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The Gary Grill
Season 2, Episode 12
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Air date October 17, 2004
Written by Anthony Del Broccolo
Directed by Virgil Fabian
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The Gary Grill is the twelfth episode of the second season of Drake & Josh.


Drake and Josh get an offer to sell Gary Coleman grills from two men they meet at the Premiere. They prove to be successful salesmen and make a lot of money until they are arrested by the FBI for selling the grills, which were stolen by the two men who are really thieves. They are thrown in jail until Megan tricks the two thieves into admitting they stole the grills, and Drake and Josh are set free after the FBI discovered the truth and they arrest Buddy and Guy.



  • The cold open of this episode breaks the fourth wall, with Drake and Josh noticing the changes in the design done by Megan. Then, when Megan pushes a button on the video effects box and causes Drake and Josh to look messed up and spin around, it heavily resembles a YouTube Poop. However, YouTube wasn’t created until 2005.
  • This is the first time Megan was in the opening, the second being Tree House.
  • Richard's memory

    This was Richard Biggs' final television appearance. He passed away on May 22, 2004, five months before this episode aired. At the end, the episode was briefly dedicated to him.
  • The events of this episode were mentioned in Steered Straight.
  • It is unconfirmed but the old lady who appears at the movie theater asking Drake and Josh for food and drink seems to be the same actress who plays their teacher Mrs. Hayfer. The actress who plays the elderly woman is not credited.
  • It is unknown what sentences Buddy and Guy got but given the fact that they were selling stolen property which is a felony they likely got lengthly prison sentences.
  • The Gary Grills are based on The George Forman Grill. However Forman’s grill can’t play music but it is big enough to actually cook some meat.
  • This episode is not available on any streaming services however it is available for purchase through YouTube.
  • Buddy and Josh talking about prison references Andre Harris and Beck Oliver's dialogue in Dan Schneider's other show Victorious.

Running Gags

  • People reading about prison and saying "it ain't fun."


  • When Drake & Josh get arrested at the Premiere, look at when they are led away. One of Josh's cuffs dangling open when he should be fully cuffed. The same thing happens to Buddy when he and Guy get arrested.
  • There is no cash on the floor after Drake and Josh's cash fight.
  • When Megan admits that the grills were stolen she would have gotten her confession right away yet she continues to interrogate Buddy and Guy.
  • Buddy and Guy say that Megan was wearing a wire however during her interrogation she is not wearing one.
  • Even though Drake and Josh get to keep the chair, it is not seen in other episodes. It is likely that they probably gave it away afterwards.
  • When Drake and Josh are selling grills at school, everyone crowds around to get one and starts giving them money, but they never stated a price.
  • When Drake and Josh are arrested by the FBI for selling the stolen grills they are taken to the local jail while they should have been taken to federal prison since they were selling stolen property which is a felony.
  • When Drake and Josh get a phone call each, Drake dials 222-222-2222 and Josh dials 323-622-111, but they call the same phone.
  • Drake and Josh could have told the FBI agents that Buddy and Guy stole the grills right away instead of constantly being interrogated.
  • In the scene where Drake and Josh have their money fight at the movie theater, it's afternoon time, but in the next scene where they're in jail, it's still afternoon time, after that when it shows the outside of the premiere where Buddy and Guy are waiting for Drake and Josh as Megan shows up, it's nighttime but only in 1 scene, then when Drake and Josh get out of jail where Gary Coleman comes in by locking him up and coming to their house to take everything, it's afternoon time again.
  • The Gary Grills are very small. They most likely couldn’t even cook one burger.
  • When the woman slaps Walter at the Premiere, he puts his right hand to his face. However, in the next shot when he turns to Audrey and Megan, his left hand is on his face.


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