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"Live and Let Dye" is the 16th episode of the fourth season of Pepper Ann. It aired on February 16, 2000.

Synopsis

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.

Plot

Pepper Ann tries to be a trendsetter with a mini backpack, but everyone else has one. She becomes despondent over the thought of not being noticed. After learning that she is not the only student with red hair, she decides to dye it green instead. Meanwhile, Lydia is still depressed over being single and Janie tries to get her to go out and search for a man while she becomes obsessed with trying to save the Whooping Crane's migration. Lydia spots an ad for country dance lessons after seeing who the instructor, Tex Yokel, looks like.

Pepper Ann dyes her hair green and is surprised to find that Lydia is okay with it. On the way to the dance lesson, Janie gets out after seeing the cranes nested in a street lamp. Lydia arrives at the class and meets Tex who thinks that her name is "Lyla" after she stutters. Pepper Ann goes to school the next day and immediately is hit with admiration by her peers for being so daring. Her hair is enough for teachers to get distracted and for students to offer her snacks. As Lydia picks up Pepper Ann from school, they run into Tex and invite him over for dinner.

Lydia becomes smitten with Tex and continues to take the class. Pepper Ann arrives in school and quickly learns that even though her peers admire her hair, they continue to call her "Green Hair" and treat her more like property. Trinket even tells her that despite everything she is accomplishing, everyone is simply interested in her hair. While Lydia's dancing is only mildly better, Tex is convinced that she is a professional and suggests that she attend a dance theater with him. Wanting to keep up the charade, she agrees to it.

Pepper Ann finally decides to return her hair to normal as she can no longer stand the attention, only for Janie to turn off Hazelnut's water in a form of protest, forcing her to use wipes. Lydia, inspired by Pepper Ann's epiphany, goes to Tex to tell him the truth. Tex reveals that his real name is Bernie Guberston and that he himself does not like country dance all that much. Touched by his honest, Lydia asks Bernie out. Sometime later, it is revealed that Janie was put under house arrest for her protesting while Pepper Ann notices another girl dyed her hair green, which she mocks.

Cast

Desk Gag

"Here's my remote control!"
~presses buttons until the screen goes blank~

Trivia

  • The title of the episode is a play on the 1973 James Bond movie Live and Let Die featuring Roger Moore for the first time as the new James Bond character.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Bernie and the beginning of Lydia's only relationship that lasts more than one episode.
  • Milo reveals that his hair is actually black and that it simply "projects" blue due to the lighting.
  • Lydia refers to Pepper Ann's humor as "Seinfeldian", a reference to the sitcom Seinfeld.

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Media
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Characters
Pepper Ann PearsonPepper Ann's reflectionNicky LittleMilo KamalaniMoose PearsonBecky LittleTrinket St. BlairCissy RooneyDieter LederhosenTessa and Vanessa JamesConstance GoldmanStewart WaldingerGwen MezzrowWayne MacabreAlice KaneBrendaAmber O'MalleySketchCraig BeanLydia PearsonChuck PearsonJanie DiggetyJoJo DiggetyEffie ShruggAbriola StarkCarlotta SneedRoland CarterCoach DooganNurse OomlaVera Groober-SchwartzSherrie SpleenPrincipal Hickey
Episodes
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"

Locations
Hazelnut Middle SchoolPepper Ann's House
See also
House of Mouse
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