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Like a million bucks! - which is what I think my dad paid for that tiara!
Zuri to Jessie

Romancing the Crone is the twelfth episode of the first season of Jessie. It first aired on February 10, 2012 to 2.92 million viewers.


While trying to impress her friend Darla in Texas, Jessie borrows some of Christina's jewels - including a million dollar Tiffany Diamond tiara. While recording the video, Jessie accidentally drops the tiara into Mrs. Chesterfield's hot tub. When Jessie and Zuri try to get it back, Mrs. Chesterfield refuses to return it, so Jessie and Zuri turn to Bertram, their only option. They convince him to ask Mrs. Chesterfield on a date with him - so that they can recover the tiara before Mrs. Ross notices it’s missing. However, they get locked outside of her apartment when Mrs. Chesterfield's beloved chihuahua tries to run away. Meanwhile, Emma, Luke and Ravi try to make Mr. Kipling an internet sensation lizard.


Main Cast

Guest Cast


Jessie: "So, how do I look?"

Zuri: "Like a million bucks! - which is what I think my dad paid for that tiara!"

Jessie: "Whoa! Do you know what that would buy down in Fort Hood?... Fort Hood!"
Emma: I've got the perfect thing to make Mr. Kipling's video go viral

Luke: Let me guess. A cute outfit!

Emma: No... A cute costume!


  • This is the first episode to be aired at its new timeslot, 8/7c, instead of 9/8c.
  • The title of this episode is a reference of the 1984 film, Romancing the Stone.
  • During Jessie's video to her friend Darla, she was dressed as a character played by Audrey Hepburn, Holly Golightly, from Breakfast at Tiffany's. There's also another reference Zuri made in the show with the quote based on the movie.
  • The entire episode is a reference to the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's.
  • When Luke says, "if you don't have a talking dog or a sneezing panda.", it's a reference to the viral video "The Sneezing Panda".
  • This is the first episode to air in February of 2012.


  • Jessie doesn't seem to mind everyone seeing the video of her wearing the tiara, and dropping it, however, it never dawns on her or anyone for that matter, what if Christina saw it?
  • Since Mrs. Chesterfield refused to return the tiara to Jessie, she has the authority to do something about it other than sneak into her apartment and take it back, since it's stealing.
  • Around the 12:46 mark of the episode (during the scene with Bertram and Mrs. Chesterfield dancing), the edge of a camera can be visible on the left-hand side of the shot. It can be visible for at least five seconds.
  • Jessie and Zuri's gloves mysteriously disappear and reappear in certain scenes. 
    • In the scenes leading up to Jessie climbing down the rope ladder, neither of them appear to be wearing gloves.
    • In the scene immediately afterwards, when Jessie pulls Zuri into Mrs. Chesterfield's apartment, Jessie is seen wearing gloves.
    • When Jessie and Zuri are searching Mrs. Chesterfield's apartment for the tiara, and when they hide in the armoire, both of them are seen wearing gloves.
    • When Jessie and Zuri escape onto Mrs. Chesterfield's terrace, none of them appear to be wearing gloves, and remain that way for the rest of the episode.
    • Of course, the only canon explanation would be that they could've taken their gloves off/put them on off-camera. However, judging by the way some events pan out (for example, when the two go from wearing gloves in the armoire to escaping onto the terrace with no gloves immediately afterwards), this is unlikely. This is simply a continuity error.


To view the Romancing the Crone transcript, click here.


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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