When you're the queen of tween TV, getting a new bedroom is a big deal. The new iCarly episode "iGot a Hot Room," premiering on Nick Friday, July 30, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), has Carly getting a new, decked out bedroom after her birthday gift from big brother Spencer catches fire and destroys her old one.
Now, the description "hot room" could have parents a little worried with images of unsightly posters plastering the walls or other things that may be inappropriate for young kids appearing in what will be the most coveted bedroom in America, but surprisingly, Carly's new spot looks to be quirky, fun, and pretty family friendly. Truly, what kid wouldn't love a hand-made, gummy bear chandelier made of approximately 10,000 hand-strung gummy bears, or a trampoline so they can "jump into bed"? Of course, this is iCarly, so tricked out technology for teens is a must; kids will love to hate her for her high-tech closet with a touch pad clothing selector.
According to Nick, year-to-date, iCarly ranks as the number-one live-action show on television with kids 2-11 and is Nickelodeon's number-one series with kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14. In other words, the show is massively popular, and it's these quirky little splashes of randomness and personality that drive the show's success. Not to mention, the characters on the show have minimal adult supervision, they are internet "stars" on a web show that portrays more random silliness, and they are absolute experts at snarkiness and sarcasm. What kid wouldn't love love all that?
Parents, on the other hand, (at least those I've heard from) generally either love the show right along with their kids or absolutely hate it. Either way, though, millions of kids are watching it, and Carly's new bedroom just might have them coming up with some creative redecorating ideas of their own.
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