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"The Word" is the 21st episode of the fifth season of Pepper Ann. It aired on November 17, 2000.

Synopsis

Pepper Ann sees a bizarre word ("frasny") written on the bathroom wall and tries to make it the new trend.

Plot

While in the restroom, Pepper Ann sees the word "frasny" written on the wall and wonders what it means. She consults a dictionary, but cannot find it and rules out asking Nicky and Milo, so she decides to use it in conversation to see if anyone will understand the word. She uses it on Constance who seems to understand it, but it quickly becomes apparent that she does not know and uses it on Trinket. She does not know what it means either and starts using it. Soon, everyone in the school and all over Hazelnut begin casually using the word.

Pepper Ann tells Milo and Nicky that she does not understand the word and wants to discover its meaning so that she seems cool. She has Milo ask, thinking his artistic self will be forgiven, but everyone laughs at him for not knowing it. Nicky considers the word just a trend and that it will soon pass from the lexicon. Pepper Ann, in order to save her coolness, goes around town and trying to pick up what it means, but ultimately cannot even figure if it is good or bad, or a noun or a verb and tries giving up on it.

With everyone using the word "frasny", Pepper Ann breaks down and goes into the restroom where she found it. A service worker comes in and it is revealed that it was a placeholder for a plaque for the company "Frazny". Pepper Ann reveals this to the other students who think that the company got the name from the word, but she corrects them and accurately claims that none of them knew and simply wanted to look cool. Constance agrees, but said that the word is not cool anymore with Trinket saying they should leave before Dieter "has a turflee", confusing Pepper Ann.

Cast

Desk Gag

"The letter Q!"

Trivia

  • This episode marks the final appearance of Aunt Janie, Grandma Lillian, Grandpa Leo, Chuck, Uncle Remo, Uncle Harry and Aunt Fanny when they are seen in a flashback Pepper Ann has.
  • Judge Trudy is an obvious parody of Judge Judy.

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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
House of Mouse
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