iDate Sam & Freddie is the 15th episode of Season 4 of iCarly, and the eighty-fifth episode overall. It is also the second episode of the four-episode storyline stemming off of iOMG. The episode received just over 4.1 million views on its premiere date.
Sam and Freddie start dating. They have Carly settle numerous disagreements between them, eventually annoying her by having her work out every single fight they have. At a dinner date at Pini's, Carly eventually loses it and tells them off, saying that they shouldn't always rely on her to solve their problems and that they shouldn't date if they aren't able to solve their own problems.
Gibby tries to raise a pet dog with Carly, even though she keeps telling him she doesn't want to. He names the dog Sir Licks A Lot.
- This is the second episode that starts with iDate, the first episode being iDate a Bad Boy.
- Despite it being the second part of the arc, it was filmed before the first part/episode, iLost My Mind.
- Some scenes in this episode were in the promo portion of iLost My Mind and in Nickelodeon's Epic Summer 2011 promo.
- The episode has a newer opening sequence, which is slightly different from the first new opening sequence in iLost My Mind.
- The newer opening sequence has a scene from iParty with Victorious with Jennette McCurdy during her credit portion, as well as new technical effects (the iCarly logo now shines as it fades out into the scene of Carly), and a scene from iCarly.com where Sam, Freddie, and Spencer scream in terror because of T-Bo's birthmark. It also has a new clip of Carly waking up, a clip Sam with Gibby throwing a spoonful of food toward the camera, a clip of Sam and Carly dancing, Spencer whacking a pillow, and he also cuts their coffee table in half with a chain saw.
- Sam wears the "Screwfly Don't Bother Me--shades of blue" necklace in this episode.
- The working title for this episode was "iGet Caught in the Middle" before it was finally titled iDate Sam & Freddie.
- This episode could be a possibility for the "Cibby" pairing, as Gibby is happy that he and Carly are going to be able to spend time together, as shown on the second promo.
- iCarly tweeted "So... this just happened. We STILL can't get over that Sam and Freddie are dating! NEW iCARLY in 2 DAYS!" to promote the episode.
- Sam and Freddie are dating in this episode.
- T-Bo appears in this episode.
- Carly's snoring machine was seen on a Drake & Josh episode, as used by Henry Doheny.
- In the scene where Gibby goes to the iCarly studio to rehearse, it can be seen that the water bottle he's drinking is labeled "Crystal Waters". Crystal Waters was taken from a Victorious episode, Beck's Big Break.
- The name of the puppy, Sir Licks A Lot, is a play on the name Sir Mix-A-Lot, a Seattle-based rapper who had a hit in 1992 with "Baby Got Back" and is also mentioned in iFight Shelby Marx. Sir Mix-a-Lot's name itself is a reference to Sir Lancelot.
- The scene where Carly gurgles her drink and where Spencer makes the lawn, as seen in the promos, was edited out to keep the length of the episode 21–23 minutes long.
- The guy who wouldn't stop bothering Carly at Pini's also plays Woody, the same guy who tried to get Gibby a phone case in IPear Store.
- The two Sam and Freddie kisses were cut short as they appeared longer in the promos because of the young audiences and to keep the length of the episode 21–23 minutes long.
- This is the first time Freddie mentions he knows about the chip his mother put in his head as a baby to track him wherever he is located.
- Sam also mentions that her mom used to put black coffee in her bottle as a baby because it made her dance funny.
- Sam wears more accessories in this episode than she has before and she has a necklace with a mini-remote, so she can boo people on the street. Freddie also sports a new gray Penny-Tee which has the phrase "Penny Tease" in red letters on it.
- This is the first episode where Sam refers to Freddie as her boyfriend noted by the line "This is not how boyfriends behave!"
- This was the sixth and seventh time Nathan and Jennette have had an on-screen kiss thus far for iCarly: The first were as Sam and Freddie in iKiss; the second as Freddie and Melanie in iTwins; twice for iOMG as Sam and Freddie, where Dan revealed they shot the kiss two different ways; the one after that in ILost My Mind and now twice in iDate Sam & Freddie, not counting practice kisses or do-overs, as Sam and Freddie.
- This is the only episode of the series to have the names of two separate characters in the title.
- This episode holds the record for the shortest length of time between the US premiere and an international premiere, because it aired in Poland on 12 September 2011.
- This episode aired in Poland before iOMG and iLost My Mind.
- In the scene in the kitchen when Sam and Freddie are fighting about Freddie getting a "B" on his World history paper, Carly has a glass of juice in front of her on the counter. However right after Sam says "If he's going to give you B's why shouldn't I give him bees?" Carly is suddenly lowering the glass from her mouth - but she never lifted it from the counter.
- In the iCarly Studio scene, Sam's remote necklace can be plainly seen outside her shirt until they cut to Freddie when he mentions brushing her hair. In the next cut, her remote necklace gets mysteriously tucked under her shirt.
- During the scene in the restaurant after Sam takes a bite of the lasagna and starts talking with her mouth full there is a piece of lasagna stuck to her chin. When she turns around to talk to Carly less than a second later the lasagne is gone.
- During Sam and Freddie's date in Pini's restaurant, after Carly sits down with them she empties all the Parmesan out of a fly made of metal and glass then sets it down beside her, right way up - then while she is talking the fly is suddenly on its side, then disappears altogether, then as Carly stands up to walk away it reappears.
Spencer: Hi! I made a lawn!
Gibby: Wow, that is a lawn!
Carly: See? This is why I don't like to leave the house!
Sam: [walking while frustrated] Unbelievable.
Spencer: You don't live here.
Freddie: [to Sam] Don't walk away from me when I'm talking to you!
Sam: [walks back over to Freddie] Fine, talk!
Freddie: Okay it's not that I don't appreciate what you were tr--
Sam: [groans and walks away]
Freddie: You walked away again! [goes after Sam]
Carly: Alright listen, Sam, Freddie should be able to complain about people to you without worrying that you're gonna put them in a hospital!
Sam: [grumbles] I guess...
Carly: And Freddie, even though it's a little extreme to violate a man with bees, you should least appreciate that Sam did it because she cares about you.
Freddie: [sighs] Yeah, you're right. [turns to Sam and smiles] I'm sorry.
Sam: [smiles too] Give Mama some sugar!
Freddie: Ohh.. [kissed Sam and hugged her]
Spencer and Gibby: Awwww......
Freddie: Okay, I wanna know.
Sam: [in a silly voice] What'chu wanna know?
Sam: I can't believe you're being so cheap!
Freddie: I can't believe you're being so pushy!
T-Bo: I can't believe I still don't have my 36 dollars!
Sam: [turns to Freddie] This is not how boyfriends behave!
Freddie: Uh, yes it is!
Sam: Ok, let's go ask Carly what she thinks!
Freddie: Let's do it! [they both get up and leave the Groovie Smoothie]
T-Bo: Wait, Wait! What about my 36 dollars?
Gibby: Carly? I'm coming in, I got a friend. [holds up a puppy]
Carly: Awwww, a puppy?
Gibby: Yeah, isn't he cute?
Carly: Yeah, he's really cute! [touches the puppy]
Gibby: You hear that little guy? Mommy loves you!
Carly: Uh, uh, why did you call me his mommy?
Gibby: Well you know, Sam and Freddie are always hanging out together now,
Gibby: That means you and I are gonna have more time, just the two of us!
Gibby: So I figured sharing a dog will give us something to talk about!
Gibby: I named him Sir Licks-A-Lot.
Carly: That's really cute but it's your dog okay? So don't go thinking I'm gonna have to take-- [Gibby holds up the puppy and the puppy licks her nose] Aaaaaw! Sir does lick a lot!
Freddie: [barges in] Good Carly's here, lets ask her
Sam: After I get some ham
Carly: What's going on?
Freddie: [ignores Carly] Some things are more important than ham!
Sam: [sounding hurt] Don't you ever say that to me!
Carly: You guys are fighting again?
Freddie: Yeah and we need your help
Carly: Why do I have to be the one...
Sam: Cuz you're fair and balanced
Carly: Oh... okay. What's the problem?
Freddie: T-Bo gave us a gigantic smoothie then tried to make me pay 36 bucks for it.
Sam: And I say a gentleman should happily treat his chick to a smoothie no matter how enormous!
Freddie: [turns to Sam] For 36 bucks I could buy you a whole ham!
Sam: I'm waiting!
Freddie: Sam I'm not buying you a ham [start to quarell].
Gibby: [yells] Hey, C'MON! [puts his hand on Carly's shoulder] Not in front of our baby!
Carly: He's not our baby. [to Sam and Freddie] Guys.
Sam and Freddie: What?
Carly: If a guy really likes a girl and they're dating, I think it's nice for the guy to give the girl an enormous smoothie now and then..
Sam: [to Freddie] BOOM!
Carly: But nice girls don't demand things from guys they're dating
Freddie: BOOM! [Sam glares at him. Freddie speaks quiter] boom!
Carly: [to Sam] So maybe you need to be a little more polite and patient, [to Freddie] and maybe you need to be a little less stingy with your boy wallet!
Freddie: I think that's fair!
[Sam and Freddie kiss]
Freddie: [holds Sam's hands] Let's go get you that ham!
Sam: Ahhh baby..
Spencer: AHHWHH! OH MY GOD! [comes into the kitchen from the back door, covered in smoke and ash]
Carly: ... What happened to you?
Spencer: You guys... realize how flammable gasoline is? It's really flammable!
Gibby: I love Pini's!
Sam: Gibbies are not invited.
Gibby: Then no corn juice for you! [drinks corn juice]
Carly: Don't you guys wanna go to dinner by yourselves? You know, like, just the two of you?
Sam: Nah, everytime we're alone for an hour, we fight about something.
Freddie: So, we want you to come with us, 'cause you always come up with smarts ways for us to compromise.
Sam: And anyway, have you ever had the lasagna at Pini's?
Carly: No, it's good?
Freddie: Good? [walks to his cart]
Sam: Uh, it is so good that when I die, please bury me naked in a bathtub full of Pini's lasagna!
Carly: [annoyed] I'm just supposed to sit here and wait for you guys to have a fight, so I can settle it?
Sam: [nods as she looks back at Carly] Pretty much!
Freddie: We'd really appreciate that. [nods and goes back to eating]
Sam: [with a mouthful of lasagna] Ohh, what do they put in this lasagna to make it so incredible?!
Freddie: Uh, I don't wanna start an argument, but you might wanna finish chewing before you talk...
Sam: [with a mouthful of lasagna] What is this, "Pick on Puckett" night?
Freddie: [looks to Carly] Carly, is it wrong to tell a person that it's not polite to talk with their mouth full of lasagna?
Sam: [looks to Carly and scoffs] Is it wrong for a person to pick on every little thing I do?
Carly: [frustrated as she slams her fork down and, gets up] Yes. And yes! You both should be furious with each other! [walks over to their table and pushes Sam over hard]
Freddie: Well, I wouldn't say I'm furious.
Carly: Well, you should be furious! What guy wants to go on a date and watch a girl go: [mocking Sam's table manners] "Bleh! I'm Sam Puckett! Bleh! Wa-wa-wa."
Sam: [looks offended]
Carly: [to Sam] And how can you sit there and listen to that whiny nub go: [mocking Freddie nitpicking at Sam] "Bleh! Too much Parmesan! Bleh! Don't chew with your mouth open! Bleh!" Seriously! Why don't you two just pick up your forks [picks up fork and makes jabbing-in-eye motion], and use them to jab each other in the eyes?! [slams fork down on the table].
Paul (random guy who has been pestering Carly): [walks up next to Carly] I'm also a photographer.
Carly: [holds up her index finger and thumb an inch apart] This close to callin' the cops! [guy walks away]
Carly: If you guys can't learn to work things out on your own then, you shouldn't be dating at all! [grabs Sam and Freddie's plates after dramatically walking away] I deserve this lasagna. [glares and walks away again]
Carly: Those stars you put on the ceiling look so cool.
Spencer: Good. 'Cause it wasn't easy getting 'em up there.
Carly: What about that moon?
Spencer: Even harder. That thing weighs like 60 pounds.
Spencer: Yeah. Had to use a bunch of big long screws, and a steel cable to stur—
[decorative fake moon and stars come crashing down on Spencer and Carly]
Spencer and Carly: [groan]
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- Where to order Sam's "date-night with Freddie" necklace
- Plot Synopsis TVGuide.com
- RobSp1derp1g's iDate Sam and Freddie Review
- Episode Air Date (Twitter.com) Official iCarly Twitter
- Number of views
- iDate Sam & Freddie Behind-the-scenes (May 8, 2011)
- Epic Summer Promo advertises iLost My Mind, but shows iDate Sam & Freddie scenes
- Newer opening sequence