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'''''Pepper Ann''''' is a [[TheNineties 1990s]] Disney-created SaturdayMorningCartoon that ran on ABC's ''OneSaturdayMorning'' from 1997-2001. It centers on Pepper Ann, a 12-year-old girl and her other classmates. Her parents are divorced; she lives with her mother and younger sister "Moose." With her two best friends, Nicky and Milo, she goes through a reasonably plausible series of junior high adventures. The series was inspired by short multi-paneled comic strips about Pepper Ann, which appeared intermittently in magazines geared at tween girls.

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!!Tropes present include:
* AccidentalMisnaming:
** Everybody always gets Moose's best friend Crash's name wrong.
** It comes to the point where Crash wears a shirt that says "My Name is Crash," which doesn't help anyone remember his name.
* TheAce: Becky is portrayed as one, being ridiculously smart and also very good with sports. however, Becky mentions that Nicky is actually the stronger and more creative one. (Becky mentions that she can't even bench-press 15 pounds!) See MusclesAreMeaningless down below.
* AdaptationDecay: Taken to hilarious extremes InUniverse with Moose's favorite superheroine, Tundra Woman, in one episode.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Grampa Leo and Grandma Lilly. In an in-universe example, Grandma explains they were originally going to give all their children L names, but she was so hopped-up on epidurals she wrote the L backwards on Laney's birth certificate, making her Janey. They would have changed it, but it would have taken too much paperwork.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: There is a RunningGag where Milo and Gwen can never seem to like each other at the same time.
* AlphaBitch: Alice and Trinket, though Trinket is more shallow than mean and several episodes reveal that Trinket has feelings.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Lydia occasionally slips into this, but especially when she took Pepper Ann bra shopping.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: The Pearsons, until the ChristmasEpisode where Pepper Ann has to write a report on whether celebrating Christmas with her dad or Hanukkah with her mom is better.
* AmicablyDivorced: Pepper Ann's parents. Unlike most other shows that have divorced parents, Pepper Ann's parents didn't split up because they didn't get along, [[spoiler:they split up because Chuck (Pepper Ann's father) works as a blimp driver and his job got in the way of being a full-time father]].
* ArtEvolution
* BannedEpisode: The episode "In Support Of" (where Pepper Ann thinks she needs a bra for an upcoming trampoline lesson in phys ed and ends up flashing her gym class) was shown once back when Creator/{{ABC}} had the "One Saturday Morning" line-up in the late 1990s and when ''Pepper Ann'' aired on the syndicated line-up ''Disney's One Too'' (which aired on {{UPN}} back when that was a channel and included reruns of this show, two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries''). When the show was brought to The Disney Channel and Toon Disney (at least in America; overseas versions do air this -- some with edits), it disappeared, as the censors felt the story was too risque.
* BareYourMidriff: Pepper Ann, slightly, due to how her shirt goes up in the middle.
** Gwen Mezzrow is a straight example.
* BlackBeadEyes
* CatchPhrase: "My life is trash." (said whenever Pepper Ann does something that makes her a social outcast, like admit that she bought pimple cream at Abe's Mall [a.k.a the "Abys Mall," as only freaks and geezers go to a place like that])
** "What's for dinner?" could count for Moose. She has said it more than once, and she rarely says anything else.
*** "Peppie, you're (scaring, hurting, etc.) me" could count for Moose.
** Nicky has "absolutamente." Though she doesn't say it quite as constantly as the regular catchphrase it does pop up from time to time.
* ChickMagnet: Craig
* ClipShow: The episode "To Germany With Love" is a parody of these and is intentionally loaded with clips that make no sense [[MakesSenseInContext unless you've seen the episodes they're from]]. It's shown as a video letter to Dieter's father in Germany.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Milo
** Brenda from "Old Best Friend"
* ContinuityNod: Quite a few. Among them, the Chess club researching on Pepper Ann and finding school newspapers detailing her involvement with the soccer team, the football team, and a "bizarre trampoline incident" (see the GettingCrapPastTheRadar entry for more details).
* ComicBookTime: The series first aired in 1997 and it consistently took place in 1997, even when it aired in the new millennium.
* CoolTeacher: Mr. Finky strives to be this.
* CouchGag: In the opening sequence, Pepper always finds something interesting under her desk (five dollars, a singing Dieter doll, the remote control, a mood ring, etc).
** [[{{Film/Titanic}} "ICEBERG, DEAD AHEAD!"]]
* CryingIndian: Parodied in "Dances with Ignorance".
* DeadpanSnarker: Depending on the episode, everyone from Pepper Ann, Nicky and Milo to Lydia has this role at some point or another.
* DeanBitterman: Principal Hickey in the early episodes.
* DistantFinale: "The Finale" skips 15 years into the future to show what everyone will become after graduating middle school.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: A fairly early Disney example, as Kathleen Willhoite (voice of the title character) also contributes the vocals.
** Down to imitating a guitar riff.
* DonutMessWithACop: Subverted with Uncle [=JoJo=] who eats nothing but health food. Though he does sometimes eat donuts, they're [[LiteCreme fat-free donuts]] called Dough-Nots.
* DumbBlonde: Cissy Rooney
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: As seen in a flashback episode, it seems that everyone in Hazelnut Middle School was in the same kindergarten class.
* EverytownAmerica: Hazelnut
* FemaleMisogynist: In "The Sisterhood" Grandma Lillian is shown to have very old fashioned views on a woman's role in life. Justified in that she most likely grew up in a time and place where women were seen as little more than mothers and housewives, and was too stuck in her ways to be more progressive.
* FieryRedhead: Pepper Ann, though she's more spacy and neurotic than fiery.
** In the uniform episode she admits that it's auburn, which other characters agree to once she tries to take credit for being the trope.
* FictionalVideoGame: Crunch Pod
* FourFingeredHands: Possibly one of the few Western-animated cartoons to actually avert this trope, as everyone in the cast has five fingers on each hand.
* FreakyFridayFlip: There was a ''Freaky Friday''-style episode with Pepper Ann and Lydia switching personalities after the two of them argue over who has it tougher.
* FreeTheFrogs: In "Carmello". Type 2.
* FreudianExcuse: In one episode a ParodySue new girl is revealed to be a thief the police have been looking for. When asked why, she gives a rather dark speech about how society warps individuals into criminals. Absolutely no one buys it, and the girl just admits she's a kleptomaniac.
* FriendlyEnemies: Janie and Margot in "The Sisterhood" until Janie realizes she doesn't have to pretend to like Margot just because she's a woman. A later episode reveals that Janie and Margot's animosity towards each other came from [[PoorCommunicationKills Janie thinking that Margot called her stupid when she asked her for directions to a college class]].
* FunnyAfro: Several flashbacks show Lydia used to have one.
* FunnyForeigner: Dieter Lederhosen, the happy German kid obsessed with food and trying to fit in with American culture.
* GagBoobs: Margot [=LaSandre=].
* {{Gainaxing}}: A little bit on Lydia near the end of "In Support Of" when showing she was also a late bloomer.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The episode "In Support Of" where Pepper Ann thinks she needs a support bra for an upcoming trampoline lesson in gym class [[spoiler: and ends up in trouble for flashing her class after Coach Doogan asks her where her support was (as in "her partner to spot the trampoline jumper")]].
** From the same episode, Pepper Ann comes home from school and hears her mother shout, "Pepper Ann, do you want breasts?" Of course, two seconds later we find out she means "chicken breasts".
** A semi-running gag on the show is Ms. Bladdar (the cynical English teacher who looks like [[{{Daria}} Jane Lane]] if her art career flopped and she ended up a JadedWashout with a teaching job) being the substitute teacher for an unseen teacher named Ms. Ford, who is implied to have a drinking problem (the episode "The Environ-Mentals" stated that Ms. Ford "...had too much [[FrothyMugsOfWater "punch"]] at last night's PTA meeting" and the "Quiz Bowl" episode had Principal Hickey state that Ms. Ford is on sabbactical at the "I Can Shine" Clinic)
** In the episode "You Oughta Be in Musicals!," a police officer is seen releasing a woman in tacky clothes. While it can be argued that she might just be some overdressed fashion victim who committed a petty crime, the officer's line, "Go free, you little vixen," clearly implies that she could be a hooker.
** On the episode where Pepper Ann tries to get her dad to appear on a game show with her, Pepper Ann reads some of her dad's old love letters to her mom...all of which have the risque parts removed (including one letter in which everything is cut except for "Dear Lydia"). When Pepper Ann asks her mom why the love letters are edited, Lydia can be heard running out of the house and driving away.
** In the Romeo and Juliet episode, all of the girls are auditioning to be Juliet opposite Craig's Romeo. Then they show [[AmbiguouslyGay Dieter]] auditioning for Juliet. To top it off they have him use the line "What satisfaction canst thou have, tonight?"
** From "Family Vacation": "I am forced to ride 3000 miles next to an opera loving ACCIDENT!" Out of context, that sounds very weird.
** In "One of the Guys" when Pepper Ann wants to enter a beauty pageant and her mother takes her measurements:
-->'''Lydia:''' 21... 21... 21... Peppie, if we're gonna win this thing, we are gonna need more than just a great dress.
-->'''Pepper Ann:''' Like... padding?
* GirlishPigtails: Gwen Mezzrow
* GossipyHens: Tessa and Vanessa
* GreenAroundTheGills: Nicky in "Quiz Bowl". She becomes ill, green-faced and runs off to throw up, when she gets stage fright on a quiz show.
* GroundhogDayLoop: "T.G.I.F."
* HartmanHips: Pepper Ann's mom is a rare overweight example.
* HerBoyfriendsJacket: A memorable episode of Pepper Ann had the title character start wearing Milo's ever-present hat so it would look like they were dating, and to cope Milo started wearing [[RunningGag continuously more ridiculous hats as the episode progressed.]]
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** The cynical substitute teacher Ms. Bladdar is voiced by Bebe Neuwirth (who played Fraiser Crane's ex-wife on ''Cheers'' and ''Fraiser'').
** Milo Kamalani is voiced by Danny Cooksey, best remembered for playing Bobby Budnick on ''Salute Your Shorts'' and voicing Montana Max on ''TinyToonAdventures''. Unlike Bobby Budnick and Montana Max, Milo is actually a nice character (he does get angry and yell from time to time, but he's not a scheming JerkAss or a [[RichBitch rich brat]] who doesn't care about anyone but himself).
** RichBitch Trinket is voiced by Jenna van Oy (Six from ''Series/{{Blossom}}'').
** Coach Doogan is voiced by the same actress who played Peggy Hill on ''KingOfTheHill''[[note]]Kathy Najimy[[/note]], which is funny, as both Coach Doogan and Peggy Hill are teachers (Coach Doogan is the girls' gym teacher while Peggy was a substitute Spanish teacher until she quit and become a local newspaper writer, and, later, a real estate agent).
** Principal Hickey is InspectorGadget and Maxwell Smart (Don Adams)!
** Chuck Pearson (Pepper Ann's father) is voiced by MauriceLaMarche and apparently the one thing he and Don Adams have in common is that [=LaMarche=] was often cast as [[TheOtherDarrin Don Adams' substitute]] on episodes of ''Inspector Gadget''.
** Moose is [[WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} Spinelli]]...and [[KingOfTheHill Bobby Hill]]...and [[TimeSquad Otto Osworth]]...and a lot of other prepubescent boys (Adlon rarely, if ever, plays girls. If she does play girls, they're tomboys, like Moose and Spinelli).
** Nicky's on/off boyfriend Stuart is Creator/CamClarke, who voices [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Liquid Snake]], provides the singing voice of [[Disney/TheLionKing Simba]], and has done voice work in a lot of other 1990s cartoons.
* {{Homage}}: One subplot was one to TwelveAngryMen, involving Pepper Ann's mother as a RogueJuror.
** There was the episode "Myself, My Mother," which is an homage to ''FreakyFriday''.
* HypocriticalHumor: Pepper Ann's mother in "The Sisterhood" forces Pepper Ann to go to a Woman's bonding weekend seminar, talking about how ''her'' mother forced her to do all sorts of things she didn't want to and learned all sorts of skills that had no place in the real world (all the while making her do stuff like chainsaw ice statues and participate in a mock women's rights protest)
* ImagineSpot: Loads. In fact, due to Pepper Ann not giving us a signal about having one like Doug, you can't tell if the surreal things that she witnesses are in fact either in her head or real like the talking squirrel and bird in the first episode.
* ItsAWonderfulPlot: Done on Valentine's Day and set up more like ''A Christmas Carol'' rather than ''ItsAWonderfulLife''.
* [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy I Want My Friend to Be Happy]]: Nicky also has a crush on Craig Bean, but she's still willing to help Pepper Ann get with him.
* JewishMother: Subverted with Lydia (who is Jewish -- or at least, celebrates Jewish holidays to keep with tradition, but doesn't act like a stereotypical Jewish mom). Lydia's mom (Pepper Ann's grandmother), however, is a straight example.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: There are no video or DVD releases of the show. There ''are'' some episodes available on YouTube (catch 'em if you can) and a few are accessible via torrents.
* KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms: Pepper Ann gets invited to a slumber party where they will be watching the R-rated film ''Gutter Clowns'', which Lydia warns Pepper Ann against seeing. At first Pepper Ann tries to stop the girls at the party from watching the film but ends up watching it anyway and is terrified for the next few days.
* KissingWarmUp: Pepper Ann gets ready for Dieter's unsupervised party by warming up on her hand, a watermelon, and a pillow.
* LateForSchool: If the opening is any indication (and the fact that her science teacher has pre-printed detention slips made exclusively for Pepper Ann's tardiness), Pepper Ann is late every day.
* LastDisrespects: In one episode, P.A. is asked to give the eulogy at the funeral of a cranky neighbor no one liked. She's having a difficult time finding anything nice to say about her, but also realizes she can't just lie about her.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The opening, which includes such lines as "Did someone take my lunch?" (Pepper Ann had been rollerblading to school and somewhere between the shot where she goes the 'Wrong Way' and the shot where she emerges in front of school, [[StylisticSuck the lunch bag she was carrying disappears]]).
* MamaBear: Lydia is hinted at having this side to her. One time, she physically threatens a waiter who is making her late for Pepper Ann's play.
* [[TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack The Girl In The Mirror Talks Back]]: Pepper Ann's reflection has talked to Pepper Ann about her issues so many times, it might as well be its own character.
* MarshmallowHell: In "In Support Of" Pepper Ann winds up in it for a second when she says she wants a bra and her mom hugs her.
** In the ''Romeo & Juliet'' episode, Pepper Ann, Nicky, and Milo wind up in Ms. Stark's.
* MixedAncestry: Pepper Ann is Jewish on her mom's side of the family and Spanish, British, and Navajo Indian on her dad's side (though Pepper Ann's dad sounds like he has an Australian accent).
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Nicky Little is just as skinny as her two friends, but ridiculously strong. A childhood flashback shows that ''she'' was the [[CuteBruiser local bully]], overpowering a much larger kid who would normally be considered the bully.
* MusicalEpisode: Parodied, with everything suddenly turning into a musical with Pepper Ann being the only one who notices everyone is bursting into song and dance spontaneously.
* MyHairCameOutGreen: Pepper Ann's hair turns green when she tries dyeing it ''blue''.
** TruthInTelevision. Pepper Ann's hair is dark enough that if she wanted to do blue, she'd need to bleach it and if she didn't tone it, she'd probably have yellow tones. Yellow + blue (especially lighter blues) = green.
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Invoked and discussed in "Spice of Life" (the episode where a mean old lady whom Pepper Ann hates dies, and Pepper Ann finds out that the mean old lady was [[spoiler:the school secretary's mother]]).
* NewTransferStudent: Amber, the Locker Bandit.
* NightmareFuel: An in-universe example that's PlayedForLaughs. Nicky and Becky are both terrified of swans, and none of them remembers why. At the end of the episode, their mom throws a box of their old toys out...and inside is a swan that, when active, has glowing red eyes and says, "Swan wants to PLAAAAAAAYYYYY" in a very intentionally scary voice.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Pepper's mom marries [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Alex Trebek]] according to the series finale.
** MarkHamill is a RecurringCharacter with [[RunningGag strong jokey overtones]]. [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture In the near future]], he is elected President.
* NoodlePeople: Every character. Even the overweight characters have skinny arms.
* NoodleImplements: The one prank Pepper and Milo attempted to pull which got them, and Nicki (who was trying to stop them), sent to boot camp. We don't know what they were planning, but it involved the gym, basketballs, and somehow, they managed to convince Alex Trebek to help them out.
* OfficialCouple: Nicky and Stewart (until the finale).
* OneHitWonder: Pepper Ann became a famous pianist in spite of the fact she could only play "Greensleeves," and even then, could only do so because her keyboard had light-up keys to guide her.
* OneOfTheBoys: Moose
** Also Pepper Ann on an episode where Pepper Ann enters a beauty contest to prove her femininity.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Moose, a.k.a. Margaret Rose Pearson.
* OnlySaneMan: When she is not having her random outbursts, Nicky is close to being the only Normal person in Hazelenut.
** Maybe Moose as well.
* OpeningShoutOut: In "Like Riding a Bike" which starts with Pepper Ann finding maracas under her desk and Dieter taking them back. Then in the next scene, Pepper Ann is explaining her conspiracy theory that Mr. Carter is somehow responsible for her being late for school every day, listing a number of things that make her late in the opening.
* PacManFever: Recurring arcade game Crunch Pod
* ParentalBonus: In the first episode Pepper Ann goes into Abe's Mall (which features a big statue of Abe Lincoln out front) to buy some pimple cream. The names of various shops in the mall float behind her, including "John Wilkes Photo Booth," "Getty's Burgers," "Four Score and Seven Year Pets," and "Civil Wear."
** Nearly everything the {{Jerkass}} NietzscheWannabe title character of the episode "Effie Shrugged" says is some kind of literary reference. [[PunBasedTitle As is the]] [[Creator/AynRand episode title itself]], [[CaptainObvious for those unaware]]...
** In "Cold Feet" a flashback shows a pregnant young Grandma planning to leave for a flight with Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper, but then she goes into labor before she can leave.
* PeekABangs: Trinket (covers her right eye) and Nicky (covers [[CheatedAngle whichever eye's furthest from the viewer]]).
* PokeThePoodle: Nicky's attempts at pranks in "Impractical Jokes".
* PoorCommunicationKills: Pepper Ann ''thinks'' this is the case in an episode where Trinket is transferring to a private school. She looks back on her previous interactions (which are actual clips from other episodes) and then starts to reinterpret them as if Trinket was making several cries for help. As Pepper Ann tries to aggressively bond with Trinket at a going away party, Trinket gets fed up and calls her a freak.
** In another episode, it turns out the animosity between Lydia and Margot was from Margot once calling Lydia stupid and Janie viciously insulting Margot as payback. It turned out that Margot hadn't even heard Lydia talking to her as she was discussing a song with the lyrics "Stupid can't find her way" because Lydia was speaking into Margot's bad ear.
* ProtagonistTitle
* RiseOfZitboy: "Ziterella"
* SamusIsAGirl: Most of the family (and some viewers) thought Moose was a boy until the Thanksgiving episode.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: In the school uniform episode, Pepper Ann managed to get the school uniforms banned from campus after some students complained about them. Despite this, the same students used these uniforms to look cool when outside of school.
* ScienceFair: An area of contention between Pepper Ann and Alice.
* ShoulderAngels: Sort of. Pepper Ann often deals with situations by talking/arguing to her reflection, which can on any given day be her conscience and chide her for doing something wrong, be her anti-conscience and encourage her to not think about consequences, reassure her about something, express her doubts, or simply be her common sense, which loops back to being her conscience.
* ShoutOut: In "Career Daze", Nicky is put on wrapping meat on a conveyor belt - and it looks very much like the famous ''ILoveLucy'' scene with Lucy and Ethel trying to make chocolates at a factory.
* SiblingRivalry: Between Nicky and Becky. Nicky is jealous that Becky has all sorts of athletic trophies and good-name stuff under her belt and her parents ''clearly'' favoured her whenever she was around. However, when she finally confronts Becky about this, Becky admits that Nicky is far more creative (Being more musically inclined) and is ''far'' stronger than she is. FridgeBrilliance when you consider that even if Becky has athletic trophies; they're all for more agility-based sports.
* SliceOfLife: Was made when this genre was starting to get popular.
* SpinTheBottle: Happens at Dieter's unsupervised birthday party, to Pepper Ann's chagrin. As it happens, Nicky is the only person to get spun (and subsequently smooched) before everyone decides that the game is boring and they decide to play video games.
* StrawFan: Averted. When Moose learns they're making a cartoon of her favorite comic book character, Tundra Woman, she's disgusted that they turned her from an ActionGirl into a vapid AlphaBitch obsessed with shopping who is now dating her archenemy. Moose starts a protest campaign and gathers together fans of all ages, including Mr. Hickey, who, rather then being stereotypes of the BasementDweller type, are all relatively normal men and women whose lives were changed and inspired by Tundra Woman's original influence. Unfortunately, when the producers decide to change the cartoon, they still don't stick to the source material and turn Tundra Woman into grunting cavewoman who graphically slaughters baby seals onscreen. Eventually, the show is just replaced with a cartoon about a skateboarding robot.
* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation
* TheStoic: Moose Pearson and Craig Bean, though they've both had at least one NotSoStoic moment.
* StopHelpingMe: In universe. Pepper Ann is chronically bad at helping people and giving advice. Lampshaded in "The Amazing Becky Little."
--> Milo: "How to put this... hmm... often-times when to attempt to help people they end up worse off than before you-"
--> Pepper Ann: "Don't you think I know that?"
* TakeOurWordForIt: The art piece Milo made that was so horrifying it was never shown on screen. All we know about it is that involved someone with water skis going ''through'' their feet and scared Craig Bean so bad he lost his voice screaming.
* ThemeNaming: Most towns and other places in the series are named after nuts.
* ThreeAmigos: Pepper Ann, Milo and Nicky.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Pepper Ann and Nicky.
* TomboyishPonytail: The title character has one, and yes, she's a tomboy.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Pepper Ann once had a nightmare where everyone turned stupid while suffering feelings of inadequacy.
* ToughActToFollow: In-universe, Pepper Ann received acclaim after writing a magazine article about the time she sneaked out to a party without her mother's permission, but ended up feeling alone and scared at the party (and guilty for deceiving her mom). Pepper Ann followed this up with a tribute to her mother, after learning she went through the same thing when she was younger, but this received hate from students who believe TrueArtIsAngsty.
* TreesIntoToothpicks The second skit of Season One Episode Six featured a field trip to the wasteful Sani-Paper company
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Though it's aged better than other examples.
* UnusualEuphemism: "Fuzzy", the name of an in-universe comic strip character, is used as an all-purpose euphemism.
* ValleyGirl: Cissy Rooney (only Cissy was voiced by KathSoucie, not Gail Matthius)
* ViolentGlaswegian: Shelf [=McLain=], the school bully. It apparently runs in the family.
* VocalDissonance: Moose sounds like a teenage boy despite being an eight-or-nine-year-old girl.
* VisitByDivorcedDad: Pepper Ann's parents may be divorced, but there are episodes where Pepper Ann's father visits.
* VoicesAreMental: A noteworthy rare ''aversion'' of this; when Pepper Ann and her mom swap minds, the voice actors do not trade jobs, but they do trade inflections and speech patterns.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Moose does have a real name (Margaret Rose), but there is no explanation for Pepper Ann and several other characters.
** Allegedly, Pepper Ann's "real" name is Jennifer, but this is never spoken on the show, nor is it officially confirmed. It is only seen on some old Internet episode guide listings.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Nicky has a fear of swans, but runs into them on a frequent basis. [[spoiler: It turns out her sister is scared of them as well, and it seems their phobia stems from a seemingly evil swan toy they used to have.]]
* WrittenInAbsence: Milo was once absent for nearly an entire episode until he appeared at the end. He was at the local pizza place for three days waiting for Pepper Ann and Nicky who apparently forgot they were supposed to meet him. He spent three days just eating sauce before showing up at school again.
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: A variation is done for one episode with the focus being Valentine's Day rather then Christmas.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Averted, when PepperAnn calls Milo out on dying his hair blue, he admits his hair is so incredibly naturally black, that it looks blue.
* YouHaveToBelieveMe: In "Snot Your Mother's Music" Mick Snot stays with the Pearsons and every time Pepper Ann tries to show Nicky and Milo that Mick is staying with them they don't believe her, because he instantly switches between his stage outfit and his lame old man look depending who's looking.
* {{Zeerust}}: The GrandFinale can be seen as this as it takes place in 2012, 15 years after the series began going by ComicBookTime above.
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