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"Strike it or Not" is the 6th episode of the fourth season of Pepper Ann. It aired on September 23, 2000.

Synopsis

Hazelnut Middle School is shut down due to the teachers' strike, and Pepper Ann initially enjoys the time off from school—until she learns that the school's budget cuts could affect the soccer team.

Plot

The teachers of Hazelnut Middle School are all frustrated with the inconveniences that they have to put up with and the low pay. Following another dispute with the school board, they all decide to go on strike. All the students are happy with Trinket throwing a pool party. Nicky refuses to go and instead wants to write letters to the school board, forcibly dragging Milo along. Pepper Ann mocks the teachers for the strike, until Coach Doogan says they are thinking of cutting soccer. Pepper Ann confronts Principal Hickey, but he is powerless, forcing her to join the strike.

After four hours, Pepper Ann gets tired and tries to get the other students to help, but they refuse. Mr. Carter points out the irony. When Pepper Ann accuses his classes of being boring, he tells her that that is because he has to teach several students with many of them doing poorly; adding that Pepper Ann is actually one of the better students. Pepper Ann begins to bond with the teachers and learns more about them such as Mr. Finky's background, Ms. Sneed's knitting and Ms. Bladdar's reason for teaching (she is looking for a man).

The school board decides to save the extracurricular activities, but the teachers still need to strike for more pay. They are about to give up, but Pepper Ann convinces them to keep going as she proudly joins them. One week later, the strike is successful with the teachers now given bigger paychecks, though their printer is still broken. Pepper Ann happily returns, but is disappointed when Mr. Carter still gives her detention for being late. Milo (whose tongue is sore from licking letters) tries to explain for her, but Pepper Ann stops him as no one will read the subtitles.

Cast

Trivia

  • On Disney+, the episode segment is first next to "Moose in Love".
  • Milo does not say a single coherent sentence in this entire episode.
  • Mr. Finky's "Sherm 'Fly Guy' Finky" jacket first appears in "Cocoon Gables".

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Media
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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
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