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"Girl Power" is the 3rd episode of the third season of Pepper Ann. It aired on September 18, 1999.


Moose's favorite comic book Tundra Woman is adapted into a Saturday morning cartoon, but Moose and Janie protest when Tundra Woman is turned into a shallow, shopaholic girlie-girl.


Moose loves the fictional character Tundra Woman, a heroic character who defends the tundra from evildoers. She learns, to her excitement, that a cartoon series is premiering on Saturday and awaits it. However, the cartoon takes the character and turns her into a shopaholic type with a penguin sidekick who rather fighting villains, dates them instead. Moose is shocked by the sexist changes to the character and mopes about it. When Lydia hears about it, she contacts Janie and brings Moose and Pepper Ann to the outside of the studio to complain to the network executives.

Larry and Davis inform the Pearsons that the reason for the changes is due to marketing and research among young girls and that they will only change it if they hear otherwise. Moose finds the explanation ridiculous, but manages to round up the people in Hazelnut who agree with Moose's stance and demand that the show change to be more suitable. Moose wins out and the show is changed. Unfortunately, the show is now a gritty reboot with Tundra Woman as a Neanderthal type who kills the creatures she is supposed to protect.

Still upset that they went too far, the Pearsons return to the studio with Lydia and Janie making suggestions of their own on how to make her a more productive woman in society. Moose is not happy about this either and tells the adults that the reason for why she loves Tundra Woman is not because she is a woman, it is because she is a heroic character and that her gender does not matter. Taking her words to heart, the network decides to change the show. Unfortunately, they opt to cancel it and replace it with another show. Nevertheless, Moose is glad that she was at least heard out.



  • The show unrealistically depicts cartoons being created overnight, when in actuality it takes almost a whole year to produce a single episode.
  • Pepper Ann takes a more supporting role in this episode.

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Season 1: "Ziterella" • "Romeo and Juliet" / "Food Barn" • "Old Best Friend" / "Crunch Pod" • "Psychic Moose" / "Doll and Chain" • "Megablades of Grass" / "Family Vacation" • "The Big Pencil" / "Sani-Paper" • "Uniform Uniformity" / "Snot Your Mother's Music" • "The Environ-Mentals" • "Crush and Burn" / "Soccer Season" • "Thanksgiving Dad" • "Sketch 22" / "Manly Milo" • "Have You Ever Been Unsupervised" / "The Unusual Suspects" • "Nicky Gone Bad" / "In Support of"

Season 2: "Quiz Bowl" / "License to Drive" • "Cocoon Gables" / "Green-Eyed Monster" • "Hazelnut's Finest" / "Cat Scan" • "An OtterBiography" / "GreenSleeves" • "Vanessa Less Tessa" / "Peer Counselor P.A." • "A 'Tween Halloween" / "Mash into Me" • "Presenting Stewart Waldinger" / "P.A.'s Life in a Nutshell" • "Like Riding a Bike" • "Radio Freak Hazelnut" / "Framed" • "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Milo" / "The Sisterhood" • "Impractical Jokes" / "Cold Feet" • "Doppelganger Didi" / "Pepper Ann's Day Off-Kilter" • "A No Hair Day" / "That's My Dad"
Season 3: "You Oughta Be in Musicals!" • "Dances with Ignorance" / "Girl Power" • "Beyond Good and Evel" / "One of the Guys" • "The Wash-Out" / "Def Comedy Mom" • "The First Date Club" / "Unicycle of Life" • "A Kosher Christmas" • "Effie Shrugged" / "Mom Knows What P.A. Did Two Nights Ago" • "The Spanish Imposition" / "Single Unemployed Mother"
Season 4: "Burn, Hazelnut, Burn" / "Career Daze" • "G.I. Janie" / "Miss Moose" • "Pepper Shaker" / "Flaw and Order" • "Baggy Bean Buddies" / "The Beans of Wrath" • "The Velvet Room" • "One Angry Woman" • "The Sellout" / "The Telltale Fuzzy" • "A Valentine's Day Tune" • "Sammy's Song" / "Permanent Record" • "Live and Let Dye" • "Remote Possibilities" / "Considering Constance" • "To Germany with Love" • "Bye, Bye Trinket" / "P.A.'s Pop Fly" • "My Mother, Myself" • "The Amazing Becky Little" • "The Untitled Milo Kamalani Project" / "Guess Who's Coming to the Theater" • "The Great Beyond" / "Jaybirds of a Feather" • "The Way They Were"
Season 5: "The One with Mr. Reason" / "Sense and Senselessness" • "Forging Ahead" / "Reality Bytes" • "Carmello" / "Strike it or Not" • "Complimentary Colors" • "The Merry Lives of Pepper Ann" • "A is for Average" / "Alice Kane Went Down to Calcutta" • "Spice of Life" / "T.G.I.F." • "Dear Debby" / "Too Cool to Be Mom" • "Moose in Love" / "Two's Company" • "Zen and the Art of Milo" / "That's My Mama Destructo" • "Unhappy Campers" / "Searching for Pepper Ann Pearson" • "The Word" / "The Perfect Couple" • "The Finale"

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