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"Let's make a deal. How about we buy you any two desserts you want and you throw Poober in the toilet?"
Cat to Ellie.

#MyPoober
Season 1, Episode 19
SamCatMyPoober
General information
Air date

November 23, 2013 [1]

Prod. code

118

Writer(s)

Dan Schneider & Warren Bell

Director(s)

Steve Hoefer

Viewership

2.914 million[2]

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  #MyPoober [3] is the 19th episode of Sam & Cat.

Plot

Sam comes back to the apartment with a bag and Cat tells Sam that she took all the money they made babysitting that she'd ordered Cat to count. Instead of counting Cat made it into the shape of a man. Cat calls it Mr. Bills. This angers Sam because she told Cat to count the money, not make it Mr. Bills. Sam is so angry that she begins drinking her fourth bottle of root beer that morning to calm her down. Cat goes to take down Mr. Bills, but before she does, she turns on music using her phone and begins dancing with Mr. Bills, causing Sam to guzzle down an entire liter of root beer.

When Sam and Cat finish counting their money, Sam puts the money in a safe disguised as a pineapple. She makes Cat promise not to tell anyone about their pineapple safe. Cat promises. They babysit a girl named Ellie Farber but before they do, Ellie's mom tells Sam and Cat that Ellie has been holding on to an old stuffed animal named Poober since she was 4 and now she is 11, and if they separate Ellie and Poober, she'll give them a $500 bonus. Ellie knows what's going on and asks the pair "How much did my mom pay you to get rid of Poober?", and threatens them by telling them they will be sorry if they try to get rid of Poober. Sam gets into a fight with Ellie and Cat tears them apart.

Later at Bots, Sam tries to snatch Poober out of Ellie's hand but Ellie knows about Sam's criminal record and tells her that if Sam gets near Poober, she'll tell the cops that Sam assaulted an eleven-year-old. Cat exclaims that she hasn't been arrested but isn't strong enough to grab Poober.

Sam is furious so Cat gives her a bat and tells Sam to whack her hitting tree which also calms down Sam. Cat then tells Ellie if she wanted to trade secrets while the banging of Sam's bat could be heard. Cat tells Ellie about the pineapple safe while Ellie tells Cat that the only reason why she always carried around Poober was because it was her only friend. Cat tells Ellie that she might have more friends if she didn't carry around Poober. Ellie gives Cat Poober while Sam hits the tree so hard it gets ripped out of the ground and onto Dice's mom's car. Sam comes back, finds out what happened, and says that they need to send Poober to space in order to fully dispose Poober.

Sam, Cat, Dice, and Goomer put Poober inside a rocket and ignite it. However, it turns out that Ellie secretly switched Poober with the pineapple safe. This wasn't terrible, though. The rocket would only go up 1,000 feet and then land using a parachute. The rocket also had a GPS tracking device in it.

Sam, Cat, Dice, Goomer, and Ellie go to the car and drive after the rocket which they soon found. The rocket ends up landing in a creepy cemetery. They go into a shack that was in the cemetery. The owner of the shack was some guy named Woody. Sam notices Woody. It turns out that Woody was once a DJ (iCarly episode "iDate Sam and Freddie ") and one of Sam's co-workers at the Seattle Pear Store (iCarly episode "iPearStore"). Woody apparently moved to L.A. and got the job here. Woody says that he shot the rocket because he thought it was a ghost and then returns the rocket to them. Sam, Cat, Dice, and Goomer then abandon Ellie at the shack and run for it.

Quotes

Sam: You want to know where we're gonna keep all this money?
Cat: Yes, please tell me now!
Sam: [holding up a pineapple] We are gonna put it in this.
Cat: But that's a pineapple.
Sam: You think it's a pineapple.
Cat: Yeah, I think a lot of things are pineapples.
Sam: Just shut up and watch this. [opens the pineapple and there is no fruit inside]
Cat: [gasping] How did you do that?
Sam: It's not a real pineapple, see? See, it's a secret safe, perfect for stashing cash [begins putting cash in the safe].
Cat: [puts money inside] I love it! It's a fruit with a secret.
Sam: [closing the safe] Yeah, secret. Which means you can't ever tell anyone about our secret pineapple.
Cat: [grabbing her phone] Oh, I promise.
Sam: And you can't tweet about it.
Cat: [puts her phone down]
Sam: [puts the safe in a bowl of fruit while the doorbell rings]


Cat: [about the radio show host] I'd know what he just said if I spoke Spanish.
Sam: Yeah, and you'd understand this! Si no encontramos nuestra piña llena de dinero tendré que agarrar unas tijeras y cortarse los dedos de los pies (If we don't find our pineapple full of money, I will grab scissors and cut off your toes)!
Cat: Gracias (Thank you)?


Sam: Hey, Cat?
Cat: Hey.
Sam: How did Ellie know that our money was in the pineapple?
Cat: [nervously changes the subject] Umm....oh, Spanish Talk Radio! I wonder what they're saying, I'll turn it up. Oh.
Sam: [turns off the radio]
Cat: I know I shouldn't have told Ellie about the pineapple but it seemed like a good move at the time.
Sam: Dang it, Cat!


Trivia

  • The speaker used by Cat to dance with Mr. Bill is real. It is called the iPig and can be bought here.
  • Austin & Ally cast member Aubrey K. Miller guest starred in this episode as Ellie.
  • This is the fifth episode with the shorter opening.
  • This episode was scheduled to end at 8:30 PM, but instead ended 8:32PM.
  • The guy at the cemetery's name is Woody and he appeared in two iCarly episodes.
  • Woody is the first iCarly character to appear on Sam & Cat, who's not portrayed by Jennette McCurdy.
  • Ellie is the oldest kid Sam and Cat have babysat so far on the show, being 11 years old. Even though they babysat Goomer in #GoomerSitting, he is an adult, and technically not a kid.
  • When Sam was talking in Spanish at the end, she says "Si no encontramos nuestra piña llena de dinero tendré que agarrar unas tijeras y cortarse los dedos de los pies" which translates to "If we don't find our pineapple full of money, I will grab scissors and cut off your toes" 
  • This is the only episode to feature the use of a weapon.
  • This episode premiered one year after the iCarly finale iGoodbye.

Allusions

  • On the cemetery there was a grave with a name Schneider Daniel, which is a reference to the show's creator, Dan Schneider. He's used this sight gag in other shows, like Drake & Josh and iCarly.

Character revelations

  • Sam can't deal with little kids sniffing their fingers.
  • Ellie is 11.
  • Goomer has a hard time counting backwards from ten.
  • Tiny food scares Cat.
  • Sam is 16, according to the page Ellie shows.
    • Though, she could have turned older since the page was done.
  • Sam can speak Spanish.
  • Sam's uncle was a robber.
  • Cat has a hard time keeping secrets.

Goofs

  • Sam seemed to have a hard time taking Poober away from the little girl, while she is actually strong enough to defeat tough guys like John Zakappa.
  • When the rocket gets launched it is night. However, when they all enter inside it becomes day again. When they are in the car it's night again.
  • The holes in the Rocket didn't match up with the bullet holes in the pineapple nor on the money.
  • Cat says that she's never been arrested before, but in fact, she did get arrested in Yerba. However, Cat must have meant that she didn't get arrested in the U.S, therefore she actually doen't have a prison record.
  • Woody says he was a DJ in Seattle; this is a reference to the actor's appearance in the iCarly episode "iDate Sam and Freddie". He also says he worked in the Pear Store; this is a reference to the actor's appearance in the "iPear Store" episode. Their names are different and Paul in "iDate" is more confident; Woody is neurotic and emotionally fragile. In #MyPoober they are portrayed as the same person and this shows a conflict of personalities and is a lack of continuity on the writers' part.
  • When the gang is waiting for Ellie, she can't be seen in the window.
  • In this episode, Cat doesn't understand Spanish, but she can in #TheKillerTunaJump and #DroneBabyDrone.
    • As the scene was only in the credits, it may be non-canon.
    • It is possible than the scene got removed because #TheKillerTunaJump was in production before this episode first aired, so there won't be contradictions.
    • It is possible that she learned Spanish between those two episodes.

Running gags

Series continuity

  • Cat says her old catchphrase "What's that supposed to mean?" like she did in Victorious.
  • Sam's juvie record was mentioned, as well as her parole officer.
  • Sam mentions her Uncle Carmine, as she did in iCarly.
  • Woody from iCarly (guy who worked at the pear store) made a guest appearance in this episode.
  • Sam speaks Spanish in this episode, which is likely a reference to the iCarly episode iGot a Hot Room, where she said to Rico in Italian, "I suggest you tell Carly here 'Happy Birthday' or I'll break your legs!"
  • Cat is bad at keeping secrets, a trait carried over from Victorious.
  • This is the first episode to have a scene in a car.

International premieres

  • February 9, 2014 (Southeast Asia)
  • February 11, 2014 (Spain)
  • February 21, 2014 (Italy)
  • March 22, 2014 (Poland, Germany)
  • March 25, 2014 (Latin America)
  • March 29, 2014 (Netherlands)
  • September 17, 2014 (Greece)

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