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Sherman Finky, or simply Mr. Finky, is a recurring character from the animated TV Series Pepper Ann. He is the social studies teacher at Hazelnut Middle School where Pepper Ann Pearson attends and has a habit of trying to be "hip" with the students.


Sherman Finky is the social studies teacher at Hazelnut Middle School. He typically sends Pepper Ann, and occasionally Milo Kamalani and Nicky Little, on the majority of their wacky misadventures due to the fact that his lessons revolve around trying to get his students to be more socially active. In "Peer Counselor P.A.", he gets Pepper Ann to try and listen to other students so that she can be more aware of their problems and in "Career Daze", he assigns Pepper Ann, Milo and Nicky to be a middle school principal, stock broker and butcher, respectively, as it was supposedly what their results indicated. He overall has a lot of faith in Pepper Ann, despite her misgivings, and actually shows genuine care for her and her friends.

In "The Finale", it is established that in the series' version of 2013, Finky is still a teacher at the school, though he and the rest of the staff are disappointed in the fact that there is nothing significantly different about them after all these years.


Finky considers himself the "hip" teacher and thus is overly friendly and supportive to those around him. While not shown as much, it is implied that he is, ironically, not socially aware of the fact that people consider him something of a dork. He rarely gets angry, but has been shown to get irritated at times from the likes of Pepper Ann herself.

Physical appearance

Finky is a tall Caucasian man with long brown hair that is balding on top. He wears glasses that he always has rested on his forehead, a tucked in short sleeved blue shirt with pocket, red necktie, black belt and slacks and red and white sneakers.


  • In an effort to be seen as cool and contemporary to his students, has a tendency to use words such as "fresh" and "fly". He also drives a motorcycle to school.
  • He appears to have a crush on Carlotta Sneed, though it is never reciprocated.
  • In "Career Daze", he is sporting a rather obvious toupee, yet no one acknowledges it.

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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