Pepper Ann

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Pepper Ann
PepperAnnlogo.jpg
Format Animated series
Created by Sue Rose[1]
Voices of Kathleen Wilhoite
Clea Lewis
Danny Cooksey
Pamella Segall
April Winchell
Cree Summer
Candi Milo
Composer(s) Pat Irwin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 65 (112 individual episodes) (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Walt Disney Television
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 13, 1997 (1997-09-13) – November 18, 2000 (2000-11-18)

Pepper Ann is an American animated series created by Sue Rose and aired on ABC. It debuted on September 13, 1997, and ended on November 18, 2000.

Pepper Ann stars adolescents and charts their ups and downs at Hazelnut Middle School. It aired as part of the Disney's One Saturday Morning block. The character originated in a comic strip published in YM magazine.[2]

Description[edit]

The show centers on the titular character, Pepper Ann Pearson, a 12-year-old girl whose emotions come out in fantasies.

Pepper Ann's best friends are Milo Kamalani, a very eccentric, highly dramatic artist; and Nicky Little, a soft-spoken, overachieving aspiring violinist. Other fellow students at Hazelnut Middle School include rich and spoiled Trinket, German boy Dieter Liederhosen, popular airhead Cissy, gossipy twins Tessa and Vanessa, Nicky's boyfriend, the RC car-racing "nerd" Stewart Walldinger, and the cool 8th-grader, Craig Bean. Pepper Ann has no real enemies except Principal Hickey, a tough disciplinarian with zero tolerance for Pepper Ann's shenanigans, Wayne Macabre, a rude and sexist student who serves as a DJ on the school's radio station KHMS and Alice Kane, an uppity snob who refers to her as "P. Ann" and competes against her in the school's science compaction. As well, Pepper Ann usually receives advice from her conscience in the form of her reflection. She gets into mild vocal quarrels with her reflection and her feminist mother, Lydia Pearson, although Lydia usually gives the moral at the end. Pepper Ann's father is seen only in a few episodes in his entirety. We know, however, that he was English, and divorced Lydia (although the two remain on good terms) when the girls were young. Lydia, in turn, embraces her divorcee, single-mom identity with great gusto, and encourages Pepper Ann to be as proudly independent as she is, although she does keep a curfew on Pepper Ann. Further support is given by Lydia's sister, Janie Diggety, an ex-Green Beret, and Pepper Ann's tomboyish deep-voiced younger sister, Moose.

The show's plots were generally typical of the developing format that has risen out of federal E/I requirements: Pepper Ann is presented with a moral dilemma, chooses the wrong decision, faces the consequences and learns a moral lesson. The series was mostly rated TV-Y. However, the Season 1 finale, "In Support Of", raised controversy. In the episode, Pepper Ann is told she would need "support" to jump on the trampoline. Thinking the teacher meant "breast support", a paranoid, still flat-chested and seemingly unready Pepper Ann is convinced she now needs a bra. When at the trampoline, and asked where her "support" was, Pepper Ann flashes the class (her bra), although it is only seen to where Pepper Ann's back was facing the viewer. (The gag is that, by "support", the instructor meant a "support buddy.") That episode was rated TV-Y7.

At the end of the opening sequence, she always finds something different under her desk (similar to The Simpsons' couch gag), such as a mood ring or maracas (also the letter Q in the episode "Vanessa Less Tessa", a glowing green stick in the episode "Hazelnut's Finest", a singing Dieter doll in the episode "Presenting Stewart Waldinger", Mardi Gras beads, and her [Pepper Ann's] remote control in the episode "Radio Freak Hazelnut".) ; in season one, she always finds "five bucks".

One of the original segments of "One Saturday Morning", Pepper Ann was a hit with audiences. Pepper Ann was formerly shown on Toon Disney.

Pepper Ann and Lydia make a cameo appearance at the House of Mouse episode The Stolen Cartoons. They are the only Walt Disney Television Animation characters to ever appear on House of Mouse, who only used characters from Disney's features and classic shorts (and sometimes comics). Lydia says "Don't touch the villain, dear," to Pepper Ann after Pete falls out of the sky after being kicked out of the club.

Voice actors[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1: 1997-1998[edit]

# Title Air date
1 "Ziterella" 09/13/1997
On the week of yearbook photo day, seventh grader Pepper Ann gets her first pimple and must choose between her looks and her dignity when her mother tells her to go to Abe's Mall (the "Abys-Mal") to buy pimple cream. Meanwhile, Hazelnut Middle School principal Mr. Hickey tries to find a replacement photographer after the current one gets conjunctivitis from infected nerd, Pinkeye Pete. 
2 "Romeo and Juliet / Food Barn" 9/20/1997

Romeo and Juliet: The school's drama club is producing the play Romeo and Juliet. At first Pepper Ann thinks it's the lamest thing ever, but when she finds out that Craig (an eighth grader with whom she is infatuated) is playing Romeo she goes after the role as Juliet.

Food Barn: Milo and Pepper Ann are assigned to work at a Costco-esque supermarket called Food Barn as part of their economics class, where Milo is favored over Pepper Ann by their boss. 
3 "Old Best Friend / Crunch Pod" 9/27/1997

Old Best Friend: Pepper Ann's old best friend Brenda visits, but P.A. realizes that her old best friend is very annoying and possessive.

Crunch Pod: When Pepper Ann inadvertently beats Milo's high score on a video game, Milo gets jealous and challenges Pepper Ann to a rematch. 
4 "Psychic Moose / Doll and Chain" 10/4/1997

Psychic Moose: Pepper Ann starts spending time with her little sister Moose when she thinks Moose is clairvoyant.

Doll and Chain: Pepper Ann learns a lesson in responsibility when she's assigned to care for a plastic baby doll. 
5 "Megablades of Grass / Family Vacation" 10/11/1997

Megablades of Grass: Pepper Ann must earn her own money for a new pair of rollerblades, but finds work too tedious, so she exploits Milo's talent for creating freshly mown art for cash.

Family Vacation: The Pearson family takes a vacation, but between the lame car drive and Moose's neurotic friend, Crash, Pepper Ann wishes she could vacation by herself. 
6 "The Big Pencil / Sani-Paper" 10/18/1997

The Big Pencil: Pepper Ann vows to beat perennial Science Fair rival Alice Kane once and for all.

Sani-Paper: On a field trip to a toilet cover factory, Pepper Ann and Milo (who's extremely thirsty) go undercover when Pepper Ann suspects the company of being corrupt. 
7 "Uniform Uniformity / Snot Your Mother's Music" 10/25/1997

Uniform Uniformity: Hazelnut Middle School enforces a uniforms-only dress code, and Pepper Ann's mom is hired to design them, which doesn't sit well with Pepper Ann.

Snot Your Mother's Music: Pepper Ann is shocked to discover that Mick Snot, her favorite rock star, is friends with her mother -- and more shocked when Mick Snot comes to stay at the Pearsons and is a different man when he's not onstage. 
8 "The Environ-Mentals" 11/8/1997
Pepper Ann tries to make the 'Clean Up Lupkin Park' talent show the coolest event of the year, while trying to hide an embarrassing family tradition. Meanwhile, Milo's art gets him beat up, criticized, and chased down by everyone in town. 
9 "Crush and Burn / Soccer Season" 11/15/1997

Crush and Burn: Pepper Ann lies to Milo's insane crush, Gwen Mezzrow, about being his girlfriend -- which turns into a tangled web of deceit involving everyone in school.

Soccer Season: Pepper Ann lets fame go to her head when she becomes the star player in the school soccer team. 
10 "Thanksgiving Dad" 11/22/1997
Lydia and Janie make every effort to make their Thanksgiving dinner a success, while Pepper Ann thinks her divorced father will come to visit instead of calling like he usually does, as he said he had a surprise for her on Thanksgiving. 
11 "Sketch 22 / Manly Milo" 1/10/1998

Sketch 22: Pepper Ann poses as an eighth grader in order to fit in with a group of cool eighth graders.

Manly Milo: A distressed Milo turns to Pepper Ann for help in becoming more manly after realizing that spending time with girls has made him a laughingstock among his peers. 
12 "Have You Ever Been Unsupervised / The Unusual Suspects" 1/17/1998

Have You Ever Been Unsupervised: Pepper Ann freaks out when she's invited to Dieter's unsupervised 13th birthday party and Dieter plans to play Spin the Bottle.

The Unusual Suspects: In this parody of hardboiled detective stories and The Usual Suspects, the Hazelnut Middle School Otter Statue is stolen, and Principal Hickey calls up Pepper Ann and four suspects to find out the truth. 
13 "Nicky Gone Bad / In Support of" 11/1/1997 /

Nicky Gone Bad: Fed up with her friends taking her for granted and being seen as a goody-goody, Nicki becomes a bad girl known as Nické, but Pepper Ann worries that Nicki's new attitude will lead to a life of ruin.

In Support of: When Coach Doogan announces that the next gym class will focus on the trampoline and that the girls need a support, Pepper Ann takes it as a sign that she needs a bra (despite looking flat-chested) and must endure a humiliating day of bra-shopping with her mother. 

Season 2: 1998-1999[edit]

# Title Air date
1 "Quiz Bowl / License to Drive" 9/12/1998

Quiz Bowl: Pepper Ann is chosen to be an alternate for the school's Quiz Bowl team, and sees it as a chance to goof off and travel for free, but when Nicki falls ill due to stage fright, Pepper Ann must cram to lead the school to victory.

License to Drive: Pepper Ann kisses up to her slacker cousin Ned who may be getting a "set of wheels" for his 16th birthday so Pepper Ann can be driven to school by a high schooler. 
2 "Cocoon Gables / Green-Eyed Monster" 9/19/1998

Cocoon Gables: Pepper Ann is assigned to volunteer at Cocoon Gables, a retirement home, and learns a lesson in age discrimination and respecting one's elders.

Green-Eyed Monster: Pepper Ann becomes jealous when her chance at being the most popular girl in school is usurped by a new girl named Amber Benson. Meanwhile, Principal Hickey investigates a string of locker thefts. 
3 "Hazelnut's Finest / Cat Scan" 9/26/1998

Hazelnut's Finest: Pepper Ann is assigned to document her Uncle Jojo's day of working as a cop, but becomes disillusioned that it's not as gritty and exciting as she thinks.

Cat Scan: Just when Pepper Ann finally gets around to renewing his license, Steve the Cat runs away -- and becomes a mascot for a local lottery show. 
4 "An OtterBiography / GreenSleeves" 10/3/1998

An OtterBiography: Pepper Ann is chosen as the newest wearer of the Shania the Otter mascot costume, which is embarrassing at first, but finds that she can talk to her crush Craig when she's dressed as Shania.

GreenSleeves: Pepper Ann wants to become a piano virtuoso, but her skills are terrible, so she uses a light-up keyboard to pretend to be talented. 
5 "Vanessa Less Tessa / Peer Counsellor P.A." 10/10/1998

Vanessa Less Tessa: Pepper Ann uses what she learned from her favorite sitcom Crazy Twin Shenanigans to get Vanessa to reconcile with her sister Tessa.

Peer Counsellor P.A.: Pepper Ann's short attention span gets her in trouble when she signs up for peer counseling under the assumption that it's a vacation to a pier-side carnival. 
6 "A 'Tween Halloween / Mash into Me" 10/31/1998

A 'Tween Halloween: Pepper Ann becomes ashamed of trick-or-treating as a preteen after Milo tells her that she's too old for that.

Mash into Me: Moose's friend, Crash, begins harassing Pepper Ann after he finds out that she looks just like his favorite superheroine. 
7 "Presenting Stewart Waldinger / Pepper Ann's Life in a Nutshell" 11/14/1998

Presenting Stewart Waldinger: Pepper Ann adamantly objects to Nicky bringing Stewart as her date to Sketch's party because she thinks he's a big nerd.

Pepper Ann's Life in a Nutshell: Pepper Ann sneaks out to attend the Springtime Late Night Flashback Bash after Lydia prohibits her to go -- and things get worse when Pepper Ann writes about the experience in the school's underground, student-run magazine. 
8 "Like Riding a Bike" 11/28/1998
Pepper Ann is horrified when Lydia starts dating her science teacher, Mr. Carter, and tries everything she can think of to break them up. 
9 "Radio Freak Hazelnut / Framed" 12/5/1998

Radio Freak Hazelnut: Pepper Ann stumbles upon a pirate radio show run by a student named Wayne MacCabre, who trashes everything Pepper Ann loves.

Framed: Pepper Ann is accused of spraypainting the word "Hare" on every building in the town. 
10 "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Milo / The Sisterhood" 12/12/1998

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Milo: For the first time in his life, Milo suffers a mental block when he tries to come up with an entry for the Dental Hygienapalooza Poster Contest.

The Sisterhood: Lydia and Janie drag a reluctant Pepper Ann to a women's retreat called "Adamant Eve," where women celebrate and discuss their place in society and history. 
11 "Impractical Jokes / Cold Feet" 12/26/1998

Impractical Jokes: Pepper Ann, Milo and Nicky compete in a practical joke-off, but Pepper Ann turns the simple joke-off into an all-out war.

Cold Feet: During Grandpa Leo and Grandma Lillian's 50th anniversary vow renewal, Grandma Lillian tells Pepper Ann the story of how she nearly escaped dying in the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper and how she, Janey, and Lydia worked the pageant circuit to raise money for the house. 
12 "Doppelganger Didi / Pepper Ann's Day Off-Kilter" 1/9/1999

Doppelganger Didi: Pepper Ann freaks out when she sees a Catholic schoolgirl who looks exactly like her.

Pepper Ann's Day Off-Kilter: Fed up with having no sick days, Pepper Ann fakes sick, and finds that life at home is boring. 
13 "A No Hair Day / That's My Dad" 1/16/1999

A No Hair Day: When Craig shaves his head to be more aerodynamic for the swim team, Pepper Ann worries about whether or not she's shallow, as she's shocked to find that Craig doesn't look right bald.

That's My Dad: Pepper Ann tries to learn everything about her father after Trinket remarks that Pepper Ann knows nothing about her dad since he doesn't live with her. 

Season 3: 1999-2000[edit]

# Title Air date
1 "You Oughta Be in Musicals" 9/11/1999
Pepper Ann auditions for a school musical in order to put some excitement in her life, but an accident knocks her unconscious and sends her to a world where every day is a musical. 
2 "Dances with Ignorance / Girl Power" 9/18/1999

Dances with Ignorance: While researching her family heritage, Pepper Ann finds out from her father that she's 1/16 Navajo Indian, but Pepper Ann's stereotypical views of American Indian culture gets her in trouble with a real Navajo family.

Girl Power: Moose's favorite comic book Tundra Woman is adapted into a Saturday morning cartoon, but Moose and Janey protest when Tundra Woman is turned into a shallow, shopaholic girlie-girl. 
3 "Beyond Good and Evel / One of the Guys" 9/25/1999

Beyond Good and Evel: Moose starts a petition to have Evel Knieval's likeness turned into a statue for Lupkin Park, despite being turned down and ridiculed.

One of the Guys: Pepper Ann worries about her femininity when she's chosen to be a placekicker for the school football team and the guys love her for being a tomboy, so she competes in a beauty pageant, which happens to be on the same night as the big game. 
4 "The Wash-Out / Def Comedy Mom" 11/6/1999

The Wash-Out: When Gwen Mezzrow leaves school crying after being called into the principal's office, Pepper Ann accidentally starts a rumor that Gwen was sent home for having head lice.

Def Comedy Mom: Lydia's witty remarks at a PTA meeting prompts her to try her hand at being a stand-up comic, but Pepper Ann is afraid Lydia will use her most embarrassing moments as comedic fodder. 
5 "The First Date Club / Unicycle of Life" 11/13/1999

The First Date Club: Pepper Ann starts to worry that a night out with Craig may be her first date with him.

Unicycle of Life: Pepper Ann puts Milo through hell trying to quash a rumor that she and Milo are a couple. 
6 "A Kosher Christmas" 12/18/1999
A school assignment prompts Pepper Ann to think whether she enjoys Christmas with her father or Hanukkah with her mother. 
7 "Effie Shrugged / Mom Knows What P.A. Did Two Nights Ago" 1/15/2000

Effie Shrugged: Feeling neglected by Milo and Nicky, Pepper Ann befriends a gifted, overgrown elementary school student who can get P.A. anything she wants -- through brute force.

Mom Knows What P.A. Did Two Nights Ago: Pepper Ann tries to hide the fact that she saw an R-rated horror film from her mother, but the guilt and the scary scenes from the movie leave P.A. insane from lack of sleep. 
8 "The Spanish Imposition / Single Unemployed Mother" 1/22/2000

The Spanish Imposition: It's Elective Class Week, and Pepper Ann plans on picking Music Appreciation with Mrs. "Kick" Bach, as the class is little more than a free period with music, but when the coveted class fills up, Pepper Ann is forced to take a class that requires her to actually learn something: Spanish I.

Single Unemployed Mother: Pepper Ann's mother quits her job at the sarong store at the mall after putting up with her demanding boss -- and finds that searching for work is tougher than she thought. Meanwhile, Pepper Ann does whatever she can to rake in extra money while her mom is job hunting. 

Season 4: 2000[edit]

# Title Air date
1 "Burn, Hazelnut, Burn / Career Daze" 2/6/2000

Burn, Hazelnut, Burn: Pepper Ann's disparaging review of a new action film prompts the movie's director to challenge Pepper Ann to make an action film of her own -- which falls apart when everyone offers their input on the project.

Career Daze: Thanks to a schoolwide aptitude test, Pepper Ann, Milo, and Nicki are assigned unlikely careers. 
2 "G.I. Janie / Miss Moose" 2/7/2000

G.I. Janie: Aunt Janie protests against a new, violent video game -- and finds herself addicted to it.

Miss Moose: Pepper Ann tries to make her androgynous sister, Moose (born Margaret Rose Pearson), into the epitome of femininity. 
3 "Pepper Shaker / Flaw and Order" 2/8/2000

Pepper Shaker: An earthquake in Hazelnut has Pepper Ann worried that her town isn't safe from natural disasters.

Flaw and Order: In a mock trial centered on the Boston Tea Party, Pepper Ann discovers that her role as a lawyer for the Sons of Liberty is significant. 
4 "Baggy Bean Buddies / The Beans of Wrath" 2/9/2000

Baggy Bean Buddies: During an addiction support group meeting, Pepper Ann tells the story of how she got hooked on collecting Beanie Baby-esque stuffed animals known as Baggie Bean Buddies.

The Beans of Wrath: Pepper Ann and Janey compete in a floral competition against Dieter, but Pepper Ann doesn't think she and her aunt stand a chance. 
5 "The Velvet Room" 2/10/2000
Pepper Ann's mother, Lydia, decorates one room in her house into a "velvet room" (a room that's only used for special occasions), but when she overdoes it on redecorating the house, Pepper Ann runs away -- and finds that her friends' parents have similar velvet rooms. 
6 "One Angry Woman" 2/11/2000
Pepper Ann is forced to keep an orderly house when Lydia is called in for jury duty. 
7 "The Sellout / The Telltale Fuzzy" 2/13/2000

The Sellout: Nicki regrets giving her last ticket to an upcoming Flaming Snot concert to Pepper Ann, and the ensuing fight tears apart their friendship.

The Telltale Fuzzy: Pepper Ann finds a wad of money at the mall and blows it on a Fuzzy velvet painting, but her conscience begins to bother her, as she feels she should have, at least, turned in the money to the police or asked around to see if anyone lost it. 
8 "A Valentine's Day Tune" 2/14/2000
In this Valentine's Day spin on A Christmas Carol, Pepper Ann is visited by the ghosts of her past, present, and future to see why she hates Valentine's Day, what others think about her hatred of the holiday, and what will happen if she doesn't change her ways. 
9 "Sammy's Song / Permanent Record" 2/15/2000

Sammy's Song: Pepper Ann protests against a peanut butter company whose jars are dangerous to animals.

Permanent Record: Nicky is given a detention for the first time in her life (even though she got a detention before on "Tessa Less Vanessa") and plots to break into the school to have it removed from her permanent record. 
10 "Live and Let Dye" 2/16/2000
Pepper Ann tries to dye her hair blue to stand out in the middle school crowd, but the blue dye turns her hair green and she begins to stand out for all the wrong reasons. Meanwhile, Lydia dates a handsome country line-dancing teacher. 
11 "Remote Possibilities / Considering Constance" 2/17/2000

Remote Possibilities: Nicky and Stewart try each others' hobbies out to gain perspective on their relationship.

Considering Constance: A shy middle schooler named Constance turns to Pepper Ann to help her be more confidence and charismatic. 
12 "To Germany with Love" 2/18/2000
In this clip show episode, Dieter sends his father (who lives in Germany) a video letter about his time in Hazelnut (featuring clips from past episodes). 
13 "Bye, Bye Trinket / P.A.'s Pop Fly" 2/20/2000

Bye, Bye Trinket: When Trinket announces that she's transferring to a boarding school, her dumb blonde friend Cissy is crushed, everyone wishes Trinket best of luck, and Pepper Ann is apathetic since she and Trinket never got along.

P.A.'s Pop Fly: Pepper Ann catches a star baseball player's pop fly during a game and must choose to either sell it for big bucks or return it to the player, who wants it to commemorate the best moment of his life. 
14 "My Mother, Myself" 2/21/2000
In this homage to Freaky Friday, a comet passes over the Pearsons' house and Pepper Ann and Lydia are cursed to live in each other's shoes to see who has it tougher. 
15 "The Amazing Becky Little" 2/22/2000
Nicky's sister Becky was, without a doubt, Hazelnut School's best student, and her visit to Hazelnut brings back feelings of inadequacy for Nicky. 
16 "The Untitled Milo Kamalani Project / Guess Who's Coming to the Theater" 2/23/2000

The Untitled Milo Kamalani Project: When the "Turned Off Artichokes" arranges a competition for the new cover for its latest album, Milo enters the contest as a joke -- and ends up winning.

Guess Who's Coming to the Theater: Pepper Ann appears in a school production of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and P.A. worries that her mom (who is dating the handsome country line-dancer, Bernie) and her father (who now has a girlfriend) will embarrass her with their new dates. 
17 "The Great Beyond / Jaybirds of a Feather" 2/25/2000

The Great Beyond: When Steve the cat is diagnosed with a pancreatic illness, Pepper Ann begins wondering about death and the afterlife.

Jaybirds of a Feather: Pepper Ann is excited when Moose joins the Junior Jaybird Girls because she was in the group once and is in the running to be Moose's sponsor -- until P.A. discovers that she never got her last badge and must join the Junior Jaybirds in order to get it. 
18 "The Way They Were" 2/27/2000
Milo, Nicky, and Pepper Ann's latest argument causes the three to split up, while flashbacks show how the trio met up in the first place. 

Season 5: 2000[edit]

# Title Air date
1 "The One with Mr. Reason / Sense and Senselessness" 9/9/2000

The One with Mr. Reason: It's a new semester and Pepper Ann is assigned woodshop with Mr. Reason, a teacher who uses tough love to make his students excel, which Pepper Ann doesn't like.

Sense and Senselessness: Pepper Ann uses a relationship book to figure out which of her three admirers she wants to take to a party. 
2 "Forging Ahead / Reality Bytes" 9/16/2000

Forging Ahead: Sick of her mom doing what she thinks is best for her, Pepper Ann decides to get her ears pierced, but the piercing kiosk clerk doesn't pierce anyone under 18 without parental permission, so Pepper Ann decides to forge her mom's signature.

Reality Bytes: Pepper Ann ends up addicted to the Internet while researching for a school project. 
3 "Carmello / Strike it or not" 9/23/2000

Carmello: Pepper Ann is excited when her science class begins dissecting frogs, but the excitement turns into a "Save the Frogs" protest when Pepper Ann bonds with her frog, Carmello.

Strike It or Not: Hazelnut Middle School is shut down due to the teachers' strike, and Pepper Ann initially enjoys the time off from school -- until she learns that the school's budget cuts could affect the soccer team. 
4 "Complimentary Colors" 11/4/2000
Pepper Ann runs for student office against Alice Kane. 
5 "The Merry Lives of Pepper Ann" 11/5/2000
Sick of the grind of everyday preteen life, Pepper Ann gets involved in a medieval fair, where she pretends she's Lady Gwynne. 
6 "A is for Average / Alice Kane went down to Calcutta" 11/6/2000

A is for Average: Pepper Ann takes a magazine quiz and is shocked to find that she's average.

Alice Kane Went Down to Calcutta: Alice Kane makes peace with Pepper Ann after Alice announces that her father is taking a new job in Calcutta, India, but Pepper Ann thinks the whole thing is a trap. 
7 "Spice of Life / T.G.I.F." 11/12/2000

Spice of Life: Pepper Ann deals with a mean old woman who doesn't like door-to-door salespeople, but when she dies (and Pepper Ann finds out that she's Vera the secretary's mother), Pepper Ann offers to speak at her funeral, but how can she eulogize someone she hates?

T.G.I.F.: In this parody of the Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day, Pepper Ann fakes sick to get out of taking a history test she didn't study for -- and finds herself living the same day over and over again until she can change history. 
8 "Dear Debby / Too Cool to be Mom" 11/13/2000

Dear Debby: Pepper Ann thinks her Aunt Janey is having marital problems after reading an advice column.

Too Cool to be Mom: Pepper Ann tries to make her mom cool after seeing Constance Goldman's mother. 
9 "Moose in Love / Two's Company" 11/14/2000

Moose in Love: Moose is in love with a boy who turns out to be the son of Lydia and Janey's most hated enemy, Margot LaSandre.

Two's Company: Nicky and Stuart split from each other, and Milo and Gwen also go their separate ways. Nicky is distraught, and Milo cannot forget Gwen. Then Pepper Ann has a super-good plan. Milo and Nicky should pretend to be a couple in order to make Stuart and Gwen jealous. However, both play this role almost too well, and they spend each free minute together. 
10 "Zen and the Art of Milo / That's my Mama Destructo" 11/15/2000

Zen and the Art of Milo: Milo is observed by two Shaolin monks. They are impressed and invite him to visit the Semi Zen Academy. There, he will meditate instead of learning. Milo enthusiastically accepts the offer. When Pepper Ann learns about this, she feels betrayed by her friend. Both quarrel and don't want to speak to each other any more. All attempts to reconcile the squabblers fail. In the meantime, the school becomes more boring without Milo, and it's not all all comfortable at the Zen academy with him.

That's my Mama Destructo: Pepper Ann wins the Tuffstitute Teacher contest, which means that Mama Destructo will replace her least favorite teacher for a whole week. Mama Destructo replaces Abriola Stark, the 7th grade math teacher. Mama Destructo is terrible in math, and Pepper Ann doesn't want to say anything about it because Mama Destructo was so excited to teach the class. 
11 "Unhappy Campers / The Search for Pepper Ann Pearson" 11/16/2000

Unhappy Campers: Pepper Ann, Milo and Nicky have once again made a mess of things and are sent to a behavioral camp for wayward kids.

The Search for Pepper Ann Pearson: Pepper Ann sneaks out of detention and heads to the park, where she wins her first game of chess ever against a seasoned master. 
12 "The Word / The Perfect Couple" 11/17/2000

The Word: Pepper Ann sees a bizarre word ("frasny") written on the bathroom wall and tries to make it the new trend.

The Perfect Couple: Pepper Ann throws Nicky and Stewart a surprise party since she considers them to be "the perfect couple". However, Nicky and Stewart fight constantly during the party and decide to break up. 
13 "The Finale" 11/18/2000
Fifteen years into the future, Pepper Ann (now an educational toy maker) is invited to her reunion, where she must stop them from digging up a time capsule, which contains an embarrassing letter she wrote when she was 12. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mallory, Michael (19 March 2000). "Move Over, Old Men". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  2. ^ Gerston, Jill (November 23, 1997). "SIGNOFF; A Spunky Heroine Navigates Adolescence". The New York Times (USA). Retrieved 12 August 2011. 

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