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"My Mother, Myself" is the 23rd episode of the fourth season of Pepper Ann. It aired on February 21, 2000.


In this homage to Freaky Friday, a comet passes over the Pearsons' house and Pepper Ann and Lydia are cursed to live in each other's shoes to see who has it tougher.


Moose watches a report on Floyd's Comet, an astronomical event that supposedly resulted in strange things happening. Pepper Ann and Lydia return home and complain about their respective days and how the other has it easier. As they argue with each other, the comet passes by and the lights go out, with them deciding to go to bed early. In the morning, Pepper Ann and Lydia are shocked to discover that they switched bodies. Moose gets to work at trying to revert them back to normal by having them wish themselves back, but nothing happens. The two of them realize they need to pass themselves off as each other.

Lydia, as Pepper Ann, meets up with Milo and Nicky and upon learning the former's predicament, gives him actual thoughtful advice that helps him. Upon arriving at school, Lydia puts up with the tests, sports and lab experiments, of which she is terrible at and result in big mistakes. Pepper Ann, as Lydia, tries to drive, which she actually cannot do because her license expired, but cannot pull out of the driveway and rollerblades to work. She has difficulty interacting with the customers, cannot work the cash register and is terrible at handling the mannequins.

Lydia and Pepper Ann refuse to acknowledge each other's misery and demand that Moose help them out, which she tries doing through a variety of tropes. They continue their experiences for the next couple of days, until both are invited by their respective dates to attend different outings. Just as the two of them are about to finally admit defeat, Janie takes "Lydia" away to renew her driver's license while "Pepper Ann" is called away by Nicky to challenge Alice Kane to a roller blading competition high up in Hazelnut.

Pepper Ann attempts to reschedule the drive, but accidentally goes in reverse as the instructor loses his glasses. Lydia exclaims how she is not as agile as her daughter and rolls down the hill backwards. Just as they are in the throes of their conflicts, they exclaim how they will never take each other for granted and suddenly return to their original bodies. They manage to meet up with each other with Pepper Ann crowned as the winner of the competition and once again gives bad advice to Milo. Pepper Ann and Lydia return home, wondering what turned them back, only to discover that Moose and Steve the Cat switched bodies.


Desk Gag

"Ooh, a bicentennial quarter!"


  • As stated above, the episode is a take on Freaky Friday with Moose mentioning the similarly named Trippy Tuesday.
  • Moose mentions a movie called Large, a parody of Big.

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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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