Drake & Josh

Season 4 Episode 17

Really Big Shrimp, Part 1

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Aug 03, 2007 on Nickelodeon

Episode Recap

Drake performs a song called, "Makes Me Happy" for a music deal. While at Spin City Records, they agree to put Drake's song on a commercial that will air during the Super Bowl. In the meantime, Helen's getting married and her grandmother, Lulu, comes to stay at Drake and Josh's house for a week, forcing Megan to share the boys' room.

Helen then announces the new assistant manager, who turns out to be Mindy Crenshaw. Josh is very upset that he didn't get the job, and accuses Mindy of constantly trying to one-up him, which she denies. While at the recording studio at Spin City Records, Josh becomes enthralled by giant shrimp ("It's prawn") and fails to carefully read the contract, inadvertently signing away the creativity rights to Drake's song. The producers then make drastic changes to the song and Drake hates it, saying it's ruined. Angry with Josh for his mistake, Drake fires him as manager, then hatches a plan for revenge: fruit flies in the producer's car. He tells Josh that when people play dirty, sometimes, you have to play dirty back. He scorns Josh for always playing by the rules, stating "That's why you'll always be a loser."

Still trying to fix his mistake, Josh returns to Spin City Records. After being told there is no way the company will use Drake's original song, Josh switches the ruined song with the original song as it is being picked up. The plan succeeds, and Drake's version of "Makes Me Happy" plays on the commercial- but with a price. Right after the commercial airs, Josh receives a call from Alan Krim, the producer. By switching the songs, Josh has broken a legally binding contract, and not only is the record company is planning to sue the boys for $5 million, the two could also go to prison.

While at work, Josh realizes that Mindy did not take the job as assistant manager because she needed the extra money; she did it in order to spend time with Josh. Then the boys go to Spin City Records and just as they think they are going to jail, it turns out that instead, Drake's song becomes a number one hit! They are free of all charges.

At Helen's wedding, amidst a few small disasters, Josh and Mindy get back together. Mindy has quit her job and Josh becomes the new assistant manager. Drake also rehires him as his manager. Then Drake performs his number one hit song to the whole crowd.