Miranda Cosgrove and her pals are headed to the Big Apple for a very special “iCarly” episode. During “iShock America,” airing Saturday on Nick, hijinks are sure to ensue as the Web star and her clique chill with Jimmy Fallon and prepare themselves for their national TV debut on “Late Night.”
“The cast gets invited to be on the Jimmy Fallon show ’cause he mentions [us] in his ‘thank you’ note bit. He mentions ‘iCarly.’ And then he ends up inviting us all to be in the show,” she told MTV News about the episode, which features a cameo from another Rock Center regular, Tina Fey. “I love her.”
“Jimmy is awesome,” she added. “I’ve been able to meet him a bunch of times, just being on the show and at events and stuff. He’s like one of the coolest, nicest guys, so everybody was really excited to work with him.”
The cast shot the episode back in May and she shared what it was like to take the series off its Hollywood soundstage and into Fallon’s New York-based studio. “We basically got to go in and work at 12:30 at night ’cause we filmed after he taped his regular show, and we all kind of have like a similar sense of humor, I think,” she said. “And he just made the scenes really funny. So I’m excited for everyone to see the ‘iCarly’ episode. It was definitely one of our coolest episodes.”
It also is one of the last new episodes of the show as it nears its series finale in November. And, while Cosgrove is sad to say goodbye, she also knows that now is the perfect time to bid the show farewell. “It’s definitely really sad,” she said of saying goodbye after five years. “And it’s also really exciting, because we’re all going on to do new things and enter new chapters in our lives, and I know I’m always going to be friends with them.
“They’ve been saying it’s going to be the final season for a few seasons, and then we always end up doing more episodes ’cause we love making the show,” she added. “We love doing it, and we have the best time ever, but we didn’t want to overstay our welcome because we feel like it’s something really special.”
Jimmy Fallon’s episode of “iCarly” airs Saturday night at 8pm on Nickelodeon.