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    Mar 15, 2020

    19 Weird Things That Happened On Nickelodeon Shows That Were Never Addressed

    I love these shows with all my heart, but my questions are pressing and they demand answers.

    As much as I loved a good Disney Channel sitcom back in the day, I must admit that I was more of a Nickelodeon girl. Their iconic sitcom lineup was really the highlight of my week, so it's with a heavy heart that I have to point out the following things that just never made any damn sense to me.

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    1. In iCarly, Carly and Sam never talked about the fact that they both dated Freddie, even though their respective relationships with him were major plot points.

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    This would be like if Hermione dated both Ron and Harry and nobody ever talked about it. Freddie talked about getting back together with Sam AND kissed Carly in the same episode, and you mean to tell me that these two girls — who were best friends — never talked about it? Listen, I was once a high school girl, and that simply would not have been the case.

    2. On a similar note, the love triangle in Victorious never got any resolution either.

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    I'm not saying I shipped Tori and Beck, but the fact that they never even properly kissed had me mad for many years.

    3. What the heck happened to Moody's mom after she flew off in that hot-air balloon in the "Moody's Point" sketch on The Amanda Show?

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    All I'm saying is that balloon must have come down at some point, and she could have gone home to her family. Those things don't just stay up in the air forever.

    4. In Victorious, Tori was always treated like the talented one, when Cat, Jade, and André were right there.

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    This is 1,000% no shade on Tori or Victoria Justice, they're both great. But people acted like Tori was the biggest star to ever set foot in Hollywood Arts, and that just seems unreasonable to me when André was a piano composer with the voice of an angel, Jade was like a teen Avril Lavigne, and Cat was literally Ariana Grande. Explain it to me.

    5. There was a roommate who was written off Zoey 101 and we never heard from her again, even though Zoey said she'd be back soon.

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    Nicole was written off the show and the explanation we were given was that she had to transfer to an all-girls school because of her Obsessive Male Gender Disorder which, oookay I guess. I know people are written off shows all the time, but she was my favorite character and I'll never not be sad about it.

    6. How did Tori's "Louise" disguise fool anyone when she showed up to sing "Freak the Freak Out" in Victorious?

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    This is one of the most iconic scenes in the show, but as an adult I have to laugh at Victoria Justice's hat and wig, and the prosthetic nose that looked like it was about to fall off any second. And the TEETH, my goodness.

    7. How did Spencer and Carly live? They had a super nice apartment and Spencer could not possibly have made enough to support them as an artist.

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    We saw him selling his pieces every once in a while, but unless their dad was sending them money, their lifestyle would have been impossible. And how was Carly able to afford the production costs of her web show?

    8. In Drake and Josh, it never made any sense why Josh's boss Helen hated him so much.

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    He was a stellar employee! Instead of getting the respect he deserved, Josh had to watch Helen fawn over Drake, who was objectively a disaster.

    9. Let me preface this by saying that Jade is a beautiful badass. With that said, some of the stuff she did to Tori was awful and she should have absolutely gotten in trouble for it.

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    In the very first episode, she poured coffee on her head in the middle of class, and later on she tried to actually kill her by sending her flowers that she was allergic to. IDK about you guys, but if I tried to kill one of my classmates, my teachers would've had a lot to say about it.

    10. In iCarly, the entire "Messin' with Lewbert" segment of the web show was an exercise in cruelty and those kids were just being mean.

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    There was an entire episode dedicated to Lewbert getting severely injured during one of their pranks! I get that he wasn't the nicest doorman, but c'mon.

    11. James Maslow was clearly the best singer of the group in Big Time Rush, so you can miss me with that nonsense that Gustavo only signed the whole band because of Kendall.

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    In the pilot, Gustavo only signed them as a band because he liked Kendall's personality, even though James was the best singer.

    12. Drake and Josh never explained how Megan could afford her many elaborate pranks on her brothers.

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    Peruvian puff pepper episode, anyone? This one just flew in the face of logic, since we saw Megan 1) plant explosives in a pot of salsa, 2) get her hands on an extremely illegal foreign pepper, and 3) spy on Drake and Josh through a security system she planted all around the house. She did stuff like this throughout the entire show, and I just want to know who was bankrolling her.

    13. Freddie and his random bursts of Spanish, which were almost explained in the series finale, never got any sort of closure.

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    Throughout iCarly, Freddie Benson would occasionally start speaking in Spanish with no explanation. I appreciate that the show was about to explain it us, but the fact that they didn't means that it still belongs on this list. WHAT DID IT MEAN???

    14. There is literally no reason why Trina Vega was allowed to attend Hollywood Arts in Victorious.

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    I am very sorry to Trina, who was consistently the funniest character on Victorious, but she was a disaster as a performer. Even though her one-woman show Trina! is eternally iconic.

    15. Pacific Coast Academy had a nicer campus than most colleges I've seen. How much did it cost to go there? Because there is no way that was a public school.

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    And I cannot believe that it never came up how rich these kids all were.

    16. Robbie from Victorious was a ventriloquist, but as far as we saw, Hollywood Arts did not have ventriloquy classes — which begs the question: Why was he there?

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    That's it, that's my question. Explain yourself, Nickelodeon.

    17. On that note, Hollywood Arts is a performing arts high school, yet we never saw the students taking regular subjects like English and math.

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    We saw a ton of acting classes, but can we even be sure these kids knew algebra? Occasionally mentioning regular classes doesn't count, because for all we knew they could have been doing math at a middle school level.

    18. I know we were all happy when Ned and Moze started dating at the end of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, but you have to admit Ned did Suzie Crabgrass dirty.

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    She came back to Polk Middle School to be with him, and instead of telling her he had feelings for Moze, he strung her along before dumping her. And Suzie was perfectly nice! She did not deserve this.

    19. Finally, we need to talk about how the crossovers between these shows made no sense. Were they all part of the same universe, or nah???

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    1. Victoria Justice appeared as different characters on Zoey 101, iCarly, and, of course, Victorious. This would lead us to believe that each show took place in its own universe.

    2. BUT she played Tori Vega in the "iParty with Victorious" crossover episode of iCarly, which means that those two shows do exist in the same universe.

    3. On top of that, Miranda Cosgrove and Jerry Trainor had big roles in Drake and Josh and iCarly, which means those two shows couldn't be in the same universe either. But Drake and Josh was a TV show in the Victorious universe, which we know because the characters talk about it in various episodes.

    What all of this means is that there was a universe in which Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove) would watch Drake and Josh and see someone who looked exactly like her playing Megan Parker.

    If you were able to follow all that, good for you. Now please explain it to me.

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