Hello and welcome to Part One of my picspam for iCook! I made TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY SEVEN SCREENCAPS. I hope you're happy. Part of the reason I did this was that this is the first episode I'm capping in ~*~glorious HD~*~, and I just can't get over the crispness of everything. Another part of why I OD'd on capping is that this episode is one of TWO episodes of iCarly I've ever rated a 10. (The other is iPie. I don't know what it is about food themed episodes but apparently they are SOLID GOLD.) Yes, even the beloved iKiss, the episode Dan sent in to the Emmys, I rate only a 9.5. Anyway, iCook was brilliant. I sincerely hope that you use these caps for any and all non-profit purposes, and leave me comments with your thoughts, so that the hours of my life I've spent doing all of this won't have gone entirely to waste.
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On with the show!
We start with Freddie looking cute in some kind of bumblebee themed hoodie. An auspicious beginning.
The iCarly logo swirls onto screen and then disperses into a frillion sparkly dots! Neato!
"The webshow watched by smart people-"
"And idiots! You know which one you are."
One of the contributing factors to why this episode was so good is that the iCarly portion of the show actually seemed like a video I would actively enjoy on youtube. Also look at that HD! look at iiiit! Anyway I *don't* know which one I am. Of course I'm smart, but then again, I spent all day capping this thing, so I'm probably more on the idiot side.
Who makes all these titles? I know some dude in Schneider's Bakery graphics department does it, but in iCarly-world, who does? Freddie? I like to think that it is Sam, budding artist that she is.
Okay but this was still just kinda weird. I like how Jo-Jo is in a cute green room with a painting of a tree and grass on the walls. The apple juice is great, it's like he's got a glass of whiskey on the rocks in his hand. And that thing on the table is an ashtray. Somebody photoshop out the apple juice bottle and stick in a crystal decanter. We all know that was the original intention. ^_^
Look at how pretty Sam is!
Though, okay, she can be a little cross-eyed. >_>
Here is one over-arching theme of the episode: Sam, Carly, and Freddie no longer have any personal space. Keep this in mind.
I don't know why I capped this. It was just so... HD! Sam's got a cute face happening, I suppose. Oh man, I'm a cap addict.
Hahaha, their faces. See? If iCarly were like this all the time, I would so favorite and 5-star it on youtube.
Mwuahahahaha! This was entirely uncalled for! Except... It WAS called for. Why do I believe that this was scripted (duh it was scripted, but I mean by the kids, for the show within a show)? Because when you see the studio after the wet-willy interlude, Carly's got this huge stainless steel table out that wasn't there before! It was a SEGUE!
This is a rather unfortunate camera angle for you, Freddie.
"I know. Why'd you cap it, Sarah?"
Because I'm OBSESSED. @_@
I love the little punching motion Sam does here. All the actors on this show have little character mannerisms. Freddie does this nervous hand-rubbing thing, Carly does this head swinging thing (which is difficult to cap), and Sam, at least recently, seems to quite often do kicking punching fighty-type motions. Appropriate, no?
Excellent spaghetti font, Schneider's Bakery graphics department! Please 'shop all sorts of strange titles onto this cap.
Oh my god. Jennette and Miranda aren't girls. THEY ARE MUPPETS.
Freddie is amused by their girl antics! Sam *really* likes red sauce.
This is what Sam looks like when she's acting "guilty". She never looks like this when she's actually guilty, as it is an emotion entirely foreign to her experience. To look like this, she studied photographs of Freddie covered in mud, being berated by his mother.
And now it's time for a terrible pun!:
Another one of tonight's themes: Apparently we're now being beat over the head with the "fact" that they're in SEATTLE. Look! The Space Needle! Oh my gawd, I can smell the evergreens already! (note: since my last picspam, I've moved across the country, from Boston to Seattle. Now that I'm here, you know what? It's pretty iCarly-ish. People here are *weird*.)
This is my favorite frame of the new opening. I wonder why. :P
The jumble of electrical components and pieces of random devices attached to Sam's locker make my head hurt.
Awww, poor Douglass. Sam's mom must be really, really hot.
Somebody's feeling punchy!
So, apparently, Sam has installed a dangerous security system in her locker. She also just happens to have a knackwurst on a string tied to a wooden stick to test it out. Carly finds this... alarming.
Carly is the only one. Look how gleeful Sam is!
Omnomnom. Did they wrap the sausage in nori or something to make it all black around the outside??
Freddie is completely unsurprised about the sausage situation. He's *also* not wearing a collared shirt. Oh Freddie, have you purchased a one way ticket to Badboytown?? I daresay you have.
Carly heroically saves Freddie from a terrible fate, and then tells Sam a lesson to live by: "We do not electrocute friends."
You see, one other theme of this episode? Sam is a violent psychopath with a complete lack of boundaries or social niceties. Carly and Freddie keep her around as a bodyguard and a warning to any of their potential enemies.
Jerry Trainor obviously missed his calling as an action star.
Spencer also seems to know about Sam's dubious knackwurst habits, and has gotten to school by hitching a ride with some dude who sells pens. What? What the what? Oh, Spencer.
The astute amongst us will notice that Sam takes a *purple* pen and Freddie takes a *green* pen. Carly looks adorable in the middle, completely oblivious to the fact that there is batshitinsane Seddie shippery happening right under her nose.
Spencer's so cute. He tells the news about getting onto Food TV to Sam first, because she's obviously the one who will care the most. And then he does adorable things with Freddie, and *then*, when Carly interjects that it is his recipe for spaghetti tacos (shut up Carls), he's all "Nah, the important thing is, this'll be great for iCarly" Awwwwww, he's such a good big brother.
Which is why it sucks when he gets horribly electrocuted, and Sam looks amused. This was violent, even for iCarly! Spencer's writhing around on the ground like a dying fish totally made me laugh, though. I feel shame!
Luckily, it's actually treated fairly seriously. Carly and Freddie, it seems, get to skip out on school and take care of Spencer.
Sam apparently feels bad for hurting Spencer so badly. (I reserve my doubts!) But Spencer says it's okay because experienced something "incredible!" (And Freddie gives a delightful eyebrow. Creddie icons, anyone?)
"What, not dying?"
Oh Freddie, you speak the truest of words.
"Well that, and, I had a vision. Of the *future*."
Carly is... not amused.
"How do you know it was the future?"
"Cuz it hasn't happened yet? Dur??"
Spencer had better appreciate the fact that he's a fictional character so his logic makes sense. I'm sure if someone told him this in the show, he'd nod his head in agreement.
Okay now have a bunch of Creddie-tastic screencaps!
Fingerquotes! Excellent for icons.
Along with action flicks, Spencer should also do Shakespeare.
Coordinated Creddie Crossed Arms! (dang arms, not starting with a C.)
Spencer says he saw himself and Nug-nug in the groovysmoothie, hugging.
A part of me wonders, I know that Dan was writing this script right when he first found the fandom online. He and I were talking very regularly the whole time he was writing this script, and I was showing him a lot about the GS and the members of the iCarly fandom and all that. I wonder if the fact that this part of the plot takes place at the Groovy Smoothie has anything to do with that? Probably not, but a girl can postulate.
Carly threatens to call Dr. Quamstein. Kwamstein? Quanstein? Can't tell. Either way, the mere suggestion scares the crap outta Spencer so this doctor is obviously a "special" one.
Freddie and Carly watch him go. They appear unwilling to go after a man who is badly wounded, still in his robe and slippers, chasing after a mad vision, who cares for both of them dearly. Carly and Freddie are secretly evil. They also have the whole rest of the day to do as they please. Do the math. (They obviously spend the day knitting hats for cold babies and visiting shelter animals.)
Okay, time for the iCarly kids to be OMGWTFBBQADORABLE. Seriously they are all so dang cute here I nearly died.
The host lady *really* looks like someone who would host a Food TV show, don't you think? It's probably the haircut. I like her! She's a non-jerky adult character, which are few and far between in iCarly-land. Look how cute the kids are! Their posture is adorbs!
Obsessive note: look at the "this is camera footage" frame. Notice how it's different from the iCarly camera footage frame? The position battery indicator and the *REC are switched, there's an extra thingy on the bottom right, and an extra frame around the outside! I absolutely love that they add details like this. Most people will never notice it, but it's absolutely there to subconsciously remind the viewer that they are watching footage shot by people other than Freddie. Good job!
The camera and sound dudes. Are they real iCarly crew members?? Or actors? I want to know!
CUTE! SO CUTE! "I'm Freddie Benson!"
OMG. I kind of died. Freddie is obviously pretty comfortable in front of his own camera, but he's still a huge nub when he's on someone else's show. AWESOME. And the way the girls just sort of block him and shove him back is a super cute bit of nonverbal communication. At least Freddie has the wherewithal to look embarrassed about it.
Oh shit! It's Ricky Flame, an obvious Bobby Flay ripoff! Watch out! He's a douche!
The acting of the three kids has improved enormously. This is probably my favorite cap of the whole episode! You can tell that they're *acting* surprised. (Later in the episode, they actually *are* surprised. The difference is really clear and I have to give them HUGE kudos.) Seriously dudes, look at Carly's face. XD XD
cuteness... getting... unbearable...
Ooh, free steaks!
"Wait. Your definition of a year's supply, or my definition?"
"She takes her meat very seriously."
Thank you, Sam, for cutting the cuteness and replacing it with awesome.
It's now time to discuss the cute clothes! Look how coordinated they are! Carly's in horizontal stripes, Freddie's in vertical, Sam's in this cute graphic print tee "Love Peace Always" (how ironic for her!) and the colors! It's a sort of warm magenta, salmon, orange combo with a dark grey neutral to balance, and they look AWESOME together.
Meanwhile, at the Groovy Smoothie, cute old ladies have invaded.
I took a bunch of caps of T-Bo because he's thatjamiegirl's representational character in 5_4_3_2. :)
Spencer is ALSO a muppet.
"Now buy a smoothie, or GET OUT!"
Is T-Bo the shift-manager?? Who gave the picklestick guy a promotion??
Meanwhile, a BATTLE RAGES! Carly is spying! That's such bad form, Carls! I thought you watched Food TV; don't you know these things?
"Ricky's tacos look better than ours!"
"Yeah, his plating is exquisite."
I am convinced that despite her totally nonjudgmental attitude towards food and the consumption thereof, Sam is secretly a food savant. Stick her in a professional kitchen and I bet she'd make Jefferey Steingarten swoon.
Is Carly even doing any of the cooking?? Or is she "supervising"? ^_^;
Ah, there she goes. "Peruvian puff peppers!" When I first saw this episode, I wasn't paying too much attention, and I thought they were sprinkling *gummy bears* on their tacos. I figured it was kind of appropriate, given the Shay apartment's decor. I didn't ever watch too much Drake & Josh, but even I got this reference upon a second viewing.
I like Judge Marla's outfit! :D
What the hell is Carly doing? She brings the plate to the table like she's some sort of fancy dancing waiter. It's quite odd.
The serving platters are *gorgeous*. I want them so bad! Also, super nice touch, the colors of the platters absolutely coordinate with the colors of the clothes each "team" is wearing!
Ew, bandaid. I mean, flavor-patch! Wut?? (Hostess lady looks appropriately disgusted.)
Meanwhile, Spencer has to pee, Spencer has pretty hair, Spencer makes an old lady (part of the previous old lady invasion no doubt) think he's crazy, Spencer gets whacked with a giant umbrella (see? SEATTLE SEATTLE SEATTLE), Spencer yells at the old lady in an extremely geeky way ("I hope you get space-jacked by a phalanx of red skynauts!"), and Spencer gets called a "nerd."
Yeah, I don't really know, either.
Judge Marla eats her tacos with a fork. YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG, MARLA.
"I told you we should have layered our flavors more precisely!"
Yes, Carly, you did an excellent job supervising your minions while they layered flavors.
But hooray, the 2nd judge, Judge Phillipe, votes for them!
Judge Marla is momentarily put off by Carly's enthusiasm, but goes on to give a dorky speech. "Y'know, everyone here today should feel proud of their tacos." Yes, Marla, I'm always proud of mine!
Awwww, look how cute bashful!Freddie is!
We are reminded that Ricky is a douche. Check out the sweet "Ricky Flame" nametag embroidery on his chef's coat! I like how the red writing and the yellow flame design mix together. Oh, delicious production details. Somebody tell me again why I didn't go to film school for production? I'm obviously in the "idiot" portion of iCarly viewers.
Marla votes for iCarly! Awwwwwww group hug! Awwww, lack of personal space! AAAWWWWWWWW This episode has so many hugs in it!
Freddie and Carly proceed to dance extremely dorkishly in the background, while Sam channels her inner kangaroo. It's adorable. Again.
Oh Freddie. Why do you speak Spanish words when excited? Will this ever be answered??
Sam willingly hugs a stranger! A stranger who will provide her with a year's supply of steaks.
Judge Marla is also dancing in the background. This cap serves to remind me that Nathan Kress is *still* the same kid who bought a pie spy camera. Awwwww, ADORABLENESS OVERLOAD!
Meanwhile, Ricky LAME (see what I did there?) is shocked and appalled that he didn't win. Suckah, don't mess with the original! I bet your tacos had too much cilantro.
Somebody get him a bowl to cry in.
And that concludes Part one of the ridiculously epic iCook picspam!
Part two is here!