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"That's My Dad" is the 25th and final episode of the second season of Pepper Ann. It aired on January 16, 1999.


Pepper Ann tries to learn everything about her father after Trinket remarks that Pepper Ann knows nothing about her dad since he doesn't live with her.


Nicky and Milo comment on how quirky their respective dads are. When they expect Pepper Ann to mention her dad, Chuck, it quickly becomes apparent that she does not have any interesting to say about him. Pepper Ann learns of the game show That's My Dad, a spin-off of Guess My Mama, and talks about it among her peers. Tessa and Vanessa mention that there are tryouts to be on the show. When Pepper Ann comments on how dumb the show sounds, Trinket states that that is because she does not know her dad as he does not live with her. Pepper Ann decides to challenge Trinket by going on the show with Chuck.

Pepper Ann signs up for the show and asks Lydia for things about Chuck, but tells her that she does not need to worry because he is her father. Thinking that Trinket will beat her, despite her making no effort to practice, Pepper Ann has Nicky and Milo help her with preparing using letters and photos, but none of them help. Chuck arrives to visit on Saturday, with Lydia noticeably more prepared for him, as Pepper Ann and Moose choose to hang out with him during the day. Pepper Ann begins to ask numerous personal questions about Chuck, which he only seems slightly indifferent to answer to. He tells her not to worry as she will do fine on the show.

On Sunday, Pepper Ann and Chuck head to the tryouts. After seeing Trinket leaving feeling confident about her knowledge of her dad, Pepper Ann goes to sulk with her reflection as she thinks that her dad is a stranger to her. Chuck comes around and comforts her; telling her that just because they only see each other once a month, does not mean that they are strangers and points out how Trinket does not really hang out with her dad even though they live together. Pepper Ann realizes that she knows her dad more than she thought and she and Chuck agree to go pick up Moose and spend the day together instead of doing the show.



  • This is the first episode Chuck's Pearson's face is shown in full.
  • The "I Can't Believe It's Not Pizza" frozen pizza in the freezer is a parody of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, and the "Bob & Jimmy's Lofat Frozen Yogurt" is a parody of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Steinfelb is also a parody of Seinfeid and Mad at You is a parody of Mad About You. Walnut Street Journal is a spin on The Wall Street Journal.
  • The raucous family comedy, Honey, I Put the Kids in the Pocket of My Khakis and Sent Them to the Dry Cleaners is a parody of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
  • This episode implies that Lydia still loves Chuck. When he shows up, she is dressed up nicely and lies about the reason for it. Additionally, it is shown that she keeps his letters, but cut out the "interesting" parts, implying that they were sexual in nature.

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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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