Jesse (TV series)

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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
Darryl Theirse
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 former 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
TitleOriginal air date Prod.
code [3]
11"A Side of Chile"September 24, 1998 (1998-09-24)457141
22"Goober Up the Nose"October 1, 1998 (1998-10-01)457404
33"Bees Do It, Birds Do It, But Not in a Car"October 8, 1998 (1998-10-08)457402
44"Live Nude Girl"October 15, 1998 (1998-10-15)457401
55"Boo! He's Back"October 29, 1998 (1998-10-29)457403
66"The Methadone Clinic"November 5, 1998 (1998-11-05)457405
77"The Kiss"November 12, 1998 (1998-11-12)457406
88"The Cheese Ship"November 19, 1998 (1998-11-19)457407
99"Barko, the Holiest Dog in the World"December 10, 1998 (1998-12-10)457408
1010"Boo! He's Gone"December 17, 1998 (1998-12-17)457409
1111"The Best Deal Possible"January 14, 1999 (1999-01-14)457410
1212"The Mischievous Elf"January 21, 1999 (1999-01-21)457411
1313"My Casual Friend's Wedding"January 28, 1999 (1999-01-28)457412
1414"Hickory, Dickory, Death"February 4, 1999 (1999-02-04)457414
1515"Crazy White Female"February 11, 1999 (1999-02-11)457413
1616"Bar Remodel"February 18, 1999 (1999-02-18)457415
1717"Touched by an Angel"February 25, 1999 (1999-02-25)457416
1818"Cecil, the Angry Postman"March 4, 1999 (1999-03-04)457417
1919"The Parent Trap"March 11, 1999 (1999-03-11)457418
2020"Momma Was a Rollin' Stone"March 18, 1999 (1999-03-18)457419
2121"Finders Keepers"March 25, 1999 (1999-03-25)457421
2222"I Do, I Think I Do"April 1, 1999 (1999-04-01)457420

Season 2 (1999–2000)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date Prod.
code [3]
231"Jesse's New Job"September 23, 1999 (1999-09-23)225751
242"Driving Miss Jesse"September 30, 1999 (1999-09-30)225752
253"Students Get Flu, Carrie at Zoo, Monkey Throw Poo"October 7, 1999 (1999-10-07)225753
264"Everything But The Grill"October 14, 1999 (1999-10-14)225754
275"Jesse vs. Kurt"October 21, 1999 (1999-10-21)225756
286"Jesse's Flat Tire"November 4, 1999 (1999-11-04)225755
297"A Woman's Prerogative: The Jesse Warner Story"December 2, 1999 (1999-12-02)225757
308"L'Eggo My Diego"December 9, 1999 (1999-12-09)225758
319"The Christmas Party"December 16, 1999 (1999-12-16)225760
3210"Jesse as Nurse, Fills in: Diego Throws Ice at Children"December 23, 1999 (1999-12-23)225759
3311"Kurt Slips, Niagara Falls"January 6, 2000 (2000-01-06)225761
3412"Small Time Felon: The Jesse Warner Story Part II"January 13, 2000 (2000-01-13)225762
3513"The Rock"January 20, 2000 (2000-01-20)225763
3614"Jesse Gives Birth"February 3, 2000 (2000-02-03)225764
3715"My Boyfriend Went to Chile and all I Got Was This Lousy Moustache"February 10, 2000 (2000-02-10)225766
3816"Jesse's Coat a Useful Crutch, Diego's Kitchen Not so Much"February 24, 2000 (2000-02-24)225765
3917"The Dump"March 2, 2000 (2000-03-02)225767
4018"Diego's First Sleepover"March 16, 2000 (2000-03-16)225768
4119"First Blood"May 25, 2000 (2000-05-25)225769
4220"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.

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