Freddie: In five, four, three, two...iCarly (2007-2012) was a Nickelodeon teen sitcom created by Dan Schneider. Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove) is a lass in her mid-teens living in Seattle with her big brother and guardian Spencer (Jerry Trainor), whose father has been deployed in the military for a decade or so. After an accident where her comments on a Sadist Teacher's talent show made it onto a YouTube-like site, the positive internet reaction inspires her to make a creative web show with her two best friends. Samantha "Sam" Puckett (Jennette McCurdy) is a detention hall regular (and had been arrested several times) who craves meat, frequently mentions that her relatives are in prison or in parole, and keeps an array of dangerous tools in her backpack and locker. Fredward "Freddie" Benson (Nathan Kress) is an intelligent tech-savvy boy who works as the camera man and keeps the iCarly site running. Along with his long-term crush on Carly, he has an extremely overprotective and neurotic mother (Mary Scheer). The trio is often joined by their friend Gibby (Noah Munck), an eccentric pudgy kid with a penchant for taking his shirt off.As part of the Nick Verse, the show is a Spiritual Successor to Drake & Josh being produced by the same people, and also including Miranda Cosgrove leading the cast as Carly with that show's Ensemble Dark Horse, Jerry "Crazy Steve" Trainor, as Spencer. The two shows could be assumed to be in a wider world setting, with various Schneider-verse references showing up like Galaxy Wars, Daka Shoes, the Gary Coleman Grill, Peruvian Puff Peppers, and the Parker-Nichols Hotel. And don't forget the loads of adult jokes and innuendos inserted into the show.The iCarly webshow itself consists of various random and surreal skits and sketches brainstormed by the kids themselves or related to fan-submitted clips. A common episode plot revolves around some aspect of producing the webshow whether it be acquiring musical guests, dealing with rival webshows, Product Placement, special "On Location" episodes like detention or a creepy abandoned apartment or with the trials of popularity and obsessive fans. At times, one of the trio's (or Spencer's) personal issues and quests make its way to a broadcast of iCarly. Occasionally, they have guests who are just as bizarre. When they experience technical difficulties, they cut to funny photos or clips showcasing the characters doing something silly.Their school is only slightly more normal. Some end up wearing chicken suits due to losing a bet with students, others terrorize their classes after bad breakups, and others express deep hatred for three-holed paper. And those are the teachers.Interweaved amongst the webshow and school shenanigans are relationship issues between the Freudian Trio. A Love Triangle slowly brewed amongst the three despite Status Quo Is God. The online fandom latched on to this, creating one of the biggest Nickelodeon shipping wars ever and rivaling some of the greatest Internet Backdrafts. There are a lot of fandom tropes discussed across the various pages for the show, such that the actual term Shipping and the associated pairings (complete with Portmanteau Couple Name) has been directly referenced in the show.It had the Cross Over episode iParty With VicTORIous (officially deemed as 3 iCarly episodes that are canon for both shows). Other, smaller crossovers with VicTORIous are in the form of the trio's webcast skits.Despite its very good viewership in the first few seasons, the show suffered a lot from very unstable air dates, coupled by a very polarizing story arc that scattered the fanbase even further. The Other Wiki article for the show's episode guide can't solidly establish which episode is under what season, since Nickelodeon doesn't specify which are the definite season enders and premieres leading to Wild Mass Guessing. A season may start its first month with consecutive weekly episodes and the rest will be scattered randomly, even taking an entire year to air less than a dozen episodes deemed as specials though it were only normal half hour episodes. Alongside this, Sam was a very divisive character, even more so than Megan from Drake and Josh, as her detractors saw her as an unlikable asshole, while her fans said she brought a lot of the humor to the show or that she was an interesting character.The show ended its run on November 23, 2012 with the final episode iGoodBye. Following this, Nickelodeon announced the creation of two Spin Offs pilot episodes. The first is Sam & Cat (Cat being from VicTORIous) in a cross-over that was picked up for a first season in 2013, and the second involved Gibby, which was not picked up for a full series.Aside from a character sheet, other sections are listed on the header links as well as a Ho Yay/Les Yay page. Subjective and fandom-related tropes are under the YMMV link while Hey, It's That Guy! is under the Trivia link. The show was officially Trope Overdosed when the requirements was 1000 wicks, it has since fallen out as it is a couple hundred short of the new Trope Overdosed wick requirement of 1500+
Carly: I'm Carly!
Sam: And I'm Sam!
Carly and Sam: And this is...iCarly!
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Freddie: And we're clear!