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Where Is Gibby From iCarly Now?

With the "iCarly" revival up and running, fans have had the chance to catch up with their favorite characters from the original show. Thankfully, many of the original stars have returned, including Miranda Cosgrove as Carly Shay, Jerry Trainor as Spencer, and Nathan Kress as Freddie Benson. Sadly, Jennette McCurdy didn't come back to reprise her role as the tough but lovable Sam Puckett, but the addition of Harper Raines — played by the hilarious Laci Mosley — brought a new and equally amazing dynamic to the series.

Though the original cast of "iCarly" wasn't huge, there were plenty of recurring faces we came to know (and dislike), like the evil Nevel Papperman (Reed Alexander) and the eccentric Nora Dershlit (Danielle Morrow), as reported by Entertainment Weekly. Another fan-favorite character was Gibby (Noah Munck), the goofy and hilarious friend of Carly, Freddy, and Sam. Fans were understandably sad to learn that Munck had no plans to return to "iCarly," but fortunately, the star has been up to plenty of other things since his time on the Nickelodeon comedy. Let's take a look at where he is these days.

He's part of a new television family

In 2014, Munck landed a recurring role on the TV comedy "The Goldbergs." He plays "Naked" Rob Smith, a member of Barry Goldberg's (Troy Gentile) friend group Jenkintown Posse (abbreviated "JTP"). Much like Munck's iconic character from "iCarly," Naked Rob enjoys removing his shirt at any opportunity.

Though fans have made it clear they've missed seeing Gibby on the "iCarly" revival, they've noticed the similarities between Gibby and Naked Rob. Twitter is full of fans both noticing the connection for the first time or pointing it out to others. One Twitter user named @JuliantheMutt wrote, "Was nobody going to tell me that Naked Rob from the Goldbergs and Gibby are the same person? No? I just had to find that out by myself?" while another user, @amber_amberson, noted the similarities between the two, writing, "The fact that gibby grew up to be naked rob on the goldbergs... perfection."

Whether playing Gibby or Naked Rob, Munck has more than proven his comedy acting skills — and his apparent love for shedding his shirt.

He's doing tons of creative work online

Aside from his television work, Munck is making a name for himself online. Since the early 2010s, he's delved into making music, and he has shared his electronic dance music on SoundCloud under the accounts NoxiK and SADWORLDBEATS — the latter of which seems to be his main platform. His SADWORLDBEATS brand also consists of a YouTube channel, where Munck and his brother Ethan create eccentric and absurd comedy sketches — and yes, they also have merch.

Munck spoke to Polygon about his YouTube comedy venture, explaining his satisfaction at being able to control the content he makes while realizing his initial Nickelodeon fans might not quite understand it. "People from the iCarly days followed me doing this half-a**ed stuff in the beginning and they lost interest," he expressed. "I totally get it! It's probably weird for people to see someone making weird content on YouTube that they used to watch on a Nickelodeon show. They probably think 'what is this guy doing?' Why [doesn't] he go back to making that other stuff I like?' That's why it's so cool to cultivate a fanbase around the channel."

Munck's ultimate goal? According to his Polygon interview, it would be to have an equally wacky show on Adult Swim. "With Adult Swim that's the only fashion where weirder YouTube stuff can land," he said. "Adult Swim is working with YouTube and I think that's going to continue. It's trending toward coming together."

Will Gibby ever pop up on the iCarly revival?

By the sound of it, Noah Munck is a busy guy with a wide variety of projects and endeavors on his plate. With that said, as the "iCarly" revival revs up for a third season on the Paramount+ streaming service, one has to wonder if he'll come around to the idea of a comeback. Back in 2017, he explained on the OYC Podcast that he has an odd relationship with the Gibby character since he's grateful for it, yet it has made his life difficult. Nevertheless, he said, "Maybe one day I'll have a better relationship with it, and who knows, I'll come back."

Despite his complicated feelings about Gibby, Munck very well could've played the character more than he ultimately did. Alongside "Sam & Cat," which ran from 2013 to 2014, Nickelodeon planned on creating a second "iCarly" spin-off focused on Gibby and a handful of new characters. It even got a pilot episode, though it never made it to the small screen before the project wound up in the bin. If that concept fascinates you, then feel free to check out the archived script for the "Gibby" pilot via the Internet Archive.

All in all, Noah Munck has done pretty well for himself outside of "iCarly." It's too bad that he hasn't popped up on the revival nor was able to helm his own spin-off title, but it's good to know that he's off pursuing other creative avenues instead.