iCarly Debut on Nickelodeon: Part 2

*UPDATE: Check out a recent interview with Jennette McCurdy HERE

We don’t often make a big deal about the debut of a television show at our house, but we made an exception tonight for the first episode of Nickelodeon’s iCarly. The rare exception was in honor of special guests Jennette McCurdy and her mom, Debbie, who came over to watch with my daughters Emily and Erin and their friend Allison. Jennette co-stars as Sam, the splendidly spunky best friend of Carly (Miranda Cosgrove), and does a wonderful job with the role. The reviews of the program have been good, and many have pointed out something I noticed tonight…Jennette gets a lot of great lines.

Emily, Allison, Jennette and Erin

Emily, Allison, Jennette and Erin waiting for the iCarly countdown to reach zero

Two episodes were shown back-to-back tonight along with a “meet the cast” special which was woven throughout the commercial breaks. Both will be shown again tomorrow (Sunday, September 8th) at 11 a.m. The show will land in its regular time slot next week…Sundays at 7:30.

I have to admit that I enjoyed the show. The four leads have good chemistry, the characters go beyond typical stereotypes, and the writing is crisp and clever (something lacking on many shows, not just those for ‘tweens). Another fun aspect of the program is it’s interactivity. Viewers can send in video clips of themselves doing crazy things, and some of the clips may be used on the program, which is really a show within a show. You’ll have to watch to see what that means.

After the episodes ended, the girls commandeered my Mac to take some crazy Photo Booth snaps, which seemed to amuse them almost as much as iCarly.

Emily, Erin and Jennette

Emily, Erin and Jennette react to yet another kooky Mac Photo Booth creation.

Jennette and Erin

Here’s one of the photos (above) and a photo of that photo becoming a photo (below)

Jennette and Erin

Here’s one of their “60s album cover” shots (below)…

The Girls Album Cover

…and here’s another (below).

The Girls Album Cover 2

I’m fairly certain the girls wouldn’t want me to share any of the really wierd ones.

It was a very fun evening, and we look forward to seeing how the show progresses over the next several weeks. We couldn’t force Jennette to divulge too much, but it sounds as if there are some pretty fun plotlines on the near horizon. If you have any ‘tweens in the house (or even if you don’t), check out iCarly!

craig hodgkins

~ by Craig Hodgkins on September 8, 2007.

50 Responses to “iCarly Debut on Nickelodeon: Part 2”

  1. That is sooooooo cool that you guys are friends with her. I love to hang out with Emily and Erin. Annie and I would totally like to have a sleepover or something with them. Love your website!

  2. Hey, Emily B. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Omg. I love to watch ICarly. good job to Miranda Cosgrove and Jenette McCurdy

  4. May I ask how Jenette got to be famous? I have been looking into acting places but couldn’t find one. How did she get noticed?

  5. I love icarly! Sam is my favourite one!

  6. That’s cool they’re close with Jenette, she’s awesome. I’d love to have a chance to hang with her.

  7. i super do love miranda one day i wont to meet her but i know that might not happen but goin to tell u a little about me / Im 13 years old i live in oklahoma i go to Roland high school and if u want more info u got to send me a message with this email address / peruisle@yahoo.com PS my name is vanderez

  8. i met her yesterday! she was walking and i got a pic and an autograph

  9. heyy my name is morgan i am 13 years old and i love your pics. you guys rock. i have been singing for people all the time. i would really love to sing on iCarly! do you think i could maske it in american idol. do you watch american idol?

  10. I love your show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  11. Morgan: We don’t watch American Idol, but good luck to you.
    Paris: We’ll pass your message and exclamation points along to J-Mac.

  12. i am #1 fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  13. OMG! You guys are so lucky. Can you tell me her phone number?

  14. OK i actually am in love with icarly and iv’e watched every episode. You guys r so lucky that ur friends with them and i actually would love to talk to any of them. Any way u guys are lucky
    Caroline Malone

  15. hey,you do a but kicking webshow….LOL i would love to see u someday. i was planing to do a webshow but idk what to call it.well byeeeeeeeee byeeeeeeeee 🙂 LOL oh just to let you know that im 13 years old!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. im 10 my emai address is kewon45@hotmail.com

  17. AWSOME…. I am such a BIG FAN of icarly……. is sooo COOL!! 🙂

  18. Ignacio – Argentina

  19. its an estupend but i necesary to cam Miranda Cosgrove i be happy do you went to Peru – Carmen de la legua reynoso – 27 de julio 180 color of house is sky blue my door its open for you ho my happy birthday its in 19 of november 🙂

  20. wats icarly’s phone number and freddy’s? plz tell me

  21. i want fredie’s phone number 😦

  22. can i have fredie’s phone number? plztell me i love him

  23. hola¡¡¡
    Would double as a superstar


  25. hey jenett my name is chris im a big fan oh and may i just say ur extreamly hot! i watch ur show all the time hey listen my dream is to become an actor can u please give me any info you can pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease it would mean the world to me thanx hears my cell 1804-920-6037 its better to call me instead of email (luv ya much) by please give me a call as soon as possible

  26. ummm….
    the first picture looks faked…

  27. You’re right. That’s not our real couch.

    Seriously, it does look like Jennette’s head was Photoshopped on, doesn’t it?

  28. i want sam and carly phone number…..!!!!!!!!!

  29. carli tu aces el programa de dreic y llors.Eres tu la hermana pequeña.

  30. heyy..i love icarly!! howw did you get to be on icarly? i want to be a famous actress and dancer very much. How did you get the chance to be on iCarly??..

    ***please please reply backk!(:<3

  31. Hey, My name is Lauren and I am 12 years old. I love your show.. I sing as well, but I won’t beg you for your phone number. =D
    I think I know what if feels like to have alot of fans that are obsessed with you and it is nice, but not all the time.
    Your show is cool,, I will probubly be making a webshow, I saw the video to help with that, and I am probubly gonna put some videos and pictures up!…You guys are all awesome!

  32. Hey Jennette! Those pics were so funny! I had so much fun looking at them! Hey, are you and Miranda friends off of the show?

  33. miranda is sooo cool!!I wish i could meet her!!Please reply to my email if you can please HELP ME MEET HER!!heres my email:josefkopecky@ymail.comPLEASE EMAIL ME AND HELP ME MEET HER!!by the way,im 12 years old, and I live in milwaukee, wisconsin


  35. i love icarly

  36. Heeey.
    I come from holland, and we have tou iCarly, it’s funny we have lyceris, and, is that you’r best friend? in a green t-shirt.
    i can a little bit english, and i love you webshow!!
    i’m 10 years old,

    lufjoeshow. (ll’)


  38. I love you sam you are beautiful and the best!!!!!!!

  39. Hii I’m not speak english. Aguem ai fala Portuguese ?

  40. i want your phone # badly!!!!!!

  41. Olá Eu sou do brasil e gosto muito desa Sam Ela é muito louca

    Eu sou 100% ICarly


  42. you are cute ssssssssssssssssssssssaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmm! it should be sam carly and little deweb

  43. Hey Jenette I am your biggest super # 1 FAN! I am watching the iFight Shelby Marx right now! Good trash talk! I thought that was Melanie in the first picture of all of you guys together! Can i plz have Freddie’s number? I think you probably gave them freddie’s number!

  44. u should stop leving comments shes a caledredey she dosent read them shes to bisey

  45. Actually, she doesn’t usually read them because this isn’t her blog. She’s just a family friend. 🙂

  46. hey jenette I am a very big van from iCarly and you. Ithing ju are a very cool and nic girl haha whats up

  47. hy jenette how old are you hihi iCarly is a great show

  48. lol xD kann jenette auch deutsch

  49. i am big fan of icarly ….icarly is rocking…lov u carly

  50. I genuinely want to Marry Jennette. I would move from Australia to America to marry her. If you could just pass that on that would be lovely =)

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