|iWant More Viewers|
|Season 1, Episode 2|
|Airdate||September 8, 2007|
|Written by|| Steve Holland|
|Directed by||Adam Weissman|
iDream of Dance
iWant More Viewers is the 2nd episode of the first season of iCarly. It aired on September 8, 2007.
Carly and Sam want to come up with a way to attract more viewers to iCarly and decide to make a competition out of it, with Spencer and Freddie on one team and Carly and Sam on the other. The losing team will have to touch the gross wart on the doorman, Lewbert.
Carly and Sam come up with the idea to create a colorful banner and get it shown on their favorite show, Seattle Beat, which has high ratings. Unfortunately, it begins to rain, causing the paint to run off and the banner is ruined before it can be seen on TV and is humiliated on it.
Freddie and Spencer come up with the idea to put up a large electronic sign overloPeeoncarlThe Sign After Malfunctionoking a major highway in downtown Seattle, that Spencer puts up. During the live iCarly broadcast, the sign is lit, reading "Please go online to iCarly.com." Unfortunately, because the sign is so bright, it causes a chain-reaction multi-vehicle crash to occur on the highway.Carly, Sam and Freddie urge Spencer to turn the sign off and while Spencer tries to turn the sign off, it malfunctions and all but nine letters of the sign blow out, causing the sign to read the message, "Pee on Carl."
After the incident, Carly, Sam and Freddie read messages that viewers posted on the iCarly website who thought the sign mishaps were hilarious; (one even said that she almost peed herself from laughing so hard and that she loved to see Carly and Sam on Seattle Beat) Spencer is then brought home by the police, and one of the officers named Carl, takes offense at the "Pee on Carl" sign. The cops leave without pressing any charges, but instead let Spencer off with a warning. The two teams agree that since neither of their ideas worked out (although their mishaps ultimately may have gotten them more viewers anyway), both teams lost, so no one has to touch Lewbert's wart. In the end the four characters are leaving the Shay Apartment in order to eat pizza.
Carly: [during the webcast] Which is why I say, the potato is superior to the sports bra.
Sam: And if you don't believe us, try making french fries out of a sports bra!
Sam: [during the webcast] Say yo to the people, Freddie!
Freddie: [turns camera to him] Yo to the people! How y'all doin' out there---"
Sam: [turns camera back around] That's enough, Freddie.
Freddie: I think Carly's spaghetti is great.
Sam: Then why don't you put some down your pants?
Freddie: 'Kay, but think the loser should have some penalty.
Sam: Hasn't life already penalized you enough?
[Carly sprays Sam with sprayer]
Carly: That's for being mean.
Sam: [Wipes her face] It was worth it.
Spencer: Hey, Freddie.
Freddie: [hits his head on his locker] Aw, man!
Spencer: Whatcha doing?
Freddie: Bleeding! Why are you here?
Spencer: We get a bunch of fireworks, right? And not the lightweight consumer-grade stuff, I'm talking Fourth of July razzle-dazzle!
Freddie: [excited] Razzle-dazzle?!
Spencer: Yes, both! Then, we launch the fireworks off the roof of our building and they explode spelling out iCarly.com in the sky!
Freddie: Can we really do that?!
Spencer: No! So, I came up with something else...a sign!
Freddie: [dejected] A sign?
Spencer: A big sign one that lights up in all different coulours and says, 'please go online to icarly.com!
Spencer: Nice to see you, Ms. Briggs, or now that I'm older, may I call you Margaret?
Ms. Briggs: You may not.
Ms. Briggs: My name is Francine! Now get out before I give you detention!
Spencer: [chuckles] I'm 26, you can't give me detention.
Ms. Briggs: [To Freddie] Then I give you detention. One week!
Spencer: You don't scare him.
Freddie: Yes she does!
Ms. Briggs: Get out!
Ms. Briggs: [to Freddie] Two weeks detention!
Freddie: [grabs Spencer and drags him towards the exit] Dude, get out of here!
Spencer: Wait, wait, wait, wait, I'm not letting this lady--
Ms. Briggs: [looking at her watch] Spencer Shay, you have 30 seconds to leave or else Freddie gets expelled.
Freddie: [pushing Spencer harder] Go!
Sam: Well say thank you.
Carly: Why? I thought of it. (about the banner)
Sam: Yeah, but I thought of watching TV.
Freddie: What's that?
Carly: Soggy banner. Our plan to get more viewers didn't go too well.
Sam: Yeah, kind of like how the Titanic staying afloat didn't go too well.
Carly: Good job, Spencer! You too, Freddie.
Freddie: Thank you, Carly. In your face, Sam.
[Sam makes a face at him] [A crash is heard behind Spencer]
Carly: What's going on out there, Spencer?
Spencer: Well, it seems our sign is so bright and dazzling, it distracted one of the drivers below. [another crash is heard] Actually, two of the drivers -- [more crashes are heard] ...three of the dr -- [yet more car crashes are heard] ...literally many of the drivers below are being distracted by our extremely dazzling sign!
Officer: What were you thinking? Putting up a sign telling people to "Pee on Carl"?
Spencer: It was a terrible mistake, Officer... Carl.
Spencer: Okay, so wait, wait, wait. We all failed miserably trying to get you guys more viewers for iCarly. And yet, it is precisely those miserable failures that are getting you guys more viewers for iCarly?
Carly, Sam, and Freddie: [same time] Yeah. That's it. Uh-huh.