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  • TV-PG
  • 1998
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.0  (1,329)

Jesse is a comedy-drama television show that aired on NBC from 1998 to 2000. The show revolves around the character of Jesse Warner, played by Christina Applegate, who is a single mother and a waitress. The show follows Jesse's life as she balances her responsibilities as a mother and her struggles to make a living.

Jesse is a strong and independent woman who is determined to make the best of her life. She works long hours at a diner to provide for her son and is loved by her customers for her quick wit and sarcastic sense of humor. Despite her tough exterior, Jesse is a caring mother who always puts her son's needs before her own. She often struggles to find a balance between work and motherhood, which leads to some humorous situations and heartwarming moments.

The show also features a cast of colorful characters who add to the comedy and drama. Jesse's best friend, Linda, played by Jennifer Milmore, is a struggling actress who often gets herself into trouble. Her boss at the diner, Hal, played by Kevin Rahm, is a slacker who is always looking for an easy way out. Jesse's ex-husband, Roy, played by John Lehr, is a self-centered jerk who only cares about himself and his own needs.

One of the major themes of the show is Jesse's struggle to find love and a stable relationship. She is torn between two love interests: Diego, played by Bruno Campos, a charming and romantic Brazilian who works at the diner, and Kurt, played by Chris Messina, a successful businessman who is also a single father.

Throughout the show, Jesse faces a number of challenges, including financial difficulties, relationship issues, and struggles with her son's upbringing. Despite these challenges, Jesse never loses her sense of humor and always manages to find a way to make things work.

One of the strengths of the show is its balance of comedy and drama. While there are plenty of humorous moments, the show also takes on serious issues such as single parenthood, financial struggles, and the challenges of finding love. The show also addresses more controversial topics, such as abortion and sexually transmitted diseases, which were considered taboo for a prime-time sitcom at the time.

The show is also notable for its strong female lead character. Jesse is a complex and relatable character who resonated with many viewers. The show was praised for its portrayal of a single mother who was not ashamed of her situation and who was determined to make the best of it.

Despite its strong fanbase, Jesse was cancelled after two seasons due to low ratings. However, it remains a cult favorite among fans of Christina Applegate and lovers of heartwarming comedies that tackle serious issues with a touch of humor.

In conclusion, Jesse is a comedy-drama television show that follows the life of a single mother and waitress who is determined to make the best of her life. With a strong female lead character, a cast of colorful supporting characters, and a blend of comedy and drama, Jesse is a charming and heartwarming show that still resonates with viewers today.

Jesse is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (42 episodes). The series first aired on September 24, 1998.

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My Best Friend's Wedding
20. My Best Friend's Wedding
May 25, 2000
Diego who once again faces deportation, agrees to stage a fake marriage with Linda so that he can stay in the country. Jesse is fine with this at first, but the more she thinks about it, the more it bothers her.
First Blood
19. First Blood
May 25, 2000
Jesse learns that the man who had the job before her earned more money because he was a phlebotomy's and drew blood. She has Kurt try and train her on how to draw blood, but she ends up passing out in front of her patient.
Diego's First Sleepover
18. Diego's First Sleepover
March 16, 2000
Jesse, thinking she has the house alone invites Diego to spend the night. However, her son, Little John, walks in on the two which horrifies Jesse.
The Dump
17. The Dump
March 2, 2000
Diego's fridge is hauled to the dump. Only problem is that is where he kept his passport, so he and Jesse must try and find it.
Jesse's Coat a Useful Crutch, Diego's Kitchen Not So Much
16. Jesse's Coat a Useful Crutch, Diego's Kitchen Not So Much
February 24, 2000
Jesse thinks that a lab coat will get her more respect from the patients. Meanwhile, Diego's house catches fire.
My Boyfriend Went to Chile and All I Got Was This Lousy Moustache
15. My Boyfriend Went to Chile and All I Got Was This Lousy Moustache
February 10, 2000
Diego's new mustache bothers Jesse, but he refuses to shave it off.
Jesse Gives Birth
14. Jesse Gives Birth
February 3, 2000
Diego's announcement of his want for a big family causes Jesse to think back to her stressful pregnancy with Little John.
The Rock
13. The Rock
January 20, 2000
Linda doesn't want to face her classmates at an upcoming high school reunion because she is disappointed with her success in life.
Small Time Felon: The Jesse Warner Story, Part II
12. Small Time Felon: The Jesse Warner Story, Part II
January 13, 2000
Jesse has trouble finding her stolen car.
Kurt Slips, Niagara Falls
11. Kurt Slips, Niagara Falls
January 6, 2000
Diego gets a taste of his own medicine, when Irma proposes to him when that's the last thing that he wants.This causes him to know exactly how he made Jesse feel and he apologizes and gets back together with her. Meanwhile, Kurt suffers from a back injury and ends up in the hospital.
Jesse as Nurse, Fills In: Diego Throws Ice at Children
10. Jesse as Nurse, Fills In: Diego Throws Ice at Children
December 23, 1999
Jesse has trouble dealing with a squirrel, while Diego has a battle of his own to deal with when Little John and his friends initiate a snowball fight.
The Christmas Party
9. The Christmas Party
December 16, 1999
Jesse, trying to lift everyone's spirits, throws a Christmas party for her friends and co-workers but things do not go as planned.
L'Eggo My Diego
8. L'Eggo My Diego
December 9, 1999
Jesse is involved in a love triangle between Diego and his ex-fiance, Irma.
A Woman's Prerogative: The Jesse Warner Story
7. A Woman's Prerogative: The Jesse Warner Story
December 2, 1999
With Diego still upset that Jesse has once again rejected his marriage proposal, Jesse tries to win her way back into his heart by considering proposing to him this time.
Jesse's Flat Tire
6. Jesse's Flat Tire
November 4, 1999
When Little John is away, Jesse has the house to herself. However, she has to keep avoiding her boss' request to come in to work by pretending to be sick. Also, she and Diego share a moment of passion while fixing her flat tire, which yet again ends in a proposal from Diego.
Jesse vs. Kurt
5. Jesse vs. Kurt
October 21, 1999
Jesse is growing tired of Kurt's hostile attitude towards her and later finds out that he has even been spreading rumors about her stealing from work.
Everything but the Grill
4. Everything but the Grill
October 14, 1999
Jesse plans a small barbecue for her friends, but is then forced to invite her bosses. Jesse also invites Diego, when she notices that he's been depressed lately. The barbecue party, however, is destroyed when Jesse and Diego's personal feelings get in the way of everything else, and Diego runs off with the grill.
Students Get Flu, Carrie at Zoo, Monkey Throw Poo
3. Students Get Flu, Carrie at Zoo, Monkey Throw Poo
October 7, 1999
Jesse takes time out of her busy day to console her friend, Carrie, who insists she has an important problem she needs to talk to Jesse about. An angry Jesse accidentally insults Carrie when she learns that this urgent situation had to do with a monkey flinging poop at her. Meanwhile, Linda who is worried that Little John is becoming a geek, tries to interfere.
Driving Miss Jesse
2. Driving Miss Jesse
September 30, 1999
Jesse is excited to join Dr. Dan and Kurt in a car pool, but it ends in disaster. Meanwhile, Linda, who has been living in Diego's house since he went to California, refuses to leave.
Jesse's New Job
1. Jesse's New Job
September 23, 1999
After Jesse doesn't accept Diego's proposal, he heads to California to take his new teaching job. Then we go four months into the future, where Jesse is studying to be a nurse and gets a new job as a nurse's aide at a local college. Diego then makes a surprise return when he is given his old job back.
Where to Watch Jesse
Jesse is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Jesse on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    September 24, 1998
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (1,329)