Gotcha Day is the twenty-fifth episode of the first season of Jessie. It first aired on August 24, 2012 to 4.44 million viewers.


The Ross family puts Jessie in charge of decorations for Zuri's "Gotcha Day", the anniversary of her adoption. She wants to make it special and be creative, so she plans an African-themed party, however, she realizes this is a mistake and tries to fix it with unicorns and zebras. Meanwhile, Luke and Ravi tell the stories of when they were adopted, but Jessie accidentally tells a secret that Ravi gets upset with - that Christina and Morgan were expecting a baby when they adopted him - and he gets upset. Christina and Morgan get mad at Jessie for revealing this secret, but they forgive her after they explain everything to Ravi.


Recurring Cast

Guest Cast


  • Zuri was wearing the same clothes from Cattle Calls & Scary Walls.
  • When Ravi suggests making a double rainbow all the way, it could be reference to the Internet phenomenon Double Rainbow
  • We learn from this episode that Jessie was given a "D" in her drama class due to her sad face looking more like she was constipated.
  • This is one of the few episodes Morgan and Christina appear in.
  • This episode marks Morgan's last appearance.
  • It's revealed that Christina & Morgan were expecting a baby when Ravi was adopted.
  • This is the last episode to air in August of 2012.
  • Bertram telling Mr. Kipling if he has kids foreshadows the next episode.


  • When Christina hands Jessie the paper if you look closely, it is clearly blank.
  • In the background on the elevator, you can see a sign that says "Happy Birthday" but in the rest of the episode, it is not there.
  • When Emma told Luke "Stop telling people you threw me into the sun", she stood up, in the next shot Emma was sitting, and in the shot after, she was standing again.
  • Jessie said her drama teacher gave her a D, but in New York, New Nanny Jessie was said to have straight A's.
    • Unless maybe she lied about getting straight A's to look good.
      • Or she forgot that she got a D.


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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
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