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"Well, do you think you could help us get out of a contract?"
Freddie to Spencer regarding the contract.

iPromote Techfoots (originally titled as iGot a Sponsor) is the eighteenth episode of the first season of iCarly.

Plot

A shoe company, Daka Shoes, wants iCarly to promote their brand-new shoe, the "Techfoot." The iCarly gang accepts the offer, but the shoe turns out to have multiple technological defects, and they start losing viewers from angry Techfoot buyers.

The techfoot

They try to get out of the contract, but Greg Horvath, the president of Daka, threatens to sue them if they do. Using Spencer's law book from his three days of law school, they find that iCarly has to comment on the Techfoots "in a positive way" in order to not break the contract. So, they reveal the flaws of the shoes by making sarcastic positive comments about them in the process. The Daka executives then begrudgingly pay them $30,000 to stop talking about the shoes completely.

Carly,Sam And Freddie's Reaction

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Subplot

Spencer gets frustrated with public transportation and tries other means to get around the city. However, all his attempts end up with his mode of transportation getting destroyed or him getting injured. After helping Carly and her friends get out of the contract with Daka, she buys him a motorcycle with the money Daka paid her in return.

Guest Stars

Trivia

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  • Daka shoes were previously mentioned in the Drake & Josh episodes, "Really Big Shrimp" and "All That" as the providers/producers of The Brute.

Spencer's motorcycle.

  • In the video, where Horvath shows the girls on how to promote the shoes, "Fake Carly's" voice is panned hard left and "Fake Sam's" voice is panned hard right in the stereo field.
  • This is the first episode that iCarly is asked to endorse something.
  • Sam doesn't do anything physical to Freddie in this episode.
  • Carly's bag of Mercedes Lens was later shown being held by Cat in the Sam & Cat episode "#MagicATM."

Allusions

  • Daka shoes could possibly be a parody of Nike shoes.
  • The store Mercedes-Lens is a parody of the German car company Mercedes-Benz.
  • As Carly enters her apartment, she sings "I'm a rich girl", which may be a reference to the song "Rich Girl" by Hall & Oates.

Character Revelations

  • Sam (and, by extension, probably her later-revealed twin sister Melanie) was born on a bus.
  • Spencer's friend Socko has a brother named Tyler who makes flashy neckties.

Goofs

  • During their first visit to the office of Daka Shoes, Sam walks in with a sandwich and sits down with the sandwich in front of her with the partly-eaten side towards her. But right after Carly says "Let's go over the game plan" Sam's sandwich has suddenly turned around so the partly-eaten side now faces away from her. As Sam says "I would hate for anyone to think I'm pushy" the sandwich is whole again. After Greg Horvath says "Deal, we will pay you $100,000" Sam is taking a bite out of the sandwich and starts choking - but after a change in camera angle the partly-eaten sandwich suddenly changes into a whole sandwich again, then just as suddenly changes back to a partly-eaten sandwich.
  • When they're filming their webcast, Sam says, "just shove your toes through the front like this". Then when Spencer re-plays it, "to cool 'em off", is added to it.
  • When they are filming their webcast, after Freddie says "It wipes out your entire hard drive", Sam says, "isn't that great". Then when Spencer re-plays it, Carly adds, "like a magic eraser!" between these 2 lines.
  • In this episode, Freddie states they had recently had their largest audience ever for iCarly, 355,000 viewers. However, in iSpy a Mean Teacher, the screen says that webcast gained over 500,000 viewers.
  • Spencer was on his way to the art museum, fell asleep on the bus, and woke up in Vancouver, Canada. However Seattle city buses do not go anywhere near Vancouver. To get from Seattle to Vancouver he would have to purchase a ticket in advance and board a long-distance bus (e.g. Greyhound) and he would be woken up at the border to show identification.
  • Spencer claims Canadians are passing off sliced ham as "some kind of fancy bacon". However ham and bacon are entirely different products - ham is cooked during processing and hence sliced ham comes ready to eat, whereas bacon is not cooked and must be cooked before eating.
  • Daka Shoes has Carly, Freddie and Sam sign contracts. However in most jurisdictions people have to be over the age of majority to sign contracts, hence any contracts they signed would probably have no force or effect.
  • In widescreen international airings, during the opening titles, the iCarly logo does not appear.[2]

Running Gags

  • Every time Greg Horvath tells Braxley not to do something or somehow insults him, Braxley says, "I'm stupid."
  • Spencer's attempts to find an alternative to taking the bus end with some kind of mishap.
  • The iCarly gang requesting to be paid in cash every time Greg Horvath offers to pay them with a cheque.
  • Sonya mispronouncing "blueberry muffins."

Series Continuity

  • The defective Techfoots return in iSell Penny-Tees, when Carly and Sam sell them online. According to Freddie, "iCarly is not responsible for damage caused to your feet, toes, or central nervous system."
  • Spencer's motorbike was later stolen / borrowed by Griffin in iDate a Bad Boy.
  • This is the first episode to feature the PearPhone because you can see it in Carly's hand. In previous episodes, she was seen with a blue Motorola RAZR.

Quotes

Sam: [groans] I am so hungry!
Carly: Then go make something!
Sam: [groans] I am so lazy!


Carly: I cant believe you went to Canada.
Spencer: Well it wasn't a total loss. I bought Canadian bacon while I was there!


Spencer: Awh! This is just sliced ham! How dare those Canadians try to pass this off as some fancy bacon. (Starts eating the ham)


Carly: [While being handed money] This is fun. This is a fun time.


Carly: [singing ] And I bought some stuff 'cause you know I got paid the other day.
[stops singing and knocks on Freddie's apartment door]
Carly: Freddie, come over.
[resumes singing]
Carly: I'm havin' fun with DAKA's money. Spendin' a ton of DAKA's money, I'm a rich girl...


Spencer: I made myself this bike out of parts I found at the junkyard!
Freddie: What's wrong with the bike you already have?
Spencer: I don't have a bike.
Carly: Yeah, you do; its hanging in the kitchen right there.
[A yellowish bike is seen hanging in the kitchen]
Spencer: Well, too late now ...


Sonya, Sam's personal Chef.


Sam: Carly, Freddie, this is Sonya, my personal chef.
Sonya: Ya-hoo!
Carly: What?!
Freddie: You hired a personal chef?!
Sam: Well, my mom doesn't feed me ... and since I got some real money now, why not? Sonya, please make me a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato.
Sonya: Yes, Miss Sam!
Carly: I like grilled cheese sandwiches with tomatoes.
Sam: Make that two, please.
Sonya: Yes, Miss Sam!
Freddie: [smiles hopefully] I like grilled cheese sandwiches with tomatoes.
Sam: Tough nubs! [Freddie's smile deflates]


Spencer: I need some milk ...
Carly: What happened to your homemade bike?
Spencer: I chained up by the curb for few minutes and one of those street sweeper truck things came by and sucked it right in!
Carly: Well, maybe you should just start riding the bus again?
Spencer: Not gonna happen. I'll just get around the old fashioned way.
Sam: You're gonna walk everywhere?
Spencer: Nope, I'm gonna blade.


Spencer: [Struggling to stay upright on roller blades] If you need me I'll be at the gym! [Keeps falling down on his way from the kitchen to the door] You get the door!


Mr. Horvath: Problems? Like ... ?
Sam: Well, first, they squeak really bad.
Freddie: And the Wi-Fi crashed my computer!
Sam: Carly got shocked when she stepped in a puddle.
Freddie: And then they practically fell apart!
Carly: And when I threw them away, they exploded!
Mr. Horvath: [Laughs it off] When you put out a new shoe, they always have a few minor problems.
Sam: Minor?
Freddie: What would be a major problem?
Carly: If they came to life in the middle of the night and ate your family?!
Mr. Horvath : [Chuckles] I live alone.


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Carly: Spencer! What happened?
Spencer: One minute, I'm blading down Hill street, feelin' good ... on top of the world... the next thing I know, BAM! ... I got a face full of dumpster! [pauses] Well, that's it. From now on, Spencer's walking. OW!
Carly: Aww.
Sam: Didn't Spencer go to law school for, like, 20 minutes?
Spencer: 3 days, thank you.
Freddie: Well, do you think you could help us get out of a contract?
Spencer: What, the Techfoot one?
All: Yeah.


Sam: And wait 'til you see this...
Carly: For those cold winter days ...
Sam: ...every Techfoot comes with a built-in toe warmer!
Carly: And if you turn the toe warmer on high -
Sam: Like this ...
[Sam pushes several buttons on the front of the shoe and its tip begins to glow red]
Carly: Then bang it on a table ...
[Sam bangs the shoe on the table, and then the shoe sparks and catches on fire]
Sam: [sarcastically happy] … It magically catches on fire!
Carly: Isn't that handy?
Sam: That'll keep your piggies warm!
Carly: And not only that ... [Sonya hands them hot dogs on sticks]
Sam: It's also perfect for ...
Carly and Sam: [together] Roasting weenies!


Mr. Horvath : Do you think I am above suing children? Well, I'm not!


Carly: Where are we going?
Spencer: Canada!
Carly: See, you love their bacon.
Spencer: I do!
Carly: Even if it's just ham.
Spencer: It's good ham!
Carly: All ham's good ham!



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Gallery

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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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