“Pilot (Drake & Josh)”
Season 1, Episode 1
January 11, 2004
Dan Schneider and Steven Molaro
Virgil L. Fabian
Pilot was the first episode of Drake and Josh which was broadcast for the first time on January 11, 2004.
Audrey Parker (Nancy Sullivan) and Walter Nichols (Jonathan Goldstein) are getting married; while Josh Nichols (Josh Peck) is happy, Drake Parker (Drake Bell) is bummed. When Drake walks in his room which Josh is moving into he stumbles upon Josh dressed as a girl. Drake finds out that Josh is Miss Nancy, who is the advice columnist for the school newspaper, and uses this to get a date with "the hottest girl in the school", quote Drake Parker, Tiffany Margolis.
Angering Buck (Tiffany's former boyfriend), who thinks she's on a date with Josh while Drake's in the kitchen, he challenges Josh to a fight. Josh trains all day with a karate master. Drale and Josh come up with a plan for the fight but in the end he get smashed to bits on Buck's first punch. Later, Josh calls Drake the worst step brother ever. Then Drake helps Josh realize that he can give good advice without wearing his Miss Nancy dress by egging him on about what he would think of a man who dressed up as a lady to give good advice. Josh eventually breaks and says he thinks it is stupid because good advice comes from the heart not the clothes you are wearing. Drake tells him that this is stupid but Josh begs to differ saying that it is good advice. Then Josh looks down and realizes he is not wearing a dress and gave good advice. then Josh apologizes about calling him a bad stepbrother. Then Drake says that they are not friends anymore. Josh gets sad but then Drake adds "We're brothers." Then he calls out "Hug me brother!" Then they hug for the first time and this sequence happens all throughout the series. This episode also shows Megan's (Miranda Cosgrove) first prank on the boys by putting hot sauce in their food and drink.
- Josh dresses up as Queen Latifah & continues asking Drake where the costume is
- Drake attempts to spill the beans that Josh is Queen Latifah, but "Queen Latifah" shuts the window before he finishes.
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