YMMV / Pepper Ann

  • Cliché Storm: But was written well enough to get away with it.
    • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: While not the first (Doug arguably did it before), part of the clichés modern viewers would find were more because it's a late 90s - turn of the millennium show.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: In "Crunch Pod," after Nicky tries her best to act as peacekeeper between Pepper Ann and Milo, during their final battle in the video arcade Nicky finally draws the line. She unplugs the machines and angrily calls the two out for being a couple of overgrown babies:
    Nicky: You two are best friends, and you better start ACTING LIKE IT!
    • Pepper Ann and Milo then completely forget their rivalry out of concern for Nicky's behavior and take her out to help her calm down. It's at this point another moment of awesome occurs: the crowd turns on the arcade manager for how unsatisfying the match ended and demand their money back. This may seem like Disproportionate Retribution, but again, this guy pitted middle school students against each other in a petty grudge match and tried to make money off it.
    • Nicky secretly led a protest campaign to make sure neither Pepper Ann or her hated rival Alice Kane got elected for student body president out of disgust for how they turned the whole election in a petty grudge match. Who did Nicky get elected? Mark Hamill. And after Nicky delivers a scathing "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Pepper Ann and Alice Kane, even the principal agrees the two should be ashamed of themselves.
    • Nicky once used reverse psychology to get Pepper Ann to appreciate being given the role of the Nurse in their school's production of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Earworm:
    • "Who's that girl? What's her name? Is she cool? Is she lame? Oh, you're talking about... What's her name? PEPPER ANN!"
    • Any of the songs from the episode "You Oughta Be in Musicals!"
  • Girl Show Ghetto: Managed to break out of it.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the episode "Old Best Friend", Pepper's friend Brenda claims that she doesn't like books because she thinks they're boring. Who voiced her, you ask? Tara Strong, who would later voice a purple unicorn who can barely go ten minutes without reading one.
  • Nausea Fuel: Pink Eye Pete.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: The series was really good, but it was also overshadowed by the Disney incarnation of Doug (which most fans of the Nickelodeon version despised) and Recess (a Cult Classic Sleeper Hit).
  • Retroactive Recognition: A non-acting example: Tom Warbuton (who would later create Codename: Kids Next Door) was hired as a main character designer for this series. Watch a Pepper Ann episode (if you can find one) and a Kids Next Door episode (which are in plentiful supply) and you'll see the similarities, to the point that those who watch both shows would think that he made Pepper Ann, which he didn't.
    • Which leads to Hilarious in Hindsight as several Pepper Ann characters look like Codename: Kids Next Door expies (Tessa and Vanessa could easily pass these days as Numbuh 5, if she were a teenager — or her sister, Cree and Dieter looks like Numbuh 2 if he were fatter and from Germany)
  • X Meets Y: Doug meets a more upbeat Daria.