Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy on 'Sam and Cat': The Babysitting Isn't All Acting!
iCarly and Victorious both had their finales last year on Nickelodeon, but Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande are back with a brand new spin-off, Sam & Cat.
"To me, it's a Laverne & Shirley for a modern day audience," says Jennette. That's an awesome old-school reference.
"It's kind of along the lines of Drake & Josh or Kenan and Kel--a classic Dan Schneider television show," Ariana says. Dan also created iCarly, Victorious, Zoey 101 and a handful of other Nickelodeon shows.
Even though the show is about two girls and a babysitting business, "I haven't done much babysitting in my personal life," admits Ariana. "But I think all my babysitting on the show has made up for it."
And just because it's acting, doesn't mean it's easy. "In between takes it feels like babysitting!" explains Ariana. "It's just super hard sometimes to keep the younger kids focused." Jennette adds, "Sometimes they really like us and are really excited. And other times, they are just over it!"
Speaking of getting over things, "I wanted to be a babysitter when I was younger," says Jennette. She even went online to take courses. (Who knew they even had those?) "But nobody called me. So I feel like I slowly let that dream fade." Oh well, we think her current occupation is pretty cool.
Watch the clip above to find out how Jennette almost cracked her head open at Ariana's house (every babysitter's nightmare)!
And don't forget to catch Sam & Cat in June on Nick.