Dan Schneider Presents: 3 Reasons Cat Valentine is the Best!

Cat Valentine, played by Ariana Grande pre-pop superstardom, is a total sweetheart. Sure, she’s got a little bit of bibble in her brain but she’s got a heart of gold! On “VICTORiOUS” she’s the perfect foil to Elizabeth Gillies’ dark and sarcastic Jade. On “Sam & Cat,” she is the bubbly yin to Jennette McCurdy’s spunky Sam’s yang.

Here are three reasons Cat Valentine is simply the best!

  1. She’s constantly cheerful

No matter how hard you try, it’s impossible to be angry with Cat. From heat waves to sleepovers, Cat is upbeat no matter what the situation, or how bad things get. She takes joy in the simple things in life, from bouncy shoes to bibble (caramel covered popcorn), and it’s hard not to smile around her.

Perhaps because of this, she and Jade are best friends in Dan Schneider’s VICTORiOUS despite their wildly different personalities, and Jade, though, ahem, dark and brooding, is a little bit gentler with Cat. The two have even had sleepovers together—something that’s hard to imagine Jade doing with anyone else!

On “Sam & Cat,” the Cat’s smiley persona  is similarly endearing, even to juvie’s favorite alumnus, Sam Puckett!

Cat is also super sensitive, and can’t take criticism. When her friends point out mistakes or flaws, she has a tendency to yell at them until they take it back.

  1.  She does whatever the heck she wants

From her boring everyday stories to bouncing around in Jupiter boots just for the fun of it, Cat doesn’t always play by society’s rules. But it’s not so much that she flaunts norms; instead she is just blissfully unaware of them.

Take the time the “VICTORiOUS” gang was playing poker with candy instead of money. Cat raises the stakes, and then promptly eats her candy. When told that she can’t simply eat the poker chips, she spits out the candy and puts it back into the pot, disgusting everyone there.

It’s gross, sure, but also endearing!

  1. She’s super gullible

Cat is the perfect pawn.

Just think about it. She’s so naive that she can be manipulated into playing along with any wicked idea, and is so sincere that no one will ever think she meant it maliciously.

Who would suspect someone like Cat?

Or maybe, just maybe, this makes her the perfect, sneaky schemer! On “Sam & Cat,” She’s Sam’s partner in crime too many times to count. That’s definitely no coincidence!

So there you have it folks: the three reasons why we love Cat Valentine so much, and why she’s been in not one, but two of our favorite shows: “Sam & Cat,” and “VICTORiOUS.”


Victorious” is an American teen sitcom, created by Dan Schneider, that aired on Nickelodeon for four seasons, from 2010 to 2014. The series, about a performing arts school for teens, starred actress Victoria Justice as an aspiring teenage singer. “Victorious” was produced by Dan Schneider, an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.

Sam & Cat” is an American teen sitcom, created by Dan Schneider, that aired on Nickelodeon for a single season from 2013 to 2014. “Sam & Cat” is a crossover between Nickelodeon shows “iCarly” and “Victorious,” starring Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande as unlikely roommates that form a babysitting service together. “Sam & Cat” was produced by Dan Schneider, an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.

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