Warning: Contains spoilers***
When I was a child, I watched a lot of Nickelodeon. While I enjoyed cartoons like “The Fairly Odd Parents”, “Jimmy Neutron”, and many more, I also watched the live-action shows. However, it was not until I was about twelve or so that I started viewing the live-action programs.
My favorite one of those shows was “Drake and Josh”, which focused on two teenage stepbrothers who constantly bickered and received pranks from their little sister, Megan. The humor in the program made me laugh a lot. While I enjoyed pretty much every episode I have seen, I am going to rank my top favorite episodes. Number 1 will represent the best, in my opinion.
Note: The episodes listed are NOT the official titles. The show did not present the titles before the first scenes.
3: The episode where Drake and Josh babysat
Josh’s dad is supposed to have dinner with a couple until their babysitter cancels on them. Josh volunteers to watch the couple’s baby, but Drake wants to go somewhere to perform. After the couple drops off the baby, some ringing wakes him up and he cries. After Drake and Josh try to cheer the baby up, someone in his band suggests that his diaper might need to be changed. So they change him, but run out of diapers. So they use a curtain instead. After accidentally breaking a toy that sang, “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”, Drake and Josh sang it themselves to lull the baby. The baby somehow goes missing, but Josh finds him asleep in his carrier at the end.
This episode has some funny moments that still stick to me now. I love when Josh tries to play Marco-Polo to get the baby to answer when he can’t find him. Rather than acknowledging that babies can’t talk, Josh just finalizes with “Babies don’t swim,” instead. The curtain as the diaper substitute was also hilarious. I especially like the line from Josh, “Now we’ve got a naked baby and no diapers. What are we gonna do?” Then Drake looks up at the curtains.
2: The episode with Baaab the sheep
Drake and Josh discover a sheep that Megan has bought offline. Megan convinces them to watch the sheep, called “Baaab”, but they refuse. Then Megan promises no pranks for three months. So they accept the offer. Baaab does not seem right. Megan claims that he is breathing weird. So she and her brothers get a person-doctor down the street. He and the three kids discover that Baaab was pregnant and has given birth to a lamb. So the sheep turns out to be female. When the parents come home, Drake and Josh try to hide the two sheep by acting strangely. But the parents find the creatures and blame Drake and Josh. Megan acts like she was unaware, and Drake and Josh get grounded. After a month of their punishment, Megan has bought a zebra.
This episode had a lot of humor, too. Although this would be dangerous in real life, I liked when Drake tried to feed the lamb soda. The sheep also cracked me up at times, such as when Baaab stuck her head out of the kitchen opening.
1: The episode where Josh substituted Megan’s fifth-grade class
Josh is offered a position from a program where high school students can educate younger kids. He does not please anybody. He over-challenges the students beyond what they can learn. When Megan goes to her classmates’ birthday party, she discovers that she was uninvited because of Josh. Later Drake and Josh sulk over what Josh ruined for them. Josh continues to resist their demands and plans to keep challenging the students. Drake and Megan come up with a plan to get Josh fired. The next moment, Josh fails his science experiment to the class and is asked to leave. It ends where Drake has one of Megan’s other classmates perform with him. The children compliment Josh on being a good person, despite his unfavorable teaching methods.
Unlike many episodes, this was one of the few where Megan and Drake worked together. I found that very pleasing. The Josh piñata and Megan’s classmate’s birthday party cracked me up, as well as how Megan continued to show disrespect to Josh after he started teaching her class. I like when she still called him a boob, and Josh got offended, so she called him, “Mr. Boob.”
While I don’t believe “Drake and Josh” is on anymore, it is still a funny show. I would recommend checking it out on any platform of TV shows, whether it’s digital or a DVD set.