Sam forgets her phone in Lewbert's office while preparing for a Messin' with Lewbert bit. While getting it back, she sees a box of his "deeply personal items" and takes it with her. Carly and her friends discover he was once a male model and dated a woman named Marta Trundel. After watching a video showing moments they spent together during the first two weeks of dating each other, they decide to hook them up again since Lewbert seemed happy with her. Unfortunately, Marta turns out to be an obsessive psychopath who was the main reason for Lewbert's misery (and wart). Carly tries to convince Marta to leave again, but Marta only gets jealous, believing Carly wants to date Lewbert.
Meanwhile, Spencer gets teamed up with his nemesis, Chuck, on the building watch patrol to stop a series of burglaries where the burglar steals only TV remotes. Spencer eventually finds out that Chuck was stealing the remotes because his dad banned him from watching TV for a month. Chuck tries to run away, but instead he runs directly into the arms of two police officers.
Before Spencer can reveal that Chuck stole the remotes, Lewbert takes the blame in order to get away from Marta. When he finds out that the sentence for the burglaries won't be long enough to avoid her, he slaps one of the cops to get 6 months of jail time.
- Jeremy Rowley as Lewbert Sline
- Mary Scheer as Marissa Benson
- Ryan Ochoa as Chuck Chambers
- Kit Pongetti as Marta Trundel
- Nicole Taylor as Gabriella
- This episode holds the record for longest iCarly episode title (21 letters) plus the apostrophe, with iWanna Stay With Spencer in second.
- This is the only episode where Chuck appears without his father.
- Carly and Sam mention "chickpeas" on the webcast. This is a chiefly British term for what is known in America as garbanzo beans.
- This is the first episode where characters feel sympathy for Lewbert.
- Marta Trundel is the second person in iCarly to go crazy over a guy. (The first was Lauren Ackerman.)
- The lyrics that Carly and Sam are chanting as they go through the lobby is from the song "Number One" by Ginger Fox, but that song is not yet introduced on the show until the episode iFix A Popstar. This is another continuity error caused by the difference between production and airing order.
- After Sam picks up Freddie, the remainder of the scene only shows her back as she walks out of the apartment. This was, presumably, a stunt double, since it is extremely unlikely that Jennette McCurdy could have carried Nathan Kress over her shoulder in this manner.
- Regardless of how strong Sam is, it would be physically impossible for her to lift something (or somebody) significantly heavier than she is without falling over. She might be able to push him away, but not lift him.
- Some fans believed that the show had hired a younger, better-looking actor to pose as Lewbert in the modeling portfolio and the DVD from Marta. Dan Schneider stated on his blog that Jeremy Rowley did, in fact, play both the younger, wart-free Lewbert and the present-day Lewbert (whose much less attractive appearance is actually just a make-up job).
- The song played during Carly and Freddie's lobby fantasy sequence is the same one heard in iSell Penny-Tees where they were working with the kids.
- The Burglary Victim was played by Lara Jill Miller, who is best known for playing, coincidentally, the tomboyish Samantha "Sam" Kanisky on the 1980s sitcom Gimme A Break! (The character of Sam KaniSky was initially a tomboy, but later developed into a more stereotypical boy-crazy teenaged girl.) Dan Schneider first hired Lara Jill Miller on The Amanda Show, where she played a production staffer who frequently came on stage to give Amanda bad news.
- When Carly is playing her Violin God solo in her game, you see her also play that solo in iSaved Your Life.
- Carly's violin actually has four colored buttons (green, blue, yellow, red) on it, just like a real "Guitar Hero" controller would. Dan Schneider applauded the props department for this, saying that he loved that kind of attention to detail.
- In an extended scene from iCarly.com, we are shown when Lewbert pelted Sam and Carly with falafel balls.
- The scene of Lewbert and Marta fighting in his office originally had a bit where Marta took a can of spray paint and sprayed it all over Lewbert's television screen. Dan Schneider said that it was funny, but had to be cut for time.
- On Dan Schneider's blog, he challenged viewers to identify the cartoon playing on Lewbert's television, betting "a trillion dollars" that they couldn't. It only took six comments before somebody correctly identified the cartoon as Girly Cow. This is one of the few times the audience can see this cartoon, although it cannot be heard.
- When Marta and Lewbert are in his office, Marta attempts to reason with Lewbert to get him to go out with her, showing him that she has bought them tickets to The Seattle Philharmonic. It is a real classical orchestra, based out of Seattle; the conductor's daughter is actually a huge fan of the television show.
- This is the first time Sam breaks the fourth wall by commenting on the fantasy of other characters (in this case, Carly and Freddie's dream about life with a happy Lewbert). She would later do so again in iBalls.
- After Lewbert is knocked down by the golf balls, Carly and Sam look into the camera and say, "It's in the hole!" in a silly voice. This was a reference to the popular 1980 comedy film Caddyshack. In that movie, Bill Murray (who is one of Dan Schneider's favorite comedy actors) was famous for how he said, "It's in the hole!" On his blog, Dan Schneider stated that Miranda Cosgrove and Jennette McCurdy had never seen the film, so he had to show them how to say the line.
- When Carly and Sam see Lewbert and Marta fight, Sam comments that if it was a real television show, it would be more popular than anything on NBC.
- When the man walks past Spencer and Chuck, he has a bag of Fig Nooters, which is a parody of Fig Newtons.
- The woman who alerts Spencer and Chuck about her stolen remote controls is named "Mrs. Kravitz." This is a reference to the frantic, nosy neighbor from Bewitched played by Alice Pearce from 1964 to her death in 1966, when she was replaced by Sandra Gould.
- Lewbert used to be a male model.
- Lewbert's wart grew because of the stress from his abusive relationship with Marta.
- Lewbert says he moved to Seattle and changed his last name, but his new last name is never mentioned.
- Lewbert was run over by a car on his 7th birthday.
- Carly is 15 years old at this point of the series.
- Between two scenes, an LACMTA Metro Bus speeds in front of Bushwell Plaza. Since the series takes place in Seattle, the bus that runs in front of it should be from Sound Transit.
- After the scene in the lobby when Marta arrives, Lewbert pulls Carly into his office and the large round clock by the door reads 4:24. When Sam enters the clock still reads 4:24. As Carly tells Sam that Lewbert is in the corner rocking the clock has suddenly advanced to 4:29. Right after Lewbert says "Have you ever noticed this wart?" the clock has moved back to 4:24. After Lewbert says "It sprouted right after that devil came into my life" the clock is back to 4:29.
- In this episode there are several scenes filmed in the lobby of Bushwell Plaza when people walk in or out of the front door (first Carly and Sam, then Marta, then the police officers) - in the view looking out the front doors there is a planter box full of plants in front of the door that obscures the view of the street, whereas in exterior shots of the building there is no planter box, and the front door is clearly visible from the street.
- Carly claims she's a vegetarian, but she is shown eating meat in many episodes before, and in a credits segment, she asks Sam to order some chicken wings. However, it is likely that Carly made up that excuse to avoid touching Lewbert's wart.
- The Fig Nooter guy said he was going down to the parking garage, yet he was walking away from the elevator. He could have been walking toward a staircase or another elevator.
- Lewbert could have gotten a restraining order against Marta if she was stalking him. Marta could have also been arrested for assault and battery.
- At the end of the episode, Lewbert is taken away by the police. It is stated that he would likely get 30 days for stealing the TV remotes, and 6 months for slapping one of the police officers. However, in the very next episode, IMove Out, Freddie states that he rented his new apartment from Lewbert, indicating that Lewbert was back at Bushwell Plaza. It was never explained how he apparently avoided the expected jail sentence, or why Marta did not seem to try to retake her place in his life after he was released.
- It was also never explained how or why Lewbert was able to keep his job as doorman of Bushwell Plaza after he confessed to burglarizing the building's apartments.
To be added
- This episode marks the first appearance of Fig Nooters. This snack makes a second appearance in the episode iLove You.
All: [eating cupcakes] Mmmm ...
Sam: Aww man, I left my phone in Lewbert's office. Come help me get it??
Spencer: What kind of burglar breaks into people's apartments just to steal TV remotes?
[Sam knocks over the basket of golf balls on Lewbert's desk]
[After Carly and Freddie dream of life with a happy Lewbert]
Sam: [To Lewbert] What's wrong with you? ... I mean, other than all the usual stuff that's wrong with you.
Chuck: Hold up there, gym bag.
[Spencer grabs the bag off the man]
Sam: Marta's here!
Marta: [To Carly] You skunk-bag!
Marta: Lewbert, why would you steal TV remotes?
Related iCarly.com Blog Posts
- Carly's blog: Lewbert's Male Modeling Pics!!
See photos of iFind Lewbert's Lost Love here.