"I may be an idiot, but I'm not stupid!"
iDate a Bad Boy is the second iCarly movie, following iGo to Japan. It is the 18th and 19th episodes of the second season of iCarly and the 43rd and 44th episode overall. This TV movie was originally going to be two separate episodes, and in reruns is often broadcast as two separate episodes.
Spencer's motorcycle gets stolen by a new boy in the building named Griffin. Carly strongly dislikes him but Spencer "takes Griffin under his wing [in sculpturing]," much to her dismay. But, in a short span of time, she grows to like him and kisses him. After Spencer walks in on them kissing, he grounds Carly "for till college." Carly deceives Spencer and tries to see Griffin at any time possible.
Eventually he would give his blessing for them to see each other.
Griffin invites Carly to his house, and she is shocked to learn that he collects and obsesses over Pee Wee Babies (a parody of Beanie Babies). She tries to break him of his habit but is unsuccessful in doing so. When she attempted to accept his weird hobby, she ends up laughing about it with Sam. Griffin overhears and asks if she wants to break up but she is unable to respond (she's distracted by imaginary PeeWee Babies revolving around him in her thoughts) so he just leaves. When Sam suggests she chase after him, Carly says she doesn't want to and the relationship is over.
Sam asks Freddie to make a website for her in order to put up all the disgusting videos she collected, which he does. But when Sam becomes too demanding, constantly asking to make many changes to the site, he rips up the contract they made. Sam then sells the website to a guy named Sam Puckett and makes $1,000, leaving Freddie with nothing but a dollar that Sam gives him to buy himself a bagel. (Had Freddie kept the contract, he would have gotten half of the profit.)
Sam has a recurring nightmare where a monster eats her soup so Spencer tries to help her get over her fear. When Spencer dresses up as a monster to find out Sam's reaction, she beats him (as shown in one of the opening credits of season 3) and Spencer ends up having the nightmare instead of Sam.
- The "Bad Boy" theme was also used in the Big Time Rush episode "Big Time Bad Boy".
- The events of iPromote Techfoots are mentioned; Griffin steals the motorbike Carly bought for Spencer in that episode.
- This is the first time that the "main" character chooses her date.
- This is the second time Spencer grounds Carly the first time was "iLook Alike".
- This episode has two different subplots excluding Carly, but both including Sam.
- Sam reveals she has a recurring nightmare where a monster comes and eats her soup, a reference to iCarly writer, Eric Goldberg, who has the same recurring dream.
- Peter the Penguin reappears in iBeat the Heat, when a senior citizen sat on it.
- It is revealed that Sam has been tazed before.
- Griffin returned in iBeat the Heat.
- Pee Wee Babies are a parody of Beanie Babies.
- The airing for this episode on October 10, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) had a rating of TV-Y7 when usually TV-G.
- When Freddie was saying "YES!!!!", his shirt was blue. But in one of the parts of the opening credits of season three, while he was saying the same thing, his shirt was yellow.
- The plot device with the Pee Wee Babies is very close to an old plot in one of Dan Schneider's previous series, What I Like About You in 2003, with Amanda Bynes ("Holly") and Jennie Garth ("Val"). Holly set-up Val with a man who secretly had furry plush toys in his bedroom after he had a close encounter with a date who then gave him one as a memento of their encounter.
- This is the first time Carly is referred to as "Carlotta" (called by Sam) as a nickname.
- Miranda Cosgrove kissed actor Drew Roy "a billion" times.
- This is the first time Carly fell for a bad boy; normally, she would have dated someone sweet and kind.
- The imaginary PeeWee Babies circling Griffin´s head are voiced by Dan Schneider.
- The voices of the Pee Wee Babies are panned left to right and back again in the stereo field according to where they are above Griffin's head.
- In some countries, Carly and Griffin's kissing scenes are cut off.
- The song on the bookshelf stereo that Spencer plays as he turns it on was "Stop Thinking About," by Jennifer McNutt.
- Neck Infection, the video that Sam plays, is a real video on YouTube, but the iCarly version sounds more disgusting and sounds different then the actual one.
- This is the first episode that starts with "iDate", the second episode being iDate Sam & Freddie.
- This episode has received minor controversy because of the fact that Carly was bashing Griffin's hobby, which made some iCarly viewers (particularly autistic viewers) compare it to people insulting their special interests.
- This is the only special which doesn't have a recap at the start of part 2 in the two-part version. This was because of the fact that this was filmed as two separate episodes then edited into a TV movie.
- There couldn't have been a guy wanting to buy Sam's website because she hadn't even had the website for over a year, unless Sam made the website a long time ago and just wanted Freddie to edit it for her.
- Another possibility is that Sam had already bought the domain; she just had not added anything to it until then, and before she had, the guy named Sam Puckett may have just tried to convince her to sell him the domain, and he would then edit it.
- Sam talking about someone her mom is dating/has dated.
- T-Bo exaggeratedly trying to sell bagels.
- Spencer talking about his Sham-Pow! (a rather obvious spoof of Sham-Wow!).
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Carly: [to Spencer] Are you folding that laundry or assaulting it?
Griffin: I didn't steal it. Just took it for a little joy ride.
Spencer: Well, what about my joy?!
Carly: Yeah, look what you made him do to our laundry! I'm gonna have to refold most of that!
Freddie: And what am I supposed to do with this drawing of me being attacked by a tiger?
Sam: Nothing. I just got bored.
Carly: (After Spencer caught her kissing Griffin) Well, Wendy and I were trying to study but Griffin kept turning up the music, so Wendy got frustrated and left, then I told Griffin he was obnoxious and he said I should "rent a sense of humor" and I said "Oh really?" and then while I was telling him how immature he was I realized he's super-cute, and he asked me if I like music, so I go "Who doesn't like music?", so then I turned on some music and we started talking and then I realized he's really sweet and smart and his lips were right there in front of me so I leaned over and I kissed him!" And I don't kiss like *sticks tongue out*; I kiss like a princess!
Spencer: You are grounded...for...till college!
Carly: For till college?!
Spencer: FOR TILL COLLEGE!
Griffin: [to Carly] If I go to your apartment, your brother's gonna taze me or something.
Sam: Nah, I´ve been tazed...It's not so bad. [with a dreamy look] It's actually kind of a rush...
Carly: [to Griffin] Why don't you steal something and go, "Duhh, I stole something"?
Spencer: I may be an idiot...but I'm not stupid.
Griffin: [in pain] How does it look?
Carly: Tan and muscular.
Griffin: Any scratches?
Carly: Oh, um, yeah, Spencer, get the first aid spray.
Spencer: What spray?
Carly: I don't know what's called! The uh, Boo-Boo spray!
Freddie: [walks in] What is he doing here? And why doesn't he have a shirt on?
Carly: He got into a motorcycle accident.
Spencer: Here´s the spray.
Griffin: Wait, is that gonna [Carly sprays him] AHHHhahahAAAHAAHAAAHA!!
Freddie: I think he needs more Boo-Boo spray.
T-Bo: Here's your smoothie.
T-Bo: Want a bagel?
Sam: Don't start with me!
T-Bo: [looking down] Bye!
[Carly is telling Sam about Griffin's collection of Pee Wee Babies]
Sam: Griffin collects Pee Wee Babies?!
Carly: One of them's a tiger. Tigers are tough right?
Sam: Did it have big fangs and claws?
Carly: No, it had a cape.
Carly: And a purple top hat!
[Carly reveals to Sam that Griffin collects Pee Wee Babies and Freddie walks in]
Freddie: Buenos días, muchacha-latas. (means "good morning, girls" in Spanish)
Carly: Freddie, we need your opinion.
Sam: And if you can, try not to make it stupid.
Freddie: [gives Sam a look and looks back to Carly]
Carly: What would you think of someone who..... collects Pee Wee babies?
Freddie: I don't know, depends. How old is she?
Carly: AW, MAN!!!
Carly: SHE?! Why'd you have to say "she?!"
Freddie: What is going on here?
Sam: "She" is... Griffin.
Freddie: [raises fists in triumph] YES!!! OH, YEAH!! HA HA Ha!
Carly: It's NOT funny!
Sam: It's kinda funny...
Spencer: [Spencer is playing a game where Sam says the first word that comes into her head.] Monster.
Carly: [to Peter the penguin] I know how to get the dirt off your beak. [slowly moves drill towards Peter's face]
Griffin: I'm back!
Carly: Nothing! [quickly lowers drill]
Griffin: Okay look, if you can't accept my hobby, Then, maybe we should break up. Well?
Peewee Babies: [Carly imagines them circling Griffin´s head] Whee! Don't break up with us, Carly! Love us! We can all get married! And honeymoon on Peewee Island! The sand on the beach is made of sugar! Whee! Whee!
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