Almost 10 years after the final episode of Drake & Josh aired on Nickelodeon (has it really been that long?), the duo returned to our screens at long last in Tuesday's episode of Grandfathered.
Drake Bell cameoed as a pretty obnoxious rich guy who Josh Peck's character Gerald and his onscreen girlfriend (played by Christina Milian) hope will invest in their new co-parenting app. Drake's character is kind of a douchebag about the whole thing, but Gerald somehow manages to convince him to double the amount of money they asked for. Must be that brotherly charm.
The golden opportunity to add a little Drake & Josh banter to Grandfathered was not overlooked and in a brilliant reference to Josh's former obsession, the writers couldn't resist slipping in a cheeky Oprah joke.
"You know, you remind me of my stepbrother," Drake said.
"Oh, is he awesome?" Gerald asked.
"No, no. He's in jail for stalking Oprah," Drake replied.
Yep, sounds about right — and if that wasn't enough excitement for your teen self, check out this super-sentimental tweet from Josh Peck...
...and this awesome Periscope of the two of them singing the theme tune.
Oh, the nostalgia — and just look how they've grown!
To top it off, Drake Bell has come right out and said he wants a revival of the actual show.
"We fell right back into our rhythm in that first take. It was like we picked up right where we left off, as if we were doing Drake & Josh the day before. We would love to come back and reprise the characters and see where they are. Josh could come home to visit the parents with his kids and his wife, and he’s got a great job, and Drake comes downstairs and he’s wearing the same clothes and still living with his parents. I think that would be pretty awesome. We’re all just waiting for that call."
You hear that, Nickelodeon? Get on it!