Steered Straight
Season 4, Episode 14
Steered Straight!
Air date March 11, 2007
Written by Dan Schneider
Directed by Steve Hoefer
Episode Guide
Megan's Revenge
Megan's First Kiss
Steered Straight is the fourteenth episode of the fourth season of Drake & Josh. It aired on March 11, 2007.


Drake persuades Josh into using a fake ID (Drake's is Jefferson Steelflex, Josh's is Alvin Yakatori) so that they can enter a nightclub in The Reptile Room in San Diego to listen to Josh's favorite band, the Hailstones (parody of the Rolling Stones). However they are caught by the police. Although, they would not be arrested and going to jail, instead of Audrey and Walter grounding Drake and Josh, the police had suggested that the two would go through a 'Steered Straight' program which teaches what it is like in prison. However, the plan eventually backfires when the officer who is driving them to jail is interrupted by a criminal who hijacks the car. So Drake and Josh try to act like real criminals by using their fake ID names and lure them to their house where they scare them into leaving.


Josh: You'd be a superfluous.
Blaise: (looks at Josh)
Drake: A superfluous?
Josh: It's on my word-a-day calendar. (looks at Blaise) THAT I STOLE!



  • The restaurant that Josh, Drake, Audrey, and Megan go to at the end of the episode is called B.F. Wangs, which is a parody of the Chinese chain P.F. Chang's.
  • G-Corn is an allusion to Jennifer Lopez's nickname, J-Lo.
  • The club the boys try to get into at the beginning of the episode is called "The Reptile Room", a reference to the Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events book, "The Reptile Room", Book 2 in the series. It could also allude to the infamous Viper Room, where River Phoenix died of a cocaine overdose.
  • B.F. Wangs was also mentioned in iCarly and Victorious.
  • There's no appearance or mentioned of Trevor, Scottie, Rina and Paul by Walter, Audrey or Megan: that is because since Drake didn't want his parents to find out that three years ago he took the Dune Buggy out with his absent minded friend Trevor after Walter told Drake that Trevor has also been got grounded by his own disgusted unnamed parents (Dune Buggy) and that one time on Friday Night when he, Scottie, Rina and Paul got detained at Rock Shock concert for unsuspected counterfeiting the ticket (Grammy) Josh mention that Scottie, Rina and Paul has been bailed by Trevor and mentions that Scottie, Rina and Paul have now either get arrested or their own parents make them get brain scans every week like Trevor.
  • Drake and Josh being threatened with jail wasn't entirely fair. Although the fake IDs from this episode and the ticket from Driver's License were pretty bad, the counterfeit grills from The Gary Grill weren't their fault (they didn't know they were counterfeit). Burning down their neighbor's treehouse from Tree House was an accident.
  • Back Three years ago Audrey and Walter grounded Drake for disobeying them as well as he took the Dune Buggy out with his absent minded friend Trevor who was also grounded by his own parents from Dune Buggy.
  • Josh would told the cops that Drake's problems was one time he got detained at the Rock Shock concert with his former bandmates Scottie, Rina and Paul for counterfeited tickets from Grammy but it's wasn't mentioned by Josh.
  • The last time Josh had fake blood all over his face was in The Great Doheny, after he participated in a magic trick.
  • This is the second time Drake and Josh end up in a room filled with criminals (the first time was on "Drake & Josh Go Hollywood").
  • Walter seems to have been ordering a pizza when he appeared in the house before he was attacked by Drake and Josh.
  • One of the criminals jumped into one of the other's arms when Drake "bites off" Josh's finger.
  • This episode is a parody of Scared Straight.
  • On February 3, 2014, TeenNick broadcast this episode three times in two hours.
  • This episode was seen on the Henry Danger episode, "Space Invaders: Part 1."
  • Drake driving the dune buggy and getting hurt in Dune Buggy, Drake going to the Rock Shock concert and having pretend tickets in Grammy, Mrs. Hayfer's car in the classroom by Mindy in Honor Council, Drake and Josh pretending their house is a hotel in The Drake & Josh Inn, splattering salsa everywhere in Peruvian Puff Pepper, Drake almost marrying Yooka in We're Married?, Drake and Josh hiding Ba-a-a-ab around and breaking the lamp in Sheep Thrills, Drake and Josh sneaking off to Mystic Mountain to ride the Demonator without watching Papa Nichols in The Demonator, Drake and Josh being late for Aunt Catherine's wedding in The Wedding, Drake with lizard pee in Mindy Loves Josh, Drake and Josh entering Pump My Room, making their house empty on Audrey and Walter's Anniversary and fooling around at their job in I Love Sushi, aren't mentioned in this episode may just be all 7 seven criminal charges were scot-free.
  • When Megan told Walter that she would want to go to boarding school, she could have been referencing PCA from Zoey 101.
  • Blaise was played by Haitian-born actor Allan Louis.
  • The police officer driving the police car was played by Teddy Lane Jr.


  • Megan informs her parents of the "speeding ticket" Josh got in Driver's License. However, the ticket was for running a stop sign, not for speeding. Although she could've been referring to another ticket.
  • Josh would inform Walter and Audrey that one time Drake got detained at Rock Shock concert with his former bandmates Scottie, Rina and Paul for sneaking into backstage in Grammy. However, When Drake and his 2004 bandmates were detained for counterfeit the concert tickets, not for sneaking into backstage on Friday night. Although he could've be preferring to Saturday night
  • It is shown that Josh likes churros. Audrey refers to them as "fried Mexican pastries." Although Mexican people speak Spanish, churros actually originate from Spain.
  • When Blaise pulled Drake through the window, the door was closed, but when Blaise was going to scope out the downstairs, the door was already cracked open.
  • The police car should have had a protected cage between the officer and the criminal(s).
  • Although realism was not intended for this episode, there are several inconsistencies that are highly unrealistic with how the criminal was able to steal the car so easily; first off, the officer shouldn't have left the keys in the car; second-off, there should be both a radio and a GPS in the car so as to expose any criminals or other unauthorized personell who use it. The police officer wasn't shown to be injured, and he should have been able to report his car missing, third-off, the police officer should've lock the police car doors to prevent a criminal breaking in.
  • During the fake fight" with Drake and Josh, one of the criminals says that Drake ate Josh's finger, but Drake spits the finger out.
  • There are closed caption errors in this episode.
  • While Drake and Josh are being handcuffed and dragged out of the house, the officer asks what are in Walter's breasts to which he replies "grapefruits", during this scene you can notice Audrey trying very hard not to laugh
  • At the end of the episode Drake and Josh finally remember that they locked Walter in the closet Audrey appears very shocked while Megan and the boys appear really cool about it, Audrey is surprised at this and facepalms but making no indication she was going to go get Walter
  • In this episode, the police officers asked Walter if he was the Weatherman on Channel 2. However 6 episodes previously in I Love Sushi, another police officer asks if Walter was the Weatherman on Channel 7.
  • In the scene where Drake and Josh get arrested, it's afternoon but as soon as they leave the house in the next scene where they're driving on the highway, it's suddenly night.
    • However, time could have passed as they are driving.