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One Direction
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Episode "iGo One Direction"

iCarly is an American teen sitcom that airs on Nickelodeon. One Direction has guest starred and performed once on the show.


The show focuses on a girl named Carly Shay who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends Kayla Lee, Sam Puckett and Freddie Benson. The series was created by Dan Schneider, who also serves as executive producer. It stars Miranda Cosgrove as Carly, Kayla Marie Lee as Kayla, Jennette McCurdy as Sam, Nathan Kress as Freddie, Jerry Trainor as Spencer and Noah Munck as Gibby. The series premiered on Nickelodeon on September 8, 2007, and is taped at Nickelodeon on Sunset in Hollywood, California.

iGo One Direction

“iGo One Direction”
IGo One Direction
Season 5, Episode 2
Air date

April 7, 2012


Steve Hoefer

"iGo One Direction" is the second episode of season 5 of iCarly, also the 96th episode overall. It premiered on April 7, 2012. On January 26, 2012 it was announced that One Direction would be guest starring on an episode of iCarly. The band filmed their scenes on January 30, 2012. It aired on April 16, 2012 in UK. Another name for this episode is "iGot Jungle Worms."


Carly returns home sick after a trip and discovers that One Direction has accepted an invitation to perform on their web show. Not long after arriving, bandmate Harry becomes sick and we see Carly doting over him. Realizing Harry is playing sick for the attention, they hatch a plan to get him back in the group by telling him Gibby has become their newest band member.


After a vacation to Mexico, Carly gets a sickness called “Jungle Worms”. She feels better after two days, but is still contagious. One Direction's manager emails Freddie that they are in the Seattle area and want to preform on iCarly.

Carly has her own separate water bottle so she won't get anyone sick. After rehearsing their performance Gibby (who is a major fan of the group) asks them awkwardly to sign his scrapbook who he claims to be his made-up sister "Girlby" 's scrapbook, after that Harry gets thirsty and drinks out of Carly's water bottle by accident. After Harry drinks from Carly’s bottle, he gets her germs and catches Jungle Worms. Carly was taking care of him by bringing him everything he needs and treats him sweetly. Because of Carly's treatment for him, even when he got better he pretended he was still sick.

Carly, Kayla, Sam, Freddie and One Direction later meet at the Groovy Smoothie to discuss stuff about Harry and the iCarly show, then they discover he is faking so they planned to make him think that he is replaced by Gibby and tells them that he is feeling better. The episode ends with One Direction singing “What Makes You Beautiful”. After the song, Sam kidnaps Zayn and pushes him into the elevator.


  • This show marks One Direction's acting debut.
  • The episode was originally titled "iGot Jungle Worms" before being renamed "iGo One Direction."
  • One Direction filmed their scenes on January 30, 2012.
  • There were twelve worldwide Trending Topics on Twitter while the episode aired. They included: #1DoniCarly, #WelcomeToThe1DFamilyGibby, 'Sam and Zayn', #iGoOneDirection, 'Omfg Harry', and #GibbyToOpenNext1DTour.