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 premiered in 2004.


This pilot followed the same plot as the official first episode which was known as "Pilot". It featured the same cast, but had a different actor portraying Walter Nichols. The living room set was also changed in the series. Drake had a different hairstyle instead of spiky hair in Season 1, and Josh's Ms. Nancy costume is very different. The pilot has yet to be aired or leaked, yet photos have been released.



  • Josh's dad is played by a different unknown actor. In the rest of 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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