“IAm Your Biggest Fan”
Season 1, Episode 13
January 19, 2008
Mandy quickly reveals that she's more than simply a fan of the group -- she's obsessed, to the point where she sneaks into Carly's apartment in the middle of the night so she can join Carly and Sam watching TV, sends them pointless gifts and even transfers so she can attend the same junior high as the group. It reaches the point to where Mandy starts to disrupt their broadcasts, in particular while doing her duck impersonation (complete with duck mask).
Meanwhile, Spencer tries out to be the new drummer for Backflesh, despite having no drumming ability using drums he found in the junkyard. The band decides to keep him on because he lets them use his apartment for rehearsals and Spencer calls in a favor to get Backflesh booked on the Seattle Beat TV show. Before the show, however, they fire Spencer and steal his drum kit and to cap it all up, they didn't even know how to pronounce Spencer's name right. Actually, didn't even know it at all!
The joke is on Backflesh, however, when Mandy sneaks into Carly's apartment and hears a Backflesh CD playing and starts dancing (with no talent). Immediately, she falls in love with the band and they become her new obsession, as Carly, Sam, Freddie, and Spencer discover to their amusement when they see Mandy disrupt the band's Seattle Beat performance with her duck impression. They watch amused with their drinks and laughing happily at Mandy's idiotic ways. We leave them happily clinking their drinks.
- During Twister Vision, Carly and Sam's voices pan from left to right and back again in the stereo field.
- Sam says she hates people, which was also mentioned in iChristmas.
- Debut of the apparently real within the series Fladoodles.
- Mandy returns in iWant My Website Back, and is just as annoying as ever.
- Running Gag: Suzay is mispronounced as Suzie by some people.
- Mandy makes her first appearance in this episode.
- Backflesh appeared briefly in "Chasing Zoey", the series finale of Zoey 101 (one of iCarly's sister shows).
- Mandy exclaims that the four of them will be three musketeers and Freddie says "but there's four of us," as if this somehow is a beat down. There are actually four musketeers in Dumas' book: Porthos, Athos, Aramas, and D'Artagnan. D'Artagnan is a musketeer wannabee, much like Mandy is an iCarly wannabe so the allegory is actually quite fitting.
- In the last scene Freddie hands Carly and Sam drinks and all have curly straws in them. In the very next cut, Sam's straw disappears.
- When Spencer tells Sam, Freddie and Carly to turn on channel 7, he says he checked to see if the band was using his drums which he said they were but when they show the band on TV, the drums were red.
- When Carly and Sam are watching "Girly Cow" and Mandy surprises them, Carly says "How did you get in?" and Sam says "The door was locked", Mandy said "Not all your windows were" - but as the apartment is on the 8th floor it would not be possible for her to get in through a window.
[after Spencer's new "invention" bursts into flames]
Carly: Electrical wiring just isn't your thing.
Spencer: No, it's not.
Carly: [picks up show idea card] Carly and Sam roll Freddie in bread crumbs then bake him at 350 degrees?
[Freddie looks at Sam in shock]
Sam: Just 'til he's golden brown!
[Spencer is finished setting up a drum set and begins drumming, which causes it to fall apart shortly afterwards]
Spencer: ...I rock too hard.
Sam: Hey, can I sleep over tonight?
Carly: You don't wanna go home?
Sam: Nah... When my mom buys a new bikini, she usually likes to wear it around the house for a few days to "break it in." If you're my friend, you won't make me look at that.
Spencer: Want to see me rock out?
[Carly and Sam agree. Spencer starts playing the drums and one of the cymbals mysteriously bursts into flames]
Spencer: How can that even happen?!
[Carly gets the fire extinguisher and extinguishes the cymbal]
Mandy: Quack! Quack!
See photos for this episode here.