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Dan Schneider (born January 14, 1966) is probably best known to adults as Dennis Blunden on the old ABC sitcom ''Series/HeadOfTheClass''. But to millions of children (and kids-at-heart), he is the creator, writer and producer of several of the most well-known and loved {{Kid Com}}s. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, his work portfolio almost entirely is composed of {{Creator/Nickelodeon}}'s premier shows (and vice-versa: his shows make up a very large chunk of Nickelodeon's live-action programming).

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Dan Schneider (born January 14, 1966) 1965/1966) is probably best known to adults as Dennis Blunden on the old ABC sitcom ''Series/HeadOfTheClass''. But to millions of children (and kids-at-heart), he is the creator, writer and producer of several of the most well-known and loved {{Kid Com}}s. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, his work portfolio almost entirely is composed of {{Creator/Nickelodeon}}'s premier shows (and vice-versa: his shows make up a very large chunk of Nickelodeon's live-action programming).



After 24 years with the network, Schneider [[http://deadline.com/2018/03/nickelodeon-tv-series-producer-dan-schneider-part-ways-1202353698/ parted ways]] with Nickelodeon on amicable terms on March 26, 2018, also ending the production of his currently-airing ''Game Shakers''.

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After On March 26, 2018, after 24 years with the network, Schneider Nickelodeon announced [[http://deadline.com/2018/03/nickelodeon-tv-series-producer-dan-schneider-part-ways-1202353698/ parted ways]] it would not be extending its deal]] with Nickelodeon on amicable terms on March 26, 2018, Schneider and his company, also ending the production of his currently-airing ''Game Shakers''.


* FootFocus: Nearly all of his shows have several scenes focusing on the characters' feet. Combining this with the fact that his sitcoms mainly star teenagers, this brings up ''many'' UnfortunateImplications.

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* FootFocus: Nearly all of his shows have several scenes focusing on the characters' feet. Combining this with the fact that his sitcoms mainly star teenagers, this brings up ''many'' UnfortunateImplications.


* NoIndoorVoice: Schneider ''loves'' writing characters with exuberant and your voices. Expect at least two-thirds of all characters on a Dan Schneider-show to frequently shout their dialogue. Also expect a sequence at least once during an episode of any Dan Schneider show where the characters will have an argument - resulting in characters shouting at each other obnoxiously.

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* NoIndoorVoice: Schneider ''loves'' writing characters with exuberant and your boisterous voices. Expect at least two-thirds of all characters on a Dan Schneider-show to frequently shout their dialogue. Also expect a sequence at least once during an episode of any Dan Schneider show where the characters will have an argument - resulting in characters shouting at each other obnoxiously.


* AuthorAppeal: Like Creator/QuentinTarantino, he seems to have a thing for feet. Victoria Justice was barefoot constantly in his shows for example.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The reason why [[PeripheryDemographic so many adults watch his shows]]. (Well, [[FanService one reason.]])
** He was given a great deal of creative freedom due to the popularity of his works, considering his earlier shows didn't try to sneak nearly as much stuff past the radar.
** The blatantly obvious foot fetish stuff has never been reined in.
** There's a lot of DefyingTheCensors too: As an example, the ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' episode "Sleepover at Sikowitz's" featured the main cast spending the night at their teacher's house. You can almost picture him sitting at his computer, writing the script and ''daring'' the censors to cry foul on it.



* ShipTease: And how.
** Most notably in ''Series/ICarly''. Schneider managed to drag along both the Sam/Freddie and Carly/Freddie ships by teasing both, having an episode where Carly and Freddie get together but break up, an episode where Sam and Freddie get together followed by a four part relationship arc which ends with them breaking up, continuing to tease both sides throughout the final season to the point that going into the final episode of the series ''both'' sides would be plausible to end the show together, ''and'' it would be just as plausible if the show ended with ''neither'' being together. Series/ICarly went for ''5 years'' and 107 episodes. It was also a masterclass in creating and stoking the flames of [[ShipToShipCombat Shipping Wars]] between the major factions.
** Followed up by doing the same on Series/{{Victorious}}, by teasing the Jade/Beck pairing, the Beck/Tori pairing ''and'' the [[LesYay Jade/Tori]] pairing, plus teasing Andre/Jade, Andre/Tori as well as stringing along Cat/Robbie shippers.



* TeasingCreator: After becoming aware of fandom and the almost exclusive {{Shipping}} focus when he joined the online community for ''iCarly'', Schneider then turned what was a relatively non-explosive online community into a Sam/Freddie vs Carly/Freddie [[ShipToShipCombat Ship War]] that rivalled anything Nickelodeon had ever seen including [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Kaatang/Zutara]]. The usual method was inserting lines into his blogs referencing whatever pairing was ''not'' the focus of the episode.
** As show for ShipTease, he managed to tease pairings ''after'' the Series Finale of Series/ICarly.
** Has now started teasing the Jade/Tori (Jori) shippers on Victorious.


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Dan Schneider (born January 14, 1966) is probably best known to adults as Dennis Blunden on the old ABC sitcom ''Series/HeadOfTheClass''. But to millions of children (and kids-at-heart), he is the creator, writer and producer of several of the most well-known and loved {{Kid Com}}s. His work portfolio almost entirely is composed of {{Creator/Nickelodeon}}'s premier shows (and vice-versa: his shows make up a very large chunk of Nickelodeon's live-action programming).

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Dan Schneider (born January 14, 1966) is probably best known to adults as Dennis Blunden on the old ABC sitcom ''Series/HeadOfTheClass''. But to millions of children (and kids-at-heart), he is the creator, writer and producer of several of the most well-known and loved {{Kid Com}}s. His Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, his work portfolio almost entirely is composed of {{Creator/Nickelodeon}}'s premier shows (and vice-versa: his shows make up a very large chunk of Nickelodeon's live-action programming).



He can be considered to be Nick's sitcom equivalent to comic playwright Neil Simon of ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'' (which Dan's show ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' bears similarities to) fame.

After 24 years with the network, Schneider [[http://deadline.com/2018/03/nickelodeon-tv-series-producer-dan-schneider-part-ways-1202353698/ parted ways]] with Nickelodeon on March 26, 2018, also ending the production of his currently-airing ''Game Shakers''.

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He can be considered to be Nick's sitcom equivalent to comic playwright Neil Simon of ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'' (which Dan's Schneider's show ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' bears similarities to) fame.

After 24 years with the network, Schneider [[http://deadline.com/2018/03/nickelodeon-tv-series-producer-dan-schneider-part-ways-1202353698/ parted ways]] with Nickelodeon on amicable terms on March 26, 2018, also ending the production of his currently-airing ''Game Shakers''.



!!This producer and his works contain examples of:

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!!This producer !!Dan Schneider and his works contain examples of:



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The reason why [[PeripheryDemographic so many adults watch his shows]]. (Well, [[FanService one reason.]]) Some of the stuff he and the writers put in the shows makes you wonder if [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Nickelodeon even ''has'' a radar.]]
** It's more likely that he's been given a great deal of creative freedom due to the popularity of his works, considering his earlier shows didn't try to sneak nearly as much stuff past the radar.
*** There's still a decent amount of radar-y stuff in those early shows though. Some of the ''Series/AllThat'' and ''Series/TheAmandaShow'' sketches probably wouldn't have made it to air today.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The reason why [[PeripheryDemographic so many adults watch his shows]]. (Well, [[FanService one reason.]]) Some of the stuff he and the writers put in the shows makes you wonder if [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Nickelodeon even ''has'' a radar.]]
]])
** It's more likely that he's been He was given a great deal of creative freedom due to the popularity of his works, considering his earlier shows didn't try to sneak nearly as much stuff past the radar.
*** There's still a decent amount of radar-y stuff in those early shows though. Some of the ''Series/AllThat'' and ''Series/TheAmandaShow'' sketches probably wouldn't have made it to air today.
radar.



* KarmaHoudini: There usually are a few JerkAss characters in his works that receive absolutely no sort of comeuppance or consequences for their behaviors and actions; the most JustForFun/{{egregious}} example is Megan, the VillainSue of ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' who was a borderline sociopath not to mention [[CreatorsPet very well liked by the writers and despised by the fanbase.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: There usually are a few JerkAss {{jerkass}} characters in his works that receive absolutely no sort of comeuppance or consequences for their behaviors and actions; the most JustForFun/{{egregious}} example is Megan, the VillainSue villain of ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' who was a borderline sociopath not to mention [[CreatorsPet very well liked by the writers and despised by the fanbase.]]



* NoIndoorVoice: Dan ''loves'' this trope. Expect at least two-thirds of all characters on a Dan Schneider-show to frequently shout their dialogue. Also expect a sequence at least once during an episode of any Dan Schneider show where the characters will have an argument - resulting in characters shouting at each other obnoxiously.

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* NoIndoorVoice: Dan Schneider ''loves'' this trope.writing characters with exuberant and your voices. Expect at least two-thirds of all characters on a Dan Schneider-show to frequently shout their dialogue. Also expect a sequence at least once during an episode of any Dan Schneider show where the characters will have an argument - resulting in characters shouting at each other obnoxiously.



** Most notably in ''Series/ICarly''. He managed to drag along both the Sam/Freddie and Carly/Freddie ships by teasing both, having an episode where Carly and Freddie get together but break up, an episode where Sam and Freddie get together followed by a four part relationship arc which ends with them breaking up, continuing to tease both sides throughout the final season to the point that going into the final episode of the series ''both'' sides would be plausible to end the show together, ''and'' it would be just as plausible if the show ended with ''neither'' being together. Series/ICarly went for ''5 years'' and 107 episodes. It was also a masterclass in creating and stoking the flames of [[ShipToShipCombat Shipping Wars]] between the major factions.

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** Most notably in ''Series/ICarly''. He Schneider managed to drag along both the Sam/Freddie and Carly/Freddie ships by teasing both, having an episode where Carly and Freddie get together but break up, an episode where Sam and Freddie get together followed by a four part relationship arc which ends with them breaking up, continuing to tease both sides throughout the final season to the point that going into the final episode of the series ''both'' sides would be plausible to end the show together, ''and'' it would be just as plausible if the show ended with ''neither'' being together. Series/ICarly went for ''5 years'' and 107 episodes. It was also a masterclass in creating and stoking the flames of [[ShipToShipCombat Shipping Wars]] between the major factions.



* ShoutOut: Dan has freely admitted to almost having an outright love of paying homage to the sitcoms he grew up with and loved as a child and teenager, particularly ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow''. The very last whole cast scene from ''[=iCarly=]'' is in fact such an homage, for example.
* SpinOff: Despite having shows on the air for nearly 20 years, ''Series/SamAndCat'' and ''Gibby'' are Dan's first true spinoffs. Most everything else is just a SharedUniverse.

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* ShoutOut: Dan Schneider has freely admitted to almost having an outright love of paying homage to the sitcoms he grew up with and loved as a child and teenager, particularly ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow''. The very last whole cast scene from ''[=iCarly=]'' is in fact such an homage, for example.
* SpinOff: Despite having shows on the air for nearly 20 years, ''Series/SamAndCat'' and ''Gibby'' are Dan's Schneider's first true spinoffs. Most everything else is just a SharedUniverse.



* TeasingCreator: After becoming aware of fandom and the almost exclusive {{Shipping}} focus when he joined the online community for ''iCarly'' he then turned what was a relatively non-explosive online community into a Sam/Freddie vs Carly/Freddie [[ShipToShipCombat Ship War]] that rivalled anything Nickelodeon had ever seen including [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Kaatang/Zutara]]. The usual method was inserting lines into his blogs referencing whatever pairing was ''not'' the focus of the episode.

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* TeasingCreator: After becoming aware of fandom and the almost exclusive {{Shipping}} focus when he joined the online community for ''iCarly'' he ''iCarly'', Schneider then turned what was a relatively non-explosive online community into a Sam/Freddie vs Carly/Freddie [[ShipToShipCombat Ship War]] that rivalled anything Nickelodeon had ever seen including [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Kaatang/Zutara]]. The usual method was inserting lines into his blogs referencing whatever pairing was ''not'' the focus of the episode.



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* JerkAss: Wouldn't be a Dan Schneider show without a couple. Dan however is described by some of the people who worked with him as a "sweet teddy bear"

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* JerkAss: Wouldn't be a Dan Schneider show without a couple. Dan however is described by some of the people who worked with him as a "sweet teddy bear"

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After 24 years with the network, Schneider [[http://deadline.com/2018/03/nickelodeon-tv-series-producer-dan-schneider-part-ways-1202353698/ parted ways]] with Nickelodeon on March 26, 2018, also ending the production of his currently-airing ''Game Shakers''.


* KarmaHoudini: There usually are a few JerkAss characters in his works that receive absolutely no sort of comeuppance or consequences for their behaviors and actions; the most {{egregious}} example is Megan, the VillainSue of ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' who was a borderline sociopath not to mention [[CreatorsPet very well liked by the writers and despised by the fanbase.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: There usually are a few JerkAss characters in his works that receive absolutely no sort of comeuppance or consequences for their behaviors and actions; the most {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example is Megan, the VillainSue of ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' who was a borderline sociopath not to mention [[CreatorsPet very well liked by the writers and despised by the fanbase.]]


* JerkAss: Wouldn't be a Dan Schneider show without a couple.

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* JerkAss: Wouldn't be a Dan Schneider show without a couple. Dan however is described by some of the people who worked with him as a "sweet teddy bear"


Following the outing of [[Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany Harvey Weinstein]] as a sexual predator in 2017, allegations that Schneider was a paedophiliac sexual predator that abused the child actresses that he employed have surfaced. While the exact ramifications of these implications are as of yet unclear, if they are true, then Schneider may be considered the American version of Creator/JimmySavile.


Following the outing of [[Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany Harvey Weinstein]] as a sexual predator in 2017, allegations that Schneider is a paedophiliac sexual predator against child actors have surfaced. While the exact ramifications of these implications are as of yet unclear, if they are true, then Schneider may be considered the American version of Creator/JimmySavile.

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Following the outing of [[Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany Harvey Weinstein]] as a sexual predator in 2017, allegations that Schneider is was a paedophiliac sexual predator against that abused the child actors actresses that he employed have surfaced. While the exact ramifications of these implications are as of yet unclear, if they are true, then Schneider may be considered the American version of Creator/JimmySavile.

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Following the outing of [[Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany Harvey Weinstein]] as a sexual predator in 2017, allegations that Schneider is a paedophiliac sexual predator against child actors have surfaced. While the exact ramifications of these implications are as of yet unclear, if they are true, then Schneider may be considered the American version of Creator/JimmySavile.

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