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Socko
Information
Full Name Socko (Last name unknown)
Gender Male
Resides in Seattle
Network
Family Rob
Taylor
Isaac
Otto
Bernie
Tyler
Ryder
Friends Spencer Shay
Job Sock Inventor
Production
First Episode iScream On Halloween (first mentioned)
Spencer's Socks-Episode 109

Socko makes socks for Spencer.

Socko is the best friend of Spencer Shay. He was first mentioned in the episode iScream On Halloween (but his socks were first seen in iWant More Viewers). He owns a sock company and sells his creative socks to Spencer and other people.

He is part of the grand tradition of unseen TV characters.


Although he was never seen on screen, he has been mentioned in many episodes. He has a large family, and most of his family member's names are related to their jobs (Taylor is a tailor, Rob is a burglar, Otto is a car salesman, Bernie is a welder, Isaac is an optometrist, Tyler makes ties, etc.). Spencer and Socko seem to be really good friends, considering they have their own jingle for birthdays as demonstrated in iFight Shelby Marx, and Spencer made him a huge cake shaped like a sock, too, in iStakeout. There are many more moments of friendship between Spencer and Socko. (see: Spocko)

Socko's cake

Socko's cake

While Socko is never shown, entirely, some of his relatives are; his uncle in law, who is a psychiatrist, appears in iSpace Out, where he gives Spencer help when Spencer believes he's gone crazy after seeing a mysterious little girl. His cousin, Rob (his cousin who's a robber, see above), appears in iGive Away, stealing back the couch.

In iReunite with Missy, Spencer was going to go camping with Socko and two girls they met in a junkyard.

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Socko's "appearance" in iParty with Victorious.

There is only one scene in iParty with Victorious where Socko is partially seen when he lends Spencer a van. In the beginning of the scene, you can see Socko's right arm extend to hand Spencer the keys. Spencer quickly closes the door afterwards, so that no more of Socko's body is seen. This is the one and only time Socko (though we did not see his face) has ever appeared onscreen. It also appears to be that he is wearing a dark shirt, like a grey or black. This is because there is (if you look close enough) a little shape that seems like the edge of a shirt near the border of the door to the apartment. Socko seems to be shorter than Spencer, by looking at the height of where his arm is at compared to Spencer's.

In Freddie's Blog Socko's family word search, He says: "And you know what I just realized? In all the years we've been doing iCarly, Spencer's friend Socko has NEVER been on the show. (He's an awesome dude but kinda camera shy.)"


Socko may not be Spencer's age as a running gag is people saying "You really need some friends your own age", meaning that Socko is younger/older than Spencer. Most likely younger as he hangs out with teenagers more and he is shorter than Spencer, as seen in iParty with Victorious.

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