truck can do much, much worse to a human body. That or he has incredible luck.
* {{Malaproper}}: Gibby showing up in ''iDo'' wearing a bear costume, because he thought he was the ''Ring Bear'' and not ''Ring Bearer''.
** In ''iGot a Hot Room'', T-Bo (deliberately) messes up with Carly.
-->'''Carly:''' Here, I'm just done cleaning the juicer ports.
--> '''T-Bo:''' What?! I told you to ''read the juice reports''!
--> '''Carly:''' (scandalized) What is a juice report?
--> '''T-Bo:''' It's part of the fruit newsletter!
* MaltShop: The Groovy Smoothie is a modernised version of one of these, used as the LocalHangout.
* MamaBear: Mrs. Benson moves in for her BadAss RoaringRampageOfRevenge in ''iFence'', beating a bunch of Freddie's bullies and other fencing students while DualWielding a pair of sabers.
* ManChild: Spencer is a sculptor for a living, often making whimsical and sometimes weird sculptures that usually end up catching on fire or exploding before being perfected. He loves light-up socks, has a pet goldfish (that he often forgets to feed, resulting in ''another'' pet goldfish), and once went to law school for three days.
** Carly even calls him a "manchild" in ''iLove You''.
*** He calls himself one in the series finale.
* ManInABikini: "Bikini Dog Food Fight"
* AManIsNotAVirgin: ''iKiss'' is a toned-down-for-kids version of this.
* MarketBasedTitle: Averted with the series itself, but unusually one episode[[note]]or two, depending on how you view two-parters[[/note]] uses this trope in ''other'' English-language territories - ''iShock America'' airs outside the US as ''iShock The World''.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Freddie and Sam.
* TheMasochismTango: The Sam/Freddie pairing can be seen as this. Once they get together, the next episode ''iDate Sam & Freddie'' is about them ''constantly'' fighting, to the point where Carly tells them they need to sort out their problems or they should break up. The next episode says they only fought ''three times'' that day, and that Sam still [[DomesticAbuse hits Freddie]], just [[AbuseIsOkayWhenItIsFemaleOnMale not in the face.]] They then get into a massive almost break up moment when Sam is revealed to have sabotaged an admission paper that could have helped him get into any college he wanted. Despite this obvious dysfunction, they still remain together at the end of both episodes.
** They finally break up in the fourth episode of the plot line, ''iLove You'', when they realise that have nothing in common interests outside of iCarly and making out, and they can't do anything else together without ruining it for each other.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Carly does this to Freddie, despite her "We are just friends" lines, she will often act in ways that lead him on.
** DanSchneider in his fan interactions.
* MayDecemberRomance: Mrs. Benson and Spencer during ''iChristmas'' would be this. Mrs Benson would realistically be at least in her 40's (although it's possible she could be in her mid-30's), with Spencer about 27 years old. The popular fandom ships of Sam/Spencer and Freddie/Spencer would be these also.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Sam Puckett, played by Jennette [=McCurdy=]. She had the AlphaBitch guest roles in {{Zoey101}} and TrueJacksonVP; contrast with her early-teen guest roles in MalcolmInTheMiddle (as a female Dewey) and LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit (as a principal rape victim). Her actual persona can be reflected in her role as Melanie Puckett. Similarly, Jennette also stated she's a StarWars and Film/BackToTheFuture [[OneOfUs fan]], something Sam would ridicule someone for.
* MegaNekko: Ms. Fielder, Carly's art teacher in the episode ''iMust Have Locker 239''.
* MerchandiseDriven: Parodied when Carly started advertising for sneakers on her show. The foot warmers and wi-fi pedometer linkup exploded and wiped hard drives, respectively, so they obviously didn't advertise them for long.
* [[{{Metafiction}} Meta Gag]]: The joke at the end of the Carlyless episode ''iBalls'' is clearly a meta joke about not needing MirandaCosgrove around, as this episode is one of two that Miranda was absent for regular filming and such is missing from almost the entire episode.
* MilitaryBrat: The Shays. Notable in that their father has been deployed so long that not only has he [[ParentalAbandonment never been seen in-series]], but ''nothing'' about their home's layout, decor, or ''location'' reflects a military background.
** There is a military base close to the Seattle area, no?
*** Close-ish anyway. It's conceivable that their father was deployed from Fort Lewis and they just moved to Seattle as nearest major city that wasn't [[ButtMonkey Tacoma]].
** If based with the Navy there are a couple bases right on the Puget Sound.
*** Considering the blasť way the continuity went, if the father really is in the air force, but in a submarine.. about the only possible explanation would be as part of a special operations group on board the USS Jimmy Carter, a Seawolf Class submarine converted to a Special Operations mission.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: Spencer in ''iCarly Saves TV''. He pricks his hand with a screwdriver and starts freaking out because he's bleeding. Luckily for him, Mrs. Benson is as much of an overreacter as he is, and immediately runs to get her gigantic first-aid kit.
-->'''Spencer:''' Wait! I don't think I should be left alone, there's a hole in my hand! Mrs. Benson?!
* {{Misblamed}}: A few people think Dan deletes criticism from his [[DanSchneider DanWarp]] blog, but it is explained [[http://danwarp.blogspot.com/2001/11/to-any-icarly-fan-who-didnt-like-istart.html here]] that admins do this instead.
* MissingMom: Carly's mother has never been mentioned, the likely choices are her completely abandoning her children (as their father has been deployed in the military since before the show started), being insane, locked up or dead. Sam's mother is something of a psychologically absent type.
* MissionImpossibleCableDrop: Freddie drops into Nevel's room on cables and is mistaken for a spider by Nevel's grandmother. He also gets stuck, and that forces the girls to complete the task. Then he gets chopped down by Sam.
* MistakenForCheating: Tasha and Freddie, mistaken by Gibby, in ''iEnrage Gibby''.
* MisterExposition: Wendy. Tells the gang that another TV show is stealing their bits. Explains that Freddie gave up a sea trip to get rid of Carly's old friend who was trying to break them up. TurnedUpToEleven in the fandom, who consider her the Seattle version of GossipGirl.
* MrsHypothetical: Sam calls Carly and Freddie 'Mr and Mrs Benson' in ''iSaved Your Life.''
** Carly in ''iDream Of Dance'': "If he's a nub, then someday I want to be Mrs. Carly Nub."
** Sam in ''iPie'': "Why can't I marry this pie? All I want out of life is to be Mrs. Sam This Pie."
** In ''iParty With Victorious'', Carly imagines herself as Mrs. (Steven) Carson, writing "Carly Carson" in various fonts.
* MoebiusNeighborhood: Well, moebius apartment building.
* MoeCouplet: Carly and Freddie. Everything they do as a couple is cute [[UpToEleven to the extreme]].
* MoffsLaw: Used in-universe by Carly as an AuthorFilibuster as a stand in for the WordOfGod constant claim to focus on the comedy rather than the romantic vibes of the show amidst the heavy ShipTease post-season 2 onwards.
* MomentKiller: Spencer does this to all 3 of them: he cockblocks Carly so hard in her attempt to kiss Shane in ''iSaw Him First''; when Freddie hits on Carly in ''iDon't Wanna Fight'', a flush is heard from Spencer's toilet; and as for Seddie fans, Spencer breaking in to find his banjo before they even answer Carly's question if Sam and Freddie liked their kiss.
** The episode ''iSaw Him First'' is quite full of moment killers where both girls attempt to kiss Shane first in all futility.
** Also, Mrs. Benson abruptly interrupts the make-out session between Carly and Freddie in ''iSaved Your Life''.
* MonochromeCasting: ''iCarly'''s main cast is entirely white.
** This was {{Lampshaded}} then {{Justified}} in one FanFic by having the characters exclaim that Seattle has "the diversity of a cornfield."
* {{Montages}}: Spencer's out-of-control pranking the trio, Gibby, T-Bo and several Groovy Smoothie customers in different instances.
* MoralityPet: Carly is the only one who Sam doesnt make fun of or hurt in some way.
* MotherNatureFatherScience: Expect Carly and Sam to solve problems in the natural (or the brawn) way and Freddie to resort to geeky gadgets and tech stuff.
** Played straight with ''iGo Nuclear''. Carly's projects involve a crude compost pit and an organic pesticide, while Sam used her fingers to rip an orange apart. Contrast Freddie's high-tech modern composter, Spencer's electric-powered scooter, and Cal's [[spoiler: illegal nuclear-powered]] generator.
* MotiveRant: Missy gives one to Sam, as part of her latching onto the VillainBall. It ruins the plan because it turns Sam from questioning if Missy even was trying to get rid of her, into sure of it, and decided to bring Freddie in to help her.
* MotorMouth: The Shays. Both siblings can deliver long and impressive tongue-twisting dialogues. The trope's SadistTeacher form is Mr. Devlin.
** In ''iSaw Him First'':
---> '''Carly:''' Yes I did too! He told me he could beat his dad at arm wrestling and I said "No way!" and he said "Oh no, it's true" and I said "Wow, you must be really strong" and he said "I work out a litle bit" and I said "Really?" and he said "Yeah, you wanna feel my biceps?" and I said "Sure, I do" and they felt ''AWESOME''!
** In ''iRocked the Vote'':
---> '''Spencer:''' No, I'm sorry I didn't return the video! I watched it in my buddy Socko's house and his mom got mad because we spilled gravy on her carpet and she threw me out and I thought I left the video there, but I didn't. He says I did, I thought I didn't and I looked for it everywhere so - I don't mean to lie, I don't like lying, I don't like the way it feels. And you know I tell my sister that "Don't lie" and I tell my little sister "You shouldn't lie, it's not good" and they have their "Honesty is the best policy", right? But there's Sam, her friend who tells me how to lie and it makes me nauseous and I feel queasy, and I know I didn't --
** In ''iDate a Bad Boy'':
---> '''Carly:''' Well, Wendy and I are trying to study, and Griffin kept turning up the music, so Wendy got frustrated and left. Then I told Griffin he's obnoxious and he said I shouldn't ruin his sense of humor and I said "Oh, really?" and he was telling me how immature I was and then I realized he's super cute. And he asked me if he liked music and I go "Who doesn't like music?" So then I turned on some music and we started talking and I realized he's sweet and smart and his lips were right there in front of me so I leaned over and I kissed him! And I don't kiss like (blathers her tongue), ''I KISS LIKE A PRINCESS''!"
** In ''iWon't Cancel the Show'':
---> '''Carly''': Freddie says "in five, four, three, two", then points at us, then we introduce the show. Then after that, we go to that wheel over there and do a bit called "put that in your man purse", which you don't know about, but just play along and you'll figure it out as we go.
* MrAltDisney: Charles Dingo with with its theme park, the dingo as the beloved cartoon animal and its own version of DisneyChannel. The whole episode was a massive TakeThat against DisneyChannel.
** plus the fact that Mr Dingos head was in cryogenics, which is a well known rumor about Walt Disney being frozen.
* MsFanService: Carly, as much as a kids' show will allow: a two-piece bikini, a hula girl outfit, then a sports bra and boxing shorts, among others. And the bikini scene in ''iHatch Chicks'' emphasizes it by putting Sam in a less revealing one-piece and Bermuda shorts to contrast.
** Carly is the only eligible character to fill in the role. Sam shrugs off most of the girly outfits for their live skits.
*** Or perhaps Sam is merely pandering to a [[WholesomeCrossdresser different]] [[ButchLesbian sort]] [[LipstickLesbian of audience]] ...
*** However, on the rare occasions she does dress "girly" (''iMake Sam Girlier'', ''iSpeed Date'', ''iCarly Awards'', ''iWas A Pageant Girl'') SheCleansUpNicely.
*** Almost every woman Spencer goes out with or even just flirts with. Like Carly's teacher Miss Ackerman from "iHave a Lovesick Teacher". She starts dating Spencer and shows up at their in a '''hot''' minidress before turning into a psycho girlfriend.
** Though Carly rarely appears on the actual website videos (where apparently she doubles as camera woman), whenever she does appear, chances are there will be some sort of innuendo in her segment while joining the others.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Sam is apparently strong enough to manhandle anyone she needs to, despite JennetteMcCurdy being absolutely ''tiny''. Notable when Freddie, after his actor gained a ton of muscle, lost an arm wrestling match with her, despite it being clear his arm is nearly twice as thick as hers.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: When Carly admits she likes Adam during the Webicon in ''iStart a Fanwar'', the in-universe Creddie shippers angrily clobber the "Creddie killer", with other Seddie shippers joining in.
* MyBelovedSmother: The most overprotective mother in the nonfictional world would find Mrs. Benson outrageous.
** She seems to act this way towards Spencer as well, especially in ''iFence'' where she even offers to sew Spencer's name on his underpants.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Freddie uses this in ''iHate Sam's Boyfriend''.
-->'''Freddie:''' Hello, ladies. Or should I say lady and Sam.
-->'''Sam:''' (squirts cheese to Freddie's face)
** Freddie also gets this treatment so frequently that he gets forced to just add himself in when they forget to include him.
--->'''Freddie:''' Dear Carly and Sam. And Freddie.
--->'''Carly:''' Ooh, they added you.
--->'''Freddie:''' Nah, I just added me.
** He also gets this all the time from Sam.
--->'''Sam:''' Sonia, please make me a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato.\\
'''Sonia:''' Yes, Miss Sam.\\
'''Carly:''' I like grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato.\\
'''Sam:''' Make that two, please.\\
'''Sonia:''' Yes, Miss Sam.\\
'''Freddie:''' I like grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato.\\
'''Sam:''' Tough nubs.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Freddie utters this line as a group (''What have WE done?'') when the gang realized that bringing back Marta made Lewbert's life even worse.
** Carly went into a breakdown of repentance in ''iChristmas'' when her wish turned her life into one she did not want.
** Freddie again evokes a variation of this trope in the extended version of ''iSaved Your Life''. After his break-up with Carly, his face changes expression while in the elevator and asks himself in regret, "What did I do?" Cue a zoom out of the Bushwell building as Freddie yells '''"WHAT DID I DO?!"'''
* NeverLendToAFriend: The basis of ''iOwe You''. Sam agrees to pay back her debt of over $500 to Carly and Freddie, forcing herself to get a job that strains their friendship.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Spencer and Socko were taking Socko's grandmother on their camping trip because there might be bears.
* NeverSayDie: Toyed with in ''iHatch Chicks''. "If the baby chicks aren't put back in the incubator in three hours... ''bad things''." "What does that even mean?" [[LargeHam "Six cute little chicken funerals!"]]
** As Sam says, her Uncle Carmine is the one to approach if you want someone "to disappear".
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] [[AvertedTrope aversion]] in ''iEnrage Gibby'', when Gibby threatens Freddie with a [[ItMakesSenseInContext ''die latte'']].
* NeverSayThatAgain: Sam hates the word "panties" with a passion and begs them never to say it around her.
** Although Spencer is convinced the word she hates is stairs, and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny proceeds to shout "Stairs, stairs, stairs!" at her]].
* NewJobEpisode: Sam in ''iOwe You'' and Carly in ''iGot a Hot Room''. [[StatusQuoIsGod For that lone episode anyway]] once their plotlines were resolved.
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Amber Tate. Very sweet on-camera, primadonna off-cam.
** Wade Collins. Turns out that he made up that whole "my mother needs surgery" thing to gain sympathy from the audience. He's really an insensitive, nasty hobknocker! And racist to boot.
** Oh, and Carly Shay is a quite a nice girl; by contrast, Miranda Cosgrove (who plays her) is a [[AdamWesting hardass boss]], as seen in ''iBloop'', in which she criticizes Jerry Trainor (Spencer) for goofing off at rehearsals.
* NiceGuysFinishLast: Freddie invokes this by trying to prank order a ''fishy pizza'' to his teachers house in front of Carly. When the pizza place calls back, he panics and runs away.
** Actually ''works'' in ''iStage An Intervention'' when he pulls a prank on Sam after she pulled one on him. Carly is impressed, but Freddie lacks the confidence to follow through and try to ask her out.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When Freddie gets the Shadowhammer on video, T-Bo explains to the newscasters that it was him who did so against his pleas, and one girl '''even tells the public the name of the hotel and Freddie's apartment'''. And then guess what happens.
* NightmareFuel: In universe, in iChristmas, for Carly, Carly no longer being friends with Sam and Freddie, dating Nevel, iCarly no longer existing and having Spencer engaged to Mrs. Benson. The iCarly webshow would be dead, or Valerie or Rhona Berger would have come up with the idea with Freddie and made their own popular one. Carly gets teased by Wendy, one of the only other characters shown to spend time with Carly. With Spencer playing a straitlaced, emotionally absent father figure, no friends, no webshow, [[ItsAWonderfulLife Carly probably felt like she didn't exist at all.]]
** If there was any 'tipping point' for Spencer to become 'normal', it likely involved the death of their father on military duty. This would have forced Spencer to live with his grandfather, which eventually resulted in 'normal Spencer'.
* NippleAndDimed: The [[UnusualEuphemism chest enhancers]] from ''iWas A Pageant Girl'' have nipples on them.
* NobodyHereButUsBirds: ''iGot Detention'' episode where they have Freddie sneak into detention with them.
-->'''Carly:''' ''(like a bird)'' Caw-caw!\\
'''Freddie:''' ''(unconvincingly)'' Caw-caw...\\
'''Carly:''' Do it like a bird!
* NobodyPoops: Lampshaded on iPsycho. As Freddie is going over their overly planned itinerary with Carly, she asks when they should go to the bathroom.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Some episodes feature parodies of celebrities.
** ''iCook'' has Ricky Flame (Bobby Flay).
** ''iFix a Popstar'' has Ginger Fox (BritneySpears).
* NoEnding. Used a couple of times. One being the end of ''iBelieve In Bigfoot'' where the gang and some other guys are left stranded when their RV gets stolen.
** The end of ''iThink They Kissed''. The trio have been tied up by escaped convicts, and Carly ends up asking if they liked the kiss. Freddie and Sam look at each other for a bit, then Spencer busts in with his Banjo, plays a few chords and the show ends.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Freddie, every time he does a good deed, [[ButtMonkey expect it to bite him on the ass later]]. In ''iSam's Mom'', he catches an elusive criminal on video when no one else could. He's rewarded with nothing but a coupon (buy a dozen smoothies, get 10% off on your 13th), which expired the very next day. Then on national television, T-Bo and a female schoolmate reveal his full name and address while the crook is still on the loose.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: In ''iBeat The Heat'' Freddie is bothered when his online girlfriend, Gibby's cousin Sabrina turns out to be '''much''' taller than him.
** In "iMake Sam Girly", Sam becomes convinced of this, and it's what convinces her to get her GirlinessUpgrade, but it ends up being subverted with Pete, who [[AmazonChaser likes her better as a tough girl]]. For some reason he's [[SnapBack never shown again]].
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Gibby versus Nora. It's a battle of BloodlessCarnage, where both of them took quite a lot of punishment and all Gibby got was a cut in the lip.
* NoodleIncident:
** In ''iMust Have Locker 239'', the first bunny Carly drew is never shown.
--->'''Carly''': It's better than the first bunny I drew.
--->'''Freddie''': That is not possible.
--->'''Sam''': Ohhh, it's possible...
** In ''iReunite With Missy'':
--->'''Carly''': That's Kevin. If he asks if you want to see his onion ring, just say no.
--->'''Missy''': Why?
--->'''Carly''': Just say [[BigNo NO!]]
** In ''iSpy a Mean Teacher'':
--->'''Freddie''': I assure you, twenty years from now, I'll be Carly's second husband.
--->'''Carly''': What happened to my first husband?
--->'''Freddie''': [[MurdertheHypotenuse Nothing you can prove.]]
** In ''iQuit iCarly'':
---> '''Freddie''' (to Spencer): "I'm not giving you a spongebath while you watch television! Not after the last time."
** In ''iBelieve in Bigfoot'':
---> '''Spencer''': "I met a freaky rabbi in Vegas once..."
** In ''iHire an Idiot'':
--->'''Spencer''': I can't go back to law school! That was the worst 72 hours of my life!
--->'''Freddy''': Even worse than that time those bikers took you to --
--->'''Spencer''': *Loud obnoxious interrupting noise*
** In ''iPsycho'':
--->'''Spencer''': I remember when they said I couldn't go to camp anymore.
--->'''Gibby''': Why, because you were too old?
--->'''Spencer''': No.
** The constant references to something involving a goat on Carly's 15th Birthday the year before that made it her "worst birthday ever" in ''iGot a Hot Room.'' and how T-Bo's sister fell off the ladder.
** Sam's life is full of these. Example; her grandfather died fighting a bull but no explaination is ever given as to why he was fighting one in the first place or how he died in the fight.
** From ''iPsycho'': The clown had an aneurysm, nobody showed up, even her parents ditched her to go to Wyoming- and Nora's still had even worse birthdays.
** What did Gibby do in the bathroom in ''iSam's Mom'' that had that Asian guy run away in terror and get a policeman?
** ''iOMG'': What did Sam draw on Gibby's forehead and then upload?
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Spencer had to go a drugstore once to buy some "supplies" for Carly. They promise never to speak of it again.
** During Carly's freakout in ''iMeet Sam's Mom'', Pam Puckett asks Carly if she has "girl cramps".
* NoRespectGuy: Freddie.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: A RunningGag where Carly always tells off Freddie to step back when he's ''too close'', but is reversed when it's Carly who grabs on Freddie for a SecurityCling.
** Carly and Sam are a standout example of this, fueling most of the show's LesYay.
** Paul, that guy from Pini's in ''iDate Sam and Freddie'' who keeps trying to tell Carly weird things about himself.
* NotHelpingYourCase: This bit:
-->'''Carly:''' When did you become so uncool?!
-->'''Spencer:''' Uhh, when did ''you'' become a little baby who yells at me when I don't give her what I want?
-->'''Carly:''' RIGHT WHEN YOU STOP GIVING ME WHAT I WANT!
* NotWearingPantsDream: Gibby interrupts Sam's dream in ''iDream Of Dance'' in this manner.
** Spencer is also prone to this.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: In ''iHire An Idiot'', [[spoiler: Ashley, the hot intern Freddie picked. She seems to be as dumb as Cort but in the end is revealed to be a very intelligent college student. She only pretended to be stupid as part of Freddie's plan to get Carly and Sam to fire Cort]].
* ObjectCeilingCling: Carly does this to a worm in ''iGo Nuclear''. It falls on Spencer's head a bit later.
** Spencer also does this to a tray of cucumber cups prepared by Mrs. Benson.
* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: The second bloopers episode is entitled iBloop 2: Electric Bloopaloo
* OhCrap: The look on Freddie's face when his mood-detecting app states that Sam is in love.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Gibby is in the same age as his classmates, but in real life, Noah Munck is actually 3 years younger than Miranda Cosgrove and Nathan Kress.
** Spencer is supposed to be in his mid to late 20's. Jerry Trainor is 33 (Spencer acts about 9, so maybe it averages..)
* OldMediaAreEvil: ''iCarly Saves TV''.
* OldMediaPlayingCatchUp: It's a basic-cable SitCom / KidCom about kids who do a [[WebOriginal webshow]]. Every character seems to have the latest digital gadgetry.
* OldShame: In-universe, fencing is this for Mrs. Benson, which also served as her ChekhovsSkill.
* OncePerEpisode: The webshow. Only ''iBeat The Heat'' and ''iLove You'' didn't include it.
* OneDialogueTwoConversations: In ''iEnrage Gibby'', when Carly is talking to Mr. Klemish, she thinks they're talking about a bad review of Spencer's sculptures, while Mr. Klemish thinks they're talking about Spencer's death.
* OneHourWorkWeek: Spencer. He spent more than a week playing a video game instead of building a commissioned sculpture work, including finding and beating the now hot girl who had the world record 10+ years ago, worked during the night before it was to be completed, and received a huge wad of money for it at 9am.
* OneSteveLimit: Two characters named Tasha have appeared on the show. The first in the season 1 episode ''iNevel'', and a recurring love interest for Gibby in Season 3, in the episode ''iSpeed Date''.
** Another name is Chuck. One is a delivery man "without a personality", while the other is a devious recurring pre-teen character.
** And another is Brad. One is the big-shot producer from TVS (''iCarly Saves TV'') and the other brings the fudge (''iHire an Idiot'', ''iOMG'').
** Carly's boyfriend's name in ''iParty With Victorious'' is the same as that of her father's: Steven.
** Two characters named Fred. One's the tech producer Freddie. The other's the internet sensation {{Fred}}.
* OnlySaneMan: Freddie, again, complete with ''volunteering'' for a LizLemonJob (almost exactly [[Series/ThirtyRock Liz Lemon's]] [[ShowRunner actual job]], for that matter.) Also Carly early on but they seemed to move away from this so she could do more physical humor.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: If it's Carly or Freddie that starts to suggest breaking and entering, vandalism or general mayhem, and not Sam, then the situation has definitely got out of hand.
** In 'iOMG', Sam's wanting to help Freddie and Brad with a homework assignment, and then going to a movie with them, raised a lot of red flags.
** Freddie tells Sam that she has been acting very differently ever since Brad showed up in ''iOMG''.
* OppositesAttract: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] or InvertedTrope with the Seddie arc, depending on how you look at it. The subversion is they are complete opposites that become physically attracted to each other but eventually break up when the actual relationship fails. They can't find any common ground in their interests and actually end up sabotaging them for each other when they try being involved in each other's activities. It ends up being one of the main causes of their breakup. The inversion is Sam wants someone abnormal, like her, and Freddie wants someone more normal, so that while they did have an OppositesAttract vibe, it's not what they need for a relationship.
* TheOtherRainforest: Set in Seattle ([[CaliforniaDoubling but filmed on a Hollywood sound stage]]).
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Freddie ignoring Carly bawling her eyes out whilst she's crying and curled up in a ball at the end of iChristmas. When Carly tells him to leave her alone, he shrugs his shoulders and then blathers on about rehersing for their next webshow. It's done so that they can reveal they are back in the 'real' world, and Carly can get better, but there's no way on earth Freddie would ever ''ever'' leave Carly's side when she's crying like that.
* OutOfOrder: The reason that StatusQuoIsGod on the show is because Nick constantly shifts episodes on their own whims. The broadcast order is practically random compared to production order.
** ''iOMG'' and it's cliffhanger ending had a completely unrelated {{Crossover}} with {{Victorious}} sandwiched in between it and the first episode of the next season.
* OverlyLongGag: The code to unlock the Bensons' door in ''iSaved Your Life''
** Germy's sneezing as he leaves the iCarly studio in "iWill Date Freddie."
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: The Award Show episode includes awards for things like, "The Most Interesting and Yet Frightening Tongue Video" and "Best Milk Squirting from Eye Video"
** Justified to an extent, since the guys were all complete strangers, [[AllMenArePerverts at least one of whom openly admits to just wanting to make out.]]
* OverprotectiveDad: Spencer generally averts the trope though, trusting Carly to make good decisions about her movements and activities. He does play this trope straight with ''iDate a Bad Boy'' and ''iLook Alike''.
* OverusedRunningGag: T-Bo's food-on-a-stick is put up with a couple of times, and now every time it's brought up he is forcefully rejected by the other characters.