She is shown to be quite irresponsible at times, such as when she drove a car right after having had laser eye surgery and ended up destroying the locker #239 with her car when she drove it into one of the school's walls due to her bad eyesight at that time. [After Nora texted Sam's mother that everything is going alright:] Nora: [reading the answer Sam´s mom texted] 'I finally popped that thing on my back'. She also has poor planning skills (which led to Sam and Melanie being born on a bus), doesn't feed Sam, and rarely gets up before noon. Sam: Wow, she's been squeezing that thing since Christmas! Schneider originally wanted to make a new TV series starring Miranda Cosgrove; the original idea was that she play a normal girl who, in a twist of fate, gets cast to star in her favorite TV show, Starstruck.However, during a casual meeting in his den with his wife and his friend Steve, Schneider decided that it would be much better if Carly had her own show – a web show she could run herself and do whatever she wanted to do.Victoria "Tori" Vega (portrayed by Victoria Justice) is the protagonist of the hit Nickelodeon show, Victorious.
(There's an exception in i Sam's Mom - sort of, when she and Sam are making up and say they love each other). Carly: No, they're late 'cause she was bleaching her mustache. Sam: Yeah, probably, with some medication my mom can't afford. Sam: Ever since my mom and I have been going to therapy, she's trying to be a better parent, so she packed me a lunch. [Sam groans; Carly searches through Sam's lunchbag] A Fat Cake...
Occasionally, she has to get between her best friends Sam and Freddie when the two argue too much.
She gets good grades and usually stays out of trouble, except for when she takes the blame for Sam's wrongdoing.
The show stars Miranda Cosgrove as Carly, Jennette Mc Curdy as Sam, Nathan Kress as Freddie, Jerry Trainor as Spencer, and Noah Munck as Gibby, and was taped at Nickelodeon on Sunset (season 1–5) and KTLA Studios (Season 6–7) in Hollywood, California.
The show was nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Children's Program five times.
She can be aggressive, cruel and immature, but tries hard to be a good mother towards Sam and Melanie even though she doesn't seem to know how. Sam: I said she was trying, I didn't say she was competent...