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"There! You see? Bigfoot!"
Carly Shay to the gang.

iBelieve in Bigfoot is the 17th episode of Season 3 of iCarly and the 67th episode overall.

Plot

After a recent sighting of the mythical creature, Bigfoot, was announced on TV, the iCarly gang tries to prove the legendary apelike figure, claimed to have been seen by thousands, is real. Carly, intent on redeeming herself of the F she received in fifth grade for writing a paper on Bigfoot, tries to find evidence that he's real along with Sam and Freddie. Meanwhile Spencer searches for the Beavecoon, who, according to him, is "about yay wide and yay long, has the head of a beaver and the body of a raccoon".

The Beavecoon

A bigfoot-expert, Dr. Sydney Van Gurbin, mentions he is going hunting to find it in Mount Baker National Forest, and the four set out to look as well, borrowing Socko’s RV. When they arrive they meet two other people wanting to catch Bigfoot, who Sam scares away.

After arriving at the forest and initially finding nothing, Sam traps "Bigfoot" with a rope trap, but they discover it is Dr. Van Gurbin in costume, wanting to get publicity for his book. Spencer then says he has been attacked by Bigfoot, but when he leads them into the

We often gather together and act shocked whilst looking through window panes. It's what we do for fun. BTW, we're pretty sure Bigfoot took this pic. ;)

woods, there is nothing there. After hearing Socko's RV starting and honking, they return to their parking spot (all while missing the Beavecoon watching them from a tree branch, revealing Spencer was right all along) to find it has been stolen. They initially suspect Dr. Van Gurbin, but soon discover he is still dressing up as Bigfoot and has been captured by the two campers. It is at first unclear who took their RV, because they dismiss the idea of Bigfoot stealing an RV as ridiculous. However, they hear the RV’s horn in the distance. They then see the RV driving away, with the real Bigfoot roaring at them from the driver’s seat.

Guest Stars

Trivia

  • When Spencer is trying to tell the iCarly viewers about the Beavecoon, it comes up on the screen even though it probably wasn't planned but Freddie could have quickly used special effects.
  • Beavecoon.org directs you to the iCarly website.
  • The beavecoon was later referenced in iSell Penny Tees. Spencer still believes in it deeply.
  • In an alternate cut scene from iBloop, Carly gives Mrs. Guntrell a British accent, although the scene abruptly ended when Cosgrove flubbed her line.
  • Ms. Briggs' megaphone is the same as the megaphone Carly used to encourage Spencer in iKiss.
  • The episode ends on a cliff-hanger, in which it is unknown what happened to the RV, but the audience is led to think Bigfoot stole the RV based on the animalistic roars.
  • When Freddie is watching Celebrities Underwater and he realizes David Schwimmer is dead, he claims that this means there won't be a Friends reunion. Ironically, 10 years later a reunion was announced.
  • Socko's RV is stolen in this episode, and then reappears in ILost My Head in Vegas.

Allusions

  • The show Celebrities Underwater that Freddie is watching was used in Drake and Josh. It is also referenced in iSam's Mom when Sam deletes a recording of it from Spencer's DVR.
  • In the beginning, Freddie is dressed as Michael Jackson in Thriller. Carly is dressed as Madonna, and Gibby is dressed like Mike Score, the lead singer of Flock of Seagulls.
  • Robin's Weiners is named after the show's supervising producer, Robin Weiner.
  • The Celebrities Underwater show that Freddie was watching featured David Schwimmer, who was on the TV Show Friends (Freddie references that in the episode). David Schwimmer was also mentioned in the iCarly episodes iMeet Fred, iWant My Website Back, and iToe Fat Cakes.
  • Freddie made a reference to Scooby-Doo based on his line, "Well, this is a Scooby-Doo moment." Dr. Van Gurbin impersonated Bigfoot, based on the endings in each Scooby-Doo episode.

Character Revelations

  • Spencer reveals that he is 160 lbs.

Goofs

  • When the iCarly gang is sitting on the couch in their 80's garb watching the news item on Bigfoot, the camera shot pointing directly at the TV shows a flat panel TV set, but camera shots taken from behind the TV show the back of a CRT set.
  • Sam offers to show pictures of her mom and a tall pygmy from the 5th grade. However, in iReunite with Missy Sam's phone got 'wahooed' and she stole Missy's phone instead. Therefore, she couldn't have had the pictures from 5th grade. But they could have been saved on her computer and she put them on her phone again.
  • While on iCarly, Dr. Sydney Van Gurbin says that Bigfoot usually comes out of hibernation at this time of year - but irrespective of whether or not "Bigfoot" actually exists, no anthropoids hibernate.
  • Spencer mentioned that 2 grad students who recorded the video of the female beaver and male raccoon were from the University of Fresno, which is not a real university.
  • The area around Mount Baker is actually called Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Part of that area was designated as Mount Baker Wilderness in 1984.
  • When Carly, Sam, Freddie and Spencer return to find their RV has been stolen, Carly's hair is completely behind her shoulders, then after they notice Van Gurbin is missing as well Carly's hair is partly in front, then right after Sam says "That chunk of chiz stole our RV" Carly's hair is suddenly completely behind her shoulders again, then as she speaks it moves partly forward.
  • When the two student boys reappear with Van Gurbin in the Bigfoot costume, Freddie should have demanded they return his tree cameras - since he does not this suggests the scene with the boys taking the cameras was filmed and added later. This is speculation.
  • Freddie says Bigfoot in Spanish is "El Foota Gigantico." In reality the Spanish translation is "Pie Grande."
  • When Spencer appears in the RV wearing a military woodland camouflage battle dress uniform (outer shirt and matching pants), you can already see the black plastic piece on the Kevlar helmet for Freddy to attach a miniature camera before he even asks Spencer to wear it.

Running Gags

  • Spencer talking about the beavecoon, much to everyone else's annoyance.
  • Spencer being unable to get water out of his ear.
  • Someone mentioning the RV, and Spencer asking, "You mean the recreational vehicle?”
  • Dr Sydney Van Gurbin constantly bringing up his book "Bigfoot! True? Or Real?"

Series Continuity

To be added

Quotes

Freddie: Why aren't you wearing your 80's costume?
Sam: Why aren't you more appealing?


[the iCarlys are watching a report about Bigfoot]
Carly: There! See that? Bigfoot!
Freddie: Couldn´t it just be a guy in a costume?
Carly: Maybe you´re just a guy in a costume!
Freddie: [looks down at the Michael Jackson costume he´s wearing] Actually, I am.


[Spencer comes into the room trying to get water out of his ear, starts jumping]
Sam: That´s a pretty sexy dance there.


Sam: [through a bullhorn] Attention! Attention, people! Okay! Everybody who thinks Bigfoot is real, say "Yeah!"
Students: YEAH!
Sam: Okay, now everyone who thinks Bigfoot is fake, say Yeah!"
Other Students: YEAH!
Sam : Okay! About half and half! That means half of you are stupid! Discuss!
[students resume arguing]


Freddie: Guess there's never gonna be a Friends Reunion.


Freddie: [to Carly, after Sam "encourages" the two intruding boys to leave] It's refreshing when she hurts someone who's not me.


Man's voice calling: Carly? Carly!
Carly: Bigfoot?
Freddie: How would Bigfoot know your name?
[Carly looks at Freddie]


Spencer: I never knew a hot dog place could be called a wienery.


[Carly and Freddie are looking for Bigfoot through the RV's windows]
Freddie: See anything?
Carly: Just trees ... and some bushes ... and ... [chuckles] two squirrels wrestling.
Freddie: Carly?
Carly: Hmm?
Freddie: They're not wrestling.
Carly: [takes a closer look; embarressed] Oh ...


Spencer: Did you see those squirrels?!
Carly: Don't talk about it!


Dr. Van Gurbin: [sheepishly, after his Bigfoot disguise is revealed the second time] Hey.
Carly: You're still trying to fool people?!
Dr. Van Gurbin: I'm a sick person.


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Gallery

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References

ved iCarly episodes
Season One
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
Season Two
iSaw Him FirstiStage An InterventioniOwe YouiHurt LewbertiGo To JapaniPieiChristmasiKissiGive Away a CariRocked the VoteiMeet FrediLook AlikeiWant My Website BackiMake Sam GirlieriGo NucleariDate A Bad BoyiReunite With MissyiTake on DingoiMust Have Locker 239iTwinsiFight Shelby Marx
Season Three
iThink They KissediCookiSpeed DateiCarly AwardsiHave My PrincipalsiFind Lewbert's Lost LoveiMove OutiQuit iCarlyiSaved Your LifeiWas A Pageant GirliEnrage GibbyiSpace OutiFix a Pop StariBloopiWon't Cancel The ShowiBelieve In BigfootiPsychoiBeat the Heat
Season Four
iGot A Hot RoomiSam's MomiGet PrankyiSell Penny-TeesiDoiStart a FanwariHire An IdiotiPity The NeveliOMGiParty with VictoriousiLost My MindiDate Sam & FreddieiCan't Take ItiLove YouiQiBloop 2 - Electric BloopalooiStill PsychoiBallsiMeet The First LadyiToe Fat Cakes
Season Five
iApril FoolsiGo One DirectioniOpen A RestaurantiHalfoweeniPear StoreiBattle ChipiShock AmericaiGet BannediFind Spencer FriendsiRescue CarlyiLost My Head in VegasiBust a ThiefiGoodbye
Films & Specials
iGo To JapaniDate a Bad BoyiFight Shelby MarxiQuit iCarlyiPsychoiStart a FanwariParty with VictoriousiStill PsychoiShock AmericaiGoodbye
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