iFight Shelby Marx

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"iFight Shelby Marx"
iCarly episode
Episode no.Season 2
Episode 24-25
Directed bySteve Hoefer
Written byDan Schneider
Produced byDan Schneider
Editing byDan Schneider
Production code224-225
Original air dateAugust 8, 2009 (2009-08-08)
Running time45 min. (runtime)
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"iFight Shelby Marx"
iCarly episode
Episode no.Season 2
Episode 24-25
Directed bySteve Hoefer
Written byDan Schneider
Produced byDan Schneider
Editing byDan Schneider
Production code224-225
Original air dateAugust 8, 2009 (2009-08-08)
Running time45 min. (runtime)
Guest actors
Episode chronology
← Previous
"iTwins"
Next →
"iThink They Kissed"
iCarly (season 2)
List of iCarly episodes

"iFight Shelby Marx" is a 2009 two-part episode of iCarly. It stars Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress, Jerry Trainor, Reed Alexander and special guest star Victoria Justice.

Plot[edit]

Sam and Freddie come over to Carly's apartment to watch the Shelby Marx fight on TV. Marx (Victoria Justice) is the CFC's youngest female fighter and one of the best. Sam loves her for her skill and fighting power, Freddie loves her because she is super-cute, but Carly had not heard of her until now. Shelby easily defeats her opponent and becomes the youngest female champion. Meanwhile, Spencer begins taking an experimental medication to get rid of his allergies. Although the medication is effective, it comes with a long list of side effects, including itching, sweating, dehydration, short-term memory loss and muscle spasms, which will plague him throughout the episode.

The iCarly group shows clips of the fight on their next webcast and Carly jokingly challenges Shelby to a fight. The next day, Shelby shows up at the apartment and accepts Carly's challenge, having seen a reedited version of Carly's show. However, she is not angry or out for blood. Shelby's manager thought an exhibition fight would be good publicity for both Shelby and Carly. Also, Shelby promises to go easy on Carly. Carly agrees, but is still scared because she does not want to get hurt.

Several days later, at a press conference promoting the fight, Carly takes Sam's advice and tries trash-talking to get Shelby riled up. This works too well and Shelby is agitated. A fight breaks out and ends with Carly falling onto Shelby's special guest, her sick grandmother, Edith. Unfortunately, Shelby saw it as Carly tackling Edith. Enraged, Shelby vows to not go easy on Carly as promised.

Terrified that Shelby may actually kill her, Carly decides to cancel the fight, even making an announcement on iCarly. This makes many of her fans think she is a chicken and uncharitable since the fight was going to raise money for charity. Unable to deal with the pressure, Carly apologizes to Shelby and explains that it was an accident when she tackled her grandmother. Shelby understands and the girls reschedule the fight. Once again, Shelby promises to go easy on Carly.

When Carly's rival, Nevel Papperman, hears about the fight, he sees it as an opportunity to watch Carly take a beating, but since the girls have made peace, he would have to get them mad at each other again. Stealing audio from iCarly, he edits footage of a conversation between Sam and Carly, making it sound like the girls intentionally planned for Carly to tackle Shelby's grandmother. The next day, Nevel shows the footage to Shelby. Shelby is again enraged, and vows to make Carly suffer.

At the fight, all seems to be going well until for no apparent reason, Shelby punches Carly right in the face. Carly realizes that Shelby is out to get her and clings to her leg out of self-defense. The referee cannot call a foul because he does not know if the move is legal or not. As soon as the fight ends, Carly lets go of Shelby and runs from the ring screaming. Shelby later confronts Carly and demands an explanation to the footage she was shown. Carly does not understand until Shelby says that Nevel showed her the footage and everything becomes clear. Carly and the others saw Nevel sitting in the stands prior to the fight. She sends Freddie to find him. Once the spectators have left, Freddie drags Nevel back into the ring, where he is confronted by Carly, Sam, and Shelby. When they force him to confess that he tricked Shelby all Nevel can do is scream for his life as the girls beat him up.

The movie ends with Shelby appearing on iCarly to announce that she and the iCarly cast are now friends.

Reception[edit]

The special premiered to a total of 7.9 million viewers,[1] the channel's second highest ratings for the year behind the following special, iQuit iCarly. It has received positive reception from both fans and critics.

Cast[edit]

DVD[edit]

iFight Shelby Marx was released on DVD on March 30, 2010 and the box features three other iCarly episodes, iDate a Bad Boy, iCarly Awards, and iLook Alike. The DVD also includes the pilot episode of Big Time Rush, Big Time Audition. This is the first iCarly DVD to not be released as a season boxset.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iCarly’s "iFight Shelby Marx" special draws series best 7.9 million - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. August 9, 2009. Retrieved June 11, 2012.