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"Quiz Bowl" is the 1st episode of the second season of Pepper Ann. It aired on September 12, 1998.


Pepper Ann is chosen to be an alternate for the school's Quiz Bowl team, and sees it as a chance to goof off and travel for free, but when Nicky falls ill due to stage fright, Pepper Ann must cram to lead the school to victory.


One day, Pepper Ann, Milo, Nicky and Dieter all receive a letter to join the quiz bowl team. All are enthusiastic to attend for one reason or another, though Principal Hickey gives his: Milo has a head full of useless information, Dieter is an expert in food related trivia, Nicky is "perfect" and Pepper Ann will be gone for a week and thus out of Hickey's hair. They are joined by Ms. Bronte Bladdar, who is replacing Ms. Ford, to be their guardian while they are in Philbert, however the ever unenthusiastic Bladdar lets the kids decide how they want to prep. Knowing Pepper Ann will simply see the sights, Milo spends his time putting Nicky and Dieter through training exercises.

The group are on their way to the quiz bowl as Pepper Ann continues to mooch off of the field trip. The group partakes in the first round where they do well, all the while Pepper Ann continues to relax. Nicky becomes slightly unnerved upon hearing that the last round will be televised for a massive audience. Upon going up against the Grimmet Quadruplets, Nicky suddenly gets sick and runs to the bathroom to throw up. Pepper Ann is forced to go up, but due to her lack of knowledge, ends up having the team lose the round. Pepper Ann resolves to do cram studying with her brain cells, personified as mini robot versions of herself, desperately trying to sort her information.

By the next morning, Pepper Ann's head is full of enough information to get the team through the final round. They get to the last question, "Who is the lead singer of the band Flaming Snot?", but Pepper Ann misplaced the information in her brain and forgets, only for her to remember too late and lose the quiz bowl. The team is given a runner up gift of the Quiz Bowl home board game. Back in Hazelnut at Pepper Ann's house, the group play the game, supposedly for a long time, as Pepper Ann insists that they be ready for next year's Quiz Bowl. Dieter asks if she remembered to study for the science test tomorrow, causing all of her brain cells to angrily give up.


Desk Gag

"All right, Mardi Gras beads!"


  • Starting with this episode, the series begins using digital ink and paint instead of traditional cel animation. This technique would be used for the rest of the series.

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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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See also
House of Mouse