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"Uniform, Uniformity" is the 12th episode of the first season of Pepper Ann. It aired on October 25, 1997.

Plot

Hazelnut Middle School enforces a uniforms-only dress code, and Pepper Ann's mom is hired to design them, which doesn't sit well with Pepper Ann.

Synopsis

Principal Hickey reveals that the school has received a new grant and that they will be employing school uniforms. Pepper Ann is upset over the news as she feels that her clothes are her identity and that wearing a uniform is repressive. On the contrary, everyone else at school seems to be okay with the idea, much to her chagrin, and Nicky reveals that schools that employ uniforms end up doing much better. At home, Lydia reveals that she was involved with the decision, but Aunt Janie supports Pepper Ann's idea of going against the establishment. Pepper Ann decides that she is going to fight the system and gets out in front of the school to argue against uniforms, only to be met with indifference from everyone. Hickey reveals to Pepper Ann that Lydia will be designing the uniforms resulting in Pepper Ann imagining that the uniforms will look like Lydia's mom clothes.

The day of the new uniforms arrive (white button up shirt with plaid ties and skirts) and Pepper Ann is surprised to see that everyone is enjoying the new uniforms. Pepper Ann herself finds that she like the uniforms as well as everyone is now getting along, paying attention in class and becoming more accepting of the school. Ironically, Hickey becomes disturbed by the new behavior as there has not been any trouble or mistakes since the change and believes that it destroys the character of the students. Pepper Ann is noticed by Craig Bean which makes her all the more supportive of the uniforms.

While sitting in an empty detention room, Hickey is mocked by his secretary Vera about being out of a job. Hickey finally announces to the students that due in part to "a certain red-head" (though Pepper Ann claims her hair is auburn), he has decided to completely drop the school uniforms much to everyone's disappointment. Pepper Ann feels that the uniform ban is her fault, but Lydia reminds her that she gave it a try and that is all that matters. While at the mall, Pepper Ann sees that everyone now wears the uniforms as a basic fashion. While bothered at first, Pepper Ann accepts it as she and Milo head off to hang out.

Cast

Desk Gag

"All right, kiwi lip balm!"

Gallery

Trivia

  • When Milo calls Pepper Ann "Brave New Girl", he could be referencing the Aldous Huxley novel Brave New World which was about a society that had "perfected" itself by having everyone follow certain laws.
  • According to Milo, as of the events of the episode, Pepper Ann had been wearing her current prescription for eight months and six days.

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Characters
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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
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