First Crush
Season 1, Episode 5
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Air date February 15, 2004
Written by Steve Holland
Directed by Virgil L. Fabian
Episode Guide
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First Crush is the fifth episode of Drake & Josh. It aired on February 15, 2004.


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, but the one Drake just got banned from because of a prank involving Megan's pet snake.


  • Drake: Do you wanna be honest or do you want a girlfriend?!
  • Josh: Girlfriend, please.


  • Erin Chambers guest starred in this episode as Kathy.
  • 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.
  • This episode, along with Believe Me, Brother, Two Idiots and a Baby, Grammy, and Blues Brothers haven't aired on TV in years.
  • Even though Josh makes the snake remark about Megan's slithery beast of death, 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 is the only place featured in this episode to hang out than any other place.
  • This is the second episode featuring Josh's martial arts teacher from the episode Pilot.


  • 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.
  • 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 this episode, Josh says he can't have oranges due to acid reflex that's caused by citrus, but in Pool Shark, Josh says he likes oranges.