I’m not going to pretend to know anything abut Drake and Josh for the benefit of this post. The Nickelodeon series was after my time as a kid, so my first exposure to either Drake Bell or Josh Peck was the terrific 2008 Josh Peck film The Wackness (which also introduced us to Olivia Thirlby, who disappointingly did not become a thing, as I had hoped). From my recollection of my review of The Wackness, many of our readers alerted me to the fact that Peck was the heavier-set individual in the Drake and Josh duo, which I found surprising at the time:
Anyway, Josh and Drake had a sitcom together. It ran for four seasons and 57 episodes, which I suppose means to those who grew up in the aughts that Josh and Drake are obligated to remain friends forever. Apparently, Drake Bell also believes this, because he was surprised and saddened to learn that he was not invited to Josh Peck’s wedding.
Apparently Bell had been replaced by John Stamos, which I guess is a bit like Will Smith replacing DJ Jazzy Jeff as his best friend with Tom Cruise.
The Internet was apparently rather upset by this development, and while I do not share in that grief, I will bring it to your attention.
I'm actually sad that Drake wasn't invited to Josh's wedding #DrakeAndJosh— Zuriel Caparas (@ZurielCaparas) June 19, 2017
I literally just watched an episode of #DrakeAndJosh today and hearing about what happened between them now is really upsetting— Zuriel Caparas (@ZurielCaparas) June 19, 2017
I think that’s probably enough Twitter sadness for this particular situation. I’m still not over the fact that Little Stevie from Malcolm in the Middle had a falling out with Frankie Muniz.
via Dana Schwartz