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"Big Time Tour Bus" is the sixth episode of the third season of Big Time Rush, and the sixty-eighth episode of the overall series. It originally aired on Nickelodeon on June 6, 2013. This episode is the first to be directed by Carlos PenaVega, one of the members of Big Time Rush.

Plot

The guys are on a two-week long radio tour to help promote their third album but on the way to their next performance in San Diego they get stuck in a massive traffic jam. Victoria Justice who's also touring with them has to perform extra sets of her music to buy time for them to get there.

Meanwhile Kendall and Carlos discover a website called Ihatebtr.com where an anonymous hater keeps posting bad information about the band especially about Kendall and Jo's relationship.

On the other tour bus James and Logan get into an argument over Logan's well-meaning but rigid and perfectionist tour habits. James ends up hurting Logan's feelings but feels badly later when Logan points out his own habits are aggravating him too. After James finally sees all the hard work Logan puts himself through to make sure things run smoothly for the guys while they're touring he realizes he was wrong but mentions to Logan that he isn't the easiest person to tour with either. Logan agrees to admit to that if James apologizes which he does and they make up.

To make Kendall feel better the guys show him some of the good feedback they have received over time which inspires them to make a music video dedicated to all their fans.

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Quotes

  • [At the concert, the crowd is getting irritated]
  • Victoria: (to Gustavo) I am ALL out of songs!
  • Gustavo: You have a Christmas album, right?
  • Victoria: Gustavo! It's June!
  • Gustavo: PLEASE!
  • [Moments later]
  • Victoria: (wearing a Santa hat) Let's do this!

Trivia

  • Carlos Pena Jr. directed this episode.
  • Victoria Justice guest stars as herself.[2][3]
  • This is the second time a Victorious star appeared on the show. The first one was Elizabeth Gillies, who played Heather Fox in Big Time Secret.
  • Victoria Justice is also the second Zoey 101 actor to appear on the show after Erin Sanders.
    • Ironically, Camille doesn't appear in the episode.
  • San Diego is the setting of another Nickelodeon show Drake & Josh.
  • This episode is a reference to the Summer Break Tour in which Victoria Justice joins BTR on tour.
  • At the beginning of the episode Kendall says to Carlos "You're directing - is that really a good idea?". This is most likely a reference to the fact that Carlos directed this episode.
  • There is a reference to Victoria Justice's song 'Shut Up and Dance' from the episode 'April Fools Blank' of the Nickelodeon show 'Victorious'.
  • This episode doesn't take place in the Palm Woods or Rocque Records.
  • When Carlos is playing the video with Kendall and Jo you can see other fake videos like a super cool music video (official video) learn how to clean VCR in 105 minutes.
  • This episode airs on Nick Asia "All Mixed Up" week alongside with Big Time Secrets, iParty With Victorious, iSaw Him First (iCarly), Big Time Marvin (Marvin Marvin), and Crazy Ponnie (Victorious). 
  • Kendall and James now both match hairstyles starting with this episode.

Running gags

  • The radio host seems to be breaking the fourth wall by saying things that sound like an answer to what Mrs. Knight just said but they turn out to be song titles.  
  • When Kendall is about to answer hater's offensive comments someone says "Hating a hater makes you a hater." 
  • Victoria Justice coming off the stage saying she has no more songs to sing and is upset about the boys still not being there. 

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