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"And Dale Squires is taking all the credit."
André about the movie.

A Film by Dale Squires
Season 1, Episode 19
First Aired March 5, 2011[1]
Production Code 109
Writer(s) George Doty IV
Director(s) Adam Weissman
Episode Guide
"The Wood"
"Sleepover at Sikowitz's"

A Film by Dale Squires (also known as Dale Squires[2]) is the 19th episode of Victorious. It aired on March 5, 2011 to 3.5 million viewers.


"Yeah, bye foot."


VICTORIOUS The Scary Short Film

The finished film

A popular film director named Dale Squires comes to Hollywood Arts to direct a short film. The gang and some other students at the school get the opportunity to direct a short film with Dale. They convert a one-act play Beck wrote into the script for the movie. Jade, Cat, and Beck act in the movie while Tori helps direct it and André edits it. They film the movie at Tori's house.


A scene from the movie

During the filming, Dale Squires does not do any of the work. He constantly shows up late and ignores everyone, simply playing with his laptop, snacking, and chatting on his phone. When the movie premieres, it is a big hit. The gang discovers that Dale takes all the credit. Tori goes and confronts him, but he doesn't care.

Tori plotting revenge against Dale with Jade and André

So Tori, Jade, and André plan a revenge on him. They go to the Mac Murphy Show, and André's cousin Kendra is supposed to act and ruin his image. But right before that, he gives everyone credit. They feel bad and try to stop her but André's cousin proves him as a cheater and attacks him. They feel bad and leave for waffles.


Beck helps Robbie with his car.

Meanwhile, Beck repairs Robbie's car. While Beck fixes the car, Robbie tries to impress girls who came over to watch Beck. However, it doesn't go too well, because one of the girls ends up spraying Robbie with a very powerful hose. Beck doesn't seem to have a problem with this because Robbie kept taking the credit for fixing the car. In the end, Robbie confessed that he was having fun fixing the car because it got him attention from girls. Beck explains that girls like guys with cars, and leaves to find "cheerleaders that need a ride." However, just as the cheerleaders come, some criminals hijack Robbie's car.


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Robbie & Beck sitting on Robbie's car


  • André has a cousin named Kendra.
  • Tori mentioned that when Trina was six they went to see Santa Claus with the family and she peed on Santa's lap. Trina defends herself by saying that she had a bladder infection when she was younger.
  • This is the first time Jade has hit Cat.
  • This is also the first time Beck and Cat have kissed, although they were characters in a movie. This leaves André as the only main male lead who hasn't kissed Cat.
  • Ending tagline: "Yay, I love excitement!" - Cat
  • calls this episode Dale Squires. [3]
  • Robbie's car is a 1987-1992 Chrysler LeBaron convertible.
  • It is said in this episode Beck has an "uncle" named Barbara. It is possible that his "uncle" is actually a transgender woman who's name is now Barbara and her pronouns are she/her.
  • The last "TheSlap update cut scene" features a remix of a part of Make It Shine.
  • The notebook that Jade hit Rex with has pink butterflies on the back.
  • At the end of the short film, Jade is seen wiping off a bloody knife. But Cat died right after kissing Beck, not after being stabbed.
  • Reception: 3.456 million viewers
  • A girl who flirted with Beck has the same PearPad cover that Tori has in the beginning of Wok Star.
  • Damian is probably based on the character Damien in the horror story, The Omen, especially given his looks.
  • Dale Squires is very similar to Drake Parker from Drake and Josh.
  • Jade knocks Rex out by hitting him in the face, he can be knocked unconscious.
  • Robbie comments on how awesome Beck's jeans fit his butt.
  • Cat recommends that the gang eat waffles at the end of the episode, which she later designs Sloppy Waffles in the Sam & Cat episode #SecretSafe.
  • Trina has a minor role in this episode. 
  • The short movie that was filmed at Tori's house was shot on a Panavision Panaflex camera.
  • This is Trina's final appearance in Season 1.


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  • When André shows Dale the already cut together scenes, there is a thumbnail of Jade about to hit Cat which is also seen in the finished film at the end. If they have already shot it, and the end, with Jade wiping the knife, then they didn't need to shoot that part.
  • When they are standing in the talk show studio, about to talk to Kendra, half of Jade's hair is pulled back. A few moments later, however, it is hanging loosely around her face.
  • Kendra would've been kicked off the show because she attacked Dale during his interview.
    • The security guards approached her to break it off, but Kendra was strong enough to slap them.
  • Dale would actually be banned from Hollywood Arts if he still left the credits to himself and he didn't do anything.
  • When Robbie comes into class, he complains that some street toughies have stolen his left shoe. However, when him and Beck go out to Robbie's car he is wearing two shoes.
  • When Jade and Cat are shooting the last scene for the last time, Cat puts all of her hair on the left side of her head, and then lies down. But after she lies down, her hair is strewn about again.
  • The Mac Murphy Show tapes after sunset, as mentioned by Tori, which means Tori, Jade, André and Cat would've gone there at night. Although, during the scene change, it shows the front of Paramount Studios being daytime. Plus, when Beck was fixing Robbie's car, it was the middle of the day.
  • When Tori's mom calls Tori over Cat is seen walking down the steps, but when Tori explains to her mom what is going Cat is seen walking down the steps again.
  • When Dale gives them credit on the Mac Murphy Show, he doesn't give credit to Cat, but Cat was one of the main roles.
  • Earlier in the episode when everyone was at Tori's house shooting the film, you can clearly see it's night. However, in the next scene, they showed Beck and Robbie working on Robbie's car in broad daylight. However, they could’ve been working on the car the next day, because when they go back to Tori's house they talk about shooting the film the previous night.
  • Robbie should've reported his car stolen.


Tori: What kind of movie are we going to make?
Dale Squires: I was thinkin' maybe something intense and scary.


Rex: Like Jade?
Jade: (slaps Rex with notebook)
Robbie: You knocked him unconscious!

Robbie: Sorry I'm late, sweaty, and out of breath.
Rex: Get me some coffee.
Cat: Why are you late?
Robbie: My uncle gave me this old car which I was really psyched about but it keeps breaking down! On my way here the motor died in this really bad neighborhood. Don't get me wrong I like all people but look a mean guy took my left shoe and Rex's!

Dale Squires: [To Robbie] What happened to your shoe?
Robbie: It was taken by street toughs.

Cat: I love mass texting!

Robbie: There it is.
Beck: There "she" is.
Robbie: Oh, right. Cars are called "she."
Beck: Not just cars.
Robbie: Not just cars?
Beck: Also boats, airplanes…my uncle "Barbara."

Chris: Tori, can you make your sister leave?
Tori: Trina, stop embarrassing me or I'm gonna embarrass you.
Trina: Don't threaten me.
Tori: When Trina was six, our family went to the mall right before Christmas.
Trina: Don't say it!
Tori: And she peed!
Trina: TORI!
Tori: …on Santa Claus.
Trina: (Leaves with upset look on her face)
Chris: Thank you, Tori. Dale?
Dale: All right. What were we talking about?
Trina: (Comes back) In all fairness, I did have a bladder infection.
Tori: Go!

Cat: One time I ate a hamburger and I started sneezing... but I don't think it had anything to do with the hamburger.
Jade: Maybe your red hair dye seeps into your scalp and into your brain...
Cat: Can that happen?!

Trina: I made this picture of how Johnny Depp and I would look like....
Tori: On Santa Claus!
Trina: Bladder infection!
Chris: Out!

Robbie: (to Beck) Man, those jeans fit you great!

André: [To Holly Vega] Did you buy onion dip?
Holly: No.
André: Why not?
[She looks at him angrily]
André: Okay...!

Ms Vega: Where's Trina?
Cat: Tori locked her in the bathroom.
Tori: Cat! You weren't supposed to tell her that!
Ms Vega: I'm okay with it.

Tori: What time is it?
Jade: I'm not your clock.
Beck: Almost 9.
Robbie: I need to be home and in bed by 10:30, can we please get started?
André: Without a director?
Tori: Yeah, where's Dale? He was supposed to be here at 7.
Cat: One time when I was 7 I was at the beach and I made a sandcastle and I called it Cat's castle...true story.

Tori: Beck.
Beck: Yeah.
Tori: Let me have you on the couch
Jade: Girl...
Tori: For the shot!
(glass shatters)
Crew Member: My bad!
Tori: You know, just yelling "my bad" doesn't make it okay!

Robbie: So what do you think's wrong with it?
Beck: Stuff.
Robbie: I knew it!

Jade: Monica. Monica! Do not die on me, wake up! I mean it! Wake up! Come on!
[Slaps Cat]
Cat: OW!
Tori: Cut!
Jade: What?
Tori: You're not supposed to hit her.
Jade: I felt like that's what my character waould do.
Cat: My face hurts!
Tori: Can we do that again without the physical assault?
Jade: Uh, you're not the director.
André: Our the director's over there playing with his laptop.

Tori: Hey, Dale.
Dale: Tori, can you get me a bottle of water?
Tori: NO!! You took all the credits for the movie we made!
Dale: So I can't get a bottle of water?

Beck: Pop the hood!
Robbie: Yes, popping the hood. Time to... pop the... hood.
Beck: I'll do it.
Robbie: Thank you.

Jade: Check out the homepage on SplashFace.
Tori: Nah, I've already seen the lobster on a bicycle video.
André: Look up top.
Tori: Our movie's the number one featured video!
Jade: Two million views in one day.
André: And Dale Squires is taking all the credit.
Jade: And, he keeps deleting all my very creative negative comments!

Jade: Ugh, gross! Talk shows are for tourists and Canadians.
Tori: And, revenge—seekers.
André: Ah. So what's the plan?
Tori: I don't know. You're smart, she's mean; come up with something.

Holly: Please don't ruin the house.
Tori: We're not gonna ruin the house.
(glass shatters)
Crew Member: My bad!

Dale: I gotta be honest.
Mac Murphy: So you're not going into politics?
Cat: (giggles) That was off the cuff!

Cat: She's so strong.
Andre: Dale gave us credit.
Jade: Even I feel bad.
Tori: We should do something.

Cat: Waffles?
Tori: I like waffles.
Jade: Waffles are good.
Andre: I know a place.
Tori: Off we go.

Mac Murphy: Uh, ma'am?

Dale: I don't know you. I don't know her.
Dale: She's lying. You are a liar!
Kendra: LIAR?! OH NO THAT'S IT!!! I'M ABOUT TO OPEN UP A CLOUD AND RAIN ALL OVER YOU!!! [makes a siren sound and attacks Dale]


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Link to Hot Shot Director's Clip


ved Victorious Episodes
Season One
PilotThe Bird SceneStage FightingThe Birthweek SongJade Dumps BeckTori the ZombieRobarazziSurvival of the HottestWi-Fi in the SkyBeck's Big BreakThe Great Ping Pong ScamCat's New BoyfriendFreak the Freak OutRex DiesThe Diddly-BopsWok StarThe WoodA Film by Dale SquiresSleepover at Sikowitz's
Season Two
Beggin' on Your KneesBeck Falls for ToriIce Cream for Ke$haTori Gets StuckProm WreckerLocked Up!Helen Back AgainWho Did It to Trina?Tori Tortures TeacherJade Gets CrushedTerror on Cupcake StreetA Christmas ToriBlooptorious
Season Three
The Breakfast BunchThe Gorilla ClubThe Worst CoupleAndré's Horrible GirlCar, Rain & FireTori & Jade's Play DateApril Fools' BlankDriving Tori CrazyHow Trina Got InTori Goes PlatinumCrazy PonnieThe Blonde Squad
Season Four
Wanko's WarehouseThe Hambone KingOpposite DateThree Girls and a MooseCell BlockTori Fixes Beck and JadeOne Thousand Berry BallsRobbie Sells RexThe Bad RoommateBrain SqueezersThe Slap FightStar Spangled ToriVictori-Yes
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