(Laughs) She doesn't know it's a bra!
Zuri talking to Jessie

“New York, New Nanny”
Season 1, Episode 1
Air Date

September 30, 2011


Pamela O'Connell


Bob Koherr

Episode Guide



The Talented Mr. Kipling

"New York, New Nanny" is the pilot episode of JESSIE. It first aired on September 30, 2011 in the United States.


Jessie Prescott is an 18-year-old teenage girl who moves to New York City to live on her own. When she gets kicked out of the taxi, she incidentally accepts an offer to become the nanny of Christina and Morgan Ross four kids.


Jessie is an 18-year-old girl who moves from a small town in Texas to "The Big Apple", in order to try to live on her own and follow her dreams. When she is not able to pay the driver, she is thrown out of the cab, and found by Tony, the apartment's door man, and Zuri, one of the Ross children. Once she is introduced to Tony and Zuri, Zuri offers Jessie a nanny job, which she accepts. Jessie is taken to the Ross's penthouse and then introduced to the rest of the Ross kids including: Zuri, an imaginable little girl, Luke, a 12-year-old jokester that has a crush on Jessie, Ravi, a recently adopted Indian boy who has a razor-toothed lizard named Mr. Kipling, and Emma, the fashionable natural-born child of the Ross's. The children find Jessie too commanding, and in turn, run away on their parents' helicopter. Jessie finds them and softens up on them. Jessie wins over Ravi's friendship by helping him in his video game. Jessie accidentally ruins Emma's science project for the science fair. Zuri intends to cover up for Jessie by telling Emma that Luke was the one who broke her project. She fixes the project, but Emma is disappointed because her entrepreneur parents have no time for her because they are working on their new movie. Jessie tells Mr. and Mrs. Ross that they don't spend enough time with their children; she gets fired in return. Jessie decides that she should go to the science fair instead of the Ross parents, in order to support Emma. However, Emma's parents actually showed up to the fair. Jessie is rehired in the end. At the last couple minutes, the family and Jessie are seen eating yummy ice cream in celebration.


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