"For the next 48 hours, we will be accepting online auditions at SuperstarBAM.com."
|Tori Goes Platinum|
|Season 3, Episode 10-11|
|First Aired||May 19th, 2012|
|Writer(s)||Dan Schneider and Christopher J. Nowak|
|Viewed By:||3.823 million|
"How Trina Got In"
Tori Goes Platinum is a one-hour Victorious special. It is the 10th and 11th episode of Season 3 and the 44th and 45th overall. It aired on May 19, 2012. Tori Goes Platinum drew 3.8 million total viewers and was number one in its time period across key demos – K2-11 (5.1/1.8 million), K6-11 (7/1.5 million), Tweens (7.3/1.5 million). The program bested direct competition by triple digits among kid and total viewers, and totaled 8.3 million total viewers over the weekend. This is the third and final hour-long special of Victorious.
Tori wins a contest to sing the opening number at the Platinum Music Awards, but she soon finds out the show's producer, Mason Thornesmith, and his team want to reinvent her look and personality. Tori has to completely change her style and act like a rebellious diva. She is not allowed to tell anyone about this, not even her friends and family. Her friends at school suspect she is changing because of her sudden chance at fame, and it becomes a problem for Tori. Eventually, Beck comes over to Tori's house and guesses her secret: he knows that Tori wouldn't change so much unless someone was making her. Beck tells Tori to be herself and promises that she won't get fired because the show is only two days away. They almost kiss before being interrupted by Mrs. Vega coming into the room. Tori ends up taking Beck's advice and telling Mason and the producers that she can't take it anymore, which leads Mason to fire her. He gives Jade the chance to open the Platinum Music Awards instead, since he also liked her audition. Jade agrees to do the show even though Tori is devastated.
André, Robbie, and Beck all go to Tori's house, attempting to cheer her up with gifts such as a creepily laughing dog and a chocolate leaf blower. Cat PearChats them on her laptop from Jade's rehearsal, and André and Robbie quickly leave to join her there. However, Cat accidentally leaves PearChat on, and Jade can see Tori and Beck talking alone in Tori's living room. She watches as Beck leans in to kiss Tori, but Tori pulls away. When he asks why, she tells him that Jade is her friend, and she feels wrong about kissing a friend's ex-boyfriend. Later, Tori goes to meet Jade at the Boomerang Theatre to talk to her about her chat with Beck. Jade has a change of heart, feeling that it was wrong for her to accept the role when it was Tori's chance that she had won fairly. She decides to change the script so Tori can perform, while she goes into the audience to watch. Tori performs Make It In America, and Mason sees this. He is angry at first, since he fired Tori, but he likes the performance and a person who works for him says: "But you fired her," and Mason just responds, "You're fired." After she is done performing, they all run up to congratulate her, and her friends hug her.
Cat eats some of Mason's bibble (a fictional British food) and becomes very addicted to it. She carries around a big sack of it and won't even let anyone touch it. Her parents hire a man named Oliver to keep her from eating bibble, handcuffing the two of them together. He keeps her from eating or even going near it and won't let anyone give her any. However, at the end of the episode, Oliver and Cat are seen hiding behind a dumpster eating bibble. Also, on TheSlap.com, Tori mentions that they are only un-handcuffed when Cat goes to the bathroom, and this is why Cat keeps a secret stash of bibble behind the toilet.
- The episode's featured song "Make It In America" was co-written by Victoria Justice.
- The episode plays a big role in both the Bori and Jori relationships.
- This episode aired exactly 5 months in the UK after the USA, airing on October 19, 2012.
- This is the third and last one-hour special of Victorious, after Freak the Freak Out and Locked Up. Tori sang in all three.
- This episode was filmed in March 2012.
- Matt Bennett posted a picture of a plant on Twitter and said: "Crazy super-secret plot detail spoiler from an upcoming episode of Victorious. TOP SECRET TELL NO ONE!"
- Charles Shaughnessy guest stars as Mason Thornesmith.
- Jennifer Veal guest stars as Chelsea.
- This is the second episode to feature a star from the cast of The Nanny (the first being Renee Taylor as Robbie's Mammaw in The Birthweek Song).
- This is the 8th time Tori's name has been used in the title of an episode, the first seven being in Tori the Zombie, Beck Falls for Tori, Tori Gets Stuck, Tori Tortures Teacher, A Christmas Tori, Tori & Jade's Play Date, and Driving Tori Crazy.
- The Boomerang Theater is a parody of the Staples Center or The Great Western Forum.
- This is the first, and only, time on an hour-long special to have a character's name in the title.
- This is the second time a transformation that has happened to both Tori and Jade. First being Tori & Jade's Play Date.
- Bibble is not a real British snack. It's just regular popcorn, and in some scenes, colored popcorn.
- This is the only hour-long special not to have a custom theme song opening.
- In the series of auditions for the Platinum Music Awards, numerous references to other people in the Schneider universe are featured:
- Gibby from iCarly sings the song from the end of the episode, iCan't Take It.
- Tara Ganz from "Freak the Freak Out" auditions with Give It Up, the song that Cat and Jade had performed in that episode.
- The quartet from "Beggin' on Your Knees" is featured.
- Miranda Sings (PsychoSoprano/Colleen Ballinger's alter ego) has a cameo singing Freak the Freak Out.
- The URL http://www.superstarbam.com used to redirect to TheSlap before April 2018.
- Victoria Justice did a Google+ Hangout the day this episode premiered, which can be viewed here.
- The song André sang for his audition is called Aquarius. It was written by Leon Thomas and he posted on his YouTube page.
- The song Jade sang for her audition is called Okay, and she also sang part of the song in Jade Gets Crushed. Another part of the song was sung by Tori and Ryder in Beggin' on Your Knees; this is the part that Jade uses in her audition.
- Rex sang Forever Baby in his audition, and it is the first time since season 1 that it was sung.
- Both "#ToriGoesPlatinum" and "Tori and Beck" trended on Twitter during the episode. "Proud of Victoria" trended shortly after.
- Robbie is singing his song about Broken Glass for his audition. He first sang this song in The Diddly-Bops.
- Cat sang the song "I'm a Fool" by Kelly King for her audition.
- Tori sang the song "Cheer Me Up" by Natasha Bedingfield for her audition.
- When Robbie is auditioning, it seems as if he is in the Vega's back patio.
- There are two SpongeBob references in this episode: Sikowitz being mistaken for voicing the character Plankton (who is really voiced by Mr. Lawrence who doesn't work on Victorious) and Tori going to wear a jellyfish suit with tentacles and a meat head (SpongeBob involves a lot of jellyfish and meat which is the Krabby Patty).
- Although the suit could have also been a reference to Lady Gaga, as she used to wear unique outfits similar to that.
- This is the third time that Cat has been addicted to something. The first two times were in Robarazzi and Driving Tori Crazy.
- Several of the outfits that Tori and Jade wear resemble those of Lady Gaga.
- This is the second time Cat gives someone gum that is already chewed and the other person eats it; the first time, she gave her gum to Robbie in The Breakfast Bunch.
- Beck tells Tori to stop acting nervous. Tori says she's not acting, she's really nervous. This is a reference to Locked Up when a similar interaction happens between Beck and André.
- André gives Tori a creepy dog toy that laughs and rolls around with its tail. This is a reference to one of Dan's videos "Most HORRIFYING TOY of ALL TIME", which features the dog.
- The outside shots of the Boomerang Theater is the outside of the Staples Center in real life. It also appeared in an episode of iCarly, iFight Shelby Marx.
- Beck is the only main character who wasn't shown auditioning.
- This is the third time Burf appears, the first and second being Tori & Jade's Play Date and Driving Tori Crazy.
- On iTunes, the end credits show an extended edition of Burf's audition.
- Ending tagline(s): *chuckles* “I like it!” & "But it huuuuurts!" - Cat
This is the only special to have two ending taglines.
- This is the second time Tori sings a song with the phrase "Make It" in the title. The first is Make It Shine.
- This is the second time Tori got a standing ovation. The first was in Pilot.
- This is the first time we see Beck and Jade smile at each other since they broke up.
- The Platinum Music Awards is a parody of the Billboard Music Awards.
- Cat saying, "Bring me some bibble. You're my only hope." to Tori might be a reference to the famous line in Star Wars, "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi! You're my only hope!"
- When Rex talks about Tori he says "she thinks she's hot wazz." This is a reference to Welcome to the Dollhouse when Ralphie confronts the bullies and says "you think you're hot sh*t when you're really cold diarrhea."
- At the end of the performance of Make It In America you can see the Hungry Girl billboard.
- This is the second time Sinjin sings (the first being in The Diddly Bops).
- When Tori asks Cat if she thinks she's turning obnoxious, Cat says: "Well, I used to think you were the nicest, but you're not the same."
- The conversation about TV writing being terrible was an example of lampshading, since some critics feel that way about the show itself.
- When Tori jumps over to the couch when Mrs. Vega comes in, you can see that she is wearing pink socks with mustaches on them. This is a reference to the actress that portrays her, Victoria Justice, and her love of mustaches.
- A slightly extended version of Cat's audition is seen during the ending credits of the iTunes version of the episode Victori-Yes, with backing music overdubbed onto the clip.
- This is the second episode when Cat tells someone not to touch something. First was in André's Horrible Girl.
- This is the second episode when Sikowitz tells his students to repeat what he says. First was in Tori Tortures Teacher.
- When Tori walks into class in one scene, you can see her stumble over because she was wearing heelless pumped shoes.
- Jade and Tori finally become friends in this episode after years of being enemies.
- Although Mason was said to be English and spoke with a British accent; he said 'tuna fish' instead of just 'tuna' (and pronounced 'tuna' like Americans do), he also said 'pants' instead of 'trousers'. This may be attributed to him and his family having spent several years living in America.
- He may have been trying to be understood better.
- Or his accent could be fake and that he may not be English at all.
- The Platinum Music Awards were also used in iCarly's iFix a Pop Star.
- When the paparazzi are taking photos of Tori, the screen is on Sikowitz, but you can see Tori's hands. Her phone is gone but in the next shot, it's back.
- Robbie took his chocolate leaf blower and the bag when he left Tori's house, but when Tori complained about him taking it, the bag was still there.
- In the promo, Tori says really then Mason says What? but in the actual episode, it is cut off for unknown reasons.
- Trina said she was going to soak her face in mayonnaise for 10 minutes, but a person can drown in even just a bowl of fluid if their mouth and nose are in it, as an average human can only hold their breath for 6 minutes at the most before their brain begins to take damage from the lack of breath and die.
- When Tori finished drinking the juiced tuna, the cap is off, then in the next shot the cap is back on, then off again, and then on.
- When André brings in the stuffed dog and rolled on the ground, it makes a creepy noise. But when Robbie and Beck comes in, the dog stops laughing. But when Tori finishes saying 'Fine', it continues laughing again
- When the class was watching a video of Tori in the restaurant, she didn't say "Give me that ravioli!"
- When Tori said "Just 'cause..." her PearPhone XT is suddenly gone, but is back a second later.
- Tori's status update about her new outfit had the emotion listed as "Snazzy?" but on TheSlap, it is listed as "Shocked." There is a different emoji, as well.
- When Beck said "Cause you're awesome," captions say Tori said "Oh." But, she never said anything, she just leaned to kiss.
- After Mrs. Vega interrupted Tori and Beck's kiss, the door was open, but when Beck headed for the door, it was slightly closed, the camera cut to Tori, when it cut back to Beck the door was open again.
- After Tori says that her first costume had nothing to do with singing on the PMAs, Jade is putting her arm up, but when it close ups on Jade, she is seen putting it up again.
- When Jade is watching Tori & Beck on video chat, Cat is seen reading a script instead of getting Jade's costume. When Jade closes the video chat Cat puts her script away and comes out with the costume.
- When Oliver and Cat are in the Boomerang Theater, Oliver said that he is sitting in the aisle seat. But when they are sitting waiting for the song, they are clearly seen to be not near to the aisle seat. In fact, they were right next to Robbie, who was nowhere near the aisle.
- When André and Robbie run out of Tori's house, she looks around and Beck is nowhere to be seen.
- Trina putting different kinds of condiments on her face then running away when people come to the door. Several times, she says each different condiment helps with a certain facial problem (mayo makes a girl look prettier and mustard retards pimples)
- Cat's Bibble addiction. She continuously keeps asking for bibble and requesting it from her bibble guard and friends, to which her bibble guard continuously repeats: "No bibble for Cat!"
- People spitting food out in others' hands.
- Tori and Jade wearing different kinds of wacky diva clothes when they have the role for the Platinum Music Awards.
This episode got positive reviews and approximately 3.823 million viewers, which is the season's fourth highest amount of viewers for an episode. It was also the first hour-long special to get below 4 million viewers.
Sikowitz: Backstory. (Points at his back) Back. S.... (Points at Tori) tory. Backstory.
Tori: Why do you keep saying backstory?
Sikowitz: Excellent question! When it comes to television shows and Hollywood movies, most of the writing is... terrible.
Everyone: Yeah, that's true.
Jade: Don't we know it.
Cat: Ooohhh! The police found a weird stain on the seat of my brother's car.
André: Uh, what kind of stain?
Cat: They don't know yet. They're taking the car seat down to "the lab."
Sinjin: Hi, sorry to interrupt.
Sikowitz: What is it, boy?
Sinjin: Mason Thornesmith is having a major press conference right now about the Platinum Music Awards! (runs away happily)
Robbie: (while looking at his PearPad 2) I got it. They're streaming it on TheSlap!
Tori: Put it on the TV!
Everyone: Come on! Put it on!
Sikowitz: Okay! Lets see... (typing into his PearBook 4) W... w...w...
Cat: (pushes Sikowitz) Move!
Trina: I'm even changing my name.
Tori: To what?
Tori: Wait, isn't that a medicine that helps people stop wetting the bed?
Robbie: No, that's P-Zole, and it doesn't work very well... (Tori and Trina stare at him) So I hear...
Mason: We'll never tell you anything that isn't true. [Tori looks at the tuna fish juice] Mason: Starting now.
Beck: So, why are you dressed like that? Not that it's bad. Just um... why?
Tori: Uhhh... just 'cause.
Jade: Yeah, just 'cause she thinks she's a big star now.
Tori: I don't think I'm... Look, I just thought I wanted to wear something a little different today. This has nothing to do with me singing in the Platinum Music Awards.
Jade: (coughs) Liar! (coughs)
Robbie: (points at Cat) Sikowitz, Cat has bibble!
Sikowitz: Cat! (gets the bibble from Cat)
Cat: No, it's not mine, I'm holding it for a friend. But I need it! I mean my friend needs it!
André: (gives Cat gum) Cat, here.
Cat: What's this?
André: It's a special gum. If you're craving Bibble, just chew some of that it'll make you feel better. Just unwrap it, then chew-
Cat: I know how gum works!
Mason Thornesmith: For the next 48 hours, we will be accepting online auditions at SuperstarBAM.com.
Trina: Yes, yes, I so got this! (talking to other people talking) Shut up!
Trina's video extras: Can we have some water?
Trina: Did you guys bring water?
Trina's video extras: No.
Trina: Then I guess not.
Mason Thornesmith: There's my girl.
(Camera crew and Mason Thornesmith enter Hollywood Arts)
Beck: What's going on?
Mason Thornesmith: Tori Vega?
Tori: (Tori still trying to chew up the hoagie in her mouth)
Beck: Just spit it in my hands.
Tori: (Tori spits her chewed up hoagie from her mouth into Beck's hand)
Beck: Oh, god it's warm.
(while Cat is chewing the bubble gum that André had given her)
André: Uh. Cat, maybe you want to back off that gum.
Cat: Don't tell me what to do!
(Paparazzi photographers enter the classroom and start taking pictures of Tori)
Sikowitz: Hey! Hey, you people! Paparazzi people! Out! Get out!
Paparazzi Photographer: Whoa! It's the voice of Plankton!
Sikowitz: No, I am not...
(Paparazzi photographers take pictures of Sikowitz)
Sikowitz (playing along): I mean... Karen, I must have the secret formula for the Krabby Patty!
Paparazzi Photographer: Nice, nice, let's get a shot of Plankton with Tori!
Sikowitz: Oh, sure, sure, huh, how about this? Nice, right?
(Sikowitz stands next to Tori and the paparazzi photographers take pictures of them)
Jade: So, you deny that you totally changed how you dress?
Jade: Do you deny throwing a tantrum at that restaurant?
Tori: No, I did. But. But-
Jade: (Imitating Tori in a sarcastic voice) But! But! But! But!
Sikowitz: Looks like someone got the bad case of the buts.
Rex: Maybe she should see a "but" doctor.
Robbie: I've got a guy.
(Mason Thornesmith and his crew show up at Hollywood Arts, and Mason confronts Tori for not wearing the costume he sent her)
Tori (Nervously): Hey, Mason.
Mason Thornesmith (Angrily): Hey, what? Why are you dressed like a pre-turd? (To his female assistant) Did you send her the jellyfish dress—with the tentacles?
Chelsea: I did! I swear it!
Mason Thornesmith (To Tori): Where's the dress?! And why aren't you wearing the meat hat? (To his female assistant): Did you send her the meat hat?
Chelsea: Yes! I... I cross me heart!
Beck: Tori doesn't wanna wear your jellyfish dress or your meat hat.
Mason Thornesmith (To Tori): Listen to me, young lady. We have a deal.
Tori: Look, I don't wanna be your puppet anymore! I don't wanna wear stupid clothes, and stupid makeup. And I don't wanna be mean or flip tables or dump ravioli down former astronauts' pants!
Cat: (to Tori, André, and Robbie through PearChat, whispering) Tori! Bring me some bibble... you're my only hope!
Oliver: No bibble for Cat!
Cat: No bibble for Cat!
(After watching the video of Tori in the restaurant)
Sikowitz: That is disappointing and shocking. It's disashocking.
Jade: And hilarious. It's disashockinglarious.
Cat: (While chewing some gum) Yeah. Tori has a big problem.
Beck: Now why don't you just stop?
Tori: Cause, if I don't keep acting like a 'bad girl obnoxious rock star' they might drop me from the show!
Beck: The show is in two days, they can't fire you.
Tori: I dunno, I'm scared.
Beck: Listen, just tell Mason Thornesmith, that you're not gonna play his little game anymore.
Beck: The world needs to see who you really are.....cause you're awesome.
(Lean in to kiss).
Tori (to Beck): I didn't eat dinner last night and I didn't have breakfast this morning.
Gibby from iCarly: (Singing)
Mason Thornesmith: CRUISE SHIP!
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