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"Dude! I can't find my motorcycle!"
Sam to Tandy.

Season 1, Episode 12
Sam and Cat in MotorcycleMystery.png
General information
Air date

September 28, 2013 [1]

Prod. code



Dan Schneider & Jake Farrow


Steve Hoefer


2.467 million[2]

Episode guide




Gallery (images · videos)

#MotorcycleMystery[3] is the 12th episode of Sam & Cat.


The episode begins with Sam getting all the pink paint off her motorcycle. Dice and Goomer come to take Sam to a fighting match but Cat wants to stay home to study for a huge test due on Monday. Dice gives Cat a drink called Pon-Thwang to help her focus and have a better memory.

When they get home, but to their surprise they find Cat with her hair partially dyed blue, asleep, and handcuffed to a small, angry foreign man. Sam’s motorcycle is also gone. Enraged by the disappearance of her motorcycle, Sam wakes Cat up and it turns out that this happened because she drank the whole Pon-Thwang bottle when she was only supposed to put a teaspoon of it into a glass of water. Cat also doesn't know what happened, much to Sam and Dice's dismay and horror. Cat finds a photo on her phone showing herself and Nona with their hair dyed blue in Elderly Acres and the picture was taken that day. Sam frees Cat and handcuffs the foreign man to the doorknob.

They go to Elderly Acres where everyone’s hair is dyed an abnormal color. Nona tells them that Cat came at around 1:00 all jittery, got her hair dyed blue, and wanted to go to the fight Sam, Dice, and Goomer went to in Nona’s car. Nona says her car is at the shop and Cat wants to go to the fight on Sam’s motorcycle. An elderly man says that he can drive a motorcycle but wants to stop at Bots for a burger first. Sam threatens to kill Cat if she doesn't get her motorcycle back.

The two go to Bots where Tandy shows them the security cameras in the parking lot and the front door. The elderly man and Cat go to Bots and there they run into John Zakappa. To get revenge on Sam, John steals Sam’s motorcycle. Cat sees him and begins to attack John, also successfully. John leaves on the motorcycle but Cat is able to capture John’s friend who is the small, foreign man. Cat steals a cop's handcuffs, handcuffs herself to the foreign man (whose name is Hector), and apparently went home and fell asleep.

Dice tells John to be there at 11:00. They duct tape Hector’s mouth closed, handcuff him, and put him on a wagon. John comes and returns Sam’s motorcycle. Sam then wrestles John to the ground, and has Cat, Dice, and Goomer bring Hector and the motorcycle back home. That night, Hector reads Sam and Cat a book called The Pudgy Monkey.


Dice: Hey, look. Check it out that guy's hair. It looks like cotton candy! [points to an old man]
Cat: It does!
Goomer: I'll go see. [approaches the old man]
Dice: No, Goomer, no!
Goomer: [bites the old man's hair]
Sam: Oh...
Goomer: It just tastes like pink hair.
Cat: Knock, knock.
Sam: Who's there?
Cat: No. I'm not making a knock-knock joke.
Sam: No. I'm not making a knock-knock joke who?
Cat: Excuse me, excuse me. Okay, I'm looking for an elderly man whose name I do not know and whose face I cannot remember.
Bots customers: [confused]
Cat: Have any of you seen a man who I do not know and whose face I cannot remember?
Unnamed man: Is it me? [raises his hand]
Cat: I do not know!
Cat: We need help.
Tandy: Searching the web for "help".
Cat: We don't need you to—
Tandy: Help: A movie from 1965 starring the Beatles. It was a comedy adventure that—
Sam:  Dude! I can't find my motorcycle!
Tandy: Oh no!


  • This episode was filmed the week of April 22, 2013.
  • An image from set includes a cup that often appeared on Victorious from the Grub Truck.[4]
  • Nathan Kress watched rehearsal for the episode.[5][6]
  • This is the second episode in a row Sam's motorcycle is the focus of the plot.
  • The Beatles film Help is mentioned when Cat asks for information regarding Sam's missing motorcycle. Tandy briefly gives an explanation of the film before being interrupted by Sam
  • This is the first time Goomer appears and Punchy's Gym is not featured.
  • It's revealed that twice a year, a service is hired at Elderly Acres to give the elderly colorful hair.
  • This is the third episode they mentioned Justin Bieber in. The first was Pilot, the second was BabysitterWar.
  • When the alley scene begins, you can see the DanWarp logo spray painted on the wall.
  • This is the first time Nona and Goomer are shown together on screen. This is also the only time Goomer has been at Elderly Acres.
  • The Everybody Dyes poster and the I Dyed stickers in Elderly Acres is a dark pun on death.
  • The premise of the episode is similar to that of the Hangover movies: the characters try to figure out what happened over the last few hours after waking up to a strange situation.


  • Hector said "petrosini" in the end of the episode. Jana Petrosini is the senior web producer of Sam & Cat.
  • Nona asked "what's all the hollabaloo", like Chris did in Kenan & Kel episode "Ditch Day Afternoon", another series Dan Schneider produced.

Character revelations

  • Sam can be very violent if she doesn't have her motorcycle.


  • When Mrs. Hartley is here, the door is closed without anyone having to close it and it got reopened without anyone opening it.
  • Cat couldn't remember most stuff from the past day, yet she could remember she drank the entire bottle on Pon Thwang and that she didn't read the instructions.
  • Cat would have easily been arrested for stealing the police officer's handcuffs.
  • When John has to meet them to return the bike, they state to meet them at 11:00, but when they fall asleep, Cat's clock says 10:01.

Running gags

  • Sam constantly talking about her motorcycle.
  • The elders getting their hair colored.

Series continuity

  • John the Skull Crusher returns.
  • The book Hector reads to Sam and Cat is The Pudgy Monkey. In the iCarly episode, iLove You, Jenna reads Spencer a book about the Pudgy Monkey.
  • Sam gets off in this episode the pink paint Gwen and Ruby gave to her motorcycle in #RevengeOfTheBritBrats, the previous episode in both airing and production order. It means the events of this episode are right after the events of #RevengeOfTheBritBrats.

International premieres

  • November 14, 2013 (Italy)
  • November 18, 2013 (UK & Ireland)
  • November 19, 2013 (Portugal)
  • December 8, 2013 (Australia & New Zealand)
  • December 22, 2013 (Poland)
  • January 11, 2014 (Latin America)
  • January 18, 2014 (Germany)
  • January 26, 2014 (Netherlands)
  • March 7, 2014 (Greece)