She witnesses Cat Valentine being thrown into the back of a garbage truck and rescues her. They become friends and Cat convinces her to become roommates after Cat's cheerful and supportive grandmother Nona moves to a retirement home called Elderly Acres.
To make money rather than getting traditional after-school jobs, Sam and Cat form an after-school babysitting business called "Sam and Cat's Super Rockin' Funtime Babysitting Service", which leads them into a series of comical adventures.
Besides Nona, other people involved in their lives are Dice, their next door neighbor who is notorious for aiding people for money, and Goomer, a dim-witted professional MMA fighter whom Dice manages. After her best friend Carly Shay moved to Italy to live with her dad, Sam tours the west coast on her motorcycle until she saves Cat from a garbage truck.
She becomes friends with Cat and joins her in the babysitting job they start. She secretly has a heart of gold and a soft spot for Cat, but will threaten violence on anyone who harms her friends. Sam is not afraid of anything and is handy at fighting or bossing her way out of any situation. Ariana Grande as Cat Valentine , who is sweet, naive, bubbly and almost always happy.
She has a playful nature, often takes things literally, and faints when she is frightened. She has a short attention span and has bright red hair dyed to resemble her favorite snack, a red velvet cupcake. Cat has been living with her grandmother Nona since her parents went away to visit her brother.
She can be emotional and does not take criticism well. Despite her ditziness, she is actually very intelligent and empathetic. In the earlier parts of the show, Ariana Grande dyed her hair red when playing Cat Valentine which she also did when playing the character on Victorious until it was changed to her wearing a red-haired wig in later episodes.
Cameron Ocasio as Dice, is Sam and Cat's neighbor who lives with his mom and his weird Aunt Ferjeen who is notorious for having "night gas". Dice is cool, calm and collected, and he knows all the tenants and gossip. He makes extra money by wheeling and dealing, often selling unusual items like hair cuttings from celebrities including some he obtained from Sam , hats with misspelled logos, and odd gadgets.
He is a talented pitchman. Dice manages a mixed martial arts fighter named Goomer who is not bright. Fun-loving and young at heart, Nona prefers the company of people her own age. Although she is always around whenever Sam and Cat need her, she has moved out of the apartment she shared with Cat and into Elderly Acres to be nearer to her friends, allowing Sam to move in permanently. She is criticized for not being in touch with the younger generation, and tells stories which fail to interest them.
He is 27 years old but has the mental ability of someone much younger. He is very dim-witted and easily confused. Despite his childish nature, he is very good at fighting. Dice took over his management after his original manager claimed Goomer was "too stupid to manage". Dan Schneider as the voice of Tandy, a red robot that works at the restaurant "Bots" as a waiter.
Lisa Lillien as the voice of Bungle, a blue female robot that works at the restaurant "Bots" as a waitress. Nick Gore as Randy, a kid who appeared numerous times in the show and is constantly introducing himself. Randy was originally supposed to appear in one episode, but the creator of the show, Dan Schneider, found him funny so he became a recurring character.
Special guest stars[ edit ] Eric Lange as Mr. Sikowitz , Cat's acting teacher at Hollywood Arts , an eccentric aging hippie who occasionally doesn't wear shoes.
His teaching methods are often unconventional, such as when he throws a ball at Cat while she is performing, but they are sometimes effective. She is mean, aggressive, violent, and often offends Cat. She befriends Sam when they discover that they have a lot in common.
He likes technological stuff, and served as technical producer of the iCarly web show on iCarly. Cat brings him to her house in order to flirt with him at the time when Sam was hanging out with Jade. Matt Bennett as Robbie Shapiro , Cat's friend and love interest.
He is a nerd who carries a puppet named Rex who he makes speak as a ventriloquist. He kissed Cat in one of the final episodes of Victorious. Michael appears in " BlooperEpisode" and tells Zoran Korach that he knows what it's like to be left out for not being a main character.
In " SuperPsycho," her pet chicken Maurice helps Nora escape from the prison somewhere near Seattle so that she can exact her revenge. In " SuperPsycho," Nevel is seen in a Peter Sinai hospital for the very sick upon contracting Porcupox a disease which somehow comes from a porcupine.
Sam and Cat visit him in order to get advice on how to find Nora Dershlit. After he is visited by Nora during his date with a girl at a movie theater, Gibby tips off Sam that Nora has escaped from prison.
Coco was once married to Carl, then they divorced. Coco is devastated when Carl proposes to her mother. Josh Server as Agent Partridge, an airport agent who interrogates Dice and Goomer after they are mistaken for a terrorist plot. Guest stars[ edit ] Griffin Kane and Emily Skinner  as Max and Chloe, a brother and sister who, alongside their baby brother Darby, were among the less rambunctious kids babysat by Nona; Sam and Cat babysit them now.
At first they seem polite, but later they behave quite rudely. In a loose parody of The Sting , Sam concocts a rigged bingo game to trick the British brats into surrendering Dice's money and Cat's bike.
This plan failed when Sam and Cat caught onto their plans. He considers Dice as his friend. Steve Lewis as Brody, a spear fisherman that always boasts his job and is often seen with a speargun in his hand. Shrime as Yokvish, a clerk at the Handy Quick who enjoys taking selfies and grooming himself. Several weeks later, on July 11, Nickelodeon doubled the season one order of 20 episodes, to This was due to a rumored dispute between McCurdy and the network, Grande's rising musical career, and both actresses' desires to move on to other projects.
On July 13, , it was announced that the last episode would be " GettinWiggy," which aired four days later.
Rumors were that McCurdy and Grande were having problems with the network over their salaries, with McCurdy accusing Nickelodeon of paying Grande more money. Grande later took to social media to deny the allegations. Like she knows me so well and I know her so well that I think it was unfortunate that things got misconstrued.
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