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Mean Teacher
Season 2, Episode 11
Drake and Josh Mean Teacher
Air date September 26, 2004
Written by George Doty IV
Directed by Steve Hoefer
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Mean Teacher is the eleventh episode of the second season of Drake & Josh.


Drake can't break up with his girlfriend because she is the daughter of his teacher who has threatened him with summer school. Josh's new lucky shirt must provide a solution.


In the opening comments, Drake talks about his past dating experiences being unlikely while Josh flips his coin and gets tails every time and ends up putting the coin in his mouth by mistake.

Drake wants to break up with his girlfriend, Kelly, because of her annoying laughter and he is unable to break up with her. Her mother is his teacher for many subjects, Mrs. Hayfer, who also hates Drake. She threatens to induct him into summer school if he dumps her. Drake becomes further annoyed with Kelly and says he must cause her to break up with him.

Meanwhile, Josh gets a lucky shirt, which he claims to be good luck as fortunate things happen to him when it is worn. Drake decides to wear one half of the shirt when it is ripped by accident when he and Josh argued over who should wear it on a date that Kelly organized with her friend Alison, a model who loves video games and magic tricks like Josh. The plan nearly works but Kelly then approaches Drake and breaks up with him when he wears the full shirt. Drake gives the shirt back to Josh and escapes the theater cheering loudly. Josh then goes to a movie with Alison.

At the end, Megan gets back at Josh by telling Audrey that Josh doesn't want the shirt and she gives it away. Drake and Josh then decide that the shirt wasn't actually lucky.

During the end credits, a homeless person is listening to the lottery on a radio wears the shirt and a ticket flows by him with the winning numbers on it. The hobo then cheers loudly that he is now a millionaire proving that the shirt is actually lucky.



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  • Walter is absent in this episode, although he is mentioned twice.
  • Look closely: In the nightmare sequence when Drake is marrying Kelly, Josh is wearing his lucky shirt inside of his tuxedo. This means Drake feared two things: being stuck with Kelly and Josh wearing his ugly lucky shirt forever.
  • Drake saying, "May the luck be with you" is a reference to the Star Wars series and its famous quote, "May the force be with you."
  • OR is a parody of the TV show ER. Ironically, Josh Peck guest starred on an episode of ER.
  • Even if Mrs. Hayfer had the authority to give Drake summer school for breaking up with Kelly, it wouldn't mean they'd end up married because he could break up with her after they graduated.
  • Kelly's inappropriate laughter could be linked to the condition of what is known as pseudobulbar affect, which is distinguished by uncontrollable and inappropriate laughter or crying.
  • The ending scene with the hobo becoming a millionaire was cut from TV for unknown reasons.
  • This episode appears as a flashback on Peruvian Puff Pepper and Dr. Phyllis Show.


  • When Megan loads the tomatoes into her machine, she only loads three tomatoes and when she attempts to shoot at Josh, she shoots five tomatoes, and when Audrey clicks the button again, it shoots another tomato on her face.
    • However, it might be that she loaded those tomatoes earlier before we see the scene where she reads the instructions, or they were possibly loaded in the machine themselves.
  • Drake could have had Josh break up with Kelly for him instead of facing summer school.
  • In real life, a teacher is not allowed to send a student to summer school for simply breaking up with their child.
  • Josh says that on OR, they were doing a colonoscopy on Natalie. However, Mrs. Hayfer says that on OR, she was missing Madeline's colonoscopy.
    • However, it could be that the Natalie scene just passed, and Madeline's scene just came on.