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#510-511 "iShock America" Episode Discussion

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    Huntley

    [61]Oct 8, 2012
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    Yeah, I was surprised at the tone of the episode considering the little kids under ten who watch this show. Besides the Gibby pants incident I didn't think was all that bad for them, I was a little surprised seeing Sam's mom in her tight bikini and then Carly's reference to people wanting to see Gibby's private part surprised me because it gave me that "Did she really just say that? Wow.." kind of feel. Not that I had a problem with it because I'm 18 in all, but still thinking about the kids much younger than me that watch this show. But overall, I thought it was a good episode. I agree about people's complaint about the ending being too rushed. I think there should have been about four more minutes left, perhaps have Jimmy Fallon appear on iCarly since the iCarly gang did appear on his show.
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    teenj12

    [62]Oct 8, 2012
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    I was watching this with my 6 year old sister. She didn't seem terrified or anything by Gibby's "flashing". She just thought it was funny...then she told my mom xD.

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    marcdragicevic

    [63]Oct 10, 2012
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    I've only seen the intro to the episode. (The Bikini scene) - Sam's mum doesn't look like Jane Lynch, the actress who plays her. Felt Jimmy's laugh was way over the top, didn't feel realistic. Happened quite frequently in past episodes, Dan should have toned it down a bit.
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    nicknameless101

    [64]Oct 10, 2012
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    marcdragicevic wrote:
    I've only seen the intro to the episode. (The Bikini scene) - Sam's mum doesn't look like Jane Lynch, the actress who plays her. Felt Jimmy's laugh was way over the top, didn't feel realistic. Happened quite frequently in past episodes, Dan should have toned it down a bit.
    Chances are that Sam's mother was played by a different actress in that scene, as her face wasn't shown.

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    teenj12

    [65]Oct 10, 2012
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    nicknameless101 wrote:

    marcdragicevic wrote:
    I've only seen the intro to the episode. (The Bikini scene) - Sam's mum doesn't look like Jane Lynch, the actress who plays her. Felt Jimmy's laugh was way over the top, didn't feel realistic. Happened quite frequently in past episodes, Dan should have toned it down a bit.
    Chances are that Sam's mother was played by a different actress in that scene, as her face wasn't shown.

    That's why her face wasn't shown! . It wasn't Jane Lynch. Still surprised we saw Sam's mom.
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    RiciSmokes2

    [66]Oct 10, 2012
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    I kinda liked this episode, watched it with my 5& 7 yr old nephews who just giggled at the "naked" scene and said his pants fell down. And then asked if he was free-balling or wearing tighty whities. I never watched Seinfeld so didn't get those references, but I always like homages so that's cool.
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    Sheena-Lynn

    [67]Oct 15, 2012
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    Yeah...oh my god, Gibby pants fell down. When I watched the episode I could almost hear parents (and also other people) complain about how inappropriate this episode was...


    Guys, come on, it was a funny scene and it's not like kids don't know how Gibbys "private parts" look like.


    And, really? 500,000 dollars!? It's not like he shot somebody - his pants fell down! By accident, for God's sake!! All in all, the episode was rather funny but I could complain about this stupidity all day, really!

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    Huntley

    [68]Oct 16, 2012
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    Sheena-Lynn wrote:
    Guys, come on, it was a funny scene and it's not like kids don't know how Gibbys "private parts" look like.


    In regards to this, first off he's Gibby. His private part must have not been too good-looking if Carly had a running gag of throwing up. Second, for example, while it can be funny to see some one walk around naked, it's still inappropriate for them to do so at the same time. While I didn't get much concerns regarding that scene since it did happen on a show-within-a-show and not being exposed to Gibby's privates, in the world of iCarly where it did happen on live TV and the privates were exposed, Gibby should have had some underwear on. I wonder why he didn't in the first place before coming to New York City.
    Sheena-Lynn wrote:
    And, really? 500,000 dollars!? It's not like he shot somebody - his pants fell down! By accident, for God's sake!! All in all, the episode was rather funny but I could complain about this stupidity all day, really!


    Yeah, I thought that was bit extreme. Would half that amount be rather extreme also at $250,000 dollars. That's a lot better than $500,000. What about if we cut another half down to $125,000 or $62,500? What would have been the reasonable amount here for you guys?
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    marcdragicevic

    [69]Oct 16, 2012
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    nicknameless101 wrote:

    marcdragicevic wrote:
    I've only seen the intro to the episode. (The Bikini scene) - Sam's mum doesn't look like Jane Lynch, the actress who plays her. Felt Jimmy's laugh was way over the top, didn't feel realistic. Happened quite frequently in past episodes, Dan should have toned it down a bit.
    Chances are that Sam's mother was played by a different actress in that scene, as her face wasn't shown.



    Haha, I know.
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    marcdragicevic

    [70]Oct 16, 2012
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    If that really did happen, the producers would have cut the broadcast and put an ad on tv before the Gibby incident had occurred on tv. The sad thing was 2 weeks ago, the producers on a real life news show made a huge blunder while they were showing a live helicopter chase. (Won't mention what happened, but someone actually had died and the host was practically screaming for them to cut the feed before it reached home). Every tv is about 6-7 seconds behind on live tv for producers to beep language or anything else before you view it on tv.

    Really liked the episode until the left the meeting with the NBBC people, I felt Dan had poorly written the remaining parts especially with the money.
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    teenj12

    [71]Oct 16, 2012
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    marcdragicevic wrote:
    If that really did happen, the producers would have cut the broadcast and put an ad on tv before the Gibby incident had occurred on tv. The sad thing was 2 weeks ago, the producers on a real life news show made a huge blunder while they were showing a live helicopter chase. (Won't mention what happened, but someone actually had died and the host was practically screaming for them to cut the feed before it reached home). Every tv is about 6-7 seconds behind on live tv for producers to beep language or anything else before you view it on tv.

    Really liked the episode until the left the meeting with the NBBC people, I felt Dan had poorly written the remaining parts especially with the money.

    ^This. It wasn't necessarily poorly written, but rather underwritten. I felt there should of been more to the money thing as well. But one could argue that the episode wasn't about the money, but the shocker - Gibby flashing.
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    marcdragicevic

    [72]Oct 16, 2012
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    At least it was a different body part with Gibby this time. Just couldn't figure out why Jimmy Fallon would tweet about the money issue.
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    teenj12

    [73]Oct 18, 2012
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    marcdragicevic wrote:
    At least it was a different body part with Gibby this time. Just couldn't figure out why Jimmy Fallon would tweet about the money issue.
    I guess he felt like he should help.
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    marcdragicevic

    [74]Oct 19, 2012
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    By tweeting it? $500,000 is a lot for one night, haha.
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    teenj12

    [75]Oct 20, 2012
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    Lmao, it is xD.
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    marcdragicevic

    [76]Oct 31, 2012
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    Dan Schneider and his writers really have some crazy ideas.
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    teenj12

    [77]Nov 2, 2012
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    marcdragicevic wrote:
    Dan Schneider and his writers really have some crazy ideas.
    Lmao, yup .
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    marcdragicevic

    [78]Nov 4, 2012
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    Haha, I wonder what's in the next installment. "Sam and Cat."
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    teenj12

    [79]Nov 5, 2012
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    Lol, who knows what Dan has in the works for that. It should be some trippy stuff though, considering Cat's in it .
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    marcdragicevic

    [80]Nov 7, 2012
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    Cat will probably end up destroying some massive property and then ending up as the next Spencer with the fire gag.
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