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  • Author's Saving Throw: After viewers voiced concerns over Tiffany's Education Mama mother being a possible Ethnic Scrappy (i.e. the "Asian Tiger Mom" stereotype), a recent episode reveals that she was a white woman.
    • The entire third season. All the Scrappies/Ethnic Scrappies aside from the original JESSIE core cast (namely Gladys, Hazel, Jorge, Tiffany, Griff, the entire Weasels house and even [finally!] Mrs. Kipling!) were Put on a Bus, the Ross kids were put in charge of the camp and all the new replacement characters have richly avoided the same problematic Ethnic Scrappy portrayals of Jorge and Tiffany, not to mention a better quality of writing in general. Although the production credits are the same, you can't be blamed for thinking an entirely new staff was brought in to produce the third season.
  • Broken Base:
    • Over whether or not Disney Channel should've renewed JESSIE for a fifth season instead of ordering this show. Or at least smoothed over the transition by having Debby Ryan guest star in a few episodes (so far it has been confirmed that she will be completely absent from the series).
    • Besides that, over the basic premise of the show and why would a famously rich Manhattan couple send their children to a backwoods summer camp in Maine, or how a series that takes place entirely during the summer months is supposed to sustain itself for several 26-episode long seasons. The former argument can at least be covered by a statement in the pilot that noted how the Ross's parents attended the exact same camp. They might have wanted their kids to have the same experience. As for the latter argument, some have countered by invoking Phineas and Ferb and Gravity Falls (both spanning multiple seasons over one summer), but those were cartoons, so the characters didn't have to age (something that can't be avoided with characters in a live-action series, particularly if played by child actors). However, the series asserts that the next season take place over another summer.
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    • Mrs. Kipling being carried over from JESSIE although the lizard has played a very minor part in the series so far. Also how many of the characters come off, especially the Ethnic Scrappies (see below).
    • When it was announced Cameron Boyce would guest-star as Luke, it eased the damage a bit.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Griff the delinquent is well liked by fans, many comparing him to Oliver Twist.
  • Ethnic Scrappy: Ravi as carried over from JESSIE, though he's starting to be displaced by Jorge, whose defining characteristic so far is that he has excessive flatulence from eating too many burritos. Newer episodes have had that as less of a defining trait, meaning Tiffany ended up being seen as the main Ethnic Scrappy.
    • As of the third and final season, virtually all of the Ethnic Scrappies have been Put On a Bus, one of many Author's Saving Throws for this season.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The episode "Luke Out Below" where Luke, Zuri, & Griff almost died from falling off the edge of a cliff, became alot harder to watch after the death of Cameron Boyce in 2019, especially when Luke says "I think my life flashed before my eyes". Notably, this was the last time Cameron Boyce would ever appear as Luke.
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  • One-Scene Wonder: Bertram's appearance during the Season 2 premiere is this, as his scene during the beginning of the episode was a sight many fans enjoyed.
  • Replacement Scrappy: The series itself to JESSIE. Ironically, JESSIE itself was criticized as being a Replacement Scrappy Series to Debby Ryan's previous show, The Suite Life on Deck which in turn was again criticized as a Replacement Scrappy Series to The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
    • Glady & Murphy can be seen as this to Bertram.
    • Matteo, Finn, and Destiny are these to Xander, Jorge, and Tiffany.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Hazel, right off the bat in the first episode. Most people just find her obsessively possessive over Xander and unjustly mean to Emma which, besides the feud between her aunt and Emma's mother comes out of nowhere.
    • Hazel's aunt Gladys for being annoying, unable to let go and punishing the campers and CIT's for her own failings in life.
    • Zuri's The Scrappy status is carried over and then some. She is seen as selfish, shallow, manipulative, and overall a greedy character.
  • Special Effects Failure: The giant fish that Lou and Ravi catch in “The Ones That Got Away” looks hilariously fake.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Three new campers that were introduced in Season 3 weren't well received by fans, especially since it coincided with much of the supporting cast leaving.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: People's reaction to the news that neither Debby Ryan nor Cameron Boyce are currently scheduled to make any appearances on the show.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: The second episode has Zuri tell Ravi his "geek is on fleek," a catchphrase that had moved past its prime by the time of the episode's premiere.
  • What an Idiot!: Tiffany and Ravi suffer hints of these in “Waka, Waka, Waka!”, while trying to capture proof that the Kikiwaka monster is real. First, Tiffany accidentally leaves the camera in selfie mode, thus losing the proof; also, they never bother to lure the Kikiwaka back to the campsite, instead they guide it to them and let it go off scot-free.
  • The Woobie: Griff. He's been in and out of foster homes, in Juvie, and not well adjusted to life outside of jail.

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