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"T.G.I.F." is the 12th episode of the fifth season of Pepper Ann. It aired on November 12, 2000.


In this parody of the Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day, Pepper Ann fakes sick to get out of taking a history test she didn't study for—and finds herself living the same day over and over again until she can change history.


Pepper Ann awakens on a Friday morning to Mrs. McClain yelling, a garbage man finding a winning lotto ticket that was accidentally thrown out, and Lydia singing about pancakes. She discovers that she forgot to study for a history test and fakes being sick. Rather than study, as her reflection suggests, she decides to spend the sick day at home and study Sunday, much to her enjoyment. When she awakens, it is Friday again; somehow Pepper Ann got caught in a time loop. She fakes being sick again and goes to sleep that day and awakens on Friday again.

At first scared, Pepper Ann decides to take advantage of it and have fun by doing a variety of crazy things over and over again. Despite growing increasingly bored with each loop, she still insists on doing whatever she wants as each day will reset anyway. Finally, Pepper Ann cannot take it anymore and decides to simply take the test. She tells Milo and Nicky that she does not care if she failed and is simply happy that she took the test anyway. To her horror, she awakens the next day ant it is still Friday.

Angry, Pepper Ann demands no more pancakes from her mother and goes outside. She yells at Mrs. McClain, the neighbor and then proceeds to rip into Nicky and Milo for their quirks. She then proceeds to verbally destroy all of her classmates and the people of Hazelnut. Pepper Ann awakens the next day and Lydia remembers everything that happened yesterday, meaning that she finally broke the loop and it is Saturday. Unfortunately, everyone did not like what she said about them and are ready to confront her. Pepper Ann pretends to apologize and feel bad to avoid their wrath, but they see through her lies and cowardice. In another attempt, Pepper agrees to do chores for them. Pepper Ann awakens to a new loop on Saturday and now she has to do the chores again.



  • On Disney+, the episode segment is first next to "Zen and the Art of Milo".
  • As stated above, this episode is a parody of Groundhog Day.
  • The title stands for "Thank God It's Friday".

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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"
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