Someone remade the Drake and Josh intro in Animal Crossing, and it's a masterpiece

(Image credit: Nintendo/BrokeDave (via YouTube))

The weirdly-memorable intro to the early 2000s Nickelodeon show Drake and Josh has been meticulously remade in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in new tab)

YouTuber and video editor BrokeDave (opens in new tab) told me it took about a week to put the whole thing together. And honestly, from building the setpieces, staging the scenes, and editing the video, that's pretty darn efficient. Check out the supremely nostalgic finished product below:

As any self-respecting 20-something nostalgic will know, the Animal Crossing intro is largely modeled after the Drake and Josh season 4 intro, but with some additional scenes BrokeDave felt would "jog people's memory." I, for one, wasn't expecting to find myself on a balmy September evening in 2020 re-watching a scene (opens in new tab) from Drake and Josh, but here I am with 'Soul Man' by the Blues Brothers stuck in my head and an aching nostalgia for old sitcoms.

If you look closely, you'll notice most of the video was made using assets available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but BrokeDave says the scene where Josh accidentally hits Oprah with his car was particularly challenging and "required some extra green screening."

Fortunately, this isn't the creator's first rodeo. Now that you're already firmly in this very 2020 nostalgia trip with me, check out BrokeDave's other Animal Crossingified TV show scenes, like the Fresh Prince intro (opens in new tab), the Parks and Rec intro (opens in new tab), and their personal favorite scene from Drake and Josh where Drake traps them both inside their treehouse (opens in new tab).

Right, now snap out of it - here are the best upcoming games of 2020 (opens in new tab).

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.