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"Make New Friends But Hide the Old" is the third episode in Season 2 of JESSIE, and the twenty-ninth episode overall. It first aired on November 2, 2012 to 3.22 million viewers.


It is the beginning of the school year; Jessie and Bertram couldn’t be happier. On Emma's first day of high school, she meets a rude, aggressive girl named Rosie. To Emma's dismay, they’re assigned to do an art project together and Rosie ends up embarrassing her in front of their entire art class. Meanwhile, Luke searches through his backpack and Kenny the Koala accidentally falls out. Random bullies witness the incident and laugh at him. Ravi takes the blame in order to leave Luke off the hook; unfortunately, they start teasing him instead. Elsewhere, Zuri is upset because she has just started third grade and her homework is more difficult, so she refuses to do it. Feeling guilty and upset, Rosie attempts to apologize to Emma for embarrassing her, Luke reveals to everyone at Walden Academy Middle School that he owns Kenny, not Ravi, as the brothers kindly embrace, and Zuri reveals why she didn't complete her homework, forcing Jessie to cheer her up.


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Billy: Who's Teddy-Weddy is this?
Ravi: Kenny is my Teddy-Weddy, or to be more precise, my Koala-Woala
Luke: Some kids at school have been giving Ravi a hard time because I may have sorta kinda been seen with Kenny, and then sorta kinda let Ravi take the heat for it.
Jessie: Luke, that's sorta kinda despicable.
Luke: 'well it's your fault!'

Jessie: How's that even remotely possible?
Luke: You're the one who put Kenny in my backpack!

Jessie: Ok so that is not so remote.


  • The name of this episode comes from the Girl Scout song, "Make new friends but keep the old"
  • One character, Billy, is the major school bully, and he bullies Ravi due to him pretending to own Kenny The Koala (almost bullied Luke).
  • Ravi learned how to get the ladies in this episode.
  • All of the Ross kids moved up a grade. Zuri moved to 3rd grade, Ravi moved to 6th grade, Luke moved to 7th grade and Emma moved to freshman year of high school.
  • This is the first appearance of Rosie.
  • It’s learned that Jessie was actually really happy about the kids going to school.
  • In this episode, Emma finally makes a true friend.
  • Jessie refers to Emma looking like Barbie when Emma was upset and she said, "Emma, what's wrong? You look like Ken, (Barbie's boyfriend) died."
  • This episode was filmed a day before "Creepy Connie's Curtain Call" aired making it being filmed on July 25, 2012.
  • This was filmed before The Whining due to the continuity error and the chronological order.
  • This episode is in the Disney book Jessie New Nanny.
  • Kevin is the opposite of Finch, Luke's other friend.
  • Emma makes a reference to The Chronicles of Narnia and thinks Bronx and Staten Island are imaginary countries.
  • Jessie reveals that Darla pulled her pants down in front of the entire school, showing everyone her large white granny panties.
  • Near at the end of the episode, Ravi tells a group of girls that everytime he watches a movie with a cat and dog becoming friends he cries it’s a reference to the 1986 movie The Adventures of Milo and Otis.


  • This episode doesn’t fit into chronological order. This episode takes place on the first day of school and The Whining took place on Halloween, therefore, Emma was already in high school and this was probably because this episode was in production before then.
  • When Jessie is first fighting with Zuri over homework, she says it's vocabulary words she has to do, but the sheet said basic math.


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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