Stars: Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress, Jerry Trainor, Noah Munck
Writers
: Dan Schneider, Matt Fleckenstein
Director
: Steve Hoefer
Network
: Nickelodeon
Original Telecast:
August 13, 2011

You have to hand it to iCARLY for continuing to be the strangest and most satisfying series on Tween television. As it enters the second half of its fourth season on Nickelodeon, it continues to push and prod the humorous boundaries with its likable characters, silly situations and broad physical comedy.

The new episode pays off the Season 4 cliffhanger where Sam (Jennette McCurdy) realized she had feelings for her object of hate Freddie (Nathan Kress) and finally kissed him.

It’s been a long wait to find out what the fall-out was, and as Season 5 begins, Sam has went missing with both Freddie and Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) worried sick about her.

They eventually track her down at a mental institution. She checked herself in because she figured she must be crazy for liking Freddie. When Freddie convinces her she’s always been crazy, they try to leave, but since Sam is a minor, she needs her mother to sign her out (and, as always, she’s not around). This results in Carly’s brother Spencer (Jerry Trainor) dressing up like Sam’s mom. This is actually one of the funnier bits on the show, since Trainor does a spot on impersonation of Jane Lynch who played Sam’s mom last season.

Ultimately, Sam and Freddie’s relationship is taken to the next level and the episode, true to recent iCARLY form never takes a truly linear route with its story structure.

Making a guest appearance is THE BIG BANG THEORY’s Jim Parsons as a fellow mental patient. While some of the stuff he spews is humorous (he claims he’s from the future), he’s more a distraction from the primary antics of our regular cast.

I have to say, unlike some shows where having two characters attracted to one another always proves to be a stretch, this budding Sam/Freddie romance could actually be quite interesting. After four seasons of a love/hate relationship between the two building, seeing them on the same team could actually be quite prosperous for the comedy (or detrimental – too early to tell).

iCARLY is Nickelodeon’s prized comedy show. While VICTORIOUS is good (also from iCARLY’s creator) and BIG TIME RUSH is barely tolerable, iCARLY always provides comedy that is satisfying to both Tweens and adults. That’s why it’s also a shame that Nickelodeon continually stretches its seasons with one and half months in between episodes at certain points. It’s smart to make fans want more, but it’s brutal to make them feel pain and frustration during those long dry spells.

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Comments:

  1. I love iCarly!!!!

    Sandy
  2. It is still season 4. production season 3 and 4 were combined for the 26 episode order. season 5 airs next year.

    joe
  3. iCarly, and especially Jennette McCurdy. The ultimate guilty pleasure.

    beekums
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  7. So far my favorite not only was it funny as always I loved the craziness and all of Sam’s quotes. I think that Freddie and Sam will end up together as the endgame.

    Tiffany
  8. Are you f-ing kidding me? This episode was rude, insulting, and ignorant. How on EARTH can anyone find this (at all) humorous? I for one was insulted. Making fun of people with mental disabilities is like making fun of someone with cancer or is crippled. Do you find that humorous? Someone with an incurable disease?

    Anonymous
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  10. The lead female characters are strong, as is the brother. Freddy? Kinda vague. The show is at its best when it reigns in the zany and allows the sharp dialog to flow. I just hope these kids don’t wind up being in scandals like too many of their peers.

    chris
  11. I personally do NOT think that Freddie and Sam should be together. Carly and Freddie is a much, much better choice. There’s just so much connection and history between them.

    Anonyme
  12. I love the way Freddie walks up and kisses Sam. just like when she kissed him in the I omg epiosiode.

    Megan

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