'Drake & Josh' First Appeared On TV 15 Years Ago Today

Drake & Josh taught us a lot: saying things twice is good for emphasis... EMPHASIS, you can really mess being cool up - if you say the word 'cooliest' that is, and, most importantly 'Opera can do anything'.

Oh and most obviously - we never wanted a little sister called Megan Parker - never. See, the emphasis thing really works. I also feel like it could get slightly overused throughout this article... but bear with.

There was no better feeling that loosening your tie, jumping on the sofa and turning the TV on after school to hear your favourite theme tune:

I never thought that it'd be so simple but I found a way, I found a waaaay. If you open up your miiiiiiind - see what's inside. It's gonna take some time to realiiiiise, but if you look inside I'm sure you'll fiiiiiiind...

If you didn't sing that in your head to the tune, you don't belong here. Then once it finished you'd go on to Nickelodeon +1 and watch it all over again. Couldn't have just been me.

And believe it or not but it's been 15 years to the day that it was first released. 15 years ago we were introduced to our favourite phrase of all time - 'HUG ME BROTHAAAAA'.

Now, the boys have grown up, as we have. But they couldn't be any opposite.

Drake Bell, 32 (yes, 32), regularly posts oiled-up topless snaps to his Instagram - sometimes with women draped over his body, other times holding on to a guitar.

He focuses on his music now but definitely hasn't forgotten his past, especially when it comes to the show. Last year he returned to the Drake & Josh family home but found it demolished.

On the other hand, Josh Peck, also 32, has just become a dad for the first time - well if that isn't going to make us feel old, nothing will.

He proudly shared the news with former co-star and long-term pal Drake Bell last August.

In a heartwarming clip shared to Josh's YouTube channel, the pair are sat on a sofa together when Drake asks: "What's going on, man?"

To which a delighted-looking Josh replies: "Just having a baby," Drake replies: "Dude, this is so wild."

Josh then asks: "Will you have a kid soon so they can be friends and then have their own TV show?"

This is a phenomenal idea, gents. However, nothing will beat Drake & Josh. Nothing.

Featured Image Credit: Nickelodeon Productions

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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