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I already took care of the bathroom thing. You don't wanna know!
Zuri to Jessie

"Take the A-Train... I Think?" is the eleventh episode of the first season of Jessie. It first aired on January 27, 2012 to 3.43 million viewers.


To the kids' dismay, Jessie has Emma, Ravi, and Zuri take the subway to the cultural fair for Emma's social studies assignment for Battery Park because Emma put the project off, but Jessie has trouble reading the map and they keep taking the wrong train further uptown to Washington Heights, Chinatown, and Yorkville. Meanwhile, Bertram and Luke look for a pesky spider that has made its home in the apartment. We learn that they have a fear of spiders.


Main Cast

Guest Cast


  • This episode was also advertised as "Lost in the City" as an alternative title.
  • The episode title is a parody of the song "Take the "A" Train" which various artists have named their songs.
  • This marks the second episode in a row Luke appears wearing boxers. The first one is in the previous episode Are You Cooler Than a 5th Grader?.
  • In this episode, a reference to Lady Gaga is made when an old woman dressed in one of Gaga's outfits on the subway, and Emma called her "Granny Gaga."
  • The title refers to the real-life A train service, a long-running New York City Subway service along the IND Eighth Avenue Line in Manhattan, IND Fulton Street Line in Brooklyn and Queens, and the IND Rockaway Line in the Rockaways and connects JFK airport. It is also the longest train service of the New York City Subway that goes from the Inwood-Washington Heights area to The Rockaways.[1]
  • This is the first time Ravi doesn't wear Indian clothes, but rather an I Heart New York shirt tucked in with khaki shorts, a black belt, a fanny pack, and a red jacket. He is wearing socks with sandals like always though.
  • When Ravi says that The Statue of Liberty is his third favorite green person, he makes a referance to both Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street, and The Incredible Hulk from Marvel Comics, followed by him making a hulk-esqe grrr sound.
  • When Luke slides across the floor in his shirt and boxers, this may be a reference to the Tom Cruise film Risky Business.
  • When Bertram and Luke are getting ready to use the spider spray and Bertram says “sayonara spidey” and Luke says “he’s woven his last web” they do so in a voice like the Green Goblin from Spider-Man.
  • This is the last episode to air in January of 2012.


  • When Emma is showing Jessie the pictures she took on the subway, there is a moment when you can hear Emma talking but you can't see her mouth moving.
  • Emma shows Jessie a picture of Ravi throwing up some of the German food, but Ravi spit it out instead of throwing it up, and Emma didn't get a picture of it. However, Ravi possibly threw up later off camera and she took a picture then.
  • At one point when Emma is showing the pictures she took, the reflection of the cameraman can be seen in the window over them.
  • If you look up the info, it says "Bertram and Ravi search for a spider in the apartment." Even though Luke was the one that searched for it with Bertram.

Memorable Quotes

Jessie: OMG, I am turning into my dad. All I need is a crew cut and a weird desire to have someone punch me in the stomach.
Jessie: Don't worry, Zuri. I will get you to a park. And a bathroom.
Zuri: "I already took care of the bathroom thing... You don't wanna know.
Luke: Bertram, you've already failed at life. I've still got a life full of failure ahead of me."
Luke: Here's the plan, You charge at him, and if he goes right, you hit him with this.

Bertram: What if he goes left?
Luke: You hit him with this.
Bertram: What if he comes right at me?

Luke: Game over.



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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