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Monday, December 9, 2019

Dan Schneider Presents: Do You Remember? Michelle Obama on iCarly



The hijinks on  iCarly reached an all-time high when First Lady Michelle Obama made a special guest appearance, playing herself in Season 5 iMeet The First Ladywhich first aired in January 2012.

She told the cast that her daughters, Sasha and Malia, were big fans of the show, and that their family watched it regularly in The White House. 

In this episode, the gang gears up for the arrival of Carly’s dad, Colonel Shay, who is stationed in the Air Force, but is coming home to celebrate his birthday for the first time in three years. Carly is super excited with decorations and a cake ready to go when she receives news that her dad was assigned a last minute mission and won't make the party.




Seeing that Carly is upset, Freddie, Sam, and Gibby create the perfect plan (or so they think!) to cheer her up by establishing a connection with her dad via an iCarly webcast to celebrate instead with a virtual party. However, the excitement is short-lived when Secret Service agents show up at their apartment. The gang freaks out that they are going to be arrested for connecting to the military base online.  (Fun fact: Look closely! Taran Killam is one of the agents!)

After days of worrying, planning disguises, and devising an escape plan, they arrive home to find the First Lady standing in Carly’s living room. 

After a back and forth riff about addressing her as "Your Excellency," the First Lady tells the gang she's proud of them because "it can be really rough for kids who have a mom or dad away from home for a long time." 

Later on she imparts more wisdom: "As important as it is for Carly to support what her dad is doing, it's just as important that she has good friends like you who support what she's doing, too."

Highlights from this very special episode include the First Lady busting out moves in a “Random Dance” — and being a good sport by participating in the game show, "Is Gibby Wearing a Hat or Criticizing a Hamster?" for which she won a prize of 'nuts and bolts' .



Miranda Cosgrove shared that when the cast first met Michelle Obama they were nervous “but after a while, realized that she’s a normal person...it was kind of funny…we sort of stopped thinking about the fact that she was the First Lady and just had a really good time.”




Dan Schneider is the creator of many of the most successful children’s TV shows in history, including iCarlyDrake & JoshZoey 101The Amanda ShowSam & CatVictoriousHenry DangerGame Shakers and more! With a career that stretches four decades, he became a fixture on-camera and behind the scenes in many roles, including actor, producer and screenwriter. On March 29, 2014, many of Dan Schneider’s former actors came together at the Kids’ Choice Awards to present him with Nickelodeon’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson – star of Dan Schneider-produced Kenan & Kel, All That and Good Burger – told the audience that Schneider’s comedy “has made more milk come out of more kids’ noses than anybody else.” You can follow Dan Schneider on Instagram at @Danwarp, on Facebook, or on his website, DanSchneider.com.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Dan Schneider Presents: Do You Remember? Emma Stone on iCarly



Back in 2012 when Emma Stone was blasting to super-stardom, she made a cameo appearance on iCarly as a crazed “super-fan” in Season 6, Episode 10 titled, “IFind Spencer Friends.”

In this episode, Carly and Freddie type up a list of people to invite to Spencer's birthday, but realize the only people who would attend is the gang. When Spencer returns home from playing tennis with a friend who they discover is in the third grade, Carly and Sam set out on a mission to find Spencer new friends his own age.  

After gathering three new potential friends for Spencer who they found at The Groovy Smoothie and Hey Foods Supermarket,  Carly and Sam arrange for the gang and the new friends to meet up at Fiddy's Dinner. Calamity ensues with Spencer thinking the new guys are "boring and mean."

Making a hilarious entrance as "Heather, the star-struck super-fan,"  Emma runs through the restaurant to the bathroom (taking selfies with her pear phone along the way) and straight into Gibby, overwhelmed by seeing the iCarly team live.  In the end, Carly, Sam, Freddie, and Gibby celebrate Spencer's birthday with a giant candle-topped spaghetti taco—but not before Spencer decides they must first play Jamaican Laser Tag.

While promoting her upcoming film at the time, The Amazing Spider-Man, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Emma shared she had just made a guest appearance on iCarly.
 

"iCarly is truly my favorite show,” Emma excitedly told Jay.  “Genuinely. I’ve seen pretty much every episode." The Oscar-winning actress continued. "I’ve met many, many people, adults and kids alike, that love this show. The cast is insanely amazing. The creator Dan Schneider did All That and The Amanda Show and all those great shows from Nick."  

How did her guest appearance happen?  "I had gone to the Mick Jagger SNL episode and I met Dan Schneider and the cast at the after-party, because they all went to see the show, and I told Dan that I was a giant fan of his…and he invited me to do a little part where I literally play a super fan of the show. I play a girl named Heather and I just go in and I go, literally, bat sh*t stuff crazy!"  


Fun Fact: In 2016 during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Emma humorously recalls an open audition she attended at age 12 for All That, but was unaware that she had to prepare her own original characters for her audition.

"I thought they were going to give us sketches,” Emma said. “And then five minutes before I went in the room they said, ‘You need to have three characters when you come in the room.’ So I was like, ‘Okay,’ and then I made up a couple of characters."

When Dan heard this story, he quipped, "I'm not the one who didn't hire her."




Dan Schneider is the creator of many of the most successful children’s TV shows in history, including iCarlyDrake & JoshZoey 101The Amanda ShowSam & CatVictoriousHenry DangerGame Shakers and more! With a career that stretches four decades, he became a fixture on-camera and behind the scenes in many roles, including actor, producer and screenwriter. On March 29, 2014, many of Dan Schneider’s former actors came together at the Kids’ Choice Awards to present him with Nickelodeon’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson – star of Dan Schneider-produced Kenan & Kel, All That and Good Burger – told the audience that Schneider’s comedy “has made more milk come out of more kids’ noses than anybody else.” You can follow Dan Schneider on Instagram at @Danwarp, on Facebook, or on his website, DanSchneider.com.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Dan Schneider Presents: Do You Remember? Jack Black on iCarly

Miranda Cosgrove made in her film debut in School of Rock (2003)
Funnyman and musician Jack Black reunited with Miranda Cosgrove, his School of Rock co-star, in a special one-hour Season 4 iCarly episode in 2010 titled iStart a Fan War

"Jack Black is one of the funniest people I know, and it was wonderful working with him again," said Miranda. "He kept the entire cast and crew laughing in between takes with hilarious riffs of the battle song he sings in the episode."


Carly and her gang — Sam, Freddie, and Spencer attend Webicon (think Comic-Con meets Vid-Con!) — an epic internet convention where they participate in a panel for their fans.

Spencer shows up in FULL costume with the intention of winning the costume contest dressed as Aruthor from the video game, War of Warlords. Once inside, Spencer is confronted by another enthusiastic Webicon-goer, played by none other than guest star Jack Black in full costume as Aruthor's arch-nemesis, Aspartamay.


An uproarious lyrical battle ensues with Aruthor and Aspartamay exchanging heated words and insults about each other’s costumes. Carly steps in to save the day, helping to defeat Aspartamay by ripping off the 'brawny jewel' necklace that contains his 'life force.'

"I was blown away by Jack Black," said Dan. "His role was very demanding and he worked his butt off and was a pleasure every minute...he is hilarious and the consummate professional – if he ever needs a kidney, he can have one of mine."


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Dan Schneider is the creator of many of the most successful children’s TV shows in history, including iCarly, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, The Amanda Show, Sam & Cat, Victorious, Henry Danger, Game Shakers and more! With a career that stretches four decades, he became a fixture on-camera and behind the scenes in many roles, including actor, producer and screenwriter. On March 29, 2014, many of Dan Schneider’s former actors came together at the Kids’ Choice Awards to present him with Nickelodeon’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson – star of Dan Schneider-produced Kenan & Kel, All That and Good Burger – told the audience that Schneider’s comedy “has made more milk come out of more kids’ noses than anybody else.” You can follow Dan Schneider on Instagram at @Danwarp, on Facebook, or on his website, DanSchneider.com.



Monday, April 1, 2019

Where Are They Now?: Daniella Monet

Daniella Monet might have played the hysterical, tone-deaf ultra wannabe Trina Vega on "Victorious," but in real life, she’s the full package of outstanding actress and entrepreneurial inspiration.
Haute Living recently profiled the mega-talented Schneider’s Bakery alum on her blossoming plant-based businesses. The awesome interview shines a bright light on all of Daniella’s super hard work developing her animal-friendly businesses, Kinder Beauty and Sugar Taco.  
Daniella started Kinder Beauty with one goal in mind: to take the guesswork out of shopping for cruelty-free cosmetics. The company’s beauty boxes are a huge hit with customers who want to enjoy awesome animal-friendly products without spending tons of cash. Daniella’s investing in companies that make customers feel good, so they might consider going vegan in the future.
And vegan or not, customers are gonna LOVE Sugar Taco— Daniella’s new plant-based Mexican restaurant, coming soon to Los Angeles! The menu has tons of super yummy food, and is totally cruelty-free! Save us a seat, please!
Daniella’s an awesome actress and show host, and she’s on a mission to save the world. We’re so proud of her, and everything she does to make this world a better place, on screen and off! Go Daniella!


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Dan Schneider is an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer. Dan Schneider has devoted his life to behind-the-scenes production of hit shows on Nickelodeon including “All That,” “The Amanda Show,” “Kenan & Kel,” “Drake & Josh,” “Zoey 101,” “iCarly,” “Victorious,” “Sam & Cat,” “Henry Danger,” and “Game Shakers.”

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

“All That” Cast Members Reunite on “Wild N’ Out”!

“All That” definitely lived up to its name and defined a huge part of ‘90s kids TV. Now, fans are rejoicing decades years later, because the cast just had a super awesome reunion on MTV’s “Wild N’ Out”!
It will be beyond-amazing to see what all-time favorites like Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Lori Beth Denberg, and Josh Server have been up to in their years since the show.
The reunion episode will air as part of  “Wild N’ Out’s” eleventh season. The classic crew will act out sketches, perform rap battles, and have tons of silly moments that pay homage to the outrageous and hilarious “All That” days.
The creator of “Wild N’ Out” and an “All That” alum, Nick Cannon, will be featured on the episode, and what makes this episode extra special is the guest appearance of Kenan Thompson, who pops in to surprise his old cast mates at the last minute! Check out Kel’s behind-the-scenes Instagram postsfor a couple special moments between the old duo.
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Fans will have to wait and see which Nickelodeon characters and skits the gang is going to spoof. We’re hoping for Walter the EarBoy, Repairman, Super Dude, and a ton of our “Kenan & Kel” favorites!
In the meantime, catch Kel Mitchell on Nickelodeon’s “Game Shakers” and Kenan Thompson on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (with parental supervision, of course!) We def miss this team but we’re so pumped for this epic reunion episode!
This “Wild ‘N Out” episode will premiere later this year on MTV, Thursdays at 11 p.m. E/C time!  

Monday, February 5, 2018

Nickelodeon’s “Hart Attack” Weekend

Ready to fall in love this Valentine’s Day? Dan Schneider has some super sweet treats in store for the upcoming holiday. Fan’s are gonna LOVE Nickelodeon’s “Hart Attack” Weekend, with back-to-back V-Day themed episodes of “Henry Danger” and “Game Shakers”, which BOTH feature Henry Danger’s one and only Henry Hart!
“Hart Attack” Weekend kicks off  with a new episode of “Henry Danger” that fans are gonna love more than cupid loves shooting arrows. Piper (played by Ella Anderson) is determined to have a “meet cute” with a boy from her class, and she even begs Henry to help her out. Things definitely do NOT go to plan for the Hart siblings in a scene worthy of Jace’s list of his LOL, awkward moments!
Right after Saturday’s new “Henry Danger”, Henry’s headed straight to Brooklyn for a new crossover episode with “Game Shakers’” Babe Carano! “Babe Loves Danger” is the Valentine’s Day episode fans dream of. The last time Henry was hanging out with the Game Shakers (in “Danger Games”), Babe could barely keep her cool. Now, Henry’s back in town for V-Day, and the Babe and the rest of the Game Shakers are freaking the freak out! February 10th is gonna be a back-to-back Hart Attack, y’all!
Every year, Nickelodeon celebrates Valentine’s Day with awesome lovey-dovey episodes, and this year, we can’t wait for Dan Schneider fans to watch their favorite characters in some relatable, heartwarming, and even embarrassing-themselves-in-front-of-their-crush moments.
Get into the Valentine’s Day spirit with these sweet back-to-back episodes and celebrate someone you love… like Henry Hart! “Hart Attack” Weekend premieres the Saturday before Valentine’s Day: February 10th at 8p/7c.
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Dan Schneider is an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer. Dan Schneider has devoted his life to behind-the-scenes production of hit shows on Nickelodeon including “All That,” “The Amanda Show,” “Kenan & Kel,” “Drake & Josh,” “Zoey 101,” “iCarly,” “Victorious,” “Sam & Cat,” “Henry Danger,” and “Game Shakers.”

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

6 Slime-tastic Facts About the Kids Choice Awards

Adults have the Oscars, the Grammys, the Golden Globes, and other stuffy black-tie events to celebrate movies, music and stars. Kids have the Kids’ Choice Awards to do the same thing… only with way less Prada and 100% more slime! And everyone knows there’s a direct equivalence between green goo and a good time— you can’t spell good without goo, after all.
The amazing awards event has evolved a lot over the years, and even made our jaws drop from time to time and slime to slime. Here are some of the zaniest facts and moments from the KCA’s epic history!

1. A Ballot is Born


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The KCA have been an annual event for almost 30 years, with the first-ever show airing on April 18, 1988. At that time, they were called “The Big Ballot,” named for the ballots kids would send in to vote for their favorite movies, shows, and stars. The show was co-hosted by Tony Danza, Debbie Gibson, Brian Robbins, and the one-and-only Dan Schneider!

2. A Blimpy Debut


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Two years later, in 1990, the iconic blimp award joined the party. It was configured to replicate Nickelodeon’s logo, and for those that don’t know, it doubles as a kaleidoscope! Trying seeing the world in technicolor with your Oscar. We bet you’ll be disappointed.

3. Pizza My Mind


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Today, kids can vote online and through text. But before the Internet, everything was different. At first, voting was a combo of call-in votes, mailed-in ballots, and ballots completed at Pizza Hut!  With the Internet, voting moved online exclusively, then text was added in 2007.

We get why it’s more convenient now, but Pizza Hut sounds like the best incentive to vote ever.  This should be implemented in every election. And on an unrelated note, is anyone else hungry?

4. Slime of My Life

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Celebrity sliming is a time-honored tradition. Recipients of slime throughout the years include the first to be slimed, Canadian comedian Les Lye in 1988, to Miranda Cosgrove and Victoria Justice to the most recent 2017 slimes, Demi Lovato, Chris Pratt, Kevin Hart, and 2017 host John Cena!

The slime is meant as an honor rather than a humiliation, as most Nick fans know. But in one year, 1992, no celebrity was slimed. Instead, the whole audience got covered in the magical substance! You might say a good slime was had by all.

5. Big Help, Bigger Honor


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The KCA’s have changed over the years, but most have one thing in common: the winners are picked by kids. There are a few extra-special awards, though, and these are bestowed upon very special recipients, hand-picked by Nickelodeon staff. An easier way to tell these awards apart? The blimps aren’t orange!

The Big Green Help is one of such special blimps, which was awarded first to Leonardo DiCaprio in 2009 for “going above and beyond to help the environment.”

The Big Green Help was shortened to just the Big Help in 2011, when a fantastical silver blimp was awarded to Michelle Obama for her advocacy in the fight against child obesity as FLOTUS.

6. Life-Slime Achievements


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There is one VERY special award that has only been awarded one time, to one very special recipient. That award is the Lifetime Achievement award, which was bestowed upon the legendary Nickelodeon writer and producer, Dan Schneider, who has worked on over two decades worth of Nick shows from “All That” to “Henry Danger.”

The award was presented by some of the most iconic actors he’s worked with for the last 20 years, including Kel Mitchell, now of “Game Shakers” fame. Dan thanked Nickelodeon and cast and crew members, saying “I feel so lucky that I get to spend my days hanging out with people as talented and hilarious and wonderful as all of you.”

We have to say, it’s well deserved. Perhaps the only person (or sea creature) who has achieved as much as Dan Schneider on Nickelodeon is Spongebob Squarepants, who earned the most KCA blimps of all time at 14 through the series’ run.

Dan Schneider is an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer. Dan Schneider has devoted his life to behind-the-scenes production of hit shows on Nickelodeon including “All That,” “The Amanda Show,” “Kenan & Kel,” “Drake & Josh,” “Zoey 101,” “iCarly,” “Victorious,” “Sam & Cat,” “Henry Danger,” and “Game Shakers.”