T.V. Series Review: iCarly Season 3

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iCarly Season 3 Summary

Season 3, Episode 1: iThink They Kissed

Carly takes Sam to the dentist after her tooth falls out during the webshow. The dentist, Doctor Wheeler, drills Sam’s teeth and eventually uses nitrous oxide. Sam has an odd side-effect to the nitrous oxide, thinking her thumb is missing and that it is a secret that she likes fried chicken. When the time comes to tell a true secret, Sam accidentally reveals that her and Freddie shared a secret kiss (iKiss). Carly asks Freddie, to which he says yes in a nervous tone. Sam gets involved, which ends up in her confronting Freddie. Meanwhile, Spencer sculpts a gigantic pair of pants with some prisoners. When Spencer takes the sculpture home, it turns out to be heavier than he thought, which leads to Carly, Freddie, and Sam discovering that there are still some prisoners inside of them. The refugees escape, with the trio secured to chairs with Duct Tape.

Season 3, Episode 2: iCook

On the webshow, Carly and Sam show their viewers how to make Spaghetti Tacos, a popular treat that was created by Spencer. Food TV calls the Shay apartment and asks if they can interview the iCarly gang about Spaghetti Tacos. During the interview, Ricky Flame, a popular Seattle chef, comes into the iCarly studio and challenges the gang to a “food fight” (cook-off). When the iCarly trio wins, Ricky (who won all his previous food fights) gets depressed and ends his cooking career. The iCarly gang encourages him to start up again, but it doesn’t work. Ricky (who becomes obsessed with winning) instead starts wrestling little kids at a local club. Ricky then harasses Carly, but it is ended by Sam. Meanwhile, Spencer has a vision that he hugs Nug-Nug, a character from Galaxy Wars, at the Groovy Smoothie, after being electrocuted by Sam’s locker. After several hours of waiting Spencer leaves, but Nug-Nug arrives having come from a convention. Subsequently, Spencer quickly rushes in and hugs Nug-Nug.

Season 3, Episode 3: iSpeed Date

After spitting in her crush’s eye, Carly becomes humiliated and tries to find a new date for a popular school dance. Sam feels for Carly’s frustration, and hatches a plan to get her a date. During the webshow, Sam handcuffs Carly to a chair and duct-tapes her mouth shut while asking boys from the Seattle area to apply for Carly’s date. When the gang is overwhelmed by the number of boys who show up at the meeting place (Groovy Smoothies), they set up a speed-dating session. Carly then tells Sam that she must ask Gibby to go to the dance if Carly had to go with a random iCarly fanboy. When Sam goes to invite Gibby to the dance, he surprisingly turns her down. She discovers Gibby has a girlfriend, Tasha. When Carly’s pick, Austin, keeps interrupting her conversations, she reaches her breaking point, she screams “shut up” at him and then tells him to “get out of here”. The episode ends when Sam returns to the Groovy Smoothie and sees Carly and Freddie dancing a slow dance. Upon seeing this, she silently leaves. Meanwhile, Spencer tries to exercise daily with the help of a mobile phone application. However, the app continuously goes off at random times, to which he eventually gives up and sits on the couch.

Season 3, Episode 4: iCarly Awards

Carly, Sam, and Freddie present “iCarly Awards” for unusual successes of their fans (one of whom was a guest in the first webcast of iCarly). When Spencer accidentally only makes one 10-foot iCarly award (despite the fact they needed ten 1-foot awards), he “borrows” some European swimsuit models to help him build ten smaller statuettes. The photographer, who was originally going to need the European swimsuit models for a calendar, demands that Spencer hand them over. Spencer constantly refuses, and eventually ties the photographer up until the awards are over. In the end, Carly surprisingly presents the giant iCarly award to Spencer, for “Best iCarly Award Builder / Best Big Brother”. In the end everyone begins to randomly dance and the photographer enters and chases Spencer.

Season 3, Episode 5: iHave My Principals

Harold Gorman, the superintendent of Seattle Schools, fires Principal Franklin after he appears as a guest on iCarly as of a favor to them because of his daughter’s upcoming birthday on their next webcast, because of it being umbecoming to climb out of a gigantic pair of pants and willingly sitting on fudgeballs. He’s replaced by Ms. Briggs and Mr. Howard as the co-principals. The new principals make major changes to the school, including harshly punishing the students and adding a strict dress code. Meanwhile, Spencer tries to become a master bull rider. In the end, the iCarly gang get Principal Franklin back.

Season 3, Episode 6: iFind Lewbert’s Lost Love

When Sam goes to get her phone in Lewbert’s office after leaving it in there during an iCarly prank revenge after he pelted her and Carly with falafel balls for singing in his lobby, she finds a box of his deeply personal items, and goes through it in the iCarly studio along with Freddie and Carly. The gang finds all different things in the box, including Lewbert’s male modeling and old birthday photos. The gang also finds a mysterious DVD, dedicated to Lewbert from a woman named Marta Trundel. The DVD shows Lewbert and Marta dating, which gives the iCarly gang an idea. The group calls Marta and sends her to the main lobby of Bushwell Plaza to surprise Lewbert to make Lewbert happy and to put an end to his bad attitude after getting fed up with it. When he angrily spills a bowl of fruit and shoots flare guns, the iCarly gang soon discovers that Marta caused much to go wrong in Lewbert’s life such as Lewbert’s personality and gross wart. Lewbert explains that he had run away from her by going on a cruise with her and then he jumped overboard, moved to Seattle and changed his last name. The next night, Carly invites Marta to her apartment to discuss Lewbert. Carly tells Marta that the gang was wrong to call her, which Marta responds, “You skunkbag!” Marta thinks Carly wants her out of the way so she could have Lewbert to herself. Meanwhile, Spencer takes a job as building watch patrol and tries to catch a criminal, which turns out to be his arch-nemesis, Chuck Chambers whom he was partnered with. Chuck has been stealing TV remotes after his dad banned him from watching TV for a month. In the end just as the cops arrive (after the screaming, chasing, and fighting) Lewbert takes the blame and is arrested for 30 days for stealing TV remotes. When the sentence is revealed to be not long enough for Marta to give up and leave, he intentionally slaps one of the cops so that he can go to prison for six months.

Season 3, Episode 7: iMove Out

After Mrs. Benson pushes Freddie too far by making him eat his asparagus while doing “iCarly” (this causes iCarly fans to put asparagus on his locker), followed by his mother showing people at school his baby pictures after making her waiting outside in the car for 9 ½ minutes and vacuuming his ear while he was sleeping after refusing to let her on every third Friday, he gets upset, moves out and gets his own apartment on the elevator room of Bushwell Plaza. Meanwhile, Carly, Sam, and Freddie start a pet photography business, only to see their studio destroyed by a competing pet photography business run by snooty owners Stewart Butler and Oliver Paisley. To get revenge, the trio decide to destroy their studio. When Stewart and Ollie come back early, Carly, Freddie and Sam hurry home. Sam, however, kidnaps their cat Harmoo just before leaving and they later blackmailed them by telling them that they have to clean up their studio and everything they destroyed, they will shave Harmoo’s fur off if the petographers call their friends Officer Carl and the rest of the police. Mrs. Benson realizes she needs Freddie and he makes her promise not to embarrass him in public again.

Season 3, Episode 8: iQuit iCarly

Part 1: Freddie gets an email from two kids who run the Fleck and Dave show, who request that Carly and Sam help them make a video for a website contest. After agreeing to help, Carly and Sam discover that Fleck and Dave fight a lot, and the two end their friendship when Fleck paints Dave’s dad’s car purple for a sketch. Carly and Sam try to talk to them, but Carly finds that she can relate to Dave’s frustrations, and Sam to Fleck’s argument of Dave shooting down good, yet dangerous ideas.
Part 2: Carly and Sam end their friendship soon afterwards. Since neither wants to be near the other, Freddie sets up dual location webcasting on iCarly. However, due to technical difficulties, Carly and Sam declare iCarly is over for good, and shut down the webshow. Carly and Dave try to do a video, as well as Fleck and Sam. They both try and do videos for the contest with Freddie, but end up at the same place at the same time. During the argument, Carly and Sam climb outside onto the window washer’s platform without harnesses, a stunt which nearly costs them their lives, when a cable breaks and Carly hangs off the side of the platform. Meanwhile, Spencer wins a boat in a contest, and he and Gibby try to make it fun in the parking lot, since docking at the Seattle pier is too expensive. However, a jerk who lives in the building wants their spot, so he and his baseball team, the Pirates, take over the boat. Spencer and Gibby take it back with a slingshot and watermelons. After winning, Spencer uses his scope and spies Carly hanging off the platform. Spencer races up with a rope, after Sam rescues Carly. When Spencer tosses down the rope out the window and accidentally hits Sam in the head, and she almost falls. Carly rescues her, and they tie the rope around themselves, and Spencer, Freddie, Fleck and Dave pull them up. Spencer turns them towards each other and, crying, they finally reconcile, as do Fleck and Dave. In the end, the four, together, make a trailer to a non-existent film called The Blowing starring Carly, Sam, Fleck, Dave, Freddie and Gibby.

Season 3, Episode 9: iSaved Your Life

When Carly is crossing a street and does not see a taco truck turning around the corner, Freddie does and pushes Carly out of the way. Carly is safe, but Freddie is injured instead. Carly starts to develop feelings for Freddie and nurtures him till he’s back on his feet. Then Sam has a conversation with Freddie about the accident and realizes that Carly ‘s feelings toward Freddie might have been more of a reaction to him saving her life, rather than about her true feelings for him. Freddie takes Sam’s advice and breaks up with Carly. They agree that if Carly still has feelings for him after the whole “hero thing” wears off, that they might consider rekindling their relationship. Meanwhile, Sam and Spencer are up against each other in a paintball”assassin” game to see who wins the final round (originally Carly and Freddie were part of the game until they lost the first round).

Season 3, Episode 10: iWas a Pageant Girl

Sam admits to her friends that she was a former child beauty pageant contestant when a friend appearing on iCarly says she will be competing in the pageant using martial arts for the talent round, Sam was suspended due to her being suspected of pushing a candidate down a stage, but was being framed, then convinces Carly into competing against her old rival. Eventually though, when Sam learns she can enter the pageant (because she was suspended for 7 years, which was 7 and a half years ago), she enters again, hoping to defeat her arch-rival. Sam actually gets her wish, because she won the pageant because she is able to reunite with her old dance teacher Ernie who does a dance for the talent round. Meanwhile, Spencer had a rock climbing date planned with his new girlfriend Allison. She tries to cancel it because her cousin, Leslie is coming to town. Spencer tells Allison that he can invite Freddie and make it a double date and she agrees. Freddie initially refuses but then later agrees to go on the date. When the girls arrive, Allison says that the climb time isn’t until 8:30 and that they have a half hour to spare. They start playing a game. Eventually, they miss their climb time and the girls leave because Freddie and Spencer get too serious about finishing the game.

Season 3, Episode 11: iEnrage Gibby

When Freddie helps Gibby’s girlfriend, Tasha, find a gift for his birthday party in the iCarly studio, Tasha accidentally falls on Freddie. Gibby then walks in and thinks Freddie “macked on” Tasha, so he challenges Freddie to a fight on iCarly. Freddie learns that Gibby is an amazing kickboxer and is being trained by Sam so that they can fight on the webshow. In the end, Freddie shows Gibby a webcam video (that has been watching a peanut butter sandwich mold) which shows Tasha actually falling on Freddie. Upon seeing the video, Gibby apologizes to Freddie, saying, “I feel like a turd.” and they become friends again. Meanwhile, Spencer is mistakenly reported dead because of natural causes in the papers, so he capitalizes on the opportunity to sell his art for more money than if he was living. But then he realizes he doesn’t want to be dead anymore, because its boring sitting in the house. He then tries to tell people he’s alive. But this changes when an old love interest visits to offer Carly condolences and wishes he was still here. So he apparently exposes himself and says that he is a twin brother named “Sponcer”, to which Carly asks “If you had a twin brother, why would his name need to sound similar to yours?”

Season 3, Episode 12: iSpace Out

A billionaire asks Carly, Sam, & Freddie to put on the first live web show from outer space. So, they’re able to undergo tests for space travel, competing against the web show called “Exercise Rocks.” While Carly gets Sam and Freddie to stop fighting, she ends up flipping out because she is claustrophobic and dislikes small spaces, and finds a hammer and breaks the glass breaking out of the simulation room. Meanwhile, Spencer is bothered by a mysterious little girl who follows him through the whole apartment, but she keeps hiding before anyone else can see her. As a result, everyone else just thinks that she’s just a figment of Spencer’s imagination. In the end, the little girl does the same with Carly, but only exits. Carly then passes this off as “space madness”.

Season 3, Episode 13: iFix a Pop Star

Ginger Fox, a talentless, shrewish former popstar who lost her credibility after suffering a mental breakdown, watches the music video of Wade Collins (made in “iRocked the Vote”) and demands the producers of that video be the producers of her upcoming show on the Pop Music Awards. Carly, Sam and Freddie are shocked when they find out that they have to rehearse with Ginger Fox — and worse, she hasn’t rehearsed or had a hit in seven years. Spencer begins dating Charlotte, Gibby’s mother, but has difficulty kissing her when he realizes she looks too much like Gibby, but Charlotte says Spencer looks too much like Carly. When they start kissing, Spencer sees Gibby’s face, and Charlotte sees Carly’s face and they mutually break up.

Season 3, Episode 14: iBloop

n a special episode separate from the continuity of the series, Miranda Cosgrove and Jerry Trainor introduce bloopers and outtakes featuring the entire cast, including clips from episodes not yet broadcast, due to the production code order. The episode also features a brief appearance from Drake Bell.

Season 3, Episode 15: iWon’t Cancel the Show

Freddie learns that Sam is in juvie, and will not get out in time to do iCarly. Carly is determined not to cancel the show since her father will be watching, so she asks Spencer to fill in, which will prove difficult since he has a date that same night that he can’t cancel. The show consists of Gibby brushing his teeth with mustard, the famous iCarly plays: “The Cowboy and the Farm girl who thought the Cowboy’s moustache was a squirrel” and “The Englishman who is a terrible father to his two children”, pouring sour milk into Lewbert’s briefcase and showing random clips throughout the show. Eventually Spencer’s date appears in the studio and runs out after being humiliated on the web.

Season 3, Episode 16: iBelieve in Bigfoot

Carly tries to prove there’s a Bigfoot creature, a legendary creature claimed to have been seen by many people in the Pacific Northwest, after Bigfoot fever hits Seattle. So the iCarly gang goes up to Mount Baker National Forest in Socko’s RV, surprised to find Dr. Sydney Van Gurbin, a Bigfoot researcher who was on iCarly and made the book “Bigfoot: True or Real”. Meanwhile, Spencer becomes obsessed about the “Beavecoon“, a combination of a beaver’s head and a raccoons body that he claims to have seen as a kid.

Season 3, Episode 17: iPsycho

Carly, Sam and Freddie try to cheer up a lonely fan Nora Dirshlitt on her 16th birthday. Nora´s parents abandoned her on her birthday, she has no guests at all and shortly after the iCarly trio arrives, an 87-year-old clown has an aneurysm (and probably died from it) and Sam acts incredibly obnoxious. Carly and Freddie decide to do a special iCarly webcast to show people from Nora´s school they are at her party, and a lot of people show up. Nora is happy about her sudden popularity. When the party is over, she traps Carly, Sam and Freddie in a basement, thinking that they were angels sent to her to change her life. To make sure that no one knows what happened to them, she cancels their appearance at Webicon and texts their respective families that everything is going fine. After a few failed attempts to escape, Carly gets an idea to make a coded SOS message for Gibby with the hint “Every fourth (Carly). Word (Freddie). Every fourth (Sam). Word (Freddie)”. The decoded message then says “The (Freddie) crazy (Sam) girl (Carly) trapped (Sam) us (Carly), please save us (Sam)”. Gibby, however, is doing home repairs with Spencer in exchange for setting up a camp in the loft. When he gets the message and manages to decode it, Gibby, along with his younger brother Guppy (Ethan Munck), leaves to rescue them. He breaks down the door of Nora’s house, and starts fighting with her. Nora and Gibby are evenly matched, but luckily, Guppy finds Nora’s keys and releases them. Sam uses the “Vulcan Nerve Pinch” (a reference to Star Trek) on Nora, which knocks her out. The iCarly trio call the police, and Nora goes to juvenile detention. While Carly sympathizes for her, Sam says that at least she’ll make friends in prison. The episode ends with Carly, Sam, Freddie, Spencer, Gibby, and Guppy all singing “100 Cartons of Milk on the Wall” around a campfire, which they ironically learned from Nora.

Season 3, Episode 18: iBeat the Heat

After a power outage during a heatwave, everyone in the apartment building goes to the Shays’ apartment for Spencer’s Norwegian air conditioning, including Mrs. Benson, Lewbert, Chuck and Carly’s ex-boyfriend Griffin. Freddie meets a girl named Sabrina he talked to online and things become awkward when he finds out that she is taller than he expected since he had not seen her in person. Carly has a project she is working on for school and tries to make sure that no one destroys it. In the end, Sabrina destroys the project accidentally after Freddie squirts lemon juice in her eyes by mistake. Meanwhile, Spencer develops a crush on Chuck’s sister.

iCarly Season 3 Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A fun tech show based on a group of middle school kids and social issues they encounter.

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