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First Crush
Season 1, Episode 5
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Air date February 15, 2004
Written by Steve Holland
Directed by Virgil L. Fabian
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Two Idiots and a Baby

First Crush is the fifth episode of Season 1 of Drake & Josh and the fifth episode of the series overall.


After Drake agrees to help Josh with his girl troubles, Josh finds himself promising to play a birthday song at his crush's party.


In the opening comments, Drake has a skill for talking to girls, but Josh doesn't.

Josh gets his first crush on Kathy. While trying to impress her, he accidentally tells her that he can play the guitar, but he really can't. Kathy wants Josh to play her a song at her birthday party, which is at the coffee house not only run by Josh's former karate teacher.

When Drake is singing I Found a Way, he got banned because of a prank involving Megan's pet snake named Robert. Drake devise's a plan to get Josh to play the guitar at The Brew Note by using his hands. After the first act Drake is exposed and caught again. The next day at school Kathy will try to convince her dad to give him another chance to perform.

During the end credits, Drake talks to Josh while he covers his face with a picture of Kathy. Josh wanted to thank everyone at the coffee house as he gets ready to peace out.



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  • As of September 2012, this episode from season 1 along with Two Idiots and a Baby and Grammy no longer airs on TeenNick (when Johnny Lewis passed away due to his accidental death as a result of a fall). However, the episode is still available on Paramount+.
  • This is the 2nd episode in which Josh is wearing an earring, with the first being Pilot. Also, this is the only episode in which you can see an earring in his right ear.
  • In this episode, the door to Drake and Josh's room is in a different direction then it is in later episodes. Plus, there is no couch in the room like in the later episodes.
  • Even though Josh is the one who makes the slithering beast of death remark about Megan's snake, she puts the snake in Drake's backpack, not Josh's.
  • This episode has six Nickelodeon light bulb hums, making this the 3rd consecutive time this has happened; this will go on through the remainder of the series.
  • The Brew Note never returns after this episode.
  • This is the first time that Megan calls Walter, "Daddy" in this episode of the show.
  • Kathy plays the recorder until a joke about putting a tuba in your backpack is mentioned aloud by her on behalf of Josh being in the hallway with Kathy until he cracks up about it.
  • This is the first episode where Josh uses emphasis in a sentence.
  • An outtake from this episode was using in the season 1/2 theme song.
  • This is the only episode that Robert (who is Megan's snake) pulls a prank on Drake and Josh.
  • This episode aired after Valentine's Day in the USA.


  • In this episode, Megan is allergic to cats, but in Honor Council, Megan actually picks up a cat and puts it on Josh's face while he is sleeping because Josh is allergic to them as well.
    • Megan may have lied about being allergic to cats to fool Josh.
  • When Drake and Josh are in the hall of the school, you can see that the wet paper is yellow, but then, when Josh gets covered in paint, the paper is pink.
  • At the beginning, Drake's mouth moves slightly before his first sentence, most likely meaning he is saying something else before then or he mouths it.
  • At the end of the episode, the snake goes up Josh's left leg, but he starts shaking his right leg and looks down his right pant leg.
    • In that same scene he drops his jacket and backpack, but when he screams and runs away, he is holding his jacket and his backpack is on his back again.
  • In this episode, Josh says that oranges give him acid reflux caused by citrus, but in Pool Shark, Drake mentions that he loves oranges.
    • Josh may have either lied about the acid reflux, or he must’ve gotten surgery to cure it and they no longer affect him after a while.
Drake and Josh Episodes
Season 1 PilotDune BuggyBelieve Me, BrotherTwo Idiots and a BabyFirst CrushGrammy
Season 2 The BetGuitarMovie JobFootballPool SharkSmart GirlLittle DivaBlues BrothersDriver's LicenseNumber 1 FanMean TeacherThe Gary GrillDrew & JerryHonor Council
Season 3 The Drake & Josh InnPeruvian Puff PepperWe're Married?Mindy's BackThe AffairPlaying the FieldHelen's SurgeryPaging Dr. DrakeFoam FingerGirl PowerSheep ThrillsMegan's New TeacherLittle SiblingTheater ThugThe DemonatorAlien InvasionDr. Phyllis Show
Season 4 Josh Runs Into OprahVicious TiberiusThe WeddingMindy Loves JoshWho's Got Game?The Great DohenyI Love SushiThe StormMy Dinner with BoboTree HouseJosh Is DoneEric Punches DrakeMegan's RevengeSteered StraightMegan's First KissBattle of PanthatarReally Big ShrimpHelicopterDance Contest