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"Psychic Moose" is the 6th episode of the first season of Pepper Ann. It aired on October 4, 1997.

Plot

Pepper Ann starts spending time with her little sister Moose when she thinks Moose is clairvoyant.

Synopsis

Lydia begins to realize that her daughters do not hang out often and seem to only mildly acknowledge that they exist. Out of frustration, she demands that they hang out at the mall while she is at work, though they quickly decide to split up. Pepper Ann goes to see Milo at the arcade, but suddenly witnesses Moose hanging out with Ezzy, a mall psychic. Pepper Ann and Milo begin to suspect that Moose is psychic and their suspicions seem confirmed when Moose correctly guesses at certain things happening such as Aunt Janie returning to the house to get her keys and her knowing many of Pepper Ann's tastes and wishes (she reasons that Moose does not know much about her because she once mistook her things for the cat's). The next day at school, Pepper Ann talks to Milo and Nicky about the recent events, but the latter friend tells her that if Moose truly was psychic, the government would be after her. Principal Hickey soon calls Pepper Ann into her office to get Moose to stop skateboarding in the school. Fearing that someone plans to take her sister away, she takes her and flees.

Pepper Ann and Moose soon begin hanging out with one another much to Lydia's delight and the two begin to realize that they share many things in common. Eventually, Milo and Nicky come over to ask Moose some questions. Pepper Ann at first does not want them anywhere near her, but they bribe their way in to ask. Moose suddenly answers the door to snowboarders who Moose wants to hang out with. Not wanting her to be out in the open, Pepper Ann comes along. Much later, Moose and Pepper Ann return with the latter beaten and bruised from the ordeal and they sit down to watch a marathon of The Dusk Dimension, much to Lydia's delight. Pepper Ann then asks Moose if she will do okay on the history exam tomorrow, seeing as how she did not adequately prepare. Moose tells her that she will do okay regardless.

At school during the exam, Pepper Ann ends up failing it and she returns home to angrily confront Moose about it. Ezzy suddenly arrives at the house where it is revealed that she skateboards with Moose and that she is not a real psychic. Moose is confused and asks if Pepper Ann only hung out with her because she though she was psychic, Pepper Ann admits this, but also reveals that she genuinely liked hanging out with her. Pepper Ann asks Moose why she never hangs out with her, and she states that it is because they are sisters. Moose asks if Pepper Ann wants to join her in skateboarding, but she politely declines. As she goes off to hang out with Milo, Pepper Ann and Moose high five each other as Lydia happily watches on.

Cast

Desk Gag

"Ooh, five bucks!"

Trivia

  • This is the first time we hear Moose's full name.
  • After Pepper Ann takes Moose from school, she has her wrapped in a blanket and sitting in the front basket on her bike. They suddenly, leap off a manhole cover and go flying past a building with a picture of a full moon on it. This is a very obvious reference to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
  • When Pepper Ann and Moose go get a choco-popsicle, all the choices are of birds. The only one that is "not available" is one resembling a Dodo. This would comically make sense as in real life, Dodo's are extinct.
  • The Dusk Dimension is a parody of The Twilight Zone.
    • Moose mentions the episode "with the eye transplant" followed by Pepper Ann quoting in stilted dialogue "Darling, I can see, but why didn't you tell me you were so ugly!?" The episode is a reference to "The Eye of the Beholder" while the cheesy dialogue could be a reference to William Shatner who had appeared in a couple of episodes.
    • Another episode they are watching features a man climbing out of a bomb shelter where he declares that he can finally write his book, only to realize that he is the only man on earth left and therefore there will be no one to read it. This episode is a reference to "Time Enough at Last".
  • When Pepper Ann imagines her sister acting as a member of the White House, the president is made to sound and resemble then current president Bill Clinton.

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Characters
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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