Jessie is an American comedy television series created by Pamela Eells O'Connell that aired on Disney Channel from September 30, 2011 to October 16, 2015.
A young woman from Texas, Jessie Prescott (Debby Ryan), who’s looking for a career in acting ends up being the nanny to four rich, obnoxious kids in New York City.
Why It Rocks
- Each and everyone of the characters are likable in their own way, especially Jessie, Emma, Luke, Ravi, Zuri and the butler, Bertram.
- The theme song is awesome, very catchy and well sung by Debby Ryan.
- Debby Ryan and (the late) Cameron Boyce also do some amazing singing and dancing through out the series.
- It tends to use the canned laughter sound track very well, which can’t be said for most Disney Channel live-action shows.
- It has crossover episodes with Austin & Ally, Good Luck Charlie, Liv and Maddie, and Ultimate Spider-Man.
- The acting is spectacular, especially from Debby Ryan as the main character, Jessie Prescott.
- Some great character development, like how Luke started off messy and obnoxious but started to slowly mature as the seasons continued or how Zuri went from an imaginative little girl to a sassy mouthed pre-teen.
- It spawned an Indian adaptation called Oye Jassie.
- The chemistry/bonding between Jessie, the Ross kids and Bertram is very touching and one of the best parts of the show.
- It has a spin-off called Bunk’d, which is just as good and hilarious.
- The show has it’s couple of occasions where it can be very heartwarming.
- Some funny running gags, like Jessie’s failed attempts at auditions, Luke’s mischief, Bertman’s laziness or Ms. Chesterfield’s constant crush on Bertram.
- Many, MANY hilarious and memorable moments that’ll leave you ROFL.
- The final episode where Jessie says goodbye to the Ross family to achieve her dreams in Hollywood is very emotional and well-executed.
- With that said, the final episode, "Jessie Goes to Hollywood", was an awesome way to end the show.
- Around Season 3, the Ross Kids (in reality) wouldn’t really need Jessie anymore because they’re all became teenagers and/or pre-teens at that time.
- Zuri can be pretty bratty and unlikable at times.
- Luke can be annoying at times (especially in the earlier seasons).
- Season 1 isn't quite as strong as Season 2-4.
- Some of the humor can get obnoxious and mean-spirited at times.
- The original version of "Quitting Cold Koala" stirred up controversy due to the Ross Kids making fun of Stuart's gluten allergies. The original version of said episode got pulled from its intended airdate and an edited version of the episode was aired later without the offensive scene omitted.
Episodes with their own pages
- Cameron Boyce (who played Luke Ross) tragically died on July 6th, 2019 from a seizure in his sleep at the age of 20.
- Peyton List and Karan Brar previously started together in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.
- Debby Ryan previously played Bailey Pickett on another Disney Channel series, The Suite Life on Deck before this series aired.