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"One of the Guys" is the 5th episode of the third season of Pepper Ann. It aired on September 25, 1999.

Synopsis

Pepper Ann worries about her femininity when she's chosen to be a placekicker for the school football team and the guys love her for being a tomboy, so she competes in a beauty pageant, which happens to be on the same night as the big game.

Plot

Pepper Ann is spotted by middle school football Coach Bronson who immediately approaches her with the prospect of joining his football team for the season. Despite her being the only girl in the team, she accepts. At first, the other players are against her, but quickly warm up to her abilities and even give her some pointers. After a string of successful games and bonding with the players, the team all make remarks towards Pepper Ann and call her "one of the guys", which does not sit well with her.

Pepper Ann approaches Milo and Nicky on if they see her as a girl. While Nicky tells her that it does not matter, Milo implicitly points out her tomboyish mannerisms, which upsets her. She decides to got to Lydia to help her get in touch with her feminine side and reels her with the prospect of making dresses for her. They go to see Margot LaSandre who puts Pepper Ann through training sessions to make her act more lady-like. Coach Bronson recognizes that Pepper Ann is going through some things, but reminds her that the game is next Friday. Pepper Ann returns home to learn that the pageant that Lydia entered her in is also going to be next Friday.

With no other option, Pepper Ann has Nicky and Milo help her go back and forth between the pageant and football game. Just as she is brought out to make the final kick, Bud, one of the players tells her that even if she misses, he liked playing beside her. Pepper Ann makes the kick and decides to give up on the pageant. She returns anyway to tell everyone about what she learned about her femininity and that she no longer cares what people think. While she loses the pageant, Lydia congratulates her and Bud invites her to join the guys to eat.

Cast

Trivia

  • Milo mentions the events of "Manly Milo".
  • Pepper Ann continues being the best soccer player since "Soccer Season".
  • In this episode Coach Bronson tells Pepper Ann that the first woman to play American football in middle school was Eunice Guilliard in 1914. The character was made up with that actual title going to Donna Kay Johnson as late as 2015.

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Media
Pepper AnnPepper Ann Main Theme
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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