It really annoys me when people say “Disney shows today have no meaning” WELL, that may go for some DC Shows, but not all. The Disney Channel Show Jessie has a lot of meanings in each episode and they always have a clever and funny plot line to portray it to go with it.
New York, New Nanny- In this episode it teaches that “love can travel over any distance. it’s too strong to be broken.”
The Talented Mr. Kipling- That everyone has something important to them and we can all relate to that. This is shown when Chesterfields and Ravi realize that their bond with their animals is equally strong.
Used Karma- This episode teaches that an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. This is shown when Ravi tries to get revenge on Luke for playing constant practical jokes on him. In the end he realizes that what he was doing was wrong and Jessie also teaches Ravi that they’re a family and if there’s a problem she is always open ears. She teaches him that you can work out things in a civil way.
Zombie Tea Party- In this episode the plot line between Zuri, Emma and Emma’s friend Jasmine teaches that materialistic things should never come before people in your life. It also teaches that your family is what matters most and at the end of the day they’re going to be the ones who are always going to be there for you. This is also portrayed when Jessie helps Luke win his paintball battle against his bully.
One Day Wonders- When Luke and Jessie run into JJ Mayfield and he promises them a music video and a promising future in the music industry Luke and Jessie spend their time fighting and not listening to each other’s opinions. This teaches that compromise is the only way to get things done.
Zuri’s New Old Friend- In this episode Jessie gets jealous of Zuri’s new friend Nana Banana, but in the end Nana Banana and her have a little chat about how the things you can’t see is just as important as the things you can. This episode teaches that no matter how old are you, your childhood is important and what you believe in real or not real is as well. Jessie also gets jealous of Zuri’s liking to Nana Banana, but she eventually works out things with Zuri and gets over he jealousy. This teaches that just because someone takes a liking to someone else doesn’t mean your bond with that person doesn’t exist. It also teaches that jealousy can be a pain, but you should talk it out.
Creepy Connie Comes a Callin- This episode teaches that if you like a boy you shouldn’t be all creepy and threaten their nanny [lol] but seriously, this episode teaches to give people space to breathe and not hover. It also teaches you shouldn’t believe in superstitions and etc. That life is unpredictable and just because something says something will happen doesn’t necessarily mean it will. it teaches not to jump to conclusions.
Christmas Story- This episode teaches that even if things look bad there is always hope. This is shown when the parents are stuck in a blizzard, but in the end they appear and all can celebrate the holidays together.
Are You Cooler Than a Fifth Grader- In this episode Ravi attends school for the first time and Luke doesn’t look out for him because he doesn’t want to be labeled ‘uncool’. In the end, Luke sticks up for his brother to the school bully. This episode teaches that no matter the consequence, family always has each others back. It teaches that a label isn’t as important as the people who know you the best and love you. It teaches acceptance of others who are different from you. This episode also teaches with the Zuri plot line that going after things yourself in the world instead of buying it with a credit card with your parents money is of more value because you know you worked for it..
Take The A- Train…I Think?- You can learn from the world around you. You can see new things and that beauty and culture is everywhere. It also teaches that even if things don’t go to plan, there is always some light that shines through.
Romancing The Crown- This episode teaches that trying to impress others isn’t worth it and can get you into some sticky situations. This is shown when Jessie makes a video to show off her city lifestyle to her friend Darla, but the tiara she was using in the video falls onto her neighbors terrace and she has to go to great lengths to receive it.
The Princess and The Peabrain- This episode teaches that even though someone looks perfect from the outside doesn’t mean that they are perfect on the inside as well. This is shown when Jessie’s date Brady turns out to be a cheater. It also teaches that you should always stand up for someone you care about. This is shown when Tony catches Brady as a cheater and tells him that he shouldn’t be mistreating Jessie.
World Wide Web Of Lies- This episode teaches that you should always stand up for what you believe in and not just let the person with more power dictate your life. This is shown when Jessie goes to the park and the evil Agatha tries to ruin her image because she stood up to her for being controlling.
The Kid Whisperer- This episode teaches to not treat kids like they’re animals..[literally] This episode also teaches that hoarding things isn’t a healthy way to live. This episode teaches us this because Bertram’s room is filled with random objects that aren’t relevant to him anymore. When the kids try to help Bertram clean it up, Ravi gets stuck, but in the end they get rid of the supplies that are uneeded.
Glue Dunnit: A Sticky Situation- This episode teaches that you shouldn’t jump to conclusions. That just because someone has made a lot of mistakes doesn’t mean that they are guilty of something wrong happening. This episode teaches us to keep our mind open to other outcomes.
Badfellas- To listen to the people around you. That they are older and the stories they tell you shouldn’t ignore. They’re looking out for you even if you can’t see it at the moment. The reason they say the words they say is because they care. It also teaches that just because you like someone doesn’t mean you should change for them. This is shown when Emma gets a new boyfriend named Vincent [who isn’t a deer tick, btw] who has a bad boy image. Because of this image, Emma changes her looks and personality to grow closer to him, but in the end she discovers that he was just taking advantage of her. It also shows us to listen to the people who care for you because in the end, Vincent turned out the way Jessie said he was. That he didn’t actually care for Emma.
Evil Times Two- This episode teaches that everyone is not what they appear to be. It teaches that even though someone new comes in your life who you take a great liking to doesn’t mean you shouldn’t forget the people who have been there for you before. This is shown when Jessie has open arms for Angela, but then becomes sabotaged by her.
Tempest In The Teacup- This episode teaches that even if things don’t work out the way you pictured them to be, doesn’t mean they’re not perfect in their own way. This is shown when another one of Jessie and Tony’s dates don’t go out as planned and they end up stuck in a teacup dancing and he kisses her. It also shows that just because other people didn’t realize how beautiful you are as a person that everyone thinks the same. This is shown when Jessie is all upset about her prom date and Tony tells her all the other guys were jerks and she’s amazing the way she is.
A Dolls Outhouse- This episode teaches us to face our fears and we can’t be afraid forever. This statement is proven when Zuri spends the night sleeping with her dolls and Jessie in a port-o-potty and they realize that nothing can hurt them and it’s just in their imagination. They take on their fears even when they don’t want to.
We Are So Grounded- This episode proves that not everything you read is accurate and you should always think logically. It also shows sacrifice and doing the right thing. It shows not to believe everything you read because when they get stuck on the island Luke immediately assumes he’s on Monster Island a place in his comic book. This then leads to hysteria. In the end it just turned out to be some weirdo scientist trying to protect his research by creating fake monsters to scare off people. It also shows sacrifice because when the ‘monster’ is attacking Jessie leaves the hut to go distract the monster to save the kids.
Creepy Connie Curtains Call- Teaches that you shouldn’t go to great lengths just to get someone to like you. That the only way to make friends is by being nice to others. This is shown when Creepy Connie tries to do anything possible to get Luke to like her, but in the end that just makes Luke even more scared of her. Jessie then tells her you can’t make people like you like that. You have to be a friend to get a friend type thing. That when someone is not interested in you, you shouldn’t try to make them. Their opinion of you should be irrelevant in your life. This episode also teaches that even though someone doesn’t always show it that they think of you in a great way. This is done when Zuri writes an essay on Bertram that makes him tear up.
Gotcha Day- In this episode it teaches that sometimes mistakes can bring great things and that no matter who you are your family loves you. This is portrayed when Ravi finds out Morgan and Christina were expecting a baby instead of him which makes him feel unwanted. In the end, the parents tell him that no matter who he was they would love him unconditionally.
The Secret Life of Mr. Kipling- This episode teaches us that there is always a time to let go of your imaginary friends and that people do it in different ways. That everyday you are growing up and leaving behind the little things can be emotional. This is portrayed when Zuri says goodbye to her imaginary friend Milly The Mermaid and has a funeral for her. Bertram makes speech at this funeral about how Zuri is growing up and how she is becoming a young lady. This episode also teaches that animal or person, you’re family. This is shown when Mrs. Kipling’s lizards eggs go missing and they have to go on a search to find them.
The Whining- This episode teaches not to jump to conclusions and believe everything you hear/see. This is shown when the doorman who works at the building tells the kids a creepy story about a nanny who used to live there. When Jessie’s behavior changes, they think she is being possessed by the old and evil nanny of the 1920’s. In the end, she was just tired and was trying to get the kids in bed.
Green Eyed Monsters- In this episode Tony becomes jealous of Jessie’s close friendship with Officer Petey. He then arrives to wear Petey and Jessie are doing an acting show and becomes so jealous he violently noodles Petey. This episode teaches us that communication is key and you shouldn’t let your jealously control you. You should talk about it and let it out rather than let it grow.
Make New Friends, But Hide The Old- This episode teaches us not to jump to conclusions about people when you don’t actually know them. Just because someone has similar interests doesn’t mean that they are that person. This episode teaches that when Emma is paired up with a girl named Rosie in art class. During class Rosie acts cold towards her and assumes the worst and compares her to the popular brat in school. In the end they discover they have more in common than what they actually thought.
101 Lizards- This episode teaches us to not jump to conclusions even about the most horrible people. This is shown when Ravi and the rest of the Ross kids think Chesterfields plan on making Ravi’s baby lizards into clothing pieces. It also teaches that just because you see someone a lot and have a few interactions with someone doesn’t mean you actually know who they are. This is shown when Emma is forced to spend the entire day with Chesterfields and discovers that she is mean, but has some good sides to her as well. It teaches us that everyone has redeemable qualities if you’re willing to look.
Trashin Fashion- This episode teaches us that honesty really is the best policy and that even though it may be hard, it’s always the best choice. This is shown when Emma is too afraid to tell her mother what she really thinks about her upcoming clothing line. In the end, Christina’s show turns out to be a wreck and Christina learns that Emma is Kitty Couture.
Austin and Jessie and Ally All Star New Year- In this episode we learn that you shouldn’t take credit that you don’t deserve. This is shown when Jessie steals Zuri’s song and claims it as her own, but in the end she can’t do it and does the unselfish thing and admits the truth about the song.
The Trouble with Tessie- This episode teaches that jumping to conclusions and communication is once again key. Jessie assumes Tony is going to propose to her and ends up embarrassing herself at Chicolini’s aka Tony’s family’s restaurant. This episode also teaches us that compromise is key and you shouldn’t sabotage others to get what you want. This is shown when Emma and Bertram and Ravi and Luke fight over the TV remote.
Say Yes To The Messy Dress- This episode teaches us that you shouldn’t hurt others just to get what you want. It teaches that sometimes what you want isn’t as important as what other people want. This is shown when Luke washes the Luke out of Chris Bosh’s socks just so his team could win the basketball game. It also teaches us that if you make a mistake you should apologize for it and try your best to fix it. This is shown when Luke realizes the mistake he made and tries to restink Chris’s socks.
Teachers Pest- This episode teaches that you shouldn’t pretend who you are and that you should respect your elders. This is shown when Jessie pretends to be a harry potter nerd just to get Zuri on her teachers good side. It also shows you should respect your elders when Zuri learns that she can’t make fun of her teacher and if she does, there will be consequences. She then tries to be a good student. It also teaches that everyone needs a best friend and no matter the disagreement, you can always work things out. This is shown when Ravi and Mrs. Kipling get some space away from each other by hanging out with Luke and Emma. When Luke and Emma get annoyed by Kipling and Ravi they start bashing Kipling so he can realize what Kipling still means to him.
Jessie’s Big Break- This episode teaches that you should always look out your friends no matter the consequence. It shows how you should be honest. This episode does that when Jessie’s finds out that her friend Shaylee has a boyfriend who has been cheating on her. When she discovers this, she is very hesitant to telling Shaylee, but she eventually becomes vocal about who McDee really is and loses her job as a stunt double. Eventually Jessie does prove who McDee really is using the footage from Luke’s video he has been making. It shows you should put others before yourself.
Pain In The Rear Window- In this episode you learn that jumping to conclusions is wrong. This is shown when Luke discovers the black figure in the park with a bag that looks like a body. He and Emma work together to find out who it is and it turns out to be Bertram. They immediately think he is a killer and are afraid. It also teaches you not to jump to conclusions when Jessie assumes Agatha sabotaged her booth when it actually was Bertram.
Toy Con- This episode teaches that our childhood took care of us and will forever play a role in who you are as a person. It also teaches you that you should appreciate the things others do. This episode teaches that when Jessie makes a speech about how important her toys were to her and when Zuri realizes how much military mary meant to Jessie and starts playing with her.
To Be Me Or Not To Be- It teaches that you should always look though the other persons perspective and no matter how upset you are with them, you should always care for that person. This episode does that by having Zuri and Jessie switch bodies. When this happens, they are forced to be each other, their eyes are open and they see what is important to one another finally. In the end, no matter how many problems they have with each other, Zuri and Jessie admit they love each other no matter what and are eventually changed back….
Do you really think Disney Channel have meaningless shows now? Jessie has taught me a lot. I’m sixteen almost seventeen years old and this show constantly teaches me things about life. We all have grown up. Maybe most of us has changed rather than Disney Channel. Disney does have quality shows. This happens to be my favorite. Just pay attention more to what they’re trying to say when watching an episode. Yes, the plot lines can be ridiculous, but isn’t that why we love them? They help us escape reality for a bit and make us laugh. To me, this show is gold. I don’t know what I would do without it and I’m very appreciative of the actresses and actors and fellow crew members who have taken the time to create this show. There are so many more meanings within these episodes. And they are definitely open for interpretation. This is just what I got from it. They all have a meaning to tell. They all have a meaning so don’t say they do not. I’m thankful that this show was created. <3 (: