Dan Schneider: A Scandal at Nickelodeon | blameitonjorge

Dan Schneider: A Scandal at Nickelodeon | blameitonjorge

♪ Nihoni – Chapter 13 ♪>>INTERVIEWER: Nobody talks about pedophilia.>>COREY: It’s the big secret.>>And it’s widespread?>>Oh, yeah. I was surrounded by them… when I was 14 years old. Surrounded. Literally. Didn’t even know it. It wasn’t until I was old enough to realize
what they were, And what they wanted, and what they were about, and the types of people that were surrounding
me, ’til I went, “Oh, my god!” They were everywhere, like vultures.>>JORGE: If you grew up watching Nickelodeon, then you may have heard of Dan Schneider. He was responsible for many of its hit shows
during the ’90s and 2000s; such as “The Amanda Show,” “iCarly,” and,
my personal favorite, “Drake and Josh.” In recent years, Dan has been brought into controversy due to
rumors about abusive, and possibly sexual behavior between him and
his young, female co-stars. None of these rumors were grounded
with hard evidence, and most people dismissed it… …until March 26, 2018, when Nickelodeon announced that they would be
parting ways with Dan Schneider. The news surprised many people. “Why would Nickelodeon fire one of its
biggest producers… …seemingly out of nowhere?” [film reel click] “Were they aware of all the rumors.. .and decided to finally do something about it?” [film reel click] What is “the Dan Schneider conspiracy?” [camera flash] ♪ ♪>>CARLY: Okay, I’m Carly!>>SAM: I’m Sam!>>And we like to draw families on our toes!>>Observe! ♪ ♪ [laughter] [white noise] [guitar riff, SAM laughing]>>Okay, and that completes our five-part series
on “Toes with Fro–!” [static]>>JADE: And now, I’m gonna turn off the camera… …using only the remote and the power of my toes! [electronic beep] ♪ Nihoni – Subconscious ♪>>JORGE: One of the most prominent rumors regarding
Dan Schneider… …is that he has a thing for… feet, and uses his shows and their following
to satisfy this fetish. You may be thinking, “Well, maybe he just finds feet and toes to be funny.” And to be honest, some of the scenes
by themselves are… …rather harmless and something that I could imagine
on other shows. However, it’s undeniable that there are a large number of feet-related puns and barefoot scenes in his shows. Too many to list here. Outside of television, There are some weird examples, however. In “Victorious,” Tori hosts an online show called, “Tori Takes Requests,” where viewers can ask her to do all sorts of
random things. In the very first episode, Tori gets a request to have
ketchup poured all over her feet… and then she does a little… “dance” at the end. In another online show called “Cat’s Random Thoughts,” there’s a moment in the first episode where she
sticks her big toe in her mouth. I didn’t really watch “Victorious” growing up, so I don’t know if these played on television. But I do know that they were extras on “TheSlap.com,” a fictional, in-universe website. Now, here is where things get even more unusual. On September 13, 2013, The “Sam and Cat” Twitter page asked its followers to take a picture of their feet, with the hashtag, “SAMandCATSaturday.” And… a number of people did. This is just one of many now-infamous, feet-related tweets from Dan Schneider and his shows. But this is the most well-known. You can find several if you look around long enough. During the same year, there was a post on Reddit about how Dan Schneider is the most successful
writer / T.V. executive… …in children’s television over the last 30 years. A user commented, The user further elaborated. The commenter later deleted his or her account. It’s unknown who this person is, how old
he or she was… …or if this person was even telling the truth. A small YouTube channel known as
“Revenge of the Cis”… …have done a number of videos about Dan Schneider. And during one of their podcasts, they received a call
from an anonymous source… …stating that she went to an audition for one of
Dan Schneider’s shows. The call was quite lengthy, so for time’s sake I’ll be playing a portion of what she had to say. The full podcast will be available below. [high-pitched, indistinct chatter]>>MERSH: Right. [high-pitched, indistinct chatter]>>JORGE: Because this person’s mother decided to
take her out of the audition… …she’s been blacklisted from the business.>>JENNETTE: Hey, Dan Schneider! I know you’re watching my Vine! Do you like my Vine? Vine! Vine! Vine! Look what you’ve done to me! ♪ A P O L L O – Reign ♪>>JORGE: There are a number of photos circulating
the internet… of Dan Schneider being a bit too… …”touchy” with his young, child actors; some of which are a bit more… uncomfortable to
look at than others. There are stories of him, inviting… young actresses into his office, and hosting pool parties during auditions. [high-pitched, indistinct chatter] [high-pitched, indistinct chatter] In an article by Kira Davis from RedState, she writes… In 2004, actor and producer Brian Peck… …was convicted of several lewd acts towards a minor, and was sentenced to 16 months in prison. Court documents reveal that several of
these acts involved… …just to name a few. The victim has remained anonymous to
protect his or her career, But according to reports, the child actor was involved in “The Amanda Show.” After serving his sentence, Peck was
released from prison. …and… went straight back to working on kids’ shows, such as “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” This is because although he is prohibited from
direct contact with children… That technically doesn’t mean he’s not allowed to
work on shows that involve children.>>MADDIE: I wonder where I’d wear this!>>THE MIRROR: Wear it to a fruit stand! You look like a lime! [chuckles]>>JORGE: So, what does this have to do with
Dan Schneider? Well, in a 2002 article titled, it is revealed that Dan Schneider and Brian Peck… …would host “comedy boot camps” for Nickelodeon
child stars, where they were allegedly separated from their parents. Really think about that for a bit. The guy that held “boot camps” for children was convicted and sentenced two years later for commiting sexual acts with children… …and then went straight back to
working on children’s shows. When asked if he had anything to say to the child
he abused, Peck responded with, …and this is the guy Dan Schneider worked with… …for years… According to “Deadline.com,” Dan Schneider was
known for having temper issues. During a meeting with Nickelodeon executives, Dan was told that his show “Game Shakers” would
not be renewed for a fourth season… …leaving it on a cliffhanger ending. It was also reported Nickelodeon’s newest show,
“Cousins for Life,” would move into the same studio that all of Schneider’s shows were produced for years, and that Dan wasn’t so happy about having to
share space now. Perhaps the most absurd allegation towards
Dan Schneider, is that he is the true father of Jamie Lynn
Spears’ daughter. Yeah; this is a little silly, but it does lead into something interesting, so I’m going to bring it up for educational purposes;
just so you guys know. Jamie Lynn Spears, the star of “Zoey 101,” infamously got pregnant at 16 years old, which resulted in the cancellation of the show. Crazy Days and Nights is an on-line, gossiping website, ran by an anonymous blogger known as “N.T.”, a self-proclaimed, dialed-in entertainment lawyer. Supposedly, N.T. was able to predict certain
scandals involving big-name celebrities, such as Weinstein and Kevin Spacey on his website… years before mainstream media caught on. Obviously, there is no way to verify this is accurate, despite “The Daily Beast” believing so. ♪ MucioJad – Distortion ♪ Regardless, there was an… “interesting”
post made by N.T. in October of 2007, saying, In December of 2007, just two months later, Jamie Lynn Spears announces her pregnancy. ♪ ♪ Speaking of “Crazy Days and Nights,” visitors to the website are able to create accounts and comment on N.T.’s posts, often attempting to guess which celebrity will
be exposed next. One of these commenters, known as “Himmmm,” is believed to be… Robert Downey Jr. Yeah; the golden Avenger himself. Where the hell did this come from? Well, most of the people came to this conclusion
because of what “Himmmm”… …revealed about himself through his posts, such as having a troubled youth, and nearly destroying his Hollywood career. Himmmm also listed celebrities he was friends with… …including… …Robert Downey Jr.’s wife. It’s worth noting that
Himmmm’s complete list of
celebrities included some that
people… …were not able to
find a connection to
Robert Downey Jr., such as
Neil Patrick Harris
and John Hamm. Of course,
there is no way
to know for certain
who Himmm is. Of course, there is no way to know for certain
who Himmm is. But what we do know is that some time ago… he had this to say about Dan Schneider. ♪ ♪ Finally, on March 26, 2018, Nickelodeon parted ways with Dan Schneider. Nickelodeon’s official statement was, Dan was given a payout of $7,000,000 upon
his departure, he and his wife sold their home, and currently reside in Hidden Hills, California. It’s unknown if Dan Schneider is working on
any new projects. So… is Dan guilty? Did he really abuse his young, child actors? Well, no one knows for certain. As you may have noticed, there is no concrete
evidence against Dan Schneider. No celebrity has spoken out, and the ones who did kept their identities private, or anonymous. So, for all we know, they could be lying. The closest comes to us from Noah Munck, the actor who played Gibby on iCarly from the official podcast. But even he was hesitant on defending Dan. [high-pitched, indistinct chatter] ♪ Johannes Bornlöf – A Mellow Mood ♪ These rumors and accusations have existed
for a while, but… nobody really said or did anything until Nickelodeon separated themselves from Dan. It was only then that people started growing concern. Why would Nickelodeon fire one of their biggest producers, just… …out of nowhere? Were they aware of something? Many people point to this event as evidence that
Dan must be guilty, But… I beg to differ. I think that it’s worth mentioning that Dan’s shows have been seriously declining in ratings. iCarly’s pilot episode got 4.1 million views. Their most-viewed episode, “iSaved Your Life,” got 11.2 million views, and their least-viewed episode, “iBattle Chip,” got 2.4 million views. Victorious’s pilot episode got 5.7 million, their most-viewed episode, “Beggin’ On Your Knees,” got 6.1 million, and their least-viewed episode, “The Hambone King,” got 2.39 million, so… not that bad. Skipping over “Sam and Cat” since that
show never finished, Henry Danger’s pilot episode got 1.94 million views. Their most-viewed episode, “Hour of Power,” got 3.16 million, and their least-viewed episode, “Saturday Night Lies,” got 1.05 million. Game Shakers’ pilot episode got 1.98 million views, their most-viewed episode was the pilot episode, and their least-viewed episode, “Escape from Utah,” got 0.52 million views. It seemed as if the “Schneider Style” just… …wasn’t working anymore. Is it not more reasonable that Nickelodeon saw
this trend and fired him because of it? I do not want to dismiss any of the people that have investigated and spoken out against him, I mean, with this many rumors and allegations
surrounding Dan, it’s… just kinda hard to ignore it… and it’s not like this hasn’t happened before… In 2004, a man known as Jason Handy used his job at Nickelodeon to lure young, child actors. He was arrested, and sentenced to six years in prison for molestation, and possession of child pornography. And after serving his time, he was released and went straight back to
working at Nickelodeon. Hollywood is one of the most… unsupervised, unrestricted industries in the world, The promise of fame and fortune can be so alluring to young and upcoming actresses and actors, that they and their families are just… willing to do anything. Once you become a public figure, everything you say and do will be held against you, which is why if some actor or actress in the industry was abused as a child, they’d probably rather say nothing and
not risk their career. You can’t change the past, so… might as well keep making money. I think the most we can definititively say
about Dan is that… …at the very least… he finds feet entertaining, and that’s not a crime. But who knows? Maybe someday, an actor or actress will
speak out against Dan; maybe concrete evidence will be found; and maybe something will be done. I supposed we’ll never know… [click] ♪ Gato (aka NetGato) – Kry ♪ Captions by LoliSRs with assistance by blameitonjorge
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100 thoughts on “Dan Schneider: A Scandal at Nickelodeon | blameitonjorge

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  2. As someone with something of a foot fetish, I don’t act it out on underage children, as most of the people I’d like to act it out on are legally aged men

  3. 15:20 When you say that there is no concrete evidence against Dan Schneider you just sum up what i was thinking during all this, all we have is anonymous people saying that they had work with him…

  4. Look at the girl who played Nicole on Zoey 101, Alexa Nikolas. She was verbally abused on Zoey 101 by the female coworkers and even Dan Schneider. People speculate there’s more to the abuse that she won’t elaborate on.

  5. If you want a ICarly episode that just screams Dan's words all over it, see the episode "IToe Fat Cakes" where Carly gets her toe stuck in the tub faucet only for Mary Scheer (Who might of been Dan's biggest crush since she's been in many of his productions) and starts stoking it.

    I wish I was making that up….

  6. I’m watching a lot of old Nick shows from the late 90s and early 00s….

    Yeah, dude was definitely obsessed with feet. Big time!

  7. Y'know… There's a lot of stuff I didn't even REALIZE were pretty messed up about stuff like The Amanda show when I was a kid watching it. I remember a lot of sagments about feet, playing in 'gross' stuff, some.. pretty fetishistic stuff that I didn't even notice as an adult. Especially involving Amanda herself when she was what, at the first season 12 or 13?

    It's pretty horrifying seeing how this disgusting stuff was put on TV for children.

  8. I never noticed the foot fetish when I was younger, but now it’s totally obvious that he has a foot fetish.

    Remember when we all had innocence? I don’t.

  9. The mention of the "foot fetish" that Dan Schneider was said to have had reminded me of Mel Phillips. Mel Phillips was a former announcer and backstage executive with the WWF(now WWE) back in the late 1970s till 1992. He along with former wrestlers turned executives Terry Garvin and Pat Patterson made up the "Cream Team" for which they were known to molest and sexually harrass "ring boys." The "ring boys" were the individuals who helped set up the rings and do other errands at WWF events throughout the 80's and early 90's. But when the "Cream Team" incidents were discovered in 1992, it was known as the "WWF Ring Boy Sex Scandal." And besides the steroid scandal, this was the second scandal that affected the WWF in the early 90's. As for the "foot fetish", former ring boys stated that Mel Phillips was known to play with the feet of most or all of the kids that were under his watch. I guess having a "foot fetish" is part of pedophilia.

  10. I was offered a full paid scholarship type deal to an acting school In la when i was 13. My sister didnt do well in her audition so my mom was going to have to pay for her. And we would have to move to LA thank god my mom said no.

  11. Makes sense now… Why Megan Fox was discovered by Dan "Get in the Van" Schneider. Her thumb looks like a toe.
    Today Megan Fox is raising her son as a girl. She is mentally ill along with the rest of these Hollywood pedophiles and Satanists. Parents are suppose to protect their children, not feed them to the wolves.

  12. Serious question…. Dont attack me for asking but if i google childrens feet hypothetical would that be illegal i mean there not nude or anything

  13. you know.. he’s really gross but cmon the man had some damn good and funny shows. after he left, all the new shows are trash 🤷‍♀️ but it’s for the best.

  14. The actual victims share some blame for never speaking up and letting others get abused. It has to stop somewhere and none of these now grown actresses had charges pressed?

  15. At 19:00 this guy is sick he thinks there is nothing wrong with having a foot fetish for kids feet thats creepy and disgusting

  16. do y’all remember that Zoey 101 episode where the little brother had his feet tickled a bunch? that scene always weirded me out lol

  17. I just found your channel from YT because Nexpo watchers dig your channel and so do I. New subscriber here, great stuff 👌

  18. These are the funniest comments I've read ona YouTube video.. will return to this video just to see the new comments lol!

  19. wanna know what’s wrong with this world ? Is hat child predators get a slap on the wrist and let out to re offend .

  20. i dunno about that jamie lynn blind item.. i mean i'm not saying they don't have valid info, but no way schneider was old enough to be her "grandfather" in 2007 (not even close).. obviously too old to be fraternizing with teenagers, but the mystery "producer" mentioned was obviously either someone else, or else that blogger is prone to over-exaggeration and shouldn't be cited in a serious video about child abuse.

  21. I remember looking into this and reading a comment saying Britney Spears's mental breakdown was around the time her sister got pregnant. Seems like an extreme reaction if she got pregnant by her boyfriend, don't you think? That comment really made me believe that Dan could be her child's father. In theory, Britney may have learned that fact and it could have really messed her up or brought up possible abuse she could have endured when she started out in the industry. Food for thought. I find it absolutely disgusting that they re-hire pedophiles that have already been convicted and served jail time, though. Fucking sickening. I also find the amount of feet in his shows very alarming and so very creepy.

  22. I used to want to be an actress. I would obsess about it soooooo much. When I hear about those people talking about becoming actors, I think it sounds fun,and then they say something that reminds me why I don't want to be an actress

  23. He probably likes the little 11 year old actresses…alot of pedos like really little kids, if it's 18 or older it's worth less to these child touchers

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