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Drake & Josh
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Genre: Sitcom
Teen sitcom
Children's television series
Starring: Drake Bell
Josh Peck
Miranda Cosgrove
Nancy Sullivan
Jonathan Goldstein
Creator: Dan Schneider
Writer: Dan Schneider
Jake Farrow
Steven Molaro
Savage Steve Holland
Matt Fleckenstein
Andrew Hill Newman
Anthony Dell Broccolo
George Doty IV
Arthur Gradstein
Ethan Banville
Eric Friedman
Director: Steve Hoefer (19 episodes, 2004-2007)
Virgil L. Fabian (16 episodes, 2004-2007)
Adam Weissman (9 episodes, 2005-2007)
Roger Christiansen (8 episodes, 2004-2007
William Bardelli (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Fred Savage (1 episode, 2004)
Drake Bell (1 episode, 2007)
Josh Peck (1 episode, 2007)
Opening Theme: I Found a Way
Seasons: 4
Episodes: 57
Aired: 2004-2007

Drake & Josh is an American sitcom shown on the Nickelodeon television network, starring Drake Bell and Josh Peck who play as the two stepbrothers. Both stars had already played roles in The Amanda Show, as had Nancy Sullivan, who played Audrey in the show. Jonathan Goldstein played their father, and Miranda Cosgrove played their little sister.

Drake & Josh, was, in some ways, a spiritual successor to a show Dan Schneider had previously worked on, Kenan & Kel. Both featured a smart character, with a skinny and absent-minded character for their friend.


Two stepbrothers, one being a nerd, and the other a popular, cool famous musician. They are very different but end up being the best of brothers; whom also have to deal with their younger sister Megan who always makes their lives miserable by pulling pranks on them. She gets them in trouble a lot and just frightens them. The two of them get into crazy situations.


Main article: List of Episodes

Season Episodes Season Priemre 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 20 September 24, 2006 Sepetember 16, 2007


Cast and Characters[]

Character Actor Seasons Present
Drake Parker Drake Bell Season 1-4
Josh Nichols Josh Peck Seaons 1-4
Audrey Parker-Nichols Nancy Sullivan Season 1-4
Walter Nichols Jonathan Goldstein Season 1-4
Megan Parker Miranda Cosgrove Season 1-4
Helen Dubois Yvette Nicole Brown Season 2-4
Crazy Steve Jerry Trainor Season 2-4
Mindy Crenshaw Allison Scagliotti Season 2-4
Craig Ramirez Alec Medlock Season 2-4
Eric Blonowitz Scott Halberstadt Season 1-4
Gavin Mitchell Jake Farrow Season 2-4
Mrs. Hayfer Julia Duffy Season 2-4
Dr. Jeff Glazer Roark Critchlow Season 2-4
Bruce Wincil Unknown Season 3-4

Main Characters[]

Drake Parker[]

Drake Parker (Drake Bell) is Megan's older brother, Josh's stepbrother, Audrey's biological son, and Walter's stepson. Drake is depicted as an easygoing, immature, confident, and womanizing teenage slacker. Although he often appears unintelligent, his under-achievement seems to be caused by apathy, and he has been known to make impulsive decisions. Drake has a great interest in music, playing the electric guitar in a band throughout the series and liking all forms, his favorite being a rock, and also likes country. He can also play drums and bongos. He can easily manipulate Josh to get what he wants. He has a lot of success with girls, and much of the comedy is his effortless ability to get dates. Drake feels embarrassed about his new stepbrother at first but grows to accept Josh. Despite his narcissism and selfishness, Drake still redeems himself by doing the right thing. He becomes more mature as the series progresses.

Josh Nichols[]

Josh Nichols (Josh Peck) is Drake and Megan's stepbrother, Walter's biological son, and Audrey's stepson. Unlike Drake, Josh is knowledgeable, diligent, caring, and does well in school, although he is socially awkward. In the pilot episode, he had a job for the school newspaper in which he wrote advice for students under the name Miss Nancy. He begins working for Helen at the fictional Premiere movie theatre in season two. Unlike Drake, Josh often tries his best in challenging situations and uses his common sense, often repeating things for emphasis when anxious. Despite his logical mind and hard-working nature, Josh is prone to bad luck, especially with girls. However, later, he begins to date Mindy Crenshaw, his academic rival. He has various hobbies, including cooking and performing magic tricks. Later in the series, Josh becomes more popular and has better luck. He is obsessed with Oprah Winfrey and accidentally runs her over with his car in "Josh Runs into Oprah," leading her to get a restraining order against him. Peck described his character as having a Jackie Gleason quality, and said, "Not only can Josh do the physical comedy and the pratfalls, but he can also sell a sophisticated joke and a touching moment."

Audrey Parker-Nichols[]

Audrey Parker-Nichols (Nancy Sullivan) is Drake and Megan's mother, Josh's stepmother, and Walter's wife. Her first name is never mentioned in the series, although a deleted scene from the series finale would have revealed Audrey. The scene would also specify her profession as a catering business. She is usually telling the boys not to be so immature. She upsets her husband, Walter, because of her preference for Bruce Winchill, his rival weatherman. Because Walter lacks respect from the boys, she usually has to punish them, although these punishments are usually unfair because most are Megan's fault. As stepmother and stepson, Audrey and Josh have a very close relationship and he affectionately calls her "Mom" or "Mama." She is a very nurturing and supportive mother; however a bit gullible when it comes to her daughter Megan, especially when it is Megan's word against Drake and Josh.

Walter Nichols[]

Walter Nichols (Jonathan Goldstein) is Josh's father, Drake and Megan's stepfather, and Audrey's husband. He is a meteorologist for a local TV news program in San Diego, but he is often wrong about the weather. Walter is often slow-witted, awkward, out-of-touch, and old-fashioned. As a result, he lacks the respect of his stepchildren, who refer to him by his first name. When Megan calls him by his first name, he always asks, "When did she start calling me Walter?" and Audrey replies, "I don't know." He is also oblivious and cynical regarding Megan's pranks, which have caused the boys many punishments. However, starting in the episode "The Demonator," Walter slowly begins to notice Megan's evil ways. A running gag involves a rivalry between him and Bruce Winchill, an unseen weatherman from another station. He hates that Winchill is so popular, as he is always right with his predictions and even forbids the use of Winchill's name in the family home.

Megan Parker[]

Megan Parker (Miranda Cosgrove) is the tomboyish and mischievous younger biological sister of Drake, the stepsister of Josh, daughter of Audrey, and stepdaughter of Walter. Megan often references a best friend named Janie and often refers to her older brothers as "boobs." She is essentially the main antagonist of the series, usually bullies her brothers, although sometimes Megan helps them in episodes like “The Gary Grill”, “Honor Council”, “The Drake & Josh Inn” and “Drake & Josh: Go Hollywood.” It has also been shown that she is very wise and intelligent; she can pull off very severe, torturous, and sometimes complicated (or even potentially dangerous) pranks on her brothers, all while ensuring that her parents think of her as being a sweet, angelic, harmless, and innocent little girl. However, in numerous episodes like “The Bet” and “The Affair,” Megan had made rude remarks to Drake and Josh in front of her mother, who does not intervene, and also in “Really Big Shrimp” when she sassed off to Lula when she rudely demanded her guacamole, with Walter intervening instead of her mother. Another episode shows that she has a hidden computerized monitor in her room, giving her surveillance of the house to aid in her pranks against Drake and Josh. Most of the time throughout the series, Megan is very vain, mean-spirited, selfish, snotty, rude, conceited, snobbish, argumentative, spiteful, disrespectful, hypocritical, deceitful, obnoxious, arrogant, bossy, spoiled, vindictive, and cruel to her brothers. However, despite her mistreatment of them, Megan loves her brothers deep down. She had shown them genuine love and support when they uncovered that her boyfriend Corey (Christian Vandal) had been cheating on her with another girl named Monica. Her character is similar to characters such as Sam Puckett and Chuck Chambers from iCarly and Jade West from Victorious, both shows of which were created by Dan Schneider.

Recurring Characters[]

Helen Dubois[]

Helen Ophelia Dubois (Yvette Nicole Brown) is the manager of the Premiere Theater, connected to the Premiere Galleria mall. She is Josh's boss at the theater and is known for her intimidating demeanor, loud voice, and demanding attitude towards employees. She adores Drake but dislikes Josh despite the hard work he puts in at the theater. She starred in a hit television sitcom as a child, called Happy Times (a parody of the classic 1970s TV sitcoms Happy Days and Good Times). She married Buzz Baxter in "Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp" but divorced him sometime before Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh after five weeks. Yvette Nicole Brown played Helen for most of the series, except the season two episode "Little Diva," in which Frances Callier took over the role. Helen appeared in a 2011 episode of Victorious in which she becomes the principal of Hollywood Arts High School. She later appears in a 2015 episode of Game Shakers, in which she hosts her talk show titled The Helen Show.

"Crazy" Steve[]

Crazy Steve (Jerry Trainor) is an employee at the Premiere movie theater who is noted for his emotional and mental instability, lashing out at co-workers, strangers, and passersby over little things. Incredibly sensitive, Steve takes offense at the slightest of subjects or even the most thoroughly minor hints at insults, hollering at others for interrupting him or denying his questions, desires, or offers. Steve's utter lack of sanity has earned him a dangerously unpredictable reputation amongst colleagues, to the extent where he finds immense frustration in following along with episodes of Dora the Explorer, screaming at the animated characters on the screen. In seasons 2 and 3, he had a lot of hair, but in season 4, his head was shaved. He appears in the program's 2008 Christmas special, most notably towards its conclusion, where he shreds hunks of cheese in a wood chipper to grant his friends' wish for a white Christmas. He later appeared in an episode of the series Sam and Cat where he is revealed to have been placed at a mental institution for the sick with a restrictive mask over his face.

Mindy Crenshaw[]

Mindy (Allison Scagliotti) is a clever but arrogant girl at school who is always trying to be better than Josh, who is her rival. She also shows an intense dislike for Drake, and the feeling is mutual. For example, in "Honor Council," she took apart Mrs. Hayfer's car and rebuilt it in the middle of her classroom to frame Drake for the prank and have him suspended. For this misdeed, Mindy was sent to a mental hospital, causing a temporary departure from the series. Still, she eventually reappeared in "Mindy's Back" to compete in the school science fair. Later on, she became Josh's on-again off-again girlfriend, and the two enjoy each other's company. One of Mindy's well-known character traits is her genius-level intellect and scientific talents. She defeats Josh yearly in the science fair except for one year after they started to date, where she let him win, which she enjoys rubbing in his face at times. She also cloned her pet Cockapoo, and has a love of sharks.

Craig Ramirez and Eric Blonowitz[]

Craig (Alec Medlock) and Eric (Scott Halberstadt) are two nerdy honor students in a gay relationship that are always being exploited by Drake, mostly due to his hare-brained schemes. Drake often mistakes Eric for Craig when Craig is absent. Craig corrected him once in "Eric Punches Drake," and Drake sarcastically said, "It matters," suggesting that he has no interest in correcting his mistakes. Eric first appeared in the pilot episode as an extra and along with his best friend, Craig, a few times in Seasons 2 and 3, but they occur more frequently in Season 4 and appear in the series finale Really Big Shrimp. They usually are good friends and good, but not free of a selfish side. Drake is so unkind to them that anytime they try to talk with him, he rudely shuts the door in their faces and tells them that there are many reasons why they do not have girlfriends. Eric left for Puerto Rico in the final episode, "Dance Contest." Craig and Eric appear with another Drake & Josh character, Gavin, in the 2010 iCarly episode "iStart a Fan War", implying that the two series take place within the same universe. It is revealed in the episode "Who's Got Game" that Craig and Eric do not consider themselves to be friends with Drake because of the bad things he has done to them.

Gavin Mitchell[]

Gavin (Jake Farrow) works with Josh at the Premiere, and he has a mullet-like haircut similar in fashion to Rod Stewart (in "Who's Got Game" he got a perm). Throughout the series, a running gag involved Helen asking him to tell Josh to clean something unusual in the theater. He usually declines to do it himself when Josh asks if he would do it. He then cleans up the mess himself - telling Josh, "I got it." He also has a crush on Audrey. He can get away with anything at work, like taking a nap on the roof. He first appeared in "Driver's License" and made an appearance in Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh. Gavin appears in iCarly in Season 4 episode "iStart a Fan War" with Craig and Eric.

Mrs. Hayfer[]

Mrs. Hayfer (Julia Duffy) is the boys' English teacher who adores Josh due to his hard-working personality but hates Drake because of his consistently poor performance in school; likewise, as noted by his doodles of her in his notebook, as seen in "Honor Council," Drake hates her in return. In the episode "Mean Teacher," Mrs. Hayfer is shown to hate Drake for no apparent reason as it is shown that when he answered a question correctly, she dubbed it incorrect and appointed the same problem correct to another student right next to him as well as grading a flawless report he did with a "D-" again for no logical reason. In fact, her catchphrase is "I hate you, Drake," with Drake responding, "I know." She also always says, "To the nurse!" which is her way of telling people to leave her classroom. In "Little Sibling," Mrs. Hayfer says it to Josh when she wanted to have a private talk with Drake. Mrs. Hayfer has a daughter named Kelly, who Drake briefly dates, much to her discontent. In "Honor Council," she comes into the classroom to find her car parked where the boys' seats are initially and accuses Drake of putting the car there, but her star student, Mindy, is the real culprit. Drake hates Mrs. Hayfer so much that he wishes she would die, as seen in the episode, "Megan's First Kiss," in which Josh says, "You're not gonna believe this!" and Drake asks in an anxious and excited tone, "Mrs. Hayfer died?!" Mrs. Hayfer has a Rottweiler named Tiberius, who appears in the season 4 episode "Vicious Tiberius" and is violent towards Drake and Josh, who had agreed to house sit for her. She has a brief appearance in Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh, where Drake accidentally hits a fire hydrant while driving, resulting in water getting sprayed all over her. She then points out and yells her famous line: "I hate you, Drake Parker!" Meaning that even though Drake and Josh have graduated from Bellview High, Mrs. Hayfer still hates Drake.In the season 2 finale, "Honor Council," Josh mentions her full name as Alice Hayfer. However, in "Vicious Tiberious," a video shows her full name as being Linda Hayfer.

Dr. Jeff Glazer[]

Dr. Glazer (Roark Critchlow) is a doctor who lives across the street from the boys. He is always called on whenever a severe emergency happens at their house. Although he always seems kind while performing medical procedures for the boys, he still leaves them with a ridiculously high bill for his services (he once charged $100 for diagnosing a sheep as pregnant after it had already given birth and an extra $50 not to tell Audrey and Walter, charged $300 for diagnosing Drake's facial rash, and charged $500 for diagnosing Ashley Blake's accident after she got hit in the head with a bucket). He first appeared in "The Bet," and he last appeared in "Sheep Thrills."

Bruce Winchill[]

Although Bruce Winchill is never seen in Drake & Josh, he is mentioned throughout the series. Megan and Audrey have a crush on him because he has good hair. He is a rival weatherman of Walter, and he always gets the weather right


DVD Releases[]

Title Region 1 Region 4 Contains
Drake & Josh: Vol. 1 Suddenly Brothers (VHS release included) February 15, 2005 2009 Season 1 episodes: Pilot, Dune Buggy, Two Idiots and a Baby, First Crush

Kyle Riabko Music Video

Drake & Josh Go Hollywood (VHS release included) January 31, 2006 2010 The TV film

Bloopers 2 bonus episodes: Helen's Surgery & Mindy's Back "I Found a Way" Music video

Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Winners Collection 2007 N/A Season 4 episode: Who's Got Game?
The Best of Drake & Josh: Seasons 1 & 2 August 21, 2008 January 4, 2016 Season 1 episodes: Pilot, Dune Buggy, Two Idiots and a Baby, First Crush, Grammy

Season 2 episodes: The Bet, Movie Job, Football, Pool Shark, Smart Girl, Little Diva, Number 1 Fan, Mean Teacher, Drew & Jerry, Honor Council

The Best of Drake & Josh: Seasons 3 & 4 August 29, 2008 N/A Season 3 episodes: Alien Invasion, Little Sibling, Megan's New Teacher, Foam Finger, We're Married?, Paging Dr. Drake, Theater Thug, Girl Power

Season 4 episodes: Dance Contest, Treehouse, Helicopter, Megan's Revenge, The Great Doheny, The Storm

Drake & Josh: Hermanos y Cómplices (Brothers and Accomplices)Drake & Josh: Parceiros No Crime (Partners in Crime) N/A 2011 Season 2 episodes: Smart Girl, Football, Little Diva, The Gary Grill, Pool Shark, Honor Council

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