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Airing on Disney Channel from 1998 to 2001, ''The Famous Jett Jackson'' stars [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Jett Jackson, who is famous]]. Specifically, he's the star actor in the SpyFiction ShowWithinAShow ''Silverstone''. The premise, as explained in the OpeningNarration, is that he was lonely in Hollywood and got the production of the show moved to his hometown, Wilsted, North Carolina, where he can lead a more normal life. As a Disney Channel main character, Jett is inevitably part of a ThreeAmigos, with his male best friend J.B. and his [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend female best friend Kayla]].

Most episodes deal with Jett's everyday life, and a B-Plot playing out an episode of ''Silverstone''. The series lasted from October, 1998 to June 2001. A total of 65 episodes in three seasons. After the series reached its 65-episode limit, Disney Channel made a Disney Channel Original Movie to conclude the series.

Notable among Disney Channel shows for being set in the South and for having unusually sophisticated episodes about race, dealing with subjects like Jett's relative privilege compared to the average black American and Kayla's identity issues about being mixed-race.

!!This show provides examples of:

* AlliterativeName: Jett Jackson.
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: One episode involves the town banning ''Literature/Fahrenheit451''. While a local government could choose to take a book out of libraries and, if it wasn't a required part of the State curriculum, decide not to teach it, the idea that the city government would have the power to arrest people for simply reading it is ludicrous.
* CoolOldGuy: Artemis, to Silverstone.
* CoolOldLady: Miz Coretta.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Notably, the episode where Jett is bitten by a snake and J.B. has to be the 'action hero' to save him.
* DoesntLikeGuns: Jett thinks he'll be a better role model if he keeps them off the show.
* DisguisedInDrag: J.B. when he competed in the Miss Pork Princess pageant to win a computer.
* EnterStageWindow: J.B. does this in TheMovie and almost gets attacked by Silverstone.
* FailingATaxi: This is how Jett comes to realize his privileged life is not that typical for a black teenager.
* GreenEyedMonster: Jett is extremely displeased when Kayla takes an interest in his cocky stunt double.
* GroundhogDayLoop: One episode has Jett having a really bad day, then waking up to do the same day over and over, learning from the mistakes in the previous loops. [[spoiler:The loops turn out to be AllJustADream, but everything from the first bad day eventually works out]].
* ISeeDeadPeople: Jett, weirdly enough. He speaks to the ghost of his dead great-great grandfather without realizing he's talking to a ghost until Kayla shows him pictures of him talking to himself in the park. He also sees the ghost of deceased local baseball player standing next to his widow.
* LongDistanceRelationship: Of the non-romantic sort. Jett's mother primarily only appears on the show when talking to her son over the computer.
* MassHypnosis: In ''Silverstone''
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: One the biggest villains in ''Silverstone'', Rat, is played by a man who's great with kids and spoke out when he thought the show was getting too violent.
* MixedAncestry: Kayla.
* MoodWhiplash: This show has quite a few [[VerySpecialEpisode Very Special Episodes]], including one which is surprisingly [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynical]] for Disney. The {{Aesop}} of that episode is basically, "''Life '''SUCKS''' if you're black!'' [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Unless you're a movie star." ]]

* NeverTrustATrailer: It was common for advertisements to only showcase the "Silverstone" part of the show, making the show look like a spy series. One can only imagine the reactions of people who were fooled by this, and then saw the actual show.
* ParentsKnowTheirChildren: Leads to TheReveal in the movie.
* PickedLast: In a casual basketball game, J.B. gave up and left when a kid with a broken arm was picked ahead of him.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: J.B.
* RecordNeedleScratch: Occurs when Kayla asks the guys if they see her as black or white while Jett is using his turntable.
* RoguesGallery: For Silverstone
* RomanticFalseLead: Used in the last couple of episodes.
* SaveBothWorlds: Used in TheMovie.
-->'''Silverstone''': If Kragg gets this world, it's only a matter of time until he comes for yours.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: "Kayla and I are just friends!"
* ShowWithinAShow: Silverstone
* SlidingScaleOfLawEnforcement: Positive. Jett's dad is a very good cop and a devoted (if slightly stern) father.
* SpotTheImposter: A rather complicated example of this in the movie.
* SnowMeansLove: It's revealed that it never snows in Wilsted, until Miz Corretta makes amends with a childhood sweetheart.
* TokenTrio: Mixed up a bit as the black guy's the main character and the girl is a [[StarbucksSkinScale mixed-race]].
* TrappedInTVLand: In TheMovie, Jett and Silverstone switch places, with Silverstone entering the real world and Jett having to save the fictional world.
* TwoForOneShow