Sunday, April 08, 2012

The Brand New "iCarly" Episode Called "iGo One Direction", Which Guest Stars The British-Irish Boy Band "One Direction", In The News And Media

Note - This NickALive! blog post contains spoilers (including pictures and videos) about the UK-Irish Boy Band One Direction's appearance in the brand new episode of "iCarly" titled "iGo One Direction", such as episode details, which some NickALive! readers may prefer to avoid as "iGo One Direction" has not yet been shown on Nickelodeon UK yet. Please scroll down the page if you wish to continue.

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be premiering and showing the UK premiere of "iGo One Direction" on Monday 16th April at 5.30pm! You can find the full information here on NickALive!!

Below is a selection of news articles about the brand new episode of the hit Nickelodeon show "iCarly" called "iGo One Direction" (formally "iGot Jungle Worms"), which guest stars the UK-Irish Boy Band 'One Direction', that Nickelodeon premiered on Nickelodeon USA (Nickelodeon North America) on Saturday 7th April 2012.

From the Daily Mail:
One Direction showcase their hidden talents as they guest star on iCarly

Another string to their bow! One Direction showcase their comedic talents as they guest star on iCarly

They have proven that they can sing, dance, and win hearts across the globe.
But One Direction showed they also know how to make people laugh with a guest starring stint on iCarly.

The Nickelodeon show featuring the boys aired tonight and saw them perform their hit single What Makes You Beautiful.

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Men of many talents: One Direction guest starred on an episode of hit Nickelodeon show iCarly

Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson then can be seen chatting to the cast members as they crack a few jokes.

The stars of the show flirt with the boyband but being so used to it, the group don't bat an eyelid.

The group sees Carly come back from a holiday suffering from jungle worms.

Flirty: The boys had no problem being chatted up as part of their appearance on the show

Fast fame: The boys are currently taking America by storn [storm]

She then discovers that One Direction have agreed to perform on her show.

However disaster strikes when Harry drinks some of Carly's water and develops the same illness.

Carly then takes care of the popstar who loves the attention so much he overexaggerates the seriousness of his condition.

Acting: The plot sees Harry Styles fall ill after drinking contaminated water

Poorly popstar: Harry becomes ill after catching an illness that Carly has acquired on a jungle trip

The other boys catch on and recruit Gibby in his place, which quickly sees Harry make a miraculous recovery.

It is not the boys' only foray into the acting world as they also joined Sofia Vergara as she hosted Saturday Night Live.

One Direction perfromed on the show as well as appearing in a comedy sketch.
They have made history in America as the first UK group to ever have their debut album hit the number one spot in the Billboard charts.

Comedy sketch: Harry likes being looked after so much that he then begins to fake the illness

Rising stars: The boys are making the foray into TV and also had a stint on Saturday Night Live

[Watch a video clip of One Direction Performing on the iCarly episode iGo One Direction:]

Also, from MTV News USA:
One Direction: They Can Sing, But Can They Act?

The band will make their acting debut on 'iCarly' Saturday, the same night they take the 'SNL' stage.

One Direction on "iCarly"; Photo credit: Nickelodeon

One Direction fans, get ready, because you are about to get a double dose of the boy band this Saturday night. The British pop sensation will take the stage as the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" and will also make their television acting debut on Nickelodeon's "iCarly."

Fans have been patiently waiting for the special episode, "iGo One Direction," since it was taped in January [2012]. MTV News visited the set of "iCarly" recently to talk to the cast about their exciting guest stars.

[Click here to watch MTV News USA's interview with the cast of the popular Nickelodeon series "iCarly" about their episode with One Direction, "iGo One Direction" - "One Direction 'Pleasantly Surprised' The Cast Of 'iCarly'" [video only available to view in the USA]]

Noah Munck, who plays Gibby, gave us a preview of what will happen on Saturday's show, including One Directioner Harry Styles catching a disease called "jungle worms" from Carly. "Gibby is a huge fan of One Direction, he screams like a little girl every time they come in the room, so that definitely was a fun episode to shoot," Munck said.

And in terms of their acting abilities, it seems like the One Direction boys got rave reviews from the cast. "Having One Direction on set was really cool, we didn't really know what to expect from them, because we had heard that they didn't really have any acting experience because they have a lot of lines and are almost in every scene. So we were uncertain as to how well the shooting would go," Nathan Krauss said. "But we were all very pleasantly surprised they did very, very well, especially Harry, because he had to pretend to be sick the whole time. ... It was cool, just seeing the five of us mesh with the five of them."

In addition to adjusting to five new people on set, the "iCarly" cast also had to deal with the hundreds of screaming fans who waited outside the show for hours hoping to catch a glimpse of the 1D boys.

"It was a crazy day here," Munck said. "Along the fence of our studio was like maybe 200 screaming girls. I'm like, 'Oh are they here for me?' No, they're here for the band. I hear they tried to push the gates down to get in. It got intense."

Yet, the biggest 1D fan of them all might just be the star of "iCarly" herself, Miranda Cosgrove.

"I've known about them for probably the last two years, so I liked them a lot," Cosgrove said, saying she first discovered the band watching the U.K.'s "The X Factor." "I was really excited to have them on the show. Every one of them was really funny and they all knew their lines and I think they have very good chemistry and they seem like really good friends."

"iCarly" airs Saturday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon.
Also, from Unreality TV:
One Direction: Niall Horan on ‘perfect’ SNL, Harry Styles looking forward to iCarly debut – Australia prepares for 1D mania!

One Direction have cracked American and the cherry on the cake is all set to be put in place this evening.

In the US, the X Factor stars will appear on Saturday Night Live, where they will perform two tracks and their special episode of Nickelodeon’s iCarly will also air.

We recently brought you some great promos for the boys stint on SNL, along with “Modern Family” actress Sofia Vergara. It had been claimed that the singers will perform “What Makes You Beautiful” and one other track from their record breaking album ‘Up All Night.”

Talking about the show to MTV News, Niall Horan said: “This is our kind of show. You know, we like to have a bit of a laugh. This is our perfect kind of show and we get involved as much as we can.”

Harry Styles is also stoked about this evening and took to Twitter to remind fans, saying:

“Tune into to Saturday Night Live at 11.30pm!! And iCarly at 8pm. Gonna be fun..”

iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove admitted that she loved working with the boys – who wouldn’t? – and recently said:

“I’ve known about them for probably the last two years, so I liked them a lot. I was really excited to have them on the show. Every one of them was really funny and they all knew their lines and I think they have very good chemistry and they seem like really good friends.”

Meanwhile, tonight’s appearances will be 1D’s last in America as they will next jet out to Australia, where they have a number of concerts lined up.

Police and security staff have already been called in to prepare for the band’s arrival, as local officials expect to need all the help they can get, in keeping the thousands of screaming female fans under control.

It has been reported that a local radio station who have bagged an interview with the singers, have spent thousands of dollars in moving it to a secret location, so that the fans can’t discover the boys whereabouts and cause havoc for residents and business nearby.

A Sony Music source commented: “It’s like nothing we have ever dealt with before.”

Meanwhile, the boys now have their own official store in Sydney and thousands of girls showed up to camp outside the premises, before it’s opening this week.

The One Direction shop is sure to capitalise on the boys’ success and will remain open for as long as the boys are in Australia.

Also, from
One Direction does comedy on 'iCarly' and 'Saturday Night Live'; 1D fans react

One Direction gave U.S. TV a double dose of comedy on April 7, 2012, when the band's guest appearances on Nickelodeon sitcom "iCarly" and NBC's "Saturday Night Live" premiered. One Direction's guest appearances on these shows caused massive buzz on the Internet and became trending topics on Twitter. Based on comments made on the Internet, One Direction fans liked the band's appearance on "Saturday Night Live" a lot better than the appearance on "iCarly."

One Direction was the first "X Factor" act to perform on "Saturday Night Live." The group came in third place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010.

British comedian James Corden (a friend of One Direction's) was one of the well-wishers who was with One Direction backstage at "Saturday Night Live," which was hosted by Sofia Vergara in the episode that had One Direction as the musical guest. Corden tweeted backstage photos of the guys in One Direction. One Direction's Liam Payne mentioned on Twitter that his father was also in New York for the show. Payne did a Twitcam chat with fans after the show.

One Direction on "Saturday Night Live"

As I previously revealed in an exclusive report, the writers of "Saturday Night Live" wanted to include One Direction and in a skit with Vergara. The skit ended up being the guys in one Direction (Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Payne and Zayn Malik) acting as children in a dysfunctional family on the fictional "Manuel Ortiz Show" (a spoof of bawdy talk shows like "Jerry Springer"), with Vergara playing their mother. The guys in One Direction (dressed in bad '70s clothes, curly wigs and moustaches) made a brief appearance at the end of the skit by doing some campy salsa-like dancing.

One Direction also performed "What Makes You Beautiful" and "One Thing" on "Saturday Night Live." Sources say that there was some discussion about One Direction performing "More Than This" as the second song, but in the end, it was decided that "One Thing" would be the better choice since it will be released as a single in the U.S.

After the show, Styles tweeted: "Thank you so much to @nbcsnl for having us. That was a lot of fun and we'll never forget it "

Tomlinson tweeted, "Wow that was so much fun!"

After the "Saturday Night Live" episode aired, these topics began trending worldwide on Twitter:

Dick Horan
Miguelito Malik
Martito Payne
Pepito Tomlinson
Carlito Styles

One Direction on "iCarly"

As previously reported, the "iCarly" episode (titled "I Go One Direction") had One Direction playing versions of themselves. All of the guys in One Direction had lines in the episode, with Styles having the most lines, since he plays a central role in the episode's plot.

Here is a plot summary: Carly (played by Miranda Cosgrove) comes back from an overseas vacation with "jungle worms." When One Direction is booked to be a guest on her Web show, One Direction's Harry gets "jungle worms" from drinking out of Carly's water bottle. After he recovers from the illness, he still pretends to be sick to get sympathy and attention from Carly.

One of the scenes that fans were talking about the most was of Harry in bed, holding on to Carly's arm as he asked her, "Can I have some fruits?" She says yes and starts to walk away, but he won't let go of her arm as he says, "And can you cook them into the cubes, the way that you do?" As she tries to walk away, he still won't let go of her arm, and he says, "And can you put warm socks on my feet?"

Carly's friend Sam (played by Jennette McCurdy) then says sarcastically, "What else do you want Carly to do for you ? Wash your tour bus?"

When the other guys in One Direction, Miranda and her friends Freddie (played by Nathan Kress) and Sam figure out that Harry is faking the illness, Sam says, "Do you think I should work him over with my butter sock?" Zayn says, "Did she say butter sock?" Liam says, "Is that a sock?" Louis says, "Full of butter?"

Freddie says, "Do you guys want to hear my idea?" Niall asks, "Does it involve the butter sock?"

So they hatch a plot to trick Harry into believing that overly excited One Direction fan Gibby (played by Noah Munck) is going to replace Harry in the band. When Harry sees an off-key Gibby rehearsing with the rest of One Direction, Harry suddenly announces he feels better and can perform.One Direction performs "What Makes You Beautiful."At the end of the episode, Sam (who has been shamelessly flirting with Zayn since she met him), drags Zayn into an elevator, as he looks horrified.

After the "iCarly" episode aired, these topics began trending worldwide on Twitter:

Sam and Zayn

Here is sampling of Twitter comments about One Direction on "Saturday Night Live" and "iCarly."

"Saturday Night Live"
"One Direction on SNL just made my life!"

:i vote for One Direction being on SNL every single week."

"One Direction On #SNL Was Amazing."

"That was the best #SNL episode I have ever seen! I am so proud of One Direction."

"One Direction on SNL is the best thing that has happened in this fandom in a while."

"LOL One Direction on SNL was hilarious!!!"

"I think One Direction is going through puberty right now on SNL.. and it is adorable."

"One Direction on #SNL was amazingggg!"

"SNL: A place were One Direction can be themselves without pretending to be someone their not. Where they can sing flawlessly live."

"That was probably the most viewers SNL had in a while lol. Girls love One Direction."

"Watched One Direction and Sofia on #SNL and enjoyed myself. Got the performance of "One Thing" on tape."
"Watching One Direction on iCarly & crying at how perfect they are."

"One direction were flawless on iCarly."

"One Direction on iCarly was a lil bit catastrophic."

"Just had a heart attack because one direction was on icarly. Is that a sock? Full of butter?? #iGo1D"

"One Direction on iCarly wasn't as cool as I thought it'd be."

"Forcing myself to watch the terrible acting on iCarly because that's how much I love One Direction."

"One Direction did a wonderful job of promoting iCarly."

"One Direction on ICarly was good. They are so unffffffff."

"I think one direction is better at acting then the whole icarly cast."

"OMG one direction on iCarly was SNL!"

"I watched the new ICarly at 8 with One direction guest starring and it was AMAZING and funny. Best ICarly ever!!!"

"I don't think one direction can get any hotter then what they looked like on icarly."
Also, from IrishCentral:
One Direction branching out with ‘SNL’ and ‘iCarly’ appearances - VIDEOS

Group makes double header television appearances on Saturday

Recent UK pop sensation One Direction is keeping busy in the US by branching out into the world of television. The group were featured as guests on both Nickelodeon’s ‘iCarly’ and NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ on Saturday.

In a move that thrilled legions of Directioners, the intensely loyal fanbase of One Direction, the lads made a guest appearance on the Nickelodeon show ‘iCarly.’ In the episode, which aired Saturday night, the group played themselves and performed their hit song ‘What Makes You Beautiful.’ The episode also comically featured band member Liam feigning sickness to get attention from everyone.

Older fans then had the opportunity to stay up late and see the band grace the stage at NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live.’ There, they performed ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ and their new song ‘One Thing.’

The boys got to stretch their acting muscles even further when they were featured in the sketch ‘Manuel Ortiz Show’ where they played the sons of that night’s guest host, Sofia Vergara.

Speaking to RTE News prior to their SNL appearance, band member Harry Styles said "I think a lot of it is gonna be a big adrenaline rush. The show's so big over here. I think it's going to be a lot of fun and I think we're gonna have as much fun with it as we can."

Fellow bandmate Niall Horan added: "This is our kind of show. You know, we like to have a bit of a laugh. This is our perfect kind of show [and] we get involved as much as we can."

Following their SNL appearance, Niall Horan took to Twitter to show his gratitude and appreciation for everyone involved. Said Niall, (@NiallOfficial) “‏SNL tonight was amazing..thanks to @nbcsnl for having us..much appreciated!”

He later followed up and tweeted to his 2.4 million followers “north america.thank you for having us.its been an amazing guys have been amazing.thank you all so much for getting us to number 1.”

On Sunday, One Direction jetted off for Australia and New Zealand to continue their tour.

One Direction was formed as part of the UK ‘X Factor’ and features four English boys and one Irish boy, Niall Horan. The group made music history a few weeks ago when they were the first ever UK musical act to debut at number on the US music charts with their album ‘Up All Night.’

One Direction on ‘iCarly’:

[Click here to watch video clips of One Direction performing on North America's Saturday Night Live (SNL) on the official IrishCentral website.]
Also from
One Direction on ‘iCarly’ left fans wanting more!

Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan make up One Direction and made their acting debut on iCarly.

The episode titled, iGo One Direction, featured the boys band doing what they do best -- entertaining. The British-Irish boy have the style that young Americans crave. Signed by Simon Cowell and appearing on a season of X-factor, these boys are moving up. After a hilarious episode where a case of jungle worms is passed around, the band began What Makes You Beautiful.

While MTV doubts One Direction's acting capabilities, it doesn't matter because they are so trendy and in the now of every celebrity style. The entire 30 minutes of iCarly was emblazon with outfit changes of fashion choices made for the band!

Usually dressed in coordinating outfits, their appearance on iCarly had them decked out in khakis and t-shirts, matching of course. Ironically this episode aired the same evening that One Direction appeared on Saturday Night Live.

These boys are so styled their hair barely moves! Move over Justin Bieber,there is competition on the block as these boys are adorable and will make any teenage girl swoon!

Video: One Direction On ‘iCarly’ left fans wanting more!

Also, from Hollywood Life:
One Direction Is Flawless (& Hysterical) On ‘iCarly’

The only thing we wanted was MORE! The episode felt so short!

One Direction made its acting debut tonight on Nickelodeon’s hit show, iCarly — and even though they played themselves, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan all did a phenomenal job.

Titled “iGo One Direction,” the episode was simple enough, but we couldn’t believe how fast the time flew by. In case you didn’t watch, here’s what happened:

Carly comes back from a trip with jungle worms, only to find out One Direction has agreed to perform on her show. The only problem is, Harry drinks from Carly’s water and contracts her illness, which leads to her taking care of him. He loves the attention so much, he exaggerates his sickness and, of course, all his bandmates catch on to his act. They elect Gibby as Harry’s replacement, which doesn’t sit well with him at all, so he quickly gets over his “illness” and rejoins the group.

All of that is pretty funny, but our favorite moment has to be at the end when Sam practically attacks Zayn and drags him into the elevator with her — and he doesn’t look too disappointed to be there…that’s for sure!

In addition to their funny asides and plot line, the boys also sang their hit single, “What Makes You Beautiful,” (making everyone watching swoon)!

What did you think of the highly anticipated One Direction episode of iCarly? Did it live up to everything you hoped it would be? [...]

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