Jesse (TV series)

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This article is about the 1998 NBC series. For the 2011 Disney Channel series, see Jessie (TV series).
Jesse
Jesse-show.jpg
Genre Sitcom
Created by Ira Ungerleider
Starring Christina Applegate
Bruno Campos
Eric Lloyd
Liza Snyder
Jennifer Milmore
John Lehr
David DeLuise
George Dzundza
Kevin Rahm
Theme music composer Stephen Bertrand
James Jacob Farris
Michael Skloff
Opening theme "Time For You", performed by The Tories
Composer(s) Michael Skloff
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 42
Production
Executive producer(s) Kevin Bright
David Crane
Marta Kauffman (all; entire run)
Ira Ungerleider
Stephen Nathan (both; season 1)
Wil Calhoun (season 2)
Cinematography Mikel Neiers
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network NBC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release September 24, 1998 (1998-09-24) – May 25, 2000 (2000-05-25)

Jesse is an American sitcom which ran on NBC from September 1998 to May 2000. The show was created by Ira Ungerleider.

Synopsis[edit]

The show stars Christina Applegate as single mother Jesse Warner, raising her nine-year-old son, Little John, in Buffalo, New York. She works for her overbearing father in a German-themed bar, serving beer while wearing a dirndl. Jesse's love interest, a Chilean named Diego (Bruno Campos), gains a rival when her ex-husband comes to town, intent on winning her back.

In the second season, Jesse becomes a nurse and stories revolve around her friends instead of her family.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

While Jesse was in the top 20 in the Nielsen ratings regularly, the show lost much ground to Friends, its powerful lead-in. As a result, NBC decided to cancel the show after its second season. A total of 42 episodes were produced.

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale Ranking Viewers
(in millions)
1 22 September 24, 1998 April 1, 1999 #4[1] 20.1[1]
2 20 September 23, 1999 May 25, 2000 #12[2] 16.65[2]

Season 1 (1998–1999)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date  Prod.
code [3][4]
1 1 "A Side of Chile" September 24, 1998 (1998-09-24) 457141
2 2 "Goober Up the Nose" October 1, 1998 (1998-10-01) 457404
3 3 "Bees Do It, Birds Do It, But Not in a Car" October 8, 1998 (1998-10-08) 457402
4 4 "Live Nude Girl" October 15, 1998 (1998-10-15) 457401
5 5 "Boo! He's Back" October 29, 1998 (1998-10-29) 457403
6 6 "The Methadone Clinic" November 5, 1998 (1998-11-05) 457405
7 7 "The Kiss" November 12, 1998 (1998-11-12) 457406
8 8 "The Cheese Ship" November 19, 1998 (1998-11-19) 457407
9 9 "Barko, the Holiest Dog in the World" December 10, 1998 (1998-12-10) 457408
10 10 "Boo! He's Gone" December 17, 1998 (1998-12-17) 457409
11 11 "The Best Deal Possible" January 14, 1999 (1999-01-14) 457410
12 12 "The Mischievous Elf" January 21, 1999 (1999-01-21) 457411
13 13 "My Casual Friend's Wedding" January 28, 1999 (1999-01-28) 457412
14 14 "Hickory, Dickory, Death" February 4, 1999 (1999-02-04) 457414
15 15 "Crazy White Female" February 11, 1999 (1999-02-11) 457413
16 16 "Bar Remodel" February 18, 1999 (1999-02-18) 457415
17 17 "Touched by an Angel" February 25, 1999 (1999-02-25) 457416
18 18 "Cecil, the Angry Postman" March 4, 1999 (1999-03-04) 457417
19 19 "The Parent Trap" March 11, 1999 (1999-03-11) 457418
20 20 "Momma Was a Rollin' Stone" March 18, 1999 (1999-03-18) 457419
21 21 "Finders Keepers" March 25, 1999 (1999-03-25) 457421
22 22 "I Do, I Think I Do" April 1, 1999 (1999-04-01) 457420

Season 2 (1999–2000)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date  Prod.
code [3]
23 1 "Jesse's New Job" September 23, 1999 (1999-09-23) 225751
24 2 "Driving Miss Jesse" September 30, 1999 (1999-09-30) 225752
25 3 "Students Get Flu, Carrie at Zoo, Monkey Throw Poo" October 7, 1999 (1999-10-07) 225753
26 4 "Everything But The Grill" October 14, 1999 (1999-10-14) 225754
27 5 "Jesse vs. Kurt" October 21, 1999 (1999-10-21) 225756
28 6 "Jesse's Flat Tire" November 4, 1999 (1999-11-04) 225755
29 7 "A Woman's Prerogative: The Jesse Warner Story" December 2, 1999 (1999-12-02) 225757
30 8 "L'Eggo My Diego" December 9, 1999 (1999-12-09) 225758
31 9 "The Christmas Party" December 16, 1999 (1999-12-16) 225760
32 10 "Jesse as Nurse, Fills in: Diego Throws Ice at Children" December 23, 1999 (1999-12-23) 225759
33 11 "Kurt Slips, Niagara Falls" January 6, 2000 (2000-01-06) 225761
34 12 "Small Time Felon: The Jesse Warner Story Part II" January 13, 2000 (2000-01-13) 225762
35 13 "The Rock" January 20, 2000 (2000-01-20) 225763
36 14 "Jesse Gives Birth" February 3, 2000 (2000-02-03) 225764
37 15 "My Boyfriend Went to Chile and all I Got Was This Lousy Moustache" February 10, 2000 (2000-02-10) 225766
38 16 "Jesse's Coat a Useful Crutch, Diego's Kitchen Not so Much" February 24, 2000 (2000-02-24) 225765
39 17 "The Dump" March 2, 2000 (2000-03-02) 225767
40 18 "Diego's First Sleepover" March 16, 2000 (2000-03-16) 225768
41 19 "First Blood" May 25, 2000 (2000-05-25) 225769
42 20 "My Best Friend's Wedding" May 25, 2000 (2000-05-25) 225770

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TV Winners & Losers: Numbers Racket A Final Tally Of The Season's Show (from Nielsen Media Research)". GeoCities. June 4, 1999. Archived from the original on 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Top TV Shows For 1999-2000 Season". Variety. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  3. ^ a b From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  4. ^ "Jesse". EpGuides. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 

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