Plenty of Nickelodeon fans are on edge after news spread that Drake Bell and Josh Peck ended their bromance. But luckily, it's 2017 and there's social media to help lift your nostalgic spirits. And as upsetting as the situation may seem, these hilarious Drake & Josh feud theories will make this rumor a little more bearable, at least for fans of the show.
As a refresher, apparently the straw that broke the camel's back was Peck reportedly snubbing Bell with an invitation to arguably one of the most important moments of his life — his wedding. I mean, who wouldn't want their best bud standing next to them as they're about to say "I do" to the love of their life, right? Well, according to alleged tweets deleted from Bell's Twitter account, he wasn't even asked to be in the audience. Sounds like trouble in paradise to me. (Bustle reached out to the actors' reps for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.)
While some Drake & Josh fans are stuck mourning the end of the star's friendship, others can't help but piece together exactly where the beef started. After taking a look at their recent tweets, it's safe to assume the TV brothers' spat may have began sometime between the 2016 Christmas holiday and this summer. At the tail end of December, Peck dug through the Drake & Josh archives and posted a pic of the two donning matching denim suits — à la Britney & Justin early 2000s. And Bell showed his former costars some love by dubbing them the "The Holy Trinity of Nickelodeon" in a tweet on May 20.
While speaking to the hosts of the podcast Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss, Peck dropped a few hints that he and Bell aren't as close these days. He said,
And when he's spotted out and about without his former costar, fans often inquire why he's missing in action — to which, Peck said he replies, "I wish I had a better answer but probably at home. Whole Foods? I don't know."
This may just be a case of old pals growing apart, or it could be an all-out passive aggressive brawl . Whatever it is, fans are refusing to sit back and wait for either party to give their full side of the story. And instead, they're sharing what they think happened all over Twitter.
Blaming The Big Guy Upstairs
Trump is president, Drake & Josh aren't friends anymore, and Nickelback tried to diss Slipknot. God has officially left for a pack of smokes— Jacob Shaw (@jakesaysyousuck) June 19, 2017
Because sometimes it's easier to blame someone else for killing all of your childhood dreams.
Or Maybe It Was Drake & Josh's Conniving Little Sister, Megan
Megan reading about Drake & Josh feud like pic.twitter.com/6YbXG4Gtvd— Jojo90sKid (@Jojo90sKid) June 20, 2017
Folks can't help but assume that Peck and Bell's TV sis Miranda Cosgrove is up to her old Nickelodeon tricks.
Yup, All Signs Definitely Point To Cosgrove's Up-To-No-Good Character
we all know who's really behind the whole Drake & Josh beef... pic.twitter.com/JDcJs3NAi2— LA (@LAAGUINALDO) June 20, 2017
It wouldn't be that surprising.
Or Is It Just Another Dose Of Small-Screen Payback?
Is it just me or is the drake & josh thing reminding them of the episode where josh cuts drake out of his life and drake's life gets worse? pic.twitter.com/FQAuttpnja— Maria White (@_MariaWhite) June 21, 2017
Remember this episode? Anything's possible.
But who knows, maybe this was just a menial misunderstanding that, unfortunately, escalated with the loss of a wedding invite in the mail. Either way, these funny fan theories will help ease the pain.