* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Do Walter and Audrey show signs of being responsible parents by grounding Drake and Josh when they do something terrible? Or are they just stupid based on how they never see Megan for what she really is or care about what the boys get put through?
** Is Drake's stupidity merely a mask so he can focus on his music? Or is he genuinely ''that stupid''? Sometimes episodes provide cases for both.
* CreatorsPet: Megan being a massive JerkSue who made her brothers miserable for no reason yet got away with everything and infuriated the fandom to the point they legitimately wanted her killed off. For some reason, Dan was completely unaware of this.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome/DrakeAndJosh Has its own page.]]
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Generally at least one per episode. Often involves Josh screwing up royally.
-->'''Josh:''' Would you mind taking me into the back alley and beating me until I lose consciousness?
--> '''Josh:''' [[FailedAttemptAtDrama I may have tripped. BUT THAT DOES NOT DIMINISH THE IMPACT OF THIS EXIT!]]
** There's also Crazy Steve. Every minute he's on screen is a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Funny Moment]].
* DudeNotFunny:
** Most of Megan's schemes...most of them are above anything any regular AnnoyingYoungerSibling would do.
** The jokes about head trauma.
** After time, Josh's ButtMonkey jokes become this.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Crazy Steve was meant as a one time gag, with the seemingly stoned (and mulletted) Gavin being the recurring weird buddy. Jerry Trainor hit that role so well that he was kept on and was brought on to ''{{iCarly}}'' as a main character.
** Mindy also appears to be a textbook example, as she returned some time after her initial appearance and took on a much larger recurring role ''dating'' Josh.
** Trevor, Drake's dim-witted friend, who appeared in one early episode before becoming TheGhost for the rest of the series.
* FridgeLogic: Sure it's obvious how Drake got arrested but how did Josh get arrested in ''Merry Christmas Drake & Josh''?
** ButtMonkey RunningGag. The cops mistook Josh to be one of the party crashers, much like he was also arrested in ''Theater Thug''.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Jokes about Drake's vanity becomes this when you realise that Drake Bell was involved in a car accident during production of the series, and had to have cosmetic surgery as a result of it.
** The Dune Buggy episode, where most of the humor comes from Drake injuring himself in a bad wreck, becomes this for the same reason.
** Seeing Drake wrestle with his girlfriend Lucy (Gabrielle Christian) can be a little unsettling when take her [[SouthOfNowhere other role into context]]
** In the football episode, Zeke's short-term memory loss as a result of a concussion is played for laughs. Watching it years later after the effects concussions have had on former NFL players have become common knowledge makes it not so funny.
** In the episode "The Demonator," Josh's crazy WWII vet of a grandpa mistakes Craig and Eric for Germans and repeatedly attacks them. The gag becomes considerably less funny a few episodes later, when a one-off line by Drake informs us that Craig and Eric are [[AmbiguouslyJewish Jewish]].
*** Then again, this is [[TheDitz/Drake]] we're talking about. He couldn't pronounce America.
* HilariousInHindsight: Watching the early episodes, where the characters laugh at the mere thought that someone would find Josh attractive over Drake becomes ''very'' funny when you remember how Josh Peck looked when the series ended...
** Plus how he looked in his cameo at the very end of the Series/{{Victorious}} episode "Wok Star", too.
** A gag early in the series had Megan having a web-show which featured her and her friend embarrassing Josh. [[Series/ICarly A show about a girl and her web-show starring Miranda Cosgrove?]] Naw, [[ItWillNeverCatchOn that would never catch on.]]
** Another early series gag: Drake enters a radio call-in contest and is asked to name the eighth planet from the sun.
--> '''Drake:''' Wait, they have eight now?
** This bit:
--> '''Josh:''' I hope you go bald!
--> '''Drake:''' I hope they cancel Oprah!
--> '''Josh:''' (gasp) You take that back!
* JerkassWoobie: Drake. While he might be neglectful, he's hated by his English teacher for no reason, his sister is terrible, and has been through other crap as well.
* LesYay: Surprising amount of shipping for Megan/Mindy.
* JerkSue: Megan.
** Also a VillainSue and GodModeSue.
* MemeticMutation: The Gamesphere.
** This:
--->'''Drake:''' Are you calling me a liar?
--->'''Josh:''' ''Well I ain't callin' you a truther!''
** Here's a game: Go to Josh Peck's {{FaceBook}} and you will see this ''every fricken time'':
---> ''Megan!''
---> The ''Don't Tell Me What to Do'' scene from ''Tree House''.
---> Drake grabbing Josh's 'boobs' from the Pilot.
---> '''WHOA, TAKE IT EASY MAN!'''
---> Pictures of Megan's smirk.
---> Just any line from Josh in general, to the point of ''DrinkingGame'' levels.
* MoralEventHorizon: Megan has crossed this line, its just hard to pick an episode.
* SecondVerseCurse: The theme ''I Find A Way'' has a full version. The one in the opening credits is only the minute-long version.
* TheScrappy: [[BrattyHalfPint Megan]] is hated by many. She's a VillainSue in a show without any heroes, so all her schemes target her two brothers, Drake and [[ButtMonkey Josh]]. Megan never gets caught, never gets punished, and there are quite a few examples of her benefiting from her schemes, just plain coming out on top in an episode she's barely in. The writers tried to balance this out by giving Drake and Josh a few KickTheDog moments towards her, making her schemes more DisproportionateRetribution than anything, but by then Drake and Josh's pranks were seen as [[PayEvilUntoEvil justified revenge]] for everything she had done to them so far.It doesn't help as well that Megan basically was the [[FollowTheLeader instigator]] for [[{{iCarly}} later]] [[{{Victorious}} characters]] that have the '''same behavior''' as Megan in Dan's shows after this one.
** After {{Flanderization}} Drake becomes a Scrappy. He becomes near sociopathic while his intelligence drops to the point where you question how he can even get ''dressed'' in the morning. The fact he also dates girls ''solely'' for their bodies is [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate]] as well.
** Walter and Audrey are pretty well hated due to their obliviousness to Megan's ObviouslyEvil actions, ignoring Drake and Josh's side of the story whenever something screws up, and punishing them over and over again while they reward Megan over and over again.
* UnpopularPopularCharacter: By the end of the last season, Josh is looking good. He lost ''all'' of his weight, he has a job, he has serious, long term girlfriends, and in general became just as hot as Drake, but more successful at life. Somehow Josh is still treated as if he is the loser of the two. Charisma probably goes a long way.
** The problem isn't that he isn't hot, it's just that Josh has really terrible luck, and when you couple that with RuleOfFunny, he ends up becoming the butt monkey of the two. (Though Drake has his butt monkey moments.)
* WhatAnIdiot: Several instances:
** Everyone who confuses Josh for "the theater thug." PlayedForLaughs, since ''even Josh himself'' seems confused by how so many people keep mistaking him for the real guy. What's more, "FBI's Most Wanted" specifically said if you see the theater thug, "do not confront him, as he is known to be extremely violent." Whenever people think Josh is the thug, they ''run over and beat him up''.
*** Somewhat justified with the police at the end of the episode, since he holds down the thug in a semi-violent manner.
*** This leads to FridgeHorror once you think of the aftermath if the townspeople found the real theater thug and went to beat ''him'' up...
** In the episode ''My Dinner With Bobo'', Dr. Favisham has locked the boys in his closet to keep them from saving Bobo. He asks to see their cellphones to prove that it has Bluetooth.
*** You'd expect: That Josh would see through this, keep his phone away and try to get him and Drake out of there while Favisham was distracted.
*** Instead: When Favisham opens the door, he holds his phone out, and Favisham takes it then proceeds to lock the door again. Seriously, you can ''immediately'' tell that things are going to go bad right when he opens the door. Drake even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by saying, [[SarcasmMode "Yeah, nice going, BLUETOOTH!"]]
** Also, in ''Alien Invasion'', the titular characters had enough of Megan's pranks on them that they decided to get even with her by making her believe that there are aliens.
*** You'd expect: One of them should keep a close eye on her just in case if she tries [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy to get them back for this]].
*** Instead: They just prank her with all they got. Megan gets back at them by hiring someone to dress up as an alien.
** In "Peruvian Puff Pepper", the titular duo and Megan are taking part in a Salsa contest, it soon turns out that Megan is apparently using a Peruvian Puff Pepper for the contest.
*** You'd expect: In the case that Megan might be using it for a bigger plan, and especially after they research it on the Internet and find out that the Peruvian Puff Pepper is only available in "South Am-ar-eek-a", that Drake and Josh would throw it away or sell it to somebody else taking part in the contest.
*** Instead: They decide to use it in their Salsa, and when it's revealed that the Peruvian Puff Pepper causes kidney failure and chapped lips, they are disqualified. Thus, [[TheBadGuyWins Megan wins once more.]]
*** Also from the same episode: Drake and Josh finally have proof that Megan has been either hoarding or stealing money from her parents to make her room extravagant with hidden computers and terminals and flat screens.
*** You'd Expect: Them to take a picture or three of the room so they have proof.
*** Instead: They tell their parents immediately and Megan switches the room to make them look like liars ruining her room.
** Also, in the movie "Drake & Josh Go Hollywood", Drake and Josh are kidnapped and held in a private room. Josh pulls out his phone.
*** You'd Expect: For Josh to keep quiet, wait, and then use his phone to call the police to save himself and Drake.
*** Instead: He doesn't hide his phone, and one of the bad guys walk into the room that Drake and Josh are in, takes his phone, and walks out. [[{{SarcasmMode}} Way to go there, Josh.]]
* TheWoobie: Josh. Drake takes advantage of him, Megan abuses him for her own amusement, and he generally has bad luck. Later seasons did not help at all.
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