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The Affair
Season 3, Episode 5
Air date May 21, 2005
Written by Anthony Del Broccolo
Directed by Adam Weissman
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The Affair is the fifth episode of the third season of Drake & Josh.


When Drake and Josh mistakenly assume that Walter is having an affair, they decide to take matters into their own hands, but eventually end up cheating on themselves.


In the opening comments, Drake and Josh are talking about their parents and how they keep their eye on each other. They start to tell the time Josh climbed a tree but got hooked by his underwear, and Walter came to help him get down, but failed.

Drake and Josh's family are at home. As Josh tells Walter about the profession day at his school, his father says he can't go because he has to go to a "conference about clouds". The phone rings, and Drake tells Walter that it's a woman. He anxiously goes to the kitchen to answer the phone. Drake goes in the kitchen to eat something and listens to Walter saying that he's interested in something but must think about his family. Drake takes Josh to their room to have a talk. After Drake tells everything, he heard Walter say, both speculate that Walter is dating another woman, and that they shouldn't tell this to their mom.

Late in the night, Walter is seen wearing a suit and tries to be as quiet as he can, when he's back home, just to find out that he ran into Josh. He then tells his son that he left the house to buy some milk, though he drank it all coming back, but doesn't want Josh to tell Audrey about this. Josh runs to his room to tell Drake about their dad being suspicious.

They skip school to eavesdrop on Walter with the woman. Back at their home, Drake has an idea. They will try to show their father that Audrey is great. The brothers make a special breakfast for him. When Walter comes in, they pretend that Audrey made it for him. He began enjoying it, until he chokes on the waffles they served. Josh finds out that Drake put cumin on the waffles, and Walter is allergic to it. Audrey comes in and has a fight with Walter about finding loose hair in their shower and putting cumin in his waffles, thinking that Audrey was the one who made it.

Drake and Josh then want to find the woman Walter is "dating". Megan tells them that the woman is named Peggy Sherman and that she reads her father's e-mails and discovered that he and Peggy Sherman will meet at a restaurant. The next day, both of them spy on Walter and Peggy. Drake tosses a meatball at Walter's shirt, and Walter is removed from his seat to clean it. After he leaves, the brothers go to Peggy's table, and still thinking she is dating their father, they insult her and throw food at her face. Walter returns, but Peggy refuses to see him again because of his sons, and leaves. Walter then reveals that he was requested to be the weatherman on America's number one TV show, Good Morning Today. Drake and Josh try to escape, but their dad forces them to pour food and drinks on themselves, making Walter proud for what they did.

During the end credits, Josh yells as Drake asks him where the lobster bit him. He also asked Drake if Megan if she is still here. Megan was asking Drake and Josh in their room what they're talking about, and Drake told her that he and Josh were talking about geometry. Before Drake and Josh find Walter at the restaurant, Josh asked the waiter to spill water at the guy at a table. The waiter spills water on the guy's head and Drake found out that Josh sent the waiter to the wrong table which causes Josh to update.



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  • This episode presents a classic sitcom plot.
  • It is revealed in this episode that Walter is allergic to cumin.
  • "Good Morning Today" is a parody of Good Morning America and The Today Show.
  • Drake and Josh might have thought Peggy was bisexual when she says she’s "considering one woman".
  • Josh changing the password to his e-mail account is a reference to the football episode when Megan told Josh he has five new e-mails.
  • This is one of the few times that Drake and Josh are not grounded for their antics but are instead punished a different way.
  • This is the only episode without a scene after the opening comments and before the theme song. This might be the reason why the end credits last longer than usual. This episode joins Theater Thug as the only two where the end credits last at least one minute, not counting the two t.v. movies.
  • One of the Drake's fake doctor notes is for smallpox, a disease which was eradicated worldwide in 1980.
  • It is shocking that Audrey didn't find out that she thought Walter was cheating on her with another woman.
  • The restaurant’s name in this episode is called on vine, which is a reference to a, now defunct, real life restaurant in Los Angeles, California called off vine. According to the third episode of Quiet On Set: The Dark Side Of Kids T.V., off vine (next to Nick On Sunset) is where Dan Schneider took Drake Bell for lunch where Dan told Drake he was thinking about making a new project with him and Josh as titular characters when The Amanda Show was ending its series run at the time. Dan and Drake then talked about how they wanted the new project to turn out.
  • A girl's belly is shown on camera where Drake finds a girl with a belly piercing.
  • When Josh was saying about cinnamon, it was most likely to be sweet. However, in reality, it happens to say that cinnamon was coming from tree bark, meaning if anybody had taken a spoonful of it, it can hurt their lungs and cough at the same time. Cumin is a Mexican spice which is traditionally used in Spanish cooking.
  • Morals: Don't always jump to conclusions on something without knowing the story behind it. Also, keeping secrets from people can come back to haunt you.


  • Josh reminds Drake that he has had perfect attendance since nursery school. However, in "Pool Shark", Josh skips school to avoid Drake.
  • If Megan found out the name of the lady Walter spends his time with by reading his e-mail, the e-mail probably also mentions Walter’s job as a weatherman and isn’t at all about them dating. If this is true, Megan could’ve told Drake and Josh the lady is his potential boss and not his significant other by any means. Therefore, saving the boys a trip to on vine as a result.
  • When Drake and Josh give Walter the inhaler, Josh breaks character by smiling when Drake punches Walter in his belly. Also in the same scene, the inhaler in Josh’s hand disappears, vanishes and is nowhere in sight when Josh says are you okay is that better and Walter says yeah I think so.
  • It's surprising that the waiters didn't throw Drake and Josh out of the restaurant for what they did with all that food.
    • Furthermore, Walter would have to pay for it.
  • Walter being considered for the position of weatherman on Good Morning Today, America's number one TV show, is inconsistent with other episodes that depict him as a terrible weatherman.
    • The President of Good Morning Today should've been aware of his terrible predictions.
  • Why would the Parker-Nichols family keep cumin in their kitchen when Walter's already allergic to it?
    • It's possible that the other family members use it aside from Walter.
  • The waiter should be fired for accepting money to intentionally spill water on a customer (seen in the closing credits).
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