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"Ding dong."
— Cat after the doorbell rings

Cat Valentine
Cat wearing a pink dress
Biographical information
Full name

Caterina / Catarina Valentine[1]

Nickname(s)

Cat (by everyone)

Gender

Female

Born

c. 1995 (18-19)

Resides in

Venice, Los Angeles, California

Occupation

Babysitter
Student at Hollywood Arts

Affiliations

Hollywood Arts High School[2]
Sam & Cat’s Super Rockin’ Fun-Time Babysitting Service

Physical description
Hair color

Red (Dyed)

Eye color

Brown

Personal information
Family

Nona (grandmother)
Unnamed brother
Cat's mother (unnamed)
Cat's father (unnamed)

Friends

Sam Puckett
Jade West
Robbie Shapiro
Dice Corleone
Goomer
Butler Torso
Freddie Benson

Enemies

Dilben
Gwen and Ruby
Rival Babysitting Service
Sharon Torso
Alexa Biggly
Ellie
Jepson
Nora Dershlit

Likes

Cats
Children
Bibble
Singing
Dancing
Justin Bieber
Dolls
Spives

Production information
First appearance

#Pilot

Last appearance

#GettinWiggy

Portrayed by

Ariana Grande

Gallery (images · videos)

Catarina "Cat" Valentine is one of the title characters and protagonists of Sam & Cat, alongside Sam Puckett. She is a continued character from Victorious.

She is portrayed by Ariana Grande.

Biography

Background

After Cat's parents left for a while to tend to her brother in Idaho, Cat, at the suggestion of her friend Jade West, decided to settle with her Nona because she refused to stay with her mean aunt and uncle.  According to the Victorious Wiki, her hair is naturally brown.

Season 1

Cat Valentine teams up with her roommate, Sam Puckett, in #Pilot and becomes a babysitter with her to fund for their crazy adventures.

Personality

Cat wearing earrings

Cat is an extremely sweet and caring girl with a fear of clouds. She is happy-go-lucky, very bubbly, and lost in her own mind at times. She often unknowingly gets herself into sticky situations.[3] There are still some traits that Cat has from Victorious, for example, her love for her purple giraffe, her craving for bibble, and her sweet, bubbly but dim-witted personality.

Relationships

Sam Puckett

Main article: Cat and Sam

(2011: Acquaintance) (2013–Present: Best friend; Roommate; Co-worker)

Cat and Sam become roommates and best friends in the pilot episode and create a babysitting business to fund their adventures. Cat cares about what happens to Sam and brings out the best in her, and together, the two are able to get through anything. They sometimes fight with each other, but they eventually make up.[3]

Nona

Main article: Cat and Nona

(1995–Present: Grandmother)

Cat and Nona sitting beside each other

Cat and Nona

Cat and her grandmother have a good relationship; they care a lot for each other. Cat was very upset that her Nona was moving to Elderly Acres, but Nona reassured her that she would visit Cat often. 

Dice

Main article: Cat and Dice

(2013–Present: Neighbor and Good Friend)

Dice and Cat are neighbors and friends. Dice often comes into Cat's apartment and shares the latest news with her and to sell items. Cat loves it when Dice advertises his newest products. Dice has also been very helpful to Cat's babysitting service with Sam.

Jade West

(2008–Present: Close Friend and Classmate)

Cat and Jade had a very good relationship in Victorious. Jade was never as mean to Cat as she was to some of the other characters and they treated each other like best friends, despite Jade's brassy personality.

Robbie Shapiro

(2008–Present: Close Friend and Long-time Crush)

Cat and Robbie are close friends throughout Victorious. Robbie seems to be more tolerant of Cat's behavior, and Cat seems to be the nicest girl to Robbie. Robbie has proven many times that he likes Cat as more than a friend but she never vocally admitted any feelings for him. However, in #TheKillerTunaJump, Jade reveals that Cat has had a crush on Robbie for a long time, confirming that Cat does have feelings for him. This is later on supported when Cat says, "Robbie, I thought you and me had something really special," and calls him her "kind-of boyfriend." Cat also tried to save Robbie from the tuna, but she passed out after her head hit the tank. Robbie then asks Cat out at the hospital and she accepts, leading to a relationship in the future.

Sikowitz

(2010–Present: Teacher-student and Friend)

Sikowitz is Cat's teacher. In #MommaGoomer, Sikowitz let Cat and Sam use his classroom so Goomer's mother could see Goomer "teach". Cat remarked that Sikowitz was insane.

Freddie Benson

(2014–Present: Friends)

This friendship has started in the episode, #TheKillerTunaJump. Cat decides to call Freddie on Sam's phone to make Sam jealous since Jade and Sam are now best friends. Cat convinces Freddie that Sam was in an accident, so he flies to L.A. to see if she's okay and learns that this isn't true. Cat ends up flirting with him and they both share a nice Spanish conversation before they spend the whole day together. Even though Freddie learns he was used, they do still have a minor friendship between each other.

Quotes

Cat: Oh, please! You saved me from being squished in garbage, let me repay you with the gift of bathing.


Cat: Because old people love little kids. Look everyone! Who wants to squeeze some adorable children?


Cat: Hi, and welcome to our American apartment!


Cat: Ya know what they say… Easy like a goat.


Cat: Look, Mrs. Torso, don't be upset! If Sam wins the competition, you can use our speedboat anything you want!


Cat: Hey! Hey, get in here, you guys! Who wants to go have dinner at a restaurant where the waiters are robots?!


Cat: I want five yo-yos.


Cat: What's behind that door?


Cat: Oh yeah, what's her last name?


Cat: There were these two ladies, and they both wanted the same baby, so King Solomon said, "We shall cut this baby in half."


Cat: It's not a joke! My bibble is gone!


Cat: Excuse me, excuse me. Okay, I'm looking for an elderly man whose name I do not know and whose face I cannot remember.


Cat: I won't say it. But what am I supposed to do?


Cat: But babysitting is supposed to make kids happy! Don't you wanna be happy?


Cat: You say, "Hiiii! I'm Cat Valentine." Try it.


Cat: You made Mindy go non-conscious!


Cat: Why don't you come in, Mr. Marty Malloy?


Cat: You have a twin sister?!


Cat: I know I shouldn't have told Ellie about the pineapple but it seemed like a good move at the time.


Cat: Listen, I am in love with this pink shoe I found, so I have to find the other one. I don't have time to think about meatballs, meatloaf, meat fruits, or any other kind of meat until we find the other pink shoe that matches this pink shoe!


Cat: Yeah! You just gotta have enough money!


Cat: Oh, we need to put a word in your dictionary.


Cat: Oh, hey. This is my friend, Jade. Jade, how cute is my new friend, Freddie?


Cat: That is not my fault. The wrapping paper had little baby unicorns on it. They called to me.


Cat: There was a monkey in the bathroom?


Cat: Yeah, you're not the only one who's thirsty!


Cat: Hairless and naked?!


Cat: Yeah. It's kinda cozy. It reminds me of my closet where I used to hide from my brother.


Cat: Hey! Who wants to try my hot crapple pie?


Cat: Wait, I see a drone!


Cat: I thought first class passengers get to board the plane first.


Cat: Oh, you changed your name?


Cat: We murdered Del DeVille!


Cat: It really looks like a wig.


Trivia

Cat's new PearPhone case

Cat's PearPhone XT

  • Cat's hair is slightly darker than it was on Victorious.
  • Cat in Sam & Cat is Ariana Grande's first lead role in a television series.
  • Cat has a new PearPhone case in Sam & Cat.
  • The inspiration for the character of Cat came partly from Goldie Hawn, one of Dan Schneider's favorite comedic actresses of all time.[4]
  • Cat has an electric singing toothbrush, as shown in the credits and #NewGoat.[5]
  • According to #Pilot and some others episodes, when Cat gets really scared, she faints. It was sometimes shown in Victorious.
  • Cat sometimes forgets to open the door as seen in #Pilot.
  • Cat still goes to school at Hollywood Arts.
  • Cat is a fan of Justin Bieber, as she "fangirls" when Dice shows her Justin Bieber's hair.
  • In #TheBritBrats, it is revealed that Cat is still addicted to Bibble like she was in the Victorious episode "Tori Goes Platinum." This is episode where it is revealed that Cat is banned from a store that sells bibble.
  • Cat has a tendency to repeat sounds that she hears (doorbells, phone ringing, etc.).
  • Cat usually gets Sam's last name wrong, like naming her Puckell, for example.
  • Cat can be easily manipulated as seen in #BabysitterWar when arguing with Sam about the bedroom.
  • Cat has a picture of Sikowitz on her bedroom wall.
  • She doesn't like cotton candy stuck to her face.
  • As shown in #GoomerSitting, Cat still retains the habit of taking objects out of her bra. In that case, it was money.
  • That's a Drag! was her favorite show before its cancellation in #FavoriteShow.
  • It is revealed in #ToddlerClimbing and #MommaGoomer that Cat is bad at making people look different, like Dice, as well as revealed in her prior role in Victorious in the episode Tori the Zombie.
  • Apart from Dice, Cat is the only main character to have been aware of Sam's reputation from iCarly prior to meeting her in person.  
  • Cat thought diabetes was a disease that affects the butt and calls it diabootes.
  • She thinks the word stupid is street talk for good.
  • It is revealed in #RevengeOfTheBritBrats that about a year ago (presumably since the events of "Tori Goes Platinum") Cat ate so much bibble that when she ran out of money she pawned Nona's jewelry.
  • Half of her phone number is 573-29 as revealed in #SecretSafe.
  • The zip code where she lives is 90291.
    Catsbluehair

    Cat's blue hair in #MotorcycleMyster

  • Cat often pronounces words wrong.
  • In #MotorcycleMystery, Cat dyes blue streaks her hair.
  • She doesn't know how to make microwave popcorn but she does know to use a microwave.
  • Cat believes in magic.
  • Tiny food scares her, as revealed in #MyPoober.
  • She didn't understand toast until she bought a book about it.
  • Cat became manipulative and was able to convince Sam to get more money in the ATM in #MagicATM.
  • Cat has a snooping problem so she needs to take special vitamins to help her.
  • Cat often wears lace-up canvas shoes (sometimes with floral prints on them) that can be recognized as Keds.
  • Cat has shown numerous times to be a good cook from things like meatballs, sloppy waffles, brownies, and blue dog soda.
  • Cat thinks hammers are called nail bangers.
  • According to #WeStealARockStar, Cat is a great guitar repair woman and is also quite talented at playing it.
  • Cat has been arrested twice, in #MagicATM and #GettinWiggy, but in #GettinWiggy she will be released from jail in two weeks.

References

  1. There is a controversy about what her full name really is, because in a picture from #FirstClassProblems, her ticket says that her full name is Catarina, while Dan Schneider wrote it Caterina on his website.
  2. Dan's tweet about Sam and Cat's education
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nick.com - Cat's character bio
  4. Dan's tweet about the inspiration for Cat
  5. Youtube - Cat's toothbrush

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