Infobox Television
bgcolour = pink
show_name = iCarly

caption = The show's title card, showing from left to right,"' Jennette McCurdy, Miranda Cosgrove, and Nathan Kress, not pictured Jerry Trainor.
genre = Comedy Sitcom
runtime = 22 min.
creator = Dan Schneider
country = flagicon|United States United States
location = Seattle, Washington Filmed in, Los Angeles, California
starring =Miranda Cosgrove
Jennette McCurdy
Nathan Kress
Jerry Trainor
opentheme = "Leave It All To Me" sung by Miranda Cosgrove and Drake Bell
network = Nickelodeon
The N
Nickelodeon UK
first_aired = September 8, 2007
last_aired = present
num_seasons = 2
num_episodes = 29 (List of Episodes)
imdb_id = 0972534
tv_com_id = 71399
website = http://www.iCarly.com/

"iCarly" is a popular television show that premiered September 8, 2007 on Nickelodeon. It started airing on YTV a month later, and now currently airs on The N and Nickelodeon. In Easter 2008, iCarly premiered on Nickelodeon UK but only the first 12 episodes have been shown.

Main Characters

Carly Shay

Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove) is a 13-year old girl who is the star of her own popular web show (helped by her two friends, Sam and Freddie), "iCarly". She lives with her 26-year old brother Spencer in an apartment in Seattle. Her parents are in the Navy and stationed on a submarine. Even though Carly is considered a local celebrity, which sometimes helps her get out of sticky situations, Carly is still an average teenage girl and never lets fame get to her head. Carly sticks up for Freddie when Sam teases him, and tries to encourage Sam to stay out of trouble. Carly is very aware of Freddie's crush on her, but just shrugs it off for the most part. She is usually a cool-headed person but when she is mad, she tends to act out in a loud voice. Carly is quite intelligent and hates to lie about anything or anyone, as shown in the episode iPromise Not to Tell, where she was overtaken by guilt when forced to keep Sam's actions a secret. Carly has very high grades in school and was even offered a scholarship to Briarwood, an elite private school in iMight Switch Schools. Carly is the most mature character on the show and is usually the mediator between Sam and Freddie, though Carly and Sam did get into quarrels where Freddie was the mediator.

amantha "Sam" Puckett

Sam (Jennette McCurdy) is the 14-year old best friend of Carly who often verbally torments Freddie and the typical female bully. She was so used in insulting Freddie that she had withdrawal symptoms when she cannot insult Freddie due to a bet, as seen in iHeart Art. She is Carly's co-host on "iCarly" and is the "unlikely" girl: rude, brutish, sarcastic, aggressive, obnoxious, and rebellious. She spends most of her time at Carly's house, and makes herself at home there, since her mom thinks it's the best way to keep Sam out of jail (Most of her family members are imprisoned). She has unusual cravings for fatty foods and meat (ribs, ham, jerky, etc.), and will usually do anything and "will eat anything that does not eat her first", because her mom rarely feeds her. Sam often gets into trouble in school, usually earning several detentions in a week. She isn't unintelligent, but her poor grades are mainly because of her laziness. She also has amazing lockpicking skills when she unlocked the door of Freddie's apartment in iWill Date Freddie as well as the "abandoned" apartment 13-B in iScream on Halloween within seconds. It's implied that she has a poor sense of cleanliness by littering in Carly's apartment, eating porkchops in bed, and as said by Freddie in iSaw Him First, "When was the last time Sam washed her hands?", concluding Sam's unhygienic nature.

Fredward "Freddie" Benson

Freddie (Nathan Kress) is the girls' male friend who is also Carly's next-door neigbor in her apartment, and the one who named the webshow "iCarly". Being a fan of electronics and a techno-wiz kid, he is the webshow's technical producer. He is very attracted on Carly and suffers insults constantly from Sam; in iDon't Wanna Fight he even came to Carly's apartment with a baseball bat to defend himself in case Sam was there. It is revealed on the episode iFence that he is a descendant of a bloodline of fencers, granting him inborn fencing skills. Being a computer geek, Freddie is also considered the stereotypical nerd who is bullied often, especially by Sam, as well as being easily pinned down by Carly. Freddie has a very over-protective mother who is obsessively ensuring he is clean and keeps him away from activities that may hurt him. His mother is giving him a very low his monthly allowance, fearing he may buy a bus ticket and run away, which Freddie says is not as ridiculous as it sounds. He is usually found hanging out with Carly and Sam or rehearsing for "iCarly". In season two, Sam notes Freddie's deeper voice tone, and he blames puberty.

pencer "Spence" Shay

Spencer (Jerry Trainor) is Carly's 26-year-old brother and legal guardian. It is revealed in the episode iWanna Stay With Spencer that he dropped out of law school to become an artist, and is usually seen working on a new bizarre sculpture per episode. He stated that he stayed in law school for 3 days, as shown in iPromote Techfoots. He is kind, goofy and caring. Some episodes reveal that Carly, Freddie, and Sam think Spencer is really funny. He is also single, as he is seen dating or hitting on women in various episodes. At one point, he dated was Carly's history teacher, Lauren Ackerman. Spencer then broke up with her after he realizes that she is possessive and lovesick. He also spends much of his time at the local junkyard, gathering supplies for sculptures. He has assorted colorful luminescent socks from by his friend Socko; and a colorful luminescent tie from Tyler, Socko's brother. Spencer has won the Jonas World Record for the Sculpture with the Most Moving Parts in iWant a World Record while in the episode iStage an Intervention, Spencer became the world's #1 Pak-Rat player by beating the current score record-holder Sasha Striker (who also developed a mutual attraction with him).

Recurring Characters

Mrs. Benson

Mrs. Benson (Mary Scheer) is Freddie's nosy and extremely overprotective mother, who often embarrasses Freddie in front of his friends and prone to loud outbursts. She is also highly paranoid about almost everything and limits Freddie's activities that might hurt him. Freddie resents this overprotection to the extent that Mrs. Benson gives him only $8 monthly allowance because she's afraid that her son will leave her, which Carly comments as crazy but Freddie disagrees (in iRue the Day). Mrs. Benson despises Spencer and always keeps an eye on him, fearing Spencer will put Freddie in danger (Spencer teaching fencing to Freddie; and giving Freddie fruits "which he is allergic to" but Spencer really didn't). Though in the episode iCarly Saves TV, she becomes too motherly to Spencer since Freddie is in the rehearsal, bringing a first-aid kit the size of a luggage and offering to sew Spencer's name on his underpants. She is also disappointed with Carly because she doesn't know why Carly won't love her son (calling Carly "sassy pants" and "missy" in iFence). She is a very skilled fencer since her father taught her fencing as a child.


Granddad (Greg Mullavy) is the paternal grandfather of Spencer and Carly, first seen in iWanna Stay With Spencer. He lives from a 90-minute ride from Yakima, and he did a quick visit to the Shay apartment when he watched the "iCarly" webcast where Spencer's hammer fan sculpture went awry, lodging a hammer onto a wall which nearly decapitated Carly. Seeing this as Spencer's irresponsibility as Carly's guardian, Granddad decided to bring Carly to live with him in Yakima. By the end of the episode, he was impressed how Spencer really cared for his little sister, and decided that Carly remains with Spencer. He and Spencer have an antic of bending back while rubbing their bare tummies with their hands and imitating siren sounds. He also guested briefly in the episode iWant a World Record where he did a walking handstand (and wearing colorful socks).


Lewbert is the hot-headed doorman of Carly and Freddie's apartment, who is notorious for being "the meanest doorman on Earth". He has a large mole on his left cheek which Carly and Sam dubbed "Little Lewbert" and "Captain Wartburger" by Sam's ex-boyfriend Jonah. He always gets angry when too many people are in his lobby (especially after he's just mopped). He unwaringly falls victim in the "iCarly" prank segment "Messin' with Lewbert". Lewbert is a "self-proclaimed jerk", frequently misinforming the residents of the complex and starting loud, obnoxious arguments (shouting at a Pomeranian, stealing and eating a kid's cookie and then popped the same kid's balloon). As seen on the iCarly website trivia, Lewbert was formerly a male model until the mole grew on his cheek.

Nevel Papperman

Nevel (Reed Alexander) is an 11-year-old web critic whose website, "Nevelocity.com" (which actually redirects the browser to the iCarly website) gets five million pageviews a day. He is attracted to Carly when he met her but turned into a grudge when Carly refused to kiss him and shoved tapenade on his face. He has since attempted to exact revenge upon the "iCarly" crew ranging from a dishonest review into sabotaging the webcast that guests the Plain White T's. However, thanks to the assistance of the friend of Carly's father, Col. Roger Morgan (Christopher B. Duncan) bursts into Nevel's house with his military unit and confiscates Nevel's equipment for "illegal hacking, a threat to internet security", thus foiling his scheme. Col. Morgan decides not to arrest Nevel, but dangles him around his living room with a harness until Nevel apologizes to Carly and calls himself a weenie. He is only seen in the episodes iNevel and iRue the Day.

Ridgeway School Characters

Principal Ted Franklin

Ted Franklin (Tim Russ) is the school principal, who is also fond of Carly and Freddie. He has also gotten used to seeing Sam in his office to give her detention on a regular basis (despite this, the two seem to be on good terms) but he often is nice to her. Ted has kids who are "iCarly" fans and he is an "iCarly" fan himself. Like his students, Ted seems to dislike Ms. Briggs and Mr. Howard.

Ms. Francine Briggs

Ms. Francine Briggs (Mindy Sterling) is a mean teacher that Carly and her friends like to make fun of. She also taught at the school the time Spencer was still a student. She is obssessed on Randy Jackson and has a closet dedicated to him, filled with many pictures, a talking cardboard standee, and assorted Randy Jackson-related merchandise like colognes and a cereal brand Randy-Yo. Ms. Briggs enjoys playing bagpipes as well as Scottish music and dancing, calling them enriching entertainment, much to the dismay of students who consider them as torture.

Ms. Lauren Ackerman

Ms. Lauren Ackerman (Jessica Makinson) is the history class teacher and center of the titular episode iHave a Lovesick Teacher. She became extremely abusive of her class and hated males when her boyfriend dumped her. She fell for Spencer when she had him called after having argued with Carly when the latter defended Freddie from Lauren's arguments. When Spencer and Lauren began dating, she began treating the class very nicely, like canceling class for ice skating to even serving them with caramel apples, as well as giving daily gifts to Spencer. After Spencer saw Lauren's possessiveness and paranoia, he breaks up with her and Lauren hated the class once more, even automatically failing Carly for an exam since her brother dumped her. Lauren was finally arrested by the police for illegally downloading 500 songs for the PearPod she gave to Spencer, as she said so herself in an "iCarly" webcast which Carly had set up to stop the teacher's ill manners.


Gibby (Noah Munck) is the other stereotypical bullied kid, who is fond of doing things without a shirt on (he usually takes it off). He likes spelling bees and Ryan Seacrest and falls victim to a Texas wedgie twice. He first appeared in iDream of Dance and has been seen in other episodes. He also appears without his shirt on in iMight Switch Schools, when he plays mini golf in the Shay apartment. In iDream of Dance, Gibby runs into Sam's dream in his boxers saying, "Am I too late for the test?" to which Sam replies, "Get out of here Gibby, this is MY nightmare!" In iWin a Date, it is revealed that he is attracted on a girl named Shannon Mitchell, who has a crush on Freddie. Gibby took off his shirt once again in the Cheesecake Warehouse, to dance on the table to impress Shannon. In the same episode, it was revealed that his middle name is Cornelius. Behind Freddie, Gibby is Sam's second-favorite target for insulting. She once forced Gibby's foot into his mouth, compelling him to do the feat that can be done by Benji, who must be guesting for "iCarly" but backed out due to a concert he will go to.

Jeremy (Germy)

Jeremy (Nathan Pearson) is the sickly kid. He is often called "Germy" because he has been constantly sneezing and coughing since kindergarten. He is fascinated with technology, once attending a technological convention. When Freddie left "iCarly" Jeremy turned into "iCarly"'s tech producer but continuously sneezed (on the lens) during production.


Wesley (Colin Spensor) is Freddie's friend. He is very skilled in the art of beatboxing which he shows during the iCarly 50th webshow spectacular in the episode iGot Detention when Sam gets detention and they are forced to do their show in detention. He plays a part in distracting Mr. Howard, the teacher in charge of the detention in which he starts beatboxing into the P.A. When the teacher goes down to investigate, Wesley lobs him with water balloons disguised in a paper bag mask.

pecial Guest Appearances

* Plain White T's in the episode iRue the Day
* Greg Pattillo in the episode iHeart Art
* David Archuleta in the episode iRocked the Vote
* Lucas Cruikshank in the episode iMeet Fred



CD/DVD Releases

Columbia Records and Nickelodeon Records has released a soundtrack for the show entitled iCarly. It includes the theme song, four original songs by the iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove, several tracks by guest artists, and cast dialogue.

Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon has recently released "iCarly: Season 1, Volume 1 Box Set" for DVD on September 23, 2008. [ [http://news.tvonmedia.com/tvom_news_by_show/iCarly-Season-1-Volume-1.shtml http://news.tvonmedia.com/tvom_news_by_show/iCarly-Season-1-Volume-1.shtml] ] The DVD has 13 episodes on two discs which means it is only half of season one, and bonus feature of the song, Leave it All to Me by Miranda Cosgrove.


The [http://icarly.com iCarly.com] website contains many promotional videos by the cast (as their respective characters), as well as content created and sent in by viewers. Other things on the site include a characters' blog, pictures from the set, songs, and comments from viewers. Many fictional websites from this show and other TEENick shows redirect to this page.

Webbiest Wednesday

On October 1, 2008, Nickelodeon begin airing a weekday block called, ""iCarly Webbiest Wednesday" at 5/4c. It mainly shows is an encore of the previous new episode, and features new before seen scenes of the forthcoming episode, as well as previews from the video clips found in the official "iCarly" website.

Video Segments on the website

The website based on the show has repeated video segments. Some of them start with "i" to match the show's title.

Random Debates- This segment features two of the four main characters (always sitting on or in something strange like a bathtub or swings). The two characters debate about two things that have nothing to do with each other such as spoons and roller coasters or milk and hammers.

Hey! What Am I Sitting On?- In this segment a character is blindfolded and must sit on an object in the "Chair of Wonder" (a chair shaped like a giant hand) and they have twenty seconds to guess what they are sitting on. Sam always seems to guess it right before 20 seconds is up.

iHave a Question- In this segment Sam, Freddie, and Spencer try to answer questions sent in by viewers, but never do. Sometimes the viewers shown with a strange appearance are actually actors, rather than non-actors.

iCrush It- In this segment Spencer crushes items with a sledgehammer

Wake Up Spencer!- In this segment Freddie and Sam wake up Spencer at a very early time in the morning and ask him random stuff or tell him random stuff, such as "Spencer, you left the milk in the fridge!" or "Spencer, what's 1+1?" Because Spencer is half asleep, he is very confused and also says random things.


iCarly has premiered worldwide as well.
*UK:Nickelodeon UK premiered Easter 2008
*Germany: Nick Germany premiered February 23, 2008
*India:Disney Channel premiered September 1, 2008
*Brazil: Nickelodeon Brazil premiered April 17, 2008
*Philippines :Nickelodeon May 31, 2008
*United Arab Emirates :E-Junior Premiered Unknown


External links

* [http://www.icarly.com/ Official Web site]
* [http://www.nick.com/shows/icarly/index.jhtml Nickelodeon page]
* [http://icarlys.com iCarly Nickelodeon]

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