|Eric Punches Drake|
|Season 4, Episode 12|
|Air date||February 18, 2007|
|Written by||Arthur Gradstein|
|Directed by||Roger Christiansen|
Josh Is Done
Eric Punches Drake is the twelfth episode of the fourth season of Drake & Josh.
At school, Eric accidentally punches Drake in the eye while demonstrating a kung fu move to Craig. He soon becomes popular as witnesses thought he punched Drake on purpose in a fight but he did it by accident. After feeling comfortable with the popularity, Eric starts spreading rumors about the punch and every story is different, reducing Drake to a laughingstock and a wimp. Dismayed by the popularity due to this, Drake, with the help of Craig who has split up from Eric and is now isolated to a garbage can behind the school, attempts to reveal Eric's non-intention for punching him. In the Premiere, Eric was going to show the actual punch but he accidentally hits a girl, causing him to get embarrassed and Drake takes the girl out. In the end, Drake, Craig and Eric sing behind a dumpster, thus reconciling their friendship.
Meanwhile, Josh worries that Mindy has another boyfriend who ends up being her cousin, Chad.
- Drake Bell as Drake Parker
- Josh Peck as Josh Nichols
- Jonathan Goldstein as Walter Nichols
- Miranda Cosgrove as Megan Parker
- Alec Medlock as Craig Ramirez
- Scott Halberstadt as Eric Blonowitz
- Allison Scagliotti as Mindy Crenshaw
- Jerry Trainor as Crazy Steve
- Tom Virtue as Mr. Roland
- Josh Sussman as Clayton
- Christopher Emerson as Chad
- Jonna Walsh as Heather
- Donna Pieroni as School Nurse
- Audrey is absent on this episode.
- This episode aired one year after Theater Thug.
- In Nick Asia, during the fight between Josh and Mindy, the camera goes to Drake singing with Craig and Eric, leaving out the part where Josh and Mindy kiss.
- It is revealed Eric is a pacifist. A pacifist is a person who refuses to fight. (This does not seem to count accidental attacks, as Eric accidentally punched Drake).
- Craig says "Rat's Hat" then Drake says it confused. In The Amanda Show Drake played a character named Tony Pajamas who often said "Rat's Hat".
- The squeak toy featured in this episode is Rolie Polie Olie.
- This is the only time where Craig corrects Drake for mistaking their names. It is mostly Eric who does that.
- This episode takes place right after Josh Is Done, so when Josh, Craig and Eric finished their Organic Chemistry test and the new chemistry test books introduced could have took place on the day after the episode, while Drake spitting mouthwash into Clayton's water bottle could've been his revenge for the incident that Clayton caused that day.
- When Eric punches Drake in the eye, this is second episode just like Buck punches Josh in the eye in the first episode Pilot.
- this is the last episode where Josh used emphasis in a sentence.
- Drake and Craig sing "Beautiful Dreamer", by Stephen Foster.
- The entire school believes Eric punched Drake on purpose, but quite a few students would have seen the actual event occur.
- Right before Eric punches Drake, if you pause you could easily see a stunt double of Drake is being used.
- Drake's left eye should be black. When he walks by Eric and gets hit, Eric is on his left and he spins to the left before he falls but during the episode, his right eye is bruised and hurt.