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Drake and Josh is a teen sitcom that focuses on the life and antics of Drake Parker, Josh Nichols, Megan Parker, and their family and friends. Drake’s mother and Josh’s father got married, turning Drake and Josh into stepbrothers.
Drake Parker (portrayed by Drake Bell) is a popular and attractive, yet lazy and academically unintelligent aspiring musician. He can easily date any girl he wants and is idolized by his peers. Josh Nichols (portrayed by Josh Peck,) on the other hand, is an eccentric and awkward, yet intelligent and nerdy student. He usually has poor luck when it comes to dating and popularity. He works at the local movie theater, The Premiere, and is obsessed with Oprah Winfrey. Megan Parker (portrayed by Miranda Cosgrove) is the younger sister of Drake. She enjoys tormenting Drake and Josh with manipulative and sometimes injurious practical jokes and pranks while pretending to be innocent in front of her parents. She plays the oboe and has many secretive, technological devices that she uses to antagonize her brothers.
Audrey Parker-Nichols (portrayed by Nancy Sullivan) is the mother of Drake and Megan Parker and the stepmother of Josh Nichols. Although her profession is not officially stated in the show, it can be implied that she is just a stay-at-home mother. Walter Nichols (portrayed by Jonathan Goldstein) is the father of Josh Nichols and the stepfather of Drake and Megan Parker. He works as a meteorologist for their local news program but his efforts are commonly left unappreciated, making a laughing stock out of him when his profession is mentioned.
The show debuted on Nickelodeon on January 11, 2004 and ended on September 16, 2007. It had four seasons with 60 produced episodes in total. The show also spawned three TV films: “Drake & Josh Go Hollywood” (2006); “Really Big Shrimp” (2007); and “Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh” (2008). Currently, the show airs in reruns on TeenNick.
The show has received critical acclaim. Many claim that Drake and Josh was one of the best shows ever aired on Nickelodeon due to its smart comedy and likeable plot and characters. The show has won many awards, mainly from the Kids’ Choice Awards (KCA.) In both 2006 and 2008, the show received two KCA awards for Favorite TV Show and Favorite Actor (Drake Bell; in 2008, Josh Peck was nominated for Favorite Actor.) In 2007, the show won a second KCA award, also for Favorite Actor (Drake Bell.) In 2007, the show received an award from the UK KCAs for Best TV Show and from the Australian KCAs for Fave Nick Show. In 2008, the show won two awards from the UK KCAs for Favorite Kids’ TV Show and Favorite Male TV Star (Josh Peck;) also, at the 2008 Australian KCAs, the show won an award for Fave Comedy Show. At the 2009 Australian KCAs, the show received an award for Fave International TV Star (Drake Bell.) At the 2010 Australian KCAs, it received the Big Kid Award (Drake Bell.) Finally, in 2010, the show received a Favorite International Character Male award (Drake Bell) at the KCAs Mexico.
The show has spawned many popular Internet memes, such as “Hug Me, Brotha” and “Whoa, Just Take it Easy, Man.” The two actors are still friends to this day.
Drake Bell after “Drake and Josh”
Drake Bell has been a musician ever since he was a young child star in The Amanda Show. Along with his singles such as the theme song to Drake and Josh (I Found A Way) and Makes Me Happy (both released on Telegraph,) he has released two studio albums (Telegraph, 2005; It’s Only Time, 2006) and an EP (A Reminder, 2011.) He also helped write and perform the theme song for another Nickelodeon show, iCarly. (starring Miranda Cosgrove as Carly.) Drake has also starred in movies such as Superhero Movie (for which he received in 2008 a Surfboard Award at the Teen Choice Awards,) the 2005 remake of Yours, Mine, and Ours, and two television movies for the Nickelodeon show, The Fairly Odd Parents (A Fairly Odd Movie, Grow Up, Timmy Turner! [2011;] A Fairly Odd Christmas [2012.]) He notably starred as a contestant in the ABC reality show, Splash, and placed third overall.
Recently, Drake has been engaged in Twitter arguments with Justin Bieber, most commonly ridiculing Bieber for his music, looks, and fanbase. 
Josh Peck after “Drake and Josh”
Josh Peck, along with Drake Bell, acted as a child star in The Amanda Show. Besides that, and before Drake and Josh, he has starred in films such as Snow Day, Max Keeble’s Big Move, Mean Creek (for which he received the Special Distinction Award at the 2005 Independent Spirit Awards,) and Ice Age: The Meltdown; after Drake and Josh, he has starred in films such as The Wackness, Red Dawn, and Battle of the Year. He is known for his Vines, notably, the ones in which he is driving or reciting famous phrases and lines from Drake and Josh (See below).
Most of the fans of the show were between the ages of 15-16 (as shown through a poll on the Drake and Bell Wiki page.) Eventually, a group of fans created a Wiki for the show that held all of the information characters and places from the show. The fans created a large amount of content such as shirts. Some scenes from the show have been used in YouTube Poops.
Whoa, Just Take It Easy, Man
Whoa, Just Take It Easy, Man was a phrase said by Drake in the episode Theater Thug (Season 3, Episode 17.)  In this episode, Drake and Josh are at The Premiere when the camera crew for the show FBI’s Most Wanted enter the lobby looking to film a reenactment of a crime. When Josh begins complaining about how the crew kept pointing out a pimple on his face, Drake stepped back and said, “Whoa, just take it easy man.” The producer liked the way Drake acted the line out and decided to include him in the reenactment video as a reacting bystander. A still image of Drake saying, “Whoa, just take it easy man,” is commonly posted on social networking sites like Facebook and Tumblr as a reaction to an image, comment, or post seen as extreme or aggressive. Although the episode aired in 2006, the meme became most popular in 2013.
Hug Me, Brotha
Hug Me Brotha! was a phrase commonly used throughout the series moments after Drake and Josh successfully handle a situation or settle an argument. The phrase is often used in image macros of one character hugging another in an assertive way.
Oprah Winfrey is the legendary figure over whom Josh obsesses throughout the series. There is no apparent reason behind his obsession with her, but he sees her as a person who can do anything and feels insulted when people talk about her in a bad way.
Throughout the series, and as a part of Josh’s eccentric personality, Josh would sometimes repeat certain words to create emphasis, usually expressing the emphasized word louder.
Crazy Steve (portrayed by Jerry Trainor who later starred with Miranda Cosgrove “iCarly”) was an employee at The Premiere known for his mental insanity and random fits of erratic and/or disruptive behaviors. He stated that he has seen professionals about his behavior, but nobody has been able to confirm what is wrong with him.
There is a popular theory that Crazy Steve kidnapped Megan from Drake and Josh and made her believe that his name was Spencer Shay, her was Carly Shay, and forget about the existence of Drake and Josh as her brother and stepbrother. (See below)