Drake & Josh (partially found widescreen version of episodes of Nickelodeon sitcom; 2004-2007)
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").
This 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.
Availability[edit | edit source]
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).
However, when the series re-ran on Nickelodeon in 2014 and (sometimes) on TeenNick in 2020-21, 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 posted Widescreen clips on their YouTube channel.
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 March 2022. 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.
But the rest of the Widescreen episodes are still lost media as of March 2022.
Widescreen Episode List[edit | edit source]
Season 2[edit | edit source]
|The Bet||Partially Found|
|Number One Fan||Lost|
|The Gary Grill||Lost|
|Drew And Jerry||Lost|
Season 3[edit | edit source]
|The Drake And Josh Inn||Partially Found|
|Peruvian Puff Pepper||Partially Found|
|Playing the Field||Lost|
|Paging Dr. Drake||Lost|
|Foam Finger||Partially Found|
|Megan's New Teacher||Lost|
|Dr. Phyllis Show||Lost|
Season 4[edit | edit source]
|Josh Runs Into Oprah||Found|
|Mindy Loves Josh||Lost|
|Who's Got Game?||Lost|
|The Great Doheny||Lost|
|I Love Sushi||Found|
|My Dinner with Bobo||Lost|
|Josh is Done||Found|
|Eric Punches Drake||Found|
|Megan's First Kiss||Lost|
|Battle Of Panthatar||Lost|
|Really Big Shrimp||Partially Found|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Screenshots[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
See Also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Nielsen article on the switch from analog to digital TV. Retrieved 08 Mar '22
- iTunes release of the Widescreen package. Retrieved 08 Mar '22
- Microsoft release of the Widescreen package. Retrieved 08 Mar '22