Check Out Miranda Cosgrove's Hilarious Throwback Reference In iCarly Revival's Opening

Jaidyn Triplett, Nathan Kress, Jerry Trainor, Miranda Cosgrove and Laci Mosley for iCarly.

The Paramount+ revival of iCarly is almost here! In anticipation for the show’s release next week, the streamer dropped the opening sequence and fans were overjoyed. Not only is the theme song the same exact one that was used in the original series, not re-recorded, but eagle-eyed fans also caught a hilarious reference to one of star Miranda Cosgrove’s previous roles that has turned into a meme over the years.

In the opening sequence for the iCarly revival, rather than the clips taking place on a computer screen like the original, it takes place on a phone. And at the 0:08 second mark, Cosgrove’s Carly is sitting at a computer with drink in her hand and staring at the screen. It is a direct reference to Cosgrove’s early 2000’s role as Megan Parker in Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh, who in one episode sat at her computer and sipped a drink. The image had become a meme and it looks like Cosgrove is not letting go of her past.

And as if the reference wasn’t enough, the Megan Parker and Carly Shay actress herself got in on the fun. Miranda Cosgrove posted the two images on her Instagram as she promoted the revival’s release in a week. Cosgrove not only returning to her iCarly roots but going back even further to revisit some of her iconic Drake & Josh moments can make any fan who grew up on the shows nostalgic, and excited for what’s to come in the new series.

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iCarly is the latest Nickelodeon series to get the Paramount+ treatment, as Rugrats premiered on the streaming platform just a couple of weeks ago. The revival was first announced in December, and when stars Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor and Nathan Kress finally reunited earlier this year to begin production, fans couldn’t get enough. Even though Jennette McCurdy won’t be returning, as she wants to move on from her child actor days, Carly won’t be without a best friend. And now that the premiere date, which was announced on Cosgrove’s birthday, is just a week away, fans are getting even more excited.

Meanwhile, between getting to see an updated version of Spencer’s apartment, which is a lot different than the one fans grew up with, and characters like Nevel and Mrs. Benson returning, the iCarly revival is going to be something that fans will be talking about for a long time. Fans who grew up watching the original iCarly on Nickelodeon from 2007-2012 are in for a treat and to be watching Carly, Freddie and Spencer in their adult years will be something they likely won’t forget.

The 13-episode first season of the iCarly reboot will drop its first three episodes in just one week on June 17 and in the meantime, all seasons of the original are streaming on Paramount+.

Megan Behnke
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