Drake and Josh Wiki
Steered Straight
Season 4, Episode 14
Drake and Josh scream after meeting Blaze
Air date March 11, 2007
Written by Dan Schneider
Directed by Steve Hoefer
Episode Guide
Eric Punches Drake
Megan's First Kiss

Steered Straight is the 14th episode of the fourth season of Drake & Josh.


Audrey and Walter fear that the boys will fall into a life of crime after they are caught with fake identification.


In the opening comments, Josh mentions how he took Drake to his cousin Skippy's dairy farm, Drake tried to convince him that cows are ticklish, with Josh saying that this made the cow angry. Drake mentions this incident which caused him and Josh to get grounded.

Drake gets himself and Josh fake IDs so that they can enter the Reptile Room nightclub, which serves fried Mexican pastries known as churros, to listen to Josh's favorite band, The Hailstones. They are caught by cops, but are not arrested. Instead of grounding Drake and Josh, their parents (especially Walter, who wants the boys to learn the importance of behaving and how to act like mature men) choose to have the boys go through a "Steered Straight" program in which children and teenagers are shown what it is like if they are arrested as well as processed, booked, and jailed. However, the plan eventually backfires when the officer who is driving them to the San Diego police station is interrupted by a criminal named Blaze, who steals and hijacks the police car to "run from the law". Drake and Josh once again use their fake ID names to pretend to be criminals as a way to befriend Blaze. Drake and Josh convince Blaze to take them to their house, which the boys claim is somebody else's house that they plan to "rob".

In the house, while the other family members are away, the boys attempt to contact the cops. When Blaze notices Drake and Josh using a cordless phone, they tell him that they were contacting their crew so they could carry out a plan to kidnap the governor. Blaze decides to call in his own crew for the kidnapping plot instead. When Walter comes home early, the boys tie him up, duct tape his mouth shut and lock him in the closet to maintain their governor-kidnapping ruse. The boys then fake a physical argument with each other, with the use of fake blood from Josh's magic kit. Drake then rips off a prosthetic hand that Josh was wearing which was also included in Josh's magic kit. Terrified and disgusted, the criminals flee the house, followed by Taylor, the girl Audrey had made a prom dress for coming to the front porch crying about being stood up by her date.

The family then goes out for dinner and the boys berate Audrey for their experience. Audrey voices how they did not anticipate them getting caught up with real criminals while Drake tells her that she should not do that ever again because the experience was horrible. After a while, the boys realize that they forgot to take Walter out of the closet.

During the end credits, Walter was thinking about his dress that he's wearing. Josh was thinking about our own sugar in the police car. Megan was telling Drake to find their father wearing a dress stuffed in grapefruits as seen in the beginning of the episode.



Click here to view the gallery


Click here to view the transcript


  • The restaurant that Drake, Josh, Audrey, and Megan go to at the end of the episode is called B.F. Wang's, which is a parody of the Chinese restaurant chain, P.F. Chang's.
  • This is the fifth and last episode of season four where the Premiere Theater isn't shown, after Vicious Tiberius, The Wedding, Mindy Loves Josh and The Storm.
  • Steered Straight is a play on the Beavis and ButtHead episode, Scared Straight as seen on The Final Judgement VHS tape and the time life DVD re-release.
  • Megan chimes into the conversation with Walter and Audrey and points out, "The speeding ticket" (Driver's License) as a way to discuss about the amount of trouble that Drake and Josh got themselves into lately as dramatically stated by Walter himself.
  • The Hailstones are a parody of an English band called, The Rolling Stones.
  • Grapefruits are seen being placed down the prom dress that Audrey made for Taylor even though it's funny that no one on the show thought that they were fake boobs as seen in the episode, iWas a Pageant Girl from iCarly, however grapefruits didn't appear on that episode of the sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon 17 years ago in September 2007. Officer Dobbins loves to eat grapefruits as a snack even though it's a good thing that he carries a packet of sugar with him. Blaze also likes to eat that type of sour fruit and he also carries a packet of sugar with him. In reality, it's not a good idea to eat and drive at the same time if you're in the shoes of Officer Dobbins and Blaze on this episode of Drake & Josh, because you may end up in an accident.
  • Brent Tarnol guest stars as Taylor Anderson. Megan thought that Taylor was a boy, but the character turns out to be transgender or a trannie for short.
  • B.F. Wang's was also mentioned in iCarly and Victorious.
  • Drake's Fake ID name: Jefferson Steelflex
  • Josh's Fake ID name: Alvin Yakitori
  • G-Corn is an allusion to Jennifer Lopez's nickname, J-Lo.
  • The Governor of California at the time of airing was Arnold Schwarzenegger, which explains why Blaze was so shocked about Drake and Josh's fake idea to capture him as Schwarzenegger is a former bodybuilder who was crowned Mr. Olympia five times.
  • The club that the boys try to get into at the beginning of the episode is called "The Reptile Room", a reference to the Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events book, "The Reptile Room", Book 2 in the series. It could also allude to the infamous Viper Room, where River Phoenix died of a cocaine overdose.
  • Drake getting in trouble with his parents for taking the dune buggy out with his absent-minded best friend Trevor was never mentioned by Josh, Walter, Audrey or Megan (Dune Buggy).
  • There's no appearance or mention of Scottie, Rina, and Paul by Walter, Audrey or Megan. It's likely because since Drake didn't want his parents to find out about that one time on Friday Night when he, Scottie, Rina, and Paul got detained at the Rock Shock concert for unsuspected counterfeiting of tickets (Grammy).
  • Drake and Josh being threatened with jail wasn't entirely fair. Although the fake IDs from this episode as well as the speeding ticket that Drake/Josh got at some points were pretty bad, the stolen grills from The Gary Grill weren't their fault (they didn't know they were stolen). Burning down their neighbor's treehouse from Tree House was an accident.
  • The last time that Josh had fake blood all over his face was in The Great Doheny, after he participated in a magic trick.
  • This is the third time Drake and Josh end up in a room filled with criminals (the first time was in "The Gary Grill" and the second time was in "Drake & Josh Go Hollywood").
  • Walter seems to have been ordering a pizza when he appeared in the house before he was attacked by Drake and Josh.
  • One of the criminals jumped into one of the other's arms when Drake "bites off" Josh's finger.
  • This episode is a parody of "Scared Straight".
  • This episode was seen on the "Henry Danger" episode, "Space Invaders: Part 1".
  • When Megan told Walter that she would want to go to boarding school, she could have been referencing PCA from Zoey 101.
  • Drake and Josh get in trouble for destroying Robbie's tree house, which Walter mentions, but he and Audrey don't punish Megan for leaving them in there for the whole episode. Though they slightly punished her by making her miss Janie's birthday party, but they don't mention anything about Megan trapping Drake and Josh in the tree house all day.
  • During the second time Drake and Josh get in trouble with the police, Drake wears the same shirt he wore at the end of Josh Runs Into Oprah with a long-sleeved plaid shirt underneath.
  • Moral: Intentionally breaking the law is dangerous.


  • When Josh tells Audrey and Walter that Drake tempted him with churros, Audrey says "That's your excuse, a fried Mexican pastry?" Although Mexican people speak Spanish, churros actually come from Spain.
    • Churros are, however, very popular in Mexico.
  • Audrey brings up "the counterfeit grills" from the episode "The Gary Grill" as an example of Drake and Josh's bad behavior. However, the grills were stolen and not counterfeit.
    • In addition, Megan also brings up the "speeding ticket" from the episode "Driver's License" as a further example. However, the ticket Josh received was for running a stop sign, not for speeding.
  • When Blaze pulled Drake through the window, the door was closed, but when Blaze was going to scope out the downstairs, the door was already cracked open.
  • The police car should have had a protected cage between the officer and the criminal(s).
    • It's possible that the car is a special one that's only used for the "Steered Straight" program and therefore is not meant to be protected.
  • Although realism was not intended for this episode, there are several inconsistencies that are highly unrealistic with how Blaze was able to steal the car so easily; first off, the officer shouldn't have left the keys in the car; secondly, there should be both a radio and a GPS in the car so as to expose any criminals or other unauthorized personnel who use it, and third, the police officer should've locked the police car doors to prevent Blaze from breaking in. Overall, the dispatcher would need to be aware of Blaze and send people to arrest him and rescue Drake and Josh.
  • During the fake fight with Drake and Josh, one of the criminals says that Drake ate Josh's finger, but Drake spits the finger out.
  • There are closed caption errors in this episode.
  • The police officers asked if Walter was the weather man on Channel 2. In other episodes, they ask if he is on Channel 7. It's most likely he switches around.
  • While Drake and Josh are being handcuffed and dragged out of the house, the officer asks what are in Walter's breasts to which he replies "grapefruits", during this scene you can notice Audrey trying very hard not to laugh.
  • In the scene where Drake and Josh get arrested, it's afternoon, but as soon as they leave the house in the next scene where they're driving on the highway, it's suddenly night.
    • However, time could have passed as they are driving.
  • The policeman puts the grapefruit in Josh's mouth while he's handcuffed, then the burglar shows up and he drops it right in front of him, it lands on the floor under the back seat, but when Blaze finds the grapefruit, he suddenly finds it on the front seat.
  • When the police officer was eating the grapefruit he asked if Drake and Josh had any sugar on them. He should have known they didn't because he just frisked them.
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