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Carly to Freddie, after he asks her to dance

iSpeed Date is the 3rd episode of Season 3 of iCarly and the 53rd episode overall. As an episode that directly impacts the Creddie and Seddie relationships, it is considered highly significant.


Ridgeway is sponsoring an upcoming Girls' Choice Dance and Carly has her heart set on going with a boy named Nate, but after she accidentally spits in Nate's eye, he says Rebecca Berkowitz already asked him. When Carly has trouble finding another date to the dance, Sam recommends using iCarly as a means of doing so, but Carly objects to the idea. At the end of their next show, Sam handcuffs Carly to a chair, duct-tapes her mouth shut and asks for Seattle-area boys to apply to be Carly's date for the Girl's Choice Dance (the camera zooms in on the gagged Carly, who can't speak but is squealing her objection so Sam puts a plant in front of her). Carly insists that in retaliation for doing that, Sam should ask Gibby to the dance since no one else did, but Sam becomes enraged when he turns her down.

When the gang is overwhelmed by the amount of boys who show up (752), they hold a speed-dating session. Carly finally finds a boy, Austin. She brings him on a double-date with Freddie, who gets stuck with Magic Malika, a girl who's fixated on performing magic tricks, because he took too long to reply to other girls.

Despite being rejected by Gibby, Sam goes to his house and insists on taking him to the dance, only to find that he already has a date (a girl named Tasha, who is apparently out of his league). He didn't want to go to the dance because Tasha doesn't go to his school, the dance was girl's choice, and they're spending the night at his house. Sam sees no point in staying and walks away.

After the dance, Carly, Freddie and their dates spend time at the Groovy Smoothie, where Malika performs tricks at Freddie's expense until she realizes she's out past her curfew, and vanishes her way home. Carly fares no better with her date and she demands he leave after he refuses to let her say a whole sentence throughout the entire date. Thus, Carly and Freddie are left alone there. Freddie asks Carly to dance, and Carly accepts. They have a slow dance together at the Groovy Smoothie, which Sam walks in on. Deciding to leave them alone, Sam exits without a word with a hurt expression on her face.


Spencer has a new workout app that keeps going off at numerous times. He eventually quits it when it tells him to do sit-ups for 10 seconds.

Guest Stars


  • The traditional name for a girl's-choice dance is Sadie Hawkins Dance.
  • This episode impacts both Creddie and Seddie. Due to this, the episode is very significant.
  • Part of this episode is very similar to the endings of these episodes: iStakeout and iThink They Kissed.
  • It was confirmed by Dan Schneider himself that Sam was jealous of seeing Carly and Freddie dancing together implying that she already had feelings for Freddie.
  • This is the first major episode for Creddie, as it's the first time it's made clear that Carly may return Freddie's affection for her.
  • The first time we see Carly being "overpowered" by Sam—she gets handcuffed and duct taped.
  • Carly and Freddie were scripted to kiss, but it was taken out because it interferes with future episodes, (iSaved Your Life). A picture of this kiss can be found online.
  • This episode should be liked by both the Carly/Freddie (Creddie) shippers, and the Sam/Freddie (Seddie) shippers, as said by Dan Schneider.
  • Guppy appears in the credits, before his debut episode (iPsycho), as a 5-year old Gibby who likes cheese.
  • The exercise app voice is series creator Dan Schneider.
  • Chord Overstreet from Glee guest-starred as one of the boys that wanted to go to the dance with Carly.
    • Also guest starring was Jordan Fisher playing the role of Clark, the first boy Carly meets during the speed dating sessions. He went on to appear in the Teen Beach franchise and the "Grease: Live" musical.
  • During the "speed dating" scene in the Groovy Smoothie, there was a very large number of "extras", (actors with no dialogue), all of them teenage boys. Dan Schneider observed that Miranda Cosgrove and Jennette McCurdy seemed very happy with the situation.
  • The redheaded boy (Rick) that Carly speed-dates with also plays the drummer of the band in iDo.
  • The song playing while Carly and Freddie are slow-dancing together is called "Meant for Me" by Chrissy Chase. Many of the lyrics fit the moment, and their relationship, very well.
  • In this episode, there was the first ever Creddie dance. There was also a Creddie kiss filmed for this episode, but it was cut from the episode.
    • Carly and Freddie will next share a dance in IRobot Wedding, in the revival series.
  • This was the final episode to premiere before Nickelodeon USA had a major rebrand.
  • The speed dating was said to have the gang interview boys for 15 seconds. When Carly is interviewing the first guy Rick, exactly 15 seconds elapse during her long line before the timer goes off.


  • In the first scene, when Freddie arrives, Sam calls him "Fredamame." Dan Schneider stated on his blog that this was a reference to the soy beans that he enjoys having at sushi bars.
  • When Freddie mentions that "Jamie" and "Ariana" asked him to the dance, it could be a possible reference to Jamie Lynn Spears from Dan Schneider's show Zoey 101 and Ariana Grande from his other shows Victorious and Sam and Cat.

Character Revelations

  • The scene at Gibby's house reveals that his last name is "Gibson", (It appears on his mailbox - it says "The Gibsons").
  • If you look closely, you can see Freddie has a picture of his mom on his PearPhone. His mom may have made him put her as his background to prevent him from putting up anything else.


  • After the dance Carly and Freddie and their dates are sitting in the Groovy Smoothie when Magic Malika causes Freddie's smoothie to explode and singe his hair - then Freddie puts the cup down without the lid on it - but suddenly the lid with a straw in it reappears on his cup, then suddenly disappears again, then Freddie puts the lid back on the cup.
  • Most of Spencer's workouts don't last ten seconds. The first one lasts 16 seconds, while the third lasts 19 seconds before the scene changes. Only the second workout lasts close to ten seconds.
  • During the filming of iCarly, Sam and Freddy have large colorful push pins on their laps. When they stand up, the push pins are gone.

Running Gags

  • Spencer's exercise app going off.
  • Austin constantly interrupting Carly before she can finish her sentence.

Series Continuity

  • Nate tells Carly that Rebecca Berkowitz already asked him. She is seen in the extended version of "iSaw Him First" after Sam lies to the School Nurse, saying that her name was Rebecca Berkowitz.
  • This is the second episode that a character does squat thrusts, the first is iRue The Day
  • This is the second time that Sam applied duct tape (the first was in iWant a World Record, where Sam used duct tape on an air horn to wake up Spencer; third time was in iSell Penny-Tees on a child's arm).
  • When Sam slams Gibby up against a locker, he says "Don't break my thumb again!". This is a reference to a line in iMake Sam Girlier. During Sam's birthday party in that episode, Gibby shared a memory of Sam breaking his thumb when he asked her for a date, a hint that he once had a crush on her.
  • This is the first time that Freddie laughs at Sam. In retaliation, she grabs him.
  • "Celebrities Underwater" is mentioned for the first time on iCarly.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Tasha. She appears again in iEnrage Gibby and on the background picture of Gibby's laptop in iPsycho.
  • Freddie wears the "SPECIAL HAM" penny tee from iFight Shelby Marx.


Sam: And speaking of guys Carly doesn't want to go out with, ladies and gentlemen, Fredamame Benson!
Freddie: [holds up a bag of bacon] Girls who are rude to me don't get a bag of bacon.
Sam: [quickly] Whoa, Freddie, I never realized what a hot, handsome hunk of a boy you really are. [grabs the bacon]
Freddie: [satisfied] Better.

Freddie [to Sam and Carly]: So what's up?
Sam: Carly spit in Nate's eye, so he doesn't wanna go to the dance with her.
Freddie: Huh?
Carly: He turned me down 'cause he already has a date.
Freddie: Oh, so you didn't spit in his eye?
Carly: No, I did; My DNA's all over his cornea!

Sam: If a guy wants a date with mama, he should ask me. And pay for it. Or he can just give me the money and stay out of my life.

Magic Malika: [to Freddie] Well, think about choosing me, if you wanna have a magical night! [claps twice, and disappears in a cloud of smoke]
[Gibby poofs up without a shirt on, holding a banana]
Freddie: Gibby, How did you--
Gibby: I ... I have no idea ... whose banana is this?

Spencer: I heard you spit in his eye!
Carly: How do you know that?!
Spencer: I follow iCarly.
Carly: [shocked] Sam tweeted it?!

Carly: You're in trouble!
Sam: Who has urine trouble?

Carly: I'm not going to use our web show to beg for boys. I'd rather be alone and ... crotchety.
Sam: [snickers] Crotchety. It's funny 'cause it sounds wrong.

[Sam handcuffs Carly to a chair and duct tapes her mouth]
Sam: [pointing at Carly's duct-taped face] C'mon! Who wouldn't wanna go out with THIS!
[Carly is unable to make any objections, but she squeals her obvious disapproval of Sam's idea to the audience]

Carly: I can't believe you embarrassed me like that in front of the whole web!
Sam: Well, if you didn't want me to do it, then why didn't you say something?
Carly: You duct-taped my mouth shut!
Sam: Come on, you might get a really cool, cute guy!
Carly: Or a psychopath with a chainsaw!

Sam: [after being turned down by Gibby] I asked him to the stupid dance and he said: "Nah, I'm good."
Freddie: Did someone else already ask him?
Sam: No!
[Freddie smirks, and Sam grabs him]
Freddie: [trying to keep himself from laughing] Not laughing! I'm not laughing!

Rick: Hi, I'm Rick.
Carly: Hey, I'm Carly, and listen, I'm really sorry about this. I had no idea Sam was gonna even have this contest and then I thought, you know, maybe 10 or 15 guys would show up here. I had no idea there'd be this many, and I know it's not fair to only give you 15 seconds, but just do your best and we'll see how it goes.
Rick: Okay, well ... [timer goes off]
Carly: Whoops, sorry. Time's up. Next!

Spencer: So, you'd like to take Carly to the dance?
Clark: I might rather just make out with her.
Spencer: NEXT!

Kevin: I'm Kevin.
Freddie: Freddie. So tell me about you, Kevin.
Kevin: Well, I collect fishing lures, my bedtime is 9:30, and girls usually don't like me because I have an odd odor.
Freddie: You know, I think you might be perfect for Carly.

[During the speed date]
T-Bo: Just buy a bell pepper!
Carly: No!
T-Bo: $4.50!
Carly: [frustrated] T-Bo!

Freddie [to a good-looking guy] You're a male model?
Good-Looking Guy: Well, I was, but I quit modeling 'cause now I'm a lead singer in this really cool band, and we--
Freddie: Carly would hate you.
Good-Looking Guy: But I ...
Freddie: [gestures] Get out of here!

Spencer: [sits down on the couch with Carly] You're going to a dance tonight. With a new guy. So, I just think it's time you and I had a little talk about --
Carly: [stands up] I am NOT having this conversation!
Spencer: Thank you SO much!!!

[After Austin arrives at Carly's to take her to the dance]
Carly: Hey Austin! Wow, you look great.
Austin: I was just gonna say that to you.
Spencer: Okay okay, we're all super-attractive here!

Tasha: [Seeing Sam at Gibby's door] Who's she?
Sam: [looking utterly confused] Who's you?

[After Malika sets Freddie's cup on fire]
Carly: Yeah, I mean that was a pretty cool trick, but don't you think it's dangerous to--
Austin: One time, my parents took me and my brother camping, and we saw bears!
Carly: [feigning interest] Did you?
Freddie: Hey, wasn't my phone on the table a minute ago?
Carly: Yeah, you set it down right after--
Austin: [continues] Four bears, big old paws ... [puts his hands up like a bear claw] GRRRRRRR!!!

[Malika drops Freddie's phone on his groin]
Freddie: OWWW!!!! ... [pause] Well, that hurt.

[After Austin interrupts Carly and changes the subject several times]
Carly: Shut up!
Austin: What? I was just--
Carly: Shut up, shut up, SHUT UP!
Austin: What's your deal?
Carly: My deal is you haven't let me finish one sentence all night and I can't take it anymore! It's like you won't even let me--
Austin: What are you trying to say?
Carly: [gets up and points at the door] GET OUTTA HERE!!!
[Austin promptly runs out of the café]
Freddie: And then there were two.
Carly: [looks relieved] Yep, just us. Thank God ...

Freddie: [gets confident, flirty look and stands up, looking at Carly invitingly]
Carly: [smiles] What?
Freddie: Don't you think we both deserve one nice dance tonight, with a person we don't wanna kill?
Carly: [smiles happily without hesitation and gets up] Absolutely.
Freddie: [looks confident] Hey, T-Bo, turn up the music.
[They smile at each other, and Carly puts her arms around his neck, and they start dancing, with happy, content looks on their faces. Carly rests her head on his shoulder, and they hold each other close and close their eyes]

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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
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