iSell Penny-Tees is the fourth episode of Season Four of iCarly, and 74th overall. It aired on October 2, 2010.
Carly and Sam are auctioning off several iCarly items for the 'Sam Puckett Legal Defense Fund' (to prevent Sam from going to juvie). When they find out that Penny-Tees gained the most money in the auctions, they decide to sell them online. However, Sam hires fourth-graders to work in early 20th-century sweat shop environments, so Carly and Freddie take in half of the workers to work their way. However, the now no-longer hard-worked kids refuse to do their work and promptly quit since Carly pre-paid them for a month ($10 each day—More than double than Sam paid them). Sam's workers also quit because she feeds them animal food that strengthen hooves (Chunk Meat). The gang decides to try to compromise with two representatives from the fourth-graders, but it turns out that they stole the Penny-Tee idea to make their own company.
Spencer has an Uzbek girlfriend named Krustacia who doesn't speak English, so he has Gibby contact a bus driver he knows to translate what she's saying. It turns out the bus driver, Fugtor, also doesn't speak English either only to find out that his brother speaks both English and Uzbek. So Fugtor hits it off with Krustacia, and they leave together, much to Spencer's chagrin.
- The applause that the children are doing in the iCarly studio is like the ladies from a fashion show are doing a fashion rehearsal
- Guppy makes a brief appearance in this episode but has no lines.
- Sam rejected the chicken pot pie T-Bo offered to the gang. Ironically, Sam loves chicken.
- Though it is likely she only likes fried chicken which is the reason she rejects the chicken pot pie
- It was never revealed (on-screen) who originally made the Penny-Tees in the first place. In the blog, it is said that Socko's sister, Penny, makes them.
- When the episode was announced, the plot was believed to be around Freddie wanting to sell Penny-Tees for his tech habit. This may or may not have not made it into the shooting script, or was purposely changed for comedic reasons.
- This is the first episode to have a certain focus on little children.
- In a scene cut from the broadcast but seen in the promo, after getting spanked by Sam, Freddie stumbles forward and groans "My bottom stings!"
- When Sam was spanking Freddie, it was shot in a different angle than the one in the promo.
- This is the first episode that features the Mini PearPad. This means that Carly might have two PearPads.
- St. Mary's is mentioned for the first time in this episode. It is where the 4th-graders that make the Penny-Tees come from.
- The scene where Freddie picks up a knife was removed in the UK.
- Sam's form of labor is similar to how, up until the early 1900s, young kids worked in horrible conditions, for little money and long hours, although still better than working extremely hard labor on a farm for 15 hours a day.
- The pie spy camera from iSpy a Mean Teacher never actually appeared on iCarly, but Carly and Sam said everything for sale appeared on the webshow.
- It is possible though, that the pie spy camera appearance just wasn't seen in an actual episode, but happened sometime later.
- When Sam first takes Carly and Freddie down to the basement to show them her T-shirt sweatshop operation, somewhere between Carly's bedroom and the basement an air horn has appeared, attached to Sam's pants.
- There should be a redubbed version of this episode for the Canadian Channels (Nick Canada, YTV, etc.), Sam pronounces the letter Z as "Zee", in Canada, they pronounce Z as "Zed". So it will sound like this. "N through Zed kids, you go, A through M, you stay." She still says "Zee" in Canadian airings.
- Krustacia and Foogtor are speaking Russian, not Uzbek.
- At the end of the episode, the closed captions reveal two Penny-Tee suggestions not said by Arthur and Jake: "Thunder Munch" and "Swollen Hats."
- Carly mentions her near-death experience from iWanna Stay With Spencer, when Spencer's fan of hammers nearly cut her head off.
- Besides the Techfoots and the Fan of Hammers, several other items from previous episodes are seen in the iCarly studio, among them the hand chair from iHave My Principals, the pie camera from iSpy a Mean Teacher, and the Sour Milk Wheel from iWon't Cancel The Show.
- This is the first time Freddie has expressed signs of violence. (He picked up a knife, seemingly with the intention of cutting Sam, but then he controlled himself.)
- Carly can be seen holding the PearPad that she asked for in iGot a Hot Room.
- This is the second episode the gang starts a small business, the first being their pet photography studio in iMove Out.
- Sam mentions her mother in a negative way, which foreshadowed the events of iSam's Mom (as is frequently the case, the episodes were aired out of production order).
- Freddie assumes Sam knocked off (robbed) a Fat Cake truck. This is a reference to the episode, iMake Sam Girlier, where he stated she can knock out a truck driver with only a carton of milk.
- This is the first time Sam spanks Freddie on-screen, and only the second time a spanking scene was shown (Spencer did the same to Spanky Stembler in iStakeout).
- This is the third time Sam is seen slapping Freddie across the face on-screen.
- This is the first episode where Sam is seen abusing children other than her peers.
- Sam calls Carly "prissy" ("Who told the prissy girl?"). Apparently, this isn't the first time Carly was referred to as "prissy". She even called herself "the prissiest" in iTake on Dingo.
- This is the third time that Sam uses duct tape. The first time was when she used duct tape on the air horn to wake up Spencer in iWant a World Record. The second time was when she was taping Carly's mouth in iSpeed Date.
- Spencer mentions the Beavecoon, an animal he strongly believes exists and first mentioned in iBelieve in Bigfoot throughout the episode (the creature was seen; Unfortunately, after Spencer left).
- The music playing when the children are working with Carly and Freddie is the same music that played in Carly and Freddie's fantasy from iFind Lewbert's Lost Love.
- Blue tea is seen and mentioned in this episode; it was first seen and mentioned in iMove Out. Carly and Freddie, unsure of what to do with the tea after their staff quits, drink it right out of their pitchers.
- The man screaming when he sees Gibby in the bathroom of The Groovy Smoothie also happened in iSam's Mom.
Sam: That's some good looking junk.
Carly: So, what iCarly items are for sale here, Sam?
Sam: You all remember these Techfoots?
Gibby: [Eating spaghetti with Guppy] Wow ... Mmm! I'm in love with this sauce. What is it?
Sam: [touching Carly's arm] You got a baby scab on your arm ...
Freddie: Wow ... This is amazing ...
Sam: I knew it! I told you people, did I tell you people?
Spencer: [Knocks Carly to the ground to open the door to a delivery guy] Do you have my package?!
Sam: What'cha get?
Carly: Okay, we're going shoplifting!
Freddie: You knock off a Fat Cake truck?
Sam: So you really wanna know what's in these boxes?
Freddie: [from deleted scene] My bottom stings!
Carly: [referring to the way Sam is treating the children] This is worse than Chinese fireworks!
Carly: Where did you get this box of sandwiches?
Spencer: Who's the best weirdo in Seattle?
Sam: [reading Chunk Meat can] "May contain meat". [to herself] Well, if it may ... [starts opening the can]
[Krustacia and Foogtor leave the apartment]
- This episode had 3.966 million viewers, ranking it 9th for the week on cable, and making it one of the fewest number of viewers watching it in the entire series.
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