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“Tori & Jade's Play Date”
Season 3, Episode 7
Tori & Jade's Play Date
Information
Air Date

March 3, 2012

Writer(s)

Dan Schneider & Matt Fleckenstein

Director

Adam Weissman

Episode Guide
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Tori & Jade's Play Date (also known as "Opposite Date") is the 7th episode in Season 3 of Victorious, making it the 40th episode overall. It aired on March 3rd, 2012.

Plot

Tori and Jade portray a married couple in one of their acting teacher Sikowitz's plays, a task that challenges their acting skills and their friendship. However, Sikowitz isn't satisfied with the believability of Tori and Jade being in love. Trying to help them play the role better, he forces them to go on a "date" at a sushi place, Nozu, together, but while there, two random boys constantly flirt with them and annoy them. The boys ask Tori and Jade to sing a song, so to get them to back off, they perform the song Take A Hint. Tori and Jade do so well performing together, that they are able to play their part well. Unfortunately, the boys from Nozu follow them there, and they have to run away.

Subplot

Sikowitz asked Cat and Robbie to give his neighbor Tanner bad news as sweetly as possible so they sing it to him. Afterwards students ask Cat and Robbie to sing bad news songs to people to break them bad news without making them too sad. Even though it worked for Tanner and Beck, it didn't work for Trina, who smashes Robbie's guitar when he and Cat tell her that her date was standing her up.

Trivia

  • This is one of the rare times that a background actor confirms an episode before Dan, Nickelodeon, or the cast members mention it.
  • This is the third time Jade's name has been used in the title of an episode (after Jade Dumps Beck and Jade Gets Crushed), and the sixth time Tori's name has been used.
  • Part of this episode was seen in the new Season 3 trailer.
  • This is the episode in which Tori and Jade perform Take A Hint, which is the first Jori duet. This is also the episode that features the first Cabbie duet(s).
  • This is the second time Tori and Jade play a married couple, although this seems to be more challenging acting-wise than their first attempt (during one of Sikowitz 's Acting Exercises in Helen Back Again).
  • This marks the first school play shown in season 3.
  • This episode continues the series running gag of Jade yelling "NO!" when people are annoying her and Jade saying "OH" in a deep meaningful tone.
  • "Tori and Jade Should Date" trended on Twitter after the episode premiered.
  • Two people do karaoke to "The Joke Is On You," a song featured on Dan's show iCarly in the episode iGet Pranky and briefly heard in the episode IParty with Victorious & How Trina Got In.
  • This is the second time Lane appears in Season 3 (although he has no lines, he is in the audience at the end, unless you count the deleted scene), the first one being in The Worst Couple.
  • This is the first time Robbie has sung in season 3.
  • This is the first episode to have the most duets sung in one episode.
  • Dan Schneider confirmed on Twitter that he wrote some of the songs Cat and Robbie sing during the episode.
  • There are two (known) deleted scenes from this episode that have been posted on TheSlap.
    • There was a deleted scene where Tori sits on Jade's chair and where Robbie pees a little. It was posted on TheSlap.
    • There is also another deleted scene where Robbie and Cat sing a song telling a boy he is expelled for Lane. This scene appears to have been cut early on in post-production, as it is of worse quality than the above scene.
  • This episode marks the first time we see Tori wearing a watch.
  • The names 'Nancy' and 'Walter' are characters from Drake & Josh and also the names of the characters Tori and Jade are portraying in the play.
  • Chad wears a shirt that says "England's Screaming" on the front. This is a band from Northeastern England who play new wave/punk music from the late-seventies.
  • This is the first episode since The Breakfast Bunch to reach the top 10 on the overall charts on iTunes and not just make #1 on Kids, peaking at #5.
  • During the classroom scene, there is a list of tips on Sikowitz's whiteboard:
    • Only drink water that is room temperature or warm, cold water will restrict your vocal cords.
    • Sip hot water and lemon between scenes.
    • Support you voice by using your diaphragm, not your throat, to control your breath and vocal cords.
    • In between shows, keep your jaw loose. Bette Davis used to walk around her apartment with a cork held loosely between her upper and lower front teeth. Try it, it works!
    • There is also a quote by J. Cameron: "Magic doesn't come from the director's mind, but from the heart of the actors."
  • Sikowitz scaring Tori, and Tori saying, "I hate when you do that." could be an reference to Dan Schneider's own habit of scaring his actors and posting the videos on YouTube.
  • This is the second time that Cat Valentine has sung in season 3.
  • Ending Tagline: Sikowitz: "My box has spoken!"
  • Running Gag: Awkwardly dancing around the subject of Beck and André being "identical" twins.
  • This is the second time an episode has had Karaoke, the first being Freak the Freak Out.
  • Trina smashing Robbie's guitar is a reference to a scene from Animal House.
  • Take A Hint is the third single by Victoria Justice to enter the Bubbling Under Hot 100 and her sixth song to never enter the Hot 100.
  • This is the second time someone says "________ has spoken". First was Rex in Wok Star, saying "The cookie has spoken!".

Goofs

  • When Tori is posting her status to TheSlap she calls it a tweet, even though it's not Twitter.
  • When Sikowitz is telling the girls about their date, you can see their glasses on the counter. After he introduces Burf, the glasses are missing, then reappear in a later shot.
  • In class, when Cat and Robbie are about to tell bad news for the first time, the camera shows Rex in the background, the camera cuts back and Rex moves positions.
  • When the girls are at Nozu and they try to start talking to each other, the spoon Tori was using to eat her soup disappears, then it reappears again.
  • Robbie was said to have wet himself enough to make Rex's leg damp, but his pants were completely dry.
  • After Trina breaks Robbie's guitar, captions says that she said "later," but she does not say anything.
  • In the first few scenes, Jade has green highlights, but when they are rehearsing for the play (and for the rest of the episode) Jade has blue highlights. However, in the next episode her highlights are green again.
    • Jade might have switched highlights though.
  • In this episode, Trina was talking on the phone with her grandmother. However, in Jade Dumps Beck, Tori says her grandmother is dead.
    • Trina could have been talking to her other grandmother.

Running gags

  • Cat and Robbie singing bad news to people.
  • Burf eating a bell pepper

Quotes

Rex: They found out coconut juice makes your hair fall out?
Sikowitz: (Laughs) NO!


Robbie: This kind of news is always hard to tell someone.
Cat: And we really hope it doesn't break your heart.
{C Robbie: But somebody ran.
{C Cat: Yeah somebody ran.
{C Robbie: A woman or a man.
{C Cat: Maybe in a van.
{C Cat & Robbie: Somebody ran over your go-cart!
{C Robbie: (singing stops) And it got CRUSHED!!!
{C Cat: It's unfixable!!!


André: (pulls a card out of a box) Tommy. Ten year old identical twin brother of Carter.
Sikowitz: (imitates car noise) Beck. Pick a role.
Beck: Carter. Ten year old identical twin brother of Tommy. (looks at André) I guess we're twins.
{C André: Then Momma's got some explaining to do.


André: Eh, Sikowitz, I think I just heard something movin' there with the go-cart parts. (A raccoon climbs out of the box with the go-cart parts) Sikowitz: I knew it!


{C Robbie: Hey, Mr. Beck...
{C Cat: Your life's going swell.
Robbie: Now here's some news...
{C Cat: That's not so fun to tell.
Cat & Robbie: Ohhhhh...
Robbie: Now, André would like to thank you for the use of your car...
Cat: But something icky happened and it's kind of bizarre... {C
Robbie: His grandmother peed in a clear plastic cup. {C
Cat: André put it in the car then he started it up. {C
Robbie & Cat: Now...comes...the bad part. {C
Cat: He was on his way to the doctor and he took a sharp turn... {C
Robbie: The cup fell over and spilled all the urine. {C
Cat: 64 plus 9 equals 73. {C
Robbie: But please don't feel bad now that your car smells like pee.
Cat & Robbie: 'Cause you're still good-looking!


(While jumping up and down)
Cat: This is so fun!
Robbie: Yeah, maybe we should make out sometime
Cat: Robbie, you're so gross! (Pinches Robbie's cheeks and runs away laughing).


Jade: Don't touch Mommy.


Tori: I'm so darn narcoleptic, I can't even tell my own twin sons apart!
{C Jade: It's not your fault. They're identical. Look at them.
(Beck and Andre smile awkwardly and exchange looks)


Sikowitz: Listen. I once did a show where I had to play a man in great pain. So, to prepare, I threw myself down a flight of stairs. You wouldn't believe how many times I hit my head.
Jade: Yeah, we would.
Tori: We really, really would.


Tori: I admire how you're never afraid to say what you think.
Jade: That's stupid.
Tori: See?


Alan: We wanna hear a little songy-song action!


Tori: (to waiter) Excuse me? My date and I were wondering if you have a flight of stairs we could throw ourselves down.


Tori: (slurps her soup and stops a few times)
Jade: NO!!!


Tori: Run, Nancy!
Jade: Yes, Walter!


(in the deleted scene) Jade: Why is your butt in my chair?
Tori: I'm not sure, I guess you'll have to speak to my butt about that. [Wiggles her butt]
Jade: (Leans down) Get away from my chair!


Robbie: (shocked after Jade glares at him)
Cat: Did you just pee a little bit?
Robbie: Nooooo.......
Rex: Then why is my leg damp?


Tori: You really ran over the boy's go-cart?

Sikowitz: Three times. ... I thought it was a raccoon!


Tori: There is no good reason why you and i shouldn't be able to sit here together and have a conversation.

Jade: I got a good reason.

Tori: Which is?

Jade: I don't like you!

Tori: Really? You can't think of one thing that you like about me?

Jade: I like when you're sad.


Sikowitz: (opens door) Good morning, little mittens. (laughs in a deep voice)

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