She hasn't influenced me at all, I'm my own person! (honks horn)
Zuri talking about Nana Bananas to Jessie

Zuri's New Old Friend is the sixth episode in Season 1 of Jessie. It first aired on November 4, 2011 to 4.45 million viewers.


Jessie is worried about Zuri having imaginary friends instead of "real friends". While Jessie tells Zuri to find some real friends at the park, she meets a lady named Nana Banana. Nana Banana is a clown that talks to her dead husband Herald. Jessie finds Nana Banana a bad influence to Zuri and tells her to leave.

Meanwhile, Luke, Ravi, and Emma take Mr. Kipling to the park. While at the park, Mr. Kipling finds a toy dinosaur at the park, and can't let go of it. Emma, Ravi, and Luke steal the dinosaur from the park to their penthouse for Mr. Kipling to find his true love.


Main Cast

Guest stars


Ranger Bill: "Freeze, you hippies! I may be old, but I can still throw down."

Emma: "Think we can make a run for it?"

Luke: "I think we can make a slow, leisurely walk for it."
Zuri's new old friend - luke and emma
Jessie: "I knew I saw drool on my Twilight book. I just thought it was mine. I'm definitely Team Jacob."

Luke: "How do I get you on Team Luke?"
Jessie: "Change your age, height, and abs."
Luke: "I have a six-pack."
Zuri: "Yeah, of pudding cups."
Luke: "Well, Jacob may have abs, but he's just a big, glorified dog."
Jessie: "Hey Luke, fetch!" (throws ball)

(Luke runs after it)


  • This is the first time a main character's name was in a title of an episode.
  • It was revealed that Jessie used to have a dog, named Champ, and it was her first dog.
  • This is the first time we see Jessie jealous of someone.


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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


  • When Jessie gets her head stuck in the dollhouse, Miss Arthur pulls it off. But when Jessie puts it down, the back wall was gone, meaning she could have pulled it out easily.
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