Thursday, July 08, 2021

‘iCarly’ Tries to Break the Birthday Curse in This Sneak Peek from New Episode 'iM Cursed'

Have you ever felt like your birthday was cursed? Carly Shay feels your pain. iCarly‘s latest episode is all about cursed and cake-filled celebrations!

“iM Cursed” takes place on Carly’s (Miranda Cosgrove) birthday. And if you know anything about iCarly you know that chances are high this day of celebration is going to end in a catastrophe. Carly’s (Miranda Cosgrove) 15th birthday ended in disaster when there was an incident at a petting zoo involving a goat, which wasn't revealed, and her Sweet 16 ended with her room getting burned down via a gummy bear lamp. Needless to say Carly and birthdays don’t go together, so this year she wants to keep things simple. Enter Spencer (Jerry Trainor).

When Carly said she wanted to liven up her birthday, she meant put a candle on her signature birthday pie. Spencer took this simple request as throw his unlucky sister a raging party. Even Principal Franklin (Tim Russ) makes an appearance at Carly’s surprise soirée.

“What can I say? I’ve got a Google alert for champagne tower,” Principal Franklin says.

After seeing how many people showed up to celebrate her, Carly almost gives in. Almost. One heartfelt moment later Carly tries to force her party guests out before Spencer stops her. “Listen, it’s going to be a curse-free night. I promise,” Spencer says. “For once let me be the hyper-vigilant one.”

We know how this is going to end. And another fire is probably going to be involved. You can check out the full clip below, courtesy of Decider.

iCarly originally ran on Nickelodeon from 2007 to 2012. The comedy almost immediately became a hit. The cartoonish antics of its stars drew in a younger audience while Cosgrove’s signature sarcasm and the series’ knowledge of the internet kept older viewers hooked. Now these old school bloggers are back on Paramount+. This new iteration of the series follows Carly, Spencer, Freddie (Nathan Kress), and Carly’s new roommate Harper (Laci Mosley) as they try to revive their old webseries. But this time around the dramas of school are over  and the annoyances of adulthood have just begun. That’s right; this is the rare children’s show reboot that’s grown alongside its fans, curse birthdays and all.

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