Dan Schneider Exclusive: Crazy Steve’s Bad Day on the “Drake and Josh” Finale

It’s only right that fan-favorite Crazy Steve from Dan Schneider’s “Drake and Josh” has a moment all to himself in the final episode of the series.

For those in need of a refresher, Steven William Upshaw, also known as “Crazy Steve,” is an employee of The Premiere Theatre who is, well, not entirely mentally stable, mentally. But don’t worry — Steve embraces it. He even has a custom license plate reading CRAZY1.

In “Really Big Shrimp Part 2,” Josh’s ex Mindy (who is promoted to assistant manager over Josh, to his dismay) schedules Crazy Steve to work on a Monday.

She immediately regrets her decision after Crazy Steve comes barreling through the doors swinging tennis shoes around on bras like nunchucks. You see, Monday is Crazy Steve’s bad day. You might even say he hates Mondays as much as he loves “Dora the Explorer.”

It’s hard to blame Steve: objectively, Mondays are definitely the worst day of the week. Most of us can suppress our Monday fury, but Crazy Steve, brave soul, acts the way we all feel.

Since Josh knows all about Crazy Steve’s case of the Mondays, he’s the only one able to step in to stop the madness. After yelling fan-favorite nonsense like “Cock a doodle doo the cow says moo,” and “You ate my enchilada,” Crazy Steve calms when Josh serenades him with a touching rendition of “She’ll Be Comin’ Round The Mountain When She Comes.”

Much to Josh’s delight, his tactic works. Crazy Steve comes back down to reality in a messy heap. “I’m sorry, I want to stop,” Steve exclaims.

It was a sweet, yet hilarious moment between the two — appropriate for the final episode of one of Nickelodeon’s favorite sitcoms.

“Really Big Shrimp Part 2” follows Drake and Josh as they get caught up in a legal battle with Spin City Records. In the episode, Josh makes a mistake with Drake’s paperwork, which in turn messes up the final version of Drake’s song set to air in a Super Bowl commercial.

Despite the series finale’s madness — and Crazy Steve’s Monday-induced breakdown — the gang manages to clear everything up. Josh gets back with Mindy, Drake’s original song gets played, and Josh becomes assistant manager of the movie theatre once and for all.

It was a beautiful send off for one of Nickelodeon’s most beloved shows.

What was your favorite moment from the Drake & Josh finale?


Drake & Josh” is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider that aired on Nickelodeon for four seasons, from 2004 to 2007. “Drake & Josh” stars Drake Bell and Josh Peck as two teens with opposite personalities who become stepbrothers. The series was produced by Dan Schneider, an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.

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