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"When temperatures get too high, the elderly will start to die!"
Mrs. Benson to Spencer regarding the temperature.

iBeat the Heat is the 20th episode and season finale of Season 3 of iCarly and the 70th episode overall.


Chatting with her ex

On a hot 105-degree day, Spencer, Sam, Freddie, and Carly try to find a way to keep cool. Spencer gets a powerful Norwegian air conditioner, recommended by Socko, which does exactly what they wanted. When the power goes out through the building (due to high use of air condition), Spencer gets an electric generator to keep the Norwegian air conditioner running, making the Shay apartment the only air conditioned apartment. Before long, many people come to the apartment to cool off, including Gibby's cousin Sabrina (an online friend of Freddie's), Lewbert, Mr. Chambers and his children, Chuck and Gia, Griffin, Dr. Dresdin, Marty Klemish, and many elderly people who were brought there by Mrs. Benson. While Sam tries to make the best of the situation by getting people to massage her in exchange for cool air, Freddie tries to get comfortable with Sabrina being very tall (as seen in picture near "Quotes"). Carly tries to protect her school project, a model of a utopian city, from getting damaged. After fights start between people, Carly makes a speech about how people should use this situation to get to know their neighbors better and make new friends, but before she can finish, the power goes back on and everyone leaves. In the end, Freddie accidentally squirts lemon juice into Sabrina's eye which leads her to accidentally stomping Carly's utopian society model to pieces.

Sam enjoys a massage that she is receiving from an elderly man.

Guest Stars


  • This episode was filmed in late August 2009.
  • This is the first episode that does not show Freddie, Sam, and Carly performing an iCarly webcast, although they mentioned it quite a few times in the episode. The second time is in the episode iLove You.
  • The machine used in this episode was later used in the Henry Danger episode: Captain Man: On Vacation.
  • This is the second episode located only in Carly's apartment after iWon't Cancel The Show.
  • This is the last episode of the series that Gibby does not appear in before his promotion to main character in the following episode, in both airing and production order.
  • Mrs. Benson slaps Lewbert so hard that she pops his wart. This is one of many times something hurts Lewbert's wart.
  • This episode premiered on Jennette McCurdy's 18th birthday, and Ariana Grande's 17th.
  • The unseen man yelling "stupid speech" after Carly stops speaking is Dan Schneider, series executive producer and writer.[2]
  • Actress Alexandria Basso, who plays Sabrina, is the real life sister of Gabriel Basso, who plays "fake Freddie" in iLook Alike.
  • Sam says "I swear, I wanna fly to Norwegia and thank everyone there personally". The correct name of the country is Norway.
  • Sam is the only main character who didn't have a love interest in this episode.
  • When Spencer says "Hey, remember that time I got stuck to the sidewalk? And that panda bear started ... wait, that was a dream.", he may be referring to the Panda.
  • This was the Season 3 finale.
  • This episode aired the same day as the Victorious episode "Survival of The Hottest", True Jackson's "Heatwave," and the Big Time Rush episode "Big Time Fever" which also revolves around the protagonists surviving a heat.
  • This is the only time Chuck wasn't punished by his father.
  • Many fans thought this was supposed to be a Seddie-related episode with a different plot, because it was rumored Griffin was going to flirt with Sam to make Carly jealous, and Freddie was rumored to find this out first, and try to convince Sam that he just using her. Also, there were early pictures that seemed to prove of the rumor plot.


  • The old man with angina tells Griffin "You sit on it, Potsie!" when Griffin tells him that he is sitting on his penguin. This is a reference to the show Happy Days and the catchphrase of main character Fonzie which was "Sit on it!", Potsie was one of Fonzie's friends.
  • The final scene when Sabrina accidentally stomps all over Carly´s miniature city model is a parody of the classic Japanese Godzilla movies.
  • This episode is a similar to the Drake and Josh episode "The Storm", because they stay in the same room/house and in both instances the power goes out.
  • Earl Chambers is a reference to Jay Pritchett's arch rival in the ABC series Modern Family.

Character Revelations

  • As part of Lewbert's job at the Bushwell Plaza, he has to check on all the tenants in the building in the event of something like a power outage to make sure everyone's okay.


  • When Nick.com gave a notice say the Freddie's outfit is available in The Club, they misspell his name as "Freddy."
  • When Chuck tells Spencer that he would take his "hot" sister and leave if Spencer did something he didn't want him to do, Chuck wouldn't have the right to take his sister unless she wanted to leave the cool room.
  • In this episode, Carly goes through a big performance about needing help from Freddie, and then Sabrina, to get up onto the kitchen counter to make her second announcement. However in three other episodes ("iPie", "iGo Nuclear" and "iOMG") she is easily able to get up onto the same counter without any help.
  • Since Chuck is revealed to have a brother named Chip in iBattle Chip, it is unknown on why he wasn't in this episode.
  • Since the power is out, Griffin has lugged his Pee-Wee Babies up four flights of stairs from his apartment 4G - as it is an extremely hot day, he should be panting and sweating after such an exertion .
  • It would've been almost impossible to do iCarly during the power outage because since internet uses power all internet service would be down in Seattle.
  • It would not have been possible for the air conditioner and generator to have been used the way they were in real life for the following reasons: 1) the air conditioner would've needed to be exhausted out the window somehow or the heat trapped inside it would cause it to overheat and possibly blow up; 2) it would be impossible for them to use any device with a propane tank inside without having any windows open. Otherwise, everyone in the whole room would get poisoned by the fumes produced by the generator.
  • Sabrina's tall height surprises the trio, but in some shots, you can see that she's wearing high heels.

Running Gags

To be added

Series Continuity

  • Many characters from previous episodes appear:
    • Mr. Henning is mentioned; Carly is building her miniature city for one of his assignments.
    • Lewbert and Mrs. Benson talk about their relationship from iHurt Lewbert.
    • Mr. Chambers brings his children, Chuck and Gia. Chuck can torture Spencer all he wants because Spencer wants to flirt with Gia, and Chuck threatens to take her home if he gets in trouble. Chuck also mentions Camp Add Em Up (where he was sent at Spencer's suggestion in iTwins)
    • Griffin, Carly's ex-boyfriend from iDate A Bad Boy, comes to keep his PeeWee Babies cool or they might get misshapen from the heat.
    • The PeeWee Baby Peter the Penguin from iDate a Bad Boy pops up in this episode, when it is sat on by the old man with angina.
    • Sabrina made a cameo before in iTwins, as one of the girls dancing in the club, (she caused Freddie to spill the drinks he was holding). Although it is unknown whether or not it was her character or just the actress.
    • Marty Klemish, who consoled Carly in iEnrage Gibby, excuses himself by "returning" a whisk.
    • Dr. Dresdin, who gave Spencer the allergy medication in iFight Shelby Marx, comes with the excuse to look after Spencer.
    • The old man with angina is the same man who yelled at the stop sign in iWon't Cancel The Show.
  • This episode marks the last appearances of Chuck and his father, Griffin and Marty Klemish.


Sam: Carly, come rub my neck!!
Carly: I gotta finish my project!
Sam: Freddie, come rub my neck!!
Freddie: Yeah, that'll happen.

Carly: [working on her school project] Why won't my little man stick to the sidewalk?
Spencer: Hey, remember that time I got stuck to the sidewalk? And that panda bear started ... wait, that was a dream.

Carly: [after Sam wipes her sweaty armpits with her fingers] Please don't smell your fingers!
Sam: You know I have to. [then gives Carly a hilarious, defiant look on her face after disobeying her wish]

Spencer: [speaking fast] It is a 15-kilowatt liquid propane generator with a 993-CC pro-guard 35-horsepower V-twin engine yeah, I said all that.

Mrs. Benson: When temperatures get too high, the elderly will start to die!
Spencer: Wow, that´s a creepy rhyme!

Sam: [Sees the elderly women on the side to the couch she was sitting in] Hey, hey, move.
[They stand up]
Elderly Woman: One day, you'll be old!

Spencer: [opens the door to see Chuck and his dad] Hey ... Aaah!!! Chuck!
Earl Chambers: Hi, Spencer. It's almost 100 degrees at our place. Could ...
Spencer: No! No no! No!
Earl Chambers: Come on, I know that you and Chuck have had some troubles-
Spencer: Troubles?! He has beaten me, and sprayed me, and slapped me and ... violated me!

Spencer: [Spitting out the drink Chuck gave him] What is this?
Chuck: Just a little drink I learned how to make at Camp Add Em Up. If you don't like it, I can take my sister and leave.

Mr. Klemish: You're taking the last fruit bar?
Dr. Dresdin: Yep.
Mr. Klemish: Well, maybe I want it.
Dr. Dresdin: Yeah, I'm a doctor.

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