Kids Don't Wanna Be Shunned is the sixteenth episode in Season 2 of JESSIE. It first aired on April 26, 2013 to 2.78 million viewers.


Emma is upset when her friends start to hang out with the new girl at school named Bryn Breitbart and start turning their backs on her. Emma gets a text saying that her friends are celebrating a Disco Day. When she comes to school wearing disco clothes, Bryn says that they cancelled it and she "sent" her an email, but sent it to the wrong email address. At lunch, Emma tries to tag along with the others but Bryn disses her and she leaves with the others. Later at the penthouse, Emma tells Jessie that she thinks Bryn is turning her friends against her. Jessie tells her she's right and Emma turns sad because she thinks she's turning into Jessie due to the situation being similar to Jessie's in high school. Later, Jessie takes Emma to a movie due to all of Emma's friends being busy. But once they get there, they bump into Bryn and all of Emma's friends. Emma is upset that her friends ditched her, but following Jessie's advice trying to be the bigger person, Bryn teases Emma and Jessie. Jessie finally puts a stop to it, but a huge food fight ensues between Jessie, Emma, and Bryn. When Bryn wants her friends to defend her, she reveals that she took over the group and will ban them from it, just like she did to Emma. Emma's friends turn on Bryn. Before Bryn leaves, it's revealed that Bryn is not actually royalty and made it up because she thought Emma was only popular due to her famous parents. Emma says that she's popular because she's nice to people, to which Rosie (one of Emma's friends) agrees, and tries to include Bryn as a friend. However, Bryn throws a bunch of cheesy nachos at Emma which Rosie "takes" for her. Bryn leaves and Emma and her friends make up.

Meanwhile, Luke has a project about multi-culture. He makes it about India and goes to Ravi for research because he is from India, but he tricks Ravi into doing the whole project for him. When Zuri reveals this to Ravi and he gets his revenge by making Luke a fool in front of the whole school by re-writing the project. However, he feels guilty and helps him with his project.  


Main Cast

Guest Cast


  • This episode's air date was pushed back from its original one of March 29, 2013.
  • This episode was originally titled "Girls Don't Wanna Get Shunned" at the time of production.
  • Bryn is portrayed by Katherine McNamara, who appeared in Kickin' It as Claire, a mean, wealthy girl from Swarthmore Academy who was Kim's rival. She also appeared in Girl vs. Monster as Myra, a girl who hates Skylar. Coincidentally, Bryn is very similar to Myra and Claire in that they are all mean, having a low opinion of the main characters.
  • There is a Pitch Perfect reference when Rosie gets hit by nachos and falls over like she has been shot.
  • The Thirsty Games is a parody of The Hunger Games.
  • Part of Emma's email is revealed to be sunshinehappyrainbowkitty.ross.
  • The title refers to Cyndi Lauper's 80's hit song "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".


  • In the end of the episode, when Luke told Ravi that he's doing his report on Asian water monitor lizards, the orange sari that Luke wore in the presentation was in the pile of folded clothes on the table, but in the next shot, it was on Luke's shoulder.


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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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