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  • Tori Vega is an aspiring singer who attends a performing arts high school. She leads a normal life, but when her sister has a medical accident on the night of their school's annual talent showcase, she steps in and takes her place. After being recognised for her talents, she gets offered the chance of a lifetime - an invitation to attend the elite Hollywood Arts High School.

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  • S 4 : Ep 13


    Aired 2/2/13

  • S 4 : Ep 12

    Star-Spangled Tori

    Aired 1/26/13

  • S 4 : Ep 11

    The Slap Fight

    Aired 1/19/13

  • S 4 : Ep 10

    Brain Squeezers

    Aired 1/12/13

  • S 4 : Ep 9

    The Bad Roommate

    Aired 1/5/13

  • Cast & Crew
  • Victoria Justice

    Tori Vega

  • Elizabeth Gillies

    Jade West

  • Ariana Grande

    Cat Valentine

  • Leon Thomas

    André Harris

  • Avan Jogia

    Beck Oliver

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (92)

    • Mr. Sikowitz: Okay, first I'd like to introduce our new student, Tori, and I'd like to thank Tori for her generous gift of two dollars, which she handed me outside this morning. Not necessary, but much appreciated. André: Why'd you give him two dollars? Tori: I thought he was homeless.

    • Trina: You know, you're actually not terrible. You're really going to quit Hollywood Arts? Tori: What do you think I should do? Trina: I think you should come back. Tori: Why? Trina: So I won't be known at school as the girl with the lame, little sister who quit on her first day...and I think you were really good in the Big Showcase. Tori: (Tori smiles) Thanks Trin. Trina: But I would have been amazing!

    • André: Okay, this school is not normal. Tori: (With sarcasm) Really? André: You're not normal either. I've seen what you can do on the stage. You're special, you're fantastic, you belong at this school. (Before walking away) Normal's boring.

    • Mr. Sikowitz: Tori, you're back. You ever thought about coming in through the window? Tori: No. Mr. Sikowitz: Think about it.

    • Trina: See, it's just a high school. Tori: Uh, this is not just a high school. These kids are all artsy and creative and talented and I'm just... normal. Trina: It's okay, there's nothing wrong with being average. Anyway, you're not alone. I got your back. Tori: Okay, though... Friend: Trina! Eric Paulson got his hair straightened! Trina: Shut up! Oh my god! (Trina and her friend walk off speaking unintelligibly.) Tori: I'm alone!

    • Mr. Sikowitz: (To Jade, who kisses Beck after just being picked by Tori to join her on the stage) Jade, kiss your boyfriend on your own time.
      Jade: (In front of Tori) Oh, I will.
      Mr. Sikowitz: Okay, if you start your line with the wrong letter, (Buzzes) you're out! Robbie, give us a letter.
      Robbie: (Through Rex) P.
      Mr. Sikowitz: P!
      Robbie: Aww, I was going to say P.
      Mr. Sikowitz: Okay, the scene can be about anything you want. The first letter of the first line is P. Tori...action!
      Tori: (To Jade) Please go take a shower.
      Jade: Quit telling me what to do.
      Beck: Relax, girls. Let's all try to get along.
      Cat: Totally!
      Mr. Sikowitz: (Makes buzzer noise.) Cat, your line had to start with an s.
      Cat: Salami!
      Mr. Sikowitz: Too late, Cat
      Cat: Oh, my life's the worst!
      Mr. Sikowitz: Here's a piece of candy.
      Cat: Yay, I love candy!

    • André: Hey, whatchu doin? Tori: Calling my mom to tell her I want to go back to my old school. André: Why? Tori: Cause I don't like having black coffee in my hair. André: Then I'll get you some cream and sugar. Everything'll be chill.

    • Tori: Hey, um, can you tell... Cat: Oh my god, you're Tori right? Tori: Uh-huh. Cat: You were so awesome in the Big Showcase! Tori: Aw, thanks. Cat: My name's Cat. Tori: Like the animal. Cat: What's that supposed to mean!? Tori: Nothing. I...I love cats. Cat: Me too. They're so cute... (Cat walks off.)

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    Notes (74)

    • Dan Schneider asked Ariana Grande to dye her hair red for the role of Cat.

    • This is the second time Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies have worked together. They both starred in 13.

    • The duration of the special extended version of this episode is '26:46.'

    • Original International Air Dates: Australia: September 14th, 2010 on Nickelodeon. Germany: October 2010 on Nickelodeon Germany Russia: 2011 on Disney Channel Russia

    • Due to a partnership with Columbia/Epic Label Group, this show will feature and promote original music. The other two Nickelodeon shows to do this are iCarly and Big Time Rush.

    • The opening credits were not used for this episode. Instead, the theme song was incorporated into the Big Showcase.

    • On the iTunes Store, this episode reached the top ten, which is unusual for a new show.

    • is a real website. It is set up like Facebook and is for news concerning Hollywood Arts.

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    Trivia (70)

    • Tori, André, Robbie, Cat, Beck, and Jade are in tenth grade. Also, Trina is a year older than Tori.

    • On the second shot between major scenes of Tori updating her Twitter-like page, two spaces under Tori you can see the icon of DanWarp with the name by it, along with the message "hates blatant self-promotion ; )". DanWarp is the online name of the creator of Victorious, Dan Schneider.

    • The line written on the white board in Mr. Sikowitz's class in the last scene is an old theater line, "Theater is life, film is art, television is furniture."

    • In the second between-scene shot, right below Tori, you can see Jaxiecat asking for more cat food. Jaxiecat is the cat of Dan Schneider, creator of this show.

    • On the first between-scene shot three spaces below Tori you can see Hungry Girl making a comment about pie flavors. Hungry Girl is the wife of the show's creator, Dan Schneider.

    • The place where Tori's locker is was not in the previous episode. The locker that is to the right of it was in its position in episode 1.

    • During the interstitial just before the scene where Tori has a pink stripe on her locker, her final locker design (with "Make it Shine") can be seen briefly.

    • Robbie is Jewish.

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    Allusions (25)

    • iCarly: On the Vega's icebox you can see a sticker that says "". Also, during the shots of Tori updating her page, you can see iCarly listed under "trending topics". iCarly is also another one of Dan Schneider's shows.

    • Sgt. Pepper: During the first two between-scene shots, you can see "Sgt. Pepper" listed under trending topics. This is a reference to the famous Beatles album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".

    • Lady Googoo: During the first two between-scenes shots, this can be seen under the label "Trending Topics", which is alluding to pop icon, Lady Gaga.

    • Pear Products: The laptops that both Tori's friend and Tori are seen using have a pear on the back of them. This is an allusion to Apple computers. Dan Schneider uses this allusion for most Apple-based products in his other shows as well.

    • Wahoo Punch: A vending machine for "Wahoo Punch" can be seen in the hallway. This is a reference to the actual beverage "Hawaiian Punch".

    • The Slap: This is a reference to the website Twitter, where people post what they are doing at different times of the day.

    • Locker Stickers:

      On the locker that is two away from Tori's, the stickers that are posted all over it, featuring words like "blunder" and "fang", are actually Wacky Packages, which were sold as trading cards and even gave way to the Garbage Pail Kids trading card series.

      Inside Tori's locker, there is a sticker that says "Don't You Fake It", which is an allusion to the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus album of the same name, and multiple pictures of Katy Perry.

    • André: Play that funky music white girl. This is a reference to the Wild Cherry song "Play That Funky Music".

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  • Fan Reviews (158)
  • Sexy Too

    By Twista-Dee, Feb 04, 2016

  • sexy ;)

    By mrloveashoworhateit, Oct 17, 2015

  • Stupid kids

    By sropsayingyolo, Aug 30, 2015

  • How did I ever like this show...

    By lootlimo, May 30, 2015

  • So So

    By demariusbridg, Jun 07, 2013