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"Yakima? I ain't going to Yakima!"
Carly Shay not wanting to go to Yakima with Grandad Shay.

iWanna Stay With Spencer is the fifth episode of the first season of iCarly.


During an iCarly webcast, Spencer shows his newest sculpture, the "Fan of Hammers!" However, it malfunctions and goes out of control, making a hammer get loose and almost hitting Carly in the head.

Later, Grandad Shay comes to visit. After he gives Carly a thirty dollar gift card of Groovy Smoothie, the trio set out to get smoothies. After they leave, however, an angry Grandpa Shay tells Spencer that he wants Carly to live with him in Yakima, as he feels Spencer's not mature or responsible enough to take care of Carly after seeing the hammer fan incident on the webcast. He also confesses to being extremely angry with Spencer for dropping out of law school (Spencer tells him that he decided not to be a lawyer, since he says that lawyers can never do ridiculous stuff, such as rubbing their stomachs with both hands while making siren-like noises).

Carly and Spencer try to change Grandad's mind, but to no avail. Carly then dresses up as a punk to make Spencer upset so that Grandad would be convinced that Spencer is in fact responsible enough to take care of her, but this backfires as Spencer believes she is going through a temporary phase and even praises her for it. However, after he cooks dinner and leaves his chicken stir-fry unattended, it bursts into flames, prompting Granddad to call 911. The cookbook then bursts into flames too. Spencer tries to put the fire out with a broom, but it catches on fire. Spencer finally gives up and decides that it would be best if Carly goes to live with their Grandad. Surprisingly, however, the firefighters indicate that most of his chicken stir-fry survived the flames.


As Carly and her grandfather are getting ready to leave for Yakima, Spencer gives Grandad lists of things about Carly--such as her favorite foods, drinks, soups, and chowders (the last two of which Spencer says have a distinction), what kind of vitamins she takes every day. Spencer only gives her ones shaped like dinosaurs, since they're cool, and also the number for a good science tutor (due to Carly having some trouble in her science classes). He also tells Granddad that Carly likes coffee and he always secretly gives her decaf. His grandfather seems amazed by this—possibly an indication that he's realizing that Spencer's maybe not as immature and irresponsible as he thought. Sam and Freddie both share emotional goodbyes with Carly and Carly waves a final goodbye and the elevator closes. When Carly and their Grandad leave, Spencer realizes something and rushes to his sister and grandfather. Just before Carly and Grandad leave the lobby of the apartment complex, Spencer gives them something: Carly's asthma inhaler in the case she suffers from an asthma attack. Though Carly says she hasn't suffered an asthma attack since she was seven, Spencer kept the inhaler "just in case" she ever needed it. Carly's confident that she won't need it, and when it becomes obvious that she won't take it, Spencer gives the inhaler to their grandfather and tells him to keep it in the case Carly needs it.

This display of responsibility is what finally makes Granddad realize that Spencer's a good guardian and he decides to let Carly keep living with Spencer. This makes everyone, especially his grandkids, happy. In sheer joy, they rub their stomachs with both hands while making siren noises, invoking the wrath of Lewbert.

Spencer's fan of hammers.

Guest Stars


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  • This is the first appearance of Marissa Benson (Freddie's mother).
  • Yakima is mentioned again in "iWas a Pageant Girl", when it turns out one of the pageant contestants was from Yakima.
  • This is a major Sparly episode, showing that they really love each other, and that Spencer really cares about Carly (despite sometimes displaying childish, immature, irresponsible and even destructive behavior).
  • Sam and Freddie argue a lot in this episode.
  • The main characters making siren noises while wiggling their shirts up is used as the ending pose for the theme song in Season 2, except it's moved to the iCarly studio and Granddad is absent.
  • Groovy Smoothie was mentioned for the first time.


  • Granddad mentions he will be staying at the Parker-Nichols Hotel. This is a reference to Drake & Josh, as the main characters in that show are Drake Parker and Josh Nichols.

Character Revelations

  • Carly suffers from allergies and has to take vitamins every day. However, this is never mentioned again, so it apparently doesn't affect her life very much.
  • It's also revealed that Carly suffers from asthma, but hasn't had an asthma attack since she was seven years old.
  • Spencer explains to Grandad that Carly recently started drinking coffee, but also reveals that he always gives her decaf without telling her (which Carly apparently doesn't realize).
  • When Spencer was in 10th grade, he played the role of "man in suit" in a school play.
  • According to Carly, her father is in the navy on a submarine 3 miles underwater.
  • Marissa Benson puts anti-tick lotion on Freddie as a precautionary measure.
  • As of this episode, Freddie does not have leg hair, which worries his mother.
  • Sam once put live lobsters in the trunk of Ms Briggs car, which Carly took the blame for.


  • In the scene where the iCarly gang are cleaning out Carly's locker, Sam's locker is closed. Sam begins to pace. She walks down past her now open locker, but when she comes back to Carly, her locker is closed again. We never heard or saw her open or shut her locker.
  • On Spencer's fan of hammers, each hammer is attached to the fan with two screws. After the one hammer flies off, the two screws that were securing it are still in place on the fan. Thus the hammer that flew off should have two large holes in the handle where the screws pulled through it, or, more likely, the hammer handle would be split up the middle. However the hammer that gets stuck in the wall has no sign of damage to the handle, indicating that it was never actually attached to the fan. As well, all the hammers are facing forward, but the hammer that flies off goes in the wall backward.
  • In the scene where Carly is cleaning out her locker Carly puts a book into the box that Freddie is holding then says "I don't see how we are going to do iCarly any more" - then in the next shot Carly has a sheaf of papers in her right hand that has appeared out of nowhere.
  • After the fire, a fireman compliments Spencer on his chicken stir-fry. However Spencer never did cut up the chicken and put it into the wok, so the fireman shouldn't be able to know it was chicken stir-fry.
  • When Carly, Sam, Freddie and Granddad enter the elevator to leave for Yakima, Carly, Sam and Granddad each have a suitcase on wheels while Freddie is carrying a red bag with handles, however when they reach the lobby Freddie is no longer carrying the red bag.
  • Asthma inhalers generally have a shelf-life of about two years, so if Spencer had kept Carly's inhaler since she was seven, it would be long past the expiry date and should be discarded. Unless, of course, Spencer always makes sure to get a fresh one, which would show his responsible nature when it comes to Carly's care even more.
  • It is unknown how Carly's granddad knows that Carly almost got hit by a hammer, because in the shot before, Freddie with the camera went down to the floor, thus not putting the camera on Carly when she ducked.
  • Yakima is pronounced "Yak-i-MAW", not "Yak-i-MUH" as it is said many times throughout the episode. Anyone who lives there, or in the state of Washington for that matter, would not pronounce it like in this episode.
  • Carly's grandfather states that it has taken him 90 minutes to arrive. Later, he reveals that he has come from Yakima. The show's location is based in Seattle, so on a good day, it would have been 2 1/2 hours to make that trip - assuming the trip was uneventful. He would have had to drive at an average of 73 miles per hour, possibly meaning he's a bit of a faster than average driver.
  • After Carly's Granddad gives her the coupon for the Groovy Smoothie, she leaves immediately and it is broad daylight outside. When she returns after only half an hour, it is completely dark outside. Day can break into night quickly, especially if she left just before nightfall.
  • Carly and Spencer's dad was mentioned being in the Navy, but later episodes state he's in the Air Force.

Running Gags

To be added

Series Continuity

  • The hammer that almost hits Carly becomes a permanent part of the studio decoration. After everything returns to normal in iChristmas, Carly happily says "Hello hammer that almost killed me!"
  • This is the first episode that the Groovy Smoothie was mentioned.
  • The Fan of Hammers reappears in "iSell Penny-Tees", when the iCarly gang sells it online. The spot where the hammer that nearly killed Carly once stood is replaced by a sign for iCarly.com.
  • This is the first episode that Granddad Shay appeared in.
  • This is the first episode that Mrs. Benson appeared in.


Sam: If it's Freddie's mom, don't open the door.
Freddie: Hey, my mom happens to be...[thinks for a second] yeah, don't.

Sam: How come my grandfather only sleeps and burps?
Freddie: Because he's related to you?
Sam: [Shoves a piece of popcorn in Freddie's nose]
Freddie: [Looks at the camera]

Carly: I think you met Sam the last time you were here.
Granddad: Yes. She borrowed ten dollars from me and then ate my sandwich.
Sam: Nice to see you again!

Carly: Doorbell.
Sam: Smells like your grandad. [to Freddie] You smell like garbage.
Freddie: Your butt's shaped like a ham.

Carly: I wanna stay here in Seattle with Spencer!
Granddad: Spencer needs to learn how to take care of himself before he can take care of a child.
Carly: I'm not a child! I'm just young and short.

Carly: Spencer is very responsible and very grown-up.
Spencer: [Running down the stairs] Hey guys, I was wondering [Slips and falls onto the floor]

Carly: Please don't make me move to Yakima.
Spencer: Please don't make her move to Yakima.
Granddad: Yakima is a great town.
Carly: No great town can be named "Yakima." It sounds like someone throwing up.
Spencer: It does. [Pretends to throw up while saying Yakima]

Sam: Can I have this? [Holding a Pearpod]
Carly: I'm moving. I'm not dying.
Sam: But ... don't you want me to have something to remember you by? Like, 9000 of your favorite songs?
Carly: Give it.
Sam: Just trying to cheer you up...
Carly: You can't cheer me up. I'm moving to Yakima. I'm gonna be a Yakimite. Or Yakimanitian.
Freddie: Yakimaniac.
Sam: [To Freddie] You're yakimannoying.

Lewbert: AAAHHH! Too many people in my lobby! Keep off my floor! I just mopped!

Mrs. Benson: Because of you, I had to stop right in the middle of rubbing anti-tick lotion on Freddie!
Freddie: Mom, I don't have ticks!
Mrs. Benson: They hide in your leg hair.
Freddie: I don't have leg hair!
Mrs. Benson: Which worries me deeply!

Sam: Anti-tick lotion?
Freddie: It's precautionary!

Fireman: This is some good chicken stir-fry. [Eating the stir-fried chicken]

Spencer: Here. [hands Grandad a piece of paper]
Granddad: What's this?
Spencer: Everything you need to know about taking care of Carly. I listed all of her allergies, the number of poison control...
Granddad: She has allergies?
Spencer: Yes. These are Carly's favorite foods, drinks, soups and chowders...
Granddad: Aren't soups and chowders the same thing?
Spencer: No, there's a distinction. Uh, this is her homework schedule and a number for a good tutor because she's been having some trouble with science. Oh, and these are the vitamins that she needs to take every day. I only give her the ones shaped like dinosaurs.
Granddad: Why?
Spencer: Dinosaurs are cool. Oh, and she's really into drinking coffee. [whispers] I always give her decaf without telling her.
Carly: [turns around] What?
Spencer: [in normal voice] Nothing.

Freddie : Sorry, lost my cool for a sec there.
Sam : Can't lose what you never had!
Freddie : [Elbows Sam]

Spencer: [answers phone] Hello? No, Freddie's not here, Mrs. Benson. I don't know when I grew leg hair! I gotta go!

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