The concept of the episode, and the little Easter Eggs we included definitely brought back the i Carly nostalgia.
I even had the added bonus of getting to direct my wife in the episode, as well!
The series finale was this past weekend, and it would be remiss of me not to address the end of a show that has been precious to me, and two ships that I will sail into the vastness of eternity.
I have been a little obsessed with at two points in my life: once, in the summer of 2010, when I first began to watch it (though that wasn’t the first time I had ever seen an episode); and then a year ago in the fall of 2011, when I rewatched the whole series and wrote up a very detailed and thorough treatise on Spencer/Carly for this blog, (you can find that here: Part I, Part II Part I, Part II Part II), and one of my more entertaining fanfics, in my opinion (which is here).
The show has conserved everything I love about Spencer and Carly’s relationship, so it’s a better description to say that the past 17 episodes (the ones before the finale) have been more of the same rather than to say that there was nothing worth mentioning.
If I was in the mood to rewatch all of those 17 episodes, do GIFs and screencaps, and describe certain scenes (and had the time to do all that), I’m sure I could fill quite a few pages with moments and commentaries in the same vein as what I discussed in the first three entries, but I am just going to focus on the finale and leave you with the knowledge that nothing has changed during those 17 episodes, but there also hasn’t been any more glorious accidental dates that you’ve missed out on hearing about. It did not introduce any new character development, but it sort of confirmed absolutely, canonically, and irretrievably the idea that Spencer will always be young and silly at heart.
Ellen De Generes loves to give surprises — and this surprise is one of the best!
The host brought kid trainer Demarjay Smith from Jamaica back to her show to catch up with him about his latest adventures and new motivations.
20 October 2007Carly, Sam, and Freddie shoot their Halloween web cast from an apartment that is rumored to be haunted.
Also, did you notice how ungrateful they were in i Do? Instead of being happy for getting invited to a wedding and even becoming BRIDESMAIDS (and the special man, or whatever it's called) they start whining like they have nothing good in their life and start complaining about singing or how the outfits were ugly, which, by the way, were very nice clothes, and I'm pretty sure were very expensive. Already in middle school kids are feeling very pressured to explore their sexual sides in negative ways; this just emphasizes the necessity for doing so.
I swear, if people acted like that at my wedding, I would've told them how much money I spent on this, and I would've told them to get out without a doubt. The idea that it's okay for 8 yr olds to start watching and getting these ideas at this age is absurd.
Judging from their hidden camera in the lobby of Carly's apartment building, it's easy to understand why they hate him. Briggs' lesson on traditional Scottish folk dancing, Carly and Sam call for their viewers to send videos of their own dance routines.
Soon enough, the site is filled with so many video files for them to review that it starts to go to their heads.