"And... we're clear. "
iGoodbye  is a special that contains the 14th and 15th episodes of Season 5 and the 108th-109th episodes overall, being the last episode of the series. This episode marks the series finale of iCarly. When it premiered, it hit a 1.2 rating with 6.43 million viewers. It marks as the highest rated episode in 15 months.
Carly is looking forward to going to a father-daughter Air Force dance with her dad, but to finding out that he is unable to make it home for the dance, she becomes extremely unhappy. Spencer offers to take her to this dance and even sacrifices canceling an important date. However, Lewbert sneezes on Spencer and causes him to become very ill, making it nearly impossible for him to go. Not even to the fact of Freddie and Gibby offering to take her can cheer Carly up in this depressing situation (though she does at least make it clear that she certainly appreciates the gesture)--the dance itself is supposed to be a "father-and-daughter" event, and after this year, she'll be too old to attend the dance. As Carly sits there crying, her dad unexpectedly comes in. Everyone's surprised but happy to see him, and Colonel Shay and his daughter happily go to the dance. After the dance, Carly is looking forward to spending time with her dad, but he says he has to leave again the same night to go to a military base all the way over in Italy. Seeing how sad his daughter is, Colonel Shay offers to have her live on the base with him, and adds that lots of the military officials' families (including their kids) live on the base with them. Carly's a little unsure of what to do, but Spencer and the others encourage her to go to Italy, with Sam assuring her that the internet will still be there once she gets back from Italy. Carly ultimately agrees to go after her dad adds that if she comes with him, she'll be able to meet lots of good-looking Italian guys. iCarly gang does a special webcast, during which they explain that the show will be put on hiatus while Carly's in Italy with her dad and thank all their fans for their love and support for the show--they have Colonel Shay come on the show as a special guest star, and during the webcast, Spencer finally reveals to his dad that he dropped out of law school, and Colonel Shay nearly strangles his son out of anger.
After the webcast, Carly says goodbye to Spencer and her friends before she and dad get to the airport and board the plane for the military base in Italy. During the goodbyes, Colonel Shay seems to have forgiven Spencer for dropping out of law school and the father-and-son both acknowledge that Spencer probably wouldn't have been a very good lawyer.
The episode has three subplots:
- 1.) Spencer's friend, Socko, wants to give his cousin, Ryder, a 1964 Sterling motorcycle as a birthday, and Sam, who's really into motorcycles, helps Spencer fix up the bike. However, once the bike is ready, Spencer reveals that Socko and Ryder got into a fight, so Socko won't be giving his cousin the motorcycle. Sam, at first, gets mad at Spencer for not telling her that before, but Spencer explains that he wants Sam to have the bike (especially with how hard she worked on it), which she happily accepts.
- 2.) Freddie gets a gigantic new phone from his mother and is constantly made fun of by everyone.
- 3.) Gibby gets a new replica of his head, but gets stuck in the replication machine. When he gets out, the owner of the shop gives him the head replica for free and also his pet weasel, which he hates anyway.
- A brand new opening sequence for this episode was created. This features the words "iCarly.com" replaced with "iGoodbye" at the start of the sequence, and clips of characters in the pilot for their respective cards, except for Noah Munck as Gibby, which features the notable clip of Gibby dancing shirtless on top of a table.
- iGoodbye trended on Twitter on its premiere night.
- There was a longer version of the scene where Carly and Sam eat cake batter. They have a longer conversation as seen in a sneak peek.
- This is the second intro that has flashbacks for each credit except Noah. First was in iApril Fools
- Nathan was given some props from set during this last episode. Freddie's little glow sticks he has on his laptop, a paper-thin Pearphone insert, and a food scale that was in the Shay kitchen, which now belongs to his mom.
- In the scene where Carly and Sam, the gang does a group hug and walk together while still until Carly and Sam are in the elevator. This hugging bit originated in the 1970s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show and has also been done in an episode of Friends and Hannah Montana.
- According to Nathan, as part of the cast a Twist magazine interview on-set, this episode was originally a half hour, but they decided to extend it because of all the information and antics in the storyline.
- The title was first confirmed by a tweet from BooG!e at the last table read.
- This episode was first due to air on November 24th, but was replaced with the premieres of Victorious and Marvin Marvin.
- At the time this episode aired, iCarly was the longest running live-action, non-sketch comedy Nickelodeon show in terms of episodes - 109 in total.
- iCarly held the record since March 2011 when it surpassed The Secret World of Alex Mack, which closed at 78 episodes.
- However, this record was surpassed by Henry Danger when its 110th episode was released on September 21st, 2019.
- Wesley was set to appear in this episode portrayed by Victor Kelso but did not.
- Ms. Briggs and Lewbert appear in this episode after being absent since iApril Fools.
- This marks the final appearances of Carly Shay, Sam Puckett, Spencer Shay, Freddie Benson and Gibby Gibson as main characters and Marissa Benson, T-Bo, Ms. Briggs, and Lewbert as recurring characters.
- This marks the first and only physical appearance of Colonel Shay, Carly's and Spencer's dad.
- Dan Schneider's wife Lisa Lillien was an extra as stated in the comments. She posts "I am basically an extra. I might have one line if I behave... ;)", and, in another comment, she states "I'll be making an itty bitty appearance in the finale."
- There have been references to her show Hungry Girl and her name in previous iCarly, but this is the first time Lillien has made a cameo on the show as an iCarly character appropriately having the same first name.
- The Hungry Girl logo appears on an airplane.
- Dan also stated on his blog that Lisa provided the voice for the flight attendant on the plane.
- In reply to a fan, Dan revealed that "The last new word spoken by a character in the final episode of iCarly is the word "out"." The word "out" was part of Sam yelling "Get out!" to Lewbert.
- Sam Puckett moves to a spin-off show, Sam & Cat. Gibby was supposed to move to a series called Gibby, but Nickelodeon did not green light the show.
- Sam driving away marks the start of Sam & Cat.
- Freddie's Samsun Gemini Maxpad is a parody of the Samsung Galaxy Note I and II tablet series.
- Gibby questions Freddie about his random Spanish outbursts in this episode, but Freddie is interrupted so we never hear his answer.
- Dan Schneider appears as a mechanic named Meekalito.
- Colonel Shay finally finds out that Spencer dropped out of law school.
- When Carly logs onto her computer at the end of the episode, Dan Schneider's Twitter page is shown: on it are tweets thanking the writers and cast members for working on iCarly.
- References to other episodes include:
- iPilot: Mrs. Briggs appears in the first scene of the episode, Carly wears her crazy hat for the party, Carly and Sam remember Mrs. Briggs "crazy pointy boobs" and the squirrel camera is seen near the coach (and when Spencer picks it up at the end of the episode, it fittingly catches on fire). Also, Carly, Sam, Freddie and Spencer remember of the plans for the first iCarly webcast. In the first scene, the picture of Ms. Briggs' head on the body of a rhinoceros from the first episode can be seen on the wall in the background.
- iLook Alike: Spencer's giant "Newton's Balls" are seen near the stairs.
- iGot a Hot Room: The gummy lamp is on a shelf near the bathroom.
- iGet Pranky: Sam listens to The Joke is on You while fixing Spencer's motorcycle.
- iDo: Sam says Spencer's butt is flat.
- iLove You: When Sam calls Freddie, he asks Sam if she is wanting them to come back together.
- iGo One Direction: Gibby asks Spencer if the motorcycle is an exercise machine. In iGo One Direction, Gibby asks Spencer if his exercise machine is a motorcycle.
- The final segment of iCarly is a stealthy goodbye and tribute to the fans of iCarly (both the show and the fictional webshow) especially when Sam and Carly say their goodbyes.
- The last dialogue of the episode is "And we're clear." as said by Freddie. Since it is a sound bite of a voice-over and not really said, the last real line would be "GET OUT!!" as yelled by Sam to Lewbert in the elevator.
- The episode was promoted as the iCarly Finale Special.
- The episode is the 97th whole episode to air.
- The license plate on the red car at the end of this episode reads "ICARLY".
- The week before iGoodbye was shown, this episode was a trend on TheSlap.com, where Tori, André and others mentioned their favorite moments of iCarly. Tori mentioned iParty, André mentioned Harper from iCarly Saves TV (both André and Harper were played by Leon Thomas III) and Lane mentioned the first season moment, when Sam was dancing with her teacher. He noticed:" Some people think that we are twins!" (Both Lane and Sam's teacher are played by the same actor).
- Two days before the Philippines airing, Nickelodeon Philippines had started a promo that the lucky winner will receive a prop from iCarly as a prize.
- This was the series finale.
- The last kiss of the series was in this episode between Carly and Freddie. (Creddie).
- When Freddie is getting a new case for his phone the pink PearPhone on the Pear Store one of the apps is 'iCarly', It can be seen right at the side.
- Throughout this episode, Sam wears a black and white striped sweater, although it was said in "iTwins" that she hates stripes.
- This episode was filmed in late June 2012, though the final scenes of Sam riding out of Seattle were not filmed until September 2012.
- Sam is the last character shown on-screen in iCarly. This was done to symbolise the segue into Sam & Cat. She is also the final character shown on-screen when you include the ending credits.
|Canada||YTV||December 1, 2012||iGoodbye|
|Nickelodeon (UK & Ireland)||April 5, 2013|
|Nickelodeon (Netherlands)||April 12, 2013||Afscheid|
|Germany||Nickelodeon (Germany)||Ciao Carly|
|Poland||Nickelodeon (Poland)||April 13, 2013||iGoodbye|
|Latin America||Nickelodeon (Latin America)||April 25, 2013||El adiós|
|Brazil||Nickelodeon (Brazil)||O Adeus|
|Spain||Nickelodeon (Spain)||April 26, 2013||Adiós iCarly|
|Portugal||Nickelodeon (Portugal)||Adeus iCarly|
|Hungary||Nickelodeon (CEE)||April 28, 2013||Búcsú|
|Southeast Asia||Nickelodeon (Southeast Asia)||May 31, 2013||iGoodbye|
|Greece||Nickelodeon (Greece)||October 7, 2013||εγώ αντίο|
|Japan||NHK||December 7, 2013||「さよならカーリー|
|France||Nickelodeon (France)||27 February 2015||Au revoir|
- During the theme song for this episode, if one looks very closely just before Noah Munck's name is "clicked" onto the screen, two mouse cursors can be seen for a brief second.
- After Carly leaves in her pajamas, Spencer appears from his room very sick, rolls over the couch onto the floor then knocks the coffee table over and leaves it lying on its side. But in the next shot, just as Carly returns, the coffee table is standing up again in its usual place, then in the next shot when Carly walks past the coffee table it is now lying upside down.
- The animal in the cage that is given to Gibby by the salesman in the mall is obviously not a weasel - it is a ferret.
- If Gibby had already gotten a head before, then salesman would have recognized him, unless it was a different salesman.
- Sam would've needed a licence to drive the motorcycle.
- Gibby should have already known that Spencer wasn't Carly's father since he helped out with the webcast in iMeet The First Lady.
- Sam rides out of Seattle without packing. However, in the Pilot episode of Sam & Cat, she was wearing different clothes.
- She may have bought new clothes while riding to Los Angeles.
- Oddly, her clothes in this episode are seen at the beginning of #FavoriteShow, on the sofa-bed.
Freddie: [to T-bo on phone] Hey T-bo, what's up? No, I didn't take your shampoo...why would I... [Carly and Sam giggle at him] I'll call you back.[Carly and Sam continue to giggle]
Freddie: [to the girls] What, jealous of my new phone?
Sam: That's a phone?
Carly: We thought it was a windshield from a bus. [Carly and Sam rub their hips together] Whoo.
Ms. Briggs: Shouldn't you girls be getting to class by now?
Sam: Shouldn't you be married by now?
Carly: Well, good to see you Ms. Briggs!
[Ms. Briggs walks away while Carly and Sam stares at her]
Carly: Her boobs really are pointy.
Sam: They're like weapons...
Carly: [looks at Spencer] Who's all handsome in his fancy tuxedo?
Spencer: [points to himself] Me!
Sam: [on the phone to Freddie] I need to talk to you about something important.
Freddie: What? You wanna get back together?
Sam: What?....Wait...Do you?
Freddie: [nervously] It's just that...[pauses, then changes the subject]...What's up?
Carly: [crying] I don't want to go to the dance with anyone.
Colonel Shay: [not seen saying it, heard from background] Not even me?
Carly: [turns around] DAD! [runs to him]
Gibby: So, Spencer's not her dad?
Sam & Freddie: [both turn their heads and give him an exasperated look]
Gibby: [Reacting to Col. Shay leaving] Wow, way to bring us all down.
Carly: Listen. Doing iCarly for you guys has meant so, so much to me. And, it's changed my life.
Sam: You need to meet our very special guest.
Carly: My dad!
Sam: [pushes applause button on remote while she and Carly clap] Whoo!
Baby Spencer: Hahaha.
Sam: [as Cowboy] What in the blazes are you doing?
Carly: [as Idiot Farm Girl, tickling the false mustache] I'm tickling your squirrel.
Carly: And this has been....
Carly and Sam together: [in a sad tone]...iCarly.
Carly: [Walks through door, to Freddie] Hi.
Freddie: [turns to Carly, smiling] Oh hey. How goes it?
Carly: I'm leaving in a few minutes.
Freddie: Yeah I know. You don't wanna be late, or you dad is gonna be wazzed off!
Carly: You know, you don't have to take all your tech stuff home tonight
Freddie: Yeah I know. I figured I might as well get a head start. Tomorrow, I promised Gibby I help him do some research on the proper care and feeding of weasels, so, I figured the sooner I get this equipment out of here, the sooner I can take down to the...... [Carly stops him by creasing her fingers on his hand and Freddie looks up and Carly kisses him. Freddie puts his hand on her waist. The two then awkwardly pull away and clear their throats]
Carly: [smiles and blushes] So, I'm gonna grab my bags and head downstairs.
Freddie: Why don't I help you with those bags?
Carly: Yeah that'd be nice. [Carly exits the studio and Freddie follows her out, putting his hands up in the air as a happy gesture]
Colonel Shay: You would have been a GREAT lawyer.
Spencer: I would have been the WORST lawyer.
Colonel Shay: I know.
Carly: [in the elevator with Sam, about to cry, looking at everyone] I love you guys.
Freddie: [voice-over] And we're clear.. (Last line of the series)
Freddie: [in flashback to iPilot] You're gonna need a technical producer right? To set up the lights, audio, work the camera....
Gibby: [starts to cry]
Carly: Awwww Gibby! don't be like that. One more for the road?
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- Jennette said in a November 2012 Fanlala print interview that "It’s always hard talking about this. The final week was brutal, we got really emotional whether it was in front of the cameras or in the middle of a read. It was nice, though, when we realized that we were not saying goodbye. We were just saying goodbye to a part of our lives. In fact, I was just with Miranda yesterday. I visited her house, we spent the night and went to dinner".
- Jennette posted on her Official Facebook Fan page, "Just did a late-night iCarly table read for our final episode. What a heart breaking experience. I love my iCarlys."
- On June 13th, BooG!e tweeted "Headed to our last table read...for our last episode...this is gonna b TUFF...iCarly 4EVER".
- Dan tweeted "Okay... deep breaths... deep breaths... (sigh) #BitterSweet" and this the night before saying, "Wow. Just did a late night iCarly script read - whole cast. Lots of laughs (and many other emotions). If I was a drinker, I'd need a drink."
- Jerry tweeted, "Don’t worry everybody, there are still many more iCarly’s to see, we’re just shooting the last one this week, it’s very bitter sweet. :)" and also said "This final episode of iCarly is like swimming across an ocean of tears. So difficult, so fun, so memorable. #iGoodbye"
- Miranda tweeted, "Hardest week of my life. Filming the last episode of iCarly."
- Noah tweeted Crazy sad week. So many tears. We've all been together for so long, insane to see this coming to an end. I'll miss all 5 of you.
- Nathan tweeted, "Thank you guys for all the love and support. This is absolutely the hardest week of my life. Trying to soak up every last second..."
- Dan Schneider posted several pictures on Facebook from the days shooting.
- On June 20th, Miranda tweeted "On my way to work! It's the last day of iCarly. I'm gonna miss it so much #iGoodbye"
- Dan tweeted "Intense day today. But many NEW @iCarly episodes coming your way. BIG, FUN episodes! New ones will be airing this fall! :)"
- Noah tweeted "On my way to the iCarly set for the last day of shooting..... #iGoodbye"
- BooG!e tweeted "Driving onto the iCarly set for the last time...."
- Nathan tweeted "Heading to the iCarly set for the very last time. I can't even begin to describe how much I'll miss it. #iGoodbye..."
- Jennette tweeted "Last day working on iCarly. Oh geez."
- BooG!e tweeted “I love clothes and fashion...I have over 3,000 pairs of shoes...a plethora of hats ...watches...Jackets...back packs etc...some I've had for years while others r new editions to the arsenal....today I took off a shirt that I'll never wear again...I had no idea when I first put this shirt on that SOOO much love would follow....I had no idea that it would b a part of my life for 5years...with this shirt came a FAMILY...NOT fans or cast mates or even crew....FAMILY! I thank you ALL for allowing me to make u laugh...smile and of course say WTF lol. Thank you for letting me entertain you 😊❤” followed by "And that's a Series Wrap for BooG!e"
- Jennette tweeted "Getting ready to tape our last iCarly scene ever. I love and will miss my iCarly family so truly. They are supreme."
- Dan tweeted "Oh my god. #NoWords"
- Nathan tweeted "Even though I won't forget, I just don't want this to end just yet. No, not just yet." and also "But if I had one chance to freeze time, and stand still, and soak in everything... I'd choose right now."
- Noah tweeted "Officially wrapped! Hard to believe its over."
- Jennette mentioned in an article with Teen Vogue ""We have a crossover episode with Jimmy Fallon where the iCarly cast goes to New York to be on his show. It's probably one of my favorite episodes ever. We have an episode where Emma Stone makes an appearance—she plays a mega iCarly fan and is so funny. Our final episode has a good closer for the iCarly fans that have been with us from the beginning. There will be some questions answered and tears shed!" about the final episodes of the show 
- Noah mentioned "All these years, we've grown together like brothers and sisters," he said. "It's so fun working every day with my best friends...And even though Noah loves showing up to work with his best buds every day, he agreed that this was the right time for the final iCarly curtain to fall. "We want to end on a high note, [and] we don't want to overstay our welcome. We're at the top, so that's where we want to stop!" to Nick.com about his castmates and the series finale.
- Jennette did an interview with WaveLink Radio mentioned that they ended a show on a high and there was definitely an emotional atmosphere on-set.
- Jennette said in an interview with J-14 about this episode that there was "...A lot of tears. Going in the morning, we were all okay. But then toward the end of the day as we were taping our last scene, me and Miranda [Cosgrove], we just lost it. We'd both cry and look at each other and cry some more. We were distraught. And then Jerry [Trainor] started crying, and that's when you really know something's bad because I didn't think it was possible for water to come out of him, but it happened. I think the sadness was short-lived because a week later we realized we're still going to see each other all the time. We were like, 'Wait, this isn't bad at all.' But it was very hard that day because it was the end of the 'iCarly' world. " 
See the gallery for this episode, here.
See videos for this episode here
- Jennette McCurdy's interview talking with Time For Kids about the last episode, her character and more
- Jennette & Noah's joint-interview with OCRegister.com about this episode
- alexwald14's iCarly News and Reviews summary
- Dan's iGoodbye Fun Facts