iCarly introduces a new feature—called the Blab Cam—where viewers can chat with Sam and Carly on the air. One of the first callers is a fellow Ridgeway Bulldog, named Valerie, who seems more interested in Freddie than Sam or Carly, so that the girls suggest the two should go on a date.
Mrs. Benson seems very excited with the fact that Freddie is having a first date and states that she would love to have them over to her apartment. However, Carly convinces Freddie's mother so that the date was set up at the Shay Apartment (which it was). Mrs. Benson gets Freddie ready but in a rather dorky way, so Sam and Carly get the back-up clothes and get Freddie ready for his date. Sam sets up cameras and both girls spy on Freddie's date. Freddie and Valerie have a good first date and become inseparable for the next week. Valerie then asks him to help her do a webshow on the same day as iCarly, causing Freddie to quit the show. He hires Jeremy as iCarly's new tech producer, but Jeremy messes up the show with his constant sneezing.
After the disastrous iCarly episode, Valerie admits to Sam that she was just trying to ruin iCarly and establish her own show as the best show on the web. She then offers Sam a place as her co-host. She said that she would call the web-show 'Val and Sam' or 'Sam and Val' if she wanted to. Sam fakes interest, but immediately tells Carly about it, and they both give the news to Freddie. At first, he doesn't believe them, but when he confronts Valerie about it, she admits it. Freddie breaks up with her. He returns in time for the iCarly webcast but unfortunately says that he didn't say he was coming back. Surprised, the girls ask why, and Freddie says that Sam doesn't treat him like he is important to the show. After Sam tells him he is important to iCarly, he returns as iCarly's tech producer.
Without Freddie's help, Valerie fails miserably with her show, The Valerie Show. They end up eating watermelon with a spoon.
Home video releases
- iCarly: Season 1, Volume 1