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"Single Unemployed Mother" is the 14th and final episode of the third season of Pepper Ann. It aired on January 22, 2000.

Synopsis

Pepper Ann's mother quits her job at the sarong store at the mall after putting up with her demanding boss—and finds that searching for work is tougher than she thought. Meanwhile, Pepper Ann does whatever she can to rake in extra money while her mom is job hunting.

Plot

Lydia is at work at It's You where her boss Mitch continues to belittle and short change her. Upset over not getting the respect she deserves, Lydia chooses to quit. Pepper Ann and Moose are shocked by her decision, especially since it is bring your daughter to work week, but she assures them that she will be able to get a new job soon. As Lydia goes to various job interviews, Pepper Ann works minor side jobs so that they can secure some kind of income. Lydia learns that she is either underqualified or overqualified, demoralizing her.

Lydia goes to the unemployment offices, but does not get anything done, with Pepper Ann suggesting a yard sale. Meanwhile, at It's You, Mitch struggles to keep the store running with customers upset that Lydia is not there anymore. Pepper Ann comes to ask for her job back, but when Mitch accuses her of being sent by Lydia, Pepper Ann angrily denies it and tells him that she does not need him. Lydia has just about given up, but Pepper Ann comes home to tell her that she should not give up and seize the day.

Pepper Ann reveals to her friends that Lydia has started a kiosk at the mall to sell sarongs. Her former clients return, happy to see her back while Mitch, overworked from his failing business, demands that Lydia come back to work for him with a higher raise. She refuses as being her own boss is satisfying, but reconsiders when Mitch offers to make her co-manager and accepts. Pepper Ann puts the finishing touches on her report in Mr. Finky's class and gets a positive response, while Dieter, who was trapped in a cage above the class after the school went tribal following the girls not being there, asks to be let down.

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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 WalldingerGwen 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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