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"I don't love you because you're beautiful. You're beautiful because I love you."
Beck to Tori while acting.

Tori The Zombie
Season 1, Episode 6
First Aired May 8th, 2010
Production Code 105
Writer(s) Dan Schneider
Director(s) Russ Reinsel
Viewed By: 4.1 million[1]
Episode Guide
"Jade Dumps Beck"

Tori the Zombie (also known as Tori and the Zombie[2]) is the 6th episode of Season 1 of Victorious. It aired May 8, 2010 to 4.1 million viewers.[1]



Cat asks Tori if she could turn her face into a terrifying monster so that she does not fail her makeup class. After much forcing, Tori reluctantly agrees.

At Tori's house that night, Cat makes a gray monster mask and glues it to Tori's face, using Grizzly Glue, which Trina says "is an industrial cement." With major ferocity, Tori asks what Cat was thinking. It turns out that Cat was caught by the "adorable" little grizzly bear logo on the front of the glue bottle. Trina calls the doctor while Cat calls the glue company. The doctor doesn't turn out to be of much help, but the glue company tells Cat that the solvent isn't sold in stores; however, it is sold at the factory in Bakersfield. Trina and Cat agree to drive to Bakersfield and pick up the solvent, hoping to get Tori's hideous zombie-fied face back to normal.

On the way to Bakersfield, Trina and Cat face many obstacles - being stopped by the police and getting yelled at by Tori, for example. They make things worse by stopping for ice cream, interfering with the time that they got back. Tori eventually doesn't have a choice and is forced to start the play with the mask on. In the middle of singing "Finally Falling", the two signal Tori to come offstage. The girls proceed to use the solvent to scrape the mask off Tori's face. Finally, it works, so Tori goes back onstage and finishes her song.

When the play and credits are over, the playwright, Sofia Michelle, expresses her confusion by not understanding why Penny (Tori's character) had been wearing a hideous face. Sofia then tells the cast that she "got it" - everything is beautiful, even if it may seem as hideous as a monster mask.

Sinjin then plays disco music again with a disco uniform. He then yells, "Don't fight it!" to the cast. The cast shrugs and dances as the episode ends.


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  • This is the only time Beck sings.
  • This episode plays a role in the Bori relationship.
  • This is also the first time Jade and Robbie sing (although they are only backup singers).
  • This is the first time Tori makes Cat cry.
  • This is the first episode title to only include one character's name in it.
  • The line "I don't love you because you're beautiful, you're beautiful because I love you" is a reference to the quote from Mean Girls, "I don't hate you because you're fat, you're fat because I hate you."
  • This episode reveals that Sunshine Girls (a Girl Scouts parody previously seen on iCarly) exists on the show. Tori scares a few of them off with her zombie face.
  • It is revealed that nothing has scared Trina ever since she saw her grandmother nude. However, in one of the "Tori Takes Requests" videos, Tori manages to scare Trina seven times by sneaking up on her at random moments while André tapes it.
  • The car that Trina and Cat are in looks like a Volkswagen Beetle.
  • In Driving Tori Crazy, it is revealed that the song Cat and Trina sing when they are in the car is Five Fingaz to the Face. The dirty line Cat refused to sing was "I'm a pirate and you're my booty."
  • This is the second time Cat and Trina interact with each other in the series and begin developing a friendship.
  • Freezy Queen is a parody of Dairy Queen.
  • The glue Cat uses to attach the mask to Tori's face is a parody of Gorilla Glue.
  • When Robbie gets punched during the play, it was actually still Matt who did the stunt.
  • Victorious shows PearPhones as a parody, it is shown that Trina used to have an iPhone when Cat found her phone under the seat.
  • The teacher "Marty" is played by Adam Kulbersh. He came very close to getting the role of "Sikowitz".[3]
  • Jade's line, "No! Fifteen years ago your mother gave birth to the wrong thing!" – was not in the script. Dan added that on stage while they were filming the scene.[3]
  • Tori's line, "Ohhh... well that is special, and I have been affected" – was not in the script. Dan added it on stage while they were filming the scene.[3]
  • Tori's line "And my nose itches, and I can't scratch it!" – was not in the script. Dan added it on stage while they were filming the scene.[3]
  • Jade's line "We're indoors – lose the scarf" – was not in the script. Dan added it while they were on stage filming the scene.[3]
  • The writers and Dan spent half an hour thinking of what the glue should be called. They finally came up with "Grizzly Glue".[3]
  • Bakersfield is a real town – and it is about a 2 hour drive from Los Angeles.
  • Tori's ringtone sound is the "birthweek song".
  • Dan made up the name "Freezy Queen".
  • All the women who work on Victorious thought that Avan (Beck) looked extremely cute in his bell boy uniform.
  • Victoria (in real life) was so happy to finally get the zombie makeup off of her face. She had to wear it for HOURS during shooting. The scene where Cat and Trina get it off her face was shot late at night... it was one of the last scenes they shot that day.
  • The very last shot they did for this episode was the whole gang on stage, dancing wildly to the disco music. It was a bit past midnight, and they were all exhausted (especially the actors) because it had been a long, tough week of rehearsing and filming. But everyone pulled it together and found the energy to disco dance for a few minutes.
  • Ending tagline: (Rapping) "You smell so fruity". - Trina
  • During the musical/play a young girl in the audience in the second row is wearing a jacket that Sam wore in iCarly's "iReunite with Missy".
  • After the Grizzly Glue remark, Tori says "Heh?", just like Dan's previous show Drake & Josh. Josh would say "heh?" in the same tone of voice.
  • Cat exclaiming, "Punch buggy blue!" is a reference to Lilo & Stitch, where Stitch exclaims, "Blue punch buggy!"
  • Trina’s phone makes the same ringtone as Spencer’s phone in the iCarly episode "iWon't Cancel the Show".
  • Grizzly Glue is probably a parody of Gorilla Glue.


  • When Sinjin says "I love that hairbrush," you can see the disco lights on at the top of the screen even though music cannot be heard and is turned off. Most likely he forgot to turn off the disco lights.
  • In Tori Gets Stuck, Tori had an understudy for the play Steamboat Suzy, but she has no understudy in this episode probably for the sake of the plot or the understudy was sick or not doing the play due to a reason.
  • Trina says that she saw their grandmother naked. However, in Jade Dumps Beck, Tori states that their grandmother is deceased.
    • This may have been before she passed away, or she may be referring to their other grandmother.
  • During the performance, in the widescreen, you could see Tori sneak behind the rest of the cast but wasn't done getting the mask off.
  • Beck's dance double is very noticeable when he picks up Tori and when Tori is getting her makeup off: the wig is too fluffy and has bangs.
  • There is no way Tori could have appeared the way she did in between those dancers even with a trap door there wasn't enough time in between the scenes.
  • Trina said nothing has scared her ever since she saw her grandmother nude. However, in one of the "Tori Takes Requests" videos, which can be seen on YouTube, Tori can scare Trina seven times by sneaking up on her. However, Trina was likely bluffing or exaggerating. Also, this episode was production number 5. It's possible the video was uploaded after this episode, but unlikely. This episode could take place after that video.
  • When Sinjin accidentally turned the disco music on, Jade yelled: "No, 15 years ago, your mother gave birth to the wrong thing!!". She was most likely talking about his birth but in How Trina Got In it is revealed that Sinjin is the same age as Trina (18). However, it's possible that Jade didn't know this. Sinjin didn't correct her either.
    • How Trina Got In is not proof that Sinjin is the same age as Trina. In one of the stories told, Sinjin is already at the school when Trina auditioned. However, the students' flashback stories were all contradictory to each other and secondhand. Nothing in the students' flashback stories can be assumed to be correct.
  • When Sofia Michelle understood the play a different way, everyone went along with it including Cat, even though she has a big mouth and surely would have told her the real reason why Tori had the zombie makeup on in the first place.
  • Cat didn't get offended when Trina told her to talk less which is unusual. Usually, she is really sensitive and gets upset and sometimes asks "What's that supposed to mean?" It's possible she didn't get the clue and didn't know what she really meant.

Running Gags

  • Vibrating hairbrush
  • Disco Lights
  • Freezy Queen
  • Cat's speakerphone line
  • Someone honking their horn at Trina's and Trina honking back and saying "SHUT UP!"
  • Characters mentioning the number 1000
  • Robbie asking about his performance and getting insulted
  • Marty taking anti-anxiety pills


[Sinjin hits the wrong button and disco music plays]
Sinjin: I'm sorry, I hit the wrong thing.
Jade: NO!! 15 years ago, your mother gave birth to the wrong thing!

Jade: Would you kill the disco?
Sinjin: No one can kill disco! [Dances while using a vibrating hairbrush]

[Tori attempts to scare Trina]
Tori: How come you're not not scared of this?
Trina: I've seen our grandma naked. Nothing scares me anymore.

Tori: (opens door) WHAT!?
2 girls: AHHHH! [run away]
Tori: Wait! I want cookies!

Trina and Cat: "You know I flaunt ya, cuz girl I really want ya!"
Trina: "And ya lookin' nice!"
Cat: "Got me cooler than a bag of ice!"
Trina and Cat: "Now freeeeze, freeeze, go! Drop it fast and move real slow. Hooooooo, what?"
Trina: "You smell so fruity..." [Cat doesn't respond] Sing the next line!
Cat: I can't.
Trina: Why not?
Cat: It's dirty.

Cat: Trina, maybe you should pull over if you're gonna put on lip gloss.
Trina: Maybe you should talk less.
Cat: That is what my dad always says! [A car honks at Trina]
Trina: SHUT UP!! [Beeps her horn at the car] Yeah, I got a horn too buddy!!! [honks horn]

Tori: Wait, is she the one who does infomercials with a vibrating hairbrush?
Sinjin: I love that hairbrush!

Cat: Make-up time! [winks]

Cat: Um, I think that's your phone...[looks around the car]
Trina: [sternly] I know... find it!
Cat: Okay! [looks for the phone]
Tori: [on the other end of the phone] Come on! Come on, come on, come on!
Trina: Look under the seat!
Cat: You're bossy!

Cat: [looks out the window] Ooh! Punch buggy blue! [punches Trina]
Trina: Dude! [punches Cat]
Cat: OW!
[A car honks at Trina]
Trina: Shut up! [Honks her horn at the other driver]
Tori: [On the other end of the phone] Listen to me. If you two morons aren't back here before the play starts and I have to go on stage looking like a zombie, I'm going to punch both your buggies do you...?! [Marty looks at her with a confused look on his faced] I love you too, Grandma. Thanks for the quilt.
Trina: [confused] Quilt?
[A car honks at Trina]
Trina: SHUT UP! [honks her horn back at them]

Cat: Hey, André.
André: What up, little red?
Cat: What's that supposed to mean?!
André: Uh, I don't know. Little red. You're little and you got red hair.
Cat: Oh, that's so creative! Do Tori now!

(While acting)
Tori: I don't know.
Beck: It's okay that you don't know.
Tori: But you deserve an answer.
Beck: I can wait. For you, I would wait a thousand years.
Tori: But that's so many!
Beck: I know I'm poor. I know I don't have much to offer but... I do love you.
Tori: Because I'm beautiful?
Beck: I don't love you because you're beautiful. You're beautiful because I love you.
Tori: Whoa.

Trina: I want some apple juice.
Tori: Then go get some.
Trina: Fine, I'll do it myself.

[Holds up the Grizzly Glue]
Trina: Uh Cat, what is this for?
Cat: Oh, that's glue.
Trina: Yeah, but why is it with your makeup supplies.
Tori: What's the problem?
Trina: This is Grizzly Glue it's like an industrial cement.
Tori: Heh?
Trina: Cat... tell me you didn't use this on Tori's face...
[Reading the label]
Cat: Uh... [Grabs the glue from Trina] Tori: Give me that! For industrial use only caution with skin, CAT!
Cat: I'm sorry!
Trina: Why didn't you use dermal glue?
Cat: I ran out so I got that out of my dad's tool box!
Trina: Are you insane?
Tori: Why didn't you read the label!
Cat: Cause! I was distracted by the cute grizzly bear!

Trina: We had a little bit of an emergency.
Tori: What kind of an emergency?
Cat: A creamy...delicious one!
Tori: You stopped for ice cream!
Cat: There was a Freezy Queen in Bakersfield!
Tori: How far away are you?
Trina: 40 minutes...
[sound of a police car behind them in the background]
Trina: Maybe an hour...

Rex: Are you sure you want Robbie in this play?
Robbie: I'm good!
Rex: At what?

Cat: André you wanna help me put monster makeup on Tori's face?
[The door shuts]
André: Bye!
Cat: Maybe he had to use the bathroom.
Tori: In my front yard?
Cat: Well sometimes my brother...
Tori: Make-up time!!!

Trina: Listen, while I've got you on the phone, would I need my parent's permission to have minor cosmetic surgery.
Tori: Trina! Hang up.
Trina: I gotta go.
Tori: What'd he say?
Trina: That I have to be 18 before I can make--
Tori: About me! Can he get this zombie makeup off my face?
Trina: Oh! No.



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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