Western Animation: Jay Jay the Jet Plane

Jay Jay the Jet Plane is an American CGI/live-action children's television series based at the fictional Tarrytown Airport. It has about 60 episodes and it is aimed at ages 2-6. The characters are talking airplanes, a helicopter, some humans, and two talking ground vehicles. The episodes are commonly distributed in pairs, with one header sequence and one end credits for each pair, and each pair is 25 minutes long. Each episode contains one or more songs; each song tends to occur in one episode. Produced by John Semper, the series is intended to be educational and teach life and sometimes moral lessons to children (and sometimes also to parents).


Jay Jay the Jet Plane provides examples of:

  • Are We There Yet?: The title and premise of an episode.
  • Crossdressing Voices: Jay Jay, Snuffy, Herky and Revvin' Evan were all voiced by women. Jay Jay, Herky and Revvin' Evan were voiced by Mary Kay Bergman. And Snuffy was voiced by Gina Ribisi.
  • Dogfaces: One of the planes has a face that looks like that of a dogface.
  • The Kiddie Ride
  • Nightmare Sequence: One episode has Tracy dreaming about a candy-themed version of the setting, but her wheels stick to the ground since the airway pavement was made of candy, ending the sequence.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: The live-action human characters.
  • Sentient Vehicle
  • Too Soon: An episode that depicted a plane crash was cancelled.

Alternative Title(s):

Jay Jay The Jet Plane