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"I think Freddie's cute and smart."
Shannon regarding Freddie.

iWin a Date is the 24th episode of the first season of iCarly.


In order to help Gibby get a date with his crush, Shannon, who is much more interested in Freddie, Carly decides to have a dating segment in iCarly. After Shannon and her friends, Selene and Julia, accept Sam's invitation to join them in iCarly, Sam and Carly give clues to Gibby to make sure he chooses Shannon instead of her friends. But when only Shannon appears without her friends (they went to see Girly Cow on Ice instead), Carly and Sam become their replacements. In the middle of the show, Sam gets bored and sneaks downstairs to eat a bowl of cold chili, leaving Carly and Shannon as the lone contestants.


However, Gibby accidentally chooses Carly instead of Shannon, and Carly has to date him, much to her dismay. At school, Carly sets Sam up with Reuben (a friend of Gibby's who speaks in terms that only Gibby seems to understand) and Freddie with Shannon for a triple-date with her and Gibby so that she won't be alone with him during the date. During the date they try to make Gibby be like Freddie to get Shannon interested in him but to no avail.

The date ends with a shirtless Gibby dancing on the table with another girl, while the trio leaves the restaurant.


After Spencer has a bad experience with a blind date, Carly suggests he should try using an online dating site. Spencer ends up posting several videos on it with humorous results. In the end, Spencer gets ten responses to his last video: four from women in prison, three from women who just got out of prison, two from psychologists who feel they can "help" Spencer, and one from a man (with a very feminine appearance).

Guest Stars


Sam and Reuben.

  • Shown as part of an "iCarly Double-Date Night," followed by the episode iHave a Lovesick Teacher.
  • This is the first episode to seriously focus on Gibby.
  • Whynotdateme.com used to redirect to iCarly.com, as do most fake websites mentioned on the show.
  • When Gibby throws himself on the beanbag you can see the special shoes Nathan Kress wore in the first season to appear taller.
  • It is revealed that Pam Puckett previously had chicken pox.
  • Gibby accidentally choosing Carly instead of Shannon despite her rebellious answers are hints to his true personality and also foreshadows Shannon bailing on him later on in the episode.


Character Revelations

  • Gibby reveals in this episode that his middle name is "Cornelius."


  • Gibby probably would have known that girl number 2 was Shannon because Shannon said "Hi, Freddie" while testing out her voice and it's common knowledge that Carly and Sam do not look to date Freddie (although both Carly and Sam later date him).
  • In this episode, Sam asks if anyone wants some chicken wings, but in iFind Lewbert's Lost Love Carly says she's a vegetarian (although even if Carly's claim is true, she might have become vegetarian in the time between the episodes).

Running Gags

  • Reuben speaks in cryptic English, using phrases like, "You don't need bubble wrap to know when it's chowder time."

Series Continuity

  • Spencer wears a t-shirt saying "Pump up the Fruit", a reference to iCarly Saves TV.
  • It is noticeable in this episode, along with iFence and iHave a Lovesick Teacher, Freddie's voice is starting to change. In the first episode of the second season, it has completely changed.
  • Spencer kills another goldfish after killing several in iDon't Want to Fight.


Carly: Ah, poor kid. It must be awful to love somebody who doesn't love you back.
Freddie: [glares at Carly]
Carly: [looking at Freddie] Sorry.

Shannon: I think Freddie's cute and smart.
Sam: Okay, what did you eat for breakfast? A big bowl of crazy flakes?
Reuben: [to Sam] There's my raspberry soccer ball!
Sam: [replying to Reuben] And speaking of crazy flakes, it's YOU!

Carly: What did you put in your hair?
Spencer: Chicken fat.
Carly: Oh my God!

Carly: Why is it that whenever there's a popular TV show they just gotta go put it on ice?!


Spencer: [from his dating video] If you're looking for a fun creative guy, well, then you just took a right turn down Lucky Street. Why don't you go ahead and put it in park? Send me an e-mail. Write it, click it, send it ...[throws a baseball, and we hear breaking glass]
Carly: 'You just took a right turn down lucky street?' That doesn't make a girl want to e-mail you. That makes a girl want to go ...[makes gagging noises and imitates someone throwing up]

Carly: Now, what did you break with your baseball?
Spencer: Nothing …
Carly: Did you kill our goldfish?
Spencer: Yes … [walking out the door] I think he wanted to die.
Carly: That fish had hopes and dreams.

Freddie: [holding up a bunch of love notes] These are love notes.
Carly: Uh-oh, from Shannon?
Freddie: Uh-huh! And try taking a test while she's staring at you like this! [makes flirty poses while smiling suggestively, imitating Shannon]
Carly: Please never make those faces again.
Freddie: What's it gonna take to make Shannon understand? I don't wanna go out with her!

Carly: [Talking about the cheesecake at the Cheesecake Warehouse] Shouldn't there be a law that says my dessert can't weigh more than me?

Shannon: [speaking to Freddie] Cheesecake is like my favorite dessert ...
Carly: Gibby invented cheesecake!
Gibby: No, I didn't!
Carly: Well, someone had to!

One of Spencer's videos for "Whynotdateme.com"

Spencer: And guess who's already got nine responses?
Carly: Wow! So you got nine dates coming up!
Spencer: Well, no. See, these four are from women in prison. And these three are from women who recently got out of prison.
Carly: Interesting.
Spencer: And these two are from psychologists who feel that they can ... help me.
Carly: Nice ... what about that one?
Spencer: Oh that one's new. Hey, she's kinda pretty!
Carly: That's a dude.
Spencer: Oh.

Related iCarly.com Blog Posts


See photos of iWin a Date here.


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