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"For so many years I prayed every night to be hotter... THIS ISN'T WHAT I MEANT!"
Trina complaining about the temperature.

Survival of the Hottest
Season 1, Episode 8
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First Aired June 26th, 2010
Production Code 117
Writer(s) Dan Schneider
Director(s) Russ Reinsel
Viewed By: 3.82 million
Episode Guide
"Wi-Fi in the Sky"

Survival of the Hottest (also known as Stuck in an RV [1] and Trapped in an RV[2][3][4]) is the 8th episode season 1 of Victorious. It aired June 26, 2010 to 3.82 million viewers.


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A heat wave hits the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, and the students at Hollywood Arts are looking for a way to cool off. After Robbie reveals that it is a lot cooler in Venice Beach, Beck suggests the gang to head to Venice Beach and volunteers to take everyone there in his Airstream RV, which his father purchased from a rapper named Fat Biscuit. Once there, Cat leaves to find a bathroom while the rest of the gang stay back to get their beach stuff ready. When they try to leave, the door won't open. It turns out that a 7,000-pound Class A motor home has been parked right next to it. At first, the gang thinks it's no big deal, since Cat will soon return and can simply pull the truck forward, letting them out.

Tori suffering because of the RV's heat.


However, after Cat uses the bathroom, she meets a group of good-looking guys, including Ben (JC Gonzalez), who ask her to hang out. Initially reluctant, she agrees to goof off and hangs around with the guys, unknowingly leaving her friends trapped in the RV along with the temperature high. The gang attempts to call Cat's cell phone, but they get no response. As their thirst begins to build, Tori finds that Trina has been hoarding a single water bottle, having near completely drained it which she confiscates from her sister. Tori then remembers that she has a small battery powered fan but using it on all six of them drains its power in little time.

With only one swallow left in Trina's bottle, Tori decides to share it with everyone else (except for Trina) by pouring it into the cap, with only one tongue dip allowed. Tori and André take their dips, but Robbie ends up swallowing the whole rest of the water after receiving the cap, leaving Jade and Beck with no drink causing Jade to overreact when she begins sweating for the first time. Still desperate for water, Robbie decides to drink out of Beck's fish tank (which Beck never realized had to be washed) only to throw up into Trina's bag shortly after. André tries to make the most of the situation by informing everyone that his grandmother told him, before she lost her mind, that everything can be improved through a song, and everyone begins singing Make It Shine just as Cat opens the door.

Everyone is relieved to see Cat and runs out of the RV. When Cat asks why they didn't open the door, Beck begins to explain, only for everyone to realize that the motorhome that blocked them had left without them knowing it before they run off to the ocean. Fat Biscuit is seen at the end, having had surgery and no longer being fat. He walks by the RV with some friends and recognizes his old vehicle. When one of the friends recalls past events occurring in the RV, Fat Biscuit responds by quickly saying, "Don't talk about it," implying he has experienced traumatic events in the RV as well.


  • The costume designer was Kristen M. Dangl.
  • This episode is commonly called Stuck in an RV or Trapped in an RV. Some listings still list the latter title as such.
  • This is the first time Trina is seen talking to Beck.
  • It's the first and second time Jade has yelled at Trina "NO ONE LIKES YOU!"
    • However, they are the only two times she says it in the first season. Then she repeats it in the episode Terror on Cupcake Street
  • The episode's title is a reference to "survival of the fittest" from Darwinian evolutionary theory.
  • When Fat Biscuit is reminded about the good times they had in his RV he states that he doesn't want to talk about implying that illegal activities may have occurred in it.
  • The truck that tows Beck's trailer is a 1993 to 1997 Ford Ranger regular cab pickup.
  • The motor home that blocks the door of Beck's trailer is a National RV Dolphin LX.
  • Jade and Beck use F-Mobile (a spoof of T-Mobile) as their cellular service.
  • André and Jade are the only two of the gang who have Cat's number in their phone.
  • Fat Biscuit is a parody of Fat Joe.
  • This could easily be considered a bottle episode as the gang is trapped in Beck's RV for the majority of it
  • As the episode ends, despite his great thirst, Robbie was never seen to have gotten a water bottle for himself.
  • This episode aired on Ariana Grande's 17th birthday.
  • This is one of the episodes that feature a close prediction to Tori and Jade becoming officially confirmed as friends. Not one time did Jade say or do anything mean to Tori.
  • The title was chosen by the fans via a poll on Dan Schneider's blog.[5] The name for Wi-Fi in the Sky was also chosen by fans on the same poll.
    • The other choices were Tori Gets Hotter and None Like It Hot. Although, Survival of the Hottest won.
    • The title "None Like It Hot" is a parody of the 1959 film Some Like It Hot.
    • Also, neither Stuck In An RV or Trapped In An RV were options.
  • When Cat is making pottery and one of the guys helps her it’s a reference to the 1990 film Ghost.
  • Tori's line "Catherine could be a captain!" could also be a possible subtle reference to Captain Kathryn Janeway, the commanding officer of the titular starship from the Star Trek: Voyager series.
  • Jade claims that she doesn't sweat, with the episode being the first time that she does.
  • The condition Jade has is called anhidrosis (inability to sweat normally).
  • Matt Bennett, who plays Robbie, said on Twitter that this was his favorite episode of Victorious.
  • This is the second time Jade has cried. The first was Jade Dumps Beck.
  • Liz Gillies, who plays Jade, found that she looked very pale while in a bikini, so for iParty with Victorious, the producers gave her a tan. The tan remained on Jade for the remainder of Season 2, although it has worn off by Season 3.
  • André is the first of them to mention someone else's weight when he says "The girl (Cat) only weighs 90 lbs. How much pee can she hold?".
  • Ending tagline: "I heard you swallow." - Tori
  • The gang visits Venice Beach, where Cat will eventually live with Nona in Sam & Cat.
  • This is the first episode that takes place mainly outside of Hollywood Arts.
  • Cat made several posts on TheSlap regarding her adventures during this episode. In them, she reveals that she considers Tori to be her best friend.
  • During a Twitch stream in February 2021, Matt Bennett reacted to this episode, along with Robarazzi, and revealed many facts from this episode.
    • In the opening scene when Jade squirted Rex with sunscreen, it permanently damaged the Rex doll because it degraded the paint, so they could no longer use that Rex.
    • The mother of the RV that parked next to Beck's RV was Krisha Bullock, the casting director of Victorious.
    • The actors were constantly spritzed to consistently keep the sweaty look.
    • The fish tank in Beck's RV was a real dirty fish tank.
    • In the last scene, Robbie kissing the ground was improvised by Matt Bennett.


  • As RVs normally have bathrooms, it is odd that Cat simply didn't use Beck's when she had to pee. Though since the Silver Streak is an older model, it is possible that it lacks this feature.
  • After André tells Tori, Beck, Jade, Robbie, and Trina not to bug out and that Cat will get them out of the RV after she goes to the bathroom, Jade walks in the back and sits down on the couch. However, when the scene flips to Tori for a second and then back at Jade, she flops down on the couch again.
  • As Beck had the truck's keys, it isn’t clear how the group intended for Cat to start the truck and move it forward. Though it’s possible that Beck had a spare key inside the truck for Cat to use. Even if Cat had come back earlier, they wouldn't have been able to get out of the RV anyway unless Cat knows how to hot wire a car. Jade has the keys. Plus, Cat probably didn't have her driver's license at the time. She should have called the authorities to rescue the group.
  • People trapped in in an airtight container at 107F or 42C won't be able to speak normally or even sing. If they did so, their throats may crack under the heat or the lack of air.
  • After Beck and Jade enter the RV, Jade's sunglasses (that were seen on top of her head in plain view of those watching) disappear and reappear multiple times.
  • Beck says that he never cleans the water in his fish tank, but how are his fish able to survive in dirty water? It is possible that he recently got the fish.
  • In the beginning, when the camera flashes to Cat and Robbie, you can see Sinjin in the background sitting up. A few seconds later, it flashes back to them and Sinjin is facedown, apparently drowning. But the time between the camera changes was not enough time for someone to accidentally start drowning.
  • In Jade Dumps Beck, Beck states that he doesn’t drink mountain water, but at the end of this episode he’s drinking it. However, he was probably drinking it since he was very dehydrated.
  • How does Beck live in his RV if there is no air conditioning? He doesn't always have a truck hooked up to it.
  • Since the gang didn’t have anything to drink they most likely would have died of dehydration.
  • After Jade said she couldn't call Cat because she had no service, André tells her she shouldn't have gotten F-Mobile. André then says he can't call Cat because he had lost all of his contacts, but Jade could've easily given André Cat's number because she had it in her phone.
  • It is unknown why the gang did not push the door to Beck's RV regularly just to make sure that the mobile home that was blocking it was gone so they could escape.

Running Gags

  • People complaining it’s hot in Beck’s RV.
  • Jade not having the capability to sweat.
  • Jade saying “no one likes you” to Trina (twice).



Tori: Oh, my God! [She fans herself with her hand] I am so...HOT!
Rex: Ain't that the truth.

Beck: Man, I hate sweating.
Tori: I know, my arms feel like warm wet ham.

Jade: Hey, Robbie. You done with that water?
Robbie: No!
Jade: Give it to me!
Robbie: Alright!

Tori: [Looks at Jade incredulously an leans on her shoulder to look at her more closely]
Jade: What?!
Tori: You're not sweating.
Jade: Uh-huh... [Tori starts patting her face, neck, and shoulder] Having fun there?
Tori: How can you not be sweating?
Jade: I don't sweat.
Tori: Everyone sweats.
Beck: Not Jade.
Robbie: Jade never sweats.
Tori: What do you mean, she never sweats?
Jade: Sweating is gross, so I don't do it.
Tori: So, you're just, like, what? Cold blooded?
Rex: Jade? Cold blooded? What a surprise. [Beck laughs. Jade sprays sunscreen in Rex's face] Ah! That witch got sunscreen in my eyes! Help me Rob!
Robbie: Uh, it's okay, there you go.
Rex: Aw, now my face is gonna tan unevenly.

Cat: Is it true that sweat and pee are, like, cousins?
André: What now?

Beck: Man, how long is this heat wave gonna last?
Tori: They say 'til Tuesday?
Cat: Why would they say that?

Cat: Gotta pee, gotta pee, gotta pee, gotta pee, gotta pee, gotta pee, gotta pee!
Beck: Hurry back!
Cat: Kay, kay!
Jade: She has the bladder of a squirrel.

Tori: Hey.
Jade: What?
Tori: Does it ever worry you that you don't sweat?
Jade: No.
Tori: But, what if one day all your sweat builds up inside and you just explode?
Jade: I would love that.

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Jade: We gotta get out of here.
Tori: Yeah. Thank you, Catherine Obvious!
Trina: What?
Tori: I said, thank you Catherine Obvious!
Robbie: Did she say Catherine Obvious?
André: It's Captain Obvious.
Tori: Huh?
Jade: The expression is 'Thank you, CAPTAIN... Obvious.'
Tori: It's not Catherine?
Trina: No...

Beck: Who would Catherine be?

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Tori: Catherine could be a captain!

Tori: Where is Cat?
Robbie: She's been gone for 20 minutes.
André: The girl only weighs 90 pounds. How much pee can she hold?

Trina: We've got to get out of this stupid RV.
(Beck looks at her) Yeah, offense.

André: Okay, it's official. I have achieved maximum hottitude.

Jade: Hey, hey, your fish tank.

Beck: Oh, yeah, I forgot about my fish tank.


Rex: Wait, we're gonna drink fish water?
Jade: When was the last time you cleaned it?
Beck: You're supposed to clean it?

Jade: Something's dripping on me. Something's dripping on me!
Beck: N-nothing's dripping.
Jade: Yes. Look on my arm, see? And on my forehead. WHAT'S GOING ON, WHAT'S HAPPENING?!
Beck: You're sweating.
Jade: No, I don't sweat. I am not sweating!
Beck: [grabs her wrists] Look at me.
Jade: No.
Beck: Look at me!
Jade: NO!!
Beck: LOOK AT ME!!
Jade: WHAT?!?
Beck: You're sweating.
Jade: [squeals and falls onto the floor]

Trina: For so many years I prayed every night to be hotter. (pause) THIS ISN'T WHAT I MEANT!

André: When I was a little boy, my grandma, before she lost her mind, told me 'André, no matter how bad things get, you can always make it better by singing a song.'
Trina: That'!

Beck: The AC doesn't work unless the truck is running.
Trina: Then go start the truck!
Beck: I can't get out.
Trina: Awwwwhhhh....Why did you invite me here?!
Tori: We didn't!
Robbie: You invited yourself!
Jade: No one likes you.

Tori: I need a cold drink.
Beck: Me too. (stood up)
Tori: Where are they?
Beck: In the truck.
Trina: What are we gonna do?!
Everyone: (starts yelling, calling for Cat)

Cat: It's so cold! It's so cold!
Tori: It's so hot!

Robbie: That's your fan?
Tori: Yeah.
Beck: It's not big.
Jade: It's an embarrassment.
André: You teased us!
Tori: OK. OK, fine then I guess I just won't turn it on.
[Everyone except Tori] NO! NO! NO!
Tori: Yeah, yeah, NOW YOU LIKE MY TINY FAN, DON'T YA?!

Tori: Trina, what are you doing?
Trina: What do you mean?
Tori: Why was your head... in your bag?
Trina: It's-- it's c-cool in there.
Tori: I heard you swallow. Give me the bag!
Trina: No!!
Trina: NO!!

Tori: You had water this entire time, and you didn't share it with the rest of us!
Trina: If I shared it I would have less for me!

Beck: Hey check Venice Beach.
Robbie: Venice is... only 91 degrees.
Tori: Oh! Let's go to Venice.
Beck: You guys wanna?
Jade: What, blow off school?
Rex: I could do that.
Beck: I meant Saturday. We could borrow my uncle's pick-up, hook it to my RV, then we'll all hit the beach.
Everyone: Yeah sure.
Trina: The beach? I'm so in!
Jade: No, no, no, no
Rex: Stay away.
Trina: I can't wait! (Trina walks away)
Beck: Woh woh woh woh WOOH! Wooh!!

Tori: Just push on the door!
Beck: I can't push a 7,000-pound RV out of the way.
Tori: Then push harder!

André: Aw man, I told y'all not to get F-Mobile!
Tori: Where's your phone?
André: I left it in my pants and my grandma washed it. All my contacts, GONE!

Jade: At least it oscillates.
André: Um... I'm still not happy.
Trina: I'm so hot.
Robbie: Where could Cat be?
Tori: I hope she's okay.

Tori: It's slowing down.
Robbie: NO!!!!!!!!! Come on fan, work! Spin!
Beck: Robbie... Robbie. Stop.
Beck: The batteries are dead. ROBBIE STOP!
Beck: IT'S OVER!
Robbie: (Cries on a pillow)

Robbie: (Indicating to Sinjin in the kiddie pool) Maybe you should give him mouth to mouth.
Tori: Nah, he's alright. (Stands up and leaves)

Tori: Aw man! Some idiot parked a huge RV right next to us!
Trina: Whatever, let's just go out the backdoor.
Beck: There is no back door.
Trina: Well that's stupid...

Robbie: Will someone open a window?
Jade: The windows are bullet proof. They don't open!
Rex: Aw, thanks a lot, Fat Biscuit!
Jade: WHAT?!
Rex: I meant the rapper from whom Beck's daddy purchased this vehicle!

(Robbie screams and then dunks his face in the filthy tank and literally drinks. Tori, Jade, and Beck are grossed out. In less than a second, Robbie gags, and barfs in Trina's bag. Jade facepalms in disgust, and Beck silently retches).
Trina: (while Robbie is barfing in her bag) That's my bag!
Robbie: (After throwing up from drinking the water from the fish tank) Don't drink the fish water!



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External links


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
Films and Specials
Freak the Freak OutiParty with VictoriousLocked Up!Tori Goes Platinum