Unaired Pilot
Season 1, Episode 0
Air date Unaired (2003)
Production Code Unknown
Written by Dan Schneider
Directed by Dan Schneider
Episode Guide
Pilot (series)

The Unaired Pilot is a 2003 pilot of Drake & Josh that never aired on Nickelodeon. The series later aired in 2004.


This pilot followed the same plot as the official first episode which was known as "Pilot". It featured almost the same cast as the series except for Walter Nichols played by a different actor who was in the series replaced by Jonathan Goldstein. The living room set was also changed in the series. Drake had a different hairstyle instead of spiky hair in Season 1. The pilot has yet to be aired or leaked.



  • Josh's dad is played by a different unknown actor. But in the series he is played by Jonathan Goldstein.
  • The full pilot is on YouTube. However, it has been privatized.
  • The set of the living room is very different than in the actual show.
  • The plot is the same as the aired pilot.
  • The tennis ball clip from the first season opening was likely used here.
  • Drake's hairstyle is different here than in the aired pilot.


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