Seasons Overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 6 January 11, 2004 February 22, 2004
2 14 March 14, 2004 November 28, 2004
3 17 April 2, 2005 April 8, 2006
4 19 September 24, 2006 September 16, 2007
Film 2 films January 6, 2006; December 5, 2008

Season 1

Episode Series Title Directed by Written by Original airdate PC #
1 1 "Pilot" Virgil L. Fabian Dan Schneider 11 January 2004 101
Two very different teenagers named Drake Parker (Drake Bell) and Josh Nichols (Josh Peck) discover that they are about to become stepbrothers; Drake blackmails Josh into letting him get a date with the hottest girl in school.

Guest Stars: Julie Gonzalo as Tiffany Margolis and Joey Mendicino as Buck

2 2 "Dune Buggy" Virgil L. Fabian Dan Schneider 18 January 2004 106
Drake and Josh's parents refuse to let them drive a dune buggy from their friend, Trevor (Taran Killam); Josh gets grounded for lying about breaking the TV.

Guest Star: Taran Killam as Trevor

3 3 "Believe Me, Brother" Virgil L. Fabian Dan Schneider 25 January 2004 102
Drake believes that Josh is hitting on Drake's girlfriend, Susan (Ashley Eckstein), when it's actually Susan who's flirting with Josh.

Guest Star: Ashley Eckstein as Susan

4 4 "Two Idiots and a Baby" Virgil L. Fabian Steven Molaro 8 February 2004 103
Drake and Josh are left babysitting Walter's (Jonathan Goldstein) boss' baby on the night of Drake's concert.

Guest Stars: Larry Thomas as Bob Galloway and Kimmy Robertson as Mrs. Galloway

5 5 "First Crush" Virgil L. Fabian Steve Holland 15 February 2004 104
Josh isn't smooth with girls, but he has a crush on a girl named Kathy (Erin Chambers), so Drake tries to help Josh get a date with Kathy.

Guest Star: Erin Chambers as Kathy

6 6 "Grammy" Virgil L. Fabian Andrew Hill Newman 22 February 2004 105
Josh's grandmother babysits Drake and Josh while Walter, Audrey (Nancy Sullivan), and Megan (Miranda Cosgrove) leave for the weekend.

Guest Star: Randee Heller as Grammy Nichols

Season 2

Episode Series Title Directed by Written by Original airdate PC #
1 7 "The Bet" Steve Hoefer George Doty IV 14 March 2004 202
Drake bets Josh that he can go longer without junk food than Josh can go without video games.
2 8 "Guitar" Virgil Fabian Dan Schneider 21 March 2004 201
Drake wins concert tickets and a guitar autographed by an idol; Josh accidentally ruins the guitar.

Guest Star: Mark Matkevich as Devin Malone

3 9 "Movie Job" Virgil Fabian Dan Schneider 28 March 2004 203
Josh and Drake get jobs at a movie theater; slacker Drake gets promoted.

Absent: Nancy Sullivan as Audrey Parker-Nichols

4 10 "Football" Virgil Fabian Dan Schneider & Barry O'Brein 4 April 2004 205
Drake convinces Josh to try out for the football team to make him become cooler.

Absent: Nancy Sullivan as Audrey Parker-Nichols and Jonathan Goldstein as Walter Nichols

5 11 "Pool Shark" Steve Hoefer Anthony Del Broccolo 18 April 2004 204
Drake takes advantage of Josh's ability to play pool; Walter tries to get Audrey a good birthday present.
6 12 "Smart Girl" Roger Christiansen Dan Schneider 25 April 2004 207
Drake accidentally accepts an offer to join the school academic team; Josh tries to get revenge on Megan.

Guest Stars: Kate Lang Johnson as Michelle and Lane Napper as Academic Bowl Coach
Absent: Nancy Sullivan as Audrey Parker-Nichols and Jonathan Goldstein as Walter Nichols

7 13 "Little Diva" Virgil Fabian Eric Friedman 2 May 2004 208
The theater holds a movie premiere, and Josh must act as the personal assistant to the film's child star.

Note: Helen, who is usually played by Yvette Nicole Brown, was played by Frances Callier in this episode.
Absent: Nancy Sullivan as Audrey Parker-Nichols and Jonathan Goldstein as Walter Nichols

8 14 "Blues Brothers" Fred Savage Craig DiGregorio 12 September 2004 206
Drake enters a talent show to see if he can win it three years in a row. Also, Josh gets to reveal the weather on TV, but he gets pressured and starts twitching. He starts getting humiliated by everyone.

Note: Jake Farrow, who later plays Gavin Mitchell, played someone arguing about the twitch in this episode.

9 15 "Driver's License" Virgil Fabian Dan Schneider 12 September 2004 209
Drake begins blackmailing Josh after paying for Josh's traffic ticket.

Guest Stars: Erik Estrada as Police Officer, Torrey DeVitto as Denise Woods
Note: Torrey DeVitto, who played Denise Woods in this episode, played Tori in season three episode, "Playing the Field."

10 16 "Number 1 Fan" Virgil Fabian Dan Schneider 19 September 2004 211
A little girl from Josh's Campfire troop develops a crush on Drake.

Guest Stars: Alyson Stoner as Wendy, AnnaSophia Robb as one of the Campfire kids.
Absent: Nancy Sullivan as Audrey Parker-Nichols

11 17 "Mean Teacher" Steve Hoefer George Doty IV 26 September 2004 210
Drake cannot break up with his girlfriend because her mother, who was also his teacher, threatens him with summer school.

Guest Stars: Chelsea Brummet as Kelly Hayfer
Absent: Jonathan Goldstein as Walter Nichols

12 18 "The Gary Grill" Virgil Fabian Anthony Del Broccolo 17 October 2004 212
Drake and Josh unwittingly become pawns in a plot to sell stolen grills.

Guest Stars: Richard Biggs as Police Officer, Gary Coleman as Gary Coleman
Note: At the end of this episode, you see the words, "In memory of Richard Biggs," who played a cop in this episode and died five months before the episode ended.

13 19 "Drew & Jerry" Steve Hoefer Dan Schneider 24 October 2004 213
Drake becomes jealous when Josh befriends a classmate who looks and acts like him.
14 20 "Honor Council" Virgil Fabian Eric Friedman 28 November 2004 214
Drake is falsely accused of playing a practical joke on a teacher.

Guest Stars: Emma Roberts as Addie Singer from Unfabulous, Paul Gleason as Judge

Season 3

Episode Series Title Directed by Written by Original airdate PC #
1 21 "The Drake & Josh Inn" Adam Weissman Jake Farrow 2 April 2005 305
Drake and Josh turn their house into a bed-and-breakfast when left alone for the weekend.
2 22 "Peruvian Puff Pepper" Steve Hoefer Steve Holland 9 April 2005 301
Drake and Josh compete in a salsa-making contest to win a television.

Note: A short clip of this episode was played in iCarly episode, "iToe Fat Cakes."

3 23 "We're Married?" Steve Hoefer George Doty IV 16 April 2005 302
Josh's e-pal, Yooka, comes to visit, and Josh accidentally causes Yooka to marry Drake.
4 24 "Mindy's Back" Adam Weissman Eric Friedman 30 April 2005 303
Mindy returns and beats Josh at the Science Fair. However, Mindy and Josh start dating and Josh doesn't want Drake to know since Drake hated Mindy.

Absent: Nancy Sullivan as Audrey Parker-Nichols and Jonathan Goldstein as Walter Nichols

5 25 "The Affair" Adam Weissman Anthony Del Broccolo 21 May 2005 304
The boys assume that Walter is having an affair when he acts suspiciously.

Guest Star: Allison Dunbar as Peggy Sherman

6 26 "Playing the Field" Roger Christiansen Dan Schneider 4 June 2005 306
Drake breaks up with his girlfriend, Tori (Torrey DeVitto) so that he can date other people, but even though he gets a bunch of other dates, he becomes jealous when he sees her with new dates; Josh gets a new mustache which no one approved of.

Absent: Nancy Sullivan as Audrey Parker-Nichols and Jonathan Goldstein as Walter Nichols
Note: Torrey DeVitto, who played Tori in this episode, played Denise Woods in season two episode, "Driver's License."

7 27 "Helen's Surgery" Adam Weissman George Doty IV 11 June 2005 307
Helen enlists the help of Drake and Joshlaser eye surgery leaves her temporarily blinded.
8 28 "Paging Dr. Drake" Steve Hoefer Anthony Del Broccolo 1 October 2005 309
Drake accidentally shoots a potato at Josh, causing him to drop a barbell on his foot. Josh has to go to the hospital and while he is there, Drake dresses as a doctor so that he can get dates from nurses, but a doctor named Dr. Carlson believes that Drake is a famous doctor named Dr. Nussbaum and asks him to do surgery on a real patient.

Guest Star: John O'Hurley as Dr. Carlson

9 29 "Foam Finger" Roger Christiansen Dan Schneider 8 October 2005 308
Drake and Josh rejoin a fight they had when they were eight involving the last foam finger at a Padres game.
10 30 "Girl Power" Steve Hoefer Jake Farrow 15 October 2005 311
Drake starts worrying that his girlfriend, Lucy, is tougher than him. Lucy thinks she is, so she challenges Drake to a wrestling match. Meanwhile, Josh tries to impress Mindy's parents.
11 31 "Sheep Thrills" Steve Hoefer Eric Friedman 22 October 2005 310
Megan buys a sheep and tricks Drake and Josh into taking care of it.
12 32 "Megan's New Teacher" Adam Weissman George Doty IV 28 January 2006 313
When Josh gets the job as Megan's student teacher, he begins giving her and her classmates college homework so that they can be challenged.
13 33 "Little Sibling" Steve Hoefer Dan Schneider 4 February 2006 312
Mrs. Hayfer threatens to send Drake back to Remedial English (which Drake hates) if he doesn't take care of a kid from a company called, "Little Sibling."
14 34 "Theater Thug" Roger Christiansen Dan Schneider 18 February 2006 314
After Drake and Josh appear in an episode of FBI's Most Wanted (Drake played Scared Guy #1 and Josh played the Theater Thug), people start thinking Josh is the real criminal and he won't stop getting arrested.
15 35 "The Demonator" Steve Hoefer Anthony Del Broccolo & Eric Friedman 25 February 2006 315
Drake and Josh leave the house in secret to ride a new roller coaster called, "The Demonator," when they are supposed to be watching their great grandfather, Papa Nichols, as he just had surgery.
16 36 "Alien Invasion" Will Bardelli Steve Holland 18 March 2006 316
Drake and Josh try to get revenge on Megan by convincing her that aliens are invading the Earth.
17 37 "Dr. Phyllis Show" Steve Hoefer Anthony Del Broccolo & Eric Friedman 8 April 2006 317
Drake and Josh go on the Dr. Phyllis show where they think back to stuff that had happened to them before.

Season 4

Episode Series Title Directed by Written by Original airdate PC #
1 41 "Josh Runs into Oprah" Roger Christiansen Ethan Banville 24 September 2006 405
When Drake forgets Josh's birthday, he tries to make things up to him by letting him meet his favorite talk show host, Oprah Winfrey, but Josh ends up accidentally running over her with his car.
2 42 "Vicious Tiberius" Roger Christiansen George Doty IV 1 October 2006 302
Drake and Josh get trapped in Mrs. Hayfer's bathroom by her vicious dog.
3 43 "The Wedding" Steve Hoefer Matt Fleckenstein 15 October 2006 412
While on their way to an important wedding, Drake and Josh get stranded in the middle of a highway when their car breaks down.
4 44 "Mindy Loves Josh" Adam Weissman Arthur Gradstein 22 October 2006 403
Mindy tells Josh that she loves him, making Josh freak out; Megan tricks Drake into thinking he has a serious skin disease.
5 45 "Who's Got Game?" Adam Weissman Ethan Banville 5 November 2006 409
Drake and Josh make a bet to see who can get the most girls in a week.
6 46 "The Great Doheny" Adam Weissman Matt Fleckenstein 12 November 2006 404
Drake and Josh help a talented magician get noticed again.
7 47 "I Love Sushi" Steve Hoefer Dan Schneider 26 November 2006 407
When the house gets robbed, Drake and Josh must take jobs working at a sushi factory in order to have enough money for new furniture.
8 48 "The Storm" Steve Hoefer George Doty IV 7 January 2007 411
Due to Walter's incorrect weather predictions, Drake, his family, his band, and his friends are stranded in the house due to a rainstorm the night of a concert.
9 49 "My Dinner with Bobo" Virgil Fabian Arthur Gradstein 14 January 2007 406
When Drake buys an orangutan named Bobo from a car dealer, Drake and Josh accidentally sell him to a man who eats orangutans.
10 50 "Tree House" Rogee Christiansen Dan Schneider 21 Jaunary 2007 408
Drake accidentally traps Josh and himself inside a tree house.
11 51 "Josh is Done" Adam Weissman Ethan Banville 11 February 2007 415
After Drake makes Josh be late for an important test, Josh decides not to have anything to do with him anymore, making Drake's life fall apart.
12 52 "Eric Punches Drake" Roger Christiansen Arthur Gradstein 18 February 2007 417
When Eric accidentally punches Drake, rumors start to spread that Eric intentionally punched him because Drake was supposedly making fun of his sister, but Eric ends up encouraging the rumors so that he could become more popular; Josh suspects that Mindy has a new boyfriend and that she was rubbing him in his face.
13 53 "Megan's Revenge" Steve Hoefer Dan Schneider 4 March 2007 401
After Drake and Josh accidentally kill Megan's pet hamster, Megan appears to be cool with it, since it was an accident, but Drake and Josh become paranoid that it was a trick so that they could let their guard down to allow Megan to do something horrible to them.
14 54 "Steered Straight" Steve Hoefer Dan Schneider 11 March 2007 414
After Drake and Josh get in trouble with the police for using fake I.D.s to sneak into a concert, Audrey and Walter have a police officer show them what it's like to be arrested, but while they're in the car, they get tangled up with a real criminal.
15 55 "Megan's First Kiss" Will Bardelli George Doty IV 7 April 2007 418
Megan's secret behavior leads Drake and Josh to find out that she has a boyfriend.
16 56 "Battle of Panthatar" Josh Peck Matt Fleckenstein 15 April 2007 416
Drake and Josh get banned from their friend's birthday party, so they try to get in by giving him an autographed Beatles album, but he takes the present and doesn't let them in.
17 57 "Really Big Shrimp" Drake Bell (Part 1)
Steve Hoefer (Part 2)
Dan Schneider & George Doty IV 3 August 2007 419-420
Josh accidentally ruins Drake's music career when he signs a contract signing away creative rights for Drake's hit song, whoch would air in a commercial that would premiere during the Super Bowl.

Note: This was supposed to be the series finale, but Nickelodeon aired the final three episodes out of order.

18 58 "Helicopter" Virgil Fabian Dan Schneider 10 August 2007 410
Drake wins a private trip to a helicopter where he can skydive, and Josh tags along, but then, they accidentally knock out their pilot.
18 58 "Dance Contest" Steve Hoefer George Doty IV 16 September 2007 413
Drake wants to win a dance contest so that he can get enough extra credit to pass gym (which he was skipping), but Josh wants to win the dance contest so that he can be number one in the class instead of Mindy.