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Dan Schneider: A Scandal at Nickelodeon | blameitonjorge

Dan Schneider: A Scandal at Nickelodeon | blameitonjorge


♪ Nihoni – Chapter 13 ♪>>INTERVIEWER: Nobody talks about pedophilia.>>COREY: It’s the big secret.>>And it’s widespread?>>Oh, yeah. I was surrounded by them… when I was 14 years old. Surrounded. Literally. Didn’t even know it. It wasn’t until I was old enough to realize
what they were, And what they wanted, and what they were about, and the types of people that were surrounding
me, ’til I went, “Oh, my god!” They were everywhere, like vultures.>>JORGE: If you grew up watching Nickelodeon, then you may have heard of Dan Schneider. He was responsible for many of its hit shows
during the ’90s and 2000s; such as “The Amanda Show,” “iCarly,” and,
my personal favorite, “Drake and Josh.” In recent years, Dan has been brought into controversy due to
rumors about abusive, and possibly sexual behavior between him and
his young, female co-stars. None of these rumors were grounded
with hard evidence, and most people dismissed it… …until March 26, 2018, when Nickelodeon announced that they would be
parting ways with Dan Schneider. The news surprised many people. “Why would Nickelodeon fire one of its
biggest producers… …seemingly out of nowhere?” [film reel click] “Were they aware of all the rumors.. .and decided to finally do something about it?” [film reel click] What is “the Dan Schneider conspiracy?” [camera flash] ♪ ♪>>CARLY: Okay, I’m Carly!>>SAM: I’m Sam!>>And we like to draw families on our toes!>>Observe! ♪ ♪ [laughter] [white noise] [guitar riff, SAM laughing]>>Okay, and that completes our five-part series
on “Toes with Fro–!” [static]>>JADE: And now, I’m gonna turn off the camera… …using only the remote and the power of my toes! [electronic beep] ♪ Nihoni – Subconscious ♪>>JORGE: One of the most prominent rumors regarding
Dan Schneider… …is that he has a thing for… feet, and uses his shows and their following
to satisfy this fetish. You may be thinking, “Well, maybe he just finds feet and toes to be funny.” And to be honest, some of the scenes
by themselves are… …rather harmless and something that I could imagine
on other shows. However, it’s undeniable that there are a large number of feet-related puns and barefoot scenes in his shows. Too many to list here. Outside of television, There are some weird examples, however. In “Victorious,” Tori hosts an online show called, “Tori Takes Requests,” where viewers can ask her to do all sorts of
random things. In the very first episode, Tori gets a request to have
ketchup poured all over her feet… and then she does a little… “dance” at the end. In another online show called “Cat’s Random Thoughts,” there’s a moment in the first episode where she
sticks her big toe in her mouth. I didn’t really watch “Victorious” growing up, so I don’t know if these played on television. But I do know that they were extras on “TheSlap.com,” a fictional, in-universe website. Now, here is where things get even more unusual. On September 13, 2013, The “Sam and Cat” Twitter page asked its followers to take a picture of their feet, with the hashtag, “SAMandCATSaturday.” And… a number of people did. This is just one of many now-infamous, feet-related tweets from Dan Schneider and his shows. But this is the most well-known. You can find several if you look around long enough. During the same year, there was a post on Reddit about how Dan Schneider is the most successful
writer / T.V. executive… …in children’s television over the last 30 years. A user commented, The user further elaborated. The commenter later deleted his or her account. It’s unknown who this person is, how old
he or she was… …or if this person was even telling the truth. A small YouTube channel known as
“Revenge of the Cis”… …have done a number of videos about Dan Schneider. And during one of their podcasts, they received a call
from an anonymous source… …stating that she went to an audition for one of
Dan Schneider’s shows. The call was quite lengthy, so for time’s sake I’ll be playing a portion of what she had to say. The full podcast will be available below. [high-pitched, indistinct chatter]>>MERSH: Right. [high-pitched, indistinct chatter]>>JORGE: Because this person’s mother decided to
take her out of the audition… …she’s been blacklisted from the business.>>JENNETTE: Hey, Dan Schneider! I know you’re watching my Vine! Do you like my Vine? Vine! Vine! Vine! Look what you’ve done to me! ♪ A P O L L O – Reign ♪>>JORGE: There are a number of photos circulating
the internet… of Dan Schneider being a bit too… …”touchy” with his young, child actors; some of which are a bit more… uncomfortable to
look at than others. There are stories of him, inviting… young actresses into his office, and hosting pool parties during auditions. [high-pitched, indistinct chatter] [high-pitched, indistinct chatter] In an article by Kira Davis from RedState, she writes… In 2004, actor and producer Brian Peck… …was convicted of several lewd acts towards a minor, and was sentenced to 16 months in prison. Court documents reveal that several of
these acts involved… …just to name a few. The victim has remained anonymous to
protect his or her career, But according to reports, the child actor was involved in “The Amanda Show.” After serving his sentence, Peck was
released from prison. …and… went straight back to working on kids’ shows, such as “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” This is because although he is prohibited from
direct contact with children… That technically doesn’t mean he’s not allowed to
work on shows that involve children.>>MADDIE: I wonder where I’d wear this!>>THE MIRROR: Wear it to a fruit stand! You look like a lime! [chuckles]>>JORGE: So, what does this have to do with
Dan Schneider? Well, in a 2002 article titled, it is revealed that Dan Schneider and Brian Peck… …would host “comedy boot camps” for Nickelodeon
child stars, where they were allegedly separated from their parents. Really think about that for a bit. The guy that held “boot camps” for children was convicted and sentenced two years later for commiting sexual acts with children… …and then went straight back to
working on children’s shows. When asked if he had anything to say to the child
he abused, Peck responded with, …and this is the guy Dan Schneider worked with… …for years… According to “Deadline.com,” Dan Schneider was
known for having temper issues. During a meeting with Nickelodeon executives, Dan was told that his show “Game Shakers” would
not be renewed for a fourth season… …leaving it on a cliffhanger ending. It was also reported Nickelodeon’s newest show,
“Cousins for Life,” would move into the same studio that all of Schneider’s shows were produced for years, and that Dan wasn’t so happy about having to
share space now. Perhaps the most absurd allegation towards
Dan Schneider, is that he is the true father of Jamie Lynn
Spears’ daughter. Yeah; this is a little silly, but it does lead into something interesting, so I’m going to bring it up for educational purposes;
just so you guys know. Jamie Lynn Spears, the star of “Zoey 101,” infamously got pregnant at 16 years old, which resulted in the cancellation of the show. Crazy Days and Nights is an on-line, gossiping website, ran by an anonymous blogger known as “N.T.”, a self-proclaimed, dialed-in entertainment lawyer. Supposedly, N.T. was able to predict certain
scandals involving big-name celebrities, such as Weinstein and Kevin Spacey on his website… years before mainstream media caught on. Obviously, there is no way to verify this is accurate, despite “The Daily Beast” believing so. ♪ MucioJad – Distortion ♪ Regardless, there was an… “interesting”
post made by N.T. in October of 2007, saying, In December of 2007, just two months later, Jamie Lynn Spears announces her pregnancy. ♪ ♪ Speaking of “Crazy Days and Nights,” visitors to the website are able to create accounts and comment on N.T.’s posts, often attempting to guess which celebrity will
be exposed next. One of these commenters, known as “Himmmm,” is believed to be… Robert Downey Jr. Yeah; the golden Avenger himself. Where the hell did this come from? Well, most of the people came to this conclusion
because of what “Himmmm”… …revealed about himself through his posts, such as having a troubled youth, and nearly destroying his Hollywood career. Himmmm also listed celebrities he was friends with… …including… …Robert Downey Jr.’s wife. It’s worth noting that
Himmmm’s complete list of
celebrities included some that
people… …were not able to
find a connection to
Robert Downey Jr., such as
Neil Patrick Harris
and John Hamm. Of course,
there is no way
to know for certain
who Himmm is. Of course, there is no way to know for certain
who Himmm is. But what we do know is that some time ago… he had this to say about Dan Schneider. ♪ ♪ Finally, on March 26, 2018, Nickelodeon parted ways with Dan Schneider. Nickelodeon’s official statement was, Dan was given a payout of $7,000,000 upon
his departure, he and his wife sold their home, and currently reside in Hidden Hills, California. It’s unknown if Dan Schneider is working on
any new projects. So… is Dan guilty? Did he really abuse his young, child actors? Well, no one knows for certain. As you may have noticed, there is no concrete
evidence against Dan Schneider. No celebrity has spoken out, and the ones who did kept their identities private, or anonymous. So, for all we know, they could be lying. The closest comes to us from Noah Munck, the actor who played Gibby on iCarly from the official podcast. But even he was hesitant on defending Dan. [high-pitched, indistinct chatter] ♪ Johannes Bornlöf – A Mellow Mood ♪ These rumors and accusations have existed
for a while, but… nobody really said or did anything until Nickelodeon separated themselves from Dan. It was only then that people started growing concern. Why would Nickelodeon fire one of their biggest producers, just… …out of nowhere? Were they aware of something? Many people point to this event as evidence that
Dan must be guilty, But… I beg to differ. I think that it’s worth mentioning that Dan’s shows have been seriously declining in ratings. iCarly’s pilot episode got 4.1 million views. Their most-viewed episode, “iSaved Your Life,” got 11.2 million views, and their least-viewed episode, “iBattle Chip,” got 2.4 million views. Victorious’s pilot episode got 5.7 million, their most-viewed episode, “Beggin’ On Your Knees,” got 6.1 million, and their least-viewed episode, “The Hambone King,” got 2.39 million, so… not that bad. Skipping over “Sam and Cat” since that
show never finished, Henry Danger’s pilot episode got 1.94 million views. Their most-viewed episode, “Hour of Power,” got 3.16 million, and their least-viewed episode, “Saturday Night Lies,” got 1.05 million. Game Shakers’ pilot episode got 1.98 million views, their most-viewed episode was the pilot episode, and their least-viewed episode, “Escape from Utah,” got 0.52 million views. It seemed as if the “Schneider Style” just… …wasn’t working anymore. Is it not more reasonable that Nickelodeon saw
this trend and fired him because of it? I do not want to dismiss any of the people that have investigated and spoken out against him, I mean, with this many rumors and allegations
surrounding Dan, it’s… just kinda hard to ignore it… and it’s not like this hasn’t happened before… In 2004, a man known as Jason Handy used his job at Nickelodeon to lure young, child actors. He was arrested, and sentenced to six years in prison for molestation, and possession of child pornography. And after serving his time, he was released and went straight back to
working at Nickelodeon. Hollywood is one of the most… unsupervised, unrestricted industries in the world, The promise of fame and fortune can be so alluring to young and upcoming actresses and actors, that they and their families are just… willing to do anything. Once you become a public figure, everything you say and do will be held against you, which is why if some actor or actress in the industry was abused as a child, they’d probably rather say nothing and
not risk their career. You can’t change the past, so… might as well keep making money. I think the most we can definititively say
about Dan is that… …at the very least… he finds feet entertaining, and that’s not a crime. But who knows? Maybe someday, an actor or actress will
speak out against Dan; maybe concrete evidence will be found; and maybe something will be done. I supposed we’ll never know… [click] ♪ Gato (aka NetGato) – Kry ♪ Captions by LoliSRs with assistance by blameitonjorge
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100 thoughts on “Dan Schneider: A Scandal at Nickelodeon | blameitonjorge

  1. So I’ve mentioned a while ago on Twitter that I’ve been wanting to do documentary style of videos on one specific topic without having to center a list around it. And this is one of them πŸ™‚ Most of them will be spooky and dark, featuring old 2015 conspiracy-minded blameitonjorge (for you veteran viewers out there)

    Don’t worry, I’m still making list videos. In fact, next week’s video will be a return to format. But I might throw in a mini documentary here or there on one specific topic. Here are some documentary ideas:

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    Peppermint Park: History of the World’s Strangest Puppet Show
    Sesame Street: The Episodes You’re Not Allowed To See
    Gloomy Sunday: The Song That Kills

    Anyways, let me know what you think of this. I had a lot of fun editing this video and it’s nice to sort of extend my horizon a little.

  2. the guy who plays gibby cussing really made reality hit me more than this whole video about dan being a predator

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  4. Still waiting for the day that all the disgusting crap that happens in the backstages of Hollywood will be finally and entirely revealed and people will have the courage to talk about it freely not behind masks or under ongoing threats. It's so frustrating to see how the whole system is fully determined to obscure those cases.

  5. People say that McCurdy might speak out about it, and her new clip from her short film might have something to do with her and Dans

  6. Jamie Lynn getting pregnant wasnt what ended the show!! SHe came out on twitter recently and stated that the show was already planned to end, and by the time news hit the media that the show was in its last season, she had gotten pregnant. The show was slated to end before she got pregnant.

  7. What if These people were hired by Nickelodeon (Nick) to make up rumors about Dan Schneider saying he was a pedophile who had a foot fetish because Nick is doing some pretty shady stuff with Spongebob Squarepants so what if Nick is hiring People to lie about Dan now I don't know if this is true or false but I think it's a good theory but many of people who worked at Nick were Pedophiles or any type of sexual predator like Jason Handy, John K., Brian Peck, Chris Savino & I think there are more but I don't know but it's more likely that Dan's shows were not doing to well so Nick & Dan went their separate ways I don't know great video, Blameitonjorge keep it up.
    Now I know Josh Peck is a YouTuber now & It would be wrong to bother him but imagine if Someone did an interview with Josh Peck asking him about Dan Schneider if he's comfortable talking about it if this drama about Dan screwing or doing anything sexual with the younge girls on his shows.

  8. Imagine if Dakota Fanning was on nickolodeon she be getting Dan Schneider everyday (ok my bad that was kinda messed up of me)

  9. Nickelodeon foot logo?
    Constant foot jokes?
    *Dirty Dan*?

    I think we have good reasons to claim why he's a pedophile at this point

  10. TV networks don't analyze TV ratings like you did. They look at season averages, not individual episodes or highs and lows.

  11. dude nickelodeons logo used to be in a foot, it was probably just a subtle reference to the company. He's definitely not the best guy, but the foot thing seems a bit far fetched

  12. I know it's pretty weird to say but: I recommend to watch this video with Jotaro's theme in the background. Just adds more tension XD

  13. Virgins: I want a hot girlfriend to f*** me!

    Chads: I want a better wife so I don't have to do it in her sleep!

    Schneiders: Your feet, hand them over!

  14. "And the ones who did have kept their identities private or are anonymous"

    Ah yes, two very very different reactions…

  15. 18:15 It's disturbing. He has a soft face, defined brows and crystal eyes.
    But even before hearing what he did, you just know there's something wrong. His eyebrows are expressing something you can't understand, and his eyes… They are rather unsettling. How could people this disturbed can pass a first glance and appear normal, until they start looking back at you?

  16. Dan Schneider was my inspiration for my life passion. I was obsessed with this creator growing up. This news breaks my heart and I really hope it’s not true…

  17. seems thats the smoking gun toes toes toes… well could have been worse he could ask everyone to wear bikinis and pose for him or something…. seems showing toes is crossing the line…

  18. This is very interesting and sad but you can’t call this a documentary your just using maybes and he said she said and dead account comments from who knows where , but still great click bait, I love how your exploiting children with false information just to get views, soooooo brave of you.

  19. Yah all know bollywood has so many scandals pedophilia murders sitanic rituals n the list goes on thats the power of money n fame..can you please sighn here under your soul belongs to me right next to the x😨

  20. Just because nick’s not doing a season four doesn’t mean we can’t get a finale. It can just be a part of season 3. If it doesn’t work like that, just label it as a movie and bam all your problems are solved

  21. Ya know, I obviously remember a lot of foot references in various Nick shows. I just recently bought the full series of Victorious and while watching the first season this past week, I was astounded with how many scenes were dedicated to feet. There’s one episode that pretty much revolved around Trina getting Puca fish and everyone kept feeling each other’s feet. Even some of the little videos during the credits, for β€œTheSlap.com,” involved feet in some way. I didn’t realize just how much it happened.

  22. I think his shows views plummeting is more of a sign of the times. Why watch a show like iCarly about internet culture when you can just go on the internet.

  23. Abusers tend to try to have legitimate reasons to gain access to victims. Coaching, teachers, agents, daycare and so on. It wouldn't be a surprise an industry bigshot would use their access to children to be a pervert.

  24. Remember guys, these are still just rumors, none of the stories are proven as true and can never be proven until the people telling their stories come with evidence. Always assume a rumor is false even if it feels like it might be true.

  25. NT or whatever his name is made a statement that I don’t even understand. The wording is so bad and it seems like it was made in text to speech

  26. I dunno man, even if he's guilty or not Dan Schneider just looks like the kind of guy who would be seriously into feet

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