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Sam & Cat

Season 1 Episode 14

#OscarTheOuch

8
Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Oct 12, 2013 on Nickelodeon
6.8
out of 10
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16 votes
4

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A relucant mother lets the girls watch over an accident prone boy.

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  • Torture.

    1.0
    The only good thing about this episode is that there was *ALMOST* no B-plot. But the bad thing is they take care of an accident prun- i mean prone boy that gets tortured constantly in an unrealistic sort of way. Speaking of which, NONE and i mean none of those miscontraptions aren't realistic i mean, a breakaway bench? Come on! I didn't even chuckle! The ending was just so unrealistic and rushed; Cat ACTUALLY takes them to a driving range while Oscar could've watched it on tv!



    My Rating: 1/10moreless
  • A miserable episode

    1.0
    This is the worst episode of the show yet. I used to love this show at first, but now I've noticed the people who are criticizing it are not really wrong to do so. The writing is weak and relies on cruelty instead of comedy. Either that or crudity. And this show is supposed to be WAY BETTER than Sanjay and Craig! Yet the writers of this show seem to be suffering the same problem the writers of Sanjay and Craig suffer.



    This is probably the least realistic episode yet. How can ANYONE be that accident "prune"? This episode was kind of good, but I hate when cruelty is confused for comedy. Many Nick shows do that. Even SpongeBob does it now! And confusing crudity with comedy is just as bad. I'm tired of seeing shows like this and iCarly that do that and get either loved, or hated for it. It makes it hard to support my own opinion about this show being the only good show on Nick. Because in a way it's just as bad as Sanjay and Craig which I despise and so do many other users of this site considering Sam & Cat got 7.9 so far and Sanjay and Craig 4.5. When can Dan Schneider make a show that is 100% good and does not jump the shark? Every one of his shows has jumped the shark, felt "iffy" to me and other people, or had SOMETHING wrong with it at some point. This is not what I want. I want a solid show like classic SpongeBob or Liv and Maddie that can be enjoyed by anyone. Not a show that's either "Oh yeah baby it's amazing teh acting iz awesome!" or "this show sucks and is an insult to a person with even the tiniest brain and has atrocious acting!" I mean what happened to the days when shows were one or the other but never both? And I don't get the mixed ratings for Liv and Maddie at IMDb. I mean why only 6.1 when here it got 8.5? It's not like this show or iCarly where I can easily see what all the hate's about. It has a realistic plot, great acting and sets, and offers classic family fun for everyone. And it's too early to say it jumped the shark. I've hated some episodes of iCarly, Fairly OddParents, Drake and Josh, Victorious, current SpongeBob, and even some episodes of Good Luck Charlie I have mixed feelings for.



    The final oddity is that shows like iCarly and ANT Farm have some of the EXACT SAME criticisms as Gordy, yet Gordy got only 3.4 from IMDb while iCarly got a 6 and ANT Farm got a 5. Read my review for Gordy. It is THE MOST underrated film I have EVER seen. Granted as my username implies I am all about Disney; my favorite film from the studio is The Fox and the Hound and my favorite soundtrack is Oliver & Company. I don't know how to do lists on this site yet but if I ever do I with post my Top 30 Walt Disney Animated Classics plus ones like Mary Poppins and Gordy that are not animated but released by a Disney-related studio (Disney owns Miramax Family Films, which distributed Gordy).



    Shows like this and iCarly are said to have terrible morals like in the iCarly episode iMeetFred which told us that it apparently is NOT OK to have a different opinion from everyone else even though Fred is not liked anymore and I don't get why Fred was ever liked to begin with. But despite that, iCarly remains a show this both loved and hated simultaneously, for the EXACT OPPOSITE REASONS. Yet Gordy can't be appreciated even though it shows that anyone, no matter how big or small, can make a difference in the world for the better. So which sounds like the one with the good morals? The one about a little pig who makes a big difference for the better, or the one that says you should not say your own opinion if it's different from everyone else's? If you go with the latter, I pity you. I really do. Everywhere I go I am told that everyone has different opinions on many things and that that's OK. iCarly told us the exact opposite. I can't tell what the moral of this episode was. Was it: "don't be afraid to try new things, even if you get hurt in the process", or "You're always better off safe than sorry, even if your life is not fun"? And, honestly, who says reading books ISN'T fun? Did you know that most movies, especially my favorites from Disney, are based on books? We would not know Bambi if Felix Salten had not written the book Bambi, a Life in the Woods in 1923 in his native language German (he's from Austria), and then it was published in English 5 years later. Daniel P. Mannix wrote a novel that was adapted into my favorite film ever in the year 1981, The Fox and the Hound. Even Lion King has roots of Hamlet and Macbeth in its story; both are Shakespearean classics. The Lion King II: Simba's Pride is also based on a famous Shakespearean work: Romeo and Juliet. The Little Mermaid was originally a Danish fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. Almost all Walt Disney Animated Classics are, at the very least, loosely based on/inspired by an existing work. You may not have heard of Bambi, The Fox and the Hound, The Rescuers, or One Hundred and One Dalmatians as books but you should know them as animated masterpieces.



    So, TL;DR I have changed my mind on this show. It no longer gets a 10. I will change it now to a 5.



    EDIT ON NOVEMBER 28 (originally posted on October 12): I made my list of my favorite Disney classics. The Jungle Book would have been number nine and One Hundred and One Dalmatians would have been ten but neither of those two were available. Also, I decided to change my rating. At first, I wanted to give this episode a very generous 4.5. But now I'm going to give it a 1. The rating was 6.1 before I changed from 4.5 to 1 and now it's 5.6. I'm also giving the show itself a 1.







    UPDATE ON FEBRUARY 2: Nick has an upcoming show called Breadwinners that airs in 20 days. Today I found the pilot on YouTube and showed it to my family. EVERYONE HATED IT! They all said it was the worst thing they'd seen in their lives. And that includes The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012), Spider's Web: A Pig's Tale (2006), and Rabbids Invasion. So I won't be surprised when Breadwinners gets a 1.9 just like Marvin Marvin here and Spider's Web: A Pig's Tale at IMDb. My Aunt said I should rate it as low as possible just to get the score down. Unfortunately, the lowest one can rate is 1, unless you are a prolific author. I have been working on that for months (6 plus months), so I can rate stuff like Marvin Marvin, Fred: The Show, and The Oogieloves a 0.0. Breadwinners is next on my "to rate 0.0 once I can" list.



    UPDATE ON FEBRUARY 18: Breadwinners premiered yesterday. I have reviewed it. It's bad but not as bad as Sanjay and Craig.moreless
  • thie episode and others

    10
    I liked the idea of this episode but it was kind of boring. #SecretSafe was AWSOME to me. #MotercycleMystery was a 6.9 for me. and then all the others are 10. hopefully #DollSitting will be better then #CrappyOscarTheStupidPain
  • Same Old Crap

    1.0
    Well what a shocker, the promos looked terrible & this episode delivered just that. This episode 'shit the bed' worse than any episode yet.



    It was stupidly unrealistic and poorly written. I mean where the hell did they find these writers?! Just plain terrible television. Every little bit of progression through the main storyline wasn't realistic or funny in anyway. The B side story with Goomer & Dice seemed to just exist to make the main storyline look better than it truly was. Sorry Dan Schneider, but you can't polish a turd into something nice.



    It's no wonder the ratings have sunk, this is the kind of crap that gives today's television industry a bad name. I personally found it tough to sit through. It was extremely bland and VERY predictable.



    The positive to these crap episodes being constantly churned out of nickelodeon is that it makes notoriously bad spinoffs like "The Ropers" look really good in comparison. In the same instance it makes shows like, "Hello, Larry" & "My Mother the Car" seem like WAY better shows in comparison to this abomination they call a tv series. (Ask your grandparents or google it kids)



    To conclude, either keep churning out crap-sandwich episodes like this one & watch the ratings continue to fall and eventually get cancelled. OR FIRE THE WRITERS & START FRESH! (I suggest the second option) No more sugar coating it, these scripts are complete BULL SHIT! I bet James Komack could of written a show better than this Dan Schneider. (Google it kids)



    PS. Ariana start using your real voice cause you come off as really annoying. Also your acting was very poor at times in this episode.moreless
Joshua Carlon

Joshua Carlon

Oscar

Guest Star

Steve Lewis

Steve Lewis

Brody

Guest Star

Mike Monteleone

Mike Monteleone

Carl

Guest Star

Maree Cheatham

Maree Cheatham

Nona

Recurring Role

Zoran Korach

Zoran Korach

Gieux Merr "Goomer"

Recurring Role

Jasi Cotton Lanier

Jasi Cotton Lanier

Cat's Stunt Double

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