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Season 4, Episode 19
Drake & Josh Helicopter
Air date August 5, 2007
Written by Dan Schneider
Directed by Virgil Fabian
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Helicopter (also known as The Helicopter) is the nineteenth (also known as 19th) episode of the fourth season of Drake & Josh.


Drake wins a free skydive off a helicopter and sets off to do it despite his parents' wishes. Josh, being the good brother he is, tries to stop him, but ends up going along for the ride. But things start spinning out of control.


In the opening comments, Drake and Josh are informing the viewers about something until some random guy named Dave shows up and Drake and Josh ask him to leave, but he doesn't want to and starts brushing his teeth causing Drake and Josh to leave the screen because of Dave.

After Drake wins a chance to skydive out of a helicopter, Audrey and Walter prevent him from doing so because they think it is way too dangerous. Drake disobeys Audrey and Walter and goes to the heliport, with Josh in pursuit. Vince, the pilot, gives Drake a lesson about skydiving and invites Josh to ride along as well. Josh decides to join them, as their parents didn't necessarily say they couldn't go for a helicopter ride.

However, when Drake prepares to jump, Josh tries to stop him, but in the ensuing scuffle, they accidentally knock Vince unconscious. He soon regains consciousness, only to fall out while holding a parachute, leaving Drake and Josh in hot water. It gets worse when the two, in an attempt to land safely, lose both their radio and any cell phone contact, and have no way to safely land. As they're quickly running out of fuel, they connect to each other, and jump out with the one remaining parachute as a last resort to escape to safety right when the helicopter shut down and plummeted to the ground.

The two land in the ocean and are stuck swimming until a tuna boat rescues them. When they return home, they give their parents a cover up story about how they were at the water park all day. However, Vince shows up at the house and angrily gives Walter a bill for $400,000.00 for a new helicopter. Drake and Josh realize that their cover is blown, and save their parents the trouble, by grounding themselves for two weeks, and sulk to their rooms, saying good night before doing so. Walter is too distressed about the debt to even notice or respond.

During the end credits, Drake is using a radio to call for emergency and found out that a little girl named Katie was available to talk to. He asked her if there's any grown-ups he can talk to and Katie said that her father is in charge. Drake asked her if he can talk to her father but Katie said that he's in the bathroom. Katie ends up playing the harmonica after she ignored Drake's questions.



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  • The helicopter episode is called "Schneider's Helicopter" and Schneider is the last name of the creator of The Amanda Show, Drake & Josh, iCarly, Zoey 101, Victorious, Sam & Cat, Henry Danger, and Game Shakers. There were other pieces of content found in this series as well as other DanWarp shows that have Dan's last name.
  • The aircraft is a Bell UH1N Huey.
  • This is the final time that Drake & Josh are both sent upstairs by being grounded.
  • Like what Megan did in The Bet when she comes back angrily in the rainstorm, Drake and Josh came back angrily after being in the helicopter running out of fuel, (and swimming in the ocean as well). Also, Vince came back angrily after being blasted out of the helicopter.
  • This is the second and final time that Drake didn't listen to his parents by doing something dangerous. The first episode was Dune Buggy and now this.
  • Paramore Studios is a parody of Paramount Pictures, as well as a reference to the rock band Paramore.
  • DreamScope Productions is a reference to DreamWorks SKG.
  • Drake mentions his video game involves fighting giant red lobsters that shoot rockets. This is a reference to The Amanda Show, which commonly featured giant red lobsters.
  • Josh quotes the chorus from the Crowded House song "Don't Dream It's Over".
  • The helicopter only had 2 parachutes- it would've been standard to have one for each passenger. It may be that the helicopter pilot wasn't expecting Josh and Josh wasn't planning to jump to begin with.
  • Drake and Josh briefly punish themselves for disobeying their parents about the helicopter and skydiving, they briefly steal Walter's lines exactly what he says sometimes whenever him and Audrey punish them for not listening, they wanted to do the honors of punishing themselves and sending themselves upstairs.
  • Drake and Josh also say that they're grounded for 2 weeks but probably don't even know if their parents are actually going to punish them for 2 weeks, they could ground them for more than that (and probably did afterwards).
  • The part where the radio snaps off from the control panel is similar to The Gary Grill when Josh is talking to Megan on the phone and rips the phone's wire as he walks away from it.
  • This is the only episode that Josh pulls a prank on Vince.
  • This is the final episode that Megan pulls a prank on Drake and Josh.
  • This marks the final appearance of Walter in the series.
  • Following Vicious Tiberius and The Wedding, Drake and Josh's bedroom wasn't featured in this episode.


  • When Drake & Josh are in the helicopter, at certain points, you can clearly see the green screen reflected on their heads.
  • After Drake goes, "Shh, not in front of our parents," you see that Josh is about to put his towel on his neck. However, after Audrey goes, "Uh, who is it?", Josh is still holding the towel.
  • When Walter attempts to drink the boiled water thinking it is soup, he uses a slotted spoon. But a slotted spoon has slits, so the water should've fallen out when Walter tried to eat/drink it out of the spoon.
  • After Drake and Josh jump out of the helicopter, it's afternoon but in the next scene where they get home and yell at Megan for hanging up on them, it's night, although they landed in water, and they did say that they swam 2 miles, so time could've passed since then.
  • When Drake looks down at the water where he and Josh are flying, they're not over the clouds but when Drake and Josh jump out of the helicopter, they're over the clouds when they're falling.
  • Drake and Josh blasted their Vince out of the helicopter with a fire extinguisher but when they get home, Vince comes to their house telling them that they blasted him out of the helicopter. How'd Vince know where Drake and Josh live and how he would find their house? Drake and Josh didn't tell him where they live so it's unlikely how he just found them.
    • However, Drake possibly filled out a waiver some point before he practiced.
  • Audrey is boiling Walter's underwear because it's disgusting, if she's boiling it because of it being disgusting, she could've just washed it in the laundry because that's how we wash our clothes in real life, however, she's technically washing laundry in a new way instead of doing it the old way.
  • Vince should've had insurance for his brand-new helicopter because there is no way that Walter will be able to pay $400,000.00 for that kind of money for a new aircraft. 
    • It's possible Vince did have insurance for his helicopter and only presented the $400,000.00 bill to Walter to scare him and to expose Drake and Josh's actions, to teach them a lesson.
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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