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"What? Days? Weeks? Months?!"

"It's filled with gift cards and lottery tickets!"

Spencer Shay (born November 11) is Carly Shay's older brother and then-legal guardian. He is a professional artist who is known for being clumsy and childish.

Why He Rocks

  1. He's mainly famous for his goofball like behavior and the running gag of setting things on fire.
  2. He has a lot of funny quotes like "I may be an idiot, but I'm not stupid." from the infamous iCarly episode, iDate A Bad Boy.
  3. He returns in the revival and is still his likable self. And in the second episode of said show, blinding himself by accident has got us laughing uncontrollably.
  4. He's also not always childish. There are times where he can be mature.
  5. After 2 seasons of slightly long (iSaw Him First-iChristmas) and lady like long hair (iKiss-iGot a Hot Room), in season 4, he finally gets his short hair from season 1 back in his life
  6. The show might not be the same as it is now without him, as he's actually a fan favorite in the show.
  7. He's a talented artist and his sculptures are eye gazing. He even used his art skills to make a good and funny set for the scene of Millicent’s school play, Romeo & Juliet.
  8. Baby Spencer!
  9. He cares about his friends very much, and he gives them good gifts.
    • For example, he let Freddie sleep at his and Carly’s apartment whenever Freddie needs some relaxing away from his mom, and while Freddie was excited to sleep at his crush’s place, he respected her brother’s kindness and slept on the couch or chair.
    • In the original series finale, he gave Sam the motorcycle they repaired, for being a good friend, much to her happiness. She would later use her motorcycle to leave Seattle at the end of the finale.
  10. His close brother-and-sister relationship with Carly Shay.
    • He got her some great gifts, like when he gets 2 great birthday gifts, one in the original and one in the revival. In the original, after accidentally destroying her old room, he got her a new, awesome looking room, much to her happiness and gratitude. Then in the revival, he got her a grown up piñata, which was filled with gift cards and lottery tickets, and she whacked it open, much to her happiness and gratitude.
  11. Like his young sister, he has done a great job at coping with his dad in the military.
  12. He may have found the perfect relationship, when he meets Harper’s cousin Maeve in the revival.

Bad Qualities

  1. Much like Crazy Steve, he has a habit of yelling or speaking in a high pitched voice when he's angry, shocked, or upset, which gets on your nerves over time.
  2. His childish behavior can sometimes cost him a girlfriend. It also makes Carly seem like the older sibling.


  • When Spencer was in 10th grade, he played the role of "man in suit" in a school play.
  • He was 26 going on 27 in season 1 and went to high school 14 years prior to the events of IGet Pranky.
  • Spencer's star sign is a Scorpio.
  • Spencer is allergic to bees.
  • Spencer went to law school for 3 days but dropped out to become an artist.
  • Spencer took a year of Japanese in college.
  • He appears in the Victorious episode April Fool's Blank brushing Gibby's Head.
  • There is a running gag that anything Spencer fixed and/or created, it either explodes or catches on fire.