In the past ten years, a lot has changed on Nickelodeon. But can you believe it’s been 10 years since “iCarly” premiered?! Dan Schneider’s “iCarly” ran from 2007-2012 and quickly became an audience favorite with its likeable characters, silly humor, and heartfelt storylines. No wonder it won Favorite TV Show at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards in 2009 and 2010.
There are plenty of reasons to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of this iconic TV series! Here are three reasons why we still love watching “iCarly”:
On “iCarly” the title character and her best friend, Sam, have a friendship set to rival even the most well-known TV friendships like Spongebob and Patrick or “Drake & Josh”. Throughout the show, Carly often thinks Sam is a bit irresponsible, but loves her anyway. When Sam needs her, Carly is always there to comfort, feed, and give her moral advice. In the episode iChristmas, Sam admits she’d be in a detention center if it weren’t for Carly’s moral support and Carly admits her life would be boring without Sam. Whenever they have disagreements, they always make up with a hug. Now, that’s a support system each of us could use!
In real life, the actresses who play Carly and Sam, Miranda Cosgrove and Jennette McCurdy respectively, are still good friends! In April, the two even wore matching hats at the Disney World in Tokyo and frequently hang out together in Los Angeles! This duo is ICONIC.
iConic Celebrity Guests
There were plenty of memorable celebrities who made their way onto iCarly’s stage. Remember when Michelle Obama, Emma Stone, and One Direction were special guests? In iMeet the First Lady, Michelle Obama stops by to say she is proud of Carly and her friends for surprising her dad with birthday greetings while he’s away in the army. Dan Schneider wrote the episode for Mrs. Obama and her Joining Forces Initiative to include a feel-good theme. On another episode, Emma Stone portrayed an iCarly superfan! The actress even said in a TV interview that iCarly was genuinely “the best show of all time”. We don’t blame you, Emma Stone!
The fictional iCarly series introduced fans to some interesting recipes including those infamous Spaghetti Tacos. Even The New York Times featured an article on the popularity of the new dish! After the episode of Carly’s big brother Spencer cooked the tacos, thousands of moms across the country heard requests from their kids to make the recipe for dinner! But “iCarly” also inspired Sam’s Fat Cakes or T-Bo’s Strawberry Splat Smoothie! You can find a list of recipes to make from the show here!
There are so many reasons to love iCarly and the 10th anniversary is a great way to celebrate its impact on fans everywhere. Why do you love iCarly so much?
“iCarly” is an American teen sitcom which aired on Nickelodeon from 2007 to 2012, lasting seven seasons. “iCarly” was produced by Dan Schneider, and produced breakout stars including Miranda Cosgrove and Jennette McCurdy. Dan Schneider is an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.