!!Trivia tropes:
* 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.
** And then she shows up later, having ''actually'' found some "cloudblock" . . .
* 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.
--> '''Carly:''' [[LampshadeHanging Seen it.]] ''(flips 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.
** Creator/JerryTrainor, who plays Carly's older brother Spencer, had various goldfish as pets, which seems to allude to this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qeg54XpKIA short film]]
*** In "iGet Pranky", Spencer watches "The Storm" (the part where Crazy Steve, also played by Creator/JerryTrainor, watches ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer''). {{Lampshaded}} by Carly after she turns off the TV:
-->'''Spencer''': Hey, why'd you turn that off?
-->'''Carly''': I'm turning ''you'' off!
** Jeremy Rowley played the little crazy hat man who served as a distraction from big hairy moles on ''TheAmandaShow''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSr9w24sRTs He now plays Lewbert.]]
** 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''.
** Tim Russ, who was Tuvok on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', plays [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Principal Franklin]]. In "iOMG" he says the line "Study hard and prosper".
*** 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?"
* 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.
* AdoredByTheNetwork:
** Before the Season 5 'inversion' of the trope Nickelodeon aired this show multiple times a day, gave it and star Creator/MirandaCosgrove extremely good treatment, more than any other Nickelodeon show that isn't Spongebob. Along with the many merchandise and magazine attention the show gets it was Nick's flagship show. The show was given an open cheque for renewal as long as the main trio wanted to continue doing it. They even got a fifth season, which is very rare for Nick or Disney shows.
** 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 favour 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.
* CashCowFranchise: So far Nickelodeon seems to be turning it into this, what with all the merchandise.
* 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.
* {{Defictionalization}}:
** The website from the show itself. A recent addition to its list of merchandise is Sam's Laugh Track remote.
** 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.
* DuelingShows: vs ''SonnyWithAChance''. Moreso with ''Series/HannahMontana''. Well, they were really dueling over who gets {{Fred}}.
* 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''.
* FanNickname:
** 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.
** Ironically, Sam was eventually given a spin-off show called ''SamAndCat''.
** The imaginative, pejorative names of "Sucky" and "Cruddie" for Seddie and Creddie respectively.
** Guppy: Mini-Gibby.
* 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.
* 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]], [[SakuraWars Gemini Sunrise]] and [[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]]
** Amber Tate [[Creator/MamikoNoto is]] [[QueensBlade Tomoe]], [[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]] [[MobileSuitGundamSEED Athrun Zala]] and [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Kaworu Nagisa.]]
** Gibby Gibson [[Creator/MotokoKumai is]] [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Li Shaoran]] and [[{{Chobits}} Sumomo.]]
** Marissa Benson [[MasakoKatsuki is]] [[Anime/{{Naruto}} Tsunade]] and [[Anime/SailorMoon Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune.]]
** Shelby Marx [[Creator/ArisaOgasawara is]] [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Panty]], KimPossible and [[MobileSuitGundam00 Soma Pieres.]]
** SpecialGuest: [[BarackObama Michelle Obama]] is voiced by Creator/MamiKoyama, aka [[SaintSeiya Shaina]] and [[MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Talia Gladys]] and VictoriaJustice by Creator/AmiKoshimizu ([[CodeGeass Kallen Kouzuki]] and [[SpiceAndWolf Holo]])
** France: Carly is [[SpiritedAway Chihiro]], Freddie is [[CaptainPlanet Ma-Ti]], Sam is [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom another Sam]], and Spencer is [[Anime/CowboyBebop Jet Black]].
* IronyAsSheIsCast: Miranda Cosgrove has a [[http://storage.people.com/jpgs/20091014/20091014-750-72.jpg talent in drawing]]. But as Carly, she can't even make a good drawing of a bunny.
* 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, ''{{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.
* PeripheryDemographic: Each season skewed older than the last as word got out among adults and the original target cohort grew up.
* [[PromotedFanboy Promoted Fangirl]]: See GuiltyPleasure above: Emma Stone got a cameo role in an episode.
** In-universe example: Gibby is a '''huge''' fan of the British boy band OneDirection and got to sing with them as a ploy to get their lead singer to stop pretending to be sick so he could keep staying at Carly's and be nursed by her.
* RealLifeRelative: Gibby (Noah Munck)'s brother Guppy is played by his real-life brother Ethan.
* 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.
* ShoeSlap: Purposely averted. If you watch "iGo to Japan", you'll notice Miranda and Jeanette are barefoot for the entirety of the first scene. They were in swing sets temporary mounted on the ceiling and constantly swinging toward the camera. To avoid any mishaps with the camera and loose sneakers launching into them, they slipped off their shoes, sat them down mostly out of view on set, and shot the scene with bare feet. Jeanette can be seen scooping up her sneakers as she pads down the hallway after high-fiving Miranda.
* 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:
--> Listen to how Gibby delivers his line: 'Uh-oh! Looks like trouble off the stern... port... bow.' You'll notice how he seems confused and slows down at the end of that line. The reason? Noah ("Gibby") forgot the line as he was saying it! He couldn't remember how it ended. Later, when I watched it in editing, I felt it played really funny, so I used the take where he forgot the line.
* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: Before Season 3 had started airing, Dan posted a [[http://icarly.wikia.com/wiki/File:40991089.jpg script fragment from a future episode]]. He took it down quickly, but it was reposted on various sites. Naturally, shippers from both sides went nuts, especially on LiveJournal. After heavy criticism about Dan ruining the fandom and the LJ communities with his interaction he quit and deleted his LiveJournal, without warning or notice (meaning the fandom lost alot of interesting interaction with him), and eventually setup his own blog site, which he claimed was for better control, but his first post was about being pissed off with reponses to his script.
* 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.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original name of the Carly character was going to be Sam. The female sidekick was going to be called Kira. But they couldn't get the [=iSam=] domain name. So Sam became Carly, and Kira became Sam. This has the curious effect of swapping around the PortmanteauCoupleName of both major ships. The JustFriends Creddie ship would have been known as Seddie, while the JerkAss Seddie ship would have been known as Kreddie. It would have a minor impact on the LesYay Cam ship by changing the name from Cam (Carly/Sam) to Kam (Kira/Sam).
** 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}}''.
** In-universe example: If Spencer was born normal, Carly and Nevel would be girlfriend and boyfriend, much to Carly's horror.
* TheWikiRule: Has a very large and active Wikia site located [[http://icarly.wikia.com/wiki/ICarly_Wiki here]].
* WriterRevolt: It's likely that "iGo Nuclear" is the result of being forced by ExecutiveMeddling to create an episode with a GreenAesop. See the BrokenAesop entry in the main tropes page to see how it turned out.
* YouMightRememberMeFrom: Music/VictoriaJustice, who played Shelby Marx in "iFight Shelby Marx", previously worked on another Dan Schneider show, ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}''.
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