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That doll dresses better than I do!
Jessie talking to Zuri.

Are You Cooler Than a 5th Grader? is the tenth episode in the first season of Jessie. It first aired on January 20, 2012 to 3.33 million viewers.


Ravi deals with the trials and tribulations of adjusting to his new American school. After taking Jessie's advice, he starts acting like Luke in order to fit in with the crowd. Zuri learns the value of a dollar when, and against the wishes of Chesterfield they set up a lemonade stand in the lobby of their building. Meanwhile, Emma gets new high heel shoes and wears them to school, even though Jessie told her not to, and ends up not being able to walk and going to the nurse 3 times.






Special Guest Star


Finch: How do you even know him?

Luke: I don't, really. He's my dad's... friend's... cousin's... dog's... neighbor.
Ravi: Wickets are almost in! (metal clangs, water spraying)
Luke: Oh no, you busted a sprinkler pipe!
Finch: Oh, great, Luke! Your dad's friend's cousin's dog's neighbor just flooded our field! Let's go, guys.

Ravi: (water sloshing) Hello? Guys? Are we now playing hide and go seek? I am afraid they are now playing hide from the geek.

Jessie: That doll dresses better than I do!

Zuri: You said it, I


Luke: (in an Indian accent) Wait! I am the one who insulted your womanly mustache!

Ravi: No, it was me.

Luke: It was me, I tell you.
Jessie: Noses are overrated anyway. Just ask Voldemort! Zuri: Don't say his name!
Jessie: There, how does that look (puts up sign on lemonade stand)

Zuri: Is that supposed to be my handwriting?

Because I know which way my E's go.
Jessie: (to Emma) You're gonna have to do your duty in flats.

Luke: You said doody.

Jessie: Get dressed.


  • The episode title is an allusion to the hit TV show, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?.
  • Bertram is a minor character in this episode.
  • This is the first episode to be directed by Kevin Chamberlin, who portrays Bertram. This might explain why Bertram doesn't play a big role in the episode.
  • Dale Davenport says to one of the students he bullies in the hallway, "Your body is a temple, DON'T MAKE ME KNOCK IT DOWN!!!" This is an allusion to the Biblical scripture of 1 Corinthians 6:19.
  • Luke's underwear appears in this episode.
  • It's revealed Luke wears green boxers. 
  • This is the first time where a cast member is also the director of the episode. 
  • Jace Norman later signed to Nickelodeon and became a main character on Henry Danger.
  • When Dale takes a bite out of Ravi’s sandwich it’s a reference to the Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide episode Lunch when Ned tries to stop a bully from eating his lunch by putting hot sauce in the sandwich so when he took a bite his mouth would feel too hot to eat anything. But in this episode Ravi puts hot peppers in his sandwich.


  • In this episode, Ravi says that he can finally go to school, but in the first episode New York, New Nanny, he along with Emma, Luke and Zuri was waiting for the school bus when Jessie throws the lunch boxes at them. Unless he was just there to see the others leave for school.


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JESSIE Episodes
Season 1
New York, New Nanny | The Talented Mr. Kipling | Used Karma | Zombie Tea Party 5 | One Day Wonders Zuri's New Old Friend | Creepy Connie Comes a Callin' | Christmas Story | Star Wars | Are You Cooler Than a 5th Grader? | Take the A-Train... I Think? | Romancing the Crone | The Princess and the Pea Brain | World Wide Web of Lies The Kid Whisperer | A Sticky Situation | Badfellas | Beauty & the Beasts | Evil Times Two | Tempest in a Teacup
A Doll's Outhouse | We Are So Grounded | Creepy Connie's Curtain Call | Cattle Calls & Scary Walls | Gotcha Day | The Secret Life of Mr. Kipling
Season 2
The Whining | Green Eyed Monsters | Make New Friends But Hide the Old | 101 Lizards | Trashin' Fashion | Austin & Jessie & Ally: All Star New Year | The Trouble With Tessie | Say Yes to the Messy Dress | Teacher's Pest | Jessie's Big Break | Pain in the Rear Window | Toy Con | To Be or Not to Be | Why Do Foils Fall in Love? |Kids Don't Wanna Be Shunned | All The Knight Moves | We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badges | Somebunny's in Trouble | Punched Dumped Love | Quitting Cold Koala | Panic Attack Room | Throw Momma From the Terrace | The Jessie-nator: Grudgement Day | Diary Of A Mad Newswoman | Break-Up and Shape-Up | G.I. Jessie
Season 3
Ghost Bummers | Caught Purple Handed | Understudied & Overdone | The Blind Date, the Cheapskate, & the Primate | Lizard Scales and Wrestling Tales | The Rosses Get Real | Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas | Krumping and Crushing | Hoedown Showdown | Snack Attack | Creepy Connie 3: The Creepening | Acting With the Frenemy | From the White House to Our House | Help Not Wanted | Where's Zuri? | Morning Rush | Lights, Camera, Distraction! | Spaced Out | The Telltale Duck | Coffee Talk | Between the Swoon and New York City | No Money, Mo' Problems | The Runaway Bride of Frankenstein | There Goes the Bride | Rides to Riches | Jessie's Aloha-holidays with Parker and Joey
Season 4
But Africa Is So... Fari | A Close Shave | Four Broke Kids | Moby & Scoby | Karate Kid-tastrophe | Basket Case | Capture the Nag | What a Steal | Driving Miss Crazy | Bye Bye Bertie | Rossed at Sea Part 1 | Rossed at Sea Part 2 | Rossed at Sea Part 3 | Dance, Dance, Resolution | Someone Has Tou-pay | Identity Thieves | Katch Kipling | The Ghostest With the Mostest | The Fear in Our Stars | Ooray for Ollywood