|Josh Runs Into Oprah|
|Season 4, Episode 1|
|Airdate||September 24, 2006|
|Written by||Ethan Banville|
|Directed by||Roger Christiansen|
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Josh Runs into Oprah is the first episode of the fourth season of Drake & Josh. It aired on September 24, 2006.
It's Josh's birthday and he starts it off by leaving with Craig and Eric. Meanwhile, Drake picks up a new set of bongo drums while Megan has to help her friend Janie train her "virtual pet", Tobi. Josh overhears a phone conversation between Drake and Trevor and invites Josh to The Premiere for a party (Josh assumes the party was for him). To his surprise, the party is for Drake's new girlfriend, Tabitha, who he knew for less than a week.
Josh gets angry and storms out as Helen is about to give Josh an electric nose hair trimmer. Drake follows Josh home and tries to apologize to him. Josh "gives him the cold shoulder" but changes his attitude once Drake gets him tickets to the "Oprah Winfrey Show" Josh is very happy and kiss Drake on the lips. The next day as Josh heads off to the show, he and Drake get into argument that causes them to hit Oprah. Oprah is sent to a hospital as the brothers follow only to have Josh get ungerminated as the doctor thinks that Josh has a Flesh-Eating Virus due to his overly huge head. Upon returning home, Josh gets more upset at Drake and Megan finds out her Virtual Pet, Tobi, is dying of dehydration. Josh gets a surprise birthday party at the Premiere and gets a restraining order. However, Josh is excited as the restraining order has Oprah's signature on it. Josh gets a scooter from Drake for his birthday, which he uses to mistakenly run Helen over.
- When the cinema is shown, one of the movies is "Hungry Girl", a series made by Dan Schneider's wife.
- This is the first episode where Josh is not obese.
- Drake and Josh kiss for the third time in the series. The first time was in Smart Girl, when Drake kissed Josh on the cheek. The second was in We're Married? when Josh kissed Drake on the cheek twice for giving him a good idea.
- The shirt Drake wears at the end of this episode is the same one he wears in Steered Straight.
- The doctor that tricked Josh into thinking that Oprah won't be okay but then saying that he only had a few cuts and bruises was the same doctor who helped Zeke Braxton in Football.
- When he comes home from the chemical bath, Josh's skin is slightly tinged with orange.
- The clip of Drake playing the bongos from this episode appears in the Season 4 opening, as well as the clip of them hitting Oprah.
- If you pause when the car hits "Oprah", it is very obvious that it's just a look-alike.