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Series / Just Jordan

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The season one cast.

Nickelodeon Kid Com that stars Lil' JJ as Jordan Lewis. For those who do not know who Lil' JJ is, he was a kid who starred on the final season of All That. It ran from 2007-2008, but it was canceled as it was a victim of the 2007 WGA Writer's Strike. It was basically a slice-of-life show with Jordan, his little sister Monica or "Mo-mo", and mother living in Los Angeles with his grandfather and working at his diner. He also had two friends, Joaquin and Tony and his cousin Tangie and each episode had him running commentary on events.

This show contains examples of:

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Tamika, Jordan's season one crush likes bad boys and Jordan tries to pass as one unsuccessfully.
  • Blunt "No": Jordan stars acting like a thug in order to attract girls and he starts seeing a girl named Tamika. In typical sitcom fashion, he's eventually busted. Tamika tells him that she just likes bad boys, and that Jordan should just be himself. To which Jordan asks if Tamika wants to date and she shuts him down with a "No." But she tells him some other girl would. Even in The Stinger of the episode, when she disavows bad boys, she gives another Blunt "No" when he asks her out again.
    Jordan: But I did this all to impress you!
    Tamika: Yeah, I'm not impressed by liars.
    Jordan: Yeah, but you like bad boys and I have to think they lie every now and then.
    Tamika: Yeah, they're just being themselves, and that's what I like about them. You should try it.
    Jordan: Are you saying that if I just be myself, you will go out with me?
    Tamika: No.
  • Character Filibuster: Jordan does this as one of the recurring elements of the show. Notable in that the plot literally stops during this period. As in, he says "Freeze!" and Time Stands Still
  • Drop-In Character: Tangie, Jordan's cousin.
  • Flanderization: Tony got very spacy and airheaded in the second season.
  • Retool: A minor one, it went from a single camera series in the first season to be filmed in a multi-camera "traditional" sitcom format.