For the first time in months, I was busy with designing, planning for the debut of my first curated piece at RIPT Apparel, and constantly reminding myself I was due at a small get-together last night. Just as I was finalizing some information and walking out the door, I noticed it: a new PM in my shirt.woot inbox, plainly labeled - iCarly. No... I couldn't have missed someone's shirt tonight? I quickly clicked on the fresh message to see a simple, two sentence post from mrtuba9 (a wooter I've never seen before on the threads.)
"So you probably already know this, but they just showed your shirt on iCarly on Nickelodian! Spencer, Carly's brother, was wearing it for the first half of the show. Congrats!"
I was struck dumb. (Family and friends who know me well, will attest that this is quite the rarity.)
I quickly replied to the PM and went off searching the forums to see if it had been mentioned in our "Woot shirt sighting... seen any Out There?" thread. Lo and behold, another wooter had spied it on the same episode, ever-so-politely posting the link to the shirt seen and the name of the specific episode. BLAST! I couldn't look now! I was late for the party I was to attend. It would sadly have to wait.
Upon my arrival home at nearly 2:30am, I had to find it. I needed to see if there was a video of it on hulu, youtube, or the iCarly/Nickelodeon site. Nothing. I was beginning to think this was a cruel joke. Maybe they had seen a different marshmallow shirt from another site and just thought it was mine. I believe I dug for something on the order of 4 hours til I finally started getting somewhere. I had found a shirt I own, Wandering Bert's 'Finding Technicolor', as well as a reference to a shirt still on the woot's sale charts in an interview with Spencer's costume designer. Then it happened, quite by accident, as is so common with most of my sitings. I clicked on the wrong photo link and ended up in a livejournal conversation. And there, three photos of Jerry and his stunt double were posted wearing my 'Oh BURNED!!!' design. The LJ chatters were asking about the specific episode, the shirt, and some additional information as to the person responsible for the photos being online in the first place: Ryan Happy. Yes, that IS his name. From what I gather, Ryan is the stunt double in the photos with Jerry. If Ryan happens to slip on by, I hope he doesn't mind my using them, because I'm so very happy to see something other than a shoddy screen shot or a photo of a television screen. And if others are looking for the episode name, it's 'iHave My Principals':
(Thank you to mrtuba9 who responded to my PM with this video. Take a look at about time marker 6:01):
Oh Burned!!! won 3rd place on shirt.woot.com, Officially Released June 1st, 2008. Retired September 29th, 2008. 17 week run.
'Oh BURNED!!!' is no longer for sale (unless shirt.woot decides to offer it again as a classic). However, I know there are a few up for purchase at teetrade.org, a shirt trade/buy site where people try to get rid of shirts they hate and find shirts they love. Head on over to day and see if you can get any that are still available!
I said it on woot, but I'll say it again, if Kris Dangl ('Spencer's' costume designer) ever ventures across this site... I so <3 you right now...