iCarly (season 1)
|iCarly (season 1)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||25|
|Original release||September 8, 2007– July 25, 2008|
The first season of iCarly aired on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 to July 25, 2008. The season introduces Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove), Sam Puckett (Jennette McCurdy), Freddie Benson (Nathan Kress), and Spencer Shay (Jerry Trainor). This is notably the only season without a 1 hour special.
The series was created and executive produced by Dan Schneider who has created many other shows for the network. The show is produced by Schneider's Bakery and Nickelodeon Productions. The series is filmed at Nickelodeon on Sunset Studios in Hollywood, California. The theme song "Leave It All to Me" written by Michael Corcoran and is performed by Miranda Cosgrove, featuring Drake Bell.
All episodes from this season were originally produced in the 14:9 format, then cropped to 4:3 for broadcast and 16:9 for widescreen release. The season began production in January 2007.
- Miranda Cosgrove as Carly Shay
- Jennette McCurdy as Sam Puckett
- Nathan Kress as Freddie Benson
- Jerry Trainor as Spencer Shay
- Colin Spensor as Wesley
- Noah Munck as Gibby Gibson
- Mary Scheer as Marissa Benson
- Jeremy Rowley as Lewbert
- Mindy Sterling as Miss Briggs
- Tim Russ as Principal Franklin
- Nathan Pearson as Jeremy
- Joseph Buttler as Mr. Stern
- Doug Brochu as Duke
- Reed Alexander as Nevel Papperman
- Greg Mullavy as Grandad Shay
- Christopher David as Rodney Goober
- Austin Butler as Jake ("iLike Jake")
- Christopher Michael as Officer Carl ("iWant More Viewers")
- Nicole Gale Anderson as Tasha ("iNevel")
- Charles Kim as Chuck ("iNevel")
- Estelle Harris as Mrs. Halberstadt ("iScream on Halloween")
- Carly Bondar as Valerie ("iWill Date Freddie")
- Plain White T's as themselves ("iRue the Day")
- Adrian Neil as Mr. Devlin ("iPromise not to Tell")
- Aaron Albert as Jonah ("iHate Sam's Boyfriend")
- Asante Jones as Detective Tragg ("iStakeout")
- Ryan Bollman as Spanky Stimbler ("iStakeout")
- Wyatt Carper as Spanky's son ("iStakeout")
- Leon Thomas III as Harper ("iCarly Saves TV")
- Sammi Hanratty as Morgan ("iCarly Saves TV")
- Rachel G. Fox as Amber Tate ("iCarly Saves TV")
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|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|1||1||"iPilot"||Steve Hoefer||Dan Schneider||September 8, 2007||101||4.1|
|13-year-old Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove) is accused of digitally altering a photo of Ms. Francine Briggs' (Mindy Sterling) head to be placed on the body of a rhinoceros, even though her best friend, Sam Puckett (Jennette McCurdy), is the true culprit. Because of this, they are forced to be the judges of the school talent show auditions. Freddie Benson (Nathan Kress), who has a crush on Carly but is enemies with Sam, brings his tech equipment to videotape the auditions. They eventually finish the auditions and write a list of people they want to be in the talent show. Ms. Briggs says these are foolish, then rejects them all. Carly is then inspired to make their own webshow in which they can do whatever they want without people stopping it.|
|2||2||"iWant More Viewers"||Adam Weissman||Steve Holland & Steven Molaro||September 8, 2007||103||3.9|
|Freddie, Spencer (Jerry Trainor), Carly, and Sam all compete to see who can draw more viewers to iCarly, with the loser having to touch Lewbert's (Jeremy Rowley) wart. Carly and Sam make a sign to hold up outside the window of the studios for Seattle Beat, but rainfall ruins the sign. Freddie and Spencer build an electronic sign to put up on a freeway, but the sign unexpectedly shorts out live on-the-air, going from saying "PLEASE GO ONLINE TO iCARLY.COM" to saying "P_E__E __ ON____ __ _CARL_____", much to the ire of a police officer named Carl (Christopher Michael). However, The mistake still results in more viewers.|
|3||3||"iDream of Dance"||Adam Weissman||Dan Schneider||September 16, 2007||113||3.5|
|A Scottish dancer inspires Carly, Sam, and Freddie to show dance clips on iCarly. Their fans send in loads of video clips. Some are boring but Carly and Sam instantly fall for an amazing Dancer who Freddie takes a dislike to. They later have dreams about dancing. One dream is everyone dancing in the school corridor, another dream is Sam's detention class dancing to Ms.Briggs bagpipes, Freddie's Dream is himself dancing to impress Carly in a Michael Jackson like-way and Carly's dream is her dancing with many boys in tuxedos in her empty living room. Spencer has the same dream as Carly in the end. This is Gibby's first appearance as a guest star. He is later a main character from Season 4 onwards.|
|4||4||"iLike Jake"||Steve Hoefer||Dan Schneider||September 22, 2007||102||3.5|
|When Carly asks Jake (Austin Butler) to come to her apartment and see the iCarly studio, Jake says yes and quickly develops a crush on her. When he tells her that he plays the guitar and sings a little bit, she asks him to perform on iCarly, only to find out that he is not as good as he thinks he is. Carly and Sam ask Freddie to edit his voice so that people will not make fun of him. Freddie does this even though he doesn't like Jake because Carly likes him, which makes Jake sound better, and Carly thanks Freddie by kissing him on the nose. In the end, he ends up getting back together with his ex-girlfriend after she hears him sing on iCarly, and because he assumes that Carly is dating Freddie after seeing her kiss his nose. Meanwhile, Carly helps Spencer create a splatter paint sculpture.|
|5||5||"iWanna Stay with Spencer"||Adam Weissman||Arthur Gradstein||September 29, 2007||105||N/A|
|When Carly's grandfather (Greg Mullavy) visits and sees her nearly decapitated by a hammer as a result of one of Spencer's sculptures malfunctioning, he wants her to come and live with him in Yakima, WA for safety. Carly tries to avoid leaving for Yakima. When Carly is about to leave, Spencer runs upstairs and grabs her inhaler, which she has not needed in several years, and her grandfather realizes how responsible Spencer is and lets Carly stay.|
|6||6||"iNevel"||Steve Hoefer||Steve Holland||October 6, 2007||104||3.6|
|When the gang is handing out fliers to go to iCarly to everyone in their school, a girl says that their web show must be lame since there is no review of it on Nevelocity.com. Carly schedules a review with the young web critic Nevel Papperman (Reed Alexander), who runs Nevelocity. When Carly refuses to kiss him, she smears tapenade on his face and he promises that she will rue the day, risking a bad review for the webcast. Meanwhile Spencer makes a sculpture out of butter called Toasty the Baker for a bread convention but has to restart after Sam turns up the heat and melts it and blames Freddie for it.|
|7||7||"iScream on Halloween"||Steve Hoefer||Jake Farrow||October 20, 2007||114||N/A|
|On Halloween, Carly, Freddie and Sam do a special webcast in apartment 13B, a supposedly haunted apartment. Numerous spooky things happen: lights fail, "blood" appears, objects fall and break, and the apartment owners return early. The apartment is later known to be an old apartment as the iCarly crew find that the doorman, Lewbert, had purposely given them wrong information. The owners give explanations of the happenings, and iCarly continues. Meanwhile, Spencer is making a giant jack-o-lantern and forgets to buy candy for trick-or-treaters. When he gives them ridiculous items such as a carton of eggs and jumper cables, they storm into the room, causing Spencer to hide in his monstrous jack-o-lantern. They roll him out to the hallway and out to the street.|
|8||8||"iSpy a Mean Teacher"||Steve Hoefer||Steven Molaro||November 3, 2007||106||N/A|
|Because Ms. Briggs is mean to everyone, Carly and Freddie spy on her to see what mean teachers do after school for a segment on iCarly. They find out she is addicted to Randy Jackson. They eventually get caught when Sam tries to get them out, and Freddie accidentally breaks her bagpipes by tripping over them. She threatens to call the police and expel them unless she performs on her webshow. She ends up performing on the bagpipes and their view count drops instantly. When they use the green screen to get hilarious backgrounds, people come back and iCarly has more viewers than ever.|
|9||9||"iWill Date Freddie"||Adam Weissman||Steve Holland||November 10, 2007||108||N/A|
|While doing a "Blab Cam" bit on iCarly, Freddie gets a date with a girl named Valerie (Carly Bondar). They have a date in Carly's apartment, and Spencer is their waiter. They start to like each other, but soon she wants to do her own webcast on the same day as iCarly. She then hypnotizes Freddie to only work for her and not iCarly. He obeys her commands, and becomes her only slave. Freddie begins working only with Valerie and production of iCarly suffers. Things get worse when Valerie invites Sam to come to her webcast.|
|10||10||"iWant a World Record"||Roger Christiansen||Dan Schneider||November 17, 2007||107||N/A|
|Carly, Sam, and Freddie want to break a world record for the longest webcast, currently set at 24 hours and 8 minutes. Meanwhile, Spencer builds a sculpture out of all the trash stored in crates. Unfortunately, when Spencer powers-on his sculpture, the power goes out, ending the show before it can break the world record. Spencer inadvertently sets his own record, because his kinetic sculpture has the most moving parts in the world. Feeling bad, he asks Carly, Sam, and Freddie to attach the last part onto his sculpture, including them in the record so that they can get their picture in the book.|
|11||11||"iRue the Day"||David Kendall||Dan Schneider||December 1, 2007||115||N/A|
|Spencer saves a member of the Plain White T's by knocking him out of the way when an obstacle comes flying down, and gets him to sign Spencer's back. Carly strikes a deal with Spencer, and they will perform live on iCarly. Their website is hacked by Nevel, who tries to ruin their website in revenge for Carly refusing to kiss him. They sneak into Nevel's house, and Nevel's grandma walks in, who thinks Freddie (hanging by a cord) is a spider. They distract her by being her "personal trainers". When they go home, Nevel still wins and hacks Freddie's computer. While they try to do the webcast later, Nevel blocks the signal and pretends to be Carly. Military soldiers suddenly appear [thanks to Carly] and override Nevel and put him on a dangling cord before leaving. This is the first episode to have a real life famous band on the show the second being iGo One Direction where One Direction appear.|
|12||12||"iPromise Not to Tell"||Steve Hoefer||Dicky Murphy||January 12, 2008||118||3.9|
|After Carly gets a B+ on her history paper by Mr. Devlin due to printing on three hole paper, Carly gets upset because she wanted to get straight A's, and this grade prevents her from doing so. Spencer creates a giant 'A' in pre-celebration. After overhearing Principal Franklin's (Tim Russ) username and password to the school's network, Sam changes Carly's grade to give her the straight A's she deserves. After finding out about this, however, Carly feels guilty about the hacking, so she and Freddie try to change it back, but are stopped by the Computer Security Agency and Principal Franklin. They cover themselves by telling Principal Franklin that they wanted to know when his birthday was, and they give him her microwave oven. Feeling guilty, she tells Spencer, who tells her that she has to decide which is more important, keeping a promise (because she promised Sam not to tell) or telling the truth. In the end, however Sam confesses and principal Franklin books her detention for two days for six weeks. When they leave to go to Assembly Sam sneaks back in to change her detention for one day for two weeks but before Sam finishes Carly grabs her hair and drags her out.|
|13||13||"iAm Your Biggest Fan"||Steve Hoefer||Jake Farrow||January 19, 2008||110||N/A|
|iCarly's biggest fan, Mandy (Aria Wallace), becomes the show's first one-kid live audience. However, she begins following the cast incessantly and refuses to leave them alone, which annoys the trio. They try to find out how to get her to stop. They try to ditch her, and she ends up being the number one fan of Spencer's former bandmates. Spencer finds a set of Drums and signs up for a band to play drums with. They accept him even though they only wanted to find a place to rehearse. The band also has a great dislike for Spencer's Amateur drumming skills even though Spencer gets Socko to book them on Seattle Beat, a show they desperately wanted to go on, but later kick him out going with their appearance on Seattle Beat.|
|14||14||"iHeart Art"||Adam Weissman||Arthur Gradstein||February 2, 2008||109||3.6|
|Carly asks Spencer's art idol, Harry Joyner (Oliver Muirhead), to see Spencer's sculptures. Spencer is crushed when Joyner tells him he has no talent. To make it up to him, Carly decides to showcase all of Spencer's sculptures on iCarly, but despite the sculptures on the webcast getting many positive comments, Spencer gives up art and takes up a job in the local dentistry as an assistant. Meanwhile Sam tries to resist the temptation to insult Freddie for a whole week so she doesn't have to pay him $5.00 for each insult. Carly and her friends confront Joyner about his criticism, and he finally admit to Spencer that he was jealous of Spencer's talent. This episode features beatboxing flutist Greg Patillo as Sam's cousin "who is not in Jail". He plays the flute while the girls show Spencer's work on the show.|
|15||15||"iHate Sam's Boyfriend"||Roger Christiansen||Dan Schneider||February 9, 2008||120||3.5|
|Sam begins going out with Freddie's classmate, Jonah (Aaron Albert), and the two become inseparable. However, when the relationship begins to affect iCarly, Carly and Freddie decide that they have to do something. After Jonah ends up destroying Spencer's art piece, Carly talks to Jonah. Jonah tries to kiss Carly, which freaks her out. They get back at Jonah but putting him in a "wedgie bounce", which causes Jonah to break up with Sam. Meanwhile Spencer makes a Claymation Film.|
|16||16||"iHatch Chicks"||David Kendall||Steven Molaro||February 23, 2008||111||4.2|
|Carly and Sam decide to hatch baby chicks for a science project. However, the chicks hatch early, escape and get lost in the apartment. Carly, Sam, Freddie, and Spencer learn that if they don't find the chicks in time, the baby chicks will die, and they must search frantically before time runs out. They find all the chicks, after Spencer coughs up the last one.|
|17||17||"iDon't Want to Fight"||Roger Christiansen||Arthur Gradstein||March 1, 2008||112||4.5|
|Carly and Sam start fighting when Sam trades a special T-Shirt that Carly made for her, for concert tickets that were really hard to get. Carly then refuses to attend but just they are about to make-up it is revealed that Sam went to the concert with someone else. Freddie fears for iCarly's future about the fight so he decides to host a special edition of the show where he debates whether Carly is right or Sam is right or that they are just being dumb and should still be friends. Many fans agreed on that one so Carly and Sam becomes friends again. Meanwhile Spencer tries to feed his fish using an automatic fish feeder; this fails several times until the end when he builds a successful one.|
|18||18||"iPromote Techfoots"||Adam Weissman||Arthur Gradstein||March 15, 2008||117||4.4|
|The iCarly gang get excited when the popular shoe company, Daka, wants to promote their new shoe, the "Techfoot", on iCarly. The shoes, however, turn out to have numerous problems, and iCarly begins losing viewers who are unhappy about the company's actions. After Carly gets a shock from stepping in a puddle and Freddie's new computer crashed for using the Wi-Fi, Carly realizes how terrible Techfoots are. Carly, Sam, and Freddie must figure out how to end the deal with the corrupt Daka without legal action against them. Meanwhile, Spencer refuses to ride the bus so he invents his own bike, which fails. He roller blades instead, then after falling into a dumpster, he walks. Carly Sam and Freddie then talk about the shoe on their next webcast doing stuff that damages the shoe (setting it alight and tearing it apart etc.) Carly then gets loads of Money from the DAKA Company and buys Spencer a new motorbike so he won't do anymore transportation. They then go on and travel to Canada so Spencer can get Canadian Bacon.|
|19||19||"iGot Detention"||Roger Christiansen||Andrew Hill Newman||March 22, 2008||116||3.7|
|Carly, Sam, and Freddie are planning on presenting iCarly's 50th webshow spectacular, but Sam accidentally hits Mr. Howard (David St. James) with a football and gets detention on the same day they were preparing to air the show. As a result, they decide to do iCarly in detention. After numerous attempts, only Carly manages to get into detention, but Freddie can't, so he decides to film iCarly secretly, hiding in a closet. Meanwhile, Spencer decides to collect golf balls from the pond at the golf center to trade them for art supplies. He builds a gigantic coffee cup and puts five hundred gallons into it later dropping his Cell phone in it and dives in to get it. Later on, Carly, Sam and Freddie join him.|
|20||20||"iStakeout"||Steve Hoefer||Andrew Hill Newman||April 5, 2008||121||4.1|
|After airing a segment on iCarly that involved recording someone on the street, two policemen use the loft as a stakeout to track a clerk from selling pirated DVDs, but seem to be taking too long, and eat all of Carly and Spencer's food. While making a cake for Socko's birthday, Spencer realizes one of the detectives is a old bully from camp, Stew "Spanky" Stimbler known for frequently spanking people at unexpected times. In addition, the stakeout is badly affecting the webcast. Meanwhile, Freddie loses a bet with Sam and must get a tattoo of Sam's face on his left arm, which he tries to hide from his mother, unaware that it is actually temporary. Carly has had enough of the police's presence in her home, so the iCarly gang goes undercover to find the criminal clerk (Curtis Armstrong), only to find out that he only sells homemade movies about pirates rather than pirated movies. The cops then decide to pack up and leave and Carly, Sam and Freddie start planning their next show.|
|21||21||"iMight Switch Schools"||David Kendall||Dicky Murphy||April 26, 2008||122||3.3|
|Sam and Freddie are upset when Carly is offered a full scholarship to a private school. They do not want her to do this because it would mean the end of iCarly. Carly doesn't know what to do. Sam and Freddie come up with a scheme that will make sure Carly won't leave. Meanwhile, Spencer creates a mini golf course that becomes popular with many kids. Sam and Freddie later confess to the School Principal that they tried to mess up her interview because they did not want her to leave Ridgeway because they would miss her. The principal then tries to let them in too but is chased away by kids looking for a purple ball.|
|22||22||"iFence"||Russ Reinsel||Dan Schneider||May 10, 2008||123||3.5|
|Freddie joins Spencer to go fencing and have some "guy time" after he realizes that he can't keep hanging with girls all the time. When Spencer's rival, Doug Toder (Daniel Samonas), sees how good Freddie is, Spencer puts Freddie up against him in a match of fencing. Carly is mad at Spencer and Freddie both for not helping her out during the visit of their weird and nerdy cousins, the Dorfmans, and his obsession with fencing, so she forbids him from fencing with Freddie. Freddie tries to tell Carly that she has no right to tell Spencer no more fencing but takes it further by telling Mrs. Benson (Mary Scheer) and sends him home for a tick check when he doesn't even have ticks. Carly begins to realize how much he deserves to have some "guy time", and tries to convince Mrs. Benson to change her mind. Meanwhile, Sam and Freddie have a bet to see if Sam can read a book. Sam gets interested in books for the first time and wins the bet.|
|23||23||"iCarly Saves TV"||Steve Hoefer||Jake Farrow||June 13, 2008||119||4.5|
|A TV producer (David Starzyk) offers to make iCarly into a hit TV show after seeing how much his daughter (Sammi Hanratty) loves watching their web show and refuses to watch his shows. At first it is great because Carly, Sam and Freddie get paid, ride in a limo and get a new band. They soon regret their arrangement after the first rehearsal, when the producer changes the show and destroys it. The producer gets rid of the iCarly band to fit in Zeebo the dinosaur, Sam is fired for being pushy and aggressive and is replaced by an untalented movie actress named Amber Tate (Rachel G. Fox), and the producer makes Freddie do janitorial work when he was supposed to be a supervising producer. Meanwhile, with the kids at the TV studio, Mrs. Benson and Spencer try to fill the void by acting like a family to each other. In the end, after Carly has had enough of the changes, she tells the producer that the show isn't even iCarly anymore and the producer agrees with her. Carly gets the rights to the title back and changes iCarly back to the way it was. The producer puts Zeebo the dinosaur and Amber Tate into another TV show, which performs terribly. Meanwhile, to celebrate the return of the real iCarly, the lead of the iCarly band (Leon Thomas III) performs his favorite song. It is likely that the producer slumped afterwards.|
|24||24||"iWin a Date"||Steve Hoefer||Andrew Hill Newman||July 25, 2008||124||4.5|
|To help Gibby (Noah Munck) get a date with Shannon (Annamarie Kenoyer), who is much more interested in Freddie, Carly opens up a dating segment, which Shannon and her friends volunteer to star in as contestants. When only Shannon shows up, Carly steps in. She finds herself becoming the "lucky" sweetheart for Gibby. Carly sets Sam up with Reuben (a new friend of Gibby that likes Sam, although she is freaked out by his weird habit of talking in strange metaphors and for revenge after she helped Sam rub calamine lotion all over her mom's body when she got chicken pox everywhere) and Freddie with Shannon for a triple-date, and has Gibby act like Freddie to get Shannon interested in him. Gibby finally admits he is nothing like Freddie, and reveals the "real Gibby" by taking off his shirt and dancing on a table. This has the effect of chasing off Shannon, but all turns out well when another girl tells Gibby she likes his moves. Meanwhile, Spencer tries posting various videos to a dating site to try to get a new date, but has a hard time finding what to post until he comes up with a 10 minute video of him just eating cereal, which gets him 9 responses.|
|25||25||"iHave a Lovesick Teacher"||Roger Christiansen||Ethan Banville||July 25, 2008||125||3.8|
|Lauren Ackerman (Jessica Makinson), a teacher at Ridgeway School, becomes depressed and angry after her boyfriend breaks up with her and begins to take her anger out on her students, which causes a small and secret rivalry. After Carly accidentally disrespects her while she's trying to defend Freddie, Miss Ackerman and Spencer have a guardian-teacher conference. The conference ends up with Miss Ackerman and Spencer dating. When Spencer starts to think Miss Ackerman isn't his type, he tries to break up with her but she thinks they're still together. Carly tells Spencer to let her down easy. Spencer takes Carly's advice, and breaks up with Miss Ackerman, which causes her to become even more upset. When the break-up gets out of hand, the iCarly gang holds a segment in which the viewers vote to see whether Spencer and Miss Ackerman should get back together or stay broken up. When the most popular vote is to break up, Miss Ackerman goes back to taking anger out on her students. However the next day when she is about to assign a lot of homework to her class, she is arrested for downloading over 500 illegal songs on a PearPod she got for Spencer which she admitted on the webshow and the FBI tracked her down.|
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