Sunday, September 10, 2017

Here Are Some of the "iCarly" Easter Eggs from Nathan Kress's "Game Shakers" Episode

It was the perfect tribute for iCarly's 10th anniversary!

For iCarly's 10th anniversary, Nickelodeon gave fans a beautiful, easter egg-filled episode of Game Shakers. Besides directing the episode "Game Shippers," Nathan Kress (aka Freddie Benson) guest-starred as himself.


The episode that aired last night (September 9) was supposed to settle the Creddie (Carly/Freddie) vs. Seddie (Sam/Freddie) ship war once and for all, but right when Nathan was going to tell the Game Shakers who he thought Freddie was truly in love with, Double G (Kel Mitchell) crashed into the window and ruined the moment, d'oh! So, while we didn't find out the truth tonight, the fun episode gave us several iCarly easter eggs totally worth it. Check out just some of the easter eggs below! Did you catch them all?

1. Dancing Clowns


While Babe (Cree Cicchino) was busy schooling Kenzie (Madisyn Shipman) about who Freddie actually loved, you'll notice a row of Post-it notes behind her. The one on the far right reads, "Dancing clowns." Although it a tiny bit of a stretch, it's hard not to think of Cramps the clown from that the iCarly episode "iPsycho". He was the clown who danced with Carly at Nora's birthday party — before she held Carly and her friends hostage.

2. The Four Stevens


This is clearly a parody of the Four Seasons hotel, but did you catch Game Shakers and iCarly creator Dan Schneider's face on the hotel's wall? Apparently, he's the four Stevens.

3. Gary Wolf


First off, that blonde woman is Nathan's real-life wife, London Elise! He actually got to direct her on this episode, joking on KTLA that "it's an experience [he] will never have again." For London's cameo, she asked the hotel clerk for an extra key to Gary Wolf's room. Gary Wolf was the senior on iCarly, whom Freddie pretended to be via text to get back at Sam for pranking him.

4. Spaghetti Tacos


I highly doubt anyone missed this obvious easter egg, but just in case, I'm including it. Carly's brother Spencer invented the spaghetti taco on iCarly when he couldn't decide if he wanted spaghetti or tacos for dinner. It's good to see that fans are still enjoying Spencer's culinary creation!

5. Room 8-D


On the Game Shakers episode, Nathan's hotel room is 8-D, which was Freddie Benson's apartment number on iCarly.

6. Dachshund Sign


In Nathan's Four Stevens hotel room, there's a large piece of dachshund art hanging on the wall above the bed. Dachshunds were a big thing on iCarly, with tons of them floating around on set in some way, shape, or form. Remember when Carly and Sam dressed up a weiner dog as a pig? Plus, who could forget Carly's awesome pink neon dachshund sign in the iCarly studio?

Additional iCarly easter eggs featured in "Game Shippers":

- When Kenzie pokes her head out of the suitcase while Triple G is sneaking her and Babe into the hotel, it's a similar scene in iCarly where Sam is in a suitcase trying to sneak across the border in the iCarly episode "iToe Fatcakes".

- When Babe said "Leave it all to me", it was a reference to iCarly's theme song, "Leave It All To Me".

- Babe shipped Creddie (Carly and Freddie) while Kenzie shipped Seddie (Sam and Freddie), hinting that each was supporting the main and supporting protagonists respectively which is ironic since Babe, the main protagonist of Game Shakers voted Carly, the main protagonist of iCarly while Kenzie, the deuteragonist voted Sam, iCarly's deuteragonist.

- Dub says that iCarly was like Kenan & Kel, but not as funny. Dub is portrayed by Kel Mitchell, who was the co-star of Kenan & Kel.

- Nathan states "I do know what the goat did". This is a reference to the iCarly episode, "iGot a Hot room", in which Carly mentions that on her last birthday there was an incident at a petting zoo involving a goat, which wasn't revealed.

- At the beginning everyone was watching a iCarly marathon. In real life, before this episode aired, there was a week-long iCarly marathon on TeenNick.

- Since this Was a iCarly marathon, a TeenNick screen bug logo can be seen on the left corner of the television set they watch.

- This is the first time that two Nickelodeon alumni stars from two different Dan Schneider shows have appeared together. Kel from Kenan & Kel and Nathan Kress from iCarly, as well as Dan's current Nick stars appearing along as well, making this a 3 way Dan Schneider cross appearance.

What are your favorite Easter Eggs? Have I missed any? Sound off in the comments, and take the poll on who YOU think Freddie loved: Carly or Sam,
below!


Watch the brand-new Game Shakers episode "Game Shippers" in full, as well as full episodes of iCarly, now on nick.com/gameshakers and the Nick App!

More Nick: Nickelodeon's New Daily Scripted Series, "I Am Frankie", Bows Monday, Sept. 11, At 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT) On Nick USA!

Sources: Seventeen.com, Game Shakers Wiki.
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