Season 2, Episode 4
Air date April 4, 2004
Written by Barry O'Brein

Dan Schneider

Directed by Virgil Fabian
Episode Guide
Movie Job
Pool Shark

Football is the fourth episode of the second season of Drake & Josh. It aired on April 4, 2004


Drake says Josh is uncool after Josh humiliates a cheerleader and makes him try out for the school football team to become popular.

Josh becomes the equipment manager, but will have to play in the state finals after his brownies, poisoned by Megan, makes all of the players ill. Drake attempts to sneak a janitor, who used to play pro football, into the game, but Josh finally plays in the end, and Drake admits that he is pretty cool


Josh: Hey brotha, i gotta show you this really cool magic trick

Drake: (teeth clinched) Not the time, Josh

Josh: Not the time?! It's always magic time

Josh: Hi cheerleader, hold this egg

Drake: Josh i was in the middle

Josh: Students and faculty, gather around to witness the amazing Josh-o, Maggayamachiggen disappear

Drake: Just kill me

Josh: First, i will cover the egg. Now if i can get the magic word from my lovely assistant

Cheerleader: I don't know the magic word

Josh: I was talking to Drake

Drake: (whispering) Listen, Josh i don't want to say it

Josh: Say the magic word, say it "(both argue back and forth)

Josh: Just say it, say it please

Drake: (mumbles) Josha-cazaam

Josh: Louder! So the egg can hear it

Drake: Fine!! Josha-cazaam

Josh: And 1, 2, 3, (smashes egg)

Josh: Taa-dah

Drake: (sarcastically) Good trick, Josh, You made a cheerleader disappear.


  • Two bloopers from this episode was seen in Sam & Cat episode, #BlooperEpisode.
  • This is the last episode and only episode in Season 2 to have Virgil Fabian's name Virgil L. Fabian
  • Megan appears in two scenes
  • One of the writers of the show, George Doty IV, appears as the doctor
  • Drake apologizes for Josh from knocking the girl down even though it was Josh's fault
  • Zeke Braxton used to play football


  • When Josh does his failed magic trick on the cheerleader, the egg is seen to be completely splattered in her hand, however when josh lifts the cloth from his hand, the egg shell is seen to be intact.
  • When Josh says "Oh, yeah", the bottom of the "Wet Paint" sign is pink but when Josh looks up at the sign, the whole thing is black and white
  • In the beginning of the episode, when Drake is seen walking down the hallway, another student (presumably on the team) comes out from the right side of the screen wearing a football jersey with the number 31 on it. In the scene before the game, on the left side, we see a different student wearing the same number 31 jersey.
  • In the locker room scene before the game, every player is seen wearing sneakers rather than cleats. We see that the sneakers are not cleats when the janitor (Zeke) is being pulled out on a stretcher and no studs are seen on the bottom.