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"Strike" is the second episode in season 1 of The Proud Family. It first aired on September 21, 2001, along with "Rumors".


Penny and her friends feel like they are not getting enough money to do whatever they want to do, so they go on strike.

Episode Summary

All Penny needs to do is clean up her room. But Oscar tells Penny to clean up the whole house, which was his job that Trudy told him to do. Penny only gets her normal pay. Five dollars. But five dollars isn't enough to see a movie with her friends. Because of this, Penny feels unappreciated and underpaid. All of her friends feel the same way so she and her friends decide they want grown-up money for grown-up work. To get their way, they must go on strike. No chores until they get a better bigger allowance pay! But because of that...they all get kicked out of their house. They'll do everything they can get a raise of allowance. But slowly the strikers stop protesting and go back home. But Penny will not give up hope, even when there is no one left but her. After having a nice talk with her father and negotiates with him, Oscar finally gives Penny more money of her allowance that she wants after finishing chores, making her feel happy.

Memorable Quotes

  • Penny: What do we want?
  • Kids: More money!
  • Penny: How do we want it?
  • Kids: In cash!
  • Penny: How do they expect me to act like a grownup on this little bit of money they give me?
  • Dijonay: I don't even get the little, just a bit.
  • LaCieniga: I hear that I can't do anything on the 50 my parents give me.
  • Penny: Fifty cents? I guess I shouldn't feel too bad.
  • Lacieniga: That's fifty dollars, Penny Pincher.
  • Trudy: Oscar, I'm worried about Penny, she might catch a cold out there.
  • Oscar: She'd be catching more than that if she were in here, telling me, "I'm not doing my chores," I brought her into this world...
  • Trudy: Wait just a minute, I brought her into this world, and I want her back in this house, NOW!



  • This episode marks the first appearance of Wizard Kelly.
  • This episode was the sixth episode to be produced, but it aired second.


  • When the Gross Sisters are taking Zoey's money, her outfit switches back and forth between her theater one and her regular one between shots.

Cultural References

  • Dijonay: Forget about Sticky Wonder!
  • Stevie Wonder is a famous singer who plays the harmonica.
  • Penny: Let's go golfing and get our Tiger Woods on!
  • Tiger Woods is a famous professional golfer.

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Guest Characters: Lilo PelekaiCaptain GantuSpatsDr. Jumba JookibaStitchPleakley

Season One: "Bring it On" • "Strike" • "Rumors" • "Tiger Whisperer" • "EZ Jackster" • "Spelling Bee" • "She's Got Game" • "Forbidden Date" • "Teacher's Pet" • "Seven Days of Kwanzaa" • "Makeover" • "The Party" • "Love Thy Neighbor" • "I Had a Dream" • "I Love You Penny Proud" • "Puff's Magic Adventure" • "Enter the Bullies" • "The Altos" • "Hip-Hop Helicopter" • "Romeo Must Wed"

Season Two: "A Star is Scorned" • "A Hero for Halloween" • "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thingy Baby" • "Poetic Justice" • "Behind the Family Lines" • "Hooray for Iesha" • "Camping Trip" • "Crouching Trudy, Hidden Penny" • "Pulp Boot Camp" • "Tween Town" • "One in a Million" • "Hmmm… Tastes Like" • "There's Something About Rene" • "Adventures in Bebe Sitting" • "Surf and Turf" • "The Legend of Johnny Lovely" • "The Camp, the Counselor, the Mole, and the Rock" • "It Takes a Thief" • "Wedding Bell Blues" • "Penny Potter"
Season Three: "Monkey Business" • "Thelma and Luis" • "Culture Shock" • "Election" • "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" • "Smack Mania 6: Mongo Vs. Mama's Boy" • "Suga Mama's Believers" • "Twins to Tweens" • "She Drives Me Crazy" • "Who You Callin' a Sissy" • "Psycho Duck"

"The Proud Family Theme Song" • "Stop Spreadin' Those Rumors Around" • "We Will Rock You" • "She's The Wizard Kelly Teen Queen" • "Sticky's Rock and Roll Song" • "Romeo and Juliet Rap"