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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Victorious: LOCKED UP - Questions / Answers

Hey!  It's me, Dan (a.k.a. @DanWarp on Twitter).  I hope you loved Victorious: Locked Up last night.  If you missed it, or want to see it again, you can DOWNLOAD it right now by CLICKING HERE.

Now, as promised, I'm going to do my best to answer as many of YOUR QUESTIONS as I can, in the comments below.

If you haven't asked a question yet, but want to, please do!  I don't know how many I'll get to – I'll try to come back here during the day and tonight.  Be patient please!  I have to spend all day today writing iCarly stuff. :)

Remember, we love hearing what you loved most about the episode – your favorite lines, things that happened, etc.  The writers and stars of Victorious come here a lot and read the comments, and we all love hearing what made you laugh and smile! :)

Oh, and please remember this too!  THE "SEQUEL" TO THE iCARLY EPISODE "iOMG" IS COMING TO YOUR TV'S ON AUGUST 13TH!  JUST 2 WEEKS AWAY!  IT'S CALLED "iLOST MY MIND" AND I THINK MAYBE YOU WILL (LOSE YOUR MINDS) WHEN YOU SEE IT!  I JUST WATCHED IT TODAY AND IT CAME OUT GREAT!  AND... IT CO-STARS JIM PARSONS ("SHELDON") FROM THE BIG BANG THEORY!!!  AUGUST 13TH!  SATURDAY NIGHT!!!  MARK YOUR FOREHEADS!!!

Your Pal,
–Dan (@DanWarp)

P.S.  Oooh!  Don't forget – the first ever Victorious SOUNDTRACK comes out on August 2nd – this Tuesday!  It's awesome!  Here's the track list, if you're interested:

Track #1: Make It Shine (the Victorious theme song)
Track #2: Freak The Freak Out
Track #3: Best Friend's Brother
Track #4: Beggin' On Your Knees
Track #5: All I Want Is Everything (from tonight's Locked Up movie)
Track #6: You're The Reason (the Birthweek song)
Track #7: Give It Up (from the movie Freak The Freak Out)
Track #8: I Want You Back (from tonight's Locked Up movie)
Track #9: Song 2 You
Track #10: Tell Me That You Love Me
Track #11: Finally Falling (from Tori The Zombie)
Track #12: Leave It All To Shine (the iCarly-Victorious theme mash-up)
Bonus Track: Broken Glass (new FULL version!)


Sunday, July 3, 2011

COMING SOON!!! iCarly – Victorious – LOTS!!!

Yo-ho!  I want to take a minute to let you guys know about some great stuff that's coming to your television machines in the next weeks and months.  These are shows we're all really pumped about, so GET EXCITED!!!

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iParty With Victorious: 2-HOUR VERSION
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iParty With Victorious – the FULL 2-HOUR VERSION.  When I first started writing iParty With Victorious, there was always some question as to whether the network wanted it to be a 3-parter (90 minutes) or a 4-parter (2 hours).

As we filmed, I would think of fun stuff that wasn't in the script, and I would add it on the stage.  Then we'd film it.  So, we easily ended up with enough footage to create a FOUR-part television event.

But for various reasons, it was decided that iParty With Victorious should be a 3-parter (90 minute) special, and that's how it aired on June 11th.  BUT… since it was watched by 8.7 million people (a HUGE rating), we all decided that we should give the fans MORE.

So, for the past couple of weeks, I've been back in the editing room PUTTING BACK all the stuff that we edited out!  THAT MEANS… sometime soon (in the next couple of months, for sure), Nickelodeon will be airing the FULL TWO-HOUR VERSION of iParty With Victorious!  Yep. :)

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Blooptorious
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Blooptorious – Remember iBloop, the iCarly blooper episode?  It was really popular, so we decided to make blooper episodes a more regular thing.  Blooptorious is the first Victorious blooper episode, and it's coming very soon!  All I can tell you is… it's kind of outrageous, and… this episode has become one of the all-time FAVORITE episodes of the cast, crew, and staff at Schneider's Bakery.

It's a weird, simply, hilarious premise, and I feel 99.999% sure it will make you laugh until orange juice comes out of your nose (assuming, of course, that you're drinking orange juice while you're watching it).

If orange juice comes out of your nose and you're NOT drinking orange juice, see your doctor immediately.

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Victorious: LOCKED UP   
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Victorious: LOCKED UP – This is a special one-hour Victorious movie that we think you'll love.  First, the plot is outrageous, and just really funny (I hope you agree!)   And like Freak The Freak OutVictorious: LOCKED UP features TWO major music performances: One is a new original song called All I Want Is Everything, an AMAZING song by Victoria Justice.

When I first heard the song (a demo) I said to myself "Okay, that's a huge hit."  Later, after Victoria recorded the song, it was even more incredible.  And there's another awesome song that will be performed in Victorious: LOCKED UP – it's a POP CLASSIC, but I'll keep it a surprise for a while.

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iLost My Mind
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iLost My Mind – This is the very exciting and hilarious "sequel" to iOMG.  If you've been wondering, "So what happens now that Sam suddenly kissed Freddie" then you do NOT want to miss iLost My Mind.  And... iLost My Mind will guest star the nuclear-talented star of The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons!

Also, iLost My Mind will lead to three more new iCarly episodes that we think you should put in the "MUST SEE" category.  Their current titles are iDate Sam and FreddieiCan't Take It… and iLove You.

These are the first four episodes we filmed of the new iCarly season.  During production, the writers and I often heard the staff and crew say, "These may be the best iCarly episodes we've ever done."  Of course, you guys (the fans) will be the judge of that, but we all feel great about these episodes, because we think you're going to laugh hard, and really enjoy the storylines.

Oh, and if you're a "shipper" – don't go freakin' out on us!  Whether you're a Seddie or a Creddie, trust us – you'll have plenty to be happy about in the future of iCarly :)

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iStill Psycho
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iStill Psycho – One of the iCarly episodes I hear about (from fans) most is iPsycho.  For whatever reason, it got a huge rating and, to this day, when I meet iCarly fans, they often mention iPsycho as one of their favorite episodes.

It's one of my faves, too.  I loved working with Danielle Morrow (a.k.a. "Nora Dershlit") – and the fight between her and Gibby was epic, don't you think?  Anyway, I was thinking about iPsycho a while ago, and I said to myself, "Hey, why not make a 'sequel' to it?" – which is exactly what we did.  It's INSANE!  In fact, one scene is so intese and crazy, it took us a WHOLE DAY just to film the one scene.  I feel almost positive you guys are gonna LOVE iStill Psycho.

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iMeet The First Lady
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iMeet The First Lady – You've probably heard about this one.  Very recently, we had the honor and pleasure of hosting First Lady, Michelle Obama at Schneider's Bakery, where we filmed an UBER COOL episode featuring Mrs. Obama, as herself.  It was an incredible week of filming for all of us at iCarly.

And not only did we get to work with Mrs. Obama, I also cast my good friend Taran Killam as a Secret Service agent.  I first worked with Taran when he played "Spaulding" in Moody's Point (The Amanda Show), and now Taran is one of the best players on Saturday Night Live.  It was great working with him again.

ALSO… guess WHO ELSE makes a little cameo appearance in iMeet The First Lady.  Can you guess?  Hint: It's the FIRST time it's ever happened on iCarly. ;)

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NEW VICTORIOUS SOUNDTRACK
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Finally... this summer, the NEW VICTORIOUS SOUNDTRACK comes out!  I think you're going to be blown away by it.  There will be a total of 13 songs, and not even one is "filler".  The soundtrack will include all of the best Victorious songs by Victoria Justice... and Leon Thomas... the complete version of "Give It Up" by Liz Gillies & Ariana Grande... and even a full version of "Broken Glass" by Matt Bennett.  I've been listening to the whole album for the past few weeks, and I think it's amazing.  Hope you do, too!   

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Okay, that's enough for now.  Keep an eye out for all these episodes over the next weeks/months.  I think you'll be really happy and laugh a lot when you see them.

Until then, here are some cool pics I'm posting for the first time.  Hope ya like 'em!

Luv,
–Dan Schneider (a.k.a. DanWarp)



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