The Whining is the first episode of the second season of JESSIE, and the twenty-seventh episode overall. It first aired on October 5, 2012 to 3.58 million viewers. This is the first Halloween special on Jessie.


Rumors whisper over to a man named Grimm Holloran, a doorman with a strange personality. Grimm warns the Ross kids not to trick-or-treat on the 13th floor, for there are dangers beyond understanding. Too brave and cocky to believe in such words, Luke decides to trick-or-treat on the 13th floor with Zuri, despite Emma and Ravi's deep fear of Grimm's warning. Meanwhile, Jessie plans to submit her story to a famous newspaper journalist. Unfortunately, her abnormal tactics cause the Ross kids to believe that she is a bloodthirsty maniac waiting to kill off anyone in her path. Tony tries to calm her down throughout the episode but to no avail.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

  • Karsen Skinner as Spooky Twin
  • Kendel Skinner as other Spooky Twin
  • Meshach Taylor as Grimm Haloran


  • This is the first Halloween special in the series.
  • This is the second time Ravi speaks in Hindi, his language by birth.
  • Jessie running around and chasing the kids to different rooms is a reference to Scooby Doo cartoon chases scenes.
  • When Bertram is costumed as a werewolf and unsuccessfully try to scare Jessie, he offendly says "werewolf used to be scary, I blame Taylor Lautner". It's a reference to Jacob Black, a character from Twilight saga and played by Taylor Lautner.
  • The first name Grimm is obviously a reference to the Grimm brothers.
  • At the party, Tony wears a Frankenstein's monster mask.
  • This episode is obviously a parody of The Shining movie
  • The title is a reference to "The Shining".
    • When Jessie finishes her short story, she proudly says "Take that, Stephen King!" The Shining is a novel by Stephen King
    • The children are frightened by spooky twins. In the end, it's revealed that the twins are real. In the movie, Danny, Jack's song, is frightened by spooky ghost twins.
    • Zuri driving a toy car parodies Danny's kart, however, it also is an Homage to the movie Christine as Zuri says "Great, you broke Christine" when the car breaks down.
    • The scene where Tony accidentally spills punch in the elevator is a reference to the blood-spilling flooding the hall scene.
    • The scene when Jessie chops the door from the party room with her arm shouting "Here's Jessie!" is a parody of the most famous scene from the movie, when Jack tries to kill his wife Wendy and chops the door of the bathroom with an ax shouting "Here's Johnny!"
  • Grimm Haloran is a parody of the ghost bartender. Also, his name Haloran is a reference to Hallorann, a character from the movie.
  • This is Season 2 Premiere.
  • This is the first Halloween episode to have actually happened instead of it being a dream and/or what if.
  • This episode revealed that Grimm was a ghost along with the 20s Jessie.
  • Jessie can actually be a reincarnation of the 20s Jessie.
  • When Bertram dressed as a leprechaun it was probably a reference to the film "Leprechaun".
  • Jessie's Novel may be a reference to the Dead film series by George A. Romero.


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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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