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"Fine! But I'm keeping this PearStore shirt!"
Freddie talking in dismay after being fired.

iPear Store (also known as iWork for Pear[3]) is the 5th episode of Season 5 and the 99th episode overall.[4]

Plot

Freddie gets a job at the Pear Store. When Carly, Sam, and Gibby visit him there, Sam manages to sell a computer by talking the customer into buying it instead of talking about technical details like Freddie does. Because of her talent for talking people into buying things, she is immediately hired, much to Freddie's dismay. When she gets promoted to a supervisor, Freddie complains about it and Natalie fires him. Right after he is fired, Sam quits, too.

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Subplot I

Carly meets a geeky salesman named Trey at the Pear Store and attempts to flirt with him. Trey is oblivious to her flirting at first, but eventually gets the message when Carly invites into her apartment. When Carly comes into the room, Trey tries to act smooth and loses his geek-like personality. Carly is scared by the sudden change and asks what happened to his "nerdiness." Carly then complains to Spencer and Spencer kicks him out. Trey asked for his phone back and Spencer destroys it before he gives him the pieces.

Subplot II

The fire department gets fed up with Spencer's habit of causing fires, so they refuse to respond to his calls again. In order to make it up to them, he brings the firemen brownies and agrees to doing one week of voluntary work at the fire department. However, when he sets the fire department's kitchen on fire, they throw him out and refuse to respond to his calls for good.

Subplot III

Gibby tries to buy a new case for his PearPhone 2G from a desperate salesman named Woody and eventually causes him to have a nervous breakdown.

Guest Stars

Trivia

  • The storyline for this episode was first revealed by Jennette McCurdy during one of her UStream Broadcasts.[5]
  • This is the fourth and last episode of the series (not counting iBloop and iBloop 2 - Electric Bloopaloo) that did not feature an iCarly webcast, the first three being iBeat the Heat, iLove You, and iApril Fools. iCan't Take It did feature a webcast, but it was very short and only lasted around 10 seconds.
  • This episode has a character named Lonnie, (portrayed by Fawnda McMahan) [6] and another character named Melinda (portrayed by Inda Craig-Galvan).[7]
  • Actress Ro Hill worked on this episode.[8]

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  • The working title was iWork for Pear as seen in this video. However it was confirmed as "iPear Store" at a recent poll in iCarly.com and here.
  • This is the first iCarly episode to premiere with a tiny overlay of the ending credits in the bottom-left during the final scene of the episode.
  • iPearStore trended worldwide on Twitter during its premiere night and was acknowledged by Dan Schneider himself.
  • Woody is portrayed by the same actor who played Paul (guy bothering Carly at Pini's) in iDate Sam & Freddie.
  • This episode holds the record for the most plots in an episode, with 4.
  • Dan Schneider was the man that Sam pointed out, the one that bought two laptops and the extended warranty.

Allusions

  • Pear Company is a parody of Apple Inc.
  • On a Computer you can see TheSlap.com & DanWarp Blog.
  • The Doctor Who joke is a reference to the "Who's on First?" routine by Abbott and Costello.
  • You could nearly see TheSlap.com on the computer screens in the Pear Company.
  • On the computer screen, you could see pCloud which is a parody of iCloud.
  • If you look closely (when Carly is talking to the worker from the pear store in the iCarly studio) at the monitor in the iCarly studio it says on the list of choices it says Drake & Josh and Zoey 101.
  • When Freddie first sees that Sam got the job, he says "How did... but you... how could you...?", and then Sam says "You wanna finish any of those sentences, or...?". This is a possible reference to the Drake & Josh episode "Mindy's Back", where Josh and Mindy had exactly the same type of exchange.

Character Revelations

To be added

Goofs

  • It's against the law for the fire department to refuse to help people with fires. Donker and the Fire Department had no right to refuse to help people with fires, so they could be sued.
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  • When Sam is leaving the store near the end, you can see that an actual White MacBook Pro is on display, instead of the PearBooks seen throughout the episode.
  • In real life, Spencer could have been arrested and charged with arson or attempted arson for setting the fire department's kitchen on fire, even though there was no damage done. It was an accident so there was no intent for arson or attempted arson.
  • Freddie was not allowed to leave the store with a Pear shirt, but there was no problem with Sam leaving with one.
  • Freddie said "Did you check her prison record?" A juvenile's criminal record is sealed from public view.

Running Gags

  • Woody acting desperate.
  • Customers being clueless about technology.

Series Continuity

To be added

Quotes

Chief Donker: [to Carly, after Spencer's snowwoman sculpture bursts into flames] I mean the fire department is done with you people.
Spencer: Done? I don't understan--
Chief Donker: GET BACK DOWN!


Carly: [to Trey] So ... so ... [turning his face towards herself with her hands] Soooo...
Trey: Yeah?
Carly: Whatcha doin' tomorrow night?
Trey: There's a Doctor Who marathon on TV.
Carly: And?
Trey: [sounding confused] I'm gonna watch it.
Carly: Oh, well, I wouldn't mind watching a little Doctor Foo.
Trey: [looking annoyed] Who.
Carly: [in a flirty voice] Me!
Trey: No, Doctor Who.
Carly: I don't know, you brought it up.
Trey: I'm confused.


Stupid Customer: Wait, what if I wanna ...
Sam: Aw, man, just get the new one!


Freddie: How did … but you … how could you ...
Sam: You wanna finish any of those sentences, or ...?


Carly: [to Spencer] You started a fire at the fire department?
Spencer: [pauses while covered in soot] Well ... yeah.


[Trey is chasing Carly down to the loft, Carly runs behind Spencer for protection]
Carly: Spencer! Spencer!
Spencer: Yeah? Woah, woah, woah, what's going on?
Carly: He tried to put his lips on my face!
Spencer: Her FACE?!!
Trey: She-she said- [Spencer quickly grabs Trey's arm and puts it in a lock behind his back]
Spencer: [Softly] Carly, please get the door. [Carly opens the door]
Spencer: [to Trey] Well, thanks for coming by, whoever you are. I hope my foot doesn't hurt your butt when I do this! [kicks him out the door]


Natalie: Okay, you're fired.
Freddie: [flinches] Ah … but … how ... fine! I'll leave! But I am keeping this PearStore shirt!
Natalie: Kevin, get the shirt.
Freddie: Kevin, come on! You're my friend! [his PearStore shirt is forced off of him] This isn't over!
Natalie: Why? What's left?
Freddie: I ... Nothing, it's over. [walks out of the store]
Sam: [going after Freddie] Dude! [turns to Natalie with a worried expression on her face] Don't you think you were a little rough on him?
Natalie: Aaaah, who cares?
Sam: [thinking for a second] Yeah ...[moving towards the door] I'll be right back.
Natalie: I'll never see you again, will I?
Sam: [without turning] Nope! [loops PearStore lanyard over her head and drops it on the ground behind her as she walks out]


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Reception

  • This episode premiered to 2.75 million viewers.[2] However, a repeat of the episode following the Victorious special Tori Goes Platinum had 2.899 million viewers, slightly more than the original airing.[9]
  • According to Dan, this episode topped the iTunes Charts (for Children's Television).[10]

Gallery

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See photos of iPear Store here.
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See videos of iPear Store here.

External Links

References

ved iCarly episodes
Season One
iPilotiWant More ViewersiDream of DanceiLike JakeiWanna Stay With SpenceriNeveliScream On HalloweeniSpy a Mean TeacheriWill Date FreddieiWant a World RecordiRue The DayiPromise Not to TelliAm Your Biggest FaniHeart ArtiHate Sam's BoyfriendiHatch ChicksiDon't Want to FightiPromote TechfootsiGot DetentioniStakeoutiMight Switch SchoolsiFenceiCarly Saves TViWin a DateiHave a Lovesick Teacher
Season Two
iSaw Him FirstiStage An InterventioniOwe YouiHurt LewbertiGo To JapaniPieiChristmasiKissiGive Away a CariRocked the VoteiMeet FrediLook AlikeiWant My Website BackiMake Sam GirlieriGo NucleariDate A Bad BoyiReunite With MissyiTake on DingoiMust Have Locker 239iTwinsiFight Shelby Marx
Season Three
iThink They KissediCookiSpeed DateiCarly AwardsiHave My PrincipalsiFind Lewbert's Lost LoveiMove OutiQuit iCarlyiSaved Your LifeiWas A Pageant GirliEnrage GibbyiSpace OutiFix a Pop StariBloopiWon't Cancel The ShowiBelieve In BigfootiPsychoiBeat the Heat
Season Four
iGot A Hot RoomiSam's MomiGet PrankyiSell Penny-TeesiDoiStart a FanwariHire An IdiotiPity The NeveliOMGiParty with VictoriousiLost My MindiDate Sam & FreddieiCan't Take ItiLove YouiQiBloop 2 - Electric BloopalooiStill PsychoiBallsiMeet The First LadyiToe Fat Cakes
Season Five
iApril FoolsiGo One DirectioniOpen A RestaurantiHalfoweeniPear StoreiBattle ChipiShock AmericaiGet BannediFind Spencer FriendsiRescue CarlyiLost My Head in VegasiBust a ThiefiGoodbye
Films & Specials
iGo To JapaniDate a Bad BoyiFight Shelby MarxiQuit iCarlyiPsychoiStart a FanwariParty with VictoriousiStill PsychoiShock AmericaiGoodbye
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