Dune Buggy
Season 1, Episode 2
Dune Buggy
Air date January 18, 2004
Written by Dan Schneider
Directed by Virgil L. Fabian
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Dune Buggy is the second episode of Drake & Josh. It aired on January 18, 2004.


Josh is flipping channels on the TV and Drake is doing his homework in the kitchen. Josh complains to the viewers about how Drake gets away with everything while Drake eats cake with his hands, drinks milk from the carton, and wipes his hands on the curtains. Drake is the lead singer and guitarist of his own band and his drummer, Scottie has a brother named Trevor, who was planning to give Drake and Josh a dune buggy. Drake gets a call from Trevor, saying that he was lost. Drake tells Trevor to tell him what he saw around him, but when Drake opens the garage door, he finds Trevor standing in front of it. Trevor then brings in the dune buggy, but the buggy was wrecked because Trevor had "fixed it up."

Josh starts to look up information on how to repair a dune buggy. Drake rushes him and repeatedly hits him with a pillow. Josh tries to throw the pillow at Drake, but Drake ducks and the pillow hits a bottle of root beer that was on the TV by accident as Josh believes that Audrey and Walter are going to be upset at them. However, Drake convinces Josh to lie about the TV and Josh reluctantly agrees. Later, Audrey discovers that the TV's not working. After finding out what happened, Audrey grounds Josh for lying and forces Josh to do chores around the house. While fixing up the dune buggy, Josh becomes mad at Drake for letting him lie and Drake tells him that he got grounded for lying badly. Josh successfully repairs the dune buggy, but Walter and Audrey forbid Drake and Josh from driving it because it's dangerous, their too young, they don't have driver's licenses, the buggy was not street legal, and it didn't have turn signals. Later, Drake tries to convince Josh to let the two of them secretly take the buggy out for a spin before Walter and Audrey come home. Josh refuses, because he is already grounded for what he just did. Later, Drake is sitting in the buggy, fantasizing about an adventure with a cute girl. Trevor comes and sees the buggy. Drake says that he'll take them out for a spin if Trevor doesn't mention this to Josh, Audrey, or Walter. Drake and Trevor drive away, but they run into a tree.

Trevor is uninjured, but Drake has bad sprains and serious bruising on his hip and around his rib cage. The doctor suggests that if he stays in bed for a few weeks, he will be all better. Drake covers the dune buggy with a sheet and puts makeup over his cuts. Later, Drake has to try to act casual when Walter makes him carry Megan up the stairs after she fell asleep. Then, Josh gets a call from the emergency room Drake was in and they said that he left his wallet there. Eventually, Josh finds out what happened. To get revenge, Josh tricks Walter into wrestling Drake to the ground. Drake brings Josh to their room and Josh tells him what happened. Josh is now mad at Drake for being convinced to lie, secretly taking the Dune Buggy out for a spin and having Walter wrestle Drake. Drake doesn't want Josh to tell Audrey and Walter what happened, so Josh has Drake tell them. Drake doesn't want this either, but Josh said that even though he’s an honest and good kid, he got grounded for lying because of Drake convincing him to do it. He even yelled at him at how all Drake ever cares about is getting away with everything and not caring how Josh would even cover him and how they spent days working on the dune buggy and Drakes wrecked it and once again try to get away it. Josh said that he will goes to fix the dune buggy again, stay grounded while Drake just care about him. Josh leaves and it makes Drake feel guilty.

Eventually, Drake confesses and Walter and Audrey ground Drake for two weeks and ordered him to stop looking for Trevor who is having the same talk with his own parents, much to Josh and Megan's delight. However, Drake ends up liking it because to him, it meant, "Two weeks laying in bed, no school, playing a little guitar, watching a little TV..." Josh is also forced to give Drake his wants and needs, possibly for making his dad wrestle Drake while he was injured.


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Josh: (puts feet on coffee table)
Audrey: Josh, get your feet off the coffee table!
Josh: Every time!

Drake (on phone): Hello? Trevor! Hey, where are you?
Josh: Who is it?
Drake: Scotty's brother.
Josh: Where is he?
Drake (on phone): You're lost?
Josh: Lost?!
Drake: OK, OK. Well, where are you now? Look around and tell me what you see. Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm. (opens the door and finds Trevor in front of it)
Trevor (on phone): ... I see some bushes, and a tree, and a dog (gets a closer look at the dog). Boy dog.
Drake: (taps Trevor on the shoulder)
Trevor (on phone): ... and I see you.
Drake (irritated): You're here.

Drake: Oh, come on. We use some tools, we tighten things, you know, maybe throw some oil in the oil hole, and we're good to go.
Josh: Oil hole?

Drake: Yeah, but my pillow didn't cause anything to explode!

Audrey: Huh. It's not working.
Josh: (talks indistinctly and leaves)
Audrey: Josh!

Josh: I drink root beer; you don't see me exploding.

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  • Taran Killam guest starred in this episode as Trevor.
  • When Drake comes to get Josh to get him to help fix the dune buggy, he is listening to the Tony Pajamas sketch from The Amanda Show, which Drake Bell and Josh Peck starred in.
  • Drake's mom can be heard in the opening sequence.
  • This is the only physical appearance of Trevor, though he is mentioned in multiple other episodes probably because of his getting brain scans.
  • This episode reveals that Trevor gets brain scans every month, Josh mentioned that Drake should get one brain scan like his unintelligence friend.
  • A deleted scene featured Trevor carrying Drake into the hospital. A woman at the counter says to Trevor, "Car accident?", and Trevor replies "No thanks, we just had one."
  • This episode and Pilot are the only Season 1 episodes to air since 2012.
  • The events of this episode was never mentioned in Steered Straight. This may just be because Drake doesn't want his parents or Trevor's parents to explain this to policemen about what he and Trevor had done.
  • The episode featured 3 Nickelodeon light bulb hums, where it usually has 6.
  • This episode reveals that Josh is prone to bad luck.
  • This is the first time Josh gets on the same page as Megan.
  • The doctor at the hospital later plays Officer Carl in iCarly another TV show by Dan Schneider.
  • Josh mentions the dune buggy in the episode Helen's Surgery.
  • This is the first episode that Megan doesn't prank Drake and Josh.


  • After Drake and Trevor flip in the dune buggy, Drake has a lot of scratches, bruises, and can't walk well. If Trevor was in the dune buggy with him, wouldn't he have gotten hurt too? However, it is likely that Trevor jumped out of the dune buggy right before Drake makes contact with the tree.
  • After Josh falls out of the buggy there is a shot of him lying on the floor in which the crashmat he landed on is visible under the buggy.
  • When Drake and Josh first get into the dune buggy, there is a person under it, meaning the buggy was not running.
  • Wouldn't the doctor at the hospital have called Drake's parents while he was at the hospital? Also, who's going to pay the hospital bill?
  • Drake says he'd put make up all over his cuts but when he gets home and covers up the dune buggy before Josh enters the garage, you can clearly see that Drake doesn't really have make up on him, it looks like that he's got his real skin and his cuts are gone away.