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iCarly is both the name of the webshow, and the name of the TV show on Nickelodeon. It starred Miranda Cosgrove as Carly Shay, Jennette McCurdy as Sam Puckett, and Nathan Kress as Freddie Benson (2007-2012), and now stars Miranda Cosgrove as Carly Shay, Nathan Kress as Freddie Benson, and Jerry Trainor as Spencer Shay (2021-present)
At the age of thirteen, Carly Shay, Sam Puckett and Freddie Benson created a webshow called iCarly, performed at first to break Ms. Briggs's talent show rules. Carly is the main star, as Sam just wanted to be her "amusing little sidekick", as she said in iPilot, while Freddie is the tech producer. The three become reasonably famous, and have adventures in each episode to make iCarly better, or to keep it from being shut down. Topic of discussion often includes Bras, Hobos and Wedgies. The show has had many guest appearances such as the band, The Plain White T's, and Aria Wallace as Mandy Valdez. Gibby appears on the show most times to do crazy things with Carly and Sam or celebrate something.
Five years after they began, iCarly had to temporarily stop because Carly was moving to Italy and Sam moved to to L.A.
iCarly relaunched in 2021 after Carly returned to Seattle. After her boyfriend Beau (who she was planning to start a channel with) broke up with her on a livestream, Carly decided to relaunch the show. Freddie returned as producer, but Sam didn't return as co-host after it was revealed she joined a biker gang. Carly’s new roommate Harper is only minimally involved, while Spencer continues to occasionally guest star as Baby Spencer. The newly relaunched iCarly features live streaming alongside short-form videos, some of which are comedy and some which are not. The show has been reimagined as a YouTube channel, and Freddie is seen with significantly less video equipment due to advancements in live-streaming since the original series ended.
- Carly Shay (herself 2007-2012, 2021-present)
- Spencer Shay (himself; recurring) (2007-2012, 2021-present)
- Freddie Benson (himself; technical producer 2007-2012, 2021-present)
- Sam Puckett (herself 2007-2012)
- Gibby Gibson (himself; prop assistant recurring 2007-2010, regular 2010-2012)
- Missy Robinson (herself; temporary host) (2009)
- Cort (former intern 2011)
- Ashley (former intern 2011)
- Brad (current intern - iOMG 2011-2012)
- Stacey Dillsen (Failed - iHire An Idiot)
Conflict with Nevel Papperman
Nevel Papperman has tried to ruin the show too many times.
In the episode iChristmas, Nevel did not try to ruin the show, but was portrayed in Carly's alternate reality as her boyfriend.
Nevel appeared in iPity The Nevel, in which the iCarly gang helps Nevel after he receives wide spread hate following a video of him being mean to a little girl goes viral.
Achievements the iCarly trio earned
- Received a positive review by Nevel Papperman of Nevelocity.com (iNevel)
- Almost won a world record for longest continuous webcast (iWant a World Record)
- Won a world record for most moving parts on a sculpture (along with Spencer, who made the sculpture, while they added one part) (iWant a World Record)
- Had the Plain White T's perform live on their webshow (iRue The Day)
- Promoted a popular shoe company, Daka (iPromote Techfoots)
- Had their own T.V. show (iCarly Saves TV)
- Found Sasha Striker (iStage An Intervention)
- Won an iWeb Award (iGo to Japan)
- Saved Galini's Pie Shop (iPie)
- Had both David Archuleta and Wade Collins appear on iCarly (iRocked the Vote)
- Made a music video ("Cry Like a Lion") for Wade Collins (iRocked the Vote)
- Had a wrestler come on the show (iLook Alike)
- Beat Ricky Flame in a cook-off (iCook)
- Held an award show (iCarly Awards)
- Almost went into space (iSpace Out)
- Helped Ginger Fox make a comeback (iFix A Popstar)
- Had a webcast viewed by the Navy (iWon't Cancel The Show)
- Attempted to find Bigfoot (iBelieve In Bigfoot)
- Had the First Lady on their show and was able to entertain her (iMeet The First Lady)
- Had One Direction perform live on their webshow (iGo One Direction)
- Appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (iShock America)
- Went viral after a live stream (iFauxpologise)
- The iCarly password was revealed in iWant My Website Back. The password was and still might be "Sam loves Ham."
- The iCarly segment at one point did not contain the usual enthusiasm; in iSam's Mom, Carly and Sam were unaware that the show had already started, and continued a previous conversation about Sam and her mother. When they discovered that the whole internet had seen the conversation, they immediately broke out into their usual enthusiasm.
- The first webcast of iCarly got over 37,000 views.
- The first webcast premiered on September 8, 2007.
- The most recent webcast occured on July 29, 2021.
- It is shown in two different Dan Schneider shows - Zoey 101 and Sam & Cat. In Zoey 101 it is shown in an early Season 2 episode just after iCarly had started. It is unknown how it is so popular in the episode considering it was only it's first or second webcast. It was acknowledged in Sam & Cat once people recognized Sam.
- In 2009, iCarly (in-universe) stopped webcasting for a very brief amount of time due to an argument between the shows hosts Carly Shay and Sam Puckett.
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