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703, 2017

4 Reasons Dan Schneider’s “Game Shakers” Deserves A Kids’ Choice Award!

Hey there, “Game Shakers” fans! Dan Schneider’s hit Nickelodeon show, starring your favorite teen game developers, has been nominated as Favorite TV Show (Kids) at the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards.

This award show is a big one — the 30th ever! — and premieres super-soon. Mark March 11th on your calendars, and don’t forget to cast your vote online for your favorite shows, characters, movies, musicians, #squads and more first!

So, why vote for “Game Shakers?” Here are just 4 reasons this show totally deserves a win. Take a look and let us know if you agree!

1. Girl power all day, every day!

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One of the coolest thing about “Game Shakers” is the girls that run the show: Babe (played by Cree Cicchino) and Kenzie (played by Maddie Shipman). These two seventh graders start what turns into a multi-million dollar game company all on their own after creating a killer game called “Sky Whale.”

Babe and Kenzie are awesome role models for young girls, boys, and people of all ages, really. Their talent, business savvy, and hard work shows just how passionate these girls are, and their amazing ability to get the job done! We all have a lot to learn from their can-do attitudes! Girl power is fun for everyone, and “Game Shakers” proves it.

2. Two words: Kel Mitchell

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Long-time Dan Schneider fans, and newer ones too, know that “Game Shakers” character Double G is more than just a superstar rapper and Game Shakers business partner. He’s Kel Mitchell, a beyond-brilliant Nickelodeon alum known for “All That”, “Kenan & Kel” and “Good Burger”  way back in the day!

Kel fans remember him for his orange soda addiction, but today’s viewers get to see a whole new side of this beloved actor and comedian. As Double G, Kel is an endless source of laughter with a penchant for getting set on fire. Did we mention Double G has tons of celebrity enemies, including Justin Bieber, Serena Williams, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and all the women on “The View?” Sorry, Beliebers… I think we’re on #TeamDoubleG!

3. AMAZING games, IRL!

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One of the absolute best things about “Game Shakers” is the fact that their games aren’t just on TV… anyone can play them, anytime, anywhere! So when you see Kenzie, Babe, Hudson, and Trip testing out a rad new game, there’s a good chance you can go to your app store or GameShakers.com and play it yourself! Not many shows give kids this chance, so it’s kind of a big deal.

The first-ever game “Sky Whale” is obviously a fan favorite, but the rest of their games are just as good, if not better! In “Ballarina,” you can be a cute zebra rolling around in a bubble ball. In “Nasty Goats,” you go on a garbage-eating adventure that is bah-bah-brilliant. And on “Octopie,” you get to be a pizza-slinging octopus in charge of feeding bears, sumo wrestlers, and more. If you haven’t played these yet, you are totally missing out, my friends!

4. Coding = Cool

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“Game Shakers” joins a roster of TV shows, including the Big Bang Theory, that are really succeeding in making science and technology cool for young people everywhere! Specifically, “Game Shakers” makes coding — a skill in high demand — fun and appealing. They even aired an hour-long special called “Revenge @ Tech Fest ” in partnership with Girls Who Code, Afterschool Alliance, Code.org and MIT Scratch. This proves Nick’s commitment to “building awareness around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and coding concepts.”

As we’ve written about before, Game Shakers also teaches some valuable lessons about starting and running a business. For budding entrepreneurs, this is really inspiring, not to mention fun to watch!  

What other reasons do you think “Game Shakers” deserves a Kids’ Choice Award? Let us know in the comments, or tweet @DanWarp!


Game Shakers” is an American live-action sitcom, created by Dan Schneider, currently airing on Nickelodeon. The series stars Cree Cicchino and Madisyn Shipman as pre-teens that start a multimillion dollar gaming company and take on a rap superstar, played by Kel Mitchell, as their business partner. The series is produced by Dan Schneider, an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.

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303, 2017

3 Reasons Benji Flores Jr. Deserves a Kids’ Choice Award!

There’s a lot to love about Dan Schneider’s “Game Shakers,” a hit show on Nick about tech-savvy teens running a gaming company. That’s why “Game Shakers” has been nominated as Favorite TV Show (Kids) at the 2017 Kids Choice Awards. Even better, the show’s own Benjamin Flores Jr, AKA Benji, has been nominated as Favorite Male TV Star!

Benji brings so much joy and heart to “Game Shakers” and the entire network with his zany attitude and overflowing starpower. We’re beyond stoked to see him recognized for all his hard work!

Here are 3 reasons we think Benji would be an amazing choice for this award. Let us know what you think, and don’t forget to cast your vote before tuning in on March 11th!

1.Triple G has the life we all want

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On “Game Shakers,” Benji plays Triple G, the son of superstar Double G and official game consultant for the Game Shakers. Triple G is living every kid’s dream — not only is he a celebrity’s son, but he gets to spend his time testing awesome new games. Try to name a kid (or adult) who wouldn’t be all about that life. We’ll wait.

Game testing isn’t all fun and games (okay, it is all games, but it’s not all fun). When things go wrong, it’s Trip that’s tripped up, and his clumsiness just adds to the madness. But for Trip, it’s worth it: working with the Game Shakers lets him spend time with kids his own age for once, instead of always jetsetting with his celebrity dad and his posse (the horror!).

2. Benji is awesome in real life, too

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As the son of a fictional rapper, it makes sense that young Benji has a burgeoning rap career of his own. Better known as “Lil P-Nut,” the Memphis native raps, sings, and dances. He even voiced the rapping penguin Atticus in “Happy Feet Two.” He’s even been on “Ellen”! TWICE!

For a taste of Lil P-Nut’s work, make sure to listen to his song “You Might Be the One,” first created and performed when he was just seven years old!

3. Destined for greatness

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We know that the future is bright for young Benji. For starters, as the TV son to Double G, played by the iconic Kel Mitchell, and you can spot the “like father like son” dynamic from a mile away. Kel is not a genetic relative, obviously, but it’s clear that Benji looks up to him — he grew up watching “Kenan & Kel” and “Good Burger” and, according to his close friend (and duh, fellow “Game Shaker”) Maddie, he knows everything about his idol Kel.

Already, Benji is shaping up to be Nickelodeon legend. He was even cast as Gerald in a live action TV movie based on the famous Nick cartoon, “Hey Arnold.” We can’t wait to see where his rollercoaster of a career takes him next!

Do you agree that Benji should win a Kids’ Choice Award? Let us know in the comments for tweet @DanWarp!

Game Shakers” is an American live-action sitcom, created by Dan Schneider, currently airing on Nickelodeon. The series stars Cree Cicchino and Madisyn Shipman as pre-teens that start a multimillion dollar gaming company and take on a rap superstar, played by Kel Mitchell, as their business partner. The series is produced by Dan Schneider, an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.

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103, 2017

Dan Schneider Throwback: 5 Awesome Celebrity Guests on “iCarly”

Can you believe it’s been half a decade since the final season Dan Schneider’s hit show “iCarly” aired? The show and its amazing cast have definitely stayed with us after all this time. Seriously though — who can forget Carly, Sam, Freddie and the rest of the gang? Not us; not them; not ever!

What you may have forgotten, though, are the totally awesome celebrity appearances on “iCarly.” Nickelodeon has always been a talent magnet, but this roster is really something else.

For an extra-fun throwback, take a look at these 5 huge stars and their guest appearances on “iCarly!”

1. Emma Stone

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The Golden Globe and Oscar winning “La La Land” star and Oscar played a (crazy!) fangirl named “Heather” on the episode “iFind Spencer Friends.” In this scene, she shakes the crew down for selfies after spotting them at a restaurant.

Five years and plenty of great movies later, we’re sure Emma has millions of over-the-moon fans of her own!  

2. Jack Black

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The “School of Rock” legend — who costarred with Miranda Cosgrove way back when  —  played Spencer’s “World of Warlords” rival in the episode “iStart a Fan War.” A worthy foe indeed!

3. Jane Lynch

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Ever wonder what actress could possibly live up to Sam’s descriptions of her rough-and-tough mama? The one and only Jane Lynch! Sure, the two fought almost the entire episode. But Jane is at her best when she’s feisty.

4. Michelle Obama

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The former first lady made an appearance as herself on “iCarly” in the episode “iMeet the First Lady!” The gang met her after hacking into the US military in an effort to reach Carly’s father on his birthday. Pretty cool, sure, but please don’t try this at home!

5. Jim Parsons

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Lastly, fans were thrilled when Jim Parsons from “The Big Bang Theory” showed up in the episode “iLost My Mind” as a patient at a mental hospital/potential time traveler. If aliens capture Ryan Seacrest in the year 2029, don’t forget this episode!

What famous guest-stars do you remember from the Schneiderverse? Tweet @DanWarp! 


iCarly” is an American teen sitcom, starring Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy and Nathan Kress, which aired on Nickelodeon for seven seasons, from 2007 to 2012. “iCarly,” created by Dan Schneider, follows a teen girl named Carly who has her own webcast. The series was produced by Dan Schneider, an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.

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