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Jessie 

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A Texan teen moves to New York City to follow her dreams and ends up as a nanny for a high profile couple's four children.
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2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Debby Ryan ...  Jessie Prescott 98 episodes, 2011-2015
Peyton List ...  Emma Ross 98 episodes, 2011-2015
Cameron Boyce ...  Luke Ross 98 episodes, 2011-2015
Karan Brar ...  Ravi Ross 98 episodes, 2011-2015
Skai Jackson ...  Zuri Ross 98 episodes, 2011-2015
Kevin Chamberlin ...  Bertram / ... 98 episodes, 2011-2015
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The series follows Jessie Prescott, a young woman from a small town with big dreams who, rebelling against her strict father, decides to leave the military base in Texas where she grew up and moves to New York City. She accepts a job as a nanny and moves into a multi-million dollar penthouse on the Upper West Side with the wealthy Ross family which includes: jet-setting parents, Morgan and Christina; and their four rambunctious children: Emma, Luke, Ravi and Zuri; along with the family pet (and Ravi's companion) Mr. (later Mrs.) Kipling, a 7 ft (2 m) Asian water monitor, that was later revealed to be a female. With a whole new world of experiences open to her, Jessie embarks on new adventures in the big city as she grows to rely on the love and support of the children in her care. Assisting her are Bertram, the family's sarcastic butler, and Tony, the building's 20-year-old doorman. Written by Anonymous

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Who's your nanny?

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Comedy | Family

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When Betty Ford appeared on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, this was only one of three times a first lady has appeared on a sitcom in the history of television. The next time would be Nancy Reagan on Diff'rent Strokes, and finally Michelle Obama appeared on the sitcom Jessie and iCarly. Marla Maples, the former wife of future president Trump, would appear on Spin City in the 90s. The only time a president has appeared on a sitcom was when Donald Trump appeared on Suddenly Susan and Fresh Prince of Bel Air in the 90s;( although he was not yet president at this point.) Ironically he co-starred with comedienne and future Trump-hater Kathy Griffin. There has been no sitting president that has appeared on a scripted TV show in the history of television. Also in 1995, the potential future Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was given the idea by her people to appear on the popular sitcom Home Improvement as a guest role. At the time, Hilary Clinton was the first lady and it was thought that appearing on Home Improvement would make her more likable. But this was also scuttled at the last minute. See more »


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Holy "Family Affair" Batman
31 December 2011 | by aimless-46See all my reviews

Disney Channel's "Jessie" is essentially what you would get if Danny and Laurie Partridge had come to live with the "Family Affair" cast. With Brian Keith replaced by an Asian Water Monitor named Mr. Kipling and the Cissy character (Kathy Garver) placed in charge of the household.

"Family Affair" ran for 138 episodes on CBS from 1966-1971. Disney decided they could pre-sell their version of this old show by casting "The Suite Life On Deck's" Debby Ryan in the title role while keeping the same mix of characters. Ryan is Disney's second string Bridgit Mendler, although she lacks Mendler's self-knowing charm and effortless likability.

Kevin Chamberlin nicely reprises Sebastian Cabot's "Giles French" character. In "Jessie" the character is called "Bertram". While not quite as dignified as "French", nor as nice, his deadpan reactions and jaded sarcasm are the only consistently amusing elements of the show.

Cameron Boyce does an excellent Danny Bonaduce and Peyton List is a budding Susan Dey; they are the show's truly bright talents and this should be their springboard to a well-deserved Disney style stardom .

On "Jessie", the Anissa Jones (Buffy) and Johnnie Whitaker (Jody) characters get a multi-ethnic makeover, either for reasons of political correctness or as a calculated means to expand the target audience. Skai Jackson plays "Zuri" and Karan Brar plays "Ravi". "Zuri" is a package of the most irritating qualities of both Buffy and Jody; Jackson herself is fine, it is the character that is a problem. As on "Family Affair", the show's solid base is constantly being nibbled away by this unrelentingly sugary character, with decent plot lines getting bogged down by sappy and calculated segments of the hammy tyke and her too cute escapades.

Brar is not as irritating, probably because most of his interactions are with Mr. Kipling.

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.


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30 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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