|Season 3, Episode 9|
|Air date||October 8, 2005|
|Written by||Dan Schneider|
|Directed by||Roger Christiansen|
Paging Dr. Drake
Foam Finger is the ninth episode of the third season of Drake & Josh. It aired on October 8, 2005.
Josh refuses to watch a San Diego Padres game with the rest of the family because of an incident from eight years ago, when he got into a fight with another boy who bought the last foam finger. Coincidentally, Drake then recalls that he too got into a fight at a Padres game from eight years ago, because he bought the last foam finger. Now the two realize that they had met and fought each other, at that game from eight years ago. Both boys believe that the other started the fight, and their flashback scenes depict different circumstances based on their own memory of the event.
In Josh's recollection, he got in line to buy a foam finger behind eight year old Drake (Hunter Allan), and tried to be friendly, although Drake was rude back. Then Drake invited all the nearby girls to come and buy foam fingers, and then deliberately bought the last one just to spite Josh, and finally hit him over the head with it, thus starting the fight.
In Drake's recollection, he was in line to buy a foam finger, and eight year old Josh (Matthew Gumley) got in line and acted rude, while Drake tried to be friendly. An orphan girl approached them, and asked to cut in line and Drake mercifully obliged. Drake then bought what turned out to be the last available one, and he tried to apologize, but Josh freaked out, and attacked him, thus starting the fight.
The two drift apart and Drake moves out of their bedroom. They continue to be bitter at each other until Megan locates Lenny (Fred Stoller), the stadium clerk who sold the foam finger. Audrey and Walter ask how Megan was able to find him, but Megan claims it was easy, because of his distinguishable eyepatch. Lenny remembers the incident between Drake and Josh because it was a rare instance in which he had to call the police to break up a fight between two eight-year olds.
In Lenny's recollection, the two boys got in line, and were actually both friendly with each other. When two girls asked to cut in line, both boys allowed it. Then Drake happened to get the last available one, and apologized to Josh, who was disappointed, but did not fight back. However, at that precise moment, Megan, who was also at the game, and was a toddler at the time, threw a cookie and it hit Josh in the head. Josh in turn, accused Drake, thinking he had done it, and that's how the fight started. At this revelation, the two boys finally make amends.
- Drake Bell as Drake Parker
- Josh Peck as Josh Nichols
- Nancy Sullivan as Audrey Parker-Nichols
- Jonathan Goldstein as Walter Nichols
- Miranda Cosgrove as Megan Parker
- Fred Stoller as Lenny Spodnick
- Hunter Allan as Kid Drake (flashback)
- Matthew Gumley as Kid Josh (flashback)
- When Drake and Josh are fighting that who started the fight about the Foam Finger scene 8 years ago, It occurs in 1997 what happened to Drake and Josh in the flashback. Because in this episode Drake and Josh have been thinking about what happened in 1997 before they remembered in 2005. It also had to occur before June 27th as Drake Parker, the older stepbrother, would turn 9 on June 27, 1997.
- That's because the flashback takes place before Season 1.
- It is revealed that Drake and Josh met at a Padres game.
- In Dan Schneider's other show, "Henry Danger", in the episode, "Tears of the Jolly Beetle," a clip is briefly seen of Josh saying his famous line, "I ain't calling you a truther!"
- When Josh rips the foam finger he wanted 8 years ago Drake got instead, it could've also been revenge on Drake for eating his apple strudel he got from Grammy for his birthday and ruining his childhood when Drake got it first.
- Drake, Josh, and Megan's flashback as kids is quite similar to Daria and Quinn's flashback scene from Pinch Sitter from Daria.
- Flashforwarding to 80 years later, old Drake, Josh, and Megan's life is quite similar to old Beavis and Butt-Head's life from the Beavis and Butt-Head episode Crying.
- Megan says that after Drake and Josh fought over the foam finger, they didn't meet until seventh grade but in Mindy's Back, Drake and Josh say that they met in fourth grade.
- When Josh tells his version of how he and Drake fought at the Padres game, in the flashback, his shirt is unbuttoned with a blue T-shirt inside, but when Drake tells his version, 8 year old Josh's shirt is buttoned up, without the blue T-shirt showing.
- When Megan switches the note on the Strudel the second time Josh is facing her full on and could not have missed seeing her do it. It's likely that he did see Megan switching the note and wanted to test Drake's stupidity.
- When Josh says that there was no little girl from Drake's flashback he says, "What would a dying British orphan be doing at a Padre's game?", even though it was never said that she was an orphan.
- It is possible that he was exaggerating.
- When Drake gives the foam finger to Josh, he says he fixes it with a hot glue gun, but there is no sign of glue ever being on the finger.
- In the flashback of what really happened, at one point, young Megan throws her cookie on young Josh, but when the shot zooms out on Drake and Josh, the cookie is not on the ground.
- Also, young Drake still has the foam finger as soon as Josh starts beating him up, but when security guards came, Drake seems to have lost the foam finger.
- When Walter and Audrey leave the living room, Drake's cans fall onto them. However, it is unknown why the cans didn't fall on them when they first entered the room.
- When the little girl says that she's got 3 weeks to live and wanted to go first in line, she could've just waited in line since it was really short with only Drake and Josh in it, she had lots of time anyway to live, she also talks in a weird accent but in the next scene, she talks normal and changes her voice, she may have been just pretending to act like an orphan girl just so she can go first in line to get a foam finger.
- The foam finger guy shows up to the Parker-Nichols house with a bobble head which he likely stole which would get him fired.
- However he may have paid for it first.
- After Drake moves out of the room, the camera is showing outside of the house at night and you can see lights on in the house through the front door but when the scene begins entering the house where Drake is sleeping on the living room window, it's dark in the house and there's no lights on.
- In this episode, Drake tries to sleep in many different rooms, when other episodes mention a guest room he could have slept in instead of the living room, the bathroom, or Megan's room.
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