Steered Straight
Season 4, Episode 14
Airdate March 11, 2007
Production Code 414
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.

Plot Edit

Drake persuades Josh into using a fake ID (Drake's is Jefferson Steelflex and 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 decided to pose as criminals by using their fake ID names and lure them to their house where they scare them into leaving.

Quotes Edit

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

Trivia Edit

  • The restaurant that Josh, Drake, Audrey, and Megan go to at the end of the episode is called B.F. Wangs, which is an allusion to 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 go 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.
  • B.F. Wangs was also mentioned in iCarly and Victorious
  • 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).  The burning down of their neighbor's treehouse from Tree House was an accident.  
  • 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 and 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.

Goofs Edit

  • 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, though she could've been referring to another ticket.
  • 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 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 leave 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.
  • 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.