EZ Jackster is the fifth episode in season 1 of The Proud Family. It first aired on October 5, 2001.


Penny's crush on a new boy at school has repercussions beyond her wildest dreams when she helps promote his music-sharing Web site. Penny is used as a tool to infect the whole world with a website marketing illegal free music downloads using the philosophy that "free music is our birthright."

Memorable Quotes

(After Penny gets arrested)

  • Trudy: "Well, this has to be the most embarrassing night of my life."
  • Oscar: "So I forgot to take down the Christmas lights, I said I'm sorry."
  • Suga Mama: "Not you, Jingle Bells, she's talking about Penny. Oh, no, she didn't. Wait till I get a hold of her. I'll give her something, alright."
  • Oscar: "If you get in trouble again, you gonna wish you hadn't been born. (Mocking) "Mega said". Well, daddy said, "Go up to your room" and I'm taking my computer back too."
  • Penny: "But how am I suppose to do my homework? Yo, y'all, I'm out."
  • Oscar: "You'll do it like I did it when I was in school. Yo, Penny, where are you going?"
  • Penny: "Can you keep a secret?"
  • Dijonay: "Girl, you know I can't!"
  • Penny: "Good."
  • Penny: "And I can get whatever I want for free."
  • Dijonay: "Free? Is it legal?"
  • Penny: "Legal? Girl, its our birth right!"
  • Dijonay: "OK.. I'll take that as a yes."
  • Mega: "Here's a website I created. It's called EZ Jackster."
  • Penny: "What's EZ Jackster?"
  • Mega: "EZ Jackster can't be explained. It's a state of mind. It's absolute truth."
  • Penny: "Well, let me see it."
  • Mega: "But you have to be open to it, Penny. Are you sure you can handle it?"
  • Penny: "Yes, I'm sure."
  • Mega: "Good, because once I let you in, there is no turning back."
  • Penny: "Just show me the stupid site."
  • Mega: "Click on the blue mouse, you're just playing Ping again and you can believe whatever you want to. Click on the red mouse, you stay in wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."
  • Penny: "Alright Morpheus, I'm not scared."
  • Penny: "Wow, where are we?"
  • Mega: "Here, in the matrix.. er I mean the web. Where all things are possible. Here's the truth. Here's the harmony. Here's a site that offers free music." (echoes)
  • Penny: "Free music?"
  • Mega: "Free music." (echoes) (Shelved of CD's come rushing in.)
  • Mega: "Request any song and its download instantly into your computer, for free." (echoes)
  • Penny: "Why?"
  • Mega: "Because we can. Free will Penny! Tell all you know. Are you with me?"
  • Penny: "Is it legal?"
  • Mega: "Legal??! It's our birth right!"

(Penny selects CD)

  • Mega: (whispering) "Are you the one, Penny?"
  • Penny: "Yeah....uh... I'm mean..... no. My parents said it's stealing. Oh, you need to chill, old lady. You're Oscar's mama, not mine."



  • Production wise, this is actually the third episode.
  • Even though Zoey and LaCienega are seen in this episode, they have no lines.
  • Oscar's angry mouth was the same like from Pulp Boot Camp except that his eyes are open looking right.
  • P. Gimme Vs. Penny and Mega!!!


  • When Penny clicks on the mouse with Dijonay, her arm turns red as if she was wearing her normal clothes.
  • When Penny comes downstairs, she is wearing her regular clothes.
  • While watching the news bulletin, Oscar said that the Christmas lights are still up on the house. However, there are no lights on the house in the news bulletin, nor are there any lights on the house when they bring Penny home.
  • At first Wizard Kelly said that 5 cents was a lot of money to get. But later when Sir Paid-a-lot told him his salary was a million dollars, he was shocked. So is Wizard Kelly a good or bad guy? This was not clear.

Cultural References

  • Penny: "Ok Morpheus, I'm not scared!"
    • A lot of this episode (the red and blue mouse, the white room, calling Mega "Morpheus") parodies the movie "The Matrix".
  • "Look Puff, they got Rufus Thomas!"
    • Rufus Thomas was a REAL famous R&B singer who was born in 1917 and unfortunately died two months after this episode aired.
  • Sir-Paid-A-Lot
    • Sir-Paid-A-Lot character is parody of a famous rapper named Sir-Mix-a-Lot.
  • EZ Jackster
    • EZ Jackster is an allusion to "EZ Nappster", a website that provided free music downloads.

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The Proud Family: Penny ProudOscar ProudTrudy ProudBeBe & CeCe ProudSuga Mama ProudPuff the DogBoonetta ProudRay Ray Proud, Sr.Ray Ray Proud, Jr.Bobby ProudS'mo ProudSista Spice

The Parker Family: Dr. Vincent ParkerMaureen ParkerReuben ParkerLeslie ParkerDiana ParkerChanel ParkerCoco
Other Characters: Dijonay JonesZoey HowzerLa Cienega BoulevardezSticky WebbMichael CollinsThe Gross SistersDoctor PaynePeaboFelix BoulevardezSunset BoulevardezPapi BoulevardezWizard KellyLittle WizJohnny LovelyAgatha OrdinarioChester the DuckAl RokerDebra WilliamsFifteen CentJohnny McBrideLisa RayeMegaSmart BabyThingyDr. CarverDr. Carver's cloneChang TripletsGinger S. KellyTabascoMyron LewinskiOmar PhillipsThe AltosKwok WongMr. GrossBethany JonesDuke AnoiGarrett KrebsMr. ChangTimothy SmytheCrandall SmytheSergiRadika ZaminFunny Toned Security GuardProctor LeeStephanieCoach CollinsCarlosMiss HightowerWallySunny Stevens/IeshaLou RawlsClarence Saint-JohnAjayTristanReverend HaygoodChef O'BoyMongo
Guest Characters: Lilo PelekaiCaptain GantuSpatsDr. Jumba JookibaStitchPleakley

Season One: "Bring it On" • "Strike" • "Rumors" • "Tiger Whisperer" • "EZ Jackster" • "Spelling Bee" • "She's Got Game" • "Forbidden Date" • "Teacher's Pet" • "Seven Days of Kwanzaa" • "Makeover" • "The Party" • "Love Thy Neighbor" • "I Had a Dream" • "I Love You Penny Proud" • "Puff's Magic Adventure" • "Enter the Bullies" • "The Altos" • "Hip-Hop Helicopter" • "Romeo Must Wed"

Season Two: "A Star is Scorned" • "A Hero for Halloween" • "Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thingy Baby" • "Poetic Justice" • "Behind the Family Lines" • "Hooray for Iesha" • "Camping Trip" • "Crouching Trudy, Hidden Penny" • "Pulp Boot Camp" • "Tween Town" • "One in a Million" • "Hmmm… Tastes Like" • "There's Something About Rene" • "Adventures in Bebe Sitting" • "Surf and Turf" • "The Legend of Johnny Lovely" • "The Camp, the Counselor, the Mole, and the Rock" • "It Takes a Thief" • "Wedding Bell Blues" • "Penny Potter"
Season Three: "Monkey Business" • "Thelma and Luis" • "Culture Shock" • "Election" • "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" • "Smack Mania 6: Mongo Vs. Mama's Boy" • "Suga Mama's Believers" • "Twins to Tweens" • "She Drives Me Crazy" • "Who You Callin' a Sissy" • "Psycho Duck"

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