Drake & Josh (partially found widescreen version of episodes of Nickelodeon sitcom; 2004-2007)

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A screenshot of "The Bet" in widescreen.

Status: Partially Found

Drake & Josh is a live-action sitcom made by Dan Schneider that first aired on Nickelodeon on January 11th, 2004, until its series finale on September 16th, 2007 (December 5th, 2008, if you count "Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh").

The series focus on Drake Bell as Drake Parker and Josh Peck as Josh Nichols as they are stepbrothers and roommates, alongside Nancy Sullivan as Audrey Parker-Nichols, Jonathan Goldstein as Walter Nichols and Miranda Cosgrove as Megan Parker.


While Season 1 is shot in 4:3 fullscreen, the rest of the seasons are shot in 16:9 widescreen. But when the series first aired on Nickelodeon in 2004, the channel aired the 4:3 versions of Seasons 2-4 which can already be found on home video/digital releases of the show. (This is common as TV wasn't switched from analog to digital until June 12th, 2009).[1]

However, when the series re-ran on Nickelodeon (via the HD feed which started on March 9th, 2008, [2]) until December 18, 2014 and on TeenNick (via the HD feed which started in September 2016[citation needed]) until January 16, 2022. Nickelodeon/TeenNick broadcasted some of the 16:9 versions of episodes from Seasons 2-4, and some of the broadcasts did make their way on the internet via users on MEGA, ShareMania, and Google Drive. While Nickelodeon/Dan Schneider themselves (excludng the NickRewind's YouTube channel due to cropping the clips) posted Widescreen clips on their YouTube channel. Episodes like "Sheep Thrills" are left unaired due to production errors allegedly.

Some footage has resurfaced through references shown in other Dan Schneider productions, such as Zoey 101 and Game Shakers.

On January 9th, 2012, iTunes/Microsoft released 7 of the Widescreen episodes under the "Brotherly Bonding", and it's still available to purchase as of September 2022.[3][4] Interestingly, the three episodes that are described briefly in the package's description ("Really Big Shrimp", "Who's Got Game", "Battle of Panthatar") are not included.

It was recently discovered that the widescreen version of the season 4 intro holds some widescreen clips from episodes like "The Great Doheny".

Despite some lost episodes having once aired on the HD feed of Nickelodeon, they were not in "true HD" or widescreen as seen in footage or images.

As of 2023, the rest of the widescreen episodes have yet to be released or resurfaced.

Widescreen Episode List

Season 2

Episode Status
The Bet Partially Found
Guitar Lost
Movie Job Lost
Football Partially Found
Pool Shark Lost
Smart Girl Lost
Little Diva Lost
Blues Brothers Lost
Drivers License Lost
Number One Fan Lost
Mean Teacher Lost
The Gary Grill Lost
Drew And Jerry Lost
Honor Council Lost

Season 3

Episode Status
The Drake And Josh Inn Partially Found
Peruvian Puff Pepper Partially Found
We're Married Lost
Mindy's Back Lost
The Affair Lost
Playing the Field Lost
Helen's Surgery Lost
Paging Dr. Drake Lost
Foam Finger Partially Found
Girl Power Lost
Sheep Thrills Lost
Megan's New Teacher Lost
Little Sibling Lost
Theater Thug Lost
The Demonator Lost
Alien Invasion Lost
Dr. Phyllis Show Lost

Season 4

Episode Status
Josh Runs Into Oprah Found
Vicious Tiberius Lost
The Wedding Found
Mindy Loves Josh Lost
Who's Got Game? Lost
The Great Doheny Lost
I Love Sushi Found
The Storm Partially Lost
My Dinner with Bobo Lost
Treehouse Lost
Josh is Done Found
Eric Punches Drake Found
Megan's Revenge Found
Steered Straight Lost
Megan's First Kiss Lost
Battle Of Panthatar Lost
Really Big Shrimp Partially Found
Helicopter Lost
Dance Contest Found




Compilation of widescreen episodes with 4:3 comparisons, from seasons 2 and 3.

Another compilation of widescreen episodes, from seasons 2 to 4.

Widescreen intro.

See Also

Drake & Josh

Anthology and Short Series

Bumpers and Promos


Game Shows

Inaugural Series

Live Action