As a surprise for Spencer, the iCarly gang invites Harry Joyner, Spencer's art idol, to the apartment, but the plan backfires after Harry criticizes Spencer's sculptures instead of praising them. This causes Spencer to become deeply depressed. To make it up to him, Carly decides to showcase all of Spencer's sculptures on iCarly, but despite the sculptures on the webcast getting many positive comments, Spencer decides to give up on art to become a dental assistant. Carly and her friends try to help him to get back to his old self by convincing Harry Joyner to admit he actually likes Spencer's sculptures. Harry Joyner eventually admits that Spencer's sculptures are good, and he lied because he was jealous that Spencer's sculptures are better than his own recent works.
Meanwhile, Sam tries to resist the temptation to insult Freddie for a whole week, or she will have to pay him $5.00 for each insult after Freddie bets her she can't do it, which almost drives her insane. When a dentist pays Spencer to make a sculpture, he splits the money with Carly, Sam, and Freddie, and Sam uses her $40 to insult Freddie.
- Mrs. Benson carries a bag called, Chips A'Soy, a parody of the popular cookie brand, Chips Ahoy. It seems a bit out of character, since it is unlikely she would eat this kind of fatty snack, or allow it around the house for Freddie, since she is known to be very health-conscious.
- Two family members of Sam are revealed: Greg Pattillo as Sam's cousin, and an unnamed cousin who is in jail.
- Harry Joyner could possibly be a play on the name Jerry Trainor.
- Greg Patillo is a real person who beatboxes while playing the flute on YouTube. He portrays himself in the episode.
- Just before Carly comes into the studio, Freddie can be seen playing a blue Nintendo GameBoy Advance SP.
- This is the first time the Video Squirrel has appeared since iPilot.
- Carly and Sam were driven by Pam. But, in iMust Have Locker 239, Freddie worried after Sam said that her mom is driving her because of the fact that she got an eye surgery. In this episode, Pam is not a bad driver.
- This is the first time that someone criticizes Spencer's artwork, the second being the art critic in iEnrage Gibby.
- One of the art students is played by Yvette Nicole Brown, who Schneider fans will recognize as Helen Dubois (the movie theater manager at The Premiere) from Drake & Josh, while others will recognize her as Shirley Bennett on Community.
- At the human sculpture, the two-wheeled vehicle that Harry is driving is called a Segway.
- Before you see Spencer in the dental office for the first time, outside the building it says, "Scheider's Medical Complex," a reference to the creator Dan Schneider.
- When Sam is insulting Freddie at the end, she pays him for a total of 8 insults ($40) but only insults him 7 times ($35), unless "Did I make fun of your butt yet? It's oddly shaped" counts as 2 separate insults.
Carly : It was really nice of your mom to give me a ride home from school.
Sam : Eh, she just likes me hanging out with you 'cause she thinks it'll keep me out of jail.
Freddie: Do you even know what Harry Joyner looks like?
Carly: Yeah, you know, he looks like a man, with a face and hair...
Sam: Yeah, I have an uncle that looks a lot like that.
Freddie : That is so cool!
Sam : You know what else is cool?
Freddie : What?
Sam : Not you!
Freddie: Hey. [nudges Sam with his foot] You wanna go to the Galaxy Wars convention this weeked? I'm dressing up as Nug-Nug from the planet Zorkon.
Sam: I'm not gonna insult ya, Freddie. You're not getting five bucks outta me.
Freddie: [sighs] When I grow up, I wonder what kinda girl would wanna marry me.
Sam: [grabs cushion and starts biting it to stop herself from insulting Freddie]
Freddie: After I take a shower, my mom makes me sign a piece of paper promising that I shampooed twice.
Sam: [sets pillow down and screams into it while pounding her limbs on the floor].
Carly: Should I call an ambulance?
Carly: Hello, people of Earth who own computers!
Sam: Congratulations, you have just signed on to iCarly.com!
Carly: So kick back, take off your socks, and enjoy this fine webcast!
Sam: I'm Carly!
Carly: And I'm Sam!
[Carly and Sam switch places]
Carly: I'm Carly!
Sam: And I'm Sam!
Carly & Sam: We were momentarily confused!
[showing Spencer´s art on her webcast]
Carly: Look at this next sculpture.
Sam: It's a robot...
Carly: Made out of soda bottles.
Sam: His eyes light up red...
Carly: Whether he's angry or not.
Sam: Now, this sculpture is called...
Carly: The Bottle Bot.
Sam: Not to be confused with "Bubble-butt," which is what I call our teacher, the horrible Ms. Briggs.
Carly: Why say that live on the web? She already hates you.
Sam: Which means I have nothing to lose!!
[Carly tries to cheer up Spencer]
Carly: Read these, the thousands of people are saying they love your sculptures!
Spencer: Then give 'em to those people 'cause I got myself a new job.
Sam: Like a REAL job?
Carly: You can't have a real job, you're Spencer!
Mrs. Benson: Freddie, you didn't sign the shampoo agreement. How do I know if you double pooed?
[Sam stares at them incredulously]
Freddie: [Looking at Sam] You thought I was kidding.
Spencer: Should I use more here?
Joyner: Don't ask me! You use as much as you need!
Spencer: But I want your opinion!
Joyner: You don't need my opinion!
Spencer: I crave it!
Joyner: I crave a hamburger!
Spencer: I'll make you a hamburger as soon as we're done!
Joyner: All right.
Freddie: I would've been here sooner, but, uh, I was helping my mom knit a sweater. Any comment Sam?
Sam: Aw, please let me insult you once for free!
Freddie: Nope! Five bucks an insult!
Sam: Then I think it's very sweet you were helping your mommy knit.
Sam: You're just lucky I'm broke.
Sam : Did I make fun of your butt yet?
Sam : And now that I have 40 bucks ... [Hands $5 to Freddie] You're a nerd.
Freddie : [Takes the money and smiles] Thank you.
Sam : [Continues handing Freddie money] Your breath smells like dead feet.
Freddie : Sure.
Sam : No girl will ever want you.
Freddie : Noted.
Sam : I don't like your pants.
Freddie : Fair enough.
Sam : If you were a country, you'd be El Salvadork.
Freddie : Clever.
Freddie : Nope.
Sam : It's oddly shaped.
Freddie : Keep going.
Sam : So's your head.
Freddie : Awesome!
Freddie: Aww, I think someone needs a hug.
Carly: [hugging for a long time] Uh, Freddie? Freddie, we can un-hug now.
Freddie: Please let this last.
Carly: Spencer, it's been 4 hours. I think you need to get off the table.
Spencer: Why? Is Santa Claus here to tell me I'm ugly, and have no friends?
[Carly starts trying to get Spencer off the table]
Carly: Spencer, get up, come on.
Carly: You need to get off the table. Come on, get up, get up.
Spencer: No, I'm comfy right here. [falls to the floor] (flatly) Ow.
Carly: You weren't supposed to fall on the floor.
Spencer: (still flatly) Well, you know- gravity.
[Carly helps Spencer stand up]
Carly: So Harry Joyner didn't like your art. He's one person.
Spencer: Yeah. My number one idol in the art world, and he thinks my sculptures are amateurish, and not good. This may be the worst thing that's happened in my life. It's like a giant rain cloud has opened up above me, and- [he giggles when Carly starts tickling him] No, don't! This isn't funny!
[Spencer runs for his room off-screen, with Carly following]
[A door closes off-screen]
Carly: Spencer, open the door.
Spencer: I wanna be alone!
Related iCarly.com blog posts
Sam's blog: Sam's Insults
See photos for this episode here.