Carly and Sam agree to help Fleck and Dave, two aspiring web comedians, to make a video for a competition. When the boys get into a fight though, Carly and Sam try to get them to make up by talking to Dave and Fleck respectively. While talking to them, they see that Fleck is an irresponsible risk-taker like Sam and Dave a responsible planner like Carly, leading to the girls relating to their counterpart. Having become aware of how frustrating the other can be, Carly and Sam get into a fight as well. It quickly escalates, and after another fight at the Groovy Smoothie, Carly bans Sam from her house.
Carly, Sam and Freddie try to do iCarly by broadcasting from the studio and Sam's house simultaneously, but problems with the connection and their ongoing fight lead to the webcast being a disaster. Carly suggests ending iCarly for good, and Sam agrees. At school the next they, they even fight over who gets Freddie's help in making a video for the competition Fleck and Dave originally wanted to enter.
Eventually, they both get the same idea to take shots from a window washer's platform on the 14th floor of Bushwell Plaza, and when they show up at the same time, Carly and Sam fight over who gets to go first and go out onto the platform without safety gear. After Sam accidentally hits a button to lower the scaffold, it breaks and Carly slips off, forcing her to grab onto a pole for dear life. Sam saves Carly from falling to her death, only to almost fall herself when Spencer drops a rope on her head. Carly pulls her up, they tie themselves together, and are pulled up by Spencer, Freddie, Fleck and Dave. The girls, realizing what could've happened, break down crying in each other's arms. Fleck and Dave do the same, and Freddie and Spencer hug as well. With iCarly back together, they continue to do the show as the iCarly trio, with Fleck, Dave, Spencer and Gibby, make a fake-horror trailer for a hurricane disaster movie called, "The Blowing."
Spencer becomes obsessed with winning a boat but is unable to find a holding place for it after he wins it. He decides to keep it in a parking lot, and Gibby asks to join him on his new boat. Soon, a man voices his displeasure with these conditions, as the boat takes up his parking space, and he enlists the aid of his baseball team, the Pirates, to kick Spencer and Gibby out of the boat. They party on Spencer's boat, and he plots revenge on them, using watermelons and a giant slingshot. With Gibby's help, Spencer is successful in driving the Pirates out of his boat so that he can reclaim it.
- It unknown whether Spencer kept the boat or not.
- The pink outfit that Carly wears in this episode is the same one she wore in the season three opening credits.
- According to Dan Schneider's Twitter, this episode was previously called "iFleck & Dave". The name is used in scheduling on the Nickelodeon Website for unknown reasons.
- Two other alternate titles were, "iDiscover Fleck & Dave" and "iSplit Up".
- This is the second TV movie, after iGo To Japan to have more than one villain (The Pirates, who are considered to be the movie's antagonists).
- While on-set preparing, Dan Schneider and Jerry Trainor pulled a prank on Miranda Cosgrove; it can be seen on Schneider's YouTube channel, DanWarp.
- During the trailer for The Blowing, the fire alarm can be heard in a brief scene and sounds the same as in iWanna Stay With Spencer and from the Zoey 101 episode Drippin' Episode.
- The newspaper hitting Miranda Cosgrove in the face during "The Blowing" was an accident; a blooper in iBloop shows her breaking down laughing afterwards. However, the scene was realistic enough for the editors to keep it in.
- "Fleck" is the nickname of Matt Fleckenstein, one of the iCarly writers backstage.
- Carly, Sam, and Freddie all cry in this episode.
- The episode features a large Cam friendship plot.
- There are two scenes from this episode that didn't make it in the final script. The scenes were shown in the promos, but were cut from the final script:
- A group of girls at school walk up to Carly and Sam. One of the girls asks, "Are you really not doing iCarly anymore?", and Carly responds, "No, we're not." Then the girl screams to the other girls, "I told you guys it was true!"
- Freddie was asked by Carly and Sam whose side he is on. Freddie couldn't decide, so he randomly said, "Oh look, a freckle on my wrist!" to change the subject.
- This was the 60th episode of iCarly. Since most Nickelodeon sitcoms usually last around 60 episodes and this episode was an hour long and dealt with the Cam Friendship.
- In the episode, the show that Spencer is watching asks something about Joe Catania, who is the producer of iCarly.
- The baseball team being called "The Pirates" is a reference to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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- While Carly, Sam, Fleck and Dave are sitting in the Groovy Smoothie and T-Bo is explaining he put jalapeño juice in the smoothies, we see another waiter place two glasses of water on the table then walk away - yet in the next shot all four are holding glasses of water.
- In another scene in the Groovy Smoothie, when Carly, Freddie and Dave are discussing ideas for the iShorts competition, Sam and Fleck arrive and sit at a separate table - as they are sitting down there are clearly no muffins on their table, but after the next cut back to Carly, Freddie and Sam, in the background one muffin can be seen sitting on the table in front of Fleck, then after a cut back to Sam and Fleck there are two muffins on the table - yet no-one delivered muffins to their table.
- When Spencer and the others are pulling Carly and Sam back to safety, Fleck's video camera changes direction numerously (It first faces the windowsill, then the elevator, then the hallway).
- When Freddie goes, "That's not fun!", you see that he's rubbing his hands together in pain. Then in the next shot, you see that his hands are straight again and he's not rubbing them.
- Carly points out that Sam doesn't show up for iCarly rehearsals most of the time, but she always comes (usually late, but nonetheless), unless she wasn't available.
- During the webshow and Carly and Sam's fight, when Carly has had enough, she says she wants to "end it", meaning end iCarly (Freddie thinks she just means end the webshow). Freddie responds by saying, "Come on, you guys have never stopped in the middle of a webshow before." However, when Carly and Sam were fighting before in iDon't Want to Fight and doing a web show, Sam walks out and Carly follows, so they have actually stopped in the middle of a web show before.
- Sam claims that Carly named the webshow after herself, though actually Freddie was the one that thought of the name in iPilot, and Sam was there when he came up with it.
- In reality, the platform would've collapsed completely before Spencer had time to pull them up. Carly and Sam were extremely lucky.
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- While various episodes feature the characters in peril to a certain extent, this is the first episode that has any character in a definitive near-death experience, not counting the episode iWanna Stay With Spencer with Spencer's fan of hammers (depending on the angle of the hammer flying, it might have just severely injured Carly, although everyone treats it as a near-death situation). The second is iSaved Your Life, although Freddie getting hit by a car was not shown onscreen.
Carly: I'm down, I'm cool, I'm jiggly.
Freddie: [giggling] Is that a birthmark on your butt?
Carly: I know you're upset, but hedge clippers are never the answer.
Sam: I'll say “I'm sorry” to Carly right after T-Bo graduates from medical school!
Dave: [gets hit with a muffin] Ow! Fleck threw a muffin at me!
[While Spencer and Gibby are in the boat]
Sam: I have as much right to Freddie as you!
Freddie: Wait, what if I wanna chose?
[A chocolate bar falls from the top of Bushwell Plaza and lands on the floor near Gibby and Spencer]
[When Carly is dangling off the window washer's platform]
Freddie: Carly! Don't let go!
[After Gibby and Spencer have defeated the players]
Spencer: Carly! Don't let go!
Dave: [to Carly] There's a wind coming.
Related iCarly.com Blog Posts
Spencer's blog: iAm Obsessed with Contests
- The episode premiered to 8.85 million viewers, making it Nickelodeon's biggest audience in 2009. The 11 AM repeat the following day had 4.39 million viewers, and the 7 PM repeat that same night had 4.59 million.
- This is the most viewed iCarly hour-long special.
See photos of iQuit iCarly here.