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1402, 2017

Dan Schneider Throwback: Quinn’s Secret Past on “Zoey101”

We all have things in our past that we aren’t so proud of…

Whether it’s a ridiculous baby picture, a cringe-worthy tween journal entry, or that inexplicable hair choice on picture day, if you go about your life hoping that no one ever convers one particular detail of your past—well, take solace. You are not alone!

For Quinn Pensky, the smartest student at PCA (and Zoey’s best friend) on “Zoey101,” that source of historic shame is a video from when she was five, performing a ribbon dance routine in a beauty pageant.

When an old acquaintance from her pageant days (special guest Janel Parrish) shows the video to her friends, she gives away Quinn’s not-so-deep, dark secret. And yes, it’s pretty cute—in everyone’s opinion but Quinn’s, anyway!

What’s so bad about a beauty pageant, anyway? If you know Quinn, just about everything. As a young, female innovator that prides herself on her intelligence and “Quinnventions,” it’s easy to see why she’d think this revelation could tarnish her reputation.

As Quinn frantically explains, “It was before I turned seven and realized my true passion for intellectual superiority over all others!”

When her then-boyfriend Mark assures her that the video is nothing less than adorable, and doesn’t diminish anyone’s respect for her, Quinn’s panic subsides. She even puts on a little show for him. It turns out one can be intellectually superior and great with ribbon routines!

At the end of the day, it’s clear that Quinn had nothing to be worried about. That’s kind of how it goes: the things in the past that embarrass us most aren’t ever nearly as bad from an outsider’s perspective. And let’s face it, at age 5, just about everything you do is cute.

Whatever the case, remember that your mistakes and secrets may be part of you, but they don’t change a thing about the unique person you’ve become since—especially to those that care for you most!


Zoey 101” is an American teen drama series created by Dan Schneider. “Zoey 101” aired on Nickelodeon for four seasons, from 2005 to 2008, starring Jamie Lynn Spears and Paul Butcher as brother and sister attending boarding school in Southern California. The series was created and produced by Dan Schneider, an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.

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1302, 2017

4 Swoon-Worthy Romances From Classic Dan Schneider Shows

Whether you watch Dan Schneider TV shows for the humor, the acting, or the zany plots, you have to admit that there are some super sweet romances along the way! From established couples to “will they, won’t they” pairings, there are quite a few Nickelodeon couples we loved, and in some cases are still rooting for.

Here are the top five romances from Dan Schneider TV shows, and why they inspire us on Valentine’s Day and every day!

  1. Zoey and Chase from “Zoey101”

Sigh! Zoey and Chase, as both a platonic and romantic couple, have been driving “Zoey101” fans crazy for over a decade. As evidenced by Dan Schneider’s exclusive video “What Did Zoey Say?,” which catches up with Chase ten years later, the two were meant to be from the very beginning.

Chase, of course, had a crush on Zoey for the entire run of the series. Zoey’s feelings were always more complicated, though she eventually realized that the feeling was mutual. The video clip strongly hints that the two could reunite in adulthood!

  1. Josh and Mindy from “Drake & Josh”

Though between Drake and Josh, Drake is clearly the ladies man, it’s Josh that gets the best romance on “Drake & Josh.” Mindy Crenshaw started out as Josh’s rival, beating him in the Science Fair among other competitions. But when the two are paired up, she confesses that she likes him. The two end up dating, breaking up, and then getting back together in the series finale.

There’s nothing like some healthy competition between partners, and we admire that Mindy, like Josh, is as ambitious as she is passionate!

  1. The “iCarly” Love Triangle

One of the most engaging forces in Dan Schneider’s “iCarly” is the love triangle between Carly, Freddie, and Sam. Both Carly and Sam date Freddie briefly, and though the end of the series hints that a Carly/Freddie pairing is likely, there are enough diehard “Seddie” shippers to keep hope alive.

An upcoming episode of “Game Shakers” even teases a resolution to this love triangle, which the Game Shakers are as obsessed with as anyone else. Does the episode give us an answer? You’ll have to watch it yourself to see!

  1. Beck and Jade from “Victorious” 

While some other couples on Dan Schneider TV shows build up to the start of a relationship, Jade and Beck from “Victorious” are perhaps the steadiest couple out there — and admirable for that reason! Considering Jade’s sometimes-difficult personality and Beck’s “pretty boy” reputation, the two make a surprisingly great pair.

Though they do break up once, the two get back together quickly once Beck confesses he never stopped loving Jade. Forget chocolates and roses! A spark like theirs is what every die-hard romantic is after.

Who are your favorite Nickelodeon couples? Let us know!


Dan Schneider is an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer. Dan Schneider has devoted his life to behind-the-scenes production of hit shows on Nickelodeon including “All That,” “The Amanda Show,” “Kenan & Kel,” “Drake & Josh,” “Zoey 101,” “iCarly,” “Victorious,” “Sam & Cat,” “Henry Danger,” and “Game Shakers.”

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1701, 2017

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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