Drake & Josh

Season 4 Episode 20

Dance Contest

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Sep 16, 2007 on Nickelodeon
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Josh decides to enter a local dance contest, but when Drake realizes he's going to fail gym, he has to enter in order to receive high school credit. So he steals Josh's dance partner, and that's when things start to go wrong.

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  • Drake and Josh

    Drake and Josh is the most awesomest show ever it's funny sometimes caring and cool it has good details and well it's just the best show iv ever watched:D
  • Dance Contest

    Drake discovers he is failing gym, and so he discovers if he enters and wins a dance contest he can get extra credit to pass. But this involves stealing Josh's partner, who entered because he wanted enough credits to beat Mindy in better grades. So Josh gets a mean foreign dancer and her and Drake's partner get in a fight and get kicked off. Now Drake and Josh need to dance with each other and win. In the end they do.

    A decent episode. The dances at the end were pretty good and it was pretty funny. Weird pacing but the rest was solidmoreless
  • One of the best Season 4 episodes that I have ever seen

    I thought that this was an excellent episode of "Drake and Josh". My only problem that made my score a tad low as Drake stealing Josh's dance partner. I tried to let it slide but it kinda drove me crazy especially because Josh's dance partner already knows that she is already dancing with Josh and I just had to take away very little points for that. Other than that one little issue, this episode was very funny and fantastic. Josh wanting a dance partner so he can win high school credits after the dance competition was a really good idea. The very beginning of the episode definitely made me laugh so hard especially because there is a random old lady at the party and everyone is saying that no one invited her. Josh's new dance partner was very funny. Drake and Josh rehearsing their dances in the living room was very funny. Drake and Josh's dance partners being disqualified because they both got into a cat fight was funny. It was absolutely hilarious when Drake and Josh are gonna dance with each other for the dance contest. Megan and Audrey's mouths open wide frozen and shocked because they Drake and Josh dancing with each other on television was very funny. Drake and Josh's dance moves were hilarious and awesome at the same time. Overall, an excellent episode of "Drake and Josh" and one of the best Season 4 episodes that I have ever seen. 9.5/10moreless
  • Josh enters the dance contest and finds a dance partner. Drake finds that he is failing gym and enters the dance constest and steals Josh's partner. Josh finds a new one & the girls get in a fight & get kicked out. Drake & Josh now have to dance together.moreless

    I LOVED THIS EPISODE! It was definetly one of my favorite episodes of Season 4 and of the entire show! They out did themselves this time with this wonderful episode. Only Nickelodeon could have thought to have Drake fail gym and steal Josh's dance partner to save his own butt. Most of the time, other shows would have backed out of that situation because they wouldn't be able to think of a good plot. But, as we all know, the people of Drake and Josh can do ANYTHING! This episode was very funny and I think it was a good example to always try your hardest, but never let anyone in your family steal your dance partner! Drake Bell and Josh Peck were outstanding in this episode and I think everyone who saw this episode will remember it for very long, long, long time!moreless
  • josh enters a dance contest, but when drake is failing gym and learns that this dance contest can give him the credit he needs to not fail the eleventh grade drake and josh go head and headmoreless

    ok this was the series finale..which completely saddens me..but what makes me extremely happy is that it went out w/ a bang..this ep started off so great of course...it was so funny w/ josh being all jittery from the coffee and then drake w/ the hula hoop..i was laughing and cheering at the same time..and his whole getting eric's name wrong thing for one last time..then the whole rivalry btw drake and josh and the girl dance partners..oh my gosh the ending was so great...i believe they did it in front of their studio audience too lol..i loved it..they did some awesome moves..i was dancing along (well to the music lol) and cheering at the same time..then laughing at the tennis dance and the whole mexican dancing was just too funny...then i was cheering again at the cowboy and the surfboard and the jumping into his arms...and when they won of course..oh my gosh..i guess if someone pressured me hard enough into picking a fav ep i would say i loved this ep more than blues brothers honestly (and i wrote a 500 word review for blues brothers lol)..but the dance portion at the end was just so awesome..i was cheering and smiling and then it also made me laugh..just so great...and like i didnt realize the first time i watched it that it was the finale and then i watched it tonite and im like yeah i would say so b/c they are doing this in front of a live audience actually there on stage at the moment doing it and they bow at the end to end the show..so i should have paid more attention..oh yeah i cant forget the freaky girl lol..when she runs out at the end i had to rewind it at first b/c im like oh my gosh thats the girl from blues brothers who would not leave drake alone and was completely obsessed w/ him lol..and she gets to kiss both drake and josh..and they do the same thing again..who is she? we never did find out who she was but i like how they brought that attribute back at the end of the show..i guess that kinda shows that the shows over too..thats so hard to write b/c im like i love reruns of it b/c they show how great the show was and still is but i want new eps too..but anyways...the girls cool but just a little freaky..so yeah i do like this ep better than blues bros lol..its like the second time they got to dance together on stage lol..only no singing this time unfortunately but oh well..this was the best way to send the show out..the fans were amazed..at least i was by this ep and everything...the only thing is we didnt have any of walter's dorkiness in this..i actually kind of missed him lol..i can watch this ep like a million times and never get tired of it...yay this is gonna be as long or longer than my blues brothers review lol..well i do love this ep more anyways lol..i know im just trying to get my pt across lolmoreless
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Johanna Braddy


Guest Star

Brie Gabrielle

Brie Gabrielle


Guest Star

Paul Parducci

Paul Parducci

Coach Remmers

Guest Star

Yvette Nicole Brown

Yvette Nicole Brown


Recurring Role

Scott Halberstadt

Scott Halberstadt


Recurring Role

Alec Medlock

Alec Medlock


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (11)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Eric: So, uh, Josh, thanks for throwing me this... great party.
      Drake: Yeah, this is quite a party. Hope the neighbors don't call the cops on us.

    • Dance Contest Host: Now welcome the pair of Drake Parker and Emily...
      (Girl runs out from backstage and hands him a card.)
      Dance Contest Host: I'm sorry. There's been a change. Please welcome the pair of Drake Parker and Josh Nichols.
      Megan and Audrey (in unison): Oh, my God!

    • Josh: And look at this girl.
      Drake: Whoa, her feet are huge!
      Josh: I know.

    • Drake: (looking at pictures of girls Josh put up on the wall) You're back on that internet dating service?
      Josh: No. Never again.

    • Drake: Okay, well I'm outta here. (shakes Eric's hand) Craig, have a nice trip.
      Eric: I'm Eric.
      Drake: (uncaring) Okay.

    • Megan: DRAKE! Get down here.
      Drake: (Hula hooping around his neck to bouncy music) Hold on. I'm doing something really important.

    • Josh: I'm tired of being number two, number two stinks!
      Drake: (laughing) Number two stinks.
      Josh: GROW UP!

  • NOTES (8)

    • For this entire season, the show was nominated for the Casting Society of America's 2007 Artios Award for "Best Children's TV Programming", and won the 2008 Kids's Choice Awards's Blimp for "Favorite TV Show". Plus, Drake Bell (Drake) won the Blimp for "Favorite Television Actor", while Josh Peck (Josh) was nominated in that category, and, Miranda Cosgrove (Megan) was nominated for the 2007 Young Artist Award for "Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)-Supporting Young Actress".

    • The names of other dancers announced during the contest, Amber Benson, Victor Price, and Kira Elliot, are all names of crew members for the show.

    • Josh is still a red vest and Helen is still working at The Premiere, but at the end of Really Big Shrimp, Josh became assisstant because Helen had to hold off at her job, so this episode might have taken place before Really Big Shrimp and it should have aired before Really Big Shrimp.

    • This is Josh's 3rd time on TV and Drake's 2nd.
      The times/episodes they've been on TV is as follows - For Josh:
      - Blues Brothers
      - Theater Thug
      And For Drake:
      - Theater Thug

    • Josh calls Mindy his "Ex-Girlfriend", but in Really Big Shrimp they got back together.

    • Eric goes away to sing in Puerto Rico in this episode. However, he appears in the chronologcially last episode, "Really Big Shrimp."

    • Although the moves were complex, it only took Drake and Josh three days to master the dances.

    • This episode aired during TEENick's Back To School Bash.


    • Drake has had only one friend to appear on this show. It was from the first season, and his name was Trevor.

    • The ending to this episode is a copy off of Blades Of Glory, in which the main characters (Jimmy Makaroy and Chazz Michael Michaels) have to skate as the first man-man team in history.

    • At the end of the episode, when Drake and Josh win, an intense fangirl of Drake comes out on the stage in this episode to kiss Drake and Josh. And, just like in the episode, "Blues Brothers", both boys say "Who is she?"