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"Well, how do we get to a future episode of iCarly?"
Carly to Spencer.

iApril Fools is the 1st episode of Season 5 of iCarly and the 95th overall.


In this special April Fool's Day episode, Carly and Spencer are being evicted. They throw a party and the gang reminisces about their time in Bushwell Plaza. They have help from their genie friend T-Bo in case they need a little magic. However, their memories are changed and warped to become silly and nearly nothing like the actual occurrences. In the end, Carly and her friends convince Mr. Bushwell to let them stay, but then Spencer comes to take them 'back to the future' (he says to a future iCarly episode), to which T-Bo brings them there in the magic bubble.

Guest Stars


  • With its bizarre content and general tone, this is quite easily the most random iCarly episode ever made.
  • Jerry Trainor makes his directorial debut with this episode.[5]
    • This is the first episode of iCarly ever to be directed by a cast member.[6]
      How sad.....jpg
  • Ms. Briggs last appeared in iBelieve in Bigfoot .
  • This episode contains flashbacks to some episodes of iCarly including iPilot, iHatch Chicks, and iSaved Your Life.
  • The actors were dressed up to look like their Season 1 selves in their flashbacks.[7]
  • iCarly's sister show, Victorious also had an April Fools episode on the same night.
  • In production, though this was the first episode to air for this season, it was the third episode filmed.
  • Jennette's hair in the recreation seems to be fluffier and bigger than the original episode and her hair before was curlier.
  • During the recreation of the iPilot episode, the handle of Carly's bag is brown. But, in the original scene, she has a pink handle and pink bag.
  • Nathan's hair in the recreation is like his season 4 hair (iGot a Hot Room-iParty with Victorious) rather than spiked as it was in the original.
  • This is the first new episode in many years to air at 8:30PM (EDT).
  • Lewbert's last appearance was iBeat The Heat.
  • After returning from a commercial break, Carly says "We're back." There is a mention of a prior episode getting 12 million viewers. In the end sequence when Carly, Sam, Freddie and Spencer are beamed aboard T-Bo's bubble, Carly asks "In the future, is iCarly still on in reruns?" - this are the very first acknowledgements that "iCarly" is an actual television show and not a web show.
  • Although this episode itself is an April Fool's Day joke, it should be mentioned that Spencer mentions Freddie has kids with either Sam or Carly.
  • The iCarly cast watch an episode of Head of the Class. Dan Schneider reprises his role as Dennis Blunden in a voice-over cameo.
  • Matt Bennett makes a guest appearance as Gibby in a scene that takes place in the Victorious set. Victorious returned the favor by having Jerry Trainor make a guest appearance in the Victorious episode "April Fools Blank" which aired on this same night.
  • During the scene that recreates the "Ultimate Assassin" game from "iSaved Your Life", actual footage of Sam hanging down from the door from that episode was shown, instead of refilmed footage.
  • Like with the Victorious April Fools episode, the opening titles were changed with visual effects and clips from previous episodes added.
  • This is the second time the iCarly gang felt bad for a plant, the first time was in iParty with Victorious when they discuss how weeds are unwanted.


  • The end credits shows a blooper from Jennette while rapping in iParty with Victorious.
  • In the Brazilian dubbing, Sam sings "Jingle Bells" instead of "Make It Shine" when they are in the Victorious scene.
  • In a Victorious episode, April Fools Blank, the iCarly cast are seen briefly in a bubble dressed as they are at the end of this episode, plus the Shay apartment along with Spencer and the Gibby head appear as well.
  • Spencer referring to Freddie marrying either Carly or Sam is a jab at the Creddie vs. Seddie fandom


  • "Genie" T-Bo was a spoof of the genie in I Dream of Jeannie, evident by the genie's lamp and the same mannerism to conjure up something, which is folding his arms, nodding, and blinking to make something

    T-Bo the genie!

    appear. The blinking sound effect is also the same.
  • A reference to Dan Schneider was made on one of the moving boxes in this episode, as it reads "Items in box @Danwarp" with a smiley face.
  • The episode makes a reference to a short film by Tim Burton called "Frankenweenie" made before he had made any full-length movie. The dog Sparky that has his head hanging on the wall is a reference to Frankenweenie in which Sparky the dog gets hit by a car and is brought back to life.
  • At the end, Spencer dresses up like Doctor Brown from the Back To The Future Trilogy and reenacts the end

    Dr. Brown talking to Carly!

    of Back To The Future Part I and beginning of Back To The Future Part II.

Character Revelations

To be added


  • The whole episode takes place during the evening - but by convention April Fools' Day ends at noon on April 1st.

Brotherly love...

  • Spencer says "We have to be out of here by 10 o'clock tonight", then Carly says "Pacific Standard Time" - but on April 1st, Seattle is observing Daylight Savings Time, so it would be in Pacific Daylight Time instead.
  • In the scene where Spencer has really long hair, after Sam hits him with the paintball he falls over backwards and his long hair is clearly seen to be underneath his body, but after the next cut it is somehow fanned out around his head.
  • When T-Bo hits Spencer with the stop sign, you see the sign break off, but later, it is fully repaired.
  • Minko's drawing of Poachy inside the elevator has the chick in front of the glass, not behind it.
  • Right before Gibby hits Minko with a stop sign, when Minko is talking, the subtitles says "And nobody hit me with a stop sign", but Minko never said that in Cantonese.
  • Freddie wears a slightly different shirt in this same iPilot scene than he did in the original. The shirt in the original has like a black mark and the stripes are doubled, not one stripe only.
  • Gibby should not have remembered the events to iHatch Chicks as he was not in that episode.

Running Gags

  • Gibby hitting people with (or being hit with) a stop sign and saying "April Fools!". T-Bo and Minko do the same thing as well but Gibby does it to Minko and Spencer, Minko does it to Gibby while T-Bo does it to Spencer.

Series Continuity

  • Freddie mentioned his and Carly's kiss from iSaved Your Life.
  • This episode is the first time Carly and Freddie's kiss was mentioned since iSaved Your Life. The episode reaching 12 million viewers was also mentioned.
  • This is the third time the word "Hobnocker" is used, previous mentions being in iRocked the Vote, and iFix a Pop Star.
  • This is the third time T-Bo is seen without his Groovy Smoothie uniform, the first time was in iQ, and then in iStill Psycho.
  • This is the fourth time a foreign language-speaking person is featured on the show; the first time was in iGo to Japan, the second was in iGot a Hot Room the third was in iSell Penny-Tees.
  • This is the eighth time the shock pen was used: the first and second times it was used was in iGet Pranky (one to Freddie and one to Carly); and its third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh uses was in iStill Psycho (twice to Freddie and once to Nora Dershlit along with Mr. and Mrs. Dershlit).
  • This is the third time an animal was stuck inside the Shays' apartment wall. The first time was in iHatch Chicks when Benedict was stuck inside, the second was the cat in iQuit iCarly.
  • This is the second time when Spencer's hair was compared to that of a female. The first time was in iGot a Hot Room.
  • This is the second time Spencer is inside a spaceship. The first time he did this was in iGive Away a Car.
  • This is the second time a room in the Shays' apartment is filled with boxes, the first time a room was filled with these cardboard cubes was in iChristmas.
  • This is the second time someone who spoke Chinese on the show. The first time was Carly speaking Mandarin Chinese in iQ, the second time was Miko speaking Cantonese, a Chinese dialect in iApril Fools.
  • Though played by Matt Bennett in the scene, this is the second time Gibby is seen alongside Rex from Victorious. The first time was in iBloop 2 - Electric Bloopaloo.
  • Spencer dresses up as Ms. Briggs.[8] This is the fourth time Spencer dresses like a woman.
  • This is the seventh episode where every scene takes place in Bushwell Plaza (excluding iBloop). The other six were iScream On Halloween, iCarly Awards, iFind Lewbert's Lost Love, iWon't Cancel The Show, iBeat the Heat, and iCan't Take It.


T-Bo the genie!!

T-Bo: A party?! ...With a party bush? (the others all agree to it) Hey wait wait. Wh-what's the date today?
Freddie: April 1st.
T-Bo: Uh-huh. (grabs a stop sign, licks his hands and whacks Spencer with it) Shabow! (as he laughs, Carly, Sam and Freddie all look shocked) April Fools!

Carly: Except wait. There's no party bush!
Spencer: Yeah.
Freddie: Whoa whoa whoa, I am NOT partying without a party bush.
Carly: It's okay.
Freddie: No! I want a party bush. (Carly is trying to talk over him) I can't have a party without--there's no party without the party bush! I gotta have the party bush. (Carly walks up to him and grabs his arm) If I don't have the-whooo! I feel weird! (starts to slowly fall to the floor) I-I need a party bush. I need a-something-I need a party bush. I need a party bush.
Spencer: Uh, T-Bo...will you blink us a party bush already?
T-Bo: Hold on...I'm blinking. (crosses his arms and wags his head at them. A party bush appears and the others cheer)
Freddie: Okay. Now, what do we do?<
Carly: Uh, we just hang out and talk about stuff that happened to us in the past.

[after the explosion]
Sam: Wow ...
Carly: Yeah ... (bell rings)
Carly: Hey, we should start a web show!
Sam: Okay, what do we call it?
Freddie: What about iCarly?
Carly and Sam: Sure!

[about to flashback]
Spencer: Play it, Harpetta.

When I make it shine?!?

Sam: [reading a book] I just love reading together.
Spencer: [reading the same book] Me too.
Freddie: [also reading the same book] We all do.
T-Bo: [walks in carrying a plate] Hey! Carly! I made you some stuffed mushrooms!
Carly: [closes her book and stands up angrily] "Who cares?!?!" [throws the book at T-Bo]
T-Bo: [falls to the floor]
Sam, Spencer, and Freddie: [they look at Carly with shocked faces]
Carly: [breathing in and out angrily]
[scene then cuts to Tori Vega's living room]
Carly: Okay. Okay, I was in kind of a bad mood that day.
Gibby (as Robbie): Kind of?
Freddie: You threw a book at T-Bo!
Spencer: Yeah, and just because he made you some stuffed mushroo-[stops and sees where they are] Hey. Uh, hey, wha-
Gibby: Gibbeh?
Sam: [looking scared and rocking back and forth] When I make it shine ...

Spencer: [dressed up as doctor Brown from the end of Back to the Future Part 1] Carly!!! [hands her a black bag] You've gotta come back with me!
Carly: [taking the bag and looking surprised] Back where?
Spencer: To a future episode!
Carly: [looking first at Sam and then Freddie] But I'm supposed to do iCarly stuff with Sam and Freddie.
Spencer: [picking up Sam's remote and Freddie's camera out of the cardboard boxes and handing them to both] Well, bring them along. It concerns them too.
Sam: Woah, Woah! Just wait a second.
Carly: What are you talkin' about?!
Freddie: What happens to us in the future? Do we become hobnockers or something?
Spencer: No no! You guys all turn out fine, it's your kids!
Sam, Carly, and Freddie: [all looking shocked]
Carly: What?
Sam: What kids?!
Freddie: Niños (meaning kids)
Carly: Whose kids!
Spencer: [seeming in a hurry and looking confused. pointing at Carly] Yours [pointing at Freddie] and his, or ...[pointing again at Freddie] his and [pointing at Sam] hers, or... [again pointing at Sam] hers and [pointing at Freddie] his, I don't remember! But something's gotta be done about your kids!
Carly, Sam, and Freddie: [still looking amazed]
Carly: Well, how do we get to a future episode of iCarly?

Related Cast Posts

  • On July 27, 2021, in response to a fan tweeting "@jerrytrainor why was the april fools episode of icarly sooooo f*cking chaotic & f*cked up lmfao everytime i watch It i feel like i am on drugs bec wtf was that", Jerry quote tweeted "I directed that one. That’s why."


This episode premiered to 3.6 million viewers.[2]


See photos of iApril Fools here.
See videos of iApril Fools here.


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iPilotiWant More ViewersiDream of DanceiLike JakeiWanna Stay With SpenceriNeveliScream On HalloweeniSpy a Mean TeacheriWill Date FreddieiWant a World RecordiRue The DayiPromise Not to TelliAm Your Biggest FaniHeart ArtiHate Sam's BoyfriendiHatch ChicksiDon't Want to FightiPromote TechfootsiGot DetentioniStakeoutiMight Switch SchoolsiFenceiCarly Saves TViWin a DateiHave a Lovesick Teacher
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Season Four
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