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"Well, then you shouldn't have taken any money out of the ATM."
— Officer Kelvin explaining to Cat why she has to get arrested.

#MagicATM
Season 1, Episode 21
Magicatm
General information
Air date

January 4, 2014 [1]

Prod. code

123

Writer(s)

Dan Schneider & Christopher J. Nowak

Director(s)

Adam Weissman

Viewership

3.150 million[2]

Episode guide
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Gallery (images · videos)

#MagicATM is the 21st episode of Sam & Cat and the first one to air in 2014.

Plot

Cat starts to ride around her shared apartment with Sam on a Ziggity-Zag. Sam comes home and sees this. She wants to try to ride on the Ziggity-Zag as well. Cat escapes into the apartment. Sam sees that they are in the middle of babysitting and that Cat had bought a bunch of stuff from the toy store. Cat gives Sam a Ziggity-Zag and they ride out of the apartment. The two unnamed kids they're babysitting shoots them with ping pong balls. They ride outside as the kids have a brief interaction with Herb. Then, they run into Dice. They make him babysit the kids so Cat can show Sam where she's getting all her money and they can get cool stuff.

Cat takes Sam to the Handy Quick. She shows Sam an ATM machine that gives $400 every time the user plays the tune to "Take Me Out to the Ball Game". At the mall, Sam bought expensive fresh meat from her favorite store "Oh My God Meats" and Cat bought a tail that wags when a sensor detects a change in her heart rate. Dice tells Sam and Cat to get some monkey pills from Pet-Mergency Hospital for Aunt Fergene's helper monkey Futz so that it can help Futz sleep while Aunt Fergeen flies to Japan. This is because Dice has to go to the Burbank Spelling Bee. Cat plans to go to the Handy Quick for more money. Sam is against this, but Cat tempts her with court side tickets to Lakers games, violent video games, and fried chicken.

They go back, but Cat gets caught by Yokvish who attracts the attention of Officer­ Kelvin who then arrests Cat. Knowing that Cat won't survive juvenile hall, Sam makes Officer Kelvin arrest her too by dumping a drink down his pants. While Officer Kelvin drives to the police station, they see a speeding car. Officer Kelvin chases the car. He then sees the monkey pills Sam and Cat had bought. They tell him what it is, but Officer Kelvin thinks they're lying and eats them. He ends up falling asleep. Sam quickly starts driving the car. Cat gets them out of their handcuffs by stealing the cop's key. The guy who was speeding gets out of his car and runs for it. Sam follows and beats up the guy as Cat comments to the dispatcher.

Moments later, the police are at Apartment 22 repossessing the stuff that was bought with the ATM money much to the dismay of Sam and Cat. The police lieutenant states that Cat and sam had stolen $4,000 from the ATM. When Officer Kelvin asks Yokvish if he wants to press charges, Yokvish isn't interested as he attempts to get Officer Kelvin to take a picture for his profile. When the police lieutenant states that they got to pay back $4,000, Officer Kelvin mocks their plight as Sam tells him to take another monkey pill as the police lieutenant keeps them from getting into a conflict. The police lieutenant is then informed that the guy Sam defeated was wanted in three states and the reward for catching him was $5,000. That means Sam and Cat can pay back the money and keep $1,000. Cat then has the police and Yokvish sing her version of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" as they are joined in by Dice (who won the Burbank Spelling Bee) and Herb. After the song is done, Sam quotes "That's not how the song goes."

Quotes

Sam: Where did all this other stuff come from?
Girl: [arms raised in excitement] A toy store!
Sam: I was asking Cat. [to Cat] Where did all this other stuff come from?
Cat: [arms raised in excitement, imitating the girl] A toy store!


Sam: So where is this ATM?
Cat: Follow my body! [wiggles]


Yokvish: Which picture make me look hot? This? [shows picture]
Sam: No.
Cat: Gross.
Yokvish: This? [shows another photo]
Sam: Gross.
Cat: No.
Yokvish: This? [shows another photo]
Sam: Ech.
Cat: Eew.
Yokvish: This? [shows another photo]
Sam: Eew.
Cat: Ech.
Yokvish: I take more selfies.


Sam: Whoever said money can't buy happiness was so stupid!
Cat: Yeah! You just gotta have enough money!


Dice: [entering the apartment] Boom! I have reached my destination.


Officer Kelvin: You're under arrest.
Sam: [quietly to Cat] Tell him he's handsome.
Cat: [to Officer Kelvin] You're handsome.
Sam: More flirty.
Cat: [more flirty, twirling her hair, but unconvincing] Wow, you're so handsome.


Cat’s lyrics (sung to the tune of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”)
♪ Take me down to the basement.
♪ Fill the buckets with cheese.
♪ Tickle your mother with puffer fish.
♪ Kiss a rhinoceros, then make a wish.
♪ ’Cause it’s noodle soup for the sailors
♪ If their boat sinks in the rain.
♪ And we won’t, won’t, pay for this song
♪ ’Cause it’s public domain!


Trivia

  • Jennette's grandma visited her on the Sam & Cat set during the production of this episode.[3]
  • Scott Baio guest stars in this episode as Officer Kelvin, a police officer who puts the girls under juvy arrest, which ultimately leads to a wild police pursuit as the group hunts down the real criminals.[4]
  • The episode was announced by a tweet from Nickelodeon.[5]
  • This is the first episode to feature Ariana Grande with a wig, instead of her actual hair.
  • Starting with this episode, there is a brand new updated opening sequence.
  • The fourth wall is broken at the end of this episode when everyone sings, "And we won't, won't, pay for this song 'cause it's public domain."
  • The ending in the credits for this episode is from #YayDay, which is set to air after this episode.
  • The unedited version of this episode aired January 6, 2014 at 7 a.m. (EST) as part of the "Wake Up With Sam & Cat" week on Nickelodeon.
  • It can be seen when Sam and Cat are going inside their apartment that there's a bag named Toys Are Wee, which is a parody of ToysR'US.
  • Sam saying "monkeys with mustaches" to make Cat happy is similar to Jade West saying "puppies wearing sunglasses" to make Cat laugh in the Victorious episode "Opposite Date."
  • The store with the ATM is the store that appeared in the Victorious episode "Ice Cream for Ke$ha."
  • This episode is the sixth consecutive episode to have a special guest appearance. First was in #PeezyB with Kel Mitchell as Peezy B, second was in #SalmonCat with Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams as Sylvia Burke and Janice Dobbins, third was when Jennette McCurdy reprised her role as Sam's twin sister, Melanie Puckett in #Twinfection, fourth was in #MyPoober with Aubrey K. Miller as Ellie Farber, fifth was in #MadAboutShoe with Abby Wilde as Stacey Dillsen.
  • Cat's Tosh Tail is based off of a real item called Necomini (moving cat ears that work with brain waves).
  • This is technically the second time Cat does something illegal in the show, as she stole Stacey's shoes in #MadAboutShoe.

Allusions

  • When Cat tells Dice to never ask about her business in response to his questions about the money, her line is a reference to The Godfather.
  • When Cat tempts Sam to go to the ATM machine, she mentions the Lakers, a real life basketball team.
  • At the Handy Quick, there are products named Schneider's, as an allusion to Dan Schneider.
  • The Ziggity-Zags Sam and Cat use are a parody of Crazy-Cart, a toy that acts like the Ziggity-Zag.

Character revelations

  • Sam's favorite store is "Oh My God Meats".
  • Dice is part of the Burbank Spelling Bee.
  • Cat loves air travel.
  • The extent of how much Sam cares for Cat is shown in this episode. When Sam was concerned that Cat wasn't tough enough to handle juvie on her own, she purposely gets herself arrested to go with her.

Goofs

  • Sam says, "Currently heading east on Melrose" when chasing the speeding car but the closed captions read "north."
  • Sam is worried that the money from the ATM is illegal money. However, in iCarly Season 5 Episode 4 iLove You, Freddie (dating her) asks Sam what her favorite and least illegal thing to do is. Sam has trouble deciding.
  • Before Sam goes to get the Ziggity-Zag, you see a ping pong ball behind Cat, but after she rides out on the Ziggity-Zag, the ping pong ball is gone.

Running gags

  • Cat singing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" with the wrong lyrics.
  • The cashier at Handy Quick taking selfies.
  • Cat gets Sam's last name wrong again. This time, she calls her Sam "Pumpkin".
  • Nona being old, seen in the end credits.

Series continuity

  • Cat believes in magic like she did in #DollSitting and #Twinfection.
  • Sam still loves meat as shown numerous times on iCarly and previously in Sam & Cat.
  • Sam's criminal past is repeatedly brought up in this episode.
  • Before the scene where Sam, Cat, and the officer are in the police car, Nozu from Victorious was shown.
  • The Handy Quick was the store they got the 'Funky Nut Blast' ice cream in the Victorious episode "Ice Cream for Ke$ha."
  • Pet-Mergency is the animal hospital Tori, Beck, Jade, and Cat went to in the Victorious episode "Opposite Date."
  • Dice's Aunt Fergene is mentioned again, as well as her " night gas" and helper monkey, Futz, which were first mentioned in #SecretSafe and #DollSitting respectively.
  • Sam was arrested for pouring a cold beverage down the cop's pants. In the iCarly episode "iWon't Cancel the Show," she was arrested for shoving a hot pepper down a foreign dignitary's pants.
  • This is the second time Cat sings. The first time is #BabysitterWar.
  • This is the second episode to have a scene in a car. The first one is #MyPoober. This is also the only time that it happens while Goomer isn't the one who drives the car.
  • You see a pack of cookies that say "Chips A'soy!" which is a parody of "Chips Ahoy!," originally seen in iCarly.
  • When Cat walks in the door with a handful of shopping bags, she is carrying a bag from Mercedes Lens, also seen in iCarly, in the episode "iPromote Techfoots."

International premieres

  • May 4, 2014 (Poland, Germany)
  • May 17, 2014 (Netherlands)
  • May 19, 2014 (Latin America)
  • September 9, 2014 (Quebec)
  • September 11, 2014 (Greece)

Reception

References

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