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[[caption-width-right:329:Clockwise from the center: [[MagicalNanny Jessie]], [[LittleMissSnarker Zuri]], [[ServileSnarker Bertram]], [[KidAnova Luke]], [[GenkiGirl Emma]], [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Ravi]] and [[CoolPet Mrs. Kipling]].]]

->''[[ExpositoryThemeTune Hey, Jessie!]]''

'''Jessie''' is a Creator/DisneyChannel [[KidCom original situation comedy]], which debuted on September 30, 2011. The series stars Creator/DebbyRyan as the title character Jessie Prescott, an 18-year old who moves from Fort Hood, Texas to New York City and ends up haphazardly (after getting thrown out of a taxicab because she couldn't pay the fare, landing on the sidewalk of a posh New York apartment building) becoming the nanny for the Ross family, a film director and his business mogul wife who have four children: the oldest and the only biological child 13-year old Emma (Creator/PeytonRList) and three adopted children: 12-year old Luke (Cameron Boyce), 10-year old Ravi (Karan Brar) and 7-year old Zuri (Skai Jackson). The butler Bertram Winkle (Kevin Chamberlin) and the [[LoveInterest doorman Tony Ciccolini]] (Chris Galya) help her from time to time.

The series, created by Pamela Eells O'Connell (''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, The Suite Life on Deck]]'', as well as being an executive producer of ''Series/TheNanny''), is notable for having its lead character be in her late teens (roughly around college-age) from the start of the series (a first for Disney Channel); Disney Channel comedies typically center around lead characters of middle/junior high or high school age.

Has two massive {{Crossover}} Episodes with ''AustinAndAlly'' (''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Austin & JESSIE & Ally: All Star New Year]]'' aired December 2012) and with ''GoodLuckCharlie'' (''Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas'' airing November 2013) - it will be the first show with two major crossover episodes since ''HannahMontana''. Also has two extended episodes, ''Jessie's Big Break'' and ''G.I. Jessie'' (the latter being Season 2's finale). In May 2014 it was announced that there will be a fourth season, making it only the sixth live-action series on Disney Channel to be extended past three.

Not to be confused with ''Jesse'', the short-lived NBC show starring Christina Applegate.
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!!This series provides examples of:
* AbsenteeActor: Creator/PeytonRList (Emma) was absent from "World Wide Web of Lies" and "Creepy Connie Comes A Callin'".
** Kevin Chamberlin (Bertram) was also absent from "Cattle Calls and Scary Walls". Despite some claims, this is ''not'' the episode he [[DirectedByCastMember directed]]; that would be "Are You Cooler Than A 5th Grader?" in which he still made an appearance (albeit for about 30 seconds).
* ActingForTwo:
** In the Halloween episode, Debby plays both Jessie and the ghost of an AffablyEvil nanny.
** "Evil Times Two" - Agatha and her [[BlatantLies good twin]] Angela.
* ACupAngst: Conversed in a not-so-angsty manner in ''Used Karma". Emma is extremely excited about getting a new issue of "[[BlandNameProduct Leopard Beat]]" and the first thing she mentions is the special feature on bra-stuffing. She asks Jessie what the best stuffer is between tissue and socks. Jessie replies with "Neither, quilted toilet paper".
** In "Make New Friends, But Hide The Old", Rosie and Emma make a couple fake boob jokes when Emma dresses up like a doll, complete with borderline GagBoobs.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal:
** From the Christmas episode:
--->'''Jessie:''' Bertram's belting a bitter butler ballad. Bravo!
** The episode title "Creepy Connie's Curtain Call".
*** To a slightly lesser degree "Creepy Connie Comes-a-Callin'"
**** To an even lesser degree (but still counts): "Creepy Connie 3: The Creepening"
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Ravi.
* {{Adorkable}}: Jessie and Ravi.
* AerithAndBob: Mrs. Kipling's hatchlings are named with stereotypical Indian names� except for the one named Scooter and the one named [[SlumdogMillionaire Slumdog]].
* AffablyEvil:
** Dale Davenport, the bully at the kids' school. Very mean and tough, but requests healthy snacks for himself and his victims.
--->'''Dale:''' Tomorrow you better bring me some carrot juice. (in a nice voice) And bring some for yourself too. Your body is a temple, (in a mean voice) don't make me knock it down!
** The evil nanny from "The Whining". Her evil comes down to stealing candy from children.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: In an unusual reversed example, a little person store detective undercover as one of Santa's Helpers kicks Luke, causing him to hop on one foot.
* [[spoiler:AllJustADream]]: [[spoiler:"To Be or Not to Be" is all Kipling's daydream.]]
** [[spoiler: "Ghost Bummers" was all Jessie's dream.]]
** [[spoiler: "The Jessie-nator" was just a DaydreamSurprise about what might happen if Luke pranks Bertram once too much.]]
* AlliterativeName: Dale Davenport the school bully. Also, Ravi Ross.
** Of course, Creepy Connie!
* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: "That a minivan really isn't that much smaller than a regular van?"
* ArtisticLicense: In real life it's highly unlikely a wealthy family in New York would hire someone as young and inexperienced as Jessie as a full time nanny. She might be able to get a part time job as a nanny for perhaps a middle class family. But not as a primary caregiver as Jessie is.
** Actually, the parents might have been desperate since the kids keep chasing away their other nannies.
*** Also, it's perfectly legal so long as she has a high school diploma and background check. She could technically work in a daycare in many states as well. I think the main point here is that it's what Zuri wanted and so Christina gave in to Zuri's wishes once she made sure Jessie met the minimal requirements.
** Not to mention Jessie is desperately trying to make it big and she is working for a famous couple. She knows that if she does a bad job, she'll crush any chance of breaking into showbiz. That said, Jessie seems to be doing a good job of ruining her chances on her own, but she probably dreaming of the day when one of the Ross's get a job in the industry. Which they more than likely won't do since they seem to like her as a nanny and would rather not try replace her, while Morgan Ross can easily cast someone more talented at acting than Jessie.
** In "GI Jessie" Jessie's dad and his female CO plan to get married. This is a bit problematic where the armed forces are concerned. Military personnel are not supposed to be engaged in romantic relationships within the same chain of command.
** ArtisticLicenseMusic: When Jessie is playing "The Worst Year Of My Life" and later "The Best Year Of My Life" on stage in ''Why Do Foils Fall in Love?'', Jessie is strumming an acoustic guitar when it sounds like an electric guitar.
* AuthorAvatar: An in-universe example regarding Jessie's stage play ''Grenade to the Heart''.
** Given all the Actor Allusions and Shout Outs to ''The Suite Life'' it seems like the character of Jessie period might be one for Debby Ryan herself (albeit a self-depreciating one), at least to some extent.
* AxCrazy: While in her first appearance, "Creepy" Connie is much more creepy than crazy, she is full blown AxCrazy StalkerWithACrush in her next appearance. The episode deals with her attempting to get the role of Luke's lover in the school play. How does she do this? By taking out her competition, of course! The first girl she ''pushes down a flight of stairs'', putting her in a ''full body cast'', she ''welds a wrench to the next girl's braces'', and attempts to ''crush the final girl with a sandbag''!
** Connie turns it UpToEleven in "Creepy Connie 3: The Creepening" including hiring an actress in order to dupe Luke. In order to avoid paying said actress, Connie ''kidnaps her''.
** Connie herself confirmed she's had at least one police line-up.
** The kids think Jessie herself is axe crazy in the Halloween episode.
* BabysittingEpisode: TheSeries.
* BadBadActing: Jessie and Petey's improv in "Green-Eyed Monsters". It's even {{lampshaded}} by Emma.
** Zuri's "Oh no! The lizard ate my homework!" in "Make New Friends but Hide the Old".
** Luke's "Oh no! They (Chris Bosh 's lucky socks) have been washed" in "Say Yes to the Messy Dress".
** Jessie's "call from the president" in "Quitting Cold Koala".
* BaitAndSwitchComparison: In "Cattle Calls and Scary Walls", when Luke and Ravi wonder whether to follow Emma or Mrs. Kipling back to safety:
-->'''Ravi:''' Do we follow the creature with a brain the size of a walnut or Mrs. Kipling? *points to Kipling*
* BigApplesauce
* BiggerBad: Darla, Jessie's enemy was often mentioned. She finally makes an appearance in ''G.I. Jessie''.
** In "Creepy Connie 3: The Creepening": [[spoiler: it turns out it was [[TheUntwist Creepy Connie all along]]]]
** In "Evil Times Two:" [[spoiler: Angela, the so-called "nice" twin to Agatha]]
* BigBadEnsemble: Mrs. Chesterfield and Nanny Agatha.
* BigNO: Chris Bosh did this in "Say Yes to the Messy Dress" after his lucky socks was washed.
* BilingualBonus: Whenever Ravi ends up angrily shouting in Hindi. He also has some Hindi writing on his bedroom door.
* BillingDisplacement: Kevin Chamberlin is listed second on the info for each episode. If it was alphabetical, excluding Creator/DebbyRyan, Cameron Boyce and Karan Brar would be the other two listed. Creator/PeytonRList is the third name which makes sense as she is shown second during the opening credits, and should only be listed third behind one of the other kids. Mileage varies on which Ross child gets most the screen time or is the most or least relevant, but any one of them deserves to be listed above Bertram. It's probably a matter of experience with Kevin and Peyton, since they have done much more acting than the other Ross kids (though it makes one wonder why not an AndStarring accreditation, which is traditional on the network anyway).
* BlandNameProduct: Zuri's Queasy-Bake Oven and Build-A-Baboon.
** "Creepy" Connie's Tickle Me Voldemort doll.
** [=PayMore=] Shoes.
** Graperade.
** Leopard Beat magazine.
** Luke's Gamebuddy.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Emma, Zuri and Jessie.
* BookDumb: Definitely Luke, but also Emma and Jessie depending on the episode. Jessie just graduated high school before the pilot, but doesn't know the answer to a simple fraction problem that Luke had to do.You can say that Emma puts a decent enough effort to get good grades but Bertram once commented on Luke and Emma not being the smart Ross kids.
* BoundAndGagged: Jessie, Luke, Ravi and "Mad" Mack in "Creepy Connie 3: The Creepening".
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy And His Lizard]]: Ravi and Kipling.
* BrainBleach: Zuri at the end of "Badfellas" and "Green-Eyed Monsters".
* BrainlessBeauty: Emma, even if "brainless" is a bit of a stretch. See DumbBlonde and GeniusDitz.
* BrattyHalfPint: Zuri.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Jessie once describes Agatha's shopping list as "bread, milk, and EyeOfNewt".
* BrickJoke: Luke offering to give Bertram the salt shaker for his birthday in "Throw Momma From the Terrace".
* BuffySpeak: Emma uses this near the end of "We Are So Grounded".
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Jessie is arguably the goofiest of them all, but is crazy-skilled, including singing, stripping a gun, survival training, hand-to-hand combat skills and being able to fly aircraft. It was also revealed in the pilot that she's a straight-A student. It's implied her dad is just as ditzy and skilled.
* ButtMonkey: Jessie and Bertram (also see Woobie)
* CallBack: In "Gotcha Day", Bertram warns Mrs. Kipling to not have kids or he'll "make omelets out of them." Cue "The Secret Life of Mrs. Kipling" (the very next episode after "Gotcha Day") where Mrs. Kipling ''does'' have kids - and what is the immediate threat to them? Getting caught in a restaurant that happens to specialize in making omelets.
* CampStraight: Bertram.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Mrs. Chesterfield always calls Zuri "strange little girl."
** Emma's high-pitched shriek (and, more recently, "idiot").
** Bertram's "it's just� so far".
* CelebCrush: It's hinted several times that Jessie's is TaylorLautner (and in recent episodes, Channing Tatum).
** In "All Star New Year", Emma has one on Series/{{Austin| And Ally}} and implies Jessie has one on Ryan Seacrest.
** The entire plot of "Star Wars".
* CelebrityStar: Chris Bosh in "Say Yes to the Messy Dress".
** Adam Sandler in "Punch Dumped Love", even invoking a [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth wall breaking moment]] between him and ''GrownUps'' co-star Cameron Boyce.
** [[LabRats Spencer Boldman]] in "Break-Up and Shape-Up," or at least that's how Disney Channel's PR treats it.
** First Lady Michelle Obama in "From the White House to Our House".
* CharacterTitle
* CheerfulChild: Zuri and Ravi.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Ravi's Dragon Fire Peppers]] in "Are You Cooler Than a 5th Grader?"
* TheChewToy: Bertram.
* ChristmasEpisode: One each season so far - the second one also combines this with New Year's Day Episode ''and'' {{Crossover}}.
* ClarkKenting: Emma's "Kitty Couture" disguise consists entirely of big sunglasses and a ''really'' big [[NiceHat hat]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Zuri.
* ContinuityNod: Rather surprisingly consistent.
** However, in "Trashin' Fashion", Jessie is shown to be clumsy. This contradicts an earlier episode ("Zombie Tea Party 5"), in which Jessie was shown to be extremely agile.
*** Jessie has been [[{{Flanderization}} trending towards clumsy]] for a while.
** The vase Wendy tries to frame Zuri for breaking in "Snack Attack" is the same vase Ravi and Luke agree to frame Zuri for breaking in "Why Do Foils Fall in Love"
* CoolBigSis: Jessie tends to act as this for Emma.
** Likewise Emma to Ravi and Zuri.
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: The episode summary for "Take the A-Train� I Think?" on some TV guides claims that the spider subplot involves Bertram and Ravi (actually Bertram and Luke).
* CrackOhMyBack: Bertram, helping the kids decorate the tree. {{Justified|Trope}}, as Zuri's basically jumping on him.
* CreepyChild:
** Zuri is this in-universe, according to the landlady.
** "Creepy" Connie Thompson as well. That nickname is well-deserved.
* {{Crossover}}: The two-episode ''Austin & JESSIE & Ally'' special (the ''AustinAndAlly'' episode ''Big Dreams & Big Apples'' and the ''Jessie'' episode ''Nanny in Miami'').
** The one-hour "Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas" special, a crossover with ''GoodLuckCharlie''.
* CurseCutShort: One of the ways they're GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
* CuteBruiser: Jessie knows a few military moves that she shows when she subdues Emma's punk boyfriend.
** Lindsay, Agatha's charge during the talent episode - her talent happens to be karate.
** Zuri once took down both Jessie and Luke in about as many seconds. Took down Ravi by technicality [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere when he surrendered himself to the floor]].
* DaddysGirl: Both Zuri and Emma.
* ADayInTheLimelight: The family pet, Mrs. Kipling, had the second episode pretty much dedicated to him/her.
* DeadpanSnarker: Every member of the main cast fits this trope at least once, but especially Zuri and Bertram.
* DistaffCounterpart: Jessie to Charles from ''Series/CharlesInCharge''.
* TheDitz: Tony and Officer Petey.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Tony, and to an extent, Luke.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Debby Ryan sings "Hey, Jessie", the show's opening.
* DopeSlap: Mrs. Kipling does this to Ravi, Luke and Emma with his tail when they fail to realize that he could be the pet for their cool pet viral video.
** Mrs. Kipling does this a few times when on-screen and called for.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Jessie starts out like this, but she softens up by the end of the first episode.
* DudeMagnet: Emma
* DumbassTeenageSon: Luke, if preteen is close enough.
* DumbBlonde: Emma is a downplayed example. She actually does well in school, but sometimes she has moments of this.
* [[ChewBubblegum Eat Cookies]]: Zuri to Rosie in "Make New Friends But Hide The Old".
* EpicFail: Jessie's attempt at trash talk in "Beauty and the Beasts":
-->'''Jessie:''' Well I hope Lindsay's talent is imitating a turkey, because Zuri is going to beat the stuffing out of her.
* [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Everything Is Mountains In Colorado]]: during the ''Jessie'' portion of the ''Good Luck JESSIE'' special (along with DownOnTheFarm).
** Everything Is Big In Texas tends to get invoked ''a lot'' when addressing Jessie's past.
* EvilBrit: Nanny Agatha [[spoiler:and Angela]].
* ExpositoryThemeTune: "Hey Jessie", though nowhere near as blatant in its exposition as some examples.
* {{Expy}}: An in-universe example: In "Creepy Connie's Curtain Call", "Josie" is [[LampshadeHanging obviously]] an expy of Jessie herself.
** Jessie herself is such an expy of [[TheSuiteLifeOnDeck Bailey]] that most fans consider them the exact same character.
*** And arguably an expy of Fran from ''Series/TheNanny''.
*** Most of the cast is somewhat expys of ''Nanny'' characters- Emma is Maggie, Luke is Brighton, Zuri (and Ravi, to a degree) is Gracie, Bertram is Niles, and Mrs. Chesterfield is C.C.
** Emma has a thing or two in common with London Tipton. It's even shown that like London, she also likes Arturo Vitalli.
** The theater teacher from "Acting With the Frenemy" probably wishes he instead taught at [[Series/VicTORious Hollywood Arts]].
* EyeScream: In "The Jessie-nator: Grudgment Day", we learn that Jessie will eventually slip up with her needle sewing kit and end up losing her left eye. Her future Jessie wears an eyepatch for this reason. [[spoiler:However, Jessie prevents it by throwing away the kit.]]
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: All of Jessie's attempts to make it big (trying to get a song recorded, trying to audition for a TV show, trying to get a play produced, trying to get a short story published) have ended in spectacular failure ''at best''.
** Her most successful attempt so far was in getting cast in ''[[Franchise/TombRaider Mayan Mayhem]]''...as a stunt double (and subsequently taking quite a beating for her art).
** In a recent episode, she auditioned for an In-Universe show called Worthington Manor. She would've gotten the part, but an injury sustained earlier in the episode (no thanks to Ravi) caused her to lose it
** This has been averted in season 3, she has starred in an off-Broadway play after the actress got trapped on the terrace and also starred in a kitchen utensil safety video.
* FatBastard: Bertram.
* FieryRedhead: Jessie, natch.
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader - Jessie.
** TheLancer - Emma.
** TheBigGuy - Luke.
** TheSmartGuy - Ravi.
** TheChick - Zuri.
** SixthRanger - Bertram.
** TeamPet - Mrs. Kipling.
* FiveTokenBand: You can practically smell the focus testing.
* {{Flanderization}}: There are early signs of this happening to Jessie herself. The writers seem to have become stuck on her having bad relationships with guys and as Season 1 progressed she seemed more and more like a relationship chaser (possibly a Disneyfied GoodBadGirl or EthicalSlut) than a girl with just enough bad experiences to make her play it safe with Tony. As many relationship stories as she's mentioned, it seems like she dated every single guy in her hometown at least once. The stories are becoming more outlandish as well, further implying they might be Flanderizing her.
** Also the whole FailureIsTheOnlyOption angle. Jessie started the show being able to fly helicopters and bragging about winning talent shows; in Season 2 she comes off as being lucky if she manages walk down the hallway without being run over.
** Zuri's showing some signs of it. In season 1 she was kind of snarky but genuinely playful and nice. In season 2 she started acting a lot more greedy and bratty. In season 3 it's hard to find 1 scene she's not insulting someone (Ghost Bummers doesn't count as it was a dream)
** And the kids as a whole. In the first season, they had kind of a FriendlyEnemy relationship with Bertram, but now it's to the point where they abuse and admittedly dislike him without remorse (which makes Bertram into the villain in the robot episode because of this). The same with Jessie, whom they thought of as a MagicalNanny in the first season but now freely insult her to her face, refer to her as someone unimportant in their lives, and think she is bad at anything and everything she does.
** Ravi's social life. At first it seemed he had some friends though not a lot. In Season 2, he seemed to be more lonely, but a lot of it seemed to be by choice. Jump to season 3 where Ravi has become desperate for friends and admits to being a lonely social outcast and many more jokes are made about this.
* FracturedFairytale: "The Princess and the Pea Brain".
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The teens: Jessie Prescott (choleric), Tony (phlegmatic), Petey (sanguine).
** The Ross kids: Emma Ross (sanguine/choleric), Luke Ross (sanguine), Ravi Ross (phlegmatic), Zuri (sanguine).
** Other characters: Burtram (leukine) and Rosie (melancholic).
* FreakyFridayFlip: "To Be or Not to Be", in which Jessie flips with Zuri, Emma with Luke and Ravi with Bertram.
* FunnyForeigner: Actually avoided, while Ravi does act foreign, most of his jokes aren't ethnicity based.
** Although Zuri does call him [[Literature/TheJungleBook Mowgli]] in the Christmas episode.
* GeniusDitz: Emma is pretty smart, and actually does well in school, but still acts pretty goofy.
* GenkiGirl: Emma.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Or more specifically, Luxembourgish people love Christina Ross. She mentions being huge out there in "World Wide Web of Lies."[[invoked]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[Radar/{{Jessie}} Has its own page]].
* TheGhost: Darla, Jessie's friend from Texas, although she will make an appearance in the Season 2 finale.
* GreenEyedMonster: Tony in the episode "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Green-Eyed]] [[PunBasedTitle Monster]]"
* GrumpyBear: Bertram.
* HalloweenEpisode: The now-pulled "The Whining".
* HilariousOuttakes: In the credits for "To Be Me or Not to Be Me", which differs from the show's usual formula of shoehorning one last gag into the credits.
* {{Homage}}: "Ghost Bummers" is, for the most part, one of the first ''{{Film/Ghostbusters}}''. Gets into radar territory when you realize Luke's playing Louis and Emma's playing Dana, considering what was strongly implied to have happened between the two in the movie ...
** They end up [[WhoFramedRogerRabbit playing pattycake]] to summon Zorag instead.
* HypocriticalHumor: Mrs. Ross tells Jessie that she has her under 24 hour surveillance. She then immediately complains about being under 24 hour surveillance by the paparazzi.
** In "Beauty and the Beasts", Jessie tells Emma not to insult Agatha� only to immediately insult Agatha.
* ImaginaryFriend: Zuri has at least one of these; subverted in the episode "The Talented Mr. Kipling", when Zuri actually has an imaginary ''bully'' who she claims had hit her and ripped the head off one of her dolls.
* ImprobablePilotingSkills: Jessie flies a helicopter. In a later episode, "We Are So Grounded", she crash-lands a jet in an emergency. She calmly prefaces her aerial antics with "my father taught me how to fly!"
* IncrediblyLamePun: Emma makes Jessie's "a salt" joke into one of these by pointing out how Tony's laughing at it was fake and that it wasn't really that funny.
* InsultToRocks:
-->'''Ravi:''' Luke has the personal hygiene of a wolverine.\\
'''Bertram:''' That's an insult to wolverines, At least they occasionally lick themselves clean!
** In "A Doll's Outhouse", Ravi compares his former love interest Tanya to a poisonous toad. Emma immediately calls this an insult to toads, and Luke calls it an insult to poison.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Zuri and Nana Banana who is older enough to be Christina Ross's Grandmother.
* {{Jerkass}}: Luke.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Bertram.
** To a lesser degree, Emma.
* KarmaHoudini: in a legal sense, the kids are this after repeatedly stealing the military jeep.
* KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms: Emma and Zuri in "A Doll's Outhouse" (though Emma didn't seem that scared).
* LatinLover: Again, Luke. At least he tries to be.
* LittleBoySeeksBigGirl: Luke is this to Jessie...sometimes. Also is this towards Shaylee Michaels in "Jessie's Big Break".
** {{Inverted|Trope}} with Emma in "Star Wars" with a handsome actor Mrs. Ross is trying to get in his movie. Even with the same age difference as between Luke and Jessie, 6 years.
* LittleMissSnarker: Zuri.
* MakesSenseInContext: A meta example: why did Jessie and Luke dress up as zombies during the paintball fight? Because that was meant to be the HalloweenEpisode for that year.
* {{Malaproper}}: Mrs. Chesterfield calls Jessie "Bessie", her friend Darla "Marla" and Emma "Jemma".
* MallSanta: Ravi is deathly afraid of him in the Christmas episode.
* MamaBear: Don't mess with Jessie's kids.
* {{Meganekko}}: Emma has a brief moment of this in "One Day Wonders".
* MisaimedMarketing: {{Parodied|Trope}} with Zuri's Kitty Couture merchandise in "Say Yes to the Messy Dress".[[invoked]]
* MotorcycleJousting: A ''literal'' example complete with armored riders (thanks to a StoryWithinAStory)
* MuggedForDisguise: Jessie, Luke, and Ravi knock out some waiters and take their uniforms.
** Jessie proposes to do this to sneak into a Toy Con in "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Toy]] [[PunBasedTitle Con]]" until Ravi points out it's easier to grab costumes from an unattended rack behind them.
* MsFanservice: Jessie herself. [[BuxomIsBetter It's not hard to see how]]. Also Christina (and, to a degree, Emma).
* {{Narcissist}}: Emma can be this.
* NationalStereotypes: A fair portion of the show's humor.
* NeverMyFault: Luke and Zuri blame the jeep incident in ''GI Jessie'' on Ravi, for not trying to stop them.
** Shown again in "Help Not Wanted" when Zuri and Luke blame Jessie for their irresponsible spending even though she immediately called them out on their spending habits when she saw the bills.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Jessie apparently knows how to land a plane, having been taught so by her father.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: It's pretty obvious that the Rosses are a parody of the AngelinaJolie-BradPitt family.
* NoExceptYes: In "Romancing the Crone", Luke asks if Emma bought Mrs. Kipling a cute outfit. She says that she bought a cute costume instead.
** In "One Day Wonders", Luke says "It's not stealing, it's just taking without permission!".
* NonSequitur: In "Gotcha Day", Emma says "I'm so insightful, I should become a seismologist!".
* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: Jessie's dad is now remarried to Darla's mother, and this is probably the biggest change in the series.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Emma fighting off a pack of wild monkeys by herself prior to fixing the radio on their downed private jet and getting a rescue chopper. Justified for happening offscreen, but one wonders how she got rid of the monkeys, did she actually fight them off, or just outsmart them? Either way, considering it's Emma we're talking about, either feat would seem to be nearly impossible and thus awesome.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: InUniverse, Jessie will occasionally slip into a Texas drawl.
* OutOfFocus: A fairly common complaint is that Emma doesn't get enough screentime (although the later episodes are better in this regard).
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: In the pilot, Jessie calls ''Galactopus'' "the best giant radioactive space octopus movie of all time".
* ParentService: Debby Ryan and Christina Moore, whether intentional or not.
* PetHeir: Mrs. Chesterfield's daughter mentions at the end of ''101 Lizards'' that Zeus the dog will inherit everything including a house in the Hamptons.
** However, considering the resentment Zeus has towards Mrs. Chesterfield, Zeus may not care otherwise.
* {{Pilot}}: "New York, New Nanny".
* PlotHole: It should have long before been figured out that Mr. Kipling was a Mrs. Kipling. Ravi has had him since an egg and even if he didn't understand the difference between male or female, as a pet it is likely Mrs. Kipling has been to the vet at least once - especially before being imported to the U.S. upon Ravi's adoption.
** Also, in "The Talented Mr. Kipling", it is further implied that Mrs. Kipling is hitting on Jessie when (s)he tail-whips Jessie.
* PlutoIsExpendable: In the pilot Jessie is carrying Emma's model of the solar system (her science fair project), she trips and destroys the model. During the judging of the science fair Emma wins, because Pluto falls off right before and the judges like that she remembered that Pluto is no longer a planet.
* PungeonMaster: Nana Banana.
* ARareSentence: In "All the Knight Moves", Jessie comments on the phrase "exciting chess news".
* RedemptionRejection: Emma makes one last attempt to reason with Bryn by promising her friendship in return for being nice. Bryn thinks the offer of redemption is sweet, but she outright refuses by throwing cheesy nachos at Rosie.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: {{Subverted|Trope}}. Mrs. Kipling seems to be bad, until you get to know him.
* RunningGag: Offering somebody bran when they make a sad face, since when Jessie did that in her high school drama class, her teacher thought she looked constipated instead.
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Girl]]: Zuri.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Ravi and Zuri.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: The Hallowe'en special
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Emma acts this way from time to time and more than the others, especially in the Crossover Episode. In fact, if she wasn't rich and pretty, it would've just been super creepy for Austin and friends to stay the night, not to mention dangerous. But since the Ross family is rich, they all but begged to stay in the penthouse.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Ravi and Luke.
* SeriesContinuityError: A couple regarding Jessie:
** In the ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' {{Crossover}}, we're told that Jessie is a [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption horrible songwriter]] and shown several examples to prove it. This ignores the fact that she wrote a song in "One Day Wonders" and it wasn't really any worse than your average country-pop song.
** Similarly, in "Badfellas", Luke describes Jessie as a bad singer, but "One Day Wonders" and the aforementioned {{Crossover}} demonstrate that her voice is actually quite good.
** In "Punch Dumped Love", Luke said that his dance with Jessie would be nice if he got a kiss, and Jessie saying "Don't push your luck." Um, then what's the kiss she gave Luke in "Jessie's Big break" then?
** Jessie is either crazy-talented, abhorrently untalented or barely smart enough to breathe, depending on the episode.
* ServileSnarker: Bertram.
* ShesGotLegs: Jessie herself. ''Damn''.
** Emma also has moments of this, particularly in "Take the A-Train� I Think?", "Teacher's Pest" and "Toy Con."
* ShipperOnDeck: Emma and Zuri towards Jessie and Tony.
* ShipTease: Jessie with Luke and/or Tony.
* ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow: A grand total of ''three'' episodes so far have featured any sort of school setting.
** It's implied that many episodes occur during summer break, however.
* ShoutOut:
** "The Jessie-nator: Grudgment Day" obviously is styled after TheTerminator but future Jessie seems to be based off Snake Plissken from the ''Escape from..'' movies. theres also a reference to [[Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome the Thunderdome]]
** Luke's huge crush on Jessie is reminiscent of the Zack-Maddie pairing from ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''.
*** Another ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' reference was in "Tempest in a Teacup" the billboard was for Tipton Tea.
*** It's likely at the same time an expy for Lipton Tea.
*** Yet another ''Suite Life'' shout-out, Jessie has animal-themed bed slippers that make noises, just like Bailey.
** Creepy Connie tears apart Luke's stuffed animal [[TheyKilledKenny Kenny the Koala]]. Luke's reaction upon discovering this? "[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark They Killed Kenny!]]"
** Ravi calls a jar of hot peppers he is carrying in the park "hotter than SelenaGomez".
-->'''Ravi:''' ''(aside)'' I love you, 'Go-Go'!
*** He later states that they are one of the hottest peppers in the world. Which further explains the comparison.
** In the same episode, Mrs. Chesterfield says the peppers are hotter than AndersonCooper.
** In "The Princess and the Pea Brain", Bertram says that his Butler's Association will be holding a roast for their colleague, [[Franchise/{{Batman}} AlfredPennyworth]].
** In "The Kid Whisperer", when Jessie finds out the other nanny was for dogs, she says, "[[TheJetsons Ruh-roh]]."
** The episode "Badfellas" is a shout out to {{Goodfellas}}. Emma's boyfriend has a lot of the same kind of connections as HenryHill, such as paying off cops, skipping everyone in line, and privileges that no one else can get away with or even try, like eating in the teacher's lounge.
*** By the way, her aforementioned boyfriend's last name is Liotta, which was the last name of HenryHill's actor. It was a double ShoutOut; one to the movie and one to RayLiotta.
** The episode title ''[[TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager The Secret Life of Mr. Kipling]]''. Bonus points that both Disney Channel and ABC Family (The show that airs SecretLife) are both owned by the Walt Disney Company, and ABC Family being a literal "Teen Disney" channel.
** The Halloween episode has several to horror movies, many of which are to ''Film/TheShining''. Others include ''Film/{{Leprechaun}}'' and ''Film/{{Christine}}''.
** Jessie's short story (and TakeThat to StephenKing) may also be a shout-out to the author, who is best known for his horror short stories and novels (including ''The Shining'' and ''Christine'').
** Zuri's mean teacher Ms. Falkenberg used to play [[Literature/HarryPotter Muggle Quidditch]] until her team members left to play [[Literature/{{Twilight}} vampire baseball.]]
** Emma's beau in "Somebunny's In Trouble" is named [[MatchGame Brett Somers]].
** "Punch Dumped Love" contains numerous references to ''Film/GrownUps 2'' (Luke even mentions the film by name in an indirect manner). Keep in mind that Cameron Boyce was in both ''Grown Ups'' films. For that matter, the episode name is a reference to ''Film/PunchDrunkLove''. And [[Creator/AdamSandler the star of all three movies]] has a cameo in the episode.
** At the end of "Punch Dumped Love", Jessie praises Luke's dancing by telling him that he has "[[Music/{{Maroon 5}} moves like Jagger.]]"
** In "Diary Of A Mad Newswoman", one of Jessie's 'alien powers' is [[MorkAndMindy drinking through her finger]].
** This line from "Caught Purple Handed":
-->''Ravi''': What if rains or snows, or....[[{{Sharknado}} Sharknadoes?]]
** From "The Blind Date, the Cheapskate and the Primate":
-->''Tony'': Eddy! Just the guy I'm looking for!
-->''Earl'': Well, keep looking because MyNameIsEarl.
** In the episode "Glue Dunnit", Ravi deduces that Bertram glued someone's hands to their head... and says:
-->''Ravi''': [[{{TabletopGame/Clue}} The butler did it!]] I was not expecting that...
** "The Jessie-nator: Grudgment Day" as a whole is basically a [[{{Disneyfication}} Disneyfied]] parody of ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T2]]'' even down to the plot resemblance.
* ShownTheirWork: In "Green-Eyed Monsters", Jessie correctly identifies Mrs. Kipling as an Asian water monitor.
* SiblingRivalry: Emma and Luke.
* SkirtOverSlacks: Emma wears this in Jessie's music video in "One Day Wonders".
* SkywardScream: Zuri's "WHYYY?!" after Mrs. Kipling ate part of one of her stuffed animals.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Jessie takes as much of a beating, possibly more, than Luke and Ravi do.
** Strangely enough, Emma is mostly immune to this trope, as lampshaded in "A Pain in The Rear Window", where Jessie, while extremely dirty, asks Emma why she wasn't so dirty after spending a while in the dumpster. Emma just says that things just work out favorably for her.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Series/TheNanny'', due to the fact (like Fran Fine in that series) the main character is hired as the nanny to a wealthy family through pure happenstance; coincidentally, ''Jessie'' creator/executive producer Pamela Eells O'Connell was one of the original writers for ''The Nanny''.
** There are also overtones of ''[[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Suite Life]]'' in the show as well, which also shares production/cast members (O'Connell as producer and Ryan as star).
** There is some speculation that the series is the closest we while get to an American Floricienta remake (since Disney has the American rights to the series), but without the Cinderella references...ironically, Jessie [[spoiler: does have a stepmother and stepsister]]
** Even moreso than ''The Nanny'', ''Jessie'' is pretty much the DistaffCounterpart to ''Series/CharlesInCharge'' (''also'' by Pamela Eells O'Connell).
* SpitTake: Jessie does this in "Are You Cooler Than a 5th Grader?".
* SpoiledSweet: Emma, she's a snarky one but still is one nonetheless.
* StalkerWithACrush: Connie to Luke, in the episode "Creepy Connie Comes a Callin".
** There are hints dropped that Jessie herself is a reformed Stalker With A Crush. ''Grenade to the Heart'', the play that takes place in the aforementioned episode starring Connie as [[LampshadeHanging an obvious expy]] [[AuthorAvatar of Jessie herself]] seems to be driving home this point and suggesting that Jessie and Connie are NotSoDifferent.
*** In the episode "Caught Purple Handed" it's revealed that Channing Tatum has a restraining order against Jessie
** Luke seems to come off like one to Jessie at first, [[{{Kidanova}} given how often he hits on her]].
** Stuart to Zuri.
* StatusQuoIsGod: See FailureIsTheOnlyOption
** {{Averted|Trope}} when Kipling is discovered to be female.
*** Though played straight with the baby lizards.
** Also averted with Millie the Mermaid, as neither she nor any of Zuri's imaginary friends have shown up since.
** Averted furthermore with Jessie's dad now being married to Col. Shannon. With Darla now being Jessie's stepsister, her life is going to be quite different from that point on.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
-->'''Landlady:''' What's going on?\\
'''Tony:''' Whatever it is, it does not have to do with a giant lizard.
** While Jessie is talking to Creepy Connie, she accidentally reveals that Luke sleeps with a stuffed animal.
--->'''Jessie:''' I didn't know Luke could go sleepy-by without Kenny the Koala, which certainly is not a stuffed animal that he still sleeps with, because that would be an inappropriate thing to reveal!
** In "Make New Friends But Hide The Old", Bertram denies writing Music/JustinBieber fanfic.
* {{Tagline}}: Some early promos used "Who's your nanny?".
* TakeThat:
** In the episode "Star Wars", when Jessie and Jordan are hounded by the paparazzi, she says "... that they might not be after him, there is girl downstairs that looks like Music/JustinBieber." YMMV on whether it's a true TakeThat or PlayedForLaughs, but his fans sure thought so.
*** It could be a reference to [[http://www.aroundtheinterwebs.com/wp-content/uploads/dani_shay02.jpg Dani Shay]], a real life girl who indeed looks like Justin Bieber.
* TeensAreShort: Averted with Emma. Why would Jessie wear high heel boots to a camping trip? Because she is about the same height as Emma. And Emma will probably get a little taller before it's all over.
* ThemeNaming: All the Ross kids have first names with four letters.
** It should be noted, however, that Luke's full name is Lucas Philbert Olson.
* ThrowTheDogABone: In ''Caught Purple Handed'' Jessie finally catches a break. She got a starring role for a kitchen utensil safety video, she finally got the kids to clean up their own mess, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and she was actually referred to as pretty]].
* TitleDrop: An obvious one just like AustinAndAlly, since her name is in the title. However, its worth noting that the Theme Song is titled "Hey, Jessie" many characters say "Hey, Jessie" when seeing her, not everyone, and not all the time, but enough to notice. No one will ever say "Yo, Jessie". So along with the regular TitleDrop, they also TitleDrop the DoItYourselfThemeTune.
* ToiletHumour: Most of it courtesy of Luke.
* TheUnreveal: In "The Jessie-nator: Grudgment Day", when Ravi and Emma [[TemptingFate ask why future Jessie has an eyepatch]], [[EyeScream she obliges]], except that [[GoryDiscretionShot she is seen from the behind]]. Thankfully we don't see it, [[{{Squick}} but the kids do]].
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Mr. Kipling is actually a Mrs. Kipling.
* WorldOfSnark: Pretty much the entire main cast is some flavor of DeadpanSnarker. Even Ravi gets in on it at least once.
* VomitDiscretionShot: Zuri vomits in a grocery bag in "One Day Wonders".
** Jessie vomits in a trash can in "Beauty and the Beasts".
** In "Take the A-Train� I Think?", Emma shows Jessie a picture of Ravi vomiting, but we never actually see the picture.
* {{Yandere}}: Creepy Connie towards Luke. She's very willing to make other girls to reach "terrible accidents" for being able to kiss Luke during "Creepy Connie's Curtain Call".
** Luke himself suffers this when he [[ItMakesSenseInContext believes that Jessie is in love with Bertram, closing the locking panic room door and relinquishing any escape for anyone just so that he could question her.]]
* YourTomcatIsPregnant: Or tom lizard, actually. Turns out Mr. Kipling was really a girl.
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