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Trivia: Jessie
  • Ability over Appearance: The main reason that the Korean character Hiro was changed to Luke.
  • Acting for Two:
    • In the Halloween episode, Debby plays both Jessie and the ghost of an Affably Evil nanny.
    • "Evil Times Two" - Agatha and her good twin Angela.
  • Actor Allusion: Jessie's father is in the military, as was Debby Ryan's father.
    • Jessie's from Texas, where Debby Ryan also lived for a number of years.
      • She even lived on the same base as Jessie, Fort Hood. However, she has moved around a lot more than Jessie has. One would assume that Jessie's family lives near Fort Hood or her father was stationed there towards the end of his term service, or both.
    • Various examples (see Shout-Out and Expy) that link Jessie to Bailey.
    • In "Star Wars", Emma mentions being tall for her age. Peyton R. List is indeed tall (5'6") for her age (15).
    • In "Punch-Dumped Love," they outright break the fourth wall by having Cameron Boyce directly ask Adam Sandler about returning for Grown Ups 3.
  • The Artifact: While much of Jessie's background is based on Debby's own autobiographical experiences, some of the show's and character's traits might've carried over when they were still mulling the show as yet another Suite Life spin-off based around Debby's character Bailey (including the fact that the show begins and takes place where Suite Life on Deck happened to end).
  • Cowboy Bebop at His Computer: 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).
  • The Danza: Christina Ross is played by Christina Moore.
    • The rare last name variety- Molly Shannon as Col. Beverly Shannon.
  • Dawson Casting: Averted, with everybody playing more or less their ages (including 20-year-old Debby Ryan, which is what makes this particularly notable for the Disney Channel).
    • Played straight in that Karan Brar is older than Cameron Boyce (albeit by five months).
  • Directed by Cast Member: Kevin Chamberlin directed "Are You Cooler Than a 5th Grader?" and "Say Yes to the Messy Dress".
    • Debby Ryan herself actually helped co-create the series: she's officially an (uncredited) creative consultant for the first season, a credited co-producer for the second season and is contractually entitled to become an executive producer for the third season.
    • More directly, Debby directed the Season 3 episode "Coffee Talk," impressively becoming the youngest female to ever call the shots on a Disney Channel show in the process.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Debby Ryan dyed her hair auburn for the part.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Besides the obvious (Jessie is Bailey!), some may recognize Ravi and Emma as Chirag Gupta and Holly Hills, respectively.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: In Real Life, Skai Jackson is much nicer than Zuri.
    • Same thing goes for Cameron Boyce/Luke.
  • Missing Episode: After "The Whining" aired, a nanny in New York did kill 2 of her kids like the Ross children thought Jessie wanted to do. Disney has since pulled all reruns of the episode and also removed from all paid download sites.
    • The episode "Quitting Cold Koala" was actually pulled just prior to airing and was retooled before its actual premiere after several parents (who viewed the episode in advance through Netflix and Disney Channel's own streaming service) complained about the episode's treatment of gluten allergies.
    • "Jessie's Big Break" is now this in the US due to Maia Mitchell being in The Fosters, and thus the episode is now hard to find in the channel's rotation.
  • Name's the Same: Mr. Kipling. No, besides the obvious. It turns out there's a brand of pastries that carries the name Mr. Kipling that's very popular in Britain.
  • Playing Against Type: Stefanie Scott, mostly known as being Jerk Ass Alpha Bitch Lexi on A.N.T. Farm plays Emma's new ultra-naive and uncultured friend Maybelle in "Hoedown Showdown"
  • Promoted Fangirl: Relates to how Debby Ryan got onto The Suite Life on Deck and ultimately getting her own show, Jessie.
  • Retroactive Recognition: In "Somebunny's In Trouble:" Who knew Emma was trying to date an aspiring supervillain?
  • Similarly Named Works: Don't confuse it with Jesse, the short-lived NBC show starring Christina Applegate.
  • Type Casting: Karan Brar reprises his role in Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Mr. Peabody & Sherman as the Indian Funny Foreigner child.
    • Katherine McNamara guest stars in "Kids Don't Wanna Be Shunned" as Bryn, a cruel Alpha Bitch type. This is her third appearance in such a role. (The previous two were in Girl vs. Monster and Kickin' It. Curiously enough, both those times she portrays a rival to Olivia Holt's character.)
  • What Could Have Been: Early promotional pictures for the series still shows Debby with her natural, "Bailey"-esque hair style. There are also hints that Jessie's surname was originally O'Keefe.
    • Emma was originally named Anabel. She was renamed in honor of Debby's Real Life best friend.
    • Luke was originally a Korean named Hiro.
    • Ravi was originally a South American named Javier. Mr(s). Kipling was a capybara. A lot of early interviews and promotional material still refer to Mr(s). Kipling (then yet unnamed) as a capybara.
      • Mr(s). Kipling was then going to be a Komodo dragon - this was after the name Mr. Kipling and the "actor" (Frank the water monitor, who does indeed play Mr[s]. Kipling on the show) were already frozen. Someone discovered that there were too many differences between a Komodo dragon and a water monitor to be believable (particularly the size), so it was changed to Frank's actual species.
    • Christina was originally named Pandora. She was planned to be a photographer.
  • The Wiki Rule: Here you go.

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