Seriously, Cody, It's uncanny! She looks exactly like Bailey!
— Mr. Moseby to Cody Martin on the phone.

Karate Kid-tastrophe is the fifth episode in Season 4 of JESSIE and the 83rd episode overall. It aired on March 27, 2015. This episode scored 2.0 million viewers.


Emma rebels and gets suspended from school. She runs away but Jessie finds her and gets her to reveal what's wrong by getting some advice from a old friend. Ravi tries to rebel too, but it goes wrong and a grueling assignment allows Luke to teach Zuri karate because of an upcoming belt test required to break a board.


Emma wearing very inappropriate clothing to school.

Emma now begins crossing the line by dying her hair purple and dressing like a goth.

Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Jess King as Karate Instructor

Special Guest Cast


  • This episode aired in Canada on February 17, 2015.
  • This episode is part of Disney Channel's "TUNE IN 4 WHAT?!" weekend.
  • This episode reunited Phill Lewis and Debby Ryan, who worked on the Disney Channel Show "The Suite Life on Deck".
    • It's revealed after the events of "Suite Life On Deck", Mr. Moseby became manager of the Tipton Hotel in New York.
    • Cody and Bailey are mentioned in this episode.  
    • It is revealed that Mr. Moseby still keeps in contact with the twins.  
    • Three of the "Suite Life" series actors have crossovers to Jessie. Matthew Timmons plays Max Bauer, who is Jessie's agent, and also played Woody Fink. Brian Stepanek, who played Arwin Hochauser, acted as Mr. Collinsworth. Phill Lewis, who directed a few episodes of Jessie. returned as Mr. Moseby.  
    • Moseby states that Jessie looks exactly like Bailey Pickett from The Suite Life On Deck, a nod to the fact that Debby Ryan played both of them.  
  • This episode is counted as a crossover appearance rather than a full on crossover with The Suite Life, as Mr. Moseby is the only Suite Life character to make an appearance.
  • It is revealed that Emma's middle name is "Evangeline".
  • This is the second time Emma turns 'good girl gone bad', the first time being in the episode "Badfellas" when she was wrongfully influenced by Vincent Liotta.
  • Luke has a second Jessie Movie "Jessie at the Beach" in which he made her run slowly.
  • This episode confirms that Jessie does exist in the same universe as The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Suite Life on Deck, I'm in the Band, That's So Raven, Raven's Home, Hannah Montana, Cory in the House, and Wizards of Waverly Place. Additionally, due to Girl Meets World, all of these shows also exist in the same universe as Friends, Cheers, St. Elsewhere, The Drew Carey Show, The Hughleys, The Parkers, Moesha, Girlfriends, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Boy Meets World, Full House, Fuller House, Family Matters, Step By Step, Hangin' With Mr. Cooper and various more.


  • Ravi claimed he had dyed his hair from chestnut brown to acorn brown, but his hair is black, not any shade of brown.
    • However, it might've been hard to tell since Ravi didn't bleach his hair to dye it.


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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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