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Paging Dr. Drake
Season 3, Episode 8
DrakeandJosh
Airdate October 1, 2005
Production Code 309
Written by Anthony Del Broccolo
Directed by Steve Hoefer
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Paging Dr. Drake is the eighth episode of the third season of Drake & Josh. It aired on October 1, 2005.

Plot Edit

Josh drops a barbell on his foot but is afraid to go to a hospital. When the family finally forces him to get checked out, Drake tries to get the attention of college nurses by impersonating a doctor. It is discovered that he is a lookalike of famed Doctor Elliot Nussbaum, the youngest doctor ever to graduate from Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Nussbaum is scheduled to arrive at the hospital that day, causing the misunderstanding. Doctor Carlson, Josh's doctor, asks Drake to perform surgery in front of the nurses to demonstrate his superior ability. Drake is stuck with no options and almost goes through with the surgery until Josh interrupts, impersonating another doctor, Dr. Vichyssoise.  Josh initiates an argument and halts the surgery, allowing them to escape. When they are discovered in Josh's room by Dr. Carlson and the real Dr. Nussbaum, Drake narrowly escapes jail by jumping out of a window (and breaking his arm). In the meantime, Megan plots revenge on Drake and Josh for not letting her change the temperature upstairs and having her freeze, since the thermostat was in their room. She changes the location of the thermostat such that she is in control and adjusts it so that Drake and Josh must suffer when it begins to snow in their room.

Quotes Edit

Trivia Edit

  • John O'Hurley guest starred as Dr. Carlson, Josh's doctor.
  • The voice from Josh's training video belongs to Dan Schneider.
  • As clearly mentioned in this episode, it is illegal to impersonate a doctor.

Goofs Edit

  • Walter wouldn't have been allowed to give Josh his laptop because electronic devices aren't allowed in hospitals.

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