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"What's behind that door?"
Sam to the rival babysitters.

Season 1, Episode 8
Sam & Cat with the rival babysitting service.png
General information
Air date

August 3, 2013[1]

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Dan Schneider & Jake Farrow


Adam Weissman


2.867 million[2]

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#ToddlerClimbing[3] is the 8th episode of Sam & Cat.


Mrs. Dooley, a client of Sam and Cat reschedules when she finds negative reviews of their babysitting service on Sam and Cat find the website and find out that their babysitting service has 14 negative reviews. They read two of them and then try to figure out who wrote them. 

At Bots, Cat, Dice, and Nona are there and order when Sam runs in and says those reviews were written by the same person because she called her friend Freddie in Seattle and he found the IP address of which the negative reviews originated. Sam and Cat go there and they find 3 boys. Sam and Cat talk to them about the negative reviews and they try to make the two girls leave when they discover a locked door, but Sam pulls out her Butter sock and threatens to hurt them. Cat mentions they can't fight in front of a baby that the three boys are babysitting because that would be against the babysitter code. Sam and Cat then almost leave, but Sam uses her butter sock to break their table.

Sam and Cat then come up with a plan to make Dice look like a little kid and put a camera in his hat and a microphone on his ear to see what's going on inside the three boys' house. Nona takes Dice to their house and pretends to be his grandmother. Dice sits with a baby for a while and then finally, someone arrives and they go into the locked door. Dice tries to go in, but the three boys say he can't go in, so Sam says to Dice to throw a tantrum and don't stop until he gets what he wants. Dice then almost blows his cover, but they still let him in. It turns out the locked door leads to the basement and the three boys have an illegal toddler climbing game. Cat records it and her and Sam go into their house. Sam picks the lock and they threaten to show the video they recorded to the cops if they don't stop and to give Sam and Cat the three boys snortch password so they can delete all their negative comments. They then get the boys and everyone else in the room to repeat a poem Cat wrote. They then all go upstairs except for Sam and Cat, who want to get the toddlers off the climbing wall, but then they decide to cheer them on.


Sam: We have 14 negative reviews!
Cat: Yay!
Sam: Negative is bad.
Cat: Poo.
Mrs. Dooley: [referring to her son] I have to take him to... the dentist!
Kip: You said you were taking me to another babysitter.
Mrs. Dooley: [covers Kip's mouth] Shush!
Cat: Maybe you eat too much fried chicken.
Sam: What'd you say?
Cat: Nothing. Just wouldn't kill you to have a salad every once in a while.
Tandy: Eventually all humans will die and robots will rule the Earth! Enjoy your meal!
Dice: Who's Billy?
Sam: You're Billy.
Dice: I'm Billy.
Cat: And you understand.
Dice: And you understand.
Sam: I understand.
Dice: Sam understands.
Cat: No.
Dice: No.
Sam: Say I'm Billy and I understand.
Dice: I'm Billy and I understand.
Sam: Oh, so you don't mind if we show this video to the cops? [plays video on PearPad]
PearPad: [shows video of Nona] "Hey there, big thermometer. Mometer, Mometer. Hey there, big thermometer..."
Cat: Wrong video.
Sam: Hang on...
Cat: What's behind that door?
Rival babysitter: Nothin'.
Sam: Then open it.
Rival babysitter: No.
Cat: Why not?
Rival babysitter: 'Cause it's locked.
Sam: Why is it locked?
Rival babysitter: 'Cause we don't want you in there.
Sam: You said there's nothing in there.
Rival babysitter: There ain't.
Cat: Then open the door.
Rival babysitter: No.
Cat: Why not?
Rival babysitter: 'Cause it's locked.
Sam: Why's it locked?
Rival babysitter: Just get outta here!
Rival babysitter: Yeah!
Cat: Murf, they don't allow goats on rollercoasters! [to Sam] He's so stupid.
Sam: Have we ordered? We should order some lunch.
Nona: They won't bring us a menu.
Dice: Use the PearPad.
Nona: I am not ordering my lunch from a pea pod.
Nona: Oh! Pee, poo,'s like Lenny Bruce all over again.
Cat: Nona! Nobody gets your references!
Cat: Well, we have to find out where this babysitter guy lives.
Sam: You mean, 5677 Barfield Drive?
Cat: No, we need his address.
Cat: How do you pick locks like that?
Sam: I just jam this thing in and jiggle around.
Cat: Ooh, the ol' jam and jiggle.
Sam: No one calls it that.
Cat: Poo.
Rival babysitter: How did they get in?
Sam: I just use the ol' jam and jiggle.
Cat: [gasps] You said no one says that!
Sam: Well, now I like it.


  • According to Maree Cheatham, the script for this episode is hilarious. [source?]
  • According to the picture, Nickelodeon Australia's Luke and Wyatt were on set during this episode.
  • You can see a clip of this episode here.
  • Cat does the same goat impression like she did in her TheSlap video.
  • This is the first episode that Cat and Sam don't babysit anyone the closest they do is in the beginning but the boy's mother cancels when she takes him to another babysitter under the guise of a dental appointment.
  • Like websites mentioned in the past on iCarly and Victorious, leads to
  • This is the first episode that Nona has been seen outside of Elderly Acres since #FavoriteShow.
  • The song Nona made about the big thermometer is the same tune as London Bridge.
  • During the credits, a clip of the two toddlers can be seen climbing on the wall, with one of them falling off.
  • In the Dutch version, the title is changed to "ChildrenClimbing".
  • In the Hungarian version, the title is changed to "Toddler Race".
  • The dog picture at the house of the rivals blinks at one point.
  • Although the giant thermometer Nona liked so much isn't seen in the episode, it appears in transitions.
  • A character named Kip was in this episode and he was played by Issac Ryan Brown who is also known to play Booker in Raven's Home.
  • This is the first time Dice and Nona have been at Bots.
    • As of this episode, every protagonist has been to Bots.
  • Two short scenes are excluded from the episode:
    • A first one seen in a trailer shows Sam shaking her Butter sock before Cat interrupts her.
    • Another one seen in the openings shows Dice licking the lollipop energetically after Sam yelled at him.


Character revelations


  • During the Toddler Climbing match you can see a huge gap between the floor and the first set of rocks, the gap is so large a toddler couldn't be strong enough to pass it.
  • When Sam and Cat first start the camera to find Nona singing, she is the middle of the word "thermometer". However, when Sam messes up the video, Nona just begins her song. Also, they didn't begin recording when Nona sang her song and only started recording when they see the toddlers climbing.
  • When Dice is sitting with the toddler in the babysitters' apartment, the toys that they are playing with keep moving and opening at different camera angles.
  • When one of the babysitters goes, "As always, first baby to the ceiling wins," you see Dice's hat cam and in the top-left corner, the time is 4:07, but then turns to 4:08. Then, about 20 seconds later, you see that the time on Dice's hat cam is 4:10. Then, four seconds later, the time is 4:12 and turns to 4:13.
  • It is illegal to have babies do rock climbing because it could lead to serious injury or even death.

Running gags

  • Nona constantly makes references to things in her time that no one gets or cares about.
  • Nona wanting to sing the big thermometer song to others.

Series continuity

  • Freddie Benson, a main character from iCarly, was referred by Sam as "My boy Freddie B. in Seattle," as he found the IP address of which the negative reviews originated. This is the first known time Sam has ever made contact with Freddie since leaving iCarly.
  • Sam's butter sock from iCarly returned.
  • Cat calls her doll Northridge Nancy. Northridge is mentioned frequently in Victorious.
  • Murf from #NewGoat appears again.
  • Sam's craving of fried chicken from iCarly is mentioned.
  • Sam put Cat's bra in the freezer. It is mentioned in "iMake Sam Girlier" that she did this to Wendy.
  • Sam puts a cap cam on Dice, which was first seen in the iCarly episode iGot Detention.

International premieres

  • October 23, 2013 (Australia & New Zealand)
  • November 11, 2013 (UK & Ireland)
  • November 12, 2013 (Italy)
  • November 13, 2013 (Portugal)
  • November 23, 2013 (Germany, Poland, Netherlands)
  • December 7, 2013 (Latin America)
  • December 18, 2013 (France)
  • December 23, 2013 (Spain)
  • March 3, 2014 (Greece)
  • March 30, 2014 (Hungary)